• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Closedown

: Weatherman

Jack Scott: the weekend weather


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Banana Splits

Comedy... adventure... cartoons. They are all packed into this all-action entertainment series starring Fleegle, Drooper, Bingo and Snorky of the Banana Splits Club, plus an exciting serial.


Producer: E. J. Rosen

: Grandstand

featuring International Rugby Union England v Scotland
Introduced by Frank Bough direct from Twickenham

12.50* Football Preview
Sam Leitch introduces action, personalities, and the latest news of today's matches.

1.10; 2.25* Boxing: The Heavyweight Championship of Great Britain, Europe and the Empire: Henry Cooper (The champion) v Joe Bugner (The challenger)
Highlights of the week's big boxing occasion at Wembley; plus other outstanding contests from the same bill, on which Tom Imrie, the 1970 Commonwealth Games champion, made his professional debut.

1.35* Show Jumping from Stoneleigh: The Final of the Midland Bank Indoor Show-Jumping Championship of Great Britain
More than 100 competitors have contested each of the rounds leading up to this final. Now the field has been reduced to 12 leading show jumpers, competing on their horses of the future.

2.50* International Rugby Union: The Calcutta Cup: England v Scotland
BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you the whole of today's International Championship match at Twickenham.
with summaries by Cliff Morgan
(Also in Rugby Special, 7.45 pm BBC2. Has Rugby Union a future?: page 53)

4.50* Results Service
including classified football, rugby and racing results.

Grandstand Timetable:
12.50 Football preview
1.10 Boxing: Cooper v Bugner
1.35 Show Jumping
2.10 Rugby Union preview
2.25 Boxing
2.50 Rugby Union: England v Scotland
4.40 Teleprinter
4.50 Results Service
Timings are subject to alteration in order to keep up to date with events.



Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Boxer: Henry Cooper
Boxer: Joe Bugner
Commentator (Boxing): Harry Carpenter
TV presentation (Boxing): Bob Duncan
Commentator (Show Jumping): Dorian Williams
TV presentation (Show Jumping): Alan Mouncer
Commentator (International Rugby Union): Bill McLaren
Summaries (International Rugby Union): Cliff Morgan
TV presentation (International Rugby Union): Alan Mouncer
Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Dr Who: The Claws of Axos: Part 2

by Bob Baker and Dave Martin
Starring Jon Pertwee

Chinn turns the tables on the Brigadier and the Doctor learns the sinister secret behind the Axons' apparent benevolence - but by then it is too late.


Writer: Bob Baker
Writer: Dave Martin
Title Music: Ron Grainer and BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson
Script Editor: Terrance Dicks
Designer: Kenneth Sharp
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Michael Ferguson
Dr Who: Jon Pertwee
Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart: Nicholas Courtney
Axon Man: Bernard Holley
Chinn: Peter Bathurst
Sir George Hardiman: Donald Hewlett
Jo Grant: Katy Manning
First Radar Operator: Michael Walker
Minister: Kenneth Benda
Second Radar Operator: David G. March
Winser: David Savile
Bill Filer: Paul Grist
The Master: Roger Delgado
Captain Mike Yates: Richard Franklin
Sergeant Benton: John Levene
Captain Harker: Tim Pigott-Smith
Nuton Driver: Nick Hobbs

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Support Your Local Mother

Mary Tyler Moore goes to town in her new comedy series as a bachelor girl with marriage in mind.

Rhoda resents her presence because of her presents.


Producer: Allan Burns
Producer: Jim Brooks
Mary Richards: Mary Tyler Moore
Mrs Morgenstern: Nancy Walker
Rhoda Morgenstern: Valerie Harper
Lou Grant: Edward Asner
Murray Slaughter: Gavin MacLeod
Ted Baxter: Ted Knight
Phyllis: Cloris Leachman

: It's Cliff Richard

Starring Cliff Richard
with Una Stubbs and Hank Marvin
featuring this week Marvin, Welch, and Farrar, Olivia Newton-John
Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra


Singer/Presenter: Cliff Richard
Performer: Una Stubbs
Guitarist/Performer: Hank Marvin
Musicians: Marvin, Welch, and Farrar
Singer: Olivia Newton-John
Script: Eric Davidson
Vocal backings: The Breakaways
Musicians: Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra
Design: Ian Rawnsley
Director: Brian Whitehouse
Producer: Michael Hurll

: The Saturday Western: Guns in the Afternoon

Starring Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea

One of the first of the new-style Westerns which takes a realistic - but also nostalgic - look at life in the Old West.
Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea play two ex-lawmen who team up as guards to accompany a gold shipment from a remote mining camp to a small town bank.


