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: Open University

6.25 Electrolysis and Oxidation
6.50 Design Processes: Fit for the Job
7.15 Special Relativity
7.40 Computing and Computers
8.5 Social Psychology Laboratory
8.30 Science: Rocks and Magnets
8.55 Social Sciences: Turning it Round
9.20 Maths: Inverse Functions
9.45 Science: Quantum Theory
10.10 17th-Century Court Patronage
10.35 Town and Country in Ancient Rome
11.0 Education: Ministers Talking
11.25 Looking into Maths: The Cockcroft Report (3)
11.50 Biology: Membranes
12.15 Resource Geology
12.40 Emily Bronte at Haworth
1.5 Language Development
1.30 Maths Methods: Differential Equations


Unknown: Emily Bronte

: Carmen Comes to St Aidan's

Grand Opera isn't grand any more. A dedicated quartet of performers from Opera North have been taking opera to schools in the north. At St Aidan's Roman Catholic Boys' School in Sunderland the children and professional singers bring Carmen to life in a unique way.
(Postponed from February 13)


Producer: John Mapplebeck

: The Life of an Honest Man

A five-part series about the career of France's greatest playwright. starring Philippe Caubere Josephine Derenne
1: Growing up in the streets of 17th century Paris was as much an education for Moliere-real name Jean-Baptiste Poquelin - as that provided by an eccentric priest. Destined for his father's upholstery trade, he is allowed first to study law in Orleans - where he is immediately involved in a student riot.
Written and directed by ARIANE MNOUCHKINE


Unknown: Philippe Caubere
Unknown: Josephine Derenne
Unknown: Baptiste Poquelin
Directed By: Ariane Mnouchkine
Moliere: Phillippe Caubère
Madeline Béjart: Joséphine Derenne
Armande Bejart: Brigitte Catillon
La Forest: M F Audolient
La Grange: Jonathan Sutton
Therese, Marquise du Pare: Lucia Bensasson

: Rugby Special

The John Player Cup Quarter-final
Bath v Wasps
Bath didn't qualify for last year's cup but this year have already established themselves with their exciting attacking game as one of the favourites. Wasps, in one of their best seasons have reached the quarter finals by drawing their first two rounds away from home but qualifying on the number of tries scored. NIGEL STARMER -SMITH commentates and brings news of the other quarter-finals and the rest of the weekend's rugby and previews next week's internationals.
Series producer HUW JONES


Unknown: Nigel Starmer

: Horizon

Reflections on a River
Horizon editor GRAHAM MASSEY
Written and produced by DICK GILUNG


Editor: Graham Massey
Produced By: Dick Gilung

: Walesl Wales?

... a question of history
A series of six films in which Dai Smith presents a fresh analysis of the Welsh.
3:Oh! What a Lovely Riot
Even today the events of 1910 in Tonypandy are capable of provoking bitter political arguments. The riots that broke out in the valley town have reverberated through generations. In particular, Winston Churchill has been reviled in South Wales for his role in the conflict. The film reveals the truth about Churchill's strategy and examines why the riots marked a turning-point in political and industrial history.
Assistant producer RICHARD TRAYLER-SMITH Film editor JOHN BREWSER
Series producer SELWYN RODERICK Produced by PATRICK HANNAN BBC Wales


Unknown: Dai Smith
Unknown: Winston Churchill
Producer: Selwyn Roderick
Produced By: Patrick Hannan

: News Review

Plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. with Jan Leeming


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: The Money Programme

Mr Lawson 's Budget
Brian Widlake and Valerie Single ton present a special programme from inside the Treasury as the Chancellor and his officials prepare the first Budget of the new Parliament. What is Mr Lawson likely to say on Tuesday, and how will it affect us all? Mark Rog erson assesses the Chancellor's room for manoeuvre. Luke Casey reports on brewers' fears and distillers' hopes. Nick Clarke visits a company that has invested its way out of the recession. Bill Kerr Elliott investigates the plight of the low-paid.


