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: 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 11.00)


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

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

For viewers from Pakistan and India.
(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, Cambridge, All North Transmitters (Except Sandale and Douglas), 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

(to 13.30)

: Jackanory: The Moon Child

with Setsuko Ito.
Today: The Moon Child


Storyteller: Setsuko Ito
Fight arranged by: Jack Barry

: Hector Heathcote

A comedy film series.
Hector shows that he can be ready for battle in less time than it takes to fire a cannon.

: Look at: The Birds of Teesmouth

with Harold Williamson
The great bird family of waders span the globe, flying annually from northernmost Eurasia to southern-most Africa. A major port of call is Teesmouth where despite expanding industrialisation the number of visiting waders is increasing.
Based on the prize-winning version prepared by Anthony Clay for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
From the West


Presenter: Harold Williamson
Natural sounds recorded by: John Kirby
Directed and photographed by: James Monro
Adapted for television by: David Aliband
Adapted for television by: Jeffery Boswall

: The Adventures of Tin Tin: Star of Mystery: Part 1

The adventures of the boy detective and his dog.

A new star is discovered in the firmament. Does it mean disaster for earth?

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Corbet Woodall.

Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: Going for a Song

Customers and connoisseurs explore the world of Antiques with Max Robertson.
From the West


Presenter: Max Robertson
Resident connoisseur: Arthur Negus
Director: John King
Producer: John Irving

: Tomorrow's World

The television magazine which reports on what's new today for those interested in tomorrow.
Introduced by Raymond Baxter.
A weekly look at the world's fast-changing scientific, technological, and medical scene.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Producer: Roy Battersby
Producer: Michael Barnes
Producer: Michael Weigall
Editor: Max Morgan-Witts

: The Lucy Show: Lucy and the Soap Opera

A comedy film series with never a dull moment.
Starring Lucille Ball as Lucy Carmichael
with Gale Gordon as Mr. Mooney

It's all good clean fun with... Lucy and the Soap Opera!


Lucy Carmichael: Lucille Ball
Mr. Mooney: Gale Gordon

: King of the River: Keeping The Old Spirit Alive

by Fred Watson.
Starring Bernard Lee
with Sandra Dorne, Gregory Phillips and Geraldine Sherman
Guest stars, Eddie Byrne, Tony Selby


Writer: Fred Watson
Additional music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Series devised and produced by: Colin Morris
Director: Peter Cregeen
Susanna King: Geraldine Sherman
Western: Roland Curram
Jag: Tony Selby
Mick: Julian Holloway
Joss king: Bernard Lee
Saul King: Gregory Phillips
Irishman: Harry Towb
Sam Pelham: Eddie Byrne
Jack Flynn: David Daker
Nel: Sandra Dorne
Young man: Christopher Stephens
Docker: Joe Quigley
Docker: Henry Manning
Docker: Ron Welling

: The News

: The Wednesday Play: Vote, Vote, Vote for Nigel Barton

by Dennis Potter.
With Keith Barron, Valerie Gearon, John Bailey and Cyril Luckham
See page 35


Writer: Dennis Potter
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Producer: James MacTaggart
Director: Gareth Davies
Nigel Barton: Keith Barron
Anne Barton: Valerie Gearon
Jack Hay: John Bailey
First hunting woman: Barbara Atkinson
Second hunting woman: Agatha Carroll
First hunting man: Donald Hewlett
Sir Harry Blakerswood: Russell Forehead
Newsreader: Huw Thomas
Lady Chairman: Betty Bowden
Lady Secretary: Margaret Diamond
Mrs. Thompson: Madge Brindley
First questioner: Michael Segal
Second questioner: Raymond Witch
Pedestrian: Charles Rea
Woman: Dorothea Rundle
Mrs. Phillips: Sonia Graham
Mrs. Morris: Aimee Delamain
Mr. Smith: Walter Hall
Male nurse: Keith Campbell
Old man: Harold Bennett
Mr. Harrison: George Desmond
Toastmaster: Fred Berman
Archibald Lake: Cyril Luckham
Journalist: John Evitts
Fat man: Alan Lawrance
Mayor: Arthur Ridley

: Twenty-Four Hours

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


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
Assistant Editor: Richard Francis
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Viewpoint: Rapture and Rebellion

In which Robert Speaight tells the story of Eric Gill, stonecarver, typographer, Roman Catholic, and rebel who tried to live and work as though the Middle Ages could be miraculously prolonged.
See page 35


Narrator: Robert Speaight
Voice of Gill: Richard Bebb
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

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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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