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: Open University

6.40 The Vertebrate Kidney. 7.5 Car Body. 7.30 Adaptive Radiation.

: Jackanory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by ROALD DAHL
Part 2


Unknown: Elaine Stritch
Unknown: Roald Dahl

: Why Don't You....?

Why Don't You just switch off your television set and go and do something less boring instead?
Your ideas, games and activities presented by the children of the Belfast Why Don't You ...? gang.

: The Wombles

by Elisabeth Beresford
Told by Bernard Cribbins
Music by Mike Batt
Animated and directed by Ivor Wood


Creator: Elisabeth Beresford
Narrator: Bernard Cribbins
Music: Mike Batt
Director: Ivor Wood

: Think Again

Johnny Ball invites you to sit down and says
Buy Books or Bye Books
Each day Johnny takes an entertaining excursion into' an aspect of everyday life that you might be taking for granted. Today he delves into the past, present and future of books. Did you know there are at least 40,000 new books published each year, and someone had to design and print what you are reading now? Meanwhile, press on and think about this. How many people read comics in the world - 1 million, 30 million, 260 million?*
(Think Again about communications : tomorrow at 10.35 om)


Unknown: Johnny Ball

: Closedown

: Midday News



Unknown: Anne Purvis

: Heads and Tails

A See-Saw programme Ladybird, Ladybird
The woodland is full of life -but you have to look closely. Wood ants, ladybirds, butterflies, hedge-hogs and mice go their way, sometimes crossing the path of Wag, the red setter.
Music and narration by DEREK GRIFFITHS


Unknown: Derek Griffiths
Unknown: Research Robin Haldane
Producer: Michael Cole

: Closedown

: Goreuon Gwynfryn

Highlights of Hywel Gwynfryn 's variety show.
(English transmitters only. First shown on BBC Cymru/Wales)•


Performer: Hywel Gwynfryn

: Regional News

(exc London, Wales and Scotland)

: Play School

: Joey and Redhawk

A programme in five parts
Two boys on holiday face different disasters. Joey needs help when his father is injured in a climbing accident. Tom Redhawk is running away from the police.
A Daniel Wilson production


Producer: Daniel Wilson
Director: Larry Elikann
Writer: Art Wallace
Joey Harker: Chris Petersen
Tom Redhawk: Guillermo San Juan
Sam Harker: Bert Kramer
Sukje Johnson: Danny Bonaduce
Bob Fiske: Scott Durnavich
Freddie: Eric Stoltz

: Newsround

with Paul McDowell


Unknown: Paul McDowell

: Animal Magic

The first of six programmes
Introduced by Johnny Morris with Terry Nutkins
Johnny and Terry take this summer series of Animal Magic out on location - to unusual places to meet unusual animals, and to meet some of the many viewers who have written in. The Singing Sea-lion
It's a big day for Johnny, Terry and Gemini, the sea-lion - the recording of Johnny's song, 'Geminee Gemini'. Gemini's voice, too, will be on the record, because her barks are being specially recorded as part of the chorus. And it's a chance to look back at some of the magic moments of Gemini's life; including being bottle-fed as a baby, and taking her first swim. Composer/conductor DOUGLAS COOMBES
Producer MIKE BEYNON. BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Terry Nutkins
Conductor: Douglas Coombes
Producer: Mike Beynon.

: Evening News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Regional news magazines

Look East, Look North
Look North West, Midlands Today Nationwide (London and SE) Points West, South Today Spotlight South West
Reporting Scotland, Wales Today Scene Around Six

: Doctor Who: The Keeper of Traken: Part 2

A four-part story by Johnny Byrne
Starring Tom Baker
What is Kassia's pact with Melkur? Will the Doctor find the Tardis? Can 'Rapport' with the Keeper uncover the traitor?
(Part 3: tomorrow at 6.30 pm)


Writer: Johnny Byrne
Doctor Who: Tom Baker
Adric: Matthew Waterhouse
Tremas: Anthony Ainley
Kassia: Sheila Ruskin
Katura: Margot van Der Burgh
Luvie: Robin Soans
Seron: John Woodnutt
The Keeper: Denis Carey
Nyssa: Sarah Sutton
Melkur: Geoffrey Beevers
Neman: Roland Oliver

: Medical Express

Hilary Henson and Chris Serle report on what medicine has to offer.
Studio director CHARLES HUFF
Series producer VIVIENNE KING


Unknown: Hilary Henson
Unknown: Chris Serle
Director: Charles Huff
Producer: Vivienne King

