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: Watch with Mother: Mary, Mungo and Midge: Printing



Filmed by: Bura and Hardwick

: Casey Jones

Adventures of the Cannonball Express.

: Attenborough and Animals: Sloths, Anteaters and Armadillos

David Attenborough with the help of animals in the studio recalls some of his travels abroad.
Today: Sloths, Anteaters and Armadillos


Presenter: David Attenborough

: Adventures of Tin Tin: The Crab with the Golden Claw: Part 1

The adventures of the boy detective and his dog.

Tin Tin and the Thompson Brothers find a scrap of paper which leads them into trouble.

: Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: Closedown

: Cricket: 3rd Test

England v Australia
Fourth day: the whole of the morning's play direct from
Trent Bridge
Introduced by PETER WEST
Television presentation by DAVID KENNING and BILL TiVLOB


Introduced By: Peter West
Unknown: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Jim Laker
Presentation By: David Kenning
Presentation By: Bill Tivlob

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: A Little House

Pippin and Tog discover the fun of building.


Script and production: Oliver Postgate

: News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: Cricket: 3rd Test

England v Australia
Further coverage of the fourth day's play direct from
Trent Bridge
(On BBC2 from 4.30)

: Play School

: Jackanory: The Overland Launch: Part 1: Disaster

by C. Walter Hodges
with Freddie Jones

The peace of the little fishing-village of Lynmouth in Devon is shattered by a violent storm. A natural disaster? Young Derry Larkins has other ideas...



Author: C. Walter Hodges
Storyteller: Freddie Jones

: It's Your Word

Question-master Ray Alan
Guest John Craven
With a news game about items that have made the headlines over the last 2,000 years.
A knock-out quiz with teams of boys and girls from all over the country.
This week a team from Yorkshire against a team from Hampshire
(from Bristol)


Question-Master: Ray Alan
Guest: John Craven
Questions by: Ken Blakeson
Questions by: Jean Cooke
Director: Cynthia Paul
Producer: Brian Hawkins

: Sir Prancelot

: National News

and Weather

: London This Week

People, places and events in the news around town


Presenter: Clive Jacobs
Editor: Roger Ecclestone

: Animals at Home

Introduced by Peter West and Nick Henderson
Macaws and mynah birds, rabbits and hamsters - a pet shop can provide almost any animal, but which makes the best pet for your home?
In the first of a new series Peter West visits a pet shop to ask, 'What shall I buy?' and talks to some children about that new favourite, the gerbil.


Presenter: Peter West
Presenter: Nick Henderson
Producer: Mike Begg
Series Producer: Barrie Edgar

: The Movie Quiz

Television's big quiz show in which two star-studded teams from the cinema test their knowledge of 50 years of film comedies, dramas, musicals and westerns.
Chairman Robin Ray presides over the game in which Sylvia Syms, Richard Johnson, Harry Fowler return to challenge Michael Parkinson, Margaret Lockwood, Judy Geeson
(from Manchester)


Chairman: Robin Ray
Team captain: Sylvia Syms
Panellist: Richard Johnson
Panellist: Harry Fowler
Team captain: Michael Parkinson
Panellist: Margaret Lockwood
Panellist: Judy Geeson
Questions set by: Peter Noble
Designer: Peter Mavius
Director: John C. Miller
Producer: John Buttery

: Z Cars: Forget It: Part 1

by Bill Barron
Starring James Ellis, Ian Cullen, Douglas Fielding
with Alan O'Keefe

A man with no name; no memory - or something to hide?
(Part 2 tomorrow at 7.5 pm; for cast see page 26)


Writer: Bill Barron
Designer: Cynthia Kljuco
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Julia Smith
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
DC Skinner: Ian Cullen
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
PC Render: Allan O'Keefe

: The Virgin Fellas: Episode 2

Starring Hugh Lloyd and Ron Frazer
with Alastair Duncan as Hoffnung, Kate Fitzpatrick as Michelle
and 'The Fellas'

There's lots of fun with the females on the farm but Von Hoffnung suffers hostility at a hotel.

