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: Stereophony

See page 11
(Sound only)
(to 10.30)

: Telewele

Rhaglen wythnosol y plant yn cyflwyno
Jim Cro Crwstyn gyda Sassie Rees yn canu eich hoff hwiangerddi Cyfeilydd, Maimie Noel Jones
Ynghyd a stori
'Y Treisicl Coch' gan Amy Parry-Williams
Storiwr. Nesta Harris
Y darluniau gan Hywel Harries
Y cyflwyno gan Sheila Hew Jones Cynhyrchydd, Evelyn Williams
Children's Television
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Newyddion

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

: E=mc2: Thinking Relativity Through: Programme 8: The Misleading Ether

with Professor Hermann Bondi, F.R.S.
An Outside Broadcast Science and Feature production from the Royal Institution
A BBC Educational broadcast
(Repeated on Monday at 11.15 p.m.)
For details of accompanying booklet see page 55


Presenter: Professor Hermann Bondi
Models by: BBC Visual Effects Department
Research: Gerald Leach
Producer: Alan Sleath

: Parliamo Italiano: 8: Dal Fiorista

Written by Toni Cerutti.
Let's Speak Italian
A course of thirty lessons for beginners.

Giorgio goes to the florist to order some flowers for Giulia.
With Marla Landi, Roberto Cardinali, Sergio Gazzarrini
Introduced by Ariella Reggio.
A BBC Educational broadcast
(Repeated on Thursday at 11.25 p.m.)
For details of accompanying booklet and gramophone record see page 55
(to 12.50)


Writer: Toni Cerutti
Presenter: Ariella Reggio
Designer: Gordon Roland
Producer: Peter Montagnon
[Actress]: Marla Landi
[Actor]: Roberto Cardinali
[Actor]: Sergio Gazzarrini

: Notice Board

Public Service announcements.

: Grandstand

See panel
Details of next week's Grandstand are shown on page 55

: Dr. Who: An Unearthly Child

by Anthony Coburn
An adventure in space and time
With William Hartnell as Dr. Who, William Russell as Ian Chesterton, Jacqueline Hill as Barbara Wright, Carole Ann Ford as Susan Foreman
See page 7

Dr. Who
In this series of adventures in space and time the title-role will be played by William Hartnell

Dr. Who? That is just the point. Nobody knows precisely who he is, this mysterious exile from another world and a distant future whose adventures begin today. But this much is known: he has a ship in which he can travel through space and time - although, owing to a defect in its instruments he can never be sure where and when his 'landings' may take place. And he has a grand-daughter Susan, a strange amalgam of teenage normality and uncanny intelligence.

Playing the Doctor is the well-known film actor, William Hartnell, who has not appeared before on BBC-tv.

Each adventure in the series will cover several weekly episodes, and the first is by the Australian author Anthony Coburn. It begins by telling how the Doctor finds himself visiting the Britain of today: Susan (played by Carole Ann Ford) has become a pupil at an ordinary British school, where her incredible breadth of knowledge has whetted the curiosity of two of her teachers. These are the history teacher Barbara Wright (Jacqueline Hill), and the science master Ian Chesterton (William Russell), and their curiosity leads them to become inextricably involved in the Doctor's strange travels.

Because of the imperfections in the ship's navigation aids, the four travellers are liable in subsequent stories to find themselves absolutely anywhere in time - past, present, or future. They may visit a distant galaxy where civilisation has been devastated by the blast of a neutron bomb or they may find themselves journeying to far Cathay in the caravan of Marco Polo. The whole cosmos in fact is their oyster


Writer: Anthony Coburn
Title Music: Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Incidental Music: Norman Kay
Story Editor: David Whitaker
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Associate Producer: Mervyn Pinfield
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: Waris Hussein
Dr. Who: William Hartnell
Ian Chesterton: William Russell
Barbara Wright: Jacqueline Hill
Susan Foreman: Carole Ann Ford

Blog posts that mention this programme:

The 13 Doctors - a Who's Who 5 October 2018
The 13 Doctors - a Who's Who 5 October 2018
Stars of Genome: the cameraman on our front page 16 October 2016
A taste of the scary 31 October 2015

