Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Those Radio Times! (BBC Television for 18 November 1969)

BBC 1 television highlights for November 18 1969 commenced with the days programmes For Schools and Colleges kicking off with Mathematics in Action at 9.15am. Stewart Gartside introduced an episode on Experimental Design.

Other programmes For Schools and Colleges today included an episode of Watch! (11.0am) introduced by Rosanne Harvey on Friesan Cows.

Making Music (11.40am) featured John Langstaff and children from Minet Junior School, Hayes, Middlesex and Part 2 of Macbeth by William Shakespeare (2.5pm) starred Andrew Keir, James Grout and William Marlowe.

Lunchtime viewing included an inter-town quiz about Wales Bob yn Dri at 1.0pm (shown on Crystal Palace,Wenvoe West, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield transmitters) and Watch With Mother featured another Mary, Mungo and Midge episode entitled Automatic Machines.

Children's TV today included I Want to be - a Showjumper! (5.15pm) prior to another visit to Hector's House (5.44pm).

Following the National News (5.50pm) and Local News and Nationwide (6.0pm) there was the second instalment of this weeks Z Cars (6.45pm). Raymond Baxter and James Burke then looked to the future of technology and science in Tomorrows World (7.5pm).

Cilla Black's Guests Included The Dudley Moore Trio

There was comedy with Harry Worth, in a new colour series at 7.30pm, this week Harry found himself in a Border Incident.

Cilla Black returned to BBC1 at 8.0pm with a new series of songs and sketches in Cilla, guests this week included Val Doonican, Moira Anderson, The Dudley Moore Trio and Arthur Woosley.

Following The Main News at 8.50pm with Robert Dougall, Ian Holm narrated Tuesday's Documentary : Tokyo - The 51st Volcano at 9.10pm, while Paula Prentiss and Richard Benjamin proclaimed One of Our Firemen is Missing in another episode of He and She at 10.0pm.

James Burke Reported On Apollo 12

Robert Robinson dipped into the Points of View mailbag at 10.25pm while James Burke reported on Apollo 12 and tomorrow's landing on the moon in 24 Hours at 10.30pm.

Finally, David Vine introduced International Tennis at 11.10pm at The British Covered Courts Open Championships from the Empire pool and Sports Arena, Wembley. Dan Maskell and Jack Kramer brought you coverage from the second day's play in the Men's Singles Championship.

James Stewart Starred In Mr Hobbs Takes A Vacation

BBC2 evening highlights for Tuesday 18 November 1969 included Eddie Waring providing the commentary on Floodlit Rugby League at 8.0pm.

Tonight the competition for the BBC2 trophy was between Hull KR (white with red band) and Leigh (cherry and white).

Jazz Scene at the Ronnie Scott Club at 8.45pm featured The John Dankworth Orchestra with Cleo Laine.

At 9.10pm a new series of films with the theme of Hollywood in the Sixties featured the 1962 film Mr Hobbs Takes a Vacation featuring James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara and Fabian.

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