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: Natural History: Birds: 5: How to Become a Bird Watcher

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

: Television Club

for Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.25)

: A Century of Change: 5: Britain and America

Written by Norman Longmate.
Introduced by Windsor Davies.
A friendship which, for a hundred years, has managed to survive surface differences.
(to 11.55)


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

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau yng nghwmni OWEN EDWARDS Gwaith ymchwil, Harri Gwynn Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal IFOR REES , JACK WILLIAMS
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Harri Gwynn
Unknown: Ifor Rees
Unknown: Jack Williams

: The News

: Wednesday Magazine

A mid-week miscellany.
Introduced by David Jacobs
including David Niven, Nikolaus Pevsner
In the Shadow of Prison
A filmed impression of life at a hostel for ex-convicts and men on probation.


Presenter: David Jacobs
Interviewee: David Niven
Guest: Nikolaus Pevsner
Production assistant: Iris Furlong
Production assistant: Sheila Innes
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Science and Life: How Your Body Works 5: The Body Moves: 2: The Skeleton

The skeleton is a live 'scaffolding' around which the body is built, but human bone is much stronger than the hardest wood. Today Professor W. S. Bullough examines the skeleton and shows how this strength is also combined with great flexibility.
for Schools


Presenter: Professor W. S. Bullough
Director: Bill Scott
Producer: Lawrie Lawler

: 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
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: The Owl and the Pussycat

A cartoon film about the voyage and the marriage of the owl and the pussycat made famous by Edward Lear's poem.

: Men into Space: Shadows on the Moon

Another chance to see one of the film stories about an imaginary space adventure.

Is there something living on the moon? Evidence seems to indicate this, but Colonel McCauley has his doubts.

: Sportstime: Ice Skating

Geoffrey Wheeler introduces the new series of sporting instructional programmes.

A visit to the Queen's Ice Club, London where Miss Gladys Hogg, who has trained more champions than any other British person, teaches you the basic techniques of Ice Dancing.
British champion Robin Jones and his new partner Anne Lenton, and Canadian stars John and Donna Lee Mitchell give demonstrations of Ice Dancing.


Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Skater: Miss Gladys Hogg
Skater: Robin Jones
Skater: Anne Lenton
Skater: John Mitchell
Skater: Donna Lee Mitchell
Editor: Lawrie Higgins
Producer: Alec Weeks

: The News

: Town and Around

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

News from the South and Weather

: Francis Durbridge Presents...: The World of Tim Frazer: Episode 10

A second showing of The World of Tim Frazer written by Francis Durbridge and Charles Hatton.
[Starring] Jack Hedley as Tim Frazer
with Laurence Hardy, Patrick McAlinney

Tim Frazer is trying to find out why Miss Thackeray was murdered and what she was doing in Wales at the time of her death. Another murder occurs: the victim is the estate agent's secretary, Eve Turner. Frazer finds a cablegram addressed to Eve which leads him to the Kowloon Hotel in the Tiger Bay area of Cardiff.


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Writer: Charles Hatton
Producer: Richmond Harding
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Film Cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film Editor: Harry Hastings
Tim Frazer: Jack Hedley
Stan White: David Lander
Laurence James: Patrick McAlinney
Det -Insp Royd: John Glyn-Jones
Det -Sgt Owen: Alan Stuart
Constable Hughes: Edward Brooks
Chief Constable: Ballard Berkeley
Elwyn Roberts: Laurence Hardy
Davy Williams: Prysor Williams
Mrs Crichton: Hazel Hughes
Dr Vincent: Walter Horsbrugh
Rita Coleman: Helen Lindsay

: Tonight

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


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

: Headline News

: Play Your Hunch

The show to keep you guessing.
Introduced by Alan Freeman with Barry Craine, Julie Alexander, The XYZ Band.


Presenter: Alan Freeman
Panellist: Barry Craine
Hostess: Julie Alexander
Musicians: The XYZ Band
Musical direction: Harry Rabinowitz
Research: Philip Hindin
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Production: Ronald Marsh

: Laramie: Handful of Fire

A Western film series.
Starring John Smith, Robert Fuller
with Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes

When an embittered army colonel provokes an Indian uprising, Slim is involved in the conflict that follows.


Slim Sherman: John Smith
Jess Harper: Robert Fuller
Daisy Cooper: Spring Byington
Mike: Dennis Holmes

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
presenting News-Action-Personalities

Tonight's programme spotlights:

Tennis: The British Covered Court Lawn Tennis Championships
from Queen's Club

Cyclo-Cross: The World Championships
from Luxembourg

Rugby Union: France v. England
A preview of next Saturday's international match in Paris.

and news of Football and Winter Sports


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

: The News

: Music in Camera

presents Geraint Evans, Carla Fracci ft John Gilpin, Marisa Robles ft David Wilde.
Philharmonia Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Bean
Conducted by Marcus Dods


Singer: Geraint Evans
Dancer: Carla Fracci
Dancer: John Gilpin
Harpist: Marisa Robles
Pianist: David Wilde
Musicians: Philharmonia Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Bean
[Orchestra] conducted by: Marcus Dods
Designer: Stanley Dorfman
Producer: Patricia Foy

: Bookstand

A critical survey of books and writers.

10.0-10.30 View of South and West


Producer: Christopher Burstall

: The Sky at Night: Life in the Universe?

Patrick Moore discusses with Dr. Francis Jackson bacteriologist of King's College Hospital reports that signs of past life have been found in meteorites They also report on the latest progress of the 'life on Mars' experiments inaugurated last year.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Dr. Francis Jackson
Director: Robert Reid
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

: Ymryson Areithio

t Golegau Cymru
Yr ail ddadl gyn-derfynol TESTUN: Breuddwyd gurach yr Llywodraeth Byd
Welsh University Debating Contest.
Recordiad y BBC
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

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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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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