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: Watch with Mother: Bizzy Lizzy: 8: The Snowman

For the very young

(to 11.00)

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from Pakistan and India
Including: Look, Listen, and Speak: Lesson 41
From the Midlands
(Shown on Sunday)

'Look. Listen and Speak', Book 4 (orange cover), printed in Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, and English, with vocabularies and revision lessons, can be obtained from booksellers, Asian grocery shops, or from BBC Publications, [address removed] price 6s. (by post 6s. 8d.: crossed postal order, please, not stamps)
(to 12.50)


Scriptwriter (Look, Listen, and Speak): Viola Huggins
Teacher (Look, Listen, and Speak): Robert Chapman
Assisted by (Look, Listen, and Speak): Sheila Dillon-Guy

: Y Storiwr A'i Ddawn

Kate Roberts as a writer: discussion.
(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

: Tom and Jerry: Little Quacker

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.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Moon Clue Game

A Race Through Space
This week between Kenneth Connor and The Scorpions v. Billy Boyle and The Piscians.
Referee, Brian Cant


Team captain (The Scorpions): Kenneth Connor
Team captain (The Piscians): Billy Boyle
Referee: Brian Cant
Designer: Don Taylor
Director: Bob Fisher
Devised and presented by: Britt Allcroft

: Len Williams, The Monkey Man

Three years ago at Murrayton in Cornwall, Len Williams established the only successful breeding colony of Humboldt woolly monkeys in Europe. Williams claims that the small specialised sanctuary not only puts the welfare of the animals first but provides greater opportunity for scientific study and observation.
Commentary by Hugh Falkus.
From the South and West


Subject: Len Williams
Narrator: Hugh Falkus
Producer: Kenneth Savidge

: The Adventures of Tin Tin: Objective Moon: Part 15

The adventures of the boy detective and his dog.

Professor Calculus and Captain Haddock, with the Thompson brothers, are imprisoned in a cave.

: The News followed by The Weather Man


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: The Wednesday Show

with David Jacobs

A weekly series of live programmes in which David Jacobs introduces people to talk to and entertain.
Introducing Deena Webster
The Dancers: Sally Graham, Robert Arditti, Cathy Lawrence, Leonard Bickley, Molly Molloy, Scott Mackee


Presenter: David Jacobs
Singer: Deena Webster
Dancer: Sally Graham
Dancer: Robert Arditti
Dancer: Cathy Lawrence
Dancer: Leonard Bickley
Dancer/Choreography: Molly Molloy
Dancer: Scott Mackee
Orchestra directed by: Ken Jones
Direction: David O'Clee
Production: Stewart Morris

: Tomorrow's World

A special edition from California.
Introduced by James Burke.
The second of three fascinating programmes which look at the fast-changing scientific and technological scene overseas.


Presenter: James Burke
Reporter: John Parry
Producer: Peter Bruce
Producer: John M. Mansfield
Editor: Michael Latham

: News Headlines

: The Virginian: No Tears for Savannah

Tales from the last frontier of the great American West.
A film series starring James Drury as The Virginian

The Virginian is faced with a very difficult decision when an ex girlfriend is found guilty of murder at a trial he knows to have been fixed.


The Virginian: James Drury
Savannah: Gena Rowlands
Judge Garth: Lee J. Cobb
Trampas: Doug McClure
Steve: Gary Clarke
Madden: Everett Sloane

: Dad's Army: Episode 4: The Enemy Within the Gates

by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
Starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn

In which our heroes triumph over the problems of security, fifth columnists, and parachuting air-men.

Featuring John Laurie, James Beck, Arnold Ridley, Ian Lavender
with Caroline Dowdeswell, Carl Jaffe, Bill Pertwee, Denys Peck, David Davenport, Nigel Rideout
The voices of Bud Flanagan and E.V.H. Emmett
Signature tune by Jimmy Perry and Derek Taverner, played by the Band of the Coldstream Guards, conducted by their Director of Music, Capt. Trevor L. Sharpe M.B.E., L.R.A.M., A.R.C.M., P.S.M.


