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: A Chance to Meet: Lord George-Brown


Guest: Lord George-Brown

: Watch with Mother: Trumpton: The Greenhouse



Puppets, production: Gordon Murray

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: Jackanory: The Isles of Scilly: The Lost Land

with Brian Peck
This week's stories are from the Isles of Scilly. People say that long ago the islands were joined to the mainland of Cornwall by a kingdom called Lyonesse. But in the time of King Arthur that kingdom disappeared...
Today: 'The Lost Land'


Storyteller: Brian Peck
Pictures: Bernard Blatch

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Island of the Great Yellow Ox: Part 3

by Walter Macken
Adapted and directed by Marilyn Fox

The children are still being held prisoner on Ox Island.
(A BBC-RTE co-production)


Author: Walter Macken
Adapted by/Director: Marilyn Fox
Conor: Brian Sullivan
Babo: Jimmy O'Toole
Mary: Sandra Ross
George: Simon Tully
Captain: Harry Towb
Lady Agnes: Blanaid Irvine
Storyteller: Oliver Maguire

: The Adventures of Parsley

Written by Michael Bond

A FilmFair production


Writer: Michael Bond
Director: Ivor Wood

: London This Week

People, places, and events in the news around town

The weekday news magazine at 6.0 pm varies regionally


Producer: Peter Trowsdale

: Young Scientists of the Year: 5: Mold v Sunderland v Enniskillen

Presented by Paddy Feeny

Who will go forward to the final will be decided tonight, after the last three teams have presented their science projects to three eminent scientists, and you. They've been asking:
How can crops grow in sand?
How can traffic flow be simulated?
Why do some mosses always grow together?
The 15 teams in the series were chosen from hundreds all over the British Isles and the winners of next week's final will represent Great Britain at an International Science Fair in Holland.
The judges are Professor George Porter, Heinz Wolff, Dr Frank Perkins.



Presenter: Paddy Feeny
Judge: Professor George Porter
Judge: Heinz Wolff
Judge: Dr Frank Perkins
Director: Robin Bootle
Producer: Karl Sabbagh

: A Question of Sport

with David Vine featuring 50 years of world sporting action.
Henry Cooper and Cliff Morgan captain two teams of sporting celebrities who try to identify and answer questions about some of the most famous incidents, events and personalities in the history of sport.
The teams this week:

Henry Cooper, Rachael Heyhoe, Martin Peters
Cliff Morgan, Tom Kiernan, Bobby McGregor

(from Manchester)


Presenter: David Vine
Team captain: Henry Cooper
Team captain: Cliff Morgan
Panellist: Rachael Heyhoe
Panellist: Martin Peters
Panellist: Tom Kiernan
Panellist: Bobby McGregor
Director: Hazel Lewthwaite
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Tom and Jerry: That's My Pup

Tom and Jerry playing Cat and Mouse


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: The Variety Club Awards

Ten top stars and personalities of the show-business world receive their Silver Heart awards at the Dorchester Hotel, London.
Michael Aspel introduces the lunchtime ceremony and highlights some of the performances which helped to gain the awards for Stage Actress of the Year, Stage Actor of the Year, Film Actress of the Year, Film Actor of the Year, BBC TV Personality, ITV Personality, BBC Radio Personality, Most Promising Artiste, Special Award Showbusiness Personality
Awards presented by Bernard Delfont.



Presenter: Michael Aspel
Participant: Bernard Delfont
Producer: Philip Lewis

: Panorama

Television's top reporters close in on the most interesting topics of the day.
Robin Day, Michael Charlton, Nicholas Harman, Alan Hart, Richard Kershaw, Robert MacNeil, Julian Pettifer



Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Nicholas Harman
Reporter: Alan Hart
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: Robert MacNeil
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Assistant Editor: Frank Smith
Editor: Brian Wenham

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented this week by Richard Baker with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Presenting Keith Michell

Star of the award-winning series The Six Wives of Henry VIII in a special musical programme
also featuring Diana Rigg
with June Bronhill, Elizabeth Seal, Louanne Richards
The Mike Sammes Singers
and Stephen Barker
(There's something about a Tudor ...: Page 3)


Singer: Keith Michell
Performer: Diana Rigg
Singer: June Bronhill
Performer: Elizabeth Seal
Performer: Louanne Richards
Dancer: Wendy Bond
Dancer: Nina Chalmers
Dancer: Gillian Hammond
Dancer: Elizabeth Whiting
Dancer: Russ Arness
Dancer: Alexander Currie
Dancer: Gary Downey
Dancer: Ken Walsh
Singers: The Mike Sammes Singers
Performer: Stephen Barker
Musical Associate: Richard Holmes
Musical Director: Peter Knight
Staged by: Paddy Stone
Design: Lesley Bremness
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: The Star United Kingdom Dance Championships of 1971

From The Hammersmith Palais, London
Master of Ceremonies Peter West introduces the Grand Finals of The Amateur Modern Championship and The Professional Latin Championship
Organised by Mecca Promotions


Master of Ceremonies: Peter West
Music: The Ray McVay Band
Commentator: Keith Fordyce
Commentator: Peggy Spencer
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Television Presentation: Douglas Hespe

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by David Dimbleby with the latest news in pictures and with on-the-spot reports by Bernard Falk, James Hogg, David Lomax, Tom Mangold, Barrie Penrose and David Taylor and special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert McKenzie


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: James Hogg
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Barrie Penrose
Reporter: David Taylor
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Producer of the Week: John Dekker
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Road Sense: 10: Emergencies

How good is yours?
Find out with John Miles and Paddy Hopkirk
Introduced by Eric Thompson


Presenter: Eric Thompson
Reporter: John Miles
Reporter: Paddy Hopkirk
Director: Jeremy Johnston
Producer: Sheila Innes

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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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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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