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: Collecting from Nature: 2: Searching for Animals

Introduced by Maxwell Knight.
for Schools
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Maxwell Knight
Producer: Eric Simms

: First Years at Work: 13: Two Building Crafts

BBC film for Schools
First shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Animal, Vegetable, and Mineral: 2: At Lowestoft

The Suffolk Warrior unloads her catch; a visit to a herring auction and two kippering houses.
BBC film for Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 11.36 a.m. and Friday at 10.6 a.m.
(to 11.55)


Dialogue: Eric Crozier
Cameraman: Nat Crosby
Film editor: John Priestley
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Joe Burrell: Peter Swanwick
John: Richard Dean

: Newyddion

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

: Gwraig Y Ty

Y cyflwyno gan Nest Williams
T rhaglen yng ngofal Teleri Bevan
A magazine for the housewife.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

(to 13.20)

: Lunchtime News

: An Enemy of the People: Part 2

by Henrik Ibsen.
Translated by Eva Le Gallienne.
Starring David Markham, Douglas Wilmer with Gillian Lind, Wensley Pithey, Cyril Shaps
The action takes place in Dr. Stockmann's house, and in the office of 'The People's Monitor', in a town on the coast of Norway in 1882.
for Schools


Author: Henrik Ibsen
Translated by: Eva Le Gallienne
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Designer: Gordon Roland
Dr Thomas Stockmann: David Markham
Petra: Polly Adams
Mrs Stockmann: Gillian Lind
Peter Stockmann: Douglas Wilmer
Morten: John Parsons
Ejlif: John Mitchell
Billing (reporter): Jonathan Field
Hovstad (editor): Wensley Pithey
Aslaksen (printer): Cyril Shaps

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film


Narrator: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Something to Read

Introduced by Brian Redhead with Elizabeth Jane Howard, Elizabeth David, Susan Hill and Jean LeRoy.


Presenter: Brian Redhead
Guest: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Guest: Elizabeth David
Guest: Susan Hill
Guest: Jean LeRoy
Producer: Olive Shapley

: Cookery Club

Guest, Jean Rennie shows how to make Sausage Spinners.
(to 15.35)


Cook: Jean Rennie
Producer: Ann Shead

: The Silent Highwayman

A play for television.
Written and produced by David Goddard.


Writer/producer: David Goddard
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Jill: Katy Wild
Poacher: Peter Welch
Claire: Marina Martin
Nick: David Courtney
Landlord: Peter Welch
First Bow Street Runner: Trevor Martin
Second Bow Street Runner: Peter Diamond

: Travellers' Tales: White Elephant

Introduced by David Attenborough.

Tim Slessor shows film of his journey through the ruby mines, temples, and teak forests of Burma.
Last shown in September 1960


Presenter/The series edited by: David Attenborough
Guest/filmmaker: Tim Slessor
Film editor: Jim Tobin
Cameraman: A. C. Barrington Brown
Presented by: Brian Branston

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: News from the Zoos: Animals Abroad: Germany

Introduced by James Fisher.

Hagenbeck's Zoo at Hamburg was the first 'zoo without bars' in the World. This visit shows how the added use of landscape architecture sets on their famous collection of Asiatic animals.
Recording presented in co-operation with the Television Service of North-West Germany


Presenter: James Fisher
Series edited and programme produced by: Nicholas Crocker

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Assistant editor: Alasdair Milne
Editor: Donald Baverstock

: Headline News

: The Perry Como Music Hall

Starring Perry Como
With Juliet Prowse, Steve Lawrence, The Kingston Trio, The Peter Gennaro Dancers, The Ray Charles Singers, The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra.
NBC recording


Singer/presenter: Perry Como
Dancer: Juliet Prowse
Singer: Steve Lawrence
Musicians: The Kingston Trio
Dancers: The Peter Gennaro Dancers
Singers: The Ray Charles Singers
Musicians: The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra
Orchestrations: Jack Andrews
Orchestrations: Joe Lipman
Vocal arrangements and special material: Ray Charles
Script: Goodman Ace
Script: Selma Diamond
Script: Jay Burton
Script: Frank Peppiatt
Script: John Aylesworth
Director: Dwight Hemion
Producer: Nick Vanoff
Presented for BBC Television by: Yvonne Littlewood
Film Editor: Richard Barclay

: Francis Durbridge Presents...: The World of Tim Frazer: Episode 11

Written by Francis Durbridge and Charles Hatton.
[Starring] Jack Hedley as Tim Frazer
Starring Michael Aldridge, Patricia Marmont
with Francis Matthews and Patricia Haines
Tim Frazer is trying to discover the identity of Ericson, the head of an international diamond-smuggling organisation. Maintaining his close watch on Barbara Day, Frazer invites her out to dinner. A telephone call warns Frazer to 'skip the coffee' on this occasion. Barbara cancels their dinner date but asks Frazer to her flat later on in the evening - just for coffee...


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Writer: Charles Hatton
Producer: Terence Dudley
Designer: Roy Oxley
Film Cameraman: Charles Parnall
Film Editor: Harry Hastings
Tim Frazer: Jack Hedley
Det-Insp Trueman: Victor Brooks
Lewis Richards: Francis Matthews
Barbara Day: Patricia Haines
Vivien Gilmore: Patricia Marmont
Gordon Dempsey: Kenneth J. Warren
Arthur Fairlee: Michael Aldridge
Warden: John Gill

: Laughline

Peter Haigh invites you to measure your sense of humour against Dick Bentley, Spike Milligan, Beryl Reid, Derek Roy in a cartoon contest devised by Frank Wayne and Mace Neufeld.
At the organ, Jackie Brown


Chairman: Peter Haigh
Panellist: Dick Bentley
Panellist: Spike Milligan
Panellist: Beryl Reid
Panellist: Derek Roy
Devised by: Frank Wayne
Devised by: Mace Neufeld
Organist: Jackie Brown
Producer: G. B. Lupino

: Great Captains: 2: The Duke of Marlborough

In this series General Horrocks describes the life and times of some of the great military figures who have dominated Britain's past.
See page 31


Narrator: Lieutenant-General Sir Brian Horrocks
Maps: J. F. McWatt
Special animated maps: Alfred Wurmser
Model effects: Jack Kine
Model effects: Bernard Wilkie
Film editor: Agnes Evan
Producer: Therese Denny

: The News

: Picture Parade

Introduced by Robert Robinson.
A programme about the latest films, the stars who appear in them, and the people who make them.
In this edition:
Scenes from:
Johnny Nobody starring Nigel Patrick, Yvonne Mitchell, William Bendix and Aldo Ray
No Kidding with Leslie Phillips, Geraldine McEwan and Sydney Tafler

Peter O'Toole discusses his role, Lawrence of Arabia, which he begins filming in Jordan next month.
Robert Robinson talks to Edward G. Robinson at his Hollywood home about how he has come to be connected with American gangster-type films, what he would have liked to be if he had not become a film star, and his outstanding collection of French Impressionist paintings.
Films by courtesy of Warwick and Anglo Amalgamated


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Interviewee: Peter O'Toole
Interviewee: Edward G. Robinson
Producee: Christopher Doll

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

: Y Darn Arian

The Silver Piece: A play by Arthur O. Roberts, translated into Welsh.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.37)


Writer: Arthur O. Roberts

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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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