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: The Weather Man

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Laurel and Hardy: Hog Wild

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

Stan and Ollie demonstrate how not to erect a radio aerial.


Producer: Hal Roach
Director: James Parrott
Story by: Leo McCarey
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Zokko!

Noise! Adventure! Glitter!
Today's edition includes:
Skayn: 9: We must look towards earth...
with the voices of Sheelagh McGrath, Gordon Clyde, Anthony Jackson
and pictures by Leslie Caswell
The fantastic, amazing... Ali Bongo
Written and directed by Paul Ciani


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

: Grandstand

See foot of column 1
Today's Timetable
12.55 Motoring
1.10 Football Preview
1.20 Racing
1.40 Target Golf
1.50 Racing
2.10 Target Golf
2.25 Racing
2.45 Motoring
3.0 Rugby League
3.25 Racing
3.45 Rugby League
4.30 Motoring
4.42 Teleprinter
4.46 Motoring
4.55 Results Service
Classified football results
Racing results, Rugby Union and Rugby League results
These timings may be altered by events

: Dr. Who: The Krotons: Part 1

by Robert Holmes
Dr. Who starts today a new adventure in space and time
starring Patrick Troughton as Dr. Who
Frazer Hines, Wendy Padbury
with James Cairncross, James Copeland, Philip Madoc, Gilbert Wynne

The Tardis materialises in a bleak wasteland. The Doctor and his friends encounter the primitive Gonds and hear of their mysterious unseen rulers, the dreaded Krotons. The Krotons seem benevolent - but the Doctor makes a terrifying discovery...


Writer: Robert Holmes
Title Music: Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Script Editor: Terrance Dicks
Designer: Raymond London
Producer: Peter Bryant
Director: David Maloney
Selris: James Copeland
Abu: Terence Brown
Vana: Madeleine Mills
Thara: Gilbert Wynne
Eelek: Philip Madoc
Axus: Richard Ireson
Dr. Who: Patrick Troughton
Jamie: Frazer Hines
Zoe: Wendy Padbury
Beta: James Cairncross
Student: Bronson Shaw
Custodian: Maurice Selwyn
Kroton voice: Roy Skelton

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: The New Lucy Show: Lucy, Boss of the Year Award

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

Lucy, Boss of the Year Award
...turns out to be a bit of a booby prize!


Lucy Carmichael: Lucille Ball
Mr. Mooney: Gale Gordon

: Happening for Lulu

The first programme in a new series of music and laughter featuring the world of Lulu, her special guests and friends
Johnny Harris and his Orchestra, Pan's People
See page 2


Singer/presenter: Lulu
Musicians: Johnny Harris and his Orchestra
Vocal backing: Sue and Sunny with Kay
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Costumes: Linda Martin
Make-up: Ann Chesterman
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Lighting: Ritchie Richardson
Design: J. Roger Lowe
Production: Stanley Dorfman

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Saturday Post: Dancing on Air 1 October 2016

: The Morecambe and Wise Show

Written by Dick Hills and Sid Green.
Starring Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise
Guest artists, Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band, Roy Budd
with Jenny Lee-Wright, Sheila Bernette, Caron Gardner, Bettine Le Beau, Judy Robinson, Tina Martin, Jenny Russell
First shown on BBC-2


Writer: Dick Hills
Writer: Sid Green
Orchestra directed by: Alyn Ainsworth
Design: Brian Tregidden
Producer: John Ammonds
Comedian: Eric Morecambe
Comedian: Ernie Wise
Musicians: Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band
Pianist: Roy Budd
[Actress]: Jenny Lee-Wright
[Actress]: Sheila Bernette
[Actress]: Caron Gardner
[Actress]: Bettine Le Beau
[Actress]: Judy Robinson
[Actress]: Tina Martin
[Actress]: Jenny Russell

: The Val Doonican Show

starring Val Doonican
with special guests, Marty Feldman, Herman's Hermits, Dev Shawn
and The Gojos, The Adam Singers


Singer/Presenter/Special material: Val Doonican
Comedian: Marty Feldman
Musicians: Herman's Hermits
Singer: Dev Shawn
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: Suspect

Feature films with suspense, danger, excitement
starring Tony Britton, Virginia Maskell, Peter Cushing, Ian Bannen

An embittered scientist turns from the high road of scientific discovery on to the dangerous path to treason.
Virginia Maskell, one of the stars of tonight's thriller, has been seen twice recently on BBC-tv, first in the Midnight Movie Virgin Island and two weeks ago in Only Two Can Play, the hilarious comedy adapted from Kingsley Amis's novel That Certain Feeling. You can also see her later this week in the film on BBC-1, Doctor in Love, where she plays a glamorous doctor.


Screenplay: Nigel Balchin
Produced and directed by: Roy Boulting
Produced and directed by: John Boulting
Bob Marriott: Tony Britton
Lucy Byrne: Virginia Maskell
Professor Sewell: Peter Cushing
Alan Andrews: Ian Bannen
Sir George Gatling: Raymond Huntley
Mr. Prince: Thorley Walters
Brown: Donald Pleasence
Arthur: Spike Milligan
Dr. Shole: Kenneth Griffith

: Till Death Us Do Part: Monopoly

Written by Johnny Speight
In most families a quiet parlour game would not lead to bitter argument. But when Alf Garnett is one of the players...
starring Warren Mitchell as Alf, Dandy Nichols as Else, Anthony Booth as Mike, Una Stubbs as Rita


Writer: Johnny Speight
Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Alf: Warren Mitchell
Else: Dandy Nichols
Mike: Anthony Booth
Rita: Una Stubbs

: 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.

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