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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Discovering Science: Water as a Gas
Introduced by Michael Underwood

10.0 Merry-go-Round: New Money Day
with Peter Firmin and Muskit and Michael Durrell

10.25-10.45 Science Extra: Biology: Patterns of Behaviour

11.0-11.20 British Social History: Towards Prosperity
Introduced by Robin Ray

11.30-11.55 New Horizons: Ministry in the City
Presented by John Tusa
With Roy Jeremiah, William Kyle, Derek Tyrie

12.5 Engineering Craft and Science: Unit 5: Joining Metal
Introduced by D.R.C. Holmes


Presenter (Discovering Science): Michael Underwood
Producer (Discovering Science/Science Extra): Michael Totton
Presenters (Merry-go-Round): Peter Firmin (and Muskit)
Presenter (Merry-go-Round): Michael Durrell
Producer (Merry-go-Round): Claire Chovil
Narrator (Science Extra): Dr Christopher Evans
Presenter (British Social History): Robin Ray
Producer (British Social History): John Radcliffe
Presenter (New Horizons): John Tusa
Subject (New Horizons): Roy Jeremiah
Subject (New Horizons): William Kyle
Subject (New Horizons): Derek Tyrie
Producer (New Horizons): Rodney Bennett
Presenter (Engineering Craft and Science): D.R.C. Holmes
Producer (Engineering Craft and Science): Nat Taylor

: Closedown

: A Chance to Meet: The Rt Hon Richard Crossman, MP


Interviewee: The Rt Hon Richard Crossman

: Watch with Mother: Trumpton: The Rag and Bone Man



Puppets, production: Gordon Murray

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science All Around: Wood
Introduced by Fergus O'Kelly
with Ron Lane

2.30 Going to Work: The Interview
by Cedric Blackman
Introduced by Chris Kelly

2.55 Science Extra: Physics: Molecular elbow-room
Introduced by Bryan Chapman

3.20 Twentieth-Century Focus: The Modern Family
Commentary spoken by Andrew Faulds


Presenter (Science All Around): Fergus O'Kelly
Expert (Science All Around): Ron Lane
Producer (Science All Around): Michael Coyle
Writer (Going to Work): Cedric Blackman
Presenter (Going to Work): Chris Kelly
Series producer (Going to Work): Paul Mitchell
Presenter (Science Extra): Bryan Chapman
Producer (Science Extra): David Roseveare
Narrator (Twentieth-Century Focus): Andrew Faulds
Producer (Twentieth-Century Focus): Bernard Adams

: Closedown

: Improving Your Playgroup: 2: The Paint Corner

Presented by Joan Bakewell


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Interval

: Jackanory: Littlenose the Musician

with John Grant

This week, there are five brand-new stories about Littlenose the Prehistoric cave-boy and his pet mammoth, Two-Eyes.
Today, Littlenose gets an unusual present and puts it to an unusual use!



Storyteller: John Grant

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves


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

: Joe and the Gladiator: 1: Taggerine Ted

by Catherine Cookson
Dramatised and directed by Anna Home

Joe Darling, an apprentice in a Tyneside shipyard, is in trouble at home and at work. Then he meets old Mr Prodhurst and his horse 'The Gladiator,' and everything is suddenly different.
(Dennis and the dockyard act: p 4)


Author: Catherine Cookson
Dramatised by/Director: Anna Home
Joe Darling: Dennis Lingard
Willie Styles: Ken Purvis
Harry Farthing: Malcolm Terris
Mrs Darling: Ursula Smith
Mr Darling: Richard Steele
Mr Prodhurst: James Garbutt
Policeman: Robert Pitt
Mr Billings: Philip Brack
Storyteller: James Garbutt

: The Magic Roundabout

Written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: London This Week

People, places, and events in the news around town

The weekday news magazine at 6.0 pm varies regionally


Producer: Peter Trowsdale

: Entertaining with Kerr: The Galloping Gourmet

Graham Kerr takes a lighthearted look at one of his favourite recipes.
Today: Paella Valenciana

(A series of programmes made in Canada: see page 12. Graham Kerr's series on Radio 4 begins next Saturday in 'Today' at 8.0 am)


