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: Y Gwyliwr

Welsh play series

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Trumpton: The Rag and Bone Man

For the very young.

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children under 5


Presenter: Marla Landi
Presenter: Johnny Ball

: Jackanory: Hullabaloo: Isabella and the Green Silk Frock

With Ronnie Corbett

Today's story: 'Isabella and the Green Silk Frock'


Storyteller: Ronnie Corbett

: 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

: Ballet Class

with Dame Ninette de Valois
A look behind the scenes at part of a Senior Students' class at the Royal Ballet School


Presenter: Dame Ninette de Valois
Producer: Michael Grafton-Robinson

: The Adventures of Parsley

A new film series with Parsley the lion and Dill the dog in some untoward happenings.

: 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 Rex Edwards
Starring John Barrie, Richard Leech

Dr. Hayman shows Angela Praedy what her problem is. Dr. Somers tries his hand at psychotherapy, and Dr. Hayman is responsible for a cure.


Writer: Rex Edwards
Series created by: Donald Bull
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Merle Downie
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Mike Bowen
Dr. John Somers: John Barrie
Mrs. Lipska: June Bland
Mr. Plummer: Neil Wilson
Molly Dolan: Lynda Marchal
Mrs. Baynes: Maureen O'Reilly
Dr. Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Beth: Helen Cotterill
Harry: Stephen Yardley
Angela Praedy: Sharon Gurney
Mrs. Blake: Mary Quinn
Monica Blake: Michelle Scott

: Tom and Jerry: That's My Mommy

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award winning cartoon films starring Tom the cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers, with discs, stars, and news from this week's Top Thirty
Introduced tonight 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: Mel Cornish
Director: Brian Whitehouse

: The Expert: Lethal Weapon

by N.J. Crisp
Starring Marius Goring
with Ann Morrish
and Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth, Valerie Murray
Guest stars, John Collin, Meg Wynn Owen, Brian Peck

When a girl is found lying in the road dead soon after dawn one morning, all the indications point to a hit-and-run accident. In fact it might well have been considered to be just that, if the driver of the police car called to the scene had not noticed some peculiarity about the tyre marks. What looked like a hit-and-run accident had become a case of murder.


Writer/Series devised by: N. J. Crisp
Series devised by/Producer: Gerard Glaister
Script Editor: John Pennington
Designer: Don Homfray
Director: Ronald Wilson
PC Muir: Michael Sheard
Policeman: Jon Croft
Motorist: Derrick Slater
Det. Chief Insp. Fleming: Victor Winding
Oakley: Brian Peck
Phyllis Oakley: Meg Wynn Owen
Det.-Sgt. Ashe: Michael Farnsworth
John Hardy: Marius Goring
Sandra Hughes: Valerie Murray
Jo Hardy: Ann Morrish
Mrs. Sutton: Dorothy Frere
Terry Warren: Alan Bennion
Sheila: Vicki Woolf
Mr. Lever: Clifford Cox
Mrs. Webster: Jacqueline Maude
Det Chief Supt Mowbray: John Collin
Singer: Lois Lane

: The Main News

With Richard Baker and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: World Cup Grandstand

from Mexico
David Coleman introduces a special preview by satellite of the 1970 World Cup which begins on Sunday in the Aztec Stadium.
From Guadalajara:
David Coleman, with Sir Alf Ramsey and the England squad at their headquarters, invites you to meet the players who will defend the World Championship, and assesses their rivals in Group 3-Brazil, Rumania, Czechoslovakia
From Leon:
Kenneth Wolstenholme on West Germany, Bulgaria, Peru, Morocco
From Puebla:
Barry Davies on Italy, Uruguay, Sweden and Israel
From Mexico City:
Alan Weeks on Mexico, the host nation, Russia, Belgium, and El Salvador

plus comment and analysis from two famous English managers - Joe Mercer of Manchester City and Don Revie of Leeds United - with the BBC team in Mexico.
Next week Radio Times contains a 16-page World Cup colour supplement as well as full details of coverage on BBC radio and tv.


Presenter: David Coleman
Interviewee: Sir Alf Ramsey
Reporter (From Leon): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Reporter (From Puebla): Barry Davies
Reporter (From Mexico City): Alan Weeks
Analysis: Joe Mercer
Analysis: Don Revie
Television Presentation: Brian Venner
Television Presentation: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch
Editor: Alan Hart

: Nairn's Europe: 4: Inverness - Lulea (Sweden)

A series of programmes in which Ian Nairn contrasts the urban civic styfe of Britain and the Continent.

Inverness and Lulea are two of Europe's most northerly outposts. They face similar problems of geographical isolation and climate. Problems which offer the opportunity for exciting architectural solutions.
(from Manchester)


Presenter: Ian Nairn
Director: Barry Bevins

: 24 Hours

Presented by Ludovic Kennedy with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy

: Weatherman

: Something to Say: 6

A series of personal readings in literature old and new.

Henry Livings, arguably the best comic playwright of the day, uses filmed rehearsals of his new West End play Honour and Offer to illustrate his interests as a writer, and discusses his work with Something to Say's audience.



Presenter: Henry Livings
Producer: Roger Owen
Director: Trevor Griffiths

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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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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