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: The Weather Man

Bert Foord


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Laurel and Hardy: The Music Box

Two of the world's greatest laughter-makers in a season of their comedy films
A Hal Roach film

This features the classic sequence in which Stan and Ollie try to transport a pianola up a long and narrow flight of stairs.


Producer: Hal Roach
Director: James Parrott
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Zokko!

Noise! Adventure! Glitter!
Today's edition includes:
Skayn: 8: Send for Skayn...
with the voices of Sheelagh McGrath, Gordon Clyde, Anthony Jackson
and pictures by Leslie Caswell
Sensational feats on the slack wire by Babu
Written and produced by Molly Cox


Voices (Skayn): Sheelagh McGrath
Voices (Skayn): Gordon Clyde
Voices (Skayn): Anthony Jackson
Pictures (Skayn): Leslie Caswell
Performer: Babu
Zokko! music: Brian Fahey
Animation: Ted Lewis
Animation: Malcolm Draper
Director: Paul Ciani
Writer/Producer: Molly Cox

: Grandstand

See panel above
Today's Timetable
12.55 Fight of the Week
1.15 Football preview
1.20 Racing
1.40 Target Golf
1.50 Racing
2.10 Moto-Cross
2.20 Racing
2.40 Target Golf
2.55 Racing
3.15 Rugby League
3.35 Moto-Cross
3.45 Rugby League
4.25 Boxing
4.40 Teleprinter
4.46 Moto-Cross
4.56 Results Service
Classified football results
Racing results, Rugby Union and Rugby League results
These timings may be altered by events

From 12.45 Grandstand
Introduced by Frank Bough

Racing from Ascot
1.30 Copper Horse Hurdle Race 2 miles
2.0 Lion Gate Handicap Steeplechase 2 miles
2.30 S.G.B. Handicap Steeplechase 3 miles
3.5 Knights Royal Hurdle Race 2 miles

Rugby League from York: York v. Dewsbury

Moto-Cross from Clifton, Derby: Third Round of the Grandstand Trophy
Organised by the Derby Pathfinders M.C.C. in conjunction with the A.C.U.

Target Golf from the Arnold Palmer Golf Range, Sheffield: Dave Thomas (Wales) v. Michael Bonallack (England)
Top British amateur golfer Mike Bonallack plays for one of his favourite charities against the Ryder Cup player Dave Thomas
Organised in association with Piccadilly

Fight of the Week: Brian London (Blackpool) v. Henry Clark (America)
Highlights of this heavyweight fight at the Liverpool Stadium
and a featherweight contest: Walter McGowan (Scotland) v. Henri Nesi (France)
from the Hotel Metropole, Brighton

Latest scores, results, and news throughout the afternoon and at 4.56 Results Service


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
Television Presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger
Commentator (Rugby League): Eddie Waring
Television Presentation (Rugby League): Nick Hunter
Commentator (Moto-Cross): Murray Walker
Television Presentation (Moto-Cross): Richard Tilling
Golfer: Dave Thomas
Golfer: Michael Bonallack
Commentator (Target Golf): Harry Carpenter
Commentator (Target Golf): Peter Alliss
Television Presentation (Target Golf): Bill Taylor
Boxer (Heavyweight): Brian London
Boxer (Heavyweight): Henry Clark
Boxer (Featherweight): Walter McGowan
Boxer (Featherweight): Henri Nesi
Presented by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Dr. Who: The Invasion: Part 8

by Derrick Sherwin
from a story by Kit Pedler
An adventure in space and time
starring Patrick Troughton as Dr. Who
with Kevin Stoney, Nicholas Courtney, Peter Halliday, Sally Faulkner
and Frazer Hines, Wendy Padbury

Tobias Vaughn turns against his Cybermen allies. There is a final desperate battle to prevent the delivery of the bomb that will destroy all life on earth...


Writer: Derrick Sherwin
From a story by: Kit Pedler
Title Music: Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Incidental Music: Don Harper
Costume Supervisor: Bobi Bartlett
Script Editor: Terrance Dicks
Designer: Richard Hunt
Producer: Peter Bryant
Director: Douglas Camfield
Dr. Who: Patrick Troughton
Tobias Vaughn: Kevin Stoney
Isobel: Sally Faulkner
Benton: John Levine
Major Branwell: Clifford Earl
Zoe: Wendy Padbury
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart: Nicholas Courtney
Packer: Peter Halliday
Captain Turner: Robert Sidaway
Sergeant: Norman Hartley
Jamie: Frazer Hines

: The News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: The New Lucy Show: Lucy and the pool hustler

A comedy film series with never a dull moment
starring Lucille Ball as the irrepressible Lucy Carmichael, Gale Gordon as Mr. Mooney
and guest star, Dick Shawn

Lucy and the pool hustler ...take their cues!


