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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Engineering: Craft and Science

9.38 Science All Around: Streamlining
Introduced by Fergus O'Kelly

10.0 History 1917-67

10.25-10.45 Dysgu Cymraeg: Meirionnydd
A series for Welsh schools
Cyflwynwyr: Juliana Williams, Hywel Gwynfryn
Cynhyrchydd Wynne Lloyd

11.5-11.25 Television Club

11.35 British Social History: 7: Strike
Introduced by Robin Ray

12.0 New Horizons


Presenter (Science All Around): Fergus O'Kelly
Producer (Science All Around): Michael Coyle
Cyflwynwyr (Dysgu Cymraeg): Juliana Williams
Cyflwynwyr (Dysgu Cymraeg): Hywel Gwynfryn
Cynhyrchydd (Dysgu Cymraeg): Wynne Lloyd
Presenter (British Social History): Robin Ray
Producer (British Social History): John Radcliffe

: Nai Zindagi-Naya Jeevan

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

12.50 Interval


Presenter/Producer: Saleem Shahed
Director: Mahendra Kaul

: Disc a Dawn

Discs and talents of young people

1.25 Interval

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: Bricks

Pippin and Tog watch the wire people building.

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science Session: Looking at Cars
Are they a means of transportation, status symbols, or toys? The car can be all of these things and a lot more besides. This programme discusses this question and describes how modern cars are designed.

2.30 20th-Century Focus


Producer (Science Session): Morton Surguy

: Closedown

: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children under 5


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Gordon Clyde

: Jackanory: The Mystery of the Cross-Eyed Man: 3: The Crash

Keith Barron tells The Mystery of the Cross-Eyed Man by Paul Berna


Author: Paul Berna
Storyteller: Keith Barron

: Almost a Fairytale: Part 2

A film from Russia in three parts, based on a story by Hans Christian Andersen

Still hoping to find his own place in the world, the ugly duckling goes in search of the Blue Lake.
A Sovexport Film


Based on a story by: Hans Christian Andersen

: Tom Tom

Introduced by Norman Tozer with Jan Leeming
People, places, events, ideas, and inventions

John Earle shows a colour film he shot recently in Katmandu, while on his trip to Everest. He takes us round this ancient city, capital of Nepal, with the Himalayan peaks towering in the background. It's a fascinating mixture of magnificent temples, priests with prayer-wheels, flute players, young Tibetan carpet makers, and outdoor markets.
Also this week Norman Tozer becomes a stick-in-the-mud at Merthyr Tydfil!
And a Tom Tom bonus: how to make wood without trees!
(from BBC South and West)


Presenter: Norman Tozer
Reporter: Jan Leeming
Reporter/Cameraman: 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.

: 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 Donald Bull
starring Richard Leech, Justine Lord with Irene Hamilton, Barry Justice

There has been a near-tragedy at the Beckett home. Lena Freeman has gone to Majorca. Tom has asked Liz to set up home with him.


Writer/Storyline and serial created by: Donald Bull
Script Editor: Maggie Allen
Designer: David Myerscough-Jones
Producer: Colin Morris
Director: Gerald Blake
Molly: Lynda Marchal
Mrs Groom: Pamela Duncan
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Mrs Baynes: Maureen O'Reilly
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Staff Nurse Penny James: Rohan McCullough
Bessie Beckett: Jeannette Sterke
Bill Conrad: Barry Justice
Gran Beckett: Katherine Parr
Geriatric Registrar: Frederick Hall
Geriatric nurse: Kristine Howarth
Mrs Freeman: Maudie Edwards
Louise Hayman: Irene Hamilton
Nella Somers: Alexandra Dane
Betty Hamilton: Olga Lowe
Jo Hayman: Elaine Mileham
Ray Hayman: Stephen Follett

: Tomorrow's World

Now in its sixth series
What's new today for those interested in tomorrow
Introduced by Raymond Baxter with James Burke
Discoveries, developments, trends - a weekly report on the critical and fast-changing world of science, medicine, and technology


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Reporter: James Burke
Producer: Peter Bruce
Producer: Gordon Thomas
Producer: Andrew Wiseman
Editor: Michael Latham

: As Good Cooks Go: Trial by Banquet

by John Warren and John Singer
Starring Tessie O'Shea
with Liam Redmond as Lord Ballykeen
and Frank Williams as Frankie Bullock

Blodwen meets her cousin, Seamus, in the Emerald Isle for a holiday but gets very little rest!


Writer: John Warren
Writer: John Singer
Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Allan Anson
Producer: John Howard Davies
Blodwen O'Reilly: Tessie O'Shea
Frankie Bullock: Frank Williams
Tourist girl: Maria O'Brien
American: Al Garcia
Russian: Robert Bridges
Seamus O'Reilly: David Kelly
Saughnessy: Ronnie Brody
Fergul O'Toole: Peter Diamond
Lord Ballykeen: Liam Redmond
Walter Grigsby: Gene Sandys
American woman: Delia Paton
Secretary: Tania Robinson

: Gracie: The World of Gracie Fields

This isn't a life story of Gracie Fields-that has been told over and over again. She was born 72 years ago this month over a fish-and-chip shop in Rochdale and fought her way through an overcrowded theatrical profession to become the most successful commedienne of her age. She also became the most loved entertainer of our lifetime.
This is a show about Gracie today, filmed almost entirely on the Isle of Capri. It is certainly the most informal film ever shot of this great star - yet it shows, very clearly, the enormous strength of personality which brought her to the top.
Even now Gracie Fields is besieged by fans, many of them middle-aged, who see her swimming pool, the Canzone del Mare, as a kind of mecea. In between meeting them Gracie rehearses for a winter concert, reads her autobiography for the blind (with husband Boris as sound recordist), attends a way-out fashion show, sings at a party, and watches a chaotic religious fiesta.
Gracie jokes about her age; but the vitality bursts out every time she appears on the screen; and the craftsmanship which she puts into every song she ever sang is shown here more clearly than ever before.


Subject: Gracie Fields
Producer: Denis Pitts

: The Main News

including the Prime Minister's Press Conference in New York
With Richard Baker and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Wednesday Play: Rest in Peace Uncle Fred

by Alan Plater
with Susan Jameson as Jenny
Corin Redgrave as Richard



Writer: Alan Plater
Musicians: Tubby Hayes and his Quintet
Script Editor: Shaun MacLoughlin
Designer: Derek Dodd
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Michael Hayes
Jenny: Susan Jameson
Richard: Corin Redgrave
Mrs Thomas: Anne Dyson
The Rev Beaumont: Jack Watson
Mr Thomas: John Barrett
Bernard: Brian Rawlinson
Aunt Meg: Ruth Dunning
Christine: Jo Rowbottom

: 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 special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert McKenzie.



Presenter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Producer: John Dekker
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Celebrity Concert

from the Royal Festival Hall
Henryk Szeryng plays Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto
with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
co-leader Gerald Jarvis
Conducted by Bernard Haitink
The concert begins with Mozart's overture Don Giovanni
Introduced by Richard Baker


Violinist: Henryk Szeryng
Musicians: The London Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra co-leader: Gerald Jarvis
Orchestra conducted by: Bernard Haitink
Presenter: Richard Baker
Director: Brian Large

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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.

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