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: Closedown

: Nai Zindagi - Naya Jeevan: The Generation Gap

A discussion of the problems facing the second generation of immigrant families in Britain.
(from Birmingham)
(Shown on Sunday)

: Maes a Mor

Out and about with John Bevan


Presenter: John Bevan

: Interval

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Wimbledon 1970: The Lawn Tennis Championships

The Semi-finals of the Ladies' Singles and all the highlights of the ninth day's play direct from the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon.

Introduced by Harry Carpenter with news - results - summaries
A preview of the Ladies' Semi-finals by Ann Jones
(On BBC2 from 4.30 pm)


Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Speaker: Ann Jones
Commentaries: Dan Maskell
Commentaries: Jack Kramer
Commentaries: Peter West
Commentaries: Bill Knight
Commentaries: Emlyn Jones
Television Presentation: Alan Mouncer
Television Presentation: Richard Tilling
Television Presentation: Bob Duncan
Television Presentation: Fred Viner
Television Presentation: Dewi Griffiths
Television Presentation: Brian Venner
Producer: A.P. Wilkinson

: Jackanory Request Week: The Wolves of Willoughby Chase: Part 3: Where is the Secret Passage?

by Joan Aiken
With June Barry
Today: Part 3: Where is the Secret Passage?


Author: Joan Aiken
Storyteller: June Barry

: The Magic Puzzle: Part 2

A film from Czechoslovakia

The puzzle has caused havoc in the town, and Franta's rivals are determined to get it from him by fair means or foul.
Story told by Peter Bowles


Narrator: Peter Bowles
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Tom Tom

scans the world of technology and adventure with Norman Tozer and reporters John Earle and Jan Leeming

Direct a film for Tom Tom - a challenge met by hundreds of young film-makers all over the country.
Kenneth Loach, who directed Kes, and Anthony Squire, who directed the latest 'Bond' film, decide on the winning film.
(From Bristol)
(Cut!: see page 14)


Presenter: Norman Tozer
Reporter: John Earle
Reporter: Jan Leeming
Judge (Direct a film for Tom Tom): Kenneth Loach
Judge (Direct a film for Tom Tom): Anthony Squire
Producer: David Turnbull

: Hector's House

The varied adventures of Hector the Dog and Zaza the Cat, not forgetting Mrs Kiki Frog.

: London

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


Producer: Michael Townson

: Wimbledon 1970: The Lawn Tennis Championships

The final transmission of the day featuring the highlights of the Semi-finals of the Ladies' Singles with expert comment by Dan Maskell and Jack Kramer


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Jack Kramer

: The Doctors

Written by Max Marquis
Starring Richard Leech, Justine Lord, Barry Justice
with Margery Mason
Guest star Sam Kydd

Dr. Conrad is consulted by a husband while Dr. McNeal sees his wife. Dr. Hayman sees a patient who turns out to be a football star.


Writer: Max Marquis
Serial created by: Donald Bull
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Mary Ridge
Dr. Bill Conrad: Barry Justice
Mrs. Groom: Pamela Duncan
Dr. Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Beth Fisher: Helen Cotterill
Nurse Pringle: Margot Thomas
Len Brown: Sam Kydd
Ethel Brown: Margery Mason
Dr. Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Terry Brewer: Jeremy Bulloch
Bob Carter: Graham Berown
Susan Brewer: Mitzi Rogers

: Mission Impossible: The Cardinal

The exploits of a team of expert and daring undercover agents whose job is to prove that their missions are, in fact, anything but impossible. Led by Peter Graves as Jim Phelps with Martin Landau as Rollin Hand, Greg Morris as Barney, Peter Lupus as Willy, Barbara Bain as Cinnamon

This week: The Cardinal
A skilful operation within tent to deceive.


Jim Phelps: Peter Graves
Rollin Hand: Martin Landau
Barney: Greg Morris
Willy: Peter Lupus
Cinnamon: Barbara Bain
General Zopke: Theodore Bikel
Cardinal Nagorsky: Paul Stevens
Major Felder: Barbara Babcock

: The Main News

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


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Frost over America: Peter Ustinov

David Frost in conversation with Peter Ustinov

When the show was transmitted in America earlier this year Variety called it "a landmark in sustained audience mesmerisation... Ustinov's early description of his four and a half years as a British Army private was a masterfully-delivered war story, complete with telling voice caricatures of all participants, and gloriously funny. His mimicry was evident all through the show whether it be his Mexican general, or a flute, bassoon, and cello or an ageing bishop forgetting his speech, or a ham opera singer or a car - all of them great."


Interviewer: David Frost
Interviewee: Peter Ustinov
Producer for Westinghouse: Peter Baker
Presented for BBCtv by: Iain Johnstone

: He Who Dares: 2: The Last Blue Mountain

Six true stories of people who survived against all odds

Disaster on a Himalayan expedition. Two men swept a thousand feet to an inaccessible ledge. Two men set out to rescue them. They climbed for five days without food or proper sleep in what must rank as one of the supreme feats in the history of climbing.
The programme reconstructs the story with the help of Lt-Colonel Tony Streather, the leader, and now the sole surviving member of the party.
A co-production with the Australian Broadcasting Commission
(Tragedy at the top of the world: see page 10)


Interviewee: Lt-Colonel Tony Streather
Producer: Lawrence Gordon Clark

: 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 and with on-the-spot reports by Bernard Falk, David Lomax, Tom Mangold, Fyfe Robertson and Denis Tuohy and special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert McKenzie


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Producer of the Week: David Harrison
Editor: Anthony Smith

: The Fifties

Robert Robinson looks back on a time 'far enough away to be history - near enough still to belong to us.'
The series begins in January 1950. Robert Robinson was at Oxford, editing the University magazine Isis. Robin Day was President of the Oxford Union and Antony Armstrong-Jones was cox of the Cambridge boat-race crew. Recipes in Vogue suggested the use of 'half an egg'; everyone was worried about 'cosh-boys,' and a newsreel commentator referred to the Italian soccer team as 'acrobats from spaghettiland.'
The programme includes film of Britain's ill-fated racing car - the BRM - the top radio show Take It From Here - and the film of the month, The Forsyte Saga, with Errol Flynn as Soames.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Director: Will Wyatt
Producer: Iain Johnstone

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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