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: A Life of Christ: 3: The Road to Emmaus

by Malcolm Muggeridge


Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy: 13: Sailing Boats

Andy Pandy, Teddy, and, of course, Looby Loo come to play.



Narrator: Vera McKechnie
Singer: Valerie Cardnell
Puppeteer: Cecil Stavordale
Puppeteer: Madge Stavordale
Puppeteer: Christopher Leith
Music: Maria Bird
Script and production: Freda Lingstrom

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Holiday Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough

1.40; 2.5; 2.45; 3.20* Racing from Kempton Park
1.45 The Rendelsham Stakes (5 furlongs)
2.15 The Coventry Stakes (1 mile)
2.55 The Queen's Prize Handicap (2 miles)
3.30 The 1,000 Guineas Trial Stakes (7 furlongs)
At 4.25 a recording of the Irish Grand National run at Fairyhouse this afternoon

1.50; 2.20; 3.0; 4.30* Motor-Racing from Thruxton
The W. D. and H. O. Wills Trophy International Motor-Race Meeting: featuring the International race for Formula II cars.
(Organised by the British Automobile Racing Club)

3.45* Rugby League: Castleford v Featherstone Rovers

4.55* Results Service
Latest football scores, racing results, and news throughout the afternoon.
Timings are subject to alteration in order to keep up to date with events


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
TV Presentation (Racing): Fred Viner
Commentator (Motor Racing): Murray Walker
TV Presentation (Motor Racing): Brian Johnson
Commentator at Castleford (Rugby League): Eddie Waring
TV Presentation (Rugby League): Ray Lakeland
Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Jackanory: The Dribblesome Teapots and Other Incredible Stories: The Dribblesome Teapots

by Norman Hunter
With George Benson

Bank Holiday week Jackanory is in colour. To celebrate, George Benson will tell some extraordinary stories. They are about hilarious things that have never happened (and are never likely to happen); just the thing to expect from stories by Norman Hunter of Professor Branestawm fame.
Today: The Dribblesome Teapots


Author: Norman Hunter
Storyteller: George Benson

: Belle and Sebastian: 6: The Customs Patrol

A serial from France in 13 episodes.

Sebastian had become suspicious of Norbert especially after seeing him meet a strange car on the road leading to the village.


Berg: Pierre Massimi
Johannot: Albert Dagnant
Jean: Dominique Blondeau
Norbert: Morice Poli
Angelina: Paloma Matta
Caesar: Edmond Beauchamp

: Today's Sport

Results... action... news... reports... from today's big holiday sports events


Editor: Alan Hart

: Disney Time

A look at some of the many Walt Disney comedy films which have been based on books or children's stories.
Introduced by Jimmy Tarbuck with scenes from:
Alice In Wonderland, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs, Treasure Island, King of the Grizzlies, My Dog, The Thief, A Hundred And One Dalmatians, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, In Search Of The Castaways
Films by courtesy of Walt Disney Productions


Presenter: Jimmy Tarbuck
Presented for TV by: Richard Evans

: Billy Smart's Circus

A Special Easter Show

Chimpanzees widely acclaimed to be the best chimp act in the world, trained and presented by Willy Lenz

Bouncing Chinaman double backward somersault on the bouncing rope: Li Suang

Clowning Around on the revolving steel ladder
Comedy timed to the split second by The Balcombes

Ballerina on Horseback dancing on her Palomino horse Juanita Caroli

Stars Balancing on a Cloud classical plastique act The Victorias

Tigers and Bears together in the same cage trained and presented by Eugen Weidmann

Aerial Artistry and Daring from Mexico
The Reynoso Trio

Skills, Thrills, Spills on bars held shoulder-high, one of the funniest acrobatic sensations of the age: The Rennos


Chimpanzee act trained and presented by: Willy Lenz
Rope dancer: Li Suang
Clowns: The Balcombes
Somersaulter: Juanita Caroli
Performers: The Victorias
Tigers and Bears trained and presented by: Eugen Weidmann
Aerialists: The Reynoso Trio
Acrobatics: The Rennos