: The Tuesday Film: The Last Safari

Kaz Garas
Stewart Granger Gabriella Licudi
Miles Gilchrist is one of the old-style white hunters. Acting as guide to Casey, a rich American Playboy who insists on all his home comforts on safari, proves the last straw. Gilchrist resigns his licence and sets off on foot to-settle an old score-with a killer. elephant.
Screenplay by JOHN GAY
Produced and directed by BENRYHATHAWAY. Films : page 11


Unknown: Kaz Garas
Unknown: Stewart Granger
Unknown: Gabriella Licudi
Unknown: Miles Gilchrist
Play By: John Gay
Casey: Kaz Garas
Gilchrist: Stewart Granger
Grant: Gabriella Licudi
Jama: Johnny Sekka
Alec Beaumont: Liam Redmond
Refugee leader: Eugene Deckers
Chongu: David Munya
Rich: John de Villiers
Game warden: Wilfred Moore
Mrs Beaumont: Jean Parnell
Commissioner: Bill Grant
Harry: John Sutton
Gavai: Kipkoske
Chief of village: Libina

: Nine O'Clock News

Kenneth Kendall ; Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Ready When You Are, Mr DeMille!

Barry Norman tells the story of Cecil B. DeMille on the eve of the centenary of his birth.
DeMille, one of Hollywood's founders, and probably its greatest showman, is still widely remembered for his flamboyant Biblical epics. He was almost as famous for his personal image: a tyrant with megaphone and shiny boots, who always gave himself top billing.
Among those taking part:
Gloria Swanson , whom DeMille turned into a star in the years after World War I
Charlton Heston , Moses in The Ten Commandments
Agnes DeMille , choreographer and DeMille's niece
Katberine DeMille Quinn , his adopted daughter and actress
Anthony Quinn , son-in-law, who began his film career with DeMille Jesse Lasky Jr, screenwriter
Henry Wilcoxon , actor and DeMille's associate producer
Dewitt Bodeen , screenwriter and author of a book on DeMille's films
Cecilia Presley , grand-daughter
William O'Connell , his assistant cameraman
Robert Parrish , writer and director '
Chieo Day, assistant director including extracts from Samson and Delilah, The Greatest Show on Earth, Cleopatra and The Ten Commandments, both the 1956 version and rare colour .footage from the 1923 version.
Film editor ERIC MIVAL Producer CHRIS MOHR


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Cecil B. Demille
Unknown: Gloria Swanson
Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: Agnes Demille
Unknown: Katberine Demille Quinn
Unknown: Anthony Quinn
Unknown: Henry Wilcoxon
Unknown: Dewitt Bodeen
Unknown: Cecilia Presley
Unknown: William O'Connell
Unknown: Robert Parrish
Editor: Eric Mival
Producer: Chris Mohr

: Kelly Monteith

Another chance to see one of America's brightest young comedians present his uniquely comic view of life. written by KELLY MONTEITH and NEIL SHAND starring Kelly Monteith and featuring Gabrielle Drake with TONY ANHOLT , ALEC BREGONZI CLAIRE DAVENPORT , JUNE ELLIS CHRISTOPHER FREDERICK
Music composed by RONNIE ROZLEHURST Designer ANDY DIMOND
Produced by JAMES MOIR
(Ftrft shown on BBC2) '


Written By: Kelly Monteith
Written By: Neil Shand
Unknown: Kelly Monteith
Unknown: Gabrielle Drake
Unknown: Tony Anholt
Unknown: Alec Bregonzi
Unknown: Claire Davenport
Unknown: Ellis Christopher Frederick
Unknown: Barrie Gosney
Unknown: Victor Spinetti
Unknown: Michael Stainton
Composed By: Ronnie Rozlehurst
Designer: Andy Dimond
Produced By: James Moir

: Come Dancing

The second heat of this series comes from the Assembly Rooms, Derby, where Peter Marshall introduces teams from the North West and Northern Ireland in a battle for a place in the semi-finaL The professional demonstration is by Michael and Vicky Barr ajhd the' music is supplied by the ANDY ROSS ORCHESTRA
Commentator BRUCE HAMMAL
Come Dancing (record RER 388, castette ZCR 388), from record shops


Introduces: Peter Marshall
Unknown: Vicky Barr
Unknown: Andy Ross
Commentator: Bruce Hammal
Arranged By: Eric D. Morley
Unknown: Mike Johnstone
Unknown: Harry Thomas
Designer: Mary Penley-Edwards
Director: Dave Perrottet
Producer: Rick Gardner

: The Fishing Race

Episode 2: The Plot Thickens
Sixty sleepless hours of fishing in a three-cornered race for the Golden Maggot.
Tonight, Team A finds a stingray in the Thames estuary; Team B finds a carp in Sidcup and Team C finds the camera crew difficult to live with. Written by IAN WOOLDRIDGE Producer MICHAEL BEGG


Written By: Ian Wooldridge
Producer: Michael Begg

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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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