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: Repondez s'il vous plait: 13: Vous avez un rendez-vous?

An invitation to speak French

: Avventura: Programme 13

A 25-part course in Italian


: Interval

: Croesi'r Bont

A series for those who have been learning Welsh for some two years
Introduced by Mair Robbins and Bill Raybould
With Cennard Davies


Presenter: Mair Robbins
Presenter: Bill Raybould
Presenter: Cennard Davies
Producer: Wynne Lloyd

: Weatherman

Jack Scott looks at the weekend weather


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Watch with Mother: The Herbs

Written by Michael Bond.


Writer: Michael Bond

: Desert Crusader: Zengy's Prisoner


Director: Henry Colpi

: Grandstand

featuring Rugby Union Championship
Wales face England at Cardiff
Introduced by Frank Bough

Today's Timetable:
12.35 Football Preview
12.55 Boxing
1.5 Racing
1.25 Boxing/Rugby Union Preview
1.35 Racing
1.55 Boxing
2.5 Racing
2.25 Gymnastics
2.35 Rugby Union: Wales v England
4.15 Ireland v New Zealand
4.40 Gymnastics
4.50 Final Score

12.35* Football Preview
Sam Leitch introduces action, personalities and the latest news of today's outstanding fixtures.

12.55* World Championship Boxing
Harry Carpenter reports from Kingston, Jamaica; with the latest news of next week's Heavyweight Championship of the World in which Joe Frazier defends his title against George Foreman.
(An exclusive of the World Heavyweight Championship can be seen on Tuesday, BBC1, 9.25 pm)

1.5; 1.35; 2.5* Racing from Haydock Park
1.15 Bristol Novices' Hurdle (Div 1) (2 miles)
1.45 Wills Hurdle (Handicap) (2 miles)
2.15 W.D. & H.O. Wills Premier Chase Final (21 miles)

1.25; 1.55* International Boxing
Highlights of this week's main supporting contest at the Royal Albert Hall, which featured Alan Minter, Les Stevens, Tom Imrie and Mark Rowe

2.25; 4.40* Gymnastics from the Royal Albert Hall: The Great Britain National Tournament for the Champions Cup
The top six men and women gymnasts in Great Britain today contest the premier award of their fast-growing and spectacular sport.
Organised by the BAGA in conjunction with the Sunday Times.

2.35* International Rugby Union from Cardiff: Wales v England
BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you the whole of this afternoon's great occasion, in which Wales begin their defence of the International Championship title they have held for four years.
and at 4.15 Cliff Morgan reports from Dublin on this afternoon's other International, between Ireland and New Zealand.
(Highlights of the Wales v England and Ireland v New Zealand matches can be seen in Rugby Special: tonight at 7.30. BBC2)

4.50* Final Score
Including classified football results, rugby and racing results.

Timings are subject to alteration in order to keep up to date with events.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Reporter (World Championship Boxing)/Commentator (International Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
Reporter (Racing): Julian Wilson
TV Presentation (Racing): Ray Lakeland
Boxer: Alan Minter
Boxer: Les Stevens
Boxer: Tom Imrie
Boxer: Mark Rowe
Commentator (Gymnastics): Alan Weeks
TV Presentation (Gymnastics): Alan Mouncer
Commentator (International Rugby Union): Bill McLaren
TV Presentation (International Rugby Union): Dewi Griffiths
Commentator (International Rugby Union - Ireland v New Zealand): Cliff Morgan
Grandstand presented by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: The Basil Brush Show

featuring Derek Fowlds
with Sam Kydd, Vic Wise, William Shearer, Marcus Powell, Charley Atom

Special guests The Bachelors, Jon Klox


Presenter: Derek Fowlds
[Actor]: Sam Kydd
[Actor]: Vic Wise
[Actor]: William Shearer
[Actor]: Marcus Powell
[Actor]: Charley Atom
Singers: The Bachelors
Magician: Jon Klox
Script: George Martin
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Designer: Pamela Lambooy
Producer: Robin Nash

: News

Today's Sport



Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Dr Who: The Three Doctors: Part 4

A four-part story by Bob Baker and Dave Martin
Starring Jon Pertwee
with Patrick Troughton and William Hartnell

The 'original' Doctor joins his fellows in Omega's world. All three Doctors take a desperate gamble to defeat Omega, with cosmic annihilation as the price of failure.


