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: Open University

6.40 The Yehudi Menuhin School

7.5 Haydn

7.30 Structures and Materials

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.35 It's Maths
10.0 Merry-go-Round
It's All Right: 6
10.12-10.30 Words and Pictures Questions, Questions
11.2 Everyday Maths
Cheap at Half the Price

: You and Me

At the Airport
The second of four new pre-reading programmes looking at and talking about Duncan's Picture Show.
Introduced by MICHAEL MAYNARD and Duncan the Dragon
Puppet animation JOE BARTON Director DIANE MORGAN


Introduced By: Michael Maynard
Unknown: Joe Barton
Director: Diane Morgan
Producer: Judith Miles

: For Schools, Colleges

11.40 Resource Units 11-13: Geography
Story from Ghana
12.5 pm Russian - Language and People
17 High days and holidays. And ' Goodbye, Summer': Episode 12

: Closedown

: Midday News


: Heads and Tails

Quick to Slow
In the river, trout and dippers like fast-flowing water. Frogs and tadpoles prefer a slower pace. A young otter takes to water for the first time, and gets a muddy nose. Music and narration by DEREK GRIFFITHS
Music from the series (record REC 37t, cassette ZCM 379) from record shops


Unknown: Derek Griffiths
Editor: Andrew Johnston
Producer: Michael Cole

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

2.1 Watch
Africa: Animals
JAMES EARL ADAIR traces the migration flight of the swallow and discovers the rich animal life of southern Africa's game parks. African songs and dance come from MAGDALENE ODUNDO, and James sings the ' Hippopotamus Song.'
Producer jobn THORNICROPT
Music Watch Again (record REC 375, cassette ZCM 375) from record shops
2.18 Twentieth-Century History
One Man's Revolution (Mao Tse-Tung)
2.45 Appuntamento in Italia Usanze e costumi

: Closedown

: Play School

(Shown on BBC2 a< 11.0 ami

: The Record Breakers

with Roy Castle and Norris McWhirter explores the first-fastest-highest-heaviest-strongest- smallest - laziest - anything or anyone with a place in the record books.
In Hawaii, Roy goes to the top of the world's tallest mountain to find the largest infra-red telescope in the world.
This week's special guest Patrick Moore


Unknown: Roy Castle
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Designer: Dinah Walker
Producer: Alan Russell

: Huntingtower

Dramatised in six parts by EDWARD BOYD with The tinkers have been routed. Princess Saskia's jewels have been deposited in Dickson McCunn 's bank in Glasgow. Now preparations must be made for the siege at Huntingtower and the battle to come against Loudon and his paymaster, the mysterious Paul. Part 4
Cast in order of appearance
Directed by BOB HIRD. BBC Scotland


Unknown: John Buchan
Unknown: Edward Boyd
Unknown: Dickson McCunn
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Directed By: Bob Hird.
Dickson McCunn: Paul Curran
John Heritage: Peter Settelen
Mrs Morran: Jean Taylor Smith
James Loudon: Andrew Faulds
Saskia: And Emma Jacobs
Dougal: Iain Andrew
Wee Jaikie: Eric Cullen
Peter Paterson: Alan Hunt
Napoleon: Iain Stewart
Old Bill: Neil Crossan
Tammas Yownie: John Keenan
Eugénie: Izabella Telezynska
Spidel: Tutte Lemkow
Leon: Stanley Lebor
Dobson: Liam O'Callaghan
Sir Archibald Roylance: David Wood
Sime: Tom Watson
Alexis: Shane Briant
McGuffog: Victor Carin

: The Wombles

: Evening News

with Richard Whitmore Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Nationwide

Look North, Look North West South Today, Look East Midlands Today, Points West
Spotlight South West Scene Around Six
Reporting Scotland, Wales Today present news and views in your area tonight. Then at 6.20 Nationwide

: The Wednesday Film: Assault on a Queen

starring Frank Sinatra , Virna Lisi Mark Brittain and Line Langley , partners in a fishing boat charter business, are broke. An Italian girl, Rosa Lucchesi , persuades them to dive for a treasure ship off the Florida coast. When the search nets instead a sunken U-boat, Rosa's German partner concocts a wild scheme to refit the old sub and arm her to hijack the Queen Mary!
Screenplay by ROD SERLING from the novel by JACK FINNEY
Directed by JACK DONOHUE. Films: page 13


Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Virna Lisi
Unknown: Mark Brittain
Unknown: Line Langley
Unknown: Rosa Lucchesi
Play By: Rod Serling
Novel By: Jack Finney
Produced By: William Goetz
Directed By: Jack Donohue.
Mark Brittain: Frank Sinatra
Rosa Lucchesi: Virna Lisi
Vie Rossiter: Tony Franciosa
Tony Moreno: Richard Conte
Eric Lauffnauer: Alf Kjellin
Line Langley: Errol John

