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: Cynan - Y Llanc o Lyn

Cynan and his poetry

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Herbs

For the very young

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children under 5

: Noggin and the Flying Machine: 2: The Birds

by Oliver Postgate

The chase continues over land and sea. What will be at the end of their journey?


Writer: Oliver Postgate

: Adventure Weekly: The Dig: Part 3

by Victor Pemberton

Miss Rena and the Adventure Weekly team have discovered and entered a Roman tomb.


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

: Dick Turpin - and the Legend of Black Bess

by Margaret Potter
The true story of Turpin, the famous highwayman, and the legend of the horse he is supposed to have ridden to York. Dick portrayed by Colin Edwynn
(from Manchester)


Writer: Margaret Potter
Narrative and voices: Geoffrey Banks
Music composed by: Johnny Hawksworth
Producer: Trevor Hill
Dick Turpin: Colin Edwynn

: Babar: Babar and the Arithmetic Lesson

Story told by Eric Thompson


Narrator: Eric Thompson

: Your Region Tonight

followed by weather for your area and Nationwide co-ordinated by Michael Barratt


Presenter (Nationwide): Michael Barratt

: The Doctors

Written by Dick Sharples
Starring John Barrie, Richard Leech, Barry Justice with Irene Hamilton
Guest stars Jessica Dunning, Harold Goodwin

Jim Power is admitted to the GP Ward for observation. The police take an interest in this patient which presents Dr Conrad with an ethical problem.
(from Birmingham)


Writer: Dick Sharples
Serial created by: Donald Bull
Designer: Michael Edwards
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Morris Barry
Nora Power: Jessica Dunning
Jim Power: Harold Goodwin
Molly Dolan: Lynda Marchal
Dr Bill Conrad: Barry Justice
Det-Insp Coates: John Levene
Dr John Somers: John Barrie
Sister Baker: Elaine Wells
Harold Parkinson: Joseph Greig
Dr Jarvis: Bernard Finch
Mrs Baynes: Maureen O'Reilly
George: Christopher Strain
Norman: Gerald Moon
Dr Northcott: James Drake
Jerry Farrell: Anthony Hall
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech

: Tom and Jerry: Two Little Indians

Tom and Jerry playing Cat and Mouse.

: Top of the Pops

Discs, stars, and news from this week's Top Thirty
Introduced by Tony Blackburn
Top of the Pops Orchestra, Pan's People


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

: The Expert: Dependence: Part 2: A Life Lost

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

It is said that drug addicts make poor parents. How do a young couple, both of whom are addicts, cope with attending to the needs of their small baby?


Writer/Series devised by: N. J. Crisp
Series devised by/Producer: Gerard Glaister
Script Editor: John Pennington
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Director: Ronald Wilson
Molly: Frances White
Motorist: David Richardson
Dr. Jo Hardy: Ann Morrish
Harry: David Hargreaves
Landlord: Victor Charrington
Jimmy: Edward Kelsey
Dr. Spencer: Moray Watson
Dennis Lewis: Tom Chadbon
Betsy Lewis: Cherith Mellor
Sandra Hughes: Valerie Murray
Dr. John Hardy: Marius Goring
Yvonne Fry: Libby Glenn
Johnny: William Abney
Nick: Robert Tayman
Neighbour: Jill Meers
Insp. Fleming: Victor Winding
Det.-Sgt.: Ashe: Michael Farnsworth

: The Main News

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


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Prizewinners: W. Somerset Maugham: Before the Party

Dramatised by Ray Lawler
A series of outstanding BBC television programmes which have won awards at festivals and competitions in Britain and abroad.
Before the Party was the last play of the series which won the 1970 Production Award for Drama Series from the Society of Film and Television Arts.

Deep in the heart of Maugham country, the Skinner family hear how their son-in-law died in Malaya from his widow, their daughter Millicent.


Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Dramatised by: Ray Lawler
Make-up: Rosemary Jarvis
Costumes: Raymond Hughes
Script Editor: Andrew Brown
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: James Ferman
Millicent Bannon: Anna Massey
Harold Bannon: Joss Ackland
Mrs Skinner: Fanny Rowe
Kathleen Skinner: Anna Cropper
Mr Skinner: Clive Morton
Mrs Grey: Avice Landon
Mr Grey: Geoffrey Chater
Simpson: Michael Davis
Maid: Lynne White
Soo: Paul Tann
Ayah: Winnie Fu Jong

: Across the Great Divide: The Gold Diggers

"We had enough money for the fare to Montreal and about 40 dollars after... we didn't care, we really believed that Canada was the place where, if you had enough money to buy a pick and shovel, you dig the gold off the streets" (John Laxton)

Cliff Michelmore reports on John Laxton, a very rich and highly successful lawyer living in Vancouver. Laxton, a working-class, grammar-school boy, was brought up in Oldham, then took a degree in Law at Newcastle University. But he never practised in Britain because he felt that the barriers to someone from his background were too great. So, in 1957, he and his wife went West. Laxton explains the trouble he had getting started, but how and why he (and other immigrants) can make it in Canada.


Reporter: Cliff Michelmore
Subject: John Laxton
Producer: Angela Pope

: 24 Hours

Presented by Kenneth Allsop with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop

: Weatherman

: The Expanding Classroom: 5: Eynsham

Presented by David Lucas
(from Bristol)

Regional News and Weather (All except London)



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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