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: Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: Champion

The Wonder Horse
Brand of the Lawless

: Yuki the Snow Girl

3: Yuki helps to rid the villagers of their rich overlord and confronts an evil spirit.
Story told by GARY WATSON
Presented by PEGGY MILLER


Told By: Gary Watson
Presented By: Peggy Miller

: Closedown

: Cywain

Topical events

: News

: Pebble Mill at One

DAVID SEYMOUR and DONNY MACLEOD Collectors' Corner with Arthur Negus and a chat with today's Weatherman KEITH BEST at 1.30


Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Arthur Negus
Unknown: Keith Best
Editor: Terry Dobson

: Interval

: The Missing Link

The Channel Tunnel has at last begun to take shape. By 1981, it should be completed - 180 years after the adventurous Victorian engineers first thought of it. Here, Horizon, looks at some of the most complex tunnelling projects in the world today to see just how far we have progressed in our ideas and techniques. Narrator PAUL VAUGHAN


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Peter Goodchild
Producer: Alec Nisbett

: That Stuart Hall Show

with Thora Hird , Ken Dodd, Bill Tidy, Mike Harding Dave, June and Sam Brian Fitzgerald , Neil Wayne
Producer Douglas BOYD
(Thora Hird is in ' No, No. Nanette ' at Drury Lane Theatre, London)


Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Bill Tidy
Unknown: Mike Harding
Unknown: Sam Brian Fitzgerald
Unknown: Neil Wayne
Producer: Douglas Boyd
Unknown: Thora Hirl

: A Funny Thing....

Charlie Chester with more memories and anecdotes.


Unknown: Charlie Chester

: Play School

Story: The Little Drummer Boy Illustrated by EZRA JACK KEATS Presenters


Illustrated By: Ezra Jack Keats
Unknown: Julie Stevens

: Clangers

: Jackanory

with Helen Mirren
The Thirteen Days of Christmas by JENNY OVERTON
The Last Day of Christmas


Unknown: Helen Mirren
Unknown: Jenny Overton

: Deputy Dawg

Hungry Astronut and Space Invitation

: Blue Peter Special Assignment

with Valerie Singleton 6: Vienna
In the last of the present series Val visits the Palaces of the old Imperial City - meets the Vienna Boys' Choir-the men and horses of the Spanish Riding School, and a 90-year-old Princess who waltzed at the Court of the Emperor Franz Josef.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Franz Josef.
Producer: Edward Barnes

: The Wombles



Unknown: Elisabeth Beresford
Told By: Bernard Cribbins

: National News

with Richard Baker ; Weather


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Nationwide

(including Regional Weather) with Sport on Friday
Jimmy Hill highlights the weekend sporting events.


Unknown: Jimmy Hill

: The Friday Western: Tumbleweed

Audie Murphy , Chill Wills
A young scout, accused of deserting a wagon train, clears his name with the help of a remarkable and unusual horse.
This Week's Films: page 11


Unknown: Audie Murphy
Director: Nathan Juran
Jim Harvey: Audie Murphy
Laura: Lori Nelson
Sheriff Murchoree: Chill Wills
AgUlla: Ralph Moody
Nick Buckley: Roy Roberts

: Frost's Weekly

David Frost
Written by EDDIE BRABEN featuring
Graham Stark with Julia McKenzie , Brenda Arnau Bill Pertwee , Roger Kitter
Henry Woolf , Alison Steadman David Casey
International musical guests: Dionne Warwicke
Ray Conniff , his Orchestra and Chorus
The New Seekers The Cover Girls
Choreographer NIGEL LYTHGOE
Musical director RONNIE HAZLEHURST Signature music by RAY CONNIFF Design JOHN BURROWES


Unknown: David Frost
Written By: Eddie Braben
Unknown: Graham Stark
Unknown: Julia McKenzie
Unknown: Brenda Arnau
Unknown: Bill Pertwee
Unknown: Roger Kitter
Unknown: Henry Woolf
Unknown: Alison Steadman
Unknown: David Casey
Unknown: Dionne Warwicke
Unknown: Ray Conniff
Director: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Music By: Ray Conniff
Design: John Burrowes
Producer: Michael Hurll

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall
Unknown: Peter Woods

: Lord Peter Wimsey

Murder Must Advertise by DOROTHY L. SAYERS : adapted in four parts by BILL CRAIG with
4 Victor Dean is killed on a staircase ... a mysterious stranger lies dead beneath a train ... a third person is to die before the whole story can be told.
Costumes BARBARA KRONJG Make-Up deanne TURNER Designer ANTONY THORPE Producer richard BEYNON Director RODNEY BENNETT


Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Unknown: Bill Craig
Unknown: Victor Dean
Unknown: Barbara Kronjg
Designer: Antony Thorpe
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Rodney Bennett
Lord Peter: Ian Carmichael
Chief Insp Parker: Mark Eden
Cummings: Antony Carrick
Withers: Alan Foss
Major Milligan: Peter Bowles
Taxi driver: Alan Chuntz
Miss Parton: Caroune Dowdeswell
Miss Rossiter: Shirley Cain
Mr Pym: Peter Pratt
Miss Meteyard,: Fiona Walker
Lady Mary: Rachel Herbert
Mr Ingleby: John Hallam
Mr Willis: Christopher Timothy
Mr Tallboy: Paul Darrow

: International Show Jumping

from the Grand Hall, Olympia featuring tonight
The Alfred Dunhill
Puissance Type Competition
A total of £ 1,000 prize money is at stake tonight as riders from seven countries contest a new style competition at this singularly festive show.
Television presentation FRED viner and ALAN MOUNCEK


Unknown: Fred Viner
Unknown: Alan Mouncek

: The Spinners at Christmas

Tony Davis , Mick Groves
Hugh Jones and Cliff Hall sing seasonal songs both old and new, from home and abroad, Spinners style-not forgetting their audience accompaniment.
Double-bass bill brown Producer nick hunter (Manchester)


Unknown: Tony Davis
Unknown: Mick Groves
Unknown: Hugh Jones
Unknown: Cliff Hall

: Late Night News

and Weekend Weather

: A Man Called Ironside

A film series starring with with guest stars
Marilyn Mason , Charles Robinson Class of 57 Ed's chance meeting with his high-school sweetheart Ann Gar field looks like being a romantic reunion. But Ironside's investigation into a case of criminal assault leads him to suspect that Ann's arrival on the scene could be more than just a coincidence.


Unknown: Marilyn Mason
Unknown: Charles Robinson
Unknown: Ann Gar
Robert Ironside: Raymond Burr
Det-Sgt Brown: Don Galloway
Mark Sanger: Don Mitchell
Officer Fran Belding: Elizabeth Baur

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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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