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: Malcolm Muggeridge asks The Question Why


Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge

: Interval

: Woodentops: Introduction

Today's Watch with Mother

: News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: The Jester Who Fooled a King

with Bernard Cribbins
Five stories with six performers and one storyteller - stories of magic, mischief and make-believe. Today: The Jester Who Fooled a King


Storyteller: Bernard Cribbins
Matenko: Tommy Merrifield
The King: Phillip Julian
The Queen: Stephanie Pope
Elzunia: Sally Owen
Servant: Rosamund Ross-Davies
Servant: Patrick Wood

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves.


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

: Man Dog: 1: The Man Who Could Walk Through Doors

by Peter Dickinson
When Kate and Sammy are kept in after school they see something so odd they have to investigate further. Together with Kate's brother Duncan they are soon involved in a strange and dangerous situation.


Writer: Peter Dickinson
Ben trained by: Mary Holmes
Ben trained by: John Holmes
Director: Anna Home
Kate: Carol Hazell
Sammy: Jane Anthony
Miss Thorne: Valerie Georgeson
Justin: Sebastian Graham-Jones
Duncan: Adrian Shergold
Levin: Christopher Owen
Member of the Group: David Millett
Member of the Group: David Pelton
Member of the Group: Roger Marston
Radnor: Ben

: Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: National News

and Weather

: London This Week

People, places and events in the news around town.


Editor: Roger Ecclestone

: Entertaining with Kerr: Biscuit Glace

'The Galloping Gourmet'
Graham Kerr takes a lighthearted look at one of his favourite recipes and cooks it with an expert eye.
This week: Biscuit Glace
(A series of programmes made in Canada. Book: page 14)


Presenter/Cook: Graham Kerr

: The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Bess You Is My Daughter Now

Mary Tyler Moore goes to town in her comedy series as a bachelor girl with marriage in mind.
Foster-mother Mary fosters good relations for Phyllis.


Mary Richards: Mary Tyler Moore
Phyllis: Cloris Leachman
Bess Lindstrom: Lisa Gerritsen
Lou Grant: Edward Asner
Rhoda: Valerie Harper
Murray Slaughter: Gavin Macleod
Ted Baxter: Ted Knight

: Z Cars: Last Bus to Newtown

by Allan Prior
starring James Ellis, John Slater, Derek Waring, Ian Cullen, Douglas Fielding with John Challis
Lynch has almost forgotten what it's like on the cars.
(Colour feature on pages 56-58)


Writer: Allan Prior
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Timothy Combe
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Sgt Culshaw: John Challis
DC Skinner: Ian Cullen
Pat Harrigan: Donal Nelligan
Jerry Harrigan: Donal Cox
John Hoyle: Gerard Murphy
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
Bus conductor: Julian Battersby
Drunk: Haydn Jones
Mr Bamber: Vyvian Hall
Mr Darby: C. Lethbridge Baker
Ma Harrigan: Carmel McSharry
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
Fingerprint officer: Michael Sheard
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Mr Heyes: Dave Carter
Second man: Bill Matthews

: Panorama: Please Sir, Can I Leave School?

A report on the revolution that must hit our secondary schools if the 16-year-old school-leaving age is to mean more than an extra year's boredom and frustration for final year pupils.
The Panorama team: Michael Charlton, Nicholas Harman, Alan Hart, Richard Kershaw, Julian Pettifer. Introduced by Robin Day.


Presenter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Nicholas Harman
Reporter: Alan Hart
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Producer: John Gau
Assistant Editor: David Harrison
Editor: Frank Smith

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented this week by Richard Baker.


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Troubleshooters: Whatever Became of the Year 2000?

by John Elliot
[Starring] Geoffrey Keen, Ray Barrett, Philip Latham and John Carson
Guest stars Dawn Addams, James Villiers in Whatever Became of the Year 2000?

Is this the end of the road for Brian Stead ?


Writer/Series created by: John Elliot
Lighting: Derek Hobday
Sound: Norman Greaves
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Associate Producer: Michael Glynn
Producer: Anthony Read
Director: Cyril Coke
James Langley: John Carson
Brian Stead: Geoffrey Keen
Lord Hawdcombe: James Villiers
Lady Diana: Dawn Addams
Willy Izard: Philip Latham
Peter Thornton: Ray Barrett
Tom: Ralph Arliss
Mary: Tania Robinson
Spence: Robin Stewart

: Steptoe and Son: Cuckoo in the Nest

by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert Steptoe and Harry H. Corbett as Harold Steptoe
This Week: Cuckoo in the Nest
Featuring Kenneth J. Warren
with Edwin Brown


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Music: Dennis Wilson
From an original theme by: Ron Grainer
Producer: Duncan Wood
Albert Steptoe: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold Steptoe: Harry H. Corbett
Arthur: Kenneth J. Warren
Taxi Driver: Edwin Brown

: 24 Hours

Presented all this week by Kenneth Allsop.
With Austin Mitchell and reports from Bernard Falk, Max Hastings, James Hogg, David Jessel, David Lomax, Tom Mangold, Barrie Penrose and David Taylor with the latest news in pictures.


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Presenter: Austin Mitchell
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: Max Hastings
Reporter: James Hogg
Reporter: David Jessel
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Barrie Penrose
Reporter: David Taylor
Producer of the day: Gordon Watts
Editor: Peter Pagnamenta

: Follies of the Wise

A lady in Lancs said 'A spire
is what every good church must require',
But her sis, with a glower
said 'A church needs a tower,'
So they built one with both and it's dire.
With Spike Milligan.
Written by Sandy Brown and Martin Pawley


Presenter: Spike Milligan
Writer: Sandy Brown
Writer: Martin Pawley
From an original idea by: R.G. Payne
Director: Jim Franklin

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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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