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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Maths Today: Year 2: 8: All Square
Introduced by Stewart Gartside
(Repeated on Thursday, and on Wednesday of next week)

10.0 Merry-Go-Round: Holland-Bulbs and Bicycles
Introduced by Richard Carpenter
(Repeated on Thursday)

10.25-10.45 Middle School Physics: Motion in Three Dimensions
Introduced by Bill Ritchie
(Repeated on Tuesday and on Friday of next week)

11.0-11.20 Discovering Science: 15: Water as a Liquid
Introduced by Michael Underwood
(Repeated on Tuesday)

11.30-11.55 For Sixth Forms: China: Three Chinese Paintings
Three masterpieces of Chinese art illustrate some of the main achievements of Chinese painters.
Presented by Brian Hook
Written by Roderick Whitfield
(Repeated on Wednesday)

12.5-12.25 Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 4: Metal Cutting: 5: Machines at Work
Introduced by D.R.C. Holmes C.Eng., A.M.l.prod.E.
(Shown last week on BBC-2)
(Repeated on Wednesday and on Friday - not Scottish)
For booklet see page 22


Presenter (Maths Today): Stewart Gartside
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Baker
Presenter (Merry-Go-Round): Richard Carpenter
Producer (Merry-Go-Round): Moyra Gambleton
Presenter (Middle School Physics): Bill Ritchie
Producer (Middle School Physics): John Field
Presenter (Discovering Science): Michael Underwood
Producer (Discovering Science): Michael Totton
Presenter (For Sixth Forms): Brian Hook
Writer (For Sixth Forms): Roderick Whitfield
Producer (For Sixth Forms): Rodney Bennett
Presenter (Engineering: Craft and Science): D.R.C. Holmes
Programme Adviser (Engineering: Craft and Science): G. Yates, C.Eng., A.M.I.Prod.E.
Producer (Engineering: Craft and Science): Nat Taylor

: Seiat Yr Ifanc

Young People's Fellowship meeting from Llandovery College
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)

: Watch with Mother: Bizzy Lizzy: Mountain

For the very young

: The News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Exploring Your World: Small and Far
Introduced by Harry Armstrong
(Repeated on Wednesday)

2.30 Going to Work: Office Work
A girl taking an office work course at the Brixton College for Further Education visits two firms - a large insurance company and a medium-sized publishers - to see the sort of work they may have to offer.
Introduced by Peter West
(Repeated on Tuesday)

2.55 Television Club: Sixty Years Ago
Introduced by James Lloyd
(Repeated on Friday)

3.20-3.40 Twentieth-Century Focus: Trade Unions: 2: The Fifth Estate
Does the T.U.C. have enough power to exert any real influence either on the Government or on individual member-Unions? Should unofficial strikes be outlawed? Is the 'closed shop' a restriction of freedom?
Introduced by Derek Cooper
with Les Cannon, Victor Feather and Clive Jenkins
(Repeated on Tuesday and on Wednesday - not Scottish)
For booklet see page 22


Presenter (Exploring Your World): Harry Armstrong
Producer (Exploring Your World): Bill Scott
Presenter (Going to Work): Peter West
Producer (Going to Work): John Parry
Presenter (Television Club): James Lloyd
Producer (Television Club): Peter Scroggs
Presenter (Twentieth-Century Focus): Derek Cooper
Speaker (Twentieth-Century Focus): Les Cannon
Speaker (Twentieth-Century Focus): Victor Feather
Speaker (Twentieth-Century Focus): Clive Jenkins
Producer (Twentieth-Century Focus): John Miller

: Fifteen Plus: 5: Science

What kind of science should the early leaver learn?
Introduced by Brian MacArthur


Presenter: Brian MacArthur
Director: Julian Aston
Producer: Paul Mitchell

: Jackanory: The Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse: The Little Wooden Horse Sets Out to Make his Fortune

by Ursula Moray Williams
with Gordon Gostelow

Uncle Peder, the toymaker, gave the little wooden horse a gay red saddle, blue painted stripes, and four green wheels. Surely he could sell him for at least five shillings? But the little wooden horse did not want to be sold and began to cry real tears!
Today: The Little Wooden Horse sets out to make his fortune


Author: Ursula Moray Williams
Storyteller: Gordon Gostelow

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves
See facing page


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Producer: Edward Barnes
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Adventure Weekly: The Great Treasure Hunt

by Shaun Sutton
Four boys, a girl, and a printing press


Writer: Shaun Sutton
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Producer: John McRae
Director: Barry Letts
Charlie: Griffith Davies
Eddie: Roy Patrick
A man: Harry Littlewood
A woman: Gina Cachia
Peter Perkins: Brent Oldfield
Andy Rogers: Len Jones
Swot English: Frank Barry
Tubby Taylor: Ian Ellis
Mr. Filling: Bartlett Mullins
P.C. Cullis: Michael Wisher
Sergeant Benskin: Frank Sieman
Inspector Shuttle: Neil Wilson
Pretty schoolgirl: Cheryl Burfield
Bearded Frenchman: Monti de Lyle
Constable: Robert Flynn

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The News and Weather Man

Bert Foord


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Get Smart: The Girl from Kaos

Get Smart or would you believe

A comedy film series starring Don Adams as Maxwell Smart - the not-so-smart and not-so-secret agent in further exciting adventures - not to mention desperate situations
with Barbara Feldon as Agent 99, Edward Platt as Chief of Control

The Girl from Kaos... adds to the confusion, naturally!


