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

A course in human biology.

Has man reached the end of the evolutionary road or is he capable of further progress? If man is continuing to evolve what are the forces shaping his future and what are the changes in him likely to be? Can he direct his own progress? These are some of the questions to be raised in the programme.
John Maynard Smith, University College, London
A BBC Educational broadcast
First transmission on March 23


Presenter: John Maynard Smith
Producer: Nat Taylor
Series edited by: James McCloy

: Komm Mit!: 20: Abreise

Wir sprechen Deutsch
A course of thirty lessons for beginners.

Heidi and Dieter leave their hotel and return to Neustadt.
with Heidi Treutler, Dieter Geissler
Introduced by Sabine Michael, Paul Hansard.
A BBC Educational broadcast
First transmission on March 25


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

: Notice Board

Public Service announcements.

: Grand National Grandstand

(See panel and page 3)

Today's Timetable:
12.55 Professional Boxing
1.5 Preview of the F.A. Cup semi-finals
1.25 Moto-Cross
1.50 Racing
2.40 The Grand National: Runners and Riders
2.45 Paddock
3.15 The Grand National
3.35 Moto-Cross
4.40 Results
While it is hoped to keep to the above timings, they may be altered by events

12.45 to 5.15
Grand National Grandstand
Introduced from Aintree by David Coleman

BBC Outside Broadcasts with twenty cameras bring you the thrills of the world's greatest steeplechase
The Grand National
from 2.40
2.0 Liverpool Hurdle over 2 miles, 100 yards
2.30 Hylton Plate over 6 furlongs

The final round of the Grandstand Trophy from Isenhurst, near Heathfield, Sussex and the A-C.U.

Professional Boxing: Johnny Caldwell (holder) v. Alan Rudkin
A recording of this week's fight for the British and Empire Bantamweight Championship

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


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Peter Montague-Evans
Commentator (Racing): Robert Haynes
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
Commentator (Moto-cross): Murray Walker
Boxer: Johnny Caldwell
Boxer: Alan Rudkin
Commentator (Boxing): Simon Smith
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: Peter Carver, Roy Castle, Marlene Laird, Joan Turner
In the chair, David Jacobs


Panellist: Peter Carver
Panellist: Roy Castle
Panellist: Marlene Laird
Panellist: Joan Turner
Chairman: David Jacobs
Programme devised by: Peter Potter
Presentation: Stewart Morris

: Dr. Who: The Lion

by David Whitaker.
An adventure in space and time.
Starring William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill and Maureen O'Brien
with Julian Glover

A King is ambushed; and Barbara is taken prisoner by the Saracens.
See page 3


Writer: David Whitaker
Story Editor: Dennis Spooner
Fight Arranger: Derek Ware
Title Music: Ron Grainer with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Dudley Simpson
Film Cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film Editor: Pam Bosworth
Designer: Barry Newbery
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: Douglas Camfield
Dr. Who: William Hartnell
Ian Chesterton: William Russell
Barbara Wright: Jacqueline Hill
Vicki: Maureen O'Brien
William des Preaux: John Flint
El Akir: Walter Randall
Richard the Lionheart: Julian Glover
Reynier de Marun: David Anderson
William de Tornebu: Bruce Wightman
Ben Daheer: Reg Pritchard
Thatcher: Tony Caunter
Saphadin: Roger Avon
Saladin: Bernard Kay
Saracen Warrior: Derek Ware
Saracen Warrior: Valentino Musetti

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: Too Many Stars

A comedy film series.
Starring Dick Van Dyke
with Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Larry Mathews

Too Many Stars ...stop the show!


Rob Petrie: Dick Van Dyke
Laura Petrie: Mary Tyler Moore
Buddy Sorrell: Morey Amsterdam
Sally Rogers: Rose Marie
Ritchie Petrie: Larry Mathews

: The Flying Swan: Lady in Waiting

Margaret Lockwood at The Flying Swan
with Julia Lockwood
with Lana Morris
From the Midlands


