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: Going to Work: Health and Safety

BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 9.55)

: Middle School Mathematics: 20: More about the Matrix

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.20)

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young

Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Spotlight

For Schools
Previously shown on Thursday
(to 11.25)

: A Year in the Country: The Coming of Spring

BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.55)

: Heddiw

gydag Owen Edwards.
Topical items introduced by Owen Edwards in Welsh.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss)


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices

Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Television Club: Colin's New Suit

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 14.25)

: The Valiant Varneys

Starring Reg Varney
with Frederick Jaeger, Michael Atkinson, Audrey Nicholson, Peter Hughes, Brendan Barry, Geoffrey Kenion, Godfrey James, Philip Ross
See page 63


Script: David Cumming
Designer: Derek Dodd
Producer: Johnny Downes
Producer: Vere Lorrimer
Sir Varney: Reg Varney
[Actor]: Frederick Jaeger
[Actor]: Michael Atkinson
Lady Gwendolen: Audrey Nicholson
[Actor]: Peter Hughes
[Actor]: Brendan Barry
[Actor]: Geoffrey Kenion
[Actor]: Godfrey James
[Actor]: Philip Ross

: Pinky and Perky: Your Life in their Trotters

Written by Robert Gray.
Pinky and Perky attempt Your Life in their Trotters
with Jimmy Thompson as Asst. General, P.P.C.t.v.
From the North of England
(First transmission on Sept. 27, 1964)


Writer: Robert Gray
Presented by: Jan Dalibor
Presented by: Vlasta Dalibor
Additional manipulator: Philip Rose
Additional manipulator: Elizabeth Rose
Additional manipulator: John Parks
We Belong Together words and music by: Norman Newell
We Belong Together words and music by: Alyn Ainsworth
Design: Nicole Goodwin
Producer: Stan Parkinson
Assistant General, P.P.C.t.v.: Jimmy Thompson

: Junior Points of View

with Sarah Ward
A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Junior Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Sarah Ward

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Michael Aspel.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower plans the first outdoor vegetable sowings for Midland and Northern gardeners: Potatoes, broad beans, peas, radish.
and with John Warren, Lincoln installs a trial range of garden frames in the Gardening Club garden using soil-cables, space heating, and simple, cheap frames from railway sleepers and Dutch lights
Seed sowings of melon and cucumber for frame culture
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: John Warren
Producer: Paul Morby

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with The Tonight team.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Compact: A cigarette that bears a lipstick's traces

A serial by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Ben finds he is the mouse in a cat and mouse game, and Bridget makes a journey into danger.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bob Stuart
Story editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Barry Cox
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Hugh David
Bridget: Gaynor Lloyd
Alan: Basil Moss
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Ben: Bill Kerr
Mitch: Diana Beevers
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Keith Warrington: Raymond Clarke
Anne: Jennifer Wilson
Messenger: Louis Mansi
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Guy Lamartine: Scott Forbes
Mr. Parry: Edward Cast
Roy: Jeremy Bulloch
Terry: Jimmy Ray
David: Vincent Ball

: The Likely Lads: Chance of a Lifetime

Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.
Starring James Bolam as Terry and Rodney Bewes as Bob
with Barry Linehan, Veronica Lang, Richard Moore, Sheila Fearn, Donald McKillop, Bartlett Mullins, Garfield Morgan
(First transmission on BBC-2, January 13)


Writer/Producer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Designer: Richard Hunt
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Bob: Rodney Bewes
Terry: James Bolam
Ralph: Barry Linehan
Cecile: Veronica Lang
Blakey: Richard Moore
Audrey Collier: Sheila Fearn
Jack: Donald McKillop
Mr. Clough: Bartlett Mullins
Jeffcock: Garfield Morgan

: International Athletics: Great Britain v. The United States of America

In tonight's indoor meeting at the Empire Pool, Wembley, the British team compete for the first time since their success in the Tokyo Olympics, against the strongest Athletics nation in the world.
Organised by the B.A.A.B. in conjunction with the Sun
See page 61


Commentator: David Coleman
Commentator: Norris McWhirter
TV presentation: Alan Mouncer

: 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

: The News

: The Great War: Part 25: The iron thrones are falling (British Officer)

Written by Gordon Watkins and John Williams.
A twenty-six-part history.

The Allies knock Bulgaria out of the war and, by maintaining pressure from the Balkans and Italy, force Austria, now denied German help, to sue for peace.

With the voices of Sir Michael Redgrave as Narrator, Sir Ralph Richardson as Haig, Emlyn Williams as Lloyd George and Marius Goring, Cyril Luckham, Sebastian Shaw.
Music by Wilfred Josephs
played by the BBC Northern Orchestra
Conducted by George Hurst

Series produced in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Australian Broadcasting Commission
A BBC Tonight production
First transmission on BBC-2, November 15, 1964


Writer/producer: Gordon Watkins
Writer: John Williams
Narrator: Sir Michael Redgrave
Haig (voice): Sir Ralph Richardson
Lloyd George (voice): Emlyn Williams
Voices: Marius Goring
Voices: Cyril Luckham
Voices: Sebastian Shaw
Music: Wilfred Josephs
[Music] played by: The BBC Northern Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: George Hurst
Supervising Film Editor: Barry Toovey
Producer: Tony Essex

: Turn of Fate: Disappearance

A series of film dramas.
Starring Jack Lemmon
with William Talman, Joan Blackman, Joyce Meadows

A husband who meets his wife's plane is horrified to find that she has mysteriously vanished en route.


Henry Coyle: Jack Lemmon
Lt. Herman Brule: William Talman
Marie: Joan Blackman
[Actress]: Joyce Meadows

: Not So Much A Programme More A Way of Life

[Starring] David Frost
with Barbara Evans, John Bird, Doug Fisher, Roy Hudd, Brian Murphy and visitors.


Presenter: David Frost
Singer: Barbara Evans
Performer: John Bird
Performer: Doug Fisher
Comedian: Roy Hudd
Performer: Brian Murphy
Musical director: Conn Bernard
Choreographer: Irving Davies
Wardrobe supervised by: Barbara Lane
Make-up supervised by: Sandra Shepherd
Film editor: Christopher La Fontaine
Designer: Raymond Berger
Produced and directed by: Ned Sherrin

: News Extra

: Sky at Night: Ancient Lore

Patrick Moore examines the ancient mythology of the stars and some of the ways in which they have been said to influence man's destiny on earth.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Director: Keith Clement
Producer: Julia Gaitskell

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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.

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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