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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Merry-go-Round: What's a Museum For?

10.0 Science Extra: Physics: Storing Energy
Introduced by Jim Jardine

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Year 2: Make a Matrix

11.0 Watch!: Charley, Charlotte and the Golden Canary

11.18 Discovering Science: The Atmosphere

11.40 Twentieth-Century Focus: The Motor Industry


Presenter (Science Extra): Jim Jardine
Producer (Science Extra): David Roseveare

: Closedown

: Dressmaking: 3: Trouser Suit

with Ann Ladbury
Ten programmes based on a three-piece outfit.
(Publication: page 15)


Presenter: Ann Ladbury

: Interval

: O'r Crud i'r Bedd

Religious discussion

: Interval

: Pogles' Wood: A Little House

Today's Watch with Mother
Pippin and Tog discover the fun of building.


Script and production: Oliver Postgate

: News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: Closedown

: Racing from Newbury

3.0 The Horris Hill Stakes, 7 furlongs and 60 yards round course

3.30 The W. D. and H. O. Wills Premier Steeplechase (qualifier), 21 miles

4.0 The Woolton Hill Hurdle Race, 2 miles


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: Julian Wilson
TV Presentation: Dennis Monger

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Stories from Yorkshire: The Enchanted Cave

With Keith Barron
Today: The Enchanted Cave


Storyteller: Keith Barron
Peter Thompson: Dennis Edwards

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves


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

: Ivanhoe: 6: Condemned

by Sir Walter Scott
Dramatised in 10 parts by Alexander Baron

Cedric and his household have been taken to Torquilstone as prisoners of the Normans. Front de Boeuf has received an ultimatum from the outlaws.


Author: Sir Walter Scott
Dramatised by: Alexander Baron
Script Editor: Alistair Bell
Producer: Campbell Logan
Producer: John McRae
Director: David Maloney
Sir Brian de Bois Guilbert: Anthony Bate
de Bracy: Roger Bizley
de Boeuf: Michael Brennan
Baldwin: Jonathan Bury
Ivanhoe: Eric Flynn
Norman soldier: John Livesey
Urfried: Anne Blake
Cedric: Peter Dyneley
Athelstane: Inigo Jackson
The Friar: Barry Linehan
Wamba: Hugh Walters
Gurth: Graham Weston
Locksley: Clive Graham
Black Knight: Bernard Horsfall
Rebecca: Vivian Brooks
Rowena: Clare Jenkins
Thomas: Michael Craze
Prior Aymer: Kevin Brennan

: Magic Roundabout

Written and told by Eric Thompson.


Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: National News

and Weather

: Nationwide

News and opinions from the country at large and, in particular, Your Region Tonight
(including Regional Weather) co-ordinated by Michael Barratt and Bob Wellings


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Bob Wellings

: Tom and Jerry: Love that Pup

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

: Owen MD

The Long Days of Summer by N. J. CRISP Part 2 starring Nigel Stock with Joan Newell and Derek Farr
' The long summer days seem endless when you're young. But they're not, you know, not really.'
Director RONALD WILSON (from Birmingham)


Unknown: Nigel Stock
Unknown: Joan Newell
Unknown: Derek Farr
Designer: Ian Ashurst
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Ronald Wilson
Dr Thomas Owen: Nigel Stock
Meg Owen: Joan Newell
jane: Julia Goodman
David: Christopher Strauli
Wing Cdr Wayman: Derek Farr
Christine Wayman: Patricia Hastings
Iris Groves: Cherry Morris
Eric Groves: Godfrey James
Laura Hunter: Maggie Hanley
Heather Mason: Ann Penfold
Mr Walters: Jeffrey Segal
Husband: Gordon Pitt

: Top of the Pops

Discs, stars and news from this week's Top Thirty
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
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Producer: Johnny Stewart

: Bachelor Father: 6: Name This Child

Written by Richard Waring
Suggested by the life story of Peter Lloyd Jeffcock starring Ian Carmichael
with Sonia Dresdel

Donald is extremely upset to find that he has never been christened. But Peter is quite unprepared for what follows...



