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: Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales: 1966: Aberavon: Opening Ceremony

from the Pavilion at the Eisteddfod.
The ceremony is described by Emyr Jenkins.

(to 10.15)


Commentator: Emyr Jenkins
Television Presentation: Geraint Stanley Jones

: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Julian d'Albie
(Also on BBC-2)

During August you can see repeats of some of the best Play School programmes of the year.
This week Carol and Eric delve into the past. How did people dress, travel, and work? How did they light their houses and write their letters?
Thursday's picturebook is 'Lucy and Tom's Day' by Shirley Hughes, and Julian D'Albie's three stories are: 'Farmer Cake and Farmer Rake', 'The Frog that Couldn't Swim', and 'Byard's Leap'.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Eric Thompson
Storyteller: Julian D'Albie

: Cricket: Glamorgan v. West Indies

Periods of the morning's play on the second day of the match, direct from the St. Helen's Cricket Ground, Swansea.


Commentator: Wilfred Wooller
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Outside broadcast producer: Dewi Griffiths

: The News

(to 13.40)

: Cricket: Glamorgan v. West Indies

A further visit to St. Helen's.
(to 16.15)

: Jackanory: The Tale of Little Pig Robinson

with Margaret Rutherford
The best stories improve by being told again. So for the next four weeks Jackanory will be giving you the chance to see some favourite storytellers and their stories for the second time. This week it's Margaret Rutherford and the country stories and pictures of Beatrix Potter. As it happens, it is just a hundred years since Beatrix Potter was born.
Today's story: The Tale of Little Pig Robinson


Storyteller: Margaret Rutherford
Author/Pictures: Beatrix Potter

: The Lifesavers: 1: Danger in the Air

A look at some of the men who risk their lives for others.

A student pilot and an experienced test pilot each find themselves in trouble in the air and have to be rescued.
Introduced by Tim Gudgin.


Presenter: Tim Gudgin
Producer: Leonard Chase

: Poison Island: Episode 2

by Arthur Quiller-Couch.
Dramatised in six episodes by Bob Stuart.

Captain Coffin, alarmed to encounter an old messmate, makes plans to leave Falmouth.
From the West


Author: Arthur Quiller-Couch
Dramatised by: Bob Stuart
Music composed by: Sidney Sager
Accordion: Reg Hogarth
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Brandon Acton-Bond
Captain Branscombe: Michael Gwynn
Harry Brooks: Kit Williams
George Goodfellow: John Bown
Captain Coffin: Billy Russell
Potman: Norman Tyrrell
Aaron Glass: Jack Rodney
Woman: June Barrie
Beauregard: Austin Trevor
Packet Captain: Ralph Lawton
Mr. Stimcoe: Carl Bernard
Mrs. Stimcoe: Daphne Heard
Doggy Bates: Paul Waller
Major Brooks: David Phethean
Miss Plinlimmon: Rosamund Greenwood

: The Adventures of Tin Tin: The Secret of the Unicorn: Part 5

The adventures of the boy detective and his dog.

Tin Tin finds himself a prisoner in the cellars of Hudson Manor.

: 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

: Pride of Place: 1: Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

John Betjeman and Arthur Negus visit the great houses of England.

From the West


Presenter: John Betjeman
Presenter: Arthur Negus
Director: Peter Bale
Producer: John Irving

: United!

Story by Brian Hayles, creator of the series.

Dr Newkes has sprung two surprises.
From the Midlands


Story by/Series creator: Brian Hayles
Technical Adviser: Jimmy Hill
Producer: Anthony Cornish
Director: Ronald Wilson
Ted Dawson: Robin Wentworth
Jeremy Dawson: Jeremy Burnham
Bob McIver: John Breslin
Curly Parker: Ben Howard
Neil Hall: Mike Billington
Danny South: Mark Kingston
Jimmy Stokes: George Layton
Gregg Harris: Graham Weston
Vic Clay: Warwick Sims
Alan Murdoch: John Lyons
Ron McEwan: Sean Gerrard
Chris Wood: Michael Redfern
Len Pryor: Tim Pearce
Dick Mitchell: Tony Caunter
Iris Murdoch: Irene Bradshaw
Deirdre Gosling: Beverley Jones
Rosalind melver: Veronica Strong
Fiona Nixon: Marigold Sharman
George Grainger: Anthony Marlowe

: Till Death Us Do Part: Claustrophobia

Written by Johnny Speight.
Starring Warren Mitchell, Anthony Booth, Dandy Nichols and Una Stubbs
with Sydney Bromley, Kenneth Fortescue, Victor Platt, Jerold Wells, Felicity Brown


Writer: Johnny Speight
Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Colin Pigott
Director: Douglas Argent
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Alf Garnett: Warren Mitchell
Mike Rawlins: Anthony Booth
Else Garnett: Dandy Nichols
Rita Rawlins: Una Stubbs
[Actor]: Sydney Bromley
[Actor]: Kenneth Fortescue
[Actor]: Victor Platt
[Actor]: Jerold Wells
[Actress]: Felicity Brown

: Race to Extinction: What Happened to the Mayas?

A film by Robert Cundy.
Written by Harry Hastings and Robert Cundy.

Robert Cundy investigates an ancient mystery of the fabulous civilisation which flourished a thousand years ago in Mexico. Then their stupendous cities were deserted. Is there a connection between the Mayas and the wild Lacandon Indians now fighting for their survival in the Mexican rain forest... human guinea pigs for nuclear scientists?

See page 19


Writer/Director: Robert Cundy
Narrator: John Stockbridge
Writer/Presented by: Harry Hastings
Executive Producer: Brian Branston

: The News

: The Defenders: The Objector

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

When a young agnostic claims exemption from military service, saying that he is a conscientious objector, his motives are questioned, and he has to stand trial.


Director: Leonard Horn
Lawrence Preston: E.G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed
Bailey jnr: Brandon de Wilde
Anne Wendel: Rochelle Oliver
Dr. Waterman: Shepperd Strudwick
Pehling: Dana Elcar
Bailey snr: Jack Albertson
Jack Loomis: Anthony Roberts
Mr. Wendel: Barnard Hughes
Miss Hines: Perry Wilson
Lieutenant: Adam Kennedy
Judge: John Gibson

: Kenneth McKellar sings A Song for Everyone

The first of six new programmes recorded recently from the stage of the BBC Television Theatre in London.
(Kenneth McKellar is appearing in "Show-time" at the North Pier Pavilion, Blackpool)
See page 19


Singer/Presenter: Kenneth McKellar
Orchestra leader: Alec Firman
Musical Director: Harry Rabinowitz
Design: Colin Pigott
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: Twenty-Four Hours

Round the clock and round the world with up-to-the-minute coverage of what matters today.
Introduced by 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: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Michael Parkinson
Assistant Editor: Richard Francis
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Suivez La Piste: 9: Piste Sept

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

A flight to Geneva, but Trail 7 calls for help.

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
Director: John Prescott Thomas
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.

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