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: Watch with Mother: Bizzy Lizzy: 9: The Bears

For the very young

(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

: Cricket: England v. Pakistan: Third Test Match

Fourth day's play at The Oval.


Commentary team: Brian Johnston
Commentary team: Peter West
Commentary team: Richie Benaud
Commentary team: Denis Compton
Production team: Philip Lewis
Production team: John McGonagle

: The Weather Man

: Grandstand

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Today's Timetable
1.45 Motor Racing
2.5 Athletics and Cricket
2.50 Racing
3.5 Athletics
3.15 Motor Racing
3.20 Racing
3.35 Motor Racing
3.50 Racing
4.5 Cricket
4.15 Athletics
4.35 Cricket and Athletics
5.0 Results service
These timings may be altered by events

From 1.35 Grandstand
Introduced by Frank Bough
featuring Athletics... Cricket... Racing... Motor Racing

Athletics from the White City Stadium: A.A.A. International Meeting
including The Morley Mile

Cricket from The Oval: England v. Pakistan
Further play in the Third Test

Racing from Newcastle
3.0 Perkins Memorial Cup Handicap Stakes over 6 furlongs
3.36 W.D. and H.O. Wills Trophy Stakes over 2 miles
4.0 Wills 2-year-old Goblet Stakes over 7 furlongs

Motor Racing from Brands Hatch

At 5.8 Results Service


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator (Athletics): David Coleman
Commentator (Athletics): Norris McWhirter
Commentator (Athletics): Ron Pickering
Television Presentation (Athletics): Ian Smith
Commentator (Cricket): Brian Johnston
Commentator (Cricket): Peter West
Commentator (Cricket): Richie Benaud
Commentator (Cricket): Denis Compton
Television Presentation (Cricket): Philip Lewis
Television Presentation (Cricket): John McGonagle
Commentator (Racing): Julian Wilson
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
Television Presentation (Racing): Bob Duncan
Commentator (Motor Racing): Eric Tobitt
Television Presentation (Motor Racing): Douglas Hespe
Presented by: Richard Tilling
Editor: Bryan Cowgill

: Jackanory: The Coming of Maui

with Eugene Fraser.
Every country has its fabulous hero. The English have King Arthur. But to the Maori people of New Zealand there is no one to equal their hero, Maui. When the South Island of New Zealand lay at the bottom of the ocean, It was Maui who fished it up and placed it where it is today - or that is how the story goes.


Storyteller: Eugene Fraser

: The Queen's Traitor: Part 1

An Elizabethan thriller in five parts by John Hale.
From the South and West


Writer: John Hale
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Brandon Acton-Bond
John Hawkins: Nigel Green
George Fitzwilliam: Norman Jones
Bosun: Tom Kempinski
Queen Elizabeth: Susan Engel
The Earl of Leicester: Dennis Chinnery
Guerau de Spes: Anthony Newlands
The Bishop of Ross: Ewan Roberts
Lord Burleigh: Derek Francis
Herle: John Golightly
The Duke of Norfolk: Conrad Phillips
Inquisitor: Geoffrey Matthews
Bailly: Charles Houston
Mary, Queen of Scots: Stephanie Beacham
Ridolfi: David Calderisi
Corporal of the Guard: Douglas Blackwell

: 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

: Disney Time

Tommy Steele introduces some of the 'heroes' and 'villains'-live and cartoon-who have appeared in Walt Disney films.
With scenes from: Peter Pan, Treasure Island, Fun and Fancy Free, The Gnome-mobile, The Million Dollar Collar, Three Little Pigs, Robin Hood, Jungle Book, Bullwhip Griffin, The Happiest Millionaire.


