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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Merry-go-Round: The Viaduct: 1

10.00 Europe on the Move: Antwerp - a port for Europe

10.25-10.45 Maths Workshop: Stage 1: Dominoes and Routes

11.00 Watch!: Visiting Australia: Sheep Station

11.18 Discovering Science: Solutions and Crystals

11.40 Twentieth-Century Focus: Covered for life?

: Closedown

: Tresarn

Welsh serial by Islwyn Ffowc Elis
(English transmitters only: first shown on BBC Wales)


Writer: Islwyn Ffowc Elis

: Interval

: The Herbs

Written by Michael Bond.
Today's Watch with Mother



Writer: Michael Bond

: News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges: Scene: The Police and You


Producer: Julian Aston

: Closedown

: Conflict at Work: 8: The Supervisor's Role

Reshaping Industrial Relations
Introduced by Graham Turner


Presenter: Graham Turner

: Interval

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: The Little Broomstick: Ride Away, Ride Away

by Mary Stewart
With Geraldine McEwan
Today: 'Ride Away, Ride Away'
(Postponed from 24 February)


Author: Mary Stewart
Storyteller: Geraldine McEwan

: 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 Bird from OOPS!

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

When Lady Maharajah wants to fatten up her son for the great weigh-in, more than diamonds hang in the balance.

: Crystal Tipps and Alistair: 9: Seeds


Animation: Richard Taylor

: National News

and Weather

: Nationwide

News and opinions from the country at large including Weather for your area. presented by Michael Barratt and Bob Wellings including Fanny Cradock who cooks Nationwide into Europe.


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Bob Wellings
Cook: Fanny Cradock

: Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry 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: Snowfall: Part 2

by N.J. Crisp
Final story in the present series starring Nigel Stock with Joan Newell and Michael Gwynn.

"I want you to trust me. I want you to believe me when I say that I only want to help you."
(from Birmingham)


Writer: N.J. Crisp
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Myles Lang
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Ronald Wilson
Dr Thomas Owen: Nigel Stock
Meg Owen: Joan Newell
Martin Adams: Michael Gwynn

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Ed Stewart
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Pan's People


Presenter: Ed Stewart
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: Six of Rix: Madame Louise

by Vernon Sylvaine
Freely adapted by Michael Pertwee
Starring Brian Rix

There's a nasty smell when an odd fish named Trout angles to take over the respectable boutique where Henry has worked faithfully for years. More especially since Trout himself is hiding from an underworld shark.

A BBC outside broadcast recorded at the Opera House, Manchester.
(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
Henry Mould: Brian Rix
Madame Louise: Elspet Gray
Charley Trout: Leo Franklyn
Boot Jr: Michael Cronin
Slim: Derek Royle
Pearl: Stephanie Voss
Eve: Elaine Baillie
Mrs Trout: Sheila Mercier
Felling: Peter Bland
Boot Sr: George Little

: Do You Remember?

Robert Robinson looks back to November 1949 when the first motor-scooters appeared in Britain, and sees what else was happening.


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

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Richard Baker with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world.


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Hearts and Flowers

by Peter Nichols
Another chance to see this Play for Today starring Anthony Hopkins, Donald Churchill with Priscilla Morgan and Constance Chapman.

Author Peter Nichols wrote one of the most successful Wednesday Plays, The Gorge; also the stage plays A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, which is being made into a film, and the prize-winning National Health.

"The play was excellently cast and directed with an exact appreciation of suburban mores by Christopher Morahan." (Daily Telegraph )


Writer: Peter Nichols
Film Cameraman: Peter Hall
Recordist: Graham Hare
Film Editor: Ken Pearce
Designer: Martin Collins
Producer: Irene Shurik
Director: Christopher Morahan
Bob: Anthony Hopkins
Jean: Priscilla Morgan
Harry: Colin Cunningham
Marie: Constance Chapman
Doctor: Christopher Banks
Witts: Jeffrey Segal
Morley: Terence Denville
Tony: Donald Churchill
Woman at station: April Wilding
Mrs Fowler: Grace Arnold
Mr Fowler: Martin Wyldeck
Linda: Maryann Turner
Lionel: Eric Francis
Will: Leon Cortez
Phyllis: Betty Baskcomb
Una: Sheila Keith
Vera: Freda Bamford
Eric: Clifford Parrish
Vicar: Bill Horsley
Usher: Bill Gosling
Mr Brittain: Roy Hepworth

: 24 Hours

Presented tonight 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
Special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert McKenzie
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 Mancold
Reporter: Barrie Penrose
Reporter: David Taylor
Special contributions: Keith Kyle
Special contributions: Robert McKenzie
Editor: Peter Pagnamenta

: People Ltd: 9: Can the workers manage?

The human side of organisations.
Presented by John Timpson and Tony Eccles


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

: Weatherman

followed by National and 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.

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