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: Ryan a Ronnie

Welsh light entertainment

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Joe: Joe and the Shop

For the very young
Story by Alison Prince.



Writer: Alison Prince
Illustrator: Joan Hickson

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: The Small Adventures of Dog: 2: The Revolt of the Sausages

by David Buck
With David Buck


Author/Storyteller: David Buck

: Vision On

Sense and Nonsense with Tony Hart and Pat Keysell, who introduces it also for deaf children with Ben Benison
The Prof, The Burbles, Humphrey Umbrage and Susanne
The Vision On Gallery

(Anyone under 16 can send in paintings for the 'Gallery,' and there is a prize for any that are shown. Address them to "Vision On," [address removed]. We are sorry we cannot return paintings.)


Presenter/Artist: Tony Hart
Presenter: Pat Keysell
Mime artist: Ben Benison
The Prof: David Cleveland
Designer: John Bone
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines

A series of comedy cartoons featuring the Wacky Races favourite, Dick Dastardly, commander of the notorious Vulture Squadron, helped by his companion, Muttley.

: The Adventures of Parsley

Parsley the lion and Dill the dog in some untoward happenings.


Writer: Michael Bond
Director: Ivor Wood

: National News

and Weather

: 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
Reporter: Robert Langley
Reporter: Lynn Lewis
Reporter: Jack Pizzey
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Assistant Editor: Phil Sidey
Editor: Michael Bunce

: Television Top of the Form Tenth Anniversary: Heat Six: Northern Ireland: Magherafelt v Belfast

The coveted Owl of Wisdom trophy is the goal of 16 schools ranging from the Islands of Orkney to the Dorset coast, in an anniversary series of this popular competition.
Question-master Geoffrey Wheeler


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer: Bill Wright

: Z Cars: It Can Get To Be a Habit: Part 2

by Leslie Duxbury
Starring Derek Waring
with Ian Cullen, Douglas Fielding, Jack Carr

"Last night neither you nor your wife had a bean. Now..."


Writer: Leslie Duxbury
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Morris Barry
Sheila Rhodes: Bridget Turner
Reg Smith: Stanley Meadows
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
PC Covill: Jack Carr
Panda driver: Leslie Weekes
Jack Mills: Julian Somers
Ralph Rhodes: James Culliford
Ruby Simpson: Margot Field

: Best of Sellers: The Wrong Arm of the Law

The first of a season of films displaying the many-sided talents of Peter Sellers
with Lionel Jeffries, Bernard Cribbins, Nanette Newman, Davy Kaye, Bill Kerr

When a gang of phoney policemen hi-jack London's leading crooks and make off with their ill-gotten gains, the underworld is up in arms - and so begins the craziest conspiracy in criminal history, between the cops and the robbers! For Peter Sellers a tailor-made role as full-time gang leader and spare-time couturier, with Lionel Jeffries as the wonderfully confused police inspector.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Cliff Owen
Pearly Gates: Peter Sellers
Insp Parker: Lionel Jeffries
Nervous O'Toole: Bernard Cribbins
Trainer King: Davy Kaye
Valerie: Nanette Newman
Jack Coombes: Bill Kerr
Bluey May: Ed Devereaux
Reg Denton: Reg Lye
Assistant Commissioner: John Le Mesurier
Sid Cooper: Graham Stark
Supt Forest: Martin Boddey
Dowager: Irene Browne
Brassknuckles: Arthur Mullard
Misery Martin: Dermot Kelly
Annette: Vanda Godsell
Siggy Schmultz: Tutte Lemkow
Alf: Barry Keegan

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Kenneth Kendall


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Civilisation: 8: The Light of Experience

A personal view by Kenneth Clark
"All the greatest exponents of civilisation, from Dante to Goethe, have been obsessed by light - perhaps one could take it as the supreme symbol of civilisation. But in the 17th century, the invention of the lens was giving light a new range and power."
The telescope and the microscope revealed new worlds in space and in a drop of water; and the realism of Dutch painting carried a stage further the observation of human character. Kenneth Clark's story takes him from the Holland of Rembrandt and Vermeer to the London of Wren, Purcell and the Royal Society.
"When I say that I find Kenneth Clark's 'Civilisation' entertaining, and so does my wife and my children's nannie and a 16-year-old American girl who happens to be visiting us, why am I suspect!" (Evening Standard)


Presenter: Kenneth Clark
Stills photography director: Ann Turner
Director/Producer: Michael Gill
Producer: Peter Montagnon

: Where was Spring?

with Eleanor Bron, John Fortune


Writer/Comedian: John Fortune
Writer/Comedian: Eleanor Bron
Music: The North Kensington Festival Wind Ensemble
Arranged and directed by: Stanley Myers
Design: Keith Cheetham
Producer: Terry Hughes

: Points of View

Robert Robinson dips into the BBC's mailbag and adds a few comments of his own.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Presented by: Will Wyatt

: 24 Hours

Presented by Kenneth Allsop with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop

: The Galileans: Part 2

The story of 13 young men from the North who came to Jerusalem for the Spring Holiday.
Written and told in six parts by Tom Fleming
From BBC Scotland


Writer/Narrator: Tom Fleming
Producer: James Dey

: Weatherman

: Medicine Today: Foetal Growth

A fortnightly series for doctors

Followed by Regional News and Weather (all except London and Wales)


Director: Peter Riding
Producer: James McCloy

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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