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: Making Music

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

: For Sixth Forms: La Jeunesse Francaise: 4: Pensee et Action

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.30)

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
BBC film
(to 11.00)

: Looking at Television

For Schools
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 11.30)

: Signpost: Model and Map

Christopher Trace introduces a way of modelling and mapping a local street.
For Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Film cameraman: John A. S. Turner
Film editor: Robert Hill
Drawings: Tony Hart
Producer: Carol Goodman

: President Kennedy in Europe

(to 12.45)

: 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

: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships

BBC Outside Broadcasts Units bring you the fourth day's play direct from the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon with Commentary-News Flashes-Summaries by Dan Maskell, Peter West, David Coleman.
(to 14.00)


Commentary/News Flashes/Summaries: Dan Maskell
Commentary/News Flashes/Summaries: Peter West
Commentary/News Flashes/Summaries: David Coleman
Television presentation: Innes Lloyd
Television presentation: A.P. Wilkinson
Executive producer: Alan Chivers

: Spotlight

People - Politics - Problems
A topical programme for older children.
For Schools
The subject for next week will be announced at the end of this programme.


Film editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Producer: Bill Scott

: The Mermaid's Pearls: Part 3: The Search

Written and narrated by Oliver Postgate.
A second chance to see the film series about Cyrus the Seahorse and his friend Bartholomew the Shrimp.

Last week you saw how Cyrus and Shrimp found the first of the Mermaid's Pearls. This week you see how they swam to the still deeper waters and met the sea cows.


Writer/Narrator: Oliver Postgate
Drawings: Peter Firmin
Drawings: Robert Broomfield
Music: Vernon Elliot

: Pinky and Perky: The Pop-In

Pinky and Perky invite you to join them with John Slater as Poppa Luigi at The Pop-In.
Devised and written by Margaret Potter.
Another chance to see the series first broadcast last year.


Presented by: Jan Dalibor
Presented by: Vlasta Dalibor
Devised and written by: Margaret Potter
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Trevor Hill
Poppa Luigi: John Slater

: Tricks 'n' Nixon

in which David Nixon entertains some young friends to twenty-five minutes of tricks and magic and invites you to join him and his guests.


Presenter/magician: David Nixon
Music: Bert Hayes
Music: Frank King
Settings: Darrol Blake
Producer: Johnny Downes

: 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

: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships

The final transmission of the day direct from the All England Lawn Tennis Club, including highlights and personalities of the fourth day's play.

: Headline News

: Compact: Welcome Home

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Both Geoffrey Gray and Mrs Millet come out of hospital. Doug's new scheme is launched. Alan and Barry Sothern find fresh mystery in the Marmot James story.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bob Stuart
Designer: Richard Hunt
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Michael Imison
Iris: Louise Dunn
Wendy: Sandra Payne
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Paula: Judy Franklin
Susan: Sonia Fox
Ceclia: Rachel Gurney
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Terry: Jimmy Ray
David: Vincent Ball
Doug: Lawrence James
Barry Sothern: Robin Hawdon
Stan: Johnny Wade
Alison: Betty Cooper
Alan: Basil Moss
Mrs Millet: Freda Bamford
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Rosemary Gray: Jackie Lenya
Tim Gray: Scot Finch
Geoffrey Gray: Edward Evans

: Here's Harry: The Date

Written by Vince Powell and Frank Roscoe.
A second showing of The Date
Starring Harry Worth
with Gordon Rollings, Gwendolyn Watts, Doris Gambell, Sheree Winton, Jean Marlow, Joe Gladwin, Diane Aubrey
From the North


Writer: Vince Powell
Writer: Frank Roscoe
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: John Ammonds
Himself: Harry Worth
[Actor]: Gordon Rollings
[Actress]: Gwendolyn Watts
[Actress]: Doris Gambell
[Actress]: Sheree Winton
[Actress]: Jean Marlow
[Actor]: Joe Gladwin
[Actress]: Diane Aubrey

: Moonstrike: Rush Job

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

A daring sabotage plan depends on the loyalty of Etienne, the local schoolmaster. But is he to be trusted?


Writer: Michael Williams
Director: Sheelagh Rees
Designer: Lionel Radford
Film sequences - cameraman: A.A. Englander
Film sequences - editor: John House
Music composed and arranged by: Dudley Simpson
Producer: Gerard Glaister

: The News

: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties, Leeds.
Gladys Morgan and Company, Elizabeth Larner, Jacques Ary, Soo Bee Lee, The Gaunt Brothers, Jimmie Webster and Jill, The Goldini Sisters
Chairman, Leonard Sachs


Comediennes: Gladys Morgan and Company
Singer: Elizabeth Larner
Performer: Jacques Ary
Soprano: Soo Bee Lee
Singers: The Gaunt Brothers
Performers: Jimmie Webster and Jill
Balancers: The Goldini Sisters
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Gallery

with Robert McKenzie
A weekly programme about people and politics.


Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Film editor: Ken Bilton
Production assistant: Ian Martin
Production assistant: Anthony Whitby
Producer: John Grist

: Viewpoint: Happy Ever After

A fortnightly programme.
In which Denise Robins and Evelyn Home discuss the vogue in romantic fiction with Muriel Telford and Frances Glendenning.
Introduced by Kenneth Kendall.


Panellist: Denise Robins
Panellist: Evelyn Home (Peggy Matkins)
Panellist: Muriel Telford
Panellist: Frances Glendenning
Presenter: Kenneth Kendall
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: News Extra

The latest news with the focus on the main stories of the day.

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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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