Cook/Presenter: Graham Kerr

: A Question of Sport

with David Vine
featuring 50 years of world of sporting action with Henry Cooper and Cliff Morgan and their teams this week:
Henry Cooper, Farokh Engineer, Christine Truman
Cliff Morgan, Derek Dougan, David Broome
(from Manchester)
(The new Doog: page 5)


Presenter: David Vine
Team captain: Henry Cooper
Team captain: Cliff Morgan
Panellist: Farokh Engineer
Panellist: Christine Truman
Panellist: Derek Dougan
Panellist: David Broome
Director: Hazel Lewthwaite
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Z Cars: Triangle Squared: Part 1

by James Doran and Elwyn Jones
Starring James Ellis, John Collin
with Ian Cullen, Jack Carr

PC Covill's in dead trouble... He doesn't realise how much - 'til Z Victor One's involved in a car chase...
(For cast list see Tuesday, page 30)


Writer: James Doran
Writer: Elwyn Jones
Designer: Gloria Clayton
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Joan Craft
Det-Sgt Haggar: John Collin
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
PC Covill: Jack Carr

: Oh Brother!: A Fool Returneth

Written by David Climie and Austin Steele
[Starring] Derek Nimmo as Brother Dominic

and featuring Felix Aylmer, Derek Francis, John Grieve, Patrick McAlinney

(Derek Nimmo is appearing in "Charlie Girl" at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Writer: David Climie
Writer: Austin Steele
Music: Mike Sammes
Designer: Colin Shaw
Executive Producer: Duncan Wood
Producer: Johnny Downes
Brother Dominic: Derek Nimmo
[Actor]: Felix Aylmer
[Actor]: Derek Francis
[Actor]: John Grieve
[Actor]: Patrick McAlinney
[Actress]: Sheila Steafel
[Actor]: Carl Jaffe
[Actor]: Dennis Chinnery
[Actor]: Tony Sympson
[Actor]: Henry Longhurst
[Actor]: Bert Simms
[Actor]: Peter Thompson
[Actor]: Jay Neill

: Panorama: The Man from Maine

Television's top reporters close in on the topics of the day.
Robin Day, Michael Charlton, Nicholas Harman, Alan Hart, Richard Kershaw, Robert MacNeil, Julian Pettifer

If there were a contest for the Presidency of the United States tomorrow, President Nixon would lose. So say the polls.
Yet what is known of the man who might put the Democratic Party back together again, and into the White House - son of a Polish immigrant, specialist in the environment, once a Governor, now a Senator?
Michael Charlton has been following Edward Muskie - The Man from Maine.

(Who's Muskie?: page 3)


Reporter: Michael Charlton
Subject: Edward Muskie
Editor: Brian Wenham

: The Nine O'Clock News

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


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Doomwatch: The Human Time Bomb

by Louis Marks
[Starring] John Paul, Simon Oates, Jean Trend

"By the year 2000 there'll be over eighty million people living in this country. They'll want cars and places to park them. They'll want clothing and feeding and educating, and work to do... to say nothing of housing..."


Writer: Louis Marks
Series devised by: Kit Pedler
Series devised by: Gerry Davis
Scientific Adviser: Dr C.M.H. Pedler [Kit Pedler]
Designer: Colin Shaw
Producer: Terence Dudley
Director: Joan Kemp Welch
Mrs Hetherington: Joan Phillips
Hetherington: Talfryn Thomas
Laurence: Laurence Bulaitis
Cavendish: John Quayle
Dr Spencer Quist: John Paul
Dr Fay Chantry: Jean Trend
Mrs Frank: Ursula Hirst
Inspector Drew: Philip Bond
Policewoman: Gloria Connell
Dr John Ridge: Simon Oates
Donovan: Ray Armstrong
Grant: Patrick Godfrey
Scobie: Roddy McMillan
Sir Billy Langley: Kevin Brennan
Mrs Scobie: Doreen Andrew
Man in lift: Tom Collister

: Come Dancing: North West England v East Scotland

Come Dancing at the Locarno, Blackpool
(organised by Mecca Dancing)
Peter West introduces North West England v East Scotland
Phil Moss and his Orchestra


Presenter: Peter West
Musicians: Phil Moss and his Orchestra
Compere: Don Moss
Compere: Peter Haigh
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Director: Ian Smith
Series Producer: Barrie Edgar

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by Ludovic Kennedy 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: Ludovic Kennedy
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

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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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