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: For Schools and Colleges

9.35 Merry-Go-Round: The Lion Cub
(Shown on Monday)

10.0 Science Session: Keeping Fresh
(Shown on Wednesday)

10.25-10.45 Twentieth Century Focus: Who Governs Britain?: Parties and Pressure Groups
(Shown on Monday)

11.5-11.25 Middle School Mathematics: Meet the Matrix
(Shown on Monday)

11.35 Men in History: Freeman and Serf
(Shown on Monday)

12.0-12.20 Mathematics in Action: Logic and the Computer: Information Machines
(Shown on Monday)

: Heddiw

Pynciau'r dydd yng Nghymru.
Today: Welsh topical magazine.

(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

(to 13.25)

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film


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

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 13.53)

: For Schools and Colleges: Spotlight

People - Politics - Problems in the news
Repeated on Friday
(to 14.25)


Producer: James Hawthorn

: Jackanory: Sing us a Song, Florrit

with Ted Ray.
Today: Sing us a Song, Florrit


Storyteller: Ted Ray

: 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

: Tales from Europe: The City of Craftsmen: Part 1

A film from Russia.

A voice in the night cries 'Down with the foreign soldiers' and the wicked Duke of Malicorne sets out to discover the culprit.
Commentary spoken by Gary Watson.


Narrator: Gary Watson
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The Weather Man

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Featuring Zena Skinner
With Michael Aspel, Richard Baker, Michael Sullivan, Robert Williams.
Followed by the Weather in the South-East


Cook: Zena Skinner
Presenter: Michael Aspel
Presenter: Richard Baker
Reporter: Michael Sullivan
Reporter: Robert Williams

: Quiz Ball: Second Round: Tottenham Hotspur v. Dunfermline Athletic

Top soccer teams compete in a light-hearted battle of wits with the help of their celebrity supporters.
Tonight's teams:

Tottenham Hotspur
Eddie Baily, assistant manager; Alan Mullery, Terry Venables players; Lord Willis, guest supporter

Dunfermline Athletic
William Cunningham, manager; James Fleming, James Fraser players; Gordon Jackson, guest supporter

Refereed by David Vine.
Introduced by John Witty.


Panellist (Tottenham Hotspur): Eddie Baily
Panellist (Tottenham Hotspur): Alan Mullery
Panellist (Tottenham Hotspur): Terry Venables
Panellist (Tottenham Hotspur): Lord Willis
Panellist (Dunfermline Athletic): William Cunningham
Panellist (Dunfermline Athletic): James Fleming
Panellist (Dunfermline Athletic): James Fraser
Panellist (Dunfermline Athletic): Gordon Jackson
Referee: David Vine
Presenter: John Witty
Questions set by: James Lloyd
Director: Peter Massey
Producer: Philip S. Gilbert

: Problem Cooking: 2: Using Up Savoury Left-overs

With Fanny Cradock.
Including Corned beef hash, Pitt-y-Panna, Sandwich supper, Fish puffs


Cook/Presenter: Fanny Cradock
Director: Michael Blakstad
Producer: John Dutot

: The Newcomers

Gran proves that two heads-or more-are better than one, and Betty meets her dreaded rival, Gertrude.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Patrick Scanlan
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Bill Sellars
Mary Penrose: Megs Jenkins
Prudence Penrose: Eileen Helsby
Jacob Penrose: George Woodbridge
Herbert Button: J.G. Devlin
Betty Lloyd: Helen Cotterill
Eileen Harker: Jean Muir
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Mr. Green: Edmond Bennett
Mrs. Green: Julia Jones
Janet Langley: Sandra Payne
Vera Harker: June Bland
Mr. Nelson: John Dawson
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Jimmy Harker: David Janson
Michael: Nicholas Edmett
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch
Mr. Slater: Antony Baird
Mrs. Slater: Miriam Raymond

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers.
Discs-Stars-News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced tonight by Jimmy Savile.
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Pop Art 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

The Pop Art Affair - in which U.N.C.L.E. investigates the craft behind the art.


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Mr. Waverly: Leo G. Carroll
Sylvia Harrison: Sherry Alberoni
Mari Brooks: Sabrina Sharf
Mrs. Harrison: Nellie Burt
Mr. Harrison: Charles Lane
Beatnik: Stanley Ralph Ross
Wanda: Sharyn Hillyer
Coplin: Tommy Farrell

: Nixon at Nine-Five

Starring David Nixon
with The Beverley Sisters


Presenter/Magician: David Nixon
Singers: The Beverley Sisters
Orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Orchestrations: Burt Rhodes
Script: George Martin
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Kenneth Carter

: The Royal Palaces of Britain

The BBC gives viewers a second opportunity to see this unique film originally shown on Christmas Day, which presented The Royal Palaces of Britain, their history, and their art treasures for the first time on television.
In this hour Sir Kenneth Clark tells the story of the Kings and Queens who built these palaces and filled them with the greatest private collection of art in the world.

Music composed and arranged by Sir Arthur Bliss, Master of the Queen's Musick
Sinfonia of London
Conducted by Muir Mathieson
Produced by BBC Television and Independent Television


Presenter: Sir Kenneth Clark
Music composed and arranged by: Sir Arthur Bliss
Musicians: Sinfonia of London
Conductor: Muir Mathieson
Executive Producer: David Windlesham
Director: Anthony de Lotbiniere

: 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, Robert McKenzie
Round 24,000 miles with Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, Michael Barratt, Michael Parkinson, Leonard Parkin, David Lomax


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Michael Parkinson
Reporter: Leonard Parkin
Reporter: David Lomax
Assistant Editor: Richard Francis
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: The Weather Man

: Vamos a Ver!: 9: Sol O Sombra?

Written by Helena Valenti.
Let's Look at Spanish
Twenty lessons for beginners.

Seats for the bullfight: 'will you have sun or shade?' - a new light on the mystery... or new perils in the dark.

(Shown on Sunday)


Writer: Helena Valenti
Course devised by: Brian Dutton
Course devised by: Angel Garcia de Paredes
Producer: Colin Nears

: Twenty-Four Hours: By-Election Special

Introduced by Ian Trethowan with Robert McKenzie.
The results of today's polls at Glasgow Pollok, Nuneaton, Rhondda West.

Close Down


Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Analysis: David Butler

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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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