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: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

Vera McKechnie turns the pages and shows you how to make a paper lantern.
You need coloured wallpaper, glue, pencil, scissors, and a ruler
BBC film
(to 11.00)


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

: 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: Tales of the Riverbank: Turtle's Tin Cans

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

Turtle's little hoard comes in useful when Guinea has trouble with his Water-wheel.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.
(to 13.45)


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

: Blue Peter

with Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Director: Edward Barnes
Producer: Biddy Baxter

: Ripcord: Elegy for a Hero

A second chance to see the thrilling film series about the adventures of two dare-devil parachutists.

An old army acquaintance of Ted's who has become a national hero asks the Ripcord team for help.

: 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

: Derry Dando

Have you ever seen my Siani?
Hob y Derry Dando
She's so neat and she's so pretty
Hob y Derry Dando

[Starring] Meredydd Evans
with Naomi Simon, Margaret Williams, Gwyn Jenkins, The Focals, The Journeymen, The Black Country Three, Aled Hughes, Reg Edwards, Derek Boote.


Presenter/Producer: Meredydd Evans
Singer: Naomi Simon
Singer: Margaret Williams
Singer: Gwyn Jenkins
Performers: The Focals
Group: The Journeymen
Group: The Black Country Three
Singer: Aled Hughes
Singer: Reg Edwards
Singer: Derek Boote
Designer: Alan Taylor
Director: Ruth Price

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
with Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings,
Christopher Brasher, Julian Pettifer, Cathal O'Shannon, Magnus Magnusson.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Christopher Brasher
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Cathal O'Shannon
Reporter: Magnus Magnusson
Associate producer: Kenneth Corden
Associate producer: Anthony Smith
Associate producer: Frank Dale
Assistant Editor: John Lloyd
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: On Safari with Armand and Michaela Denis: 3: The Musical Sealion

Ordinary visitors to the Miami Seaquarium in Florida have an exciting time. A journey by monorail over the grounds, superb marine exhibits. and public shows with dolphins and sealions under the golden dome of the vast arena. But the ordinary visitor does not go under water with the divers, or see the capture teams at work out at sea.
See page 23


Presenter: Armand Denis
Presenter: Michaela Denis

: Bewitched: Pleasure O'Riley

A comedy film series.
Starring Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, Dick York as Darrin
and Agnes Moorehead as Endora

Darrin is in danger in more ways than one when a beautiful model with a jealous boy friend moves in next door.


Samantha: Elizabeth Montgomery
Darrin: Dick York
Endora: Agnes Moorehead
Pleasure O'Riley: Kipp Hamilton
'Thunderbolt' Swenson: Ken Scott
Abaa Kravitz: George Tobias
Gladys Kravitz: Alice Pearce

: Panorama: The 10,000 Faces of 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, John Morgan.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: John Morgan
Associate Producer: Richard Francis
Editor: David Wheeler

: The News

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Frustrated Folk Singer

A film series starring Raymond Burr as the famous lawyer-investigator created by Erle Stanley Gardner.

A wealthy but naive country girl embarks on a new career as a folk singer but finds herself the victim of fraud and accused of murder.
See page 24


Character created by: Erle Stanley Gardner
Perry Mason: Raymond Burr
Della Street: Barbara Hale
Paul Drake: William Hopper
Hamilton Burger: William Talman
Lieutenant Anderson: Wesley Lau
Lieutenant Tragg: Ray Cotllns
Jazbo Williams: Gary Crosby
Amy Jo Jennings: Bonnie Jones

: Dance Date: England v. Holland

featuring an International Match.

In Holland
Jan Corduwener and the Grand Gala Orchestra
Produced by Nic Notten and Barrie Edgar in the R.A.I. Ballroom, Amsterdam

In England
Joe Loss and his Orchestra
Produced by Brian Johnson in the Lyceum Ballroom, London

Programme organised by Mecca Dancing with Nederlandse Bond van Dansleraren


Musicians (Holland): Jan Corduwener and the Grand Gala Orchestra
Commentator (Holland): Meryl O'Keeffe
Commentator (Holland): Karel Wensink
Director (Holland): Tineke Roeffen
Producer (Holland): Nic Notten
Producer (Holland): Barrie Edgar
Musicians (England): Joe Loss and his Orchestra
Commentator (England): Don Moss
Commentator (England): Albert van Lingen
Producer (England): Brian Johnson
Studio compere: Peter West
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Director: Reg Perrin
Executive producer: Mary Evans

: News Extra

: The Holy Week Story: 1: The Common People

The Holy Week Story in song and speech.
with Peter Firth, Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.
Song: Two Thousand Years Ago by Peter Firth
See page 23


Storyteller/composer (Two Thousand Years Ago): Peter Firth
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/Guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Producer: Raymond Short

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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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