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: The Science of Man: Series 4: Heredity and Evolution: The Course of Evolution

A course in human biology.

The usual picture of the course of evolution begins with the fish that came ashore and follows the major steps from there to the appearance of man. But at the beginning of this story animal evolution was already far advanced. This programme looks at some of the key steps in the earliest stages of evolution.
Dr. D. Nichols, Oxford University
A BBC Educational broadcast
First transmission on March 9


Presenter: Dr. D. Nichols
Director: Peter Goodchild
Producer: Nat Taylor
Series edited by: James McCloy

: Komm Mit!: 18: Auf Der Schihutte

Wir sprechen Deutsch
A course of thirty lessons for beginners.

Heidi and Dieter join in a skiing lesson.
with Heidi Treutler and Dieter Geissler
Introduced by Sabine Michael and Paul Hansard.
A BBC Educational broadcast
First transmission on March 11


Presenter: Sabine Michael
Designer: Gordon Roland
Producer: Colin Nears
Heidi: Heidi Treutler
Dieter: Dieter Geissler

: Notice Board

Public Service announcements.

: Triple Crown Grandstand

Today's Timetable:
12.55 Ice Hockey
1.25 Personalities at Cardiff Arms Park
1.35 Racing
1.55 Film: The Fight for the Triple Crown
2.5 Racing
2.25 Personalities at Cardiff Arms Park
2.35 Racing
2.55 Wales v. Ireland
4.25 International Hockey
4.55 Classified results
While it is hoped to keep to the above timings, they may be altered by events

Introduced from Cardiff Arms Park by David Coleman
Featuring the whole of The Rugby Union Match of the Season:
Wales v. Ireland
from 2.55 to 4.25

Ice Hockey
The World Championships in Finland at 12.55: Canada v. Czechoslovakia
Highlights of the final period
Presented by the Finnish Television Service

Racing from Kempton Park
1.45 Portlane Handicap Steeplechase
2.15 St. James's Handicap Hurdle Race
2.45 Friary Meux Treble Gold Cup Hurdle Race

International Hockey
at 4.25 England v. South Africa
A recording of the second half of the woman's international at Wembley

At 4.55 Results Service
Including: Racing summaries, Classified football results, Rugby Union and Rugby League Results

On BBC-2 at 2.55 International Hockey; At 6.0 Ice Hockey; At 7.0 Match of the Day


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator (Rugby Union): Bill McLaren
Summaries (Rugby Union): Des O'Brien
Television Presentation (Rugby Union): Dewi Griffiths
Commentator (Ice Hockey): Alan Weeks
Commentator (Racing): Peter Montague-Evans
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
Television Presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger
Commentator (Hockey): Peter West
Commentator (Hockey): Marjorie Pollard
Television Presentation (Hockey): A.P. Wilkinson
Presented by: Richard Tilling
Associate Editor: Lawrie Higgins
Associate Editor: Alan Hart
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: Juke Box Jury

A new disc - a Hit or a Miss?
Comments and opinions on the latest pop releases.
This week's panel: Francesca Annis, Lance Percival, Keely Smith, Peter Lee Stirling
In the chair, David Jacobs


Panellist: Francesca Annis
Panellist: Lance Percival
Panellist: Keely Smith
Panellist: Peter Lee Stirling
Chairman: David Jacobs
Programme devised by: Peter Potter
Presentation: Stewart Morris

: Dr. Who: Invasion

by Bill Strutton.
An adventure in space and time.
Starring William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill and Maureen O'Brien

The travellers move in for the final battle, unaware of what awaits them.


Writer: Bill Strutton
Insect movement: Roslyn de Winter
Title Music: Ron Grainer with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Story Editor: Dennis Spooner
Designer: John Wood
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: Richard Martin
Dr. Who: William Hartnell
Ian Chesterton: William Russell
Barbara Wright: Jacqueline Hill
Vicki: Maureen O'Brien
The Menoptra - Vrestin: Roslyn de Winter
The Menoptra - Hrostar: Arne Gordon
The Menoptra - Prapillus: Jolyon Booth
The Menoptra - Htynia: Jocelyn Birdsall
The Menoptra - Hilio: Martin Jarvis
The Optera - Hetra: Ian Thompson
The Optera - Nemini: Barbara Joss
The Zarbi: Robert Jewell
The Zarbi: Hugh Lund
The Zarbi: Kevin Manser
The Zarbi: Jack Pitt
The Zarbi: John Scott Martin
The Zarbi: Gerald Taylor

: Dixon of Dock Green: The Avenger

Written by Eric Paice.
A series created by Ted Willis.
Starring Jack Warner

An echo from the past brings George Dixon face to face with a man seeking vengeance.


