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: Nai Zindagi - Naya Jeevan

(from Birmingham: shown on Sunday)

: Interval

: Disc a Dawn

The Welsh 'Pop' Show

: Interval

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: African Legends: The Magic Pot

with Charles Hyatt
Today: The Magic Pot


Storyteller: Charles Hyatt

: Swim with Rolf

Do you want to swim? First you do the breast stroke, then you do the back, and perhaps you try the crawl-Rolf Harris will show how to do them all.


Presenter: Rolf Harris
Director: Douglas Hespe
Producer: Michael Grafton-Robinson

: The Mole and the Chewing Gum

Clearing up some litter, the Mole finds some chewing-gum and wishes he hadn't.

: Search: Film Making

with John Craven

John Craven gives details of a new children's film competition. He looks back at the first film makers and the fantastic comedies and effects they invented, and forward to film makers of the future with children who have made prizewinning films.
From Bristol


Presenter: John Craven
Reporter: Philip Jenkinson
Producer: David Turnbull

: Hector's House

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

: 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

: The Doctors

Written by Christopher Bond
Starring Nigel Stock, Justine Lord
with Ann Castle, Robert Brown

Dr Thomas Owens is called by the prosecution in the Thurlow case.
From Birmingham


Writer: Christopher Bond
Serial created by: Donald Bull
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Philip Dale
Dr David Owens: Drewe Henley
Meg Owens: Joan Newell
Dr Thomas Owens: Nigel Stock
Helen Brockley: Ann Castle
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Robert Thurlow: Robert Brown
Gerald DeSoutter: Ronald Leigh-Hunt
Walter Hayter: Dennis Edwards
Celia Thurlow: Pauline Yates
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Dr Cheryl Barne: Janet Hargreaves
Edward Brack: Brian Harrison
Jack Stockton: Peter Gilmore
Joan Riley: Christine Pollon

: It's a Knock-Out!: Colwyn Bay v Blackpool

The 1971 inter-town contest of skill and strength

The winner will represent Great Britain in the Eurovision Competition to be held in Riccione, Italy, on 30 July.
Tonight's programme introduced from Colwyn Bay by David Vine and Eddie Waring
Referee Arthur Ellis


Presenter: David Vine
Presenter: Eddie Waring
Referee: Arthur Ellis
Designer: Stuart Furber
Director: Ian Smith
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Take Three Girls: The Company of Madmen

by Carey Harrison
[Starring] Barra Grant as Lulie, Carolyn Seymour as Jenny, Liza Goddard as Victoria
with Anna Cropper as Ida and Joseph Furst as Leon Mailer

Lulie is thrown in at the deep end when she starts working at a psychiatric clinic. She has to try to bring together a son and his parents who are trying to have him certified as mad.


Writer: Carey Harrison
Music: The Pentangle
Script Editor: Mark Lushington
Designer: Derek Dodd
Producer: Michael Hayes
Director: Barry Davis
Lulie: Barra Grant
Jenny: Carolyn Seymour
Victoria: Liza Goddard
Jacob Mailer: Sam Dastor
Policeman: Robert Luckham
Station Sergeant: Peter Thomas
Claudia: Penny Casdagli
Natasha Mailer: Sheila Ruskin
Eva Mailer: Hannah Norbert
Ida: Anna Cropper
Leon Mailer: Joseph Furst

: The Fifties

Robert Robinson takes a look at May 1951
The Festival of Britain is opened by the King... The Festival Hall... Battersea Funfair... Shin-kicking in the Cotswolds.
Huw Wheldon recalls 'the great days' of working for the Festival.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Speaker: Huw Wheldon
Director: Will Wyatt
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Richard Baker


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Sportsnight with Coleman

features the Semi-Finals of the Amateur Boxing Association Championships from the King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester
The boxing winners from four area quarter-finals meet in the always-exciting Belle Vue semi-final, stage of the National Championships.
Tonight's winners go through to the ABA finals on 7 May.

David Coleman introduces the action which matters from home and abroad.


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator (Amateur Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Television Presentation (Amateur Boxing): Ray Lakeland
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: 24 Hours: Worse Than Murder

A special report by Tom Mangold on the kidnapping and murder of Mrs Muriel McKay

The first detailed film account of how 'V' Division and Scotland Yard broke the case. The detectives themselves re-enact the operation that led to the arrest and conviction of the Hosein brothers.

Taking part: Alick McKay, husband of Muriel McKay; Ian McKay their son; Mrs Elsa Hosein, wife of Arthur Hosein; Peter Brodie, Asst Commissioner (Crime) Scotland Yard; Det Chief Supt Bill Smith, Head of 'V' Division CID; Det-Insp John Minors; and members of Scotland Yard's Flying Squad.
(What happened to Muriel McKay?: page 11)

and the latest news in pictures


Reporter: Tom Mangold
Interviewee: Alick McKay
Interviewee: Ian McKay
Interviewee: Elsa Hosein
Interviewee: Peter Brodie
Interviewee: Det Chief Supt Bill Smith
Interviewee: Det-Insp John Minors
Film Cameraman: Nick Lera
Director: John Purdie
Producer: Gordon Carr

: A Country Walk: Avebury to Stonehenge

'...the ghosts of prehistory follow you all the way.'
Written and narrated by Rene Cutforth


Writer/Narrator: Rene Cutforth
Producer: David Spires

: 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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