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: Play School

Story: "Three Little Pigs" (traditional)
Presenters this week: Diane Dorgan, Jon Glover


Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Jon Glover

: Closedown

: Cricket: First Test: England v West Indies

Fourth day: coverage up to the close of play direct from The Oval

: Interval

: Open University

: News Summary


: Opinion

What does the Interviewer really think about Vietnam?... or the Newsreader about Northern Ireland? We rarely know the attitudes of those whose job it is to find and present the news. The opinions of the opinion seekers are seldom made public. In tonight's programme Michael Dean talks to Russell Harty, Robert Kee, Richard Whitmore


Presenter: Michael Dean
Guest: Russell Harty
Guest: Robert Kee
Guest: Richard Whitmore
Producer: Peter Carr

: The High Chaparral: Bad Day for a Thirst

Some of the best of this Western film series.

Buck and Manolito capture two Apaches and make ranch hands of them - but their success is short-lived when neighbouring ranchers object.


Big John: Leif Erickson
Buck: Cameron Mitchell
Blue: Mark Slade
Victoria: Linda Christal
Manolito: Henry Darrow
Sourdough: Jose de Verga
Saddleblanket: Dennis Safren
Burton: Adam Williams
Allison: Robert Carson
Halliday: John Furlong

: Face the Music

A musical quiz
Joseph Cooper as question-master invites you to match your musical wits against Valerie Pitts, Robin Ray, Richard Baker


Question-master: Joseph Cooper
Panellist: Valerie Pitts
Panellist: Robin Ray
Panellist: Richard Baker
Guest musician: Norman Bailey
Director: Denis Moriarty
Producer: Walter Todds

: Show of the Week: Charlie Williams Show

Starring Charlie Williams
Guest stars Sacha Distel and B.J. Arnau
with Marty Swift, Claire Benjamin, John Eastham
(B.J. Arnau is appearing in 'Two Gentlemen of Verona' at the Phoenix Theatre, London)


Presenter/Comedian: Charlie Williams
Singer: Sacha Distel
Guest: B.J. Arnau
[Actor]: Marty Swift
[Actress]: Claire Benjamin
[Actor]: John Eastham
Musical Direction/Special Arrangements: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Vocal Backings: The Ladybirds
Script: Wally Malston
Script: Garry Chambers
Designer: Victor Meredith
Producer: Michael Hurll

: When the Fetters Snap

The Hell-hound howls by the hole of the pit;
The Fetters shall snap and the Wolf range free.
(Icelandic poem, anon)
A film about Iceland's recent and disastrous volcanic eruption. A BBC News crew followed the remarkable efforts of the inhabitants of Heimaey, in the Westman Islands, to contain the volcano and prevent lava from destroying their community and choking the natural harbour on which their livelihood depended.


Reporter: Larry Harris
Film Cameraman: Bernard Hesketh
Sound: Barry Lanchester
Film Editor: John Purdie

: News Extra

with John Edmunds


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Closedown

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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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