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: Y Gwyliwr

Welsh serial play

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Trumpton: The Bill Poster

For the very young

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Interval

: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: The Village that Slept: Part 4: A Winter in the Snow

by Monique P. De Ladebat
With Rosalie Crutchley


Author: Monique P. De Ladebat
Storyteller: Rosalie Crutchley

: 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

: The Basil Brush Show

Introduced by Derek Fowlds
with Blue Mink, Erik Hansen
(Bert Hayes is appearing at the Winter Gardens, Margate)


Presenter: Derek Fowlds
Musicians: Blue Mink
Guest: Erik Hansen
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

The news, features, opinions of the country at large, co-ordinated by Michael Barratt from BBC studios throughout the United Kingdom


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

: The Doctors

Written by Frank Moore
Starring John Barrie, Justine Lord, Barry Justice

Dr Somers hears good news from Nella about her future. Betty Hamilton makes her final bid. Dr McNeal breaks the news to Mrs Holmes about her child.


Writer: Frank Moore
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Michael Edwards
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Desmond McCarthy
Nella Somers: Alexandra Dane
Dr John Somers: John Barrie
Mrs Lipska: June Bland
Jim Holmes: Bernard Kay
Myra Holmes: Sonia Graham
Peter Holmes: Ian Procter
Mrs Groom: Pamela Duncan
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Dr Bill Conrad: Barry Justice
Betty Hamilton: Olga Lowe
Gorgios Pappadopolus: Michael Balfour
Spiro Pappadopolus: Antony Stamboulieh

: Tom and Jerry: Missing Mouse

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in an award-winning cartoon film.

: Top of the Pops

from this week's Top Thirty
Introduced by Jimmy Savile
Top of the Pops Orchestra, Pan's People


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
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: Nice Day

by N.J. Crisp
Starring Marius Goring
with Ann Morrish
and Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth, Sally Nesbitt

A girl is assaulted in a park and the only witness is her young daughter. The police are certain they know who did it, but the girl cannot identify the man in an identity parade.
Hardy sees her domineering mother-in-law and her ineffectual husband, but gets no help from either of them. It is only when Inspector Fleming arrives at his laboratory that the pieces begin to fall into place and they find a very different picture emerging from the one they expected...


Writer/Series devised by: N.J. Crisp
Series devised by/Producer: Gerard Glaister
Script Editor: Nick McCarty
Designer: Tim Harvey
Director: Paul Ciappessoni
Jean Chambers: Sheila Fearn
Jenny Chambers: Rebecca Saire
Tony Blanchard: Gary Watson
Tommy: Gary Smith
Ron Chambers: Mike Lucas
Mrs. Chambers: Ruth Kettlewell
John Hardy: Marius Goring
Jane Carter: Sally Nesbitt
Det. Chief Insp. Fleming: Victor Winding
Det.-Sgt. Ashe: Michael Farnsworth
Jo Hardy: Ann Morrish
Mr Ryder: David Steuart

: The Main News

With Richard Baker and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Sportsnight with Coleman

The Kop Choir Finals, Five-a-Side Soccer, The Cup Final - a last Wembley look

A season-long search to find the best football choir in the Football League ends tonight when soccer experts listen to and judge the Kop Choir's six finalists: Liverpool, Newport, Tottenham Hotspur, Rotherham, Wolverhampton and Southampton.

The final of the Evening Standard Five-a-Side London Championships from Wembley's Empire Pool

A last look at Saturday's finalists for yet another classic Wembley soccer occasion and action focus on the new Footballer of the Year

The second heat of the Greyhound TV Trophy from London's White City


Presenter/Commentator (Five-a-Side): David Coleman
Television presentation (Five-a-Side): Alec Weeks
Commentator (Greyhound TV Trophy): Harry Carpenter
Television Presentation (Greyhound TV Trophy): Bob Duncan
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: The Curious Character of Britain: 11: A Long Way from Home

A series of travel films that goes somewhere different each week in search of the British - and gets involved with their feelings about the place they call home - somewhere on our island.

Unexpected guests; a double harvest; Tower of Babel or the new frontier. Either way, home is where the heart is.


Narrator: Michael Cronin
Director: Alan Bell
Producer: Michael Croucher

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by Kenneth Allsop with the latest news in pictures and with on-the-spot reports by Bernard Falk, David Lomax, Tom Mangold, Fyfe Robertson, Denis Tuohy


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

: Election Special

The results and analysis of today's Greater London
Council elections and the County elections in England and Wales-results that could be especially significant with a General Election due within the next year. Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Robin Day, Robert McKenzie and David Butler with up-to-the-minute reports from Cardiff, Newcastle, Birmingham, Manchester, and key London Boroughs.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Robin Day
Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Presenter: David Butler
Assistant Editor: Michael Bukht
Assistant Editor: Michael Townson
Editor: Richard Francis

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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