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: Watch with Mother: The Herbs

For the very young

(to 11.00)


Producer: Norman James

: Mae Gen I Air!

(Parlour Game: "I Have a Word")
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

: The News and The Weather Man

George Luce
(to 13.33)


Weatherman: George Luce

: Noggin and the Flying Machine: Episode 3: The City

Written by Oliver Postgate
An adventure of Noggin, Prince of the Nogs

The feathered flying machine rises again. Magic is matched against magic, and in the sky a duel is fought to bring justice to a sad land.
Story told by Oliver Postgate and Ronnie Stevens.


Writer/Narrator: Oliver Postgate
Narrator: Ronnie Stevens
Pictures: Peter Firmin
Music: Vernon Elliott
Music played by: The Vernon Elliott Ensemble

: Daktari

An animal adventure series starring Marshall Thompson as Dr. Marsh Tracy, Cheryl Miller as Paula Tracy, Yale Summers as Jack Dane
with Hedley Mattingly and Hari Rhodes
aided and abetted by Clarence and Judy


Dr. Marsh Tracy: Marshall Thompson
Paula Tracy: Cheryl Miller
Jack Dane: Yale Summers
District Officer Hedley: Hedley Mattingly
Mike Makula: Hari Rhodes

: The Adventures of Tin Tin: Objective Moon: Part 12

The adventures of the boy detective and his dog.

Professor Calculus and Captain Haddock set out to explore the dark side of the moon.

: The News followed by The Weather Man

George Luce


Weatherman: George Luce

: Town and Around

Introduced by John Edmunds.


Presenter: John Edmunds

: Bewitched: No More, Mister Nice Guy

A comedy film series.
Starring Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, Dick York as Darrin, Agnes Moorehead as Endora

No More, Mister Nice Guy ...remember Endora spells trouble!


Samantha: Elizabeth Montgomery
Darrin: Dick York
Endora: Agnes Moorehead

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: It Strikes a Chord

A musical challenge from students of Trinity College of Music Martin Ham, Richard Benger, Michael Round.
Tonight's team of professionals are: Marcus Dods, Tony Osborne, George Chisholm
Question-Master, Steve Race


Panellist (Trinity College of Music): Martin Ham
Panellist (Trinity College of Music): Richard Benger
Panellist (Trinity College of Music): Michael Round
Panellist: Marcus Dods
Panellist: Tony Osborne
Panellist: George Chisholm
Resident musician: Robert Docker
Question-Master: Steve Race
Devised by: Ken Griffin
Producer: Douglas Hespe

: The Newcomers

Kerr finds that Caroline's machinations create a new and unexpected situation; Celia causes another surprise at Pine Walk; the Harkers are threatened by the Council.
From the Midlands
(For cast list see page 46)


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Patrick Scanlan
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Robert Fleming

: News Headlines

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers.
Discs - Stars - News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced tonight by Stuart Henry.
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson


Presenter: Stuart Henry
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: The First Lady: The Bigger They Come

by Vincent Tilsley
Starring Thora Hird, Robert Keegan, James Grout and Henry Knowles
(Nicholas Selby is a member of The Royal Shakespeare Company)

Stopford Mansions is a slum, the tenants of which are too old and intimidated to demand repairs from the landlord. One spirited tenant, Mrs. Beer, appeals to Sarah. But before Sarah can intervene she must find the landlord and to do this she must turn detective, for the rogue landlord has very efficiently covered his tracks.


Writer: Vincent Tilsley
Series devised by/From an initial idea by: Alan Plater
From an initial idea by: Philip Levene
Designer: Allan Anson
Producer: Terence Dudley
Director: Ron Craddock
Sarah Danby: Thora Hird
Mrs. Beer: Doris Rogers
Tom Danby: Henry Knowles
Lloyd: Frederick Treves
Marvin: Nigel Clayton
Will Tarrant: Robert Keegan
Spooner: Geoffrey Lumsden
George Kingston: James Grout
Cynthia: Jacquie-Ann Carr
Oakroyd: Barry Wilsher
Betty: Gillian Royale
Miss Peters: Jane Hilary
Smith: Nicholas Selby

: The News

with Robert Langley
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Langley

: America: Democracy on Trial

The second of three documentaries by James Mossman.
A look at democracy through the eyes of one white family in one white suburb, challenged by the turmoil around it.
See page 2


Reporter/Director: James Mossman
Producer: Barbara Pegna

: Twenty-Four Hours

A quick look at the news of the day and a longer look at what matters 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: 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

: Girl in a Black Bikini: Part 3

A thriller in six parts by John Roddick
Starring John Carson, Glyn Houston
with Angela Scoular, John Barron, Judy Parfitt, Brian Wilde
and Frederick Jaeger

As evidence mounts that Peter Jarrett's murder is linked to the mysterious death of fashion model Lisa Martin, Kathy Sheridan is terrified by an unexpected caller.


Writer: John Roddick
Designer: John Wood
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Gerald Blake
Kathy Sheridan: Angela Scoular
Francis Heager: John Barron
Robert Sheridan: John Carson
Det.-Sgt. Napier: Glyn Houston
Det.-Con. Ashwood: Brian Cant
Grace Heager: Jean Harvey
Edward Mitchell: Brian Wilde
Alan Ramsey: John Cater
Kim: Ros Drinkwater
Leo Pettit: Frederick Jaeger
Jill: Anne Hardcastle
Inspector: Frederick Hall
Lee Anderson: Calvin Lockhart
Ann Napier: Judy Parfitt
Angie: Pamela Miles

: News Headlines and The Weather Man

including a look at Holiday Weather Abroad.

: Understanding Music: 3: Chords

A simple guide to the language of classical music by Ivor Keys
with members of the Nottingham University Choir.

For accompanying publication: see page 51

Close Down


Presenter: Ivor Keys
Singers: Members of the Nottingham University Choir
Director: Jeremy Johnston
Producer: Nancy Thomas

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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