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: Cricket: England v. Australia: Third Test Match

The fourth day of the match at Headingley, Leeds.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Jack Fingleton
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland
Executive producer: Antony Craxton

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau yng nghwmni ALED RHYS WILLAM
Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal NAN DAVIES, IFOR REES, JACK WILLIAMS
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)


Unknown: Aled Rhys Willam
Unknown: Nan Davies
Unknown: Jack Williams

: Lunchtime News

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
BBC film


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Blue Peter

for younger viewers
Introduced by Christopher Trace and Leila Williams.

Making Model Boats from Kits
shown by Christopher Trace.

Exit the Champ
[Starring] Dreamy Daniel

A cartoon film showing what might happen if you rang once too often.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Director: Valerie Willis

: Crunch and Des: 6: Smugglers' Cove

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

Crunch and Des take a peppery Admiral and his daughter on a fishing trip and end up in a desperate Commando operation.


Captain 'Crunch' Adams: Forrest Tucker

: Pen Pals

A film from Capri.
In a letter to a pen pal in England, Angelina describes her native island.
Commentary spoken by Sarah O'Connor.


Directed and photographed by: Charles de Jaeger
Narrator: Sarah O'Connor
Presented by: Keith Latham

: Cricket: England v. Australia: Third Test Match

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

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Shirley Abicair

Accompanied by Alex Corner, Davey Graham.


Singer: Shirley Abicair
Performer: Alex Corner
Guitarist: Davey Graham
Presented by: Travers Thorneloe

: The Best of Bilko: Doberman's Sister

A selection from the film series The Phil Silvers Show
Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko

The womenfolk are visiting Fort Baxter. Bilko is determined there will be no wallflowers, but it is he who finds himself with his back to the wall.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Headline News

: Overland Trail: First Stage to Denver

Two thousand miles of adventure with the pioneers as the Stage Coach route moves Westward.
A new film series starring William Bendix, Doug McClure.

With a government contract as the prize for the first stage coach to arrive in Denver-the race across country is on. But Kelly and Flip of the Overland Stage are up against ruthless rivals.


Fred Kelly: William Bendix
Flip Flippen: Doug McClure

: 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.


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

: News

: One Way Pendulum

by N. F. Simpson.
Starring Alison Leggatt, Richard Pearson and John Laurie with Joan Hickson, Patsy Rowlands, Alex Scott, Frank Finlay
From the Midlands
In an ordinary suburban home, what do you expect to find? A father wrestling with a witness box, a son training his weighing machines, a mother steering her sister between the railway stations of the Outer Hebrides? Life at the Groomkirbys goes on as usual.


Writer: N. F. Simpson
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond
Designer: Charles Carroll
Arthur Groomkirby: Richard Pearson
Robert Barnes: Frank Finlay
Mrs Groomkirby: Alison Leggatt
Kirby Groomkirbv: Roddy Maude-Roxby
Sylvia Groomkirby: Patsy Rowlands
Aunt Mildred: Joan Hickson
Mrs Gantry: Anna Wing
Stanley Honeyblock: Douglas Livingstone
Judge: John Laurie
Policeman: Jeremy Longhurst
Clerk of the Court: Walter Horsbrugh
Usher: Frank Forsyth
Prosecuting Counsel: Alex Scott
Defending Counsel: Ernest Hare

: The Sky at Night: Cosmic Debris

Patrick Moore discusses meteors and meteorites with Dr. M. H. Hey of the British Museum of Natural History, and the latest versions of the suggestion that some may contain organic compounds.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Dr. M. H. Hey
Director: Micheal Johnston
Producer: Paul Johnstone

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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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