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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Exploring Your World: The First Years
(Shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 Looking at Australia: 1: Old Land, New Men
(Shown on Tuesday)

: Watch with Mother: Trumpton: 5: Mr. Platt and the Painter

For the very young

(to 11.00)


Animation: Bob Bura
Animation: John Hardwick
Narration: Brian Cant
Music: Freddie Phillips
Script: Alison Prince
Script/puppets and production: Gordon Murray

: For Schools and Colleges: Television Club: Magazine Special

(Shown on Tuesday)
(to 11.25)

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye: Make Yourself at Home

For viewers from Pakistan and India.
A special edition including entertainment and distinguished Indian and Pakistani personalities.
H. Hingorani, Chairman of International Cultural Exchange
Yusuf Bangash, Designer on a grand scale
Surya Kumari, Dancer and film star with a school in London
R. Salami, Magician
Introduced by Saleem Shahed

(from the Midlands)
(Shown on Sunday)


Presenter: Saleem Shahed
Producer: Mahendra Kaul
Guest: H. Hingorani
Guest: Yusuf Bangash
Guest: Surya Kumari
Magician: R. Salami

: Drych

ar Llanfihangel-Yng-Ngwynfa
(Outside broadcast feature on a Montgomeryshire village)
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

: The News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord
(to 13.33)


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: For Schools and Colleges: Science Session: Making Electricity

Bicycle dynamos and power station generators both make electricity. Are they really as different as they appear to be?
Introduced by Gordon Severn.
(Repeated on Thursday)
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Producer: Morton Surguy

: Racing from Newmarket: Spring Meeting

featuring the first classic of the flat season.

3.15 Two Thousand Guineas Stakes
over one mile

3.45 March Handicap
over two miles

4.15 Botesdale Handicap
over one mile and a half

(to 16.25)


Racing commentaries: Peter O'Sullevan
Racing commentaries: Clive Graham
Racing commentaries: John Penney
Interviews: Julian Wilson
Television Presentation: Philip Lewis

: Jackanory: The Bookshop on the Quay: Part 3: The Four Masters Bookshop

by Patricia Lynch
with Billy Boyle


Author: Patricia Lynch
Storyteller: Billy Boyle

: Animal Magic

A weekly series.
Introduced by Johnny Morris with Keith Shackleton.
The World of Animals
In the wild, in the zoo, at home: a magazine of stories about animals constantly illustrating their own kind of magic.
from the South and West


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Presenter: Keith Shackleton
Director: David Kennard
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: Casey Jones: Mrs. Casey Jones

Casey Jones takes the Cannonball Express through a forest fire.


Casey Jones: Alan Hale Jr

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The Weather Man

Bert Foord


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: The News

: Town and Around

Introduced by John Edmunds
and featuring Zena Skinner
followed by the Weather in the South-East


Presenter: John Edmunds
Cook: Zena Skinner

: The Lucy Show: Lucy and the Ring a Ding Ding

A comedy film series.
Starring Lucille Ball as Lucy Carmichael
and Gale Gordon as Mr. Mooney

Lucy and the Ring a Ding Ding ... cause a bit of a ding dong!


Lucy Carmichael: Lucille Ball
Mr. Mooney: Gale Gordon

: Tomorrow's World

What's new today for those interested in tomorrow.
Introduced by Raymond Baxter.
A weekly look at the world's fast-changing scientific, medical, and technological scene.

Today the Council of Industrial Design announces its awards, and the Duke of Edinburgh presents his special prize for elegant design.
Tomorrow's World reports on the remarkable stories behind the winners' successes


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Reporter: James Burke
Reporter: John Parry
Guest: HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
Producer: Peter Bruce
Producer: John Mansfield
Editor: Michael Latham

: News Headlines

: The Virginian: The Man Who Couldn't Die

Tales from the last frontier of the great American West.
A film series starring James Drury as The Virginian.

Judge Garth is driven to doubt his own sanity when everything seems to prove that the man he has killed in self-defence is still alive.
First shown on BBC-2

6.15-6.40 Look Where You're Going: a geographical quiz.
(Rowridge, Brighton)


The Virginian: James Drury
Judge Henry Garth: Lee J. Cobb
Mrs. Wallace: Vera Miles
Betsy: Roberta Shore
William Bradford: Jeff Morrow
Lt. Paul Kenner: Walter Brooke
Tom Rodell: Pat McCaffrie
George Mitchell: James Doohan
Mr. Bemis: Brendan Dillon
Alex: E. H. Andre
Kitty Rodell: Anne Loos

: Mum's Boys: Episode 5: The Root of All Evil

Written by Jimmy Grafton and Jeremy Lloyd.
Starring Irene Handl, Bernard Bresslaw and Pete Murray
with George Tovey, Jessie Robbins

In order to stop Robin backing horses, Crystal hatches a plot with Leonard, but it misfires...


Writer: Jimmy Grafton
Writer: Jeremy Lloyd
Music: Bill McGuffie
Design: Jeremy Davies
Producer: Eric Fawcett
Crystal Pallise: Irene Handl
Leonard Pallise: Bernard Bresslaw
Robin Fosdyke: Pete Murray
[Actor]: George Tovey
[Actress]: Jessie Robbins

: The News

with Richard Baker
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Choice Is Yours

A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Liberal Party with David Steel, M.P. and John Pardoe, M.P.

(Also on BBC-2)


Speaker: David Steel
Speaker: John Pardoe

: The Wednesday Play: The Man Behind You

by Jeremy Scott.
Starring Michael Bryant
with Tony Steedman

Mr. Burch divides his time between his aged cat, athletics training, and his job as head of the despatch department in a film company. It is a lonely life and he rarely succeeds in communicating with the few people that he meets. However, a practical joke played by the messengers in his department coupled with the serious illness of Monty the cat, causes Burch's suppressed feelings to erupt with terrifying violence.


Writer: Jeremy Scott
Incidental music: Herbert Chappell
Designer: Brian Tregidden
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: Moira Armstrong
Burch: Michael Bryant
Anderson: Tony Steedman
Elizabeth: Jan Waters
Chris: Alan Tucker
Brown: Frederick Piper
Roddy: Stephen Whittaker
Jack: Kim Goodman
Bookshop owner: Andreas Lysandrou

: Twenty-Four Hours

A quick look at the news of the day and a longer look at what matters.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop and Michael Barratt, Ian Trethowan, Robert McKenzie.
with on-the-spot reports by Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, David Lomax, Philip Tibenham, Denis Tuohy.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Assistant editor: John Dekker
Assistant editor: Peter Pagnamenta
Editor: Anthony Whitby

: Contrasts: Hello Broadway Goodbye

A series of music and arts features.

A programme of talk about New York's famous theatre street.
Is Broadway the glamorous place it's cracked up to be?
Is American theatre sterile and defunct?
Are English actors taking over?
Is American Equity banning English actors?
With Albert Finney, Anthony Quayle, David Merrick, Barbara Ferris, Zena Walker,
Alexander Cohen
Jules Irving, Director, Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center
Angus Duncan, Executive Secretary, American Equity
Clive Barnes, Drama Critic, New York Times


Interviewee: Albert Finney
Interviewee: Anthony Quayle
Interviewee: David Merrick
Interviewee: Barbara Ferris
Interviewee: Zena Walker
Interviewee: Alexander Cohen
Interviewee: Jules Irving
Interviewee: Vivian Beaumont
Interviewee: Angus Duncan
Interviewee: Clive Barnes
Director: Tony Palmer

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.

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