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: Ble Carech Chi Fynd?

Come to Trefenter
(first shown on BBC Wales)
(all transmitters except Scotland, Northern Ireland, and BBC Wales)

: Interval

: The News



Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: Racing from Ascot

2.35 Long Walk Handicap Hurdle Race (3 1/2 miles)
3.5 Garth Handicap Steeple Chase (3 miles)
3.40 Home Park Novices Steeple Chase (2 miles)
4.10 Punchbowl Juvenile Hurdle Race, Division 3 (2 miles)



Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: Julian Wilson
TV presentation: Dennis Monger

: Play School

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

: Jackanory: The Night-Watchmen: The Night Train

Joseph O'Conor tells The Night-Watchmen by Helen Cresswell with pictures by Gareth Floyd
Adapted for television and directed by Angela Beeching


Author: Helen Cresswell
Pictures: Gareth Floyd
Adapter/director: Angela Beeching
Storyteller: Joseph O'Conor
Series producer: Anna Home

: Christmas Crackerjack

Michael Aspel, Peter Glaze, Rod McLennan, Frances Barlow, Jillian Comber invite you to their Christmas party. Among the special guests will be Rolf Harris, The Scaffold



Presenter: Michael Aspel
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedian: Rod McLennan
Hostess: Frances Barlow
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Entertainer: Rolf Harris
Band: The Scaffold
Script: Bob Block
Music: Bert Hayes and his Orchestra
Designer: Valerie Warrender
Producer: Peter Whitmore

: Junior Points of View

Robert Robinson takes a weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers



Presenter: Robert Robinson
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: National News and Weather


: Entertaining with Kerr: Goldcoaster Pineapple

The Galloping Gourmet
Graham Kerr takes a lighthearted look at one of his favourite recipes and cooks it with an expert eye
(A series of programmes made in Canada)


Cook/presenter: Graham Kerr

: Television Brain of Britain: First Semi-final

The Brains of: Greater London; Midlands; North; Scotland; South; Wales meet in competition to decide which three go forward to the Final.
Chairman Harvey Hall


Chairman: Harvey Hall
Questions set by: John P. Wynn
Director: Ian Smith Producer: Bill Wright

: The Virginian: The Dream of Stavros Karas

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

A farmer finds his new bride an added complication in his fight against a local rancher.
(First shown on BBC2)


The Virginian: James Drury
Stavros Karas: Michael Constantine
Eleni Niarcos: Louise Sorel
Charley Cousins: Russ Conway
Sam: Anthony Hayes
Judge Garth: Lee J. Cobb
Trampas: Doug McClure
Ryker: Clu Gulager
Jennifer: Diane Roter
Randy: Randy Boone

: Not in Front of the Children: Domestic Help

by Richard Waring
starring Wendy Craig as Jennifer Corner, Ronald Hines as Henry Corner
with Marjorie Rhodes as Mrs Gumby

The theory that domestic help is so much cheaper and better in the country proves to be not infallible.



Writer: Richard Waring
Signature music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Incidental music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Tony Snoaden
Producer: Graeme Muir
Jennifer Corner: Wendy Craig
Henry Corner: Ronald Hines
Mrs Gumby: Marjorie Rhodes
Mrs Hobson: Noel Hood
Domestic agent: Mary Jordan
Commercial traveller: William Fisher
RAF type: Bryan Kendrick
County lady: Damaris Hayman
PC Wilson: Tony Melody
Trudi: Verina Greenlaw
Amanda: Jill Riddick
Mrs Foskett-Dyke: Ruth Kettlewell
Trixie: Marie Rogers
Don Gumby: Harvey Ashby

: Golden Silents: 15: Cops and Robbers

The stars of the silent comedy screen
Introduced by Michael Bentine from the National Film Theatre, London

Buster Keaton battles with convicts and runs away from cops; Stan Laurel as a Mountie sets out to get his man; Charlie Chaplin joins the police force and Harry Langdon meets a policeman who is not really there.

A BBCtv production in association with Mitchell Monkhouse Associates and Raymond Rohauer


Presenter/Script: Michael Bentine
Script/Producer: Richard Evans
Film Consultant: Raymond Rohauer
Music composed by: Malcolm Mitchell
Co-Producer: Henry Howard

: The Main News

With Richard Baker and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Survivors: Chapter 12

A television novel by Harold Robbins
starring Lana Turner as Tracy Carlyle Hastings, George Hamilton as Duncan Carlyle, Rosanno Brazzi as Antaeus Riakos, Kevin McCarthy as Philip Hastings, Louis Hayward as Jonathan Carlyle, Diana Muldaur as Belile Wheeler, Michael Vincent as Jeffrey Hastings, Natalie Schaefer as Eleanor Carlyle

Duncan is suspicious of the circumstances surrounding his father's death and discovers that Philip had a motive for murder. The Carlyle bank is threatened by a publicity-seeking young politician. A sinister mystery woman appears on the scene.


Writer: Harold Robbins
Tracy Carlyle Hastings: Lana Turner
Duncan Carlyle: George Hamilton
Antaeus Riakos: Rosanno Brazzi
Philip Hastings: Kevin McCarthy
Jonathan Carlyle: Louis Hayward
Belile Wheeler: Diana Muldaur
Jeffrey Hastings: Michael Vincent
Eleanor Carlyle: Natalie Schaefer

: Rock Hudson's Cinema

Another programme in the Personal Cinema series, in which Rock Hudson, star of almost 60 films, talks to Michael Aspel about his career and his Hollywood contemporaries. He also chooses scenes from some of his favourite movies including a song from Judy Garland featured in Ziegfeld Follies.
'I don't think a name is important. My real name is Roy Fitzgerald and I still can't get used to Rock Hudson - even have difficulty in saying it.'
'My screen test was so bad that they used it in drama school to show what not to do.'
'How do you play comedy? It's very serious acting.'
(from BBC North)


Interviewee: Rock Hudson
Interviewer: Michael Aspel
Director: Peggy Walker
Producer: John Buttery

: 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

: Late Night Horror: No Such Thing as a Vampire

by Richard Matheson
Dramatised by Hugh Leonard

When Alexis, the beautiful wife of Dr Cheria falls mysteriously ill, the villagers believe she is the victim of a vampire. Their suspicions seem to be confirmed when she wakes screaming one night, blood streaming from two marks on her neck...
(first shown on BBC2)


Author: Richard Matheson
Dramatised by: Hugh Leonard
Incidental music: Norman Kay
Title music: BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Designer: Roger Andrews
Producer: Harry Moore
Director: Paddy Russell
Dr Cheria: Andrew Keir
Alexis: Meg Wynn Owen
Michael Vares: Peter Blythe
Karel: Thomas Gallagher
Hilde: Cynthia Etherington

: 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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