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: For Schools and Colleges

9.15 Engineering: Craft and Science

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

10.0 History 1917-67

10.25-10.45 Dysgu Cymraeg: Dyfed
(I Ysgolion Cymru: Learning Welsh)
Cynhyrchydd WYNNE LLOYD

11.5-11.25 Television Club

11.35 British Social History: The Hungry Thirties

12.0 New Horizons


Presenter (Science All Around): Fergus O'Kelly
Producer (Science All Around): Michael Coyle
Narrator (British Social History): Robin Ray
Producer (British Social History): John Radcliffe

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
Introduced by Mahendra Kaul

Wah Re Bhole: Bhola and his daughter-in-law wrestling with reality in a new land with K. C. Gould and Lalita Ahmed

Once Upon a Time: A story for mothers and children at home
With Linda Polan, Anwar Shemza
(from BBC Midlands)

12.50 Interval


Presenter/Devised and produced by (Wah Re Bole): Mahendra Kaul
[Actor]: K. C. Gould
[Actress]: Lalita Ahmed
Storyteller (Once Upon a Time): Linda Polan
Storyteller (Once Upon a Time): Anwar Shemza
Producer: Saleem Shahed

: Disc a Dawn

Discs and talents of young people

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: Kings and Queens

The plant tells Pippin and Tog the story of a silly quarrel.

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science Session: Living with Cars
Does more and more congestion mean that the future of the car is limited or can we plan our towns and cities to cope?
Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler

2.30 20th-century Focus: A Healthy Future?
Commentary by Michael Parkinson


Presenter (Science Session): Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer (Science Session): Morton Surguy
Narrator (20th-century Focus): Michael Parkinson

: Closedown

: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children under 5


Presenter: Brian Cant
Presenter: Carole Ward

: Jackanory: Stories about Railways: Under the Ground

Geoffrey Wheeler tells Stories about Railways


Storyteller: Geoffrey Wheeler

: Lazlo's Treasure: Part 1

A film from Hungary

Lazlo swears to avenge his father and learns how to use a sword.
Story told by Gabriel Woolf


Narrator: Gabriel Woolf
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Tom Tom

introduced by Norman Tozer with Jan Leeming and John Earle
People, places, events, ideas, and inventions
Norman visits Gatwick Airport and finds out how a modern jet-liner is refuelled and serviced in the 45-minute turn-round between touchdown and take-off on an international flight.
Jan meets David Hardy, 'space artist,' at home in his Norfolk cottage. David makes fascinating paintings of other planets and stars as scientists expect to see them. One of his paintings shows a close up 'astronaut's-eye view' of Saturn.
(from BBC South and West)


Presenter: Norman Tozer
Reporter: Jan Leeming
Reporter: John Earle
Artist: David Hardy
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 Elaine Morgan
Starring John Barrie, Richard Leech, Justine Lord, Paul Massie
with Jean Harvey, Pauline Letts

Dr McNeal returns from Edinburgh to find the press at the heels of the Beckett family. Dr Somers sees an old friend, Dan Burns, at the request of Mrs Burns. Tom Durham finds himself in a difficult situation vis-a-vis the practice and Dr Hayman receives another visit from Miss Freeman.
(from BBC Midlands)


Writer: Elaine Morgan
Storyline and serial created by: Donald Bull
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Myles Lang
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Mike Bowen
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Sir Robert McNeal: John Robinson
Tom Durham: Paul Massie
John Bailey: Paul Grist
Mrs Baynes: Maureen O'Reilly
Mrs Hall: Anne Rutter
Dr John Somers: John Barrie
Mrs Beckett: Jeannette Sterke
Michael: William Burleigh
Julie: Laura Beaumont
Beryl Barker: Jean Harvey
Mrs Groom: Pamela Duncan
Dan Burns: Robert Raglan
Meg Burns: Pauline Letts
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech

: Tomorrow's World

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.
"The only adjectives one can think of to describe Tomorrow's World - reliable, down-to-earth, intelligent, consistently good and with the occasional flashes of excitement - make it sound like a description of an ideal husband". (Virginia Ironside Daily Mail)



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

: As Good Cooks Go: Tummy Troubles

by John Warren and John Singer
[Starring] Tessie O'Shea

Blodwen is asked to help to cook for some elderly gentlemen in an old people's home. She also manages to show them that there are things they can learn from the young


