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Weatherman: Keith Best

: Pebble Mill

Bob Langley, Marian Foster, David Seymour present the ideas, activities, music and personalities of the day, live from the entrance hall of BBC Broadcasting Centre, Birmingham, including Plain and Fancy - Cooking with Jack Douglas


Presenter: Bob Langley
Presenter: Marian Foster
Presenter: David Seymour
Cook: Jack Douglas
Editor: Terry Bobson

: Andy Pandy: Hobby Horses


Singer: Valerie Cardnell

: Closedown

: Play School

: The Wombles

: Jackanory: The Rose and the Ring: 1: The Fairy Blackstick

by W.M. Thackeray
With Kenneth Williams

Two Princes and two Princesses - not to mention the Countess Gruffanuff - fall in and out of love with each other, all because of the Fairy Blackstick's magical present: a Rose and a Ring

The thorn in 'The Rose': page 4


Author: W.M. Thackeray
Storyteller: Kenneth Williams

: Blue Peter

with John Noakes, Peter Purves, Lesley Judd


Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Presenter: Lesley Judd
Producer: John Adcock
Assistant Editor: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: The Changes: 1: The Noise

by Peter Dickinson
Adapted in ten parts by Anna Home

When the world seems to go mad and everyone starts smashing machines, Nicky Gore doesn't understand what's happening; but she joins in just the same....


Author: Peter Dickinson
Adapted by: Anna Home
Music: Paddy Kingsland of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Photography: Henry Farrar
Film Editor: Christopher Rowlands
Designer: Paul Munting
Producer: Anna Home
Director: John Prowse
Nicky: Vicky Williams
Mr Gore: Bernard Horsfall
Mrs Gore: Sonia Graham
Newsreader: Jeremy Carrad
Preacher: Clyde Pollitt
Old man: Bartlett Mullins

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Tales out of school: Grange Hill, 40 years on 7 February 2018
Tales out of school: Grange Hill, 40 years on 7 February 2018

: National News

with Richard Whitmore


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Nationwide

Look North, South Today, Look East, Midlands Today, Points West, Spotlight South West
News, interviews and analysis from your region tonight, including local weather

: Z Cars: Boy in Blue

by John Foster
Starring James Ellis, Douglas Fielding
with Barry Lowe, Allan O'Keefe

The men at Newtown question their own stability when the past catches up with a lady called Gwen Newcombe.


Writer: John Foster
Script Editor: Graham Williams
Designer: Christine Ruscoe
Producer: Roderick Graham
Director: Michael Hayes
Gwen Newcombe: Sheila Fearn
Dave Fletcher: Julian Curry
Colin Newcombe: Terence Sewards
PC Horrocks: Barry Lowe
Insp Lynch: James Ellis
PC Render: Allan O'Keefe
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding

: Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?: Moving On

Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais
Starring James Bolam as Terry, Rodney Bewes as Bob
with Sheila Fearn as Audrey and Ronald Lacey as Ernie

Terry is appalled at the changes in his home town; then an interview for a job is the final straw.


Writer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Designer: Allan Anson
Producer: James Gilbert
Terry: James Bolam
Bob: Rodney Bewes
Audrey: Sheila Fearn
Ernie: Ronald Lacey
Landlady: Effie Morrison
Wendy: Elizabeth Lax
Hughie: Iain Blair

: Panorama: The New Man - Cuban Style

Cuba is one of the world's most revolutionary Communist countries - but a country which outsiders are seldom allowed to see. Tonight Denis Tuohy takes a rare look at a country whose leaders claim they are now actually revolutionising human nature, to create 'the new man.'
Presented by David Dimbleby


Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: David Dimbleby
Producer: Bill Cran
Editor: Frank Smith

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker and Richard Whitmore; Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker
Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Churchill's People: Episode 2: The Lost Island

by Robert Muller
A set of 26 plays based on passages from Winston S. Churchill's "A History of the
English-Speaking Peoples"
"By the end of the third century Rome seemed as powerful and stable as ever. But below the surface the foundations were cracking."
Starring Richard Johnson as Claudius, Arthur Lowe as Epillicus, the Barber, with Sheila Brennan as Julia


Based on passages from "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples" by: Winston S. Churchill
Writer: Robert Muller
Programme devised by/Script Editor: Brian Rawlinson
Programme devised by/Producer: Gerald Savory
Music composed by: Malcolm Williamson
Costume Designer: Barbara Lane
Lighting: Dave Sydenham
Designer: Martin Collins
Director: Philip Saville
Claudius: Richard Johnson
Epillicus, the Barber: Arthur Lowe
Julia: Sheila Brennan
Rufus: Donald Gee
Viventius: Paul Copley
Sabinianus: Morgan Shepherd
Justinianus: Ian Fairbairn
Valerius: John Sharp
Hnaudifida: Dave Prowse
Felicio: Lewis Fiander
Placida: Helen Dorward
Flavius: Brian Deacon
Verecunda: Karan David
Lucco: Chris Dillinger
Slave seller: Michael Da Costa
Slave buyer: Roland Curram
Regina: Jessica Swift

: Holiday 75: Around the Mediterranean

A horse-trek, a Greek taverna, an unspoilt resort. Three ways of getting away from it all - or most of it - are chosen by Holiday 75. In the studio Cliff Michelmore
Around the Mediterranean: Joan Bakewell, Desmond Wilcox and Sheila Tracy.
Carter's tours: page 4


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Joan Bakewell
Reporter: Desmond Wilcox
Reporter: Sheila Tracy
Producer: Tim Slessor

: The Sky at Night

Orion, the Hunter Patrick Moore talks about this most splendid of constellations.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Producer: Patricia Wood

: Weatherman/Regional News


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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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