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: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
Charles E. Stidwell tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwell
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.
with Leslie Crowther, Peter Glaze, Pip Hinton, Jillian Comber, Gil Dova
and "Double or Drop"

(Bert Hayes is appearing at the Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville; Leslie Crowther is in "The Black and White Minstrel Show" at the Victoria Palace, London; Gil Dova is appearing at the Savoy Hotel, London)


Presenter/"Double or Drop" devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedienne: Pip Hinton
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Juggler: Gil Dova
Music: Bert Hayes and his Octet
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Junior Points of View

with June Imray
A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Junior Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: June Imray

: The News

: Town and Around

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


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: The Home-Made Car

The award-winning film produced and directed by James Hill and featuring Ronald Chudley
The trials, troubles, and tribulations of building your own car are enough to test the enthusiasm of even the most dedicated amateur.


Producer/Director: James Hill
Music: Ron Grainer
Arthur: Ronald Chudley

: 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
Assistant editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Peter Batty

: Compact: Investigations

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling

An unexpected caller comes to the Penthouse. Gussie finds a change in people.

Shane Rimmer who plays Compact's Corrigan has often acted this kind of sinister part. He himself describes Corrigan as 'a typical Madison Avenue type - there are hundreds of guys like this about you know.' In real life he has no ambitions to be a literary tycoon, but with talents in both the musical and the dramatic fields would like to combine the two by playing in musicals. As Corrigan he is far more ambitious and infinitely less pleasant. His efforts to replace Ian Harmon in the editor's chair of Compact are beginning to bear fruit as the finances of Compact's sister-magazine Impact seem to be breaking the personal resources of Ian himself. With Vivien (Patricia Haines) he is no less hard, and tonight again he enlists her help in his schemes by a particularly ruthless display.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Designer: Christopher Pemsel
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: James Cellan-Jones
Iris: Louise Dunn
Alan: Basil Moss
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Doug: Lawrence James
Dennis Farrow: Bernard Kay
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Lenny Ward: David Webb
Vivien: Patricia Haines
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Corrigan: Shane Rimmer
Ben: Bill Kerr
David: Vincent Ball
Ian: Ronald Allen
Janet: Christine Pollon
Nanny Wilson: Margo Cunningham
Mr Harrison: Edwin Brown
Mario Pucci: Conrad Monk

: Dr. Kildare: A Day to Remember

A film series starring Richard Chamberlain as Dr. Kildare and Raymond Massey as Dr. Gillespie.
Guest star, Anne Baxter

A mother's grief over the death of her son nearly leads to another tragedy.


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey
Nora Willis: Anne Baxter

: This Is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Ralph Edwards
Executive producer: T. Leslie Jackson
Writing and research: Peter Moore
Writing and research: Nickola Sterne
Writing and research: Suzanne Twiston-Davies
Writing and research: John Dalzell
Writing and research: Alan Haire
Writing and research: Colin Reid
Story editor: Bob Stuart
Music: James Turner
Director: Michael Goodwin
Producer: Vere Lorrimer

: The News

: The Tale of Two Cities

Actors from London's Establishment Club and the cast of Chicago's Second City Revue exchange views and impressions when they visit each other's city.
See page 52


Producer/Director: William Friedkin

: Gallery

Introduced by Ian Trethowan with Robert McKenzie.
A weekly programme about political power, people who wield power, and everyday problems which call for political answers.


Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Film editor: Ken Cooper
Director: Ian Martin
Producer: Anthony Whitby

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: Parliamo Italiano: 23: In Farmacia

Let's Speak Italian
A course of thirty lessons for beginners.

Giorgio has a stomach-ache and Giulia takes him to the chemist.
with Marla Landi, Roberto Cardinali, Sergio Gazzarrini
Introduced by Ariella Reggio.
A BBC Educational broadcast
Previously shown on Saturday


Presenter: Ariella Reggio
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Director: Maddalena Fagandini
Producer: Peter Montagnon
[Actress]: Marla Landi
[Actor]: Roberto Cardinali
[Actor]: Sergio Gazzarrini

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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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