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: Nai Zindagi-Naya Jeevan

Music and entertainment for viewers from Pakistan and India
(from Birmingham; shown on Sunday)

: Interval

: Telewele

A magazine programme

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: Hammy Builds a Raft

When the Hamster sails upstream on his new craft, he finds the company of Turtle very useful.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: Play School

: Peter's Adventures: Peter in the Zoo

A cartoon film series from Hungary

Peter's little dog causes trouble among the animals.

: Mr Egbert Nosh

A cartoon film designed by Hilary Hayton
Told by William Mervyn
Egbert Nosh lives a simple life. He does have one problem most of us are without, but being a sensible person finds a solution.


Designer: Hilary Hayton
Narrator: William Mervyn

: Dog in Orbit: Part 1

A film from Spain

Don Fabian explains the extraordinary properties of the magnetic dust which he has discovered in the town of Canas del Rey.
Story told by Duncan Carse


Narrator: Duncan Carse
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Tom Tom

Tom Tom scans the world of technology and adventure with Norman Tozer and reporter John Earle
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Norman Tozer
Reporter: John Earle
Producer: David Turnbull

: Abbotf and Costello

A cartoon series

: London

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

The news, features, and 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
Editor (Nationwide): Michael Bunce

: The Doctors

Written by Frank Moore
Starring Nigel Stock, Barry Justice

The GP Ward at Princes Hospital accepts the first patients. Dr Owens and Dr Conrad discover their original diagnosis was incorrect and are mystified by their patients' symptoms.
(from Birmingham)


Writer: Frank Moore
Serial created by: Donald Bull
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Michael Briant
Dr Bill Conrad: Barry Justice
Dr Pitt: Tamara Ustinov
Mrs Pitt: Betty Baskcomb
Dr Blythe: Clifford Parrish
Mr Walpole: John Tordoff
Miss Mason: Claire Davenport
Dr Linda Carpenter: Isla Blair
Dr Celia Hulme: Laura Cullingford
Dr Thomas Owens: Nigel Stock
Sister Baker: Elaine Wells
Elsie Gibbs: Helen Worth

: Tomorrow's World from Farnborough

Introduced by Raymond Baxter with James Burke
A special live outside broadcast from the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, three weeks ahead of the famous Air Show.
A behind-the-scenes report on the aviation world as it affects you.
New ways of improving aircraft safety
The latest ideas in beat-the-traffic helicopters
The intricate work of testing supersonic planes
How serious are sonic booms?


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Presenter: James Burke
Reporter: John Parry
Producer: Brian Johnson
Producer: John Weiley
Producer: Andrew Wiseman
Editor: Lawrence Wade

: Harry Worth: A Man's Best Friend

Written by Ronnie Taylor
[Starring Harry Worth]
featuring Tenniel Evans as Mr Raybold, Neil Wilson as Police Sergeant


Writer: Ronnie Taylor
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Design: Alan Hunter-Craig
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Himself: Harry Worth
Mr Raybold: Tenniel Evans
Police Sergeant: Neil Wilson
Woman Police Constable: Bridget McConnel
Miss McNulty: Mary Jordan
Mrs Foster: Janet Bruce

: Mission Impossible: The Mind of Stefan Miklos

Led by Peter Graves as Jim Phelps, Martin Landau as Rollin Hand, Greg Morris as Barney, Peter Lupus as Willy, Barbara Bain as Cinnamon

Despite all the evidence, the Master Intellect really hasn't got a clue.


Jim Phelps: Peter Graves
Rollin Hand: Martin Landau
Barney: Greg Morris
Willy: Peter Lupus
Cinnamon: Barbara Bain
Stefan Miklos: Steve Ihnat
Townsend: Jason Evers
Simpson: Edward Asner

: The Main News

With Richard Baker and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Six Wednesday Plays: 1: Sling Your Hook

by Roy Minton

"A human document with heart and real humour..." (James Thomas, Daily Express)
(Six of the best from BBCtv Drama: see page 6)


Writer: Roy Minton
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: Michael Tuchner
Joe: Michael Bates
Oliver: Joe Gladwin
Mick: Patrick O'Connell
Helen: Jo Rowbottom
Roland: Kenneth Cranham
Jo: Geraldine Moffatt
Cossack: Barry Jackson
Mrs Flowers: Mavis Villiers
Lol: Johnny Wade
Pancho: Norman Jones
Alec: Warren Clarke
Pete: George Layton
Spider: Neville Smith
Hooray: Colin Spaull
Sid: Andrew McCulloch
Arthur: Derek Keller
Harry: Harvey Edwards
Tojo: Marc Gebhard
Didi: Antony Woolf
Craske: Paul Dawkins
Betty: Joan Challis
Spider's girl: Rosemary King
Pub landlord: Cyril Varley
Italian waiter: Narcy Calamatta
Indian waiter: Gerry Ram
Bar waiter: Tommy Ward
Salesman: Anthony Benson

: 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: Gordon Watts
Editor: Anthony Smith

: The Fifties

Robert Robinson recalls the events of July 1950. British warships entered the Korean War and at home the Civil Defence campaign tried to capitalise on the bomb scare. The Queen caught an intruder in her bathroom; William Hickey considered Princess Margaret's speeches stodgy, and a survey revealed that next to sex, the subject that really made the English laugh was ill-health.
On film, King Leopold returned home to Belgium; Bernard Shaw celebrated his 94th birthday; Robert Newton uttered the first soon-to-be-immortalised 'Jim Lad' in Treasure Island; and Annette Mills serenaded Muffin the Mule.


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.

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.

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