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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: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Achilles the Donkey

by H.E. Bates
Adapted and directed by Angela Beeching
With Gary Hope


Author: H.E. Bates
Adapted by/Director: Angela Beeching
Illustrator: Carol Jones
Storyteller: Gary Hope

: Adventure Weekly: Stop Press

by Shaun Sutton


Writer: Shaun Sutton
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Producer: John McRae
Director: Barry Letts
Andy Rogers: Len Jones
Paper seller: Christopher Hodge
Mr Perkins: Morris Perry
Old Sniveller: John Ruddock
Tubby Taylor: Ian Ellis
'Fred' Somers: Elizabeth Dear
Headmaster: William Fox
Peter Perkins: Brent Oldfield
Swot English: Frank Barry
Mr Filling: Bartlett Mullins
Sergeant Benskin: Frank Sieman
PC Green: Keith Roberts
PC Cullis: Michael Wisher
Sir George: William Kendall
Chris: Mark Elwes
Kicky: Stacy Davies

: I Want to be - A Footballer

Out of the many thousands of fans who crowd together on a Saturday afternoon to watch, cheer, and criticise their local teams, very few know or realise what goes on during the rest of the week.
This film, which was first shown last year, shows young footballers training to become stars of the future and the hard work behind the scenes for stars like Bobby Moore themselves.

With Ron Greenwood, Manager of West Ham United, Members of West Ham United Football Club and the boys of the SE Ham Secondary School


Subject: Ron Greenwood
Devised and directed by: Alan Russell

: London and Nationwide

co-ordinated by Michael Barratt


Presenter (Nationwide): Michael Barratt

: The Doctors

Written by Christopher Bond
Starring John Barrie, Richard Leech Justine Lord, Barry Justice


Writer: Christopher Bond
George: Christopher Strain
Norman: Gerald Moon
Molly Dolan: Lynda Marchal
Mrs Groom: Pamela Duncan
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Dr Bill Conrad: Barry Justice
Fred Barker: Shay Gorman
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Insp Brigstock: Eric Longworth
PC Grady: John Leeson
Mrs Bateson: Patricia Everard
Mrs Fletcher: Linda Polan
Dr John Somers: John Barrie
PC Brown: Stuart Richman
Jo Hayman: Elaine Mileham
Lenny Bateson: Gabriel Bowen
PC Campion: Alan Barry
Mrs Lipska: June Bland
Sister Murphy: Tessa Shaw

: Tom and Jerry: Touche Pussy Cat

Tom and Jerry playing Cat and Mouse.

: Top of the Pops

Introduced 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: The Sardonic Smile

by Robert Barr
Starring Marius Goring
with Ann Morrish
and Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth, Valerie Murray

A tightening of the chest, a sudden convulsion. Only the heels and head touching the floor. Like a bow. Face muscles tightening, eyes staring, teeth clenched, lips pulled back into a sardonic smile. The classic symptoms of strychnine poisoning...
When a wealthy landowner dies after eating a trout, freshly caught -the question is who poisoned him? And how?


Writer: Robert Barr
Series devised by/Producer: Gerard Glaister
Series devised by: N.J. Crisp
Script Editor: John Pennington
Designer: Robert Berk
Director: Ronald Wilson
Paddy-Joe M'Grath: William McGuirk
Pharmacist: Paul Gillard
Jo Hardy: Ann Morrish
Annie Jackson: Elaine Donnelly
Tommy Jackson: Len Jones
Mrs. Arnold: Amanda Walker
John Hardy: Marius Goring
Mr. Hargreaves: Manning Wilson
Coroner: Brian Oulton
Dr. Astley-Browne: Robert Hartley
Det. Chief Insp. Fleming: Victor Winding
Det.-Sgt. Ashe: Michael Farnsworth
Sandra Hughes: Valerie Murray

: The Main News

With Robert Dougall and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Prizewinners: Cilla

Starring Cilla Black
A series of outstanding BBC television programmes which have won awards at Festivals and Competitions in Britain and abroad. This programme is one of the series for which Cilla Black was voted Top Female Personality in The Sun Television Awards 1970.

Cilla's guests include Des O'Connor, Peter Cook, The Hollies and Ronnie Corbett with Irving Davies and his Dancers featuring Sophie and Ada and regulars of the Railway Tavern, Shepherds Bush
Ronnie Hazlehurst and his Orchestra


Singer/Presenter: Cilla Black
Singer: Des O'Connor
Comedian: Peter Cook
Musicians: The Hollies
Comedian: Ronnie Corbett
Dancers: Irving Davies and his Dancers
Performers: Sophie and Ada
Vocal backings: The Breakaways
Choreography: Irving Davies
Musicians: Ronnie Hazlehurst and his Orchestra
Script: Ronnie Taylor
Production: Michael Hurll

: Swimming: The European Championships

from Barcelona
Highlights from two days of competition in the Picornell de Montjuich Pool featuring four of Britain's main hopes for medals: Michael Richards, Commonwealth Gold Medallist, Shelagh Ratcliffe, Wendy Burrell, and Alex Jackson.
Tonight's finals include:
Men's 100 metres Backstroke; Women's 200 metres Individual Medley; Women's 200 metres Backstroke; Women's 200 metres Freestyle
Introduced by Alan Weeks
Presented by the Spanish Television Service


Presenter: Alan Weeks
Swimmer: Michael Richards
Swimmer: Shelagh Ratcliffe
Swimmer: Wendy Burrell
Swimmer: Alex Jackson
Commentator: Max Robertson
Commentator: Harry Walker

: 24 Hours

Presented by David Dimbleby with the latest news in pictures.



Presenter: David Dimbleby

: Weatherman

: The Selling Game: 1: Strategy

Four professional salesmen pit their wits against a team of industrial buyers.
Introduced by Graham Turner
Informative and at times extremely amusing viewing (John Chittock, Financial Times)

Regional News and Weather (all except London and Wales)



Presenter: Graham Turner
Director: Ian Woolf
Producer: Tony Matthews

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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