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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Science Extra: Physics: Particles of Electricity?
Introduced by John Osborn

10.0 Television Club: A Place for Roy
by John Tully

10.25-10.45 Llenyddiaeth: Dramau Saunders Lewis (1)
Rhan gynta ymdriniaeth gan John Gwilym Jones o'r ddrama "Siwan" Cynhyrchydd R. Dilwyn Jones
(I Ysgolion Cymru: Literature)

11.5-11.25 Scene: Getting Married

11.35 Music Time

11.55 Closedown


Presenter (Science Extra): John Osborn
Producer (Science Extra): Robin Gwyn
Writer (Television Club): John Tully
Writer (Siwan): John Gwilym Jones
Producer (Llenyddiaeth): R. Dilwyn Jones

: Closedown

: 'Mlaen a Ni

Choir feature

: Interval

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: Closedown

: Play School

: Jackanory: The Princess and the Goblin: 5: Subterranean Waters

Adapted and directed by Susan Ball
With John Laurie



Storyteller: John Laurie
Adapter/Director: Susan Ball
Pictures: Graham McCallum
Producer: Daphne Jones
Series Producer: Anna Home

: Here Come The Double Deckers: A Helping Hound

Featuring Graham Stark as the Landlord and Nora Nicholson as Mrs Fisher


Screenplay: Jan Butlin
Director: Jeremy Summers
Producer: Roy Simpson
Tiger: Debbie Russ
Brains: Michael Audreson
Scooper: Peter Firth
Doughnut: Douglas Simmonds
Billie: Gillian Bailey
Spring: Brinsley Forde
Albert: Melvyn Hayes
The Landlord: Graham Stark
Mrs Fisher: Nora Nicholson

: Abbott and Costello

A cartoon series about the adventures of the two crazy comedy stars

: Ask Aspel

Michael Aspel introduces your television requests.


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Presented by: Frances Whitaker

: The Adventures of Parsley

Parsley the lion and Dill the dog in some untoward happenings.


Writer: Michael Bond
Director: Ivor Wood

: London This Week

People, places, and events in the news around town


Producer: Peter Trowsdale

: Tomorrow's World

Raymond Baxter introduces a weekly report on the latest ideas, inventions and discoveries.
With James Burke


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Presenter: James Burke
Producer: Brian Johnson
Producer: John Weiley
Producer: Vic Hughes
Editor: Lawrence Wade

: The Virginian: Gentle Tamers

[Starring] James Drury as The Virginian

Clay returns to Shiloh with three prisoners, unaware of the grim figure behind...


The Virginian: James Drury
Clay Grainger: John McIntire
Trampas: Doug McClure
Elizabeth: Sara Lane
Ryker: Clu Gulager
Ira Diller: Don Pedro Colley

: Sykes and a Big, Big Show

Written by Eric Sykes
starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques
Special guest Ian Wallace

(The BBC gratefully acknowledges the assistance given by HMS Dolphin, RN)


Writer: Eric Sykes
Musical Director: Ken Jones
Designer: Anna Ridley
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Comedian: Eric Sykes
[Actress]: Hattie Jacques
Singer: Ian Wallace
[Actor]: Philip Gilbert
[Actor]: Tony Melody
[Actor]: Aubrey Morris
[Actor]: Keith Smith
[Actor]: Stuart Sherwin
[Actress]: Mary Dickie
[Actor]: Ian Elliott
[Actor]: Harold Bennett
[Actor]: Christopher Holmes
[Actor]: James Lewington
[Actor]: David Beaven
[Actor]: Anthony Holt
[Actor]: Vernon Midgeley

: The Dick Emery Show

Written by John Warren and John Singer
A new comedy series starring Dick Emery
featuring Keith Smith as the interviewer



Writer: John Warren
Writer: John Singer
Signature tune: Alan Roper
Designer: Victor Meredith
Executive Producer: John Ammonds
Producer: Colin Charman
Comedian: Dick Emery
The interviewer: Keith Smith
[Actor]: Graham Armitage
[Actor]: Tim Barrett
[Actor]: A.J. Brown
[Actress]: Pat Coombs
[Actor]: Paul Dawkins
[Actor]: Reg Lye
[Actor]: Anthony Sagar

: The Nine O'Clock News

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


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Trials of Life: 6: Some Hope

The perils of human selection
A new series of documentary films narrated and produced by Roger Mills
From cradle to grave, we are all on trial - awaiting some verdict. It can be 'pass' or 'fail.' It can be 'accepted' or 'rejected.'

Selection in the arts - the chanciest process of all. Miss Lunghi hopes to get a place at Drama School; Mrs Minchin hopes to get her novel published; Miss Carpenter hopes to get a film part. But there is no right or wrong way to write or act. Success will depend on catching someone's eye - impressing a critic, an agent, a publisher or patron. A daunting prospect for the three ladies. For they know all the other artists are trying to do precisely the same.


Narrator/Producer: Roger Mills
Director: Alan Bell

: 24 Hours

Presented by David Dimbleby with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: David Dimbleby

: Wayne in Action: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Wide screen adventure with Big John in his greatest roles
Tonight John Wayne, James Stewart star
with Vera Miles, Lee Marvin, Edmond O'Brien

John Ford captures the heart, humour and violence of the old West in this delightfully ramshackle saga in which a laconic John Wayne plays foil to the peaceable James Stewart in his struggle with the ruthless gunman, Lee Marvin.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: John Ford
Ranson Stoddard: James Stewart
Tom Doniphon: John Wayne
Hallie: Vera Miles
Liberty Valance: Lee Marvin
Dutton Peabody: Edmond O'Brien
Link Appleyard: Andy Devine
Nora: Jeanette Nolan
Peter: John Qualen
Doc Willoughby: Ken Murray
Pompey: Woody Strode
Reese: Lee van Cleef
Floyd: Strother Martin
Starbuckle: John Carradine

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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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