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: Watch with Mother: Bizzy Lizzy: 2: The Balloon

(to 11.00)


Storyteller: Julie Stevens
Singer: Gillian Norton
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Puppeteer: Christopher Leity
Script: Maria Bird
Script: Freda Lingstrom
Production: Westerham Arts Films Limited

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 13.33)

: Jackanory: Tales of Mr. Pengachoosa: The Snow House

by Caroline Rush
with pictures by Peter Rush
With Susan Hampshire

People claim that their pets understand every word they say. But supposing it was the other way round - and we could understand them. This week Susan Hampshire tells stories about a girl and her remarkable hamster.


Author: Caroline Rush
Pictures: Peter Rush
Storyteller: Susan Hampshire

: Blue Peter

with Christopher Trace, Valerie Singleton, John Noakes.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Producer: Edward Barnes
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Wandjina Magic: Part 1

A film serial from Australia.

Donald MacPherson arrives from Scotland to stay on the Queensland homestead of his Australian relations, and learns of a strange aborigine legend.

: The Adventures of Tin Tin: Mysterious Star: Part 5

The adventures of the boy detective and his dog.

Snowy and Tin Tin are in great danger in a storm at sea.

: The Weather

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
followed by the Weather in the South-East

: Beating of Retreat

by the Massed Pipes and Drums of the Scottish Regiments.

Her Majesty The Queen takes the salute at this unique occasion on Horse Guards Parade.
For the first time all ten Scottish Regiments together Beat Retreat, the traditional bugle call that marks the end ot the soldier's working day.
See page 19


Commentator: Tom Fleming
Presented for television by: John Vernon

: International Athletics: United States v. British Commonwealth

Recorded highlights of the two day meeting and athletics match of the year, held at the Olympic Stadium in Los Angeles over the weekend.

Among the star athletes due to take part were the world record holder for the mile, Jim Ryun; the world's outstanding sprinter, Tommie Smith; Ron Clarke of Australia; Lynn Davies, Mary Rand, Alan Simpson, and Dick Taylor from Britain.
Commentator in Los Angeles, David Coleman

See page 12


Commentator: David Coleman

: Z Cars: It Was Doing Nothing: Part 1

by Colin Morris.
Starring John Barrie, John Slater


Writer: Colin Morris
Designer: Jack Robinson
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: John Davies
Det.-Insp. Hudson: John Barrie
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
Police Constable: John Levens
The Rev. Wilkinson: John Gill
Joey MacCarthy: Dermot MacDowell
Jimmy: Hugh Futcher
Ruby: Barbara Keogh
Moira: Beverley Jones
Detective: Edward Clayton
Chief Supt. Hawthorne: Michael Gover
Surveyor: Arnold Peters

: All Gas and Gaiters: The Bishop Writes a Sermon

by Edwin Apps and Pauline Devaney.
Starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Derek Nimmo as the Rev. Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean
with Blake Butler as the Postman
(Derek Nimmo is appearing in "Charlie Girl" at the Adelphi Theatre, London)
See page 19


Writer: Edwin Apps
Writer: Pauline Devaney
Music composed and conducted by: Stanley Myers
Designer: Colin Shaw
Producer: Stuart Allen
The Archdeacon: Robertson Hare
The Bishop: William Mervyn
The Rev Mervyn Noote: Derek Nimmo
The Dean: John Barron
The Postman: Blake Butler

: Panorama

People, places, and problems that matter most to Britain and the world.

Introduced by Robin Day.

With the Panorama reporters Michael Charlton, Richard Kershaw, James Mossman.


Presenter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: James Mossman
Deputy Wditor: Robert Rowland
Editor: David J. Webster

: Mickey Dunne: The Hon. Bird

by Peter and Betty Lambda.
Starring Dinsdale Landen

'I mean to say if she's rich and innocent and lovely - well if she's titled and innocent and lovely - well anyway if she's lovely, she must be honest - mustn't she?'


Writer: Peter Lambda
Writer: Betty Lambda
Designer: Derek Dodd
Producer: John Frankau
Director: Ronald Wilson
Mickey Dunne: Dinsdale Landen
The Hon. Caroline Maitland-Storm-Carlton: Anna Carteret
Boris: Artro Morris
Caesare Nerini: Frank Gatliff
Cyril: Reg Lye
Mr. Pavlicek: George Pravda
Lucia Nerini: Denise Coffey
Customer: Grizelda Hervey
Lord Boutard: Desmond Llewelyn
Lady Boutard: Jacqueline Maude
Gervaise Plummer: Robin Bailey
Miss Hattersley: Constance Lorne
American woman: Jeanne Moody

: 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

: Wedding Fever

by Sam Cree.
George and Alfred Black present an excerpt from their new comedy.
Starring Freddie Frinton
with Danny Ross, Beryl Mason, Joe Gladwin, C. Denier Warren, Maureen Norman,
Holly Doone, Rose Power, Patricia Leach, Kalman Glass

A special performance before an invited audience from the Grand Theatre, Blackpool, by arrangement with the Blackpool Tower Company Ltd.


Writer: Sam Cree
Stage Presentation: George Black
Stage Presentation: Alfred Black
Director: Eddie Fraser
Television Presentation: Barney Colehan
[Actor]: Freddie Frinton
[Actor]: Danny Ross
[Actress]: Beryl Mason
[Actor]: Joe Gladwin
[Actor]: C. Denier Warren
[Actress]: Maureen Norman
[Actress]: Holly Doone

: The Weather Man

: A World of Weather: 5: Anticyclones

A series of ten programmes unravelling the workings of the weather.
J.S. Sawyer, F.R.S., Director of Research, Meteorological Office, Bracknell, H.H. Lamb, Meteorological Office, Bracknell.

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Presenter: J.S. Sawyer
Presenter: H.H. Lamb
Director: Alan Strowger
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

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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.

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