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: The Herbs

Today's Watch with Mother


Puppets and animation: Ivor Wood

: Champion the Wonder Horse

Champion is the leader of a herd of wild horses, and Ricky is the only human he trusts absolutely,

: Canoe: Part 2: Elementary paddling

From the Outward Bound School at Ashburton, Devon
With Derek Pritchard, Jeff Choat and Gay Goldsmith.
Introduced by John Earle


Presenter: John Earle
Canoeist: Derek Pritchard
Canoeist: Jeff Choat
Canoeist: Gay Goldsmith
Director: John Rickword
Producer: John Dobson

: Closedown

: State Visit of The Queen of The Netherlands

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh welcome Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard at The Home Park, Windsor, and drive in state with them to Windsor Castle, where they will be met in the State Apartments by other members of the Royal Family.

(My Choice: H.E. The Netherlands Ambassador: page 5)


Commentator: Tom Fleming
Director: Antony Craxton

: Interval

: Fo a Fe

Welsh comedy series
(English transmitters only)

: Interval

: Along the River

Today's Watch with Mother


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

: News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: State Visit of The Queen of The Netherlands

A repeat of this morning's broadcast from Windsor.

: Good Sailing: 4: Racing

Basic rules and procedures.
Introduced by Jack Knights


Presenter: Jack Knights
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

: The Countryman

A magazine programme about the British countryside
Introduced by Duncan Carse who took a week off to explore one of Britain's longest footpaths - the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. Geoffrey Weaver visited Frome Market, Somerset, to meet the auctioneers and their customers.
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Duncan Carse
Reporter: Geoffrey Weaver
Producer: Peter Crawford

: Play School

: Jackanory: Folk Tales from the West: Giants and Skillywiddens

by Eileen Molony
With Francis Monk



Author: Eileen Molony
Storyteller: Francis Monk
Pictures: Richard Dalkins
Pictures: Wendy Hall

: Animal Magic

introduced by Johnny Morris The World of Animals
In the wild, in the zoo, at home - a magazine of stories about animals constantly illustrating their own kind of magic.
(From Bristol)


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Director: George Inger
Director: David Pearce
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: John Craven's Newsround

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


Presenter: John Craven

: It's the Wolf

and Motor Mouse
A series of colour cartoons

: Hector's House

The varied adventures of Hector the Dog and Zaza the Cat, not forgetting next-door-neighbour Mrs Kiki Frog.

: National News

and Weather

: Nationwide

Reporting Scotland - Wales Today -Scene Around Six - Look North - Midlands Today - Look East - South Today - Points West - Spotlight South West
With the news and views in your area tonight and in the country at large. 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
Editor: Michael Buncz

: Television Top of the Form: Heat 2: Wales: Welshpool v Llanelli

Can you keep pace with the young generation as they take up the challenge to become the Top Team of 1972?
Question-Master Geoffrey Wheeler


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Questions set by: Boswell Taylor
Director: Peter Massey
Producer: Bill Wright

: Tomorrow's World

Raymond Baxter introduces a weekly report on the invention that could prove revolutionary... the breakthrough doctors hoped for... the idea engineers knew had to work... on the whole fast-changing world of science, medicine and technology that will alter tomorrow.
With James Burke.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Presenter: James Burke
Reporter: William Woollard
Reporter: Michael Rodd
Producer: Brian Johnson
Producer: Andrew Wiseman
Editor: Lawrence Wade

: Hollywood Premiere: Stranger on the Run

Drama - mystery - romance in films for today being shown in this country for the first time.
Starring Henry Fonda, Anne Baxter, Michael Parks, Dan Duryea, Sal Mineo.

Ben Chamberlain, a down-and-out drunken drifter, arrives in a tough railroad town to help the sister of a friend. But the girl has mysteriously disappeared and when Chamberlain starts asking questions about her he has to run for his life from the brutal railroad guards who run the town.


Director: Donald Siegel
Ben Chamberlain: Henry Fonda
Valverda Johnson: Anne Baxter
Vince McKay: Michael Parks
O.E. Hotchkiss: Dan Duryea
George Blaylock: Sal Mineo
Mr Gorman: Lloyd Bochner
Matt Johnson: Michael Burns
Alma Britton: Madlyn Rhue

: Nine O'Clock News

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



Newsreader: Peter Woods

: A Place of Your Own: Tuesday's Documentary

A film by Don Haworth.

The increase in house prices during the past year has been the greatest on record, and in the South East of England the scramble for property has, in the words of one building society, reached the proportion of 'almost panic buying.'
This is the stuff to make the headlines. But it's only the latest turn in the hitherto silent revolution by which home ownership has spread in 50 years from one family in ten to more than half the population.

The building societies, which have made it happen, are unique institutions. The embodiment of capitalist respectability, yet they make no profit and take pride in their origins in the building clubs formed by resolute and radical working men last century.


Director: Don Haworth
Narrator: David Mahlowe

: Film 72

Earlier today the 44th Annual Academy Awards were presented in the Los Angeles Music Center. Barry Norman gives a full list of the results, talks to some of the winners and shows extracts from the winning films.
Favourite contenders include: Gene Hackman, Jane Fonda, Ben Johnson, Ann-Margret and the films: The French Connection, The Last Picture Show, A Clockwork Orange.
In addition Charles Chaplin gets a special Oscar.


Presenter: Barry Norman
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: 24 Hours

with the latest news in pictures

: The Bitter Sands

Patrick Garland reads from "The Desert Fathers"


Reader: Patrick Garland
Producer: Shirley du Boulay

: Weatherman

followed by National and Regional News and Weather (all except London) 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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