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: Maes a Mor

Out and about with John Bevan


Presenter: John Bevan

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Herbs

For the very young

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Noggin and the Omruds: 2: Under the Hill

Written by Oliver Postgate
An adventure of Noggin, Prince of the Nogs

The Omruds and their guest devise a new invention that would be far more dangerous than the fire machine if ever it fell into the wrong hands.


Writer: Oliver Postgate

: Adventure Weekly: The Dig: Part 2

by Victor Pemberton
Four boys, a girl and a printing press

Swot and Tubby have been searching an old windmill. Swot has been surprised by a face in the shadows.


Writer: Victor Pemberton
Designer: Chris Robilliard
Producer: John McRae
Director: Brian Miller
Swot English: Frank Barry
Miss Rena: Joan Hickson
'Fred' Somers: Elizabeth Dear
Tubby Taylor: Ian Ellis
Andy Rogers: Len Jones
PC Cullis: Michael Wisher
Mr Filling: Bartlett Mullins
Dr Lampit: David Webb
Peter Perkins: Brent Oldfield

: The Harlem Globetrotters

A second chance to see the comedy and skill of the world's most entertaining basketball team on show at Wembley's Empire Pool and Sports Arena. Meet the teams with commentator David Vine


Basketball players: The Harlem Globetrotters
Commentator: David Vine
Television Presentation: Douglas Hespe
Television Presentation: Philip Lewis

: Babar: Babar Lunches with the Old Lady

The Adventures of a Very Young Elephant
Story told by Eric Thompson


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.


Producer (London): Michael Townson
Presenter (Nationwide): Michael Barratt
Editor (Nationwide): Michael Bunce

: The Doctors

Written by Elaine Morgan
Starring John Barrie, Nigel Stock, Richard Leech, Justine Lord with Irene Hamilton, Nicholas Pennell

Dr Owens receives a visit from a discontented parent. Dr McNeal returns from holiday and makes a new friend. The partners examine their quarters at the new Health Centre.


Writer: Elaine Morgan
Flora Adamson: Dorothea Rundle
Sister Baker: Elaine Wells
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Mr Gibbs: Peter Miles
Dr Thomas Owens: Nigel Stock
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Roy Stewart: Nicholas Pennell
Air hostess: Debbie Bowen
Molly Dolan: Lynda Marchal
Dr John Somers: John Barrie
Louise Hayman: Irene Hamilton
Dr Walter Finnegan: Harry Webster
Minty Adamson: Margery Withers
Gentleman passenger: Ralph Lawton

: Tom and Jerry: His Mouse Friday

Tom and Jerry playing Cat and Mouse.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers, with discs, stars, and news from this week's Top Thirty
Introduced tonight by Jimmy Savile
Top of the Pops Orchestra, Pan's People


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Production: Mel Cornish
Director: Brian Whitehouse

: The Expert: Dependence: Part 1: A Life Saved

by N.J. Crisp
Starring Marius Goring
with Ann Morrish
and Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth, Valerie Murray
Guest stars, Moray Watson, Cherith Mellor, Tom Chadbon

Drug addiction is an increasing problem in our society. In the first episode of a two-part story, written with great insight, the hopelessness of the addict is matched against the efforts of doctors to control the terrible effect of the drug.


Writer/Series devised by: N.J. Crisp
Series devised by/Producer: Gerard Glaister
Script Editor: John Pennington
Designer: Tim Harvey
Director: Prudence Fitzgerald
Dr John Hardy: Marius Goring
Jo Hardy: Ann Morrish
Mrs Hodder: Sally Lahee
Dennis Lewis: Tom Chadbon
Betsy Lewis: Cherith Mellor
Det Chief Insp Fleming: Victor Winding
Det-Sgt Ashe: Michael Farnsworth
Yvonne Fry: Libby Glenn
WPC: Mary Pemberton
Sandra Hughes: Valerie Murray
Dr Spencer: Moray Watson
Harry: David Hargreaves
Jimmy: Edward Kelsey
Girl: Catherine Kessler
Mum: Joyce Gibbs

: The Main News

With Robert Dougall and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Prizewinners: The Investiture of HRH The Prince of Wales at Caernarvon Castle

A series of outstanding BBC television programmes which have won awards at festivals and competitions in Britain and abroad: tonight's programme was awarded the Grand Prix, Concours International de Reportage d'Actualites at the 1970 Cannes Festival.

This specially edited version highlights the actual ceremony of Investiture where the Letters Patent are read and the Queen invests the Prince of Wales with the insignia of the Principality and the Earldom of Chester. It includes the procession of Bards, Yeomen, Gentlemen-at-Arms, and Archdruids, the arrival of the Royal Family and some fine views of the small town of Caernarvon, dominated by its splendid castle. This was the biggest colour operation ever undertaken by the BBC and the most complex Outside Broadcast since the Coronation.


Commentator: Richard Baker
Commentator: Emlyn Williams
Producer: Antony Craxton

: Across the Great Divide: A Misfit

"I told my people - I said I'll come back and see you in six months - there wasn't cheer or a pleasant look in the bunch, and I said to this young girl... 'I'll come back in six months and take you to Canada.' That's 76 years ago." (Jimmy Simpson)

Cliff Michelmore talks to Jimmy Simpson, an alert and wiry 93-year-old, who was shipped out to Canada when he was only 17 years old. He went west when it was still the rough, tough pioneer country of the movies. Jimmy pieces together a life-story in which he seems to have had not nine, but 15 lives.


Interviewee: Jimmy Simpson
Interviewer: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Angela Pope

: 24 Hours

with the latest news in pictures

: Weatherman

: The Expanding Classroom: 4: Enterprising Infants

Presented by David Lucas
(from Bristol)



Presenter: David Lucas
Producer: Eileen Molony

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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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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