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: Maes a Mor

Out and about with John Bevan


Presenter: John Bevan

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Joe: Joe and a Horse

For the very young

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children under 5


Presenter: Marla Landi
Presenter: Johnny Ball

: Jackanory: Hullabaloo: The Waterworks

With Ronnie Corbett
Today's story: 'The Waterworks' by E. Nesbit
Adapted for television and directed by Susan Falck-Therkelsen


Storyteller: Ronnie Corbett
Author: E. Nesbit
Adapted by/Director: Susan Falck-Therkelsen
Pictures: Quentin Blake
Producer: Daphne Jones
Series Producer: Anna Home

: Banana Splits

Comedy... adventure... cartoons
They are all packed into this new all-action entertainment series starring Fleegle, Drooper, Bingo, and Snorky of the Banana Splits Club, plus an exciting serial.


Producer: E. J. Rosen

: Junior Points of View

Robert Robinson takes a weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers
(Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to Junior Points of View, [address removed])


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: The Adventures of Parsley

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


Director: Ivor Wood

: Entertaining with Kerr: South Australian Strawberry Pie

The Galloping Gourmet
Graham Kerr takes a lighthearted look at one of his favourite recipes and cooks it with an expert eye
(A series of programmes made in Canada)


Cook/Presenter: Graham Kerr

: Television Top of the Form: Semi-Final 1: Salisbury v Aberdeen

This is the crucial round of the competition. From tonight's match will emerge one of the finalists: a team that has already proved its worth over the early heats, quarter-finals, and now the semi-final round. For victory tonight then they really have to be top of their form.
Question-Master Geoffrey Wheeler


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Questions set by: Boswell Taylor
Director: Peter Massey
Producer: Bill Wright

: The Virginian: The Captive

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

A young girl caught rustling cattle is invited to stay at Shiloh until her parents are traced.


The Virginian: James Drury
John Grainger: Charles Bickford
Elizabeth Grainger: Sara Lane
Trampas: Doug McClure
Liliota: Susan Strasberg
Sheriff Abbott: Ross Elliott

: Tarbuck's Luck

Starring Jimmy Tarbuck
with Anita Harris
and Carol Raye, Clovissa Newcombe, Carolyn Seymour, Lucille Gaye, Katherine Kessey, Jackie Poole
Special guest Renee Corbe
(A new kind of Tarbuck: see page 6)


Writer: Mike Craig
Writer: Lawrie Kinsley
Additional Material: Austin Steele
Additional Material: Bob Hedley
Dances staged by: Lionel Blair
Orchestra conducted by: Peter Knight
Costumes: Bobi Bartlett
Make-up: Sue Heaphy
Lighting: Bill Millar
Sound: Colin Dixon
Designer: John Burrowes
Producer: Freddie Carpenter
Producer: Peter Whitmore
Comedian: Jimmy Tarbuck
Singer: Anita Harris
[Actress]: Carol Raye
[Actress]: Clovissa Newcombe
[Actress]: Carolyn Seymour
[Actress]: Lucille Gaye
[Actress]: Katherine Kessey
[Actress]: Jackie Poole
Guest: Renee Corbe

: The Main News

With Kenneth Kendall and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: The Forsyte Saga: 21: Action for Libel

by John Galsworthy.
Dramatised by Anthony Steven.
Starring Eric Porter, Susan Hampshire, Nicholas Pennell

Jon has married Anne Wilmot. Soames has created a public scene with Marjorie Ferrar; and Fleur has aggravated the situation by writing libellous letters about Marjorie.
(Eric Porter is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Author: John Galsworthy
Dramatised by: Anthony Steven
Opening and closing music: Eric Coates
Story editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Spencer Chapman
Producer: Donald Wilson
Director: David Giles
Soames: Eric Porter
Winifred: Margaret Tyzack
Coaker: Julia Whyte
Michael Mont: Nicholas Pennell
Fleur: Susan Hampshire
Sir Alexander MacGown: John Phillips
Marjorie Ferrar: Caroline Blakiston
Francis Wilmot: Hal Hamilton
Sir Lawrence Mont: Cyril Luckham
Pevensey Blythe: Tenniel Evans
Member for Redstoke: Eric Longworth
Butterfield: Donald Gee
Member for Wasbaston: Christopher Hodge
Smither: Maggie Jones
Settlewhite: Alan Rowe
Hotel manager: Eric Jones
Chambermaid: Shirley Patterson

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by Ludovic Kennedy with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy

: The World Professional Ballroom Dancing Championships 1970

In London's Royal Albert Hall dancers from 16 countries compete in The Grand Finals of both the Latin-American Championship and The Modern Championship
Also featured:
The Grand Finals of the Star UK Formation Team Championship
Music by Joe Loss and his Orchestra and The Ray McVay Band


Music: Joe Loss and his Orchestra
Music: The Ray McVay Band
Master of Ceremonies: Peter West
Commentator: Keith Fordyce
Commentator: Peggy Spencer
Interviews: Alex Macintosh
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Presented for television by: Douglas Hespe

: Something to Hide: Part 3: The Caretaker's Flat

Three plays by Arden Winch
[Starring] Charles Gray as Inspector Waugh

In which Inspector Waugh meets Bert the miserly caretaker who knows a great deal about the tenants upstairs but who, under questioning, is about to reveal a great deal about himself - and it isn't pleasant.


Writer: Arden Winch
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Michael Hart
Inspector Waugh: Charles Gray
Bert Eliot: Gordon Gostelow
Constable White: Robin Chadwick
Sergeant Baker: Edward Cast

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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