: Lena

starring Lena Zavaroni with her guests The Nolans and _ special guest star Les Dawson


Unknown: Lena Zavaroni
Unknown: Les Dawson
Director: Arthur Greenslade
Unknown: Ludovico Romano
Script: Neil Shand
Unknown: Dickie Higham
Designer: Paul Trerise
Producer: Stewart Morris

: Nine O'Clock News

Christopher Morris ; Weatherman


Unknown: Christopher Morris

: A Moment in Time

by H. E. BATES , Dramatised in two parts by ROBIN CHAPMAN with Alison Elliott and Robin Davies
1: The summer of 1940. The German invasion of France is under way - a prelude to the invasion of Britain. In a small village in Kent, a young girl remains unaware of the momentous events about to change her life for ever.
Alison Elliott combines beauty and spirit in a memorable performance.
Lovingly photographed in the glorious Kent countryside. (DAILY MAIL) A triumph of atmosphere.
Music composed by PAUL READE Producer COLIN TUCKER
Directed by RENNY RYE (Part 2 next Wednesday)


Unknown: H. E. Bates
Unknown: Robin Chapman
Unknown: Alison Elliott
Unknown: Robin Davies
Unknown: Alison Elliott
Composed By: Paul Reade
Producer: Colin Tucker
Directed By: Renny Rye
Elizabeth: Alison Elliott
Tom: Michael Troughton
Catharine: Jill Balcon
Harry: Benjamin Whitrow
Edna: Lucy Griffiths
Rose: Betty Alberge
Group Capt O'Brien: James Greene
Bill: John Moulder-Brown
Matters: Richard Albrecht
Count: Nicolas Chagrin
Splodge: Robin Davies
Fitzroy: Geoffrey Burridge
Mac: Neil McCaul
Stephanie: Joanna Lloyd
Countess SHARON: Lee Hill
Sergeant: John Lyons
Corporal: Tommy Wright
Photographer: Barry McDonald
Newsreader: Alvar Lidell
Doll: Cheryl Hall
Landlord: Harry Littlewood
Mr Hudson: Bob Cartland
Smithy: Ron Flanagan
Fred: Jimmy Gardner
Amos: George Malpas
Vicar: Noel Howlett
Jimmy: Lee MacDonald
Derek: Gus Robbins

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Harry Carpenter featuring
International Professional Boxing from the Royal Albert Hall
TONY SIBSON , the Commonwealth Middleweight title-holder headed a parade of champions on last night's Mike Barrett promotion. His opponent over ten rounds was MARCIANO BERNARDI , a Puerto Rican who has had 20 wins as a professional, 16 inside the distance. Also on the bill were British Welterweight champion COLIN JONES ; PAT THOMAS , the Light-middleweight champion and RAY CATTOUSE , champion of Britain at Lightweight. Commentator HARRY CARPENTER Cricket
A preview of the First Test between England and the West Indies which begins tomorrow at Trent Bridge.
Television presentation: BOXing BOB DUNCAN


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Tony Sibson
Unknown: Mike Barrett
Unknown: Marciano Bernardi
Unknown: Colin Jones
Unknown: Pat Thomas
Unknown: Ray Cattouse
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Trent Bridge.
Unknown: Bob Duncan
Producer: John Philips
Editor: Jonathan Martin

: News Headlines

: Target

starring Patrick Mower in Queen's Pardon by David Wickes

An old man campaigns to clear his dead son's name. His obsession unravels an 18-year-old mystery - but with deadly consequences.


Producer: Philip Hinchcliffe
Director: David Wickes
Writer: David Wickes
Geoffrey Wyatt: Max Wall
Det-Supt Hackett: Patrick Mower
Det Chief Supt Tate: Philip Madoc
Det-Sgt Bonney: Brendan Price
Det-Sgt Colbert: Vivien Heilbron
Jack Sissons, MP: Ray Smith
Labour Party agent: Brian Glover
John Perry: Peter Childs
Lloyd Johnson: Lance Percival
Sandra: Toni Palmer
Minister: Ted Moult
Det-Con Fletcher: Grahame Mallard
Jimmy Hackett: Simon Mower
Supt: John Franklyn-Robbins
Chief Constable: Antony Carrick
PPS: David Horovitch
Psychologist: John Quayle
CID man: John York
CID man: Graham Padden
Companion: Jason Kemp
Barman: Alan Troy
Paul Wyatt: Christopher Cregan

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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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