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: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: 3: Honey Bees

For the very young
(to 11.00)


Voices: Olwen Griffiths
Voices: Steve Woodman
Voices/script and production: Oliver Postgate
Puppets and settings: Peter Firmin
Music: Vernon Elliott

: The News

(to 13.30)

: Jackanory: Beowulf: Part 1: The Great Hall of the Danes

with Stratford Johns.
This week Stratford Johns tells one of the oldest 'thrillers' in the English language - the story of Beowulf, the great warrior hero, and his struggle to overcome an evil Demon.


Storyteller: Stratford Johns

: Blue Peter

with Christopher Trace, Valerie Singleton and John Noakes.


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

: Laurel and Hardy: Towed in the Hole

Two of the world's greatest laughter-makers.


Director: George Marshall
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: The Adventures of Tin Tin: Objective Moon: Part 16

The adventures of the boy detective and his dog.

The XM2 takes off with Tin Tin, leaving his friends behind.

: 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

: United!

Holiday time is over. It's back to work for Brentwich United.
From the Midlands


Story/series creator: Brian Hayles
Script: Derrick Sherwin
Technical Adviser: Jimmy Hill
Producer: Anthony Cornish
Director: Ronald Wilson
Amanda Holly: Jill Meers
Jeremy Dawson: Jeremy Burnham
Ted Dawson: Robin Wentworth
Dr Newkes: Ballard Berkeley
Deirdre Gosling: Beverley Jones
Geraldine: Judy Dickinson
Danny South: Mark Kingston
Gregg Harris: Graham Weston
Vie Clay: Warwick Sims
Chris Wood: Michael Redfern
Jimmy Stokes: George Layton
Curly Parker: Ben Howard
Nicky Hall: Narissa Knights
Fiona Nixon: Marigold Sharman
David Madox-Jones: Basil Dignam
Mrs Timothy: Hilary Mason

: World Cup Grandstand: Opening Ceremony and the Opening Match

Introduced by David Coleman direct from Wembley Stadium.

BBC outside broadcast cameras and commentary teams cover the whole of tonight's great sporting occasion as it happens.

6.50 The scene at Wembley as Massed Bands of the Brigade of Guards, under the direction of Major C. H. Jaeger, Mus.Bac., L.R.A.M., A.R.C.M., p.s.m., precede the opening parade of Nations.

7.0 Standard bearers and representatives of the sixteen competing nations parade for the Opening Ceremony performed by Her Majesty The Queen and the presentation of the England and Uruguay teams to Her Majesty and H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh.

7.30 England v. Uruguay
The whole of tonight's match in which England meet the first of their opponents in Group One.
with summaries and opinion at half-time and after the match by the Grandstand team of experts, including former England captains Billy Wright and Johnny Haynes.


Presenter/Commentator (Opening Ceremony): David Coleman
Musicians: Massed Bands of the Brigade of Guards
Bands under the direction of: H. Jaeger
Commentator (England v. Uruguay): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Pundit: Billy Wright
Pundit: Johnny Hayes
Television Presentation: Alec Weeks
Television Presentation: Alan Mounter
Television Presentation: Richard Tilling
Executive Producer: Alan Chivers
Executive Producer: Bryan Cowgill

: The News

: The Defenders: Turning Point

A film series of courtroom dramas.
Starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed

An innocent man goes to the chair and when Kenneth Preston tries to help his family he finds that not only gangsters but the police are against him.


Director: Paul Bogart
Lawrence Preston: E.G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed
Charley Baronne: Alfred Ryder
Janice Webb: Nancy Wickwire
District Attorney: Ossie Davis
Maria Americus: Margot Bennett
Angel Mauru: John Cullum
Benjamin Rolfe: William Redfield
Joey Americus: Martin Sheen
Prisoner: Louis Gossett
Police Lieutenant: John McQuade
Mrs. Americus: Sylvia Davis

: 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, Michael Parkinson
and the Twenty-Four Hours correspondents


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

: Suivez La Piste: Part 3: La Societe Soleil

Written by Emile de Harven.
Follow Up Your French in a twenty-five episode thriller serial.

The black sun threatens, and the trail gets hotter.

with Monique Messine as Catherine Leger, Michel Forain as Jean Dacier
and Gisele Grimm, Gerard Buhr

(First shown on BBC-2)
(Repeated next Sunday at 11.30 a.m.)


Writer: Emile de Harven
Presenter: Gisele Grimm
Presenter: Gerard Buhr
Course devised by: Michel Blanc
Course devised by: Ormond Uren
Language adviser: Denys Player
Language adviser: John Trim
Designer: Don Horne
Producer: Colin Nears
Catherine Leger: Monique Messine
Jean Dacier: Michel Forain

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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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