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: Mae Gen i Air!

General knowledge quiz

: News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Robbie

in search of ... Vanity
' Too old to change ' is not something that Fyfe Robertson would readily accept - as you can see in this the second in a series of light-hearted quests.


Unknown: Fyfe Robertson

: Interval

: One Pair of Eyes

Doomsday Never Comes ... declares John Crosby , optimist, in this series of highly personal films.
' Pessimism about the future is very fashionable - and very profitable. But if I could have any period of history to live in, I would choose to be living right now.' So says JOHN CROSBY , the Observer columnist, who belongs to that long list of celebrated Americans who have settled in Britain.
In this film Crosby tries to bring a spark of common sense to what he regards as the current hysterias about pollution, over population, world food shortages and other sacred subjects.


Unknown: John Crosby
Unknown: John Crosby
Producer: David Wheeler
Director: William Brayne

: In Praise of Watercolour

1: An English Pursuit
Basil Taylor describes how the watercolour artists, having won recognition by the forming of a Royal Institution of their own, became part of a mystique which still lingers in the salesroom and the collector's den.
Written and narrated by BASIL TAYLOR
Producer JOHN READ


Unknown: Basil Taylor
Unknown: Basil Taylor
Producer: John Read

: Having a Lovely Time

Colin Welland ... at the Seaside The scene is Blackpool - Lancashire's oasis - mecca for thousands of thirsty travellers raring to have a go. But the Blackpool of yore is changing. The new concessionaires are replacing the ornament of the past with the gimcrack of the present. Wrought-iron gives way to plastic, a trip up the Tower is now an Apollo Space Ride. But the spirit of Blackpool lives on, and Colin Welland joins three generations of Blackpool lovers who, despite all, still manage to 'Have their Lovely Time.'


Unknown: Colin Wel
Producer: Mike Wooller
Director: Rex Bloomstein

: A Funny Thing...

Arthur Askey with more memories and anecdotes from a lifetime in show business.


Presenter: Arthur Askey
Producer: John Longley

: Play School

A programme for children under 5
Story: "Tigs and his Pockets" by Janet Lilly


Presenter: Sarah Long
Presenter: Don Spencer
Author (Tigs and his Pockets): Janet Lilly
Pianist: John Horler
Designer: Andree Welstead Hornby
Scriptwriter: Christine Secombe
Director: Peter Wiltshire
Executive Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: The Astronuts: Molecular Mix-up; Twinkle, Twinkle Little Telestar

A cartoon film series
Astronut in Molecular Mix-up; Twinkle, Twinkle Little Telestar

: Jackanory

with Ann Morrish The Cuckoo Clock by MRS MOLESWORTH
Today: The Other Side of the Moon
Executive producer ANNA HOME


Unknown: Ann Morrish
Unknown: Mrs Molesworth
Adapted By: Denise Cremona
Unknown: Paul Wright
Director: Susan Ball

: Daktari

An animal adventure series

: National News

with Kenneth Kendall; Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Your Region Tonight

followed by Regional Weather
(London only: Nationwide)
(Regional details as Monday)

: The Friday Western: The Law and Jake Wade

A new season of Western feature films. Tonight's film starring
Robert Taylor , Richard Widmark Patricia Owens
Outlaw Clint Hollister is rescued from jail by his one-time partner Jake Wade. Having performed this service Jake is determined to go straight, but like so many before him, finds his outlaw past hard to shake off - particularly as there is some hidden loot, the whereabouts of which only he knows.
This Week's Films: page 11


Unknown: Robert Taylor
Unknown: Richard Widmark
Unknown: Patricia Owens
Unknown: Clint Hollister
Unknown: Jake Wade.
Director: John Sturges
Jake Wade: Robert Taylor
Clint Hollister: Richard Widmark
Peggy: Patricia Owens
Ortero: Robert Middleton
Rennie: Henry Silva
Wexler: de Forest Kelley
Lieutenant: Burt Douglas
Burke: Eddie Firestone

: It's a Knockout (Jeux sans Frontieres): The International Final

Transmitted on the Eurovision network from Paris.
Top teams from the following seven countries compete for the Eurovision Trophy:
Great Britain, Belgium, France Germany, Holland, Italy, Switzerland
Introduced by Guy Lux and Simone Garnier

Programme presented by the French Television Service


Presenter: Guy Lux
Presenter: Simone Garnier
International Referee: Genaro Olivieri
International Referee: Guido Pancaldi
Commentator: Eddie Waring
Commentator: Stuart Hall
Referee: Arthur Ellis
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall and Peter Woods; Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: The Donati Conspiracy: Part 1

An investigation in three parts by John Gould
Starring Anthony Valentine
with Michael Aldridge, Janet Key, Richard Beckinsale

A murder trial: an open and shut case. But why are there three judges and no jury? And who is Paul Frederick, who seems to have power even to influence the course of justice?...
Espionage expert: page 5


Writer: John Gould
Designer: David Spode
Script Editor: Simon Masters
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Vere Lorrimer
President of the Court: Barrie Cookson
Mrs Rudd: Joy Harington
Major Burney: Michael Hall
Paul Frederick: Anthony Valentine
Robert Sadler: Richard Beckinsale
Defence Counsel: David Allister
Prosecuting Counsel: John Ringham
Shelton: David McNally
Minister: Anthony Woodruff
Sally: Mary Tamm
Mr Sadler: Windsor Davies
David: Ian Pigot
Donati: Michael Aldridge
Miss Brewer: Juliet Green
Dent: Ian Gelder
Jane: Janet Key
Police Officer: Arthur J Marsh
Police Officer: John Bardon
Court Official: Alan Wilson
Court Official: Robin Ford

: Jack Hawkins

A tribute to a man whose personal qualities and professional abilities made him loved and respected by all who knew him. Introduced by Richard Attenborough with contributions from
Lauren Bacall , Bryan Forbes Michael Caine and scenes from Mandy, Touch and Go, The League of Gentlemen, Lawrence of Arabia, Bridge on the River Kwai and Oh! What a Lovely War
Films by courtesy, of EMI Elstree Studios Ltd., The Rank Organisation, CIC (UK), Columbia Pictures. Film editor BERT MEADOWS
Presented by RICHARD EVANS


Introduced By: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Lauren Bacall
Unknown: Bryan Forbes
Unknown: Michael Caine
Presented By: Richard Evans

: Fear No Evil

A season of feature films made specially for television: starring Louis Jourdan, Carroll O'Connor, Bradford Dillman, Wilfrid Hyde White

Psychiatrist David Sorell is caught up in a world of nightmare horror induced by a group practising the black arts.


Director: Paul Wendkos
David Sorell: Louis Jourdan
Myles Donovan: Carroll O'Connor
Paul Varney: Bradford Dillman
Harry Snowden: Wilfrid Hyde White

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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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