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: Collecting from Nature: 5: On the Seashore

Introduced by Dr. John Carthy.
On some of the fascinating material that can be collected on British beaches.
for Schools
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Dr. John Carthy
Producer: Eric Simms

: First Years at Work: 16: Office Work for Girls

for Schools
First shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Animal, Vegetable, and Mineral: 5: The Story of Salt

A visit to Cheshire to find out about a little-known but important industry.
Introduced by Stuart Hutchison.
BBC film for Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Stuart Hutchison
Cameraman: Hannen Foss
Film editor: John Priestley
Producer: Ronald Smedley

: Newyddion

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

: Gwraig Y Ty

Awgrymiadau ar gyfer y ty a'r teulu
Y cyflwyno gan Nest Williams
Y rhaglen yng ngofal Teleri Bevan
A magazine for the housewife.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.20)

: Lunchtime News

: Doctor Knock: Act 2

by Jules Romains.
Translated by Harley Granville-Barker.
with Richard Wordsworth
for Schools


Author: Jules Romains
Translated by: Harley Granville-Barker
Producer: Ronald Eyre
Music: Reg Hogarth
Music: Dennis Neale
Designer: Austen Spriggs
The Town Crier: Timothy Bateson
Doctor Knock: Richard Wordsworth
Monsieur Bernard: Graham Crowden
Monsieur Mousquet: Frank Finlay
The Farmer's Wife: Joan Young
Nurse: Hilda Braid
Madame Pona: Jean Anderson
First countryman: Peter Bowles
Second countryman: Neil McCarthy

: 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/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Domestic Forum

Viewers' questions answered by Rosemary McRobert, Frances Perry, John Sykes,
Barry Bucknell.
Buying a House: 2: Making an Offer
Polly Elwes and Dudley Perkins discuss some of the problems involved.
In the chair, Max Robertson
(to 15.35)


Panellist: Rosemary McRobert
Panellist: Frances Perry
Panellist: John Sykes
Panellist: Barry Bucknell
Item presenter (Buying a House): Polly Elwes
Item presenter (Buying a House): Dudley Perkins
Chairman: Max Robertson
Producer: Ann Shead

: Little Mouk: Part 3

A film from Germany.
With the help of some magic figs, Little Mouk overcomes the wicked Grand Vizier, and reunites Princess Amarza and Prince Hassan.
Commentary spoken by Gary Watson.


Narrator: Gary Watson
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Country Close-Up

The farm in February - and a new arrival.
Introduced by Ion Trant.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Ion Trant
Presented by: John Davies

: Travellers' Tales: Chopi Music and Zulu Dancing

Introduced by David Attenborough.

Hugh Tracey shows the making and playing of the African xylophone by the Chopi people of the lower Zambezi; and the spectacular dances performed by Africans belonging to the strange Christian sect of Shembe during their annual festival in the hills of Zululand.
Last shown in August 1960


Presenter/the series edited by: David Attenborough
Filmmaker: Hugh Tracey
Film editor: Robert Walter
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 in Holland

Introduced by James Fisher.
A visit to the Rotterdam Zoo to see an outstanding collection of lions, tigers, and other beasts of prey.
Recordings presented in co-operation with the Outside Broadcast team of the Netherlands Television Service


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 with Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
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

: The Perry Como Music Hall

Starring Perry Como
with Peggy Lee, Shelley Berman, Peter Gennaro, The Peter Gennaro Dancers, The Ray Charles Singers, The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra.
NBC recording


Singer/Presenter: Perry Como
Singer: Peggy Lee
Comedienne: Shelley Berman
Dancer: Peter Gennaro
Dancers: The Peter Gennaro Dancers
Singers: The Ray Charles Singers
Musicians: The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra
Orchestrations: Jack Andrews
Orchestrations: Joe Lipman
Orchestrations: Peter Matz
Special material and choral direction: 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 14

Written by Francis Durbridge and Barry Thomas.
[Starring] Jack Hedley as Tim Frazer
Starring Jack Watling
with Laurence Hardy, David Langton, Ellen McIntosh
Tim Frazer's new assignment has taken him to Melynfforest where the police are investigating the murder of Elaine Bradford. Ross has informed Frazer that the murdered woman is a Miss Thackeray, who was working for their department in Hong Kong. What was she doing in Wales and why was she murdered? Frazer arrives at St. Bride's Guest House where 'Elaine Bradford' spent her last days and hears some strangely familiar music.


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Writer: Barry Thomas
Producer: Richmond Harding
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Film Cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film Editor: Harry Hastings
Tim Frazer: Jack Hedley
Elwyn Roberts: Laurence Hardy
Mrs Crichton: Hazel Hughes
Eve Turner: Ellen McIntosh
Roger Thornton: David Langton
Major Lockwood: Jack Watling
Dr Norman Vincent: Walter Horsbrugh
Eddie Davies: Douglas Blackwell

: BBC Television presents

Stanley Baxter presenting BBC Television
A selection of satire from 'On the Bright Side'


Comedian: Stanley Baxter
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Scripts: Ken Hoare
Make-up supervised by: Maureen Winslade
Producer: James Gilbert

: Insight: 8: Life and the Arrow of Time

An exploration into our new understanding of nature by Dr. J. Bronowski.

How do living things survive?
By building-
By resisting decay-
By repairing damage


Presenter: Dr. J. Bronowski
Designer: Tony Abbott
Script: Gerald Leach
Associate producer: Bill Wright
Executive producer: Humphrey Fisher

: The News

: International Concert Hall

Tamas Vasary plays Dohnanyi's Variations on a Nursery Song with the Philharmonia Hungarica
Leader, Erwin Ramor
Conductor, Miltiades Caridis
before an invited audience
The programme also includes Berlioz's Rakoczy March and Kodaly's Dances of Galanta.


Pianist: Tamas Vasary
Musicians: The Philharmonia Hungarica
[Orchestra] leader: Erwin Ramor
[Orchestra] conductor: Miltiades Caridis
Presented by: Walter Todds

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

: Clwb Yr Ifainc

Welsh Youth Club
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.27)

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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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