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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-go-Round: Looking at Canada: 2: The Mounties

10.0 Science Session: What? - about electricity

10.25-10.45 Maths Workshop: Stage 1: Round-up Two
Introduced by Michael Holt

11.0 Watch!: A Castle - 2


Presenter (Maths Workshop): Michael Holt
Producer (Maths Workshop): John Cain

: Closedown

: Y Gwyliwr

Welsh series

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Trumpton: Miss Lovelace and the Statue

For the very young


: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Making a Musical: 2: Words

'Fa la la' to 'Obladi': the Malory Opera Band looks into the matter of words for songs.


Musicians/Presenters: The Malory Opera Band
Producer: John Hosier

: Closedown

: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Ballet Stories: The Nutcracker

with David Wood


Storyteller: David Wood

: 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

: The Basil Brush Show

Introduced by Derek Fowlds
with Mariska

(Bert Hayes is appearing at the Winter Gardens, Margate)


Presenter: Derek Fowlds
Singer: Mariska
Script: George Martin
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Designer: Diana Bates
Producer: Johnny Downes

: 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


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

: Tomorrow's World

What's new today for those interested in tomorrow
Introduced by Raymond Baxter with James Burke
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

: Tom and Jerry: Designs on Jerry

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films starring Tom the cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers, with discs, stars, and news from this week's Top Thirty
Introduced tonight by Tony Blackburn
'I think pop music is a lot more tuneful now than it has been recently. The new format gives us a chance to introduce some of the new sounds that are coming up.'
Top of the Pops Orchestra, Pan's People


Presenter: Tony Blackburn
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Production: Stanley Dorfman
Production: Mel Cornish
Director: Brian Whitehouse

: It's a Knock-Out!: South Shields v Tynemouth

The 1970 inter-town contest of skill and strength

The winner will represent Great Britain in the Eurovision Competition to be held in Como, Italy, on 10 July.
Tonight's programme introduced from South Shields by David Vine and Eddie Waring
Referee Arthur Ellis
(Score chart on page 10)


Presenter: David Vine
Presenter: Eddie Waring
Referee: Arthur Ellis
Designer: Stuart Furber
Director: Ian Smith
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The Main News

with Kenneth Kendall and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Liberals Prove They Care

A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Liberal Party
The Rt Hon Jeremy Thorpe, MP Leader of the Liberal Party; Wallace Lawler, MP
(Also on BBC2)


Speaker: The Rt Hon Jeremy Thorpe
Speaker: Wallace Lawler

: Sportsnight with Coleman

International Show Jumping from the Rome Horse Show
The Trophie Olgiata, known as the Italian Jumping Derby, with Britain's Anneli Drummond-Hay defending the title won at last year's event.

Final of the Greyhound TV Trophy from the White City, Manchester Six finalists from previously televised heats at Southend, London's White City and Edinburgh's Powderhall compete for the winning prize money of £1,000.



Showjumper: Anneli Drummond-Hay
Commentator (International Show Jumping): Dorian Williams
Commentator (The Greyhound TV Trophy): Harry Carpenter
Television presentation (The Greyhound TV Trophy): Bob Duncan
Presenter: David Coleman
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Nairn's Europe: 1: Hereford - Bourges (France)

A series of programmes in which Ian Nairn contrasts the urban civic style of Britain and the Continent.

Hereford and Bourges are both ancient market towns surrounded by countryside which is characteristic of their two countries. The pressures of a changing, increasingly urbanised society has forced them both to adapt their traditional roles.
(from Manchester)


Presenter: Ian Nairn
Director: Barry Bevins

: 24 Hours

Presented all this week by Ludovic Kennedy with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy

: Weatherman

: Something to Say: 2

A series of personal readings in literature old and new.

P.J. Kavanagh, poet and novelist, argues that a good writer is necessarily self-obsessed, and illustrates this theme with readings from Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Norman Mailer.



Presenter/Reader: P.J. Kavanagh
Director: Trevor Griffiths
Producer: Roger Owen

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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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