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: Maes a Mor

Out and about with John Bevan
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)


Presenter: John Bevan

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: The Aeroplane

For the very young
A film series of the adventures of Hammy and his friends.

Guinea completes his first test flight and the Riverbank Air Mail Service is inaugurated.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Director: Dave Ellison
Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The News and Weather Man

George Luce
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: George Luce

: Racing from Goodwood

3.10 News of the World Stakes
over one mile and a quarter
3.45 Nassau Stakes
over one mile and a quarter
4.15 Trundle Stakes
over one mile and a half


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: Julian Wilson
Television Presentation: Dennis Monger

: Play School

(Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2)

: Jackanory: Green Smoke: 'The Pool of Excalibur'

by Rosemary Manning

Adapted for television and directed by Jeremy Swan
with Ann Beach


Author: Rosemary Manning
Adapter/director: Jeremy Swan
Pictures: Allan Stomann
Storyteller: Ann Beach
Series producer: Anna Home

: High Jinks

with Ray Alan and Tich and Quackers, George Chisholm, Derek Dene, Heather Barbour, Vanity Fare, the voice of Peter Wheeler

from the North


Ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Trombonist/Comedian: George Chisholm
Comedian: Derek Dene
Singer: Heather Barbour
Band: Vanity Fare
Voice: Peter Wheeler
Musical arrangements: Jerry Allen
Script: Charles Hart
Script: Peter Bishop
Director: Ken Wrench
Producer: Stan Parkinson

: Junior Points of View

with Cathy McGowan
A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Junior Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Cathy McGowan
Presented by: Frances Whitaker

: The News and Weather Man

George Luce


Weatherman: George Luce

: London This Week

Ronald Allison spotlights events and people making the news around Town


Presenter: Ronald Allison

: The Singing Barn

Ryan Davies invites you to pull up a bale of straw and join the fun. You will hear ballads and folk songs, old and new from Margaret Williams, Y Triban, The Hennessys, The Cousins and Rosemary, Derek Boote and The Barnstormers


Presenter: Ryan Davies
Singer: Margaret Williams
Band: Y Triban
Folk group: The Hennessys
Singers: The Cousins and Rosemary
Singer: Derek Boote
Band: The Barnstormers
Producer: Meredydd Evans
Director: David Richards

: The Virginian: A Slight Case of Charity

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

Trying to recover the $1,500 a pretty servant girl 'borrowed' from him, Trampas finds himself more and more involved in her puzzling and mysterious scheme.
(First shown on BBC-2)


The Virginian: James Drury
Trampas: Doug McClure
Charity: Kathryn Hays
Ryker: Clu Gulagher
Byron Prescott: Jerome Courtland
Randy: Randy Boone
Betsy: Roberta Shore
Roy Judd: Warren Oates
Deputy Roberts: Gregg Palmer
Lowell Lansing: Les Tremayne
Ira Corwin: Harry Harvey
Stillman: Ed Prentiss
Caroline Prescott: Kathryn Givney

: News Headlines

: Don't Ask Us - We're New Here

A new show with people new to television
[Starring] Frank Abbott, Peter Legge, Adrienne Posta, Mike Redway, Toni Sinclair


Performer: Frank Abbott
Performer: Peter Legge
Performer: Adrienne Posta
Performer: Mike Redway
Performer: Toni Sinclair
Script Editor: Dick Vosburgh
Orchestra directed by: Peter Knight
Design: Robert Berk
Associate Producer: David O'Clee
Producer: John Ammonds

: The Liver Birds

A new comedy series
starring Pauline Collins as Dawn, Polly James as Beryl
featuring Donald Gee as Paul, Melvyn Hayes as Simon, Michael Robbins as photographerwith Julian Battersby, Mary Jordan, Pitt Wilkinson, Michael Goldie, Ian Ramsey, John Watters
(Pauline Collins is appearing in "The Night I chased the Women with an Eel" at the Comedy Theatre; Polly James in "Anne of Green Gables" at the New Theatre, London)


Script: Carla Lane
Script: Myra Taylor
Script: Lew Schwarz
Signature tune: The Scaffold
Incidental music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Design: Cynthia Kljuce
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Dawn: Pauline Collins
Beryl: Polly James
Paul: Donald Gee
Simon: Melvyn Hayes
photographer: Michael Robbins
[Actor]: Julian Battersby
[Actress]: Mary Jordan
[Actor]: Pitt Wilkinson
[Actor]: Michael Goldie
[Actor]: Ian Ramsey
[Actor]: John Watters

: The News

with John Edmunds
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Detective: A Man and his Mother-in-Law

A crime series
This week: John Welsh as Roy Vickers's Inspector Rason investigates the case of "A Man and his Mother-in-Law"
Dramatised by Hugh Leonard
Also starring Barbara Couper, Donald Douglas, Lyn Ashley

'Is this where you keep stolen property?' 'Not quite, sir. Inspector Rason is in charge of our... um... dead ends.' And in Scotland Yard Inspector Rason sits surrounded by clues which have led to 'dead ends,' and waits-waits for a criminal to make a move which will connect him with a clue. In the Blagrove case there seems to be no motive - the victim had no enemies - there are no clues. The only thing found at the scene of the crime that seems out of place is a book of love poems. Can Rason find a link between this and the murderer?


Author: Roy Vickers
Dramatised by: Hugh Leonard
Script Editor: Anthea Browne-Wilkinson
Designer: Mary Rea
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: David Proudfoot
Sir James Kilkeith: Norman Shelley
Assistant Commissioner: Richard Grant
Inspector Rason: John Welsh
Mrs. Blagrove: Barbara Couper
Rev. Dudley Simmons: Peter Miles
Arthur Penfold: Donald Douglas
Madge: Lyn Ashley
Vincent Gershaw: John Kelland
Dr. Delmore: Tom MacAuley
Chief Inspector Karslake: John Wentworth
Detective Sergeant: Edwin Brown
Repository Manager: Bernard G. High
Mr. Corby: Eric Jones

: Lord Soper's Cinema

Lord Soper minister, socialist, and author talks to David Coleman about his life, his career, and his interest in the cinema. He chooses scenes from some of his favourite films including the Academy winner A Man For All Seasons. He also discusses his attitude towards violence in films and justifies a scene from one of the most grimly realistic battles ever depicted.
from the North


Interviewee: Lord Soper
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: Shadow of a Doubt

A selection of feature films directed by the master of suspense
starring Joseph Cotten, Teresa Wright, MacDonald Carey
with Patricia Collinge, Henry Travers, Hume Cronyn

A young girl realises that her favourite uncle may be a dangerous fugitive...
Tonight's movie was regarded by contemporary critics as Hitchcock's best thriller since his departure from Britain in 1939. It was even compared with Orson Welles's Citizen Kane. Both films contain superb performances from Joseph Cotten, and both employ naturalistic dialogue and have overlapping unrelated conversations going on between several people at once.


Screenplay: Thornton Wilder
Screenplay: Alma Reville
Screenplay: Sally Benson
Based on a story by: Gordon McDonell
Producer: Jack Skirball
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Uncle Charlie: Joseph Cotten
Young Charlie: Teresa Wright
Jack Graham: MacDonald Carey
Emma Newton: Patricia Collinge
Joseph Newton: Henry Travers
Herbie Hawkins: Hume Cronyn
Fred Saunders: Wallace Ford
Ann Newton: Edna May Wonacott

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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.

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