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: ( only) Open University

6.40 Rhondda: 3 - A Question of Identity.
7.5 Electronic Music. 7.30 Simple Modelling

: Closedown

: Noah and Nelly

in Skylark
During a Jumpy Time

: Jackanory

At Willie Tucker 's Place by ALISON MORGAN
Today: In a Tight Spot


Unknown: Willie Tucker
Unknown: Alison Morgan

: The All New Popeye Show

Misadventures with Popeye, the spinach-guzzling cartoon sailor. (Repeat)

: Take Hart

COLIN BENNETT and Morph Tony uses a Chinese brush, British wire and French curves to make different pictures; the Caretaker draws a French bean, and Morph attempts the Indian rope trick!


Presenter: Tony Hart
Caretaker: Colin Bennett

: International Cricket

The Prudential Trophy England v Australia from The Oval
Australia have a surprisingly poor record in limited-over matches and England will start favourites in this best-of-two one-day games. Greg Chap pell's team will be determined to upset the odds in this 55-overs-a-side international.
Introduced by PETER WEST
Commentators RICHIE BENAUD


Unknown: Greg Chap
Commentators: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Jim Laker
Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Nick Hunter
Unknown: Bill Taylor

: Closedown

: Midday News



Unknown: Jim Bacon

: How Do You Do

CARMEN MUNROE introduces rhymes and counting games and tells a story about Annie, Louise, George, Kevin, Caroline, Cheng, Scott, Mary, Toni and Sandra, who all go to a place where there is plenty to do and room to play. Library Visit
Illustrated by JOAN HICKSON Percussion GREG KNOWLES
Musical director PETER PETTINGER
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE
Written and produced by CAROLE WARD


Introduces: Carmen Munroe
Illustrated By: Joan Hickson
Illustrated By: Percussion Greg Knowles
Director: Peter Pettinger
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Produced By: Carole Ward

: International Cricket

The Prudential Trophy England v Australia from The Oval
PETER WEST introduces further coverage of today's play.

: Play School

: Animal Magic

Introduced by Johnny Morris With TERRY NUTKINS
A detective story with a happy ending! There are some 250 pairs of golden eagles in Scotland - quarter of the European population. Terry visits a golden eagle eyrie, and learns the story of the egg that was stolen, recovered, put back in the nest and successfully hatched.
Johnny invites a family of beavers to the studio, and has a close look at some species of British animals that have only one leg.
Designer JOHN BONE
Producer MIKE BEYNON. BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Johnny Morris
Producer: Mike Beynon.

: Grandad

A series of five programmes written by BOB BLOCK starring Clive Dunn
3: Grandad's umbrella becomes the target of two notorious thieves. It contains a necklace worth £10,000!
Devised by CLIVE DUNN
Incidental music by ROY CIVIL Executive producer ANNA HOME Directed by JEREMY SWAN BBC Manchester


Written By: Bob Block
Unknown: Clive Dunn
Music By: Roy Civil
Producer: Anna Home
Directed By: Jeremy Swan
Digby Rigby: Maurice Thorogood
Mildred: Jane Waddell
Dennis: Michael Sampson
Gaston: Robert East
Jeanette: Lynda Marchal
Sgt Stone: Colin Rix
Doctor: Derrick Gilbert
Gardener: Hal Dyer
Captain Flint: Laura MacAw

: Evening News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Nationwide

News and views from around the South East.

: Cartoon

High Stakes
An MGM cartoon

: Dr Who: City of Death: Part 4

starring Tom Baker in the final part of City of Death by David Agnew
When the truth of Scaroth's cataclysmic plans is finally revealed, it sends the Doctor on one of the strangest journeys of his career.


Writer: David Agnew
Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson
Producer: Graham Williams
Director: Michael Hayes
Dr Who: Tom Baker
Romana: Lalla Ward
Count: Julian Glover
Kerensky: David Graham
Hermann: Kevin Flood
Duggan: Tom Chadbon
Countess: Catherine Schell
Art gallery visitor: Eleanor Bron
Art gallery visitor: John Cleese

: Top Sailing: Cuthbertson's Lore

As a cruising ground for yachtsmen the west coast of Scotland is difficult to beat. There, in 'Sutherland's Law country' Iain Cuthbertson has found work and pleasure among the hundreds of miles of sea lochs and islands. Donny MacLeod joins lain's motor yacht at Oban for a cruise to Mull and discovers why, despite occasional bad weather, yachtsmen return to this area again and again.


