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: Swyn y Glec

Traditional Welsh verse

: Interval

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: Show-Jumping: The Wills Castella Stakes

Show-Jumping from the international arena of the All England Jumping Course at Hickstead, Sussex featuring today:
The Wills Castella Stakes

Today marks the opening of the Hickstead season which, throughout the summer, will provide a total of some 20 days top-class International Show-Jumping.
BBC television outside broadcast cameras will be in attendance on all these exciting occasions which will undoubtedly confirm Hickstead's status as one of the premier show-jumping venues of the world.
Introduced by David Vine


Presenter: David Vine
Commentator: Dorian Williams
Commentator: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Television Presentation: Alan Mouncer
Television Presentation: Fred Viner

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Egg Bert

by David Buck
Adapted and directed by Paul Stone
With David Buck


Author/Storyteller: David Buck
Adapted by/Director: Paul Stone
Pictures: Alisdair Anderson
Producer: Daphne Jones
Series Producer: Anna Home

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves

Today's programme includes a special visit from HRH The Princess Anne. The Princess will be showing some of her personal photographs and souvenirs of her recent African safari.

(Blue Peter's Royal Safari will be shown next Sunday afternoon)


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Guest: HRH The Princess Anne
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Desert Crusader: 6: A Lord of the Desert


Director: Henri Colpi
Thibaud: Andre Lawrence
Blanchot: Raymond Meunier
Cecile Frederic: Marie-Christine Deflin
Lady Rochefort: F. Khetmi
William: D. M'Adbi

: 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

: The Doctors

Written by John Cresswell
Starring Nigel Stock, Richard Leech
with Pauline Yates, Robert Brown
(For cast list see Wed, page 40)


Writer: John Cresswell
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Tristan de Vere Cole
Dr Thomas Owens: Nigel Stock
Celia Thurlow: Pauline Yates
Robert Thurlow: Robert Brown
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech

: Top of the Pops

Discs, stars and news from this week's Top Thirty
Introduced this week by Jimmy Savile
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Pan's People


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Production: Stanley Dorfman

: Comedy Playhouse: Uncle Tulip

Written by Rene Basilico
Starring Renu Setna, Frank Olegario and Geoffrey Lumsden


Writer: Rene Basilico
Signature Music: Ron Grainer
Incidental Music: Max Harris
Designer: Christine Ruscoe
Producer: Douglas Argent
Uncle Tulip: Renu Setna
Charlie: Madhav Sharma
Mrs McMichael: Mary Hignett
Uncle Ranjit: Frank Olegario
Servant girl: Vivienne Stephens
Dr Johnson: Geoffrey Lumsden
Gulam: Mohan Singh
Sandri: Sahab Qizilbesh

: The Andy Williams Show

Featuring music and comedy from the world of entertainment starring the internationally popular singing star Andy Williams with this week's guests Jimmy Durante, Rick Nelson, Mike Douglas, Linda Ronstadt


Singer/Presenter: Andy Williams
Guest: Jimmy Durante
Singer: Rick Nelson
Guest: Mike Douglas
Singer: Linda Ronstadt
Producer: Allan Blye
Producer: Chris Beard

: The Nine O'clock News

Presented by Kenneth Kendall


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Play for Today: Seven Selected Plays: 5: Playmates

by Johnny Speight
Starring Marty Feldman as Bill and Eileen Atkins as the woman

"Mr Feldman positively threw himself at this chance of an extended performance." (The Times) "Very funny indeed." (The Sketch) "The dialogue is brilliantly observed." (Sunday Telegraph)


Writer: Johnny Speight
Incidental Music: Carl Davis
Script Editor: Shaun MacLoughlin
Designer: David Myerscough-Jones
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: John McGrath
Bill: Marty Feldman
The Woman: Eileen Atkins

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by Kenneth Allsop with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop

: Wayne in Action: The Barbarian and the Geisha

Wide screen adventure with Big John in his greatest roles John Wayne stars with Eiko Ando, Sam Jaffe
Once again Wayne finds himself in Japan, but this time it is not war but peaceful co-operation which brings him to Eastern shores. The date is 1856 and he is the first American diplomat to take up residence in the country. Director John Huston captures magnificently the opulence of the Shogun's court and the colourful way of life in the tiny port of Shimoda.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: John Huston
Townsend Harris: John Wayne
Okichi: Eiko Ando
Henry Heusken: Sam Jaffe
Tamura: So Yamamura
Ship Captain: Norman Thomson
Lt Fisher: James Robbins
Prime: Minister Morita
Daimyo: Kodaya Ichikawa
ShOgun: Hiroshi Yamato
Harusha: Tokujiro Iketaniuchi
Lord Hotta: Fuji Kasai
Chamberlain: Takeshi Kumagai

: The Galileans: Part 4

The story of 13 young men from the North who came to Jerusalem for the Spring Holiday.
Written and told in six parts by Tom Fleming
From BBC Scotland


Writer/Narrator: Tom Fleming
Producer: James Dey

: 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.

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