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: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
BBC film
(to 11.00)

: Cricket: The Roses Match: Yorkshire v. Lancashire

from Headingley, Leeds.
Third day.


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

: Headline News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Rhoi'r Byd Yn Ei Le

(ymysg pethau eraill) fydd
Jacob Davies , Hallt Anderson Huw Jones, Charles Williams
Cadeirydd, Ronnie Williams
Cynhyrchydd, Jack Williams
Recordiwyd y rhaglen yn y Drill Hall, Caerfyrddin
(A lighthearted discussion)
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)
(to 14.08)


Unknown: Jacob Davies
Unknown: Hallt Anderson
Unknown: Huw Jones
Unknown: Charles Williams
Unknown: Jack Williams

: Cricket: The Roses Match: Yorkshire v. Lancashire

A final visit to Headingley.
(to 16.15)

: Jackanory: A Dog So Small: Part 2: A Dog Behind Glass

by Philippa Pearce
with Judi Dench


Author: Philippa Pearce
Storyteller: Judi Dench

: Deputy Dawg

A Terrytoons cartoon series featuring a well-meaning Guardian of the Law who tries to keep order among his unruly band of fellow animals - Muskie, Vincent van Gopher, and Ty Coon, and some further adventures of Mighty Mouse, the visitor from Outer Space.

: All Change

with Chloe Ashcroft and Jonathan Dennis who look at past and present ways of getting about and ask for ideas for the future.
Please send your ideas to All Change, [address removed]


Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Jonathan Dennis
Music: The Roger Webb Quartet
Graphics: Hilary Hayton
Designer: Christopher Robilliard
Director: Ann Reay

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The Weather Man

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: The News

: Town and Around

Introduced by John Edmunds and featuring Peter Davalle.
followed by the Weather in the South-East


Presenter: John Edmunds
Reporter: Peter Davalle

: Tom and Jerry: Designs on Jerry

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films starring Tom the Cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry.

Designs on Jerry ...from a scheming cat!


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Whicker's World: Bandits of Sardinia

Alan Whicker pursues the Bandits of Sardinia
"Graziano's having a difficult time, at the moment..."

In the Barbagia - least-known mountains of Europe where it is said there is a robbery, a kidnapping, or a murder every day - Alan Whicker follows the course of a bloody vendetta that has claimed ten victims so far... He also discovers how and why simple shepherds suddenly turn bandit - men on the run who only leave the peaks to kidnap and kill.
The Italian Press estimates that 600 people have been murdered here since the war -
among them an unfortunate English couple who had foolishly stopped for a picnic in bandit country.


Presenter: Alan Whicker
Produced and directed by: David C. Rea

: Z Cars: Tomorrow's Another Day: Part 2

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


Writer: David Ellis
Script Editor: Barry Thomas
Designer: Barrie Dobbins
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Michael Hart
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
Philip Cole: Frederick Jaeger
Sheila Pringle: Sue Whitman
Andrew Rogers: Timothy Bateson
P.C. Jackson: John Wreford
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Asst Chief Constable: Ronald Leigh-Hunt
Jenny Rogers: Hilary Mason
W.P.C. Sue Parkin: Pauline Taylor
The Man: Frederick Hall
Det.-Con. Kane: Christopher Coll
Robert Flint: Ian Gardiner
Waitress: Sylvia Burrows

: News Headlines

: The British Film Comedy: The Smallest Show on Earth

A season of Britain's great laughter-makers.
Starring Peter Sellers, Margaret Rutherford, Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Bernard Miles
A Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat production

The Spensers, an impoverished young couple, inherit a cinema in the North of England. Joy turns to dismay when they find it is only a run-down little flea-pit-The Bijou. With the cinema they inherit its staff-all living anachronisms: Old Tom, the doorman; Mrs. Fazackalee, the Edwardian cashier and silent-film piano accompanist; and Mr. Quill, the bibulous projectionist. (Bernard Miles, Margaret Rutherford, and Peter Sellers play this delightful trio with nostalgic affection.) When a neighbouring super-cinema makes a bid for The Bijou, the Spensers have to make the decision whether to sell up over the heads of their staff or to try to make a go of it.


Director: Michael Relph
Producer: Basil Dearden
Production: Frank Launder
Production: Sidney Gilliat
Screenplay: William Rose
Screenplay: John Eldridge
Matt Spenser: Bill Travers
Jean Spenser: Virginia McKenna
Percy Quill: Peter Sellers
Mrs. Fazackalee: Margaret Rutherford
Old Tom: Bernard Miles
Robin Carter: Leslie Phillips
Mr. Hogg: Sidney James
Marlene Hogg: June Cunningham
Hardcastle: Francis de Wolff

: The News

with Robert Langley
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Langley

: Lulu's Back in Town

Starring Lulu
with special guests, Peter Nero
with Joe Cusatis (drums) and Gene Cherice (bass)
Hattie Jacques
and The Ladybirds
(Peter Nero appears by arrangement with Harold Davison)


Presenter/Singer: Lulu
Pianist: Peter Nero
Drummer: Joe Cusatis
Bassist: Gene Cherice
Performer: Hattie Jacques
Backing singers: The Ladybirds
Orchestra conducted by/Orchestrations: Peter Knight
Orchestra leader: Alec Firman
Special material: Austin Steele
Special material: Bill Oddie
Special material: David Climie
Dance direction: Jo Cook
Design: Kenneth Sharp
Producer: John Ammonds

: Sportsview

Introduced by Frank Bough.
News... Action... Personalities at home and overseas.
Tonight's programme includes:

Cricket: England v. Australia
A preview of the First Test which begins at Old Trafford on Thursday.

Football: The European Nations Championship
A report from Italy where England, the World Champions, bid this week to win the European Nations Cup.

Rugby Union: The British Lions in South Africa
Action and news from the British Lions' tour in the week of the First Test.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presented by: Fred Viner
Programme Editor: Alan Hart

: Twenty-Four Hours

A quick look at the news of the day and a longer look at what matters.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop and Michael Barratt, Ian Trethowan, Robert McKenzie.
with on-the-spot reports by Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, David Lomax, Philip Tibenham, Denis Tuohy.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Assistant editor: John Dekker
Assistant editor: Peter Pagnamenta
Editor: Anthony Whitby

: Omnibus presenting: Tchaikovsky: The Secret of Success

Kenneth Alwyn discusses Tchaikovsky's life and music and conducts the New Philharmonia Orchestra.
Led by Desmond Bradley
with Dagmar Kessler, John Gilpin, John Shirley-Quirk, Robert Tear, John Lill
(John Gilpin and Dagmar Kessler appear by permission of the Administrator of London's Festival Ballet)

Why is Tchaikovsky the most popular of all composers? What gives his music its unmistakable impact? What are the secrets of his success?
Kenneth Alwyn discusses Tchaikovsky's complex personality, his difficult and often unhappy life, and demonstrates why his music is not only successful but has the stamp of greatness


Presenter/Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn
Musicians: The New Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestra led by: Desmond Bradley
Dancer: Dagmar Kessler
Dancer: John Gilpin
Bass-Baritone: John Shirley-Quirk
Tenor: Robert Tear
Pianist: John Lill
Director: John Drummond

: Viewpoint: Change or Decay

Canon Eric Elliott looks at the future of the Church from the standpoint of the Church of Ireland.
Filmed by the Northern Ireland Film Unit

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Presenter: Canon Eric Elliott
Producer: Moore Wasson

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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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