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: Maes a Mor

Countryside magazine

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Herbs

For the very young


Puppets and animation: Ivor Wood

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: Racing from Goodwood

2.35 Dandizette Handicap 1 1/2 miles)
3.10 Extel Stakes (Handicap) (1 1/4 miles)
3.40 Rous Memorial Stakes (6 furlongs)
4.10 Albert Handicap (7 furlongs)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: Julian Wilson
TV presentation: Dennis Monger

: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children under 5

(shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Derek Griffiths

: Jackanory: Hullabaloo: The Waterworks

With Ronnie Corbett
Today's story: 'The Waterworks' by E. Nesbit
Adapted for television and directed by Susan Falck-Therkelsen


Storyteller: Ronnie Corbett
Author: E. Nesbit
Adapted by/Director: Susan Falck-Therkelsen
Pictures: Quentin Blake
Producer: Daphne Jones
Series Producer: Anna Home

: Marine Boy

A cartoon series
The underwater adventures of Marine Boy, the Ocean Patrol and the white dolphin, Splasher

: Ryan and Ronnie

Half an hour of lunacy and laughter starring Ryan Davies and Ronnie Williams with Myfanwy Talog, Bryn Williams and Margaret Williams.


Script: Ryan Davies
Script: Ronnie Williams
Musical Director: Benny Litchfield
Designer: Michael Wright
Producer: David Richards
Comedian: Ryan Davies
Comedian: Ronnie Williams
[Actress]: Myfanwy Talog
Singer: Bryn Williams
Singer: Margaret Williams

: London This Week

People, places, and events in the news around town


Editor: Roger Ecclestone

: Dr Who: Spearhead from Space: Part 4

by Robert Holmes
Starring Jon Pertwee
with Caroline John and Nicholas Courtney

The Aliens make their final move against civilisation and the Monster emerges at last. Can the Doctor find the answer in time?


Writer: Robert Holmes
Script Editor: Terrance Dicks
Designer: Paul Allen
Producer: Derrick Sherwin
Director: Derek Martinus
Major-General Scobie: Hamilton Dyce
Dr Who: Jon Pertwee
Liz Shaw: Caroline John
Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart: Nicholas Courtney
Waxworks attendant: Edmund Bailey
Channing: Hugh Burden
Hibbert: John Woodnutt
Captain Munro: John Breslin

: We Want to Sing

Ken Dodd joins 300 children in rousing uninhibited singing of songs they want to sing-aided and abetted by The Settlers
The Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Bernard Herrmann
(from Manchester)


Presenter: Ken Dodd
Musicians: The Settlers
Musicians: The Northern Dance Orchestra
Conductor: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Nick Hunter

: The Virginian: Linda

The start of a further opportunity to see six favourite tales from the frontier of the Great American West.
A film series starring James Drury as The Virginian

The Virginian helps a maiden in distress and pays dearly for his trouble.


The Virginian: James Drury
Linda: Diane Baker
Big Ben Albright: Clifton James
Henshaw: Frank McGrath
Mark Fallon: James B Brown
Sheriff Ferguson: John Milford

: A.P. Herbert's Misleading Cases: The Usual Channel

Adapted for television by Michael Gilbert and Christopher Bond
Starring Alastair Sim, Roy Dotrice, Avice Landon and Thorley Walters
and featuring Wolfe Morris


Author: A.P. Herbert
Adapted by: Michael Gilbert
Adapted by: Christopher Bond
Music: Dennis Wilson
Settings: Keith Harris
Producer: John Howard Davies
Albert Haddock: Roy Dotrice
Mr Loover: Noel Howlett
Mrs Haddock: Avice Landon
Mr Mortmain: Robert James
Miss Bedworthy: Pamela Manson
Mr Nadge: Wolfe Morris
Sir Joshua Hoot, QC: Thorley Walters
Mr Justice Swallow: Alastair Sim
Shipwrecked Mariner: Cy Town

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Robert Dougall


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: It's a Knock-Out!

Jeux sans Frontieres
The first international heat in which teams compete for the Eurovision Trophy:
Great Britain: Colwyn Bay
Belgium: Ougree
France: Ales
Germany: Idar-Oberstein
Holland: Linne
Italy: Riccione
Switzerland: Courrendlin
Transmitted on the Eurovision network from Riccione, Italy
Introduced by Giulio Marchetti and Rosanna Vaudetti
International Referees Genaro Olivieri, Guido Pancaldi
Programme presented by the Italian Television Service
(Cover story: page 3)


Presenter: Giulio Marchetti
Presenter: Eddie Waring
International Referee: Genaro Olivieri
International Referee: Guido Pancaldi
BBC Production Team - Commentator: David Vine
BBC Production Team - Commentator: Eddie Waring
BBC Production Team - Referee: Arthur Ellis
BBC Production Team - Producer: Barney Colehan

: 24 Hours

Presented by Kenneth Allsop with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop

: Apollo 15: Moon Landing

At two minutes past 11 pm, nine miles above the Moon, astronauts Scott and Irwin are due to fire the rocket that will land them among the Apennine mountains of the Moon. James Burke and Patrick Moore follow the last crucial moments as Apollo 15 comes in over the mountains which rise 14,000 feet above the landing site, attempting to touch down just short of a canyon 1,000 feet deep.
Touchdown on the Moon due at 11.15 pm

Also in the Space studio:
Geoffrey Pardoe Director of Space Projects, Hawker Siddeley
Wg Cdr Tony Nicholson RAF Medical Branch
and Dr Eugene Shoemaker, Astrogeologist, former head of NASA's Geology Section
Presented by the BBC Apollo Space Unit
(The Moon Buggy: pages 8-9)


Presenter: James Burke
Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Geoffrey Pardoe
Guest: Wg Cdr Tony Nicholson
Guest: Dr Eugene Shoemaker

: Movie-Makers: John Frankenheimer at the NFT

Talking to William Hall and members of the National Film Theatre about his career as one of Hollywood's most consistently successful directors and introducing scenes from All Fall Down (1961), The Train (1964), The Manchurian Candidate (1962), I Walk the Line (1970), The Horsemen (1971)


Interviewee: John Frankenheimer
Interviewer: William Hall
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: 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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