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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Merry-go-Round: Rolling Along

10.00 Science Extra: Physics: Molecular Elbow Room

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Year 2: Around the Field

11.00 Watch!: The Fire Station

11.18 Discovering Science: Water as a Liquid

11.40 Twentieth-Century Focus: Poverty - what can we do about it?

: Closedown

: Tresarn

Welsh play by Islwyn Ffowc Elis.


Writer: Islwyn Ffowc Elis

: Interval

: The Herbs

Written by Michael Bond.
Today's Watch with Mother



Writer: Michael Bond

: News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

Scene : A Grim Job

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5.


Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Johnny Silvo

: Jackanory: Tales from Moominvalley: The Fillyjonk who believed in Disasters

by Tove Jansson
With James Bolam.
Today: The Fillyjonk who believed in Disasters


Author: Tove Jansson
Storyteller: James Bolam

: Blue Peter

With Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves.


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

: Dr Dolittle: The Tomb of the Phoenix Bird

A cartoon series about Dr Dolittle and his friends and their rascally enemy, the pirate Sam Scurvy.

An ancient prophecy comes true when the fabulous Phoenix returns.

: Sir Prancelot

The adventures of an inventive knight on his journeys to the Crusades.


Voices: Peter Hawkins
Written, drawn and produced by: John Ryan

: 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

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Owen MD: Saddler's Challenge: Part 2

by Luanshya Greer
Starring Nigel Stock with Joan Newell.

"The plan goes in two parts. First you take Mary Jane into the shop and you ask them to make you a saddle."
(from Birmingham)


Writer: Luanshya Greer
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Ian Ashurst
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: John Matthews
Dr Thomas Owen: Nigel Stock
Meg Owen: Joan Newell
Mary Jane Phillips: Annette Andre
Benjamin Johnson: John Glyn-Jones
Joshua Johnson: Howard Goorney
Dr Jim Fletcher: Alan Moore
Heather Mason: Ann Penfold
Laura Hunter: Maggie Hanley

: Top of the Pops

Discs, stars and news.
Introduced by Tony Blackburn.
Top of The Pops Orchestra


Presenter: Tony Blackburn
Dancers: Pan's People
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Choreographer: Flick Colby
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: Six of Rix: One Wild Oat

by Vernon Sylvaine
Freely adapted by Michael Pertwee
Starring Brian Rix

Humphrey Proudfoot has only sown one wild oat in all his life, but one day 10 years later the past catches up with him. He decides to get it off his chest - but the breast that must be bared belongs to someone else!
A BBC outside broadcast recorded at the Grand Theatre, Leeds

(Brian Rix is appearing in "Don't Just Lie There, Say Something" at the Garrick Theatre, London)


Author: Vernon Sylvaine
Adapted by: Michael Pertwee
Setting: Rhoda Gray
Director: Wallace Douglas
Caroline Proudfoot: Elspet Gray
Humphrey Proudfoot: Brian Rix
Gregory Throstle: Michael Cronin
Cherrie Proudfoot: Joanna Robbins
Alfred Gilbey: Peter Bland
Fred Gilbey: John Quayle
Lydia Gilbey: Sheila Mercier
Pepys: Derek Royle
Charles: Leo Franklyn
Gloria Samson: Carmel Cryan
Samson: George Little
Audrey Cuttle: Stephanie Voss

: Do You Remember?

Robert Robinson looks at May 1949 when the first launderette opened in London, and sees what else was happening at that time.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Director: Jan Elson
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Richard Baker.


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Play for Today: The Villa Maroc

by Willis Hall.
Starring Thora Hird as Doris, George A. Cooper as Lionel, Anne Beach as Valerie, Anthony Newlands as Mr Ferguson, Stephan Kalipha as Ali
with Steve Hodson as Jalali, Harry Landis as Inspector Fazil

'A holiday with a difference - Villa to let North Africa, sleeps four, domestic help (houseboy) £35pw; write Robert Middleton McMurray Box 584X'

(Radio Times People: page 4)


Writer: Willis Hall
Sound: Brian Hiles
Lighting: Dave Sydenham
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: Herbert Wise
Doris: Thora Hird
Lionel: George A Cooper
Valerie: Anne Beach
Mr Ferguson: Anthony Newlands
Ali: Stefan Kalipha
Jalali: Steve Hodson
Inspector Fazil: Harry Landis

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it. Presented all this week by David Dimbleby.
With Austin Mitchell and reports from Bernard Falk, Max Hastings, James Hogg, David Jessel, David Lomax, Tom Mangold, Barrie Penrose and David Taylor. Special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert Mckenzie with the latest news in pictures.
Producer of the day Michael Townson.


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Co-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
Special Contributions: Keith Kyle
Special Contributions: Robert McKenzie
Producer: Michael Townson
Editor: Peter Pagnamenta

: People Ltd: 6: Who's for the Top?

Presented by John Timpson and Tony Eccles


Presenter: John Timpson
Presenter: Tony Eccles
Director: John Twitchin
Producer: Peter Riding

: Weatherman

followed by Regional News and Weather (all except London and Wales) Closedown

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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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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