Writer: John Warren
Writer: John Singer
Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Allan Anson
Producer: John Howard Davies
Blodwen O'Reilly: Tessie O'Shea
Mr Blakeley: Peter Stephans
Charlady: Kathleen Heath
Mrs Leech: Ann Lancaster
Mr Prebble: Frederick Peisley
Mr Ackers: Bartlett Mullins
Mr Chalmers: Arnold Ridley
Mr Flint: Peter Madden
Escorting Policeman: Patrick Gorman
Downing Street Policeman: James Appleby
Councillor Norris: Ruth Kettlewell
Councillor Purbright: Bill Shine

: The Young Generation meet Esther Ofarim

A programme recorded at the famous Cirkus Studio in Stockholm, Sweden

The Young Generation:
Heather Beckers, Marie Betts, Ann Chapman, Jackie Dalton, Denise Fone, Jane Herbert, Lynoa Herbert, Carolyn Heywood, Linda Jolliff, Lesley Judd, Kay Korda,Linda Lawrence, Sandy Penson, Terry Robinson, Wei Wei Wong, Bobby Bannerman, Chris Cooper, Roger Finch, Danny Grover, Harry Higham, Roger Howlett, Erik-Jack, Nigel Lythgoe, Scott Mackee, Denis Morrissey, Brian Rogers, Barrie Stevens, Ricky Stratful, Donald Torr, Trevor Willis
with Svend Asmussen, Pierre Brahma, Siw Malmkvist
A joint BBCtv - SR production
(The Younger Generation that is approved of by the older generation: page 9)


Singer: Esther Ofarim
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Heather Beckers
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Marie Betts
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Ann Chapman
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Jackie Dalton
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Denise Fone
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Jane Herbert
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Lynoa Herbert
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Carolyn Heywood
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Linda Jolliff
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Lesley Judd
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Kay Korda
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Linda Lawrence
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Sandy Penson
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Terry Robinson
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Wei Wei Wong
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Bobby Bannerman
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Chris Cooper
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Roger Finch
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Danny Grover
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Harry Higham
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Roger Howlett
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): null Erik-Jack
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Nigel Lythgoe
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Scott Mackee
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Denis Morrissey
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Brian Rogers
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Barrie Stevens
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Ricky Stratful
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Donald Torr
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Trevor Willis
Choreographer: Douglas Squires
Violinist: Svend Asmussen
Magician: Pierre Brahma
Singer: Siw Malmkvist
Orchestra directed by: Alyn Ainsworth
Script: David Cumming
Design: Birgitta Morales
Associate Producer: Olle Helander
Production: Stewart Morris

: The Main News

With Richard Baker
and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Wednesday Play: The Boy Who Wanted Peace

by George Friel
with Laurance Ruddick as Percy Phinn, Roddy McMillan as The Stranger and Joseph Brady as Mr Garson

"I'm not one of your juvenile delinquents you know. I believe in God. Maybe my God isn't your God, and maybe your God isn't my God. But we both mean God, and you can't get past God. I thought I could find peace in God and be a poet... But you can't be a poet just because you want to."
(From BBC Scotland)
See page 6


Writer: George Friel
Music: Andy Park
Cameraman: Alex Scott
Sound: Gordon Forsyth
Film Editor: Patrick Higson
Design: Colin Cant
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Percy Phinn: Laurance Ruddick
Frank Garson: Jonathan Watson
O'Neill: Larry Marshall
O'Donnell: Charles Kearney
Mrs Phinn: Irene Sunters
Savage: David Gallacher
Neddy: Gerard Slevin Jr
Specky: Simon Marshall
Skinny: David Seltzer
The Stranger: Roddy McMillan
Mr Daunders: Paul Kormack
Mr Whiffen: John Shedden
Sophie: Carol Ann Dunigan
Mrs Mann: Mary Riggans
Mr Garson: Joseph Brady
Janitor: Douglas Murchie
Mrs Garson: Anne Kristen
Police Sgt: Gerard Slevin
Booking Clerk: Michael Harrigan
First London Policeman: Arthur Boland
Second London Policeman: George Howell
Boy in playground: James Drury

: 24 Hours

with the latest news in pictures


Editor: Anthony Smith

: Personal Reflections: Freya Stark

talks to David Holden
"I am epicurean by nature and stoic by necessity".
Freya Stark, traveller and writer, first went to the Middle East in 1927 when she and a companion travelled alone on donkeys to the Jebel Druse. The diary she kept of that memorable and at times dangerous journey formed the basis of her first book, "The Valley of the Assassins". Since then she has written a number of books about her long association with the Arab world and some autobiographical works notably "Traveller's Prelude", and "Beyond Euphrates".
This interview with David Holden, author and chief foreign correspondent of the Sunday Times, was filmed at her home in Italy.


Interviewee: Freya Stark
Interviewer: David Holden
Producer: Patricia Lagoney

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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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