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: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Newyddion

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

: Can Mewn Pryd

Cerddoriaeth i'ch difyrru wrth eich cinio gyda
Cantorion Alcwyn Savage
Olwen Lewis a Hazel Davies
Arwel Hughes
Y cyflwyno gan Rhiannon Hoddinott Y cynhyrchu gan MOELFRYN HARRIES
A Song in Time
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Olwen Lewis
Unknown: Hazel Davies
Unknown: Arwel Hughes
Unknown: Rhiannon Hoddinott
Unknown: Moelfryn Harries

: The News

(to 13.35)

: Rubovia: Fire, Fire, Fire!

by Gordon Murray.
Presented by the BBC Puppet Theatre
BBC film


Writer/puppets and production: Gordon Murray
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Bob Bura
Puppeteer: John Hardwick
Voices: Violet Lamb
Voices: James Beattie
Voices: Roy Skelton
Voices: Derek Nimmo
Settings and costumes: Andrew Brownfoot

: On Safari with Armand and Michaela Denis: Wankie

A second showing of Wankie
The great game reserve of Wankie in Southern Rhodesia has an abundance of wild life. In this area giraffe and other large animals are being captured and transferred to new National Parks.
From the West


Presenter: Armand Denis
Presenter: Michaela Denis

: 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 625 Show

In which Ray Alan introduces Tony Victor, Yvonne French, Davy Graham, Bettina and Bryce, Polly Perkins.
BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Bernard Herrmann
From the North


Presenter/ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Singer: Tony Victor
Singer: Yvonne French
Guitarist: Davy Graham
Dancers: Bettina and Bryce
Singer: Polly Perkins
Musicians: BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Bernard Herrmann
Designer: Jimmie Caffrey
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
with Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Macdonald Hastings, Christopher Brasher, Julian Pettifer, Brian Redhead.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Christopher Brasher
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Brian Redhead
Editor: Peter Batty

: Headline News

: Compact: Stolen - One Cigarette Case, Gold

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Mark moves into his new office with a new secretary to match. What began as a good idea for Paul seems to be heading him for trouble.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bob Stuart
Designer: Julia Oman
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Michael Imison
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Mrs Beatty: Sonia Dresdel
Doug: Lawrence James
Mark: Gareth Davies
Janet: Christine Pollon
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
David: Vincent Ball
Lorna: Brenda Kaye
Alison: Betty Cooper
Mitch: Diana Beevers
Paula: Judy Franklin
Iris: Louise Dunn
Paul Constantine: Tony Wright
Susan: Sonia Fox
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Det-Sgt Birling: Richard Beale
Colin Prentice: Brian Wright

: Impasse

A second showing from the Comedy Playhouse series by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
Starring Leslie Phillips, Bernard Cribbins
with Harry Locke, Duncan Macrae, Georgina Cookson, Yootha Joyce and Campbell Singer


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Roger Andrews
Producer: John Street
Mr. Ferris: Leslie Phillips
Mr. Spooner: Bernard Cribbins
AA Man: Harry Locke
RAC Man: Duncan Macrae
Mrs. Ferris: Georgina Cookson
Mrs. Spooner: Yootha Joyce
Police Constable: Campbell Singer

: The Defenders: The Noose

A film series of courtroom dramas.
Starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed

When the Prestons arrive in a small town to defend a man accused of murder they find their prospective client dead, and all the evidence points to a lynching.


Lawrence Preston: E.G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed

: The News

: Lords of India

A self-portrait of the British in India 1607-1947.
Written and compiled by Philip Donnellan.
"To me the message is carved in granite, it is hewn out of the rock of doom-that our work is righteous and that it shall endure." (Curzon, Viceroy)
"It was all Duty and Red Tape tempered by picnics and adultery." (Francis Adams)


Writer/compiled by: Philip Donnellan
Research into quotations: Margaret Hotine
Adviser: Michael Edwards
Special filming in India: Prem Prakash
Editor: Keith Latham
Producer: Philip Donnellan
Producer: Malcolm Brown

: Music in Camera

presenting Sari Barabas, Kirsten Simone and Henning Kronstam, Kenneth Sillito, Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Introduced by Peter Ebert.
London Symphony Orchestra
Led by Rodney Friend
Conducted by Lawrence Leonard


Soprano: Sari Barabas
Dancer: Kirsten Simone
Dancer: Henning Kronstam
Violinist: Kenneth Sillito
Horn: Barry Tuckwell
Presenter: Peter Ebert
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] led by: Rodney Friend
[Orchestra] conducted by: Lawrence Leonard
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Producer: Walter Todds

: The Sky at Night: Superflare

Patrick Moore and Professor C. W. Allen of London University show and discuss a remarkable film of the sun.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Professor C.W. Allen
Producer: R. W. Reid
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: 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.

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