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: Open University

Maths: And So On ...

: Sign Extra

: News Summary

with subtitles; Weather

: Our House

A series about families and their houses The Mallinsons
A Miner's Terraced House in Yorkshire
'Living in Grimethorpe you can't ignore the pit.' Indeed the pithead towers over the terraced house where Lucy Mallinson brought up nine children. But only Lucy, son Slogger and daughter Joan live in the house now.
Production assistant DORIS DWIGHT Directed and produced by DAVID PEARSON (R)


Unknown: Lucy Mallinson
Unknown: Doris Dwight
Produced By: David Pearson

: The Buddy Holly Story

Gary Busey with Don Stroud
Charles Martin Smith The 'true' story of one of the greatest and most enduring of America's popular musicians - Buddy Holly , who was killed in a plane crash aged only 22. He had achieved international fame with such songs as 'Peggy Sue', 'That'll be the day' and 'Well alright'. These and other hits are featured in the movie, which follows the tragically short life of the superstar. Gary Busey 's performance won him an Oscar nomination.
Screenplay by ROBERT GITTLER Produced by FRED BAUER Directed by STEVE RASH
0 FILMS: page 16 and INFO: page 75


Unknown: Gary Busey
Unknown: Don Stroud
Unknown: Charles Martin Smith
Musicians: Buddy Holly
Unknown: Gary Busey
Unknown: Robert Gittler
Produced By: Fred Bauer
Directed By: Steve Rash
Buddy Holly: Gary Busey
Jesse: Don Stroud
Ray Bob: Charles Martin Smith
Riley Randolph: William Jordan
Maria Elena Holly: Maria Richwine
Ross Turner: Conrad Janis
Eddie Foster: Albert Popwell
Cindy Lou: Amy Johnston
Mr Wilson: Jim Beach
TJ: John F Goff
Madman Mancuso: Fred Travalena
Richie Valens: Gilbert Melgar
Big Bopper: Gailard Sartain
Mr Holly: Arch Johnson
Mrs Holly: Neva Patterson

: Off the Record

with Steve Blacknell
Actor, author and lance-bombardier Spike Milligan gets a chance to sound off about his broad musical taste: from Boy George to Jerry Lee Lewis and Bix Beiderbecke. Director DOMINIC BRIGSTOCKE Producer JON PLOWMAN (R)


Unknown: Steve Blacknell
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Boy George
Unknown: Jerry Lee
Producer: Jon Plowman

: Royal Heritage

The Story of Britain Royal Builders and Collectors told in ten parts by Huw Wheldon
9: Edward VII and the House of Windsor
The story of Sandringham, which was bought as a country retreat for Edward VII and which remains a royal home, is traced by Sir Huw Wheldon. He also visits
Holyroodhouse which George V opened up for state visits to Edinburgh, and describes in loving detail the magnificent Dolls House which was made for Queen Mary. A favourite home of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother is still Royal Lodge. Windsor Great Park. Sir Huw evokes the great happiness which she shared with George VI.
Historical adviser J. H. PLUMB
Associate producer ANN TURNER Producer MICHAEL GILL (R)


Unknown: Huw Wheldon
Unknown: Edward Vii
Unknown: Sir Huw Wheldon.
Unknown: George Vi.

: The Paul Daniels Magic Show

Paul Daniels goes with Anneka Rice to investigate witchcraft and 'things that go bump in the night' in the appropriate settings of Glastonbury Tor and Wookey Hole.
He also introduces, from
America, his studio guests with their remarkable skills: the popular ventriloquial comedy team, Willie Tyler and Lester and, playing music like you never heard before, Artis the Spoonman.
Featuring Debbie McGee Musical director KEN JONES
Programme associate AL1 BONGO Technical consultant GIL LEANEY Director DAVID TAYLOR
Produced by JOHN FISHER


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Anneka Rice
Unknown: Willie Tyler
Unknown: Debbie McGee
Unknown: Gil Leaney
Director: David Taylor
Produced By: John Fisher

: Jack High

The Gateway Masters Bowls Tournament from Beach House Park, Worthing
Eight of the best flat green bowlers in the world have come together in Worthing for this ninth series of Jack High.
The players are divided into two groups of four and initially play on a 'round robin' basis with the top two from each group going forward to the semi-finals.
In tonight's match the most phenomenal bowler of them all, DAVID BRYANT. starts the I defence of his title. i Commentators


Commentator: David Vine
Commentator: David Rhys Jones
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: The Husband, the Wife and the Stranger

by Adrian Henri after a story by Ryunosoke Akutagawa
Sunlight. Strawberries. Champagne. The perfect lover's tryst. Or is it?
A stranger intrudes. A mysterious business deal.
Passions run high and a man dies. Who is innocent and who is telling the truth? Who do you believe?
BBC Pebble Mill


Author: Adrian Henri
Director: Gerry Mill
Producer: Beth Porter
From Stories By: Ryunosuke Akutagawa: The Roshomon Gate
Vision Control Supervisor: Peter Hodges
Lighting Supervisor: Alec Robson
Musical Supervisor/Composer: Andy Roberts
Composer: Joji Hirota
Designer: Michael Edwards
Husband: Adam Faith
Wife: Sayo Inaba
Stranger: Derrick O'Connor

: Newsnight

Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Olivia O'Leary present the reports and interviews behind the main stories of the day. Ian Smith and Jenni Murray with a round-up of the news from home and abroad.


Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Ian Smith
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Weatherview

: Open University

The Golden Rule
Bernard Shaw was sceptical about the worth of golden rules. What then should he made of rules aimed at designers and inventors? Produced by JOHN STRATFORD


Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Produced By: John Stratford

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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.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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