Writer: Eric Paice
Series created by: Ted Willis
Costumes: Maureen Copley
Make-up: Sandra Hurll
Lighting: Keith Edelsten
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Producer: Ronald Marsh
George Dixon: Jack Warner
Det.-Sgt. Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Mary Crawford: Anna Dawson
Station Sgt. Flint: Arthur Rigby
P.C. Wills: Nicholas Donnelly
P.C. Roberts: Geoffrey Kenion
P.C. Swain: Robert Arnold
W.P.C. Shirley Palmer: Anne Carroll
Denby: Michael Beint
Chatterjee: David Spenser
Ann Denby: Isobel Black
Boy Scout: Michael Newport
Det.-Con. Lauderdale: Geoffrey Adams
Sally Shepherd: Fernanda Marlowe
Lambert: Denys Graham
Woman customer: Myrtle Moss
Miss Lucas: Jeanne Mockford
W.P.C. Liz Harris: Zeph Gladstone

: Temple Houston: Jubilee

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.
with Jack Elam as Marshal George Taggart

Temple is looking forward to a long awaited reunion with an old friend. But a dramatic turn of events presents him instead with an unpopular assignment.


Temple Houston: Jeff Hunter
Marshal George Taggart: Jack Elam
Cletus Emory: Peter Whitney
Elizabeth Clendennon: Virginia Gregg
Tobe Gillard: Eddie Firestone
Matt Clendennon: Paul Birch

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

in which Billy Cotton calls "Wakey-Wakey!"
with Russ Conway
Special guest star from America: Mel Torme
From Britain: Gerry and the Pacemakers, Roy Hudd with Tom Jones
and the regulars: Alan Breeze, Kathie Kay, The Cotton Singers, The Malcolm Goddard Dancers


Presenter/Bandleader: Billy Cotton
Musicians: The Billy Cotton Band
Pianist: Russ Conway
Singer/guest star: Mel Torme
Band/guest stars: Gerry and the Pacemakers
Comedian/guest star: Roy Hudd
Singer/guest star: Tom Jones
Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Kathie Kay
Singers: The Cotton Singers
Dancers: The Malcolm Goddard Dancers
Associate conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Costumes: Jane Roberts
Sound: Len Shorey
Lighting: John Treays
Staging: Malcolm Goddard
Design: Colin Pigott
Production: Michael Hurll

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Billy Cotton - Old School Showman 14 August 2016

: Sherlock Holmes: The Red-Headed League

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by Anthony Read
[Starring] Douglas Wilmer as Sherlock Holmes, Nigel Stock as Dr. Watson

Jabez Wilson is a struggling pawn broker hardly worth the attentions of any petty thief. But when Wilson loses a job that is both ludicrous and lucrative, Holmes realises that he is the victim of a master criminal.
(Trevor Martin is a National Theatre player)


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by: Anthony Read
Music composed by: Max Harris
Costume Supervisor: Sheila Glassford
Make-up Supervisor: Shirley Boakes
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: David Goddard
Director: Peter Duguid
Merryweather: Geoffrey Wincott
Inspector Hopkins: John Barcroft
Sherlock Holmes: Douglas Wilmer
Dr. Watson: Nigel Stock
Jabez Wilson: Toke Townley
Sgt. Jones: Christopher Greatorex
Old woman: Beatrice Shaw
Vincent Spaulding: David Andrews
Mary Jane: Carla Challoner
Duncan Ross: Trevor Martin
Mrs. Shaw: Audrey O'Flynn

: The Rogues: The Laughing Lady of Luxor

A film series.
Starring David Niven, Charles Boyer, Gig Young, Gladys Cooper, Robert Coote as The Rogues
This week's story: The Laughing Lady of Luxor

Somewhere in a consignment of works of art, an 'object' worth a million dollars is concealed. Marcel has some difficulty in finding out what it is and where it is hidden.


Marcel St. Clair: Charles Boyer
Timmy St. Clair: Robert Coote
Lisa: Gia Scala
Dubrovin: Everett Sloane
Tony Fleming: Gig Young
Margaret St. Clair: Gladys Cooper
Alec Fleming: David Niven

: 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
with Annie Ross, John Bird, Doug Fisher, Roy Hudd, Brian Murphy and visitors.


Presenter: David Frost
Singer: Annie Ross
Performer: John Bird
Performer: Doug Fisher
Comedian: Roy Hudd
Performer: Brian Murphy
Musical Director: Dave Lee
Choreographer: Irving Davies
Film Editor: Christopher La Fontaine
Designer: Raymond Berger
Produced and directed by: Ned Sherrin

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.

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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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