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: Midday News



Unknown: Bill Giles

: Pebble Mill at One

Television's 'live' and liveliest magazine programme features Star Chef-today's guest, journalist and broadcaster Katharine Whitehorn , demonstrates her cooking skills in the foyer.


Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Bob Langley
Unknown: Bob Hall
Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn

: Over the Moon

What Goes Up, Comes Down Presented by SAM DALE
In the story sung by BARBARA COURTNEY KING , an ' ordinary boy' walks on air-for a while.
Story animation TONY WHITE
Written and directed by MARTIN FISHER Produced by MICHAEL COLE


Presented By: Sam Dale
Sung By: Barbara Courtney King
Unknown: Tony White
Directed By: Martin Fisher
Produced By: Michael Cole

: Closedown

: Dechrau Siarad

Speaking Welsh

: Delia Smith's Cookery Course: Puddings

The last of ten programmes presented by Delia Smith.
Delia explains the basic technique of steaming, and shows how to make several delicious and economical puddings.
Book (same title), part 1, £3.75, from bookshops
Recipes and food prices on Ceefax


Cook/presenter: Delia Smith
Executive producer: Tony Matthews
Producer: Jenny Rogers

: Play School

: Pixie and Dixie

Heavens to Jinksy

: Jackanory

with John Grant
Littlenose the Dancer
The Sun Dance is a very special dance for Neanderthal folk - as Littlenose finds out.


Unknown: John Grant

: Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle: Tarzan and the Beast in the Iron Mask

A cartoon series.
Tarzan visits an old friend and meets a prehistoric beast and a prisoner in a tower. (Repeat)

: The Enchanted Castle

The last of six dramatised parts by JULIA JONES
With the help of the ring, the children have all become statues and joined in a feast with the other statues by a pool on the island. However, with the coming of dawn, the rest of the statues have returned to their pedestals, leaving the children stranded on the island. Magic End
Videotape editor NEIL PITTAWAY Studio lighting DICKIE HIGHAM


Unknown: E. Nesbit
Unknown: Julia Jones
Editor: Neil Pittaway
Unknown: Dickie Higham
Designers: John Stout
Designers: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Anna Home
Director: Dorothea Brooking
Cathy: Candida Beveridge
Gerald: Simon Sheard
Jimmy: Marcus Scott-Barrett
Mabel: Georgia Slowe
Eliza: Gill Abineri
Mademoiselle: Diane Mercer
Bailiff/Lord Yalding: Cavan Kendall
Aunt: Sheila Beckett
Jefferson Conway: Brian Hawksley
Psyche: Eliza Buckingham

: Evening News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Nationwide

HUGH SCULLY , JOHN STAPLETON and BOB WELLINGS present a mixture of topical reports, special investigations, films and features.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Sue Lawley
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings

: Angels

by GILLY FRASER featuring Kathryn Apanowicz
Martin Barrass , Shirley Cheriton Carol Holmes , Judith Jacob Shelley King , Joanna Monro
' They warned me about Gynae at the Nurses' Home. It's all that emotion. It's putting me right off women! '
For cast see page 50 BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Gilly Fraser
Unknown: Kathryn Apanowicz
Unknown: Martin Barrass
Unknown: Shirley Cheriton
Unknown: Carol Holmes
Unknown: Judith Jacob
Unknown: Shelley King
Unknown: Joanna Monro

: Star Trek: A Private Little War

Starring William Shatner as Captain James T Kirk, Leonard Nimoy as Mr Spock

This week: A Private Little War
Star Fleet orders specifically forbid intervention in the evolution of other races, yet Captain Kirk takes the grave risk of running guns to a previously peaceful tribe. He runs a far greater peril without even realising it, which is perhaps just as well for his peace of mind.


Writer: Gene Roddenberry
Director: Marc Daniels
Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy

: Mastermind

with Magnus Magnusson
On this occasion, Mastermind visits Northern Ireland for the first time. The New University of Ulster in Coleraine are the hosts to this third semi-final group of contenders seeking to win through to the Final. They are:
Tony Broadbent (political writer) English Poetry
Martin Bradley (mature student) Life and Work of Billie Holiday
John Egan (transport supervisor) Life of Leon Trotsky
Philip Jenkins (research assistant)
Vikings in Scotland and Ireland 800-1150


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Tony Broadbent
Unknown: Martin Bradley
Unknown: John Egan
Unknown: Leon Trotsky
Unknown: Philip Jenkins
Director: Antonia Charlton
Producer: Bill Wright

: Fawlty Towers

by John Cleese and Connie Booth
Starring John Cleese, Prunella Scales and Connie Booth
LP (same title) of two episodes from the series (record REB 377, cassette ZCB 377) from record shops


Writer: John Cleese
Writer: Connie Booth
Music: Dennis Wilson
Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: Douglas Argent
Mrs Chase: Mavis Pugh
Major Gowen: Ballard Berkeley
Basil Fawlty: John Cleese
Sybil Fawlty: Prunella Scales
Manuel: Andrew Sachs
Dr Price: Geoffrey Palmer
Guest: Len Marten
Mr Leeman: Derek Royle
Mr Xerxes: Robert McBain
Mr Zebedee: Raymond Mason
Miss Young: Pamela Buchner
Polly: Connie Booth
Terry: Brian Hall
Miss Tibbs: Gilly Flower
Miss Gatsby: Renee Roberts
Mr White: Richard Davies
Mrs White: Elizabeth Benson
Mr Ingrams: Charles McKeown

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: Main News

with Richard Baker and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Robinson's Travels: 1: Calcutta to Mirzapur

From Shepherd's Bush to Simla
A programme in two parts

Robert Robinson abandons the comfort of the television studios to make a journey across India, from the maelstrom of Calcutta to the cool of the Himalayan hill station, Simla.
It was the journey the ruling British instituted 150 years ago to escape the steam-heat of Calcutta. Today, in an eventful and often amusing expedition, Robinson examines the extent to which the legacy of the British remains - not just in the building and monuments of the Raj and those Brits who have 'stayed on', but within the modern Indians themselves.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Photography: David South
Film Editor: Andrew Willsmore
Assistant Producer: Adam Love
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Harry Carpenter featuring
The World Gymnastics Championships from Fort Worth, Texas
Exclusive coverage of the largest-ever Gymnastics World Championships with 33 nations competing, including China, who last took part in 1962. Featured tonight are the Women's Individual Championship, with Olympic Champion Nadia Coma neci of Romania the favourite, and the Men's Apparatus Championships, with six gold medals at stake.
Plus all the day's news from home and abroad.
Gymnastics TV presentation by ABC Producer JOHN PHILIPS
A Section of Sporting Themes (record REH 348, cassette ZCR 348), from record shops


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Nadia Coma
Unknown: Alan Weeks
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Producer: John Philips
Editor: Jonathan Martin

: News Headlines

: Parkinson

Join Michael Parkinson and his midweek guests for conversation, entertainment and the occasional surprise.
Programme associate CHRIS GREENWOOD Director JOHN HUGHES
Produced by JOHN FISHER


Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Music: Harry Stoneham
Designer: Janet Budden
Unknown: Chris Greenwood
Director: John Hughes
Produced By: John Fisher

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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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