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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Countdown
Computers Need People .
10.0 Merry-go-Round
Find that Man by JOHN TULLY
A briefcase leads Peggy, Jim and Peter into a detective hunt for the owner.
Series producer mike HARRISON
10.23 Exploring Science
Structures and Forces


Unknown: John Tully
Peggy: Nicole Stocke
Peter: William Smoker
Jim: Ian Hoare
Mr Johnson: Edward Brooks
Receptionist: Richard Bartlett
Librarian: Zulema Dene
Clerk: Matthew Green
Mr Yalta: Ken Parry
Chairwoman: Mereljna Kendall

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

11.22 Music Time: KATHRYN HAR RIES and PETER COMBE introduce a musical game of Happy Families. Producer ELIZABETH BENNETT Series producer JOHN HOSIER
11.45 General Studies: Space
When Galileo visited the tower of Pisa he started mankind on a road to what may be a cosmic destiny in space. Narrator JOHN TUSA Series producer JILL SHEPPARD Producer PETER BAKER


Unknown: Kathryn Har
Unknown: Peter Combe
Producer: Elizabeth Bennett
Producer: John Hosier
Producer: Jill Sheppard
Producer: Peter Baker

: Closedown

: Midday News


: Pebble Mill

Presented by Donny MacLeod , David Seymour Marian Foster and Jan Leeming including MacLeod's Mysteries - a new and sometimes spine-chilling look at some of the most intriguing unsolved riddles of all time.


Presented By: Donny MacLeod
Presented By: David Seymour
Presented By: Marian Foster
Presented By: Jan Leeming
Editor: Terry Dobson

: Bod

Bod and the Cherry Tree

: For Schools, Colleges

2.1 Words and Pictures The Magic Fish
A poor fisherman catches a fish who is really a prince under enchantment. He expects no reward when he lets the fish go, but his ambitious wife has other ideas. Presenter HENRY WOOLF Puppets ALAN PLATT
2.18 Near and Far
Life Must Go On
2.40 Going to Work The Dairy Industry
Jobs connected with milk production; distribution, and the manufacture of dairy products. Narrator MICHAEL MAYNARD Producer ANDREW NEAL


Presenter: Henry Woolf
Presenter: Puppets Alan Platt
Producer: Moyra Gambleton
Narrator: Michael Maynard
Producer: Andrew Neal

: Closedown

: Songs of Praise

Ecclesfield, South Yorkshire, is noted for steelmaking. The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin is the meeting place this week for united choirs from the town, including people who have been talking to GEOFFREY WHEELER.


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler.

: Play School

: Barbapapa



Told By: Michael Flanders

: Jackanory

with Jane Asher
The Farthest-Away Mountain by LYNNE REID BANK8
Dakin has three ambitions: to climb the farthest-away mountain, to meet a gargoyle, and to marry a prince; but first she must find the Lithy Pool, escape the clutches of Drackamag and his pet winged monster, and outwit the multi-coloured snow-witch ... Today: The Call


Unknown: Jane Asher
Unknown: Lynne Reid Bank8

: Hunter's Gold

An adventure story in 13 episodes set in New Zealand in the 1860s. Part 5
Scott Hunter is trying to find his missing father. He has hitched a ride with a magician, Marvello, the Magnificent who decides to do an illusion act of riding the rapids in a barrel. But the trick goes wrong and Marvello is trapped. Has he survived?


Unknown: Scott Hunter
Written By: Roger Simpson
Producer: John McRae
Director: Tom Parkinson
Scott: Andrew Hawthorn
Marvello: Ian Mune
Seth: Charlie Strachan
Doctor: Alan Ashley
Stableman: Edwin Wricht
Bullock driver: Bob Swan'

: Blue Peter

with John Noakes, Peter Purves and Lesley Judd
Happy Birthday Jack and Jill!: Yesterday Blue Peter's silver spotted tabbies were two years old. Join in the celebrations.


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

: Evening News

with Kenneth Kendall Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: 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
Unknown: Hugh Williams
Editor: Stuart Wilkinson

: Ask the Family

Robert Robinson invites families throughout Britain to take part in this contest of speed and wits.
Tonight the DOREY FAMILY from Godalming, Surrey meet the AUGER FAMILY from Kencot, near Lechlade, Gloucestershire.
Ask the Family 3, 45p, from bookshop*


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Robert Toner

: Blake's Seven: The Web

by Terry Nation.
The fifth of a new space adventure series in 13 episodes.
Starring Gareth Thomas, Sally Knyvette, Paul Darrow, Jan Chappell, Michael Keating, David Jackson

Blake and his companions discover that Cally, their new crew member, has sabotaged the Liberator. Apparently out of control, the ship plunges on into uncharted space.


Writer/Series created by: Terry Nation
Script editor: Chris Boucher
Designer: Martin Collins
Producer: David Maloney
Director: Michael Briant
Blake: Gareth Thomas
Jenna: Sally Knyvette
Avon: Paul Darrow
Cally: Jan Chappell
Vila: Michael Keating
Gan: David Jackson
Zen: Peter Tuddenham
Saymon: Richard Beale
Geela: Ania Marson
Novara: Miles Fothergill
Decima: Deep Roy
Decima: Gilda Cohen
Decima: Ismet Hassam
Decima: Marcus Powell
Decima: Molly Tweedley
Decima: Willie Sheara

: Terror International

An investigation in two parts into terrorism
Part 1: Conspiracy
For the last decade, international terrorism has developed and spread, touching everyone, everywhere. Baader-Meinhof, the Japanese Red Army, Carlos the Jackal ...they have all become familiar names. Their operations have involved nearly every capital; from Mogadishu to Vienna, Dacca, London, Paris, Entebbe and Tokyo, the stories of bombings, murders, of hi-jackings and seemingly mindless and random acts of terrorism fill our headlines. But just how random are they?
In Part 1 of this special investigation, Tom Mangold reveals the connection between armed revolutionaries worldwide, who have united as a disciplined, co-ordinated and ruthless network of conspiracy.
(Part 2 at 9.25 pm)


Unknown: Tom Mangold

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall ; Weather


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Terror International

Part 2: Conspirators
Who are they? What do they want? And who runs Terror International? In part 2, Tom Mangold focuses on the men and women who plan and execute global terrorism, discovers their long-term aims and how and where they are trained and financed. The trail leads to the Middle East and to the man who controls and masterminds Terror International; a man of such mystery that only one smudgy photograph is known to exist of him, yet he is a man supported by revolutionaries who have never even met him, and financed by a budget of millions of dollars.
Film editor DAVID HOPE
Producer JOHN PENYC 'TS Executive producer FRANK SMITH


Unknown: Tom Mangold
Producer: John Penyc
Producer: Frank Smith

: The Monday Film: The Night they Raided Minsky's

Jason Robards , Britt Ekland Norman Wisdom, Bert Lahr
When Rachel , running away from her Amish home, arrives at Minsky's Burlesque saying she dances scenes from the Bible, the management sees a chance to prove that their show is just good wholesome entertainment - and that's how striptease was born!
Director william friedkin. Films: page 10


Unknown: Jason Robards
Unknown: Bert Lahr
Unknown: When Rachel
Director: William Friedkin.
Raymond Paine: Jason Robards
Rachel Schpitendavel: Britt Ekland
Chick Williams: Norman Wisdom
Trim Houlihan: Forrest Tucker
Rachel's father: Harry Andrews
Louis Minsky: Joseph Wiseman
Vance Fowler: Denholm Elliott
Billy Minsky: Elliott Could
Candy Butcher: Jack Burns
Professor Spats: Bert Lahr

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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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