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: Open University

6.40 Polymerisation

7.5 The Arab/Israeli Dispute

7.30 Living in Warsaw

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Science All Around: Senses
Introduced by FERGUS O'KELLY and ANN HEYNO
10.0 Merry-go-Round It's All Right: 1
The first of six five-minute episodes in which TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR finds himself in the world of words.
The Odyssey: The Wooden Horse The first of six programmes
Another chance to see ROBERT ERSKINE who introduces Odysseus and tells how he conquered Troy. Producer ELIZABETH BENNETT
Series producer MIKE HARRISON
10.23 It's Maths! 1: Place Value
CLXXXVI and XVII add up to CCIII, so what's missing? Nothing! ELAINE DONNELLY and DAVID WARWICK investigate. Designer JANET BUDDEN


Introduced By: Fergus O'Kelly
Introduced By: Ann Heyno
Producer: Michael Coyle
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Director: David Wallace
Unknown: Robert Erskine
Producer: Elizabeth Bennett
Producer: Mike Harrison
Unknown: Elaine Donnelly
Designer: Janet Budden
Producer: David Rosevear.

: You and Me: Animal Pets

A series for 4- and 5-year-olds, and adults watching with them.
Introduced by Anton Phillips.


Presenter: Anton Phillips
Puppets: Alan Platt
Animation: Bura and Hardwick
Producer: Barbara Parker

: For Schools, Colleges

11.0-11.15 Encounter Germany Meeting Point
11.22 Music Time
The Sounds Around Us
Do you notice the sounds in your environment? KATHRYN HARRIES and PETER COMBE discover theirs, and sing some songs everyone can join in. Director ELIZABETH BENNETT
Series producer JOHN HOSIER
11.45 General Studies: Painting
Painting has undergone many changes this century. This programme looks at some of the major developments, and asks whether modern art has any influence on our everyday lives. Producer JILL SHEPPARD


Unknown: Kathryn Harries
Unknown: Peter Combe
Director: Elizabeth Bennett
Producer: John Hosier
Producer: Jill Sheppard

: Closedown

: Midday News


: Pebble Mill

with Donny MacLeod , Marian Foster , Jan Leeming and David Seymour including Ashley's Art Class with Ashley Jackson


Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Jan Leeming
Unknown: David Seymour
Unknown: Ashley Jackson

: Fingerbobs: Seeds

with Rick Jones


Yoffy: Rick Jones

: For Schools, Colleges

2.1 Words and Pictures
A new series of stories, songs and rhymes for young children in the beginning stages of reading.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
On Monday a hungry caterpillar eats through one apple. On Tuesday he eats through two pears. On Wednesday he eats through three plums. With each day the caterpillar's intake increases until he suffers the inevitable consequences. Presenter HENRY WOOLF Producer MOYRA GAMBLETON
2.18 British Social History I Had a Cow
2.40 Going to Work
What Sort of Job?


Producer: Moyra Gambleton

: Closedown

: Songs of Praise

: Play School

: The Wombles

: Jackanory

with Jeremy Kemp
White Stallion of Lipizza by MARGUERITE HENRY
Every morning before he went to school, Hans had to deliver bread baked in his father's bakery. Everyone assumed Hans would, in his turn, become a baker, but his ambition was to become a Riding Master in Vienna's famous Spanish Riding School.
Today: First in the Queue


Unknown: Jeremy Kemp
Unknown: White Stallion
Unknown: Marguerite Henry

: Salty

A film series

: Blue Peter

with John Noakes
Peter Purves and Lesley Judd Expedition Brazil Do you capoeira?
JOHN didn't until he met CLAUDIO in Salvador. Watch them capoeira together today!
Assistant editor JOHN ADCOCK Editor BIDDY BAXTER


Unknown: John Noakes
Unknown: Peter Purves
Unknown: Lesley Judd
Editor: John Adcock
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Barbapapa

: Evening News

with Angela Rippon ; Weatherman


Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Nationwide

Presented live from London and the BBC studios around Britain. Frank Bough, Sue Lawley
Valerie Singleton , John Stapleton and Bob Wellings are the team that bring you Britain's most watched current affairs programme. Each weekday evening they present analysis of topical events plus the features and films that make up the scene Nationwide.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings
Producers: Ronald Neil
Producers: Andrew Taussig
Producers: Gordon Watts
Producers: Hugh Williams
Editor: Stuart Wilkinson
Editor: John Gau

: Are You Being Served?

by JEREMY LLOYD and DAVID CROFT Forward Mr Grainger
Mr Rumbold is called to a management seminar for one month and it is decided to make
Mr Grainger departmental manager. featuring
Director RAY BUTT


Unknown: Jeremy Lloyd
Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Mr Grainger
Unknown: Mr Rumbold
Unknown: Mr Grainger
Director: Ray Butt
Producer: David Croft
Mrs Slocombe: Mollie Sugden
Mr Lucas: Trevor Bannister
Capt Peacock: Frank Thornton
Mr Humphries: John Inman
Miss Brahms: Wendy Richard
Mr Grainger: Arthur Brough
Mr Rumbold: Nicholas Smith
Young Mr Grace: Harold Bennett
Mr Harman: And Arthur English
Mr Rumbold's secretary: Isabella Rye

: The Rockford Files

starring James Garner
A Bad Deal in the Valley
An old flame hires Jim for a seemingly simple job but although sceptical of her motives he is still sufficiently attracted to risk singeing his wings a little.


Unknown: James Garner
Joseph: Noah Beery
Beth: Gretchen Corbett

: Race: Where Do We Go from Here?

Most of Britain's non-white population came to this country in the 50s and 60s, and many were born here. What is the outlook for them, and all of us, over the next 25 years? In this, the last of three special programmes on race relations, Charles Wheeler looks at the new Race Relations Act and new Commission for Racial Equality, and discusses with the Minister in charge of race relations and others directly concerned with this, one of Britain's most difficult problems, what must be done.


Presenter: Charles Wheeler
Producer: Colin Martin
Studio Director: David Taft
Editor: John Dekker

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Angela Rippon

: The Monday Film: The Honkers

James Coburn
Lois Nettleton , Slim Pickens
Travelling the rodeo circuit ageing rider Lew Lathrop arrives in his home town in New Mexico to find his long-deserted wife demanding a divorce and his teenage son disillusioned by his father's neglect.
Director STEVE IHNAT. Films: page 19 (First showing on British television)


Unknown: James Coburn
Unknown: Lois Nettleton
Unknown: Slim Pickens
Unknown: Lew Lathrop
Director: Steve Ihnat.
Lew Lathrop: James Coburn
Linda Lathrop: Lois Nettleton
Clete: Slim Pickens
Deborah Moon: Anne Archer
Royce: Richard Anderson
Bobby Lathrop: Ted Eccles
Jack Ferguson: Ramon Bieri
Rita Ferguson: Joan Huntingdon
Sheriff Potter: Jim Davis

: Tonight

Explaining the news that will still matter tomorrow - tonight. Introduced by Denis Tuohy
Tonight's reporters at home and abroad are Michael Delahaye, Vincent Hanna , David Jessel , David Lomax , Donald McCormick , Philip Tibenham and David Tindall.
Including News Headlines with the Ludovic Kennedy interview


Introduced By: Denis Tuohy
Unknown: Vincent Hanna
Unknown: David Jessel
Unknown: David Lomax
Unknown: Donald McCormick
Unknown: Philip Tibenham
Unknown: David Tindall.
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Editor: Mike Townson

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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.

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