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: Champion

the Wonder Horse

: Noggin

and the Flying Machine 5: The City

: Animal Design

Why do whales grow so large? Why can'cows fly? A daily series about the size and shape of animals.
3:Elephants and other Giants
How are elephants built? Could ' dinosaurs ' have grown any bigger?
Introduced by Tony Soper with Prof John Currey Dr George Whitfield Dr Robert Bakker
Producer JOHN SPARKS (from Bristol)


Introduced By: Tony Soper
Unknown: Prof John Currey
Unknown: Dr George Whitfield
Unknown: Dr Robert Bakker
Director: George Inger
Producer: John Sparks

: Closedown

: News

Weatherman JACK SCOTT


Unknown: Jack Scott

: Pogles' Wood: Kings and Queens

The plant tells Pippin and Tog the story of a silly quarrel and how it was settled.

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: All the Fish in the Sea written by JANET LYNCH-WATSON illustrated by mina MARTINEZ Presenters


Written By: Janet Lynch-Watson
Illustrated By: Mina Martinez
Unknown: Miranda Connell
Unknown: Lionel Morton

: Jackanory

with Ted Ray
The Railway Stories by REV W. AWDRY
Today: Troublesome Engines


Unknown: Ted Ray

: Dr Dolittle

A Hatful of Rabbits
Merlin the Magician's rabbit needs the tender touch of Dr Dolittle when he can'do the hat-trick any more.

: Hope and Keen's Crazy Bus

Mike Hope and Albie Keen in Thistle Be the Place by DAVID A. YALLOP with PETER GOODWRIGHT as Crumble the Butler UNA MCLEAN as Jessie McPherson
RUTH KETTLEWELL as Mrs Grapple the Cook DAVE HATTON as ' The Shadow' and music by ALASTAIR MCDONALD 'S BAMSTICKS
Our intrepid seekers of Uncle Ebenezer's treasure head north as the trail leads them to the city of Glasgow. There they find themselves seeking treasure clues in a very hot hothouse full of surprises - including a man-eating plant and a do-it-yourself Chinese Laundry!
Designer Walter miller Producer PAUL CIANI BBC Scotland 1


Unknown: Mike Hope
Unknown: Albie Keen
Unknown: David A. Yallop
Unknown: Peter Goodwright
Unknown: Butler Una McLean
Unknown: Jessie McPherson
Unknown: Ruth Kettlewell
Unknown: Mrs Grapple
Unknown: Cook Dave Hatton
Music By: Alastair McDonald
Designer: Walter Miller

: National News

with Robert Dougall Weather

: Your Region Tonight

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

: Holiday Report

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore Reporters
The latest news of developments affecting your holiday. Resort reports from Britain and abroad. In the studio - up-to-the-minute holiday advice, comment and argument.
Producer Tom savage


Introduced By: Cliff Michelmore
Reporters: Fyfe Robertson
Introduced By: John Carter

: Transworld Top Team

UNITED KINGDOM V AUSTRALIA with Geoffrey Wheeler (UK) and Andrew Harwood (Australia)
Teams from Elgin and Derby join with a team at school in Hong Kong to represent the United Kingdom in a series of nine matches to be played against three top teams from Australia.
Questions set by BOSWELL TAYLOR Director PETER MASSEY
Producers BILL wright and JOHN COLLINS


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Unknown: Andrew Harwood
Unknown: Boswell Taylor
Director: Peter Massey
Unknown: John Collins

: Privates Lives

After five years at sea, young albatrosses spend another five courting before finally selecting a life-partner. In their 30 years of adult life, albatrosses will rear 15 chicks, one every other year. When not ashore, they literally circumnavigate the globe, riding the westerlies round and round the southern oceans, sailing on longer wings than any other bird. Filmed during three years on South Georgia in the sub-Antarctic, and in eastern Australia. Narrated by DUNCAN CARSE
A film of mysterious beauty and unremitting fascination (SUNDAY TIMES) Filmed by LANCELOT TICKELL
Producer JEFFERY BOSWALL (from Bristol) Book il.75: page 58


