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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Looking at Australia: 6: Whyalla
Commentary by Keith Alexander.
(Repeated on Wednesday)

10.0-10.20 Discovering Science: How Do Plants Live?
(Shown on Monday)


Narrator (Looking at Australia): Keith Alexander
Producer (Looking at Australia): Paul Mitchell

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
BBC film

: For Schools and Colleges

11.0 Watch!: A Fairground: Come to the Fair
Introduced by Rosanne Harvey.
(Repeated on Friday)

11.18 Going to Work: The Way Things are Going
(Shown on Monday)

11.40 Making Music: The Story of Lieutenant Cockatoo
Introduced by John Langstaff
with children from Minet Junior School, Hayes, Middlesex.
(Repeated on Friday)

12.5-12.25 Mathematics in Action: Monte Carlo
(Shown on Monday)


Presenter (Watch!): Rosanne Harvey
Producer (Watch!): Helen Nicoll
Words (Making Music: The Story of Lieutenant Cockatoo): Ronald Eyre
Music (Making Music: The Story of Lieutenant Cockatoo): Phyllis Tate
Presenter (Making Music): John Langstaff
Producer (Making Music): Moyra Gambleton

: Cricket: England v. Australia: First Test Match

Fifth day's play at Old Trafford.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Ted Dexter
Television Presentation: Nick Hunter
Television Presentation: Ray Lakeland

: Headline News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Rhoi'r Byd Yn Ei Le

(A light-hearted discussion from Carmarthen)
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

: For Schools and Colleges: Television Club: Working on the Farm

Written and produced by Bill Scott.
Introduced by James Lloyd.

(Repeated on Wednesday)
(to 14.25)


Writer/Producer: Bill Scott
Presenter: James Lloyd
Colin Brent: Alexander Riley
Shirley Brent: Nadine Hanwell
Mr. Brent: Ian Gardiner
Mrs. Brent: Brenda Cowling

: Cricket: England v. Australia: First Test Match

A further visit to Old Trafford.
(On BBC-2 from 4.30)
(to 16.15)

: Jackanory: Elidor: Malebron of Elidor

by Alan Garner
with John Stride


Author: Alan Garner
Storyteller: John Stride

: 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.

: Tom Tom: Belgian Grand Prix

A brief account of Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix, the fourth race of the 1968 championship.
Jeremy Carrad and Rex Hays will also be giving up-to-date positions in the Drivers' Championship.
From the South and West


Presenter: Jeremy Carrad
Presenter: Rex Hays

: All Change

with Chloe Ashcroft and Jonathan Dennis who look at houses and furniture 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

Bert Foord


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: 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

: Whicker's World: Two Sides of Fleet Street

"After all, our readers are human beings..."
Alan Whicker looks at Two Sides of Fleet Street

As a nation, we have an enormous appetite for newsprint: we read more, per head, than any country in the world. Each day newspapers exert their influences on our minds; the personalities of a handful of proprietors and editors help shape our opinions and attitudes.
Of our nine national dailies perhaps the two most influential are at opposite ends of the scale: Cecil King's Daily Mirror, read by more than a quarter of the population... Lord Thomson's Times, read by everyone who 'matters'... Yet in today's television-educated age, popular and quality papers draw closer together.
What do they say about their role, their power, their influence - the men on the inside who decide what you read? What are they like, what do they think - the men behind the headlines?


Presenter: Alan Whicker
Producer: Fred Burnley

: Z Cars: Who Was That Lady?: Part 2

by Dick Sharples
Starring John Slater, James Ellis
with Bernard Holley


Writer: Dick Sharples
Script Editor: Barry Thomas
Designer: Chris Thompson
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Barry Letts
Mrs. Armitage: Fanny Carby
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
Mary Harris: Wendy Hall
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Mrs. Harris: Betty England
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
Ernie Armitage: Harold Goodwin
Doreen Ludgrove: Sonia Stevens
Mrs. Ludgrove: Joyce Hemson
Despatch Rider: James Jordan
Police Constable: Hugh Lund
Photographer: Victor Woolf
Mr. Harris: Keith Marsh
First man in bar: Ron Forfar
Second man in bar: Stacey Davis
Mrs. Wilson: Sheila Fay

: News Headlines

: The British Film Comedy: The Night We Got the Bird

A season of Britain's great laughter-makers.
Starring Brian Rix
and Dora Bryan, Leo Franklyn, Irene Handl, Ronald Shiner
with Liz Fraser, John Slater, Reginald Beckwith, Robertson Hare


Screenplay: Ray Cooney
Screenplay: Tony Hilton
Screenplay/Producer/Director: Darcy Conyers
Producer: Brian Rix
Bertie Skidmore: Brian Rix
Julie: Dora Bryan
Victor: Leo Franklyn
Ma: Irene Handl
Fay: Liz Fraser
Wolfie Green: John Slater
Chippendale Charlie: Reginald Beckwith
Dr. Vincent: Robertson Hare
Dr. Warre-Monger, J.P.: Kynaston Reeves
Clerk of the Court: John Le Mesurier
Cecil Gibson: Ronald Shiner
P.C. Lovejoy: Terry Scott

: The News

with Michael Aspel
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Michael Aspel

: Lulu's Back in Town

Starring Lulu
with special guests, The Everly Brothers, Les Dawson
Vocal backing by The Ladybirds
Orchestra conducted by Peter Knight


Presenter/Singer: Lulu
Singers/Musicians: The Everly Brothers
Comedian: Les Dawson
Backing singers: The Ladybirds
Conductor/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 Ron Pickering.
News... Action... Personalities at home and overseas.
Tonight's programme includes:

Motor Cycling: The T.T. Races
Highlights of the week's racing on the Isle of Man.

The Rugby League World Championship
Action and news from Sydney, Australia, where Great Britain were bidding to win the title.


Presenter: Ron Pickering
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: The Seven Deadly Sins

An Operatic Inquiry by Michael Flanders
with Joyce Blackham, Elizabeth Robson, Stuart Burrows, Alan Opie
London Symphony Orchestra
Leader, John Georgiadis
Conducted by Meredith Davies
(Elizabeth Robson appears by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden)


Presenter: Michael Flanders
Mezzo-Soprano: Joyce Blackham
Soprano: Elizabeth Robson
Tenor: Stuart Burrows
Baritone: Alan Opie
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: John Georgiadis
Conductor: Meredith Davies
Musical Associate: Arthur Jacobs
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: Patricia Foy

: Postscript

by The Rev. R.T. Brooks.

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Speaker: The Rev. R.T. Brooks

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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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