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: Ludwig



Unknown: Jon Glover

: Jackanory: Ferret Summer: Ferret

by Brigid Chard
With Maurice Denham
Today: Ferret


Storyteller: Maurice Denham
Author: Brigid Chard

: Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle: Tarzan and the Spider People

Tarzan finds the elephants are terrorised by giant spiders. (Repeat)

: Hang on Doggy

. A film from Yugoslavia: part 3
Matice's mother says Jacob must be found a new home. But Matice loves his dog, and can't bear the thought of being parted from him. The children on the estate think of a plan.
Narrated by KEITH BARRON
Presented by DAPHNE JONES


Unknown: Keith Barron
Presented By: Daphne Jones

: Closedown

: Midday News



Unknown: Jack Scott

: Pebble Mill at One

Television's popular lunchtime magazine programme live from the foyer of Pebble Mill.

: Heads and Tails

Beak in - Chest out - Strut about Music and narration by DEREK GRIFFITHS


Unknown: Derek Griffiths

: Closedown

: Play School

: The Space Sentinels: Morpheus, the Sinister Sentinel

An animated series of science-fiction stories
Selected from an earlier age and given incredible powers, three teenagers return to Earth in their spaceship headquarters. (Repeat)

: Wildtrack

Another series of the nature programme, with the latest news and information on wildlife.
Introduced by Tony Soper With SU INGLE
Barn owls are having a hard time as traditional barns disappear. Tony has some ideas for providing new nest sites for barn owls. And if you know of unusual nest sites for other birds, why not write in and tell us?
How many different wild flowers could you find in one day, in one place, at this time of year? Su goes on a wild flower expedition to discover the answer.
Otters are popular animals, but they're almost impossible to see, let alone film. Tony goes otterwatchine in Shetland, and discovers the secrets of how these rare and beautiful animals can be filmed.
Associate producer TONY SOPER
Producer MIKE BEYNON BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Tony Soper
Producer: Tony Soper

: Potter's Picture Palace

A comedy series in six episodes featuring
1: Gold Fever
As Peter Potter endeavours to keep open the old Picture Palace, he discovers that his late aunt turned all her profits into a gold brick and hid it in the cinema. Melvyn and Bogie decide that it's ' finders-keepers '.
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Brian Finch
Unknown: Peter Potter
Producer: John Buttery
Director: Jeremy Swan
Melvyn Didsbury: Melvyn Hayes
Sidney Bogart: John Comer
Joan Biddie: Angela Crow
Frank Plank: Colin Edwynn
Peter Potter: Eden Phillips
Desmond Bagshaw: Mark Dempsey

: Evening News

with Richard Whitmore Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Nationwide

Presenting the British scene to the British people.


Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings

: The Wednesday Film: Deadman's Curve

Starring Richard Hatch as Jan Berry, Bruce Davison as Dean Torrence

The true story of the American pop stars Jan and Dean, who, in the late 50s and early 60s, performed a key role in popularising the 'California surfing sound' - songs that conjured up images of surf, sand and fast cars.
But in 1966, their successful career came to an abrupt end, when Jan was badly injured in a car accident...
(First showing on British television) Films: page 23


Screenplay: Dalene Young
Based on a story by: Paul Moranty
Producer: Roger Gimbel
Director: Richard Compton
Jan Berry: Richard Hatch
Dean Torrence: Bruce Davison
Annie: Pam Bellwood
Dr Vivian Sheehan: Floy Dean
Susan: Denise du Barry
Linda: Priscilla Cory
Billy: Kelly Ward
Nancy: Eddie Benton
Mr Berry: George Wallace
Mrs Berry: June Dayton
The Jackal: Wolfman Jack
Dick Clark: Himself
Mike Love: Himself
Bruce Johnston: Himself
Mr Torrence: Hank Brandt

: Potter

written by ROY CLARKE starring Arthur Lowe with John Barron
Noël Dyson, John Warner
The Potter clan gathers for a momentous family occasion - the christening of their first grand-daughter. Potter controls the event with his usual managerial expertise, resulting in the usual inevitable complications.
Designer gloria CLAYTON Producer PETER WHITMORE


Written By: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Arthur Lowe
Unknown: John Barron
Unknown: John Dixon
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Designer: Gloria Clayton
Producer: Peter Whitmore
Redvers Potter: Arthur Lowe
Aileen Potter: Noël Dyson
Diana: Honor Shepherd
Tolly: John Warner
Vicar: John Barron
Betty: Phyllida Nash
Herbie: Bob East
Myra: Pearl Hackney
Stanley: Jeffrey Segal
Fred: Roger Avon
Emily: Mary Henry
Jane: Brenda Cowling

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Open Secret

A report by Peter Williams The DBCP File
In 1977, an unusual order was processed at an agrochemical factory in East Anglia. It was for a pesticide that was subsequently exported to the West Indies.
The pesticide was DBCP. The use of DBCP is now banned throughout the United States, because it causes sterility, and may cause cancer, in those who manufacture it or who use it.
The implications of this single order led the Open Secret team from Suffolk to the United States and on to Mexico. PETER WILLIAMS talks to Mexican farmers who still use DBCP and to the president of the Los Angeles company that still manufactures it - solely for export. He examines the role of the chemical giants, Dow and Shell, in the story of this pesticide and meets the group of men who, in discovering they were sterile in 1977, became the first entry in The DBCP File.
Film editorjohn STOTHART


Unknown: Peter Williams
Unknown: David Dugan
Editor: John Stothart
Producer: Christopher Sykes

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Harry Carpenter
The Greyhound TV Trophy Final live from Wembley Stadium
The most prestigious race in the greyhound calendar over 850m. Commentator HARRY CARPENTER
The Welterweight Championship of Great Britain from Wembley Conference Centre Kirkland Laing v Colin Jones (Champion) (Challenger)
Last night's fight on the Barrett-Duff promotion.
Sponsored by Whyte & Mackays Wonder Woman
American TRACY CAULKINS ' hopes of winning nine swimming gold medals at the Moscow Olympics are threatened by President Carter's boycott call. HAMILTON BLAND reports from Tennessee.
TV presentation:


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Tracy Caulkins
Editor: Jonathan Martin

: Michael Parkinson meets Tommy Steele

Another chance to see the special programme in which Michael Parkinson talked to Tommy Steele.
Produced by JOHN fisher


Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Tommy Steele.
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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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