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: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/Music: Maria Bird

: Heddiw

gydag Owen Edwards
Topical items introduced by Owen Edwards in Welsh.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss)


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages and shows you how to make a sand tray.
You need newspaper, sand in a tray, and sea shells
BBC film
(to 13.45)


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

: Tich

Tich is joined by Derek Dene, Jan Panter, Tony Hart, Puppet Time with Frank and Maisie Mumford and The Cresters.
Introduced by Ray Alan.


Presenter/Ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Comedian: Derek Dene
Singer: Jan Panter
Artist: Tony Hart
Puppeteer: Frank Mumford
Puppeteer: Maisie Mumford
Band: The Cresters
Producer: Leonard Chase

: Animal Magic

on Postage Stamps
A special edition in which Johnny Morris and Tony Soper compare their collections of animal stamps and look at film of some of the animals themselves: St. Bernard dog, kingfisher, bird-of-paradise, koala bear, sea-elephant, emperor penguin, and the first motion pictures from Peking Zoo of Li-li and Ming-ming, the giant panda and her baby also a new animated Animal Sketchbook by Alan Brown.
From the West


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Presenter: Tony Soper
Artist: Alan Brown
Film editor: Jim Cryan
Designer: Peter Mavius
Producer: Jeffery Boswall

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Michael Aspel.
Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers.
Discs - Stars - News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced by Jimmy Savile.


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: 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
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: The Third Man: An Experiment with Money

A film series starring Michael Rennie.
A BBC film release
When an unknown foreigner is found in Harry Lime's office with a Greek dagger in his back, and a Greek banknote is stuffed in the telephone, it seems that the Greeks might have a word for it!

7.35-8.0 The Gauntlet Game: a light-hearted contest calling for brains and brawn. Tonight: Bournemouth v. Brighton
(Rowridge, Brighton)


Story and Teleplay: Margot Bennett
Director: Julian Amyes
Producer: Felix Jackson
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Griselda: Delphi Lawrence
Grinling: John Warwick
Inspector Newton: Martin Boddey
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris

: Z Cars: You Get All Kinds

by Robert Barr.
There are two young constables in each car, ready to deal with trouble as it happens.

A baby is taken from a pram near a bingo hall, and Lynch and Graham are involved in a long and frustrating search.


Writer/Script Editor: Robert Barr
Designer: Donald Brewer
Film sequences - Cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film sequences - Editor: Christopher La Fontaine
Casebook material: C.N. Lindsay
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Michael Simpson
PC Lynch: James Ellis
PC Graham: Colin Welland

: Sportsview

Introduced by Frank Bough.
News - Action - Personalities in a weekly sports magazine for the family.
International Rugby from South Africa: The South African President's XV v. The Rest of the World
Alun Williams and Sportsview's film cameras report from Cape Town on the last of the three-match series in which the world's top Rugby Union internationals are celebrating the seventy-fifth anniversary of the South African Rugby Board.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator (International Rugby): Alun Williams
Presented by: Alec Weeks
Associate Editor: Alan Hart
Associate Editor: Lawrie Higgins
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: The News

: Festival: Everyman

[Starring] Alan Dobie
with Ann Bell
and Robin Chapman, Wendy Gifford, Ralph Michael


Text edited by: Ernest J. Rhys
Fight arranged by: Derek Ware
Music: Tubby Hayes
Designer: Eileen Diss
Story Editor: Harry Moore
Producer: Peter Luke
Director: Michael Hayes
Everyman: Alan Dobie
Knowledge: Wendy Gifford
Voice of God: Jack May
Death: Robin Chapman
Fellowship: Edward de Souza
Kindred: Geoffrey Chater
Cousin: Patricia English
Good-Deeds: Ann Bell
Voice of Goods: Arthur Pentelow
Singer: Maureen Scott
Confession: Ralph Michael
Discretion: Derek Birch
Beauty: Sue Lloyd
Five-Wits: Sean Lynch
Strength: Jack Watson
Voice of the Angel: Annie Ross

: News Extra

: Viewpoint: A Look at Japan

with The Most Rev. Dr. Michael H. Yashiro, Bishop of Kobe and Presiding Bishop of the Nippon Seikokai.
See page 46


Interviewee: The Most Rev. Dr. Michael H. Yashiro
Reporter: Leslie Smith
Film editor: John Griffiths
Producer: Peter Ferres

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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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