Lucy Carmichael: Lucille Ball
Mr. Mooney: Gale Gordon
Ace Winthrop: Dick Shawn

: Dee Time

Simon Dee introducing his guests


Presenter: Simon Dee
Musical Director: Max Harris
Script: Joe Steeples
Designer: Andrew Dimond
Production: Roger Ordish

: Dixon of Dock Green: Berserk

Written by N. J. Crisp
A series created by Ted Willis
Starring Jack Warner

Any job, any time. This is what we ask of our police. Most of us have some idea of the crises we may be called upon to face within any twenty-four hours. But what warning do they have?


Writer: N.J. Crisp
Series created by: Ted Willis
Design: Jeremy Bear
Director: Vere Lorrimer
Production: Ronald Marsh
George Dixon: Jack Warner
First seaman: John Trenaman
Charlie Shepherd: Robert Russell
Sgt. Wills: Nicholas Donnelly
Boy: Brian Lloyd
Greengrocer: John Comer
Nancy Wills: Ruth Trouncer
Second seaman: Michael Stainton
P.C. Swain: Robert Arnold
W.P.C. Sally Reed: Jenny Logan
Det.-Sgt. Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Det.-Con. Pearson: Joe Dunlop
Det.-Con. Lauderdale: Geoffrey Adams
Captain Bailey: Olaf Pooley
First Officer: Arthur Cox
Police Sgt.: Geoffrey Russell
Doctor: John Kelland

: The Val Doonican Show

Starring Val Doonican
with special guests, Michael Flanders and Donald Swann, Marion Davies, Los Reales del Paraguay
The Gojos, The Adam Singers

Tonight Val welcomes as his guests singer Marion Davies; Los Reales del Paraguay, a trio of native Paraguayans who play two guitars and an Indian harp; and the inimitable Michael Flanders and Donald Swann.

("Val Doonican Tells the Stories of O'Rafferty," an amusing book with drawings by Papas, was published recently. It costs 6s. from your bookseller, or 7s. 3d. (inc. post and packing) from BBC Publications, [address removed])


Singer/Presenter/Special material: Val Doonican
Comedian/singer: Michael Flanders
Comedian/pianist: Donald Swann
Singers: Marion Davies
Musicians: Los Reales del Paraguay
Dancers: The Gojos
Singers: The Adam Singers
Singers directed by: Cliff Adams
Orchestra conducted by/Orchestrations: Peter Knight
Orchestra leader: Henry Datyner
Orchestrations: Keith Amos
Special material: John Law
Dance direction: Jo Cook
Design: Roger Cheveley
Producer: John Ammonds

: The Saturday Thriller: Gaslight

Feature films with suspense, danger, excitement
Starring Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Joseph Cotten
with Dame May Whitty, Angela Lansbury

A young bride returns to live in the house where her mother was murdered. Under the influence of this sinister atmosphere and her husband's stern behaviour she begins to doubt her sanity.


Screenplay: John van Druten
Screenplay: Walter Reisch
Screenplay: John L. Balderston
Screenplay from the play by: Patrick Hamilton
Producer: Arthur Hornblow Jr.
Director: George Cukor
Gregory Anton: Charles Boyer
Paula Anton: Ingrid Bergman
Brian Cameron: Joseph Cotten
Miss Thwaites: Dame May Whitty
Nancy: Angela Lansbury
Elizabeth: Barbara Everest
Maestro Guardi: Emil Rameau
General Huddleston: Edmund Breon

: Till Death Us Do Part: Peace and Goodwill

Written by Johnny Speight
Peace and Goodwill to all men... well... almost all men, as Alf Garnett and the family sit down to Christmas dinner...

Starring Warren Mitchell as Alf, Dandy Nichols as Else, Anthony Booth as Mike, Una Stubbs as Rita
with John Junkin as Wally the Milkman
and Billy Milton


Writer: Johnny Speight
Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Paul Allen
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Alf: Warren Mitchell
Else: Dandy Nichols
Mike: Anthony Booth
Rita: Una Stubbs
Wally the Milkman: John Junkin
[Actor]: Billy Milton

: The News

with Robert Dougall
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Match of the Day

The highlights of one of today's top League matches, plus the day's soccer headlines.
Kenneth Wolstenholme reports, with outside broadcast cameras, from a well-known Football League ground
Today's match will be announced at the end of Grandstand


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television Presentation: Alec Weeks

: Braden's Week

Each week 25,000 tons of newsprint, 50 hours of news bulletins
One man, Bernard Braden
and his team, John Pitman, Esther Rantzen
take a look at some of the things that happened - and some of the things that didn't.
Song of the week: Jake Thackray
Children of the week: Harold Williamson


Presenter: Bernard Braden
Reporter: John Pitman
Reporter: Esther Rantzen
Singer: Jake Thackray
Interviewer: Harold Williamson
Designer: Don Giles
Director: Tom Conway
Producer: John Lloyd
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

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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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