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: Fact or Fantasy?

A series of programmes with Clifford Hanley finding out what people really feel and believe.


Presenter: Clifford Hanley

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Mary, Mungo and Midge: The Letter

Mary lives with her parents at the top of a tall block of flats in a busy town. Her friends are Mungo, her wise old dog, and Midge, a very inquisitive mouse.


Narration: Richard Baker
Narration: Isabel Ryan
Script: Daphne Jones
Pictures, animation and production: John Ryan

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: Jackanory: Stories from India: The White Elephant

with Indira Brown

In most Indian villages you can find a very large and beautiful tree growing. It is called the Banyan, and when Indira Brown lived in India she spent the hot afternoons sitting in the shade of a Banyan tree, listening while the elders of the village told stories-about wise Maharajahs and mighty elephants, hungry lions and foolish hares.


Storyteller: Indira Brown

: 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: 8: Christmas Eve

A serial from France.

Jean has tricked Sebastian and taken Belle for training up to the Grand Baou in accordance with Norbert's instructions.


Angelina: Paloma Matta
Norbert: Morice Poli
Jean: Dominique Blondeau
Sebastian: Mehdi
Berg: Pierre Massimi
Johannot: Albert Dagnant
Guillaume: Jean Michel Audin
Celestine: Helene Dieudonne

: The Adventures of Parsley

A new film series with Parsley the lion and Dill the dog in some untoward happenings.
Written by Michael Bond
A FilmFair Production


Writer: Michael Bond
Director: Ivor Wood

: 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 answer questions on sporting history.
Henry Cooper, Godfrey Evans, Martyn Woodroffe
Cliff Morgan, Graham Hill, John Woodland
(From BBC North)


Presenter: David Vine
Team captain: Henry Cooper
Team captain: Cliff Morgan
Panellist: Godfrey Evans
Panellist: Martyn Woodroffe
Panellist: Graham Hill
Panellist: John Woodland
Director: Hazel Lewthwaite
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Z Cars: In and Out: Part 1

A four-part story by Allan Prior
Starring John Slater with Ian Cullen, Douglas Fielding and Bernard Holley

An old lag agrees to deliver a message on his release from prison... his son is on the run from borstal... and trouble is their way of life.
(for cast list see Tuesday, page 34)


Writer: Allan Prior
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Morris Barry
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding

: Star Trek: The Enemy Within

The new adventures of the Star-Ship Enterprise

The intrepid Captain of the USS Enterprise is usually more than a match for any adversary, but better men than he have been worsted by their worst impulses.


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: DeForest Kelley
Scott: James Doohan
Sulu: George Takei
Yeoman Rand: Grace Lee Whitney
Uhura: Nichelle Nichols

: Panorama

People, places, and problems
Introduced by Robin Day with reporters Michael Charlton, Nicholas Harman, Alan Hart, Richard Kershaw, Robert MacNeil, Julian Pettifer


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

: The Main News

With John Edmunds and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Up Pompeii!

Written by Talbot Rothwell
[Starring] Frankie Howerd


Writer: Talbot Bothwell
Music: Alan Braden
Designer: Sally Hulke
Producer: David Croft
Lurcio: Frankie Howerd
Senna: Jeanne Mockford
Ammonia: Elizabeth Larner
Nausius: Kerry Gardner
Daili: Valerie Leon
Ludicrus: Max Adrian
Scrophulus: James Ottaway
Stovus Primus: Norman Mitchell
Plautus: William Rushton
Lecherous: Derek Francis
[Actress]: Barbara Lindley
[Actress]: Vicki Richards
[Actress]: Anita Richardson
[Actress]: Joanna Ross
[Actress]: Valerie Stanton
[Actress]: Jeanette Wild

: Doomwatch: Spectre at the Feast

by Terence Dudley
[Starring] John Paul, Simon Oates, Robert Powell
with Joby Blanshard, Wendy Hall
Guest stars William Lucas, Richard Hurndall

Quist convenes a conference of top scientists to make recommendations on the problems of pollution. Many of the delegates become victims of what is thought to be food poisoning. Are they being got at?


Writer/Producer: Terence Dudley
Series devised by: Kit Pedler
Series devised by/Script Editor: Gerry Davis
Scientific adviser: Dr C.M.H. Pedler [Kit Pedler]
Designer: Moira Tait
Director: Eric Hills
Head waiter: Bruno Barnabe
Fielding: William Lucas
Dr Spencer Quist: John Paul
Whitehead: Richard Hurndall
Bau: Oscar Quitak
Egri: George Pravda
Colin Bradley: Joey Blanshard
Dr John Ridge: Simon Oates
Tobias Wren: Robert Powell
Pat Hunnisett: Wendy Hall
Royston: David Morrell
Mrs Bonenti: Karen Ford
Laura Lindsay: Helen Downing
Negro: Roy Stewart

: 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 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: David Dimbleby
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: Gordon Watts
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Made in Britain

What do we make - what will they buy? Spotlight on the export drive: new ideas -
new products - new markets.

Purveyors of art: that is how Britain's biggest toy makers regard their role in society. And whether the joy is in a pile of coloured wooden bricks or a sophisticated building kit with an electronic brain, the world's children - or their parents - are prepared to pay handsomely for British toy design, strength, and safety - last year to the tune of a record £80-million.


Reporter: John Humphrys
Production: Ivor Yorke

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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