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: Discovering Science: The Newt

Newts spend most of their lives on land, but return to water each Spring in order to breed. In today's programme Gerd Sommerhoff describes something of their life history.
For Schools
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Geoffrey Hall
Producer: Lawrie Lawler

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
BBC film
(to 10.45)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: New Landmarks: The New Israel

This programme shows how men and machines are developing Israel's natural resources.
Introduced by Walter Schwarz.
Additional film sequences by courtesy of the Jewish National Fund and the Zionist Federation
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Walter Schwarz
Film editor: John Walker
Producer: Paul Mitchell

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'1 bethau Cwrdd a phobl
Ymweld a lleoedd Ymdrin a phynciau yng nghwmni
Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal NAN DAVIES, IFOR REES, JACK WILLIAMS
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)


Unknown: Aled Rhys Wiliam
Unknown: Nan Davies.

: Lunchtime News

: Your World: 4: Marriage: Too Young?

by John Wiles.
The seventh of a series of drama and discussion programmes about the problems of young people.


Writer: John Wiles
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Peter Dunkley
Tony Edwards: Terence Edmond
Mr Blake: Clifford Cox
The Reverend Mason: Douglas Muir
Mrs Blake: Anna Turner
The Warder: Royston Tickner
Edna Hewitt: Yvonne Bedford
Mr Rogers, the Curate: Brian Hulme
Brian Blake: John Bull
Denyse Blake: Maris Tant
May Blake: Julia Foster

: Blue Peter

for younger viewers
Introduced by Leila Williams.

Spring Babies
Some unusual pets born this year shown by Charles Trevisick.

Flying Saucerer
Dreamy Daniel in a cartoon film.

A cartoon film showing the adventures of some feathered boy scouts.


Presenter: Leila Williams
Item presenter (Spring Babies): Charles Trevisick
Producer: John Hunter Blair

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Behind the camera: John Hunter Blair 6 December 2015

: Crunch and Des: 2: A Matter of Faith

A series of sea adventures starring Forrest Tucker as Captain 'Crunch' Adams owner of the charter-boat Poseidon of Caribee Quay.

Crunch Adams has been chartered by the Head of a boys' school to take his best athlete and best student out fishing. The athlete tries to land a whopper without anyone's advice. He is pulled overboard-and he can't swim.


Captain 'Crunch' Adams: Forrest Tucker

: Sir Stephen King-Hall

Sir Stephen King-Hall looks at what goes on in the world around us.


Presenter: Sir Stephen King-Hall
Producer: Leonard Chase

: Cricket: England v. Australia

The close of the fourth day's play at Edgbaston.

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Macdonald Hastings and Cy Grant.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Associate producer: Ned Sherrin
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: Wells Fargo: A Show for Silver Lode

The exciting adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service.
Starring Dale Robertson

Actress Pearl Harvey refuses to perform when her dog disappears, but she is consoled by the fact that it is insured for $20,000. She is not too pleased, therefore, when Jim Hardie returns it, although there may be another reason.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Panorama

The Window on the World
Panorama cameras focus on People - Places - Problems that make news.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby with reports from Panorama's regular team of commentators Robin Day, Robert Kee, Ludovic Kennedy, John Morgan, James Mossman.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Robert Kee
Reporter: Ludovic Kennedy
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: James Mossman
Edited and produced by: Paul Fox
Assistant editor: David Wheeler
Associate producer: Don Haworth
Associate producer: Jeremy Murray-Brown

: The News

: Adventure Story

by Terence Rattigan.
Starring Sean Connery, Margaretta Scott, William Russell, Lyndon Brook and Paul Stassino
with William Devlin, Alan Tilvern, Alex Scott
Time: June 13, 323 B.C. and the twelve years preceding.


Author: Terence Rattigan
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Wardrobe supervisor: Elizabeth Agombar
Make-up supervisor: Shirley Peek
Alexander, King of Macedon: Sean Connery
Hephaestion: William Russell
Philotas: Lyndon Brook
Parmenion, Philotas' father: William Devlin
Generals: Ptolemy: Alex Scott
Generals: Perdiccas: Edward Cast
'Father' Cleitus, Alexander's former military instructor: Michael Brennan
The Pythla, Priestess of Apollo: Noel Hood
Polystratos: Walter Brown
King Darius: Paul Stassino
Queen Mother: Margaretta Scott
Queen Statira: Ann Dimitri
Princess Statira: Pauline Knight
Prince Bessus, Satrap of Bactria: Alan Tilvern
Roxana: Bandana Das Gurta
Mazares, the King's Chamberlain: Tutte Lemkow
Palace Official: Walter Randall
Persian Officer: Shimon Levy

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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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