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: Bric-a-Brac

Quiz about antique odds and ends

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Chigley: The Broken Bridge

For the very young
This place is in Trumptonshire and contains a factory, a handmade pottery, a stately home and a vintage steam railway.


Music: Freddie Phillips

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children under 5


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Nigel Anthony

: Noggin and the Omruds: 3: The Challenge

Written by Oliver Postgate
An adventure of Noggin, Prince of the Nogs

Thor Nogson accepts a challenge which proves too big for him.


Writer: Oliver Postgate

: Score with The Scaffold

A zany zigzag of puzzles and quizzes featuring The Scaffold
with special guests
Fanny and Johnnie Cradock
and Wendy Padbury, The Fourmost

Inspector Boniface Investigates

and the answer to:
Apart from the fact that they all have only six letters, what strange feature do the following words have in common?

(from Manchester)


Entertainers: The Scaffold
Guest: Fanny Cradock
Guest: Johnnie Cradock
Presenter: Wendy Padbury
Musicians: The Fourmost
Artist (Inspector Boniface Investigates): Nigel Barron
Reader (Inspector Boniface Investigates): David Scase
Script (Inspector Boniface Investigates): Brian Finch
Director: Des Sissons
Production: Stan Parkinson

: Wacky Races

A cartoon film series
Dick Dastardly makes another villainous attempt to win

: Junior Points of View

Robert Robinson takes a weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: Entertaining with Kerr: Steak au Poirre ma Facon and Bean Salad

The Galloping Gourmet
Graham Kerr takes a lighthearted look at one of his favourite recipes and cooks it with expertise
(A series of programmes made in Canada)


Cook/Presenter: Graham Kerr

: Champions' Quiz Ball: Second Semi-final: Aberdeen v Celtic

Soccer stars from champion British teams bring their skills of tactics and quick reactions to the general knowledge field of Quiz Ball - aided and abetted by their celebrity supporters.

Tonight's teams:
Martin Buchan, Bobby Clark, George Murray, John Grieve (celebrity supporter).
Jim Craig, Billy McNeill, Willie Wallace, John Cairney (celebrity supporter).
Referee Stuart Hall


Panellist (Aberdeen): Martin Buchan
Panellist (Aberdeen): Bobby Clark
Panellist (Aberdeen): George Murray
Panellist (Aberdeen): John Grieve
Panellist (Celtic): Jim Craig
Panellist (Celtic): Billy McNeill
Panellist (Celtic): Willie Wallace
Panellist (Celtic): John Cairney
Referee: Stuart Hall
Questions set by: John Witty
Questions set by: Stan Greenberg
Devised by: George Woolley
Director: Douglas Boyd
Producer: Mary Evans

: The Virginian: Linda

A new series of television's favourite Western starts tonight with another tale from the last frontier of the great American West
A film series starring James Drury as The Virginian

The Virginian helps a maiden in distress and pays dearly for his trouble.


The Virginian: James Drury
Linda: Diane Baker
Big Ben Albright: Clifton James
Henshaw: Frank McGrath
Mark Fallon: James B Brown
Sheriff Ferguson: John Milford

: Don't Ask Us

A comedy revue with Frank Abbott, Russell Davies, Maureen Lipman, Adrienne Posta, Richard Stilgoe


Performer: Frank Abbott
Performer: Russell Davies
Performer: Maureen Lipman
Performer: Adrienne Posta
Performer: Richard Stilgoe
Script Editor: Austin Steele
Orchestra directed by: Alan Braden
Design: Gillian Howard
Producer: David O'Clee

: Me Mammy: The Last of the Red-Hot Mammies

A new comedy series by Hugh Leonard
Starring Milo O'Shea as Bunjy Kennefick, Anna Manahan as Mrs Kennenck

The tables are turned when Bunjy finds himself safe-guarding his Mammy from the advances of an old admirer.
[with] Yootha Joyce as Miss Argyll, Martin Dempsey as Jerry Canty, Sheila Keith as Hotel Manageress


Writer: Hugh Leonard
Music composed and conducted by: Max Harris
Designer: Tony Snoaden
Producer: James Gilbert
Bunjy Kennefick: Milo O'Shea
Mrs Kennenck: Anna Manahan
Miss Argyll: Yootha Joyce
Jerry Canty: Martin Dempsey
Hotel Manageress: Sheila Keith

: The Main News

with Kenneth Kendall and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: It's a Knock-out!

(Jeux sans Frontieres)
The sixth International heat for the Eurovision Trophy
Great Britain: Margate
Belgium: Verviers
France: Angouleme
Germany: Andernach
Holland: Aalten
Italy: Ancona
Switzerland: Estavayer-le-lac

Transmitted on the Eurovision network from Groningen, Holland
Introduced by Dick Passchier
Presented by the Dutch Television Service



Presenter: Dick Passchier
International Referee: Genaro Olivieri
International Referee: Guido Pancaldi
Commentator: David Vine
Commentator: Eddie Waring
Referee: Arthur Ellis
Producer: Barney Colehan

: 24 Hours

With the latest news bulletin in pictures
Voices from the Russian Underground...
Andre Amalrik, Vladimir Bukovsky and Pyotr Yakir are three prominent dissenting Soviet writers who, at great personal risk, gave interviews to cbs correspondent William Cole. They are featured in tonight's programme as well as a recorded statement by Alexander Ginzburg, which was smuggled out of the labour camp where he has been held since 1967.
Interviews translated and dubbed into English by David Floyd of the Daily Telegraph


Interviewee (Voices from the Russian Underground...): Andre Amalrik
Interviewee (Voices from the Russian Underground...): Vladimir Bukovsky
Interviewee (Voices from the Russian Underground...): Pyotr Yakir
Interviewer (Voices from the Russian Underground...): William Cole
Interviewee (Voices from the Russian Underground...): Alexander Ginzburg
Interviews translated and dubbed into English by (Voices from the Russian Underground...): David Floyd
Editor: Anthony Smith

: The Bishop and the Actress

by William Douglas Home
with Anthony Nicholls as The Bishop, Celia Bannerman as The Actress

The Actress is about to take an overdose of tablets when she is disturbed by someone at the front door. It is the Bishop, father of her former fiance who today is marrying someone else...
(First shown in Thirty-Minute Theatre on BBC2)


Writer: William Douglas Home
Music: Dudley Simpson
Script Editor: Derek Hoddinott
Designer: John Wood
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Geoffrey Nethercott
The Bishop: Anthony Nicholls
The Actress: Celia Bannerman

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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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