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: Pure Mathematics: Programme 39

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.00)

: Pure Mathematics: Programme 40

For Schools
(to 10.25)


Presented by: Norman Hyland
Director: John Field

: Engineering Science: 22: Energy Conversion

Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 10.55)

: Television Club: Stonebridge Gertrude's Rose

Introduced by Windsor Davies.

The life story of a cow.
For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Windsor Davies

: Discovering Science: What is Water?

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.55)

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

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

: The News

: Wednesday Magazine

Keep in touch with likely people and lively ideas in the arts, entertainment and the world at large with David Jacobs.


Presenter: David Jacobs
Production assistant: Iris Furlong
Production assistant: Sheila Innes
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Science and Life: Men and Microbes: 10: Microbes on the Wing

Introduced by David Gall with Dr. J. M. Hirst.
How do microbes get about? Most depend on chance, but some are closely adapted to certain insects, which spread them while feeding.
For Schools
(to 14.25)


Presenter: David Gall
Guest: Dr. J. M. Hirst
Film editor: Jesse Palmer
Producer: Michael Totton

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
BBC film

: Racing at Lincoln

The first big race of the 'Flat'

3.15 The Lincolnshire Handicap for four-year-olds and upwards over one mile

3.50 The Elsham Handicap Plate over two miles

4.20 The Castle Plate over six furlongs

(to 16.30)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Peter Montague-Evans
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: David Coleman
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland

: Picture Time

A film from Poland.
Two boys in a field in summer are surprised at the antics of a hat.

First Time in the Ring
A second chance to see the Russian cartoon film about a baby elephant.

: Hobbies Club: Model Theatres: 3: The Lighting

Barrie Edgar tells you about the history of stage lighting and Douglas Heap shows you how he has wired the lighting for your Hobbies Club model theatre.


Presenter: Barrie Edgar
Presenter: Douglas Heap
Research: Brenda Dean
Producer: Clive Parkhurst

: That's the Style: Gymnastics

Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler.

One of the most skilful and graceful sports is gymnastics. Today's expert, Nick Stuart, eight times British champion, demonstrates his skill.
Harry Littlewood instructs boys of the Westwood Secondary School, Welling.


Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Gymanst: Nick Stuart
Instructor: Harry Littlewood
Editor: Lawrie Higgins
Presented by: Richard Tilling

: The News

: Town and Around

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


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: Ice Champion of the World

Donald McPherson in a second programme made on his way back to Canada after the World Skating Championships at Cortina d'Ampezzo.
The champions of Canada join him in this special exhibition at Queen's Ice Club, London.


Ice skater: Donald McPherson
Arranged by: Harry Lauder
Commentator: Alan Weeks
Producer: John Vernon

: Tonight

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


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: Robin Hall
Singer/Guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Associate Producer: Jack Gold
Associate Producer: Derrick Amoore
Associate Producer: Kevin Billington
Associate Producer: Dennis Edwards
Assistant Editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Gordon Watkins

: Headline News

: Television Top of the Form: Spring Series: Heat 3

Girls of Dame Allan's School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne v. Boys of the City of Norwich School
A nation-wide general knowledge contest between schools.


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Question-Master: David Dimbleby
Scorer: Douglas Arthur
Questions set by: Boswell Taylor
Outside Broadcasts directed by: Alan Rees
Outside Broadcasts directed by: Mary Evans
Editor: Joan Clark
Executive Producer: Innes Lloyd

: Z Cars: Enquiry

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

For all the anger and resentment they arouse, nothing must deflect Inspector Bamber from the most difficult enquiries of his career-into suspicions that Victor Division contains a policeman who is a thief.


Writer: John Hopkins
Director: William Slater
Designer: Stanley Morris
Film sequences - cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film sequences - editor: Ian Callaway
Casebook material: C. N. Lindsay
Producer: David E. Rose

: Sportsview

Introduced by Harry Carpenter.

Tonight's edition includes:
Boxing: Heavyweight Championship of Great Britain and the British Empire
Henry Cooper (Bellingham) The Champion v. Dick Richardson (Newport) The Challenger
A film report of last night's title fight at Wembley.

First leg of the Spring Double
The Lincolnshire Handicap
A recording of this afternoon's big race at Lincoln.


Presenter/commentator (Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Boxer: Henry Cooper
Boxer: Dick Richardson
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Editor: Leslie Kettley
Assistant editor: Phil Pilley
Presented by: Alec Weeks

: The News

: Your Life in their Hands: Slipped Discs and Sciatica

Many thousands of people suffer severe pain in the back and legs caused by slipped discs. The programme shows what these are and how they are treated medically and surgically.
From the Middlesex Hospital, London.


Producer: Peter Bruce
Executive producer: Humphrey Fisher

: Two in the Bush: The Attic of the World

Gerald Durrell introduces The Attic of the World
From the West


Presenter: Gerald Durrell
Photographed by: Jim Saunders
Editor: Paul Khan
Music arranged by: Sidney Sager
Sound mixer: George Pagan
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: One from One-Thirty: Let's Imagine: There are Flying Saucers

with People who have seen them, People who don'believe in them, People who want to be taken away in one
Charles Gibbs-Smith, Desmond Leslie, Marghanita Laski, Waveney Girvan, Norah Phillips, Yascha Schapiro
Introduced by Erskine Childers.
Previously shown on February 8

10.15-10.45 In View: Ale and Sympathy: a look at an inn on Dartmoor.
(Rowridge, Brighton)

10.15-10.45 Scan: life in the Midlands.
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree)


Guest: Charles Gibbs Smith
Guest: Desmond Leslie
Guest: Marghanita Laski
Guest: Waveney Girvan
Guest: Norah Phillips
Guest: Yascha Schapiro
Presenter: Erskine Childers
Arranged and directed by: Anne-Marie Gardner-Stewart

: Late Night News

: Gwanwyn Yn Y Ddinas

Rhaglen o adloniant ysgafn gan rai o aelodau Aelwyd
Cymdeithas Cymry Llundain
Spring in the City: entertainment by the London Welsh Association.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Cymdeithas Cymry Llundain

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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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