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: Open University

Organic Molecules in Action

: Daytime on Two

10.05am Provision for
Hearing-Impaired Children
10.25am Look, Look and Look Again
Portrait of the Artist
10.45am Storytime Sam and the Box
You might think a dog-eared cardboard box should go out by the bins, but the children think differently. They pretend it's all sorts of things: a monster, a van, a boat, a house and, when it rains, an umbrella!
Presented by iain LAUCHLAN Series producers PAT FARRINGTON and DIANE MORGAN
11.03am Life Goes On Fertilisation
11.25am The Geography Programme
Why Industry Comes and Goes (2)
MALCOLM STACEY continues the story of industry in South Wales from the demise of coal and steel to the age of the industrial estate and hi-tech. Producer LEN BROWN
11.45am Mindstretchers
Progress Reports: Tight Living Solutions
FEROZA SYAL explains her bed-sitter to ANTHONY DANIELS. Is it comfortable? Does it work? Designer PIA GRAHAM
Series producer EDWARD HAYWARD (R) (e)
11.50am Pages from Ceefax
12.20pm Media File Inside Television Making the News
News is as much a process of selecting, editing and 'packaging' as any other television programme. A look behind the scenes of the BBCtv newsroom where journalists are asked their criteria for selecting and presenting news stories.
Producer BRUCE JAMSON (R) (e)
12.55pm Scene
New Age Gypsies
For three months Scene followed a group of New Age Gypsies trying to live their chosen lifestyle. They were on their way to celebrate the summer solstice at Stonehenge. Producer WILFRED EMMANUEL JONES Series producer ROGER TONGE
1.25pm MrBenn
A See-Saw programme. Clown
Story and illustrations by DAVID MCKEE told by Ray Brooks (R)
1.40pm Walrus
Getting It Together
Writing it down - Leo Aylen and the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.
Series producer MORTON SURGUY Producer JUDITH MILES (R) (e)
2.00pm News Weather followed by You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. Song: When I Was One. Presenter Gary Wilmot Animation MIKE HIBBERT
Producer CAS LESTER (R) (e)
0 Parents should note that some of 'Daytime on Two' is aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the young.


Unknown: Storytime Sam
Presented By: Iain Lauchlan
Producers: Pat Farrington
Producers: Diane Morgan
Unknown: Malcolm Stacey
Producer: Len Brown
Unknown: Anthony Daniels.
Producer: Edward Hayward
Producer: Bruce Jamson
Producer: Wilfred Emmanuel
Producer: Roger Tonge
Illustrations By: David McKee
Told By: Ray Brooks
Unknown: Leo Aylen
Presenter: Gary Wilmot
Presenter: Animation Mike Hibbert

: Weekend Outlook

: Cricket: First Test

Cornhill Insurance Test Series England v Australia from Headingley. Second Day.
Tony Lewis introduces further live coverage of the afternoon's play.
Television presentation KEITH MACKENZIE and ALAN GRIFFITHS including at


Introduces: Tony Lewis
Commentators: Richie Benaud
Commentators: Jack Bannister
Unknown: Summarisers Ray Illingworth
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie
Unknown: Alan Griffiths

: George Formby in Let George Do It

beginning a season of films starring one of Britain's most endearing film comedians. Tonight with Phyllis Calvert. Lancashire's own
George Formby is in fine form as a ukelele player mistaken for a secret agent in Norway in the early days of the Second World War. In spite of his predicament and the hazards of espionage, George finds time to sing with his 'uke' including the classic Mr Wu's 's Window Cleaner Now.
Screenplay by JOHN DIGHTON


Unknown: Phyllis Calvert.
Unknown: George Formby
Play By: John Dighton
Unknown: Angus MacPhail
Produced By: Michael Balcon
Directed By: Marcel Varnel
Unknown: George Formby
George: George Formby
Mary: Phyllis Calvert
Mendes: Garry Marsh
Slim: Romney Brent
Nelson: Bernard Lee
Ivy: Coral Browne
Greta: Diana Beaumont
U-boat commander: Torin Thatcher

: Ebony People

Second of six programmes. Vastiana Belfon talks to Brinsley Forde and Joe Casely-Hayford .
This week, two celebrities from the worlds of music and fashion. Pop star
Brinsley Forde of Aswad and designer Joe Casely-Hayford discuss style, black music and the pressures of crossing over, with Vastiana Belfon and an enthusiastic studio audience. Producer ONYE WAMBU
Series producer VASTIANA BELFON Executive producer JOHN WILCOX BBC Pebble Mill


Talks: Vastiana Belfon
Unknown: Brinsley Forde
Unknown: Joe Casely-Hayford
Unknown: Brinsley Forde
Designer: Joe Casely-Hayford
Unknown: Vastiana Belfon
Producer: John Wilcox

: Weekend

Presented by Richard Bath. Reporters Bill Buckley Nigel Farrell and Mike Liggins.
A live preview of events on offer this weekend from around the region. Plus a look at places to go and things to do to help you make the most of your weekend.
Up-to-the-minute traffic and travel information from
Fiona Phillips and weather from Graham Parker.
Series producer PETER LOWE BBC South and East - Elstree
Write to: Weekend, BBC Elstree Centre, Clarendon Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 1JF
(Regional programme - for variations see below)