Unknown: Lancelot Tickell
Producer: Jeffery Boswall

: Music My Way

Malcolm Roberts with his guests
Francis Van Dyke
Pamela Devis Dancers
Choreography PAMELA DEVIS
Musical direction BILL SHEPHERD Lighting clive THOMAS Sound
Producer COLIN charman


Unknown: Malcolm Roberts
Unknown: Francis van Dyke
Dancers: Pamela Devis
Unknown: Clive Thomas
Unknown: Michael McCarthy
Designer: Paul Allen
Producer: Colin Charman

: Sutherland's Law

The Prodigal by ALUN RICHARDS starring lain Cuthbertson GaretH Thomas and Maev Alexander
Guest star Rachel Kempson with Valerie Gearon and Scott Fredericks
A young delinquent sets fire to a local petrol station. In order to present the full case, Sutherland finds himself not only prosecuting but defending.


Unknown: Alun Richards
Unknown: Cuthbertson Gareth Thomas
Unknown: Maev Alexander
Unknown: Rachel Kempson
Unknown: Valerie Gearon
Unknown: Scott Fredericks
Unknown: Lindsay Galloway
Editor: Graham Williams
Designer: Campbell Gordon
Producer: Neil McCallum
Director: George Spenton-Foster
James McCrann: Scott Fredericks
Constable Wylie: Martin Heller
Mackintosh: Michael O'Halloran
Jenny Wylie: Valerie Gearon
Annie McCrann: Rachel Kempson
Sinclair: Joe Brady
Alec Duthie: Gareth Thomas
Christine Russell: Maev Alexander
John Sutherland: Iain Cuthbertson
Sheriff: Moultrie Kelsall
Publican: Kevin Collins

: Today's the Day

Barry Norman takes a lighthearted look back at events, anniversaries, high days and holidays which all happened on 29 August.


Unknown: Barry Norman
Producer: Frances Whitaker

: Nine O'Clock News

with Robert Dougall and John Edmunds and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weather


Unknown: Robert Dougall
Unknown: John Edmunds

: It's Follies Time!

A spectacular non-stop revue from America Starring
Sammy Davis Jr Mickey Rooney, Andy Griffith
Connie Stevens , John Davidson with Nick Powers and Kathy Zem
The follies show comes to television and old-time vaudeville is given a 1973 look in this fast-moving entertainment of comedy, song, and dance - and of course the glamorous show girls with their feathers and spangles. Sammy himself sings (' For once in my life'), dances and presents a hitherto unknown version of the classic ballad of Gunga Din.
Here for once was a television vaudeville programme - brisk songand-dance, hilarious old-time burlesque sketches and Ziegfeld-type girls in feathers and spangles - that sweated out good, ribald entertainment, with no fiddling around.
Director BOB WYNN for NBC


Unknown: Mickey Rooney,
Unknown: Andy Griffith
Unknown: Connie Stevens
Unknown: John Davidson
Unknown: Nick Powers
Director: Bob Wynn

: Midweek on Drugs

2: Turning on in Britain
A man runs wild through a London street, on a bad LSD trip. Teenagers smoke marijuana openly at Pop Festivals. Does Britain have a drugs problem? TOM MANGOLD talks to users, doctors, and psychiatrists and gives the results of a specially commissioned Midweek survey, into our attitudes towards drugs.


Talks: Tom Mangold

: Late Night News

: The Ship That Survived

The story of HMS Belfast told by Ludovic Kennedy and the men who served in her.
Launched in 1938, HMS Belfast was the largest cruiser ever built for the Royal Navy. She played a vital role in the last of the great naval gun battles - the sinking of the Scharnhorst, led the British Squadron at Korea, and was the flagship of the Far East Fleet.
Reprieved from the scrapyard on the eve of destruction in 1971, today HMS Belfast has a new role as one of London's famous museums and the sole survivor of a great era of British maritime history.


Told By: Ludovic Kennedy
Director: Ray Sutcliffe
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

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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