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Twm Sion Cati
Stori-gyfres gan BERYL M. JONES yn sôn am anturiaethau y cymeriad cellweirus o Dregaron 1: Twm yn Diane
Y darluniau gan Ron Francis Trysor o Gân
PHYLLIS KINNEY a MEREDYDD EVANS yn cyflwyno alawon gwerin o wahanol wledydd Cyfeilydd, MAIMIE NOEL JONES Y cynhyrchu gan EVELYN WILLIAMS
Children's Television
(Welsh transmitters, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Beryl M. Jones
Unknown: Brinley Jenkins
Unknown: Ron Francis
Unknown: Phyllis Kinney
Unknown: Meredydd Evans
Unknown: Maimie Noel Jones
Unknown: Evelyn Williams

: Headline News

: The Weather

: 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


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

: Grandstand

See panel

: Dial Rix: No Plums in the Pudding

by Christopher Bond.
Another in the series of farces specially written for Television.
Starring Brian Rix
(Brian Rix, Leo Franklyn, Basil Lord, Larry Noble, Peter Mercier, Hazel Douglas, Helen Jessop, Linda Dixon, and Colin Douglas are in 'One for the Pot', the current farce at the Whitehall Theatre; Patrick Cargill is in 'Boeing-Boeing' at the Apollo Theatre, London; Terry Scott is in 'Babes in the Wood' at the Hippodrome, Golders Green)


Writer: Christopher Bond
Telerecording Editor: Richard Barclay
Settings: Stephen Bundy
Music composed and arranged by: Tommy Watt
Director: Wallace Douglas
Boy Rix: Brian Rix
Telephone engineer: Basil Lord
Fat furniture man: Colin Douglas
Thin furniture man: Andrew Sachs
Mr Bellenger: William Kendall
Penelope Rix: Elspet Gray
Postman: Gilbert Harrison
Small dustman: Hubert Cross
Large dustman: Peter Mercier
Mr Jolliboy: Larry Noble
Mrs Hathaway: Joan Sanderson
Toby Murgatroyd: Terry Scott
Norma Flatly: Helen Jessop
Gunga Din: Patrick Cargill
Henry J. Hannenbocker: Hugh McDermott
Wilma Bloomer: Hazel Douglas
Jack Robinson: Leo Franklyn
Teddy Gibbons: John Chapman
Reveller: Linda Dixon
Reveller: Mary Mitchell
Reveller: Gerald Dawson
Reveller: Pearson Dodd

: Today's Sport

Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.
A summary of today's sporting highlights and the classified football results.
Presented by the Sportsview Unit


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: The News

: Whicker on Top of the World: The Hard Land

Huge, raw, unknown... the harsh frontier overlooking Siberia where Eskimos earn £6,000 a year - and Twist... the Beachmaster pursues his exhausting lovelife... where bears meet to eat (and can be cooked); the world's 'flyingest' country where land for triumphant and tragic Homesteaders is only 8d. an acre...
Alan Whicker recalls his 10,000-mile Alaskan exploration for Tonight.
A Tonight presentation


Presenter: Alan Whicker
Cameraman: Geoff Mulligan
Recordist: Phil Young
Film editor: Alan Tetzner
Film editor: Stan Hawkes
Producer: Jack Gold

: Gulliver's Travels

A cartoon feature film based on Jonathan Swift's immortal story.
This enchanting cartoon film tells of the adventures of Lemuel Gulliver, an English sailor, who in 1699 is shipwrecked on the island of Lilliput.


Author: Jonathan Swift
Producer: Max Fleischer
Director: Dave Fleischer
Atmospheric music created and conducted by: Victor Young

: Z Cars: Search

by John Hopkins.
There are two young constables in each car, ready to deal with trouble as it happens.

When a child is reported missing on Christmas Day P.C.s Smith and Weir are first in what becomes a country-wide hunt for him, searching all day and into the night in a desperate attempt to find him.


Writer: John Hopkins
Producer: David E. Rose
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Film sequences - Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film sequences - Editor: Ian Callaway
Sound recordist: Ted Read
PC Smith: Brian Blessed
PC Weir: Joseph Brady

: Benny Hill: 5: The Secret of Planet Seven

Written by Dave Freeman.
Benny Hill in a new series of unlikely situations.
Featuring Graham Stark, Penny Morrell, Colin Douglas, Arthur Mullard, Joe Gibbons, Coral Morphew and Valerie Cooney
also Tricia Money, Gillian Watt, Caron Gardner, Valerie Stanton and the voice of Leon Thau


Writer: Dave Freeman
Incidental Music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: John Street
Himself: Benny Hill
Nigel: Graham Stark
Binda: Penny Morrell
Mac: Colin Douglas
Wilfred: Arthur Mullard
[Actor]: Joe Gibbons
[Actor]: Coral Morphew
[Actress]: Valerie Cooney
[Actress]: Tricia Money
[Actress]: Gillian Watt
[Actress]: Caron Gardner
[Actress]: Valerie Stanton
Voice: Leon Thau

: Moulin Rouge

A film.
Starring Jose Ferrer, Colette Marchand, Zsa Zsa Gabor


Director: John Huston
Henri Toulouse-Lautrec: Jose Ferrer
Count Alphonse de Toulouse-Lautrec: Jose Ferrer
Maria: Colette Marchand
Myriamme: Susanne Flon
Jane Avril: Zsa Zsa Gabor
La Goulue: Katherine Kath
Aicha: Muriel Smith
Maurice: Lee Montague

: Late Night News

: Dancing Club

presenting Victor Silvester
and featuring the Ballroom Orchestra
Directed by Victor Silvester Jnr.
Leader, Oscar Grasso
from the Carlton Ballroom, London.

Demonstrations by Eric Lashbrooke and Norma Graves, Michael Houseman and Valerie Waite, The Tollington Formation Team from Finsbury Park, London (Trained by Doreen Weeks)

The All Britain Dancing Contest
Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson: The Madison assisted by Christine Norton and The Frank and Peggy Spencer Dancers
Hostess, Rosalie Ashley


Musicians: The Ballroom Orchestra
[Orchestra] directed by: Victor Silvester Jnr.
[Orchestra] leader: Oscar Grasso
Dancer: Eric Lashbrooke
Dancer: Norma Graves
Dancer: Michael Houseman
Dancer: Valerie Waite
Formation dancers: The Tollington Formation Team
[Formation team] trained by: Doreen Weeks
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Victor Silvester
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Christine Norton
Dancers (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): The Frank and Peggy Spencer Dancers
Hostess: Rosalie Ashley
Producer: Alan Chivers

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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.

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