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: The Wombles

: Daktari

: Children of Destiny

with Magnus Magnusson
The last of six programmes The Farmer's Son
Born the son of a peasant farmer and chosen as a baby to be King of Tibet, the 14th DALAI LAMA tells some of his own strange story.


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson

: Closedown

: Midday News


: Pebble Mill Boat Show Special

DONNY MACLEOD and JAN LEEMING with a special preview of the Boat Show on the lake of Britain's new £44-million National Exhibition


Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Bod

Bod's Present

: Closedown

: FoaFe

Comedy series

: Songs of Praise

: Play School

: Jackanory

with Quentin Blake
The Adventures of Lester Today:
Lester and Cheering-Up Lorna


Unknown: Quentin Blake
Unknown: Cheering-Up Lorna

: The Princess and the Hedgehog

by E. NESBIT dramatised by VERONICA CECIL
What is a poor Monarch to do? If he invites the Bad Fairy to the christening, she'll come, and if he doesn't, she'll come all the same!


Unknown: E. Nesbit
Dramatised By: Veronica Cecil
Designer: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: Paul Stone
King Ozymandias: Geoffrey Bayldon
Queen Liza: Sheila Allen
Princess Ozyliza: Karen Dotrice
Erinaceus, the Baker's Boy: Peter Duncan
Benevola, the Good Fairy: Patsy Smart
Malevola, the Bad Fairy: Bridget Armstrong
Young Fairy: Kate Lock
Usurping King: George Waring
Usurping Queen: Pamela Sholto
Butler: Laon Maybanke
Prime Minister: Ron Nunnery
Commander-in-chief: Tony Rawlings
Lord Chief Justice: Lincoln Wright
Lord High Admiral: Colin Cunningham
Handmaiden: Angela Webb
Archers/tradesmen.: Richard Baker
Archers/tradesmen.: Barry Summerford,
Archers/tradesmen.: Mike Reynell
Archers/tradesmen.: Harry Fielder

: Country Search

with Susan King Man and Dog
In the first of a new series of six programmes, Susan looks at the unique relationship between man and dog. Dogs have been working with man for thousands of years, hunting, hauling, herding and providing him with entertainment and companionship. In the course of her investigations, Susan is rescued from a lake by a Newfoundland, follows a pack of hounds on foot in the fells and discovers they suffer from nasal fatigue and need to rest their noses.
Film cameraman PAUL WHEELER Film editor richard SEEL Producer DAVID TURNBULL


Unknown: Susan King
Unknown: Paul Wheeler
Producer: David Turnbull

: Evening News

Kenneth Kendall ; Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Nationwide

Britain's nightly mirror to the face of Britain.
Co-ordinated this week by MICHAEL BARRATT , FRANK BOUGH


Unknown: Michael Barratt
Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Dilys Morgan
Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings
Editor: John Gau

: Dad's Army: The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones

by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
Starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
featuring John Laurie as Pte Frazer, James Beck as Pte Walker, Arnold Ridley as Pte Godfrey Ian Lavender as Pte Pike

in which our heroes add an armoured car to their fighting strength


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer/producer: David Croft
Designer: Paul Joel
Capt Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jones: Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer: John Laurie
Pte Walker: James Beck
Pte Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike: Ian Lavender
Mrs Pike: Janet Davies
ARP warden: Bill Pertwee
Vicar: Frank Williams
Mrs Fox: Pamela Cundell
Miss Meadows: Jean St Clair
Angry Man: Nigel Hawthorne
Mrs Peters: Queenie Watts
Mrs Casson: Olive Mercer
Old Man: Harold Bennett
Raymond: Dick Haydon

: The Waltons

A film series about a warm-hearted family of pioneer stock starring
The Burnout: Part 1
John-Boy's jubilation at learning of a publisher's interest in his novel turns to the sackcloth and ashes of disaster.


John-Boy: Richard Thomas
Olivia Walton': Michael Learned
John Walton: Ralph Waite
Grandpa: Will Geer
Grandma: Ellen Corby

: Warship: Wind Song

by Ian Mackintosh
A series of 13 programmes
starring Derek Godfrey, Robert Morris
with Prunella Ransome, Andrew Burt, David Bailie, Clifford Rose
HMS Hero is in Hong Kong. So is a girl reporter, a British MP... and a boat called Wind Song.


Writer: Ian MacKintosh
Designer: Judy Steele
Producer: Joe Waters
Director: Michael E. Briant
Captain Holt: Derek Godfrey
Lt-Cdr Napier: Robert Morris
Zoe Carter: Prunella Ransome
Lt Peek: Andrew Burt
Panmuir: David Bailie
Meryon: Clifford Rose
Lt-Cdr Kiley: John Lee
Lt Wakelin: Graeme Eton
L/Reg Fuller: James Cosmo

: Nine O'clock News

with Kenneth Kendall ; Weather


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Play for Today: Love on a Gunboat

In 1956 Britain staggers through crises in Suez and Cyprus while Leslie Potter pursues and marries Monica Dobbs. Twenty years later the nation has still not recovered. Neither has Leslie.
In 1976:
In 1956:
Film cameraman JOHN WILLIAMS Script editor PEDR JAMES
Designer MICHAEL EDWARDS I Producer DAVID rose
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Malcolm Bradbury
Unknown: Leslie Potter
Unknown: Monica Dobbs.
Unknown: John Williams
Editor: Pedr James
Designer: Michael Edwards
Leslie Potter: Stephen Moore
Monica Potter: Barbara Flynn
Fay: Josephine Welcome
Hamish: Andrew Downie
Elaine: Mikel Lambert
Group leader: Terence Taplin
Dennis Horncastle: James Hazeldine
Dora Horncastle: Arwen Holm
Forcett: Gerard Ryder
Mr Potter: Denis Holmes
Mrs Potter: Cherry Morris
Interviewer: Christopher Coll
Interviewer: Julian Fellowes
Knitting lady: Jane Freeman
Mr Biffen: Bernard Gallagher
Nun: Julia McCarthy
Mrs Bone: Christine Ozanne
Bus conductor: John Salthouse
Jazz enthusiast: Lloyd McGuire

: What Choice for Your Child Now?

Continuing the Great National Debate on Education
Reporters Jeremy James and Anna Ford
If you could afford it, would you pay to educate your child if you did not like the local comprehensive? The parents of a small school in Bristol have decided 'yes'.
Bristol Cathedral School is an 800-year-old Grammar School for bright boys selected on ability. When the Government decided to withdraw its subsidy - the Direct Grant - the school had three choices. Go comprehensive, go independent, or close. It went independent last term with fees of £666 per year.
Now bright boys from poorer homes will be excluded. Yet the school believes there will always be those who will find the money for a Grammar School education.
In this film, staff, parents and boys explain why.
Afterwards in the studio, Margaret Jackson, MP, Under-Secretary for Education, and Norman St John-Stevas, MP, opposition spokesman on Education, discuss what is happening to our schools with parents and teachers from all over Britain.


Reporter: Jeremy James
Reporter: Anna Ford
Speaker: Margaret Jackson, MP
Speaker: Norman St John-Stevas, MP
Studio Director: Michael Hogan
Producer: Jeremy Bennett
Editor: Michael Latham

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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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