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: Nai Zindagi - Naya Jeevan

Dilip Kumar talks to Mahendra Kaul about his involvement in the film industry in the developing parts of the East - how he got his screen name -what he is like today-how stardom has affected his life.
(from Birmingham; shown on Sunday)


Interviewee: Dilip Kumar
Interviewer: Mahendra Kaul

: Interval

: Telewele

Ikebana and Aikido demonstration

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: The Squeaking Story

A film series.

A mystery of the Riverbank is solved with the help of Guinea Pig's oil can.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: Play School

: Noggin and the Flying Machine: 1: The Jar

by Oliver Postgate

A large sealed jar floats into the harbour of the Northlands. Who knows where it came from or what it contains?
Told by Ronnie Stevens and Oliver Postgate


Writer/Narrator: Oliver Postgate
Narrator: Ronnie Stevens
Pictures: Peter Firmin
Music: Vernon Elliott

: Dog in Orbit: Part 3

A film from Spain

Guindilla and his dynamite prove to be useful when Don Fabian and the boys explore the passages beneath the old monastery.
Story told by Duncan Carse


Narrator: Duncan Carse
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Tom Tom

scans the world of technology and adventure with Norman Tozer and reporter John Earle
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Norman Tozer
Reporter: John Earle
Producer: David Turnbull

: Babar: Babar Buys a Hat

The Adventures of a Very Young Elephant
Told by Eric Thompson
English version written by Peggy Miller


Narrator: Eric Thompson
Writer (English version): Peggy Miller

: Your Region Tonight

followed by Weather for your area and Nationwide co-ordinated by Michael Barratt


Presenter (Nationwide): Michael Barratt

: The Doctors

Written by Dick Sharples
Starring John Barrie, Richard Leech, Justine Lord, Barry Justice with Irene Hamilton
Guest stars Jessica Dunning, Harold Goodwin

Dr McNeal lunches with Dr Somers and reports on her holiday. Dr Conrad visits a new patient with puzzling symptoms.


Writer: Dick Sharples
Molly Dolan: Lynda Marchal
Dr Bill Conrad: Barry Justice
Dr John Somers: John Barrie
Mrs Lipska: June Bland
Jim Power: Harold Goodwin
Nora Power: Jessica Dunning
Jo Hayman: Elaine Mileham
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Louise Hayman: Irene Hamilton
Sister Baker: Elaine Wells
Jerry Farrell: Anthony Hall
TV newsreader: Michael Smee

: Tomorrow's World

Introduced by Raymond Baxter with James Burke
A weekly report on the swiftly changing world of science, technology and medicine


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Presenter: James Burke
Reporter: John Parry
Producer: Brian Johnson
Producer: John Weiley
Producer: Andrew Wiseman
Producer: Lawrence Wade

: Harry Worth: Where There's a Will

Written by Ronnie Taylor
[Starring Harry Worth]
featuring Glynn Edwards as Jack Robson, Anthony Sagar as Ted Wrigley, Norman Scace as Mr Lawson


Writer: Ronnie Taylor
Music: Alan Braden
Design: Colin Green
Producer: Douglas Argent
Himself: Harry Worth
Jack Robson: Glynn Edwards
Ted Wrigley: Anthony Sagar
Mr Lawson: Norman Scace
Walter Smedley: Michael Wynne
Miss Glover: Hilary Mason
Miss Goodwin: Sally Goldie

: Mission Impossible: Doomsday

Led by Peter Graves as Jim Phelps, Martin Landau as Rollin Hand, Greg Morris as Barney, Peter Lupus as Willy, Barbara Bain as Cinnamon

This week: Doomsday
Barney gets a lift out of an explosive situation.


Jim Phelps: Peter Graves
Rollin Hand: Martin Landau
Barney: Greg Morris
Willy: Peter Lupus
Cinnamon: Barbara Bain
Vandaam: Alf Kjellin
Kura: Arthur Batanides
Thorgen: Wesley Lau

: The Main News

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


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Six Wednesday Plays 3: The Last Train Through the Harecastle Tunnel

by Peter Terson
with Richard O'Callaghan as Fowler, John Le Mesurier as Judge Grayson

The 'Pilgrim's Progress' of a young, rather naive, train-spotter on a weekend excursion on a vintage train.
"An unusual fable of growing up, told in a series of haunting episodes and related with tenderness and care." (Stanley Reynolds, The Guardian)


Writer: Peter Terson
Designer: Derek Dodd
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: Alan Clarke
Fowler: Richard O'Callaghan
Judge Grayson: John Le Mesurier
Farquhar: Paul Brooke
Smith: Iain Reid
McCullow: Robert Hartley
Corporal: John Owens
Truculent: Bill Lyons
Brian: Laurie Asprey
Blondie: John Gray
2nd Lt Florence: Jonathan Burn
Mrs Dyson: Noel Dyson
Megs: Claire Davenport
Mr Dyson: Victor Platt
Adam Coulson: Joe Gladwin
Jackie Coulson: Griffith Davis
Ticket man: John Scott Martin
Beatrice Grayson: Angela Pleasence
Mrs Grayson: Shelagh Fraser
The gardener: Anthony Kelly
Mrs Phillips: Eileen Way
Mr Phillips: Toke Townley

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by Kenneth Allsop 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: Kenneth Allsop
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: Tony Summers

: The Fifties

Robert Robinson recalls the events of September 1950.

The Government had a majority of six in the Steel Nationalisation Debate, the war in Indo-China escalated, Surrey won the County Championship, Colin Cowdrey (17) played against the West Indies, and Lester Piggott (14) rode his 41st winner. On film, some of the popular radio and television programmes of the year: In Town Tonight, Picture Page, and Much Binding in the Marsh.

A woman threw a brick through a window of Broadcasting House. She told the police: "I felt the BBC wanted livening up a bit. We've been having some lousy programmes lately."


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Director: Will Wyatt
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: Weatherman, followed by: Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)


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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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