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Public Service announcements.

: The Telegoons: The Terrible Revenge of Fred Fu Manchu

Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan
BBC Radio's world-famous Goons in a new puppet series for Television.
This week's adventure is: The Terrible Revenge of Fred Fu Manchu
Television adaptation by Maurice Wiltshire.
Produced by Tony Young of Grosvenor Films for BBC-TV


Voices: Peter Sellers
Voices: Harry Secombe
Voices/script: Spike Milligan
Television adaptation: Maurice Wiltshire
Producer: Tony Young

: Dr. Who: A Desperate Venture

by Peter R. Newman
An adventure in space and time
Starring William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill and Carole Ann Ford

The enemies are revealed and the Doctor plays his last trick.


Writer: Peter R. Newman
Title Music: Ron Grainer with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Norman Kay
Costumes supervised by: Daphne Dare
Make-up supervised by: Jill Summers
Story Editor: David Whitaker
Designer: Raymond P. Cusick
Associate Producer: Mervyn Pinfield
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: Frank Cox
Dr. Who: William Hartnell
Ian Chesterton: William Russell
Barbara Wright: Jacqueline Hill
Susan Foreman: Carole Ann Ford
John: Stephen Dartnell
Carol: Ilona Rodgers
Commander: John Bailey
First Human: Martyn Huntley
Second Human: Giles Phibbs
Sensorites - Third: Peter Glaze
Sensorites - Fourth: Arthur Newall
Sensorites - First Elder: Eric Francis
Sensorites - Warrior: Joe Greig

: Juke Box Jury

A new disc - a Hit or a Miss?
Comment and opinions on the latest pop releases.
This week's panel: Catherine Boyle, Judy Cornwell, Ray Martine, Ringo Starr
In the chair, David Jacobs


Panellist: Catherine Boyle
Panellist: Judy Cornwell
Panellist: Ray Martine
Panellist: Ringo Starr
Chairman: David Jacobs
Programme devised by: Peter Potter
Presented by: Barry Langford

: The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters: The Day of the First Trait

A new film series starring Dan O'Herlihy as Dr. Sardius McPheeters and Kurt Russell as his son Jaimie in tales of adventure along the California gold rush trail of '49.

The whole wagon train is placed in jeopardy when a trigger-happy youth kills an Indian woman.


Dr. Sardius McPheeters: Dan O'Herlihy
Jaimie: Kurt Russell

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: Cup, Hand or Cards?

Created by A. J. Cronin.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen
with Bill Simpson as Dr. Alan Finlay
Guest star: Beatrix Lehmann
(First transmission on Sept. 26, 1963)


Created by: A. J. Cronin
Script/Script Editor: Harry Green
The series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Film Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film Editor: Valerie Best
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Cedric Messina
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Mrs. Frazer: Marjorie Thompson
Miss Sutherland: Beatrix Lehmann
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Jennie Cochrane: Fiona Duncan
Biddy: Margaret Boyd
Mrs. Crawford: Joan Veitch
Mrs. Cromarty: Louise MacLaren
P.C. Dickie: David MacMillan
Mrs. Fyfe: Beth Boyd
Matron: Jean McPherson
Mr. Robertson: Rolf Lefebvre

: Singalong Saturday

with The Cliff Adams Singers, The Countrymen, The Jack Emblow Quartet.
Your host, Val Doonican
Guest star, Rose Brennan


Singers: The Cliff Adams Singers
[Singers] directed by: Cliff Adams
Band: The Countrymen
Musicians: The Jack Emblow Quartet
Presenter: Val Doonican
Singer/guest star: Rose Brennan
Staging: Douglas Squires
Designer: Colin Pigott
Producer: Travers Thorneloe

: Laughter from the Whitehall: Brian Rix presents: One Wild Oat

by Vernon Sylvaine.
Brian Rix, Leo Franklyn, Basil Lord, Larry Noble, Sheila Mercier, and Helen Jessop are appearing in 'Chase Me, Comrade' at the Whitehall Theatre, London


Writer: Vernon Sylvaine
Settings: Stanley Moore
Director: Wallace Douglas
Annie: Jeanne Cooke
Caroline Proudfoot: Sheila Mercier
Humphrey Proudfoot: Brian Rix
Gregory Throstie: Pearson Dodd
Cherrie Proudfoot: Waveney Lee
Alfred Gilbey: Basil Lord
Fred Gilbey: Arthur Barrett
Lydia Gilbey: Hy Hazell
Mr. Pepys: Larry Noble
Charles: Leo Franklyn
Gloria Samson: Helen Jessop
Mr. Samson: George Moon
Audrey Cuttle: Hazel Douglas

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Drowsy Mosquito

A film series starring Raymond Burr as the famous lawyer-investigator created by Erle Stanley Gardner.
with guest star Archie Moore
and Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Arthur Hunnicutt

Called to investigate a dishonestly managed mine, Perry Mason finds himself defending a grizzly old prospector accused of murder.


Character created by: Erle Stanley Gardner
Perry Mason: Raymond Burr
Jason Sparks: Archie Moore
Della Street: Barbara Hale
Paul Drake: William Hopper
Sandy Bowen: Arthur Hunnicutt

: The Third Man: A Crisis in Crocodiles

A film series starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime.
with Jonathan Harris as Bradford Webster

When Harry Lime receives an anonymous offer for some shares he doesn't even know he owns, he is interested but puzzled, especially when he finds that the company deals in crocodiles.


Teleplay by: John Warwick
Story consultant: Warner Law
Director: Robert M. Leeds
Producer: E. M. Smedley Aston
Executive producer: Vernon Burns
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris
Julia: Jill Ireland
Bill: John Meillon
Rankin: John Barrie
Barney: Alistair Williamson

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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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