• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

A Legacy


We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
from the novel by SYBILLE BEDFORD dramatised in five parts by ROBERT muller ; starring
Claire Bloom , Hugh Griffith
Irene Handl , Richard Hurndall Jeremy Brett , Robin Bailey Angela Pleasence
Geoffrey Whitehead , with John Fraser as Julius von Felden and Flora Robson as the Narrator
' Everything comes to us from the past and though not all one inherits is pleasing, one can't repudiate the legacy.' And what an extraordinary legacy was bequeathed to Francesca. Episode 1
Director DEREK martinus


Novel By: Sybille Bedford
Unknown: Robert Muller
Unknown: Claire Bloom
Unknown: Hugh Griffith
Unknown: Irene Handl
Unknown: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: Jeremy Brett
Unknown: Robin Bailey
Unknown: Angela Pleasence
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: John Fraser
Unknown: Julius von Felden
Unknown: Flora Robson
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Derek Martinus
Cousin Markwall: Jack Lynn
Grand-uncle Emil: Harold Berens
Friedrich Merz: Leonard Fenton
Gottlieb: Richard Hurndall
Grandmama Merz: Irene Handl
Grandpapa Merz: Cyril Shaps
Sarah Merz: Claire Bloom
Eduard Merz: Jeremy Brett
Julius von Felden: John Fraser
GustaVUS: Geoffrey Whitehead
Johannes: Christopher Guard
Gabriel von Felden: Jasper Jacob
Baron Felden: Hugh Griffith
Captain von Koppen: John Junkin
Prefect: Stephen Pacey
Crammer: Michael Poole
Crammer's wife: Jennie Goossens
Clara von Bernin: Angela Pleasence
Count Bernin: Robin Bailey
Major von Grautkopf: Peter Cellier

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Feedback about A Legacy, BBC Two England, 20.10, 29 May 1976
Please leave this link here so we can find the programme you're referring to: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/b7807d65342c433e8cbab7d7fc13c361

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel