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: Disc a Dawn

Welsh pop show

: Interval

: Chigley: Lord Belborough's Secret

Today's Watch with Mother
This place is in Trumptonshire and contains a factory, a handmade pottery, a stately home and a vintage steam railway.


Puppets and production: Gordon Murray

: News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: Play School

: Jackanory

With Bernard Cribbins
Today: Beauty and the Beast


Storyteller: Bernard Cribbins
Father: Phillip Julian
His daughters: Stephanie Pope
His daughters: Sally Owen
Beauty: Rosamund Ross-Davies
The Beast: Phillip Julian
The Prince: Patrick Wood

: Madly Sad Princess: Part 4

Prince Albert has decided to apply in the usual way for the hand of the Princess Emily, but lands in prison instead.
Told by Gary Watson.


Narrator: Gary Watson
Director: Borivej Zeman
Presented by: Peggy Miller
King Henry: Jaroslav Marvan
King Goodthought: Rudolf Deyl
Prince Albert: Vaclav Neckar
Princess Emily: Helena Vondrackova

: Pixie and Dixie: Hypnotise Surprise

A cartoon about two cheeky mice.

: Soper at Large: ...on the Ouse Washes

Tony Soper explores one of the finest places for wintering ducks and wild swans in Europe.
The Ouse Washes are set in the heart of the East Anglian Fen-lands. In summer, it is the home for some of our scarcest nesting birds. Here you can see one of nature's spectaculars - courting Ruffs in all their finery.
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Tony Soper
Producer: John Sparks

: 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: Buddies Thicker than Water

Playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films starring Tom the cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Owen MD: The Return: Part 1

by Cyril Abraham
Starring Nigel Stock
with Joan Newell, Ronald Lacey and Freda Jackson

"That old fool of a mother of his actually tried to cure his tooth-ache by cauterising the nerve with a hot wire."
(From Birmingham)
(For cast see Thursday, page 46)


Writer: Cyril Abraham
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Myles Lang
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: John Matthews
Dr Thomas Owen: Nigel Stock
Meg Owen: Joan Newell
Franklin: Ronald Lacey
Mrs Shepherd: Freda Jackson

: Star Trek: The Doomsday Machine

From the Captain's log-some earlier adventures of the Starship Enterprise on its mission to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and civilisations, to go boldly where no man has gone before.
The Star-Ship Enterprise encounters an enormous mechanical monster in space, set on a path of destruction, and so huge that whole worlds are being crushed into rubble. Only an act of supreme sacrifice can save the galaxy.


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: de Forest Kelley
Commodore Decker: William Windom
Scott: James Doohan
Sulu: George Takei
Elliot: John Copage

: Softly, Softly:Task Force: Priorities

by Elwyn Jones
[Starring] Stratford Johns as Det Chief Supt Barlow, Frank Windsor as Det-Supt Watt, Norman Bowler as Det-Insp Hawkins, David Lloyd Meredith as Sgt Evans, Terence Rigby as PC Snow, Brian Hall as PC Drake, Julie Hallam as P/W Det-Con Forest with Walter Gotell as Chief Con Cullen

On 2 January 1962 Det Chief Insp Barlow and Det-Sgt Watt talked by the graveside of a murdered Newtown constable. The shooting of this copper triggered off the crime patrol system of policing in Victor Division.
Ten years later, 200 or so miles away from Newtown, Det Chief Supt Barlow and Det-Supt Watt talk by a stinking wharfside about a Task Force operation.
Circumstances have changed; methods have changed; but there is a constant factor ever-present in police work - danger.
(...a bit too real: pages 56-58)


Writer: Elwyn Jones
Task Force format: Elwyn Jones
Script Editor: Gerry Davis
Designer: Judy Steele
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Gilchrist Calder
Det Chief Supt Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det-Supt Watt: Frank Windsor
Det-Insp Hawkins: Norman Bowler
Sgt Evans: David Lloyd Meredith
PC Snow: Terence Rigby
PC Drake: Brian Hall
P/W Det-Con Forest: Julie Hallam
Chief Con Cullen: Walter Gotell
Dr Jean Morrow: Gay Hamilton
Brice: Christopher Burgess
Dawlish: Harry Meacher
Terry: Colin Fisher
Hospital doctor: Michael Cooper

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Richard Baker


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Parkinson

A character, a comedian, a sometime poet - one of the world's great entertainers. Muhammad Ali meets Michael Parkinson.
A second showing of their memorable encounter on a recent Parkinson programme.


Interviewer: Michael Parkinson
Interviewee: Muhammad Ali
Director: John Burrowes
Producer: Richard Drewett

: Sound of Laughter: Goodies and Baddies

Scenes from the early comedy talkies introduced by Frank Muir from the National Film Theatre.
Albert Burdon, George Formby, Will Hay, Peter Ustinov, Tommy Trinder and Gracie Fields are amongst the comedy heroes and villains in tonight's programme of British films.


Presenter/Writer: Frank Muir
Film Consultant/Associate Producer: Raymond Rohauer
Producer: Richard Evans

: 24 Hours

Presented by Kenneth Allsop with Austin Mitchell with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Presenter: Austin Mitchell

: The Sky at Night

The Great Bear is the most familiar and conspicuous star-pattern in the night sky all the year round: but it is not exactly what it seems.
Patrick Moore explains that, although its seven stars look close together, some are further from each other than they are from Earth.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Director: Patricia Wood
Producer: Patricia Owtram

: Closedown

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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