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: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young

James Urquhart tells the story.

Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: James Urquhart
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: The News

: Play School: Ideas Day

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

: Clapperboard

Gary Watson and Montmorency show how the Pogles outwit the wicked witch, an adventure with a coal goblin, how some Yugoslav children make a film, and finally a crazy Mexican western.


Presenter: Gary Watson

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Corbet Woodall.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: My Time Again

Richard Burton talks about his life as an actor with Michael Elwyn.

It's very easy to be an actor if the very nature of one's background is dramatic.

I discovered that I was somewhat bow-legged as an actor, which was not perhaps all that desirable to play Hamlet or Henry V

I think Romeo is probably the worst part ever written by anybody who is so famous

I wouldn't go so far as to say that I'm good, or anything like that, in the film half of the business-but certainty I try much harder than I did

If the chips were down and the world were to come to an end and I was in dead trouble, and people said 'Who would you like to have with you, what sort of people?' I'm afraid I would have to say quite chauvinistically- the Welsh miner

First shown on BBC Wales


Interviewee: Richard Burton
Interviewer: Michael Elwyn
Producer: John Ormond

: Pastures in High Places

Written and directed by Stanley Williamson.
A record of a year's work on a Yorkshire sheep farm.
Music composed by Thomas Henderson and played by the BBC Northern Orchestra conducted by the composer
Commentary spoken by Philip Robinson.


Writer/director: Stanley Williamson
Film cameraman: Gerry Pullen
Film cameraman: Ted Wallbank
Film cameraman/editor: Arthur Smith
Film cameraman: Graham Turner
Music composed by/orchestra conducted by: Thomas Henderson
[Music] played by: The BBC Northern Orchestra
Narrator: Philip Robinson

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers.
Discs - Stars - News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced tonight by Jimmy Savile.


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Settings: David Myerscough Jones
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The See Paris and Die Affair

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is there - where he is needed - when he is needed - from the organisation dedicated to the world-wide fight against crime and subversion.
A film series.
Starring Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo, David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin
and Leo G. Carroll as Mr. Waverly
See page 40


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Mr. Waverly: Leo G. Carroll
Mary Pilgrim: Kathryn Hays
Max Van Schreeten: Lloyd Bochner
Corio: Alfred Ryder
Joseph Van Schreeten: Gerald Mohr
Gendarme Sergeant: Marcel Hillaire
Krolik: Kevin Hagen
Madame Grushenka: Myriam Goldina
'The Gallants': H. B. Barnum
'The Gallants': Earl Palmer
'The Gallants': Jimmy Bond
'The Gallants': Gerald Wiggins

: Comedy Playhouse: Betsy Mae

by Ken Hoare and Mike Sharland.
[Starring] Hermione Gingold
with Nicholas Phipps, Michael Newport
and Peter Elliott

See page 39


Writer: Ken Hoare
Writer: Mike Sharland
Signature music: Ron Grainer
Incidental music: Bill McGuffie
[Incidental music] conducted by: Bill Ternent
Solo pianist: Bill McGuffie
Film cameraman: Tony Leggo
Editor: Keith Raven
Editor: Jess Palmer
Designer: Jeremy Davies
Executive producer: Graeme Muir
Production: Douglas Moodie
Roger Kaye: Nicholas Phipps
Irma: Gina Bon
Betsy Mae Meadows: Hermione Gingold
Cyrus: Peter Elliott
Station porter: Frank Cowley
John Plowman: Michael Newport
Chauffeur: Michael Gover
Zena Skinner: null Herself

: The News

: International Boxing

from Italy
A direct relay from San Remo of the heavyweight contest between Billy Walker, Great Britain and Eduardo Corletti, Argentina.
and of the bantamweight championship of Europe between the holder Ben Ali, Spain and the challenger Tommaso Calli, Italy.
Presented by the Italian Television Service
See page 39


Boxer (Heavyweight): Billy Walker
Boxer (Heavyweight): Eduardo Corletti
Boxer (Bantamweight): Ben Ali
Boxer (Bantamweight): Tommaso Calli
Commentator in San Remo: Harry Carpenter

: Having a Baby: 3: Ante-Natal Care (ii)

A series of nine programmes on maternity and baby care.
Introduced by a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the University of London.

The Professor describes ante-natal care in the later months of pregnancy.
A Doctor discusses the mother's general health and gives advice on diet.


Presenter: A Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the University of London [name uncredited]
Speaker: A Doctor [name uncredited]
Film animations: Colin Whitaker
Producer: Joyce Bullen
Editor: Beryl Radley

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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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