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: Making Music

A series for younger children.
For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 10.00)

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Science and Life: Science and Industry: 6: Properties of Steel

For Schools
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Pioneers of Canada: 1: Samuel de Champlain

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.55)

: 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: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: Spotlight

People - Politics - Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
For Schools
Repeated on Friday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.25)


Film Editor: Tony Williams
Producer: John Miller

: A Swingin' Time

with Rolf Harris
The boys and girls in the studio and Guest stars, Petula Clark, Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas, Lulu, The Strangers with Mike Shannon
(Rolf Harris is appearing in "The Big Star Show" at the Aquarium, Great Yarmouth)


Presenter: Rolf Harris
Singer: Petula Clark
Band: Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas
Singer: Lulu
Band: The Strangers with Mike Shannon
Music: Les Reed
Script: Ray Cooney
Settings: Susan Spence
Producer: Neville Wortman

: Star Story: Andrew Cruickshank

The Duchess and the Jeweller by Virginia Woolf.


Storyteller: Andrew Cruickshank
Author: Virginia Woolf
Story Editor: Rodney Gedye
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Alan Gibson

: Junior Points of View

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]

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker.

Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Between the Lines

with Gay Hamilton, Una McLean, Tom Conti, Alex McAvoy.
Introduced by Fulton Mackay.
Songs: Jeanie Lambe
Music: Peggy O'Keefe (piano), Jimmy Feighan (vibes), Ricky Fernandez (bass), Michael Hill (drums)
Written by Cliff Hanley.
From Scotland


Performer: Gay Hamilton
Performer: Una McLean
Performer: Tom Conti
Performer: Alex McAvoy
Presenter: Fulton Mackay
Singer: Jeanie Lambe
Pianist: Peggy O'Keefe
Vibes: Jimmy Feighan
Bass: Ricky Fernandez
Drummer: Michael Hill
Writer: Cliff Hanley
Music arranged by: Andy Park
Production team: Janet Carey
Production team: George Byatt
Designer: Guthrie Hutton
Director: David Bell
Producer: Pharic MacLaren

: 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: Alasdair Milne

: Compact: Play on Crime

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Adrian and Mr Coombs get more than they bargain for Bruce and Janet go to the theatre, but the evening has a surprising end.


Series creator/Writer: Hazel Adair
Series creator/Writer: Peter Ling
Script Editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Christopher Robilliard
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: James Cellan-Jones
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Mr. Coombs: Eric Barker
Mr. Goodman: Malcolm Rogers
Arthur Plum: David Nettheim
Dinah: Marco Andrew
Smith: Jack Hulbert
Inspector Birling: Richard Beale
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Alan: Basil Moss
Ian: Ronald Allen
Doug: Lawrence James
Wendy: Sandra Payne
Julia Preston: Polly Adams
Sir Duncan Wallace: William Sherwood
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Janet: Christine Pollon
Waiter: Hubert Rees

: Ethel Merman

Broadway's dynamic first lady of musical comedy.
"England has waited thirty-four years for this supreme American entertainer" (Sunday Times)
"...this matchless technician" (The Observer)
"a lesson in elocution, in showmanship, in all-round entertainment" (Daily Express)
"There is an indisputable magic in hearing Ethel Merman" (Sunday Telegraph)
"Gold in a voice of brass ... The best value London has seen for years"
(Daily Sketch)
"...Merman when she starts to sing comes at you like a Sherman tank"
(Evening Standard)
"...Miss Merman is not just a singer. She is an experience" (Daily Mail)


Singer: Ethel Merman
Musical Direction: Eric Knight
Designer: Colin Pigott
Producer: Buddy Bregman

: Here's Harry: The Horse Trough

Written by Vince Powell and Frank Roscoe.
Starring Harry Worth in a second showing of The Horse Trough
with Patrick Newell, William Kendall, Stuart Saunders, Blake Butler, Joe Gladwin, Roy Maxwell and Cliff Michelmore, Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor
From the North
(Harry Worth is appearing in "Show Time" at the Princess Theatre, Torquay)


Writer: Vince Powell
Writer: Frank Roscoe
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: John Ammonds
Himself: Harry Worth
[Actor]: Patrick Newell
[Actor]: William Kendall
[Actor]: Stuart Saunders
[Actor]: Blake Butler
[Actor]: Joe Gladwin
[Actor]: Roy Maxwell
Himself: Cliff Michelmore
Himself: Robin Hall
Himself: Jimmie Macgregor

: The News

: Dr. Kildare: Four Feet in the Morning

A film series starring Richard Chamberlain as Dr. Kildare, Raymond Massey as Dr. Gillespie.
Guest stars Ralph Bellamy, Jack Ging, Ruth Roman

A teenage love affair and its serious consequences causes Kildare to call in a psychiatrist to help the young father-to-be.


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey
Dr. L Richard Starke: Ralph Bellamy
Dr. Paul Graham: Jack Ging
Marie Quincy: Ruth Roman

: 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
Producer: Anthony Whitby

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: Parliamo Italiano: 30: Sulla Spiaggia

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

Giulia and Giorgio make the most of their last day on the beach.

A BBC Educational broadcast
(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.

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