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: Open University

6.50 St Paul's Cathedral
7.15 A Natural Model
7.40 Psychology: Here's Looking at You
8.5 Raising Sons and Daughters
8.30 Open Communities
8.55 Britain: Granary for the Roman Empire?
9.20 A Trunk Road Appraisal
9.45 Dominance and Subordinacy
10.10 Thallium in Organic Synthesis
10.35 Titian: Three Paintings
11.0 Ethnic Minorities: To Bedford from Busso
11.25 The Shape of Cars to Come
11.50 Arts: Images of Class
12.15 Brian or Rosemary?
12.40 Religion: The Greek Liturgy
1.5 Testing Time for Maestro
1.30 Modem Art: St Ives
1.55 Organic Chemistry: Polymers

: Network East

Presented by Valerie Vaz and Samantha Meah.
The magazine presenting both current affairs and entertainment from the Asian world.
This week Network East examines the implications of the Government's proposed 'poll tax'. Will Asians be the losers, especially those living in extended families?
Gurdas Maan, the popular
Punjabi folk singer, performs in the studio.
Plus the regular Video Top Ten, this week's new movie and all the latest news and views on matters Asian. Producer NARINDER MtNHAS Director VIVIEN ELUS
Series producer NARENDHRA MORAR Executive producer JOHN WILCOX


Presented By: Valerie Vaz
Presented By: Samantha Meah.
Producer: Narinder Mtnhas
Director: Vivien Elus
Producer: Narendhra Morar
Producer: John Wilcox

: No Limits

Tonight three new presenters - Sarah and Angela Brown and Paul Little -join regulars Jenny Powell and Tony Baker to star in Five Go to Newquay. No, not an undiscovered Enid Blyton text, but the world's fastest-moving rock show coming from the south west of the south west.
Associate producer JONATHAN KING
BBC North West


Producer: Jonathan King
Unknown: Peter Hamilton

: The City

The classic documentary film 'Smoke makes prosperity - no matter if you choke on it.'
This devastating indictment of the onrush of 'civilisation' in overcrowded American cities, was one of the great poetic documentaries inspired by Pare Lorentz in the late 1930s. Music by AARON COPLAND enhances raw and powerful images of waste and deprivation, and a visionary, socialist view of the alternatives possible. Written and directedoy RALPH STEINER and WILLARD VAN DYKE


Unknown: Pare Lorentz
Music By: Aaron Copland
Unknown: Ralph Steiner
Unknown: Willard van Dyke

: Cricket: Fifth Test

The Comhill Insurance Test Series
England v Pakistan from The Oval. Third day Introduced by TONY LEWIS
Commentators RICHIE BENAUD


Introduced By: Tony Lewis
Commentators: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Ray Illingworth
Unknown: Tom Graveney
Unknown: Jack Bannister

: Come Home Julie

with John Pitman
At the age of 8, Julie Lartey was snatched from the couple who had fostered her since she was a few days old, and smuggled out of Britain to Ghana.
The snatch had a devastating effect on her foster parents - Evelyn and Bill Vose.
Now, ten years later, Julie wants to come home to them - will the Voses help?
Evelyn is aged 70, Bill is 80. They decide to spend their life savings on a ticket, but never hear whether Julie has received it.
They go to the airport not knowing whether Julie will be on the plane. If she isn't, they will go through all the heartache again. If she is, will they be able to pick up where they left off years ago?
A riveting tale of innocence, love and betrayal TODAY A slice of drama cut raw from life


Unknown: John Pitman
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff
Producer: Angela Holdsworth

: Discovering Portuguese

A six-part introduction to the language and people
4: Alfama, the Alentejo, and the April Revolution
On 25 April 1974 Europe's most recent revolution ended 48 years of dictatorship in Portugal. It brought, among other things, a hard-fought legacy of land reform to the stunning sun-drenched region of the Alentejo, in southern Portugal, where the cork oak and the co-operative dominate the landscape.
Discover too how to find your way around the picturesque lanes of Alfama, in Lisbon - in Portuguese, of course. Presented by Roberta Fox
Production assistant ELIZABETH MCDOWELL Producer TERRY DOYLE
Book, £7.95; twin-cassette pack, £7.95, from retailers


