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: People of Many Lands: The Island of Gozo

Filmed and introduced by Tim Slessor.
BBC film for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 10.25)


Filmmaker/presenter: Tim Slessor

: Doctor Faustus: Part 1

by Christopher Marlowe.
BBC recording for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 11.35)


Author: Christopher Marlowe

: A Century of Change 1860-1960: 7: Lance-Corporal Smith

The Story of the citizen soldier.

Written by Norman Longmate.
Introduced by Windsor Davies.
for Schools
(to 12.00)


Writer: Norman Longmate
Presenter: Windsor Davies
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edryich ar yi bydi a'l betlnau ymgl nighwmnl Owen Edwards
Rhagilieal ddydldnop dam ofal Nan Davies, Ifor Rees, Jack Williams
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)


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

: The News

: Wednesday Magazine

A mid-week miscellany.
Introduced by David Jacobs and including Jessie Matthews, Dominic Behan, Michael Tippett and Steve Race.
and Children at a library talking - about books


Presenter: David Jacobs
Guest: Jessie Matthews
Guest: Dominic Behan
Guest: Michael Tippett
Guest: Steve Race
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Science and Life: The Evolution of Living Things: 7: The Age of Mammals

Early mammals arose from mammal-like reptiles: they grew hair, became warm-blooded, and developed milk glands for feeding the young. The retention of eggs within the body of the mother until the young were relatively advanced was probably a later stage in evolution.
Introduced by Professor W.S. Bullough.
for Schools
First shown in March 1960


Presenter: Professor W.S. Bullough
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 14.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songs and music: Maria Bird

: Tales of the Riverbank

A series of films about the animals who live along the banks of a Canadian river
Roderick the Rat and the Hamster suddenly decide to give a party but, first of all, they have to prepare Roderick's house.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.
Last shown in August 1960


Director: Dave Ellison
Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Danger Is My Business: 8: Test Pilot

A film series telling the story of people whose work involves physical danger.

Captain Robert White, of the U.S.A.F., puts a new plane through every possible test before it is released for normal flight. Rocket take-offs, airborne acrobatics, ejection seats, and other safety devices for faster-than-sound aircraft are shown in the film.
Last shown in April


Subject: Captain Robert White

: Film Club: How to Film Your Holiday

Special guest, Harry Secombe
This week's topic: How to Film Your Holiday
Written by Tony Rose.
Introduced by Alex Macintosh.


Guest: Harry Secombe
Presenter: Alex Macintosh
Writer: Tony Rose
Producer: Leonard Chase

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England followed by The Weather.

News from the South and Weather

: World Zoos: France

Introduced by James Fisher.
A visit to the zoo in the Bois de Vincennes in Paris, where animal collections have been open to the public for more than 200 years.
Presented in co-operation with an Outside Broadcast team of the French Television Service
From the West


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, 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

: Frontier Circus: Lippizan

Thrills and excitement of the Big Top as the Travelling Circus rolls across the new frontiers of the West.
A film series starring Chill Wills, John Derek and Richard Jaeckel
with Guest Star, Vera Miles

Ben feels responsible when the valuable horse belonging to the circus's blind equestrienne is killed by outlaws. Unable to forgive himself, Ben sets off on a search for a replacement - a gesture that almost costs him his life.


Colonel Casey Thompson: Chill Wills
Ben Travis: John Derek
Tony Gentry: Richard Jaeckel
Maureen McBride: Vera Miles

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
Ice Skating: The Richmond Trophy
BBC film cameras cover this important International Skating Competition for Ladies.

Football: Scotland v. Wales
News from the Soccer international at Hampden Park.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Programme edited by: Ronnie Noble
Programme edited by: Leslie Kettley
Studio presentation: Alec Weeks

: Flower of Evil: 5: The Ultimatum

A weekly thriller in six parts by Ted Willis and Edward J. Mason.
Starring William Lucas and Betty McDowall
with Anthony Newlands, David Davies, Meredith Edwards

Det.-Inspector Mitchell and his wife Ann, on holiday in Austria, become involved with the mysterious Narcissus organisation run by a Dr. Mylanos and his assistant Erika.


Writer: Ted Willis
Writer: Edward J. Mason
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Bruce Campbell
Settings: Donald Horne
Film sequences directed by: Robin Nash
Film cameraman: Gerry Pullen
Film editor: Ken Bilton
Producer: Harry Carlisle
Dr Mylanos: Anthony Newlands
Erika: Patricia Haines
Langley: Edward Harvey
Renz: Howard Pays
Lutz: Bruno Barnabe
Wulf: David Jackson
Heinrich: John Quarmby
Chick Moore: David Davies
Ann Mitchell: Betty McDowall
Det-Inspector Mitchell: William Lucas
Bergmann: Norman Johns
Bezirkinspektor Weidig: Meredith Edwards
Otto: Audrey Morris
Taxi driver: Reginald Green
Greta: Felicity Young
Lubermarn: Dennis Edwards
Announcer: John Langham
Policeman: Michael Houldey
Voelckers: Marshall Jones
Kramer: Lane Meddick

: The News

: The Good Old Days

Old-time music-hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Leeds.
Proprietor, Harry Joseph
presenting Jimmy James assisted by Bretton Woods and Dick Carlton, Jimmy Gay, Terry Ziparrow and Marias, Terry Martin, Mc Andrews and Mills.
Chairman, Leonard Sachs


Comedian: Jimmy James
Assisted by: Bretton Woods
Assisted by: Dick Carlton
Comedian: Jimmy Gay
Performers: Terry Ziparrow and Marias
Performer: Terry Martin
Performers: Mc Andrews and Mills
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The Cinema Today: People to Watch - Alain Resnais

Introduced by Derek Prouse.
Illustrations include: Guernica, Nuit et Brouillard, Hiroshima, Mon Amour, L'Anne Dereniere a Marienbad.

10.00-10.30 View of the South and West


Presenter: Derek Prouse
Producer: Victor Poole

: Association Football: Scotland v. Wales

An edited recording of tonight's international from Hampden Park, Glasgow.
Presented by the Sportsview Unit

: Late Night News

: Late Night Final

Evening prayers conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Slack.


Conductor: The Rev. Kenneth Slack

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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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