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: Dyfal Donc

Welsh quiz

: Interval

: The Herbs

Today's Watch with Mother
Told by Gordon Rollings.


Narrator: Gordon Rollings

: News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Interval

: Show Jumping: The British Championships Meeting 1971

from the All England Jumping Course Hickstead, Sussex

featuring today
The Wills Three Castle Stakes, The Wills Golden Virginia Stakes


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

: Play School

: Jackanory: Island Stories: The Vanishing Island

Traditional stories collected by Susan McConnell
Adapted and directed by Jenny Nimmo

with Michael Williams


Story Collector: Susan McConnell
Adapted by/Director: Jenny Nimmo
Producer: David Turnbull
Series Producer: Anna Home
Storyteller: Michael Williams

: Score with The Scaffold

featuring The Scaffold with Annabel Scase and Mike Hurst, Nigel Barron and his Toy Theatre with reader David Scase
A representative team from BBC Radio Sheffield and BBC Radio Nottingham

(from Manchester)


Entertainers: The Scaffold
Performer: Annabel Scase
Performer: Mike Hurst
Performer: Nigel Barron and his Toy Theatre
Reader: David Scase
Writer: Brian Finch
Designer: Peter Mavius
Director: Barry Bevins
Producer: Stan Parkinson

: Boss Cat

Boss Cat with his friends.

: London This Week

People, places, and events in the news around town


Editor: Roger Ecclestone

: Tomorrow's World

Now in its eighth series, a weekly report introduced by Raymond Baxter on what's happening today that will affect us all in the future.
With James Burke
(Book: page 12)


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Presenter: James Burke
Reporter: William Woollard
Reporter: Michael Rodd
Producer: Brian Johnson
Editor: Lawrence Wade

: We Want to Sing

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


Presenter/Singer: Rick Jones
Band: The New Seekers
Musicians: The Northern Dance Orchestra
Conductor: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Nick Hunter

: The Virginian: The Strange Quest of Claire Bingham

A film series starring James Drury as The Virginian

Ryker has reason for misgivings when he learns the mission of the attractive visitor to Medicine Bow Jail.


The Virginian: James Drury
Ryker: Clu Gulager
Elizabeth Grainger: Sara Lane
Chuck Larson: Andrew Prine
Claire Bingham: Sandra Smith
Doc Spalding: John Bryant
Hank: Don Wilbanks
Beidon: L.Q. Jones

: A.P. Herbert's Misleading Cases: How Free is a Freeman?

adapted for television by Michael Gilbert and Christopher Bond
starring Alastair Sim, Roy Dotrice, Avice Landon and Thorley Walters



Author: A.P. Herbert
Adapter: Michael Gilbert
Adapter: Christopher Bond
Music: Dennis Wilson
Settings: Brian Tregidden
Producer: John Howard Davies
Albert Haddock: Roy Dotrice
Mrs Haddock: Avice Landon
Benjamin Plush: Reginald Marsh
PC Boot: Norman Mitchell
Fred Barker: Bruno Barnabe
Arthur: John Lawrence
Sir Joshua Hoot, QC: Thorley Walters
Mr Justice Swallow: Alastair Sim
Mr Justice Shrimp: Peter Madden
Court Usher: Peter Evans

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Kenneth Kendall


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: It's a Knock-Out!: Jeux sans Frontieres

The fifth international heat in which teams compete for the Eurovision Trophy:
Great Britain: Scunthorpe
Belgium: Namur
France: Nancy
Germany: Offenburg
Holland: Winschoten
Italy: Jesolo
Switzerland: Colombier

Transmitted on the Eurovision network from Offenburg, Germany
Introduced by Camillo Felgen

Programme presented by the West German Television Service
(Book: page 12)


Presenter: Camillo Felgen
International referee: Genaro Olivieri
International referee: Guido Pancaldi
Commentator: David Vine
Commentator: Eddie Waring
Referee: Arthur Ellis
Producer: Barney Colehan

: 24 Hours

Presented by Kenneth Allsop with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop

: First Time Out: Brain

by John Abulafia
Performed by Incubus Theatre Company: Iain Butterworth, Libby Butterworth, Paddy Fletcher, Michael Prescott, Pat Redman, Oliver Williams

Five actors present the functions, actions and reactions of a brain. They use mime, song, group movement, dance and a variety of noises. A sixth actor, representing the outside world, involves himself with the brain.


Writer: John Abulafia
Producer: Ann Scott
Director: Anne Head
Performer: Iain Butterworth
Performer: Libby Butterworth
Performer: Paddy Fletcher
Performer: Michael Prescott
Performer: Pat Redman
Performer: Oliver Williams

: 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.

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