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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Discovering Science: Water and Life
Introduced by Michael Underwood

10.0 Merry-go-Round: Sounds and Pictures
Introduced by Brian Cant

10.25-10.45 Science Extra: Biology: Signs and Signals
Social behaviour among animals is set off by certain signals. Can we find any such signals among humans? Why do we smile when introduced to strangers?
With Valerie Colgan, Peter Welch

11.0-11.20 British Social History: The Swinging Sixties

11.30-11.55 New Horizons: A Matter of Degree?: 5: Present Discontents
This programme looks at some of the reasons for the much publicised 'student revolution.'

12.5 Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 5: Joining Metal: 10: Weldability
Introduced by D.R.C. Holmes


Presenter (Discovering Science): Michael Underwood
Producer (Discovering Science): John Field
Presenter (Merry-go-Round): Brian Cant
Series editor (Merry-go-Round): Moyra Gambleton
Narrator (Science Extra): Dr Christopher Evans
Producer (Science Extra): Michael Totton
[Actress] (Science Extra): Valerie Colgan
[Actor] (Science Extra): Peter Welch
Narrator (British Social History): Robin Ray
Producer (British Social History): John Radcliffe
Producer (New Horizons): Gordon Croton
Presenter (Engineering: Craft and Science): D.R.C. Holmes
Producer (Engineering: Craft and Science): Nat Taylor

: Closedown

: A Life of Christ: 1: The Birth

by Malcolm Muggeridge
(Shown on Sunday at 6.25)

1.25 Interval


Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy: 11: Tea Party

In this new series in colour, Andy Pandy, Teddy, and, of course, Looby Loo, come to play.



Narrator: Vera McKechnie
Singer: Valerie Cardnell
Puppeteer: Cecil Stavordale
Puppeteer: Madge Stavordale
Puppeteer: Christopher Leith
Music: Maria Bird
Script and production: Freda Lingstrom

: The News



Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science All Around: Rain
Introduced by Fergus O'Kelly

2.30 Going to Work: First Day at Work
Introduced by Peter West

2.55 Look and Read: Len and the River Mob: 10: After them!
with George Layton, Philip Brack, Arthur Gross, Denise Powell, Kenneth Colley, Kenneth Gardnier, Christopher Chittell and Paul Sarony.
Introduced by George Layton

3.20 20th-century Focus: Television - Medium or Message?: 3: Television: The Electronic Village
Introduced by Magnus Magnusson


Presenter (Science All Around): Fergus O'Kelly
Producer (Science All Around): Michael Coyle
Presenter (Going to Work): Peter West
Producer (Going to Work): Gordon Croton
Presenter (Look and Read): George Layton
Narrator (Look and Read): Harvey Hall
Producer (Look and Read): Andree Molyneux
Len Tanner: George Layton
Bill: Philip Brack
The police inspector: Arthur Gross
Pat: Denise Powell
Mr Moon: Kenneth Colley
Roy: Kenneth Gardnier
Micky: Christopher Chittell
Dave: Paul Sarony
Presenter (20th-century Focus): Magnus Magnusson
Producer (20th-century Focus): John Prescott Thomas

: Closedown

: In our Midst: 4: The New British: Part 2

The effects of social deprivation and the conflict of attitudes amongst West Indian parents and children.
Introduced by Geoffrey Hodson


Presenter: Geoffrey Hodson
Producer: Felicity Kinross

: Jackanory: Trouble in the Tower

with Gordon Gostelow
Today is the 999th Jackanory programme. To celebrate the 1,000th programme, a story writing competition for children has been held and the winning ones will be told in tomorrow's programme. All the stories had to be about two children, a castle and a dog.
Today: 'Trouble in the Tower' by Roy Brown


Author: Roy Brown
Storyteller: Gordon Gostelow
Photographs: James Matthews-Joyce
Director: David Turnbull

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Producer: Edward Barnes
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Belle and Sebastian: 4: The Stranger

A serial from France in 13 episodes

Because they didn't understand Belle, the villagers were terrified of her, and had determined to hunt her down. But Sebastian intervened.


Norbert: Morice Poli
Caesar: Edmond Beauchamp
Jean: Dominique Blondeau
Angelina: Paloma Matta
Guillaume: Jean Michel Audin

: Hector's House

The varied adventures of Hector the Dog, Zaza the Cat, and next-door-neighbour Mrs Kiki Frog.

: National News and Weather


: London This Week

focuses on events and people making the news around town

: A Question of Sport

with David Vine, featuring 50 years of world sporting action

Henry Cooper and Cliff Morgan captain two teams of sporting celebrities who try to identify and answer questions about some of the most famous incidents, events, and personalities in the history of sport.

