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: Tony ac Aloma

Light entertainment


Singers: Tony ac Aloma

: Interval

: The Woodentops: Surprises

Today's Watch with Mother.

: News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: Play School

: Jackanory: Island Stories: Sark - Redbeard and his pirates

With Michael Williams


Storyteller: Michael Williams

: Behind the Scenes: The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

with Norman Tozer

For an actor fighting is a lesson that has to be learnt along with singing, dancing and speaking. This film shows young actors learning their trade.


Presenter: Norman Tozer
Director: Tim Byford

: Ondra Fights for Freedom: 1

Ondra leaves home in search of his father who has gone to the war, and makes a friend on the way.


Ondra: Josef Filip
Sulik: Jan Kraus
Tuma: Viadimir Raz
Zizka: Ilja Prachar
Hornung: Vladimir Hruby
Kuno: Karel Smyczek

: 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

: Music on Command

from Britain's oldest recorded town - Colchester
At the Castle Gate... Trumpeters herald
The Massed Bands of The 1971 Colchester Searchlight Tattoo as over 400 musicians march and countermarch just below the Castle Wall.
The White Helmets as they 'Strike up the Band' and in the shadow of the famous 'Ganges' Mast
Juniors of The Royal Navy perform the window ladder display
Introduced by Brian Matthew


Presenter: Brian Matthew
Producer: Ken Griffin

: Mission Impossible: Blast

[Starring] Peter Graves as Jim Phelps
with Leonard Nimoy as Paris, Greg Morris as Barney, Peter Lupus as Willy

This week: Blast
The signal success of solving the mystery of the radio message which was never sent.


Jim Phelps: Peter Graves
Paris: Leonard Nimoy
Barney: Greg Morris
Willy: Peter Lupus
Dana: Lesley Warren
Gregory Tolan: Henry Darrow
Klinger: Kevin Hagen
Sheels: Larry Haddon

: Paul Temple: Critics, Yes! But This is Ridiculous!

by Eddie Boyd
Created by Francis Durbridge
Starring Francis Matthews as Paul
with Ros Drinkwater as Steve

A midnight intruder into a small Scottish library rips apart several of Paul's novels. Is he settling an old score? Or do his actions have a much more menacing reason?


Writer: Eddie Boyd
Created by: Francis Durbridge
Script Editor: Martin Hall
Producer: Derrick Sherwin
Director: Michael Ferguson
Paul: Francis Matthews
Steve: Ros Drinkwater
Janice: Joanna Cooper
Japp: Maurice Roeves
Reception clerk: Don McKillop
Elderly man: James Gibson
Pub barman: Stanley Stewart
Peerie Elliott: William Gaunt
David Moffatt: Prentis Hancock
Librarian: Angus Lennie
Hippie: Elaine Baillie
Hippie: Philip Dunbar
Hippie: Marilyn Fridjon
Hippie: Dean Harris
Barman: Robert Robertson
Jenny Moffatt: Morag Hood
Gerald Moffatt: Andrew Crawford
Agnew: Simon Lack

: The Fifties

Robert Robinson takes a look at November 1952.
General Eisenhower was elected President of the United States. Senator McCarthy's Communist witch-hunt intensified. In England demands for the flogging of criminals and even the reintroduction of the stocks abounded.


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

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Kenneth Kendall


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Frost Over America: Hair

The rock musical Hair has now been seen by more than 12 million people in 25 countries. To mark the third anniversary of its New York opening, David Frost assembled the stars of the original cast and many of the present Broadway company to perform ten of the hit numbers.
Frost talks to Ronnie Dyson and the cast and composer Galt McDermot, writer James Rado and director Tom O'Horgan about the origins of the musical.


Presenter: David Frost
Interviewee: Ronnie Dyson
Interviewee: Galt McDermot
Interviewee: James Rado
Interviewee: Tom O'Horgan
Creative Consultant: Neil Shand
Producer for Westinghouse: Peter Baker
Presented for BBCtv by: Iain Johnstone

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party
(also on BBC2)

: 24 Hours

with the latest news in pictures

: An Hour with Ian Carmichael

Bachelor Father: A Man's Man About the House
Written by Richard Waring

Suggested by the life-story of Peter Lloyd Jeffcock
Starring Ian Carmichael
with Joan Hickson, Donald Morley

The children persuade Peter to enter for a local cake-baking competition.

Ian Carmichael's Cinema
Ian Carmichael talks to Michael Aspel about his career, on playing Bertie Wooster again and how a painting helped him obtain his first top film role.
He also chooses scenes from five film musicals including a memorable performance by Maurice Chevalier and an exhilarating dance by Fred Astaire.



Writer (Bachelor Father): Richard Waring
Suggested by the life-story of (Bachelor Father): Peter Lloyd Jeffcock
Signature Music (Bachelor Father): Eric Rogers
Incidental Music (Bachelor Father): Dennis Wilson
Designer (Bachelor Father): Roger Liminton
Producer (Bachelor Father): Graeme Muir
Peter Lamb: Ian Carmichael
Mrs Pugsley: Joan Hickson
Mr Watson: Donald Morley
Interviewee (Ian Carmichael's Cinema): Ian Carmichael
Interviewer (Ian Carmichael's Cinema): Michael Aspel
Designer (Ian Carmichael's Cinema): Kenneth Lawson
Director (Ian Carmichael's Cinema): Peggy Walker
Producer (Ian Carmichael's Cinema): John Buttery

: 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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