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: 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 10.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrychwn ymhell ac yn agos Drwy ffilm a thrwy drafod
Daw Cymru a'r byd i'r aelwyd I'ch difyrru
Wrth eich cinio
Y cyflwyno:
Owen Edwards
Y cynhyrchu:
Ifor Rees, Jack Williams Y golygydd: Nan Davies
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

(to 13.35)

: The Mermaid's Pearls: 4: The Sad Stones

Written and narrated by Oliver Postgate.
A new film series about Cyrus the Seahorse and his friend Bartholomew the Shrimp.

Last week you saw how Cyrus and Shrimp found the second of the Mermaid's Pearls. This week you will see how they swam into the black deep--so deep that nobody knows the creatures that live down there.


Writer/narrator: Oliver Postgate
Drawings: Peter Firmin
Drawings: Robert Broomfield
Music: Vernon Elliot

: Whirlybirds: File X-74

A second showing of a series of adventure films about a helicopter.

Chuck and P.T. hunt for an experimental aircraft which is missing on a test flight.

: Sketch Club

with Adrian Hill, who sets a subject, helps you with your picture-making, and announces this week's prize-winners.
Picture Gallery: Homeward Bound


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Tony Arnold

: The News

: Town and Around

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

Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Manningtree)

: Bucknell's House: 16

Barry Bucknell's weekly TV do-it-yourself guide.

If any advice is needed on the best way to make a structural alteration to a wall or on the Placing of a glass fibre water storage tank (provided it is one which has been approved by the Water Board), or the concreting of a cellar floor, ask the local Building Surveyor. Another job: mending the rocky front steps with a tough new material.


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Producer: Stanley Hyland

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott,
Macdonald Hastings and Jenny Johnson.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer: Jenny Johnson
Editor: Antony Jay

: Headline News

: Benny Hill: The Before Man

Written by Dave Freeman and Benny Hill.
A second showing of The Before Man

featuring Campbell Singer, Priscilla Morgan, Roger Avon, Penny Morrell, Annabelle Lee, Michael Bird, Edwin Apps, Margaret Flint, Valerie Bell, Stuart Hillier, Susan Denny, Sidney Vivian, Ken Roberts, Reg Thompson, Valerie Brooks, Maria Lennard, Pamela Strong


Writer: Dave Freeman
Writer: Benny Hill
Incidental music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Duncan Wood
Himself: Benny Hill
Vanning: Campbell Singer
Betty: Priscilla Morgan
[Actor]: Roger Avon
[Actress]: Penny Morrell
Elsie: Annabelle Lee
[Actor]: Michael Bird
[Actor]: Edwin Apps
[Actress]: Margaret Flint
[Actress]: Valerie Bell
Roland Stone: Stuart Hillier
Jean: Susan Denny
[Actor]: Sidney Vivian
[Actor]: Ken Roberts
[Actor]: Reg Thompson
Girl: Valerie Brooks
[Actress]: Maria Lennard
[Actress]: Pamela Strong

: Bronco: Until Kingdom Come

A Western film series.
Starring Ty Hardin as the roving cowboy adventurer.

Bronco saves a beautiful noblewoman when her life is threatened by Mexican revolutionaries - only to find that other dangers surround her.


Bronco Layne: Ty Hardin

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
Tonight's programme includes:

A preview of the European Athletics Championships held in Belgrade next week.

Football: European Cup: Dundee v. Cologne
News from the First Round Match played in Scotland this evening.

Motor Cycling: Junior Manx Grand Prix
A film report from Britain's top amateur motor-cycle racing meeting.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Programme edited by: Ronnie Noble
Programme edited by: Leslie Kettley
Assistant editor: Phil Pilley
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: The News

: Silent Evidence: This Desirable Property

by Max Marquis.
Starring Basil Sydney as Dr. Martin Westlake
with Sarah Lawson, Robert Cartland
and Conrad Phillips


Writer: Max Marquis
Series devised by: Evelyn Frazer
Music composed and conducted by: Don Banks
Film cameraman: John McGlashan
Film editor: James Colina
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Director: Brian Bell
Producer: John Warrington
Peter Preston: Robert Cartland
Judy Greer: Patricia Shakesby
Harry Alsop: Edward Jewesbury
Dr Martin Westlake: Basil Sydney
Dr Arthur Farley: Philip Ray
Wally Stone: Harry Littlewood
Catherine Alsop: Sarah Lawson
Det -Inspector Collins: Fred Ferris
Angus MacCrae: Ian MacNaughton
Chief Superintendent Evans: Conrad Phillips
Isobel Farley: Meg Wynn Owen
Police Sergeant: Denzil Ellis
Police Constable: Nigel Goodwin
Spooner: Lee Richardson

: Let's Imagine: Other Worlds in Space

An exploration among stars, moons, and planets led by Patrick Moore and Brian Aldiss with extracts from science fiction.
Introduced from earth by Kenneth Horne.
(First shown on May 3)

10.15-10.30 Tailpiece: what animals do with their tails, narrated by Johnny Morris.
10.30-10.45 A film on the Falmouth Seagoing Training Ship for Boys
(Rowridge, Brighton)


Presenter: Kenneth Horne
Speaker: Patrick Moore
Speaker: Brian Aldiss
Producer: Monica Sims
Narrator (Tailpiece): Johnny Morris

: Association Football: European Cup 1st Round, 1st Leg: Dundee v. Cologne

Recorded highlights of tonight's match from Dens Park, Dundee.
Presented by the Sportsview Unit

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather

: Coleg Harlech

A Vo Penn ...
Ymweliad a Choleg Harlech yn ystod yr haf Y cyflwyno gan GLYN 0. PHILLIPS
Y cyfarwyddo gan Myrfyn Owen
Recordiad y BBC
A visit to Coleg Harlech.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Choleg Harlech
Unknown: Myrfyn Owen
Producer/Cynhyrchydd: Wynne Lloyd

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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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