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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-go-Round

10.0 Science Session

10.25-10.45 Maths Workshop: Stage 1: Arrows
Introduced by Michael Holt

11.0 Watch!

11.18 Look Out: Mind over Matter equals Shape
Introduced by Alex Glasgow

11.40 Exploration and Discovery: Wagons West
Commentary by Rick Jones


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): Rick Jones
Series editor (Exploration and Discovery): Bill Scott

: Closedown

: Representing the Union: 2: Costs and the Paypacket

Introduced by Bob Houlton


Presenter: Bob Houlton
Producer: Tony Matthews

: Swyn y Glec

Traditional Welsh verse

: Interval

: The News

1.53 Interval


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: For Schools and Colleges: Scene: £60 Single, £100 Return

A new play by Bill Lyons


Writer: Bill Lyons
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Pots: Simon Ward
Des: Roy Holder
Mrs Bray: Margery Mason
Mr Potter: Ken Jones
Mrs Potter: Jean Boht
Jo: Sally Faulkner
TV commentator: Kent Walton

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Chance and the Fire-Horses: 4: Fireworks

by Ernest Dudley
With Joe Melia


Author: Ernest Dudley
Storyteller: Joe Melia

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves
Join them in the Veteran Car Rally from London to Brighton.


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

: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?

A suspense-filled cartoon series

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: Nationwide

from 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 Nigel Stock, Richard Leech, Barry Justice

Dr Hayman finds himself involved with the police, who unwittingly cause Alice Platt some anxious moments. Dr Owens is unable to see Ernie Parker in time to prevent an accident.
(For cast list see Wed, page 41)
(from Birmingham)


Writer: Max Marquis
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Michael Briant
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Dr Thomas Owens: Nigel Stock
Dr Bill Conrad: Barry Justice

: Top of the Pops

Discs, stars, and news from this week's Top Thirty
Introduced by Jimmy Savile
Top of the Pops Orchestra, Pan's People


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Production: Johnnie Stewart

: Bachelor Father: 8: A Spot of Natural Expression

Written by Richard Waring
Suggested by the life story of Peter Lloyd Jeffcock
A new comedy series starring Ian Carmichael
with Joan Hickson, Clive Morton, Jack May


Writer: Richard Waring
Suggested by the life story of: Peter Lloyd Jeffcock
Signature Music: Eric Rogers
Incidental Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Roger Liminton
Producer: Graeme Muir
Peter Lamb: Ian Carmichael
Reynolds: Alan Curtis
Miss Williams: Barbara Leake
Mrs Pugsley: Joan Hickson
Ben: Ian Johnson
Anna: Briony McRoberts
Donald: Roland Pickering
Freddie: Michael Douglas
Jane: Beverley Simons
Mrs Moore: Vivienne Martin
Mr Moore: Jack May
Col Shotter: Clive Morton
Mrs Shotter: Ruth Kettlewell

: The Morecambe and Wise Show

Written by Eddie Braben
Starring Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise
Eric and Ernie's guests: Ian Carmichael, Nina, The Pattersons
Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
featuring Ann Hamilton
with Janet Webb


Writer: Eddie Braben
Orchestra directed by: Peter Knight
Design: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Producer: John Ammonds
Comedian: Eric Morecambe
Comedian: Ernie Wise
Guest: Ian Carmichael
Singer: Nina
Musicians: The Pattersons
Musicians: Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
[Actress]: Ann Hamilton
[Actress]: Janet Webb

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Richard Baker


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Play for Today: Angels are So Few

by Dennis Potter
If you think you're an angel, how do you cope when someone wants to rip your 'wings' off.


Writer: Dennis Potter
Title Music: Joseph Horovitz
Script Editor: Ann Scott
Designer: Stanley Morris
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Gareth Davies
Michael Biddle: Tom Bell
Cynthia Nicholls: Christine Hargreaves
Mrs Cawser: Susan Richards
Mr Cawser: Erik Chitty
Richard Nicholls: Barrie Cookson
Postman: Godfrey James
Storyteller: Beryl Cooke
Clergyman: John Glyn Jones
Interviewer: Kenneth Ives
Danish girl: Denise Buckley
Old lady: Dorothea Rundle
Timothy: Matthew Davies

: 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, James Hogg, David Lomax, Tom Mangold, Barrie Penrose, David Taylor and Denis Tuohy and special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert McKenzie


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: James Hogg
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Barrie Penrose
Reporter: David Taylor
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Producer of the Week: David Harrison
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Children Growing Up: 4: Power of Speech

Most of us struggle and sweat over learning a foreign language, but any baby can put us to shame. In the first five years they progress from reflex cries to complex sentences. It seems to happen spontaneously, but the parents' contribution is crucial.


Narrator: Hugh David
Director: Francis Fuchs
Producer: Eurfron Gwynne Jones

: 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.

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