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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Exploration and Discovery: The Voyage of the Beagle

10.0 Look and Read: The Boy from Space (6)

10.25-10.45 Ffenestri
Cyfres i blant tua 6 oed 4: Llaeth a Llefrith Cyflwynydd

11.0 Music Time

11.25 Scene: Sonia and the Olympic Games


Unknown: Gaynor Morgan Rees
Unknown: Guto Roberts
Unknown: Wynne Llod

: Closedown

: Let's Get Going: 4: You're Schoolchildren: We're Just Kids

A quote from the Scotland Road Free School where the lesson is community involvement.


Producer: Nancy Thomas

: Dechrau Canu

Songs of Praise
(First shown on BBC Wales)

: News

: Pebble Mill at One

With Bob Langley
and Weatherman Graham Parker



Presenter: Bob Langley
Weatherman: Graham Parker
Editor: Terry Dobson

: Joe: Joe and the Baby

Story by Alison Prince.



Writer: Alison Prince
Illustrator: Joan Hickson

: The Craftsmen: Dan Arbeid - Potter

Not all pottery is made on a wheel. The craftsman explains.


Subject: Dan Arbeid
Producer: John Read
Director: Michael Dibb

: Interval

: A Chance to Meet

Mrs Shirley Williams, MP, Opposition Spokesman on Home Affairs

(Shown on Sunday)


Interviewee: Shirley Williams

: Incredible Hummingbirds

Commentary by Peter Scott
Their wings hum at 80 beats a second. They can fly backwards, must feed about every ten minutes, and are brilliantly coloured. No wonder they fascinate people.
(from Bristol)


Narrator: Peter Scott
Producer: Richard Brock

: Children Talking: Hobbies

Gerald Harrison finds what children in Lincoln and Stamford do in their spare time.
(from Manchester; first shown on BBC2)


Interviewer: Gerald Harrison
Producer: Bob Mozley

: Clangers: The Pipe Organ


Puppets and settings: Peter Firmin
Music: Vernon Elliott

: Play School

(Shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)


Presenter: Toni Arthur
Presenter: Johnny Silvo

: Jackanory: The Legend of Roland: 5: The Revenge

with Alfred Lynch
Adapted from traditional sources by Denise Cremona

(Next week: "News Extra" with Joe Melia)


Storyteller: Alfred Lynch
Illustrations: Richard Dalkins
Adapter: Denise Cremona
Director: Janie Griffiths
Executive Producer: Anna Home

: Help!

It's the Hair Bear Bunch

: Michael BenTine Time

A kind of experience dreamed up by Michael Bentine featuring:
The Pottys
The Working Model of the Week
Yesterday's World - great inventions of the past
and Is This Your Life? - some strange careers for boys and girls
With Raymond Baxter


Comedian: Michael Bentine
Guest: Raymond Baxter
Music: The Bert Hayes Quartet
Designer: Geoff Powell
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Nationwide

Bringing you news and views in your region tonight (including Regional Weather)
Presented by Michael Barratt, Frank Bough and Bob Wellings
(Regional details as Monday)


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

: Barney Bear: Barney's Hungry Cousin

An MGM cartoon

: The Pink Panther Show: Pink Pyjamas, Sicque Sicque Sicque, Pink Ice

Today: Pink Pyjamas, Sicque Sicque Sicque, Pink Ice


Pink Panther Theme: Henry Mancini

: The Virginian: Men from Shiloh: Jenny

It's lucky for the lady that her friend of old, the foreman from Shiloh, is at hand even if he has reservations about the reason she is being pursued.


Colonel Mackenzie: Stewart Granger
The Virginian: James Drury
Trampas: Doug McClure
Roy Tate: Lee Majors
Jenny: Janet Leigh
Jeremy: Charles Drake
Mary Ann: Joanne Harris
Kinroy: John Ireland
Wardlow: Myron Healey
Mort: Christopher Dark
Albien: Lew Brown

: Dad's Army: The Desperate Drive of Corporal Jones

by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
Starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
featuring John Laurie as Pte Frazer, James Beck as Pte Walker, Arnold Ridley as Pte Godfrey, Ian Lavender as Pte Pike

Mainwaring's platoon is sitting in a barn which is the target for some 25-pounders. Only Jones knows of the danger.


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer/Producer: David Croft
Designer: Paul Joel
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson: John Le Mesurier
L/Cpl Jones: Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer: John Laurie
Pte Walker: James Beck
Pte Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike: Ian Lavender
ARP Warden: Bill Pertwee
Vicar: Frank Williams
Verger: Edward Sinclair
Colonel: Robert Raglan
Signals Private: Larry Martyn
Artillery Officer: James Taylor

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Cannon: Death Chain

William Conrad stars as private investigator Frank Cannon, a big man who walks alone in a dangerous world

Hit and run. An attractive young secretary is run down by a car and killed. But this is no accident; it is cold-blooded, deliberate murder. And Cannon discovers it is not the first - or the last.


Producer: Alan A. Armer
Frank Cannon: William Conrad
Harry Kendrix: William Windom
Joe Brubaker: Don Gordon
Leon Malcolm: Sorrell Booke
Donna Woodward: Judy McConnell
Susan Kendrix: Judy Dayton
Don Woodward: Stewart Moss
Detective Canfield: Ed Hall
Jack Rissmiller: Christopher Dark

: Anniversary Banquet

The Prime Minister, Rt Hon Edward Heath, MP, is among the guests at a distinguished gathering in London's Guildhall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the BBC, Speeches by The Prime Minister, The Lord Mayor of London, The Chairman and The Director-General of the BBC.
Scene described by Tom Fleming
(50 Years on the Air: page 3)


Speaker: Rt Hon Edward Heath
Speaker: The Lord Mayor of London [Sir Edward Howard]
Speaker: The Chairman [Lord Hill of Luton]
Speaker: The Director-General of the BBC [Sir Charles Curran]
Commentator: Tom Fleming
Director: Antony Craxton

: Friday Talk-In

Round off the week with Robin Day discussing questions of the moment with people concerned. Each Friday Robin, his guests and his studio audience take up an important topic in 45 minutes of argument and debate.


Presenter: Robin Day
Executive producer: Gordon Watts

: Late Night News

: 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.

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