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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-go-Round

10.0 Science Session

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Year 2: Around the Field
Introduced by Derick Last

11.0 Watch!: Communications: 3

11.18 Maths Workshop: Stage 2: Round-up Three
Introduced by Jim Boucher

11.40 Science Extra: Biology: Patterns of Behaviour


Presenter (Maths Today): Derick Last
Producer (Maths Today/Maths Workshop): Peter Weiss
Presenter (Maths Workshop): Jim Boucher
Narrator (Science Extra): Dr Christopher Evans
Producer (Science Extra): Michael Totton

: Closedown

: Practical Techniques for Nurses in Training: 5: Congestive Heart Failure

A series of ten programmes designed for student nurses.
Introduced by Christine Pickard
(Booklet: see page 14)


Presenter: Christine Pickard
Producer: Gordon Croton

: Interval

: Swyn y Glec

The craft of traditional Welsh verse

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Herbs

(Book: see page 14)

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Interval

: For Schools and Colleges: Scene: Los Angeles, USA: 1

Growing up in the richest state in the richest country in the world.


Producer: Julian Aston

: Closedown

: Play School

: Jackanory: Haki the Shetland Pony: First Performance

by Kathleen Fidler
with John Cairney



Author: Kathleen Fidler
Storyteller: John Cairney

: 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

: Decimal Five: 4: Using Old Coppers

Five daily guides to the new money.


Writer: Charles Pascoe
Producer: Tony Matthews

: 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 Nigel Stock, Richard Leech, Justine Lord
with Ann Castle and Pauline Yates

The Thurlows give an important dinner party.
(For cast list see Wed, page 36)
(from Birmingham)


Writer: Dick Sharples
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Paddy Russell
Dr Thomas Owens: Nigel Stock
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Celia Thurlow: Pauline Yates
Helen Brockley: Ann Castle

: 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: Stanley Dorfman

: The Liver Birds

Starring Polly James as Beryl and Nerys Hughes as Sandra


Script: Carla Lane
Script: Myra Taylor
Script Editor: Eric Idle
Incidental Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Design: Allan Anson
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Beryl: Polly James
Sandra: Nerys Hughes
Victoria: Bridget Armstrong
Harry: Christopher Timothy
Ron: Leslie Lawton
Taxi-driver: Joe Gladwin

: The Andy Williams Show

A new series featuring music and comedy from the world of entertainment, starring Andy Williams with Cass Elliot, Don Ho, Rosemary Clooney, The Temptations
(This Week's Sounds: page 11)


Singer/Presenter: Andy Williams
Singer: Cass Elliot
Singer: Don Ho
Singer: Rosemary Clooney
Singers: The Temptations
Producer: Allan Blye
Producer: Chris Beard

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Robert Dougall


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Play for Today: The Rainbirds

by Clive Exton.
Play for Today presents the largest theatre in the world.
with Madge Ryan as Mrs Rainbird, James Cossins as Mr Rainbird, Alan Webb as Grandfather, Peter Jeffrey as the Doctor and Andrew Grant as John Rainbird.

John Rainbird is in a coma after a suicide attempt. He falls prey to fantasies involving his relatives and nightmare creatures.



Writer: Clive Exton
Designer: John Burrowes
Sound: Doug Mawson
Sound: Alan Dykes
Photography: Ken Westbury
FilmEeditor: Tony Woollard
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: Philip Saville
Mrs Rainbird: Madge Ryan
Mr Rainbird: James Cossins
Grandfather: Alan Webb
The Doctor: Peter Jeffrey
John Rainbird: Andrew Grant
Hotel porter: Paddy Joyce
Nurse: Wendy Hamilton
Nurse: Claire Davenport
Nurse: Billie Laine
Recruiting Sgt: Paul Hardwick
Surgeon: Anthony Ainley
The Padre: David Markham
Young Doctor: Jerry Ram
Young Doctor: Richard Kerley
Club Hostess: Amber Blair
Stripper: Andrea Southern

: 24 Hours

Presented by Kenneth Allsop with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop

: Factfinder: Going to Law

A case file of people who fought for their rights


Presenter: Michael Molyneux
Reporter: Ruth Brandon
Producer: Ron Bloomfield
Director: Brigit Barry

: 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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