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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Maths Today: Year 2: More New Numbers

10.0 Maths Workshop: Stage 2: Numbers Growing

10.25-10.45 Look and Read: The Boy from Space: 4: In Danger!

11.0 Watch!: Tower Blocks: 2

11.18 Going to Work: Hotels and Restaurants

11.40 Making Music

12.5 New Horizons: A Matter of Degree?: 4

: Closedown

: Maes a Mor

Welsh countryside

: Interval

: Joe: Joe and the Big Family

Today's Watch with Mother

: News



Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Interval

: For Schools, Colleges

2.0 Drama: Hobson's Choice: 1

2.35 Science Extra: Biology: Living in Rivers

2.55 Closedown

: Closedown

: Nurses in Training: 2: Chronic Bronchitis

Introduced by Eve Bendall
(Booklet: page 15)


Presenter: Eve Bendall
Producer: Gordon Croton

: Interval

: Play School

: Jackanory: The Escape of Charles II: The Adventures of Will Jones

With Maurice Roeves



Storyteller: Maurice Roeves

: Animal Magic

Introduced by Johnny Morris
The World of Animals


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Director: George Inger
Director: Brian McDuffie
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: Harlem Globetrotters: Gone to the Dogs

The Globetrotters decide that their mascot, Dribbles, needs the help of a dog psychiatrist. Then they all need help.

: Magic Roundabout


English version by: Eric Thompson

: Nationwide

News and opinions from the country at large and, in particular Your Region Tonight
(including Regional Weather) co-ordinated by Michael Barratt and Bob Wellings


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Bob Wellings
Reporter: Brian Ash
Reporter: Robert Langley
Reporter: Lynn Lewis
Reporter: Jack Pizzey
Reporter: Joan Shenton
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Assistant Editor: Phil Sidey
Editor: Michael Bunce

: Quiz Ball: First Semi-Final: Blackpool v Leicester City

Tonight's teams:

Brian Doyle, Michael Burns, Peter Suddaby, Joe Lynch (guest supporter)

Leicester City
Graham Cross, John Sjoberg, Mike Stringfellow, Nicholas Parsons (guest supporter)

Referee Stuart Hall



Panellist (Blackpool): Brian Doyle
Panellist (Blackpool): Michael Burns
Panellist (Blackpool): Peter Suddaby
Panellist (Blackpool): Joe Lynch
Panellist (Leicester City): Graham Cross
Panellist (Leicester City): John Sjoberg
Panellist (Leicester City): Mike Stringfellow
Panellist (Leicester City): Nicholas Parsons
Referee: Stuart Hall
Director: Martin L. Bell
Producer: Mary Evans

: Z Cars: Ding Dong: Part 2

by P.J. Hammond
Starring James Ellis, John Slater, Derek Waring
with Ian Cullen, Douglas Fielding

The Sheldon mob arrive in Newtown...


Writer: P.J. Hammond
Designer: John Stout
Director: Ron Craddock
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
Raymond France: Bryan Sweeney
John Caffrey: Eddie McMurray
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
PC Lindsay: James Walsh
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Police Constable: John Caesar
Ansell: Harry Littlewood
Pensioner: Reg Lever
13-year-old boy: John Poore
15-year-old boy: Paul Stratford

: Film for Tonight: The Racers

Starring Kirk Douglas
with Bella Darvi, Gilbert Roland, Cesar Romero, Lee J. Cobb, Katy Jurado

The world of Grand Prix motor racing and the men who risk their lives on the circuits of Europe.
Kirk Douglas plays Gino Borgesa, bus driver turned Grand Prix ace, whose arrogance makes him generally unpopular and nearly loses him his girl friend.
(This Week's Films: page 11)


Director: Henry Hathaway
Gino: Kirk Douglas
Nicole: Bella Darvi
Dell 'Oro: Gilbert Roland
Carlos: Cesar Romero
Maglio: Lee J. Cobb
Maria: Katy Jurado
Piero: Charles Goldner
Michel Caron: John Hudson
Count Salem: George Dolenz
Toni: Agnes Laury
Dr Tabor: John Wengraf

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Car Makers: Tuesday's Documentary

The Story of the Men Who Built Britain's Motor Industry

On the eve of the Motor Show this film tells the inside story of the way a major British industry was created, from its beginnings back in 1896 up to the present day. At first it was an industry which provided fertile soil for crooks and charlatans as well as good engineers. But, although it brought fabulous wealth to a few men, it bankrupted hundreds more. Its future came to depend heavily on a handful of men, yet it became more important to the economy than any other single industry.
The larger the British-owned sector grew the more did its fate rest on the clash of a few strong personalities.
And those appearing include: Alick Dick, Carl Kingerlee, Sir Reginald Rootes, Lord Stokes, Lord Thomas
The programme follows a kind of Family Tree in reverse: of the 221 motor car firms launched in the first five years of the century, almost 200 had failed by 1914. By 1968 the future of the British owned sector rested in the hands of one company - British Leyland. What will happen next?
Written by Graham Turner
(Rootes on the car industry: page 5)


Interviewee: Alick Dick
Interviewee: Carl Kingerlee
Interviewee: Sir Reginald Rootes
Interviewee: Lord Stokes
Interviewee: Lord Thomas
Narrator: John Carson
Writer: Graham Turner
Producer: Harry Hastings

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by Kenneth Allsop with the latest news in pictures and with on-the-spot reports by Bernard Falk, Max Hastings, James Hogg, David Lomax, Tom Mangold, Barrie Penrose and David Taylor with special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert McKenzie


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: Max Hastings
Reporter: James Hogg
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Barrie Penrose
Reporter: David Taylor
Special contributions: Keith Kyle
Special contributions: Robert McKenzie
Producer of the Day: Michael Starks
Editor: Peter Pagnamenta

: Viewpoint: Two Faces: One Profile

Liam de Paor, archaeologist and historian, gives a personal view of the characteristics of Christianity in Ireland.


Presenter: Liam de Paor
Producer: Moore Wasson

: Weatherman 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.

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