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: 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: Tales of the Riverbank: Guinea Pig Races the Wind

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

Roderick the Rat teaches Guinea Pig a lesson when he boasts too much.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.
(to 13.45)


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

: Jackanory: Brer Fox Goes Calling on Mrs. Goose

with George Browne.
Today's story: Brer Fox Goes Calling on Mrs. Goose


Storyteller: George Browne

: Blue Peter

with Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Producer: Edward Barnes
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Tales from Europe: Heidi: Part 2

A film from Switzerland in four parts.

Heidi finds herself in strange new surroundings in Frankfurt and feels homesick for the Alps.
Commentary spoken by Gary Watson.


Narrator: Gary Watson
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The Magic Roundabout: Florence Gets to Zebedee's House and Has a Surprise

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 Richard Baker.
Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Top Firm: Heat One: Fort Dunlop, Birmingham v. Fisons Pest Control Limited Cambridge

From a Midland factory
Kenneth Horne is question-master in a new general knowledge tournament between firms from all over Britain.
See page 41


Question-master: Kenneth Horne
Questions written by: John P. Wynn
Director: John McGonagle
Producer: Patricia Owtram

: Tomorrow's World

in the Making Today
The men, women, and discoveries which are changing the way we live.
Introduced by Raymond Baxter.
Around the world in Medicine-Science-Industry developments are moulding the look of the 'sixties in Britain. For better or worse? Good or ill?
Film, outside broadcast, and studio reports put the face of change in focus for you.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Editor: Peter Bale

: Top of the Pops

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


Presenter: Alan Freeman
Director: Stanley Dorfman
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Arabian 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

In which U.N.C.L.E.'s nothing-deterred agents prove stronger than Thrush's foaming dispenser.


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Mr. Waverly: Leo G. Carroll
Sophie: Phyllis Newman
Sulador: Michael Ansara
David Lewis: Robert Ellenstein
THRUSH Captain: Tom Hatten
Mitzi: Quinn O'Hara
Hazel: Irene Tedrow
George: Glen Kramer
Officer: John Clarke

: The News

: Kenneth McKellar sings A Song for Everyone

A new series in which he also performs each week a new song specially written for the Eurovision Song Contest.


Singer/Presenter: Kenneth McKellar
Orchestra leader: Alec Firman
Musical Director/Orchestrations: Dennis Wilson
Orchestrations: Alfred Ralston
Orchestrations: Bob Sharples
Design: Keith Norman
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: Amateur Boxing: Scotland v. Switzerland

BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you some of the principal bouts of this international match from the Kelvin Sports Arena, Glasgow.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television Presentation: Bill Stevenson

: Twenty-Four Hours

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


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

: Under a Bright Heaven

A film portrait of Vernon Watkins.
Vernon Watkins's forty years as Swansea bank-clerk mask his real identity. He is a poet with an international reputation.
A secret law contrives
To give time symmetry:
There is within our lives
An exact mystery
Tonight's impression of Watkins's life, work, and imagination is set against the lovely coastline of the Gower peninsula in South Wales where the poet has lived since he was five and which he says is to him like a whet-stone on which he sharpens the blade of his ideas.
See page 41


Subject: Vernon Watkins
Reader: William Squire
Narrated and produced by: John Ormond

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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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