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: Y Gwyliwr

Welsh serial play.
(first shown on BBC Wales)
(all transmitters except Scotland, Northern Ireland and BBC Wales)

1.25 Interval

: The News

1.53 Interval


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Out of School

A further selection of programmes from the BBC's future output for Secondary Schools.

1.55 Science Session: Leather Clothes
'Science Session' aims to relate science to things that interest and concern teenagers. This programme is from a group of five about clothes.
Introduced by Tony Bastable

2.20* Science Extra: Physics: Weightless?
One of a series designed as a supplement to physics teaching, this programme explores the nature of 'weightlessness' in space.

2.40 Interval


Presenter (Science Session): Tony Bastable
Producer (Science Session): Morton Surguy
Producer (Science Extra): Robin Gwyn

: Racing at Aintree

The first day of the Grand National meeting

3.5 The Topham Trophy Handicap Steeplechase (over 2 miles 6 furlongs of the Grand National course)

3.40 The 90th Union Jack Stakes (over 1 mile)

4.10 The Liverpool Foxhunters Steeplechase (over 2 miles 71 furlongs of the Grand National course)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Commentator: Julian Wilson
Interviews: Peter Bromley
Presented for television by: Ray Lakeland

: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children under 5


Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Presenter: Brian Cant

: Jackanory: The Dribblesome Teapots and Other Incredible Stories: The Dragon Who Cheated

by Norman Hunter
With George Benson


Author: Norman Hunter
Storyteller: George Benson

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves
[The production team] won a Craft Award for TV Production (specialised programmes) from the SFTA


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

: The Basil Brush Show

Introduced by Derek Fowlds
with Harmony Grass, Delgado


Presenter: Derek Fowlds
Musicians: Harmony Glass
Guest: Delgado
Script: George Martin
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Designer: Diana Bates
Producer: Johnny Downes

: London

The facts, the people, the background of the nation's capital

Co-ordinated by Michael Barratt from BBC studios throughout the United Kingdom


Producer (London): Michael Townson
Presenter (Nationwide): Michael Barratt
Editor (Nationwide): Derrick Amoore

: The Doctors

Written by Christopher Bond
Starring John Barrie, Richard Leech, Justine Lord with Irene Hamilton

Dr Somers causes the partners considerable concern. Dr Hayman and his wife are worried about Nella's future. Dr McNeal helps Nella come to the right decision.
(From BBC Midlands)


Writer/Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Serial created by: Donald Bull
Storyline: John Cresswell
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Mary Ridge
Ray Hayman: Stephen Follett
Jo Hayman: Elaine Mileham
Louise Hayman: Irene Hamilton
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Molly Dolan: Lynda Marchal
Miss Thateher: Mary Pratt
Dr John Somers: John Barrie
Nurse Osborne: Angela Ginders
Nella Somers: Alexandra Dane
Mrs Lipska: June Bland
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Edmund West: Christopher Masters
Betty Hamilton: Olga Lowe

: Tom and Jerry: Push Button Kitty

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse.

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Tony Blackburn
Top of the Pops Orchestra, Pan's People


Presenter: Tony Blackburn
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Production: Stanley Dorfman
Production: Mel Cornish

: The Expert: Nobody's Going to Hurt You

by John Pennington
Starring Marius Goring
with Ann Morrish
and Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth
Guest stars, Michael Hawkins, Nora Nicholson

As Dr. Hardy and the police put together a portrait of the murderer of a woman found dead near a railway line, they realise they have a psychopath on the loose.


Writer: John Pennington
Series devised by/Producer: Gerard Glaister
Series devised by: N.J. Crisp
Script Editor: Nick McCarty
Lighting: Bob Wright
Designer: David Myerscough Jones
Director: Ben Rea George
Samuel: Michael Hawkins
Christine Naylor: Jacqueline Lawrence
Dr. John Hardy: Marius Goring
Det. Chief Insp. Fleming: Victor Winding
Signalman: Joby Blanshard
Eddie Naylor: John Kelland
Det.-Sgt. Ashe: Michael Farnsworth
Dr. Jo Hardy: Ann Morrish
Ivy Newitt: Delia Paton
Alice Simpson: Alethea Charlton
Men on train: Alfred Hoffman
Men on train: Robert Hollyman
P/W O'Leary: Anne Marzell
P/W Perrin: Mary Pemberton
Georgina Samuel: Nora Nicholson
Ticket collector: Tony Cotton
Noreen Scott: Jeannette Wild

: The Main News

With Kenneth Kendall and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Sportsnight with Coleman

The European Middleweight Boxing Championship live from Denmark
British champion Les McAteer, from one of Merseyside's famous fighting families, challenges European and Danish champion Tom Bogs, unbeaten after 53 professional contests, at the Vejlbyriiskov Hall, Aarhus. McAteer (28 fights: 23 wins, 4 losses, and 1 draw) was outpointed in a non-title fight with Bogs in Copenhagen in April 1969.
Presented by the Danish Television Service

Heat One of the Greyhound TV Trophy from Southend.
(The final to be shown on Sportsnight on April 30)

The Grand National
A final preview of Saturday's world-renowned Aintree event


Presenter: David Coleman
Boxer: Les McAteer
Boxer: Tom Bogs
Commentator (Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Commentator (Greyhound TV Trophy): David Vine
Television Presentation (Greyhound TV Trophy): Bob Duncan
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: 24 Hours

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


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Denis Tuohy

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.

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