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: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Owen Edwards yn cyflwyno pynciau'r dydd yng Nghymru gyda
Harri Gwynn a John Bevan
Cynhyrchwyr, IFOR REES a JOHN ROBERTS Williams
Golygydd, NAN DAVIES
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Harri Gwynn
Unknown: John Bevan
Unknown: Nan Davies

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages and shows you how to make a paper house and fence.
You need a long piece of drawing paper, scissors, crayons, and glue
BBC film
(to 13.45)


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

: The Boss Cat: T.C. Minds the Baby

A second chance to see the film cartoon series about the gang of alley cats captained by the ever-resourceful and formidable Cat.

The Gang find a baby on a doorstep and make him the newest member of their organisation.

: Attenborough and Animals

This week David Attenborough shows film of chimpanzees and orang-utans in the tropics and visits the London Zoo to see some of them.


Presenter: David Attenborough
Film cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film editor: Terry Laurie
Director: Clive Parkhurst

: 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 White Heather Club

Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor invite you to meet Duncan Robertson, Moira Anderson, Gordon Yeats, Alan Cameron, The White Heather Dancers and Ian Powrie and his Band.
From Scotland


Singer/presenter: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist/presenter: Jimmie Macgregor
Singer: Duncan Robertson
Singer: Moira Anderson
Dancer: Gordon Yeats
Pianist: Alan Cameron
Dancers: The White Heather Dancers
Dance director: Jack Cooper
Musicians: Ian Powrie and his Band
Designer: Walter Miller
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: 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
Associate producer: John Lloyd
Associate producer: Kenneth Corden
Assistant editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Peter Batty

: Let the Children Sing

A programme of Christmas carols recorded last Saturday at the Robert Mayer Children's Concert in the Royal Festival Hall, London.
London Symphony Orchestra
Led by Rodney Friend
Introduced and conducted by Trevor Harvey.


Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] led by: Rodney Friend
Organist: John Birch
Presenter/conductor: Trevor Harvey
Television presentation: Antony Craxton

: Z Cars: Wait For It

by Robert Barr.
There are two young constables in each car, ready to deal with trouble as it happens.

Some crimes can be solved by logic. Chief Inspector Barlow finds one, but Smith and Weir look like upsetting him in their persistent search for a stolen purse.


Writer: Robert Barr
Designer: Stanley Morris
Film sequences - Cameraman: Kenneth Westbury
Film sequences - Editor: Alan Martin
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Terence Dudley
Det. Chief Inspector Barlow: Stratford Johns
PC Fancy Smith: Brian Blessed
PC Jock Weir: Joseph Brady

: The News

: Festival: Little Eyolf

by Henrik Ibsen.
Translated by Michael Meyer.
With James Maxwell, Dilys Hamlett, Avril Elgar
and Catherine Lacey as The Rat Wife
From the Edinburgh Festival production of 'Little Eyolf': broadcast by arrangement with James H. Lawrie and the 59 Theatre Company


Author: Henrik Ibsen
Translated by: Michael Meyer
Stage design: Riette Sturge Moore
Designer: Paul Bernard
Sound effects: David Collison
Story editor: Harry Moore
Producer: Peter Luke
Directed for stage and television by: Michael Elliott
Rita: Dilys Hamlett
Asta: Avril Elgar
Alfred Allmers: James Maxwell
Eyolf: Stevie Walters
The Rat Wife: Catherine Lacey
Borghejm: Eric Thompson

: What Next in Lighting?

We all know lighting should be efficient, fitting, and effective. But it can also be flattering, fantastic, dynamic, soothing, and above all mobile as our moods.
Some new ideas for achieving this are illustrated and discussed by: Jon Bannenberg, Drusilla Beyfus, Tom Ellery, Alexis Key, Derek Phillips, Peter Sharp with Janette Rowsell, Hugh Walters

10.30-11.0 The Next Blizzard: the fight against the elements.
(Rowridge, Brighton)

10.30-11.0 Scan: life in the Midlands.
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree)


Panellist: Jon Bannenberg
Panellist: Tom Ellery
Panellist: Alexis Key
Panellist: Derek Phillips
Panellist: Peter Sharp
Panellist: Janette Rowsell
Panellist: Hugh Walters
Designer: Norman Vertigan
Production assistant: Margaret Smith
Director: Sheila Innes
Producer: Beryl Radley

: News Extra

: Viewpoint: Tabiso

In the language of Basutoland, tabiso means 'bringer of gladness'. It is the native name for an Afrikaner doctor and amateur pilot, Carl van Aswegen, who flies his tiny plane, without radio or even weather reports, through some of the most difficult mountain country in the world to maintain twelve clinics serving an area larger than Wales.


Subject: Carl van Aswegen
Reporter: Peter Duval Smith
Film editor: Christopher La Fontaine
Producer: Peter Ferres

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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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