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: The Science of Man: Series 3: From Egg to Adult: Ageing

A course in human biology.

Ageing is an increased liability to die. What is the reason for the general loss of vigour and why are we not at least potentially immortal?
Dr. Alex Comfort
A BBC Educational broadcast
Repeated on Tuesday at 11.15 p.m.


Presenter: Dr. Alex Comfort
Director: Nat Taylor
Series edited by: James McCloy

: Komm Mit!: 10: Weihnachten

Wir sprechen Deutsch
A course of thirty lessons for beginners.

Christmas Eve in the Peters' flat.

with Heidi Treutler, Dieter Geissler
Introduced by Sabine Michael and Paul Hansard.
A BBC Educational broadcast
(Repeated on Thursday at 11.5 p.m.)


Presenter: Sabine Michael
Presenter: Dieter Geissler
Designer: Don Horne
Producer: Colin Nears
Heidi: Heidi Treutter
Dieter: Dieter Geissler

: Notice Board

Public Service announcements.

: Grandstand

See panel on facing page
Details of next week's Grandstand are shown on page 71

: Juke Box Jury

A new disc - a Hit or a Miss?
Comments and opinions on the latest pop releases.
This week's panel: Diahann Carroll, Vic Lewis, Peter Murray, Sandie Shaw
In the chair, David Jacobs


Panellist: Diahann Carroll
Panellist: Vic Lewis
Panellist: Peter Murray
Panellist: Sandie Shaw
Chairman: David Jacobs
Programme devised by: Peter Potter
Presented by: Neville Wortman

: Dr. Who: Day of Reckoning

by Terry Nation
An adventure in space and time
Starring William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill and Carole Ann Ford
(see page 8)


Writer: Terry Nation
Title Music: Ron Grainer with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Incidental Music composed and conducted by: Francis Chagrin
Film Cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film Editor: John Griffiths
Story Editor: David Whitaker
Designer: Spencer Chapman
Associate Producer: Mervyn Pinfield
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: Richard Martin
Dr. Who: William Hartnell
Ian Chesterton: William Russell
Barbara Wright: Jacqueline Hill
Susan Foreman: Carole Ann Ford
Dortmun: Alan Judd
Roboman: Martyn Huntley
Roboman: Peter Badger
Baker: Richard McNeff
Carl Tyler: Bernard Kay
Dalek voices: Peter Hawkins
Dalek voices: David Graham
Dalek machines operated by: Robert Jewell
Dalek machines operated by: Gerald Taylor
Dalek machines operated by: Nick Evans
Dalek machines operated by: Kevin Manser
Dalek machines operated by: Peter Murphy
David Campbell: Peter Fraser
Jenny: Ann Davies
Craddock: Michael Goldie
Larry Madison: Graham Rigby

: Dixon of Dock Green: Don't Play with Fire

Written by David Ellis
A series created by Ted Willis
Starring Jack Warner

A fire-raiser is at work in Dock Green. One victim considers that the police are deliberately failing to arrest the culprit.


Writer: David Ellis
Series created by: Ted Willis
Film Cameraman: David Prosser
Film Editor: Patricia Holland
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Director: David Askey
Production: Ronald Marsh
George Dixon: Jack Warner
Det.-Sgt. Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Det.-Con. Lauderdale: Geoffrey Adams
Station Officer Rogers: Michael Lynch
Ralph Edwards: Sydney Tafler
Kate Edwards: Sonia Graham
Alan Edwards: Christopher Barrington
Station Sgt. Flint: Arthur Rigby
P.C. Swain: Robert Arnold
W.P.C. Shirley Palmer: Anne Carroll
P.C. Roberts: Geoffrey Kenion
Miss Lucas: Jeanne Mockford
Mrs. Alice Yardley: Hazel Douglas
Herbert Jones: Bernard Archard
W.P.C. Liz Harris: Zeph Gladstone
Max Ventnor: Keneth Thornett
Nora Ventnor: Marianne Stone
Phil McDonald: Geoffrey Lea
Mary Crawford: Anna Dawson
Bob Ramsay: Lane Meddick
P.C. Wills: Nicholas Donnelly

: Temple Houston: Ten Rounds for Baby

A Western film series.
Starring Jeff Hunter as the young Texas lawyer who finds action and adventure in his fight for individual rights and frontier justice.
and Jack Elam as Marshal George Taggart

Temple is tricked into promoting a boxing match which he thinks will be a fair fight. But a certain young lady has other ideas.


