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: Pogles' Wood: Strong Music

Today's Watch with Mother


Music: Vernon Elliott

: The White Horses: The Sava Prize

The stud loses its best rider for a national competition, but Julia solves Uncle Dimitri's problem.

: Deputy Dawg

D.D. and his friends are on the trail and anything could happen.

: Swim: 8: How Not to Drown

David Vine introduces a programme about life-saving, survival swimming, and the whole art of enjoying the water in safety. With Dudley Figg of the RLSS and Eddie Gorton of the ASA from the Marine Training Centre at Bournemouth


Presenter: David Vine
Instructor: Dudley Figg
Instructor: Eddie Gorton
Director: John Rickword
Producer: John Dobson

: Boomph with Becker

A BBC-Freemantle Int Inc co-production


Producer: Sheila Innes

: Closedown

: Interval

: Disc a Dawn

Welsh pop show
(English transmitters only: first shown on BBC Wales)

: Interval

: Camberwick Green: Peter, the Postman

Today's Watch with Mother

: News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Interval

: Out of School

Previews of some future School programmes for the raising of the school leaving age.

1.55 Scene
A humanities series for 14-to-16-year-olds - a selection from programmes for next year.

2.15* USA 72: North Dakota
Commentary by Denis Tuohy

2.35* Look Out: More than meets the eye
Introduced by Alex Glasgow

2.55* Countdown: Lucky Jim
Mathematical starting points for ages 14-16


Series Editor (Scene): Ron Smedley
Narrator (USA 72): Denis Tuohy
Producer (USA 72): Len Brown
Presenter (Look Out): Alex Glasgow
Producer (Look Out): John Prescott Thomas
Producer (Countdown): David Roseveare
Kathy: Sally Thomsett
Mike: John Arthur Baron
Jimmy: Louis Selwyn
Reg: Ray Mort

: * Interval

: The Sky at Night: What do You Want to Know?

In this afternoon's programme, Patrick Moore answers your questions.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Director: Patricia Wood
Producer: Patricia Owtram

: Sights and Sounds of Britain: 3: Exmoor 'A Bit of a Sad Occasion'

A peaceful place - moorland and valleys and gentle people. Why then do they hunt deer?


Narrator: Derek Jones
Director: Philip Trevelyan
Director: Trevor Vibert
Producer: Michael Croucher

: Play School

: Clangers: 2: The Visitor

A passing object makes life a bit too exciting.


Puppets and settings: Peter Firmin
Music: Vernon Elliott

: Laurel and Hardy: Me and My Pal

Ollie is almost at the altar when Stan's present causes a hitch.


Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: News Round

John Craven with rapid reports featuring some of today's unusual events.


Newsreader: John Craven

: Before the Event: Diving to Win with Beverley Williams

Presented by Elizabeth Ferris
Beverley Williams is the youngest ever competitor to represent this country in diving or any other sport. She is now just 15 and preparing for the Olympics later this year. Slow motion and underwater cameras give us a new look at a beautiful and highly competitive sport.
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Elizabeth Ferris
Diver: Beverley Williams
Film Cameraman: Ewart Needham
Producer: David Turnbull

: Hector's House

: Nationwide

News and opinion from the country at large including Weather for your area.


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Bob Wellings

: Tom and Jerry: Life with Tom

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Spy Trap: The Contact: Episode 1

by Robert Barr.
[Starring] Paul Daneman, Julian Glover

James Gibbs is arrested; easy meat for Ryan... but he's not the one Ryan wanted, and he's tougher than he looks...


Writer/Serial devised by: Robert Barr
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Tristan de Vere Cole
Cmdr Ryan: Paul Daneman
Cmdr Anderson: Julian Glover

: Star Trek: Catspaw

From the Captain's log-some earlier adventures of the Star-Ship Enterprise.

This week: Catspaw
Dungeons and ancient instruments of torture are out of place in outer space, but, manacled to a dank wall, Captain Kirk concludes that they cannot be optical illusions! Whose fevered imagination has brought them into being, and literally puts the heat on the USS Enterprise? It's most surprising to see!


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Korob: Theo Marcuse
Sylvia: Antoinette Bower
Dr McCoy: DeForest Kelley

: Lord Peter Wimsey: Clouds of Witness: Part 1

by Dorothy L. Sayers
Adapted in five parts by Anthony Steven

Lord Peter Wimsey investigates an unusual charge of murder.
(Whodunit, Lord Peter?: pages 6 and 7)


Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Adapted by: Anthony Steven
Designer: Raymond Cusick
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Hugh David
Lord Peter: Ian Carmichael
Freddy Arbuthnot: Charles Hodgson
Duke of Denver: David Langton
Colonel Marchbanks: Noel Coleman
Denis Cathcart: Anthony Ainley
Rachel Arbuthnot: Petronella Ford
Lady Mary: Rachel Herbert
Mrs Marchbanks: Helen Christie
Fleming: Edwin Brown
Lord Peter: Ian Carmichael
Bunter: Glyn Houston
Coroner: John Franklyn-Robbins
Det-Inspector Parker: Mark Eden
Mr Murbles: John Wyse
Dr Thorpe: Richard Beale
John Hardraw: Graham Rigby
Inspector Craikes: Ivan Beavis
Helen: Georgina Cookson

: Nine O'Clock News

by Kenneth Kendall


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Sportsnight with Coleman: European Cup Soccer and The Grand National

David Coleman is commentator at the semi-final stage of one of tonight's European soccer ties.

Fred Winter, one of the most respected names in racing, takes a penetrating look at next Saturday's Grand National and discusses the personality jockeys and favourite horses for this year's classic steeplechase event.

Action, news and views from the world of sport at home and abroad introduced by David Coleman.


Presenter/Commentator (European Cup Soccer): David Coleman
Item presenter (The Grand National): Fred Winter
Soccer TV Presentation: Alec Weeks
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: 24 Hours

Presented by Ludovic Kennedy with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy

: The Longest Wave

The Severn Bore: the men who ride it - on surfboards and in kayaks; the spectators who watch and the Bore itself.


Producer: David Hartsilver

: Weatherman

National and Regional News and Weather (all 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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