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: Natural History: Man and Nature: 3: Caerleon and the River Usk

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

: Science and Life: Atoms at Work

for Schools
First shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Laying the Table: 3: Cups, Saucers, and Plates

for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 11.55)

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau
Cwrdd a phobl
Ymweld a Heoedd Ymdrin a phynciau yng nghwmni
Aled Rhys Wiliam
Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal Nan Davies Ifor Rees
Jack Williams
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)

: 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: Alan Hancock

: 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

: Home-Maker Competition: Regional Final: 6: Who is the Home-maker for Wales?

The Competitors: Amy Day, Susan Jones, Phyllis Nicholas, Alice Thatcher who have come through the eliminating stages of the competition are questioned by The Panel: Alderman Dorothy Lewis O.B.E., J.P., Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Elaine Morgan,
The Rev. Jacob Davies.
In the Chair, Doreen Stephens
Introduced by John Hobday.
From Cardiff
(to 15.30)


Competitor: Amy Day
Competitor: Susan Jones
Competitor: Phyllis Nicholas
Competitor: Alice Thatcher
Panellist: Alderman Dorothy Lewis
Panellist: Elaine Morgan
Panellist: The Rev. Jacob Davies
Chairman: Doreen Stephens
Presenter: John Hobday
Programme assistant: Iris Furlong
Producer: Beryl Radley

: The Lenny the Lion Show

presenting Lenny the Lion with Terry Hall, Norman Vaughan, Dany Clare, Raymond Rollett and Jerrramy the Giraffe.
Music by the Bert Hayes Octet


Ventriloquist: Terry Hall
Comedian: Norman Vaughan
Hostess: Dany Clare
Performer: Raymond Rollett
Musicians: The Bert Hayes Octet
Script: Frank Roscoe
Designer: Susan Spence
Director: Peter Whitmore
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Snapshot

A film series about people and animals from all over the world.
In this edition you can see some lively tame red squirrels, the famous Longstone Lighthouse, and meet the well-known Austrian naturalist Dr. Konrad Lorenz.
Last shown in May 1960


Interviewee: Dr. Konrad Lorenz
Commentator: John Arlott
Commentator: Barbara Mullen
Commentator: Robert Beatty

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Paul of Tarsus: Part 4: Herod the King

A cycle of ten plays telling the story of the Acts of Christ's Apostles.
(Last shown in November 1960)


King Herod: Hilton Edwards
Priest: John Gabriel
Berenice: Lesley Nunnerley
Blastus: Norris Stayton
Prince Agrippa: Neville Jason
Soldier: John Caesar
Titus: Nigel Sharpe
Silas: David Ritch
Symeon: Earl Cameron

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings, 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
Associate Producer: Ned Sherrin
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: Here's Harry: The Holiday

Written by Vince Powell, Harry Driver, and Frank Roscoe.
This week: The Holiday

A new comedy series starring Harry Worth.
with Leonard Williams, Ronnie Stevens, Reginald Marsh, Ballard Berkeley, Evan Thomas, Ian Keill, Pat Wallworth, Meg Johnson, Joan Sharp
From the North


Writer: Vince Powell
Writer: Harry Driver
Writer: Frank Roscoe
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: John Ammonds
Himself: Harry Worth
[Actor]: Leonard Williams
[Actor]: Ronnie Stevens
[Actor]: Reginald Marsh
[Actor]: Ballard Berkeley
[Actor]: Evan Thomas
[Actor]: Ian Keill
[Actress]: Pat Wallworth
[Actress]: Meg Johnson
[Actress]: Joan Sharp

: International Amateur Boxing: Wales v. Belgium

Outside Broadcast cameras cover some of the key bouts of tonight's big match in North Wales.
Direct from the De Havilland Works, Broughton, Flintshire.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented for television by: Selwyn Roderick

: Roll on the Boat

A play specially written for television by John Green.
Starring John Turner, Harry Locke and Errol John
The action of the play takes place In a Naval Barracks on the west coast of Africa.
From Wales


Writer: John Green
Production: David J. Thomas
Designer: David Butcher
Leading Seaman Dunning: John Turner
Able Seaman Harris: Ivor Salter
Able Seaman Cusack: Larry Burns
Able Seaman Dobbs: John Walker
Able Seaman Schofield: Harry Locke
Able Seaman Smith: Peter Thomas
Able Seaman Martin: Denys Hawthorne
Able Seaman Johnson: Errol John
Able Seaman McKenzie: Angus Lennie
Ingrid: Barbara Assoon
Master-At-Arms: David Morrell
NAAFI Manager: Leonard Mayo
Other parts played by: Howell Evans
Other parts played by: Bruce Mayne
Other parts played by: George Baisley

: The News

: Gallery

A weekly programme about People and Politics.


Associate producer: Jack Ashley
Producer: John Grist

: Celebrity Recital

Johanna Martzy (violin) with Clifton Helliwell (piano).


Violinist: Johanna Martzy
Pianist: Clifton Helliwell
Presented by: Charles Beardsall

: Late Night News

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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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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