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: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(to 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships

BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you the fourth day's play direct from the All England Lawn Tennis Club, with the pick of the matches on the Centre Court and No. 1 Court.


Commentary, news, results, summaries: Dan Maskell
Commentary, news, results, summaries: Jack Kramer
Commentary, news, results, summaries: Peter West
Commentary, news, results, summaries: Harry Carpenter
Television Presentation: Alan Mouncer
Television Presentation: Brian Johnson
Television Presentation: Richard Tilling
Television Presentation: Dewi Griffiths
Television Presentation: Ian Smith
Television Presentation: Douglas Hespe
Producer: A.P. Wilkinson

: 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: Summer at Salty Creek: Part 2

A film from Sweden.

Jinx is asked to give back Moses, her baby seal, while her dog Bo'sun is wrongly accused of harming sheep.
Commentary spoken by Gordon Clyde.


Narrator: Gordon Clyde
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, followed by the Weather in the South-East.


Cook: Zena Skinner

: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships

The final transmission of the day direct from the All England Lawn Tennis Club, including highlights and personalities of the fourth day's play.

: The Newcomers

The Harkers discuss their future; Langley's scheme lacks supporters; Nelson has a visitor.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Bob Stuart
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Anthea Browne-Wilkinson
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Janet Langley: Sandra Payne
Vera Harker: June Bland
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Jimmy Harker: David Janson
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Henry Burroughs: Campbell Singer
Mrs. Pope: June Ellis

: 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: Johnnie Stewart

: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: My Friend the Gorilla 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

My Friend the Gorilla Affair
In which U.N.C.L.E. agrees that monkey business can be funny business.


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Mr. Waverly: Leo G. Carroll
Harry Blackburn: Alan Mowbray
Marsha Woohugh: Joyce Jillson
Girl: Vitina Marcus
Premier Khufu: Percy Rodriguez
Professor: Arthur Malet
Arundu: Raymond St. Jacques
Baby: George Barrows

: The Frost Report

Starring David Frost
with Ronnie Barker, John Cleese, Ronnie Corbett, Sheila Steafel
and Julie Felix


Presenter: David Frost
Performer: Ronnie Barker
Performer: John Cleese
Performer: Ronnie Corbett
Performer: Sheila Steafel
Singer/Guitarist: Julie Felix
Designer: Raymond Berger
Producer: James Gilbert

: Comedy Playhouse presenting: To Lucifer - a Son

by Johnny Speight.
Starring Jimmy Tarbuck
and featuring John Le Mesurier
with Dermot Kelly, Pat Coombs, Rita Webb, Eddie Malin, Tommy Godfrey, Gladys Dawson, Arthur English, Gabor Baraker
(Jimmy Tarbuck is appearing in 'Startime' at the ABC Theatre, Blackpool)


Writer: Johnny Speight
Signature Music: Ron Grainer
Incidental Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Nick, son of Lucifer: Jimmy Tarbuck
Lucifer: John Le Mesurier
St. Patrick: Dermot Kelly
Woman: Pat Coombs
Woman: Rita Webb
Man: Eddie Malin
Man: Tommy Godfrey
Old lady: Gladys Dawson
The Voice: Arthur English

: 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
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: A Film Profile

Joan Crawford discusses her forty-two years in the film business with Philip Jenkinson.

"I had no formal education whatsoever. I used to have to read scripts and then look up the words in the dictionary, and how to pronounce them, before I could learn the lines."
"I write about 10,000 letters a month to my friends. I never call them fans."
"The men we work with see us at our best. Those we marry see us at our worst."
Film extracts by courtesy of M.G.M., British Film Institute, Warner Brothers, and Columbia
See page 39


Interviewee: Joan Crawford
Interviewer: Philip Jenkinson
Producer: Christopher Doll

: The Weather Man

: Hold Down a Chord: 3

A beginner's course in folk guitar with John Pearse.

Tuning check - another right-hand style - working on a simple song, 'The Grand Old Duke of York'.
(First shown on BBC-2)


Presenter/guitarist: John Pearse
Producer: Victor Poole

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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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