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: 'Mlaen a Ni...

Choir feature

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Along the River

For the very young

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Interval

: Out of School

Preview of programmes for secondary schools

1.55 History 1917-71: Lenin's Revolution
A series for 14-to-16-year-olds

2.15* Europe on the Move: Taranto, steel town
A series for 13-to-16-year-olds
Commentary by Denis Mack Smith

2.35* Science Extra: Physics: Weightless?
A series for 14-to-15-year-olds

2.55* New Horizons: A Matter of Degree?: 3: Three Undergraduates
A series for 16-to-18-year-olds


Producer (History 1917-1971): John Radcliffe
Narrator (Europe on the Move): Denis Mack Smith
Producer (Europe on the Move): Len Brown
Narrator (Science Extra): Tim Gudgin
Producer (Science Extra): Robin Gwyn
Producer (New Horizons): Gordon Croton

: Racing from Newbury

3.30 Fred Darling Stakes (7 furlongs 60 yards Round Course)

4.0 Thatcham Stakes (Handicap) (2 miles)



Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: Julian Wilson
TV presentation: Dennis Monger

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Johnny the Clockmaker

With Ronald Eyre
Today: Johnny the Clockmaker
Written and illustrated by Edward Ardizzone


Author/Illustrator: Edward Ardizzone
Storyteller: Ronald Eyre
Series Producer: Anna Home

: Here Come The Double Deckers: Up to Scratch

Featuring Timothy Bateson as Furber, the flea-circus owner


Screenplay: Glyn Jones
Director: Harry Booth
Producer: Roy Simpson
Tiger: Debbie Russ
Brains: Michael Audreson
Scooper: Peter Firth
Sticks: Bruce Clark
Doughnut: Douglas Simmonds
Billie: Gillian Bailey
Spring: Brinsley Forde
Albert: Melvyn Hayes
Furber: Timothy Bateson

: Abbott and Costello

A cartoon series

: Ask Aspel

Michael Aspel introduces your television requests.


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Presented by: Frances Whitaker

: London This Week

People, places and events in the news around town.


Producer: Peter Trowsdale

: Tomorrow's World

Raymond Baxter introduces a weekly report on the latest ideas, inventions and discoveries in the swiftly changing world of science, technology and medicine.
With James Burke


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Presenter: James Burke
Producer: Brian Johnson
Producer: Julian Cooper
Editor: Lawrence Wade

: The Virginian: Stacey

[Starring] James Drury as The Virginian

Everyone sympathises with Stacey when he loses the use of an arm - everyone, it seems, except the Virginian!


The Virginian: James Drury
Stacey: Don Quine
Clay Grainger: John McIntire
Elizabeth Grainger: Sara Lane
Holly Grainger: Jeanette Nolan
Janie Buell: Lee Kroeger
Mrs Buell: Barbara Werle

: Montreux 1971: Monty Python's Flying Circus

The BBC entry for the Golden Rose of Montreux 1971
A special edition conceived, written and performed by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
also appearing Carol Cleveland, David Ballantyne, John Hughman, Stanley Mason,
Helena Clayton, Derek Chafer
(Mrs Pinnet's wall game..: page 3)


Conceived, written and performed by: Graham Chapman
Conceived, written and performed by: John Cleese
Conceived, written and performed by/Animations: Terry Gilliam
Conceived, written and performed by: Eric Idle
Conceived, written and performed by: Terry Jones
Conceived, written and performed by: Michael Palin
[Actress]: Carol Cleveland
[Actor]: David Ballantyne
[Actor]: John Hughman
[Actor]: Stanley Mason
[Actress]: Helena Clayton
[Actor]: Derek Chafer
Producer: Ian MacNaughton

: The Dick Emery Show

Written by John Warren and John Singer
A new comedy series starring Dick Emery
featuring Keith Smith as the interviewer, Julian Orchard, David Lander, Joy Stewart


Writer: John Warren
Writer: John Singer
Design: Anna Ridley
Executive Producer: John Ammonds
Producer: Colin Charman
Comedian: Dick Emery
The interviewer: Keith Smith
[Actor]: Julian Orchard
[Actor]: David Lander
[Actress]: Joy Stewart

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented this week by Robert Dougall with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Miss England 1971

In a search for Beauty, Charm and Elegance 33 finalists compete at London's Lyceum for this year's crown.

Tonight's winner will earn her passport to the Miss Universe contest in Miami Beach, and later to the Miss United Kingdom contest, where success would put her into the Miss World line-up. Keith Fordyce and Alex Macintosh introduce the evening dress and swimsuit parades

Arranged by Eric Morley and organised by Mecca Promotions in association with Stereo Gold Award Records


Presenter: Keith Fordyce
Presenter: Alex Macintosh
Music: The Phil Tate Orchestra
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Presented for television by: Douglas Hespe

: 24 Hours

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: Gordon Watts

: Academy Awards 71

Oscar Night in Hollywood

In the Los Angeles Music Center the film world meets for the presentation of the screen's most eagerly awaited awards - the Oscars. It happened in the early hours of this morning with introductions by Bob Hope and John Wayne and special awards going to Frank Sinatra, Orson Welles, Lillian Gish, Ingmar Bergman

Presenting the Oscars: Goldie Hawn, Jim Brown, Maggie Smith, Harry Belafonte, Sally Kellerman, Burt Bacharach and Angie Dickinson

The ceremony features stars and scenes from some of the top films of the last 12 months, including Love Story; Airport; MASH; Ryan's Daughter; Five Easy Pieces;
Patton; Tora! Tora! Tora!; Women in Love

Leading British Oscar nominees include: Glenda Jackson, Sarah Miles (Best Actress), John Mills (Best Supporting Actor), Ken Russell (Best Director)


Presenter: Bob Hope
Presenter: John Wayne
Award winner: Frank Sinatra
Award winner: Orson Welles
Award winner: Lillian Gish
Award winner: Ingmar Bergman
Award presenter: Goldie Hawn
Award presenter: Jim Brown
Award presenter: Maggie Smith
Award presenter: Harry Belafonte
Award presenter: Sally Kellerman
Award presenter: Burt Bacharach
Award presenter: Angie Dickinson
Nominee: Glenda Jackson
Nominee: Sarah Miles
Nominee: John Mills
Nominee: Ken Russell
Producer: Robert E. Wise
Presented for BBC TV by: Iain Johnstone

: 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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