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: Watch with Mother: New Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages in a new series.
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Editor: Maria Bird
Producer: Freda Lingstrom

: Newyddion

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

: Y Saith Rhyfeddod

Taith yng nghwmnl Alun Williams yn dilyn llwybr y rhigwm Saesneg o'r ddeunawfed ganrif... Pistyll Rhaeadr and Wrexham steeple, Snowdon mountain without its people, Overton churchyard, St. Winefride's Wells, Llangollen bridge and Gresford bells
Byddwn yn ymweld a Phistyll Rhaeadr gyda CHARLES WILLIAMS
Yr Wyddfa gyda
R. J. Williams a Lowrie THOMAS
Mynwent Owrtyn gyda Mair Jones Ffynnon Gwenffrewi gyda'r TAD GWILYM JONES
Pont Llangollen gyda TREFOR LEWIS Clychau Gresford gyda RHYS JONES
Y ffllmio gan
Bill Greenhalgh a Ted Brown Y golygu gan Terry Laurie Y cynllunio gan Alan Taylor
Y cyfarwyddo gan IFAN O.
WILLIAMS Teledwyd gyntaf ym mis Ebrill
The Seven Wonders: a journey through Wales.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Alun Williams
Unknown: Pistyll Rhaeadr
Unknown: Phistyll Rhaeadr
Unknown: Eglwys Wrecsam
Unknown: R. J. Williams
Unknown: Lowrie Thomas
Unknown: Mynwent Owrtyn
Unknown: Mair Jones
Unknown: Ffynnon Gwenffrewi
Unknown: Bill Greenhalgh
Unknown: Ted Brown
Unknown: Terry Laurie
Unknown: Williams Teledwyd

: The News

(to 13.35)

: Blue Peter

Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton introduce a magazine programme for younger viewers.

Little Watha: 2: The Headdress
by Oliver Postgate.
Where will the boy of the Popangawa find his headdress of eagle's feathers so that he can be a brave and bring the rain to give them their corn?
Told by Peter Hawkins and Patricia Hayes.

Owning A Pony
Ross Salmon takes Elizabeth for her first ride on Moorland King.

Petra Takes a Bath
Do's and don'ts in bathing your dog.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Writer (Little Watha): Oliver Postgate
Drawings (Little Watha): Robert Broomfield
Storyteller (Little Watha): Peter Hawkins
Storyteller (Little Watha): Patricia Hayes
Item presenter (Owning a Pony): Ross Salmon
Additional Research: Rosemary Gill
Director: Edward Barnes
Producer: Biddy Baxter

: Katy: Part 2

A second showing of the adaptation in eight episodes by Constance Cox.
Based upon What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge.
Starring Susan Hampshire and John Welsh
with Betty Hardy


Author: Susan Coolidge
Adapted by: Constance Cox
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Film sequences directed by: Edward Barnes
Film cameraman: George Gibbings
Film editor: Ted Walter
Settings: Daphne Shortman
Katy Carr: Susan Hampshire
Aunt Izzie: Betty Hardy
Dr Carr: John Welsh
Dorry Carr: Paul Large
Mr Morrison: Seymour Green
Elsie Carr: Elspeth Pirie
Clover Carr: Michele Dotrice
Mrs Spencer: Virginia Bedard
Bridget: Kathleen St John

: 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

: Pit Your Wits

Pit Your Wits against the general knowledge and I.Q. questions put to you by Gwynneth Tighe and Kenneth Kendall.
Please address all correspondence to - Pit Your Wits, [address removed]


Presenter: Gwynneth Tighe
Presenter: Kenneth Kendall
Director: Clive Parkhurst
Producer: John Irwin

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Christopher Brasher
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Brian Redhead
Associate producer: Jack Gold
Associate producer: Derrick Amoore
Associate producer: Kevin Billington
Assistant editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Peter Batty

: Headline News

: The Choice Is Yours

Eric Robinson introduces a programme of the world's most popular melodies danced by Nadia Nerina and David Blair played by Pierre Fournier sung by Joseph Rouleau,
Ann Hood
with The Eric Robinson Orchestra
Leader, David McCallum
Nadia Nerina and David Blair appear by permission of the General Administrator. Royal Opera House Covent Garden


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Dancer: Nadia Nerina
Dancer: David Blair
Cellist: Pierre Fournier
Bass: Joseph Rouleau
Soprano: Ann Hood
Musicians: The Eric Robinson Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
Musical associate: Terence Lovett
Designer: John Hurst
Producer: Travers Thorneloe
Producer: Bryan Sears

: McHale's Navy: McHale's Millions

A comedy film series featuring the misadventures of the craziest crew that ever manned a Patrol Torpedo-boat.
With Ernest Borgnine as Skipper McHale, Tim Conway as Ensign Charles Parker, Joe Flynn as Captain Binghamton, Carl Ballantine as Torpedoman Lester Gruber

McHale and his crew find a place in the jungle where it rains money.


Skipper McHale: Ernest Borgnine
Ensign Charles Parker: Tim Conway
Captain Binghamton: Joe Flynn
Torpedoman Lester Gruber: Carl Ballantine

: Outlook Europe: Germany

See ourselves as others see us.
In this, the second of six weekly programmes, our Continental neighbours present a view of Britain and the world through Europe's eyes.
Introduced by David Dimbleby with Hans Friedrichs.
Produced in association with German Television


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Hans Friedrichs
Editor: Jack Ashley

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at points from the week's post.
Next edition: Friday at 6.45 p.m.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: The News

: Suspense: Miranda and a Salesman

by Julian Symons.
with Sylvia Syms and Jack Watling
From the North
See page 17


Writer: Julian Symons
Director: Richard Martin
Designer: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: John Warrington
Miranda Taylor: Sylvia Syms
Fred Taylor: Jack Watling
Receptionist: John Millier
Page boy: Vince Everett
Mrs Monkton: Gillian Hume
Barman: Frank Tregear
Ehrman: Carl Jaffe
Assistant: Mellan Mitchell
Waiter: Bart Allison
Manager: Bruno Barnabe
Frank: Edward Brooks
Diner in restaurant: Elizabeth Gott
Diner in restaurant: Beryl Riggs

: Genius in Barcelona

Pablo Picasso
An impression of the century's most controversial artist with Douglas Cooper, John Berger.

Antonio Gaudi
A study of an architectural genius and the fantastic buildings he created in Barcelona when Picasso was a student there.

Monitor films: first shown in July 1960 and December 1961
See page 17


Presenter (Pablo Picasso): Douglas Cooper
Presenter (Pablo Picasso): John Berger
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Film editor: Peter Canter
Picasso directed by: David Jones
Gaudi directed by: Ken Russell
Producer: Huw Wheldon

: News Extra

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

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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