: Marty Amok

with Robert Dhery, Vivian Stanshall's Big Grunt, John Junkin, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Mary Miller, Nick McArdle, Irving Lycett, John Alderson but... Marty Feldman


Writer: Marty Feldman
Writer: Barry Took
Writer: Terry Jones
Writer: Michael Palin
Writer: Johnnie Mortimer
Writer: Brian Cook
Make-up: Penny Needham
Costumes: Paula Bruce
Music: Ken Jones
Designer: Judy Steele
Director: Roger Race
Producer: Michael Mills
Comedian: Marty Feldman
[Actor]: Robert Dhery
Musicians: Vivian Stanshall's Big Grunt
[Actor]: John Junkin
[Actor]: Tim Brooke-Taylor
[Actress]: Mary Miller
[Actor]: Nick McArdle
[Actor]: Irving Lycett
[Actor]: John Alderson

: The Main News

With Richard Baker and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Up Pompeii!

by Talbot Rothwell
[Starring] Frankie Howerd

(Georgina Moon is appearing in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" at the Mayfair Theatre, London)


Writer: Talbot Rothwell
Lighting: William W. Poole
Sound: Michael McCarthy
Costume: Penny Lowe
Make-up: Penny Needham
Music: Alan Braden
Designer: Kenneth Sharp
Producer: David Croft
Lurcio: Frankie Howerd
Ludicrus: Max Adrian
Senna: Jeanne Mockford
Ammonia: Elizabeth Larner
Odius: Leon Thau
Pitius: Geoffrey Hughes
Plautus: William Rushton
Priest: Hugh Paddick
Tittia: Penny Brahms
Virginia: Janet Mahoney
Nausius: Kerry Gardner
Erotica: Georgina Moon
Guest Virgin: Trisha Noble
Guest Virgin: Sui Lin
Guest Virgin: Barbara Lindley
Guest Virgin: Anita Richardson
Guest Virgin: Joanna Ross
Guest Virgin: Valerie Stanton
Guest Virgin: Jeanette Wild

: The Colditz Story

The famous British film
Starring John Mills, Eric Portman
with Christopher Rhodes Lionel Jeffries, Bryan Forbes, Ian Carmichael

During the Second World War the heavily guarded Colditz Castle in Saxony was used as a prison for Allied officers who had already escaped from other pow camps. In the tradition of The Wooden Horse, the British contingent formulate even more ingenious plans for escape.


Screenplay: Guy Hamilton
Screenplay: Ivan Foxwell
From the book by: P.R. Reid
Producer: Ivan Foxwell
Director: Guy Hamilton
Pat Reid: John Mills
Col. Richmond: Eric Portman
'Mac' McGill: Christopher Rhodes
Harry Tyler: Lionel Jeffries
Jimmy Winslow: Bryan Forbes
Robin Cartwright: Ian Carmichael

: The World of Beachcomber

Starring Spike Milligan
and featuring Julian Orchard, Frank Thornton, Ann Lancaster, Leon Thau, Paul McDowell, Josephine Gordon, Thelma Taylor, Bernard Jamieson
Also appearing this week Fred Emney, Bill Pertwee, Charlie Atom, Milton Reid

Adapted by Barry Took from the "Beachcomber" column of the Daily Express
Additional material by Spike Milligan


Author: Beachcomber [J.B. Morton]
Adapted by: Barry Took
Additional Material: Spike Milligan
Ballet devised by: Josephine Gordon
Music: Dennis Wilson
Design: Roger Liminton
Producer: Duncan Wood
Dr. Strabismus: Spike Milligan
[Actor]: Julian Orchard
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actress]: Ann Lancaster
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actor]: Paul McDowell
[Actress]: Josephine Gordon
[Actress]: Thelma Taylor
[Actor]: Bernard Jamieson
[Actor]: Fred Emney
[Actor]: Bill Pertwee
[Actor]: Charlie Atom
[Actor]: Milton Reid

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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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