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: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songs and music: Maria Bird

: Newyddion

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

: Y Genedlaethol

Ymweliad a'r Maes, y Pafiliwn a'r Stiwdio, a chyfle i brofi o naws y Brifwyl yn Llandudno yng nghwmni Owen Edwards Cynhyrchiad Uned Heddiw
Today at the Eisteddfod
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Cynhyrchiad Uned Heddiw

: The News

(to 13.35)

: The Lone Ranger: Sawtelle Saga's End

A second chance to see Sawtelle Saga's End
The Lone Ranger is sent to protect an old lady called Maggie from bandits but he and Tonto are in for some surprises.


The Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Fascinating Facts

Within five days of the Great Fire, Christopher Wren presented Charles II with plans for a complete new City of London
On May 20, 1927, Charles Lindbergh, with five sandwiches in his pocket, climbed aboard his plane, 'The Spirit of St. Louis', for his lone flight across the Atlantic
Donal Donnelly with some young people and top experts probe facts and fancies of all kinds.


Presenter: Donal Donnelly
Designer: Stuart Durant
Research: Nadine Wood
Film editor: Alan Martin
Director: Patrick Dowling
Producer: John Irwin

: 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

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest between
The Residents
Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
A Team from Scotland
Aldyth Cadoux, Theodore Cadoux, Vincent McEwan
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann
From the Midlands


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (Team from Scotland): Aldyth Cadoux
Panellist (Team from Scotland): Theodore Cadoux
Panellist (Team from Scotland): Vincent McEwan
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Talking Sport: The Future of Sport

Famous personalities speak frankly about sport.
This evening: Sir Patrick Renison, K.C.M.G. Principal Adviser to Lord Hailsham, the Minister with a special responsibility for Sport and Sir John Wolfenden C.B.E, Vice-Chancellor, Reading University talk about The Future of Sport
with Peter West
Their guest is Christopher Davidge
Special film sequences from the Soviet Union, Ghana, Nigeria, and the Chinese People's Republic


Presenter: Peter West
Panellist: Sir Patrick Renison
Panellist: Sir John Wolfenden
Guest: Christopher Davidge
Also taking part: Reg Harris
Also taking part: Fred Perry
Also taking part: Anita Lonsbrough
Film Editor: Alan Tetzner
Director: Philip Thompson
Producer: Leslie Kettley

: Headline News

: More of Sykes: Sykes and a Fog

Written by Eric Sykes.
A second showing of Sykes and a Fog
Starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques
with Cardew Robinson, Molly Weir, Arthur Mullard, Alfred Maron, Ray Browne, Janet Bruce


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie Sykes: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: Cardew Robinson
[Actress]: Molly Weir
[Actor]: Arthur Milliard
[Actor]: Alfred Maron
[Actor]: Ray Browne
[Actress]: Janet Bruce

: Taxi!: The Villain

Written by Lee Dunne.
A series by Ted Willis.
Starring Sid James
with Bill Owen, Ray Brooks, Alan Curtis, Jennifer Jayne
Stories of a London taxi driver.


Writer: Lee Dunne
Series creator: Ted Willis
Designer: Melvin Cornish
Director: Robin Nash
Producer: Michael Mills
Sid Stone: Sid James
Jack Melia: Alan Curtis
Bill Conroy: Douglas Ives
Terry Mills: Ray Brooks
Fred Cuddell: Bill Owen
Harry Mason: Artro Morris
Harry Snow: Kenneth Watson
Wally Farnes: Eddie Leslie
Indian: Peter Elliot
Policeman: Graham Ashley
Mick Williams: John Barrett
Jimmy Downs: Paddy Joyce
Jim Beckett: John Rae
Tubby Weston: Robert Bridges
Andy Martin: Joe Ritchie
Maxie: Harold Berens
Julie Brown: Jennifer Jayne
Sgt Brophy: Dennis Chinnery
Mrs Melia: Anna Turner

: Steptoe and Son: Is That Your Horse Outside?

by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
A second showing of Is That Your Horse Outside?
Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert, Harry H. Corbett as Harold
featuring Patricia Haines
with Richard Shaw, Jo Rowbottom


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental Music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Roger Andrews
Film cameraman: Tony Leggo
Film editor: Geoff Botterill
Producer: Duncan Wood
Albert: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold: Harry H. Corbett
Dorothia: Patricia Haines
The Coalman: Richard Shaw
Waitress: Jo Rowbottom

: Mr. Magoo: Fuddy Duddy Buddy

Magoo goes to Florida for his holidays, and makes friends with a walrus.

: The News

: Zero One: Hurricane

Call sign of International Air Security
A film series starring Nigel Patrick as Alan Garnett with Bill Smith as Jimmy Delaney
Produced by MGM-TV in association with the BBC

Delaney's holiday on the idyllic Caribbean island is rudely interrupted when he finds it is in the direct path of Hurricane Hilda - and there is only one small plane to fly everyone out.


Teleplay: David T. Chantler
Producer: Lawrence P. Bachmann
Director: Peter Graham Scott
Associate producer: Aida Young
Alan Garnett: Nigel Patrick
Jimmy Delaney: Bill Smith
Tom: Peter Arne
Beachcomber: Kenneth J. Warren
Taggart: Gordon Tanner
Pilot: Richard Coleman

: This Is Your Life

Six stories from the many you have asked to see again.
Tonight: Eamonn Andrews re-tells the story of Harry Secombe, C.B.E.
Written by Ken Smith from research by Michael Williams
The specially recorded music composed by James Turner played by the orchestra conducted by George Clouston
First shown on March 31, 1958


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Subject: Harry Secombe
Writer: Ken Smith
Research: Michael Williams
The specially recorded music composed by: James Turner
Orchestra conducted by: George Clouston
Produced and directed by: T. Leslie Jackson
This Is Your Life was devised by: Ralph Edwards

: Nobody Loves a Man in Jail

Written and directed by John Duncan and Melvyn Bragg.
A review of jail birds and jail life through its records its literature and its songs.
Introduced by Robert Robinson.
with Donal Donnelly, Bryan Pringle, Brian Miller, Antony Selby, Sam Walters
Music by Carter-Lewis and The Southerners
A Monitor presentation

10.20-10.35 The Elusive Black Bream: its characteristics and how to catch it
10.35-10.50 Points South, introduced by John Arlott.
(Rowridge, Brighton)


Writer/director: John Duncan
Writer/director: Melvyn Bragg
Presenter: Robert Robinson
Performer: Donal Donnelly
Performer: Bryan Pringle
Performer: Brian Miller
Performer: Antony Selby
Performer: Sam Walters
Band: Carter-Lewis and The Southerners
Additional material: Charles Chilton
Drawings: Barry Fantoni
Presenter (Points South): John Arlott

: News Extra

: Y Genedlaethol

Fe fydd trydydd adroddiad Uned Heddiw o'r Eisteddfod Genedlaethol yn Llandudno yn cynnwys rhai o gystadlaethau'r llwyfan, Seremoni'r Fedal Ryddiaith , a gweithgareddau'r pebyll a'r maes
Y cyflwyno gan EDNYFED DAVIES
Today at the National Eisteddfod
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.32)


Unknown: Fedal Ryddiaith

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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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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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