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: The Herbs

Written by Michael Bond.
Today's Watch with Mother


Writer: Michael Bond

: Champion the Wonder Horse

Champion is the leader of a herd of wild horses, and Ricky is the only human he trusts absolutely,

: Canoe: 7: Building Your Own Canoe

The second of two programmes in which Alan Byde, from Oxford, builds a canoe in glass fibre.
Introduced by John Earle.


Presenter: John Earle
Expert: Alan Byde
Director: John Vigar
Producer: John Dobson

: Closedown

: Fo a Fe

Welsh comedy series
(English transmitters only)

: Interval

: Along the River

Today's Watch with Mother


Devised and produced by: Dave Ellison
Devised and produced by: Roy Billings

: News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: Good Sailing: 8: Cruiser Handling Techniques

Useful drills before you set off.


Presenter: Alec Miller
Producer: Brenda Borsfield

: The Countryman

A magazine programme about the British countryside
Introduced by Duncan Carse with reporters Phil Drabble on The Wash, who looks up an old friend, Kenzie Thorpe.
Michael Canney who reports from the most impressive Roman remain north of the Alps - Hadrian's Wall.
Geoffrey Weaver who visits Bob Scott, Warden of the Bird Reserve at Dungeness, to find out what effect the new nuclear power station has had on the wildlife of this pebbly peninsula.
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Duncan Carse
Reporter: Phil Drabble
Reporter: Michael Canney
Reporter: Geoffrey Weaver
Interviewee: Kenzie Thorpe
Interviewee: Bob Scott
Producer: Peter Crawford

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: Dragon in Danger: Pageant Plans

by Rosemary Manning
with Roy Kinnear



Author: Rosemary Manning
Storyteller: Roy Kinnear

: Animal Magic

A weekly series introduced by Johnny Morris
The World of Animals
In the wild, in the zoo, at home: a magazine of stories about animals constantly illustrating their own kind of magic.
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Director: George Inger
Director: David Pearce
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: John Craven's Newsround

Rapid reports of unusual events


Presenter: John Craven

: Motor Mouse and It's the Wolf

A series of colour cartoons with Motor Mouse leading Autocat on some high-powered cat-and-mouse games and villainous Mildew Wolf casting a hungry eye on Lambsy.

: Hector's House

The varied adventures of Hector the Dog and Zaza the Cat, not forgetting next-door-neighbour Mrs Kiki Frog.

: Nationwide

Reporting Scotland - Wales Today - Scene Around Six-Look North - Midlands Today - Look East - Points West - South Today - Spotlight South West

With the news and views in your area tonight and in the country at large, including Fanny Cradock comparing food prices in Germany and Britain. Presented by Michael Barratt and Bob Wellings


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Bob Wellings
Reporter: Fanny Cradock
Reporter: Brian Ash
Reporter: Robert Langley
Reporter: Lynn Lewis
Reporter: Jack Pizzey
Reporter: Joan Shenton
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Editor: Michael Bunce

: Television Top of the Form: Heat 3: South and West: Cirencester v Plymouth

Can you keep pace with the young generation as they take up the challenge to become the Top Team of 1972?
Question Master Geoffrey Wheeler


Question Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Questions set by: Boswell Taylor
Director: Peter Massey
Producer: Bill Wright

: Tomorrow's World

Raymond Baxter introduces a weekly report on the world of science, medicine and technology, with James Burke.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Presenter: James Burke
Reporter: William Woollard
Reporter: Michael Rodd
Producer: Brian Johnson
Producer: Christopher Riley
Editor: Lawrence Wade

: Hollywood Premiere: The Whole World is Watching

Starring Burl Ives, Joseph Campanella, James Farentino, Carrie Snodgrass

A student riot. At the end of a violent day a policeman is dead and one of the students is charged with his murder. An explosive situation erupts into a tense courtroom drama as three lawyers - each with his own individual way of fighting for justice - join forces to defend the youngster. A difficult case from the outset, soon seems to be impossible.


Director: Richard A. Colla
Walter Nichols: Burl Ives
Brian Darrell: Joseph Campanella
Neil Darrell: James Farentino
Chancellor Graham: Hal Holbrook
The Governor: Stephen McNally
Officer Platt: Steve Ihnat
Gil Bennett: Rick Ely
Ed Shepp: Dennis Olivieri
Jim Church: Roy Poole
Megan Baker: Carrie Snodgrass

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Whatever Happened to Rolls-Royce?: Tuesday's Documentary

John Pearson investigates the story of a lame duck that flies.
Just over a year ago Britain and the rest of the world woke up to find Rolls-Royce had gone bust. Newspapers said it was the greatest blow to national prestige since the sinking of Hood in 1941. What did happen to Rolls-Royce? Why did it happen? Who was responsible? What is happening now? What future is there for the national institution that went bankrupt?
John Pearson - biographer of such other national institutions as Ian Fleming and the Kray Twins - pieces together the jigsaw puzzle of the Rolls-Royce story.
(... a year after ...: page 11)


Reporter: John Pearson
Producer: Paul Bonner

: Film 72

Barry Norman previews and reviews the week's new films, including the new Yul Brynner Western Catlow.


Presenter: Barry Norman
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: 24 Hours

with the latest news in pictures

: The Bitter Sands

Patrick Garland reads from "The Desert Fathers".


Reader: Patrick Garland
Producer: Shirley du Boulay

: Weatherman

National and Regional News and Weather (except London)

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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