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: Canu'r Celt

Songs of the Celts

: News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: The Herbs

Written by Michael Bond.


Writer: Michael Bond

: Thursday Matinee: The Good Earth

Luise Rainer , Paul Muni with Walter Connolly. Tilly Losch
The saga of O-Lan the slave girl who brings wealth and happiness into the poverty-stricken life of peasant-farmer Wang.
This Week's Films: page 11


Unknown: Luise Rainer
Unknown: Paul Muni
Unknown: Walter Connolly.

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: The Foolish Frog

sung by Pete Seeger A cartoon story


Sung By: Pete Seeger

: Jackanory: The Cuckoo Clock: Master Phil

by Mrs. Molesworth
with Ann Morrish
Today: Master Phil


Author: Mrs. Molesworth
Storyteller: Ann Morrish

: Blue Peter

with John Noakes, Peter Purves, Lesley Judd

Expedition Ivory Coast
When the jungle trail runs out, John, Pete and Lesley take to canoes to visit Tiegba, a fishing village built on stilts over the muddy waters of a tropical lagoon.
Making a splash on the Ivory Coast: pages 8 and 9


Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Presenter: Lesley Judd

: Vision On

Tony Hart , Pat Keysell and Ben Benison including THE PROF with DIGGER, CUCKOO, BURBLES


Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Pat Keysell
Unknown: Ben Benison
Designer: John Bone
Director: Clive Doig
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: National News

with Kenneth Kendall; Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Nationwide

News and views in your region (including Regional Weather)
Presented by Michael Barratt, Frank Bough and Bob Wellings
with Tibenham's Travels
Philip Tibenham takes a narrow-boat and explores 500 miles of Britain's inland waterways.
(Regional details as Monday)


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter: Bob Wellings
Reporter (Tibenham's Travels): Philip Tibenham

: Tomorrow's World

Raymond Baxter with reporters William Woollard, Michael Rodd introduces the tenth series of the television weekly science report from around the world. It's essential viewing wherever you work - at home. in the laboratory, on the shop floor or in the boardroom. It keeps you up to date on the fascinating research and development that shapes your future.
Close to the heart: paoe 5


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

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Tony Blackburn
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Pan's People


Presenter: Tony Blackburn
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: Casanova '73

starring Leslie Phillips as Henry Newhouse in The Adventures of a 20th-century Libertine by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson featuring Jan Holden as Carol Newhouse
The post office says 'Someone, somewhere wants a letter from you.' Well, Henry Newhouse doesn't, thank you very much - not if it's from Valerie! And anyway, it isn't just one letter we're talking about - the stupid girl says that she is going to write to him every day...
(Leslie Phillips is appearing in "The Man Most Likely To" at the Duke of York's Theatre, London)
Cover story: pages 70-75
Leslie Phillips is caricatured in RADIO TIMES 50th Anniversary Special on sale today, 13 September, price 50p


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Make-Up: Maggie Webb
Costume: Janet Tharby
Music (Signature Tune): Nick Ingman
Music (Incidental Music): Max Harris
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer: Harold Snoad
Henry Newhouse: Leslie Phillips
Carol Newhouse: Jan Holden
Postman: Neil Wilson
Another postman: Stuart Sherwin
An Oriental friend: Pik-Sen Lim

: Bobby Charlton

- the player - the man - the manager
Bobby Charlton talks to Barry Davies about his long and distinguished career in world football, about the players he has admired, about the future of soccer and about his new career as manager of Preston North End.
(from Manchester: rptd next Monday)


Interviewee: Bobby Charlton
Interviewer: Barry Davies
Designer: Peter Mavius
Director: Keith Phillips
Producer: Hazel Lewthwaite

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall and Richard Whitmore; Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall
Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Cannon

William Conrad stars as private investigator Frank Cannon , a big man who walks alone in a dangerous world Girl in the Electric Coffin
Cannon hands over a case he doesn'want to Harry Somers , one of his best friends. It is a routine investigation to find a missing daughter for an anxious mother. At least that's what Cannon thinks - until Harry is murdered. It seems he was too successful and found out too much.
Producer ALAN A. ARMER


Unknown: William Conrad
Unknown: Frank Cannon
Unknown: Harry Somers
Producer: Alan A. Armer
Liz Somers: Kim Hunter
Madame Alexandre: Signe Hasso
Nikki: Lynn Marea
Carl Whitney: Andrew Prine
Jess Whitney: Frank Aletter
Harry Somers: James Chandler
Producer: Eldon Quick
Harold: Brian Cutler

: My Wife Next Door

The award-winning comedy series created by BRIAN CLEMENS and RICHARD WARING
Written by RICHARD WARING starring John Alderton and Hannah Gordon Total Separation
In spite of the Decree Absolute, George and Suzy almost get together - until their parents decide to take a hand.


Unknown: Brian Clemens
Unknown: Richard Waring
Written By: Richard Waring
Unknown: John Alderton
Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Music By: Dennis Wilson
Designers: Kenneth Sharp
Designers: Paul Allen
Producer: Graeme Muir
Suzy: Hannah Gordon
Suzy's mother: Diana King
George: John Alderton
George's mother: Mollie Sugden
Nurse: Brenda Cowling
George's father: Ken Wynne

: Midweek

Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy

: Late Night News

: Cinema Now: 3: Akenfield in Suffolk

For four years director Peter Hall has tried to set up this film, from Ronald Blythe's book, about a village. The film industry showed little interest because of the unconventional techniques.


Subject: Peter Hall
Producer: Trevor Peters

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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