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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-go-Round: Animals at Night: Ears

10.0 Science Session: Developing the Picture

10.25-10.45 Maths Workshop: Stage 1: Pattern and Shape
Introduced by Michael Holt

11.0 Watch!: The Breakfast Table: Bread

11.18 Look Out: More than Meets the Eye
Eyes and they see not... But 'what things look like' is only part of their design; we have to look beneath surface appearances to discover how design decisions are made.
Introduced by Alex Glasgow

11.40 Exploration and Discovery: Up the Zambezi
David Livingstone, doctor, missionary and explorer, spent three years travelling across the unknown heart of Africa by way of the great river Zambezi, becoming the first white man to see the Victoria Falls.
Commentary by Douglas Fisher


Presenter (Maths Workshop): Michael Holt
Producer (Maths Workshop): John Cain
Presenter (Look Out): Alex Glasgow
Producer (Look Out): John Prescott Thomas
Narrator (Exploration and Discovery): Douglas Fisher
Series Editor (Exploration and Discovery): Bill Scott

: Closedown

: Bric-a-Brac

Quiz about antique odds and ends

: Interval

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Scene: Member of Parliament

A programme looking at the day-to-day work of an MP, and at the way in which he is elected. It takes as its subject David Steel, Liberal MP for Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles.


Subject: David Steel
Producer: Tom Stanier

: Closedown

: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: The Railway Stories: Toby the Tram Engine

by The Rev. W. Awdry
With Ted Ray

Today: 'Toby the Tram Engine'


Author: The Rev. W. Awdry
Pictures: C. Reginald Dalry
Storyteller: Ted Ray

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?

A new suspense-filled cartoon series, starring the members of Mystery Inc and their ever-hungry hound, Scooby-Doo.

: Babar: Babar is Ill

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


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

: Nationwide

The news, features, opinions of the country at large, and Your Region Tonight in particular (including Regional Weather) co-ordinated by Michael Barratt


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Editor: Michael Bunce

: The Doctors

Written by Max Marquis
Starring John Barrie, Nigel Stock, Justine Lord, Barry Justice with Isla Blair, Nicholas Pennell
Guest star Angela Baddeley

Dr Conrad takes a hand in the Watson affair. Roy Stewart is politely rebuffed by Dr McNeal. Dr Owens finds Dora Chambers as obstinate as ever.
(from Birmingham)


Writer: Max Marquis
Serial created by: Donald Bull
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Gavin Davies
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Philip Dale
Mary Watson: Jenny Oulton
Graham Watson: Douglas Livingstone
Lady McNeal: Margaret Ward
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Dr Bill Conrad: Barry Justice
Roy Stewart: Nicholas Pennell
Dr Bob Stafford: Nicholas Hawtrey
Mrs Groom: Pamela Duncan
Dr Thomas Owens: Nigel Stock
Mrs Baynes: Maureen O'Reilly
Dr Linda Carpenter: Isia Blair
Dora Chambers: Angela Baddeley
Dr John Somers: John Barrie

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers, with discs, stars, and news 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

: Bachelor Father: 3: First of the Many

Written by Richard Waring
A new comedy series starring Ian Carmichael.
Suggested by the life story of Peter Lloyd Jeffcock.
With Gerald Flood, Sonia Dresdel, Colin Gordon, Rona Anderson

The eagerly awaited arrival of his first foster-child presents Peter with a number of unexpected problems.



Writer: Richard Waring
Signature Music: Eric Rogers
Incidental Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: John Hurst
Producer: Graeme Muir
Peter Lamb: Ian Carmichael
Mother: Sonia Dresdel
Harry: Gerald Flood
Mr Gibson: Colin Gordon
Mary: Rona Anderson
Ben: Ian Johnson
Head waiter: Douglas Malcolm
Waiter: Robert Lankesheer

: Cliff in Scandinavia

A programme recorded and filmed in Sweden, Norway, and Finland
Starring Cliff Richard
with Una Stubbs, Hank Marvin
and Cia Lowgren, Anne-Lise Gjostol, Pirjo Viitanen, The Christians
Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra

A joint production of Swedish Broadcasting Corporation, Norwegian Television, Finnish Television, and BBC TV


Singer/Presenter: Cliff Richard
Performer: Una Stubbs
Guitarist/Performer: Hank Marvin
Performer: Cia Lowgren
Performer: Anne-Lise Gjostol
Dancer: Pirjo Viitanen
Performers: The Christians
Script: Eric Davidson
Musicians: Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra
Vocal backings: The Breakaways
Staging: Nita Howard
Costume: Rupert Jarvis
Lighting: Peter Smee
Sound: Hugh Barker
Design: Anita Kajaste
Produced and directed by: Michael Hurll

: The Nine O'Clock News

presented by Kenneth Kendall with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Prizewinners: The Morecambe and Wise Show

A series of outstanding BBC television programmes which have won awards at Festivals and Competitions in Britain and abroad. This programme was named Best Light Entertainment Performance by the Society of Film and Television Arts, 1970.

Written by Eddie Braben
Starring Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise
Eric and Ernie's special guest: Nina


Writer: Eddie Braben
Writer (Trousers sketch): Sid Green
Writer (Trousers sketch): Dick Hills
Writer (Nina's sketch): Mike Craig
Writer (Nina's sketch): Laurie Kinsley
Orchestra Director/Musical arranger: Peter Knight
Sound: Colin Dixon
Lighting: Peter Wesson
Costumes: Sonia Kerr
Design: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Producer: John Ammonds
Comedian: Eric Morecambe
Comedian: Ernie Wise
Guest: Nina

: Morecambe and Wise's Cinema

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, Britain's most successful comedy team, talk to Michael Aspel about their career in the music-hall, the cinema, and television.
They also choose and discuss scenes from some of their favourite films. Eric's choices are famous film comedy teams and Ernie picks two of Hollywood's most famous musicals.
There is also an extremely funny scene from one of their own films That Riviera Touch in which, with one voice, the two of them serenade Eric's girl-friend.
(from Manchester)


Interviewee: Eric Morecambe
Interviewee: Ernie Wise
Interviewer: Michael Aspel
Director: Peggy Walker
Producer: John Buttery

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it.
Presented all this week by David Dimbleby with the latest news in pictures.



Presenter: David Dimbleby

: Conference Report 70

Robin Day and Alan Watson report on the fourth day of the Labour Party Conference at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool.


Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Alan Watson
Producer: Margaret Douglas
Editor: Richard Francis

: The Selling Game: 4: Clinching the Deal

Four professional salesmen pit their wits against a team of industrial buyers.

'Let's really put the squeeze on this man...'
Introduced by Graham Turner

12.10 Weatherman
followed by Regional News and Weather (all except London and Wales)



Presenter: Graham Turner
Director: Ian Woolf
Producer: Tony Matthews

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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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