: The Telegoons: The Canal

Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan
BBC radio's world-famous Goons in a new puppet series for television.
This week's adventure is: The Canal
Television adaptation by Maurice Wiltshire.
Produced by Tony Young of Grosvenor Films for BBC-tv


Voice: Peter Sellers
Voice: Harry Secombe
Voice/script: Spike Milligan
Television adaptation: Maurice Wiltshire
Producer: Tony Young

: Juke Box Jury

A new disc - a Hit or a Miss?
Comment and opinions on the latest pop releases.
This week's panel: Cilla Black, Sid James, Don Moss, Anna Quayle
In the chair, David Jacobs


Panellist: Cilla Black
Panellist: Sid James
Panellist: Don Moss
Panellist: Anna Quayle
Chairman: David Jacobs
Programme devised by: Peter Potter
Presented by: Neville Wortman

: Dixon of Dock Green: The Switch

Written by Arthur Swinson
A series created by Ted Willis
Starring Jack Warner


Writer: Arthur Swinson
Series created by: Ted Willis
Film Cameraman: Arthur Smith
Film Editor: Valerie Best
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Director: David Askey
Production: Ronald Marsh
P.C. George Dixon: Jack Warner
Mary Crawford: Jeannette Hutchinson
Det-Sgt Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Sgt Flint: Arthur Rigby
Mr Enderby: Charles Lamb
Cadet Michael Bonnet: Paul Elliott
Inspector Bob Cherry: Robert Cawdron
Mr Holdsworth: Richard Coleman
Dino Pia: John Bennett
Pam: Elizabeth Chambers
Skerritt: Donald Morley
Margaret: Betty England
Det-Constable Lauderdale: Geoffrey Adams
Mrs Venables: Mary Hignett
W.P.C. Alex Johns: Jan Miller
P.C. Jones: John Hughes
Bill: Paul Taylor
Don: James Beck
Carol: Sandra Caron
W.P. Sgt. Chris Freeman: Anne Ridler
Mrs Rose: Dorothy Darke

: Wells Fargo: Death Raffle

New adventures of Dale Robertson as Special Agent Jim Hardie.
With Jack Ging, William Demarest

Former confederates of reformed outlaw Dave Heweitt use his affection for a crippled girl to force him to assist with a bank robbery.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson
Beau McCloud: Jack Ging
Jeb Gaines: William Demarest

: The Saturday Film presents: Santa Fe Passage

A Western.
Starring John Payne, Faith Domergue and Rod Cameron
Pioneers moving west along the Santa Fe trail are facing a full-scale Indian uprising. But in spite of the desperate odds a wagon-train scout, Kirby Randolph, is determined to settle his own score with the treacherous Indian Chief who is responsible for the attacks.


Director: William Witney
Kirby Randolph: John Payne
Aurelie St Clair: Faith Domergue
Jess Griswold: Rod Cameron
Sam Beckman: Slim Pickens
Ptewaquin: Irene Tedrow
Satank: George Keymas

: Comedy Playhouse: The Chars

by Harry Driver and Jack Rosenthal.
Starring Elsie Waters and Doris Waters
with Ann Lancaster
See page 7


Writer: Harry Driver
Writer: Jack Rosenthal
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Ron Grainer
Designer: John Cooper
Production: Douglas Moodie
Cissy: Doris Waters
Flo: Elsie Waters
Amanda: Ann Lancaster
Cyril, bus driver: Michael Balfour
Sydney, conductor: James Beck
Frank, commissionaire: Arthur Lovegrove
Other char: Betty Aubrey
Other char: Grace Newcombe
Other char: Betty Cardno
Mr Thornton: Derek Nimmo

: News; Sport

: That Was the Week That Was

It's over, let it go - but not before it's been mutilated with relish by David Frost and Millicent Martin, Kenneth Cope, David Kernan, Roy Kinnear, Bernard Levin, Al Mancini, Lance Percival, William Rushton.
(It is regretted that no ticket applications can be considered for this show.)


Presenter: David Frost
Singer: Millicent Martin
Performer: Kenneth Cope
Performer: David Kernan
Performer: Roy Kinnear
Interviewer: Bernard Levin
Performer: Al Mancini
Performer: Lance Percival
Performer: William Rushton
Musical numbers staged by: David Harding
Musical Director: Dave Lee
Designer: Stuart Durant
Producer: Ned Sherrin

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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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