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Weatherman: Keith Best

: Pebble Mill

Bob Langley, Marian Foster, David Seymour and Donny MacLeod


Presenter: Bob Langley
Presenter: Marian Foster
Presenter: David Seymour
Presenter: Donny MacLeod

: The Mister Men

Mr Topsy-Turvy

: Teddy Edward

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: "Grandfather's Joke" by Ann Reay


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Derek Griffiths
Author of story: Ann Reay
Pianist: Eric Watson
Designer: Ken Ledsham
Scriptwriter/Director: Christine Secombe
Producer: Anne Gobey
Executive Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Deputy Dawg

: Jackanory: The Rose and the Ring: 2: Prince Bulbo comes to court

by W.M. Thackeray
With Kenneth Williams


Storyteller: Kenneth Williams
Author: W.M. Thackeray

: The Hope and Keen Scene: On Summer Holidays

Starring Mike Hope and Albie Keen
with Jennifer Hill and special guest Georges Schlick

Mike and Albie look ahead to summer holidays, find themselves in more trouble in their spy-packed adventure serial and introduce ventriloquist Georges Schlick, who shows you how to make your own vent doll - out of a lemon!


Comedian: Mike Hope
Comedian: Albie Keen
[Actress]: Jennifer Hill
Ventriloquist: Georges Schlick
Writer: John Morley
Writer: Harry Jones
Writer: Mitch Revelry
Music: Ray Bishop
Producer: Paul Ciani

: Vision On: Chains

If there is a chain hanging down from the ceiling and a notice saying ' Do not pull' - you wouldn't pull it, would you. Would you?
Well, Sylveste does, with dire results to himself - and to Pat as well!
[Starring] Tony Hart, Pat Keysell
with Sylvester McCoy and The Prof

The address to send paintings and designs is: Vision On, [address removed]. Unfortunately we can't return any, but we do give a prize for each one we show.


Presenter/Artist: Tony Hart
Presenter: Pat Keysell
Performer: Sylveste McCoy
The Prof: David Cleveland
Designer: John Bone
Director: Clive Doig
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: National News

with Richard Baker


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Nationwide

Look North, South Today
Look East, Midlands Today
Points West. Spotlight South West And Consumer Unit, presented by Valerie Singleton , Richard Stilgoe


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Richard Stilgoe

: Ask the Family: The Final

A contest in speed and wits
Introduced by Robert Robinson This year's Finalists The Cooper Family from Ashtead, Surrey v The Stock Family from Belfast, Northern Ireland


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Contestants: The Cooper Family
Contestants: The Stock Family
Director: Tony Broughton
Producer: Cecil Korer

: Mission Impossible: The Party

Led by Peter Graves as Jim Phelps
with Greg Morris as Barney, Peter Lupus as Willy, Leonard Nimoy as Paris
This week: The Party
A premature celebration to prise open a cerebral-locked secret.


Jim Phelps: Peter Graves
Barney: Greg Morris
Willy: Peter Lupus
Paris: Leonard Nimoy
Dana: Lesley Warren
Doug: Sam Elliott
Olga Vanin: Antoinette Bower
Vanin: Frank Marth
Mishenko: Alfred Ryder
Valenkoff: Arthur Batanides

: The Venturers: Money Isn't Everything

by Donald Bull
Starring Geoffrey Keen, David Buck, James Kerry
with Hugh Manning

The compulsion to make a million can sometimes be like the devil sitting on your back.

The power behind Prince's: pages 6-7


Writer/Series created by: Donald Bull
Designer: Colin Shaw
Producer: Michael Glynn
Producer: Brian Degas
Director: Darrol Blake
Harry Calder: John Rees
Eddie: Christopher Chittell
Susie: Brigid Erin Bates
Marshall: Charles Hill
Freddie Pender: Hugh Manning
Edward Dryden: Gerald Case
Mark Hammerson: Charles Hodgson
Gerald Lang: Geoffrey Keen
David Ayrton: James Kerry
Doris: Margaret Wedlake
Tom Prince: David Buck
Andrew Gorton: Charles Kinross
Fenner: James Appleby
Maeve Calder: Olive McFarland
Dorothy Ayrton: Karin MacCarthy
Beryl: Maggie Grant

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker and Richard Whitmore


Newsreader: Richard Baker
Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: The Mighty Continent: 7: The Hope of Mankind

A View of Europe in the Twentieth Century
A television history in 13 parts
Written and narrated by John Terraine
With personal comments by Peter Ustinov

A new Europe emerged after the 1919 Paris Peace Conference - the map had been redrawn. This episode is about keeping that peace - the setting up of the League of Nations, man's first attempt to govern the relationships of nations by international agreement instead of force. One of the chief sponsors of this idea had been President Woodrow Wilson of the United States. It was a tragic irony that his country was never a member of the League. Neither was the Soviet Union (until too late), nor, for a number of years, Germany. These absences all contributed to the weakness of the League, but most serious of all was the growth of totalitarianism in Europe, a spirit in direct conflict with that of the League, a conflict between idealism and reality.

Book (same title) £5.95 from bookshops


Writer/Narrator: John Terraine
Personal comments: Peter Ustinov
Supervising Film Editor: Allan Tyrer
Film Editor: Jeff Shaw
Associate Producer: Brian Lewis
Producer: Peter Morley

: Film 75

Barry Norman reviews the new films including Freebie and the Bean starring James Caan, and The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, directed by Ted Kotcheff.


Presenter: Barry Norman
Producer: Patricia Ingram

: Midweek

The people behind the stories, the people the stories affect and the people with something to say.
Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy.
Tom Mangold, Vincent Hanna, Michael Cockerell, Bill Kerr Elliott, David Jessel, Julian Mounter and David Lomax are the Midweek correspondents.


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Correspondent: Tom Mangold
Correspondent: Vincent Hanna
Correspondent: Michael Cockerell
Correspondent: Bill Kerr Elliott
Correspondent: David Jessel
Correspondent: Julian Mounter
Correspondent: David Lomax
Deputy Editor: John Gau
Editor: Peter Pagnamenta

: 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.

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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