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: Canu'r Bobol

Songs of the people and their background

: Interval

: Mr Benn: Red Knight Story

Today's Watch with Mother
Told by Ray Brooks.


Story and illustrations: David McKee
Narrator: Ray Brooks

: News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: The Emperor's New Clothes

With Bernard Cribbins
Today: The Emperor's New Clothes
Adapted and directed by Jeremy Swan

(Next week: "The Outlanders" by Helen Cresswell)


Adapted by/Director: Jeremy Swan
Designer: Louise Vanson
Executive Producer: Anna Home
Storyteller: Bernard Cribbins
The Emperor: Tommy Merrifield
His Mother: Sally Owen
The Weavers: Patrick Wood
The Weavers: Phillip Julian
The Court Ladies: Rosamund Ross-Davies
The Court Ladies: Stephanie Pope

: Deputy Dawg

A welcome back to the snoozy deputy who wears his tin badge over a heart of gold! D.D., with his friends Muskie, Vincent van Gopher and Ty Coon, can always be relied on to liven up the Deep South and lambaste the baddies.

: Crackerjack 72

The return of this popular series introduced by Michael Aspel
with newcomers Syd Little, Eddie Large, Stuart Sherwin, Heather Barbour, Elaine Page
Guest artists John Wade, Derek Griffiths

(Book: page 14)


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Comedian: Syd Little
Comedian: Eddie Large
Performer: Stuart Sherwin
Performer: Heather Barbour
Performer: Elaine Paige
Guest: John Wade
Guest: Derek Griffiths
Script: Bob Block
Music: Norman Percival and his Orchestra
Designer: Nigel Curzon
Producer: Brian S. Jones

: 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

: The Alamo

Starring John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Richard Boone
with Frankie Avalon

This homage to the 180-odd men who saved Texas from the Mexicans in 1836 remains one of the most lavish and spectacular westerns ever made.
Directed by John Wayne himself, it tells the story of America's most famous battle and introduces legendary heroes like Colonel David Crockett (played by Wayne) and Colonel James Bowie.
(This Week's Films: page 8)


Producer/Director: John Wayne
Col David Crockett: John Wayne
Col James Bowie: Richard Widmark
Col William Barret Travis: Laurence Harvey
General Sam Houston: Richard Boone
Smitty: Frankie Avalon
Captain James Butler Bonham: Patrick Wayne
Flaca: Linda Cristal
Mrs Dickinson: Joan O'Brien
Beekeeper: Chill Wills
Juan Seguin: Joseph Calleia

: Nine O'Clock News

presented this week by Richard Baker with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world.


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Onedin Line: Cry of the Blackbird

by Bruce Stewart
starring Peter Gilmore, Anne Stallybrass, Howard Lang, Jessica Benton, Michael Billington and Peter Jeffrey
A dramatic voyage to Australia ends in near-disaster when James's promised cargo doesn't materialise. Then a stranger, McPherson, makes an unusual proposition.


Writer: Bruce Stewart
Series devised by: Cyril Abraham
Script Editor: Barry Thomas
Designer: Jeremy Bear
Producer: Peter Graham Scott
Director: Gerald Blake
James: Peter Gilmore
Anne: Anne Stallybrass
Mr Baines: Howard Lang
Emma Callon: Pamela Salem
Daniel Fogarty: Michael Billington
Elizabeth: Jessica Benton
Woman outside pub: Judy Nunn
Gurney: Brian Young
McPherson: Peter Jeffrey
Hamway: Douglas Milvain
Roper: Neil Kennedy
Quennel: Tony Wright
Joby: John Colcough
Eremasi: Clifton Jones
Melua: Sue Chaloner

: Come Dancing

at Empress Ballroom, Whitley Bay (Organised by Mecca Dancing). Peter West introduces North East England v East Scotland.
With The Wilf Ray Orchestra.
Comperes Desmond Carrington, David Findlay.
Hostess - Miss United Kingdom Marilyn Ward.
Arranged by Eric Morley.


Presenter: Peter West
Compere: Desmond Carrington
Compere: David Findlay
Musicians: The Wilf Ray Orchestra
Hostess: Marilyn Ward
Arranged By: Eric Morley
Series Producer: Barrie Edgar

: 24 Hours

Presented by Kenneth Allsop


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop

: The Tough Guys: Robert Mitchum in Build My Gallows High

with Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas.
To most of the people in the quiet little town bordering Lake Tahoe, the man running the garage is accepted as one of themselves. But out of the past comes someone who changes all that.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Jacques Tourneur
Jeff: Robert Mitchum
Cathy: Jane Greer
Whit: Kirk Douglas
Neta Carson: Rhonda Fleming

: Closedown

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.

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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