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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Out of the Past: Livingstone - the Piecer

10.00-10.20 Look and Read: Len and the River Mob: 10

11.05-11.25 Scene: What Shall I Wear?

11.35 Music Time

: Closedown

: Canu'r Bobol

Songs of the people and their background
(English transmitters only: first shown on BBC Wales)

: Interval

: Mr Benn: Mr Benn and the Magic Carpet

Today's Watch with Mother
Told by Ray Brooks.


Story and illustrations: David McKee
Narrator: Ray Brooks

: News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5.


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Brian Cant

: Jackanory: Stories from Wales: Where Arthur Sleeps

With Ray Smith.



Storyteller: Ray Smith
Pictures: Jenny Thorne
Director: Marilyn Fox
Executive Producer: Anna Home

: Crackerjack 72

Introduced by Michael Aspel.
With Syd Little, Eddie Large, Stuart Sherwin, Heather Barbour, Elaine Paige.
Guest artists Dawson Chance, The McCalmans.


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Comedian: Syd Little
Comedian: Eddie Large
Performer: Stuart Sherwin
Performer: Heather Barbour
Performer: Elaine Paige
Performer: Dawson Chance
Musicians: The McCalmans
Script: Bob Block
Musicians: Norman Percival and his Orchestra
Designer: Tony Snoaden
Producer: Brian S. Jones

: George Best: The Best in Football: 6: Taking the Face off the Ball

Britain's No 1 soccer star shows a group of young players how to improve their game.

An Arrowhead production


Presenter: George Best
Director: John Gibson
Technical Adviser: John Adams
Producer: Ken Davis

: Crystal Tipps and Alistair


Story/Design: Hilary Hayton
Story/Design: Graham McCallum
Producer: Michael Grafton-Robinson

: Magazine

Your regular local programme

: Tom and Jerry

playing Cat and Mouse.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: The Virginian: Back to Methuselah

A new film series starring James Drury as The Virginian

Enticed into a hunting trip with the man he most respects, the Virginian comes to realise it's no ordinary quarry they're after.


The Virginian: James Drury
Trampas: Doug McClure
Elizabeth: Sara Lane
Jim Horn: Tim Matheson
Harper: Harper Flaherty
Seth James: John Anderson
Jase Dubbins: Anthony Call
Zach Ontro: Timothy Carey

: The Liver Birds

A new comedy series.


Writer: Carla Lane
Script Editor: John Chapman
Incidental Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Design: Peter Brachacki
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Beryl: Polly James
Sandra: Nerys Hughes
Gloria: Paula Wilcox
Mrs Hutchinson: Mollie Sugden
Mrs Hennessey: Sheila Fay
Vicar: John Quayle
Ernie: Sam Kelly

: The Brothers: 3: Confrontation

A serial in 10 parts by N.J. Crisp
starring Jean Anderson, Glyn Owen, Jennifer Wilson
with Richard Easton, Robin Chadwick, Hilary Tindall, Julia Goodman

Mary Hammond seeks a meeting with Jennifer Kingsley. The confrontation does not work out quite as she anticipated.



Writer/Serial created by: N.J. Crisp
Serial created by/Producer: Gerard Glaister
Lighting: John Green
Designer: Cynthia Kljuco
Director: Philip Dudley
Edward Hammond: Glyn Owen
Mary Hammond: Jean Anderson
Bill Riley: Derek Benfield
Albert: Rod Beacham
David Hammond: Robin Chadwick
Jennifer Kingsley: Jennifer Wilson
Marion: Sarah Grazebrook
Mechanic: Ken Haward
Ann Hammond: Hilary Tindall
Brian Hammond: Richard Easton
Jill: Gabrielle Drake
Barbara Kingsley: Julia Goodman
Carol Hammond: Nicola Moloney
Terry Foster: Michael Forrest
Mr Stevens: Peter Copley

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented tonight by Peter Woods with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world.


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Gala Performance

From Sadler's Wells Opera at the London Coliseum.
Michael Flanders introduces Martina Arroyo, Geza Anda, Margaret Barbieri, Desmond Kelly, Nicanor Zabaleta, Keith Erwen
Sadler's Wells Orchestra
leader Barry Collins
Conductor Charles Mackerras

(The ballet "Le Spectre de la Rose" has been recreated by John Gilpin. Margaret Barbieri and Desmond Kelly appear by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden)


Presenter: Michael Flanders
Soprano: Martina Arroyo
Pianist: Geza Anda
Dancer: Margaret Barbieri
Performer: Desmond Kelly
Harpist: Nicanor Zabaleta
Singer: Keith Erwen
Musicians: Sadler's Wells Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Barry Collins
Conductor: Charles Mackerras
Costumes: Michael Burdle
Make-up: Shirley Channing-Williams
Lighting: A.E. Oaten
Sound: Graham Haines
Designer: Don Taylor
Producer: Patricia Foy

: Come Dancing

At the Locarno, Blackpool (organised by Mecca Dancing). Peter West introduces the First Semi-Final: East Scotland v North of England.


Presenter: Peter West
Musicians: The Jack Hawkins Orchestra
Compere: David Findlay
Compere: Ian Masters
Hostess: Marilyn Ward (Miss United Kingdom)
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 Ludovie Kennedy with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy

: The Tough Guys: Robert Mitchum: Macao

Also starring Jane Russell, William Bendix

On a boat headed for Macao are three Americans. One of them is a detective on the trail of a known racketeer.
Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell, recently seen in His Kind of Woman, are again co-starred in this classic thriller - a film the more notable since the director was the now almost legendary Joseph von Sternberg.


Director: Joseph von Sternberg
Producer: Alex Gottlieb
Nick Cochran: Robert Mitchum
Julie Benson: Jane Russell
Lawrence Trumble: William Bendix
Lt Sebastian: Thomas Gomez
Margie: Gloria Grahame
Halloran: Brad Dexter
Martin Stewart: Edward Ashley
Kwan Sum Tang: Vladimir Sokoloff

: Weatherman

followed by National and 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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