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: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Introduced by Saleem Shahed

Wah Re Bhole: Bhola and his daughter-in-law face life in a new land with K.C. Gould and Lalita Ahmed

Once Upon a Time: A story for mothers and children at home with storyteller Indira Brown and illustrations by Tony Workman

(From Birmingham)

12.50 Interval


Presenter/Producer: Saleem Shahed
[Actor] (Wah Re Bhole): K.C. Gould
[Actress] (Wah Re Bhole): Lalita Ahmed
Devised and produced by (Wah Re Bole): Mahendra Kaul
Storyteller (Once Upon a Time): Indira Brown
Illustrations (Once Upon a Time): Tony Workman

: Llangollen '70

A report from the Eisteddfod

1.25 Interval

: Watch with Mother: On the Farm

Lucy and Robert see a baby calf and all the other cows on the farm.
Story told by Keith Barron.



Narrator: Keith Barron
Producer: Daphne Jones

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Songberd's Grove: Part 3: The Carved Stone

by Anne Barrett
With John Slater


Author: Anne Barrett
Storyteller: John Slater

: The Happy Age: Part 1

A film from France

Delphine achieves her ambition of a solo part in the new ballet at the Opera in Paris.
Story told by Gabriel Woolf


Narrator: Gabriel Woolf
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Tom Tom

Tom Tom scans the world of technology and adventure with Norman Tozer and reporters John Earle and Jan Leeming
(From Bristol)


Presenter: Norman Tozer
Reporter: John Earle
Reporter: Jan Leeming

: Abbott and Costello

A cartoon series about the adventures of the two crazy comedy stars.

: London

The facts, the people, the background of the nation's capital


Producer: Michael Townson

: Music on Command

from The Royal Citadel, Plymouth
By Land and Sea with 200 musicians from the Royal Marines and the British Army displaying their virtuosity as part of Mayflower 70 - Plymouth's own celebration to mark the 350th Anniversary of the voyage of the Pilgrim Fathers.
On Parade
The Band of HM Royal Marines, Plymouth, The Band and Trumpets of HM Coldstream Guards, The Band of The 1st Bn The Gloucestershire Regt,
The Junior Massed Bands of The Prince of Wales' Division in Salute to America
Introduced by Brian Matthew


Presenter: Brian Matthew
Musicians: The Band of HM Royal Marines, Plymouth
Musicians: The Band and Trumpets of HM Coldstream Guards
Musicians: The Band of The 1st Bn The Gloucestershire Regt
Musicians: The Junior Massed Bands of The Prince of Wales' Division
Tattoo staged by: Major Aubrey Jackman, MBE (Director of Music)
Tattoo staged by: Major Trevor L. Sharpe, MBE (Coldstream Guards)
Title Music: Lt-Col C.H. Jaeger, OBE
Television Production: Ken Griffin

: The Doctors

Written by Owen Holder
Starring John Barrie, Justine Lord, Barry Justice

Dr Conrad visits the Pike family. Molly discovers who threw the brick through the surgery window. Mrs Lipska is trapped by an unwelcome visitor.


Writer: Owen Holder
Dr John Somers: John Barrie
Mrs Lipska: June Bland
Joan Riley: Christine Pollon
Molly Dolan: Lynda Marchal
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Dr Bill Conrad: Barry Justice
Albert Pike: Terry Scully
Mrs Pike: Christine Hargreaves
Ted: Charles Lamb
Charlie: Michael Craze
Edgar: Michael Segal
Reg Warner: Paul Gillard

: The British Commonwealth Games

from Edinburgh
A preview of some of the outstanding events of the Games, which begin tomorrow, and a look at some of the outstanding personalities who will compete in the athletic and swimming events.
The Ninth Commonwealth Games will be opened tomorrow by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in the Meadowbank Sports Centre specially built for this great sporting occasion. During the following 10 days, about 2,000 competitors from more than 40 countries will be competing for medals in the nine sports which make up the Games programme.
Introduced by Frank Bough


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presented by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Comedy Playhouse: The Old Contemptible

by John Waterhouse
Starring Billy Russell

(Billy Russell is in "The Contractor" at the Fortune Theatre, London)


