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: Mary, Mungo and Midge: The Crane

Today's Watch with Mother


Pictures, animation and production: John Ryan

: Closedown

: Cricket: Second Test Match: England v Australia

Fourth day the whole of the morning's play direct from Lord's.
Introduced by Peter West


Presenter: Peter West
Commentary Team: Richie Benaud
Commentary Team: Jim Laker
Commentary Team: Denis Compton
Television Presentation: David Kenning
Television Presentation: Nick Hunter

: Woodentops: Spotty's Joke

Today's Watch with Mother

: News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Tennis and Cricket

Wimbledon 1972: The Lawn Tennis Championships
Direct from the All England Club
The world's greatest tennis tournament begins today. The prize money totals over £50,000, the richest haul ever in this Open Championship. Fourteen thousand spectators will pack the Centre Court daily to watch Wimbledon 1972
Introduced by Harry Carpenter featuring action on the Centre Court and No 1 Court in The First Round of the Men's Singles
One hundred and twenty-eight international tennis stars are on the trail of the most prestigious title in the game and the first prize of £5,000 that goes with it. Players of the proven calibre of Stan Smith, Ilie Nastase, Manuel Orantes, Pierre Barthes, Jan Kodes and Andres Gimeno, together with an exciting array of new talent, will between them provide a worthy successor to John Newcombe if he doesn't defend his title.
This year's thrills, triumphs and disasters are reported by the regular Wimbledon commentary team of Dan Maskell, Jack Kramer, Bill Knight, David Vine
(Cover story: pages 48-51)

Cricket: Second Test Match
Further coverage from Lord's


Presenter (Wimbledon): Harry Carpenter
Commentator (Wimbledon): Dan Maskell
Commentator (Wimbledon): Jack Kramer
Commentator (Wimbledon): Bill Knight
Commentator (Wimbledon): David Vine
Television Presentation (Wimbledon): Alan Mouncer
Television Presentation (Wimbledon): Richard Tilling
Television Presentation (Wimbledon): Bob Duncan
Television Presentation (Wimbledon): Fred Viner
Television Presentation (Wimbledon): Dewi Griffiths
Television Presentation (Wimbledon): Jonathan Martin
Producer (Wimbledon): A.P. Wilkinson

: Blue Peter

with John Noakes, Peter Purves, Lesley Judd


Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Presenter: Lesley Judd
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: London This Week

People, places and events in the news around town


Presenter: Clive Jacobs
Editor: Roger Ecclestone

: Wimbledon 1972: The Lawn Tennis Championships

Harry Carpenter reports direct from the All England Club


Presenter: Harry Carpenter

: Talk About London

A comedy tour of the City with Michael Bentine in which he meets Billingsgate porters, firemen, stockbrokers, Beefeaters and tries his hand at tea tasting.


Presenter/Comedian: Michael Bentine
Film Cameraman: Stewart A. Farnell
Sound Recordist: Chris King
Sound Recordist: Malcolm Webberly
Film Editor: Terry Gabell
Producer: Colin Morris
Director: Leon Thau

: Panorama

TV's top reporters close in on the most interesting topics of the day. Michael Charlton, Nicholas Harman, Alan Hart, Richard Kershaw, Julian Pettifer


Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Nicholas Harman
Reporter: Alan Hart
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Assistant Editor: David Harrison
Editor: Robert Rowland

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Doomwatch: Waiting for a Knighthood

by Terence Dudley
[Starring] John Paul, Simon Oates, John Barron, Elizabeth Weaver, John Bown
with Joby Blanshard, Vivien Sherrard, Frederick Jaeger, Ann Firbank

'What we have isn't ours to bespoil and pillage. We hold it in trust... not just for our children but for future generations of mankind.'


Writer/Producer: Terence Dudley
Script Consultant: Anna Kaliski
Designer: Ray London
Director: Pennant Roberts
The Rev Frank Simpson: Anthony Oliver
Dr Anne Tarrant: Elizabeth Weaver
Mrs Simpson: Margaret John
Dr Spencer Quist: John Paul
Colin Bradley: Joby Blanshard
The Minister: John Barron
Cmdr Neil Stafford: John Bown
Barbara Mason: Vivien Sherrard
Richard Massingham: Frederick Jaeger
Peggy Massingham: Ann Firbank
Stephen Massingham: Stephen Dudley
Josie: Julie Neubert
Dr John Ridge: Simon Oates
Joan Sylvester: Glen Walford
Det-Chief Insp Logan: Don McKillop
Mrs Duncan-Foster: Noelle Middleton
Norman Sylvester: Bruce Purchase
Mike: Anthony Edwards

: The Spinners in Summer

High summer, hills and lakes. A setting for the second of four seasonal programmes with the popular group The Spinners.
Tony, Cliff, Mick and Hughie are joined by a singing audience of 300 people aboard the ferry boat Teal in the heart of the English Lake District - a midsummer celebration.
(from Manchester)


Musicians: The Spinners
Producer: Barry Bevins

: 24 Hours

Presented tonight by Ludovic Kennedy


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy

: Athlete: 4: High Jump

A series of 12 programmes
Nine weeks to the Olympic Games at Munich. Ron Pickering continues his series.

With John Anderson, Barbara Inkpen and David Livesey


Presenter: Ron Pickering
Coach: John Anderson
Athlete: Barbara Inkpen
Athlete: David Livesey
Director: John Rickword
Producer: John Dobson

: Weatherman

followed by Regional News and Weather (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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