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: Watch with Mother: Mary, Mungo and Midge: At the Fairground


Narration: Richard Baker
Narration: Isabel Ryan

: The Flashing Blade: 11

A film serial in 12 episodes.

Francois de Recci has almost completed his task, but Alonso stands in his path.

: Attenborough and Animals: 9: Apes

David Attenborough with the help of animals in the studio recalls some of his travels abroad.


Presenter: David Attenborough

: Noggin and the Omruds: 3: Under the Hill

Told by Oliver Postgate, Ronnie Stevens


Writer/Narrator: Oliver Postgate
Narrator: Ronnie Stevens
Pictures: Peter Firmin
Music: Vernon Elliott
Music played by: The Vernon Elliott Ensemble

: Closedown

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: Flowers


Voices: Olwen Griffiths
Voices: Steve Woodman
Voices: Oliver Postgate

: News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: Play School

: Jackanory: The Quest for Olwen: King Arthur's Cousin

with Ray Smith
Today: King Arthur's Cousin


Storyteller: Ray Smith

: Penelope Pitstop

A cartoon series

: It's Your Word: Final: Cambridgeshire v Kent

Question-Master Ray Alan
A knock-out quiz with teams of boys and girls from all over the country.

Featured in the Final is an animal jigsaw game involving both teams dunking for apples - Hallowe'en style.
(from Bristol)


Question-Master: Ray Alan
Questions by: Jean Cooke
Questions by: Philip Mark
Designer: John Bone
Director: Cynthia Paul
Producer: Brian Hawkins

: Sir Prancelot

The adventures of an inventive knight on his journeys to the crusades.
Written, drawn and produced by John Ryan



Voices: Peter Hawkins
Writer/Illustrator/Producer: John Ryan

: 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

Monkeys, chinchillas and kinkajous; easy to buy but are they easy to keep? Peter West and Nick Henderson look at the more exotic pets and find a heron that lives in a bath.


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

: The Movie Quiz

The final edition of television's question-and-answer show between two teams from the world of films and featuring this week a look at Basil Rathbone's most famous sword fights. Chairman Robin Ray puts the questions to Michael Parkinson, Imogen Hassall and Diana Dors and Sylvia Syms, Roger Moore and Christopher Lee.
(from Manchester)


Chairman: Robin Ray
Team captain: Michael Parkinson
Panellist: Imogen Hassall
Panellist: Diana Dors
Team captain: Sylvia Syms
Panellist: Roger Moore
Panellist: Christopher Lee
Questions set by: Peter Noble
Designer: Peter Mavius
Director: John C. Miller
Producer: John Buttery

: Z Cars: Breakage: Part 1

by P.J. Hammond
Starring Geoffrey Whitehead, Douglas Fielding, Ian Cullen
with John Swindells, Allan O'Keefe and Barry Linehan

A man with a parcel - George T. Wood - who's looking for someone; who has been kept waiting for most of his life... and, a derelict building - glass - wind, and someone up on the roof...
(Part 2 tomorrow at 7.15 pm; for cast see page 32)


Writer: P.J. Hammond
Designer: Geoff Patterson
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Julia Smith
Det-Sgt Miller: Geoffrey Whitehead
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Det-Con Skinner: Ian Cullen
Sgt Bowman: John Swindells
PC Render: Allan O'Keefe
PC Bates: Barry Linehan

: The Virgin Fellas

Last of a seven-part series
Starring Hugh Lloyd and Ron Frazer
with Alastair Duncan as Hoffnung, Kate Fitzpatrick as Michelle and 'The Fellas': [see below]

Hugh and Ron are brought down to earth with the warning - 'Whatever you do - don't...!'

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
'The Fellas'Abigail: Elli MacLure
'The Fellas'Nanny: Ann Sidney
'The Fellas' - Friday: Katie Sheil
'The Fellas' - Lolita: Sue Lloyd
'The Fellas' - Tuesday: Briony Behets
'The Fellas' - Wednesday: Nicola Flamer-Caldera
'The Fellas' - Buster: Jenny Hayes

: The Olympians: Vera Caslavska

A series recalling legendary Olympic Champions in their moments of glory

Tonight: Vera Caslavska
The Czech gymnast who has won seven Olympic gold medals - four in Mexico in 1968.
(In the next two weeks Radio Times presents colour exclusives on the world's greatest Olympic athletes. First issue on sale 24 August)


Subject: Vera Caslavska
Producer: Leslie Kettley

: Panorama

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



Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Alan Hart
Reporter: Francis Hope
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Alan Watson
Assistant Editor: David Harrison
Editor: Robert Rowland

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Marty Abroad

written by Johnnie Mortimer and Brian Cooke
The story of the little man who goes on a package holiday to the sun but finds that his tour is a 'Shoe-string' Tour! in more than just name:
starring Marty Feldman
co-starring John Junkin

(First shown on BBC2)


Writer: Johnnie Mortimer
Writer: Brian Cooke
Composer/Music Director: Ken Jones
Producer: Gordon Flemyng
Comedian: Marty Feldman
[Actor]: John Junkin
[Actress]: Mary Miller
[Actress]: Jenny Till
[Actor]: Michael Elwyn
[Actor]: Jon Laurimore
[Actress]: Carolyn Moody
[Actor]: Jim Tyson
[Actress]: Dorian Healy

: An Hour with...: Dave Allen

The fifth in a series of programmes featuring top names in light entertainment who subsequently talk about their careers and their favourite films.

This week:
Dave Allen At Large
Starring Dave Allen
with Jacqueline Clarke, Ronnie Brody, Michael Sharvell-Martin, Peter Hawkins and Simon Barnes

followed by:
Dave Allen's Cinema
Cliff Michelmore invites Dave Allen to talk about his career and choose scenes from films which he has enjoyed.

(from Manchester)


Script (Dave Allen at Large): Dave Allen
Script (Dave Allen at Large): Austin Steele
Script (Dave Allen at Large): Peter Vincent
Producer (Dave Allen at Large): Peter Whitmore
Comedian (Dave Allen at Large)/Interviewee (Dave Allen's Cinema): Dave Allen
[Actress]: Jacqueline Clarke
[Actor]: Ronnie Brody
[Actor]: Michael Sharvell-Martin
[Actor]: Peter Hawkins
[Actor]: Simon Barnes
Interviewer (Dave Allen's Cinema): Cliff Michelmore
Designer (Dave Allen's Cinema): Kenneth Lawson
Director (Dave Allen's Cinema): Tony Harrison
Producer (Dave Allen's Cinema): John Buttery

: Late Night News

: Athlete: 12: Indoor Training

Five days to the Olympic Games at Munich. Ron Pickering concludes his series about the track and field events.
With Alan Pascoe and Ann Wilson
The series recorded at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, London.

(In the next two weeks Radio Times presents colour exclusives on the world's greatest Olympic athletes. First issue on sale 24 August)


Presenter: Ron Pickering
Coach: Alan Pascoe
Athlete: Ann Wilson
Director: John Rickword
Producer: John Dobson

: Weatherman

followed by Regional News and Weather, 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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