Writer: Bob Baker
Writer: Dave Martin
Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson
Script Editor: Terrance Dicks
Designer: Roger Liminton
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Lennie Mayne
Dr Who: Jon Pertwee
Omega: Stephen Thorne
Dr Who: Patrick Troughton
Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart: Nicholas Courtney
Jo Grant: Katy Manning
Sergeant Benton: John Levene
Dr Tyler: Rex Robinson
Mr Ollis: Laurie Webb
President of the Council: Roy Purcell
Time Lord: Graham Leaman
Dr Who: William Hartnell
Mrs Ollis: Patricia Prior

: Wonderful World of Disney: The 101 Problems of Hercules

A bugle-call signals the arrival of civil-war veteran Buckeye with his three dogs to take the settlement's sheep to distant pastures; but Indians attack and the old soldier gets back more dead than alive, leaving the flock to the hazards of the wilds.
Despite his faith in Hercules, his best dog, there is little hope of their survival.
A Walt Disney production

: High Adventure: Invasion

Tonight's adventure film stars Edward Judd, Yoko Tani, Valerie Gearon, Lyndon Brook, Tsai Chin and Eric Young

A strange nightmarish series of events follow a road accident at night in the English countryside - an army radar unit detect an inexplicable signal, strangely-dressed figures are seen, and then blood tests show that the victim of the road accident cannot be human...
Tonight's science fiction film is the tense and gripping story of a landing by an alien race-the Lystrians.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Screenplay: Roger Marshall
From a story by: Robert Holmes
Producer: Jack Greenwood
Director: Alan Bridges
Dr Vernon: Edward Judd
Sita - Lystrian woman: Yoko Tani
Dr Claire Harland: Valerie Gearon
Brian Carter: Lyndon Brook
Nurse Lim: Tsai Chin
Lystrian man: Eric Young
Muncaster: Barrie Ingham
Sister Evans: Ann Castle
Draycott: Glyn Houston
Blackburn: Anthony Sharp
Second Lystrian woman: Cali Raia
Barbara Gough: Jean Lodge
Sister Kelly: Ann Martin
Elaine: Stephanie Bidmead

: Cilla

A live show starring Cilla Black
Special guest John Alderton
with Pan's People
and A Song for Europe 1973 starring Cliff Richard who tonight sings Song No 2 'Ashes to Ashes' written by Tony Cole
including live outside broadcasts from somewhere in England and viewers realising their Unusual Ambitions



Singer/Presenter: Cilla Black
Guest: John Alderton
Dancers: Pan's People
Singer (A Song for Europe 1973): Cliff Richard
Writer (Ashes to Ashes): Tony Cole
Writer: Ronnie Taylor
Choreographer: Irving Davies
Singers: The Breakaways
Musical Director/Special Arrangements: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Sound: Len Shorey
Lighting: Bill Millar
Designer: David Chandler
Producer: Michael Hurll

: A Man Called Ironside: But When She Was Bad

A new film series starring
Raymond Burr as Robert Ironside
Don Galloway as Det-Sgt Brown
Don Mitchell as Mark Sanger
Elizabeth Baur as Officer Fran Belding
with guest stars Suzanne Pleshette, Dane Clark, Johnny Seven

Set-up for murder. With the help of an embittered young woman, Shelley Kingman, a ruthless gang-land boss puts into operation a fool-proof plan to kill Ironside...



Robert Ironside: Raymond Burr
Det-Sgt Brown: Don Galloway
Mark Sanger: Don Mitchell
Officer Fran Belding: Elizabeth Baur
[Actress]: Suzanne Pleshette
[Actor]: Dane Clark
[Actor]: Johnny Seven

: News

with Peter Woods


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Match of the Day

David Coleman introduces soccer action from two First Division grounds plus analysis, news and interviews.

Match No 1 comes from a Northern ground rarely out of the news this season.

Match No 2 features a stem battle farther south.



Presenter/Commentator (Match No 1): David Coleman
Commentator (Match No 2): Barrie Davies [Barry Davies]
Football television presentation: Alec Weeks
Football television presentation: John McGonagle
Match of the Day presented by: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Parkinson

Conversation, good music, and the occasional surprise with Michael Parkinson and his guests



Presenter: Michael Parkinson
Musicians: The Harry Stoneham Five
Designer: Geoffrey Winslow
Director: Roger Ordish
Producer: Richard Brewett

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.

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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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