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: Notice Board

Public Service announcements.

: Cricket: Sussex v. Warwickshire

direct from Lord's.
The whole of the morning's play in the Final of the County Cricket Knockout Competition.

See page 7


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Denis Compton
Television presentation: Philip Lewis

: Grandstand

See panel on facing page
Details of next week's Grandstand are shown on page 59

: The Telegoons: The Choking Horror

Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan
BBC Radio's world-famous Goons in a puppet series for Television.
This week's adventure is: The Choking Horror
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 Bargain of Necessity

by Dennis Spooner
An adventure in space and time
Starring William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill and Carole Ann Ford
with James Cairncross, Jack Cunningham and Donald Morley

The Doctor gives his friends away and a traitor is killed.


Writer: Dennis Spooner
Title Music: Ron Grainer with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Stanley Myers
Story Editor: David Whitaker
Designer: Roderick Laing
Associate Producer: Mervyn Pinfield
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: Henric Hirsch
Dr. Who: William Hartnell
Ian Chesterton: William Russell
Barbara Wright: Jacqueline Hill
Susan Foreman: Carole Ann Ford
Leon Colbert: Edward Brayshaw
Soldier: Terry Bale
Lemaitre: James Cairncross
Jailer: Jack Cunningham
Jules Renan: Donald Morley
Robespierre: Keith Anderson

: Juke Box Jury

A new disc - a Hit or a Miss?
Comment and opinions on the latest pop releases.
This week's panel: Anthony Booth, Diane Cilento, Laurie Henshaw, Barbara Roscoe
In the chair, David Jacobs


Panellist: Anthony Booth
Panellist: Diane Cilento
Panellist: Laurie Henshaw
Panellist: Barbara Roscoe
Chairman: David Jacobs
Programme devised by: Peter Potter
Presented by: Barry Langford

: The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters: The Day of the Taboo Man

A 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.

In spite of Buck Coulter's warning that it will only bring trouble, Doc. McPheeters insists on treating an Indian witchdoctor who has been left to die by the rest of his tribe...


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

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: My Late Dear Husband

Created by A. J. Cronin.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen
with Bill Simpson as Dr. Finlay
Guest stars, Sonia Dresdel, Renee Houston, Ballard Berkeley
First transmission on January 26


Creator: A. J. Cronin
Script: Donald Bull
Script editor: Harry Green
The series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Film cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film editor: Ted Walter
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Director: Julia Smith
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Mrs. McDowel: Margot Thomas
Maggie: Denise Coffey
Mrs. Bright: Renee Houston
Lydia: Sonia Dresdel
Col. Cayley: Ballard Berkeley
Mrs. Clegg: Nan Marriott-Watson
Mr. Dawson: Peter Stephens
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Mr. Troubridge: Beaufoy Milton

: Club Night

from the Palace Theatre Club, Offerton, Stockport.
Donald Peers introduces Gerry and the Pacemakers, Charlie Chester, Ray Alan, Janie Marden, Mark Raffles, Carlo Dini, Kevin Kent, Peter Marsh, Malcolm Riddell.
Mark Raffles appears by permission of Warners Holiday Camp
See page 7


Presenter: Donald Peers
Band: Gerry and the Pacemakers
Comedian: Charlie Chester
Ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Singer: Janie Marden
Magician: Mark Raffles
Tenor: Carlo Dini
Singer: Kevin Kent
Performer: Peter Marsh
Performer: Malcolm Riddel
Orchestra conducted by: Harry Hayward
Setting: Stuart Furber
Director: Douglas Argent
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Decadent Dean

A film series starring Raymond Burr as the famous lawyer-investigator created by Erle Stanley Gardner.
with Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Even though the respected dean of a private school confesses to murdering his assistant, Perry Mason decides to defend him.


Character created by: Erle Stanley Gardner
Perry Mason: Raymond Burr
Della Street: Barbara Hale
Paul Drake: William Hopper
Hamilton Burger: William Talman

: Diary of a Young Man: 5: Life or A Girl Called Fred

by Troy Kennedy Martin and John McGrath
with Victor Henry, Richard Moore, Nerys Hughes


Writer: Troy Kennedy Martin
Writer: John McGrath
Music composed and conducted by: Stanley Myers
Film Cameraman: John McGlashan
Film Editor: Christopher La Fontaine
Story Editor: Roger Smith
Stills by: Derek Nice
Designer: Peter Seddon
Producer: James MacTaggart
Director: Kenneth Loach
Fred: Jean Marsh
Truscott: John Warner
Joe: Victor Henry
Rose: Nerys Hughes
Ginger: Richard Moore
Mr. Silver: Roy Godfrey
Mr. Gold: Leslie Dwyer
Psychiatrist: Carl Duering
Biologist: Frank Williams
Housekeeper: Nora O'Rawe
Priest: David Blake Kelly
Police Constable: Glynn Edwards
Chief beatnik: George Little
Philosopher: Donald McCollum
Chief Lord Justice: Noel Howlett
Store Detective: Robin Parkinson
Chelsea Pensioner: Wally Patch
Man in street: David Crane
Colonel: Joseph Wise
Irish clerk: William Hurndell
Vegetarian: Arthur Lawrence
Student: David Baxter
Girl: Lisa White
Italian: Gino Cola
General: Frank Littlewood
Man: Bruce Wightman
Buddhist: Robert Lee
Arthur: Danvers Walker

: News and Sport

: The Third Man: Mars in Conjunction

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

Harry Lime may not believe in astrology, but when an astrologer predicts that he will be dead within a month, even he takes extra care.


Teleplay by: Phyllis White
Teleplay by: Robert White
Story consultant: Warner Law
Director: John Ainsworth
Producer: E. M. Smedley Aston
Executive producer: Vernon Burns
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris
Camillo: Terence de Marney
Gabriella: Georgina Ward
Ricci: Francis de Wolff
Mario: Maurice Kaufmann

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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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