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: Dyna Wall

Welsh quiz game

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy: 8: Cleaning the House

For the very young
Andy Pandy, Teddy, and, of course, Looby Loo come to play.



Puppeteer: Cecil Stavordale
Puppeteer: Madge Stavordale
Puppeteer: Christopher Leith

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: The Happy Owls

A cartoon film
When the owls tell the truth the other birds don'believe them.

: The Kind-Hearted Ant

A cartoon film from Yugoslavia
An unhappy ant causes chaos in Ant City.

: Animal Magic

A weekly series introduced by Johnny Morris
The World of Animals
In the wild, in the zoo, at home - a magazine of stories about animals constantly illustrating their own kind of magic
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Director: George Inger
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: Shazzan!

A cartoon film series
When Chuck and Nancy discover a magic ring they are launched on a series of exciting adventures in the land of the Arabian Nights. Shazzan, a gigantic and friendly genie, helps them in their search for the owner of the ring

: Babar: Babar and the Flowerseller

The Adventures of a Very Young Elephant
Told by Eric Thompson
English version written by Peggy Miller


Writer (English version): Peggy Miller
Narrator: Eric Thompson

: 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.


Reporter (London): Brian Ash
Reporter (London): Alan Shallcross
Reporter (London): Joan Shenton
Reporter (London): Robert Wellings
Producer (London): Michael Townson
Presenter (Nationwide): Michael Barratt
Reporter (Nationwide): Robert Langley
Reporter (Nationwide): Lynn Lewis
Reporter (Nationwide): Jack Pizzey
Reporter (Nationwide): Philip Tibenham
Assistant Director (Nationwide): Phil Sidey
Editor (Nationwide): Michael Bunce

: Z Cars: Give and Take: Part 2

by Len Rush
Starring James Ellis, John Slater, Derek Waring with Ian Cullen, Douglas Fielding and Bernard Holley

A second person is reported missing... the better half of yet another 'happy' marriage.


Writer: Len Rush
Script Editor: P.J. Hammond
Designer: Austin Ruddy
Associate Producer: Ian Strachan
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Timothy Combe
Patsy Cartwright: Nicolette Roeg
PC Newcombe: Bernard Holley
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
George Cartwright: David Lodge
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
Mrs Greenall: Rosamund Greenwood
BD girl: Jennie Goossens
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Casualty Sister: Thomasine Heiner
Mr Devereux: Patrick Godfrey

: The Laugh Parade: Don't Go Near the Water

Tonight's film in this comedy season stars Glenn Ford, Gia Scala, Anne Francis

The hilarious escapades of a group of Public Relations men armed only with typewriters and vivid imaginations, based on the tropical island of Tulura in World War II, whose duty is to tell the world about a land-locked Navy.
(Philip Jenkinson writes on page 9)


Screenplay: Dorothy Kingsley
Screenplay: George Wells
Based on the novel by: William Brinkley
Producer: Lawrence Weingarten
Director: Charles Walters
Lt Max Siegel: Glenn Ford
Melora: Gia Scala
Adam Garrett: Earl Holliman
Lt Alice Tomlen: Anne Francis
Gordon Ripwell: Keenan Wynn
Lt-Cmdr Clinton T Nash: Fred Clark
Deborah Aldrich: Eva Gabor
Ensign Tyson: Russ Tamblyn
Lt Ross Pendleton: Jeff Richards

: The Main News

with Kenneth Kendall and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Beloved Wilderness: Tuesday's Documentary

A new view of the Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands are Britain's great land of contrasts: huge sporting estates and small unworkable crofts; islands littered with deserted ruined cottages and others thriving on a successful fishing fleet; a tourist trade that has grown as relentlessly as the population has fallen.
Christopher Brasher goes to the Highlands to meet their 'overlord,' Professor Sir Robert Grieve, Chairman of The Highlands and Islands Development Board, who has tried to give better opportunities to people who want to make a living in their difficult homeland.
Professor Grieve grew up in Glasgow and learned as a boy to enjoy the Highlands as a huge playground - just as outsiders do. Now he is due to go back to Glasgow-back to university at the end of his five-year term. He looks at the Highlands and their people and their problems with a unique knowledge and insight and with vast affection.
Written by Christopher Brasher


Presenter/Writer: Christopher Brasher
Interviewee: Sir Robert Grieve
Producer: William Hook

: Monty Python's Flying Circus

Conceived, written, performed by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
Also appearing: Carol Cleveland


Conceived, written, performed by: Graham Chapman
Conceived, written, performed by: John Cleese
Conceived, written, performed by/Animations: Terry Gilliam
Conceived, written, performed by: Eric Idle
Conceived, written, performed by: Terry Jones
Conceived, written, performed by: Michael Palin
[Actress]: Carol Cleveland
Design: Chris Thompson
Producer: John Howard Davies
Producer: Ian MacNaughton

: 24 Hours

with the latest news in pictures

: The Sky at Night: Astronomers in the Space Age

Patrick Moore talks to some of the world's leading astronomers, who are attending an international conference at Brighton, about the spectacular growth in recent years of our knowledge of the universe - and also about the huge problems still to be solved.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Director: Patricia Wood
Producer: Cecil Korer

: Postscript

by The Rev Kenneth Slack


Speaker: The Rev Kenneth Slack

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.

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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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