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: Exploring Your World: 6: Living Underwater

Introduced by Harry Armstrong.
For Schools
Repeated on Friday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 9.55)


Presenter: Harry Armstrong
Producer: Eurfron Gwynne Jones

: Discovering Science: Fuels and Burning

In today's programme Gerd Sommerhoff investigates what happens to a fuel when it burns and shows how a knowledge of burning enables us to control fire.
For Schools
Previously shown in October 1964
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.38 am.

(to 10.20)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Geoffrey Hall
Producer: Lawrie Lawler

: Living in the Present: Education

BBC film
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.43)

: Going to Work: Food Processing

BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: Science and Society: The Methods of Science: 1: A View of the Universe

How does the outlook of the scientist compare with that of the student of the Humanities? An introduction to scientific methods.
Presented by Dr. David Gall.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 12 noon
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Dr. David Gall
Producer: Michael Totton

: Heddiw

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

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Serjeant Musgrave's Dance: Part 1

by John Arden.
Adapted and produced by Michael Simpson.
Introduced by Geoffrey Whitehead.
With Michael Murray and Patrick Godfrey
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.35)


Author: John Arden
Adapted by/Producer: Michael Simpson
Presenter: Geoffrey Whitehead
Designer: Gordon Roland
Private Attercliffe: Denis Carey
Private Hurst: Derek Newark
Private Sparky: Eric Thompson
Serjeant Musgrave: Andrew Keir
The Bargee: John Cater
The Mayor: Peter Woodthorpe
Walsh: George Selway
Annie: Rosemary Leach
Mrs. Hitchcock: Jessie Evans
The Constable: James Mellor
The Parson: Bruno Barnabe
Slow Collier: Ray Mort
Pugnacious Collier: Martin Matthews
[Actor]: Michael Murray
[Actor]: Patrick Godfrey

: Middle School Physics: Optics: Telescopes

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 16.35)

: Robinson Crusoe: Part 4

A film series based on the well-known story of the famous castaway.

Robinson brings ashore all he can salvage from the wreck of the Esmeralda, and makes a fire for the first time.

: Tom Tom

New, unusual, and fascinating stories and items of interest in a modern and changing world with Jeremy Carrad.
From the West


Presenter: Jeremy Carrad
Designer: Christopher Robilliard
Director: Bob Murray
Director: Ray Kite
Producer: Hugh Duggan

: The Magic Roundabout: 10: Florence is Invited to Zebedee's House

Written and told by Eric Thompson.
A film series from France.


Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: 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

: Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years: Episode 25: Gotterdammerung

A film series based on Sir Winston Churchill's Memoirs of World War II.

April, 1945, is indeed 'Gotterdammerung' - the 'Twilight of the Gods' - for the Dictators. Mussolini, attempting to flee, meets with a shameful death at the hands of the partisans; and Hitler, believing up till the end that his Reich is invincible, is forced to face the truth and takes his own life. The German generals surrender unconditionally - and the German war is at an end. At last, after six years, the lights come on again, and the whole freedom-loving world celebrates. (Repeat)


Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Churchill's words spoken by: Richard Burton
Narrator: Gary Merrill
Musical Score: Richard Rodgers

: Points of View

with Kenneth 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: Kenneth Robinson

: The Newcomers

Written by Anthony Coburn.
A story of a London family adapting to life in a country town.


Devised by: Colin Morris
Writer: Anthony Coburn
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Hugh David
Huntley: Tony Steedman
Peter Connolly: Patrick Connor
Langley: Michael Collins
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Cornwallis: Philip Ray
Cray: Windsor Davies
Harris: Howard Taylor
Clive Hughes: Michael Elwyn
Janet Langley: Sandra Payne
Maria Cooper: Judy Geeson
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch
Benny: Louis Mansi
Masters: John Gabriel
Connaught: Jack Stewart
Betty Lloyd: Helen Cotterill
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Tom Lloyd: Michael Standing
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson

: Sykes and a Big Brother

Written by Eric Sykes.
Starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques
with Kenneth J. Warren
and Campbell Singer, Maitland Moss, Walter Swash, Peter Badger, Rona Leigh


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental Music: Gordon Franks
Designer: Alan Hunter-Craig
Director: William Stewart
Producer: Philip Barker
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: Kenneth J. Warren
[Actor]: Campbell Singer
[Actor]: Maitland Moss
[Actor]: Walter Swash
[Actor]: Peter Badger
[Actress]: Rona Leigh

: Z Cars: Inspection

by Elwyn Jones.
There are two young constables in each car, ready to deal with trouble as it happens.

Newtown station is spit and polish smart for a very special occasion - but something turns up to spoil the effect.


Writer: Elwyn Jones
Designer: James Weatherup
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Terence Williams

: The News

: Main Feature: So Long at the Fair

Main Feature tonight is So Long at the Fair
Starring Jean Simmons, Dirk Bogarde
and David Tomlinson, Honor Blackman, Cathleen Nesbitt, Felix Aylmer
See page 35


Director: Terence Fisher
Director: Antony Darnborough
Producer: Betty E. Box
Screenplay by: Hugh Mills
Screenplay by: Anthony Thorne
Music composed and conducted by: Benjamin Frankel
Vicky Barton: Jean Simmons
George Hathaway: Dirk Bogarde
Johnny Barton: David Tomlinson
Narcisse: Marcel Poncin
Madame Herve: Cathleen Nesbitt
Rhoda O'Donovan: Honor Blackman
Mrs. O'Donovan: Betty Warren
Day Porter: Eugene Deckers
Nina: Zena Marshall
British Consul: Felix Aylmer
Dr. Hart: Andre Morell
Police Commissaire: Austin Trevor
Charlotte: Natasha Sokolova
Madame Verni: Nelly Arno

: 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

: Bonjour Francoise: 5: Qu'est-Ce Que Je Vous Sers?

Written by Michel Faure and Joe Cremona.
A course of thirty lessons for absolute beginners in French.
With Pamela Stirling, Andre Maranne
and Malou Pantera as Francoise, Francois Brincourt as Jean-Paul

Previously shown on Sunday


Writer: Michel Faure
Writer: Joe Cremona
Director: Maddalena Fagandini
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Presenter: Pamela Stirling
Presenter: Andre Maranne
Francoise: Malou Pantera
Jean-Paul: Francois Brincourt

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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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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