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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Science Session: Work without Tears

10.00 Look and Read: Len and the River Mob: 5

10.25-10.45 Llenyddiaeth: T. H. Parry-Williams: 3

11.5-11.25 Scene: A Grim Job

11.35 Music Time

: Closedown

: Canu'r Bobol

Songs of the people

: Interval

: Mr Benn: The Frogman

Today's Watch with Mother
Told by Ray Brooks.


Story and illustration: David McKee
Narrator: Ray Brooks

: News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: Closedown

: Play School

: Jackanory: Tales from Moominvalley: The Last Dragon in the World

by Tove Jansson
Adapted by Susan Ball
With James Bolam.


Storyteller: James Bolam
Author: Tove Jansson
Adapted by: Susan Ball
Pictures: John Cooper
Pictures: Stan Riley
Director: Elizabeth Harden
Producer: Angela Beeching
Executive Producer: Anna Home

: Crackerjack 72

Introduced by Michael Aspel
With Syd Little, Eddie Large, Stuart Sherwin, Heather Barbour, Elaine Paige
Guest artists Larry Parker, The Yetties


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Comedian: Syd Little
Comedian: Eddie Large
Performer: Stuart Sherwin
Performer: Heather Barbour
Performer: Elaine Paige
Magician: Larry Parker
Musicians: The Yetties
Script: Bob Block
Music: Norman Percival and his Orchestra
Designer: Tony Snoaden
Producer: Brian Jones

: George Best: The Best in Football: 1: Accuracy in Passing

Britain's No 1 soccer star shows a group of young players how to improve their game.
A new film series.
An Arrowhead production
(When I was a kid pages 6 and 7)


Presenter/Footballer: George Best
Director: John Gibson

: Sir Prancelot

: National News

and Weather

: London This Week

People, places and events in the news around town.


Presenter: Clive Jacobs
Editor: Roger Ecclestone

: Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse

: The Virginian: The Family Man

A new film series starring James Drury as The Virginian.

It's a fine state of affairs for the Shiloh foreman to find fault with a hand for attempting too much but Jim gives him every reason.


The Virginian: James Drury
Trampas: Doug McClure
Jim Horn: Tim Matheson
Anna York: Darleen Carr
Obie York: Frank Webb
Nathan Rigby: John Picyard
Sheriff Abbott: Ross Elliott

: The Liver Birds

Starring Polly James as Beryl and Nerys Hughes as Sandra


Script: Jack Seddon
Script: David Pursall
Script Editor: John Chapman
Signature Tune: The Scaffold
Incidental Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Design: Roger Liminton
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Beryl: Polly James
Sandra: Nerys Hughes
Uncle Dermot: Ken Jones
Clerk of the Court: John Ringham
Magistrate: Norman Shelley
Mr Hockle: Artro Morris
Mrs Hutchinson: Mollie Sugden
Mr Hutchinson: Ivan Beavis
Mrs Hennessey: Sheila Fay
Mr Hennessey: Cyril Shaps
Uncle Jack: Bill Dean
Cousin Hughie: Brian Pettifer
Store manager: Arnold Peters
Police Constable: Denis O'Neil
First labourer: Peter Kerrigan
Second labourer: Julian Battersby
Customer: Lilian Gray

: A Man Called Ironside: Blackout

A new film series starring Raymond Burr as Robert Ironside, Don Galloway as Det-Sgt Brown, Barbara Anderson as Officer Eve Whitfield and Don Mitchell as Mark Sanger
with guest stars Jack Albertson, Roman Gabriel.

A sudden and frightening failure in the electricity supply blacks out a city. In the dark chaos the time is right for a professional, expertly planned crime which is really big time. And the police know it. But where and how...?


Robert Ironside: Raymond Burr
Det-Sgt Brown: Don Galloway
Officer Eve Whitfield: Barbara Anderson
Mark Sanger: Don Mitchell
[Actor]: Jack Albertson
[Actor]: Roman Gabriel

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Richard Baker.


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Scobie Man: Part 2

A new four-part thriller by Bill Craig.
Starring Maurice Roeves as Scobie
with Claire Nielson as Judy, John Grieve as Inspector Turner, Michael Hawkins as Matlock, Leonard Maguire as Lionel Garve, Callum Mill as Charles Royston, Bryden Murdoch as Munro and Alexandra Bastedo as Honore

Scobie, checking on Judy's infidelity, has become involved with Matlock and Honore.
(BBC Scotland)


Writer: Bill Craig
Music: Andy Park
Designer: Alex Gourlay
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Director: Tina Wakerell
Scobie: Maurice Roeves
Judy: Claire Nielson
Inspector Turner: John Grieve
Matlock: Michael Hawkins
Lionel Garve: Leonard Maguire
Charles Royston: Callum Mill
Munro: Bryden Murdoch
Honore: Alexandra Bastedo
Reg: Reg Lye
Avenell: Victor Carin
Moira: Eileen McCallum
Elsie: John Shedden
Paterson: Ian Halliburton
Sir Andrew: Ian Stewart
Railwayman: Willy Joss
Bus conductor: George Howell
Maisie: Maureen Jack

: Come Dancing

At the Orchid Ballroom, Purley (organised by Mecca Dancing).
Peter West introduces Home Counties South v East.


Presenter: Peter West
Compere: Keith Fordyce
Compere: Barri Haynes
Musicians: The Andy Ross Orchestra
Hostess (Miss United Kingdom): Marilyn Ward
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Series Producer: Barrie Edgar

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it.
Presented by David Dimbleby
With Austin Mitchell
with the latest news in pictures.


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Presenter: Austin Mitchell

: The Tough Guys: Robert Mitchum: His Kind of Woman

Also starring Jane Russell, Vincent Price

Dan Milner finds plenty of danger when he tries to outwit a big-time gangster in this ingenious story of intrigue and murder.
Robert Mitchum gives one of his characteristically sleepy-eyed performances in this fast-moving thriller in which light relief is provided by the normally horrific Vincent Price - here hilarious as a narcissistic matinee idol.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: John Farrow
Dan Milner: Robert Mitchum
Leonore Brent: Jane Russell
Mark Cardigan: Vincent Price
Bill Lusk: Tim Holt
Tompson: Charles McGraw
Helen Cardigan: Marjorie Reynolds
Nick Ferraro: Raymond Burr

: Weather 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.

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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