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: Open University

Rabbits and Chalk Grassland

: Nuclear Weapons: Inquiry, Analysis and Debate

Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Can lessons be drawn from the bombing of these
Japanese cities to help people understand today's nuclear confrontations?
Producer ROGER PENFOUND A BBC/OU production


Producer: Roger Penfound

: Third World Studies

St Lucia: People and Celebrations
St Lucia, the holiday isle, reveals a different face in a film which explores its vibrant folk culture and music. Dunstan St Omer has painted religious murals,
Derek Walcott has become a world-renowned poet, and Luther Francois has re-created St Lucian folk music in the jazz idiom. Producer EDWARD MILNER A BBC/OU production


Music: Dunstan St Omer
Unknown: Derek Walcott
Unknown: Luther Francois
Unknown: St Lucian
Producer: Edward Milner

: King Rollo

A See-Saw programme by David McKee. (R)


Writer: David McKee
Narration: Ray Brooks
Music: Duncan Lamont
Animation: Leo Beltoff
Production: Clive Juster

: Philomena

with Johnny Ball
When the white kitten with green eyes returns, you know it's time for another tale from Johnny about adventures down on the farm.
Today Philomena finds out snow can be fun, while Boniface faces the abominable snow cat. Animation
Producer GREG CHILDS (R)
Pigeon Street BBCV/B 9018
Beebtots. including Noggin the Nog, Clangers, Bagpuss and Ivor the Engine BBCV/B 9004
Little Nehza Fights Great Dragon Kings, BBCV/B 9006 from retailers


Unknown: Johnny Ball
Unknown: Robin Haldane
Producer: Greg Childs

: Resource Utilisation

Buy Less, Pay Less
Buying more materials than is necessary costs industry millions. Buy less and you'll pay less and become more profitable.
Producer LAN SPRATLEY A BBC/OU production

: International Golf

The Bell's Scottish Open Championship from the King's Course at Gleneagles Hotel Introduced by DOUGIE DONNELLY
PETER ALLISS joins the commentary team of Gordon Hewitt, Tony Jacklin, Clive Clark and Bruce Critchley including at 3.0 News and Weather and at


Introduced By: Dougie Donnelly
Introduced By: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Gordon Hewitt
Unknown: Tony Jacklin.
Unknown: Clive Clark
Unknown: Bruce Critchley

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Amazon Odyssey

Narrated by Robin Ellis
In 1980, after five years spent carving a homestead in the remote jungles of Amazonia, Jan Little 's husband and daughter died. Blind and partially deaf, Jan was left alone. Now able to see again, she returns to find the place she buried her husband and daughter.
Series editor TIM SLESSOR (R)


Unknown: Robin Ellis
Unknown: Jan Little
Producer: Bob Saunders
Editor: Tim Slessor

: His Kind of Woman

1 starring
Robert Mitchum
'Jane Russell
Vincent Price
In this thriller, set mainly in Mexico,
Mitchum plays a gambler down on his luck who accepts a generous payment to visit a luxury hotel and await further instructions. The other guests include a disillusioned gold-digging singer, a vain film star, a drunken pilot and some very sinister figures. All is not what it seems....
This unusual, and often comic, Howard Hughes production is being shown for the first time in a complete, restored version.
Produced by ROBERT SPARKS Directed by JOHN FARROW
0 FILMS: page 18


Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Jane Russell
Unknown: Frank Fenton.
Unknown: Jack Leonard
Produced By: Robert Sparks
Directed By: John Farrow
Dan Milner: Robert Mitchum
Lenore Brent: Jane Russell
Mark Cardigan: Vincent Price
Bill Lusk: Tim Holt
Thompson: Charles McGraw
Helen Cardigan: Marjorie Reynolds
Nick Ferraro: Raymond Burr

: The Education Programme

Sarah Kennedy presents a final live look at the world of education.
Whether you are a parent, pupil, student, teacher or adult learner, this series should have something of interest for you. Producer FRANK ASH

: Face the Music

In this week's nostalgic look back, first broadcast in 1973, chairman Joseph Cooper tests the musical knowledge of panellists Joyce Grenfell , Robin Ray and Patrick Moore. The guest is
Joan Cross , creator of many of the leading soprano roles in Britten's operas.
Director DENIS MORIARTY (R) (Regional programme - for variations see below)


Unknown: Joseph Cooper
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: Patrick Moore.
Unknown: Joan Cross
Producer: Walter Todds
Director: Denis Moriarty

: Gardeners' World

from Tidmarsh, Berkshire Presented by Geoff Hamilton and Roy Lancaster
Over 25 years ago Bill Baker took over a two-acre garden with a very alkaline soil which he now maintains single-handed. He has planted it for all-year-round beauty by use of good colour, shape and texture combinations. His first loves are Lilium, and he has produced many new varieties. Despite living in a frost pocket he has walls covered with a wide range of shrubs and climbers and many roses. It is a garden full of mystery, with grass paths leading to new treasured areas; a pool, bog garden, rock garden and herbaceous borders.
Executive producer JOHN KENYON
Production assistant JEAN LAUGHTON Producer DENIS W. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill
Plant list on Ceefax page 261


Presented By: Geoff Hamilton
Presented By: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Bill Baker
Producer: John Kenyon
Unknown: Jean Laughton
Producer: Denis W. Gartside

: The RKO Story - Tales from Hollywood

The second of six programmes Let's Face the Music and Dance The story of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
In the 30s, despite being in receivership, RKO Radio
Pictures produced some of the greatest musicals in film history.
Tonight, the true story behind the making of such movies as The Gay Divorce, Top Hat, Follow the Fleet and Swing Time.
Fred Astaire , in his last filmed interview, and Ginger Rogers talk about their work - and about each other - and producer Pandro Berman tells of his efforts to keep the successful duo together and RKO solvent. Astaire's choreographer Hermes Pan tells his side of the story. Ed Asner is the guide through the archives, of the old RKO studios. Photography
Researcher JANE MAYES Producers


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Ginger Rogers.
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Producer: Pandro Berman
Unknown: Ed Asner
Unknown: Ian Kennedy.
Unknown: Charles Chabot.
Unknown: Rosemary Wilton

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Adam Raphael

: Weatherview

: International Golf

The Bell's Scottish Open Championship from the King's Course at Gleneagles Hotel. highlights of the third round. Production team


Unknown: Alastair Scott.
Unknown: Malcolm Mike Abbott.
Unknown: Chris Yates
Unknown: Allan Pender
Editor: Malcolm Kellard

: The Best of the Bs: The Window

Barbara Hale
Arthur Kennedy and To open the season of highly-acclaimed small-budget features from RKO, a film justly considered a classic thriller. Tommy, a small boy with an over-active imagination, cries 'wolf once too often when he witnesses a murder and no-one believes him. Soon the ten-year-old is at the mercy of the killers. This highly atmospheric thriller was directed by former cameraman Ted Tetzlaff.
Screenplay by MEL DINELLI
0 FILMS: page 18


Unknown: Barbara Hale
Unknown: Arthur Kennedy
Directed By: Former Cameraman
Directed By: Ted Tetzlaff.
Play By: Mel Dinelli
Produced By: Frederic Ullman Jr
Directed By: Ted Tetzlaff
Tommy: Bobby Driscoll
Mrs Woodry: Barbara Hale
Mr Woodry: Arthur Kennedy
Mr Kellerson: Paul Stewart
Mrs Kellerson: Ruth Roman

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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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