Writer: John Waterhouse
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Director: Vere Lorrimer
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Sam Oakley: Billy Russell
Arthur Oakley: Arthur English
Lily Oakley: Gretchin Franklin
Josie Oakley: Tamara Ustinov
Mr Ludlow: John Sharp
Mrs Ludlow: Joyce Carpenter
Simon: Michael Osborne
A protester: Derrick Gilbert
Landlord: Keneth Thornett
Old Contemptible: Laurence Archer
Old Contemptible: Walter Swash

: Mission Impossible: The Photographer

The exploits of a team of expert and daring undercover agents whose job is to prove that their missions are, in fact, anything but impossible.
Led by Peter Graves as Jim Phelps with Martin Landau as Rollin Hand, Greg Morris as Barney, Peter Lupus as Willy, Barbara Bain as Cinnamon

This week: The Photographer
The background of an exposure.


Jim Phelps: Peter Graves
Rollin Hand: Martin Landau
Barney: Greg Morris
Willy: Peter Lupus
Cinnamon: Barbara Bain
David Redding: Anthony Zerbe
Morley: John Randolph
Fran Williams: Kathleen Hughes

: The Main News

With Richard Baker and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Frost over America: Tennessee Williams

David Frost talks to Tennessee Williams - a rare television appearance by the American playwright.

Williams talks freely and intimately about his alcoholism, 'I'm just on myself now'; his philosophy, 'that romanticism is absolutely essential'; his God, 'I think he has odd moments of compassion'; and his loves, 'I don't want to be involved in some subject for scandal but I've covered the waterfront.'

He explains the relationship between his life and his writing and discusses excerpts from A Street-car Named Desire, Camino Real, and The Rose Tattoo performed by Jessica Tandy, Maureen Stapleton, and Eli Wallach.

This programme is in sharp contrast to the first of the series with the Burtons. Frost extracts a very personal interview from Tennessee Williams. He is a soft, timid man: the power of his writing, in the excerpts we hear, contrasts remarkably with the reticence of their author.


Interviewer: David Frost
Interviewee: Tennessee Williams
Actress: Jessica Tandy
Actress: Maureen Stapleton
Actor: Eli Wallach
Creative Consultant: Neil Shand
Producer for Westinghouse: Peter Baker
Presented for BBCtv by: Iain Johnstone

: He Who Dares: 4: Doing a Perish

Six true stories of people who survived against all odds

They call it the Never-Never-Land - because people never, never go there. Bob Ritchie certainly hadn't meant to go there. He lost his way while gliding and was forced to crash-land somewhere in the millions of acres of scorched desert and bush surrounding the small town of Alice Springs in central Australia.
He had no food and no water, in temperatures that soared as high as 140°F. An intensive air search had been mounted - but 50 miles away. And after two days even that would be abandoned because out there 48 hours is reckoned to be the limit.
Bob Ritchie's is just one of the many stories from this rugged country, where anyone who strays off 'the bitumen' (the only made-up road) stands a pretty good chance of 'doing a perish.'
A co-production with the Australian Broadcasting Commission


Subject: Bob Ritchie
Producer: David Gerrard

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by Kenneth Allsop with the latest news in pictures and with on-the-spot reports by Bernard Falk, David Lomax, Tom Mangold, Fyfe Robertson and Denis Tuohy and special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert McKenzie


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
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

: The Fifties

Robert Robinson recalls the events of March 1950. The Labour Party had a majority of six in the Commons - Emanuel Shinwell remembers the difficulty of governing on such a margin. Klaus Fuchs was found guilty of espionage and, in America, Richard Nixon proved a vital witness in the prosecution of Alger Hiss. President Auriol of France visited the Festival of Britain, Mr Teasy-Weasy created the H Bomb style hair-do, and a new word entered Fleet Street's vocabulary -'cosh boy.'
On film Jack Warner was gunned down by Dirk Bogarde in The Blue Lamp, Antony Armstrong-Jones coxed the Cambridge boat to victory. Gordon Richards won the Lincoln and Gilbert Harding presided over another telepathic miracle by The Piddingtons


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Interviewee: Emanuel Shinwell
Director: Will Wyatt
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: Weatherman

including Long-Range Forecast


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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.

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