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: Engineering Science: An Introduction

Presented by Gordon Severn.
(to 9.35)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Indoors and Out: Man and his Home: 1: Materials for Building

A Science Series for Primary Schools.

Animal, vegetable, mineral-materials from many sources go into the building of homes.
Introduced by Stanley MacKenzie.

(to 10.00)


Presenter: Stanley MacKenzie
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Discovering Science: Air Around Us

What is streamlining? How does a parachute work? In this first programme Gerd Sommerhoff answers these and other questions about the properties of the air around us.
For Schools
First shown in September 1961
(to 10.22)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Lawrie Lawler
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: 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

: Going to Work: 1: Getting a Job

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: People of Many Lands: Land of the Tiwi

A story of two families of aborigines living on a tropical island off the coast of Northern Australia.
Introduced by Trader Faulkner.
For Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Trader Faulkner
Filmed by: Charles Mountford
Film editor: Peter Horrey
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Today: a Welsh topical magazine.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

(to 13.35)

: Playmaking: Programme 1

Written and produced by Ronald Eyre.
Introduced by James Grout.

Scene by scene a play is built up from a simple real-life situation. Part of it is played this week, the rest next week, so that viewers have a chance to work out their own solutions.
For Schools
(to 14.35)


Writer/producer: Ronald Eyre
Presenter: James Grout
Designer: Stuart Walker
Sam Watson: Jack Watson
Mr Collett: Patrick Godfrey
Mr Thomas: Donald Eccles
Gregg: Keith Buckley
Hesketh: Ken Tyllsen
Mr Glassford: Charles Lamb
Mildred: Barbara Atkinson
Foreman: Simon Oates
Workmen: Leslie Bates
Workmen: Robert Gillespie
Workmen: Peter Thornton
Workmen: Leslie Conrad
Workmen: Charles Gilbert

: Swallows and Amazons: Part 3: The Serpent

The story by Arthur Ransome.
Dramatised as a film serial in six episodes by Anthony Steven.

The Swallows make an expedition into the interior and learn a secret from the natives.
A Windsor Films Production for BBC Television


Author: Arthur Ransome
Dramatised by: Anthony Steven
Director: Peter Saunders
Producer: John Robins
Captain Flint: John Paul
The Swallows - John Walker: David Lott
The Swallows - Susan Walker: Siobhan Taylor
The Swallows - Kitty Walker: Susan George
The Swallows - Roger Walker: Shane Younger
The Swallows - Baby Walker: Christine Reeve
The Amazons - Nancy Blackett: Amanda Coxell
The Amazons - Peggy Blackett: Paula Boyd
Old Billie: Michael Ripper
Young Billie: Sam Kydd
Mrs Dixon: Natalie Kent

: Animal Magic

A weekly series introduced by Johnny Morris with Tony Soper.
A magazine of stories about animals, sometimes in the wild, sometimes in the home, and sometimes in the zoo-but always magical.
From the West


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Presenter: Tony Soper
Film editor: George Inger
Director: Douglas Thomas
Producer: Winwood Reade

: 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

: The 625 Show

Introduced by Jimmy Young.
with The Wilf Todd Combe, The Blue Chords, Dorothy Dunne, The Foresters, Ian Hamilton and Julian Holloway, Tina Marshall.


Presenter: Jimmy Young
Performer: The Wilf Todd Combe
Band: The Blue Chords
Performer: Dorothy Dunne
Band: The Foresters
Singer: Ian Hamilton
Performer: Julian Holloway
Performer: Tina Marshall
Music: Edwin Braden
Design: George Djurkovic
Production: Albert Stevenson

: 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
Assistant editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Peter Batty

: Headline News

: Compact: Surprise Packet

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Complications for Anthea and explanations from Mitch. For Gussie... an unexpected package arrives.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bob Stuart
Designer: Richard Hunt
Costume supervisor: Ena Nickalls
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Paddy Russell
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Reporter: Michael Guest
Mitch: Diana Beevers
Alan: Basil Moss
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Alison: Betty Cooper
Iris: Louise Dunn
Mark: Gareth Davies
Barry: Robin Hawdon
Doug: Lawrence James
Terry: Jimmy Ray
Adrian: Robert Desmond

: Benny Hill: Mr. Jolly

Written by Dave Freeman.
Benny Hill in the third of a new series of situation comedies.
This week: Mr. Jolly
Featuring Dermot Kelly, Patricia Hayes, Annabelle Lee, Joe Gibbons and Ronnie Brody, with Edwin Brown, Michael Beint, Maeve Leslie and Derek Johns


Writer: Dave Freeman
Incidental music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: John Street
Mr Jolly: Benny Hill
Man: Dermot Kelly
Mrs. Wilson: Patricia Hayes
[Actress]: Annabelle Lee
[Actor]: Joe Gibbons
[Actor]: Ronnie Brody
[Actor]: Edwin Brown
[Actor]: Michael Beint
[Actress]: Maeve Leslie
[Actor]: Derek Johns

: Threat to a Happy Ending

A film drama.
Starring William Bendix
with Lori Nelson and Gene Barry

A gangster, released on parole after seven years in prison, seeks revenge on the family of a police captain who was responsible for his capture.


Director: William Russell
Captain Devlin: William Bendix
Lt Eddie Pfeiffer: Gene Barry
Cathy Devlin: Lori Nelson
Mae Devlin: Mabel Albertson
Rick Vega: Horace McMahon
Joe Bryant: Dirk London

: The News

: The Exporters

A documentary by Richard Cawston.
"I just wouldn't decide to export; I'd rather go to my boat and fish."
"In my view there's no shareholder, no director, and no company that wants to export. All they want is profit..."
"I think language is the main snag"
"These Wogs - you never get your money off them."

This BBC film is about some of the men who have made fortunes - and some of the men who have not - by selling British goods abroad.


Producer: Richard Cawston
Photography: Peter Sargent
Sound: Robert Saunders
Sound: Philip Young
Film editor: Roy Fry

: The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Conducted by Rudolf Schwarz playing
Introduced by Ruth Railton founder and musical director of the orchestra.
From the Midlands
The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain was recently in Worcester taking part in the Three Choirs Festival. They recorded this concert for television before an invited audience in the Winter Gardens, Malvern.


Musicians: The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
[Orchestra] conducted by: Rudolf Schwarz
Presenter: Ruth Railton
Presented by: Walter Todds

: 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.

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