Director: Sam Peckinpah
Gil Westrum: Randolph Scott
Steve Judd: Joel McCrea
Elsa Knudsen: Mariette Hartley
Heck Longtree: Ronald Starr
Judge Tolliver: Edgar Buchanan
Joshua Knudsen: R.G. Armstrong
Elder Hammond: John Anderson
Sylvus Hammond: L.Q. Jones
Henry Hammond: Warren Oates
Billy Hammond: James Drury
Jimmy Hammond: John Davis Chandler
Kate: Jenie Jackson
Saloon girl: Carmen Phillips

: The Ronnie Barker Yearbook

Written by Gerald Wiley, Dick Vosburgh, Eric Idle, John Cleese and Graham Chapman
starring Ronnie Barker
with special guest stars Ronnie Corbett, John Cleese, New World
also starring Billy Dainty, Jerold Wells
and guest artist Noel Dyson

The Pamela Devis Dancers, The Fred Tomlinson Singers

In a couple of weeks, a couple of Ronnies in a new series starring Ronnies Corbett and Barker starts on Saturday.
But today and next Saturday they each have their own shows - making guest appearances in the other's.
Tonight Ronnie 'Old Moore' Barker opens his almanac and finds out something new about the months of the year - May (West) for instance.



Writer: Gerald Wiley
Writer: Dick Vosburgh
Writer: Eric Idle
Writer: John Cleese
Writer: Graham Chapman
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Special staging: Pamela Devis
Sound: Adrian Stocks
Lighting: John Summers
Designer: Keith Cheetham
Executive Producer: James Gilbert
Producer: Terry Hughes
Comedian: Ronnie Barker
Comedian: Ronnie Corbett
Comedian: John Cleese
Comedian: Billy Dainty
[Actor]: Jerold Wells
[Actor]: John Gower
[Actor]: Len Lowe
[Actress]: Jan Rossini
[Actor]: Olive Mercer
Guest artist: Noel Dyson
Dancers: The Pamela Devis Dancers
Singers: The Fred Tomlinson Singers

: Imperial Palace: Part 2: Negotiation

by Arnold Bennett
Dramatised in four parts by Michael Voysey
Starring Roy Dotrice

Gracie Savott has left the Imperial Palace. Her father, Sir Henry Savott, has put forward his merger proposition to Evelyn for his consideration. Violet Powler is about to join the staff as a floor housekeeper.

(first shown on BBC2)


Author: Arnold Bennett
Dramatist: Michael Voysey
Script Editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Paddy Russell
Monsieur Adolphe: Patrick Westwood
Evelyn Orcham: Roy Dotrice
Miss Venables: Cynthia Etherington
Page: Rufus Frampton
Miss Cass: Christine Pollon
Mrs O'Riordon: Betty Cooper
Emile Cousin: Peter Copley
Violet Powler: Anna Cropper
Beatrice Noakes: Patsy Rowlands
Sir Henry Savott: Cyril Luckham
Miss MacLaren: Hilda Braid
Dennis Dover: A.J. Brown
Valet: Hugh Lund
Waiter: Leslie Weekes
Miss Prentiss: Beryl Cooke
Monsieur Ceria: Georges Lambert

: The News

with Richard Baker
and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Match of the Day

featuring two-match action focusing on the Second Division's promotion tussle, the most competitive area in League soccer right now, and a First Division battle from one of the oldest and most respected clubs in the Football League.

News, views, analysis from Saturday's busy football programme introduced by David Coleman



Commentator/Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Outside broadcasts Director/Producer: Alec Weeks
Outside broadcasts Director: John McGonagle
Presented by: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Braden's Week

Bernard Braden takes a sideways look at the week and a cautionary look at the people who take us for a ride: with John Pitman, Esther Rantzen and Ronald Fletcher
Song of the week: Alex Glasgow
Children Talking: Harold Williamson
Hilary Pritchard and Chris Munds


Presenter: Bernard Braden
Reporter: John Pitman
Reporter: Esther Rantzen
Reporter: Ronald Fletcher
Singer: Alex Glasgow
Interviewer (Children Talking): Harold Williamson
Performer: Hilary Pritchard
Performer: Chris Munds
Director: Simon Wadleigh
Producer: Adam Clapham
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel