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: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages.
BBC Film
(to 11.00)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Editor: Maria Bird
Producer: Freda Lingstrom

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: Turtle and Frog Speed Trial

A film series about the animals who live along the banks of a Canadian river.

Hammy and Roddy become involved in a speed trial between the Turtle and the Frog.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.
(to 13.45)


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Director: Dave Ellison
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Blue Peter

Christopher Trace and Sandra Michaels introduce a magazine programme for younger viewers.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Sandra Michaels
Film Editor: Valerie Best
Production Assistant: Rosemary Gill
Director: Edward Barnes
Producer: Biddy Baxter

: The Adventures of Tintin: Objective Moon: Part 3: Sabotage

A new film in four parts about the adventures of Tintin, the boy detective.

Professor Calculus explores the dark side of the moon and Tintin sets out to rescue his friends.

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
followed by the Weather


Introduced by: Corbet Woodall

: The Hoot'nanny Show

The Corrie Folk Trio and Paddie Bell, The Spinners, Ray and Archie Fisher, Tom Paley, Roy Guest


Musicians/Singer: The Corrie Folk Trio and Paddie Bell
Musicians: The Spinners
Singer: Ray Fisher
Singer: Archie Fisher
Musician: Tom Paley
Singer: Roy Guest
Director: David Bell
Producer: W. Gordon Smith
Producer: Travers Thorneloe

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
With Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings, Christopher Brasher, Julian Pettifer, Brian Redhead.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Christopher Brasher
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Brian Redhead
Associate Producer: Derrick Amoore
Associate Producer: Kevin Billington
Associate Producer: John Lloyd
Associate Producer: Kenneth Corden
Associate Producer: Michael Tuchner
Assistant Editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Peter Batty

: On Safari with Armand and Michaela Denis: Operation Antelope

Rescue operations to save animals are quite common nowadays. But last year an unusual one took place on the borders of Kenya and Somalia, the only part of the world where a rare antelope - Hunter's Antelope - is found. This operation called for special skills from the Game Department and the Royal Navy.
A new film series
From the West
See page 25


Presenter: Armand Denis
Presenter: Michaela Denis

: The Lucy Show: Lucy is Her Own Lawyer

A comedy film series of family life.
Starring Lucille Ball
with Vivian Vance, Gale Gordon, Candy Moore, Jimmy Garrett, Ralph Hart Jr.

Lucy is Her Own Lawyer - who says there ain't no justice?


Lucy Carmichael: Lucille Ball
Vivian Bagley: Vivian Vance
Mr. Theodore J. Mooney: Gale Gordon
Chris Carmichael: Candy Moore
Jerry Carmichael: Jimmy Garrett
Sherman Bagley: Ralph Hart Jr.

: Panorama

From Liverpool The most talked-about city in Europe.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby with reports on People - Places - Problems in the news from Panorama's regular team of commentators Robin Day and Michael Barratt, Michael Charlton, Roderick MacFarquhar, John Morgan.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Roderick MacFarquhar
Reporter: John Morgan
Associate Producer: Richard Francis
Assistant Editor: Christopher Ralling
Editor: David Wheeler

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Stars of Genome: the cameraman on our front page 16 October 2016

: The News

: Detective: End of Chapter

Rupert Davies as Maigret introduces Nicholas Blake's Nigel Strangeways played by Glyn Houston
Adapted by Gerald Kelsey.
See page 25


Author: Nicholas Blake
Adapted by: Gerald Kelsey
Theme music: John Addison
Incidental music: Sidney Sager
Script Editor: Max Marquis
Assistant Script Editor: John Gould
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Producer: David Goddard
Director: Patrick Dromgoole
Maigret (introduction): Rupert Davies
Clare Massinger: Jennifer Jayne
Nigel Strangeways: Glyn Houston
Millicent Miles: Joan Heal
General Thoresby: Geoffrey Denys
Arthur Geraldine: Ralph Michael
Cyprian Gleed: Tony Calvin
Miss Waters: Peggy Ann Wood
Miss Allen: Laurel Solash
Basil Ryle: Richard Carpenter
Mr Marsh: Ronald Russell
Elizabeth Wenham: Constance Chapman
Stephen Protheroe: Geoffrey Bayldon
An author: Geoffrey Matthews
Miriam Saunders: Sheila Dunn
Betty: Penny Morrell
Inspector Wright: Hamilton Dyce
Sgt Summers: Michael Collins
Mrs Geraldine: Mersa Foster
Mrs Blayne: Joan Sanderson

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson.


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Off With a Bang

A Grand Fireworks Display to celebrate the opening of BBC-2.
See column 4 (BBC-2) and page 26

: Dance Date

at the Royal Albert Hall, London
The Grand Finals of the Star United Kingdom Modern Championships and Star United Kingdom Modern Formation Team Championships
Old-Time Dancing demonstration by Ken Park and Mavis Whiteside
Latin-American demonstration by Len Patrick and Doreen Key
Peter West also introduces Soloists on Parade
Herald Trumpeters of the Royal Artillery (by permission of the Officers R.A.) presented by The Royal Artillery Band
Major S.V. Hays, M.B.E., R.A., Director of Music
Drum Major, WO 2 John Eaglen
Joe Loss and his Orchestra, Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
See page 26


Dancer: Ken Park
Dancer: Mavis Whiteside
Dancer: Len Patrick
Dancer: Doreen Key
Presenter: Peter West
Musicians: Herald Trumpeters of the Royal Artillery
Director of Music: Major S.V. Hays
Drum Major: WO 2 John Eaglen
Musicians: Joe Loss and his Orchestra
Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Commentator: Judith Chalmers
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Organised by: Mecca Dancing
Presented for TV by: Philip Lewis

: The Fabric of the Atom: Programme 3

Previously shown on Saturday

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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