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: Watch with Mother: Mary, Mungo and Midge: The Boat

For the very young



Script: Daphne Jones

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: Jackanory: African Legends: A Game of Strength

with Charles Hyatt

Lenki the hare lived in Africa. He was very fond of teasing his animal friends-that's why the elephant got tied to a tree, the hippopotamus couldn't win a tug-of-war, the lion was cheated of gold and the hyena... he lost every time. This week you can hear about some of Lenki's tricks.
Today: A Game of Strength


Storyteller: Charles Hyatt

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves


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

: Barrier Reef: The Old Skipper

An Australian adventure series


Ted King: Joe James
Paul Hanna: Ihab Nafa
Kip Young: Ken James
Steve Gabo: Harold Hopkins
Jack Meurauki: George Assang

: Hector's House

The varied adventures of Hector the Dog, Zaza the Cat, not forgetting next-door-neighbour Mrs Kiki Frog.

: 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

: The Romantic Challenge: Chichester's Transatlantic Dash

To sail solo 4,000 miles at 200 miles a day. This is the task that Chichester set himself in his 70th year.
You want to see if you can do it - you get involved and you can't rest until you've had a bash at it. That's how adventure comes to most men, I think.
Sir Francis's attempt at the 'four-minute-mile of sailing' took him from Bissau in Portuguese Guinea to the coast of Nicaragua.
(OAP Superman: page 9)


Writer/Narrator: Christopher Brasher
Presented by: Lawrence Gordon Clark

: A Question of News

with Richard Baker
Katharine Whitehorn and Brian Redhead captain two teams who try to identify and answer questions about some of the most famous incidents, events and personalities that have made the headlines since the turn of the century.
The teams this week:
Katharine Whitehorn, Michael Frayn, William Davis
Brian Redhead, Drusilla Beyfus, Keith Dewhurst

(From Manchester)


Presenter: Richard Baker
Team captain: Katharine Whitehorn
Team captain: Brian Redhead
Panellist: Michael Frayn
Panellist: William Davis
Panellist: Drusilla Beyfus
Panellist: Keith Dewhurst
Design: Paul Montague
Director: Peggy Walker
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Two-gun Goofy

Two-gun Goofy scores a hit in another cartoon from Walt Disney

: 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 The Fifth Dimension, Sonny James, Jonathan Winters


Singer/Presenter: Andy Williams
Singers: The Fifth Dimension
Singer: Sonny James
Comedian: Jonathan Winters
Producer: Allan Blye
Producer: Chris Beard

: 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: Robin Day
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 all this week by Richard Baker with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Brett: Investment - Long Term

by John Lewis
Created by Compton Bennett and Derek Glynne
Starring Patrick Allen
with Hannah Gordon, Robin Bailey, Peter Bowles

Brett is negotiating to buy a newspaper when he gets the chance of making a big investment of a quite different kind. The more the risks are pointed out to him the more set he is on going ahead.
(Radio Times People: page 5)
Patrick Allen as Brett is on the cover of next week's Radio Times


Writer: John Lewis
Created by: Compton Bennett
Created by: Derek Glynne
Script Editor: John Maynard
Designer: Don Homfray
Producer: Royston Morley
Director: Roger Jenkins
Brett: Patrick Allen
Nick: Robin Bailey
Lois: Jean McFarlane
Joan: Tania Robinson
Lord Axminster: Lockwood West
Saxby: Peter Bowles
Sue: Fiona Curzon
Sloane: Robert Mill
Mrs Lowry: Jennifer Jayne
Wilson: Tom Watson
Boone: Peter Burton
Reporter: Frank Tregear
Reporter: James Appleby
Reporter: Alan Clements
Francoise: Hannah Gordon
TV Correspondent: Graham Turner
Miss Glover: Magda Miller
Budge: Bill Nagy
Rogers: Hugh Cross
Evan Jones: Edmund Bailey

: Come Dancing: Final: Wales v Home Counties North

Live from the Lyceum Ballroom (organised by Mecca Dancing)
Peter West introduces Wales v Home Counties North
Home Counties North have won the Come Dancing Trophy three times, in 1965, 66 and 69. Wales have not won since their only victory in 1958. Tonight's result may well depend on the final battle between the Ada Unsworth and Sybil Marks Formation teams.
The Ray McVay Orchestra


Presenter: Peter West
Dancers: The Ada Unsworth Formation team
Dancers: The Sybil Marks Formation team
Musicians: The Ray McVay Orchestra
Compere: Alun Williams
Compere: Pete Murray
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Series Producer: Barrie Edgar

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by Ludovic Kennedy 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: Ludovic Kennedy
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

: Can You Manage?: 1: Setting Goal

Whether you're a vicar, a housewife, a football manager or a foreman, you have to 'manage.' But where do you start?
Introduced by Vincent Kane


Presenter: Vincent Kane
Comments: Ken Low
Sketches written by: Bob Hedley
Producer: Paul Ellis

: Weatherman

followed by Regional News and Weather (all except London and Wales) Closedown

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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