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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: Measurement
Introduced by Michael Holt

11.0 Watch!

11.18 Look Out: Designs on Your Time
Introduced by Alex Glasgow

11.40 Exploration and Discovery: The Conquest of Everest
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: 6: A Fair Day's Pay

Introduced by Bob Houlton


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

: Swyn y Glec

Traditional Welsh verse

: Interval

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Scene: Ours To Save


Producer: Tom Stanier

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: The Overland Launch: 4: Porlock Hill

by C. Walter Hodges
With Freddie Jones


Author: C. Walter Hodges
Storyteller: Freddie Jones

: 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

: The Magic Roundabout

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

: The Doctors

Written by Elaine Morgan
Starring John Barrie, Nigel Stock, Justine Lord

The hunt is up for the missing smallpox contact.
(For cast list see Wed, page 43)


Writer: Elaine Morgan
Dr Thomas Owens: Nigel Stock
Dr John Somers: John Barrie
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord

: Top of the Pops

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: 12: Love Thy Neighbour

Written by Richard Waring
Suggested by the life-story of Peter Lloyd Jeffcock
Starring Ian Carmichael
with Jack May, Pauline Yates

Peter's efforts to instil into the children the virtues of civilised behaviour and 'loving thy neighbour' are somewhat undermined.


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
Anna: Briony McRoberts
Jane: Beverley Simons
Ben: Ian Johnson
Donald: Roland Pickering
Freddie: Michael Douglas
Mrs Moore: Pauline Yates
Brian: Christopher Reynolds
Derek: Freddie Foot
Mr Moore: Jack May
John: Jason Kemp
Philip: Charles Pinner
Mr Blenkinsop: Arthur Lovegrove

: The Morecambe and Wise Show

Written by Eddie Braben
Starring Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise
Eric and Ernie's guests; Nina, Craig Douglas
Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
featuring Ann Hamilton
with Jenny Lee-Wright, Thelma Bignell, Lillian Padmore, Melita Clarke, Penny Beeching, Janet Webb


Writer: Eddie Braben
Orchestra directed by: Peter Knight
Design: Bernard Lloyd Jones
Producer: John Ammonds
Comedian: Eric Morecambe
Comedian: Ernie Wise
Singer: Nina
Singer: Craig Douglas
Musicians: Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
[Actress]: Ann Hamilton
[Actress]: Jenny Lee-Wright
[Actress]: Thelma Bignell
[Actress]: Lillian Padmore
[Actress]: Melita Clarke
[Actress]: Penny Beeching
[Actress]: Janet Webb

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented this week by Kenneth Kendall with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Play for Today: Hearts and Flowers

by Peter Nichols
Starring Anthony Hopkins as Bob, Donald Churchill as Tony
with Priscilla Morgan and Constance Chapman

Author Peter Nichols wrote one of the most successful Wednesday Plays, The Gorge; also the stage plays A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, which is being made into a film, and the prize-winning National Health.
(Constance Chapman is now appearing in "The Contractor" at the Fortune
Theatre, London)


Writer: Peter Nichols
Lighting: John Treays
Sound: Chick Anthony
Designer: Martin Collins
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: Christopher Morahan
Bob: Anthony Hopkins
Tony: Donald Churchill
Jean: Priscilla Morgan
Harry: Colin Cunningham
Marie: Constance Chapman
Doctor: Christopher Banks
Witts: Jeffrey Segal
Morley: Terence Denville
Woman at station: April Wilding
Mrs Fowler: Grace Arnold
Mr Fowler: Martin Wyldeck
Linda: Maryann Turner
Lionel: Eric Francis
Will: Leon Cortez
Phyllis: Betty Baskcomb
Una: Sheila Keith
Vera: Freda Bamford
Eric: Clifford Parrish
Vicar: Bill Horsley
Usher: Bill Gosling
Mr Brittain: Roy Hepworth

: 24 Hours

Presented all this week by Kenneth Allsop with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop

: Improving Your Playgroup: 3: Water, sand and clay

Practical advice on simple equipment and an insight into children's developing needs.

Raw materials with which to experiment are essential to children's understanding
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.

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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