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: Hobia

People and their hobbies

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: Hammy's New Home

Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Narrator: Johnny Morris

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: The Wizard of Oz: The Winged Monkeys

by L. Frank Baum
with Bernard Cribbins


Author: L. Frank Baum
Storyteller: Bernard Cribbins

: Wacky Races

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

: The Boy from Khathmandu

Uttum, a young village boy, visits Khathmandu for the colourful Sivaratri Festival and finds life there vastly different from the life he has known.

: Pixie and Dixie: Strong Mouse

A cartoon about two cheeky mice, Pixie and Dixie, and their ever present foe, Jinks the cat.

Jinks is told to be tougher with Pixie and Dixie, with unexpected results.


: The Adventures of Parsley

Parsley the lion and Dill the dog in some untoward happenings.


Writer: Michael Bond
Director: Ivor Wood

: 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

: Heinz Sielmann's Expedition North America: 2: Arctic Summer

A series of four animal films about the wild life of the New World with commentary by Peter Scott

Heinz Sielmann is with the Eskimos to the north of Hudson Bay. It's mid-June and, using dog sledges, he strikes northwards over the ice - which is already beginning to break up. His eventual goal is the bleak kingdom of the polar bear and the walrus.
Produced by the BBC in association with Norddeutscher Rundfunk
(from Bristol)


Narrator: Peter Scott
Director: Heinz Sielmann
Presented by: Nicholas Crocker

: Top of the Pops

Discs, stars and news from this week's Top Thirty
Introduced by Jimmy Savile and including this week The Marmalade
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Pan's People


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Musicians: The Marmalade
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Producer: Johnny Stewart

: All in the Family: Archie is worried about his Job

The top-spot award-winning new comedy series adapted by Norman Lear from the favourite BBC series "Till Death Us Do Part" created by Johnny Speight

It's not that Archie is scared of losing his job. Not a bit of it. When he gets wind of an employment cutback in his firm Archie's sole concern is for those unfortunate workmates who lack his own obvious intellectual and social advantages. Or so he says!

(from the USA)


Adapter/Producer: Norman Lear
Adapted from the BBC series Till Death Us Do Part created by: Johnny Speight
Director: John Rich
Archie Bunker: Carroll O'Connor
Edith Bunker: Jean Stapleton
Mike Stivic: Rob Reiner
Gloria Stivic: Sally Struthers
Lionel Jefferson: Michael Evans

: The Andy Williams Show

Starring Andy Williams this week's guests, Henry Mancini, Jonathan Winters and Phyllis Diller, Cass Elliot and also Joan Kennedy

Andy Williams has as his special guest Mrs Edward M. Kennedy, who appears in one of her other roles, as talented pianist.


Presenter/Singer: Andy Williams
Guest: Henry Mancini
Comedian: Jonathan Winters
Comedienne: Phyllis Diller
Singer: Cass Elliot
Pianist: Joan Kennedy
Producer: Allan Bye
Producer: Chris Beard

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Robert Dougall


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The First Churchills: 8: The Queen Commands

by Donald Wilson
Starring John Neville, Susan Hampshire, Margaret Tyzack and John Standing

William III, with Churchill's help, has defeated James's attempted invasion of Ireland. John has been suspected of treason and dismissed from Court. Princess Anne has refused to obey her sister Mary and part with Sarah.


Writer/Producer: Donald Wilson
Director: David Giles
Earl of Marlborough: John Neville
Lady Marlborough: Susan Hampshire
Princess Anne: Margaret Tyzack
George of Denmark: Roger Mutton
Lady Fitzharding: Pamela Ann Davy
Queen Mary: Lisa Daniely
Lady Sunderland: Lillias Walker
Lord Rochester: John Ringham
Louis XIV: Robert Robertson
Carmarthen: Arthur Pentelow
Bentinck: Roger Booth
Sidney Godolphin: John Standing
Young: Davyd Harries
Black Head: Michael Rothwell
Shrewsbury: Job Stewart
Sunderland: John Humphry
Bishop Spratt: Julian D'Albie
Archbishop Tenison: Graham Leaman
William III: Alan Rowe
Henrietta Churchill: Polly Adams
Abigail Hill: Jill Balcon
Maid: Vivienne Moore

: Escape to Fulfilment: 1: Journey to Ardmore - John Ridgway

A new film series about five people who have escaped the 1 system

Once he rowed the Atlantic. He was 92 days in an open boat with Chay Blyth. Together they suffered many hardships. Why? To John Ridgway it was done for more than a hero's welcome. It was a step on his journey to Ardmore - a place where he has always wanted to live. Today John, with his wife, runs a school of adventure at Ardmore in the far north-west of Scotland.
(Stop the world they want to get off: Page 3)


Subject: John Ridgway
Producer: Lawrence Gordon Clark

: 24 Hours

Presented by David Dimbleby with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: David Dimbleby

: Victorian Pastimes: 5: The Musical Evening

Introduced by Lionel Lambourne

The Victorians endured life's trials with fortitude, but confided their hopes and fears to song.


Presenter: Lionel Lambourne
Speaker: Fritz Spiegl
Director: Terry Doyle
Producer: Victor Poole

: Weatherman; 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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