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: Cwys Newydd

Discussion on religion in the 70s

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: Turtle's Tin Cans

A film series of the adventures of Hammy and his friends.

Turtle's little hoard comes in useful when Guinea has trouble with his water-wheel.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Director: Dave Ellison
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: Play School: Dressing-up Day

A programme for children under 5


Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Lionel Morton

: Jackanory: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Part 2: The Pool of Tears - A Caucus Race and a Long Tale

by Lewis Carroll
With Bernard Cribbins


Author: Lewis Carroll
Storyteller: Bernard Cribbins

: Wild World

A magazine about animals in action, in close-up and in our lives with Tony Soper

Grey Seals on the Farne Islands
...a look at these mammals during the pupping season.

Seals in Stereo!: Tony Soper visits a secret locality in Wales with Lawrence Shove to record the voices of 200 Grey Seals.

Sealers in Action: ...a look at the business of catching Harp Seals on the Arctic pack ice.

Spider Courtship: A male spider has to be very careful when courting.

(From BBC South and West)


Presenter: Tony Soper
Sound recordist (Seals in Stereo!): Lawrence Shove
Director: Peter Crawford
Producer: John Sparks

: Wacky Races and Space Kidettes

A cartoon film series
Wacky Races: Dick Dastardly makes another villainous attempt to win.
Space Kidettes: Another space adventure with the Space Kidettes and Captain Skyhook.

: Hector's House

The varied adventures of Hector the Dog and Zaza the Cat, not forgetting Mrs Kiki Frog.

: London

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


Reporter (London): Brian Ash
Reporter (London): Alan Shallcross
Reporter (London): Joan Shenton
Reporter (London): Robert Wellings
Producer (London): Michael Townson
Presenter (Nationwide): Michael Barratt
Reporter (Nationwide): Robert Langley
Reporter (Nationwide): Lynn Lewis
Reporter (Nationwide): Jack Pizzey
Reporter (Nationwide): Philip Tibenham
Assistant editor (Nationwide): Robert Rowland
Editor (Nationwide): Derrick Amoore

: Z Cars: A Right Tommy Kelly Do: Part 2

by Leslie Duxbury
Starring James Ellis, John Slater, Derek Waring with Douglas Fielding

There is another beating-up at Sid Dean's wedding, and Quilley is called before Goss to explain his association with known villains...


Writer: Leslie Duxbury
Script Editor: P.J. Hammond
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Associate Producer: Ian Strachan
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Gerald Blake
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
PC Horrocks: Barry Lowe
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Pete Brice: Ray Lonnen
Geoff Brice: Phlllip Minton
Eric Brice: William Fisher
PC Bowman: John Swindells
Eileen Parker: Angela Down
Sid Dean: Laurie Asprey
Mrs Parker: Nancie Jackson
Wally Fish: Frederick Hall
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater

: The Laugh Parade: The Patsy

Tonight's film in this comedy season stars Jerry Lewis
with Ina Balin, Everett Sloane, Keenan Wynn, Peter Lorre

Under his own very polished direction - shades of Chaplin - Jerry Lewis romps through this riotous tale of a zany bellboy's rise to stardom.
Comic highlights include Jerry's wildly destructive music lesson under singing teacher Hans Conreid - a brilliant sequence of sustained comedy in the classic tradition.


Screenplay/Director: Jerry Lewis
Screenplay: Bill Richmond
Producer: Ernest D. Glucksman
Stanley Belt: Jerry Lewis
Ellen Betz: Ina Balin
Caryl Fergusson: Everett Sloane
Harry Silver: Keenan Wynn
Morgan Heywood: Peter Lorre
Bruce Alden: John Carradine
Dr Mulerr: Hans Conreid

: The Main News

With Richard Baker and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: So You Think You Can Drive in 1970?

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
Can you cope with driving conditions in 1970? Are you a good driver? Here's a chance to find out how good you really are.
Over 14 million vehicles travel on our roads. That's one vehicle for every 25 yards of road. Nearly half a million vehicles are involved in accidents in which people are killed or injured every year.
We put you in the driving seat and invite you to take action in avoiding accidents, spotting potential road hazards and testing your driving knowledge in all kinds of road conditions.
Cliff Michelmore asks the questions, gives you the answers, and keeps the score of the three studio teams who will be taking this driving test with you. Compare your score with:
A team of professional drivers
A team of men drivers
A team of women drivers


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Designer: Richard McManan-Smith
Director: Patricia Wood
Producer: Tony Broughton

: He and She: Easy Way Out

A comedy film series which recognises the difference.
Starring Paula Prentiss and Richard Benjamin as Paula and Dick Hollister
with Jack Cassidy as Oscar North, Kenneth Mars as Harry Zarakardos

Easy Way Out ...could be a trap!


Paul Hollister: Paula Prentiss
Dick Hollister: Richard Benjamin
Oscar North: Jack Cassidy
Harry Zarakardos: Kenneth Mars

: Points of View

Robert Robinson dips into the BBC's mailbag and adds a few comments of his own


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by James Burke 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: James Burke
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie

: The Faces of Evil: 4: Evil Transcended?

A series of four programmes which takes a fresh look at the mystery of evil.

in which David Jenkins, Director of Humanum Studies at the World Council of Churches gathers together the threads of the enquiry, declares his own beliefs, and attempts to draw some conclusions
with the help of
F. W. Dillistone, Author of The Christian Understanding of Atonement
Roy Lee, Author of Freud and Christianity
Ian Gregor, Professor of English Literature at the University of Kent


Presenter: David Jenkins Panellist: F. W. Dillistone
Panellist: Roy Lee
Panellist: Ian Gregor
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

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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