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: Open University

6.40 The Plant Cell Wall

7.5 Sheep Production

7.30 Viewing with Electrons

(UHF only)

: The Wombles



Unknown: Elisabeth Berfsford

: Jackanory: The Tales of Beatrix Potter: The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck and The Tale of Jeremy Fisher

With Sarah Porter

Today: The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck and The Tale of Jeremy Fisher


Narrator: Sarah Porter
Author: Beatrix Potter

: Sports Allrounder of the Year

Introduced by PAUL MCDOWELL 2: Regional Finals
Glasgow and Gateshead
(In association with Nabisco Ltd (Part 3 tomorrow at 10.15 am)


Introduced By: Paul McDowell

: Take Hart

with TONY HART (Repeaf)


Unknown: Tony Hart

: Cricket: Sixth Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v Australia from The Oval Final day
Introduced by PETER WEST Commentators
TV presentation BILL TAYLOR , MIKE ADLEY Executive producer NICK HUNTER


Introduced By: Peter West
Unknown: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Tom Graveney
Unknown: Ted Dexter
Unknown: Bill Taylor
Unknown: Mike Adley
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Closedown

: Midday News


: Heads and Tails

A See-Saw programme

: Closedown

: ODroiDro

A quiz on a filmed journey through Wales
(English transmitters only. First shown on BBC Cumru/Wales)

: Play School

: Animal Magic

Pets Extraordinary
Introduced by Johnny Morris with Terry Nutkins
Over the years Animal Magic has invited many children to the studio with their pets. But today Johnny and Terry take to the road to visit the homes of just some of the young people who've written in to us about their own special animals. Among others, they meet a pet racoon, two badgers that have to be taken for a walk every day, some wild squirrels performing in a back garden and an otter that likes classical music.
Director MOIRA MANN Producer MIKE BEYNON BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Terry Nutkins
Director: Moira Mann
Producer: Mike Beynon

: Evening News

Richard Whitmore ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Nationwide

Fran Morrison presents the South East scene today and Nicholas Woolley tells the remarkable story of NORMAN BRITTON , who was given a new face and new hope by the skills of modern surgery.


Unknown: Fran Morrison
Unknown: Nicholas Woolley
Unknown: Norman Britton

: MacLeod in Japan

Three films in which Donny MacLeod enjoys an inside view of an exciting, enigmatic country. 1: Tokyo
Tokyo is arguably the most exhilarating and most confusing of the world's capitals. The visitor finds himself overwhelmed by the noise, dazed by the hectic pace and perplexed by the juxtaposition of East and West. What does this city, where exquisite taste still survives amidst the garishness and overcrowding, tell us about the Japanese? Mugging is unknown, so why does violence sometimes feel so uncomfortably close to the surface? DONNY MACLEOD attends a Japanese wedding, plays the country's ever-popular pin-ball game ' Pachinko' and finds himself in the thick of a pulsating street festival.
Film editor merrick SIMMONS Producer JONATHAN FULFORD BBC Birmingham
(Part 2: tomorrow 6.30)


Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Producer: Jonathan Fulford

: Medical Express

Good. bad and quack, fringe. future and preventive - a series on what medicine has to offer. Hilary Henson and Chris Serle report.
Studio director CHARLES HUFF
Series producer VIVIENNE KING


Unknown: Hilary Henson
Unknown: Chris Serle

: The Tuesday Film: The Last Command

Sterling Hayden
Anna Maria Alberghetti with Richard Carlson
Arthur Hunnicutt Ernest Borgnine J. Carrol Naish
In the early 1830s Jim Bowie returns to Texas to find William Travis , a lawyer, planning rebellion against the Mexican president. General Santa Anna. When Bowie's attempts at reconciliation fail, he is forced to take sides. He joins the Texans and prepares to face the might of the Mexican army.
Holed-up in the Alamo with Davy Crockett and a handful of men, one of the bloodiest battles in American history is fought in the name of freedom.
Screenplay by WARREN DUFF from a story by SY BARTLETT Directed by FRANK LLOYD Films; page 14


Unknown: Sterling Hayden
Unknown: Anna Maria Alberghetti
Unknown: Richard Carlson
Unknown: Arthur Hunnicutt
Unknown: Ernest Borgnine
Unknown: J. Carrol Naish
Unknown: Jim Bowie
Unknown: William Travis
Unknown: General Santa Anna.
Unknown: Davy Crockett
Unknown: Warren Duff
Story By: Sy Bartlett
Directed By: Frank Lloyd
James Bowie: Sterling Hayden
Consuela: Anna Maria Albergiietti
William Travis: Richard Carlson
Davy Crockett: Arthur Hunnicutt
Mike Radin: Ernest Borgnine
Santa Anna: J Carrol Naish
Jeb Lacey: Ben Cooper
Lt Dickinson: John Russell
Mrs Dickinson: Virginia Grey
Evans: Jim Davis
Lorenzo de Quesada: Eduard Franz

: Nine O'Clock News

with Peter Woods and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Hypnosis and Healing

On her first visit to the dentist, a 7-year-old girl has her fillings without an injection. She smiles and feels no pain. A 10-year-old asthmatic boy who could not play games describes his new life made possible by hypnosis - "I never thought it would work, but it did. I just feel like a new boy." A Glasgow nurse undergoes major surgery using no general anaesthetic - only hypnosis. She remains conscious throughout - "It feels like an elastic band being pulled." A wartime RAF pilot describes how a 30-year pus-ridden rash, which appeared after a near-miss incident, cleared up after he began using self-hypnosis. A factory worker who lost his voice two years ago, following a domestic tragedy, speaks again - but only in trance. This is the first stage of treatment in which a consultant believes his voice will eventually return.
Patients and doctors describe how they use hypnosis to treat various forms of illness. This film depicts hypnosis not as a panacea nor cure-all but an increasingly important adjunct in the doctor's armoury.


Film Editor: Clare Douglas
Film Cameraman: David Whitson
Written and produced by: Michael Barnes

: Kelly Monteith

Another chance to see one of America's brightest young comedians present his uniquely comic view of life - in the last of five programmes. Written by KELLY MONTEITH and NEIL SHAND starring Kelly Monteith and featuring Gabrielle Drake with JOHN BLYTHE , GEORGE A. COOPER MICHAEL STAINTON , ROGER AVON and TOMMY EYTLE
Stunts arranged by DICK SHEPPARD
Produced by JAMES MOIR


Written By: Kelly Monteith
Unknown: Neil Shand
Unknown: Kelly Monteith
Unknown: Gabrielle Drake
Unknown: John Blythe
Unknown: George A. Cooper
Unknown: Michael Stainton
Arranged By: Dick Sheppard
Composed By: Ronnie Iiazlehurst
Designer: Andy Dimond
Produced By: James Moir

: Come Dancing

The competition hots up as we reach the first semi-final which tonight is between last year's Winners
Midlands and West and last year's runners-up North West
Peter Marshall is at the Cheltenham Town Hall to introduce the programme, and the demonstration dancing is by Donnie Burns and Gaynor Fairweather
Commentator BRUCE HAMMAL
Come Dancing (record REH 388, cassette ZCR 388), from record shops


Unknown: Peter Marshall
Unknown: Donnie Burns
Unknown: Gaynor Fairweather
Commentator: Bruce Hammal
Unknown: Andy Ross
Director: Dave Perrottet
Producer: Rick Gardner

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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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