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: (UHF only) Open University

6.40 The Universe Today.

7.5 Silicates.

7.30 Maths Analysis - Approximations.

: Closedown

: Noah and Nelly

in Skylark
During a Wild Day


Told By: Richard Briers
Told By: Peter Hawkins
Writer: Grange Calveley
Animation: Bob Godfrey

: Jackanory

At Willie Tucker 's Place by ALISON MORGAN
Today: Operation Ferret


Unknown: Willie Tucker
Unknown: Alison Morgan

: Take Hart

with TONY HART and Morph Tony prints a small face which ends up larger than expected, and Morph tries weight-lifting!
(If you're aged 15 or under, Take Hart ,
BBC Television Centre, London W3 6XZ, is the address to send paintings for the Gallery. There's a prize for any that are shown, as long as you put your name, age and address, but we're sorry we can't promise to return any.)


Presenter: Tony Hart
Director: Christopher Pilkington
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: Closedown

: Trumpton: The Rag and Bone Man


Narrator: Brian Cant

: Midday News



Unknown: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: Ymryson Cwn Defaid

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

: Play School

: Battle of the Planets

Microfilm Mystery
Zoltar steals secret plans from
Centre Neptune and G-Force is sent to retrieve them and put Zoltar's spaceship out of commission.

: Stopwatch

with Peter Purves , Susan King and Nigel Starmer-Smith , who invite you to meet, watch and learn from the top names in sport. This week Duncan Goodhew , Olympic gold medallist, faces two Stopwatch viewers to answer questions on swimming; Vince Hilaire has a tip to improve your soccer; high jumper Louise Miller and her coach Alan Beadle look at the high jump and the many and varied ways in which people have cleared the bar.
Producer HAZEL LEWTHWAITH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Peter Purves
Unknown: Susan King
Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown: Duncan Goodhew
Unknown: Vince Hilaire
Unknown: Louise Miller
Unknown: Alan Beadle
Director: Brian Rogers
Producer: Hazel Lewthwaith

: Fred Basset

Out on a Limb
Based on the characters created by ALEX GRAHAM


Unknown: Alex Graham
Unknown: Voices Lionel Jeffries
Unknown: Victor Spinetti

: Evening News

with Kenneth Kendall ; Weatherman,


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Nationwide

A round-up of the day's most important events in the South East - together with interviews with people in the news.

: Cartoon

Cartoon Kit
An MGM cartoon

: Dr Who: City of Death: Part 3

A four-part story by David Agnew.
Starring Tom Baker.
The Doctor stumbles upon the macabre truth about the Count. Can he prevent Romana and Duggan falling into his clutches?


Writer: David Agnew
Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson
Producer: Graham Williams
Director: Michael Hayes
Dr Who: Tom Baker
Soldier: Peter Halliday
Count: Julian Glover
Romana: Lalla Ward
Duggan: Tom Chadbon
Kerensky: David Graham
Hermann: Kevin Flood
Countess: Catherine Schell
Louvre Guide: Pamela Stirling

: Elvis! Blue Hawaii

with Joan Blackman Angela Lansbury
Everybody wants Elvis. His Hawaiian girlfriend wants him to stay with her in their tourist agency. The girls on the tour want him to stay with them on the beach. And his mother wants him to stay with her on her pineapple plantation. While he's making up his mind, Elvis sings 14 songs.
Screenplay by HAL KANTER from a story by ALAN WEISS Produced by HAL WALLIS
Directed by NORMAN TAUROG Films: page 18
Film news and reviews on Ceefax


Unknown: Joan Blackman
Unknown: Angela Lansbury
Unknown: Hal Kanter
Story By: Alan Weiss
Produced By: Hal Wallis
Directed By: Norman Taurog
Chad Gates: Elvis Presley
Maile Duval: Joan Blackman
Abigail Prentace: Nancy Walters
Fred Gates: Roland Winters
Sarah Lee Gates: Angela Lansbury
Jack Kellman: John Archer
Mr Chapman: Howard McNear
Mrs Manaka: Flora Hayes
Mr Duval: Gregory Gay
Mr Garvey: Steve Brodie
Mrs Garvey: Iris Adrian
Patsy: Darlene Tomkins
Sandy: Pamela Akert
Beverly: Christian Kay
Ellie: Jenny Maxwell

: Potter

written by ROY CLARKE , starring Arthur Lowe as Redvers Potter with John Barron
Noël Dyson, John Warner
Potter offers his services as a guide to foreign visitors. His efforts, amazingly, do not start World War III- quite!


Written By: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Arthur Lowe
Unknown: Redvers Potter
Unknown: John Barron
Unknown: John Warner
Designer: Gloria Clayton
Producer: Peter Whitmore
Male driver: Nigel Skeet
French man: Raymond Brodie
French woman: Eve Shickle
Woman in street: Olive Costello
Vicar: John Barron
Tolly: John Warner
Barman: Mark Holmes
Diana: Honor Shepherd
Aileen: Noël Dyson
Jane: Brenda Cowling

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Edmunds ; Weatherman


Unknown: John Edmunds

: One Man's Poison

To critics, its mysteries are only Just short of quackery. To the cured, they are only just this side of miracles.
Homoeopathy is at least as old as orthodox medicine and enjoys royal patronage. Its remedies are derived wholly from natural sources; some of them are startling - poisonous plants, even venomous snakes. Yet its practitioners - all doctors who must first qualify in orthodox medicine - are unable to explain how some of these remedies work. But, they ask, does that really. matter? After all, no one quite knows how an aspirin works either ...
Jeremy James examines the arguments and talks to homoeopathists, their patients (many of whom have tried everything else) and even a homoeopathic vet who points out that sick animals are unlikely to be cured by suggestion or fooled by mere placebos.
Film cameraman ELMER COSSEY Film editor PETER EVANS
Researcher ANDREW MACLEAR Producer ERIC DAVIDSON Preview: pane 21


Unknown: Jeremy James
Unknown: Elmer Cossey
Editor: Peter Evans
Unknown: Andrew MacLear
Producer: Eric Davidson

: Play for Today: Comedians

by TREVOR GRIFFITHS , with Bill Fraser and Jonathan Pryce
Retired comic Eddie Waters gives an evening class to six aspiring comedians.
, .. remarkable performance by Jonathan Pryce ... (OBSERVER) ... Brilliant comedy of errors ...
Designer PAUL JOEL


Unknown: Trevor Griffiths
Unknown: Bill Fraser
Unknown: Jonathan Pryce
Designer: Paul Joel
Director: Richard Eyre
Gethin Price: Jonathan Pryce
Caretaker: John Barrett
Phil Murray: James Warrior
George McBrain: Derrick O'Connor
Sammy Samuels: Linal Haft
Mike Connor: David Burke
Eddie Waters: Bill Fraser
Ged Murray: Edward Peel
Bert Challenor: Ralph Nossek
Mr Patel: Moti Makan
Concert secretary: Mike Henson

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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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