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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-go-Round: Making Figures

10.0 Science Session: Make your own Radio

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Year 2: Both Ways Round
Introduced by Stewart Gartside

11.0 Watch!: Visiting Australia: Green Island

11.18 Maths Workshop: Stage 2: One Thing Depends on Another
Introduced by Jim Boucher

11.40 Science Extra: Biology: Signs and Signals
With Valerie Colgan, Peter Welch


Presenter (Maths Today): Stewart Gartside
Producer (Maths Today): John Cain
Presenter (Maths Workshop): Jim Boucher
Producer (Maths Workshop): Peter Weiss
Narrator (Science Extra): Dr Christopher Evans
Producer (Science Extra): Michael Totton
[Actress]: Valerie Colgan
[Actor]: Peter Welch

: Closedown

: Practical Techniques for Nurses in Training: 10: Recovery from Stroke

Introduced by Christine Pickard
(Booklet: see page 12)


Presenter: Christine Pickard
Producer: Gordon Croton

: Interval

: Swyn y Glec

The craft of traditional Welsh verse

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Mr Benn: Mr Benn goes Ballooning

Told by Ray Brooks.


Story and illustration: David McKee
Narrator: Ray Brooks

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Scene: Getting Married


Producer: Ronald Smedley

: Closedown

: Racing from Cheltenham: The National Hunt Meeting

3.5 The Daily Express Triumph Hurdle Race, with £7,500 added to a sweepstakes (two miles and about 200 yards)

3.40 The Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeplechase, with £1,000 added to a sweepstakes (three miles, two furlongs and about 76 yards)

4.15 The County Handicap Hurdle Race: a plate of £2,000 (two miles and about 200 yards)



Commentator: Peter O'Sullivan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: Julian Wilson
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: Tom and Jerry: Smarty Cat

Tom and Jerry playing Cat and Mouse.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Jackanory: The Princess and the Goblin: 4: The Escape

with John Laurie



Storyteller: John Laurie

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves


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

: Desert Crusader: 3: The Oasis


Director: Henri Colpi
Thibaud: Andre Lawrence
Blanchot: Raymond Meunier
Aziz Mogren: Ben Abdallah
Massoud: Habib Laroussi
Gerbert: Metarni

: The Adventures of Parsley


: 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 Hugh Forbes
Starring Nigel Stock, Justine Lord, Isla Blair
Guest star Gladys Cooper

Dr Thomas Owens is distressed by Miss Vey's condition.
(For cast list see Wed, page 38)
(from Birmingham)


Writer: Hugh Forbes
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Timothy Combe
Miss Harriet Vey: Gladys Cooper
Dr Thomas Owens: Nigel Stock
Dr Linda Carpenter: Isla Blair
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord

: Top of the Pops

Discs, stars and news
Introduced this week by Tony Blackburn
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Pan's People


Presenter: Tony Blackburn
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: John Chapman
Design: Richard Hunt
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Beryl: Polly James
Sandra: Nerys Hughes
Mrs Hutchinson: Mollie Sugden
Mr Hutchinson: Ivan Beavis
Mrs Hennessey: Sheila Fay
Mr Hennessey: Cyril Shaps
Gerry: Mike Lucas

: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds.
(By arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph)

Presenting Tessie O'Shea, Les Dawson, Gillian Humphreys, Bryan Burdon assisted by Yuri Gridneff and Jackie Allen, Nigel Hopkins, The Great Maxim
Chairman Leonard Sachs


Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Entertainer: Tessie O'Shea
Comedian: Les Dawson
Performer: Gillian Humphreys
Performer: Bryan Burdon
Assisted by: Yuri Gridneff
Assisted by: Jackie Allen
Trumpeter: Nigel Hopkins
Performer: The Great Maxim
Musical Director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented this week by Kenneth Kendall


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Play for Today: Seven Selected Plays: 2: Mad Jack

by Tom Clarke
Winner of the first prize and the silver Dore Catholic Prize at the 1971 Monte Carlo International Television Festival.

"One of the most moving and eloquent plays I have seen on television." (Daily Telegraph) "...fine experience..." (Daily Mail) "...gripping, authentic, shapely and moving..." (Daily Sketch) "...a smack in the eye. For the hundreds of demonstrations that we see on the box and know will be forgotten as quickly as yesterday's headlines, this one isolated example will stick with me." (Daily Mirror)


Writer: Tom Clarke
Film Cameraman: Nat Crosby
Film Editor: Dan Rae
Music: Carl Davis
Designer: John Cooper
Script Editor: Shaun MacLoughlin
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Jack Gold
Siegfried Sassoon: Michael Jayston
Geoffrey Cromlech: Michael Pennington
The Adjutant: Clive Swift
Ormand: David Wood
Bertrand Russell: Charles Lewsen
Lady Ottoline: Anna Barry
Hugh Massingham: John Boxer
Lytton Strachey: Jonathan Cecil
Barton: Roger Ostime
Wilmot: Donald Sumpter
Mansfield: Barry Savage
Colonel Jones-Williams: James Cossins
Music Hall artiste: Ann Beach

: 24 Hours

Presented all this week by David Dimbleby with the latest news in pictures and special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert McKenzie


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie

: Factfinder: Choice of School


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

: Weatherman; 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.

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