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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 3: Electricity at work: 1: Three phase distribution
Introduced by D.R.C. Holmes

9.38 Maths Today: Year 1: Mapping and Relations
Introduced by David Sturgess

10.0-10.20 History 1917-1967: Crisis in Asia
Introduced by Brian Redhead

10.25-10.45 Dysgu Cymraeg
A series for Welsh Schools
(All transmitters except Scotland and Northern Ireland)

11.0 Drama: Macbeth: Part 4
by William Shakespeare

11.35 A Year's Journey: The Isles of Scilly
Introduced by Eric Simms

12.0 New Horizons: Men and Gods: The Artist as Creator
Written and narrated by Dr John Broadbent


Presenter (Engineering: Craft and Science): D.R.C. Holmes
Producer (Engineering: Craft and Science): Nat Taylor
Presenter (Maths Today): David Sturgess
Producer (Maths Today): John Cain
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Weiss
Presenter (History 1917-1967): Brian Redhead
Producer (History 1917-1967): John Radcliffe
Author (Drama: Macbeth): William Shakespeare
Designer (Drama: Macbeth): Charles Lawrence
Producer (Drama: Macbeth): Michael Simpson
Macbeth: Andrew Keir
Lady Macbeth: Ruth Meyers
Macduff: Anthony Bate
Malcolm: Alan Tucker
Ross: Martin Matthews
Doctor: Donald Eccles
Gentlewoman: Valerie Douglas
Lennox: Patrick Godfrey
Menteith: Michael Murray
Angus: Malcolm Tierney
Macbeth's servant: Kenneth Colley
Seyton: William Marlowe
Siward: Peter Hughes
Messenger: Inigo Jackson
Young Siward: Nigel Lambert
Presenter (A Year's Journey): Eric Simms
Producer (A Year's Journey): F. R. Elwell
Writer/Narrator (New Horizons): Dr John Broadbent
Producer (New Horizons): Michael Gill

: Nai Zindagi-Naya Jeevan

A magazine for viewers from Pakistan and India which includes discussions, music, and stories from the communities.
Presented and produced by Saleem Shahed

(from BBC Midlands: shown on Sunday)


Presenter/producer: Saleem Shahed
Director: Mahendra Kaul

: Interval

: Disc a Dawn

Discs and talents of young people
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(All transmitters except Scotland, Northern Ireland, and BBC Wales)

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Herbs

For the very young

: The News



Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science Session: Growing Up
The provision of a stimulating environment, as in a nursery school, helps the young child to develop an individual personality.
Commentary by Tim Gudgin

2.30 20th Century Focus: Marriage and Divorce: 2: When we are Married
What are the problems faced by young married couples today?
Introduced by Michael Aspel with Professor O.R. McGregor


Narrator (Science Session): Tim Gudgin
Producer (Science Session): Morton Surguy
Presenter (20th Century Focus): Michael Aspel
Guest (20th Century Focus): Professor O.R. McGregor
Producer (20th Century Focus): John Miller

: Closedown

: Representing the Union

(Shown on Sunday)

: Interval

: Play School

A programme for children under 5
(shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)

: Jackanory: The Queen's Flowerpot: 3: That is my flowerpot

Alex Marshall tells The Queen's Flowerpot by Alison Farthing


Author: Alison Farthing
Storyteller: Alex Marshall

: Heidi and Peter: Part 2

Heidi's invalid friend Klara, who lives in Frankfurt, comes to spend a summer holiday with her in the Alps.
Story told by Gary Watson


Narrator: Gary Watson
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Tom Tom

introduced by Norman Tozer with Jan Leeming
John Earle finds out how to exist in the heat of the Sahara Desert. During the summer John flew out to North Africa to film an RAF Desert Survival Course. He finds that the desert isn't quite such an empty place after all. There are camels, sand vipers, and falcons, and John meets some of the people who always live in the desert heat: the bedouins. He learns, with the RAF 'survivors,' to make a solar still which produces pure water even where there are no wells; and watches the helicopter rescue of an injured pilot.
Norman goes on a Ghost Hunt
(from BBC South and West)


Presenter: Norman Tozer
Reporter: Jan Leeming
Reporter: John Earle
Producer: Lawrence Wade

: Hector's House

The varied adventures of Hector the Dog and Zaza the Cat, not forgetting next-door-neighbour Mrs Kiki Frog.