The teams this week:
Henry Cooper, Ed Stewart, Alan Hardisty
Cliff Morgan, Alan Rudkin, Jeff Astle
(From BBC North)


Presenter: David Vine
Team captain: Henry Cooper
Team captain: Cliff Morgan
Panellist: Ed Stewart
Panellist: Alan Hardisty
Panellist: Alan Rudkin
Panellist: Jeff Astle
Designer: Paul Montague
Director: Hazel Lewthwaite
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Z Cars: Eleanor Rigby Slept Here: Part 1

by Bill Brown
Starring James Ellis, Derek Waring
with Ian Cullen, Douglas Fielding and Bernard Holley

Helen Carter, a nervous woman, has lived alone for too long... then she has a 'visitor'... a man who stands outside her door each night...



Writer: Bill Brown
Designer: Antony Thorpe
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Tina Wakerell
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring

: The Andy Williams Show

A series featuring song, music, and comedy and the best from the world of entertainment starring Andy Williams and this week's guests Kenny Rogers and the First Edition, Ray Stevens, The Osmond Brothers, Carl Ballantine and Smokey Robinson


Singer/Presenter: Andy Williams
Musicians: Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
Singer: Ray Stevens
Singers: The Osmond Brothers
Magician: Carl Ballantine
Singer: Smokey Robinson
Producer: Allan Blye
Producer: Chris Beard

: Panorama

People, places, and problems that matter most to Britain and the world introduced by Robin Day with Panorama reporters Nicholas Harman, Alan Hart, Michael Charlton, Richard Kershaw, Robert MacNeil, Julian Pettifer



Presenter: Robin Day
Reporter: Nicholas Harman
Reporter: Alan Hart
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: Robert MacNeil
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Editor: Brian Wenham

: The Main News

With Richard Baker and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Kenneth Williams Show

Written by John Law and Kenneth Williams
Starring Kenneth Williams and Joan Sims
with Malcolm Roberts, Jonathan Cohen
with the Max Harris Orchestra



Comedian: Kenneth Williams
[Actress]: Joan Sims
Singer: Malcolm Roberts
Pianist: Jonathan Cohen
Musicians: The Max Harris Orchestra
Writer: John Law
Writer: Kenneth Williams
Lighting: Eric Monk
Sound: John Holmes
Designer: Colin Green
Producer: Roger Ordish

: Doomwatch: Re-Entry Forbidden

by Don Shaw
[Starring] John Paul, Simon Oates, Robert Powell
with Joby Blanshard, Wendy Hall and Joseph Furst, Veronica Strong

A new, nuclear-powered rocket is being tested, with the first British astronaut aboard. The smallest error could turn it into a flying nuclear bomb spreading radioactive fallout over a wide area of Europe. And an error does occur.



Writer: Don Shaw
Series devised by: Kit Pedler
Series devised by/Script Editor: Gerry Davis
Scientific Adviser: Dr C.M.H. Pedler [Kit Pedler]
Designer: Ian Watson
Producer: Terence Dudley
Director: Paul Ciappessoni
TV commentator: Dougal Fraser
Bill Edwards: Craig Hunter
Max Friedman: Noel Sheldon
Dick Larch: Michael McGovern
Charles Goldsworthy: Joseph Furst
Carol Larch: Veronica Strong
Tobias Wren: Robert Powell
Dr Spencer Quist: John Paul
Dr John Ridge: Simon Oates
Colin Bradley: Joby Blanshard
Pat Hunnisett: Wendy Hall
BBC man, London: James Burke
BBC man, Houston: Michael Aspel
Gus Clarke: Kevin Scott
Colonel Kramer: Grant Taylor
Johnson: John Kidd
Brown: John Boxer

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by David Dimbleby with the latest news in pictures and with on-the-spot reports by Bernard Falk, David Lomax, Tom Mangold, Fyfe Robertson,
Denis Tuohy and special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert McKenzie



Presenter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Producer of the Week: Gordon Watts
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Made in Britain

Products - ideas - techniques
The export drive: spotlight on the men, the methods, the markets, that are earning Britain's living abroad.

A Constable painting for shillings... a Doris Lindner sculpture for a few pounds. Only copies, of course, but for years one has been part of the trade of an old-established firm in the fine art field; the other's increasing popularity abroad is due to one tiny company's use of a special technique for casting bronze. Both are playing an important part in the growing world market for British art reproductions. It's a profitable market, too; prints and other replicas accounted for a big slice of the £22-million Britain earned from art exports last year.


Commentary: Ian Ross
Production: Ivor Yorke
Production: Marcus Davidson

: Weatherman


: Buying a House: 10: What about Selling?

How do you sell a house? And how much does it cost?
Introduced by Michael Smee
with Fr Paul Byrne, John Ludovics, Susan Marsden-Smedley, John Sansom, Nigel Stephens



Presenter: Michael Smee
Speaker: Fr Paul Byrne
Speaker: John Ludovics
Speaker: Susan Marsden-Smedley
Speaker: John Sansom
Speaker: Nigel Stephens
Producer: Alan Hancock

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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