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: Lloffa

Welsh folkways
First shown on BBC Wales

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: Hammy Meets the Skunk

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

: The News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord


Weather man: Bert Foord

: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children under five

(Shown at 11.a.m. on BBC-2)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Brian Cant

: Jackanory Request Week

with Judi Dench
A Dog so Small by Philippa Pearce
PART 5: ' Bring Mrzzle for Jurney
Pictures by PETER RUSH
Adapted and directed by Marilyn Fox
‡ Series producer. Anna Home
The next Jackanory will be on September 8, when Kenneth Williams tells 'The Founding of Evil Hold School' by Nikolai Tolstoy


Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Philippa Pearce
Directed By: Marilyn Fox
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Nikolai Tolstoy

: High Jinks

With Ray Alan and Tich and Quackers
George Chisholm, Derek Dene, Heather Barbour, The Elizabethans
The voice of Peter Wheeler
Musical arrangements, Jerry Allen
Produced by STAN PARKINSON from the North


Unknown: Ray Alan
Unknown: George Chisholm
Unknown: Derek Dene
Unknown: Heather Barbour
Unknown: Peter Wheeler
Unknown: Jerry Allen
Script: Charles Hart
Directed By: Ken Wrench
Produced By: Stan Parkinson

: Junior Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Presented by: Frances Whitaker

: The News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord


Weather man: Bert Foord

: London This Week

Ronald Allison spotlights events and people making the news around Town.


Presenter: Ronald Allison


Ryan Davies invites you to hear ballads and folk songs, old and new, from Derek Boote
Y Triban
The Hennessys
Mike Stevens
White and Black Folk Group and The Ardwyn Singers
Directed by DAVID Richards from Wales
6.0-6.20 Local News and Weather


Unknown: Ryan Davies
Unknown: Derek Boote
Unknown: Mike Stevens
Produced By: Meredydd Evans
Directed By: David Richards

: The Virginian: Timberland

A film series starring James Drury as The Virginian.

When the son of a prominent rancher starts to court the daughter of a logging boss the romance threatens to turn a simmering feud between the timber men and the cowboys into a full-scale range war.
(First shown on BBC-2)


The Virginian: James Drury
Dave Ferguson: Martin Milner
Katy Daniels: Joan Freeman
Ryker: Clu Gulager
Paul Rogers: William Smith
Charles Daniels: Arch Johnson
John Ferguson: William Bramley
Ollie: Russell Thorson
Wingate: Roy Engel

: News Headlines

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

A new show with new faces
Frank Abbott, Peter Legge, Adrienne Posta, Mike Redway, Toni Sinclair
Script editor, Dick Vosburgh
Orchestra directed by PETER KNIGHT
Design, Roger Murray-Leach
Associate producer, David O'Clee
Produced by JOHN AMMONDS


Unknown: Frank Abbott
Unknown: Peter Legge
Unknown: Adrienne Posta
Unknown: Mike Redway
Unknown: Toni Sinclair
Directed By: Peter Knight
Design: Roger Murray-Leach
Producer: David O'Clee
Produced By: John Ammonds

: Dad's Army: Under Fire

by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
Starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn

In which our heroes suspect a local resident of signalling to the enemy.

Featuring John Laurie, James Beck, Arnold Ridley, Ian Lavender
with Janet Davies, Geoffrey Lumsden, John Ringham, Ernst Ulman, Bill Pertwee,
Queenie Watts, June Petersen, Gladys Dawson
The voice of Bud Flanagan

Signature tune by Jimmy Perry and Derek Taverner played by the Band of the Coldstream Guards
Conducted by their Director of Music, Capt. Trevor L. Sharpe
Design by Oliver Bayldon
Directed by Harold Snoad
Produced by David Croft

If there's one thing the heroes of the Home Guard are constantly alive to, it's the ever-present danger of the enemy within, the dreaded Fifth Column. So when it appears that a local resident is in treasonable communication with the enemy...


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer: David Croft
Unknown: Arthur Lowe
Unknown: John Le Mesurier
Unknown: John Laurie
Unknown: James Beck
Unknown: Arnold Ridley
Unknown: Ian Lavender
Unknown: Janet Davies
Unknown: Geoffrey Lumsden
Unknown: John Ringham
Unknown: Ernst Ulman
Unknown: Bill Pertwee
Unknown: Queenie Watts
Unknown: June Petersen
Unknown: Gladys Dawson
Unknown: Bud Flanagan
Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: Derek Taverner
Music: Capt. Trevor L. Sharpe
Unknown: Oliver Bayldon
Directed By: Harold Snoad
Produced By: David Croft

: The News

with Richard Baker followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Billy Budd

An opera in two acts by Benjamin Britten
Libretto by E. M. Forster and Eric Crozier from the story by Herman Melville

Scene: On board H.M.S. Indomitable during the French wars of 1797.
Edward Fairfax Vere...Peter Pears
Captain of H.M.S. Indomitable
Mr. Redburn.....John Shirley-Quirk
First Lieutenant
London Symphony Orchestra Leader, JOHN GEORGIADIS
Associate conductor, DAVID LLOYD-JONES
Repetiteur, John Constable
Designer, Tony Abbott
Conductor, Charles Mackerras

(Peter Glossop, Michael Langdon, David Kelly, Kenneth Macdonald, Dennis Wicks, Robert Bowman, Delme Bryn-Jones, Eric Garrett, Keith Kaggett, and John Constable appear by permission of the General Administrator. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Charles Mackerras by arrangement with the Hamburg State Opera: David Bowman by arrangement with Sadler's Wells Opera Co.)
(First shown on BBC-2)

"...the finest achievement in television opera yet mounted in this country." THE SUN
Just one press comment on a production which became a television landmark. A grim story by Herman Melville (of Moby Dick fame) tells of duty, discipline, and tragedy aboard a British 'wooden wall'; Benjamin Britten has turned it into one of the most moving operas composed this century.
See page 30

There will be a short interval at 10.30*


Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: E. M. Forster
Unknown: Eric Crozier
Story By: Herman Melvtlle
Repetiteur: John Constable
Conductor: Tony Abbott
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Producer: Cedric Messina
Directed By: Basil Coleman
Unknown: Michael Langdon.
Unknown: David Kelly.
Unknown: Kenneth MacDonald
Unknown: Dennis Wicks
Unknown: Robert Bowman.
Unknown: Delme Bryn-Jones
Unknown: Eric Garrett.
Unknown: Keith Kaggett.
Unknown: John Constable
Unknown: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: David Bowman
Unknown: Moby Dick
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Mr Flint Sailing Master: Bryan Drake
Lieutenant Ratcliffe: David Kelly
Red Whiskers an impressed man: Kenneth MacDonald
Donald a sailor: David Bowman
Dansker an old seaman: Dennis Wicks
The Novice: Robert Tear
Squeak a ship's corporal: Robert Bowman
Bosun: Delme Bryn-Jones
First Mate: Eric Garrett
Second Mate: Norman Lumsden
Maintop: Nigel Rogers
The Novice's Friend: Benjamin Luxon
Arthur Jones an impressed man: Keith Raggett
Midshipmen: Phillip Wait
Midshipmen: Richard Jones,
Midshipmen: Alan Wolstencroft
Midshipmen: William Winder
Cabin boy (spoken part): Bernard Franeli

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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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