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: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
A new series for viewers from India and Pakistan
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

(from BBC Midlands)


Presenter/Devised and produced by (Wah Re Bole): Mahendra Kaul
[Actor]: K.C. Gould
[Actress]: Lalita Ahmed
Producer: Saleem Shahed

: Interval

: Disc a Dawn

Discs and talents of young people

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: Umbrellas

For the very young
Pippin and Tog hear the story of a strange island.

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children under 5


Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Lionel Morton

: Jackanory: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Part 3: The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill - Advice from a Caterpillar and Pig and Pepper

by Lewis Carroll
With Bernard Cribbins


Author: Lewis Carroll
Storyteller: Bernard Cribbins

: The Tinderbox: Part 2

The soldier makes some new friends, both good and bad, and determines to rescue the Princess.
Story told by Leigh Crutchley


Narrator: Leigh Crutchley
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Tom Tom

Introduced by Norman Tozer with Jan Leeming and John Earle
People, places, events, ideas and inventions
John Earle visits the ancient Greek city of Cyrene in Libya. Founded in 600 BC, it occupies a magnificent site on the edge of the 'Green Mountains of Cyrenaica' facing out to sea. John looks at the tombs, theatres and statues and tries to imagine life 2,500 years ago.
Tom Tom goes aboard a submarine and sees the working conditions of a modern submariner from the conning tower to the minute galley which has to serve a crew of 70!


Presenter: Norman Tozer
Reporter: Jan Leeming
Reporter: John Earle
Producer: Lawrence Wade

: Hector's House

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

: National News and Weather


: 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 UK


Producer (London): Michael Townson
Presenter (Nationwide): Michael Barratt
Assistant editor (Nationwide): Robert Rowland
Editor (Nationwide): Derrick Amoore

: The Doctors

Written by Elaine Morgan
Starring John Barrie, Justine Lord
with Barry Justice, Pauline Letts

Dr Somers gives a demonstration for Dr Conrad's benefit. Nella Somers quarrels with Betty Hamilton. Dr McNeal visits Nella and learns about Edmund West.


Writer: Elaine Morgan
Serial created by: Donald Bull
Storyline: John Cresswell
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Myles Lang
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Mike Bowen
Mrs Groom: Pamela Duncan
Molly Dolan: Lynda Marchal
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Mrs Baynes: Maureen O'Reilly
Dr John Somers: John Barrie
Dan Burns: Robert Raglan
Meg Burns: Pauline Letts
Dr Bill Conrad: Barry Justice
Mrs Kite: Pamela Cundell
Nella Somers: Alexandra Dane
Edmund West: Christopher Masters
Betty Hamilton: Olga Lowe
Mr Kite: Tony Caunter

: Tomorrow's World

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
Presenter: James Burke
Reporter: John Parry
Producer: Peter Bruce
Producer: Gordon Thomas
Producer: Andrew Wiseman
Editor: Michael Latham

: Comedy Playhouse presents: Last Tribute

by Peter Lewis
Starring Bill Fraser and Raymond Huntley
with David Battley and David King


Writer: Peter Lewis
Incidental Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Make-up: Sandra Exelby
Wardrobe: Mary Woods
Designer: John Burrowes
Producer: Michael Mills
Basil Bulstrode: Bill Fraser
Emanuel Holroyd: Raymond Huntley
Percy: David Battley
Charlie: David King
Policeman: Tony Melody
Police Sergeant: Jack Arrow

: Professional Boxing: The Heavyweight Championship of Great Britain and the Empire

Henry Cooper, OBE (British Empire Champion) v Jack Bodell (British Champion)

Jack Bodell, in his first title defence since his championship victory over Carl Gizzi, last night met Henry Cooper , the former undefeated British Champion.
BBC Outside Broadcast cameras were at this Harry Levene Promotion at the Empire Pool, Wembley, to bring you the action from this top-of-the-bill title fight - the second occasion on which Cooper and Bodell have fought each other for the Heavyweight crown.


Boxer: Henry Cooper
Boxer: Jack Bodell
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
TV Presentation: Richard Tilling

: The Main News

With Robert Dougall and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The Wednesday Play presenting: To See How Far It Is: 1: Murphy's Law

by Alan Plater
with Norman Rodway as Murphy, Nigel Davenport as Donkin

The first in a series of three plays by one of TV's top writers - Alan Plater, Norman Rodway stars as Murphy, 'a humble pen-pusher in a cardboard box factory,' who tries to brighten his life with home movies, tape-recording, and home-made wine. But success can come out of failure...

"This trilogy is without question the most ambitious and the best thing that Mr Plater has done." (Keith Dewhurst - Guardian)


Writer: Alan Plater
Music: Norman Kay
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: Roderick Graham
Murphy: Norman Rodway
Donkin: Nigel Davenport
James: Ronald Hines
Norah: Rhoda Lewis
Turner: Donald Gee
Stephens: Philip Bond
Doris: Heather Stoney
Mellish: John Bryans
Featherston: Arthur Cox
Jennings: Malcolm Hayes
Miss Hopkirk: Dorothy Edwards
Sandra: Janie Booth
Julia: Ros Drinkwater
Celia: Christina Greatrex
Tunnicliffe: Arnold Ridley
Bill: Michael Graham Cox
Adrian: Robert Mill

: 24 Hours

with the latest news in pictures

: Jack Lemmon's Cinema

In this Personal Cinema programme Jack Lemmon, film star, Academy Award winner, and production executive, talks to Michael Aspel about his stage and screen career and the prospects of his first directorial assignment. He also chooses scenes from some of his favourite films including Robert Donat's moment of triumph in The Magic Box.
'The highest compliment one can pay an actor... is to say that having seen him in a particular part it would be impossible to imagine anyone else playing that part. And so often I felt that about Robert Donat.'
'I was going to save the entire Broadway theatre, but for some reason they wouldn't let me do it.'
(From BBC North)


Interviewee: Jack Lemmon
Interviewer: Michael Aspel
Director: Peggy Walker
Producer: John Buttery

: Weatherman

: Compline

To end television on the Wednesday of Holy Week, the late-night service of Compline-the ancient choir office commending the Christian to God's care during the coming night.
Recorded at Exeter Cathedral



Master of the Choristers: Lionel Dakers
Television Presentation: John Dobson

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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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