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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Maths Today: Year 2
New Numbers from Old
10.0 Science All Around Paths of Movement
10.25-10.45 Look and Read The Boy from Space (2) by RICHARD CARPENTER
11.0 Watch!
Collecting Things
A story about a thirsty but intelligent crow.
11.18 Going to Work Catering
11.40 People of Many Lands Mane: Seychelles
12.5 New Horizons Boris Pasternak


Unknown: Richard Carpenter
Presented By: Andrew Bradford
Producer: Moyra Gambleton
Unknown: Boris Pasternak

: Closedown

: Ar y Trywydd


: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Trumpton: Telephone



Animation: Bura and Hardwick

: News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Interval

: For Schools, Colleges

2.0 A Job Worth Doing? Buying and Selling
Who supplies a ' Nation of Shop-keepers '?
(Look. Listen. Learn: pages 33-36)
2.30 Look Out
More than meets the eye


Commentary By: Anthony Jackson
Producer: Anthony Searle

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Adventures of Parsley

Written by MICHAEL BOND Director IVOR WOOD


Written By: Michael Bond
Director: Ivor Wood

: Jackanory

with Harry Fowler
Albert by ALISON JEZARD 2: Albert fills a space


Unknown: Harry Fowler
Unknown: Alison Jezard

: Deputy Dawg

: Animal Magic

A weekly series introduced by Johnny Morris
The World of Animals
In the wild, in the zoo, at home - a magazine of stories about animals illustrating their own magic.
Producer DOUGLAS THOMAS (from Bristol)


Introduced By: Johnny Morris

: Josie and the Pussycats

No matter how far they may travel, Josie and her group encounter incredible adventures at every stop on their way.

: 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 Monday)


Presented By: Michael Barratt
Presented By: Frank Bough
Presented By: Bob Wellings

: Tom and Jerry: Texas Tom

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse.

: British Film Comedy: Doctor in Love

Starring Michael Craig, Virginia Maskell James Robertson Justice.

The amorous doctor on this occasion is Michael Craig who, after numerous escapades, takes a position as assistant to a much-married country GP and covers himself with glory when called upon to remove the appendix of that formidable figure Sir Lancelot.
Spratt-once again played by James Robertson Justice.
(This Week's Films: page 11)


Screenplay: Nicholas Phipps
From the novel by: Richard Gordon
Producer: Betty Box
Director: Ralph Thomas
Dr Richard Hare: Michael Craig
Dr Nicola Barrington: Virginia Maskell
Dr Tony Burke: Leslie Phillips
Sir Lancelot: James Robertson Justice
Kitten Strudwick: Carole Lesley
Wildewinde: Reginald Beckwith
Dr Clive Cardew: Nicholas Phipps
Leonara: Liz Fraser
Dawn: Joan Sims
Lady Spratt: Ambrosine Phillpotts
Professor MacRitchie: Irene Handl
Dr Hinxman: Nicholas Parsons
Sally Nightinagle: Moira Redmond
Harold Green: Ronald Stevens
Mrs Tadwich: Fenella Fielding

: My Wife Next Door

A new comedy series created by BRIAN CLEMENS and RICHARD WARING Written by RICHARD WARING starring John Alderton and Hannah Gordon
What Are Friends For?
When a divorced couple decide to give parties on the same day, it presents certain difficulties for their mutual friends.


Unknown: Brian Clemens
Unknown: Richard Waring
Written By: Richard Waring
Unknown: John Alderton
Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Music By: Dennis Wilson
Music By: Designers Paul Munting.
Music By: Gerry Scott
Producer: Graeme Muir
Postman: Peter Hughes
George: John Alderton
Suzy: Hannah Gordon
Mary: Shella Dunn
Peter: John Quayle
Maggie: Gaye Brown
Vanessa: Elizabeth Chambers
Delivery man: John Leeson
Stanley: Keith Smith
Stephanie: : Jan Butlin

: Nine O'Clock News

with Robert Dougall ; Weather


Unknown: Robert Dougall

: A Right to a Child

Tuesday's Documentary
Has every couple an unconditional right to have a child?
Advances in human genetics make it possible to predict the odds of certain couples producing genetically handicapped children. Combined with artificial insemination from a donor, and egg transfer from one woman to another, these genetic discoveries pose a whole series of ethical, social and legal issues.
In this programme a MEDICAL DOCTOR discusses these issues with: A HARLEY STREET SPECIALIST in artificiai insemination
A CHILD SPECIALIST in Genetic Defects
BERNARD WILLIAMS , a Cambridge Professor of Philosophy
CANON CARPENTER, Archdeacon of Westminster Abbey
FR GERARD HUGHES , a Jesuit priest MRS MARGARET puxon , a barrister and DR ANNE MCLAREN , who pioneered egg transfer in animals.


Unknown: Bernard Williams
Unknown: Fr Gerard Hughes
Unknown: Mrs Margaret Puxon
Unknown: Dr Anne McLaren
Producer: Philip Daly

: Presenting Lena Martell

and featuring her special guests Vince Hill and The Alex Welsh Jazz Band in thirty minutes of musical entertainment with The Lorelei
Brian Fahey and the New Scottish Radio Orchestra, leader Ian Tyre


Singer: Lena Martell
Singer: Vince Hill
Musicians: The Alex Welsh Jazz Band
Singers: The Lorelei
Musicians: Brian Fahey and the New Scottish Radio Orchestra
Leader: Ian Tyre
Musical Associate: Nicky Welsh
Designer: Jim Longmuir
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: 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 and JACKY GILLOTT including tonight the first British television interview with Clifford Irving , now in an American prison for his fake Howard Hughes autobiography. Just before he went to prison Irving talked about the hoax, what went wrong, and the price he has paid for the fraud.


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Nicholas Harman
Unknown: Austin Mitchell
Unknown: Jacky Gillott
Unknown: Clifford Irving
Unknown: Howard Hughes
Editor: Peter Pagnamenta

: Late Night News

: The Open Persuaders

A series of interviews with Joan Bakewell talking to people who want us to change our ways. This week:
Sir Robert Birley former Headmaster of Eton
Producer R. T. BROOKS


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Sir Robert Birley
Producer: R. T. Brooks

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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.

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