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: Maes a Mor

The Welsh countryside magazine

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: Bricks

For the very young
Pippin and Tog watch the wire people building.


Puppets and pictures: Peter Firmin

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: The Town That Went South: 1: Water Everywhere

by Clive King
With George Benson

It was Gargoyle, the Rectory Cat, who first noticed that something very odd was happening to the town of Ramsly. The railway station was awash, and Gargoyle's favourite hunting grounds outside the town seemed somehow to have become submerged in a sea of swirling, choppy, salty water. Ramsly was afloat!


Author: Clive King
Storyteller: George Benson

: Animal Magic

A weekly series introduced by Johnny Morris
The World of Animals

In the wild, in the zoo, at home - a magazine of stories about animals constantly illustrating their own kind of magic.
(From Bristol)


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Director: George Inger
Director: Robin Hellier
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines

A series of comedy cartoons featuring the Wacky Races favourite, Dick Dastardly, commander of the notorious Vulture Squadron, helped by his companion, Muttley.

: Hector's House

The varied adventures of Hector the Dog and Zaza the Cat, not forgetting next-door-neighbour Mrs Kiki Frog
(For book see page 12)

: 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
Reporter: Robert Langley
Reporter: Lynn Lewis
Reporter: Jack Pizzey
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Assistant Editor: Phil Sidey
Editor: Michael Bunce

: Television Top of the Form: Tenth Anniversary: Semi-final 2: Oban v Kenilworth

Scotland and England meet in this last chance to win a place in the Final.
Question-master Geoffrey Wheeler


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Director: Peter Massey
Producer: Bill Wright

: Gary Cooper Season: Beau Geste

The third in a season of exciting adventure films starring the great Gary Cooper
Tonight with Ray Milland, Robert Preston, Brian Donlevy

A French Foreign Legion relief column arrives at Fort Zinderneuf in the Sahara to find the embrasures manned by corpses and no one left alive inside.
This is the sinister opening to the film version of P. C. Wren's famous adventure story of three brothers from England who join the Foreign Legion.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Produced and directed by: William A. Wellman
Beau Geste: Gary Cooper
John Geste: Ray Milland
Digby Geste: Robert Preston
Lady Patricia Brandon: Heather Thatcher
Sgt Markoff: Brian Donlevy
Isobel Rivers: Susan Hayward
Rasinoff: J. Carrol Naish
Schwartz: Albert Dekker
Hank Miller: Broderick Crawford
Major Henri de Beaujolais: James Stephenson
Augustus Brandon: George P. Huntley
Lt Martin: Harvey Stephens
Beau Geste (as a child): Donald O'Connor
John Geste (as a child): Billy Cook
Digby Geste (as a child): Martin Sfellman

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented this week by Richard Baker with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: That Well-Known Store in Knightsbridge: Tuesday's Documentary

An objective look inside a unique phenomenon in the world of shops with comments from Sir John Betjeman, Marjorie Proops, Graham Turner

Department stores are very much part of British life-medieval market places, roofed over richly adorned and centrally heated. This programme examines the nature of one which grew from an obscure Victorian grocery to be a household word, a significant clue to understanding the British and a sophisticated joke.
An extraordinary shop designed to please the fastidious and the rich, it is also a mirror of social changes over the past 120 years.

Is it an anachronism in the 70s? Does it cater for a nostalgia for the sort of privilege we would all like? Or is it just one of those things that makes this country different from others? Like it or not, this huge emporium exists and flourishes.
Narration written by Patrick O'Donovan and spoken by John Cleese


Interviewee: Sir John Betjeman
Interviewee: Marjorie Proops
Interviewee: Graham Turner
Narration Writer: Patrick O'Donovan
Narrator: John Cleese
Producer: Harry Hastings

: Where was Spring?

Written by John Fortune and Eleanor Bron
With Eleanor Bron, John Fortune


Writer/Comedian: John Fortune
Writer/Comedian: Eleanor Bron
Musicians: The North Kensington Festival Wind Ensemble
Arranged and directed by: Stanley Myers
Design: Keith Cheetham
Producer: Terry Hughes

: Points of View

Robert Robinson dips into the BBC's mailbag and adds a few comments of his own.



Presenter: Robert Robinson

: 24 Hours

Presented by Ludovic Kennedy with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy

: Weatherman

: Medicine Today

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.

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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