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: Disc a Dawn

Welsh Pop show

: Interval

: Trumpton: The Greenhouse

Today's Watch with Mother
(Colour) [Repeat]


Puppets and production: Gordon Murray

: News


1.53 Interval


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Out of School

For teachers, parents and children: previews of some future BBC School programmes

Science Session: Satisfaction Guaranteed
for 14-16-year-olds

2.15* Making a Musical: Tunes and Chords
for 13-16-year-olds

2.35* British Social History: Goods and Chattels
for 14-16-year-olds
Commentary by Robin Ray

2.55* New Horizons: A Garden or a Desert?
for 16-18-year-olds
Introduced by John Tusa
With Professor G. P. Wibberley, Dr H.O. Pereira, Michael Allaby


Presenter (Science Session): Bob Holness
Producer (Science Session): Peter Baker
Producer (Making a Musical): John Hosier
Narrator (British Social History): Robin Ray
Producer (British Social History): Jill Sheppard
Presenter (New Horizons): John Tusa
Guest (New Horizons): Professor G. P. Wibberley
Guest (New Horizons): Dr H.O. Pereira
Guest (New Horizons): Michael Allaby
Producer (New Horizons): Andrew Neal

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5
(Shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)

: Jackanory

with Freddie Jones
This week's Jackanory stories are all about wizards, witches and sorcerers. They are of every kind; a wicked Russian witch with sea serpents at her command, a kind Welsh witch who can make the corn grow and the hens lay eggs, and a rather junior sorcerer who sends an old man on the strangest journey of his life.
Today: The Sorcerer's Apprentice by BARBARA HAZEN with pictures by TOMI UNGERER


Unknown: Freddie Jones
Unknown: Barbara Hazen
Unknown: Tomi Ungerer

: The Madly Sad Princess: Part 3

Princess Emily pretends to be sad so that her father will allow her to marry the young man in the dungeon.
Told by Gary Watson



Narrator: Gary Watson
Director: Borivej Zeman
Presented by: Peggy Miller
King Henry: Jaroslav Marvan
King Goodthought: Rudolf Deyl
Prince Albert: Vaclav Neckar
Princess Emily: Helena Vondrackova

: Soper at Large: ...in the Cairngorms

With Tony Soper
In the Central Highlands of Scotland you can see how climate and altitude affect the landscape and the wildlife.
See an osprey dive for fish; a pine marten scamper after squirrels; a red deer stag take a mud bath; a reindeer graze on the roof of Great Britain.
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Tony Soper
Producer: John Sparks

: 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
Reporter: Brian Ash
Reporter: Robert Langley
Reporter: Lynn Lewis
Reporter: Jack Pizzey
Reporter: Joan Shenton
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Assistant Editor: Phil Sidey
Editor: Michael Bunce

: Tom and Jerry: Triplet Trouble

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse.

: Owen MD

Threadbare Harvest: part 1 by WILLIAM EMMS starring Nigel Stock with Joan Newell and Ursula Howells 'Nearly impossible. Make one move and their union's down on you like a ton of bricks.
Script editor CHRISTOPHER BOND Designer MICHAEL EDWARDS Producer BILL SELLARS Director HUGH DAVID (from Birmingham)
(For cast sea Thursday, page 87)


Unknown: Nigel Stock
Unknown: Joan Newell
Unknown: Ursula Howells
Designer: Michael Edwards
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Hugh David

: Star Trek: This Side of Paradise

Given the grim task of seeking survivors on Omicron Ceti III, which has become exposed to deadly rays, Captain Kirk is astounded to find everyone wonderfully well.
Furthermore, the colonists are extraordinarily content with their condition and he becomes baffled and then, fortunately as it trans-spires, enraged at the insidious effect their behaviour has on his crew, even the unimpressionable Spock succumbing to the seduction.