Unknown: Mr Lawson
Unknown: Brian Widlake
Unknown: Valerie Single
Unknown: Mr Lawson
Unknown: Mark Rog
Unknown: Luke Casey
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Bill Kerr Elliott
Director: Don Harley
Editor: Michael Hogan
Editor: Richard Tait

: International Pro-Celebrity Golf

for the Marley Trophy
Tom Watson's partner is actor James Bolam , best remembered for his role as Terry in The Likely Lads. They play Greg Norman and one of television's much-loved personalities, Eric Sykes.
Peter Alliss commentates.
Assistant producer DEREK MARTIN Television presentation
Executive producer HAROLD ANDERSON


Unknown: James Bolam
Unknown: Greg Norman
Unknown: Eric Sykes.
Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Richard Tilling
Unknown: Alastair Scott
Producer: Harold Anderson

: One Pair of Eyes

Peter Hillmore - Making Mischief
'It's fun having two identities. It makes me a sort of Clark Kent of The Observer. By day I am shy, retiring Peter Hillmore ; by night I become the suave, dinner-jacketed crusader Pendennis - licensed to poke my nose into other people's business.'
Film cameraman JOHN GRAY
Sound recordist MARTYN cuft Film editor DAVID THOMAS


Unknown: Peter Hillmore
Unknown: Clark Kent
Unknown: Peter Hillmore
Unknown: John Gray
Producer: Christopher Sykes

: All the World's a Stage

A series of 13 programmes which tell the story of the theatre, written and presented by Ronald Harwood 7:The Vices of Mankind
The 17th century saw the golden age of French drama - a glittering period with Moliere sharply observing and caricaturing the society that came to watch his comedies, Corneille breaking the rigidity of the past, Racine perfecting the classical rules and producing the first great part for a woman played by a woman on the stage.
The spirit of this brilliant time is evoked at the Comedie Francaise and with extracts from such masterpieces as Le Cid, L'Impromptu de Versailles and Tartuffe specially performed in a reconstructed Tennis Court Theatre. Those taking part include:
Claude Winter , Simon Callow Zoe Wanamaker
Edward Petherbridge
Judith Paris, John Moffatt
Executive producer RICHARD CAWSTON Producer HARRY HASTINGS
*Subtitles on Ceefax page 270


Presented By: Ronald Harwood
Unknown: Claude Winter
Unknown: Simon Callow
Unknown: Zoe Wanamaker
Unknown: Edward Petherbridge
Unknown: John Moffatt
Editor: Malcolm Daniel
Producer: Richard Cawston
Producer: Harry Hastings
Directed By: Keith Cheetham

: Did You See ...?

The television review programme introduced by Ludovic Kennedy who discusses The Heart of the Dragon (Channel 4), District Nurse (BBCl) and One Pair of Eyes -Making Mischief (BBC2) with former China correspondent Anthony Grey , romantic novelist Roberta Leigh , and Sunday Times editor Andrew Neil. Plus reactions to The Jewel in the Crown from people in India at the time.
Assistant producer MUKTI JAIN Director KEVIN LOADER Producer JOHN ARCHER


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Anthony Grey
Unknown: Roberta Leigh
Editor: Andrew Neil.
Producer: John Archer

: Australian Cinema: Goodbye Paradise

continues a major season of films new to television. starring Ray Barrett , Robyn Nevin Ex-policeman Michael Stacey is determined to write the ultimate exposure of corruption in high places. Unhappily his Chandleresque cynicism and wry wit translate rather chaotic-ally via the 'bottle', so a private investigation job has to be undertaken. As he searches for the missing daughter of a leading politician he finds himself in a labyrinthine world of intrigue, death and deception - a world destined for a highly explosive ending: Goodbye Paradise!
Screenplay by BOB ELLIS and denny LAWRENCE Produced by JANE SCOTT Directed by CARL SCHULTZ
(First showing on British television) Films: page 14


Unknown: Ray Barrett
Unknown: Robyn Nevin
Unknown: Michael Stacey
Unknown: Bob Ellis
Produced By: Jane Scott
Directed By: Carl Schultz
Michael Stacey: Ray Barrett
Landlady: Carole Skinner
Soldier: Peter Lawless
Con: Lex Marinos
Entertainer: Ray Shaw
Kate: Robyn Nevin
Les McCredie: Don Pascoe
Drag Queen: Holly Brown
Hooker: Kris McQuade
Keith: Frank Gallagher
Mrs McCredie: Kate Fitzpatrick
Clyde: Wallace Eaton

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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