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: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: The News

: 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 13.45)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.
with Leslie Crowther, Peter Glaze, Pip Hinton, Jillian Comber, Saveen and Co. and "Double or Drop"

(Bert Hayes is appearing at the Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville; Leslie Crowther is in "The Black and White Minstrel Show" at the Victoria Palace, London)


Presenter/"Double or Drop" is devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedienne: Pip Hinton
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Ventriloquist: Saveen
Music: Bert Hayes and his Octet
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Junior Points of View

A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Junior Points of View, [address removed]

: 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

: Television Top of the Form: Spring Series: The Final

Boys of the High School, Stirling v. The winners of the second semi-final Girls of the Grammar School, Ebbw Vale or Boys of the Holgate Grammar School, Barnsley
See page 43


Question-Master: Paddy Feeny
Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Scorer: Geoffrey Stone
Questions set by: Boswell Taylor
Outside Broadcasts directed by: Tom Conway
Outside Broadcasts directed by: Alan Rees
Editor: Joan Clark
Producer: Brian Robins

: 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

: Compact: The Eve of the Wedding

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Jenny finds a letter. Vivien gets some information. Stan's stag party leads to a midnight call.
See page 42


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: N.J. Crisp
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Bernard Hepton
Ben: Bill Kerr
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Alan: Basil Moss
Iris: Louise Dunn
Mrs Alcott: Audrey Noble
Stan: Johnny Wade
Jenny: Pauline Munro
Ian: Ronald Allen
Vivien: Patricia Haines
Janet: Christine Pollon
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Russell Corrigan: Shane Rimmer
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Barry: Robin Hawdon
Terry: Jimmy Ray
Donna: Paddy Frost
Hilary: Linda Polan

: Dr. Kildare: The Child Between

A film series starring Richard Chamberlain as Dr Kildare and Raymond Massey as Dr Gillespie.

A young diabetic, depressed by his parents' divorce, gambles with his own life to punish them.


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey

: This Is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Ralph Edwards
Executive producer: T. Leslie Jackson
Writing and research: Peter Moore
Writing and research: Nickola Sterne
Writing and research: Suzanne Twiston-Davies
Writing and research: John Dalzell
Writing and research: Alan Haire
Writing and research: Colin Reid
Music: James Turner
Director: Michael Goodwin
Director: Mark Patterson
Producer: Vere Lorrimer

: The News

: Amateur Boxing: Scotland v. Northern Counties

BBC Outside Broadcast cameras visit the Kelvin Sports Arena, Glasgow, to see some of the principal bouts in the Quarter-finals of this year's A.B.A. Championships.
See page 43


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented for television by: Bill Stevenson

: Gallery

Introduced by Ian Trethowan.
A weekly programme about political power, people who wield power, and everyday problems which call for political answers.


Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Film editor: Ken Cooper
Director: Ian Martin
Producer: Anthony Whitby

: News Extra

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

: The Man for Others: 4: Crucify him!

Michael Flanders and Donald Swann describe the events leading to the Crucifixion of Jesus.
Readings from Luke 22: John 18, 19 (New English Bible)
Carol: Bitter was the Night by Sydney Carter


Reader: Michael Flanders
Singer: Donald Swann
Composer (Carol): Sydney Carter
Producer: Joy Harrington

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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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