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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Merry-go-Round: From Stage-Coach to Steam Engine

10.00 Europe on the Move: We come from the South

10.25-10.45 Maths Workshop: Stage 1: Circles and Spirals

11.00 Watch!: Visiting Australia: Marsupials

11.18 Discovering Science: Water as a Gas

11.40 Twentieth-Century Focus: Living with faith: Christian Community

: Closedown

: Tresarn

Welsh play by Islwyn Ffowc Elis.


Writer: Islwyn Ffowc Elis

: Interval

: The Herbs

Today's Watch with Mother
Told by Gordon Rollings.


Narrator: Gordon Rollings

: News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges: Scene: Sent Away from Home

With Michael Caine.


Interviewee: Michael Caine
Producer: Tom Stanier

: Closedown

: Interval

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: The Little Broomstick: Ride Away, Ride Away

by Mary Stewart
With Geraldine McEwan.


Author: Mary Stewart
Storyteller: Geraldine McEwan

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves.


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

: Dr Dolittle: Baffled Buffalo

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

The President of the United States wants Dr Dolittle to find a very special buffalo, but the buffalo won't co-operate.

: Sir Prancelot

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


Voices: Peter Hawkins
Written, drawn and produced by: John Ryan

: Nationwide

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


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Bob Wellings

: Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Owen MD: Ancient Enemy: Part 2

by William Emms
Starring Nigel Stock

"Nobody gets over the fear of cholera. One of mankind's most ancient enemies."

(from Birmingham)


Writer: William Emms
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Designer: Merle Downie
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: David Maloney
Dr Owen: Nigel Stock
Dr Fletcher: Alan Moore
Laura: Maggie Hanley
Heather: Ann Penfold
Joe Blayden: Mike Pratt
Rose Blayden: Wendy Gifford
Tony Blayden: Simon Turner
Joan Mander: Mitzi Rogers
Ted Mander: Graham Weston
Mrs Gunstone: Barbara Leake
Mr Goff: John Moore
Mrs Goff: Anna Wing
Dr Wade: Patricia Maynard
Public Health Inspector: Clifford Parrish
Reporter: Michael Cullen

: 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: Johnnie Stewart

: Six of Rix: Aren't Men Beasts!

by Vernon Sylvaine: freely adapted by Michael Pertwee
Starring Brian Rix

Roger Holly has always known that this would be no ordinary day, because in the afternoon he plans to get married. But he hasn't bargained for the unexpected...

A BBC outside broadcast recorded at the Theatre Royal, Norwich
(Brian Rix is appearing in "Don't Just Lie There, Say Something" at the Garrick Theatre, London)


Author: Vernon Sylvaine
Adapted by: Michael Pertwee
Setting: Rhoda Gray
Director: Wallace Douglas
Tom Holly: Brian Rix
Ann Rowntree: Stephanie Voss
Roger Holly: Derek Royle
Caroline Potter: Anna Dawson
Yvette Le Grange: Glenys O'Brien
A lady patient: Elaine Baillie
Police Constable: George Little
Lady Potter: Sheila Mercier
Lord Potter: Leo Franklyn
Salmon: Peter Bland

: Do You Remember?

Robert Robinson looks back to a turning point in football, England's first home defeat in November 1953, and sees what else was happening.


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

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented this week by Kenneth Kendall


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Play for Today: Cows

by Howard Barker
With Alison Leggatt as Geraldine, Alan Webb as Herbert, Tessa Wyatt as Jane, Michael Gambon as Max, Angela Browne as Regina, Julia Goodman as Janice and Michael O'Grady as Dennis

A country family stream out of their house after a social worker has an accident outside their home. But who is the one that needs the help?
(Radio Times People: page 4)


Writer: Howard Barker
Song by: Tim Curry
Script Editor: Ann Scott
Designer: Richard Henry
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: John Gorrie
Geraldine: Alison Leggatt
Herbert: Alan Webb
Jane: Tessa Wyatt
Max: Michael Gambon
Regina: Angela Browne
Janice: Julia Goodman
Dennis: Michael Grady

: 24 Hours

Presented tonight by Austin Mitchell.


Presenter: Austin Mitchell
Producer of the Day: Michael Townson
Editor: Peter Pagnamenta

: People Ltd: 7: Need there be 'them' and 'us'?

The human side of organisations.
Presented by John Timpson and Tony Eccles.


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

: Weatherman

Regional News; 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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