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: Cricket: The Roses Match: Yorkshire v Lancashire

Final day from Headingley, Leeds


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Jim Laker
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Ted Dexter
Television Presentation: Nick Hunter

: Dyna Wall

Welsh quiz programme

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: Noisy Engines

For the very young
Mrs Pogle dislikes all motors and she hates all loud, noisy engines... well nearly all, anyway.


Script and production: Oliver Postgate

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: Cricket: The Roses Match: Yorkshire v Lancashire

Further coverage from Headingley, Leeds


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Jim Laker
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Ted Dexter
Television Presentation: Nick Hunter

: Play School

A programme for children under 5


Presenter: Marla Landi
Presenter: Johnny Ball

: Jackanory: Hullabaloo: The Grand Feast

by Catherine Sinclair
With Ronnie Corbett

Today's story: 'The Grand Feast'


Author: Catherine Sinclair
Storyteller: Ronnie Corbett

: Summer Search: A Farm

Joan Pettifor and Edward Oakeshot from Nutley visit a farm in the Ashdown Forest in Sussex and discover that farm animals are more fascinating than they ever thought. Did you know cows always go through a gate in the same order?


Presenter: Joan Pettifor
Presenter: Edward Oakeshot
Director: David Turnbull

: Shazzan

When Chuck and Nancy discover a magic ring they are launched on a series of exciting adventures in the land of the Arabian Nights. Shazzan, a gigantic and friendly genie, helps them in their search for the owner of the ring.

: The Adventures of Parsley

A new film series with Parsley the lion and Dill the dog.
(The books 'Parsley's Last Stand' and 'Parsley's Problem Present' can be obtained from booksellers, price 6s each, or from BBC Publications, [address removed], price 7s 3d each or 13s 6d for the two books, including postage)

: 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: If You Can't Beat 'Em: Part 2

by David Ellis
Starring John Slater, Derek Waring
with Ian Cullen, Douglas Fielding and Bernard Holley

Sacked, no hope of a job, doubtful friends... which way does an ex-prisoner turn for money...?


Writer: David Ellis
Script Editor: P.J. Hammond
Designer: Gloria Clayton
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Christopher Barry
Stan Lowe: George Selway
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
William Gardner: John Moore
Kenneth Nield: Lawrence James
Valerie: Paula Smith
Sgt Pinfold: Richard Steele
George Coulson: Donald Morley
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
Joe Clegg: Jimmy Gardner
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Employment Clerk: Lewis Teasdale
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Mrs Foster: Rita Howard
Mrs Calthrop: Yvonne Manners

: Tom and Jerry: The Midnight Snack

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

: The Joe Louis Story

The fight for success - in and out of the ring - of the world's greatest heavyweight champion. A feature film of Joe Louis's life starring Coley Wallace as Joe Louis with Paul Stewart, James Edwards, Hilda Simms and Joe Louis himself in action -film from some of his greatest fights.
(Why couldn't Joe Louis stay 26 for ever?: see page 12)


Producer: Sterling Silliphant
Director: Robert Gordon
Joe Louis: Coley Wallace
Tad McGeehan: Paul Stewart
'Chappie' Blackburn: James Edwards
Marva Louis: Hilda Simms

: 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

: The Main News

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


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Son of Iron Horse: Tuesday's Documentary

The Great Train Revival
For years the world's railways steadily declined. Now trains are facing their biggest revolution since the discovery of steam and the age of the Iron Horse. The prospect - a railway revival in the 70s that may change our habits, even affect the place we live in. In Japan, there's a 130 mph train, going as fast as an airliner when it lands. It covers the equivalent distance between London and Edinburgh in just over three hours. British Rail plan to introduce a 150 mph train soon.

Speed pays. In Japan, Passengers have trebled in five years. When the super-train comes to Britain, cities like London, Manchester and Bristol will come within commuting distance of each other.

High speed too won't pose only technical problems. In France, train waiters are already attending special 'equilibrium' classes and psychologists say that the new trains will have to carry airline-type hostesses to reassure passengers.
Beyond the Iron Horse, scientists are working on even faster trains - trains without wheels and even trains that will blast off like rockets.
Written and produced by Michael Weigall


Writer/Producer: Michael Weigall

: 24 Hours

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


Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie

: Charles Dickens 1812-1870

A Celebration by Angus Wilson

Charles Dickens, who died 100 years ago, was known in his own lifetime as The Great Inimitable. Never in the history of literature has a writer been so loved and respected during his lifetime - and after. The author of Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist and David Copperfield was a person of many contradictions. Immensely high-spirited and energetic, he was also pessimistic about the state of Victorian society and could be hypocritical in his dealings with his fellow men.
In his celebration of Dickens, Angus Wilson, himself a distinguished novelist and lecturer, shows how the different threads in his life and character were reflected and resolved in his novels.


Presenter: Angus Wilson
Producer: Julian Jebb

: The Sky at Night

Patrick Moore examines the telescopes at Frank Acfield's back-garden observatory in Newcastle. Amateur astronomers - whether they have sophisticated equipment or simply use small telescopes or binoculars - can find out what is visible in the sky at night during the summer and where to find it.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Producer: Tony Broughton

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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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