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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-go-Round: Exploring Sounds

10.0 Science Session: Living with Cars

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Year 2: On the map
Introduced by Derick Last

11.0 Watch!: Shipwrecked Sailors

11.18 Out of the Past: Owen - the Manager

11.40 Science Extra: Biology: Understanding Behaviour
Mankind has domesticated dogs, hawks, and other animals. Our use of these species involves understanding their natural patterns of behaviour.


Presenter (Maths Today): Derick Last
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Weiss
Producer (Out of the Past): Felicity Kinross
Narrator (Science Extra): Dr Christopher Evans
Producer (Science Extra): Michael Totton

: Closedown

: Y Gwyliwr

Welsh serial play

: Interval

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Interval

: For Schools and Colleges: Scene: Hero in the Dust

A new play by Rex Edwards


Writer: Rex Edwards
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Mick: Barry McCarthy
Barney: Ralph Watson
Sally: Valerie Bell
Mr Bonner: Geoffrey Russell
Mrs Bonner: Norma Shebbeare
Spike: Tony Harrington
Ginger: Charles Bolton
Dave: Michael Grady
Andy: David Janson
Myra: Margaret Heald
Policeman: Antony Carrick

: Closedown

: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Stories about Railways: Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Geoffrey Wheeler tells Stories about Railways


Storyteller: Geoffrey Wheeler

: 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

: The Basil Brush Show

Introduced by Derek Fowlds
with Leapy Lee, Albert Sturm

(Bert Hayes is appearing at the Winter Gardens, Margate)



Presenter: Derek Fowlds
Singer: Leapy Lee
Entertainer: Albert Sturm
Script: George Martin
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Designer: Diana Bates
Producer: Johnny Downes

: 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 Jean Harvey
Guest star Andree Melly
(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
Beryl Barker: Jean Harvey
Dr John Somers: John Barrie
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Tom Durham: Paul Massie
John Bailey: Paul Grist
TV producer: Howell Evans
Mrs Groom: Pamela Duncan
Lena Freeman: Andree Melly
Mrs Baynes: Maureen O'Reilly

: Tom and Jerry: Hatch up your Troubles

A cartoon film starring Tom the cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Top of the Pops

Discs, stars, and news from this week's Top Thirty
Introduced tonight by Jimmy Savile
Top of the Pops Orchestra, Pan's People



Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreographer: Flick Colby
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Production: Stanley Dorfman
Production: Mel Cornish

: Softly, Softly - Task Force: Trust a Woman

by Robert Barr
[Starring] Frank Windsor as Det-Supt Watt, Norman Bowler as Det-Insp Hawkins, David Allister as Sgt Jackson, David Lloyd Meredith as Sgt Evans, Susan Tebbs as P/W DC Donald

"A man of sense... neither consults them about, nor trusts them with, serious matters." (Oxford Book of Quotations)


Writer: Robert Barr
'Task Force' format by: Elwyn Jones
Script Editor: Arnold Yarrow
Designer: Paul Allen
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Ben Rea
Det-Supt Watt: Frank Windsor
Det-Insp Hawkins: Norman Bowler
Sgt Jackson: David Allister
Sgt Evans: David Lloyd Meredith
P/W DC Donald: Susan Tebbs
Molly: Imogen Hassall
Chris Conner: Sean Caffrey
Philip Conner: Stephen Rea
Marco: Guido Adorni
Jack Aldbridge: Jim O'Connor
Alec Moore: Robert Lloyd
Jim Stewart: Ray Roberts
Tommy Scott: John Wilding
Birgitta Kronholm: Maria O'Brien
Gretel Olsen: Catherine Kessler
Greta Johansen: Beth Morris

: The Main News

With Robert Dougall
and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Sportsnight with Coleman

International Indoor Athletics
from New York's Madison Square Garden
The famous US Olympic Invitation Meeting including established world-class competitors Larrie James, Frank Murphy and Bob Beamon

International Amateur Boxing
from Glasgow's Govan Town Hall.
Scotland (seen recently on Sportsnight when narrowly defeated 6-4 by England) tackle Spain


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator (International Amateur Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Television Presentation (International Amateur Boxing): Bill Malcolm
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: The Curious Character of Britain: 6: An Englishman's home

A series of travel films that goes somewhere different each week in search of the British - and gets involved with their feelings about the place they call home-somewhere on our island.

Hippos in the lake would be one solution. It would help with the lilies too. The trouble is, people expect so much these days.


Narrator: Michael Cronin
Director: Alan Bell
Producer: Michael Croucher

: 24 Hours

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


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
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

: Good Sailing: 7: Getting a Cruiser

Ten programmes in which some of Britain's finest helmsmen show how dinghy sailors and yachts-men can get more pleasure from their sport.

How to set about choosing the right craft.
Introduced by Jack Knights



Presenter: Jack Knights
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

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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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