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: For Schools and Colleges: Making Music: The Turtle Drum: Part 5

with children from David Livingstone Primary School, Thornton Heath, Surrey.
Introduced by John Langstaff.
(Repeated on Friday)
(to 9.58)


Words by: Ian Serraillier
Music: Malcolm Arnold
Presenter: John Langstaff
Producer: John Hosier

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: Hammy and Roddy Give a Party

For the very young
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.
(to 11.00)


Director: Dave Ellison
Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: For Schools and Colleges

11.5-11.25 Changing Britain: Water Supply
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.35 Discovering Science: How do Animals Live?
(Shown on Tuesday)

12.0-12.25 For Sixth Forms: By Design: The Eyecatchers
(Shown on Monday)

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from Pakistan and India.
Look, Listen, and Speak
From the Midlands
Shown on Sunday
'Look, Listen, and Speak' Book 2 printed in Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali and English, with vocabularies and revision lessons, can be obtained from booksellers. Asian grocery shops, or from BBC Publications [address removed] price 4s. 6d. (by post 5s. 2d.; crossed Postal order please not stamps)

(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Peterborough, Tacolneston, Cambridge, All North Transmitters (Except Sandale and Douglas), Kirk O' Shotts, Divis, Londonderry, Wenvoe West, Rowridge)
(to 12.50)


Teacher (Look, Listen, and Speak): Robert Chapman

: Heddiw

Pynciau'r dydd yng Nghymru yn cael eu cyflwyno gan Hani Gwynn, Hywel Gwynfryn, Mary Middleton, Arwel Ellis Owen.
Today; Welsh topical magazine.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)


Unknown: Hani Gwynn
Unknown: Hywel Gwynfryn
Unknown: Mary Middleton
Unknown: Arwel Ellis Owen

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 13.33)

: For Schools and Colleges: Science Session: Muscles in Action

Frank Bough explains how muscles work and what happens when champion athletes train.
(Repeated on Thursday)
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Frank Bough
Producer: Michael Coyle

: Jackanory: The Cricket in Times Square: Part 3: The Chinese Dinner

by George Selden.
With Julie Felix.
With pictures by Garth Williams.


Author: George Selden
Storyteller: Julie Felix
Pictures: Garth Williams

: Animal Magic

A weekly series.
Introduced by Johnny Morris with Keith Shackleton.
The World of Animals
In the wild, in the zoo, at home: a magazine of stories about animals constantly illustrating their own kind of magic.
From the West


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Presenter: Keith Shackleton
Director: Peter Crawford
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: Boss Cat: The Golden Fleecing

A film cartoon series about the gang of Alley Cats captained by the ever-resourceful and formidable Boss Cat.

Benny the Ball comes into some insurance money and gets rid of it before even T.C. can touch it.

: 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

followed by the Weather in the South-East

: Daktari: Terror in the Bush

A animal adventure series starring Marshall Thompson as Dr. Marsh Tracy, Cheryl Miller as Paula Tracy and Yale Summers as Jack Dane
with Hedley Mattingly and Hari Rhodes
aided and abetted by Clarence and Judy

Paula is lost in the bush with her injured father.


Dr. Marsh Tracy: Marshall Thompson
Paula Tracy: Cheryl Miller
Jack Dane: Yale Summers
District Officer Hedley: Hedley Mattingly
Mike: Hari Rhodes

: 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: Michael Barnes
Producer: Peter Bruce
Producer: Michael Weigall
Editor: Max Morgan-Witts

: The Likely Lads: Friends and Neighbours

Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.
Starring Rodney Bewes as Bob and James Bolam as Terry
Guest star, Wilfrid Lawson as Grandad
(First shown on BBC-2)


Writer/Producer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Alan Hunter-Craig
Bob: Rodney Bewes
Terry: James Bolam
Grandad: Wilfrid Lawson
Lorna: Angela Lovell
Mrs Perrin: Noel Dyson
Mr Perrin: Glenn Melvyn

: Softly, Softly: The Hole: Part 1: In the Road

by Elwyn Jones.
[Starring] Stratford Johns as Det. Chief Supt. Barlow, Frank Windsor as Det.-Insp. Watt, Gilbert Wynne as Det.-Con. Dwyer, Dan Meaden as Det.-Con. Box, David Quilter as P.C. Tanner


Writer: Elwyn Jones
Designer: Evan Hercules
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Leonard Lewis
Det. Chief Supt. Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det.-Insp. Watt: Frank Windsor
Det.-Con. Dwyer: Gilbert Wynne
Det.-Con. Box: Dan Meaden
P.C. Tanner: David Quilter
Proctor: Ray Smith
Cliff Johnson: Dudley Sutton
Bill Morton: Neville Smith
Arthur Arnold: Terry Scully
Zerafin: Guy Deghy
P.C. Kibble: Simon Cord
Paddy Smithfield: Oliver MacGreevy
Accomplice: Christopher Carbis
Man with dog: Harold Reese

: The Wednesday Play: Drums Along the Avon

A Fable by Charles Wood.


Writer: Charles Wood
Music: Herbert Chappell
Designer: Christopher Robilliard
Producer: Tony Garnett
Director: James MacTaggart
Mr. Marcus: Leonard Rossiter
Mrs. Marcus: Valerie Newman
Mrs. Arnold: Maureen O'Reilly
Jhimma: Salmaan Peer
Lakshmi: Anita Mall
Lakshmi's father: Rafiq Anwar
Lakshmi's mother: Surya Kumari
Lord Mayor: Norman Tyrrell
Jennifer: Peggy Sirr
Gob woman: Phyllis Smale
West Indian tart: Helen Downing
Motor-cyclist: Derek Ware
Guitarist in club: Norman Beaton
Woman in club: June Barrie
First ambulance man: David Langford
Second ambulance man: Roy Brimble
Teacher: Val Lorraine
Schoolgirl: Georgina Simpson
First tart: Patricia Rossiter
Second tart: Liz Towler
Angela: Sally Lewis
Rosalind: Janet Key
Air hostess: Christine Shelley
Airport official: Reg Allsop
West Indian student: Kelly Kelshall
First trooper: Alan Moore
Second trooper: Colin Fisher
Youth: Guy Ross
Young girl: Clare Sutcliffe
Indian boy: P. Ibram
Lakshmi's brother: Vincent Mall
Lakshmi's brother: Innocent Mall
Bus driver: Calvin Lockhart
Laughing man: Peter Andrews
Policeman: Brian Gear
Pedlar: Rumish Amand
Little girl: Kate Wood

: Twenty-Four Hours

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
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: The Weather Man

: High Dreams: 2: The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

A series of three Viewpoint programmes on great Christian visions.
Introduced by Barbara Reynolds with dramatised inserts and readings.

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Poet: Dante Alighieri
Presenter: Barbara Reynolds
Drama inserts directed by: Richard Martin
Producer: Vernon Sproxton
Dante: Douglas Milvain
Virgil: Geoffrey Rose
Farinata: Bruce Purchase
Cavalcanti: John Southworth
Matilda: Jessica Claridge
Beatrice: Laura Graham
Voice of eagle: Bruce Purchase

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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