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: News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Pogles' Wood: Woodwork

The story of the boy carpenter.

: The Fanatics: Old Panhandlers Never Die

People with unusual enthusiasms

Ernie Gregory has travelled the globe prospecting for minerals and precious stones. A childhood passion has drawn him back to a deserted mine in the woods of the Tamar Valley.
(From Bristol; first shown on BBC2)


Subject: Ernie Gregory
Executive Producer: Derek Smith
Producer: Colin Rose

: Movie-Makers: David Niven at the NFT

David Niven at the NFT talking to Michael Parkinson and members of the National Film Theatre about his career as a screen actor
'I truly think the less you know about what you do as a movie actor the more chance you have of survival...'
and introducing scenes from some of his 100 film appearances


Interviewer: Michael Parkinson
Interviewee: David Niven
Director: Michael Dibb
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: Family Fare

Simple and attractive dishes prepared for you by Delia Smith
1: Convertible Dishes
Alpine Eggs; Fruit Tarts
' Convertible? That is to say, these two dishes can be cooked fairly quickly and cheaply for every day or, alternatively, they can be jazzed up for a special occasion or dinner party '
Take a dish, Miss Smith: pp 10-11


Unknown: Delia Smith
Director: John Longley
Producer: Betty White

: A Funny Thing...

Arthur Askey with more memories and anecdotes from a lifetime in show business.
(More 'Funny Things' Fri, 3.55)


Presenter: Arthur Askey
Producer: John Longley

: The Making of the English

A series of six programmes tracing the major historical influences which formed the English character and affected the landscape of England from Roman times to the Norman Invasion.
1: Caesar set sail about midnight The Roman domination lasted for about 400 years but the country was largely regarded as a remote outpost, necessary to the defence of Rome, but expendable when danger threatened at home. Yet Rome's influence has lasted to this day.
Presented by PROF BARRY CUNLIFFE from Pevensey Castle, Sussex and Dover Castle, Kent With PETER MARSDEN
Film cameraman JIM KNIGHTS Film editor NEVIL GRIST Producer HUGH PITT
Book 90p: see page 78


Unknown: Norman Invasion.
Presented By: Prof Barry Cunliffe
Unknown: Peter Marsden
Unknown: Prof R. H. C. Davis
Unknown: Brian Philip
Unknown: Jim Knights
Editor: Nevil Grist
Producer: Hugh Pitt

: Mastermind

Introduced by Magnus Magnusson When the questions begin, there is no time to ponder or elaborate. Contestants in this Brain Game know the answers immediately - or not at all. Tension mounts again at the University of Lancaster in this second round contest to find the Mastermind of 1973.


Introduced By: Magnus Magnusson

: Play School

: The Mole: The Mole and the Lollipop

Wasps make life difficult for the Mole until he discovers lollipops are for eating.

: Jackanory

with Ann Morrish
The Cuckoo Clock by MRS MOLESWORTH
Today: Butterfly Lane


Unknown: Ann Morrish
Unknown: Mrs Molesworth

: Josie & the Pussycats in Outer Space

No matter how far they may travel, Josie and her group encounter incredible adventures.

: Hope and Keen's Crazy Bus

Mike Hope and Albie Keen in Caledonia, Here We Come! by JOHN MORLEY with PETER GOODWRIGHT as Crumble
Producer PAUL CIANI. BBC Scotland


Unknown: Mike Hope
Unknown: Albie Keen
Unknown: John Morley
Unknown: Peter Goodwright
Unknown: Jessie McPherson
Unknown: Ruth Kettlewell
Unknown: Mrs Grapple
Unknown: Dave Hatton
Unknown: Alastair McDonald
Designer: Walter Miller
Producer: Paul Ciani.