Temple Houston: Jeff Hunter
Marshal George Taggart: Jack Elam
Kate Fitzpatrick: Anne Francis
Second: Frankie Van
Joey Baker: Van Williams
Baby Dale: Zeme North

: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds
by arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph

Alfred Marks, Mark time for mirth
Eve Boswell, The scintillating songstress
Dickie Arnold and Dottie, A dramatic divertissement
Les Croques Messieurs, Frolics francais
Joe and Blackie, Canine capers
The Bel Cantos, On wings of song
The Novaks, Artistically acrobatic
Dougie Squires with Anna Sharkey and Pat Goh, A beau and his belles
and Jill Huskisson, Pauline Sansby, Pat Taylor, Tom Harrison
Chairman, Leonard Sachs
(Dickie Arnold and Dottie are appearing at the City Varieties Theatre, Leeds)
See page 7


Comedian: Alfred Marks
Singer: Eve Boswell
Comedians: Dickie Arnold and Dottie
Performers: Les Croques Messieurs
Dog act: Joe and Blackie
Singers: The Bel Cantos
Acrobatics: The Novaks
Dancer: Dougie Squires
Dancer: Anna Sharkey
Dancer: Pat Goh
Performer: Jill Huskisson
Performer: Pauline Sansby
Performer: Pat Taylor
Performer: Tom Harrison
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical Director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The Rogues: Fringe Benefits

A film series.
Starring David Niven, Charles Boyer, Gig Young, Gladys Cooper, Robert Coote as The Rogues
with guest stars, Suzy Parker, John Williams

Alec reluctantly undertakes a mission in Rio for Inspector Briscoe of Scotland Yard but hopes to make a comfortable profit on the side.


Alec Fleming: David Niven
Timmy St. Clair: Robert Coote
Margaret St. Clair: Gladys Cooper
Carol Conover: Suzy Parker
Inspector Briscoe: John Williams
Marcel St. Clair: Charles Boyer
Tony Fleming: Gig Young

: The Great War: Part 8: Why Don't You Come and Help? (Lloyd George)

Written by Correlli Barnett.
A twenty-six-part history of the 1914-1918 War.

The needs of war bring about a social and technological revolution on the home fronts. In Britain Lloyd George, Minister of Munitions, faces the colossal task of modernising British industry.

With the voices of: Sir Michael Redgrave as Narrator, Sir Ralph Richardson as Haig, Emlyn Williams as Lloyd George; Marius Goring, Cyril Luckham, Sebastian Shaw.
Theme music by Wilfred Josephs
Played by the BBC Northern Orchestra
Conducted by George Hurst
Series produced in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Australian Broadcasting Commission
A BBC Tonight production
(First transmission on BBC-2, July 18)


Writer: Correlli Barnett
Narrator: Sir Michael Redgrave
Voice (Haig): Sir Ralph Richardson
Voice (Lloyd George): Emlyn Williams
Voice: Marius Goring
Voice: Cyril Luckham
Voice: Sebastian Shaw
Theme music: Wilfred Josephs
Theme music played by: The BBC Northern Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: George Hurst
Supervising Film Editor: Barry Toovey
Film Editor: Ian Callaway
Sound Editor: Brian Keene
Sound Mixer: Robert Saunders
Associate Producer (Great Britain): John Terraine
Associate Producer (Canada): Ed Rollins
Associate Producer (Australia): Tom Manefield
Producer: Tony Essex
Producer: Gordon Watkins

: News and Sport

: Not So Much A Programme More A Way of Life

And a way of looking at the world
One eye open wide; one eye closed; And between the two the picture gets composed

[Starring] David Frost, P.J. Kavanagh, William Rushton
with Josephine Blake, Eleanor Bron, John Bird, Doug Fisher, Roy Hudd, Tommy Trinder, David Walsh and visitors.


Presenter: David Frost
Presenter: P.J. Kavanagh
Presenter: William Rushton
Singer: Josephine Blake
Performer: Eleanor Bron
Performer: John Bird
Performer: Doug Fisher
Comedian: Roy Hudd
Performer: Tommy Trinder
Performer: David Walsh
Musical Director: Conn Bernard
Film Editor: Christopher La Fontaine
Designer: Raymond Berger
Associate Producer: Elizabeth Cowley
Produced and directed by: Ned Sherrin

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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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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.

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