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: DeForest Kelley
Sulu: George Takei
Elias Sandaval: Frank Overton
Leila: Jill Ireland

: Softly, Softly:Task Force: The Removal

by Allan Prior
[Starring] Frank Windsor as Det-Supt Watt, Norman Bowler as Det-Insp Hawkins, David Lloyd Meredith as Sgt Evans, Terence Rigby as PC Snow, Heather Stoney as P/W Det-Sgt Green

John Watt has an urgent problem. He is told that a job is being done at that very moment but not where. Can he find out where the crime is being committed? Sgt Evans and PC Snow are in the right place and at the right time... but will they catch the villains?


Writer: Allan Prior
Task Force format by: Elwyn Jones
Script Editor: Gerry Davis
Designer: Christine Ruscoe
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Philip Dudley
Det-Supt Watt: Frank Windsor
Det-Insp Hawkins: Norman Bowler
Sgt Evans: David Lloyd Meredith
PC Snow: Terence Rigby
P/W Det-Sgt Green: Heather Stoney
Garbutt: Graham Weston
Turner: Johnny Briggs
Sybil Albert: Stephanie Bidmead
Tom Albert: Paul Aston
Sammy: Hugh Sullivan
Liz Carr: Lois Daine
Kiddo: Terry Wale
Silvana: Lydia Lisle

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Robert Dougall with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: A Blank on the Map

A journey with David Attenborough
A thousand square miles of unexplored country in the centre or New Guinea; from the air it looked little different from the rest of the jungle-covered mountains that fill most of the island s interior. But then photographs for an aerial survey unexpectedly showed a few tiny clearings. It could be that, hidden in the forest, there lived people still uncontacted by the outside world. So a patrol officer, with 100 carriers, set out to walk straight across the blank patch, to plot its rivers, measure its mountains and see just what did live in its forests.
Film cameraman HUGH MILES Film editor PAM CARTER


Unknown: David Attenborough
Editor: Pam Carter
Producer: David Attenborough

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented by David Dimbleby with the latest news in pictures and with on-the-spot reports by BERNARD FALK , MAX HASTINGS JAMES HOGG , DAVID JESSEL DAVID LOMAX , TOM MANGOLD
BARRIE PENROSE and DAVID TAYLOR and special contributions from


Presented By: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Max Hastings
Unknown: James Hogg
Unknown: David Jessel
Unknown: David Lomax
Unknown: Tom Mangold
Unknown: Barrie Penrose
Unknown: David Taylor
Unknown: Keith Kyle
Unknown: Robert McKenzie
Unknown: Michael Starks
Editor: Peter Pagnamenta

: The Golden Years of Alexander Korda

The story of a great impresario, artist and financier, philosopher and wizard, a foreigner more English than the English, a crazy world of make-believe in the Britain of the 1930s.
With personal reminiscences from Elisabeth Bergner, Sir John Clements, Eileen Corbett, Ian Dalrymple, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., John Justin, Elsa Lanchester, Vivien Leigh, Montagu Marks, James Mason, Muir Mathieson, George Mikes, Mary Morris, Merle Oberon, Sir Ralph Richardson, Dame Flora Robson, Miklos Rozsa, R. C. Sherriff, Paul Tabori, Ann Todd, Alfred Watkins, Frank Wells
and film extracts from The Private Life of Henry VIII; The Thief of Bagdad; Lady Hamilton; The Four Feathers Things to Come; Jungle Book; The Scarlet
Pimpernel; Catherine the Great; Rembrandt and others
Written and produced by Robert Vas


Narrator: Kenneth More
Interviewee: Elisabeth Bergner
Interviewee: Sir John Clements
Interviewee: Eileen Corbett
Interviewee: Ian Dalrymple
Interviewee: Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Interviewee: John Justin
Interviewee: Elsa Lanchester
Interviewee: Vivien Leigh
Interviewee: Montagu Marks
Interviewee: James Mason
Interviewee: Muir Mathieson
Interviewee: George Mikes
Interviewee: Mary Morris
Interviewee: Merle Oberon
Interviewee: Sir Ralph Richardson
Interviewee: Dame Flora Robson
Interviewee: Miklos Rozsa
Interviewee: R. C. Sherriff
Interviewee: Paul Tabori
Interviewee: Ann Todd
Interviewee: Alfred Watkins
Interviewee: Frank Wells
Writer/Producer: Robert Vas

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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.

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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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