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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Discovering Science: Solutions and Crystals
Introduced by Michael Underwood

10.0 Merry-go-Round: Building with Sounds
Introduced by Brian Cant

10.25-10.45 Science Extra: Biology: Understanding Behaviour

11.0-11.20 British Social History: The Hungry Thirties

11.30-11.55 New Horizons: A Matter of Degree?: 3: Three Undergraduates

12.5 Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 5: Joining Metal: 8: Electric Arc Welding
Introduced by D. R. C. Holmes


Presenter (Discovering Science): Michael Underwood
Producer (Discovering Science/Science Extra): Michael Totton
Presenter (Merry-go-Round): Brian Cant
Series Editor (Merry-go-Round): Moyra Gambleton
Narrator (Science Extra): Dr Christopher Evans
Narrator (British Social History): Robin Ray
Producer (British Social History): John Radcliffe
Producer (New Horizons): Gordon Croton
Presenter (Engineering: Craft and Science): D. R. C. Holmes
Producer (Engineering: Craft and Science): Nat Taylor

: Closedown

: Cymru a'r Parthenon

Greek influence on Welsh architecture

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy: 9: Looby Loo Has a Cold

In this new series in colour Andy Pandy, Teddy, and of course, Looby Loo, come to play.



Narrator: Vera McKechnie
Singer: Valerie Cardnell
Puppeteer: Cecil Stavordal
Puppeteer: Madge Stavoroal
Puppeteer: Christopher Leith
Music: Maria Bird
Script and Production: Freda Lingstrom

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

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

2.30 Going to Work: View of a Firm
This film explains a young worker's place in both the technical process and the organisation of a modern factory and illustrates how management and unions deal with problems affecting the individual.
Introduced by Peter West

2.55 Look and Read: Len and the River Mob: 8: Tied and gagged
with Angela Crow, George Layton, Kenneth Colley, Kenneth Gardiner, Paul Sarony, Christopher Chittell and Philip Brack
Introduced by Angela Crow

3.20 20th-century Focus: Television - Medium or Message?: 1: Television - The Medium
'There are lies, damned lies and television.' Is television 'real'? Or is what we see influenced, limited and even transformed by its technical processes and organisation?
Introduced by Magnus Magnusson


Presenter (Science All Around): Fergus O'Kelly
Producer (Science All Around): Michael Coyle
Presenter (Going to Work): Peter West
Producer (Going to Work/20th-century Focus): John Prescott Thomas
Presenter (Look and Read): Angela Crow
Narrator (Look and Read): Harvey Hall
Producer (Look and Read): Andree Molyneux
Mrs Green: Angela Crow
Len Tanner: George Layton
Mr Moon: Kenneth Colley
Roy: Kenneth Gardnier
Dave: Paul Sarony
Micky: Christopher Chittell
Bill: Philip Brack
Presenter (20th-century Focus): Magnus Magnusson

: Closedown

: In Our Midst: 2: A New Skill

A programme about teaching English as a second language to immigrant children.
Introduced by Geoffrey Hodson


Presenter: Geoffrey Hodson
Producer: Felicity Kinross

: Jackanory: Birds: Borka

with Paul Jones
This week's stories are all about birds - a different one every day. You can hear the sad tale of a goose with no feathers, a story about a pigeon who gets stolen from Trafalgar Square, and one about a penguin who stows away on a ship and comes to London. On Thursday there are the adventures of two pelicans from St James's Park and on Friday a story about an owl who saves some people from a burning house.
Today: Borka
Written and illustrated by John Burningham


Writer/Illustrator: John Burningham
Storyteller: Paul Jones

: 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

: Belle and Sebastian: 2: The Refuge Hut

A serial from France in 13 episodes.

Sebastian who was found in the snow has been brought up in Cesar's home in the mountains, together with Cesar's grand-children, Angelina and Jean.


Cesar: Edmond Beauchamp
Guillaume: Jean Michel Audin
Jean: Dominique Blondeau
Angeline: Paloma Matta
Sebastian: Mehdi

: Hector's House

The varied adventures of Hector the Dog, Zaza the Cat, and next-door-neighbour Mrs Kiki Frog.

: London This Week

focuses on events and people making the news around town

: A Question of Sport

with David Vine, featuring 50 years of world sporting action

Henry Cooper and Cliff Morgan captain two teams of sporting celebrities who try to identify and answer questions about famous incidents, events, and personalities in the history of sport.