Story: Donald Wilson
Theme Music: Ron Grainer
Story Editor: John Barber
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Harold Clayton
Director: Christopher Barry
Prue: Wendy Hall
Geoff Hunter: Richard Owens
Mollie Manning: Margaret Lockwood
Marion Watson: Lana Morris
Fred Potter: Tom Watson
Maisie: Nerys Hughes
Peter Chambers: Simon Prebble
Julie Knight: Jessica Dunning
Harry: John Barrett
Chris: John Rapley
Charlie Manders: Garry Marsh
Carol Manning: Julia Lockwood
Duncan: David MacMillan
William Cross: Alan Browning
Jessie McDonald: Molly Urquhart
Sue: Sarah Etherington

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Soap on the Box 3 July 2016

: The Black and White Minstrel Show

Starring The Mitchell Minstrels
with John Boulter, Dai Francis, Tony Mercer
Also starring Leslie Crowther, Ken Morris and Joan Savage
and Benny Garcia, Margaret Savage, The Television Toppers

(The Black and White Minstrel Show is at the Victoria Palace, London, and at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford)


Singers: The Mitchell Minstrels
Singer: John Boulter
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Tony Mercer
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Singer: Ken Morris
Singer: Joan Savage
Singer: Benny Garcia
Singer: Margaret Savage
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Dance Direction: Larry Gordon
Vocal arrangements/Orchestra conducted by: George Mitchell
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Orchestrations: Ray Terry
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Settings: Melvyn Cornish
Devised and produced by: George Inns

: Sherlock Holmes: The Six Napoleons

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

Why should anyone wish to smash all plaster busts of Napoleon? What at first appears to be the work of a madman soon takes on a more sinister note.


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by: Giles Cooper
Music composed by: Max Harris
Costume Supervisor: Sheila Glassford
Make-up Supervisor: Shirley Boakes
Script Editor: Anthony Read
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: David Goddard
Director: Gareth Davies
Venucci: Terry Leigh
Sherlock Holmes: Douglas Wilmer
Dr. Watson: Nigel Stock
Inspector Lestrade: Peter Madden
Dr. Barnicot: James Bree
Horace Harker: Donald Hewlett
Police Constable: Desmond Cullum-Jones
Morse Hudson: Martin Wyldeck
Inspector Hill: Raymond Witch
Mr. Gelder: Norman Scace
Billy: Jimmy Ashton
Josiah Brown: Arthur Hewlett
Mrs. Brown: Betty Romaine
Beppo: Andreas Markos
Mr. Sandeford: Lloyd Pearson

: Hollywood and the Stars: The Man Called Bogart

A kaleidoscopic portrait of Hollywood's fabulous past and exciting present.

A portrait of the man as well as the star. Humphrey Bogart soared to stardom in a succession of tough-guy roles and his unique and striking personality fascinated moviegoers for over two decades.


Narrator: Joseph Cotten

: The Rogues: The Pigeons of Paris

A film series.
Starring David Niven, Charles Boyer, Gig Young, Gladys Cooper, Robert Coote as The Rogues

This week's story: The Pigeons of Paris
As a favour to Inspector Briscoe, Marcel and Timmy risk their lives in investigating the murder of a Scotland Yard agent.


Marcel St. Clair: Charles Boyer
Timmy St. Clair: Robert Coote
Margaret St. Clair: Gladys Cooper
Inspector Briscoe: John Williams
Jena: Jill St. John
Votrian: Gerald Mohr
Tony Fleming: Gig Young
Alec Fleming: David Niven

: The News

: 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
Wardrobe supervised by: Barbara Lane
Make-up supervised by: Sandra Shepherd
Film editor: Christopher La Fontaine
Designer: Darrol Blake
Director: John Sheppard
Producer: Ned Sherrin

: Sports Special

Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.
Featuring Football - Racing - Rugby Union

The F.A. Cup Semi-Finals
Highlights of today's matches.

Chelsea v. Liverpool
played at Villa Park, Birmingham.

Manchester United v. Leeds United
played at Hillsborough, Sheffield.

The Grand National
A recording of the world's greatest steeplechase, run this afternoon at Aintree.

Rugby Union: France v. Wales
Highlights of this afternoon's International match in Paris.


Presenter/Commentator (Chelsea v. Liverpool): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Commentator (Manchester United v. Leeds United): Alan Weeks
Commentator (Rugby Union): Peter West
Presented by: Fred Viner
Editor: Lawrie Higgins

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.

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.

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