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: Exploring Your World: 5: Keeping Afloat

Introduced by Harry Armstrong.
For Schools
Repeated on Friday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 9.55)


Presenter: Harry Armstrong
Producer: Eurfron Gwynne Jones

: Discovering Science: The Ingredients of Air

Gerd Sommerhoff does some experiments to show that air is a mixture of gases, each of which is valuable in our everyday life.
For Schools
Previously shown in October 1964
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.38 a.m.
(to 10.20)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Lawrie Lawler
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Living in the Present: Marriage

BBC film
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.43)

: Going to Work: Catering

BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: Science and Society: The Mind of the Scientist: 5: Pasteur - The Uses of Science

An imaginary conversation between Dr. Michael Hoskin, Cambridge University and Louis Pasteur played by Donald Morley.

For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 12 noon
(to 11.55)


Interviewer/Script: Dr. Michael Hoskin
Producer: John Cain
Louis Pasteur: Donald Morley

: Heddiw

gydag Owen Edwards.
Topical items in Welsh, introduced by Owen Edwards.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: A Poor Gentleman: Part 2

by Ivan Turgenev.
Translated by Constance Garnett.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.35)


Author: Ivan Turgenev
Translated by: Constance Garnett
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Michael Simpson
Kuzov: Ewan Hooper
Olga: Meg Wynn Owen
Yeletsky: John Thaw
Tropatchov: David Burke
Ivanov: Will Leighton
Karpatchov: Robin Wentworth
The butler: Roland MacLeod
The bailiff: Will Stampe
Young footman: John Evitts
The page: Leonard Whiting
The housekeeper: Winifred Hill
The maids: Yvonne D'Alpra
The maids: Jean Theobald
The maids: Velia Vernon
The maids: Jeanette Miller
Old footman: Donald McCollum

: Middle School Physics: Waves: 3: Electromagnetic Waves

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 16.35)

: Robinson Crusoe: Part 2

A film series based on the well-known story of the famous castaway.

Alone on his island, Robinson solves the problem of food and meets his first companion.

: Tom Tom

New, unusual, and fascinating stories and items of interest in a modern and changing world with Jeremy Carrad.
From the West


Presenter: Jeremy Carrad
Designer: Christopher Robilliard
Director: Bob Murray
Director: Ray Kite
Producer: Hugh Duggan

: The Magic Roundabout: 2: Zebedee Starts the Roundabout

Written and told by Eric Thompson.
A film series from France.


Writer/narrator: Eric Thompson

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker.
Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years: Episode 23: Yalta

A film series based on Sir Winston Churchill's Memoirs of World War II.

In an attempt to come to a better understanding with Russia, Churchill goes to Yalta, on the Black Sea, to meet Stalin and the now ailing Roosevelt. The dismembering of Germany and the partition of Berlin into four zones is agreed; the structure of the Security Council of the United Nations is discussed and the five permanent members are given the right of using the veto-a right which Russia is to use eighty-eight times in the years ahead. A secret agreement regarding Russia's participation in the war against Japan is made between Roosevelt and Stalin with Churchill's reluctant concurrence. As Churchill reports to the House on his return, the Russians already violate the Yalta agreement in Rumania-a pattern of things to come. But the United Nations survives. (Repeat)


Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Churchill's words spoken by: Richard Burton
Narrator: Gary Merrill
Musical Score: Richard Rodgers

: Points of View

A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Points of View, [address removed]

: The Newcomers

Devised and written by Colin Morris.
A story of a London family adapting to life in a country town.


Deviser/Writer: Colin Morris
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: Michael Ferguson
Huntley: Tony Steedman
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Tom Lloyd: Michael Standing
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
The Rev. Thornton: Manning Wilson
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Jimmy: John Swindells
Susie: Paddy Kane
Mrs. Harper: Margot Lister
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch
Maria Cooper: Judy Geeson
Janet Langley: Sandra Payne
Betty Lloyd: Helen Cotterill
Tim Harbottle: Stephen Grives
Frankie Hart: Martin Kendle
Joey Smith: Garry Mason
Det.-Con. Eastman: Joby Blanchard

: Sykes and a Business

Written by Eric Sykes.
Starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques
with Hugh Paddick, Jean Trend, Bill Treacher, Felix Boness, Ernest Arnley, Colette Dunn, George Betton, Maurice Peckman, Paul Lindley


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental Music: Gordon Franks
Designer: Alan Hunter-Craig
Director: William Stewart
Producer: Philip Barker
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: Hugh Paddick
[Actress]: Jean Trend
[Actor]: Bill Treacher
[Actor]: Felix Boness
[Actor]: Ernest Arnley
[Actress]: Colette Dunn
[Actor]: George Betton
[Actor]: Maurice Peckman
[Actor]: Paul Lindley

: Z Cars: Cop and Blow

by Allan Prior.
There are two young constables in each car, ready to deal with trouble as it happens.

Chief Inspector Barlow may respect an artistic villain - but this one seems to have lost his touch.


Writer: Allan Prior
Designer: Stanley Morris
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Moira Armstrong

: The News

: Play of the Month: Luther

by John Osborne.
Starring Alec McCowen as Martin Luther
and Patrick Magee, Geoffrey Bayldon, Charles Carson, Ray Barrett

(Patrick Magee is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Company)
(See page 35)


Writer: John Osborne
Music: Herbert Chappell
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Alan Cooke
Prior: James Cairncross
Martin: Alec McCowen
Hans: Jerold Wells
Lucas: Gerry Duggan
Weinand: Philip Stone
Tetzel: Patrick Magee
Stanpitz: Charles Carson
Cajetan: Geoffrey Bayldon
Miltitz: William Ingram
Leo: Tom Criddle
Eck: Fulton MacKay
Knight: Ray Barrett
Katherine: Etain O'Dell
[Actor]: Douglas Ditta
[Actor]: Peter Purves
[Actor]: Darroll Richards
[Actor]: Rex Robinson

: Twenty-Four Hours

Round the clock and round the world with up-to-the-minute coverage of what matters today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
Round 24 hours with Ian Trethowan, Kenneth Allsop and Robert McKenzie, Robin Day
Round 24,000 miles with Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, Michael Barratt
and the Twenty-Four Hours correspondents


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Presenter: Robin Day
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Bonjour Francoise: 3: Les clefs sont sur la table

Written by Michel Faure and Joe Cremona.
A course of thirty lessons for absolute beginners in French.
With Pamela Stirling, Andre Maranne
and Malou Pantera as Francoise, Francois Brincourt as Jean-Paul
(Previously shown on Sunday)


Writer: Michel Faure
Writer: Joe Cremona
Director: Maddalena Fagandini
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Presenter: Pamela Stirling
Presenter: Andre Maranne
Francoise: Malou Pantera
Jean-Paul: Francois Brincourt

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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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.

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