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: Canu'r Bobol

Songs of the people and their background

: Interval

: Mary, Mungo, Midge: The Garage

Today's Watch with Mother



Music: Johnny Pearson

: News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5


Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Johnny Ball

: Jackanory

With AL
MANCINI Tucker 's Countryside by GEORGE SELDEN 5: Hedley Day
Pictures by CAROL JONES Adapted and directed by PAUL STONE
Executive producer ANNA BOMB


Unknown: Mancini Tucker
Unknown: George Selden
Unknown: Carol Jones
Directed By: Paul Stone
Directed By: Daphne Jones
Producer: Anna Bomb

: Boss Cat: Farewell Mr Dibble

A film cartoon series.

: Ask Aspel

Michael Aspel introduces your television requests, and he will be talking to that 'whacky' headmaster Jimmy Edwards.
Send your letters to Ask Aspel, BBC,
Television Centre, London, W12


Introduces: Michael Aspel
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards.
Producer: Cranville Jenkins

: Magic Roundabout

Written and told by Eric Thompson.


Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: National News

and Weather

: London This Week

People, places and events in the news around town


Editor: Roger Ecclestone

: Tomorrow's World

Raymond Baxter introduces a weekly report on the invention that could prove revolutionary ... the idea engineers knew had to work ... the design of shapes to come ... on the whole fast-changing world of science, medicine and technology that will alter tomorrow. with James Burke Reporters


Introduces: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: James Burke
Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Michael Rodd
Unknown: Brian Johnson
Unknown: Andrew Wiseman
Editor: Lawrence Wade

: The Virginian

Brand-new adventures of the foreman from Shiloh A film series starring
James Drury as The Virginian Fox , Hound and the Widow McCloud
A figure from Trampas's past staggers into Shiloh and sets him a problem that seems to be insoluble.


Unknown: James Drury
Unknown: Virginian Fox
Unknown: Widow McCloud
Trampas: Doug McClure
Luke: Victor Jory
Clarissa McCloud: Jean Inness
2Bracken: Troy Donahue
Harper: Harper Flaherty

: Now Look Here...

Written by Barry Cryer and Graham Chapman
Starring Ronnie Corbett
with Madge Ryan as Mother, Richard O'Sullivan as Keith, Linda Hayden as Sally, Donald Hewlett as Colonel Sutcliffe, Wallas Eaton as Bobby and Rosemary Leach as Laura


Writer: Barry Cryer
Writer: Graham Chapman
Signature Tune: Denis King
Incidental Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Costumes: Mary Woods
Make-up: Elizabeth Rowell
Sound: John Holmes
Lighting: Peter Winn
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: Bill Hitchcock
Ronnie: Ronnie Corbett
Mother: Madge Ryan
Keith: Richard O'Sullivan
Sally: Linda Hayden
Colonel Sutcliffe: Donald Hewlett
Bobby: Wallas Eaton
Laura: Rosemary Leach
[Actor]: James Ware
[Actor]: John Lawrence
[Actress]: Constance Carling

: Sound of Laughter: 14: Last Round-Up

Scenes from early comedy talkies
Introduced by Frank Muir
From the National Film Theatre.

Laurel and Hardy, Buster Keaton, Harry Langdon, W. C. Fields, and Robert Benchley are featured in this, the last programme of American films in the series.
A BBCtv production in association with Raymond Rohauer


Presenter/Script: Frank Muir
Film Consultant: Raymond Rohauer
Producer: Richard Evans

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Richard Baker with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Onedin Line: A Very Important Passenger

by Roy Russell
starring Peter Gilmore, Anne Stallybrass and Edward Chapman, Brian Rawlinson, Philip Bond, Jessica Benton.
James is approached to carry a secret passenger to Italy, little knowing that Callon has arranged it, knowing the dangers involved.


Writer: Roy Russell
Series devised by: Cyril Abraham
Script Editor: Barry Thomas
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Producer: Peter Graham Scott
Director: Peter Cregeen
James: Peter Gilmore
Anne: Anne Stallybrass
Robert: Brian Rawlinson
Callon: Edward Chapman
Albert Frazer: Philip Bond
Elizabeth: Jessica Benton
The passenger: John Franklyn-Robbins
Sir George Pelham: John Line
Alun Medcalf: Alfred Bell
Carl Strang: Grahame Mallard
Manuel Santos: Michael Menaugh
Jacky Clegg: Billy Hamon
Rear Admiral Spinks: Rollo Gamble

: 24 Hours

Presented all this week by David Dimbleby with the latest news in pictures


Unknown: David Dimbleby

: The Tough Guys: Peter Sellers in Never Let Go

starring Richard Todd, Adam Faith
A meek and unsuccessful salesman has the misfortune to fall foul of a ruthless and vicious garage owner who runs a well-organised converted car racket.
The film marked another first in the amazing career of Peter Sellers. For his realistic portrayal of the brutal and sadistic Lionel Meadows, Sellers departed from his serio-comic little man roles to play a British tough guy whose ruthlessness more than equals that of any Hollywood gangster.
Director John Guillermin


Director: John Guillermin
Lionel Meadows: Peter Sellers
John Cummings: Richard Todd
Tommy Towers: Adam Faith
Anne Cummings: Elizabeth Sellars
Jackie: Carol White
Alfie Barnes: Mervyn Johns
Inspector Thomas: Noel Willman
Cliff: David Lodge
Alec Berger: Peter Jones
MacKinnon: John Bailey
Regan: Nigel Stock
Pennington: John Le Mesurier

: 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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