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: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: 8: The Secret House

For the very young

(to 11.00)


Voices: Olwen Griffiths
Voices: Steve Woodman
Voices/Script and production: Oliver Postgate
Puppets and settings: Peter Firmin
Music: Vernon Elliott

: 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

(to 13.30)

: Jackanory: The Special Sparrow

with Setsuko Ito.
Today: The Special Sparrow


Storyteller: Setsuko Ito

: The Great Adventure: A Boy at War

A film series based on stories from the American past.
Starring Flip Mark and Richard Ever

Andrew Jackson at the age of thirteen joined his older brother Robert as a volunteer in the American revolutionary army fighting against the British.
First shown on BBC-2


Narrator: Van Heflin
Director: Christian Nyby
Theme Music: Richard Rodgers
Andrew Jackson: Flip Mark
Robert Jackson: Richard Ever
Mrs. Jackson: Jean Engstrom
British officer: Bernard Fox
Tom Crawford: Jack Chaplain
Annie: Karen Green
Major Crawford: Lew Brown
Luke: Robert Sorrells
Major Davies: John Rodney
McHugh: Raymond Guts
Fenelli: Ralph Manza
Abner: Will Corry
Surgeon: Lane Chandler

: The Adventures of Tin Tin: Star of Mystery: Part 2

The adventures of the boy detective and his dog.

The new star draws closer. Will it hit the earth?

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Corbet Woodall with Zena Skinner.

Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall
Cook: Zena Skinner

: Man: Part 2: Our Curious Curiosity

A new film series about human behaviour by Hans Hass.

Why do we read so much? What drives human beings to the remotest parts of the world, even into outer space? Curiosity leads us forward, but also some say towards destruction. Is it a good or a bad human characteristic?
Presented in collaboration with the South German and the Austrian Television Services
From the West


Narrator/Filmed and directed by: Dr. Hans Hass
Ethological adviser: Dr. Eibl-Eibesfeldt

: United!

Series created by Brian Hayles.

Ted Dawson is in a quandary, and Bob McIver forces the issue.
From the Midlands


Series creator: Brian Hayles
Stories contributed by: Tom Brennand
Stories contributed by: Roy Bottomley
Stories contributed by: Nick McCarty
Script: Geoffrey Lancashire
Technical Adviser: Jimmy Hill
Producer: Anthony Cornish
Director: Ronald Wilson
Bob McIver: John Breslin
Dick Mitchell: Tony Caunter
Amanda Holly: Jill Meers
Miss Spark: Patricia Everard
Mark Wilson: Ronald Allen
Nicky Hall: Narissa Knights
John Lennington: Jeremy Mason
Neil Hall: Mike Billington
Chris Woods: Michael Redfern
Len Pryor: Tim Pearce
Curly Parker: Ben Howard
Ron McEwan: Sean Gerrard
Iris Murdoch: Irene Bradshaw
Alan Murdoch: John Lyons
Arthur Hackforth: Ken Jones
Danny South: Mark Kingston
Fiona Nixon: Marigold Sharman
Margaret: Leanne O'Neil
Deirdre Gosling: Beverley Jones
Ted Dawson: Robin Wentworth

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers.
Discs - Stars - News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced tonight by Peter Murray.
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson


Presenter: Peter Murray
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: Adam Adamant Lives!: Beauty is an Ugly Word

by Vince Powell and Harry Driver.
[Starring] Gerald Harper, Juliet Harmer
with Jack May
Also starring Peter Jeffrey, Annette Andre

The world of beauty contestants and physical culture experts is the strange setting for a plot to destroy the human race.
(Peter Jeffrey is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Writer: Vince Powell
Writer: Harry Driver
Designer: Ken Jones
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: Philip Dudley
Ryan: Esmond Webb
Petherbridge: John Baddeley
Adam Adamant: Gerald Harper
William E. Simms: Jack May
Max: Eddie Stacey
Sinoda: Peter Jeffrey
Victor: Barry Jackson
Compare: John Church
Georgina Jones: Juliet Harmer
Weightlifter: Roy Stewart
P.C. Mulling: John McKelvey

: The News

: Dusty

The musical world of Dusty Springfield.
With special guest Peter Cook
The voices of Madeline Bell, Lesley Duncan, Barbara Moore

See page 45


Presenter/Singer: Dusty Springfield
Comedian: Peter Cook
Singer: Madeline Bell
Singer: Lesley Duncan
Singer: Barbara Moore
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Production: Stanley Dorfman

: Whoosh

An outline of H. G. Wells 1866-1946.
"If life is not good enough for you, then change it" (Autobiography)
"That's you, steady and long and piling up, then... whoosh" (Tono-Bungay)

Herbert George Wells, born in Bromley of poor parents 100 years ago on September 21, influenced a whole generation - with his science fiction, novels, prophecy, journalism, popular history, and ideas for world reform.

Sarah Miles, Murray Melvin play his fictional characters
Kenneth Farrington speaks his words
His energy and influence are described by Earl Attlee, John Braine, Vincent Brome, Michael Foot, M.P., Mme. Odette Keun, Patrick Moore, Frank Swinnerton, A.J.P. Taylor; his sons: Professor G.P. Wells, Sc.D., F.R.S., Frank Wells; and a draper, a citizen of Bromley, two science students, a zoologist
Written and directed by Christopher Burstall.
See page 43


Words: Kenneth Farrington
Speaker: Earl Attlee
Speaker: John Braine
Speaker: Vincent Brome
Speaker: Michael Foot
Speaker: Mme. Odette Keun.
Speaker: Patrick Moore
Speaker: Frank Swinnerton
Speaker: A. J. P. Taylor
Speaker: Professor G. P. Wells
Speaker: Frank Wells
Speaker: A draper [name uncredited]
Speaker: A citizen of Bromley [name uncredited]
Speaker: A zoologist [name uncredited]
[Actress]: Sarah Miles
[Actor]: Murray Melvin
Executive producer: Stephen Hearst
Writer/director: Christopher Burstall

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop.
Round 24 hours with Ian Trethowan, Robin Day, Robert McKenzie
Round 24,000 miles with Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, Michael Barratt, Michael Parkinson


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

: Suivez La Piste: 22: Piste Saint-Marc

Written by Emile de Harven.
Follow Up Your French in a twenty-five episode thriller serial.

A headland, a beach, and a villa called St. Marc-the black sun shines again.

With Monique Messine as Catherine Leger, Michel Forain as Jean Dacier
and Gisele Grimm, Gerard Buhr

(First shown on BBC-2)
(Repeated next Sunday at 11.30 a.m.)


Writer: Emile de Harven
Presenter: Gisele Grimm
Presenter: Gerard Buhr
Course devised by: Michel Blanc
Course devised by: Ormond Uren
Language Adviser: Denys Player
Language Adviser: John Trim
Designer: Don Horne
Producer: Colin Nears
Catherine Leger: Monique Messine
Jean Dacier: Michel Forain
Henri Lemaitre: Gerard Buhr

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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