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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Exploring Your World: Stop and Go
(Shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 History 1917-1967: Hitler's War
Written and produced by John Radcliffe.
Hitler makes his bid for world power and fails.
Introduced by Brian Redhead.
(Repeated on Thursday)

11.0 Hobson's Choice: Part 2
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.35 Maths Today: Looking for Patterns
(Shown on Monday)

12.0-12.25 For Sixth Forms: Artists' Notebooks: 2: William Hogarth
(Shown on Monday)


Writer/Producer (History 1917-1967): John Radcliffe
Presenter (History 1917-1967): Brian Redhead

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from Pakistan and India
Look, Listen, and Speak: Revision Course: Lesson 25
From the Midlands
(Shown on Sunday)
(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

: Stryd Ni

Stryd Ynysmond , Y Glais y Ue bu dechrau'r daith i
T. J. Morgan
Aeth yn 61 am dro yn ddjweddar 1 ymweld a'r hen gartref, i son am el fachgendod yno, ac i gwrdd a rnal o'r cymdogion
Cynhyrchydd, Ifor Rees
(Our Street - Ynysmond Street, Glais)
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)
(to 13.25)


Unknown: Stryd Ynysmond
Unknown: T. J. Morgan

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 13.53)

: For Schools and Colleges: Science Session: Antiseptics and Antibiotics

Harmful bacteria can be combated either by killing them or by restricting the rate at which they multiply.
Introduced by Bryan Kendrick.
(Shown last Thursday)
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Bryan Kendrick
Producer: Morton Surguy

: Jackanory: Winnie-the-Pooh: Piglet Meets a Heffalump

by A.A. Milne, with pictures by E.H. Shepard.
With Ronald Eyre.


Author: A.A. Milne
Pictures: E.H. Shepard
Storyteller: Ronald Eyre

: Animal Magic

A new 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 South and West
See page 37


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Presenter: Keith Shackleton
Director: David Kennard
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: The Colt Cousins: Attack

Two cousins act as under-cover agents in lawless frontier territory.
A film series starring Donald May as Sam Colt Jr.

Sam Colt fights a gang of gold-hungry miners and prevents a Sioux uprising.


Director: William J. Hole Jr.
Sam Colt Jr.: Donald May
Clay: Robert Colbert
Seth Johnson: Richard Garland
Running Deer: Sharon Hugueny
Ed Childs: Chubby Johnson
Ed Garrick: Frank Gerstle
Jay Candell: Kem Dibbs
Harry Warden: Hugh Sanders
Two Moons: Glenn Strange
Printer's Devil: Gary Conway

: Peter's Adventures: Peter's Ball

A cartoon film series from Hungary.

Peter's dog chases the ball through the zoo and meets with trouble on the way.

: 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

: Laurel and Hardy: Busy Bodies

Two of the world's greatest laughter-makers.
A Hal Roach film

The world's worst carpenters go to work in a builder's yard - with disastrous but hilarious results!


Producer: Hal Roach
Director: Lloyd French
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Juke Box Jury

A new disc - a Hit or a Miss?
Comments and opinions on the latest pop releases by a panel of four guest celebrities.
This week: Sandie Shaw, Alan Freeman, Joan Bakewell
In the chair, David Jacobs
See page 37


Panellist: Sandie Shaw
Panellist: Alan Freeman
Panellist: Joan Bakewell
Panellist: Mike Newman [unbilled]
Chairman: David Jacobs
Devised by: Peter Potter
Producer: David Bell

: 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: Peter Bruce
Producer: Michael Barnes
Producer: Michael Weigall
Editor: Michael Latham

: The Vital Spark: The Big Bang

Written by Bill Craig
Starring Roddy McMillan as Para Handy, John Grieve as Dan Macphail, Walter Carr as Dougie and Alex McAvoy as Sunny Jim
with Larry Marshall as The Driver
From Scotland


Writer: Bill Craig
Based on the "Para Handy" characters created by: Neil Munro
Music: Ian Gourlay
Designer: Guthrie Hutton
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Para Handy: Roddy McMillan
Dan Macphail: John Grieve
Dougie: Walter Carr
Sunny Jim: Alex McAvoy
The Driver: Larry Marshall

: BD8: Part 1: The Enclosed World of the Blind

A documentary film by Philip Donnellan and Charles Parker.
"They've got a dossier on each of a sort of MI5 or Gestapo... I don't know it's a bad thing particularly except so much of blind welfare is carried out by sighted people deciding the sort of thing you ought to want." (A blind workman)
"A picture of helplessness was too often portrayed to the sighted public in order to raise funds for blind welfare." (A blind factory manager)
From the Midlands
See page 39
(Part 2: The Independence of the Blind, tomorrow at 9.5)


Producer: Philip Donnellan
Producer: Charles Parker

: Zigger Zagger

by Peter Terson
The National Youth Theatre's Production


Author: Peter Terson
For the National Youth Theatre - Director: Michael Croft
For the National Youth Theatre - Original Music: Colin Farrell
For BBC Television - Designer: John Hurst
For BBC Television - Producer: Michael Bakewell
For BBC Television - Director: John Glenister
Zigger: Anthony May
Harry: Nigel Humphreys
Les: Bruce Houlder
Edna: Andrea Addison
Mum: Esta Charkham
Sandra: Jennifer Galloway
Employment Officer: Gareth Thomas
Sergeant Major: James Gibson
Teacher: Charles Douthwaite
Headmaster: Anthony White
Chairman: Simon Cadell
Magistrate: Nigel Jeffcoat
Youth Leader: Russel Henderson
Glenice: Nicola Barlow
First Policeman: John Moran
Second Policeman: Hugh Coldwell
Vicar: Tim Haunton
Bus Conductor: Loftus Burton
[Actor]: Robert Eaton
[Actor]: Chris Purnell
[Actor]: Mark Irvine
[Actor]: Ian Redford
[Actor]: Martyn John
[Actor]: Michael Ross
[Actor]: Raymond Kemp
[Actor]: Robin Sass
[Actor]: Alan Marmion
[Actor]: Peter Stokes
[Actor]: Francis Matthew
[Actor]: Richard Thompson
[Actress]: Pauline Maynard
[Actor]: William Trotter
[Actor]: Anthony Phipps
[Actor]: Harry Wall
[Actor]: David Pitchford
[Actor]: David Watson
[Actor]: John Porzucek
[Actor]: Paul Wayne
[Actress]: Lena Prince
[Actor]: Andrew Vernede
[Actors]: Members of the National Youth Theatre

: Twenty-Four Hours

With up-to-the-minute coverage of what matters today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Editor: Anthony Whitby

: Masterworks: Beethoven Violin Sonata in F major Op. 24

played by Yehudi Menuhin (violin), Hephzibah Menuhin (piano).


Violinist: Yehudi Menuhin
Pianist: Hephzibah Menuhin
Producer: Patricia Foy

: The Weather Man

: Viewpoint: John Donne

Poet, courtier, scholar, lover, preacher, Donne lived a many-sided life with passionate intensity and in his writing celebrated both flesh and spirit.
[Starring] Robert Stephens as John Donne
with Allan McClelland as Izaak Walton
(Robert Stephens is a National Theatre Player)

Close Down


Narrator: Gary Watson
Research/Script: Dorothy Smith
Designer: Don Homfray
Producer: Peter Ferres
John Donne: Robert Stephens
Izaak Walton: Allan McClelland

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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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