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: A Year in the Country: Wind and Weather

Weather forecasting - from weather vanes to space satellites.
Introduced by Eric Simms.
BBC film for Schools
(to 10.00)


Presenter/producer: Eric Simms
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Discovering Science: Water and the Weather

Water, in one form or another, plays an important part in this country's weather. Gerd Sommerhoff explains that, where water and the weather are concerned, what comes down must first have gone up.
For Schools
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Engineering Science: 17: Force on a Conductor

Presented by Gordon Severn.
(to 10.55)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Director: Morton Surguy
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Going to Work: 5: The Police Force

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: Merry-Go-Round

A magazine programme for younger children.
Introduced by Tim Gudgin.

Wheelbarrow Farm
A first visit to a school where children are looking after poultry, a sheep, and goats.

The History of Flight: Part 1
The story of man's early attempts to fly.

For Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Tim Gudgin
Film editor: Malcolm James
Producer: Michael Gill

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Heddiw

Today: a Welsh topical magazine.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

: Living Today

Around and About the Home with Richard Waring.

Design in Carpets
Kenneth J. Robinson

The Enquiring Consumer
Rosemary McRobert discussing the cost of refrigerating service with service managers.

Chicken Pie
Victor Ceserani

Travel on a Budget
Peter Whelpton

Fashion in Maternity Clothes


Presenter: Richard Waring
Item presenter (Design in Carpets): Kenneth J. Robinson
Item presenter (The Enquiring Consumer): Rosemary McRobert
Cook (Chicken Pie): Victor Ceserani
Item presenter (Travel on a Budget): Peter Whelpton
Production assistant: Margaret McCall
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: Television Club: The Rainy Day

Written by Gavin Miller and Alan Hancock.
Introduced by Windsor Davies.
For Schools


Writer: Gavin Miller
Writer/Producer: Alan Hancock
Film editor: David Painter
Designer: Gordon Roland
Presenter: Windsor Davies
Mr Wade: James Beck
Mrs Wade: Jean Alexander
Cliff Wade: Colin Spaull
Janet Wade: Linda Grange
Television announcer: Michael Smee
Mr Wade of 1910: Clifford Cox
Mrs Wade of 1910: Katherine Parr
Arthur Wade: John Pike
Lilian Wade: Christina Martin

: Interval

: 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 14.45)


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

: The Sledge

A film from Hungary.
Two village boys prepare to enjoy the winter by building a sledge: then they meet someone whose poverty is even greater than their own.
Commentary spoken by Wensley Pithey.


Narrator: Wensley Pithey
English version written and presented by: Peggy Miller

: Animal Magic

A weekly series Introduced by Johnny Morris with Tony Soper.
A magazine of stories about animals, sometimes in the wild, sometimes in the home, and sometimes in the zoo-but always magical.
From the West
See page 25


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Presenter: Tony Soper
Film editor: George Inger
Director: Douglas Thomas
Producer: Winwood Reade

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: The 625 Show

in which Jimmy Young presents artists of the future.
The Don Taylor Five, The Peter Groves Trio, Laura Gray, Peter Gordeno, Elaine and Derek, Henrietta and Bernardi


Presenter: Jimmy Young
Performers: The Don Taylor Five
Band: The Peter Groves Trio
Performer: Laura Gray
Dancer/singer: Peter Gordeno
Singers: Elaine and Derek
Performers: Henrietta and Bernardi
Music: Edwin Braden
Design: Desmond Chinn
Production: Albert Stevenson

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings, Julian Pettifer, Brian Redhead and Jenny Johnson.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Brian Redhead
Singer: Jenny Johnson
Associate producer: Jack Gold
Associate producer: Derrick Amoore
Associate producer: Kevin Billington
Assistant editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Gordon Watkins

: Headline News

: Compact: The Thief

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

The real identity of the office thief is finally discovered, and Mark has to deal with a case of hysteria. Meanwhile Bill Pryor is busy rounding up support for Jackie.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Eric Paice
Designer: Susan Spence
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Alan Tilvern
Bryan: Keith Buckley
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Pat Warren: Carolyn Pertwee
Susan: Sonia Fox
Iris: Louise Dunn
Bill Pryor: Keith Faulkner
Tony: Norman Florence
Alan: Basil Moss
Miss Fraser: Christine Lindsay
Valerie Peters: Lyn Ashley
Josip Mylkj: David Lawton
Mark: Gareth Davies
Jackie: Elizabeth Proud

: This Is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Writing and research: Peter Moore
Writing and research: Nickola Sterne
Writing and research: Suzanne Twiston-Davies
Writing and research: Anthony Chivers
Writing and research: John Dalzell
Writing and research: Alan Haire
Story editor: Robert Stuart
This Is Your Life theme composed by: James Turner
Director: Vere Lorrimer
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson
This Is Your Life was devised by: Ralph Edwards

: The Defenders: Voices of Death

A film series of courtroom dramas.
Starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed
with guest star Ruth Roman


Lawrence Preston: E. G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed
Martha Harrow: Ruth Roman

: The News

: A Chance to Live

The story of how scientists and engineers are helping disabled people-including the Thalidomide babies-to live fuller lives.


Narrator: Michael Flanders
Film cameraman: Geoffrey Mulligan
Film editor: Ted Walter
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Studio director: Bill Wright
Associate producer: Michael Latham
Executive producer: Philip Daly

: Bookstand: Writers and Writing: Aspects of Creation

Katherine Anne Porter the American author of Ship of Fools; Pale Horse; Pale Rider; The Leaning Tower; and Flowering Judas talks to Peter Duval Smith.


Interviewee: Katherine Anne Porter
Interviewer: Peter Duval Smith
Producer: Christopher Burstall

: Late Night News

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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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