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: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

Vera McKechnie turns the pages and shows you how to make a woolly ball. You need a postcard, string, scissors, and thick wool
BBC film
(to 11.00)


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

: Headline News

: Cricket: England v. Australia: Third Test Match

Fourth day's play at Headingley


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

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: Hammy's New Home

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

Mr. Turtle shows the Hamster a strange craft drifting downstream, and it isn't long before Hammy makes himself a brand-new home.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.
(to 13.50)


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

: Cricket: England v. Australia: Third Test Match

A further visit to Headingley.
(to 16.15)

: Blue Peter

Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton introduce a magazine programme for younger viewers.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Production assistant: Rosemary Gill
Director: Edward Barnes
Producer: Biddy Baxter

: Good for Nothing

Another chance to see this film from France with Jacky and Hermine.
Jacky runs away with a chimpanzee which has escaped from a circus, and on his travels he makes two good friends.
Commentary spoken by Gary Watson.


Narrator: Gary Watson
English version by: Peggy Miller

: The News

: Cricket: England v. Australia: Third Test Match

The closing overs of the day, followed by a summary.

: 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

: Voyage into England: 1: The Key to the Cut

with Macdonald Hastings
From the Bristol Channel to the Midlands - on the first stage of a 500-mile journey through the canals and inland waterways.


Presenter: Macdonald Hastings
Director: Kenneth Savidge
Producer: Peter Bale

: Martin Chuzzlewit: Episode 3

by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised in thirteen episodes by Constance Cox.

In which Mr. Pecksniff stays in town at Todgers' and Tom Pinch makes a painful discovery.
(First shown on February 2)


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Constance Cox
Music composed and conducted by: John Hotchkis
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Joan Craft
Mrs. Todgers: Barbara Cavan
Bailey: Peter Craze
Pecksniff: Richard Pearson
Charity: Rosalind Knight
Mercy: Anna Middleton
Martin: Gary Raymond
Tom Pinch: John Quentin
Mark Tapley: Tom Watson
Chevy Slyme: Michael Bilton
Montague Tigg: Peter Bayliss
Mrs Lupin: Barbara Ogilvie
Ruth Pinch: Fern Warner
Pupil: Elna Pearl
Footman: Vernon Dobtcheff
Employer: Frederick Farley
Mr. Jinkins: Peter Stephens
Mr. Moddle: Pearson Dodd
Mr. Gander: Clifford Parrish

: Glynis: The Bodyguards

A film series of comedy-thrillers starring Glynis Johns as a writer of mystery stories with a flair for making her own perilous predicaments and Keith Andes as her long-suffering husband.

Well, if they are... The Bodyguards ...you're on your own!


Glynis Granville: Glynis Johns
Keith Granville: Keith Andes

: Panorama

The Window on the World
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

: The News

: Detective: The Case of Oscar Brodski

Rupert Davies as Maigret introduces Dr. Thorndyke played by Peter Copley in Austin Freeman's The Case of Oscar Brodski, adapted by Allan Prior.


Author: Austin Freeman
Adapted by: Allan Prior
"Detective" theme Music composed by: John Addison
Incidental music: Norman Kay
Film cameraman: James Balfour
Film Editor: Ted Hunter
Script Editor: John Gould
Script Editor: Anthony Read
Designer: Mary Rea
Producer: David Goddard
Director: Richmond Harding
Maigret (Introduction): Rupert Davies
Oscar Brodski: Bernard Goldman
Silas Hickler: George Benson
Dr. Thorndyke: Peter Copley
Dr. Jervis: Gerald Sim
Boscovitch: Warren Mitchell
Mr. Brice: Cameron Hall
Engine driver: Jack Bligh
Fireman: Frank Seton
Porter: Roy Skelton
Sergeant Dickens: Meadows White
Constable: Wilfred Harrison

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Travellers' Tales: Time of the Gadamoji

told by H.R.H. Prince William of Gloucester
The bizarre customs and rituals of an unusual tribe in Southern Ethiopia whose organised life-cycle is centred upon fertility and culminates in an extraordinary ceremony called Gadamoji.
Original research into the Boran Tribe by Major J. Bromley, H.M. Consul at Asmara


Narrator/Filmed by: H.R.H. Prince William of Gloucester
Filmed by: Christopher Blackstone
Research: Major J. Bromley
Sound Mixer: Bob Saunders
Film Editor: Keith Miller
Presented by: Harry Hastings
Series Editor: Brian Branston

: News Extra

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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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