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: Cricket: Fifth 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: Pogles' Wood: A Little House

For the very young
Pippin and Tog discover the fun of building.


Script and production: Oliver Postgate

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

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

for the Guinness Trophy
(on BBC2 from 4.30)

: Closedown

: The Mole and the Chewing Gum

Clearing up some litter, the Mole finds some chewing-gum and wishes he hadn't.

: Thinks Balloon

A cartoon film designed by Michael Foreman
A boy spends all his time reading comics -with a surprising result!


Designer: Michael Foreman
Animated by: Jannik Hastrup
Presented by: Michael Grafton-Robinson

: Marine Boy

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

: Abbott and Costello

A cartoon series

: London This Week

Focuses on events and people making the news around town

: Charlie Chaplin: The Vintage Comedies: A Night At The Show

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

Tonight: A Night At The Show
with Edna Purviance and Bud Jamison
The one and only Charlie has stopped many a show, but, with two Charlies in the audience, the performance suffers an irretrievable reverse!


Mr. Pest/Mr. Rowdy - in the Balcony: Charlie Chaplin
Lady in the Stalls with Beads: Edna Purviance
Man in Balcony: Bud Jamison

: Z Cars: Bottoms Up for the Walking Dead: Part 1

by William Emms
Starring James Ellis, Derek Waring with Ian Cullen, Bernard Holley

The Ramp is a waste-land: it is a dangerous area to be on at night alone.
(for cast list see page 26)


Writer: William Emms
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Tristan de Vere Cole
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring

: Star Trek: Return to Tomorrow

The new adventures of the Star-ship Enterprise as it zooms across man's final frontier - space!

The USS Enterprise is lured a thousand light years beyond explored space by a weird call for help from a seemingly lifeless world.
There, beneath a hundred miles of solid rock, Kirk encounters a staggering situation which leads to him literally taking leave of his senses.


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: DeForest Kelley
Ann Mulhall: Diana Muldaur

: Panorama

with Michael Charlton, Robin Day, Nicholas Harman, Alan Hart, Richard Kershaw, Robert MacNeil, Julian Pettifer


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

: The Main News

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


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: The Troubleshooters: Let's See the Colour of Your Money

by John Lucarotti
[Starring] Ray Barrett, Geoffrey Keen, Philip Latham
Guest star Clifton Jones

Negotiating for a refinery contract in Africa is never simple. But when Chinese, American, Rhodesian and African interests are all involved, the task becomes almost impossible.
It is said that there are more spies per square mile in Kinsaka than anywhere in the world - and most of them seem to be after the men from Mogul.


Writer: John Lucarotti
Series created by: John Elliot
Designer: Raymond London
Associate Producer: Michael Glynn
Producer: Anthony Read
Director: Roger Jenkins
Peter Thornton: Ray Barrett
Willy Izard: Philip Latham
The Minister: Clifton Jones
Ed Brockhauser: John Alderson
John Ndanga: Louis Mahoney
Tan S'e: Anthony Chinn
Su Lan: Lucille Soong
Security man: Roy Stewart
Brian Stead: Geoffrey Keen
Ann Donaldson: Linda Cole
Arthur Short: Geoffrey Russell
Hotel clerk: Femi Euba
Bank manager: Dan Jackson

: The Spinners

with Julie Felix
It is 4 plus 400 when this international group return to the unique atmosphere of the Octagon Theatre, where they join forces with their audience and their guest Julie Felix.
Songs you have known all your life and songs you may have never heard before, including: Liza; Lincolnshire Poacher; Family of Man
Special guest George Chisholm
(from Manchester)


Musicians: The Spinners
Singer/Guitarist: Julie Felix
Comedian/Trombonist: George Chisholm
Lighting: Geoff Lomas
Production: Nick Hunter

: 24 Hours

Presented by Ludovic Kennedy 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: Ludovic Kennedy
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: The Freedom Sellers

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

Twenty years ago, most of the people who owned caravans were either rich men or gypsies. Now, one British holidaymaker in six goes caravanning, and every year thousands of families - here and abroad - try it for the first time. From the start, British firms have led the way, and a group based in Essex are now the biggest caravan manufacturers and exporters in the world.


Production: Michael Priestley
Production: Ivor Yorke

: Weatherman

: In Rehearsal: 7: The Birthday Party - Act 2 (Harold Pinter)

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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