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: For Schools and Colleges

9.10 Engineering Science: Vibrations and Alternating Current
Previously shown on Monday

9.38 Primary School Mathematics: Too Many to Count?
Previously shown on Monday

10.0-10.20 Middle School Physics: Motion in Three Dimensions
Previously shown on Mon. and Tues.

11.5-11.25 History 1918-1965: 5: Khrushchev and the Thaw
Previously shown on Tuesday

11.35 Discovering Science: Water and the Weather
Previously shown on Tuesday

12.0-12.25 Science and Society: Psychology in Action
Previously shown on Tuesday

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

For viewers from Pakistan and India.
Previously shown on Sunday
Questions by post in English or your own language, should be sent to Make Yourself at Home or Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye, [address removed]

(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Peterborough, Tacolneston, Holme Moss, Pontop Pike, Winter Hill, Kirk O'Shotts, Divis, Londonderry, Wenvoe West, Rowridge)

(to 12.45)

: 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: 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

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science Session: Cleaning the Home
The action of soaps and synthetic detergents.
Introduced by Michael Cain.
Repeated on Thursday

2.30-2.50 Living in the Present: Crime and Punishment
Previously shown on Mon. and Tues.


Presenter (Science Session): Michael Cain
Producer (Science Session): Morton Surguy

: Jackanory: Living in W'ales

with Gordon Rollings
Today's story: Living in W'ales


Storyteller: Gordon Rollings

: Champion the Wonder Horse: Renegade Stallion

The adventures of a boy and his two faithful friends, Champion, a wild stallion, and Rebel, his dog.

Champion is in grave danger when he is suspected of killing an old gold prospector.

: Look at: A Forest Diary

Eric Ashby lives in the New Forest and keeps a remarkable film record of the wild animals he sees.
Peter Scott visited him to look at extracts from his unusual diary, and to visit the places where he has so intimately photographed animals normally seen only in a fleeting glimpse.
From the West


Interviewee/Photography: Eric Ashby
Presenter: Peter Scott
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: The Magic Roundabout: The Children Meet New Friends

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

: A Whole Scene Going

Under discussion: Jazz and pop behind the Iron Curtain; Viva Maria - the fashions and the film
This week's profile: Eric Burdon of The Animals
Introduced by Wendy Varnals and Barry Fantoni.


Presenter: Wendy Varnals
Presenter: Barry Fantoni
Interviewee: Eric Burdon
Director: Tom Savage
Producer: Elizabeth Cowley

: United!

Created by Brian Hayles.
A time for decisions-how will Gerry Barford respond to the 24-hour ultimatum?
From the Midlands


Series created by: Brian Hayles
Story by: Michael Mead
Story by: Richard Milne
Script: Alistair Bell
Technical adviser: Jimmy Hill
Producer: Anthony Cornish
Director: John Davies
Gerry Barford: David Lodge
Dr. Newkes: Ballard Berkeley
Sally Barford: Catherine Crutchley
Mary Barford: Ursula O'Leary
Elaine Mayfield: Elizabeth Weaver
Ted Dawson: Robin Wentworth
Dave Rockway: Christopher Coll
Richard Caldwell: David Beale
Jean Jones: Mitzi Rogers
Curly Parker: Ben Howard
Danny South: Mark Kingston
Jack Birkett: Bryan Marshall
Jimmy Stokes: George Layton
Bryn Morriston: Derrick Sherwin
Horace Martin: Harold Goodwin
Mrs. Timothy: Hilary Mason
Brenda South: Armine Sandford
Kenny Craig: Stephen Yardley
Deirdre Gosling: Beverley Jones
Dan Davis: Arthur Pentelow
Betty Birkett: Linda Polan

: The Best of Hancock: The Lift

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Starring Tony Hancock
This week: The Lift
featuring Colin Gordon, John Le Mesurier, Jack Watling, Hugh Lloyd, Charles Lloyd Pack, Noel Howlett, Diana King, Jose Read


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Incidental music composed and Orchestra conducted by: Wally Stott
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
The Doctor: Colin Gordon
The Air Marshall: John Le Mesurier
The Producer: Jack Watling
Lift Assistant: Hugh Lloyd
Mr. Humphries: Charles Lloyd Pack
The Vicar: Noel Howlett
Mrs. Humphries: Diana King
The Girl: Jose Read

: 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

: Softly, Softly: Over Take...

by Elwyn Jones.
Investigation of the Criminal-not the Crime
[Starring] Stratford Johns as Det. Chief Supt Barlow, Garfield Morgan as Det. Chief Insp. Lewis, Norman Bowler as Det.-Sgt. Hawkins, Gilbert Wynne as Det.-Con. Reg Dwyer, Robert Keegan as Mr. Blackitt with John Welsh as A.C.C. Calderwood, Co-ordinator and Raymond Huntley as C.C. Jarrold


Writer: Elwyn Jones
Designer: Jeremy Davies
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Brian Parker
Det. Chief Supt. Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det. Chief Insp. Lewis: Garfield Morgan
Det.-Sgt. Hawkins: Norman Bowler
Mr. Blackitt: Robert Keegan
A.C.C. Calderwood, Coordinator: John Welsh
C.C. Jarrold: Raymond Huntley
Sgt. Powell: Donald Tandy
Jane: Vickery Turner
Inspector Stamp: Michael Beint
P.C. Shaw: Christopher Greatorex
P.C. Chesterfield: Keith Goodman
P.C. Quilley: Michael Guest
Inspector Blague: John Baker
Benson: Brian Wilde
Smith: David Jason
Newall: Iain Anders
Fricker: Salvin Stewart
Everitt: John Bennett
Betty: Pauline Munro
Forbes: Patrick Westwood
Roberts: Edward Cast
Dr. Townley: Geoffrey Hibbert
P.C. Greenly: Cavan Kendall
P.C. Verrall: Brian Osborne
Inspector Mountain: Kenneth Cowan

: The News

: The Wednesday Play: Why Aren't You Famous?

by Ernie Gebler.
Starring Alan Dobie
Introducing Fionnuala Flanagan
with Martin Benson


Writer: Ernie Gebler
Designer: Stanley Morris
Producer: Peter Luke
Director: Peter Sasdy
Toppet: Alan Dobie
Eileen: Fionnuala Flanagan
Fisher: John Forgeham
Rudi: Martin Benson
Frankie: Tessa Davees
Receptionist: Wendy Marshall
Compere: Shaw Taylor

: Twenty-Four Hours

Round the clock and round the world 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

: Masterworks

A fortnightly series of music by great composers beginning with a group of Four Quartets.
Tonight: Ravel's Quartet in F
played by The Allegri Quartet
Eli Goren (violin), Peter Thomas (violin), Patrick Ireland (viola), William Pleeth (cello)


Violinist (The Allegri Quartet): Eli Goren
Violinist (The Allegri Quartet): Peter Thomas
Viola (The Allegri Quartet): Patrick Ireland
Cellist (The Allegri Quartet): William Pleeth
Director: Barrie Gavin

: Postscript

by The Rev. Eric James.


Speaker: The Rev. Eric James

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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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