Presented By: Richard Bath.
Reporters: Bill Buckley
Reporters: Nigel Farrell
Reporters: Mike Liggins.
Unknown: Fiona Phillips
Unknown: Graham Parker.
Directors: Tony Chapman

: Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale with Geoff Hamilton Anne Swithinbank and Bill Symondson.
Interest rates are high, but beg, steal or borrow E25, invest it in your garden and you'll reap profit and pleasure. Keep the pests at bay and start some beautiful shrubs and herbaceous plants. Think ahead and have wallflowers, honesty and foxgloves next year. Production assistant JAYNE SAVAGE
Producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill
Plant list on Ceefax page 261
0 VIDEO: 'Organic Gardening - an Introduction' available from most garden centres
0 GARDENING: page 83


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bill Symondson.
Producer: John Kenyon

: Comic Asides

presents I, Lovett by NORMAN LOVETT starring Norman Lovett.
I, Lovett, am an inventor. I, Lovett, invent some quite interesting inventions. Well, I, Lovett, find them interesting. I, Lovett, live with my dog Dirk. He's a bit of a lad. My next-door neighbour, he's another bit of a lad. We're all hopeful about my latest invention. It could make me a millionaire. Only time will tell.
Watch this space is the advice from I, Lovett.
Yours sincerely, Norman.
Special guest appearance by Magnus Magnusson Music by DAVID MCNIVEN Designer
Produced and directed by COUN GILBERT BBC Scotland


Unknown: Norman Lovett
Unknown: Norman Lovett.
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Music By: David McNiven
Designer: Dugald Findlay
Directed By: Coun Gilbert
Norman: Norman Lovett
Voice of Dirk: Geoffrey Hughes
Darren: Dicken Ashworth
Chin Gutter: Russell Hunter
Policeman: Nick Revell
Voice of Godfly: Iain Sexon
Archie McKenzie: Arnold Brown
Desmond Flounder: Simon Donald
Man with house: Eric Cullen
Voice of Spider: Mary Riggans
Voice of Horse: Leon Sinden

: Vote for Them

by David Edgar and Neil Grant

The 'Music for All' Forces

Parliament is a great success. A general election is held to decide who should be the Government and who the Opposition.

BBC Pebble Mill
Ceefax subtitles


Producer: Carol Parks
Director: James Ormerod
Writer: David Edgar
Writer: Neil Grant
Lighting: Barry Chatfield
Sound: Andy Redfern
Executive producer: Michael Wearing
AC2 Clarke: Simon Adams
Sergeant McRae: Billy Hartman
WO Wilson: Jeff Rawle
Sergeant Simpson: Andrew Paul
LAC Atterley: John Wheatley
Signalman Jacobs: David Cardy
Major Trapnell: David Quilter
Captain Carrington: Nicholas Day
Corporal Richardson: Patrick Pearson
Captain Castle: Christopher Scoular
Fit Sergeant Carter: Robin Davies
Fit Lieutenant Trelawney: Nicholas Frankau
Dr Garfield: Peter Dennis
Director, MFA: Kathleen Bidmead
Charlotte: Tusse Silberg
First Egyptian PC: Tano Rea
Brass General: Richard Bebb
Brigadier: James Grout
Col Pugh: John Rowe
Signals colonel: Martin Cochrane
Other colonel: Robert Gary
Producer: Terry Molloy
Orlando: Christopher Baines
Rosalind: Jane Gurnett
Duke Senior: Pat Connell
Amiens: Malcolm McKee
AC2 Beatty: Peter L. Williams
Staff Sgt Ballantine: Steve McFadden
Ioannis: Alkis Kritikos
Sikh soldier: Narinder Dosanjh
Australian heckler: Alan Granton
First questioner: Anthony Styles
Geordie ATS: Mary Nuttall
Lancastrian sergeant: James Mansfield
Wilson: Hugh Dickson
Unamed Wrac : Yvonne Harrison
Unamed Wrac : Sally Freeman

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: Weatherview

: Tommy Smith

Jazz Types
Last of six programmes. Tommy gives the first performance of An Rathad Ur (Gaelic for 'The New Road') for jazz saxophone and orchestra, written by Glasgow composer William Sweeney. The history of music lists few successful encounters between jazz and classical music but this is one. The BBC Scottish
Symphony Orchestra, led by Geoffrey Trabichoff , conducted by Richard Bernas. Designer LAIN MCDONALD Sound MICK WILD


Unknown: William Sweeney.
Unknown: Geoffrey Trabichoff
Conducted By: Richard Bernas.
Unknown: Alan Henderson
Producer: Dave Batchelor
Directors: Hilary Boulding
Directors: Hamish Barbour

: French Classics: Le Jour se leve (Daybreak)

Starring Jean Gabin, Arletty and Jules Berry.

A man, with the police at his heels, barricades himself into an attic. As the long night passes, he reflects on the tormented love affair that led him to commit murder.
A short season of French classics begins with Carne's masterpiece of love and jealousy which inspired memorable performances from its cast.
(A French film with English subtitles. Black and white)
Films: page 14


Screenplay: Jacques Prevert
From an original script by: Jacques Viot
Director: Marcel Carne
Francois: Jean Gabin
Valentin: Jules Berry
Francoise: Jacqueline Laurent
Police officer: Jacques Baumer
Clara: null Arletty

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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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