Writer: Richard Waring
Suggested by the life story of: Peter Lloyd Jeffcock
Signature music: Eric Rogers
Incidental music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Austin Ruddy
Producer: Graeme Muir
Anna: Briony McRoberts
Christopher: Kevin Moran
Ben: Ian Johnson
Jo: Geraldine Cowper
Ginny: Jacqueline Cowper
Donald: Andrew Bowen
Peter: Ian Carmichael
PC: Lewis Wilson
Vicar: Hugh Morton
Mother: Sonia Dresdel
In the play: PC: Geoffrey Matthews
In the play: Mr Wheeler: Alan Curtis
In the play: Mrs Wheeler: Sheila Gill
In the play: Tony: Sheila Raynor
In the play: Newsreader: Corbet Woodall

: The Ship That Survived

The story of HMS Belfast told by Ludovic Kennedy and the men who served in her.

Launched in 1938, HMS Belfast was the largest cruiser ever built for the Royal Navy. She played a vital role in the last of the great naval gun battles - the sinking of the Scharnhorst, led the British Squadron at Korea, and was the flagship of the Far East Fleet.

Reprieved from the scrapyard on the eve of destruction, Belfast is the last of the great gunships. Today, Trafalgar Day, she was opened as a museum ship, like Victory and Cutty Sark, the sole survivor of a great era in maritime history.
(Preserving Naval history: page 13)


Narrator: Ludovic Kennedy
Film Editor: Keith Miller
Director: Ray Sutcliffe
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: Nine O'Clock News

presented by Kenneth Kendall



Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Play for Today: Edna, the Inebriate Woman

by Jeremy Sandford
[Starring] Patricia Hayes as Edna, Barbara Jefford as Josie, Pat Nye as Irene
(Down, out and alone in London: page 6)


Writer: Jeremy Sandford
Sound: Peter Edwards
Film Cameraman: Peter Bartlett
Film Editor: Peter Coulson
Designer: Evan Hercules
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: Ted Kotcheff
Edna: Patricia Hayes
Josie: Barbara Jefford
Irene: Pat Nye
Attendant at The Spike: June Watson
Doctor at The Spike: Denis Carey
Old man: Jerry Verno
Old man: Rex Rashley
Proprietor of Common Lodging House: Walter Sparrow
Jessie: Amelia Bayntun
Social Security clerk: Douglas Ditta
Tramp: Chris Gannon
Tramp: Talfryn Thomas
Tramp: Charles Farrell
Tramp: Vivian MacKerrell
Paddy at Common Lodging House: Marie Conmee
Doris, on the road: Jenny Logan
Man in car: Anthony Dawes
Social Security official: Elaine Mitchell
Psychiatrist: John Hussey
Old woman: Dorothy Lane
Old woman: Patsy O'Shea
Clara: June Brown
Staff Nurse: Jumoke Debayo
Nina: Jo Maxwell Muller
Psychiatrist in hospital: Malcolm Terris
Porter: Keith Marsh
Proprietor of Lodging House: Eamonn Boyce
Rogo at Charitable Institution: James Cairncross
Bed Ticket proprietor: Virginia Snyders
Social Security clerk: Alex Marshall
Magistrate: Norman Lumsden
Policeman: Mark Moss
Nun: Merelina Kendall
Nun: Frances Tomelty
Mother Superior: Freda Dowie
Graham: John Trigger
Trudi: Geraldine Sherman
Vangi: Cheryl Hall
Teresa: Kate Williams
Victor: Roger Hammond
Lil: Peggy Aitchison
Counsel at Public Hearing: Jeffrey Segal
Defence: David Garth
Chairman: George Belbin

: 24 Hours

Presented by Kenneth Allsop with the latest news in pictures


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop

: Conflict at Work

Reshaping Industrial Relations 1: Recognition of Staff Unions Introduced by GRAHAM TURNER


Introduced By: Graham Turner
Producer: Tony Matthews

: 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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