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: Cricket: Fourth Test Match: England v The Rest of the World

for the Guinness Trophy
Fourth day
Introduced by Peter West


Presenter: Peter West
Commentary Team: Richie Benaud
Commentary Team: Jim Laker
Commentary Team: Denis Compton
Commentary Team: Ted Dexter
Production: Nick Hunter
Production: David Kenning

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

For the very young
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.


Pictures, animation, and production: John Ryan

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: Closedown

: Jackanory Request Week: Jane's Adventures on the Island of Peeg: 1: The First Explosion

by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy.
Another story viewers have voted to see again with Vivian Pickles.

Jane and her best friend Jemima found themselves marooned on an island liable to sink any minute. And if you think islands don't sink - well they don't normally float either. However the Island of Peeg was floating... but where? And why?


Author: Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy
Storyteller: Vivian Pickles

: Marine Boy

A cartoon film series
The underwater adventures of Marine Boy, the Ocean Patrol, and the white dolphin, Splasher.

: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: 7: The Hero of the Day

Tom and Huck have made up their minds that an innocent man shall not suffer for Injun Joe's crime.

: Abbott and Costello

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

: London This Week

Focuses on events and people making the news around town

: Charlie Chaplin: The Vintage Comedies: Tillie's Punctured Romance: Part 1

A new selection of the famous early films of the world's greatest comedian.

Tonight: Tillie's Punctured Romance: part 1
with Marie Dressler and Mabel Normand

The course of true love never did run smooth, but with Charlie the fortune-hunter on the trail, it's like crossing the Rocky Mountains the hard way - peak to peak!


The City Slicker: Charlie Chaplin
Tillie: Marie Dressler
Mable: Mabel Normand

: Z Cars: I Wouldn't Give You Tuppence for your Old Watch Chain: Part 1

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

A load of railway telephone wire is 'knocked off.' Newtown's scrap metal merchants are questioned and something is revealed - a bobby is taking bribes...


Writer: James Doran
Designer: Colin Green
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Paul Ciappessoni
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring

: Star Trek: Patterns of Force

A highly sophisticated space-probe directed at the USS Enterprise from the backward planet of Zeon surprises and disturbs Captain Kirk during his search for a missing Federation officer.
Investigation reveals a murderous regime identified with the most hated insignia in history, leading Kirk to a confrontation with 'the Fuhrer' and another revelation.


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: DeForest Kelley
Melakon: Skip Homeier
Isak: Richard Evans
Daras: Valora

: Panorama

Introduced by Robin Day with 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 Robert Dougall and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The Troubleshooters: That's Africa, Baby

by John Lucarotti
[Starring] Ray Barrett, Philip Latham
Guest star Robert Lang

Tribal quarrels, witch-doctors, political double-dealing, a drunken hotel-keeper and a mysterious blow-back on a decrepit drilling rig - all hundreds of miles from nowhere in the African bush...

(Robert Lang is a National Theatre Player)


Writer: John Lucarotti
Series created by: John Elliot
Designer: Barrie Dobbins
Producer: Anthony Read
Director: Frank Cox
Mutotu: Charles Hyatt
Bulukutu: Dick Offord
Kole: Willie Jonah
Peter Thornton: Ray Barrett
Willy Izard: Philip Latham
Sid Carver: Robert Lang
Kurt Veider: John Hussey
George Ansofi: Tommy Eytle
Walikali: Bernard Boston
The Minister: Richard Norton

: The Spinners

with Judith Durham
It's four plus 400 when this international folk group return to the unique atmosphere of the Octagon Theatre where they join forces with their audience and their guest Judith Durham.
Their songs come from all over the world, including ones you know and ones you probably have never heard before, like Liverpool Packet, Manchester Rambler, Black and White
(from Manchester)


Musicians: The Spinners
Singer: Judith Durham
Production: Nick Hunter

: 24 Hours

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 and 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: Air City-on-Sea

Products - ideas - techniques
The export drive; spotlight on the men, the methods, the markets that are earning Britain's living abroad.

Since the war, Southend-on-Sea has gradually been shedding its cockles-and-candy-floss image. The planners have been turning their backs on the Golden Mile, the famous Lights and 'the longest pleasure pier in the world,' and concentrating on factories, office blocks and ultra-modern shopping precincts. The change is dramatic, but even bigger developments could be on their way in a few years' time. The key to it all is London's Third Airport. If the Government decide to build it' at nearby Foulness, Southend could well become Britain's first Air City and a major launching pad for our international trade.


Reporter: Reg Abbiss
Production: Michael Priestley
Production: Ivor Yorke

: Weatherman

: In Rehearsal: 5: The Cherry Orchard - Act 2 (Chekhov)

Hugh Morrison works with a group of amateur actors and suggests ways of improving their performances.



Presenter: Hugh Morrison
Director: Jeremy Johnston
Producer: Victor Poole

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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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