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: 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
(to 10.45)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Newyddion o'r Eisteddfod

Hanesion a sgyrsiau o'r Maes yn cael eu cyflwyno gan Idris Roberts
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Idris Roberts

: Cricket: The Canterbury Week: Kent v. Hampshire

A visit to Canterbury on the third and last day of the match.
Interviews by Peter West


Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Interviewer: Peter West
Television presentation: Antony Craxton

: The News

(to 13.35)

: Cricket: Kent v. Hampshire

at Canterbury
(to 16.30)

: The Boys and the Bears: Part 1

A second showing of a film from Czechoslovakia.
Some bear cubs escape in a zoo near Prague, and the sons of the zoo keeper spend a hectic time trying to find them.
Commentary spoken by Hilda Schroder.


Narrator: Hilda Schroder
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Safari to Asia with Armand and Michaela Denis: Chinese New Year

A second showing of the film Chinese New Year
From the West


Presenter/filmmaker: Armand Denis
Presenter/filmmaker: Michaela Denis

: The News

: Town and Around

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

Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Manningtree)

: Pit Your Wits

Pit Your Wits against the general knowledge and I.Q. questions put to you by Gwynneth Tighe and Kenneth Kendall.
Please address all correspondence to Pit Your Wits, [address removed]


Presenter: Gwynneth Tighe
Presenter: Kenneth Kendall
Producer: John Irwin

: Riverbeat: The Usk

Macdonald Hastings takes a cool look at a river and its more unusual people with Harry Soan.
Tonight: The Usk
An Outside Broadcast


Presenter: Macdonald Hastings
Guest: Harry Soan
Research: Bill Oakley
Film cameraman: Bill Greenhalgh
Film editor: Douglas Mair
Production assistant: Arthur Williams
Producer: Selwyn Roderick

: Headline News

: Compact: Moving Up

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Tim helps a damsel in distress, Ian decides on a move and Mark gets a shock.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Derek Dodd
Costume Supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Vere Lorrimer
Tim: Scot Finch
Kathy Sherwood: Penny Morrell
Alison: Betty Cooper
lan: Ronald Allen
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Lois: Dawn Beret
Mark: Gareth Davies
Richard: Moray Watson
Babbage: Donald Morley
Maureen: June Murphy
Brett Haydon: Douglas Squires
Lynn: Bridget McConnel
Mr Daly: Anthony Sharp
Harold Apthorpe: Richard Clarke

: Silent Evidence: Shadow of the Past

by Patrick Alexander.
Starring Basil Sydney as Dr. Martin Westlake
with Vanda Godsell, David Davies and Conrad Phillips

A child's body is found in a canal. All the evidence points to one man, Dr. Westlake, the pathologist, ensures that the police have the right answers.


Writer: Patrick Alexander
Series devised by: Evelyn Frazer
Music composed and conducted by: Don Banks
Film cameraman: John McGlashan
Film editor: Valerie Best
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: John Warrington
Viv: Vanda Godsell
Bert Fuller: John Dearth
Amy Walsh: Brid Lynch
Police Sergeant: Fred McNaughton
Terence Langley: Barrie Ingham
Det-Inspector Johnson: David Davies
Det-Sergeant Harris: Robert James
Chief Det -Superintendent Evans: Conrad Phillips
C.I.D. detective: Wilfrid Carter
Sailing club secretary: Maurice Hedley
Dr Martin Westlake: Basil Sydney
Penny: Barbara Roscoe
Mortuary attendant: Raymond Hodge
Angus MacCrae: Ian MacNaughton
Laboratory technician: Madeline Blakeney
Publican: Bartlett Mullins
Publican's wife: Chris Castor
Customer in pub: Owen Berry
Customer in pub: Desmond Cullum-Jones
Customer in pub: John Lewis
Customer in pub: Doel Luscombe
Scrap dealer: David Grahame
Taxi driver: John Citroen

: Hugh and I

A new comedy series by John Chapman.
Starring Terry Scott and Hugh Lloyd
featuring Ronnie Stevens
with Cyril Smith, Wallas Eaton, Vi Stevens, Patricia Hayes, Frank Thornton, Mollie Sugden, Jerry Verno, Jill Curzon


Writer: John Chapman
Incidental music: Wally Stott
Design: Marilyn Taylor
Additional dialogue: John Junkin
Producer: David Croft
Terry: Terry Scott
Hugh: Hugh Lloyd
[Actor]: Ronnie Stevens
Arthur Wormold: Cyril Smith
Mr. Crispin: Wallas Eaton
Mrs. Scott: Vi Stevens
Mrs. Wormold: Patricia Hayes
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
Mrs. Crispin: Mollie Sugden
[Actor]: Jerry Verno
Norma Crispin: Jill Curzon

: The News

: Living with the Motor Car

Fifty years ago the motor car brought us the promise of a new freedom. Today we have more than ten million vehicles battling for space on the most congested roads in the world. In the next ten years we are faced with the prospect of the number being doubled. The car no longer presents just a traffic problem, but threatens the future shape of our lives and the cities in which we live.
Raymond Baxter examines the problem with surgeons, architects, town planners, and motor manufacturers.


Writer: Roy Bradford
Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Narrator: Frank Duncan
Photography: Peter Hamilton
Produced and edited by: Geoffrey Baines

: The Defenders: The Benefactor

A film series of courtroom dramas.
Starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed.

Lawrence Preston is appointed by the court to defend a qualified doctor who is arrested for performing illegal abortions and who is determined to use the trial to state his views on abortion as a social and moral problem.


Lawrence Preston: E.G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

: Heddiw

yn Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Frenhinol Cymru Llanelli
Edrych yn 61 dros dtligwyddiadau'r dydd yng nghwmni Owen Edwards
The Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales: report on the day's events.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.35)

About this project

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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