The teams this week:
Henry Cooper, Derek Ibbotson, Brian Labone
Cliff Morgan, Basil D'Oliveira, Beryl Burton

Team captain Henry Cooper is, of course, now in training for his big fight against Jack Bodell on 24 March. But they'll be meeting before that when Jack joins Cliff's team to answer A Question of Sport on the eve of the fight.
(from BBC North)


Presenter: David Vine
Team captain: Henry Cooper
Team captain: Cliff Morgan
Panellist: Derek Ibbotson
Panellist: Brian Labone
Panellist: Basil D'Oliveira
Panellist: Beryl Burton
Designer: Paul Montague
Director: Hazel Lewthwaite
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Z Cars: For Old Time's Sake!: Part 1

by David Ellis
Starring John Slater, Derek Waring
with Ian Cullen, Douglas Fielding and Bernard Holley

There have been two armed wage-snatches within a matter of weeks... both of a similar pattern. Newtown Police believe it to be the work of one team. But then there is a third robbery - distinctly different from the other two...


Writer: David Ellis
Designer: Robert Berk
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Paddy Russell
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring

: The Andy Williams Show

A series featuring song, music, and comedy starring Andy Williams and this week's guests Donald O'Connor, Tony Joe White, Thelma Houston, Kreskin, The Osmond Brothers


Singer/Presenter: Andy Williams
Guest: Donald O'Connor
Singer/Guitarist: Tony Joe White
Singer: Thelma Houston
Magician: Kreskin
Singers: The Osmond Brothers
Producer: Allan Blye
Producer: Chris Beard

: Panorama

People, places, and problems that matter most to Britain and the world
Introduced by Robin Day
with Nicholas Harman, Alan Hart, Michael Charlton, Richard Kershaw, Robert MacNeil, Julian Pettifer


Presenter: Robin Day
Reporter: Nicholas Harman
Reporter: Alan Hart
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: Robert MacNeil
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Editor: Brian Wenham

: The Main News

With Kenneth Kendall and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: The Kenneth Williams Show

Written by John Law and Kenneth Williams
Starring Kenneth Williams and Joan Sims
with Lynda Baron, David Garrick, Ted Carson, Gavin Hamilton
with the Max Harris Orchestra


Comedian: Kenneth Williams
[Actress]: Joan Sims
[Actress]: Lynda Baron
Singer: David Garrick
[Actor]: Ted Carson
[Actor]: Gavin Hamilton
Musicians: The Max Harris Orchestra
Writer: John Law
Writer: Kenneth Williams
Designer: Gary Pritchard
Producer: Roger Ordish

: Doomwatch: Tomorrow, the Rat

by Terence Dudley
[Starring] John Paul, Simon Oates, Robert Powell
with Joby Blanshard, Wendy Hall
Guest stars Penelope Lee, Hamilton Dyce

Genetic engineering can alter the shape, personality and intelligence of a human being, even before it is born: by tampering with nature we can make Superman. Today, we experiment on lesser animals, like... the rat.


Writer/Produced and directed by: Terence Dudley
Series devised by: Kit Pedler
Series devised by/Script Editor: Gerry Davis
Rats trained by: John Holmes
Scientific adviser: Dr C.M.H. Pedler [Kit Pedler]
Designer: John Hurst
Small boy: Stephen Dudley
Dr Spencer Quist: John Paul
Pat Hunnisett: Wendy Hall
Colin Bradley: Joby Blanshard
Dr John Ridge: Simon Oates
Tobias Wren: Robert Powell
Joyce Chambers: Eileen Helsby
Dr Mary Bryant: Penelope Lee
Dr Hugh Preston: Robert Sansom
Fred Chambers: Ray Roberts
Ambulance driver: Ian Elliott
Nurse: Marcelle Samett
Reporter: John Berryman
Minister: Hamilton Dyce

: 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


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Producer of the Week: John Dekker
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Made in Britain

Products - ideas - techniques
Nottingham's lace market, once at the heart of the industry in Britain, exists now only in name. Most of the small firms have disappeared over the years through economic pressure, changing tastes and fashion. But Nottingham is still regarded as the home of lace although some production takes place outside the area. Last year almost half of the industry's wares went abroad, at times reaching deep into areas which Britain's competitors once regarded as sacrosanct.


Commentary: Reg Abbiss
Production: Ivor Yorke
Production: Marcus Davidson

: Weatherman

: Buying a House: 8: A Question of Design

How should a kitchen be laid out? How important is design in the home? And how can a designer help?
Introduced by Michael Smee



Presenter: Michael Smee
Producer: Alan Hancock

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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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