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: Watch with Mother: New Picture Book

For the very young
BBC film
(to 11.00)

: Newyddion

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

: Y Gwter Fawr

Yr hen enw ar bentre Brynamman
Yno y mae ffiniau dwy sir— Sir Forgannwg a Sir Gaerfyrddin
Ar drothwy Eisteddfod Genedlaethol yr Urdd eleni. aethom ar daith drwy'r fro i gwrdd a rhai o bobl yr ardal
Y cyflwyno gan Eic Davies Y ffilmio gan Russ Walker
Golygydd y ffilmiau, Terry Laurie Cynhyrchydd, IFAN O. WILLIAMS Teledwyd gyntaf ym Mal
(Welsh transmitters, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Eic Davies
Unknown: Russ Walker
Unknown: Terry Laurie
Unknown: Williams Teledwyd

: Headline News

: Cricket: England v. West Indies: Fifth Test Match

A visit to The Oval.


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

: Cricket: England v. West Indies

A further visit to The Oval.

: Blue Peter

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

Dances from Spain
by Manuela Vargas and members of the Spanish Dance Company.

Little Watha: 3: The Tomahawk
by Oliver Postgate.
Is there magic in the Valley of the Gods? Little Watha finds danger - and a gift from the brother of a great brave.
Told by Peter Hawkins and Patricia Hayes.

Owning a Pony
Ross Salmon and Elizabeth give Moorland King his final training.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Dancer (Dances from Spain): Manuela Vargas
Dancers (Dances from Spain): Members of the Spanish Dance Company
Writer (Little Watha): Oliver Postgate
Drawings (Little Watha): Robert Broomfield
Narrator (Little Watha): Peter Hawkins
Narrator (Little Watha): Patricia Hayes
Item presenter (Owning a Pony): Ross Salmon
Additional research: Rosemary Gill
Producer: Biddy Baxter

: Katy: Part 3

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


Adapter: Constance Cox
Author: Susan Coolidge
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Settings: Daphne Shortman
Katy Carr: Susan Hampshire
Aunt Izzie: Betty Hardy
Dr Carr: John Welsh
Messenger boy: Hennie Scott
Clover Carr: Michele Dotrice
Elsie Carr: Elspeth Piris
Dorry Carr: Paul Large
Cousin Helen: Rachel Gurney

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker.


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Cricket: England v. West Indies: Fifth Test Match

The closing overs of the fourth day's play at The Oval.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Colin Cowdrey
Television presentation: Philip Lewis

: The Weather

: Revenge

A cartoon film from Yugoslavia.
The shocking tale of a craven husband who had not even the courage to defend his honour.

: 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 sung and played by Moura Lympany, Ian Wallace, Margreta Elkins, Patricia Clark, William Houghton.
with The Eric Robinson Orchestra
Leader, David McCallum


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Pianist: Moura Lympany
Bass-Baritone: Ian Wallace
Mezzo-soprano: Margreta Elkins
Soprano: Patricia Clark
Trumpeter: William Houghton
Musicians: The Eric Robinson Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
Musical associate: Terence Lovett
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Producer: Travers Thorneloe
Producer: Bryan Sears

: McHale's Navy: The Ensign Gets a Zero

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

Ensign Parker enters a shooting contest and makes a remarkable score - a direct hit on the plane towing the target!


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

: Outlook Europe: Belgium

In the third of six weekly programmes our Continental neighbours present a view of Britain and the world through Europe's eyes.
Introduced by David Dimbleby with Albert Dumortier.
Produced in association with Belgian Television


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Albert Dumortier
Editor: Jack Ashley

: Points of View

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


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: The News

: See the Monkey Dance

by Lewis Davidson.
From the Midlands
A fantastic stranger - a curious train journey - a bewildering coincidence, freezing the lover as his normal week-end tilts slowly into nightmare...


Writer: Lewis Davidson
Director: John Crockett
Film cameraman: Stewart A. Farnell
Film editor: Edward Le Lorrain
Music composed by: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Charles Carroll
Producer: John Warrington
The Stranger: John Gregson
The Lover: William Lucas
The Woman: Jean Harvey

: Two Great Teachers

Nadia Boulanger
A Master Class in the Monitor studio with David Wilde (piano), Jerzy Gajek (piano),
The Ambrosian Singers.
Paul Tortelier talking about Bach to Niso Ticciati.

Monitor films
First shown in September 1962 and January 1963


Conductor: Nadia Boulanger
Pianist: David Wilde
Pianist: Jerzy Gajek
Singers: The Ambrosian Singers
Speaker: Paul Tortelier
Speaker: Niso Ticciati
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Producer: Humphrey Burton

: 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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