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: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy: Farm

For the very young
(to 11.00)

: Lloffa

Welsh folkways
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

: The News and The Weather Man

Jack Scott


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships

BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you the first Finals day of the Wimbledon Open Tournament featuring The Final of the Ladies' Singles Championship and The Final of the Men's Doubles Championship direct from the Centre Court at Wimbledon
David Coleman introduces the matches and sets the scene for these events which will produce the undisputed champions of the world with Centre Court commentaries by Dan Maskell and Jack Kramer and the rest of the day's highlights reported by Peter West and Bill Knight
(Also on BBC-2 in colour)


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Jack Kramer
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Bill Knight
Television Presentation: Alan Mouncer
Television Presentation: Richard Tilling
Television Presentation: Brian Johnson
Television Presentation: Bob Duncan
Television Presentation: Fred Viner
Producer: A.P. Wilkinson

: The News and The Weather Man

Jack Scott


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: London This Week

Ronald Allison spotlights events and people making the news around Town

6.0-6.15 Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


Presenter: Ronald Allison

: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships

The final transmission of the day direct from the All England Club, featuring highlights of The Ladies' Singles Final and The Men's Doubles Final with expert comment from Dan Maskell and Jack Kramer
(Match of the Day: BBC-2 at 10.50 p.m.)


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Jack Kramer

: News Headlines

: The Virginian: The Hour of the Tiger

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

Judge Garth's herd is trapped by a landslide and the only way to save them before the coming winter kills them is to drive the herd across land belonging to his bitter enemy.
(First shown on BBC-2)


The Virginian: James Drury
Judge Garth: Lee J. Cobb
Kum Ho: Cely Carrillo
Junius Antlow: Tom Tully
Lafferty: Leo Gordon
Betsy: Roberta Shore
Randy: Randy Boone

: The News

with Robert Dougall
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Detective: Death on the Champs Elysees

A crime series
This week: Derek Godfrey as Francis Didelot's Commissaire Bignon investigates the case of "Death on the Champs Elysees"
Dramatised by Derek Ingrey
Also starring Frederick Jaeger, Elizabeth Shepherd
with George A. Cooper, Kenneth Farrington, Harold Goodwin

No hotel likes to feel it is the scene of a crime. To a hotel of the irreproachable respectability of the Henri IV in Paris, the effect of such an event on the management is catastrophic. Their wealthy and distinguished guests cannot be disturbed by the vulgar clamour of police investigation. Surely the business man found dead in his hotel room must have died accidentally. Commissaire Bignon thinks otherwise. Undoubtedly this is murder and his investigations reveal many strange facts about the guests at this luxurious hotel.


Author: Francis Didelot
Dramatised by: Derek Ingrey
Designer: Richard Henry
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: Anthea Browne-Wilkinson
Monsieur Jean: Peter Elliott
Mischa Kuprin: Frederick Jaeger
Marie Kuprin: Jenny Till
Victor: Harold Goodwin
Mervans: George Layton
Luniot: Kenneth Farrington
Flo: Jan Butlin
Commissaire Bignon: Derek Godfrey
Severint: Ralph Nossek
Varlait: Martin King
Jennifer Davis: Elizabeth Shepherd
Ugo Ahrenfeldt: George A. Cooper
Judge Austrebert: Peter Swanwick
Valerie Dupont: Sarah Brackett
Gall: Barry Linehan

: Alistair Cooke's Cinema

Alistair Cooke journalist, broadcaster, film critic and raconteur talks to David Coleman about his career. He also discusses his favourite films and chooses scenes from some of them, including Jean Harlow's "Bombshell"
From the North
See colour feature on page 67


Interviewee: Alistair Cooke
Interviewer: David Coleman
Director: Peggy Walker
Producer: John Buttery

: Twenty-Four Hours

What matters in the news and out of it with Kenneth Allsop and Michael Barratt,
Robert McKenzie, Vincent Kane


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Vincent Kane
Editor: Anthony Smith

: The Films of Alfred Hitchcock: Rebecca

A selection of feature films directed by the master of suspense
Starring Joan Fontaine and Laurence Olivier
with George Sanders, Judith Anderson

An unsophisticated girl marries a wealthy widower and finds she is haunted by the spirit of his first wife.


Screenplay: Robert E. Sherwood
Screenplay: Joan Harrison
Based on the novel by: Daphne du Maurier
Producer: David O. Selznick
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Maxim de Winter: Laurence Olivier
Mrs. de Winter: Joan Fontaine
Jack Favell: George Sanders
Mrs. Danvers: Judith Anderson
Major Giles Lacey: Nigel Bruce
Col. Julyan: C. Aubrey Smith
Beatrice Lacey: Gladys Cooper
Frank Crawley: Reginald Denny
Mrs. Van Hopper: Florence Bates

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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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