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: 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 11.00)


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

: The News

: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
First shown on BBC-2 this morning
(to 13.55)


Storyteller: Athene Seyler
Presenter: Beryl Roques
Presenter: Brian Cant

: Racing at Goodwood

3.10 Sussex Stakes
over the Old Mile

3.45 Chesterfield Cup
over 1 mile and a quarter

4.15 Goodwood Stakes
over 2 miles and 3 furlongs

(to 16.20)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Television presentation: Dennis Monger

: Deputy Dawg

Another chance to see this cartoon film series.
Deputy, Musky, and Vince celebrate National Lazy Day.

: Explorers: Henry Hudson's Last Voyage

The first of three films telling the story of famous men who were history makers in Canada.

Nearly four hundred years ago a brave and experienced explorer, Henry Hudson, led an expedition to the large unknown bay on the east coast of Canada. This film tells the story of the disastrous end to that expedition.
A National Film Board of Canada film

: 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

: Lil: Chapter and Verse

by Elaine Morgan.
with Jessie Evans
and Frank Williams, John Gill
This week: Chapter and Verse
First shown on BBC Wales, May 14


Writer: Elaine Morgan
Designer: Colin Shaw
Producer: David J. Thomas
Director: Arthur Williams
Lil: Jessie Evans
Derek: Henley Thomas
Librarian: Maralynn Burt
Mr. Brown: Frank Williams
Dai Davies: Talfryn Thomas
William Thomas: John Gill

: Tomorrow's World

Written by Gordon Thomas and Peter Stone.
Tomorrow's World...in the making today

Raymond Baxter introduces film, outside broadcast, and studio reports on the men and the developments which are changing our way of life.


Writer: Gordon Thomas
Writer: Peter Stone
Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Producer: Peter Bruce
Producer: Roy Battersby
Editor: Glyn Jones

: White Heather Club

Starring Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor
and featuring Peter Malian, Kathleen MacDonald, Bobby Watson and The White Heather Dancers, The Scottish Junior Singers (Conductor, Agnes Duncan), Jim MacLeod and his Band
A section of the BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Leader, Dennis McConnell
Conducted by Iain Sutherland
Jim MacLeod and his Band are appearing at Dunblane Hotel Hydro, Perthshire

7.30-7.55 Eye on the Countryside: introduced by John Moore.
(Peterborough, Manningtree)


Singer/presenter: Robin Hall
Singer/Guitarist/presenter: Jimmie Macgregor
Singer: Peter Malian
Singer: Kathleen MacDonald
Dancer/dance director: Bobby Watson
Dancers: The White Heather Dancers
Singers: The Scottish Junior Singers
Singers conductor: Agnes Duncan
Musicians: Jim MacLeod and his Band
Musicians: A section of the BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Dennis McConnell
Orchestra conducted by: Iain Sutherland
Designer: Walter Miller
Producer: Iain MacFadyen
Presenter (Eye on the Countryside): John Moore

: 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

: Mogul: Wildcat

by John Elliot.
Starring Geoffrey Keen as Stead, Barry Foster as Driscoll, Ray Barrett as Thornton, Philip Latham as Izard


Writer/series created by: John Elliot
Title music: Tom Springfield
Film cameraman: Tony Leggo
Film editor: John Griffiths
Story editor: Anthony Read
Designer: Allan Anson
Producer: Peter Graham Scott
Director: William Slater
Willy Izard: Philip Latham
Brian Stead: Geoffrey Keen
Nuka Ikedi: Joseph Layode
Peter Thornton: Ray Barrett
Robert Driscoll: Barry Foster
Alan Boyd: James Beck
Carl: Richard Marner
Sam Okeke: Bari Jonson
Kitty Boyd: Jo Rowbottom
Adaku: Carmen Munroe
Edna: Sally Lahee
Johnny: Rashidi Onikoyi

: Sportsview

Introduced by Frank Bough.
bringing you News-Action-Personalities in a weekly sports magazine for the family.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presented by: Richard Tilling
Assistant editor: Alan Hart
Assistant editor: Lawrie Higgins
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: The News

: Go Ahead Year

The Rt. Hon. Herbert Bowden, C.B.E. M.P., Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons.
A Party political Broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party.
Also on BBC-2


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Herbert Bowden

: The Wednesday Play: Moving On

by Bill Mellen.
[Starring] Peter Jeffrey, David Collings, Godfrey Quigley, Jack Watson
with Eric Thompson
First shown on March 24
See page 33


Writer: Bill Mellen
Film sequences - Cameraman: Russ Walker
Film sequences - Cameraman: Tom Friswell
Film sequences - Editor: Pam Bosworth
Fight arranger: Peter Diamond
Music: Don Lawson
Story editor: Roger Smith
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Producer: James MacTaggart
Director: Brian Parker
'Taffy' Thomas: David Collings
Staff Tucker: Peter Jeffrey
'Scouse' O'Brien: Eric Thompson
R.S.M. Edwards: Godfrey Quigley
Staff Pierson: Jack Watson
Staff Cross: Ken Wayne
Staff Labrecque: Philip Oxman
Captain Field: Keneth Thornett
Jock Gould: Roy Hanlon
Staff Derry: John Trenaman
Charlie Lloyd: Tony Wall
Blue Band: Robert Pitt
Bushey: James Appleby
Tagg: David Brewster
Ledbetter: Billy Dean
Carroll: Syd Deller
Higgens: Peter Diamond
Harries: Adrian Drotsky
O'Hara: Peter Newby

: Golf: Senior Service Festival of Golf - Great Britain v. America

Recorded highlights of today's play from Dalmahoy Golf Club.


Commentator: Henry Longhurst
Commentator: Bill Cox
Television presentation: Bill Stevenson
Television presentation: Charles Munro

: News Extra

: Postscript

by The Rev. Stuart Jackman.


Presenter: The Rev. Stuart Jackman

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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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