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: Disgybl Ydwyf

Master and Pupils

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Chigley: A Present for Lord Belborough

For the very young


Narration: Brian Cant

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Wimbledon 1971: The Lawn Tennis Championships

Harry Carpenter introduces all the highlights of the tenth day's play direct from the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon featuring The Semi-Finals of the Men's Singles
BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you a courtside view of these two vital matches of the day on the famous Centre Court.
With commentaries by Dan Maskell, Jack Kramer, Peter West and Bill Knight


Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Jack Kramer
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Bill Knight
Producer: A.P. Wilkinson

: Clangers: The Meeting

by Oliver Postgate

The Clangers give their friend a beautiful voice but it does not make him popular with his own kind.


Writer/Narrator: Oliver Postgate

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves


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

: Drummer Hoff

A cartoon film
Firing a cannon was just not possible without the presence of the drummer boy.

: Wacky Races

A cartoon film series
Dick Dastardly makes another villainous attempt to win.

: Hector's House

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

: Your Region Tonight

followed by Regional Weather
(London only: Nationwide in Colour)

: Wimbledon 1971: The Lawn Tennis Championships

Harry Carpenter introduces the final transmission of the day direct from the All England Lawn Tennis Club, featuring highlights of the semi-finals of the Men's Singles with expert comment from Dan Maskell and Jack Kramer.
(Match of the Day: BBC2, 10.5 pm)


Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Jack Kramer

: Tom and Jerry: Tennis Chumps

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films starring Tom the Cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Jimmy Savile
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Pan's People


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Producer: Mel Cornish

: So You Think You Know Your Kings and Queens?

Which King had his head chopped off?
Which Queen was not amused?
Who was the youngest king to come to the British throne?
How much do you know about the merry or morose Monarchs that have reigned over Great Britain in the last 1,000 years?

Cliff Michelmore challenges you to answer questions on our Kings and Queens.
Also taking the test - a team of 'Kings' from stage and TV with Robert Hardy - Henry V, Donald Sinden - Henry VIII and 'Queens' of stage and TV Dame Flora Robson - Queen Elizabeth, Daphne Slater - Queen Mary and in the studio to comment on historical fact and fiction, two well-known historians, Professor Joel Hurstfield and Professor John Hale, of University College, London.

(Donald Sinden is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Panellist: Robert Hardy
Panellist: Donald Sinden
Panellist: Flora Robson
Panellist: Daphne Slater
Expert: Professor Joel Hurstfield
Expert: Professor John Hale
Designer: David Drewery
Director: Patricia Wood
Producer: Tony Broughton

: The Nine O'Clock News

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


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Play for Today: Chariot of Fire

by Tony Parker
Rosemary Leach as Shelly Mitchell, Jimmy Gardner as Stanley Wood with Charles Tingwell as John Mitchell.

Stanley Wood is a man who interferes with little boys - an outcast in society and even in prison. Would you invite him into your home to try to help him? This play by Tony Parker is a sympathetic and understanding story of a Prison Visitor who believes that no one is beyond help.

(Michael Turner is a National Theatre Player)


Writer: Tony Parker
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: James Ferman
Shelley Mitchell: Rosemary Leach
Stanley Wood: Jimmy Gardner
John Mitchell: Charles Tingwell
Sergeant Cooper: Michael Wynne
PC Bradley: Stephen Yardley
"Spider" Webb: Robin Hopwood
Michael Starkie: David Kearney
Robert Mitchell: Craig Maitland
Mark Mitchell: Richard Reynalds
Prison Governor: Richard Butler
Prison Officer: Ronald Mayer
Garfield: George Selway
Prison Gate Officer: Frank Mills
Probation Officer: Michael Turner
Solicitor: Peter French
Sergeant: George Day
Chief Insp Sands: John Scott
Other boys: Michael Bradshaw
Other boys: Lee Chamberlain
Other boys: Kevin Chippendale
Other boys: Keith McNally
Other boys: John Trayhorn

: 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


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy

: Stress: Gary and Kim go to Hospital

The Scaffold, playing parent, tax-payer, doctor, present three different views on how to minimise the stress of a hospital stay. But to a 3-year-old child there's only one view.


Presenters/Performers/Words and music: The Scaffold
Director: Francis Fuchs
Producer: Eurfron Gwynne Jones

: 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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