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: Wie bitte?: 20

German for beginners.

: Zarabanda: 20

Spanish for beginners.

: Closedown

: Weatherman

Bert Foord: the weekend weather


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: The Double Deckers: A Helping Hound

A comedy adventure series
Featuring Graham Stark as the Landlord, Nora Nicholson as Mrs Fisher.


Director: Jeremy Summers
Producer: Roy Simpson
The Landlord: Graham Stark
Mrs Fisher: Nora Nicholson

: Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines

A series of comedy cartoons

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough

12.50* Cup Preview
It's Quarter-Finals Day in both the FA Cup and Scottish Cup. Sam Leitch brings you the latest news of this afternoon's big matches, and introduces action and personalities.

Fight of the Week: Jackie Turpin (Leamington) v Ait Bourid Elmencuer (France)
Highlights of this week's welterweight fight at Belle Vue, Manchester.

1.30; 2.10* Show Jumping from Stoneleigh
Leading international riders take part in a unique competition, the Norwich Union Challenge Match, in which a team of four lady riders take on a team of four men.
Ladies' Team: Marion Mould, Ann Moore, Alison Dawes, Carolyn Bradley
Men's Team: Peter Broome, Peter Robeson, Alan Oliver, Graham Fletcher

1.45* Amateur Boxing: The Welsh ABA Championships
Some of the outstanding bouts from last night's championships at Pontypridd.

2.50* International Rugby Union from Murrayfield: The Calcutta Cup
Scotland v England BBC cameras bring you the whole of this afternoon's 79th Calcutta Cup match, traditionally one of the outstanding occasions of the international Rugby Union Championship.
(Highlights in Rugby Special. 7.50 BBC2. The men behind the men behind the r ball: page 13)

4.40* Final Score

Timings are subject to alteration.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter (Cup Preview): Sam Leitch
Boxer (Fight of the Week): Jackie Turpin
Boxer (Fight of the Week): Ait Bourid Elmencuer
Commentator (Fight of the Week): Harry Carpenter
Show-jumper (Ladies' Team): Marion Mould
Show-jumper (Ladies' Team): Ann Moore
Show-jumper (Ladies' Team): Alison Dawes
Show-jumper (Ladies' Team): Carolyn Bradley
Show-jumper (Men's Team): Peter Broome
Show-jumper (Men's Team): Peter Robeson
Show-jumper (Men's Team): Alan Oliver
Show-jumper (Men's Team): Graham Fletcher
Commentator (Show Jumping): Dorian Williams
Commentator (Show Jumping): Raymond Brooks-Ward
TV Presentation (Show Jumping): David Kenning
Commentator (International Rugby Union): Bill McLaren
Summaries (International Rugby Union): Cliff Morgan
TV Presentation (International Rugby Union): Bill Malcolm
"Grandstand" presented for television by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: We Want to Sing

Ray Alan joins 300 children in rousing uninhibited singing of songs they want to sing - with The Fivepenny Piece, The Northern Dance Orchestra, conducted by Bernard Herrmann
(from Manchester)


Presenter/Singer: Ray Alan
Musicians: The Fivepenny Piece
Musicians: The Northern Dance Orchestra
Conductor: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Nick Hunter

: News

Today's Sport


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Dr Who: The Sea Devils: Part 4

by Malcolm Hulke
Starring Jon Pertwee

Sea Devils attack the patrolling submarine. The Doctor persuades Captain Hart to investigate the prison, but arrives too late.


Writer: Malcolm Hulke
Title Music: Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Incidental Music: Malcolm Clarke
Script Editor: Terrance Dicks
Designer: Tony Snoaden
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Michael Briant
Dr Who: Jon Pertwee
Jo Grant: Katy Manning
Master: Roger Delgado
Trenchard: Clive Morton
Captain Hart: Edwin Richfield
Third Officer Blythe: June Murphy
Ldg-Tel Bowman: Alec Wallis
Cmdr Ridgeway: Donald Sumpter
Lt-Cmdr Mitchell: David Griffin
CPO Summers: Colin Bell
Sea Devil: Pat Gorman
Castle Guard Drew: Stanley McGeagh
Lt-Cmdr Watts: Brian Vaughan

: It's Cliff Richard

Starring Cliff Richard
Special guest star Petula Clark
featuring The New Seekers and Una Stubbs
with The Flirtations, Marty Swift
The Pamela Devis Dancers
Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra


