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: Along the Trail



Narrator: Rick Jones
Devised and produced by: Dave Ellison
Devised and produced by: Roy Billings

: Closedown

: Cymanfa Ganu

Singing festival

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Herbs

Told by Gordon Rollings.


Narrator: Gordon Rollings

: News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Interval

: Show Jumping: The 1972 British Championships Meeting

From the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead

featuring today The National Junior Foxhunter Championship, The Wills Embassy Gold Stakes, The Wills Castella Parcours de Chasse

Introduced by David Vine


Presenter: David Vine
Commentator: Dorian Williams
Commentator: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Television Presentation: Fred Viner

: Play School

: Jackanory: The Twenty-Seventh Annual African Hippopotamus Race: The Mighty Zamboola

by Morris Lurie
with John Le Mesurier
Today: The Mighty Zamboola


Author: Morris Lurie
Storyteller: John Le Mesurier

: Deputy Dawg

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves, Lesley Judd


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

: National News

and Weather

: Nationwide

News and opinions from the country at large and, in particular, Your Region Tonight
(including Regional Weather) presented by Michael Barratt, Frank Bough and Bob Wellings
(Regional details as Friday)


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter: Bob Wellings

: Tom and Jerry

: Tomorrow's World

Special edition from the West Country
Apple orchards where you pick the tree as well; a new pipe to withstand abrasive waste from china clay; a sand yacht with solid sails; doctors aid a young man's hand tremor; radioactive probes tell the new generation of tin miners iust where to dig.
Raymond Baxter visits one of Britain's most popular holiday areas to examine the scientific and industrial work that goes on after the tourists have gone home.
(Tomorrow's World is now in its ninth series. BBC1 People: page 4)


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Reporter: William Woollard
Reporter: Michael Rodd
Producer: Brian Johnson
Editor: Lawrence Wade

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Jimmy Savile
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Pan's People


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: Sykes

Burglary starring
Eric Sykes
Hattie Jacques Richard Wattis
A series of burglaries misses the Sykes household, and Mr Brown is the first to point out that they can have nothing worth stealing. Eric counters by saying he has a dog; but when he does buy one, his troubles really begin.
Script by ERIC SYKES Music by KEN JONES Make-up JUDY CLAY
Executive producer DENNIS MAIN WILSON Producer ROGER RACE


Unknown: Eric Sykes
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Richard Wattis
Unknown: With Robert Keegan
Unknown: Mr Brown
Script By: Eric Sykes
Music By: Ken Jones
Unknown: Bert Postlethwaite
Designer: Paul Allen

: Experts in Action: Day of the Big Burn

'On 29 July we really lost everything we'd done... all hell broke loose.' Bill Jackson, Expert fire fighter, British Columbia Forest Service
All morning he'd attacked the giant forest fire with bulldozers, and water-bombing helicopters. Then the wind rose. 'There was just a wall of flame... and a column of smoke seven miles high... the 707 jets were diverting round it... I've never seen anything like it.'


Subject: Bill Jackson
Film Cameraman: Paul Berriff
Film Editor: Keith Miller
Producer: Richard Robinson

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Man who was Hunting Himself: 1

A three-part thriller by N.J. Crisp
with Donald Burton
and Carol Austin, David Savile, Garfield Morgan

David Foster is returning from a business trip to Leipzig when he is stopped and interrogated. The man crossing into West Germany may, in fact, be a substitute.
(BBC1 People: page 5)


Writer: N.J. Crisp
Designer: Ian Watson
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Terence Williams
David Foster: Donald Burton
Gregory: Donald Burton
Caroline Foster: Carol Austin
Captain Mason: David Savile
Martin: Conrad Phillips
The Planner: Garfield Morgan
The Doctor: Brian Wilde
The Chairman: Norman Ettlinger
The PTI: Don McKillop
Dr Frazer: Tim Barrett
Williams: Michael Gover
Philips: Peter Needham
Mrs Philips: Yvonne Ball
Sergeant: Colin McCormack
Fighting man: Yuri Borienko
Hotel receptionist: Jon Rumney
West German policeman: Declan Harvey
West German businessman: Willy Bowman

: Nairn Across Britain: From London to Lancashire

Ian Nairn, writer, journalist and outspoken critic of the environment, tonight takes the first of three journeys north through the British Isles to look at the land we live in.

Following an imaginary straight line between London and Manchester, and ignoring the motorways, Nairn finds it to be a journey of surprises, including: a church-like building that is actually a pub; a village on the brink of a quarry; an arcade due for demolition; and a city suburb almost wiped out by redevelopers.
(from Manchester)


Presenter: Ian Nairn
Producer: Barry Bevins

: Midweek

The people behind the stories, the people the stories affect, and the people with something to say Ludovic Kennedy presents an informal review of reporting and relevant talk along with Nicholas Harman, Austin Mitchell, Jacky Gillott

Bernard Falk, Vincent Hanna, Max Hastings, David Jessel, Keith Kyle, Tom Mangold and Carmen Thomas are the Midweek correspondents in Britain, Europe and at large


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Reporter: Nicholas Harman
Reporter: Austin Mitchell
Reporter: Jacky Gillott
Correspondent: Bernard Falk
Correspondent: Vincent Hanna
Correspondent: Max Hastings
Correspondent: David Jessel
Correspondent: Keith Kyle
Correspondent: Tom Mangold
Correspondent: Carmen Thomas
Editor: Peter Pagnamenta

: Late Night News

: Places for People: A Regional Development Plan: The North-East of England

A European survey
Commentary spoken by Ian Holm

(A BBC and NDR-Hamburg co-production)
(First shown on BBC2)


Narrator: Ian Holm
Director: Trevor Peters
Producer: Nancy Thomas

: Weatherman

Regional News, Weather, Close

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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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