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

for the Guinness Trophy
Final 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: Andy Pandy: 7: The Tricycle

Andy Pandy, Teddy, and, of course, Looby Loo come to play.



Singer: Valerie Cardnell

: The News

1.53 Interval


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Dyna Wall

Welsh quiz game

: Closedown

: Cricket: Fifth Test Match

(on BBC2 from 4.30)

: Interval

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: The Mole and the Transistor

The Mole discovers music, but it becomes too much of a good thing for his neighbours.

: Drummer Hoff

A cartoon film
Firing a cannon was just not possible without the presence of the drummer boy.

: Animal Magic

Introduced by Johnny Morris
The World of Animals
In the wild, in the zoo, at home - a magazine of stories about animals constantly illustrating their own kind of magic.
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Director: George Inger
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: 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.

: 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

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 director (Nationwide): Phil Sidey
Editor (Nationwide): Michael Bunce

: Z Cars: Bottoms Up for the Walking Dead: Part 2

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

Doc has decided to help the police and as a native of the Ramp, has put himself in immediate danger...


Writer: William Emms
Script Editor: P.J. Hammond
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Tristan de Vere Cole
Banks: Derrick O'Connor
Corley: William Marlowe
Quiney: Antony Webb
Wynne: Geoffrey Hughes
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Doc: Richard Mathews
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Stringey: Laurence Carter
Irish: Desmond Perry
BD girl: Jennie Goossens
Rhine: Christopher Burgess
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Rita: Sally Thomsett

: The Laugh Parade: Palm Springs Weekend

Tonight's film in this comedy season stars Troy Donahue, Connie Stevens, Ty Hardin, Stefanie Powers and Robert Conrad

For 361 days out of 365, Palm Springs is just a smart playground for the rich. This is the story of the other four - four mad days at Easter when a group of youngsters descend for a wild weekend. Ty Hardin joins in the fun with Troy Donahue and Connie Stevens.
(Philip Jenkinson writes on page 12)


Screenplay: Earl Hamner Jr
Producer: Michael A. Hoey
Director: Norman Taurog
Stretch Fortune: Ty Hardin
Jim Munroe: Troy Donahue
Bunny Dixon: Stefanie Powers
Gail Lewis: Connie Stevens
Eric Dean: Robert Conrad
Chief Dixon: Andrew Duggan

: The Main News

With John Edmunds and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: The Duke and Duchess of Windsor

talking with Kenneth Harris

In this Tuesday Documentary the Duke and Duchess speak of their life together - a glimpse into the private world of the man who was King Edward VIII for a few short months.
The Duke on the Establishment, his father, golf, blood sports, and his great-niece.
The Duchess on children and their parents, careers for women, loneliness, and the Duke's bad habits.

"The tone of the programme was serious, but relaxed with occasional touches of humour as when Mr Harris asked their views on the mini-skirt The Duchess 'Well, I have thought that you certainly know what you are getting.'" (The Times)
"The programme forces you to wonder how things would have turned out had he not abdicated." (Daily Mail)


Interviewer: Kenneth Harris
Producer: John Walker

: Monty Python's Flying Circus

Conceived, written and performed by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
Also appearing: Carol Cleveland, Connie Booth, The Fred Tomlinson Singers


Conceived, written and performed by: Graham Chapman
Conceived, written and performed by: John Cleese
Conceived, written and performed by/Animations: Terry Gilliam
Conceived, written and performed by: Eric Idle
Conceived, written and performed by: Terry Jones
Conceived, written and performed by: Michael Palin
[Actress]: Carol Cleveland
[Actress]: Connie Booth
Singers: The Fred Tomlinson Singers
Design: Jeremy Davies
Producer: Ian MacNaughton

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Kippers, Rats and Benzedrine Puff Adders - the story of Fawlty Towers 19 September 2017

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week 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

: Postscript

by The Rev R. T. Brooks


Speaker: The Rev R. T. Brooks

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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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