Presenter/Singer: Cliff Richard
Musicians: Marvin, Welch and Farrar
Singer: Petula Clark
Performer: Una Stubbs
Singers: The Flirtations
[Actor]: Marty Swift
Dancers: The Pamela Devis Dancers
Choreography: Pamela Devis
Script: Eric Davidson
Musicians: Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra
Make-Up: Ann Rayment
Costume: Dorinda Bryant
Lighting: Bill Millar
Designer: David Chandler
Designer: Geoffrey Patterson
Producer: Michael Hurll

: High Adventure: Son of Fury

Tonight's film in this season of adventure films stars Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, George Sanders
with Frances Farmer, Roddy McDowall, Elsa Lanchester, John Carradine

After a miserable childhood and cheated of his inheritance by his villainous uncle, Benjamin Blake leaves home and stows away on a ship bound for the South Seas.
Tyrone Power is the fiery hero who has to battle his way across the world to claim his heritage - with Gene Tierney as the exotic Polynesian beauty who wins his heart.


Based on the novel by: Edison Marshall
Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck
Director: John Cromwell
Benjamin Blake: Tyrone Power
Eve: Gene Tierney
Sir Arthur Blake: George Sanders
Isabel: Frances Farmer
Benjamin (as a boy): Roddy McDowall
Caleb Green: John Carradine
Bristol Isabel: Elsa Lanchester
Amos Kidder: Harry Davenport
Helena: Kay Johnson
Pratt: Dudley Digges
Purdy: Halliwell Hobbes
Kenneth Hobart: Marten Lamont
Captain Greenough: Arthur Hohl

: The Dick Emery Show

A new comedy series starring Dick Emery
with special guest June Whitfield
and featuring Pat Coombs, Ballard Berkeley, Norman Chappell, Gordon Clyde

Red Letter Days for blushing bridesmaids and bashful barristers.


Writer: John Warren
Writer: John Singer
Designer: Gerry Scott
Executive Producer: John Ammonds
Producer: Colin Charman
Comedian: Dick Emery
[Actress]: June Whitfield
[Actress]: Pat Coombs
[Actor]: Ballard Berkeley
[Actor]: Norman Chappell
[Actor]: Gordon Clyde

: The Befrienders: A Case of No Resolution

by Harry W. Junkin
[Starring] Megs Jenkins as Janet, Peter Armitage as Chuck, Jane Wellow as Helen, Jenny Till as Frances
with Anthony Bate as David, Avril Elgar as Florence and Jennifer Wilson as Monica

David Farrel is a decent, kind, honourable man faced with a choice between two evils - to leave his wife or to stay with her. Both are intolerable.


Writer/Created by/Co-Producer: Harry W. Junkin
Designer: Cynthia Kljuco
Producer: John Henderson
Director: Ben Rea
Janet: Megs Jenkins
Chuck: Peter Armitage
Helen: Jane Wellow
Frances: Jenny Till
David: Anthony Bate
Florence: Avril Elgar
Monica: Jennifer Wilson
Fletcher: Mary Hignett
Worried man: Walter Horsbrugh
Jim: Richard Armour
Matron: Sheila Beckett

: News

with Richard Baker
and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Match of the Day: The FA Cup Sixth Round

Action highlights from two of today's quarter-final FA Cup Ties as eight teams seek to follow Arsenal as Cup Final victors.
David Coleman and Barry Davies are the commentators at two of the sixth round Cup Ties.

(Barry Davies's Choice: page 5)


Commentator: David Coleman
Commentator: Barry Davies
Television Presentation: Alec Weeks
Television Presentation: John McGonagle
Match of the Day presented by: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Braden's Week

Bernard Braden and his team take a sideways look at the week and a careful look at some of the problems that bother us.
With John Pitman and Esther Rantzen
Nonsense of the week: Ronald Fletcher
Song of the week: Jake Thackray
Children of the week: Harold Williamson
and Hilary Pritchard and Chris Munds.


Presenter: Bernard Braden
Reporter: John Pitman
Reporter: Esther Rantzen
Reader (Nonsense of the week): Ronald Fletcher
Singer: Jake Thackray
Interviewer (Children of the week): Harold Williamson
Performer: Hilary Pritchard
Performer: Chris Munds
Director: Simon Wadleigh
Producer: Tom Conway
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

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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