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: Newyddion

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

: Manylu

Sylwadau arbenigwyr ar wahanol bynciau'r dydd, mewn ffilm a sgwrs
Yr wythnos hon : Diwydiant
Y rhaglen yng ngofal
Alan Protheroe
(Industrial Affairs)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.20)

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(BBC film)
(to 14.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: The Seal of Neptune: 2: The Sharks

A film story in six episodes.
Written, directed, and told by Oliver Postgate.

Cyrus, the seahorse, runs into danger when he sets out to return the seal to Neptune's Court.


Writer/director/narrator: Oliver Postgate
Pictures: Peter Firmin

: Union Pacific: Indian Treaty

Bart and a gang are breaking ground in a remote valley in mid-winter and run short of supplies. To add to his troubles there are Indians around. Eventually Bart decides that he can get help only from the Indians. Can he risk the danger of making a treaty with them?


Major Bart McClelland: Jeff Morrow
Billy Kincald: Judd Pratt

: Railway Roundabout

A magazine programme for railway enthusiasts with John Adams and Patrick Whitehouse.
Introduced by Peter Cranmer.
This month's edition includes:
Spotters' Notebook and film of Trans-Europe Expresses
Scottish shed scenes and Can you guess?
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Devised and filmed by: John Adams
Devised and filmed by: Patrick Whitehouse
Presenter: Peter Cranmer
Producer: Peggy Bacon

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South and West

: The Little Line

BBC Welsh Outside Broadcast cameras visit the port of Portmadoc in North Wales and pay special attention to the Festiniog Railway, which has been running almost continuously for well over a hundred years.


Commentator: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Commentator: Alun Williams
Producer: Dafydd Gruffydd

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson and including John Morgan, Polly Elwes and Cy Grant.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: Polly Elwes
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Associate producer: Alasdair Milne
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Editor: Donald Baverstock

: Laramie: Cemetery Road

A film from the Western series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Robert Crawford, Jnr. and Hoagy Carmichael.

In an attempt to see fair play, Slim places his own life in grave danger when he clashes with a ruthless stranger who has a warped idea of justice.


Slim Sherman: John Smith
Jess Harper: Robert Fuller
Andy Sherman: Robert Crawford, Jnr.
Jonesy: Hoagy Carmichael

: Laugh Line

Pete Murray invites you to measure your sense of humour against Anna Quayle,
George Martin, Barry Took in a cartoon contest devised by Frank Wayne and Mace Neufeld.
At the organ, Harold Smart


Chairman: Pete Murray
Panellist: Anna Quayle
Panellist: George Martin
Panellist: Barry Took
Devised by: Frank Wayne
Devised by: Mace Neufeld
Organist: Harold Smart
Director: Brian Marber
Producer: Ned Sherrin

: Travellers' Tales: Savage New Guinea

David Attenborough introduces Travellers' Tales
A new weekly series bringing from all parts of the world the sight and sound of strange people and places.

Father Andre Dupeyrat has spent half a lifetime in New Guinea. He has discovered hitherto unknown tribes and captured their cannibalistic customs and barbaric self-decoration in a remarkable film.


Presenter/Series edited by: David Attenborough
Filmmaker: Father Andre Dupeyrat
Film editor: Harry Hastings
Presented by: Brian Branston

: The Days of Vengeance: 6: Revelations

A weekly thriller in six parts by Ted Willis and Edward J. Mason.
[Starring] William Lucas and Betty McDowall


Writer: Ted Willis
Writer: Edward J. Mason
Incidental music composed by: Bruce Campbell
Settings: Richard Wilmot
Film cameraman: Ken Westbury
Film editor: Kenneth Cooper
Producer: Harry Carlisle
Narrator: Peter Hawkins
Det-Inspector Mitchell: William Lucas
Ann Mitchell: Betty McDowall
Superintendent Stabler: Jerold Wells
Det-Sgt West: Richard Pearson
Partridge: Nigel Arkwright
Agnes Cranwell: Katherine Parr
P.C. Rich: Anthony Harrison
Other parts played by: Donald Walker
Other parts played by: John Tucker
Other parts played by: Donald Masters
Other parts played by: David Hart
Other parts played by: Rex Graham

: The News

: Viewpoint: Ministering to a Mind Diseased

A fortnightly programme.

Many general practitioners are unable to diagnose the early symptoms of mental illness, according to a recent Nuffield Report. Why is this? Should not parsons share the blame? What can be done to lighten the load of people's anxiety and guilt?
John Huxtable discusses these questions with A Consultant Psychiatrist and A General Practitioner.


Presenter: John Huxtable
Panellist: A Consultant Psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Panellist: A General Practitioner [name uncredited]
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Small World

A second programme devoted to the problems of nuclear weapons and disarmament.
At the Memorial Centre Hospital in New York where he is a patient, Dr. Leo Szilard one of the originators of the atomic bomb talks to
Dr. Hans Bethe, Professor of Physics at Cornell University
Admiral Lewis L. Strauss, Former Chairman of the United States Atomic Energy
Dr. Jerome B. Wiesner Scientific Adviser to the President of the United States
The programme introduced by Edward R. Murrow.


Speaker: Dr. Leo Szilard
Speaker: Dr. Hans Bethe
Speaker: Admiral Lewis L. Strauss
Speaker: Dr. Jerome B. Wiesner
Presenter/Produced for the CBS Television Network by: Edward R. Murrow
Produced for the CBS Television Network by: Fred W. Friendly

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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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