Programme Index

Discover 9,975,515 listings and 226,947 playable programmes from the BBC

A series of ten programmes with DAVID BLAKE and LINDA REILLY 2: Everybody's Business
How does running a nationalised industry differ from running a private company? Do the Post Office's social obligations justify their operating uneconomic services or is the monopoly justified?
Director PETER LEE-WRIGHT Producer CHRIS JELLEY

Contributors

Unknown:
David Blake
Unknown:
Linda Reilly
Director:
Peter Lee-Wright
Producer:
Chris Jelley

A practical guide to everyday writing introducing seven new and handy ways of remembering spelling.
Presented by BARRY TOOK
With MICHAEL GAMBON , ZENA WALKER
Sketches by ANDY HAMILTON , BARBY PILTON Director JULIAN STENHOUSE Producer CAROLINE PICK
Book (some title), £1.50, from bookshops

Contributors

Presented By:
Barry Took
Unknown:
Michael Gambon
Unknown:
Zena Walker
Unknown:
Andy Hamilton
Unknown:
Barby Pilton
Director:
Julian Stenhouse
Producer:
Caroline Pick

The third of ten films about the working environment of professional engineers: JOHN FISHER
Film editor PETER RINGSTED
Producer MICHAEL GARROD

Contributors

Unknown:
John Fisher
Editor:
Peter Ringsted
Producer:
Michael Garrod

A five-part serial that looks at how Secret Army - BBCl's drama series about Second World War evasion lines - was made.
3: I Enjoy it When it's Over
Director KEN IVES and cameraman GODFREY JOHNSON are on location in Belgium. Meanwhile, on the ether side of the Channel, AUSTIN RUDDY is at work designing a Brussels rooftop for a sequence to be filmed at Ealing by PAUL ANNETT .
Film editor RICHARD SIDWELL
Producer TONY ROBERTS

Contributors

Director:
Ken Ives
Unknown:
Godfrey Johnson
Unknown:
Paul Annett
Editor:
Richard Sidwell
Producer:
Tony Roberts

A 15-part sociology series 3: Born and Bred
Narrated by MICHAEL MOLYNEUX
Script adviser MALCOLM DAVIES Producer TONY ROBERTS
Director LIBBY HALLIDAY
Background notes to the series are available. Write to: [address removed], ; enclosing a large sae, with 13½p postage.

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Molyneux
Unknown:
Malcolm Davies
Producer:
Tony Roberts
Director:
Libby Halliday

The State Express
World Challenge Cup
England v
Northern Ireland
Very much the crunch contest so far of this new Team
Competition. With every frame in ! every match counting, today's contest will decide who, from group A, goes through to the two-day final that begins on Friday.
JOHN SPENCER , FRED DAVIS and GRAHAM MILES are the favourites, but life at the top is harder than ever before in the world of snooker, and DENNIS TAYLOR , ALEX HIGGINS and JACK REA are formidable opposition.
DAVID VINE introduces highlights of this afternoon's session from the Haden Hill Leisure Centre, Birmingham.
Commentators TED LOWE
JACK KARNEHM , CLIVE EVERTON Summariser JOHN PULMAN

Contributors

Unknown:
John Spencer
Unknown:
Fred Davis
Unknown:
Dennis Taylor
Unknown:
Alex Higgins
Unknown:
Jack Rea
Commentators:
Ted Lowe
Unknown:
Jack Karnehm
Unknown:
Clive Everton
Unknown:
Summariser John Pulman

Regional Variations (2)

The Ealing Comedy: The Maggie

BBC Two England

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

on BBC Two England

Ealing Studios comedy drama starring Paul Douglas and Alex Mackenzie about the culture clash between a hard-nosed American financier and a crafty Scottish sea captain. Show more

Contributors

Calvin B Marshall:
Paul Douglas
Captain MacTaggart:
Alex Mackenzie
The Engineer:
Abe Barker
Campbell:
Geoffrey Keen

Genres

Formats

Regional Variations (2)

Not the Nine O'Clock News

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 25 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

A member of the audience complains about BBC programming and some businessmen decide to hire a token employee who fulfills all minority categories. Plus Fawlty Towers' Manuel puts in an appearance. Show more

Investigates, Discovers, Questions This week:
Will the Baby Be All Right?
Denise is going home to a bedsit in a Manchester slum, but she's taking a living, healthy baby with her. Linda was warned that she might be carrying a deformed foetus, but she gave birth to a perfect baby girl. They were ' high risk' mothers who were lucky. Others were not. Christina had an intuitive fear that something had gone wrong with her baby - it was born dead. Kay, who wasn't tested in pregnancy, produced a spina bifida baby that has needed 12 operations just to stay alive. And a young nurse called Denise Hennessy gave birth to a son who will never walk, or hear, or see ... because she had german measles at the most dangerous stage of pregnancy.
Every year in Britain 40,000 women have babies that are born dead or handicapped. This programme is about some of those women. It tries to find out why there are so many ' high risk' mothers in this country and why most of them aren't getting the care they deserve.
Reporter MICHAEL DEAN
Producer ANN PAUL Editor TIM SLESSOR

Contributors

Unknown:
Denise Hennessy
Reporter:
Michael Dean
Producer:
Ann Paul
Editor:
Tim Slessor

for the BBC2 Trophy Hunslet v Leeds
Hunslet, newly-promoted to the First Division this season, have never reached the final of the Floodlit competition. Leeds, winners of the trophy as far back as 1970, will be fighting hard to win through to the next round after a good start to the season.
Highlights ef this evening's match at Elland Road.
Introduced by RICHARD DUCKENFIELD Commentator EDDIE WARING
Producer KEITH PHILLIPS BBC Manchester

Contributors

Introduced By:
Richard Duckenfield
Commentator:
Eddie Waring
Producer:
Keith Phillips

BBC Two England

About BBC Two

BBC Two is a lively channel of depth and substance, carrying a range of knowledge-building programming complemented by great drama, comedy and arts.

Appears in

About this data

This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More