Writer/Signature tune: Jimmy Perry
Writer/Producer: David Croft
Signature tune: Derek Taverner
Musicians (signature tune): Band of the Coldstream Guards
Conductor: Captain Trevor L. Sharpe M.B.E.
Design: Alan Hunter-Craig
Design: Paul Joel
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jones: Clive Dunn
Private Fraser: John Laurie
Private Walker: James Beck
Private Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Private Pike: Ian Lavender
Janet King: Caroline Dowdeswell
Captain Winogrodzki: Carl Jaffe
The A.R.P. Warden: Bill Pertwee
The German pilot: Denys Peck
The Military Police Sgt.: David Davenport
The German pilot: Nigel Rideout
The voice of [Signature tune]: Bud Flanagan
The voice of [Newsreel]: E.V.H. Emmett

: The News

with Richard Baker
and The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Wednesday Play: Mrs. Lawrence Will Look After It

by Tony Parker
with Mary Miller, Ray Smith, Barry Jackson

(Pauline Collins is in "The Importance of Being Earnest" at the Haymarket Theatre, London)
See facing page and page 26


Writer: Tony Parker
Designer: Keith Harris
Film Cameraman: Brian Tufano
Sound Recordist: Bill Chesneau
Film Editor: Pam Bosworth
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: John MacKenzie
Mrs. Lawrence: Constance Chapman
John Black: Barry Jackson
Policeman: James Appleby
Casualty Sister: Barbara New
Casualty nurse: Janie Booth
Casualty nurse: Gilly Fraser
Casualty nurse: Beverley Walding
Doctor: Shivendra Sinha
P.C. Robertson: Ben Howard
P.C. Dent: Frank Jarvis
Mr. Darton: Edwin Brown
Freda Wills: Mary Miller
Stanley Maxwell: Ray Smith
Ted Truelove: Harry Davis
Ward nurse: Nina Baden-Semper
Ward Sister: Jessie Barclay
Mrs. Watts: Winifred Dennis
Ronald Cape: Eric Mason
Miss Hamilton: Edith MacArthur
Jane Evans: Christine Hargreaves
Betty Lawrence: Diana Bishop
Miss Hepworth: Barbara Lott
Mrs. Mills: Sheila Grant
Valerie Chapman: Kate Williams
Michael Collins: Griffith Davies
Katie Nolan: Eileen Colgan
Joan Percival: Pauline Collins
Councillor Percival: John Phillips
Stephanie Ward: Cleo Sylvestre
Mr. Low: Femi Euba
Mrs. Low: Jomoke Debayo
Terry Allen: Ray Barron
Linda Allen: Gay Shingleton
Mr. Bancroft: Royston Tickner
Mrs. Bancroft: Julie May
Barbara Bancroft: Julie Booth
Peter Unwin: Peter Attard
Girl: Sandra June Williams

: 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
Editor: Anthony Whitby

: Contrasts: The Royal Ballet

In this edition of Contrasts Sir Frederick Ashton talks about his choreography and rehearses six stars of The Royal Ballet for this special television performance of his ballet Monotones.
Monotones I: Antoinette Sibley, Georgina Parkinson, Michael Coleman
Monotones II: Vyvyan Lorrayne, Anthony Dowell, Robert Mead
The Covent Garden Orchestra
Leader, Charles Taylor
Conducted by John Lanchbery

(The Royal Ballet appears by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden)


Presenter/Choreography: Sir Frederick Ashton
Dancer (Monotones I): Antoinette Sibley
Dancer (Monotones I): Georgina Parkinson
Dancer (Monotones I): Michael Coleman
Dancer (Monotones II): Vyvyan Lorrayne
Dancer (Monotones II): Anthony Dowell
Dancer (Monotones II): Robert Mead
Music: Erik Satie
Orchestrated by: Claude Debussy
Orchestrated by: Roland Manuel
Orchestrated by/Conductor: John Lanchbery
Musicians: The Covent Garden Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Charles Taylor
Producer: Margaret Dale

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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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