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: Swyn y Glec

Traditional Welsh verse

: Interval

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: African Legends: A Goblin to the Rescue

With Charles Hyatt
Today: A Goblin to the Rescue


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

: Desert Crusader: 8: For Isabelle


Director: Henri Colpi
Thibaud: Andre Lawrence
Blanchot: Raymond Meunier
Pierre de Coucy: Jean-Pierre Andreani
Isabelle: Yori Bertin
Youssouf: Serge Ric

: Hector's House

The adventures of Hector the Dog, Zaza the Cat and Mrs Kiki Frog.

: 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 Pauline Yates, Joan Newell

The Owens family expect a visit from an imperious Aunt.
(For cast list see Wed, page 39)
(from Birmingham)


Writer: Christopher Bond
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Philip Dale
Meg Owens: Joan Newell
Dr Thomas Owens: Nigel Stock
Celia Thurlow: Pauline Yates
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Jimmy Savile including The Rolling Stones in the LP spot
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Pan's People
(Radio Times People: page 5)


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Musicians (LP spot): The Rolling Stones
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Production: Mel Cornish

: Comedy Playhouse: The Rough with the Smooth

Written by John Junkin and Tim Brooke-Taylor.

See how the Fates their gifts allot
For A is happy - B is not.
Yet B is worthy, I daresay
Of more prosperity than A!
If I were Fortune- which I am not
B should enjoy A's happy lot
And A should die in miserie
That is, assuming I am B.
(W.S. Gilbert from "The Mikado")

starring Tim Brooke-Taylor and John Junkin



Writer: John Junkin
Writer: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Signature Tune: Denis King
Incidental Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Peter Blacker
Producer: Leon Thau
[Actor]: Tim Brooke-Taylor
[Actor]: John Junkin
[Actress]: Eleanor Smale
[Actress]: Jenny Till
[Actor]: Richard McNeff
[Actor]: Timothy Carlton
[Actor]: Graham Tonbridge
[Actress]: Clovissa Newcombe
[Actor]: Terence Brook

: Z Cars: System

by P.J. Hammond
Starring James Ellis, John Slater, Derek Waring
with Ian Cullen, Jack Carr

A lad walks into Newtown station. A scared lad... who has information. So Sergeant Stone goes visiting...


Writer: P.J. Hammond
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Designer: Gloria Clayton
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Paddy Russell
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
PC Covill: Jack Carr
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen
Flack: James Marcus
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
The Reception: Gregory Phillips
Whaley: Victor Platt
BD Girl: Jennie Goossens
Summerbell: James Walsh
Dormitory Leader: Trevor Lawrence
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Hedgecutter: Ray Gatenby
Housemaster: Peter Copley

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented this week by Richard Baker


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Play for Today: Seven Selected Plays: 7: Season of The Witch

by Desmond McCarthy and Johnny Byrne
Starring Julie Driscoll as Meredith Bates
with Paul Nicholas as Jake, Robert Powell as Shaun

"Utterly absorbing..." (The Times)
"...Explored the world of the drop-outs better than I have ever seen it done before" (Daily Express)


Writer/Director: Desmond McCarthy
Writer: Johnny Byrne
Music: Brian Auger and The Trinity
"To Feel Free" by: Julie Driscoll
Designer: Robert Berk
Sound: Michael Turner
Film Cameraman: Brian Tufano
Film Editor: Daniel Rae
Meredith Bates: Julie Driscoll
Jake: Paul Nicholas
Shaun: Robert Powell
City Gentleman: Maurice Quick
Anne: Jenny Fabian
Mrs Bates: Fanny Carby
Mr Bates: Glynn Edwards
Woman Police Constable: Karrie Lambert
Woman Police Inspector: Amanda Walker
Jenny Bates: Christine Hargreaves
Magistrate: Frank Littlewood
Lorry driver: Tony Caunter

: 24 Hours

Presented all this week by Ludovic Kennedy with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy

: Within These Four Walls: 1

Dr Alan Charig visits the Fossil Galleries at the Natural History Museum with Peter Bennet Stone
(First shown on BBC2)


Interviewee: Dr Alan Charig
Interviewer: Peter Bennet Stone
Director: Peter R. Smith
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

: 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.

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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