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: Open University

6.40 A Conflict Brought to Light

7.5 Entropy

7.30 Patterning of the Vote

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.35 Out of the Past
Industrial Archaeology
Bottle it Up! with NEIL COSSONS Producer SUE WEEKS
10.0-10.5 Merry-go-Round
Keep Up with the Times: 1
11.0 Watch
Moses in Egypt: The Nile
(For details: see Wednesday at 2.1 pm)
11.17 Television Club. A School in Time. Freshwater Shark

: Closedown

: Midday News


: Pebble Mill at One

Television's popular lunchtime magazine programme live from the foyer of Pebble Mill.
Editor jim DUMIGHAN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Bob Langley
Unknown: Pebble Mill.

: The Flumps

Written by JULIE HOLDER Get Your Skates On
Narration GAY SOPER


Written By: Julie Holder

: You and Me: Is That Me?

A series for 4- and 5-year-olds.
The first of four new pre-maths programmes looking at symmetry and reflections.
Introduced by Stephen Tate and Purrfecta the Pussycat.


Presenter: Stephen Tate
Puppet animation: Joe Barton
Producer: Judith Miles

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

It's All Right: 1

: Closedown

: Dechrau Siarad

(English transmitters only. First shown on BBC Cymru/Wales)

: Play School

Story: Milly's Supermarket by CAROLYN HOLLIS Presenters
Carol Chell , Michael Mann


Unknown: Carolyn Hollis
Unknown: Carol Chell
Unknown: Michael Mann

: Lassie

Troubled Waters

: The Perils of Penelope Pitstop

A cartoon series

: Think of a Number

with Johnny Ball
A light-hearted exploration of numbers and science.
This week Johnny decides to Face Facts
Faces - old faces, new faces. Pulling faces and painting faces. Discovering that looks are more than skin deep. See the woman who has at least 60 faces and find out how a face can get you anywhere. So prepare to face the fact that you may not be able to face yourself in quite the same way again.
Meanwhile - Think of a Number. Two faces-father and son-when the father was 31, the son was 8. Now the father is twice as old as the son. How old is the son now?*
Written by JOHNNY BALL Designer JOHN BONE
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE Producer ALBERT BARBER BBC Bristol (23Answer.)


Unknown: Johnny Ball
Written By: Johnny Ball
Designer: John Bone
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Producer: Albert Barber

: Captain Pugwash

Pirate of the Year I The adventures of Captain Pug-j wash and his daredevil crew. j Voices PETER HAWKINS , Written, drawn and produced by JOHN RYAN


Unknown: Peter Hawkins
Produced By: John Ryan

: Evening News

with Peter Woods Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Nationwide

Television's most popular current affairs magazine, presented each, weekday evening by FRANK BOUGH , SUE LAWLEY . HUGH SCULLY , JOHN STAPLETON and BOB WELLINGS with contributions from BBC studios throughout the country. Also from far and near, the. programme's team of reporters, LUKE CASEY, BERNARD CLARK , SUE: COOK, VERA GILBERT , SALLY HARD-CASTLE, JOHN HITCHINS , JAMES; HOGG, BILL KERR ELLIOTT , LAURIE MAYER , TONY WILKINSON and NICHOLAS WOOLIiEY


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings
Unknown: Bernard Clark
Unknown: Vera Gilbert
Unknown: John Hitchins
Unknown: Bill Kerr Elliott
Unknown: Laurie Mayer
Unknown: Tony Wilkinson

: Strife with Father


: One More Time!

A non-stop sequence of hits for all ages
Sung by Paul Curtis , Hazel Dean Jane Marlow , Mike Redway Andee Silva , Carolyn Smyth
Danny Street , Maynard Williams and THE FINE TOOTH COMBS With QUICKSILVER
Musical director BILL SHEPHERD Designer COLIN GREEN


Sung By: Paul Curtis
Sung By: Hazel Dean
Sung By: Jane Marlow
Sung By: Mike Redway
Sung By: Andee Silva
Unknown: Carolyn Smyth
Unknown: Danny Street
Unknown: Maynard Williams
Unknown: Johnnie Stewart

: Life on Earth

A natural history in 13 parts by David Attcnborough
The story of life from the first primitive cells to the plants and animals that now live around us. 8: Lords of the Air
Man has yet to invent anything that. weight for weight, is as strong as the feather. It is not only marvellously light, but also extremely complex and its evolutionary invention was the key to the success of the birds.
BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Attcnborough
Editor: Ron Martin
Music: Edward Williams
Producer: Richard Brock

: Time of My Life

A new comedy series written by JIM ELDRIDGE , starring
Mark Kingston and Amanda Barrte and co-starring
Dandy Nichols , David Kelly
Ken ends up in court - twice. Music by RONNIE HAZLEHURST from a theme by Noël Coward Film cameraman JOHN TILEY Studio lighting JOHN FARR Designer TIM GLEESON


Written By: Jim Eldridge
Unknown: Mark Kingston
Unknown: Amanda Barrte
Unknown: Dandy Nichols
Unknown: David Kelly
Music By: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown: John Tiley
Unknown: John Farr
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Director: Martin Shardlow
Ken Archer: Mark Kingston
Joan Archer: Amanda Barrie
Wayne Archer: Andrew Paul
Eric Archer: Nigel Hughes
Stephen: Andrew Johns
Mr Field: John Quayle
Police Constable: Leon Tanner
Joan's solicitor: Antony Viccars
Usher: Robert Vahey
: Sarah Penny Leatherbarrow
Mrs Biggs: Dandy Nichols
Edward: John Rolfe
Tramp: David Kelly
Judge: Cyril Luckham

: Nine O'Clock News

Kenneth Kendall ; Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: International Professional Boxing

Live from the Royal Albert Hall The Heavyweight Championship of Europe
John L. Gardner (England) v Rudi Gauwe (Belgium)
This 12-round fight for the vacant European Heavyweight Championship is top of the bill on tonight's Barrett-Duff promotion, sponsored by the Daily Star.
As the British and Commonwealth Champion, this is an important fight for GARDNER. A win over the tough Belgian, GAUWE, could mean a place in the top ten heavyweights of the world, and a possible fight for the biggest prize of all, the World Heavyweight Championship. Commentator HARRY CARPENTER
Television presentation BOB DUNCAN


Unknown: Rudi Gauwe
Unknown: Bob Duncan

: Coming Alive

Omnibus follows its recent film about superstar Bugs Bunny with a programme on two pioneers of the animated film. We show some of the first cartoons ever made-funny, inventive and sometimes astonishingly beautiful. WINSOR MCCAY created the comic strip Little Nemo and went on to produce the first fully-animated films. He even performed vaudeville dialogues with projected images of his characters on a screen. He had his act filmed and we show this unique footage from 1908.
Otto Messmer was the quiet genius behind the first cartoon star-Felix the Cat. Overshadowed for 60 years by his studio boss, who took the credit and the cash, now at last Messmer talks on film about his creation.


Unknown: Otto Messmer
Produced By: John Canemaker
Editor: Leslie Megahey

: Platform One

A weekly interview with people whose decisions influence our lives.
Research VIRGINIA ASHCOMBE Studio director ANN MORLEY Producer MARGARET Douglas


Director: Ann Morley
Producer: Margaret Douglas

: News Headlines

: Family History

The last of five programmes presented by GORDON HONEYCOMBE.
Legend claims that the first Honeycombe was a Norman who became a great landowner in Cornwall. Will the Domesday Book at the Public Record Office reveal the legendary ancestor in 1086? Producer BRYN brooks


Unknown: Gordon Honeycombe.

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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.

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