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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Merry-go-Round: Voyage of Discovery

10.0 Science Session: What? about Health

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Year 2: Forceful Thinking
Introduced by Stewart Gartside

11.0 Watch!: Prehistoric Animals


Presenter (Maths Today): Stewart Gartside
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Baker

: Closedown

: Disgybl Ydwyf

Master and Pupils

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Chigley: Binnie and Bessie



Animation: Bura and Hardwick

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: Changing Britain: Two Farms

Commentary by Robert Hewison


Narrator: Robert Hewison
Producer: Len Brown

: Closedown

: Play School

: Jackanory: Richard the Lion-heart: The Fall of Acre

with Alfred Lynch



Storyteller: Alfred Lynch

: 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: 11: Zengi's Prisoner


Director: Henri Colpi

: Hector's House

The adventures of Hector the Dog.

: National News

and Weather

: 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 Elaine Morgan
Starring Richard Leech
with Ann Castle, Joan Newell

Dr Barnes finds herself in conflict with Father Bazeley.
(For cast see Wednesday, page 38)
(from Birmingham)


Writer: Elaine Morgan
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Timothy Combe
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Meg Owens: Joan Newell
Helen Brockley: Ann Castle

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Ed Stewart
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Pan's People


Presenter: Ed Stewart
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Production: Mel Cornish

: All Gas and Gaiters: The Bishop Warms Up

by Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps
Starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Derek Nimmo as The Rev Mervyn Noote, John Barron as the Dean
with Norman Chappell as Mr Fox, Frank Williams as Mr Dawson, Dudley Jones as Mr Parry Jones
(Radio Times People: page 4)


Writer: Pauline Devaney
Writer: Edwin Apps
Music composed and conducted by: Stanley Myers
Designer: Graham Oakley
Producer: John Howard Davies
The Archdeacon: Robertson Hare
The Bishop: William Mervyn
The Rev Mervyn Noote: Derek Nimmo
The Dean: John Barron
Mr Fox: Norman Chappell
Mr Dawson: Frank Williams
Mr Parry Jones: Dudley Jones

: Z Cars: Find

by Robert Barr
starring James Ellis, John Slater, Derek Waring
with Ian Cullen and Douglas Fielding

Gold - mention it and their eyes go green. Offer it - and you get clutching hands...



Writer: Robert Barr
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Designer: Austin Ruddy
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Derek Martinus
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Owen: Bill Stewart
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
Spack: Charles Kinross
Conlan: Michael Golden
Flanagan: Declan Mulholland
Mrs Owen: Sheila Fay
Matic: Harry Landis
Supt Richards: Jerome Willis

: The Nine O'Clock News

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


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Play for Today: Orkney

Three stories by George MacKay Brown
adapted by John McGrath
A Time to Keep
The Whaler's Return



Author: George MacKay Brown
Adapter: John McGrath
Music Composer/Conductor: Herbert Chappell
Film Cameraman: Brian Tufano
Film Editor: Roger Waugh
Script Editor: Ann Scott
Designer: Austin Ruddy
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: James MacTaggart
Bill: Maurice Roeves
Ingi: Claire Nielson
Peter of Two Waters: Gerard Slevin
Anna of Two Waters: Terry Cavers
Factor: Harry Jones
Sinclair: Paul Kermack
Jeremiah of Whalerest: David Mowat
Jessie of Topmast: Joan Fitzpatrick
Missionary: Phil McCall
Flaws: Stuart Mungall
Sabiston: James Copeland
Bella Jean Bews: Jean Taylor Smith
Halero: Willy Joss
Snelly: Walter Carr
Heather: Helena Gloag
Ezra: John Morton
Will: Allan Craig
Mary: Doreen Cameron
Peterina: Mary McCusker
Celia: Hannah Gordon
Thomas: Fulton MacKay
Spence: Robert James
Snoddy: Roddy McMillan
Ronald: Donald Douglas
Dr Wilson: Andrew Downie
The Minister: Douglas Milvain
Per: Peter Jesson
Magnus: Keith Anderson
Drew: Joseph Brady
Thorfinn Vik: Michael McKevitt
Bill McIsaac: Harry Walker
Flett: Tom Watson

: 24 Hours

Presented by David Dimbleby with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: David Dimbleby

: Borough Election Special

For the first time since the General Election the voters have had a chance to go to the polls in this week's Borough Elections. Voting reached its climax today with 2,901 council seats at stake in England and Wales, including 1,863 in London. Can the Conservatives hold on to the big gains they made in 1968? How much do the results reflect the Government's popularity?
The results as they come in with reports direct from the London Boroughs.
Introduced by Michael Barratt
with analysis from David Butler, Michael Steed, Robert McKenzie
Regional summaries 11.45*, 12.15*


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Analysis: David Butler
Analysis: Michael Steed
Analysis: Robert McKenzie
Director: John Beveridge
Producer: Tam Fry

: 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.

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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