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: Open University

6.40 The Coal Face

7.5 The Energy Crisis

7.30 Filament Organisation in Muscles

9.0 Biology of Polluted Water

9.25 Maths: Differential Equations

9.50 Marina

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: All the Day Long Written and illustrated by ELVE FORTIS DE HIERONYMIS Presenters
Evelyn Skinner , Bruce Allan


Unknown: Evelyn Skinner
Unknown: Bruce Allan

: Closedown

: Tales of Beatrix Potter

A film starring
Dancers of the Royal Ballet
Beatrix Potter 's best-loved characters are all included in this enchanting musical interpretation of five of the famous stories, with choreography by FREDERICK ASHTON.
Music composed by JOHN LANCHBERY
Director REGINALD MILLS. Films: page 10


Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Choreography By: Frederick Ashton.
Composed By: John Lanchbery
Director: Reginald Mills.
Mrs Tiggy-Winkle: Frederick Ashton
Pigling Bland/Peter Rabbit: Alexander Grant
Jeremy Fisher: Michael Coleman
Black Berkshire Pig: Brenda Last
Jemima Puddle-Duck: Ann Howard
Fox: Robert Mead
Hunca Munca: Lesley Collier
Mrs Pettitoes/Tabitha Twitchit: Sally Ashby
Squirrel/Country Mouse: Carole Ainsworth
Pig/Town Mouse: Avril Bergen
Squirrel/Country Mouse,: Jill Cooke
Mr Brown: Leslie Edwards
Pig/Town MOUSE: Graham Fletcher
Squirrel/Country Mouse: Bridget Goodricke
Alexander Town-Mouse: Gary Grant
Johnny Town-Mouse: Keith Martin
Pig/Town Mouse: Suzanna Raymond
Squirrel Nutkin/Tom Thumb: Wayne Sleep
Squirrel/Country Mouse: Rosemary Taylor
Mrs Tittlemouse: Julie Wood
Pig: Anita Young
Young Beatrix: Erin Geraghty
Nurse: Joan Benham
COX the Butler: Wilfred Babbage

: Open Door

The programme in which the BBC hands over air time to the public. Tonight:
Herbert Street Youth Club presents No Room at the Club
' The Ardoyne is a small Catholic area in North Belfast. It has no parks, no cinemas, not even a field for the kids to play in, so six years ago local mothers got together to start their own Youth Club in two burnt-out houses. Now the Club has a membership of nearly 300 and there just isn't room for everybody.'
Made by the Herbert Street Youth Club with the help of The Community Programme Unit

: Cold Water Challenge

Whilst on holiday in the South of France shortly after the war, David Nations saw water ski-ing for the first time. He determined to bring the sport to this country, despite the unfavourable weather conditions here, and he established Britain's first-ever water-ski club at Ruislip Lido. Last year, after a lifetime's dedication to the sport, he had the satisfaction of coaching Mike Hazelwood to become Britain's first-ever male world champion.
Commentary by BARRY DAVIES
Film editor MIKE CROZIER Producer TERRY LONG


Commentary By: Barry Davies
Editor: Mike Crozier

: News on 2 Headlines

with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather on 2

: Send Me No Flowers

A feature film starring
Rock Hudson, Doris Day Tony Randall
A comedy of a confirmed hypochondriac who mistakenly thinks he has only a few weeks to live - and spends them finding a new husband to look after his wife when he is gone!
Director NORMAN jewison. Films: page 10


Unknown: Doris Day
Unknown: Tony Randall
Director: Norman Jewison.
George Kimball: Rock Hudson
Judy Kimball: Doris Day
Arnold Nash: Tony Randall
Dr Ralph Morrisey: Edward Andrews
Bert Power: Clint Walker
Linda Bullard: Patricia Barry
Winston Burr: Hal March
Mr Akins: Paul Lynde
Vito: Clive Clerk
Milkman: Dave Willock

: Tiger, Tiger

Back in the heady days of the British Raj a tiger shoot was an integral part of the social calendar, as Iris Portal remembers*


Edited By: Roland Armstrong

: The Much Loved Music Show

Owain Arwel Hughes conducts and introduces the music of Bizet, Borodin, Elgar, Faure, Handel, Massenet, Mozart, Puccini, Wagner with Kenneth Bowen , Benjamin Luxon City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Chorus leader FELIX KOK chorus-master GORDON CLINTON
An outside broadcast from The Town Hall, Birmingham


Unknown: Owain Arwel Hughes
Unknown: Kenneth Bowen
Unknown: Benjamin Luxon
Leader: Felix Kok
Producer: John Vernon

: Late News on 2


: Pickersgill People: Bonkers

A series of five plays by Mike Stott
Pickersgill's undertaker Duggie Diggle is quite dull really - until he's hit on the head. Then he makes medical history and life at home takes on some unexpected glamour!
BBC Birmingham


Writer: Mike Stott
Script Editor: Michael Wearing
Designer: Malcolm Goolding
Producer: Tara Prem
Director: Pedr James
Duggie Diggle: Bob Mason
Cheryl Diggle: Angela Curran
Donald Diggle: Dave Hill
Joy Diggle: Gwen Taylor
Ronnie Todd: Sam Kelly
Dr Grindrod: Kenton Moore

: M*A*S*H

Dear Ma
Radar writes home and recounts what's afoot - some outstanding camp occurrences.


Hawkeye: Alan Alda
B J: Mike Farrell

: Billy Connolly in Concert

Billy Connolly stars in his first-ever television concert under the Big Top of Gerry Cottle 's Circus, together with his guests High Speed Grass


Unknown: Billy Connolly
Unknown: Gerry Cottle
Producer: Michael Hurll

: The List of Adrian Messenger

A feature film starring
George C. Scott , Dana Wynter with Clive Brook , Herbert Marshall Gladys Cooper and ' The List' - in disguise
Tony Curtis , Kirk Douglas
Burt Lancaster , Robert Mitchum Frank Sinatra
A vast fortune awaits a master criminal if he can eliminate 11 people without detection. An expert in disguise, he is well on the way to success when Adrian Messenger becomes suspicious and asks an Intelligence Officer to check the whereabouts of the people on his carefully compiled list.
Directed by JOHN HUSTON


Unknown: George C. Scott
Unknown: Dana Wynter
Unknown: Clive Brook
Unknown: Herbert Marshall
Unknown: Gladys Cooper
Unknown: Tony Curtis
Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Unknown: Burt Lancaster
Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Adrian Messenger
Directed By: John Huston
Anthony Gethryn: George C Scott
Lady Jocelyn Bruttenholm: Dana Wynter
Marquis of Gleneyre: Clive Brook
Sir Wilfred Lucas: Herbert Marshall
Raoul Ie Bork: Jacques Roux
Inspector Pike: Bernard Archard
Mrs Karoudjian: Gladys Cooper
Max: Marcel Dalio
Derek: Tony Huston
Adrian Messenger: John Merivale

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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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