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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38-9.53 Merry-go-Round: Animals on the Move: 2

10.00 Science Extra: Physics: Patterns of Chance
Introduced by Bryan Chapman

10.25-10.45 Maths Today: Year 2: Combined Operations

11.00 Watch!: A Castle: 1

11.18 Discovering Science: Energy into Work

11.40 Twentieth-Century Focus: Chinese Communism


Presenter (Science Extra): Bryan Chapman
Producer (Science Extra): David Roseveare

: Closedown

: Tresarn

Welsh play by Islwyn Ffowc Elis


Writer: Islwyn Ffowc Elis

: Interval

: The Herbs

Today's Watch with Mother


Puppets and animation: Ivor Wood

: News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Interval

: For Schools, Colleges: Scene: Clean Sweep

[Starring] Barry Jackson, Will Leighton and Bert Palmer


[Actor]: Barry Jackson
[Actor]: Will Leighton
[Actor]: Bert Palmer

: Closedown

: Interval

: Play School

A programme for children under 5.
Oblong and square shapes
Circles and pear shapes.
Today: "A Circular Tale" by Peter Charlton, illustrated by Hilary Hayton.


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Johnny Ball
Author (A Circular Tale): Peter Charlton
Illustrator (A Circular Tale): Hilary Hayton

: Jackanory: Polish Stories: Klip and Klap

With Sandor Eles.


Storyteller: Sandor Eles
Illustrations: Trevor Ridley

: Blue Peter

With Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves.


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

: Further Adventures of Dr Dolittle: A Tale of Two Snails

A cartoon series about Dr Dolittle and his friends and their rascally enemy, the pirate Sam Scurvy.

Hamilton, the giant pink snail, is in danger and it seems as though Dr Dolittle will be too late to help him.

: Sir Prancelot

The adventures of an inventive knight on his journeys to the Crusades.

Written, drawn and produced by John Ryan



Voices: Peter Hawkins
Writer/Illustrator/Producer: John Ryan

: 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: Duel Personality

Tom and Jerry playing Cat and Mouse in a selection from the world-famous cartoon films.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Owen MD: God's Acre: Part 2

by Jan Read.
Starring Nigel Stock with Joan Newell and Joseph O'Conor.

"I did warn you, Jim. Sturgess won't stand for outside interference."
(from Birmingham)


Writer: Jan Read
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Tristan de Vere Cole
Dr Thomas Owen: Nigel Stock
Meg Owen: Joan Newell
Dr Jim Fletcher: Alan Moore
Laura Hunter: Maggie Hanley
Sir Ralph Sturgess: Joseph O'Conor
Lady Sturgess: Gabrielle Brune
Harry Spence: Ray Mort
Frank Benson: Graham Lines
Arthur Baily: John Woodnutt
Peter Keele: Peter Clay
George Clayton: Bernard Martin
Dr Anne Morrow: Caroline Burt
Shop assistant: Brenda Saunders

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Ed Stewart.
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Pan's People


Presenter: Ed Stewart
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds
(by arrangement with Stanley Chamberlain, Michael Joseph)
Beryl Reid, Lorna Dallas, Barry Kent, Don Smoothey, Brian Marshall, Roy and Jackie Toaduff, Yvonne Michel and Erik
Chairman Leonard Sachs

(Lorna Dallas is appearing in "Show-boat" at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Comedienne: Beryl Reid
Singer: Lorna Dallas
Singer: Barry Kent
Comedian: Don Smoothey
Performer: Brian Marshall
Singer: Roy Toaduff
Singer: Jackie Toaduff
Dancers: Yvonne Michel and Erik
Musical Director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Do You Remember?

Robert Robinson looks back at July 1958 when parking meters first came to London, and sees what else was happening.
(Robert Robinson 's Choice: page 5)


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Director: Jan Elson
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Richard Baker.


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Play for Today: The House on Highbury Hill

by Piers Paul Read.
[Starring] Colin Farrell as Daniel, Amanda Reiss as Ethel, Alex Marshall as Marigold, Rachel Kempson as Mrs Anderson

The path of righteousness is a stony one. And Lo! for Daniel it is stonier than most.
(Radio Times People: page 4)


Writer: Piers Paul Read
Music arranged by: Tom McCall
Script Editor: Ann Scott
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: John Glenister
Daniel: Colin Farrell
Ethel: Amanda Reiss
Marigold: Alex Marshall
Mrs Anderson: Rachel Kempson
Mrs Hendrikson: Peggy Marshall
Father George: Roger Booth
Irish priest: Will Leighton
Narrator: Eric Thompson

: 24 Hours

Presented by Kenneth Allsop.
With Austin Mitchell
and reports from Bernard Falk, Max Hastings, James Hogg, David Jessel, David Lomax, Tom Mangold, Barrie Penrose and David Taylor
Special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert McKenzie
with the latest news in pictures.


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Presenter: Austin Mitchell
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: Max Hastings
Reporter: James Hogg
Reporter: David Jessel
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Barrie Penrose
Reporter: David Taylor
Special contribution: Keith Kyle
Special contribution: Robert McKenzie

: People Ltd: 3: Too Big to Change?

Presented by John Timpson and Tony Eccles.


Presenter: John Timpson
Presenter: Tony Eccles
Director: John Twitchin
Producer: Peter Riding

: Weatherman

Regional News and Weather (all except London and Wales); Closedown

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.

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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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