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: Pogles' Wood: A Little House

Today's Watch with Mother


Script and production: Oliver Postgate

: Champion the Wonder Horse

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

: Canoe: 3: White water

From the River Dee at Llangollen, North Wales
With Ken Langford, John Macleod and Gay Goldsmith
Introduced by John Earle.


Presenter: John Earle
Canoeist: Ken Langford
Canoeist: John MacLeod
Canoeist: Gay Goldsmith
Director: John Vigar
Producer: John Dobson

: Closedown

: Interval

: Disc a Dawn

Welsh pop show
(English transmitters only)

: Interval

: Camberwick Green: Windy Miller

Today's Watch with Mother

: News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: The Sky at Night

The Great Bear is not exactly what it seems. Patrick Moore explains that some of its stars are farther from each other than they are from Earth.


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

: Good Sailing: 5: Multihulls

Introduced by Jack Knights.


Presenter: Jack Knights
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

: Sights and Sounds of Britain: An Estate in Herefordshire: An Englishman's Home


Narrator: Michael Cronin
Producer: Michael Croucher

: Play School

: Jackanory: Folk Tales from the West: The Knockers

by Eileen Molony
With Francis Monk
Today 'The Knockers'


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

: Laurel and Hardy: One Good Turn

Stan and Ollie involved in amateur dramatics almost bring the house down.


Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: John Craven's Newsround

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


Presenter: John Craven

: Before the Event: The Prince Philip Cup

Presented by Anne Nightingale

Every year over 200 branches of the Pony Club enter for the Prince Philip Cup - only six get through to the final at the Horse of the Year Show, Wembley. The team from the Royal Artillery Salisbury Plain was one of these and this film follows them from early training until the final competition.
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Anne Nightingale
Director: Jill Roach
Producer: David Turnbull

: Hector's House

: National News

and Weather

: Nationwide

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


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Bob Wellings

: Spy Trap: A Visit from Hamburg: 1

by Robert Barr
[Starring] Paul Daneman, Julian Glover

Rankin - the organiser: Gibbs - the contact: Marie Hansen - the courier: Ryan has them all - to break... or use...
(Episode 2 tomorrow 7.0 pm; cast p 41)


Writer: Robert Barr
Commander Ryan: Paul Daneman
Commander Anderson: Julian Glover

: Star Trek: Who Mourns for Adonais?

A huge hand reaches out from the heavens and holds the Star Ship Enterprise immovable in a mighty grip! Captain Kirk truly reaches Olympian heights in his defiance of the glorious god-like being who demands his homage.


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Apollo: Michael Forest
Carolyn: Leslie Parrish
Dr McCoy: DeForest Kelley

: Lord Peter Wimsey: Clouds of Witness: Part 2

by Dorothy L. Sayers, adapted in five parts by Anthony Steven
with Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter

All had been pleasant at Riddlesdale Lodge until the evening post arrived. Then sudden tragedy - Lady Mary's fiance shot dead, her brother Gerald charged with his murder, and from Paris her second brother, Lord Peter, has flown back to investigate.


Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Adapted by: Anthony Steven
Designer: Raymond Cusick
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Hugh David
Lord Peter: Ian Carmichael
Det-Insp Parker: Mark Eden
Helen, Duchess of Denver: Georgina Cookson
Bunter: Glyn Houston
Inspector Craikes: Ivan Beavis
Ellen: Merelina Kendall
Sir Impey Biggs: Francis de Wolff
Lady Mary: Rachel Herbert
Concierge: Malcolm Hayes
Mme Leblanc: Dorothea Phillips
Corbeau: John Bryans
Jake: Gerald Cowan
Mr Grimethorpe: George Coulouris
Mrs Grimethorpe: Judith Arthy
Dowager Duchess: Isabel Jeans

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Peter Woods


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Sportsnight with Coleman

The FA Cup
World Ice Hockey
The Badminton Horse Trials

The FA Cup Semi-finals: can Arsenal get to their second successive Wembley Cup Final? Will Leeds sustain their brilliance? Can second division Birmingham win promotion and get to Wembley? What are the chances for Stoke City? A semi-final preview.

The World Ice Hockey Championships from Prague with tonight's key clash between Russia and Czechoslovakia - the Winter Olympics gold medal finalists.

The Badminton Horse Trials: a preview of the 32-fence cross-country course which will indicate likely Olympic prospects for a dozen countries. For Great Britain the Olympic candidates include HRH Princess Anne the reigning European champion and BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

David Coleman introduces the action, views and analysis.


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator: Alan Weeks
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Report to the People

A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party
(Also on BBC2)

: Parkinson and Ali

A character, a comedian, a sometime poet - one of the world's great entertainers. Muhammad Ali meets Michael Parkinson.
A second showing of their memorable encounter.



Interviewee: Muhammad Ali
Interviewer: Michael Parkinson
Director: John Burrowes
Producer: Richard Drewett

: 24 Hours

with the latest news in pictures

: Sky at Night: Fifteenth Anniversary

The Sky at Night with Patrick Moore started on 24 April 1957. In tonight's special edition, Patrick Moore looks back, with Commander Henry Hatfield, at the astonishing changes and advances in astronomical knowledge since 1957. He discusses recent developments in 'invisible astronomy' with Professor Anthony Hewish, whose team discovered the first pulsar, and with infra-red astronomer Professor Jim Ring. Finally, he looks forward to the discoveries we can expect in the next 15 years.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Commander Henry Hatfield
Guest: Professor Anthony Hewish
Guest: Professor Jim Ring
Producer: Patricia Owtram

: Weatherman

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.

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