Presented By: Roberta Fox
Unknown: Elizabeth McDowell
Producer: Terry Doyle

: NewsView

The news of the day and the week
Debbie Thrower with today's latest news and sport.
Moira Stuart reviews a week of news in pictures - with subtitles. Followed by Weather

: Dennis O'Neill

The famous Welsh tenor sings his favourite songs and arias with his special guests: Elizabeth Gale (soprano) The Cory Band
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra leader BARRY HASKEY conducted by Andrew Greenwood
Recorded at the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
Lighting STAN JONES Sound GEOFF ATKINS Executive producer J. MERVYN WILLIAMS
Producer HEFIN OWEN BBC Wales
(Dennis O'Neill Sings, available on record and cassette, REN/ZCN 626, from retailers)


Soprano: Elizabeth Gale
Leader: Barry Haskey
Conducted By: Andrew Greenwood
Unknown: Stan Jones
Unknown: Geoff Atkins
Producer: J. Mervyn Williams
Producer: Hefin Owen

: Movie Greats: Citizen Kane

Orson Welles Joseph Cotten
Welles's feature debut - at the age of 25 - nearly broke
RKO Studios. Now, several decades later, it is regarded as a masterpiece and arguably the single most important landmark in cinema history. Welles discarded and re-created innumerable 'rules' and his presence as actor and director dominates the entire production. Kane's story, told in flashback, shows him as a rich and powerful newspaper magnate whose career is threatened by scandal. 'Here is a man who could have been President, who was as loved and hated and as talked about as any man in our time, but when he comes to die, he's got something on his mind called Rosebud. Now what does that mean?'
Screenplay by ORSON WELLES and HERMAN J. MANKIEWICZ Produced and directed by ORSON WELLES
0 FEATURE: page 14 and WODDIS ON: page 81


Play By: Orson Welles
Unknown: Herman J. Mankiewicz
Directed By: Orson Welles
Charles Foster Kane: Orson Welles
Kane (aged 8): Buddy Swan
Kane III: Sonny Bupp
Kane's father: Harry Shannon
Jedediah Leland: Joseph Gotten
Susan Alexander: Dorothy Comingore
Mr Bernstein: Everett Sloane
James W Gettys: Ray Collins
Walter Parks Thatcher: George Coulouris
Kane's mother: Agnes Moorehead
Raymond: Paul Stewart
Emily Norton: Ruth Warrick
Herbert Carter: Erskine Sanford
Thompson: William Alland
Miss Anderson: Georgia Backus

: On Stage

Joyce Blair. Patrick Cargill Francis Matthews and Richard Pasco tell
Glyn Worsnip about billings, props, and short runs - all part of a life On Stage Assistant producers


Unknown: Joyce Blair.
Unknown: Patrick Cargill
Unknown: Francis Matthews
Unknown: Richard Pasco
Unknown: Glyn Worsnip
Unknown: Patricia Mifflin.
Unknown: Louis Roihnson
Producer: Jullet May

: Hammer Horror: Blood from the Mummy's Tomb

Andrew Keir
Valerie Leon
Professor Fuchs and his expedition discover the ancient burial tomb of an Egyptian queen. Legend has it that Tera. Queen of Darkness, had a power beyond the tomb. How great a power is revealed by the series of horrifying events which befall the members of the expedition.
Screenplay by CHRISTOPHER WICKING Based on the novel Jewel of the Seven Stars hv BRAM STOKER
Produced by HOWARD BRANDY Directed by SETH HOLT
0 FILMS: page 14


Unknown: Christopher Wicking
Unknown: Bram Stoker
Produced By: Howard Brandy
Directed By: Seth Holt
Fuchs: Andrew Keir
Margaret/Tera: Valerie Leon
Corbeck: James Villiers
Dandridge: Hugh Burden
Berigan: George Coulouris
Tod Browning: Mark Edwards
Helen Dickerson: Rosalie Crutchley
Dr Putnum: Aubrey Morris
Older male nurse: James Cossins
Young male nurse: David Jackson
Veronica: Tamara Ustinov

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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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