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: Cricket: England v. Australia: Fourth Test Match

A visit to Old Trafford on the last day of the match.


Commentator: E. W. Swanton
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
Cwrdd a phobl
Ymweld 4 lleoedd
Ymdrin a phynciau yng nghwmnl OWEN DAVIES
Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal NAN DAVIES. IFOR REES JACK WILLIAMS
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)


Unknown: Owen Davies
Unknown: Nan Davies.
Unknown: Ifor Rees
Unknown: Jack Williams

: Lunchtime News

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
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

: Country Close-Up: August edition: Sheep of the Mountains

Introduced by Ion Trant.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Ion Trant

: Men in Space: Tankers in Space

A series of film stories about imaginary space adventures.

For the first time, Colonel McCauley and his crew try to refuel a rocket when actually flying in space. The fuel is highly explosive.

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Travellers' Tales: Men of the Dream Time

A second chance to see Jacques Villeminot's film of the Australian aborigines.
Naked and with few or no possessions, without domestic livestock except the dog, they wander across the desert heart of Australia from one water-hole to another in an eternal search for food.
See facing page


Cameraman: Jacques Villeminot
Film editor: Robert Walter
Presented by: Brian Branston
The series edited by: David Attenborough

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings and 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: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Associate producer: Ned Sherrin
Associate producer: Peter Batty
Assistant editor: Antony Jay
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: Pit Your Wits

See top of page and page 27

: The Tab Hunter Show: Portia Go Home

Further adventures of a Bachelor at Large.
[Starring] Tab Hunter as Paul Morgan
with Richard Erdman, Jerome Cowan and guest stars, Joanna Barnes, Vickie Trickett

A pretty girl, recognising herself in Paul's comic strip, sues him for 'invasion of privacy', and lands him in a lawsuit. His lawyer-a young woman-is so attractive that she lands him in a still more awkward situation.


Paul Morgan: Tab Hunter
Richard Fairfield III: Richard Erdman
John Larsen: Jerome Cowan
Portia: Joanna Barnes
Laurie McBain: Vickie Trickett

: Our Mr. Ambler: 1: The Sapphire Cigarette Case

Written by John Whitney and Geoffrey Bellman.
Mr. Ambler played by Andrew Crawford
Stories of an insurance investigator in an independent firm of valuers and loss adjusters.

Is it lost or stolen? And why is its owner so anxious to secure its recovery immediately, and without a murmur of publicity?
See page 27


Writer: John Whitney
Writer: Geoffrey Bellman
Producer: Alan Sleath
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Mr. Ambler: Andrew Crawford

: Man in the Making: 4: Instinct

The mystery of the first two years of life.
The relationship between animal mothers and their young is built up by a series of complex instinctive responses, and today tome scientists see similar kinds of behaviour patterns In human mothers and babies. The first almost automatic smile of a baby may be a simple instinctive action which plays an important part in its development.
Introduced by Dr. J.M. Tanner.
Speakers include: Dr. Mavis Gunther, Dr. R.A. Hinde, Dr. J.A. Ambrose


Presenter: Dr. J.M. Tanner
Speaker: Dr. Mavis Gunther
Speaker: Dr. R.A. Hinde
Speaker: Dr. J.A. Ambrose
Director: Brenda Horsfield
Producer: James McCloy

: Late Night Film presents: Cyrano de Bergerac

A film of Rostand's romantic play.
[Starring] Jose Ferrer
with Mala Powers
Poet, swordsman, and philosopher, Cyrano was one of the most courageous men in France yet, because of his ugliness, he lacked the courage to tell the beautiful Roxane of his devotion. So his words of love are spoken by another and more attractive suitor.
The tragi-comic history of a man with the soul of a poet and the face of a clown.
See page 26


Producer: Stanley Kramer
Director: Michael Gordon
Cyrano: Jose Ferrer
Roxane: Mala Powers
Christian: William Prince
Le Bret: Morris Carnovsky
De Guiche: Ralph Clanton
Ragueneau: Lloyd Corrigan

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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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