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Light entertainment

: Interval

: The News

Weatherman BERT FOORD


Unknown: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: Play School

: Jackanory

Fattypujjs and Thinifers by ANDRE MAUROIS
2: Different Directions


Unknown: Richard Wattis

: Animal Magic

Introduced by Johnny Morris The World of Animals
In the wild, in the zoo, at home - a magazine of animal stories.
Producer DOUGLAS THOMAS (from Bristol)


Introduced By: Johnny Morris
Directors: George Inger
Directors: Robin Hellier
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: The Flashing Blade

A film serial in 12 episodes
4: Francois and Guillot are taken prisoner by bandits and meet the beautiful Isabelle and her father, the Due de Sospel, who are in the same predicament.


Francois de Recci: Robert Etcheverry
Guillot: Jacques Balutin
The Duc de Sospel: Jean Martinelli
Isabelle de Sospel: Genevieve Casile
Mazarin: Gianni Esposito
Don Alonso: Mario Pilar

: Abbott and Costello

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

: Your Region Tonight

followed by Regional Weather
(London only: Nationwide in Colour)

: Charlie Chaplin: Shanghaied

His famous vintage comedy with Edna Purviance, Wesley Ruggles and Leo White.

Charlie waives the rules when he finds himself all at sea.


The Assistant Cook: Charlie Chaplin
His Daughter: Edna Purviance
The Ship Owner: Wesley Ruggles
Third Shanghaied Seaman: Leo White

: What's the Sense?

Taste, smell, hearing, sight, touch. Cardew Robinson controls the temperature of two teams of nurses who use their five senses in this light-hearted competition. Doing the rounds tonight are teams representing hospitals in London and The Home Counties
With Lesley Turnbull
From Claybury Hospital, Woodford Green, Essex


Presenter: Cardew Robinson
Sound effects supplied by: Harry Morriss
Script: Bob Block
Design: Lesley Joan Bremness
Director: Martin L. Bell
Producer: Bill Wright

: A Taste for Adventure

A film by Haroun Tazieff Narrated by PAUL ROGERS
Haroun Tazieff , a leading vulcanologist, risked injury and death to make this spectacular and justly celebrated film. Every notable volcanic eruption has been covered - frequently from the brink of the crater.


Unknown: Haroun Tazieff
Unknown: Paul Rogers
Unknown: Haroun Tazieff

: Pop Go the Movies: Help!

The second Beatles film launches this new season of films featuring the pop stars of the 60s who set Britain - and the world - swinging to a new beat. Also starring Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, Victor Spinetti, Roy Kinnear
Help! has our four heroes mixed up in some crazy adventures in the Mysterious East - and all points West. Mastermind of the guided tour is director Dick Lester who also guided the group through their first feature, A Hard Day's Night.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Richard Lester
John: John Lennon
Paul: Paul McCartney
Ringo: Ringo Starr
George: George Harrison
Clang: Leo McKern
Ahme: Eleanor Bron
Foot: Victor Spinetti
Algernon: Roy Kinnear
Superintendent: Patrick Cargill
Bhuta: John Bluthal
Doorman (Restaurant): Alfie Bass
Abdul: Warren Mitchell
Jeweller: Peter Copley
Lawn Mower: Bruce Lacey

: The Nine O'Clock News

presented by Richard Baker with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weather


Presented By: Richard Baker

: Salvage at Sea Tuesday's Documentary

A film about the breakdown men of the Seven Seas Narrated by FRANK WINDSOR
A third of all vessels are involved in accidents every year. The thin red line that prevents the crippled ship from becoming a total loss is the Professional Salvor - the salvage man with his powerful ocean-going tug.
His work is tough and skilled. It is also secretive and highly competitive. He is playing for high stakes - salvage awards in cash that can run into hundreds of thousands of pounds. So he lurks around the congested shipping lanes and maritime black spots ... waiting and listening. Sooner or later, the radio operator will pick up a ' May Day' call, and then the salvage man will pounce ...
Written and produced by ROGER MILLS


Unknown: Frank Windsor
Produced By: Roger Mills

: My World.... and Welcome To It

An invitation to step into the humorous and imaginative world of James Thurber
A series based on a selection of his famous stories and cartoons William Windom as John Monroe Joan Hotchkis as his wife Ellen Lisa Gerritsen as his daughter Lydia
The Wooing of Mr Monroe
Just collaborating with a woman writer, huh? A likely story. Anyway, what's the good of being a suspicious wife if you've nothing to be suspicious about. There's no fun in that.


Unknown: James Thurber
Unknown: William Windom
Unknown: John Monroe
Unknown: Joan Hotchkis
Unknown: Ellen Lisa Gerritsen
Unknown: Mr Monroe

: Points of View

Robert Robinson dips into the BBC's mailbag.


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: 24 Hours

with the latest news in pictures

: The Sermon on the Mount

Five television lectures by Professor William Barclay 3 : The Christian's Prayer
Associate producer JAMES DEY Producer RONALD FALCONER


Unknown: William Barclay
Producer: James Dey
Producer: Ronald Falconer

: 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.

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