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: For the Schools: Young People at Work: 11: Choosing a Job

Outside broadcast cameras take you to a Secondary School where questions sent by viewers are put to a team of experts.
Chairman, Robert Gladwell


Chairman: Robert Gladwell

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC television film)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Mainly for Women

Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler
A weekly series of exercises to music.
From the BBC's Midland television studio

Our Miss Pemberton: 10: Spare That Tree
Written by Sheila Hodgson.
A story of life today in a small town.

(to 15.15)


Exerciser (Keep Fit): Eileen Fowler
Arranged by (Keep Fit): Ann Shead
Presented by (Keep Fit): Desmond O'Leary
Writer (Our Miss Pemberton): Sheila Hodgson
Editor (Our Miss Pemberton): Philip King
Editor (Our Miss Pemberton): Falkland Cary
Producer (Our Miss Pemberton): Richard Gilbert
Geoff Patterson: Terence Soall
Percy Carter: Vincent Goodman
Mary Pemberton: Margot Boyd
Jimmy Bassett: James Clifton
Miss Copley: Aimee Delamain

: Children's Television: Sea and Ships: Coasters

Sea and Ships in which Alan Villiers introduces Coasters

The M.V. Pacific Coast is one of nearly nine hundred British coasters, four hundred of which are probably at sea at this moment. She is a 1,700-ton liner coaster, running to a definite schedule.

This afternoon's programme follows her to sea, sailing by night from London Docks, down London River, past the South Goodwins Lightship, and down Channel. She sails on across the great trade routes, past Land's End to Queenstown and Cork, and finally to Liverpool, the home of many of her crew and of her master, Captain Joe Beckett, O.B.E.
Commentary spoken by Anthony Jacobs
(A BBC television film)


Presenter: Alan Villiers
Narrator: Anthony Jacobs
Cameraman: George Shears
Cameraman: Dennis Towler
Film Editor: Constance Dunn
Producer: Ian Curtis

: Children's Television: Introducing Brenda Pearson

Accompanied by Tom McCall.


Singer: Brenda Pearson
Pianist: Tom McCall
Presented by: Kevin Sheldon

: Children's Television: Treasure Hunt

Another programme in which Norman Cook, Keeper of the Guildhall Museum, shows you some more of the treasures you have requested.


Presenter: Norman Cook

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:
6.10 News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions
News for Wales: 6.15-6.20

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Travel
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Maxine Daniels, Rory McEwen


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer: Maxine Daniels
Singer/guitarist: Rory McEwen
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Be Soon

Hylda Baker invites you to Be Soon and to meet her friends and neighbours including Guy Middleton, Glenn Melvyn, Jack Howarth, Pamela Manson, Michael Robbins, Tony Melody and Cynthia.


Scriptwriter: Eddie Maguire
Producer: Barney Colehan
Hylda: Hylda Baker
[Actor]: Guy Middleton
[Actor]: Glenn Melvyn
[Actor]: Jack Howarth
[Actress]: Pamela Manson
[Actress]: Michael Robbins
Cynthia: [actor uncredited]

: It's Magic

David Nixon says It's Magic and introduces a thirty-minute mixture of mystery and music.
Al Koran, Gus Southall, Sheila Holt and Tom Gillis, Billy Whittaker and a panel of well-known guests to see fair play.


Presenter/Magician: David Nixon
Mentalist: Al Koran
Magician: Gus Southall
Dancer/Dance arranged by: Sheila Holt
Dancer/Dance arranged by: Tom Gillis
Comedian: Billy Whittaker
Orchestra directed by: George Couston
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Nicholas Nickleby: Episode 8

by Charles Dickens
Adapted for television by Vincent Tilsley

In which Sir Mulberry Hawk returns to London, bent on revenge, but meets with opposition from an unexpected quarter; and in which Nicholas discovers the intentions of his uncle and Arthur Gride towards Madeline Bray.


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Vincent Tilsley
Director: Eric Tayler
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
Arthur Gride: Anthony Jacobs
Peg Sliderskew: Ada Reeve
Newman Noggs: Richard Wordsworth
Ralph Nickleby: Malcolm Keen
Sir Mulberry Hawk: Douglas Wilmer
Nicholas Nickleby: William Russell
Mrs. Nickleby: Gillian Lind
Kate Nickleby: Jennifer Wilson
A Gentleman in Small Clothes: Leslie Henson
A man: Leslie Handford
A croupier: Leslie Kyle
Lord Frederick Verisopht: Jack May
A gentleman: Frank Duncan
Mr. Westwood: Roger Winton
Captain Adams: John Hussey
Frank Cheeryble: Barry Foster
Tim Linkinwater: Bartlett Mullins
Miss La Creevy: Rosamund Greenwood

: Frontiers of Science: Experiments on Animals

A series in which scientists show what they are doing and why they are doing it.

Are experiments on live animals necessary for the advancement of science and medicine? Has the animal a point of view? Is the experience of pain the same in all living things? Scientists and doctors show some of the problems on this controversial frontier between science and ethics.


Producer: James McCloy

: Star Choice presents: The Blue Wall

[Starring] Ralph Meeker

The faraway look in the eyes of Tip Ransom (Ralph Meeker) shows that he is dreaming of freedom, of going 'over the Blue Wall' as his fellow prisoners put it. Tip knows that no one has succeeded yet in escaping from Graymoor prison, that the odds are all against him - but Tip is a desperate man.


Director: Don Weis
Tip Ransom: Ralph Meeker

: Press Conference

People who make the news face questions from the people who write the news.


Presented by: Hugh Burnett

: Shirley Abicair

brings you songs from far and wide.


Zitherist: Shirley Abicair
Orchestra under the direction of: Sidney Bright
Scriptwriter and musical associate: William Lovelock
Presented by: Ronald Marsh

: Hey, Jeannie!: The Westerner

[Starring] Jeannie Carson in the comedy film series Hey, Jeannie!
Jeannie becomes a reporter for the day at the Madison Gardens Rodeo, and proves she knows more of the West than the cowboys themselves.


Jeannie MacLennan: Jennie Carson

: 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.

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