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: Watch with Mother: Bizzy Lizzy: 8: The Snowman

(to 11.00)


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

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 13.33)

: Jackanory: Italian Peep-show: Oranges and Lemons

with Kika Markham

This week's stories from Italian Peep-show by Eleanor Farjeon are a mixture of magic, music, and gaiety. There is a brigand chief, a prince who turns as small as a lizard, and a girl who wants the carnival to go on for ever.


Storyteller: Kika Markham
Author: Eleanor Farjeon

: Zoo: For Study and for Show

New Ideas, new developments, new buildings, new techniques to make animals mostly from abroad feel 'at home' in a zoo.

The needs of a zoo and of a university department are combined together in a single new building opened last May in Amsterdam.
Introduced by Han Ronsonbrink Education Officer, Artis Zoo with J. H. Frijlink,
Zoological Laboratory, University of Amsterdam.
Produced in co-operation with the Netherlands Television Service
from the South and West


Presenter: Han Ronsonbrink
Presenter: J. H. Frijlink
Presented for television by: Nicholas Crocker

: Wandjina Magic: Part 7

A film serial from Australia.

The secret of the strange object in the clearing is at last revealed, and the past gives up one of its secrets.


Producer/Director: Ken Hannam
James MacPherson: Brian James
Beth: Lynne Murphy
Grandpa: Lou Vernon
Ann: Jacki Weaver
Linda: Juliana Allan
Bruce: David Yorston
Donald: Mark McManus
Gerry: John Armstrong
Charlie: Candy Williams
Sgt. Tom Hicks: Bob Haddow
Con. Jack Hankey: Kit Taylor
Dr. Smith: Anne Haddy
Capt. Charles Raymond: Don Pascoe
'Digger' Hilton: John Gregg
Spaceman: Vlado Juris

: The Adventures of Little Joe: 4: Little Joe the Glutton

A film series from France.

Joe is overcome by his greediness for honey.

: 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

: Let's Away

A programme in which entertainer meets holidaymaker in the informal atmosphere of a holiday camp.
Introduced by Alan Weeks.
This week:
Archery: Charlie Chester
Swimming: Freddie and The Dreamers, The Caravelles
Special guests, Dandy Nichols, Hugh Lloyd, Jimmy Thompson, Ann Sidney
From Pontin's New Blackpool Holiday Camp, Lytham St. Annes
(From the North)

(Dandy Nichols, Hugh Lloyd, Jimmy Thompson, and Ann Sidney are appearing in "Boeing Boeing" at the South Pier, Blackpool)


Presenter: Alan Weeks
Archer/Entertainer: Charlie Chester
Swimmers/Musicians: Freddie and the Dreamers
Swimmers/Singers: The Caravelles
Guest: Dandy Nichols
Guest: Hugh Lloyd
Guest: Jimmy Thompson
Guest: Ann Sidney
Orchestra Directed by: Geoff Alderson
Series Editor: Stan Parkinson
Producer: Michael Hart

: Travellers' Tales: The Men Who Fear to Tread

Told by Arthur Tarnowski and Alexander John.
Some walk completely naked across India, go to extreme lengths not to injure the minutest creature. All renounce the world, yet many are rich men. These are the Jains whose fabulous temples reach into the sky.


Narrator: Arthur Tarnowski
Narrator: Alexander John
Filmed by: Vishnu Mathur
Written and presented by: Harry Hastings
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: Z Cars: The Great Art Robbery: Part 1

by Colin Morris.
Starring John Slater
with David Daker, Stephen Yardley


Writer: Colin Morris
Designer: Tom Carter
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Michael Ferguson
Frankie Hancock: Kenneth Cope
Johnny Hancock: Iain Gregory
Wet woman: Kitty Attwood
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
P.C. May: Stephen Yardley
P.C. Culshaw: David Daker
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
Mrs. Hancock: Eileen Way
Mrs. Lovell: Stella Moray
Mr. Jeffries: Hugh Morton
Mr. Meyer: Gideon Kole

: Meet the Wife: The Diet

Written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney.
Starring Thora Hird and Freddie Frinton
with Barbara Miller as Mrs. Bird


Writer: Ronald Wolfe
Writer: Ronald Chesney
"Meet the Wife" theme by: Russ Conway
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Robin Nash
Thora: Thora Hird
Freddie: Freddie Frinton
Mrs. Bird: Barbara Miller

: Whicker's World: Carnival in Munich

"A Certain Feeling of Bliss and of Unseriousness" encountered by Alan Whicker during Carnival in Munich

As winter ends, Munich enjoys its Fasching, an uninhibited pre-Lenten spree.
With daunting stamina the town dedicates itself to six noisy weeks of dressing-up and celebrating into the small hours. A few million sausages and seas of Bavarian beer sustain the revellers until the frenzied climax. Costumes incredibly elaborate or revealingly simple; flirting loudly exhibitionist or deadly earnest; fun, instant.
(First shown on BBC-2)
"Whicker communicated a marvellous sense of fun as he watched the whole city lurch in drunken pleasure, a hell-bent job." (J.D.S. Haworth, The Listener)


Presenter: Alan Whicker
Producer/Director: Michael Tuchner

: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The Croxley Master

A Heroic Tale dramatised by John Hawkesworth.
With Bryan Pringle, John Bailey, Aubrey Morris, George A. Cooper, George Sewell, Alethea Charlton
and Michael Latimer as Philip Hardacre


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by: John Hawkesworth
Music: Norman Kay
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: Gilchrist Calder
Philip Hardacre: Michael Latimer
Ted Barton: Barry Jackson
Mary: Anne Stallybrass
Dr. Lichfield: John Bailey
Mr. Sorley Wilson: Bryan Pringle
Mr. Purvis: Aubrey Morris
Mr. Fawcett: George A. Cooper
Boy: Gareth Robinson
Anastasia: Alethea Charlton
Silas Craggs: Michael Goldie
Mr. Armitage: John Bryans
Mr. Stapleton: George Sewell
First man: Les Shannon
Second man: David Ellison
Third man: Raymond Mason
Fourth man: Ron Davis
Woman: Terry Ansell

: Twenty-Four Hours

Round the clock and round the world with up-to-the-minute coverage of what matters today.
Introduced by Kenneth Allsop.
Round 24 hours with Ian Trethowan, Robert McKenzie
Round 24,000 miles with Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, Michael Barratt, Michael Parkinson, David Lomax


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Michael Parkinson
Reporter: David Lomax
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Ten Teleballets: Albertine

by Kenneth MacMillan.
A selection of short ballets specially created for the television screen.
with Lynn Seymour and Desmond Doyle
The Zodiac Orchestra
Leader, David McCallum
(Lynn Seymour and Desmond Doyle appeared by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden)


Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan
Musicians: The Zodiac Orchestra
Orchestra leader: David McCallum
Musical director: Anthony Bowles
Designer: Lionel Radford
Director/Producer: Margaret Dale
Director: Brian Whitehouse
Director: Peter Wright
Dancer: Lynn Seymour
Dancer: Desmond Doyle

: The Weather Man

: Italy and the Italians: Church and State

A Catholic country with a strong anti-clerical tradition-how does this paradox resolve itself in modern Italy?
A film with contributions from Cardinal Cento, Professor Ernesto Rossi, Patrick Smith.
(First shown on BBC-2)

Close Down


Interviewee: Cardinal Cento
Interviewee: Professor Ernesto Rossi
Interviewee: Patrick Smith
Narrator: Denis Mack Smith
Adviser: Bernard Wall
Produced and directed by: Michael Bunce

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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.

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