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: Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol

Songs of Praise

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Herbs

For the very young
Told by Gordon Rollings.


Narrator: Gordon Rollings

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children under 5


Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Johnny Silvo

: Peter's Adventures: Peter and the Robot

A cartoon film series from Hungary

Peter's robot servant gets out of control and wrecks the house.

: Egbert's Holiday

A cartoon film designed by Graham McCallum

Holidays - most people think ahead and arrange their holidays carefully. Egbert Nosh does a lot of thinking - but his holiday is not quite what he hoped for.
Story by Paul Groves


Designer: Graham McCallum
Writer: Paul Groves

: Adventure Weekly: The Dig: Part 1

by Victor Pemberton
Four boys, a girl and a printing press


Writer: Victor Pemberton
Designer: Chris Robilliard
Producer: John McRae
Director: Brian Miller
'Fred' Somers: Elizabeth Dear
Andy Rogers: Len Jones
Tubby Taylor: Ian Ellis
Swot English: Frank Barry
Mr Filling: Bartlett Mullins
PC Cullis: Michael Wisher
Sergeant Benskin: Frank Sieman
Mystery woman: Joan Hickson

: Crazy House

Starring Mike Hope and Albie Keen
with Colin Edwynn, John Poore, Caroline Deans
and special guests Butterscotch

Come on in! Join the fun in Crazy House! Explore with that zany pair Hope and Keen who will be up to all their usual tricks aided and abetted by Crumble, their Butler, and two young friends.
In the Guest Room are Butterscotch, who'll be singing Surprise, Surprise.
(Hope and Keen are appearing at the Opera House, Blackpool)


Writer: Mike Craig
Writer: Lawrie Kinsley
Additional Material: Hope and Keen
Music: Martin Goldstein
Music: Ronnie McCrea
Producer: Paul Ciani
Comedian: Mike Hope
Comedian: Albie Keen
[Actor]: Colin Edwynn
[Actor]: John Poore
[Actress]: Caroline Deans
Musicians: Butterscotch

: 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.


Producer (London): Michael Townson
Presenter (Nationwide): Michael Barratt
Editor (Nationwide): Michael Bunce

: The Doctors

Written by Frank Moore
Starring Nigel Stock, Richard Leech, Barry Justice

Dr Hayman and Dr Conrad find themselves in competition over the new GP Ward. Dr Carpenter discovers one of her patients has the same mysterious symptoms as Elsie Gibbs and Di Pitt.


Writer: Frank Moore
Dr Bill Conrad: Barry Justice
Mrs Pitt: Betty Baskcomb
Di Pitt: Tamara Ustinov
Flora Adamson: Dorothea Rundle
Minty Adamson: Margery Withers
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Sister Baker: Elaine Wells
Elsie Gibbs: Helen Worth
Dr Linda Carpenter: Isla Blair
Dr Thomas Owens: Nigel Stock
Dr Celia Hulme: Laura Culungford
Freda Wilkinson: Margaret John

: Tom and Jerry: Texas Tom

Tom and Jerry playing Cat and Mouse.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Top of the Pops

from this week's Top Thirty
Introduced tonight by Tony Blackburn
Top of the Pops Orchestra, Pan's People


Presenter: Tony Blackburn
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Production: Mel Cornish

: The Expert: Nice Day

by N.J. Crisp
Starring Marius Goring
with Ann Morrish
and Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth, Sally Nesbitt

A girl is assaulted in a park and the only witness is her young daughter. The police are certain they know who did it, but the girl cannot identify the man in an identity parade.
Hardy sees her domineering mother-in-law and her ineffectual husband, but gets no help from either of them. It is only when Inspector Fleming arrives at his laboratory that the pieces begin to fall into place.


Writer/Series devised by: N.J. Crisp
Series devised by/Producer: Gerard Glaister
Script Editor: Nick McCarty
Designer: Tim Harvey
Director: Paul Ciappessoni
Jean Chambers: Sheila Fearn
Jenny Chambers: Rebecca Saire
Tony Blanchard: Gary Watson
Tommy: Gary Smith
Ron Chambers: Mike Lucas
Mrs Chambers: Ruth Kettlewell
John Hardy: Marius Goring
Jane Carter: Sally Nesbitt
Insp Fleming: Victor Winding
Det-Sgt Ashe: Michael Farnsworth
Jo Hardy: Ann Morrish
Mr Ryder: David Steuart

: The Main News

With Richard Baker and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Prizewinners: Signals for Survival

A new series of outstanding BBC television programmes which have won awards at festivals and competitions in Britain and abroad.

Tonight: Signals for Survival winner of the 1969 Italia Prize for Documentary
On Walney Island, off the Lancashire coast, live 20,000 lesser black-backed gulls. The colony is crowded: the gulls have to be highly organised to survive and to rear their young successfully. They communicate with each other using a whole range of different sounds, postures, and movements. The meaning and importance of the birds' language are examined in detail in this remarkable film.
Introduced and photographed by Professor Niko Tinbergen


Presenter/Photography: Professor Niko Tinbergen
Directed and narrated by: Hugh Falkus
Presented by: Christopher Parsons

: Across the Great Divide: Los Angeles is Listening

"It's bliss... it's the California 20th-century life, it's where I've dreamed of coming to and where I've dreamed of working... it's a new feeling, the whole spirit of California is new." (Michael Jackson)

Cliff Michelmore reports on two Englishmen who moved to California. Ex-BBC announcer Michael Jackson now runs a highly successful phone-in radio show. Former Blackpool Salvation Army officer Robert Hoggard is rector of a church in the wealthy suburb of Santa Monica. Both left England for the same reasons, and both are helping Los Angeles live with itself.


Reporter: Cliff Michelmore
Subject: Michael Jackson
Subject: Robert Hoggard
Producer: Angela Pope

: 24 Hours

Presented by Ludovic Kennedy with the latest news bulletin in pictures
The invasion of Czechoslovakia took place just two years ago. In today's edition William Shawcross of the Sunday Times examines the history of Czechoslovakia and its former leader, Alexander Dubcek, since 21 August 1968 and asks what has happened to the ideas behind the 'Prague Spring'
A special edition produced by Gudie Lawaetz


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Reporter: William Shawcross
Producer: Gudie Lawaetz
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Weatherman

: The Expanding Classroom: 3: Bucklesbury Farm

Presented by David Lucas
(from Bristol)



Presenter: David Lucas
Producer: Eileen Molony

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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.

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