Maxwell Smart: Don Adams
Agent 99: Barbara Feldon
Chief of Control: Edward Platt

: Dee Time

Simon Dee introducing his guests.


Presenter: Simon Dee
Musical Director: Max Harris
Script: Joe Steeples
Designer: C. Ian Rawnsley
Production: Roger Ordish

: Z Cars: Fear or Favour: Part 1

by Robert Barr
Starring James Ellis, John Slater, John Woodvine
with Paul Angelis, Ron Davies and Bernard Holley

Like all areas, Newtown has its share of vandalism. A group of youths... voices... a crash of glass... the sound of footsteps running down street. But on this night vandalism has extended itself to robbery and physical violence. Three youths are brought in as suspects... one with a difference.
(For cast list see page 23)
See colour feature on page 32


Writer: Robert Barr
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Douglas Camfield
P.C. Roach: Ron Davies
P.C. Bannerman: Paul Angelis
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Det.-Insp. Witty: John Woodvine

: News Headlines

: Wild, Wild Women

by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney
Starring Barbara Windsor and Paul Whitsun-Jones
with Pat Coombs, Ken Platt, Toni Palmer, Joan Sanderson
and Guest artist, Terence Alexander

(Daphne Heard is a National Theatre player)


Writer: Ronald Wolfe
Writer: Ronald Chesney
Designer: David Spode
Director: Bernard Thompson
Producer: G.B. Lupino
Millie: Barbara Windsor
Mr. Harcourt: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Albert: Ken Platt
Daisy: Pat Coombs
Ruby: Toni Palmer
Mrs. Harcourt: Joan Sanderson
Lord Daly: Terence Alexander
Maudie Allen: Sheena Marshe
Ginny: Daphne Heard
Blossom: Jessie Robbins
Flo: Yvonne Paul
Maude: Anna Karon

: Panorama

People, places, and problems that matter most to Britain and the world
Introduced by Robin Day with Panorama reporters Michael Charlton, David Dimbleby, Richard Kershaw, Robert MacNeil, James Mossman, Julian Pettifer


Presenter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: Robert MacNeil
Reporter: James Mossman
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Editor: David J. Webster

: The News

with Richard Baker
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Troubleshooters: There's a Nasty Word - Love

by David Weir
[Starring] Robert Hardy, Geoffrey Keen, Philip Latham, Deborah Stanford
Guest stars, Robert Beatty, Burt Kwouk

Tonight Troubleshooters penetrates the fascinating world of Japan. Stewart and Roz find themselves in the uncomfortable world between East and West, where the traditions of a thousand years conflict with life in the twentieth century.
Tamira Hitaki, who was seen in Singapore four weeks ago, is back in his own country, Japan. His background as a samurai who survived the Hiroshima bomb causes problems for Mogul.

Tonight's Troubleshooters features a welcome return to the small screen for Canadian star Robert Beatty, giving a memorable performance as the American Ambassador in Tokyo, and glamorous Oriental actress Francisca Tu, as Hitaki's tragic sister.


Writer: David Weir
Series created by: John Elliot
Designer: John Hurst
Producer: Anthony Read
Director: Robert Tronson
Sachiko: Francisca To
Hitaki: Burt Kwouk
Roz Stewart: Deborah Stanford
Alec Stewart: Robert Hardy
Brian Stead: Geoffrey Keen
Willy Izard: Philip Latham
Emily Ryan: Gillian Hawser
Clifford Marshall: Jeremy Wilkin
Ibuki: David Toguri
Douglas: Bruce Boa
Kirby: Robert Beatty

: Hancock!: The Succession

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Starring Tony Hancock
As a tribute to this great comedian, his last BBC-tv series is being shown again.
This week: The Succession
and featuring June Whitfield, Gwenda Ewan, Myrtle Reed

This is the last in the series of Hancock repeat programmes. Tonight's episode involves our hero in the search for a son and heir to carry on the Hancock name - but a son means marriage, and marriage involves finding a suitable bird...


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Music: Wally Stott
Design: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Veronica Stillwell: June Whitfield
Pamela Ffortescue-Ffrench: Gwenda Ewen
Olive Hobbs: Myrtle Reed

: Twenty-Four Hours

What matters in the news and out of it with Kenneth Allsop and Michael Barratt,
Robert McKenzie, Vincent Kane
with on-the-spot reports by Fyfe Robertson, David Lomax, Philip Tibenham, Denis Tuohy, Linda Blandford


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Vincent Kane
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Reporter: Linda Blandford
Assistant Editor: John Dekker
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Made in Britain: Dracula and Frankenstein Make Money for Britain

Focus on Industry and Exports

On location with the celluloid spine-chillers who won the coveted Queen's Award to Industry.


Reporter: Michael Sullivan
Production: Marcus Davidson
Production: Christopher Riley

: ¡Vamos a Ver!: 5: Tengo Miedo

Twenty lessons for beginners in Spanish
with Jacinta Castillejo, Mari Carmen Nevado, Julio Pena and Carlos Riera
(Repeated on Saturday at 9.30 a.m.)

For booklets and records see page 22


Writer: Helena Valenti
Designer: Don Horne
Producer: Colin Nears
[Actress]: Jacinta Castillejo
[Actress]: Mari Carmen Nevado
[Actor]: Julio Pena
[Actor]: Carlos Riera

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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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