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: Engineering Science

A BBC Educational broadcast
Previously shown on Monday
(to 9.35)

: Primary School Mathematics

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 9.58)

: Middle School Physics

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 10.20)

: Volpone: Part 3

by Ben Jonson.
For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.35)


Author: Ben Jonson

: Discovering Science: How Air Pressure Changes

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.58)

: Science and Society: The Mind of the Scientist: 3: Herschel - The Depths of Space and Time

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 12.25)

: Heddiw

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


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young

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

: Science Session: Photography: 3: Taking Pictures

There's more to taking pictures than just pointing the camera in the right direction. Gordon Severn explains some of the other things that you need to consider.
For Schools
(Repeated on Thursday at 10.0 a.m.)
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Animations: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Morton Surguy

: Living in the Present: The Family

BBC Educational film
Previously shown on Monday and Tuesday
(to 14.50)

: Hector Heathcote: Part 1

A new comedy film series.

Hector shows that he can be ready for battle in less time than it takes to fire a cannon.

: A Way to Adventure: Part 6: All Aboard

with John Earle
The concluding adventures of four boys and 'Sandy', who end their 100-mile camping expedition aboard the gaff-rigged cutter Helen.
From the West


Presenter: John Earle
Directed and produced by: Peter Bale

: The Adventures of Tintin: Red Rackham's Treasure: Part 12: Demon of the Deep

Captain Haddock makes a find and Tintin and his party set off to investigate an island.

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker.
Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Going for a Song?

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of Antiques with Max Robertson.
A West Region presentation


Presenter: Max Robertson
Producer: John Irving

: United!: Money in the Bank

by Brian Hayles

Gerry Barford, the new Manager, is already in trouble when Jack Birkett, the Captain, delivers an ultimatum.
From the Midlands


Writer: Brian Hayles
Special facilities: Stoke City Football Club
Technical Adviser: Jimmy Hill
Designer: Charles Carroll
Associate Producer: Anthony Cornish
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: John Davies
Gerry Barford: David Lodge
Ted Dawson: Robin Wentworth
Frank Silby: Arnold Peters
Betty Birkett: Linda Polan
Jack Birkett: Bryan Marshall
Jimmy Stokes: George Layton
Kenny Craig: Stephen Yardley
Horace Martin: Harold Goodwin
Kevin Barford: Peter Craze
Mick Dougall: Robert Cross
Daphne Dawson: Topsy Jane
Dan Davis: Arthur Pentelow
Ernest Broome: John Bott
Clara Dawson: Joyce Latham
Mary Barford: Ursula O'Leary
Jean Jones: Mitzi Rogers
Dave Rockway: Christopher Coll

: The Best of Hancock: The Economy Drive

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton
Starring Tony Hancock in some vintage editions of Hancock's Half-Hour
and featuring Sidney James

This week: The Economy Drive
In which Sidney Balmoral James forgets a number of essential household chores and Anthony Aloysius Hancock attempts to enforce economy measures at 23 Railway Cuttings, East Cheam.

With Patricia Hayes, Liz Fraser, Arthur Mullard, Michael Ward, Pamela Manson, Laurie Webb, Alec Bregonzi, Frank Pemberton, Herbert Nelson, Anne Marryott, Mario Fabrizi, Totti Truman Taylor, Peggyann Clifford


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Duncan Wood
Tony: Tony Hancock
Sid: Sidney James
Edie: Patricia Hayes
Woman on restaurant counter: Liz Fraser
[Actor]: Arthur Mullard
1st Restaurant customer: Michael Ward
Canteen Server: Pamela Manson
[Actor]: Laurie Webb
5th Man: Alec Bregonzi
[Actor]: Frank Pemberton
[Actor]: Herbert Nelson
Canteen Server: Anne Marryott
Tray snatcher: Mario Fabrizi
Hysterical Customer: Totti Truman Taylor
Hospital almoner: Peggyann Clifford

: Bewitched: Remember the Main

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

Your favourite witch is back in Remember the Main
Samantha's incursion into local politics looks like being disastrous-till Endora takes a hand.


Samantha: Elizabeth Montgomery
Darrin: Dick York
Endora: Agnes Moorehead
Gladys Kravitz: Alice Pearce
Abner Kravitz: George Tobias
Ed Wright: Edward Mallory
John C. Cavanaugh: Byron Morrow

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
Bringing you News - Action - Personalities in a weekly sports magazine for the family.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Presented by: Fred Viner
Assistant Editor: Alan Hart
Assistant Editor: Lawrie Higgins
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: The News

: Buddy Greco

Featuring one of the world's top cabaret artists.
Tonight Mr. Greco sings:
Falling in Love with Love; The Girl from Ipanema; I Wish You Love; Baubles, Bangles, and Beads People; Let Me Love You; The Lady is a Tramp
and features on piano with the orchestra - Slaughter on Tenth Avenue


Singer/Pianist: Buddy Greco
Production: Stewart Morris

: Horse of the Year Show: The Ovaltine Championship for the Leading Jumper of the Year

The most coveted national championship of the season, decided, if necessary, by two jumps off the second against the clock.
Direct from the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley.
Introduced by Frank Bough.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presenter: Frank Bough
Television Presentation: Bill Duncalf
Television Presentation: David Kennard

: Twenty-Four Hours

Round the clock and round the world with up-to-the-minute coverage of what matters today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
Round 24 hours with Ian Trethowan, Kenneth Allsop and Robert McKenzie, Robin Day
Round 24,000 miles with Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, Michael Barratt
and the Twenty-Four Hours correspondents


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Presenter: Robin Day
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Rostropovich and Richter play Beethoven

The two great Russians, Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) and Sviatoslav Richter (piano) in the complete cycle of five Beethoven cello sonatas.
Tonight: Sonata No.1, in F major, Op...5 No.1
Recorded from the Usher Hall at last year's Edinburgh Festival.
First shown on BBC-2
The artists appeared at the 1964 Edinburgh International Festival by arrangement with Victor Hochhauser Ltd.

October 20: Sunata No. 2, in G minor. Op. 5 No. 2


Cellist: Mstislav Rostropovich
Pianist: Sviatoslav Richter
TV presentation: Alan Rees

: Postscript

by The Rev. R. T. Brooks.


Presenter: The Rev. R. T. Brooks

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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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