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: Making Music

A new series for younger children.
For Schools
(Previously shown on Tuesday)
(to 10.00)

: For Sixth Forms: La Cinquieme Republique 1: De Gaulle Au Pouvoir

For Schools
(Previously shown on Monday)
(to 10.30)

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
James Urquhart tells the story.
Sam Williams and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: James Urquhart
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Looking at Television

For Schools
(Previously shown on Wednesday)
(to 11.30)

: Signpost: Down the River: 1: A Holiday on the Upper Thames

How four young people and their teacher enjoy a camping and canoeing holiday.
For Schools
(to 11.55)


Narrator: Christopher Trace
Adviser: Harry Littlewood
Film cameraman: Ken Willicombe
Film editor: Jesse Palmer
Producer: Ronald Smedley

: 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)

: Headline News

: Cricket: Worcestershire v. West Indies

From the County Ground, Worcester.
Second day's play


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Denis Compton
TV presentation: Philip Lewis

: Perspective on The Roast Beef of Old England

For centuries meat has been an essential part of the British diet, but now an increasing number of people refuse to touch it. Who are they, and what are their reasons?

For Meat-eating: Wray Eastwood, Dr. John Gilbert Davis, William Lawford, Bill Stockwell, John Trapman

Against: Gwen Barker, Dr. Monica Latto, Christopher Miller, Dr. Barbara Moore, Dorothy L. Sidley, Pastor Raymond D. Vine

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


Interviewee (For Meat-eating): Wray Eastwood
Interviewee (For Meat-eating): Dr. John Gilbert Davis
Interviewee (For Meat-eating): William Lawford
Interviewee (For Meat-eating): Bill Stockwell
Interviewee (For Meat-eating): John Trapman
Interviewee (Against): Gwen Barker
Interviewee (Against): Dr. Monica Latto
Interviewee (Against): Christopher Miller
Interviewee (Against): Dr. Barbara Moore
Interviewee (Against): Dorothy L. Sidley
Interviewee (Against): Pastor Raymond D. Vine
Interviewer: Elaine Grand
Interviewer: Kenneth Kendall
Presenter: Leonard Maguire
Research: Jeremy Sandford
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Spotlight

People - Politics - Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
For Schools
(Repeated on Friday at 11.5 a.m.)
The subject for next week will be announced at the end of this programme.
(to 14.25)


Film Editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Producer: Bill Scott

: Cricket: Worcestershire v. West Indies

A further visit to Worcester.
(to 16.15)

: Pops and Lenny

with Lenny the Lion and Terry Hall
and their guests: The Tornados, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Raindrops


Ventriloquist: Terry Hall
Musicians: The Tornados
Musicians: Gerry and the Pacemakers
Singers: The Raindrops
Puppetry: Bura and Hardwick
Music: The Bert Hayes Octet
Script: Bob Gray
Designer: Darrol Blake
Producer: Peter Whitmore

: The Adventures of Tintin: The Crab with the Golden Claws

A second chance to see the film series about the adventures of Tintin the boy detective.

Tintin and his faithful dog Snowy investigate a strange cargo on board Captain Haddock's ship.

: 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 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
Editor: Gordon Watkins

: Headline News

: Compact: The Puffing Doctor

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Camilla Hope pulls off an exciting deal, only to find that it has caused jealousy and envy in other quarters.
Tony suddenly turns over a new leaf, and Edmund Bruce delves into the significance of the mysterious Dr. Syn.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Derek Dodd
Costume Supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Paddy Russell
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Tim Gray: Scot Finch
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Iris: Louise Dunn
Diana Fielding: Elizabeth Wallace
Mark: Gareth Davies
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Karen: Stephanie Beaumont
Lorna Willis Ede: Brenda Kaye
Gerald Brockman: Derek Aylward
Celia Randall: Rachel Gurney
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Alan: Basil Moss
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Susan: Sonia Fox
Tony: Norman Florence
Alison: Betty Cooper

: Moonstrike: A Sunday Morning

by Robert Barr.
The special squadrons needed moonlight to fly into occupied countries on their secret operations.

In the quiet of a Sunday morning the plan went well-and then terror struck.


Writer: Robert Barr
Director: David Goddard
Designer: John Cooper
Film sequences - cameraman: A.A. Englander
Film sequences - editor: John House
Producer: Gerard Glaister

: Here's Harry: The Wedding Present

Written by Vince Powell and Frank Roscoe.
A second showing of The Wedding Present
Starring Harry Worth
with Harold Goodwin, Richard Caldicot, Ballard Berkeley, Geoffrey Hibbert, Cameron Hall, Edwin Apps, Gordon Rollings, Jack Woolgar, Barbara Keogh, Tony Melody, Joe Gladwin
From the North


Writer: Vince Powell
Writer: Frank Roscoe
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: John Ammonds
Himself: Harry Worth
[Actor]: Harold Goodwin
[Actor]: Richard Caldicot
[Actor]: Ballard Berkeley
[Actor]: Geoffrey Hibbert
[Actor]: Cameron Hall
[Actor]: Edwin Apps
[Actor]: Gordon Rollings
[Actor]: Jack Woolgar
[Actress]: Barbara Keogh
[Actor]: Tony Melody
[Actor]: Joe Gladwin

: The News

: The World of Maurice Chevalier

An intriguing film account of the life of Maurice Chevalier -both the man, now in his seventy-fifth year, and his fabulous career on stage and screen that has made him one of the world's most celebrated stars and something of a legend in his own lifetime.


Subject: Maurice Chevalier

: Gallery: The Young Voters

A weekly programme about People and Politics.
with Erskine Childers and Alan Little.


Presenter: Erskine Childers
Presenter: Alan Little
Film editor: Ken Bilton
Production assistant: Ian Martin
Production assistant: Anthony Whitby
Producer: John Grist

: Viewpoint

A filmed interview with Rudolf Bultmann.
His radical scepticism about the historical basis of the Gospel stories is discussed by Edwin Robertson, Daniel Jenkins and Kathleen Bliss.
Chairman, Norman Fisher


Interviewee: Rudolf Bultmann
Panellist: Edwin Robertson
Panellist: Daniel Jenkins
Panellist: Kathleen Bliss
Chairman: Norman Fisher
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: 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.

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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