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: Watch with Mother: Joe: 1: Joe and a Horse

For the very young

(to 11.00)

: Rhoi'r Byd Yn Ei Le

(A lighthearted Welsh discussion from Llandysul)
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

: The News and The Weather Man

George Luce


Weatherman: George Luce

: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships

BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you the best of the Centre Court and No. 1 Court matches direct from the All England Club.
Introduced from the Wimbledon studio by David Coleman.


Commentary-News-Summaries: Dan Maskell
Commentary-News-Summaries: Jack Kramer
Commentary-News-Summaries: Peter West
Commentary-News-Summaries: Bill Knight
Commentary-News-Summaries: Keith Fordyce
Presenter: David Coleman
Television Presentation: Alan Mouncer
Television Presentation: Richard Tilling
Television Presentation: Brian Johnson
Television Presentation: Bob Duncan
Television Presentation: Ian Smith
Producer: A.P. Wilkinson

: The Range Rider

A film series.
Range Rider and his young friend, Dick West, fight for justice against the lawlessness of the early West


The Range Rider: Jack Mahoney
Dick: Dick Jones

: Tom Tom

Norman Tozer introduces a topical magazine programme about people, places, events, ideas, and inventions with Janet Kelly, Jeremy Carrad, John Earle.
From the South and West


Presenter: Norman Tozer
Presenter: Janet Kelly
Presenter: Jeremy Carrad
Presenter: John Earle
Director: Ray Kite
Director: John Rickword
Producer: Kenneth Savidge

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The Weather Man

George Luce


Weatherman: George Luce

: 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

: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships

The final transmission of the day direct from the All England Club, including highlights, news, and results of the eighth day's play in this first Open Tournament at Wimbledon.
(Match of the Day: BBC-2 at 9.55 p.m.)

: News Headlines

: Comedy Tonight: The Marx Brothers Go West

A season of great laughter-makers in a new series of comedy films.
with John Carroll, Diana Lewis, Walter Woolf King, Robert Barrat

In 1851 Horace Greeley said "Go West, Young Man". This is a story of three men who made him sorry he said it.


Screenplay: Irving Brecher
Producer: Jack Cummings
Director: Edward Buzzell
S. Quentin Quale: Groucho Marx
Joe Panello: Chico Marx
"Rusty" Panello: Harpo Marx
Terry Turner: John Carroll
Eve Wilson: Diana Lewis
Beecher: Walter Woolf King
"Red" Baxter: Robert Barrat
Lulubelle: June MacCloy

: The News

with Richard Baker
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Lulu's Back in Town

Starring Lulu
with special guests, Frank Windsor, Lou Rawls
Vocal backing by The Ladybirds


Singer/Presenter: Lulu
Guest: Frank Windsor
Singer: Lou Rawls
Backing singers: The Ladybirds
Orchestra conducted by/Orchestrations: Peter Knight
Orchestra leader: Henry Datyner
Orchestrations: H.B. Barnum
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:
Lawn Tennis
A report from Wimbledon on the All England Championships.


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

: Twenty-Four Hours

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, Linda Blandford.


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
Reporter: Linda Blandford
Assistant Editor: John Dekker
Assistant Editor: Peter Pagnamenta
Editor: Anthony Whitby

: Omnibus presenting: The Ken Russell Festival

Michael Caine introduces the second of four programmes devoted to the early films from television's prize-winning director.

The Dotty World of James Lloyd (1964)
Ken Russell took a film unit into the Yorkshire home of the self-taught painter whose pointilliste technique was developed with no knowledge of Seurat and under the most extraordinary domestic circumstances.

Always on Sunday (1965)
A dramatised reconstruction of the life of Henri 'Douanier' Rousseau. The style of filming was made to match the style of Rousseau's painting and the difficulty of casting the supremely innocent French 'primitive' painter was resolved by using the one man Russell knew who could bring real understanding to the part - James Lloyd.
"The result was a partially comic, affectionate, intense, and beautiful film. Some of the images were extraordinarily true." (The Sun)
"There were many images here which showed television as an art in itself." (The Guardian)
"It is a long time since a television programme has given me so much pure pleasure." (Daily Sketch)
(Next Tuesday: Bartok)


Presenter: Michael Caine
Subject (The Dotty World of James Lloyd): James Lloyd
Director: Ken Russell

: Viewpoint: Edwin Muir 1887-1959

"One foot in Eden still, I stand
And look across the other land."
The son of an Orkney farmer, Edwin Muir eventually became a poet... but only after many journeys.
Taking part: Joan Dey, Bryden Murdoch, Stanley Cursiter, Willa Muir, Esmond Wright
from Scotland

Close Down


Reader: Joan Dey
Reader: Bryden Murdoch
Reader: Stanley Cursiter
Reader: Willa Muir
Reader: Esmond Wright
Producer: James Dey

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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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