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: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: Cricket: The Roses Match: Yorkshire v. Lancashire: Second day

from Headingley, Leeds.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Commentator: Norman Yardley
Commentator: Cyril Washbrook
Television Presentation: Nick Hunter

: Bank Holiday Grandstand

See panel and page 27
Today's Timetable
1.50 Racing
2.10 Cricket
2.38 Athletics
2.55 Racing
3.15 Athletics
3.30 Racing
3.50 Athletics
4.5 Cricket
4.15 Athletics
4.37 Cricket
4.45 Athletics
4.58 Results service
These timings may be altered by events

Bank Holiday Grandstand at 1.30
Introduced by Harry Carpenter

featuring International Athletics ... Racing ... Cricket

International Athletics from the White City Stadium: The British Games
The first big meeting of Olympic Year brings together Britain's top athletes and competitors from overseas (Organised by the C.A.U. in conjunction with the "News of the World")

Racing from Doncaster
2.0 Stand Maiden Stakes (over 1 1/2 miles)
3.5 Joe Childs Apprentice Handicap Stakes (over 1 mile, 3 furlongs)
3.40 Zetland Handicap Stakes (over 1 mile

Cricket from Headingley, Leeds: Yorkshire v. Lancashire
Further play in the Roses match.

At 4.58 Results service: Racing results and Cricket scoreboard


Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Commentator (International Athletics): David Coleman
Commentator (International Athletics): Norris McWhirter
Commentator (International Athletics): Ron Pickering
Television Presentation (International Athletics): Richard Tilling
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
Television Presentation (Racing): Ray Lakeland
Commentator (Cricket): Peter West
Commentator (Cricket): Richie Benaud
Commentator (Cricket): Norman Yardley
Commentator (Cricket): Cyril Washbrook
Television Presentation (Cricket): Nick Hunter
Presented by: Brian Venner
Editor: Bryan Cowgill

: Jackanory: A Dog so Small: Part 1: Grandfather's Promise

by Philippa Pearce
with Judi Dench

Ben wanted a dog more than anything in the world - a Great Dane, or perhaps even an Irish Wolf-hound! But if, like Ben, you live in the middle of a big city, having a dog, even a very small dog, presents a great many problems.


Author: Philippa Pearce
Storyteller: Judi Dench

: The White Horses: House Arrest for Othello

Uncle Dimitri requires all his courage to face a crucial situation.

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The Weather Man

Peter Walker


Weatherman: Peter Walker

: The News

: Town and Around

Introduced by John Edmunds and featuring Kenneth Robinson.
followed by the Weather in the South-East


Presenter: John Edmunds
Reporter: Kenneth Robinson

: Quiz Time, Gentlemen,Please!: Fourth Quarter-Final

The Brook House, Liverpool v. The Bowling Green, Lincoln
The darts and general knowledge quiz from pubs all over Britain.
Question-Master, Keith Fordyce
From Liverpool


Question-Master: Keith Fordyce
Devised and produced by: Tony Broughton

: The Dick Emery Show

Starring Dick Emery
with Special guest stars, Josephine Blake and Avis Bunnage
Other artists appearing: Mark Singleton, Mike Lucas, Therese McMurray


Scripts: Brad Ashton
Scripts: Harold Pinter
Scripts: Richard Armstrong
Script: Austin Steele
Musical Director: Harry Rabinowitz
Choreography: Irving Davies
Filmed interviews: David Cumming
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Ernest Maxin
Comedian: Dick Emery
Guest: Josephine Blake
Guest: Avis Bunnage
[Actor]: Mark Singleton
[Actor]: Mike Lucas
[Actress]: Therese McMurray

: Z Cars: Tomorrow's Another Day: Part 1

by David Ellis
Starring James Ellis, John Slater
With Bernard Holley, John Wreford

With Inspector Todd on leave, and P.C. Kane away sick, Sgt. Stone has more than enough to do - and then just to complicate things, the A.C.C. decides to arrive at Newtown Station two weeks before time for his customary three-monthly inspection. On top of all this, £200 is missing from the safe in the cashier's office of Carter's Ltd., and Stone must investigate.


Writer: David Ellis
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Michael Hart
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
P.C. Jackson: John Wreford
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley

: News Headlines

: Days of Thrills and Laughter

A star-packed pageant of comedy and cliff-hanging suspense from the golden age of film
with Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Pearl White, Harry Langdon, Ben Turpin, Charlie Chase, Snub Pollard, Mack Sennett, Fatty Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, Ford Sterling, Boris Karloff, Warner Oland, Ruth Roland, Al St. John, The Keystone Cops, The Sennett Bathing Beauties and Cameo, The Wonder Dog.


Music: Jack Shaindlin
Narrator: Jay Jackson
Produced and directed by: Robert Youngson

: The News

with Robert Langley
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Langley

: Sink the Bismarck!

The filmed story of the crucial struggle in May 1941 to destroy Hitler's mightiest battleship.
Starring Kenneth More as Captain Shepard
with Dana Wynter, Carl Mohner, Geoffrey Keen, Laurence Naismith, Michael Hordern, Maurice Denham


Screenplay: Edmund H. North
From the book by: C.S. Forester
Producer: John Brabourne
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Captain Shepard: Kenneth More
Anne Davis: Dana Wynter
Captain Lindemann: Carl Mohner
First Sea Lord: Laurence Naismith
A.C.N.S.: Geoffrey Keen
Admiral Lutjens: Karel Stepanek
Commander-in-Chief, King George V: Michael Hordern
Commander Richards: Maurice Denham
Captain Banister: Michael Goodliffe
Captain, Prince of Wales: Esmond Knight
Signals Officer: Jack Watling

: The Best of Twice A Fortnight Show

with Graeme Garden, Dilys Watling, Bill Oddie, Jonathan Lynn, Tony Buffery
and Ronald Fletcher
Special guests: Kenny Lynch, The Spinners
Filmic interludes by Mikael Palinski and Terence Jonesprod
(Dilys Watling is appearing in "Fiddler on the Roof" at Her Majesty's Theatre, London)


Additional material: Eric Idle
Additional material: Barry Cryer
Music: Dave Lee
Director: Tony Palmer
Performer: Graeme Garden
Performer: Dilys Watling
Performer: Bill Oddie
Performer: Jonathan Lynn
Performer: Tony Buffery
Performer: Ronald Fletcher
Singer: Kenny Lynch
Musicians: The Spinners
Performer/Writer: Mikael Palinski [Michael Palin]
Performer/Writer: Terence Jonesprod [Terry Jones]

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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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