: National News and Weather


: London - Nationwide

The facts, the people, the background of the nation's capital
The news, features, opinions of the country at large co-ordinated by Michael Barratt from BBC studios throughout the United Kingdom


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Robert Langley
Reporter: Lyn Lewis
Reporter: Jack Pizzey
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: The Doctors

written by N. J. Crisp
starring John Barrie, Richard Leech, Justine Lord
with Barry Justice

John Somers has arranged for Bill Conrad and Liz to meet, in the hope that they will iron out their differences. Edna Gilmore has decided not to have her pregnancy terminated.



Writer: N. J. Crisp
Storyline and serial created by: Donald Bull
Script editor: Maggie Allen
Designer: Sally Hulke
Producer: Colin Morris
Director: Barry Letts
Dr John Somers: John Barrie
First Doctor: Edward Harvey
Dr Merton: Charles Stapley
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Dr Jack Malone: Ian Dewar
Dr Bill Conrad: Barry Justice
Wilhelmina: Alison Forde
Staff Nurse Penny James: Rowan McCullough
Edna Gilmore: Alison Fiske
Bob Gilmore: David Savile
Priest: William McGuirk
Dr Finnegan: Harry Webster
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Indira Kapila: Rani Dube
Mrs Baynes: Maureen O' Reilly
Mrs Groom: Pamela Duncan
Molly: Lynda Marchal

: The Laugh Parade: The Grass is Greener

Tonight's comedy film stars Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons with Moray Watson

Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr play members of the British aristocracy whose life is one day disrupted by an American millionaire (Robert Mitchum), who wanders into their private apartments during a half-crown tour of their 'Stately home'.



Screenplay: Hugh Williams
Screenplay: Margaret Williams
Music and lyrics: Noel Coward
Producer/Director: Stanley Donen
Victor Rhyall: Cary Grant
Hilary Rhyall: Deborah Kerr
Charles Delacro: Robert Mitchum
Hattie: Jean Simmons
Sellers: Moray Watson

: The Main News

With Robert Dougall and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The Wednesday Play: The Vortex

by Noel Coward
Starring Margaret Leighton as Florence Lancaster
with Alan Melville as Pawnie, Patrick Barr as David Lancaster, Jennifer Daniel as Helen Saville, Barry Justice as Tom Veryan and Richard Warwick as Nicky Lancaster

A mother and son face the truth about one another during a weekend house-party.
Margaret Leighton, whose last TV appearance was in "An Ideal Husband," plays the mother and Richard Warwick the son, the part played by Coward in the first production in 1924.


Author: Noel Coward
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Philip Dudley
Florence Lancaster: Margaret Leighton
Pawnie: Alan Melville
David Lancaster: Patrick Barr
Helen Saville: Jennifer Daniel
Tom Veryan: Barry Justice
Nicky Lancaster: Richard Warwick
Bunty Mainwaring: Felicity Gibson
Clara Hibbert: Nancie Jackson
Bruce Fairlight: David McKail
Preston: Patricia Mort

: International Football: England v Portugal

from the Empire Stadium, Wembley
England's first home international of the season is also their first match against Portugal since the unforgettable World Cup semi-final between the two countries in 1966. Portugal, with their famous star, Eusebio, return to Wembley tonight seeking to test the Champions again at the start of a new World Cup season.



Commentator: David Coleman
Television Presentation: Alec Weeks

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by James Burke with the latest news in pictures and with on-the-spot reports by Linda Blandford, Bernard Falk, David Lomax, Tom Mangold, Fyfe Robertson and Denis Tuohy



Presenter: James Burke
Reporter: Linda Blandford
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Producer of the Week: Gordon Watts
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Weatherman, Closedown


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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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