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: Wacky Races

Race to Racine

: Robinson Crusoe: Part 11

Robinson tries to teach Friday how to become civilised.

: Josie and the Pussycats

The Hollow Planet

: Closedown

: Camberwick Green


Narrator: Brian Cant

: News


: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Country Search

The Hill Shepherd
Susan King goes to the Lake Dis trict to meet George Wilson , who looks after thousands of sheep.
Film cameramen DAVID prosser , JOHN TURNER. Film editor GEOFF BOTTERILL ProducerDAVID TURNBULL


Unknown: Lake Dis
Unknown: George Wilson
Unknown: David Prosser
Unknown: John Turner.
Editor: Geoff Botterill
Producer: David Turnbull

: The Shining Princess

A child found in a grove of bamboos grows up to become the most beautiful princess in Japan.

: Sir Prancelot

: National News

Richard Whitmore ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Your Region Tonight

Look North, South Today
Look East, Midlands Today
Points West, Spotlight South West followed by Regional Weather (London only: Nationwide)
(Regional details as Friday)

: The Red Balloon

ALBERT LAMORISSE 'S delightful award-winning fantasy about a little boy who makes friends with a red balloon.
Photographed by EDMOND SECHAN
Written and directed by ALBERT LAMORISSE


Unknown: Albert Lamorisse
Music By: Maurice Le Roux
Directed By: Albert Lamorisse

: It's a Knockout

(Jeux sans Frontieres)
The first International heat in which teams from the following seven countries compete for the Eurovision It's a Knockout Golden Trophy
Great Britain: St Ives Belgium: Knokke-Heist
France: Neuilly-sur-Seine Germany: Oppenheim Holland: Hoogvliet Italy: Cosenza
Switzerland: Riva San Vittale Transmitted on the Eurovision network from Knokke-Heist, Belgium Introduced by MIKE VERDRENGH andMARC VAN POUCKE International referees GENNARO OLIVIERI and GUIDO PANCALDI
Commentators STUART HALL and EDDIE WARING , who says:
' The Internationals this year have a special theme running through each programme. After ten years, the inventiveness of the games and costumes is still a delight.' Referee MIKE SWANN
Programme presented by the BELGIAN TELEVISION SERVICE


Introduced By: Mike Verdrengh
Unknown: Marc van Poucke
Unknown: Gennaro Olivieri
Unknown: Guido Pancaldi
Commentators: Stuart Hall
Commentators: Eddie Waring
Unknown: Mike Swann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Softly, Softly: Task Force

Feedback by ELWYN JONES starring Frank Windsor Norman Bowler
David Lloyd Meredith with Walter Gotell , Nigel Humphreys WATT
: 'I am against violence and against crime. This crime has a cunning, a speed, a calculation and a simple brutality. I do not want to begin to see a pattern.'
Task Force format by ELWYN JONES Script editor JOAN CLARK Designer DEREK DODD


Unknown: Elwyn Jones
Unknown: Frank Windsor
Unknown: Norman Bowler
Unknown: David Lloyd Meredith
Unknown: Walter Gotell
Unknown: Nigel Humphreys Watt
Unknown: Elwyn Jones
Editor: Joan Clark
Designer: Derek Dodd
Producer: Geraint Morris
Director: Herbert Wise
Det-Chief SuptWatt: Frank Windsor
Det-Chief Insp Hawkins: Norman Bowler
Chief Con Cullen: Walter Gotell
Det-Sgt Evans: David Lloyd Meredith
PC Dodds: Nigel Humphreys
PC Perry: Malcolm Rennie
WPC Arthur: Philippa Howell
PC Lincoln: Peter Clough
Mr Fordham: Roland Culver
Councillor Fordham: Bernard Lloyd
Mrs James: Paula Jacobs
Linda Mansfield: Liane Aukin

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Whitmore and Angela Rippon and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weather


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Angela Rippon

: I Didn't Know You Cared: Cause for Celebration

The first in a new series of seven programmes
Written by Peter Tinniswood
Starring Robin Bailey as Uncle Mort, John Comer as Mr. Brandon, Liz Smith as Mrs. Brandon, Stephen Rea as Carter Brandon, Anita Carey as Pat

The Brandons assemble for Auntie Edna's funeral. It seems the perfect occasion for Pat to get to grips with Carter Brandon.
Preview: page 13


Writer: Peter Tinniswood
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Lighting: Jimmy Purdie
Sound: Keith Gunn
Designer: Andy Dimond
Producer: Bernard Thompson
Uncle Mort: Robin Bailey
Mr Brandon: John Comer
Mrs Brandon: Liz Smith
Carter Brandon: Stephen Rea
Pat: Anita Carey
Great Aunt Mona: Gabrielle Daye
Great Aunt Maud: Beatrix MacKey
Great Aunt Mary: Marjorie Sudell
Uncle Staveley: Bert Palmer
The Vicar: Denis Lawes

: The Diane Solomon Show

The young American singer who made such an impact last year with her own series.
Filming for this series was dogged by filthy weather - till it came to the time for Diane to sing ' Listen to the Falling Rain.' The sun came out and it shone and shone.
Music arranged and conducted by ED Sound
Director JOHN KING (Bristol)


Unknown: Welch Len Shorey
Unknown: Alan Hitchcock
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Director: John King

: Union Men

Today no British government, Labour or Conservative, can afford to ignore the Trades Union Congress - although half a century ago the Tuc appeared to have suffered a major defeat in the debacle of the General Strike which it organised in support of the mineworkers. The five men who have held the key post of General Secretary in this turbulent period are all alive and' tonight's film looks at the growth and influence of the TUC largely through their eyes. Taking part are: Lord Citrine, GBE
Sir Vincent Tewson , CBE, MC
Rt Hon George Woodcock , CBE Lord Feather, CBE Lionel Murray , OBE
Written and directed by DAVID WHEELER


Unknown: Sir Vincent Tewson
Unknown: Rt Hon George Woodcock
Unknown: Lionel Murray
Directed By: David Wheeler

: Success Story

A series of six programmes 5: Terry Fincher
TERRY FINCHER began his career as a Fleet Street messenger boy at the age of 14. Today he is the only person to have won the Press Photographer of the Year award four times.
This programme presents some of the best photographs he has taken during his 25 years in Fleet Street and shows him in action today.
Film editor jessk PALMER
Executive producer MIKE WOOLLER Director GEOFFREY BAINES Preview: page 13


Unknown: Terry Fincher
Unknown: Terry Fincher
Producer: Mike Wooller
Director: Geoffrey Baines

About this project

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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