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: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
(to 11.00)

: Drych

A filmed impression of an annual eisteddfod in North Australia.
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Wenvoe West)

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker
(to 13.33)


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Summer Jackanory: The House at Pooh Corner: Piglet does a Very Grand Thing

by A.A. Milne
Adapted for television and directed by Paul Ciani
with Alan Bennett
Today: Piglet does a Very Grand Thing


Author: A.A Milne
Adapted by/Director: Paul Ciani
Pictures: E.H. Shepard
Storyteller: Alan Bennett
Producer: Anna Home

: The Basil Brush Show

Introduced by Rodney Bewes
with The Flirtations, Les Oscars

(Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville)


Presenter: Rodney Bewes
Singers: The Flirtations
Performers: Les Oscars
Script: George Martin
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Designer: Diana Wilson
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Laurel and Hardy: Going Bye Bye

Two of the world's greatest laughter-makers in a selection of their famous short films.
This week: Going Bye Bye
A Hal Roach film.

Stan and Ollie are key witnesses against a man who swears to escape and seek his revenge.


Production: Hal Roach
Director: Charles Rogers
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Junior Points of View

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


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: How It Is

- as seen by Peter Asher
with John Peel, Richard Neville, Tony Palmer


Presenter: Peter Asher
Presenter: John Peel
Presenter: Richard Neville
Presenter/Producer: Tony Palmer
Director: David Heeley
Director: Don Bennetts

: Mothers-in-Law: The Newly-weds Move In

Two related problems and double the fun in a new comedy film series.
Starring Eve Arden, Kaye Ballard
with Herbert Rudley, Roger C. Carmel, Jerry Fogel, Deborah Walley

The Newly-weds Move In ...and their mothers come too!


Eve Hubbard: Eve Arden
Kaye Buell: Kaye Ballard
Herb Hubbard: Herbert Rudley
Roger Buell: Roger C. Carmel
Jerry Buell: Jerry Fogel
Suzie Hubbard Buell: Deborah Walley

: The Newcomers: The 300th Edition

Vivienne is offered the chance of promotion; Vera suggests a solution to the Harkers' problem; the Pargeters entertain two visitors.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Patrick Scanlan
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Robert Fleming
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Celia Stuart: Beryl Cooke
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Minnie Pargeter: Cindy Wright
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Vera Harker: June Bland
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Andrew Kerr: Robin Bailey
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance
Margot Kerr: Sally-Jane Spencer
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
William Pargeter: Julian Somers
Rufus Pargeter: Michael Redfern
Gordon Pargeter: Colin Stepney
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch
Frank Murray: Colin Douglas
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Jimmy Harker: David Janson
Mr. Proudfoot: Robin Lloyd
Mr. Bannister: Martin Boddey
Susan Baker: Deborah Miller
Mrs. Baker: Lillias Walker
Professor Bradshaw: Clive Morton
Kirsty Kerr: Maggie Don
Henry Burroughs: Campbell Singer

: News Headlines

: Scott

in which Scott Walker sings his own kind of music
with his guests and Peter Knight and his Orchestra
Vocal backing by The Breakaways


Singer: Scott Walker
Musicians: Peter Knight and his Orchestra
Musical arrangements: Peter Knight
Musical arrangements: Wally Stott
Backing singers: The Breakaways
Design: Peter Brachacki
Production: Michael Hurll

: I Do! I Do!

Starring Ian Carmichael and Anne Rogers in scenes from Act 1 of the new musical.
From the stage of the Lyric Theatre, London, by arrangement with H. M. Tennent Ltd.

The story of the play covers fifty years of a marriage which begins just before the turn of the century. We see the ups and downs of Agnes and Michael's life together-their wedding day, their honeymoon, their first child, his first indiscretion, their estrangement, and reconciliation. The songs, the best known of which is probably 'My cup runneth over,' tunefully punctuate the play's action.
Ian Carmichael, who plays Michael, has sung on stage several times before - it was in the Lyric and Globe Revues that he scored his first great success. And Anne Rogers played the lead in the immensely successful stage musical The Boy Friend for three-and-a-half years, and later took over from Julie Andrews for another long run in My Fair Lady.


Book and lyrics: Tom Jones
Music: Harvey Schmidt
Based on "The Fourposter" by: Jan de Hartog
Musical Direction: Ian MacPherson
Orchestration: Philip J. Lang
Director: Gower Champion
Directed for television by : Mary Evans
Michael: Ian Carmichael
Agnes: Anne Rogers

: The News

with Robert Langley
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Langley

: Run for Your Life: Strangers at the Door

A pace-setting adventure series starring Ben Gazarra as Paul Bryan a man with no ties and no time to spare.

When Paul's car breaks down in an isolated small town he sells it for scrap and hops a freight train where he meets up with a young rover with a chip on his shoulder. They travel on together, sharing joys and disasters, and the boy makes some new discoveries about life and the possibilities of his future.


Paul Bryan: Ben Gazarra
Bret: Robert Drivas
Patsy Hannagan: Lynn Carey
Dickie Hannagan: Kelly Corcoran
Fred Mackay: George Chandler
Farmer: Trevor Bardette
Old woman: Zara Cully
Tramp: Jim Boles

: 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

: North and South: Part 2: Men and Gentlemen

by Mrs. Gaskell
Dramatised in five parts by David Turner

Margaret Hale has met John Thornton, the industrialist. They are attracted, but each is antagonistic towards what the other stands for.


Author: Mrs. Gaskell [Elizabeth Gaskell]
Dramatised by: David Turner
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Hugh David
Driver's mate: John Sherratt
Williams: Peter Welch
John Thornton: Richard Leech
Mrs. Thornton: Sonia Dresdel
Bessie Higgins: Angela Crow
Margaret Hale: Wendy Williams
Nicholas Higgins: Edwin Richfield
Mrs. Hale: Betty Hardy
Dr. Donaldson: Duncan McIntyre
Dixon: Freda Bamford
Mr. Hamper: Tom MacAulay
Mr. Collingbrook: Cameron Miller
Mr. Brown: Wilfred Boyle
Mr. Slickson: Haydn Jones
John Boucher: Patrick O'Connell
Mr. Hale: David Markham
Jane: Rosemary Butcher
Fanny Thornton: Freda Dowie
Harry Carter: Stephen Hancock
Irish man: Chris Gannon
Irish woman: Lisa Doran

: Made in Britain

A weekly report on exports and industry.

: The Sky at Night: The Structure of the Moon

Within a few months from now, man may land on the moon. Patrick Moore discusses with a geologist, Dr. Peter Cattermole, the conditions the first runar astronauts are likely to find.

Close Down


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Dr. Peter Cattermole
Director: Patricia Wood
Producer: Patricia Owtram

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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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