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: Discovering Science: The Bluebottle

This is the time of year when female bluebottles invade our homes to lay their eggs. In this programme Gerd Sommerhoff shows something of the remarkable life-story of these familiar insects.
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

: Air, Land, and Water: Landforms: The Work of Ice

The second of four programmes describing how our natural scenery has been formed.
Introduced by Michael Wayte.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Michael Wayte
Film editor: John Walker
Studio animations: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Headline News

: Cricket: England v. Pakistan - First Test Match

The fourth day's play at Edgbaston, Birmingham.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Denis Compton
Television presentation: Philip Lewis

: Table Talk

People with opinions meet to discuss matters of mutual and topical interest.


Producer: Richard Francis

: Your World: 6: The Big Time

Millions of pounds are spent on pop music every year. How is the industry organised and who are the people involved?
Introduced by Alan Little.
BBC programme for Schools
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Alan Little
Producer: Paul Mitchell

: Cricket: England v. Pakistan - First Test Match

A further visit to Edgbaston.

: Blue Peter

All Aboard with Christopher Trace and Anita West in a magazine programme for younger viewers.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Anita West
Producer: John Furness

: Parbottle Speaking!: 6: Railway Lane

A detective adventure in six episodes.
Written and produced by Rex Tucker.
with Toke Townley, Anthony Jacobs

Trapped in the cellar by the river, Pinkey prepares to fight it out with Manalik and his gang. Meanwhile Mr. Parbottle and the Inspector scour London for him.
From the North


Writer/producer: Rex Tucker
Designer: Tim Harvey
Film Cameraman: James Court
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Director: Gerald Wiltshire
Horatio Parbottle: Toke Townley
Mustapha Manalik: Anthony Jacobs
Bill Paley: Harvey Hall
Zuhra: Nadja Regin
Rahbi: Nicholas Amer
Abdul: Michael Manne
Mahmoud: David Langton
Arabs: Bert Lena
Arabs: Derek Hunt
Inspector Hoggins: Tim Hudson
Chinese chauffeur: Kristopher Kum
Coalman: Patrick Connor
Policeman: John Boyd-Brent

: The News

: Town and Around

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

Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Manningtree)

: Cricket: England v. Pakistan - First Test Match

The closing overs of the fourth day's play at Edgbaston.

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at points from the week's post.
Next edition: Wednesday at 9.55
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Macdonald Hastings, Polly Elwes and Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Polly Elwes
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
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

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest between
The Residents: Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
The Challengers: Lisa Duffin, Eric Hochstrasser, David Pennant
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann
From the Midlands


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (The Challengers): Lisa Duffin
Panellist (The Challengers): Eric Hochstrasser
Panellist (The Challengers): David Pennant
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: The Franchise Affair: Episode 3

A serial in six episodes by Josephine Tey.
Dramatised for television by Constance Cox.
Starring Rosalie Crutchley, Michael Aldridge, Veronica Turleigh
with Gladys Boot, Leslie French


Author: Josephine Tey
Dramatised for television by: Constance Cox
Designer: John Cooper
Director: Mervyn Pinfield
Producer: George R. Foa
Chief Insp Hallam: Edward Harvey
Det-Insp Grant: Clifford Earl
Marion Sharpe: Rosalie Crutchley
Mrs Sharpe: Veronica Turleigh
Robert Blair: Michael Aldridge
Rose Glyn: Anne Sharp
Gladys Rees: Joan Phillips
Policeman: Denis Cleary
Mrs Tilsit: Judy Child
Mechanic: John Crocker
Bus Inspector: Dennis Handby
Bus Conductor: John Barrett
Miss Harker: Jennifer Hill
Miss Truelove: Gladys Spencer
Leslie Wynn: Barry Wilsher
Tony Bredon: Derek Aylward
Aunt Lin: Gladys Boot
Albert: Ronald Ibbs
Mr Heseltine: Leslie French

: 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
Associate producer: Jeremy Murray-Brown
Associate producer: Christopher Railing
Assistant editor: Norman Swallow
Editor: Paul Fox

: The News

: Association Football

Kenneth Wolstenholme in Rancagua reports on England's second eighth-final match.
Presented by the Sportsview Unit


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather

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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.

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