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: Open University

Science Foundation Course

: Daytime on Two

9.30am Encounter: Austria
2: On the FarmlSki-ing on the Dachstein
9.45am Scotland This Century 2: Women's Lives
Interviewer KATE KINNINMONT Producer ROBERT CLARK (R)(e)
10.05am Look and Read Badger Girl. Stripey the Badger (e)
10.25am Around Scotland Butterflies and Moths
10.45am Storytime
Who Chased Away the Goat?
11.03am Into Music The Peregrine Falcon
11.25am Wondermaths Programme 2
11.40am Let's See The Tree's Story
12.00 Job Bank. Farming Now (e)
12.20pm English File Out of Vietnam
Vietnam: a 20th-century war televised across the world night after night in brutal close-up. Two British writers RACHEL ANDERSON and IAN STRACHAN explain how they became personally involved in events and how they both came to write novels about the conflict. Director WANDA PETRUSEWICZ
Series producer BRUCE JAMSON (e)
12.55pm Scene Special South Africa


Producer: Robert Clark
Producer: Read Badger Girl.
Unknown: Rachel Anderson
Unknown: Ian Strachan
Director: Wanda Petrusewicz
Producer: Bruce Jamson

: Mop and Smiff

Written and presented by Mike Amatt The Canal
Animation SIMON AND SARA BOR Director SID WADDELL Producer DAVID BROWN BBC North West (R)


Presented By: Mike Amatt
Director: Sid Waddell
Producer: David Brown

: English Time

Spells, Charms and Curses Three traditional tales:
Willy and the Piece of Wood The Paper Princess Legend The Lampton Worm
Storytellers Hugh Lupton Janet Palmer and Brendan Healy
Producer DAVID MELDRUM (R) (e)


Unknown: Hugh Lupton
Unknown: Janet Palmer
Unknown: Brendan Healy
Producer: David Meldrum

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Animal song: Animals That Live in Cold Places.
Book: Are We Nearly There?
Presenter Harry Towb Film editor DAVID PAINTER Producer SUE ARON (R) (e)


Presenter: Harry Towb
Editor: David Painter
Producer: Sue Aron
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright

: Olympic Grandstand

with Bob Wilson and Sally Jones The featured sport looks set to be tennis - the men's singles and ladies' doubles finals. Including at
3.00pm News and Weather


Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Sally Jones

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: The Southerner

Zachary Scott Betty Field
The struggle for survival by migratory worker Sam Tucker and his family, as they fight against seemingly impossible odds in their new environment.
Written and directed by JEAN RENOIR Based on the novel by GEORGE SESSIONS PERRY
0 FILMS: page 42


Unknown: Zachary Scott
Unknown: Betty Field
Unknown: Sam Tucker
Directed By: Jean Renoir
Novel By: George Sessions Perry
Produced By: David L. Loew
Produced By: Robert Hakim
Sam Tucker: Zachary Scott
Nona Tucker: Betty Field
Devers: J Carrol Naish
Granny: Beulah Bondi
Daisy: Jena Vanderwilt
: Jot Jaygilpin
Harmie: Percy Kilbride
Ma: Blanche Yurke
Tim: Charles Kemper
Finley: Norman Lloyd

: Macgregor's Scotland

Portknockie to Ben Avon
2: The Speyside Way
Jimmie Macgregor follows one of Scotland's long-distance footpaths from Spey Bay to Craigellachie and Dufftown. He talks to Gordon Baxter , goes in search of roe deer, and learns about trees from the Speyside Way ranger. Producer DENNIS DICK


Unknown: Ben Avon
Unknown: Jimmie MacGregor
Unknown: Gordon Baxter
Producer: Dennis Dick

: Laurel and Hardy in: Pack Up Your Troubles

The second in a season of their classic comedies.

When peace is declared, Stan and Ollie have the task of fulfilling a promise to their best pal Eddie, killed in action. They are to restore his young daughter to his wealthy parents.
Films: page 42


Screenplay: H.M. Walker
Producer: Hal Roach
Director: George Marshall
Director: Raymond McCarey
Stan Laurel: Himself
Oliver Hardy: Himself
Eddie: Donald Dillaway
Lady messenger: Mary Carr
Welfare Association Officer: Charles Middleton
Sergeant: Tom Kennedy
Eddie (groom): Grady Sutton
General: James Finlayson
Pierre: George Marshall

: The Phil Silvers Show

Phil Silvers as Sgt Bilko in Bilko Goes Round the World Produced by NAT HIKEN
Directed by AL DE CAPRIO (R)


Unknown: Phil Silvers
Unknown: Sgt Bilko
Produced By: Nat Hiken
Directed By: Al de Caprio

