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: For Schools and Colleges: Science Extra: Physics: Fluid Flow



Narrator: Tim Gudgin
Producer: Robin Gwyn

: Closedown

: Ryan a Ronnie

Welsh light entertainment
(first shown on BBC Wales)
(all transmitters except Scotland, Northern Ireland, and BBC Wales)

1.25 Interval

: The News



Weatherman: George Luce

: Closedown

: Play School: Ideas Day

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

: Jackanory: The Night-Watchmen: Escape to the fields

Joseph O'Conor tells The Night-Watchmen by Helen Cresswell with pictures by Gareth Floyd


Author: Helen Cresswell
Pictures: Gareth Floyd
Storyteller: Joseph O'Conor

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves


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

: Journey to the Centre of the Earth: Part 12: Ocean of Destruction

A thrilling cartoon serial

Approaching dry ocean bed, the Professor and his party are attacked by reptiles and other sea monsters as well as the evil Count Sacknussen.

: 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 from BBC studios throughout the United Kingdom co-ordinated by Michael Barratt


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

: The Doctors

Written by Elaine Morgan
starring John Barrie, Richard Leech, Justine Lord, Paul Massie
with Irene Hamilton
Guest star Richard Greene


Writer: Elaine Morgan
Storyline and serial created by: Donald Bull
Script editor: Maggie Allen
Designer: Philip Lindley
Producer: Colin Morris
Director: Michael Ferguson
Louise Hayman: Irene Hamilton
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Dr Maurice Rapson: Richard Greene
Ray Hayman: Stephen Follett
Jo Hayman: Elaine Mileham
Nella Somers: Alexandra Dane
Dr John Somers: John Barrie
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Tom Durham: Paul Massie
Mrs Groom: Pamela Duncan

: Top of the Pops

Discs, stars, and news from this week's Top Twenty
Introduced by Tony Blackburn
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson



Presenter: Tony Blackburn
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Production: Mel Cornish

: Comedy Playhouse: Joint Account

written by Mike Seddon
starring Keith Barron as Rodney
with Sarah Atkinson as Celia
and Geoffrey Whitehead as George, Bossie (handled by Mary Holmes) as Jaguar, Barbara Lindley as the New Arrival

Rodney and Celia are newly and happily married despite Celia's chronic incapabilities in the kitchen. Matters are brought to a crisis point when Celia suggests a solution to the problem which Rodney views with considerable displeasure.



Writer: Mike Seddon
Bossie handled by: Mary Holmes
Designer: Pamela Lambooy
Producer: Michael Mills
Rodney: Keith Barron
Celia: Sarah Atkinson
George: Geoffrey Whitehead
Jaguar: Bossie
The New Arrival: Barbara Lindley

: Softly, Softly - Task Force: To Protect the Innocent

by Elwyn Jones

'For He is our childhood's pattern,
Day by day like us He grew.
He was little, weak, and helpless, Tears and smiles like us He knew; And He feeleth for our sadness,
And He shareth in our gladness.'
(A Child's Book of Carols)

[Starring] Stratford Johns as Det Chief Supt Barlow, Frank Windsor as Det Supt Watt, David Allister as Sgt Jackson, David Lloyd Meredith as Sgt Evans
with Walter Gotell as Chief Con Cullen



Writer/'Task Force' format: Elwyn Jones
Script editor: Arnold Yarrow
Designer: Judy Steele
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Frank Cox
Det Chief Supt Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det Supt Watt: Frank Windsor
Sgt Jackson: David Allister
Sgt Evans: David Lloyd Meredith
Chief Con Cullen: Walter Gotell
Jack Gregory: John Normington
Oswald: David Neal
Fairley: Edward Jewesbury
Mrs Skipton: Betty Huntley-Wright
Mrs Harris: Kathleen St John
Parker: David Webb
Bill Dunkerley: Donald Burton
Griffin: Peter Diamond
Mary Lester: Nerys Hughes
Dr Raymond: John Bryans

: The Main News

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


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: "Will the Real Mr Sellers..."

A portrait of one of the most famous stars in the world: a man with all the ingredients for the perfect mid-20th-century life: sometimes funny, sometimes lonely, sometimes angry, sometimes sad.
"He is Mr 20th Century"
Narrated by Spike Milligan and with appearances by Richard Attenborough, Lucille Ball, Lionel Blair, Yul Brynner, Ava Gardner, Laurence Harvey, Paul McCartney, Harvey Orkin, Graham Stark, Ringo Starr, Raquel Welch
(Peter Sellers looks at a look at Peter Sellers: page 9)


Subject: Peter Sellers
Narrator: Spike Milligan
Interviewee: Richard Attenborough
Interviewee: Lucille Ball
Interviewee: Lionel Blair
Interviewee: Yul Brynner
Interviewee: Ava Gardner
Interviewee: Laurence Harvey
Interviewee: Paul McCartney
Interviewee: Harvey Orkin
Interviewee: Ringo Starr
Interviewee: Raquel Welch
Producer: Denis O'Dell

: In a Class of Their Own: 'What a daft question - find out!'

Six films which try to answer the question 'What Makes a Good Teacher?'

'What a daft question - find out!'
John Darke's pupils tend to fell him what they're going to do rather than wait for orders. John's methods encourage them to extend their enquiries into every area of biology and beyond. 'What I am trying to do is to get children to question anything, any situation they get into; why? How valuable is it? Is it ethical?'


Subject: John Darke
Producer: Lawrence Gordon Clark

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by David Dimbleby with the latest news in pictures and with on-the-spot reports by Linda Blandford, Bernard Falk, David Lomax, Tom Mangold,
Fyfe Robertson, Denis Tuohy and special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert McKenzie


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Linda Blandford
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Producer of the week: David Harrison
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Weatherman


: Car-Wise: 10: The engine is started and tuned

Ten programmes on car maintenance and the overhaul of an engine
With Barry Bucknell, Doug Mitchell, Phil Sanders

(from BBC South and West)



Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Presenter: Doug Mitchell
Presenter: Phil Sanders
Producer: John Dobson

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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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