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: Living in Water: 3: Food and Food Chains

BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 10.25)

: Science and Life: 9: Printing

for Schools
First shown on Wednesday

: Interval

: People of Many Lands: Sherpas of the Himalayas

BBC film for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 11.55)

: Newyddion

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

: Y Fantol

Cylchgrawn crefyddol sy'n ad lewyrchu ac yn cloriannu gweithgarwch eglwysi Cymru a'r byd
Y rhaglen yng ngofal IFOR Rees
Religious magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

(to 13.20)

: Lunchtime News

: Spotlight

People-Places-Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
The subject for next week will be announced at the end of this programme.
BBC programme for Schools


Producer: Colin Nears

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: The Vintage Years: 2: What Does it Feel Like to be Old?

This programme, the second of a series of four on old age, discusses this question in relation to the housing of the elderly.
Contributors include: Peter Townsend, Henrietta Millway, Ellen Dallen, Emma Macgregor.
Interviewer, Donald Holms
Programme introduced by Elaine Grand.


Interviewee: Peter Townsend
Interviewee: Henrietta Millway
Interviewee: Ellen Dallen
Interviewee: Emma Macgregor
Interviewer: Donald Holms
Presenter: Elaine Grand
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Peridot Flight: Episode 7: The Dutiful Wife

from the novel by Doris Leslie.
Dramatised for television in ten episodes by Barry Thomas.
(to 15.30)


Author: Doris Leslie
Dramatised by: Barry Thomas
Designer: Darrol Blake
Producer: Monica Sims
Peridot: Sheila Ballantyne
Lady Stilton: Joan Henley
Annabel Stilton: Anne Ford
Sir Frederick Stilton: Robin Wentworth
Adrian Hope-Winter: John Sharplin
Lavinia Burbage: Ann Tirard
A soldier: Christian Towers
Garth Curran: Paul Williamson

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews
with Vivienne Martin, Leslie Crowther, Peter Glaze
Guest star, Sheila Buxton
and Double or Drop


Presenter/'Double or Drop' devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Performer: Vivienne Martin
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Singer: Sheila Buxton
Music: The Bert Hayes Octet
Script: Stan Mars
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

: Girl in Calico

A series starring Janie Marden who introduces The Raindrops (Jackie, Len, Vince, and Brian), The Harry Hayward Quartet (Harry, Dennis, Ken, and Harry).
A British Cotton Design Competition
In which viewers are given a preview of next spring's fashions and are invited to send in their own designs.
This week's judge: Donald Tomlinson
This week's preview: Beachwear
From the North of England


Presenter/singer: Janie Marden
Singers: The Raindrops
Musicians: The Harry Hayward Quartet
Judge (A British Cotton Design Competition): Donald Tomlinson
Producer: Stan Parkinson

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings with Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Assistant editor: Alasdair Milne
Editor: Donald Baverstock

: Headline News

: Citizen James

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
Starring Sidney James
and featuring Liz Fraser, Bill Kerr
with Sydney Tafler, Ken Roberts, John Bluthal, Laurie Webb, Ivor Raymonde, Alec Bregonzi, Johnny Vyvyan


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Settings: Fanny Taylor
Incidental Music: Gordon Franks
Director: Philip Barker
Producer: Duncan Wood
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James
Liz: Liz Fraser
Bill: Bill Kerr
Charlie Davenport: Sydney Tafler
[Actor]: Ken Roberts
Charlie: John Bluthal
[Actor]: Laurie Webb
[Actor]: Ivor Raymonde
[Actor]: Alec Bregonzi
[Actor]: Johnny Vyvyan

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Alan Simpson 8 February 2017
The Sunday Post: Galton and Simpson 27 September 2015

: Amateur Boxing: London A.B.A. v. The Army

direct from the Seymour Hall, London.

Outside Broadcast cameras bring you a ringside view of some of this evening's bouts in this annual contest.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television presentation: Douglas Fleming

: The Lawyers

A programme about Barristers and Solicitors.
Written and produced by Richard Cawston.
For the first time on television, real barristers and solicitors appear in a major documentary which takes viewers behind the scenes of the legal profession.
There are no actors. Ninety practising lawyers take part and make frank comments as the programme shows how the two branches of their profession work.
This BBC documentary was filmed in various locations throughout England and Wales.
Commentary spoken by Colin Wills.


Writer/producer: Richard Cawston
Narrator: Colin Wills
Photographed by: Eric Deeming
Recorded by: Robert Saunders
Recorded by: Peter Jarvis
Film editor: Joseph Sterling

: The News

: Sportsview Special: European Cup Football

Barcelona, Spanish champions v. Real Madrid, European and World Cup winners

A special film report from Barcelona of the return leg in the eagerly awaited European Cup match between two of the world's greatest football clubs.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Film editor: Dennis Edwards
Film cameraman: Alan Prentice
Presented by: Ronnie Noble

: Amateur Boxing: London A.B.A. v. The Army

Some later bouts recorded direct from the Seymour Hall.
Introduced by Harry Carpenter.


Presenter: Harry Carpenter

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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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