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: Swyn y Glec

Traditional Welsh verse

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Mr Benn - The Spaceman

Told by Ray Brooks.


Story and Illustration: David McKee
Narrator: Ray Brooks

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: Racing at Aintree

The first day of the Liverpool meeting

2.30 The Lancashire Hurdles (over 2 miles and about 100 yards)

3.5 The Topham Trophy Handicap Steeplechase (over 2 miles 6 furlongs of the Grand National course)

3.40 The 91st Union Jack Stakes (over 1 mile)

4.10 The Liverpool Foxhunters Steeplechase (over 2 miles 71 furlongs of the Grand National course)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Commentator: Julian Wilson
Commentator: Raleigh Gilbert
Interviews: Peter Bromley
Producer: Dennis Monger
Producer: Alan Mouncer
Presented for television by: Ray Lakeland

: Play School

: Jackanory: Stories from the Isles of Scilly: The Emerald Ring

With Brian Peck
Today: The Emerald Ring


Storyteller: Brian Peck

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves


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

: Desert Crusader: 5: The Scorpion


Director: Henri Colpi
Thibaud: Andre Lawrence
Blanchot: Raymond Meunier
King Foulque: Steve Eckarot
The Scorpion: Jacques Harden
The Scorpion's daughter: Anissa Lotfi
Chief Templar: Hassine

: Nationwide

The news, features, opinions of the country at large, and Your Region Tonight in particular (including Regional Weather) co-ordinated by Michael Barratt


Presenter: Michael Barratt

: The Doctors

Written by Dick Sharples
Starring Nigel Stock, Justine Lord with Joan Newell

Dr Owens finds himself in possession of the missing diaries.

(For cast list see Wed, page 39)


Writer: Dick Sharples
Dr Thomas Owens: Nigel Stock
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Meg Owens: Joan Newell

: Top of the Pops

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: Stanley Dorfman

: Comedy Playhouse presents: Just Harry and Me

by Charles Laurence
Starring Sheila Hancock as Claire, Donald Houston as Harry and Lynne Frederick as Jenny
with Tony Melody, Joan Ingram, Harry Burgess Wall, Nigel Bradshaw
(Radio Times People: page 4; Cover story: pages 56-58)


Writer: Charles Laurence
Costumes: Susan Wheal
Make-up: Elizabeth Rowell
Lighting: Howard King
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Design: Christine Ruscoe
Production: Duncan Wood
Claire: Sheila Hancock
Harry: Donald Houston
Jenny: Lynne Frederick
[Actor]: Tony Melody
[Actress]: Joan Ingram
[Actor]: Harry Burgess Wall
[Actor]: Nigel Bradshaw

: The Andy Williams Show

A new series featuring music and comedy from the world of entertainment starring the internationally popular singing star Andy Williams with this week's guests Phyllis Diller, Ray Stevens, Jonathan Winters
(This Week's Sounds: page 11)


Singer/Presenter: Andy Williams
Comedienne: Phyllis Diller
Singer: Ray Stevens
Comedian: Jonathan Winters
Producer: Allan Blye
Producer: Chris Beard

: The Nine O'Clock News

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


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Play for Today: Seven Selected Plays: 4: Wind versus Polygamy

by Obi Egbuna
with Earl Cameron as Chief Ozuomba and Gordon Jackson as Father Joseph

When Councillor Ogidi and Mr Madu come to Chief Ozuomba's court, both wanting to marry Elina, the Chief sees his chance to oppose the new anti-polygamy law.
(Radio Times People: page 5)


Writer: Obi Egbuna
Designer: Norman James
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: Naomi Capon
Chief Ozuomba: Earl Cameron
Father Joseph: Gordon Jackson
Elina: Louiza Sherman
Ofodile: Lionel Ngakane
Ogidi: Charles Hyatt
Madu: Rudolph Walker
Jerome: Willie Jonah
Prosecution Counsel: Clifton Jones
Defence Counsel: Elroy Josephs
Clerk of the Court: Horace James
Judge: Bloke Modisane

: 24 Hours

Presented 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

: The Sky at Night: A Black Hole in Space?

Patrick Moore discusses with Professor Samuel Tolansky a startling new theory about an 'invisible' star in the two-star system Epsilon Aurigae.
Could this mysterious object be, not an ordinary star at all, but a 'collapsar' or collapsed star within a black hole moving through the galaxy?


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Professor Samuel Tolansky
Director: Patricia Wood
Producer: Patricia Owtram

: 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.

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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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