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: 'Steddfod 71

National Eisteddfod Report

: Interval

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children under 5
Story "The Cake" by Wilma Horsbrugh

(Shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)


Author (The Cake): Wilma Horsbrugh
Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Brian Cant

: Jackanory: Stories from Australia: The Bear Who Came to a Sticky End

With Gordon Gostelow


Storyteller: Gordon Gostelow

: Hope and Keen's Crazy House

Starring Mike Hope and Albie Keen
with Peter Goodwright as Crumble, Ruth Kettlewell as Mrs Grapple
and special guests The Skating Fontaines

Mike persuades the Crazy House inmates to perform his version of 'The Saga of Robin Hood.'


Writer: Mike Craig
Writer: Lawrie Kinsley
Additional material: Hope and Keen
Additional material/Producer: Paul Ciani
Music: The Tom Gilhooly Trio
Designer: Colin Green
Comedian: Mike Hope
Comedian: Albie Keen
Crumble: Peter Goodwright
Mrs Grapple: Ruth Kettlewell
Skaters: The Skating Fontaines

: Chingachook and the Lone Hunter: 1

Chingachook sets out with his white friend, the Lone Hunter, on a dangerous quest in Huron.
With Gojko Mitic, Rolf Romer, Lilo Grahn, Helmut Schreiber, Jurgen Frohriep, Andrea Drahota, Horst Preusker, Karl Zugowski


[Actor]: Gojko Mitic
[Actor]: Rolf Romer
[Actress]: Lilo Grahn
[Actor]: Helmut Schreiber
[Actor]: Jurgen Frohriep
[Actress]: Andrea Drahota
[Actor]: Horst Preusker
[Actor]: Karl Zugowski

: Abbott and Costello

A cartoon series.

: Your Region Tonight

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

: If You Were Me

Kamel Khalfallah of Dar Chabane in Tunisia and Keith Powell of Rawmarsh in Yorkshire, look at life in each others' homes.
A BBC/RTT co-production


Subject: Kamel Khalfallah
Subject: Keith Powell
Director: Tim Byford
Director: Fatma Skandrani
Producer: Molly Cox

: Sing Hi, Sing Lo

starring Nina, Trio Athenee, Alan Price and Georgie Fame, The Johnstons and Alastair McDonald
BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
leader Ian Tyre
conductor Iain Sutherland



Singer: Nina
Musicians: Trio Athenee
Singer/Musician: Alan Price
Singer/Musician: Georgie Fame
Musicians: The Johnstons
Singer/Musician: Alastair McDonald
Musicians: BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
Orchestra Leader: Ian Tyre
Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Musical Arranger: Nicky Walsh
Designer: Jim Longmuir
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: At Sea with the Navy

A live spectacular from the English Channel where tonight Britain's most powerful warship the 43,000-ton aircraft carrier Ark Royal leads a flotilla of the Western Fleet.
Raymond Baxter reports.
The ships: aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal; frigates HMS Galatea, Euryalus; submarine HMS Sealion; Royal Fleet auxiliaries Olmeda, Regent. The aircraft: fixed wing Phantoms, Buccaneers, Gannets; helicopters Sea King, Wessex, Wasp; and one of the first Harriers to use an aircraft carrier.
('The greatest flying club': pages 46-48)


Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Assistant Commentator: Commander Lyn Middleton, RN
Directed for television by: Alan Chivers
Directed for television by: Dennis Monger
Directed for television by: William Cave

: Paul Temple: The Guilty Must Die

by John Tully
Created by Francis Durbridge
Starring Francis Matthews as Paul
with Ros Drinkwater as Steve, George Sewell as Sammy Carson

Paul goes away to the country for a few days leaving Steve to witness a murder...


Writer: John Tully
Created by: Francis Durbridge
Script Editor: Martin Hall
Designer: Christine Ruscoe
Producer: Derrick Sherwin
Director: Douglas Camfield
Paul: Francis Matthews
Steve: Ros Drinkwater
Sammy Carson: George Sewell
Father: Norman Hartley
Small boy: Jorund Camfield
Ann Molyneux: Sylvia Syms
Peter Blane: Patrick Mower
Alex Trimmer: Joe Melia
Mary: Deirdre Costello
Waiter: George Giles
Ken Harrow: Michael Sheard
Andrews: David Butler
Foreman: Godfrey Jackman
Charley Finn: Keith James
Jacky: Jenny Lee-Wright

: The Fifties

Robert Robinson takes a look at July 1952 - a sporting month.
Little Mo won the Ladies' Singles at Wimbledon, Emil Zatopek won the Olympic 10,000 metres at Helsinki, the krm broke down again at Silverstone and the United States took away the Blue Riband from the Queen Mary.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Director: Will Wyatt
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Kenneth Kendall with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Harry Secombe's Cinema

Harry Secombe, comedian, singer and more recently, writer, talks to Michael Aspel about his early days, his rise to stardom, life with the Goons and about his family.

He also chooses scenes from some of his favourite films including a comedy sequence featuring Spencer Tracy and a look at two of the cinema's most famous supporting actors.
(From Manchester)


Interviewee: Harry Secombe
Interviewer: Michael Aspel
Director: Peggy Walker
Producer: John Buttery

: Report to the People

A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party
(Also on BBC2)

: Watney Cup Soccer Special

David Coleman introduces match action from the semi-finals of the Watney Cup.
Barry Davies and Alan Weeks are the commentators at the semi-final stage of this pre-season tournament featuring the highest-scoring teams in the four Divisions of the Football League.


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator: Barry Davies
Commentator: Alan Weeks
Television Presentation: Alec Weeks
Television Presentation: John McGonagle
Editor: Sam Leitch

: 24 Hours

Presented all this week by Ludovic Kennedy with the latest news in pictures and with on-the-spot reports


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy

: 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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