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: Engineering Science: 15: Magnetism and Electricity

Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 9.35)

: Pure Mathematics: Year II: Programme 81

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.00)

: Pure Mathematics: Year II: Programme 82

For Schools
Repeated on Friday at 9.40 a.m.
(to 10.22)


Presented by: Norman Hyland
Director: John Field

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

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

: Looking at the United States: The Industrial Heart

BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.25)

: Discovering Science: Freezing Water

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.55)

: Pure Mathematics: Year I: Programme 26

For Schools
Previously shown in January 1963
(to 12.20)


Presented by: Norman Hyland
Director: John Field

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

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

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

Vera McKechnie turns the pages.
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Producer: Freda Lingstrom

: Science and Life: How Your Body Works: 3: Food for the Body

From human egg to adult, the body obtains its building materials and fuel from food. Professor W. S. Bullough describes the breakdown of food and how it is absorbed into the tissues.
For Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 11.5 a.m.


Presenter: Professor W. S. Bullough
Producer: Lawrie Lawler

: The Boss Cat: Dibble's Double

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

The Gang and Dibble are involved in a theft of valuable paintings.

: 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: Jim Cryan
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 Corbet Woodall.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers.
Discs - Stars - News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced tonight by Jimmy Savile.
See page 36


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: 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

: The Third Man: The Third Medallion

A film series starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime.
Guest star, Nehemiah Persoff
A BBC film release
Three unique medallions were presented by the grateful government of France for services rendered by Free French agents. Harry Lime discovers the owners of two of the medallions, but who is the third agent?

7.35-8.0 One Man's County: John Arlott looks at Hampshire.
(Rowridge, Brighton)

7.35-8.0 Scan: life in the Midlands.
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree)


Story and teleplay by: Milton Gelman
Director: Paul Stanley
Producer: Felix Jackson
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Sandor Varnezki: Nehemiah Persoff
Holz Donner: Werner Klemperer
Marline: Narda Onyx
Adelle: Patricia Donahue
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris
Presenter (One Man's County): John Arlott

: The Winter Olympic Games: Ice Skating: The Pairs Figure Skating

direct from Innsbruck
The highlight of the first day is The Pairs Figure Skating
Outside Broadcast cameras bring you the climax of this event.
Introduced by Peter West.


Commentator: Alan Weeks
Presenter: Peter West
Editor: A. P. Wilkinson

: The News

: Twelve Wasted Years

A study of Conservative propaganda.
A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party

: Z Cars: A Stroll Along the Sands

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

A chance encounter is soon forgotten by Lynch and Graham. But 'remembering a face' becomes vital when Barlow orders a search for missing money-and a missing man.
See page 36


Writer: Joan Clark
Designer: Stanley Morris
Film sequences - Cameraman: Kenneth Westbury
Film sequences - Editor: Christopher La Fontaine
Script editor: Robert Barr
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Graham Evans

: The Winter Olympic Games

Today's Special Report.
Introduced by Peter Dimmock direct from Innsbruck.
The programme features:
The Opening Ceremony of the IX Winter Olympic Games, The Pairs Figure Skating Gold Medallists and all the highlights from the first day of the Winter Olympic Games.
Commentary team: David Coleman, Max Robertson, Alan Weeks
Presented by the Austrian Television Service


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Commentator: David Coleman
Commentator: Max Robertson
Commentator: Alan Weeks
Director: Alec Weeks
Director: Mathias Praml
Producer: Leslie Kettley
Producer: Jack Oaten

: News Extra

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

: Viewpoint: A Faith Confessed

The words of C.S. Lewis 1898-1963, spoken by Roger Delgado, John Gabriel, James Grout, Philip Latham, Allan McClelland and Margaret Tyzack.


Voice: Roger Delgado
Voice: John Gabriel
Voice: James Grout
Voice: Philip Latham
Voice: Allan McClelland
Voice: Margaret Tyzack
Producer: R.T. Brooks

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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.

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