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: Tresarn

Welsh play by Islwyn Ffowc Elis
(First shown on BBC Wales)


Writer: Islwyn Ffowc Elis

: Interval

: Pogles' Wood: Roundabouts

Today's Watch with Mother
For the very young
Pippin and Tog enjoy all the fun of the fair.


Puppets and pictures: Peter Firmin

: News



Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5
(shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)

: Jackanory: The Armourer's House: 4: Hallowe'en

by Rosemary Sutcliff
With Janina Faye



Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
Storyteller: Janina Faye

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves
John and Peter visit Bavaria and explore the fairytale town of Nuremberg. Join in with carols round the tree in a Blue Peter traditional Christmas, and hear the latest news of the Appeal.


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Magic Roundabout


: National News

and Weather

: 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

: Tom and Jerry: Quiet Please

Tom and Jerry play cat and mouse.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Owen MD: The Kingfisher: Part 2

by Malcolm Lynch
Starring Nigel Stock with Joan Newell

'Mrs Brough has all her wits about her. There are people far more in need of care and attention than this lady.'
(from Birmingham)


Writer: Malcolm Lynch
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Ian Ashurst
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Ronald Wilson
Dr Thomas Owen: Nigel Stock
Meg Owen: Joan Newell
Dr Jim Fletcher: Alan Moore
Mary Brough: Daphne Heard
Bert Andrews: Victor Winding
Arthur Saddleworth: Noel Johnson
Reg Walters: Jeffrey Segal
Leslie Arnold: Jeremy Longhurst
Heather Mason: Ann Penfold

: The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery

A special film presentation starring
Frankie Howerd , Dora Bryan with George Cole , Reg Varney Raymond Huntley Richard Wattis
Leaving a notorious trail of arson behind them, the girls of St Trinian's are always on the move. In this latest episode in the saga of Ronald Searle 's infamous academy for young ladies, the school finds a splendid new home, Hamingwell Grange.
What the headmistress does not know is that the Great Train Robbers have left several million pounds hidden under the ballroom floor, which they now plan to retrieve. But, of course, the Train Robbers are also in for a surprise ...
Screenplay by FRANK LAUNDER and IVOR HERBERT Producer LESLIE GILLIAT Directors
FRANK LAUNDER and SIDNEY GILLIAT (Christmas Films: pages 14-15)


Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Dora Bryan
Unknown: George Cole
Unknown: Reg Varney
Unknown: Raymond Huntley
Unknown: Richard Wattis
Unknown: Ronald Searle
Unknown: Hamingwell Grange.
Play By: Frank Launder
Unknown: Ivor Herbert
Producer: Leslie Gilliat
Unknown: Sidney Gilliat
Alphonse Askett: Frankie Howerd
Amber Spottiswood: Dora Bryan
Flash Harry: George Cole
Gilbert: Reg Varney
The Minister: Raymond Huntley
Bassett: Richard Wattis
Georgina: Portland Mason
Culpepper Brown: Eric Barker
Truelove: Godfrey Winn
Noakes: Colin Gordon
Policeman: Terry Scott
The Voice: Stratford Johns

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Kenneth Kendall with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: The Hallelujah Handshake

Another chance to see this Play for Today by Colin Welland


Writer: Colin Welland
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Alan Clarke
Henry: Tony Calvin
Geoff: Jeremy Wilkin
The Rev Whitehead: John Phillips
Anne: Lynn Farleigh
Bob: Howell Evans
Wendy: June Watson
Mrs Atkinson: Sheelagh Wilcocks
Brenda: Ann Curthoys
Alf: Harry Davis
Connie: Queenie Watts
Jim: Myles Hoyle
Andrews: Michael McKevitt
Mrs Wyndham: Janet Burnell
Scoutmaster: Ralph Ball
Workmen: George Selway
Workmen: Wesley Murphy
Workmen: Laurence Terry
Probation Officer: David Webb
Clerk of the Court: Eric Longworth
Magistrate: Alan Foss
Arresting Officer: Simon Barnes
Police Sergeant: John Roden
Prison Warder: Dennis Castle
Son: Andrew Benson
Daughter: Tracey Peryman
Old lady: Nelly Griffiths

: Holiday 72

with Cliff Michelmore Jamaica : the blue Caribbean, swaying palms, calypso bands, limbo dancing, rum punch, and so it goes on. This is the stuff dreams and holidays are made of - Jamaica's an island of extreme contrasts with sophisticated hotels in primitive surroundings, it's English-speaking, yet dollar-orientated. If you're tempted to this tropical paradise, are you sure you can afford it?
Shetlands: away from it all, certainly-these islands are so far north, it's hard to think of them as part of Britain. But just how important is tourism to the Shetland people, and what allowances, if any, are they prepared to make to welcome visitors?
Producer Tom Savage
(Holiday 72 competition: page 19)


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Tom Savage

: 24 Hours

with the latest news in pictures

: Conflict at Work: 9: The Supervisor's Role



Director: John Twitchin
Producer: Tony Matthews

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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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