Unknown: Iain Cuthbertson
Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Producer: Jeremy Pallant

: Golden Soak

by HAMMOND INNES dramatised in six parts by PETER YELDHAM , starring
Ray Barrett as Alec Hamilton
3: A pretty Australian girl ... an unscrupulous mining promoter ... and the arrival of his wife, Rosa. Life in Australia for Alec Hamilton gets complicated ...
Directed by HENRI SAFRAN
Presented for the BBC by TIMOTHY COMBE


Unknown: Peter Yeldham
Unknown: Ray Barrett
Unknown: Alec Hamilton
Unknown: Alec Hamilton
Produced By: James Gatward
Directed By: Henri Safran
Unknown: Timothy Combe
Rosa: Christine Kruger
Janet: Elizabeth Alexander
Ed: Heinz Schimmelpfennig
Kadek: Gunther Ungerheuer
Culpin: Bill Hunter
Prophesy: Ruth Cracknell
Johnny: David Cameron
Petersen: Gordon McDougall
Westrop: Vince Gil
Wolli: Steve Dodds
Freeman: Curt Jansen
Librarian: Betty Dyson

: The British Greats

Barry Norman presents profiles of five great British stars.
4: Leslie Howard
A versatile romantic actor who represented the archetypal English gentleman - slightly vague, rather intellectual, decidedly glamorous. With personal comments from Ronald Howard , son; Irene How ard, sister; Dame Wendy Hiller , co-star in Pygmalion; Douglas Fairbanks Jr , fellow actor and friend; Michael Powell , producer of 49th Parallel; -Mary Morris , co-star in Pimpernel Smith; George Cukor , stage and film director; John Houseman , producer.
Film editor RAY WINGROVE
Production assistant SUE MALLINSON Executive producer BARRY BROWN
DirectorMARGARET SHARP . Preview: p 21 'Pimpernel Smith , Fri 10.50, not Wales)
Sub-titles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Leslie Howard
Unknown: Ronald Howard
Unknown: Irene How
Unknown: Dame Wendy Hiller
Unknown: Douglas Fairbanks Jr
Unknown: Michael Powell
Unknown: Mary Morris
Unknown: George Cukor
Director: John Houseman
Editor: Ray Wingrove
Producer: Barry Brown
Director: Margaret Sharp
Unknown: Pimpernel Smith

: Nine O'Clock News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: The Good Old Days

Old-time Music-Hall from the stage of the famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds. (By arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph )
Leonard Sachs introduces
Billy Dainty , Liz Robertson Sheila Buxton
Ted Durante and Hilda Norma Dunbar , Gambin Guest artist Arthur Askey
Musical director BERNARD HERRMANN
Producer BARNEY COLEHAN. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Michael Joseph
Introduces: Leonard Sachs
Unknown: Billy Dainty
Unknown: Liz Robertson
Unknown: Sheila Buxton
Unknown: Ted Durante
Unknown: Hilda Norma Dunbar
Artist: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Rigden Pauline Antony
Unknown: Nicola Kimber
Unknown: Deryk Parkin
Unknown: Peter Loury
Unknown: Peter Sutherland
Unknown: Christopher Molloy
Director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan.

: Bloomers

by JAMES SAUNDERS , starring and Stan gets a film studio contract to deliver Christmas trees. But even a florist has difficulty in getting Christmas trees in June-on a roundabout?


Unknown: James Saunders
Music: Ken Jones
Designer: Roger Murray-Leach
Producer: Roger Race
Stan: Richard Beckinsale
Lena: Anna Calder-Marshall
Dingley: David Swift
Pub landlord: Pat Gorman
Connie: Beryl Nesbitt
Waiter: Michael Greenwood
Headwaiter: Neville Barber
Japanese businessman: Kristopher Kum
Policemen: Paul McDowell
Policemen: John Challis
Barman: Norman Hartley

: Medical Express

A weekly news series in which Hilary Henson and Chris Serle report medical events.
Studio director FIONA HOLMES
Series producer VIVIENNE KING


Unknown: Hilary Henson
Unknown: Chris Serle
Director: Fiona Holmes
Producer: Vivienne King

: News Headlines

: Ray Bradbury - The Illustrated Man

Omnibus presents a dramatised profile of one of the world's top science-fiction writers.
In Bradbury's imaginary universe, the magical mingles with the sinister: an automated house keeps working long after its inhabitants are dead and gone; even an ordinary baby turns out to possess the instinct of a calculating killer. In classics like Fahrenheit 451, The Silver Locusts and Something Wicked This Way Comes he has created powerful fantasies in which he transforms the familiar into something bizarre and chilling.


Narrator: Bob Sherman
Executive Producer: Leslie Megahey
Producer: David Wheatley

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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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