: Angels and Devils

Salman Rushdie 's
'The Satanic Verses'
One winter's morning two men fall from an airliner high above the Sussex coast. So begins the first novel for five years from the Booker Prize-winning author of Midnight's Children and Shame. During their miraculous escape, they acquire alarming characteristics; a set of devil's horns for one, an angel's halo for the other. Salman Rushdie reads from his work, and talks about religion and childhood, politics and writing.
Executive producer NIGEL WILLIAMS Producer JULIAN BIRKETT


Unknown: Salman Rushdie
Unknown: Salman Rushdie
Producer: Nigel Williams
Producer: Julian Birkett

: The Friday Report

Not Forgotten
On 17 April 1986 British journalist JOHN MCCARTHY was leaving Beirut to come home. On his way to the airport he was taken hostage. Since then his girlfriend, Jill Morrell , has led a campaign for his freedom. Penny
Bustin reports on Jill's two-and-a-half-year struggle to ensure that in the eyes of the public and the Government, John McCarthy 's plight is not forgotten.
Film editor JOHN DELFGOU Producer PETER LOWE
(Regional programme - for variations see First column)


Unknown: John McCarthy
Unknown: Jill Morrell
Unknown: John McCarthy
Editor: John Delfgou
Producer: Peter Lowe
Editor: Colin Stanbrldge

: Gardeners' World

with Geoff Hamilton and Roy Lancaster from Wimborne Botanic
Garden, Dorset
From a carrot patch, John
May created a private garden stocked with plants from all over the world, particularly Australia. Two years ago he opened it to the public, but now has decided to move on. What will become of this plantsman's paradise?
Executive producer JOHN KENYON Production assistant
Producer MARK KERSHAW BBC Pebble Mill
Plant list on Ceefax page 261


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Producer: John Kenyon
Unknown: Jean Laughton

: A Gentlemen's Club

by RICHARD GORDON starring
William Gaunt Richard Vernon with Robin Bailey Jill Meager
Christopher Benjamin I in The Actor
Videotape editor chris WADSWORTH Lighting RON BRISTOW
Designer VALERIE WARRENDER Produced and directed by SYDNEY LOTTERBY


Unknown: Richard Gordon
Unknown: William Gaunt
Unknown: Richard Vernon
Unknown: Robin Bailey
Unknown: Jill Meager
Unknown: Christopher Benjamin
Unknown: Ron Bristow
Designer: Valerie Warrender
Directed By: Sydney Lotterby
Aubrey: William Gaunt
George: Richard Vernon
Orlando: Robin Bailey
Ann: Jill Meager I
Willi: Christopher Benjamin
Lord Cotswold: Jerome Willis
Mrs Jeavons: Cheryl Hall
Hawkins: Arthur White
Brindles: Michael Ripper
Herbert: John Gill
Cecil: Llewellyn Rees
Percy: Arthur Hewlett
Rosie: Elaine Lordan
Walter: Noel Coleman

: The Zircon Affair

Presented by Ludovic Kennedy
In January last year the BBC decided not to transmit Zircon - one of six programmes in the Secret Society series - on the grounds that material in it might breach national security.
The film, made by journalist Duncan Campbell for BBC Scotland, claimed Parliament was being misled over plans for a new British spy satellite code-named Zircon.
In this special programme, Ludovic Kennedy introduces the film, shown in full for the first time, and reports on the wider issues it raises: was Parliament kept in the dark about Zircon and its cost? Would national security have been put at risk by its transmission at that time? And how will changes in the Official Secrets Act affect this sort of journalism?
Studio director KATHY GEE


Presented By: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Duncan Campbell
Studio Director: Kathy Gee

: Newsnight

Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick with the day's top stories and the background to events making the news at home and abroad with international reports by DAVID SELLS, CHARLES WHEELER GAVIN ESLER and JULIAN O'HALLORAN


Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Gavin Esler
Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: Weatherview

: Six from Europe: Little Ida

The third of a short series of films.
Today starring
Sunniva Lindekleiv
Lise Fjeldstad
Occupied Norway, 1944: 7-year-old Ida and her brother come to live with their mother in the north. Ida finds it hard to make friends among the local children, who all know her mother is a collaborator -
Ida doesn't even know what the word means.
Laila Mikkelsen 's observation of adult betrayal, seen through the naive eyes of a child, is based on a true story.
Screenplay by MARIT PAULSEN from her own novel
(A Norwegian film with English subtitles)
0 FILMS: page 42


Unknown: Sunniva Lindekleiv
Unknown: Lise Fjeldstad
Unknown: Laila Mikkelsen
Unknown: Marit Paulsen
Produced By: Harald Ohrvik
Unknown: Svein Johansen
Directed By: Laila Mikkelsen
Ida: Sunniva Lindekleiv
Ida's brother: Howard Halvohsen
Ida's mother: Lise Fjeldstad
German lover: Arne Lindtner Naess
Reija: Ellen Westerfjell
Mrs Revasen: Roennaug Alten
Mr Revasen: Gunnar Olram

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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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