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: Monkeys Without Tails: 3: Fancy Having to Climb Trees in Order to Eat

A second chance to see the Annual Lectures to Young People at the Royal Institution, London by Dr John Napier

The origin of man's ancestors goes back 65 million years, but it was a long time before human beings appeared.
(First shown on BBC2)


Lecturer: Dr John Napier
Director: Brian Johnson
Presented for television by: Alan Sleath

: Weatherman

Graham Parker looks at the weekend weather


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough

12.50* Football Preview
Introduced by Sam Leitch

1.15* Fight of the Week: Mark Rowe (Camberwell) v Mick Peoples (USA)
Highlights of this week's international middleweight fight at York Hall, Bethnal Green.

And a preview of Monday's big heavyweight fight at Wembley, in which Joe Bugner defends his British, European and Commonwealth titles against Jack Bodell.

1.50; 2.25; 2.55* Racing from Ascot

2.0 The Blue Seal Stakes (over 6 furlongs)
2.35 The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (over 1 mile)
3.5 The Golden Gates' Nursery Stakes (Handicap) (over 6 furlongs)

3.15* International Rugby League from Salford: Great Britain v New Zealand
The whole of today's First Test match. Great Britain face a young New Zealand side which had two impressive wins against Australia, the reigning World Champions, less than three months ago.

4.50* Results Service
Including classified football, rugby and racing results, action highlights and reports on today's outstanding fixtures.

Grandstand Timetable:
12.50 Football preview
1.15 Fight of the Week
1.50 Racing from Ascot
2.5 Rugby League preview
2.25 Racing from Ascot
2.45 Sports Round-Up
2.55 Racing from Ascot
3.15 Rugby League
4.50 Results Service
Timings are subject to alteration in order to keep up to date with events.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Boxer (Fight of the Week): Mark Rowe
Boxer (Fight of the Week): Mick Peoples
Commentator (Fight of the Week): Harry Carpenter
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
TV Presentation (Racing): Bob Duncan
Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Walt Disney: The Wonderful World of Colour: The Not-So-Lonely Lighthouse Keeper

Adventure, comedy and cartoon in a film series from Hollywood's greatest storytellers.

A remote island off the Californian coast is the setting for this story of an old sea-dog and his animal friends.

: News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: PT 109

Tonight's spectacular adventure film starring Cliff Robertson with Ty Hardin, James Gregory, Robert Culp, Grant Williams

The story of a heroic boat and its celebrated skipper - John F. Kennedy. As his first command in the battle of the Pacific, Lt Kennedy is assigned a battered and rundown PT boat. It is not the most promising of beginnings for a young naval officer. But a Kennedy does not give up easily and PT 109 is soon seaworthy and ready for action.
Cliff Robertson plays Lt Kennedy in this exciting film based on the wartime experiences of the late President of the United States.


Screenplay: Richard L. Breen
Screenplay from the book by: Robert J. Donovan
Producer: Brian Foy
Director: Leslie A. Martinson
Lt Kennedy: Cliff Robertson
Ensign Thorn: Ty Hardin
Cmdr Ritchie: James Gregory
Ensign Ross: Robert Culp
Lt Alvin Cluster: Grant Williams
Yeoman Rogers: Lew Gallo
Benjamin Kevu: Errol John
Lt Reginald Evans: Michael Pate

: Harry Secombe Show

with guest stars Engelbert Humperdinck, Hattie Jacques, Ivan Rebroff and his Balalaika Ensemble, Daliah Lavi, Roy Budd Trio
and featuring Julian Orchard

It's international week for Harry with Engelbert on a flying visit from the USA, Ivan Rebroff the Russian baritone and a star from Israel, Daliah Lavi.


Singer: Engelbert Humperdinck
Guest: Hattie Jacques
Singers: Ivan Rebroff and his Balalaika Ensemble
Singer: Daliah Lavi
Musicians: Roy Budd Trio
[Actor]: Julian Orchard
Programme associate: Jimmy Grafton
Orchestra directed by: Peter Knight
Designer: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Producer: Terry Hughes

: A Man Called Ironside: Lesson in Terror

A film series starring Raymond Burr as Robert Ironside
Don Galloway as Det-Sgt Brown
Barbara Anderson as Eve
Don Mitchell as Mark Sanger
with guest stars Simon Oakland, Brad David

An idealistic youngster allows himself to be kidnapped by a group of terrorists in the hope that he will be used as a hostage to free a political prisoner. But his captors are playing the game by very different rules.



Robert Ironside: Raymond Burr
Det-Sgt Brown: Don Galloway
Eve: Barbara Anderson
Mark Sanger: Don Mitchell
[Actor]: Simon Oakland
[Actor]: Brad David

: News

with Richard Baker
and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Match of the Day

Match 1: a Div 1 match from one of Europe's premier grounds.

Match 2: also from Div 1

David Coleman introduces the 'Goal of the Month' parade


Presenter/Commentator (Match 1): David Coleman
TV Presentation (Match 1)/Producer: Alec Weeks
Commentator (Match 2): Barry Davies
TV Presentation (Match 2): John McGonagle
Presented by: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Presenting Lena Martell

and her guests: Roy Castle, The Alex Welsh Jazz Band
BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
Conductor Iain Sutherland
BBC Scotland


Singer: Lena Martell
Entertainer: Roy Castle
Musicians: The Alex Welsh Jazz Band
Musicians: BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: Here's Lucy: Lucy and Harry's Tonsils

Lucille Ball stars as Lucy Carter
with her children Desi Arnaz Jr and Lucie as Craig and Kim, and Gale Gordon as the long-suffering Harrison (Uncle Harry) Carter


Lucy Carter: Lucy Ball
Craig: Desi Arnaz Jr
Kim: Lucie Arnaz
Harrison (Uncle Harry) Carter: Gale Gordon

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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.

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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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