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: Daktari: A Family for Jenny

A Safari
[Starring] Marshall Thompson as Dr. Marsh Tracy, Cheryl Miller as Paula Tracy, Ross Hagen as Bart Jason
with Hedley Mattingly, Hari Rhodes
and Erin Moran as Jenny Jones
aided and abetted by Clarence and Judy

The lives of a little girl and a lion cub are strangely linked.



Dr Marsh Tracy: Marshall Thompson
Paula Tracy: Cheryl Miller
Bart Jason: Ross Hagen
District Officer Hedley: Hedley Mattingly
Mike Makula: Hari Rhodes
Jenny Jones: Erin Moran

: Winners at the Wheel

An all-action review by Maxwell Boyd of the drivers and cars which took the top prizes in motor sport in 1969 including Graham Hill in a Lotus 49B winning the Monaco Grand Prix; Jacky Ickx and the Ford GT 40 triumph at Le Mans, and Jackie Stewart driving a Matra Ford to the top of the World Championship table.


Presenter: Maxwell Boyd
Associate Producer: John Mills
Producer: Brian Robins

: The Philpott File: A Pride of Officers

A documentary film with Trevor Philpott

The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst was founded just before Waterloo and for a century trained officers of style for an expanding Empire. The Empire has gone, but Sandhurst is still there. Who are the young men in training at Sandhurst now?
(first shown on BBC2)


Presenter: Trevor Philpott
Directed and produced by: Peter Robinson

: Tom and Jerry: Hic-cup Pup

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: The News



Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Laurel and Hardy: Hog Wild

Stan and Ollie demonstrate how not to erect a radio aerial.
A Hal Roach film


Producer: Hal Roach
Director: James Parrott
Story by: Leo McCarey
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: The Scarlet Spear

Starring John Bentley, Martha Hyer

An exciting adventure film, with some spectacular wildlife scenes, made on location in Africa. A British district officer tries to prevent the young son of a tribal chieftain from engaging in a deadly combat as part of his initiation as the new leader of the Maru.

Written and directed by George Breakston and Ray Stahl


Producer: Charles Reynolds
Writer/director: George Breakston
Writer/director: Ray Stahl
Jim Barnenson: John Bentley
Chris: Martha Hyer
Morasi: Morasi

: Ski-Jumping from Garmisch

The International 90 Metre Jump Outside broadcast cameras bring you a supreme test of skill and courage - the 'Big Jump.' The world's greatest jumpers from 14 countries compete in this New Year's Day event in Garmisch, Bavaria.
Television presentation by the German Television Service


Commentator: Max Robertson

: Play School

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

: Jackanory: The Wombles: 'Bungo's Great Adventure'

Ronald Hines tells "The Wombles" by Elizabeth Beresford


Author: Elizabeth Beresford
Storyteller: Ronald Hines

: 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 13: Perils of Volcano Island

A thrilling cartoon serial

: Hector's House

The varied adventures of Hector the Dog, Zaza the Cat, and 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 Dick Sharples
starring John Barrie, Richard Leech, Justine Lord


Writer: Dick Sharples
Storyline and serial created by: Donald Bull
Script Editor: Maggie Allen
Designer: Keith Harris
Producer: Colin Morris
Director: Gerald Blake
Martin McNeal: Michael Wardle
Sir Robert McNeal: John Robinson
Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Lady McNeal: Helen Christie
Ellen McNeal: Gay Hamilton
Agnes: Jane Walker
John Somers: John Barrie
Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Dr Jackman: Edward Evans

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Jimmy Savile
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson



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

: Comedy Playhouse: The Jugg Brothers

Written by Bob Grant and Stephen Lewis
Starring Stephen Lewis, Bob Grant


Writer: Bob Grant
Writer: Stephen Lewis
Lighting: Nigel Wright
Sound: Brian Hiles
Costume: Maureen Copley
Make-Up: Heather Stewart
Designer: Philip Lindley
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Stephen Jugg: Stephen Lewis
Robert Jugg: Bob Grant
Lilly Dolly: Fanny Carby
Annie Bundle: Queenie Watts
Meg: Nancy Nevinson
Kate: Winifred Sabine
George Fryer: Edward Caddick
The Boys: Ian Ramsey
The Boys: Gerald Rowland

: Softly, Softly - Task Force: Any Other Night

by Robert Barr

"And here's a hand, my trusty frien',
And gie's a hand o' thine.
And we'll tak' a richt guid willie waught
For auld lang syne"
[Starring] Stratford Johns at Det. Chief Supt. Barlow, Norman Bowler as Det. Insp. Hawkins, David Allister as Sgt. Jackson, David Lloyd Meredith as Sgt. Evans, Terence Rigby as PC Snow, with Walter Gotell as Chief Con. Cullen


Writer: Robert Barr
'Task Force' format: Elwyn Jones.
Script Editor: Arnold Yarrow
Designer: Ian Rawnsley
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Peter Cregeen
Det Chief Supt Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det Insp Hawkins: Norman Bowler
Sgt Jackson: David Allister
Sgt Evans: David Lloyd Meredith
PC Snow: Terence Rigby
Chief Con Cullen: Walter Gotell
PC Durrant: Michael Francis
Chief Supt Marshall: Basil Dignam
Chief Supt Conlow: Michael Hall
Inspector Cox: Tony Caunter
Chief Insp Walters: Nicholas Brent
Chapman: Victor Maddern
Frinton: Douglas Livingstone
PC Crabtree: Peter Lund
Barman: Peter Lawrence
Sleath: Kenton Moore

: The Main News

With Kenneth Kendall and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world; and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Sinatra

Starring the greatest name in show business in a one-man special informal concert of songs with which Frank Sinatra will always be associated including:
My Kind of Town, You're Sensational, The Tender Trap, All the Way
Tonight Sinatra also sings: For Once in my Life, Little Green Apples, Going out of my Head and he recalls clips from his movies including:
High Society, Johnny Concho, The Kissing Bandit
The music of the Don Costa Orchestra
(A programme recorded in Hollywood)


Singer: Frank Sinatra
Musicians: The Don Costa Orchestra
Director: Tim Kiley

: 24 Hours

A look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented by Kenneth Allsop with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop

: A Night at the Opera

starring The Marx Brothers
with Kitty Carlisle, Allan Jones, Margaret Dumont
Groucho, Chico, and Harpo in their most famous comedy.

Groucho - the one with the stoop and painted moustache - plays the fraudulent Otis B. Driftwood, business manager for Mrs Claypool (the immortal Margaret Dumont who was so often the butt of Groucho's insolent blandishments).


Screenplay: James Kevin McGuinness
Producer: Irving Thalberg
Director: Sam Wood
Otis B Driftwood: Groucho Marx
Fiorello: Chico Marx
Tomasso: Harpo Marx
Rosa: Kitty Carlisle
Ricardo: Allan Jones
Lassparri: Walter King
Gottlieb: Siegfried Ruman
Mrs Claypool: Margaret Dumont

: Weatherman, Closedown


About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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