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: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC television film)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: For the Schools: Living in the Commonwealth: Canada: 5: The Queen's Most Good-Humoured Subjects

A programme about Canadian Eskimos.
Introduced by Lord Tweedsmuir.


Presenter: Lord Tweedsmuir
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: Mainly for Women: Family Affairs: Health and the Family: 2: Your Blood can Save a Life

Isobel Barnett interviews a Regional Director of the National Blood Transfusion Service. A blood donor also contributes to the programme.
Excerpts will be shown from the Central Office of Information film 'Blood is Life'.


Interviewer: Isobel Barnett
Producer: Beryl Radley

: The return from The State Visit

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Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh
return to this country at the end of their State Visit to Canada and the United States

The scene at London Airport described by Richard Dimbleby

(to 15.30 app.)

: Children's Television presents: Faraway Look

Introduced by Peter Scott.

Continuing his travels in search of wildfowl, Peter Scott visits New Zealand where he sees the Black Swan, the Royal Albatross, and the Blue Penguin, which shares its nesting burrow with a lizard of prehistoric origin.

(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast of September 2)


Presenter/Cameraman: Peter Scott
Cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film Editor: Christopher Parsons
Producer: Tony Soper

: Children's Television: The Thrilling Adventures of Captain Pugwash and Stowaway Tom

An animated cartoon written and drawn by John Ryan.
Commentary by Noel Coleman


Written and drawn by: John Ryan
Narrator: Noel Coleman

: Children's Television: On the Map

Can you make a model?
Sam Williams invites you to take part in a new and fascinating building competition
Send your models to 'On the Map', [address removed]


Presenter: Sam Williams

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - Politics - People
Cinema - Theatre - Travel
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith
and this week: Shirley Eaton, Rory McEwen
(Shirley Eaton appears by permission of the Rank Organisation)


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer: Shirley Eaton
Singer/Guitarist: Rory McEwen
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: I Married Joan

[Starring] Joan Davis in the film series I Married Joan
Joan discovers a secret safe in the wall. With the help of a retired burglar, Brad gets her digging for buried treasure. She sees to it that 'oils well that ends well'.


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: Whack-O!

Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
A weekly school report.
[Starring] Professor Jimmy Edwards


Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Alan Yates
Production: Douglas Moodie
Headmaster: Jimmy Edwards
Pettigrew: Arthur Howard
Matron: Elizabeth Fraser
Taplow Jnr: John Hall
Lumley: John Stirling
Schoolmaster: Philip Howard
Schoolmaster: John Scott
The Marchioness: Margot Grahame
Soames, her butler: Peter Stephens
Dr. Sopwith: Kynaston Reeves

: Final at Furnell

A farce by Willis Hall.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Writer: Willis Hall
Producer: Peter Dews
Pianist: Harry Engleman
Designer: Charles Carroll
Ralph Hallett: Peter Cartwright
Joe Trubshaw: Jack Howarth
Sammy Sampson: Geoffrey Bayldon
Elsie Harding: Barbara Greenhalgh
Harry Harding: John Sharp
Ernie Coggins: Michael Robbins
Albert Thropjoy: Chris Gittins
The Official: Esmond Webb
Footballer: Peter Billingsley
Barrie Dobbins: Graham Jones

: The Football Association Charity Shield: Manchester United (League Champions) v. Aston Villa (F.A. Cup holders)

A commentary by Kenneth Wolstenholme on the last forty minutes of play.
From Trafford Park, Manchester.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Presented for television by: Ray Lakeland

: International Amateur Boxing: London v. East Germany

London's boxers meet a team selected from East Berlin and ten of the States of the German Democratic Republic.
From the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Commentator: Fred Verlander

: Morals Without Religion

Margaret Knight defends her views as a humanist and answers questions put to her by The Rev. Ian Pitt-Watson, Sir Edward Villiers and The Rev. H. C. Whitley, Ph.D., D.D.
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland


Speaker: Margaret Knight
Panellist: The Rev. Ian Pitt-Watson
Panellist: Sir Edward Villiers
Panellist: The Rev. H. C. Whitley
Director: Charles Clifford
Producer: Roderick MacLean

: Meet Jeanne Heal

A fortnightly series in which Jeanne Heal talks to her visitors on a topic of her choice.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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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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