Presenter: Tommy Steele
Producer: Richard Evans

: Z Cars: First on the Scene: Part 1

by Elwyn Jones.
Starring John Barrie, Joseph Brady, James Ellis, John Slater
with Sebastian Breaks, David Daker


Writer: Elwyn Jones
Designer: Kenneth Sharp
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Roderick Graham
P.C. Culshaw: David Daker
P.C. Weir: Joseph Brady
P.C. Tate: Sebastian Breaks
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
Radio girl: Anjula Harman
Murphy: J.G. Devlin
Gamble: Keith Anderson
Feathers: John Turner
Inspector Hudson: John Barrie
Mrs. Adams: Shirley Dixon

: Meet the Wife: Bless 'em All

Written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney.
Starring Thora Hird and Freddie Frinton


Writer: Ronald Wolfe
Writer: Ronald Chesney
"Meet the Wife" theme by: Russ Conway
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Producer: Robin Nash
Thora: Thora Hird
Freddie: Freddie Frinton
Bert: Arthur Lovegrove
Spud: Larry Noble
Nobby: Harold Goodwin
Betty: Barbara Keogh
Policeman: Julian Orchard

: The Brian Rix Theatre of Laughter: Money for Jam

by P. M. Learoyd adapted from his book "A Tidy Bit of Brass".

(Brian Rix, Leo Franklyn, Alan Tilvern, Anna Dawson, Andrew Sachs, Bill Treacher, Kevin Frazer, and Mary Buchanan are members of the Brian Rix Theatre of Laughter Company at the Garrick Theatre, London; Hy Hazell is in "Charlie Girl" at the Adelphi Theatre, London; Paul Whitsun-Jones is in "Fiddler on the Roof" at Her Majesty's Theatre, London; Jacqueline Jones is appearing in "Wild West End" at "Talk of the Town")


Writer: P. M. Learoyd
Setting: Stanley Moore
Director: Wallace Douglas
Mabel Cornthrop: Anna Dawson
Gladys Thrippleton: Hy Hazell
Alfred Brasswall: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Albert Cornthrop: Brian Rix
Gloria: Mary Buchanan
Slogger: Alan Tilvern
Ike: Andrew Sachs
Luke Chawkley: Leo Franklyn
Joe: Kevin Frazer
Cyril Thrippleton: Bill Treacher
Elsie Brasswall: Jacqueline Jones

: Bank Holiday Sport

Highlights of today's big events including the Final of the World Professional Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, the Third Test Match, International Athletics, and today's football results.

: Sir Arthur Coyle Doyle: The Chemistry of Love

A Romantic Tale
Dramatised by John Hawkesworth.
[Starring] Michael Hordern, Billie Whitelaw
with Christopher Matthews as Monkhouse Lee, Keith Buckley as Tom Crabbe
(First shown on BBC-2)


Author: Sir Arthur Coyle Doyle
Dramatised by: John Hawkesworth
Music: Norman Kay
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: Peter Sasdy
Monkhouse Lee: Christopher Matthews
Tom Crabbe: Keith Buckley
Professor Ainslie Grey: Michael Hordern
Mrs. Janetta O'James: Billie Whitelaw
Styles: Reginald Barratt
Mrs. Esdaile: Margaret Courtenay
Professor Esdaile: A.J. Brown
Dr. Penny: Tenniel Evans
The maid: Angela Pleasance
Ada Grey: Jean Anderson
A Professor: Edward Cast

: Melodies for You

Introduced by Eric Robinson.
with Margaret Price, Semprini, Stanford Robinson, Jean Allister, Enrico Giacomini,
Carole Needham, The Bel-Canto Singers
The Melodies for You Orchestra
Leader, David McCallum

(Margaret Price appears by arrangement with Sadler's Wells Opera Company)


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Producer: Bryan Sears
Soprano: Margaret Price
Pianist: Semprini
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Contralto: Jean Allister
Singer: Enrico Giacomini
Dancer: Carole Needham
Singers: The Bel-Canto Singers
Musicians: The Melodies for You Orchestra
Orchestra Leader: David McCallum
Musical Associate: Bowles Bevan
Choreographer: Alfred Rodrigues
Orchestrator: Arthur Wilkinson
Settings: Mel Cornish

: The Weather Man

: Italy and the Italians: Milan and the Economic Miracle

Milan was the centre of a revolution called 'II Boom'. What has this meant to Italians and how did it end?
First shown on BBC-2

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Narrator: Denis Mack Smith
Adviser: Michael Hood
Producer: 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.

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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