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: The Herbs

Today's Watch with Mother


Writer: Michael Bond

: The White Horses: Dangerous Depths

Julia is riding Boris, her favourite horse, near some caves.

: Deputy Dawg

D.D. and his friends are on the trail once more and anything can happen.

: Swim: 2: The Front Crawl

Introduced by David Vine
with Eddie Gorton of the ASA


Presenter: David Vine
Instructor: Eddie Gorton

: Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: Closedown

: Fo a Fe

Welsh comedy series
(English transmitters only)

1.25 Interval

: Watch with Mother: Along the River


Devised and produced by: Dave Ellison
Devised and produced by: Roy Billings

: News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: Good Sailing: Sails

Introduced by Jack Knights


Presenter: Jack Knights
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

: The Countryman

Introduced by Duncan Carse
Michael Canney explores the Solway Firth; Geoffrey Weaver visits the home of Eric Ennion, the wildlife artist; plus the work of Dr Peter Emmerson who recorded life on the Norfolk Broads at the turn of the last century.


Presenter: Duncan Carse
Presenter: Michael Canney
Presenter: Geoffrey Weaver
Subject/Artist: Eric Ennion
Producer: Peter Crawford

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: The Tales of Beatrix Potter: Johnny Town-mouse; Two Bad Mice

with Dandy Nichols



Author: Beatrix Potter
Storyteller: Dandy Nichols

: Vision On: Rubbish

An unusual view of things by Tony Hart, Pat Keysell and Ben Benison
including The Prof with more ingenious machines by Wilfred Makepeace Lunn and Digger, Cuckoo, Burbles, Humphrey Umbrage and Susanne.


Artist/Presenter: Tony Hart
Presenter: Pat Keysell
Mime artist: Ben Benison
The Prof: David Cleveland
Inventor: Wilfred Makepiece Lunn
Designer: John Bone
Director: Clive Doig
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: It's the Wolf

and Motor Mouse
Colour cartoons with Motor Mouse leading Autocat and Mildew Wolf with Lambsy.
(Playing a cat and mouse game: p 11)

: Crystal Tipps and Alistair


Producer: Michael Grafton-Robinson

: National News

and Weather

: Nationwide

News and opinions including Weather for your area presented by Michael Barratt and Bob Wellings.


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Bob Wellings
Reporter: Brian Ash
Reporter: Robert Langley
Reporter: Lynn Lewis
Reporter: Jack Pizzey
Reporter: Joan Shenton
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Assistant Editor: Phil Sidey
Editor: Michael Bunce

: Tomorrow's World

Raymond Baxter introduces a weekly report on science.
With James Burke.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Co-Presenter: James Burke
Reporter: William Woollard
Reporter: Michael Rodd
Producer: Brian Johnson
Producer: Richard Collin
Editor: Lawrence Wade

: Spy Trap: Package Deal: 2

by John Gould
'I worked it out long ago. It's the only way I can save him now.'
(Episode 3 tomorrow at 7.0)


Writer: John Gould
Cmdr Ryan: Paul Daneman
Cmdr Anderson: Julian Glover

: Hollywood Premiere: Only One Day Left Before Tomorrow

starring Pete Duel, Clinton Greyn, Claudine Longet, Sal Mineo.
Adventurers Sam Rollins and Evan Brice arrive in a small Central American country to carry out a well paid and very simple job: to 'repossess' a jet aircraft which was stolen from a company in the United States. Only it is not quite such a simple assignment after all. The man holding the aircraft happens to be Luis Ortega, the dictator of the country.


Director: Alex Singer
Sam Rollins: Pete Duel
Evan Brice: Clinton Greyn
Michelle Chivot: Claudine Longet
Jan: Katherine Crawford
Dorothy: Julie Sommars
Luis Ortega: Sal Mineo
Alberto Dias: Rudy Diaz

: Nine O'Clock News

presented by Richard Baker


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The British Empire: Echoes of Britannia's Rule: 12: The Long Farewell

An Imperial story in 13 parts
Written by Correlli Barnett

Even in the early Victorian era, idealistic Britons foresaw that one day India would be capable of self-government. The British themselves fostered Indian political aspirations. In 1885 a Scotsman, Allan Octavian Hume, founded the Congress movement. The Great War of 1914-18 proved the turning point. Indians felt they had won their title to nationhood on the battlefield.
British concessions were never big enough to satisfy Indian leaders like Gandhi and Nehru and the British were soon locked in a fierce struggle with the nationalists.
To get themselves out of India after the Second World War, the British chose as their last viceroy the kind of single-minded man of action who had got them there in the first place - a Robert Clive in reverse - Lord Louis Mountbatten.

(A BBCtv/Time-Life co-production)


Writer: Correlli Barnett
Narrator: Robert Hardy
Series Editor: Max Morgan-Witts
Script Editor: Gordon Watkins
Title Music: Wilfred Josephs
Title music conducted by: Marcus Dods
Composer/Conductor: Alfred Ralston
Film Editor: Tony Tew
Producer: Michael Weigall

: Professional Boxing

featuring Ken Buchanan (Great Britain) World Lightweight Champion v AI Ford
Lightweight champion of Canada in a 10-round International Lightweight Contest.
BBC outside broadcast cameras are at the ringside to bring you exclusive live coverage of Britain's only World Champion in action on tonight's Harry Levene promotion at Wembley.
Who will forget Buchanan's magnificent world title defence against Ismael Laguna last September? His opponent in tonight's non-title fight has an impressive record of 40 wins in 41 fights.


Boxer: Ken Buchanan
Boxer: Al Ford
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television Presentation: Bob Duncan

: 24 Hours

with the latest news in pictures

: Viewpoint: The Hidden God: 4 : Harold Pinter

Examining the religious dimensions of contemporary literature.
Discussed by Ruth Etchells

Excerpts from "The Room," "The Caretaker," "Old Times" and other plays with Suzan Cameron, Geoffrey Evans, Margaret Flint, Eric Francis, Sheila Raynor, John Rees and Carl Rigg.


Speaker: Ruth Etchells
[Actress]: Suzan Cameron
[Actor]: Geoffrey Evans
[Actress]: Margaret Flint
[Actor]: Eric Francis
[Actress]: Sheila Raynor
[Actor]: John Rees
[Actor]: Carl Rigg
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Weatherman

National and Regional News and Weather (except London and Wales); Close

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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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