An Australian film series written and directed by David Croft


Writer/Director: David Croft
Hugh: Hugh Lloyd
Ron: Ron Frazer
Hoffnung: Alastair Duncan
Michelle: Kate Fitzpatrick
Abigail: Elli MacLure
Nanny: Ann Sidney
Friday: Katie Scheil
Lolita: Sue Lloyd
Tuesday: Briony Behets
Wednesday: Nicola Flamer-Caldera
Buster: Jenny Hayes

: The Olympians: Abebe Bikila

A series recalling legendary Olympic Champions in their moments of glory.
Tonight: Abebe Bikila, the Ethiopian athlete - the only man ever to win two Olympic marathons.


Producer: Leslie Kettley

: 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

Tonight, as the school year ends, Panorama reports on the problem of why some children leave school unable to read or write.



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 Kenneth Kendall; Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Doomwatch

John Paul , Simon Oates John Barron , John Bown Elizabeth Weaver in Deadly Dangerous Tomorrow by MARTIN WORTH with Joby Blanshard , Vivien Sherrard
1 A bunch of Indians squatting in a tent in St James 's Park ... one of them with malaria? What's it all about? '
Script consultant ANNA KALISKI Sound JOHN LLOYD


Unknown: John Paul
Unknown: Simon Oates
Unknown: John Barron
Unknown: John Bown
Unknown: Elizabeth Weaver
Unknown: Joby Blanshard
Unknown: Vivien Sherrard
Unknown: St James
Unknown: Anna Kaliski
Unknown: John Lloyd
Unknown: Ralph Walton
Designer: Jeremy Davies
Producer: Terence Dudley
Director: Darrol Blake
Duncan: Michael Elwyn
Indian family: Ahmad Nagi
Indian family: Farhat , Talib
Indian family: Rahat Shamsi
The Minister: John Barron
Dr Spencer Quist: John Paul
Hanif Khan: Madhav Sharma
Cmdr NeiL Stafford: John Bown
Colin Bradley: Joby Blanshard
Barbara Mason: Vivien Sherrard
Senator Connell: Cec Linder
Miss Brandon: Lorna Lewis
Susan: Maria O'Brien
Dr John Ridge: Simon Oates
Reporters: Marc Zuber
Reporters: Bill Ward
Reporters: , John Wyman
His Excellency: Renu Setna
Dr Anne Tarrant: Elizabeth Weaves

: Royal International Horse Show: Athletics

Show Jumping from the Empire Pool, Wembley featuring tonight
The Horse and Hound Cup
This week's events at the Empire Pool, Wembley, offer what is almost the last chance of seeing the probable British Olympic riders in action before the first selection is made. The added attractions of a new Ride and Drive competition, a jousting tournament, and the enlargement of the arena - including a water jump for the first time - will maintain the status of the Show as one of the highlights of the season.
Introduced by David Vine

The Road to Munich
The names of the British athletes to compete in next month's Olympics were due to be announced today.
David Coleman and Ron Pickering assess the chances of the men and women who will go to Munich, and introduce action highlights of our leading medal contenders, and of their main rivals from other countries.

(Radio Times Olympic Summer of Sport, available from newsagents: 25p)


Presenter (Show Jumping): David Vine
Commentator (Show Jumping): Dorian Williams
Commentator (Show Jumping): Raymond Brooks-Ward
Television Presentation (Show Jumping): Alan Mouncer
Television Presentation (Show Jumping): Bill Taylor
Presenter (The Road to Munich): David Coleman
Presenter (The Road to Munich): Ron Pickering
Editor: Alan Hart

: Late Night News

: Athlete: 7: Pole Vault

Six weeks to the Olympic Games at Munich. Ron Pickering continues his series about the track and field events.
With Denis Watts, Mike Bull and Brian Hooper


Presenter: Ron Pickering
Coach: Denis Watts
Athlete: Mike Bull
Athlete: Brian Hooper
Director: John Rickword
Producer: John Dobson

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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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