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(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

: Grandstand

: Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: Phoney Bunter

by Frank Richards.
[Starring] Gerald Campion
(BBC recording)
(First shown on July 11, 1959)


Writer: Frank Richards
Producer: David Goddard
Mr Quelch: John Woodnutt
Skinner: Alaric Cotter
Vernon Smith: Vernon Morris
Bob Cherry: Cavan Kendall
Harry Wharton: Richard Palmer
Frank Nugent: Michael Crawford
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Johnny Bull: Nigel Anthony
Hurree Singh: Leonard Davey
Mr Prout: Tim Hudson
Manager of Chunkley's: John Kidd
Mr Skinner: Ivan Owen
Carter: Alastair Speed

: Whirlybirds: Unwanted

Chuck and P.T. are asked to look for a young man who has disappeared. His mother will not go to the police but she receives a letter demanding a large sum of money before the boy will be returned. Chuck and P.T. find who the kidnapper is and reunite the family.


P.T. Moore: Craig Hill
Chuck Martin: Kenneth Tobey

: Bank Holiday Sport

Introduced by Alan Weeks.
A news summary of today's sporting highlights including
The Dutch Grand Prix: The finish
Presented by the Sportsview Unit


Presenter: Alan Weeks

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South and West

: Cricket: Glamorgan v. The South Africans

The second day's play at Cardiff Arms Park.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Denis Compton
Presented for television by: Selwyn Roderick

: The Ivor Novello Awards

Donated and presented by W. E. Butlin, M.B.E.
The Songwriters Guild of Great Britain announces the winning compositions of 1959.
Artists appearing include in order of appearance:
David Jacobs, Edna Savage, Steve Race, Millicent Martin and Elisabeth Welch, Tommy Steele, Ted Heath and his Orchestra, Lionel Bart, Russ Conway, Anne Shelton, Tony Osborne, Stephanie Voss and Frederick Jaeger, Paddy Roberts.
The Beryl Stott Singers, The Irving Davies Dancers
Eric Robinson and the Orchestra
(Leader, David McCallum)


Donated and presented by: W. E. Butlin
Performer: David Jacobs
Performer: Edna Savage
Performer: Steve Race
Performer: Millicent Martin
Performer: Elisabeth Welch
Performer: Tommy Steele
Musicians: Ted Heath and his Orchestra
Performer: Lionel Bart
Performer: Russ Conway
Performer: Anne Shelton
Performer: Tony Osborne
Performer: Stephanie Voss
Performer: Frederick Jaeger
Performer: Paddy Roberts
Singers: The Beryl Stott Singers
Dancers: The Irving Davies Dancers
Musicians: Eric Robinson and the Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
Designer: Malcolm Golding
Production: Richard Afton

: The Charlie Chester Show

With its 'Pot Luck' sequence
Starring Charlie Chester
also Julius Nehring, Igor Gridneff, Eric 'Jeeves' Grier, Deryck Guyler, Erica Yorke, Frank Davison, The Zodiacs, The Television Toppers.


Presenter/comedian/script: Charlie Chester
Xylophonist: Julius Nehring
Equilibrist: Igor Gridneff
Comedian: Eric 'Jeeves' Grier
Singer: Erica Yorke
Performer: Deryck Guyler
Pianist/Musical associate: Frank Davison
Musicians: The Zodiacs
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Choreography: Sheila Delaney
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
[Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
Script: Bernard Botting
Script: Charlie Hart
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: A Matter of Degree: Part 4

A serial in six parts written for television by Elaine Morgan.
With Jessie Evans, Meredith Edwards, Hugh David, Colin Jeavons and Anita Morgan.
What happens now that Glyn has arrived unexpectedly in Oxford?
From the BBC's Welsh studio


Writer: Elaine Morgan
Production: David J. Thomas
Designer: Alan Taylor
Julian: Colin Jeavons
Glyn Morris: Hugh David
Doreen Powell: Anita Morgan
Inga: Lesley Lloyd
June: Sandra Sheffield
Rosamund: Shirley Cain
James: Wilem Meilen
Vicky: Stacey Rogers
Stephen: Anthony Hopkins
Philip: Barry MacGregor
Mavis Powell: Josephine Llewellyn
Emlyn Powell: Meredith Edwards
Leslie Bates: Peter Gill
Lil Thomas: Jessie Evans
Hospital Sister: Madge Jones
Mrs Morris: Dilys Davies
Others taking part: Annette Monaghan
Others taking part: Valerie Davies
Others taking part: Carol Davies
Others taking part: Anne Huntley
Others taking part: John Powell
Others taking part: Graham Jones
Others taking part: Ronald Williams
Others taking part: Peter King

: The News

: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

[Starring] John Wayne in John Ford's outstanding film production
with Joanne Dru
In the face of the last great combined effort of all the hostile Indian tribes to deliver a major defeat on the American Army, a U.S. Cavalry officer has to make a decision that may well wreck his distinguished military career.


Director: John Ford
Captain Brittles: John Wayne
Olivia: Joanne Dru
Lieutenant Cohill: John Agar
Tyree: Ben Johnson
Lieut Pennell: Harry Carey Jnr
Sergeant Quinnell: Victor McLaglen
Mrs Allshore: Mildred Natwick
Major Allshore: George O'Brien
Dr O'Laughlin: Arthur Shields

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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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