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: Cricket: Third Test

England v
New Zealand First day
Live coverage of the whole of the morning's play direct from Headingley Commentary team
Television presentation by DAVID KENNING and JOHN SHREWSBURY


Unknown: Richie Benaud
Presentation By: David Kenning

: The Herbs



Written By: Michael Bond

: News

Weatherman JACK SCOTT


Unknown: Jack Scott

: Wimbledon 1973

The Lawn Tennis Championships direct from the All England Club HARRY CARPENTER introduces all the highlights of the tenth day's play featuring
The semi-finals of the Men's Singles
BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you a courtside view of the two vital matches of the day on the famous Centre Court. With commentaries by DAN MASKELL , JACK KRAMER PETER WEST , BILL KNIGHT and JOHN MOTSON
Producer A. p. WILKINSON


Introduces: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Dan Maskell
Unknown: Jack Kramer
Unknown: Peter West
Presentation By: Richard Tilling
Presentation By: Alan Mouncer
Presentation By: Bob Duncan
Presentation By: Fred Viner
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston
Unknown: Martin Hopkins
Unknown: Brian Venner
Producer: A. P. Wilkinson

: Blue Peter Flies the World: Safari to Morocco

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves.
As the Blue Peter team sets off on its 1973 expedition, there's a chance to see some of the highlights of the previous foreign adventures. Today, it's the epic journey by Land Rover which began at the BBC's Television Centre in London and ended in M'Hamid on the edge of the Sahara Desert where the temperature was 135°F!


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Producer: Edward Barnes

: Robinson Crusoe: Part 10

A film series based on the well-known story of the famous cast-away.

Robinson encounters the cannibals and rescues Friday.

: The Wombles

Told by Bernard Cribbins
Music by MIKE BATT
Animated and directed by IVOR wood


Unknown: Elisabeth Beresford
Told By: Bernard Cribbins
Music By: Mike Batt
Directed By: Ivor Wood

: National News

with Robert Dougall ; Weather


Unknown: Robert Dougall

: Your Region Tonight

followed by Regional Weather (London only: Nationwide)
(Regional details as Monday)

: Wimbledon 1973

The Lawn Tennis Championships
HARRY CARPENTER introduces the final transmission of the day direct from the All England Club, featuring highlights of the semi-finals of the Men's Singles with expert comment from JACK KRAMER
Match of the Day: BBC2, 10.15 pm


Introduces: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Jack Kramer

: Star Trek: And the Children Shall Lead

Investigating a disaster call from planet Triacus, Kirk is much puzzled to find children playing happily beside the sprawled bodies of their parents, mysteriously done to death.
The enigma is as nothing to that which awaits him when he discovers the games they get up to aboard the Enterprise!


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: De Forest Kelley
Mr Scott: James Doohan
Gorgan: Melvin Belli
Tommy Starnes: Craig Hundley

: The Burke Special

with James Burke
Want to get ahead? Fancy the idea of reading people's minds? Like to get on better with the opposite sex?
In tonight's programme JAMES BURKE takes a look at an investigation that could change your life completely. It's not that you'll never be the same again-you will - but the rest of the world won't.
Executive producer MICHAEL BLAKSTAD


Unknown: James Burke
Unknown: James Burke
Director: Robin Nash
Producer: Michael Blakstad

: Nine O'Clock News

with Robert Dougall and Richard Whitmore and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weather


Unknown: Robert Dougall
Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Warship: The Drop

by Robert Holmes
Starring Donald Burton, David Savile with Tony Steedman, Rio Fanning
Malta - and CPO Donovan has some private business to settle... The drop is an old Navy custom: the officer who has responsibility for victualling a ship has a lot of friends - friends who are willing to pay.


Writer: Robert Holmes
Series devised by: Ian Mackintosh
Series devised by/Producer: Anthony Coburn
Director: Lennie Mayne
Commander Nialls: Donald Burton
Lt-Commander Beaumont: David Savile
Flynn: Tony Steedman
CPO Donovan: Rio Fanning
MAA Heron: Don Henderson
Rear-Admiral Mulliner: Donald Hewlett
Lt Wakelin: Graeme Eton
Savona: Alec Mango
Vera Cesnik: Nicolette McKenzie
Spiro: Peter Birrel
Gina: Mary Webster
Lt-Commander Padden: Julian Curry
Large: Richard Aylen
CPO Watson: Terry Bale
Second CPO: David Purcell
Tony: Gino Melvazzi

: Night Music

Kenneth McKellar and Roddy McMillan invite you to join them for some songs and stories. BRIAN FAHEY and the SCOTTISH RADIO ORCHESTRA leader IAN TYRE
Script EDDIE BOYD. Designer BOB smart
Producer IAIN MACFADYEN (BBC Scotland)


Unknown: Kenneth McKellar
Unknown: Roddy McMillan
Unknown: Brian Fahey
Script: Eddie Boyd.
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: Midweek

Presenter Nicholas Harman
Vincent Hanna. Max Hastings , David Jessel and Tom Mangold are the Midweek correspondents.


Presenter: Nicholas Harman
Unknown: Vincent Hanna.
Unknown: Max Hastings
Unknown: David Jessel
Unknown: Tom Mangold

: Late Night News

: Before the Ark

Last of a series of ten programmes 10: When Continents Drift
The distribution and evolution of animals track the movements of the continents on which they have travelled as passengers.
Introduced by Dr Alan Charig , Curator of Fossil Amphibians, Reptiles and Birds at the British Museum (Natural History), London


Introduced By: Dr Alan Charig
Director: Peter Ramsden
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

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.

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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