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: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages.
BBC film
(to 11.00)


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

: Headline News

: Cricket: England v. Australia - Fourth Test Match

The fourth day's play at Old Trafford, Manchester.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Richie Benaud
TV presentation: Ray Lakeland

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: Hammy Settles Down for Winter

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

The Hamster settles down for his winter sleep and dreams of the people he has met and the adventures he has known along the Riverbank.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.
(to 13.50)


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

: Cricket: England v. Australia - Fourth Test Match

A further visit to Old Trafford.
(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

: The Wild Horse

Another chance to see this film from France with Jacky.
Jacky is given a wild horse to train for his own, but one night it disappears and an unknown rider is seen in the neighbourhood.
Commentary spoken by Gary Watson.


Narrator: Gary Watson
English Version by: Peggy Miller

: 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

: Voyage into England: 4: A Cut Above the Others

with Macdonald Hastings

From Merseyside to Humber, along one of the highest canals in England -past 'Wigan Pier' and 'Bingley Five Rise'-through the dark silent Pennine tunnels that link Lancashire's dying waterway with the prosperous canals of Yorkshire.


Presenter: Macdonald Hastings
Assistant director: David Main
Producer: Peter Bale

: Martin Chuzzlewit: Episode 8

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

In which a marriage takes Place and Martin and Mark arrive in Eden.
First shown on March 8


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Constance Cox
Music composed and conducted by: John Hotchkis
Film cameraman: James Balfour
Film editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Joan Craft
Tom Pinch: John Quentin
Mary Graham: Ilona Rodgers
Scadder: Edmond Bennett
General Choke: Derek Murcott
Martin: Gary Raymond
Mark Tapley: Tom Watson
Mercy: Anna Middleton
Old Martin: Barry Jones
Jonas Chuzzlewit: Alex Scott
Mrs. Gamp: Angela Baddeley
Chuffey: Harold Scott
Pecksniff: Richard Pearson
Charity: Rosalind Knight
Lewsome: John Golightly
John Westlock: Jeremy Burnham
Mrs. Prig: Kathleen Harrison
Landlord: Joe Ritchie

: Glynis: A Little Knowledge is Fatal

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.

In the wrong hands...
A Little Knowledge is Fatal


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 Railing
Editor: David Wheeler

: The News

: Detective: The Quick One

Rupert Davies as Maigret introduces Father Brown played by Mervyn Johns in G.K. Chesterton's The Quick One
Adapted by Clifford Witting.

Father Brown solves a murder by describing the man nobody saw, and spotting a genuine phoney.


Author: G. K. Chesterton
Adapted by: Clifford Witting
Film Cameraman: Kenneth Westbury
Film Editor: Ted Hunter
Theme Music: John Addison
Incidental Music: Norman Kay
Script Editor: John Gould
Script Editor: Anthony Read
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Producer: David Goddard
Director: Gilchrist Calder
Maigret (Introduction): Rupert Davies
The Rev. Pryce-Jones: Garfield Morgan
Akhar: Kumar Ranji
Father Brown: Mervyn Johns
Detective-Inspector Greenwood: Victor Brooks
John Raggley: William Kendall
Henry Jukes: John Baskcomb
Smith: Gordon Whiting
Turner: Joby Blanshard
Robinson: Artro Morris
Kath: Margaret Burton
Herbert: John Bennett
Wills: Sam Kydd
Police Constable: Terence Rigby
Station Sergeant: Alan Rolfe
Arthur: Colin Spaull
James Grant: Ian Anders
Harmonium player: Sybilla Marshall
Beach congregation: Bill Berridge
Beach congregation: Pat Crowther
Beach congregation: Betty Duncan
Beach congregation: Winifred Sabine
Beach congregation: Jack Lee White

: 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: Periscope into the Past

told by Alexander John.
The Roman Road Expedition led by Victor Von Hagen follows the route of the legions into Tuscany.


Narrator: Alexander John
Explorer/filmed and directed by: Victor von Hagen
Filmed and directed by: Richmond Lawrence
Sound mixer: Bob Saunders
Film editor: Jeremy Sykes
Presented by: Harry Hastings
Series edited by: 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.

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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