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: What a Mess

A Very Good Dog Indeed Written and narrated by FRANK MUIR
Music by ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER. Filmed by OLIVER postgate


Music By: Andrew Lloyd Weller.

: Jackanory

with Martin Jarvis The Bionic Moles by CLARE MOSELEY (age 9)
Clive comes to the rescue when the super moles start causing trouble,
Illustrations by GARETH FLOYD


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Clare Moseley
Illustrations By: Gareth Floyd

: Captain Caveman

A cartoon series
The Strange Case of the Creature from Space

: Why Don't You....?

Why Don't You just switch off your television set and go and do something less boring instead?
Director HILARY MURPHY Producer MOLLY cox


Director: Hilary Murphy
Producer: Molly Cox

: Mickey Mouse Club

Little Blue Coup6
Toby Tyler : part 10


Unknown: Toby Tyler

: Greatest Heroes of the Bible

Jacob's Challenge and Joseph and his Brothers

: Midday News


: Mary Chipperfield's Wildest School on Earth

An insight into the training of wild animals for the circus.
'It just takes time and patience. Sometimes you think it's never going to work. Then suddenly one day they come in - and surprise you.'
MARY CHIPPERFIELD shows that only with patience, reward and mutual respect can a wild animal be taught to perform in the ring. In this, the second of two programmes, follow the progress of Marquis the lion and Judy the elephant after two weeks' training. Fred the chimpanzee also puts in an appearance.
Recorded in the Kelvin Hall. Glasgow.
Producer IAN CHRISTIE BBC Scotland


Unknown: Mary Chipperfield
Producer: Ian Christie

: Heads and Tails

Life Gets Everywhere
On rocky cliffs, at the very bottom of the sea, even in the hottest desert there is life, if you look closely.
Music and narration


Unknown: Derek Griffiths

: International Tennis

The Braniff Airways World Doubles Championship
Live coverage of the second day's play from Olympia.
PETER FLEMING , co-holder with John McEnroe of the Wimbledon, American Open and Masters titles, defends his world championship title this week with a new partner, TOMAS SMID of Czechoslovakia. Another new partnership, capable of upsetting the established pairs, is ILIE NASTASE of Romania playing with four-times Wimbldon Doubles champion FREW MCMILLAN of South
Africa. Commentators


Unknown: Peter Fleming
Unknown: John McEnroe
Unknown: Tomas Smid
Unknown: Ilie Nastase
Unknown: Frew McMillan
Commentators: Dan Maskell
Commentators: John Barrett
Commentators: Peter West
Introduced By: David Vine
Producers: Fred Viner
Producers: Johnnie Watherston

: Play School

: Deputy Dawg

A cartoon series Oil Tycoon
The lazy lawman's at it again-look out for trouble.

: Jackanory

with Willie Rushton
Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. MILNE Today: Rabbit has a busy day


Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: A. A. Milne

: Screen Test

Brian Trueman puts observation questions to contestants from Queen Elizabeth Maridunum School, Carmarthen, and The Greenhill School, Tenby, who will be looking at scenes from Bed-knobs and Broomsticks; Where the North Wind Blows; Kadoyng and The Donald Duck Story.
They will also be watching a selection of entries in the Young Film-makers' Competition.
Directed by PAUL LOOSLET Produced by JOHN BUTTERY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Brian Trueman
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Maridunum
Directed By: Paul Looslet
Produced By: John Buttery

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Christopher Wenner, Tina Heath


Presenter: Simon Groom
Presenter: Christopher Wenner
Presenter: Tina Heath
Producer: Renny Rye
Assistant Editor: John Adcock
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Evening News

with Angela Rippon Weatherman


Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Nationwide

HUGH SCULLY , JOHN STAPLETON and BOB WELLINGS provide you with background to the news of the day and present some of the less serious features and stories that make up the scene Nationwide. Including the launch of The British Rock and Pop Awards 1980 in which viewers join Radio 1 listeners and readers of the Daily Mirror to vote for the 'Oscars' of the pop world, in these, the biggest pop music awards ever, last year's winners included IAN DURY , THE BEE GEES and KATE BUSH.
Tonight, and for the next four Thursdays, Nationwide will be reviewing the pop scene in 1979 with the help of Radio 1 disc jockeys. Tonight
Dave Lee Travis and Kid Jensen help to guide your choices for ' Best Single ' and ' Best Female Singer


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings
Unknown: Ian Dury
Unknown: Kate Bush.
Unknown: Dave Lee Travis
Unknown: Kid Jensen

: Tomorrow's World

looks forward to the 80s.
Presented by Michael Rodd
Judith Hann , Kieran Prendiville with reporter SUE INGLE
The age of the microprocessor - will it bring horrendous unemployment or limitless leisure? Easy wealth or widespread poverty? A new decade - a new look for the programme and, as always, new ideas from the world of science and technology.
Tomorrow's World Looks to the Eighties, £7.25, from bookshops


Presented By: Michael Rodd
Presented By: Judith Hann
Presented By: Kieran Prendiville
Producers: John Groom
Producers: Laurie John
Producers: Andy Wiseman
Edited By: David Filkin

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Peter Powell.
Legs & Co, Top of the Pops Orchestra


Presenter: Peter Powell
Dancers: Legs & Co
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Choreography: Flick Colby
Designer: Humphrey Jaeger
Producer: Phil Bishop
Executive Producer: Robin Nash

: White Rock

James Coburn introduces this selection of the most exciting events of the XII Winter Olympic Games with a wealth of personal background knowledge and a dry sense of humour. The actor, himself an accomplished snow athlete, has a rare gift for conveying the exhilaration - and terror - involved in hurtling downhill at 75 mph, or flying off the end of a ski-jump so that even the least sports-minded viewer shares the thrills, skill and immense courage of the Olympic heroes.
Better than being there in the flesh.
One of the most exciting screen expcriences I've enjoyed in the past year. ' (DAILY MAIL) Written and directed by TONY MAYLAM (First showing on British television)


Introduces: James Coburn
Directed By: Tony Maylam

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Play for Today:Chance of a Lifetime

by ROBERT HOLMAN with David Daker
A school-leaver joins the Army.
Film cameraman PETER BARTLETT Sound recordist DENNIS PANCHEN Editor DAVID MARTIN


Unknown: Robert Holman
Unknown: David Daker
Unknown: Peter Bartlett
Unknown: Dennis Panchen
Editor: David Martin
Designer: Geoff Powell
Producer: Richard Eyre
Director: Giles Foster
Andrew Saville: David Daker
Gordon Saville: Martyn Hesford
Philip Saville: Richard Tolan
Jean: Madelaine Newton
Major Ian Anderson: David Buck
School teacher: Kenneth MacDonald
School secretary: Rachel Bell
Stephen: Stephen Greenwood
Colin: Gary Patterson
Headmaster: Stuart Teale
Stephen Gallagher: Oliver Maguire
Old Mr Gallagher: J G Devlin
Old Mrs Gallagher: Mollie Maureen
Taxi driver: Christopher Denham
Recruiting sergeants: Tony McHale
Recruiting sergeants: Christopher Reeks
Army recruit: Max Hafler
Pathologist: Norman Scace
Gardener: Peter Biddle
Shift worker: Joe Belcher
Old lady: Rose Hill
Nurse: Alison Ambler

: International Tennis

The Branitf Airways World Doubles Championship
DAVID VINE introduces highlights of today's play.

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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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