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: 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

: Cricket: England v. Australia: Third Test Match

The first day's play at Headingley, Leeds.
See facing page


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Robert Hudson
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Summaries: E. W. Swanton
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland

: Headline News

: Wimbledon and Cricket

Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships
BBC Outside Broadcast units set the scene and bring you The Semi-finals of the Ladies' Singles and all the highlights of the tenth day's play direct from the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
Cricket: England v. Australia: Third Test Match
Further visits to Headingley.
See also BBC-2


Commentary, news, results and summaries: Dan Maskell
Commentary, news, results and summaries: Jack Kramer
Commentary, news, results and summaries: Peter West
Commentary, news, results and summaries: David Coleman
Television presentation: Innes Lloyd
Television presentation: Brian Johnson
Television presentation: Alan Mounter
Television presentation: David Kennard
Producer: A. P. Wilkinson

: A Swingin' Time

with Rolf Harris
The boys and girls in the Birmingham studio
and guest stars: Gerry and the Pacemakers
From America, Stubby Kaye, Chris Rayburn, Shirley and Johnny
(Rolf Harris is appearing in "The Big Star Show" at the Aquarium, Great Yarmouth)


Presenter: Rolf Harris
Musicians: Gerry and the Pacemakers
Comedian: Stubby Kaye
Singer: Chris Rayburn
Singers: Shirley and Johnny
Music: Les Reed
Script: Ray Cooney
Settings: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Neville Wortman

: Pinky and Perky: All Aboard

Another chance to join them in highlights from their musical voyage around the world with John Slater as Cap'n Scuttle on board the paddle steamship Melodymaster.
Written by Margaret Potter.
From the North of England


Writer: Margaret Potter
Presented by (puppeteer)/Puppets created by: Jan Dalibor
Presented by (puppeteer): Vlasta Dalibor
Additional manipulator: Philip Rose
Additional manipulator: Elizabeth Rose
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Trevor Hill
Cap'n Scuttle: John Slater

: Junior Points of View

A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker.

Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Cricket: England v. Australia: Third Test Match

The closing overs of the first day's play, followed by a summary.

: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships

The final transmission of the day direct from the All England Lawn Tennis Club, featuring highlights of the Ladies' Singles Semi-finals.

: Compact: Have You Anything to Say?

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Smith tells the truth, David gets the verdict, and Janet is compromised...


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Moris Farhi
Script Editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Christopher Robilliard
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: John Crockett
Smith: Jack Hulbert
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Ian: Ronald Allen
Dinah: Margo Andrew
Foreman: John Barrett
Bert: David Coote
Stan: Johnny Wade
Alan: Basil Moss
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Ackroyd: Fred Ferris
Janet: Christine Pollon
Doug: Lawrence James
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
David: Vincent Ball
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Julia Preston: Polly Adams
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Jeff Armandez: Horace James
Miss Fraser: Christine Lindsay
Gary: Brian Miller
Mike: Len Jones

: Sykes and a Box

Written by Eric Sykes.
Starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques
with Ronald Adam, Donald Pickering, Erik Chitty, Michael Godfrey, John Brooking, Alec Bregonzi, Maeve Leslie, Richard Morton.


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental Music: Gordon Franks
Film cameraman: Tony Leggo
Film editor: Geoff Botterill
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: Ronald Adam
[Actor]: Donald Pickering
[Actor]: Erik Chitty
[Actor]: Michael Godfrey
[Actor]: John Brooking
[Actor]: Alec Bregonzi
[Actress]: Maeve Leslie
[Actor]: Richard Morton

: The Nurses: The Third Generation

A new film series starring Shirl Conway as Liz Thorpe and Zina Bethune as Gail Lucas
Guest star, Cathleen Nesbitt

An elderly nurse, who had once been an inspiration to Nurse Thorpe's generation, causes Liz to take stock of her own life and future in the profession.


Liz Thorpe: Shirl Conway
Gail Lucas: Zina Bethune
Charlotte Pope: Cathleen Nesbitt

: The News

: Call The Gun Expert: The Jockey Cap Case - 1927

Written and narrated by MacDonald Hastings, adapted from his book "The Other Mr. Churchill"
with Wensley Pithey as Robert Churchill
A Tonight presentation

When P.C. Gutteridge was found shot through the eyes in 1927, 10,000 policemen were alerted in the quest for his killers. A spent cartridge case with an odd mark on its base was the only tiny clue.


Writer/Narrator: MacDonald Hastings
Cameraman: Hannen Foss
Assistant Cameraman: David Findlay
Sound Recordist: Donald Martin
Film Editor: Dave King
Production Assistant: Peter Chafer
Designer: Roger Andrews
Producer: Jack Gold
Robert Churchill: Wensley Pithey
P.C. Gutteridge: Robert Cawdron
Browne: Robert Hewitt
Kennedy: Paddy Joyce
Counsel: David Swift

: It's A Square World

repeats Michael Bentine
echoed by Clive Dunn
and endorsed by Frank Thornton, Leon Thau, Joe Gibbons, Freddie Earlle, Pamela Ann Davey


Devised and written by: Michael Bentine
Devised and written by: John Law
Orchestra directed by: Harry Rabinowitz
Film editor: Jim Latham
Film cameraman: Tony Leggo
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Joe McGrath
Comedian: Michael Bentine
[Actor]: Clive Dunn
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actor]: Joe Gibbons
[Actor]: Freddie Earlle
[Actress]: Pamela Ann Davey

: Gallery

Introduced by Ian Trethowan.
A Man and his Union
A study of Frank Cousins, General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers' Union and one of the most powerful men in British industrial and political life.
With Robert McKenzie


Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Subject (A Man and his Union): Frank Cousins
Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Film editor: Ken Cooper
Producer: Anthony Whitby

: News Extra

About this project

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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