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: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Welsh transmitters and 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 cyflwynydd, OWEN EDWARDS Y cynhyrchu, IFOR
Y golygydd, NAN DAVIES
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Rees Myrfyn Owen
Unknown: Geraint Jones
Unknown: Nan Davies

: The News

: Perspective on Handwriting

How individual is it?
Does it denote character?
How does forgery fit in? How far do specific styles in handwriting cramp individuality?

Interviewers Elaine Grand, Hugh David, Kenneth Kendall
Introduced by Leonard Maguire.
(to 14.00)


Graphologist: Manfred Lowengard
Interviewer: Elaine Grand
Interviewer: Hugh David
Interviewer: Kenneth Kendall
Presenter: Leonard Maguire
Production assistant: Margaret Jay
Production assistant: Margaret Smith
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Sooty: Sooty in the Garden

assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.
From the North


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Playbox

opened by Eamonn Andrews assisted by Tony Hart.
The Inter-Regional Quiz Championship
This week's team: North of England

Brief Cases
by Michael Meath.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Presenter/artist: Tony Hart
Producer: John Furness
Writer (Brief Cases): Michael Meath
Jeremy Fosdyke: Geoffrey Whitehead
Mrs Jeannie Frost: Molly Weir

: 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

: The Kilt is My Delight

A programme of Scottish songs and dances.
with Jim McLeod and his Band, Moira Anderson (Accompanist, Julian Dawson),
Bobby Watson, The Deeside Dancers, Eleanor Leith, The Scottish Junior Singers (Conductor, Agnes Duncan) and the Edinburgh Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
Introduced by Ian Wallace.
From Scotland


Musicians: Jim McLeod and his Band
Singer: Moira Anderson
Pianist/accompanist: Julian Dawson
Dancer: Bobby Watson
Dancers: The Deeside Dancers
Singer: Eleanor Leith
Singers: The Scottish Junior Singers
[Singers] conductor: Agnes Duncan
Dancers: The Edinburgh Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
Presenter: Ian Wallace
Designer: Sheila Toye
Producer: Alan Rees

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, 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: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Brian Redhead
Singer: Jenny Johnson
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

: Compact: Fire and Water

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

The Fiction Office becomes a battle-ground for Camilla and Iris. Stan and Adrian begin decorating Alison's living-room, but their work is interrupted by disaster. Compact's £50 wardrobe feature is launched.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: James Doran
Designer: Derek Dodd
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Gerald Blake
Doug: Lawrence James
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Mark: Gareth Davies
Celia Randall: Rachel Gurney
Iris: Louise Dunn
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Alan: Basil Moss
Tony: Norman Florence
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Stan: Johnny Wade
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Ella Bedford: Gretchen Franklin
Alison: Betty Cooper
Karen: Stephanie Beaumont

: Sykes and a Referee

Written by Eric Sykes.
Starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques
with Martin Miller, George Roderick, Thomas Gallagher, Kenneth Wolstenholme, Janet Bruce, Colin Spaull


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: Robert Macgowan
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie Sykes: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: Martin Miller
[Actor]: George Roderick
[Actor]: Thomas Gallagher
Himself: Kenneth Wolstenholme
[Actress]: Janet Bruce
[Actor]: Colin Spaull

: Moonstrike: Danger by Appointment

by Allan Prior.
The special squadrons needed moonlight to fly into occupied, countries on their secret operations.


Writer: Allan Prior
Director: Eric Tayler
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Film sequences - cameraman: A. A. Englander
Film sequences - editor: John House
Producer: Gerard Glaister

: The News

: The Budget

James Callaghan, M.P.


Speaker: James Callaghan

: Amateur Boxing: Quarter-Finals of the A.B.A. Senior Championships

Northern Counties v. Scotland

Direct from Doncaster.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
TV presentation: Ray Lakeland

: Gallery

with Alun Gwynne Jones and Robert McKenzie.
A weekly programme about People and Politics.
Among the items:
An interview with The Rt. Hon. Jo Grimond, M.P.


Presenter: Alun Gwynne Jones
Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Interviewee: The Rt. Hon. Jo Grimond
Film editor: Ken Bilton
Production assistant: Ian Martin
Production assistant: Anthony Whitby
Producer: John Grist

: Late Night News

: Late Night Final

Evening Prayers conducted by Fr. Martin Jarrett-Kerr, C.B.


Conductor: Fr. Martin Jarrett-Kerr

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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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