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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: Axes and Grids
Introduced by Michael Holt

11.0 Watch!

11.18 Look Out: Putting on the Style
Introduced by Alex Glasgow

11.40 Exploration and Discovery: To the South Pole
Commentary by Gary Watson


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): Gary Watson
Series Editor (Exploration and Discovery): Bill Scott

: Closedown

: Representing the Union: 4: The New Pay Structure

A critical look at job evaluation techniques.
Introduced by Bob Houlton


Presenter: Bob Houlton
Director: Ian Woolf
Producer: Tony Matthews

: Swyn y Glec

Traditional Welsh verse

1.25 Interval

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Scene: United Nations at Work


Producer: Julian Aston

: Closedown

: International Lawn Tennis: The Embassy Championships

The fourth day's play of Britain's major international indoor event. Introduced by David Vine direct from the Empire Pool, Wembley featuring the world's greatest players who are competing for prize money totalling £25,000 and the W.D. & H.O. Wills Trophies.
(How Roger Taylor stops getting bored with too much tennis: page 19)


Presenter: David Vine
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Jack Kramer
TV Presentation: A.P. Wilkinson
TV Presentation: Alan Mouncer
TV Presentation: Fred Viner

: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Mrs Pepperpot: 4: Mrs Pepperpot minds the Baby; Mrs Pepperpot's Penny Watchman

by Alf Proysen
With Patsy Rowlands


Author: Alf Proysen
Storyteller: Patsy Rowlands

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

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/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 Dick Sharples
Starring John Barrie, Richard Leech

The mystery of the Platts' illness is solved by Dr Hayman and a reconciliation takes place.
(For cast list see Wed, page 47)
(from Birmingham)


Writer: Dick Sharples
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Philip Dale
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Dr John Somers: John Barrie

: 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: 10: A Kind of Love-in

Written by Richard Waring
Suggested by the life-story of Peter Lloyd Jeffcock
A new comedy series starring Ian Carmichael
with Joan Hickson

Cupid fairly empties his quiver into the Peter Lamb household.


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
Ben: Ian Johnson
Donald: Roland Pickering
Freddie: Michael Douglas
Jane: Beverley Simons
Mrs Pugsley: Joan Hickson
Lilian: Michele Miller
Anna: Briony McRoberts

: The Morecambe and Wise Show

Written by Eddie Braben
Starring Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise
Eric and Ernie's guests: Eric Porter, Jan Daley, Trio Athenee
Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
featuring Michael Ward, 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: Eric Porter
Singer: Jan Daley
Musicians: Trio Athenee
Musicians: Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
[Actor]: Michael Ward
[Actress]: Ann Hamilton
[Actress]: Janet Webb

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Robert Dougall


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Play for Today: I Can't See My Little Willie

by Douglas Livingstone
Starring Nigel Stock as Arthur, George A. Cooper as Frank, Avril Elgar as Christine
with Jo Rowbottom as Val, Daphne Slater as Mary, Frank Gatliff as Phillips

When it's time to wet the baby's head, it's surprising the secrets that emerge...
(Coaxing the writer out of his garret: page 5)


Writer: Douglas Livingstone
Lighting: John Treays
Sound: Derek Miller-Timmins
Designer: Derek Dodd
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: Alan Clarke
Arthur: Nigel Stock
Frank: George A. Cooper
Christine: Avril Elgar
Val: Jo Rowbottom
Mary: Daphne Slater
Phillips: Frank Gatliff
Johnny: Ronald Clarke
David: Michael Graham Cox
Landlord: John Scott Martin
Woman in bar: Patsy Smart
Janicee: M. Clarke
Louise: Elaine Donnelly
Peter: Malcolm McFee
Susan: Elaine Mitchell
Dennis: Harold Goodwin
Mr Jones: Bert Palmer
Man in bar: Colin Cunningham
Waitress: Penny Dixon
Salvationist: Alan Lawrance
Ben: Harry Davis
Barman: Eric Lindsay
Barman: Fred Hugh
Barman: Eddie Connor
Organist: Reggie Cross

: 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: Gordon Watts
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Improving Your Playgroup: 1: Organisation and Layout

The playgroup movement shows how much mothers value the right kind of play for children. Practical advice on simple equipment and an insight into children's developing needs

How to arrange equipment and distribute responsibility.
Presented by Joan Bakewell
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Eileen Molony

: 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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