: National News

with Richard Baker; Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Nationwide

bringing you news and views in your region tonight (including Regional Weather)
Including a birthday look at the last 50 years of Radio Times, now the biggest selling magazine in Europe.
Presented by Michael Barratt, Frank Bough and Bob Wellings
(Regional details as Monday)
The Radio Times 50th Anniversary Special on sale tomorrow, 13 September, price 50p


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

: Oh, Father!: The World, My Parish

A new comedy series by David Climie and Austin Steele
Starring Derek Nimmo
with Felix Aylmer, Derek Francis, Laurence Naismith, Pearl Hackney, David Kelly

Brother Dominic is ordained and leaves Mountacres to become curate to Father Harris.
'Monasteries are pretty jolly places' pages 17 and 19


Writer: David Climie
Writer: Austin Steele
Music: Mike Sammes
Costumes: Sonia Kerr
Make-up: Jackie Block
Sound: Norman Greaves
Lighting: Ritchie Richardson
Designer: Louise Vanson
Producer: Graeme Muir
Brother Dominic: Derek Nimmo
A brother: Norman Atkyns
Father Matthew: Derek Francis
Father Anselm: Felix Aylmer
Father Harris: Laurence Naismith
Mr Bellamy: Robert Raglan
Mrs Carr: Pearl Hackney
Walter: David Kelly
Girl on train: Melanie Jane
Clergyman: Hugh Morton
Mr Peters: Keith Smith

: Search Control

A new film series starring Hugh O'Brian
Tony Franciosa , Doug McClure as three electronic space-age agents ready for action - anytime, anywhere ... This week:
The Murrow Disappearance
Lockwood is assigned to find a top Government official who has mysteriously disappeared. The search makes Lockwood himself the object of unusual-and unwelcome - attention.


Unknown: Hugh O'Brian
Unknown: Tony Franciosa
Unknown: Doug McClure
Director: Russ Mayberry
Lockwood: Hugh O'Brian
Cameron: Burgess Meredith
Gloria Harding: Angel Tompkins
Silvana: Tristano Capucine
Miles: David White
Roger L White: Maurice Evans
Dr Laurent: Ford Rainey

: Softly, Softly: Task Force: Errors

by Elwyn Jones
[Starring] Frank Windsor as Det Chief Supt Watt, Norman Bowler as Det Chief Insp Hawkins, David Lloyd Meredith as Det-Sgt Evans, Terence Rigby as PC Snow, Martin C Thurley as PC Knowles, Grahame Mallard as PC Nesbitt
with Walter Gotell as Chief Con Cullen

The information was handed to Task Force on a plate - there was no excuse for things to go wrong. But Watt and his men are only human and they made mistakes. However, did they all have to make them and all at the same time?


Writer/Task Force format: Elwyn Jones
Script Editor: Joan Clark
Designer: Barrie Dobbins
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Geraint Morris
Det Chief Supt Watt: Frank Windsor
Det Chief Insp Hawkins: Norman Bowler
Det-Sgt Evans: David Lloyd Meredith
PC Snow: Terence Rigby
PC Knowles: Martin C Thurley
PC Nesbitt: Grahame Mallard
Chief Con Cullen: Walter Gotell
Ann Barclay: Kate Coleridge
Tompkins: John McKelvey
WPC Reed: Gillie Gratham
Magistrate: Dallas Cavell
Johnson: Ivor Danvers
Colin Price: Brian Croucher

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker and Richard Whitmore and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Richard Baker
Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Your Witness: Race and the Law

A courtroom debate examines Race and the Law

The Race Relations Act introduced something new into English Law - special protection for a minority of the population. Is it good law? Was it necessary? Should it be abolished?

Mr Edward Gardner, QC, MP will propose and Mr Anthony Lester will oppose the motion That there should be no law against racial discrimination.
with Ludovic Kennedy in the chair


Chairman: Ludovic Kennedy
Proposer: Edward Gardner
Opposer: Anthony Lester
Director: Mark Patterson
Producer: Antony Rouse

: Late Night News

: The Corries

in Concert
The first part of a special concert featuring Roy Williamson and Ronnie Browne with songs such as 'A Man's a Man for a' that,' 'Lord of the Dance,' 'Peggy Gordon ' and 'Flower of Scotland.'

BBC Scotland


Unknown: Roy Williamson
Unknown: Ronnie Browne
Designer: Helen Rae
Director: Bob Hird

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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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