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: For Schools and Colleges

9.40 La Chasse au Tresor

10.0 Discovering Science

: Closedown

: Watch with Mother: Joe: Joe and the Goulash

For the very young


Pictures: Joan Hickson

: Interval

: For Schools and Colleges

11.5 Making a Musical

11.30 Words and Pictures (B)

: Closedown

: Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Urdd Gobaith Cymru Llanidloes

Report from the Welsh League of Youth National Eisteddfod

: Closedown

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Sitting Bull: Part 5: The Battle of the Little Big Horn

With Don McKay


Storyteller: Don McKay
Pictures: Mina Martinez
Director/Producer: David Turnbull
Series Producer: Anna Home

: Banana Splits

Comedy... adventure... cartoons starring Fleegle, Drooper, Bingo, and Snorky of the Banana Splits Club, plus an exciting serial.


Producer: C J. Rosen

: London

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


Producer: Michael Townson

: World Cup Grandstand

Introduced by David Coleman direct from Mexico
The action... the news... the personalities of The 1970 World Cup

From the England team head-quarters at Guadalajara, and from the three other World Cup centres, the BBC commentary team bring you all the latest World Cup news and action.
With comment and analysis by the Grandstand team of experts
In Mexico with David Coleman: Joe Mercer and Don Revie
In London with Frank Bough: Brian Clough, Noel Cantwell, Ian St John, Ray Wilson, Bob Wilson, Johnny Haynes, Walley Barnes and Jim Finney


Presenter (in Mexico): David Coleman
Analysis (in Mexico): Joe Mercer
Analysis (in Mexico): Don Revie
Presenter (in London): Frank Bough
Analysis (in London): Brian Clough
Analysis (in London): Noel Cantwell
Analysis (in London): Ian St John
Analysis (in London): Ray Wilson
Analysis (in London): Bob Wilson
Analysis (in London): Johnny Haynes
Analysis (in London): Walley Barnes
Analysis (in London): Jim Finney

: Television Top of the Form: Semi-Final 2: Inverness v Lymm

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, 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: Trail to Ashley Mountain

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

It is a long and dangerous trail Trampas has to follow when he determines to clear a friend held on suspicion of robbery and murder.


The Virginian: James Drury
Trampas: Doug McClure
George Case: Martin Milner
Willy Parker: Steve Carlson
Blanchard: Gene Evans
Ed Wells: Hugh Marlowe
Sheriff Abbott: Ross Elliott

: The Dick Emery Show

Starring Dick Emery
Special guest Vincent Zarra
with Avis Bunnage, Peter Elliott, Therese McMurray


Scripts: Eric Davidson
Scripts: Brad Ashton
Additional Material: Dick Emery
Musical Director: Norman Percival
Design: Victor Meredith
Producer: Ernest Maxin
Comedian: Dick Emery
Singer: Vincent Zarra
[Actress]: Avis Bunnage
[Actor]: Peter Elliott
[Actress]: Therese McMurray

: The Main News

With Robert Dougall and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The Forsyte Saga: 22: The Silver Spoon

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

Fleur has been served with a writ.


Author: John Galsworthy
Dramatised by: Anthony Steven
Music: Eric Coates
Story Editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Spencer Chapman
Producer: Donald Wilson
Director: David Giles
Soames: Eric Porter
Sir Alexander MacGown: John Phillips
Sir Lawrence Mont: Cyril Luckham
Marquess of Shropshire: George Benson
Fleur: Susan Hampshire
Coaker: Julia Whyte
Michael Mont: Nicholas Pennell
Marjorie Ferrar: Caroline Blakiston
Foskisson: Richard Pearson
Settlewhite: Alan Rowe
Judge: Richard Caldicot
Bullfry: John Byron
Aubrey Greene: John Bailey
Francis Wilmot: Hal Hamilton
Policeman: David Brook
Court Usher: John Lawrence
Footman: Graham Tonbridge

: Election Broadcast: A Better Tomorrow

On behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party
(also on BBC2)

: 24 Hours

with the latest news in pictures and the BBC Campaign Report
Cliff Michelmore and Robin Day present the events, the people, the arguments of today's General Election Campaign


Presenter (BBC Campaign Report): Cliff Michelmore
Presenter (BBC Campaign Report): Robin Day

: Conversation at Night

by Friedrich Durrenmatt
Translated by Robert David Macdonald
[Starring] John Gielgud, Alec Guinness

A writer (Gielgud) in the quiet of his study comes face to face with the Public Executioner (Guinness).

"It was half-an-hour of worthwhile television - acting, directing, design - and Guinness and Gielgud, both men of the theatre, used all the concentrated techniques needed for the small screen with apparent ease." (Stage)
"Acting to Sir Alec is the power to become somebody else. Acting to Gielgud, however, is the art of finding another personality within his own; disguise is irrelevant." (The Times)
"John Gielgud was the noble intellectual at bay. He suggested admirably a man ready to die for his principles and yet slightly disappointed at dying without an audience." (Daily Telegraph)


Author: Friedrich Durrenmatt
Translated by: Robert David MacDonald
Script Editor: Derek Hoddinott
Designer: Martin Johnson
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Rudolph Cartier
The Writer: John Gielgud
The Public executioner: Alec Guinness

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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