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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Countdown: Shape to Remember
Dramatised by John Tully
Presented by Alex Glasgow

10.0 Merry-go-Round: Water
Introduced by Richard Carpenter

10.23-10.43 Maths Workshop: Stage 1: Measurement

11.0 British Social History: The Changing Land
The 1939-45 war and the world food shortage which followed, transformed British agriculture.
Commentary by Nick Ross

11.22 Music Time: 9

11.45 New Horizons: The Designers: 3: Graphics and Communication


Dramatised by (Countdown): John Tully
Presenter (Countdown): Alex Glasgow
Producer (Countdown): David Roseveare
Presenter (Merry-go-Round): Richard Carpenter
Producer (Merry-go-Round/British Social History): John Chapple
Narrator (British Social History): Nick Ross

: Interval

: News

: Pebble Mill at One

Bob Langley, Marian Foster and David Seymour present the ideas, activities, music and personalities of the day.
Plus Yoga with Hazel Wills and a chat with today's Weatherman Keith Best at 1.30
Book 'Yoga for All.' 65p: see page 84


Presenter: Bob Langley
Presenter: Marian Foster
Presenter: David Seymour
Yoga instructor: Hazel Wills
Weatherman: Keith Best
Editor: Terry Dobson

: Fingerbobs: Shadows

with Rick Jones


Yoffy: Rick Jones

: For Schools, Colleges

2.2 Words and Pictures: 9

2.20 Drama: Heil Caesar: 2: Murder of a President
by John Bowen
With Anthony Bate, John Stride, Peter Howell, David Allister, Frank Middlemass, Angela Thorne, Angela Crow, Alan Rowe, William Simons, Jeffry Wickham


Writer (Drama: Heil Caesar): John Bowen
Producer (Drama: Heil Caesar): Ronald Smedley
[Actor]: Anthony Bate
[Actor]: John Stride
[Actor]: Peter Howell
[Actor]: David Allister
[Actor]: Frank Middlemass
[Actress]: Angela Thorne
[Actress]: Angela Crow
[Actor]: Alan Rowe
[Actor]: William Simons
[Actor]: Jeffry Wickham

: Times Remembered by Proud Mums: 1

Margot Fonteyn's mother, Mrs Hilda Hookham tells John Pitman some of the stories that she remembers about her famous daughter.


Interviewee: Hilda Hookham
Interviewer: John Pitman

: Which Way - A.A.?

Today HM The Queen opens the Automobile Association's Head-quarters at Basingstoke, from which the world's largest motoring organisation looks after five million motorists. But how well does it serve them?
(BBC South)


Reporter: Michael Buerk
Film Cameraman: Barry Jones
Director: Tony Wolfe
Producer: John Frost

: Eastward with Attenborough: 6: Life and Death in Paradise

with David Attenborough


Presenter: David Attenborough

: Play School

: Jackanory: The Tinsel November: Arlechino Swoons

by Julia Rhys
with Ronald Pickup

It was November when the stranger came. He was very small and thin with long fingers and a pointed nose. He looked almost wooden. Who was he? And what did he want...?
Today: Arlechino swoons


Author: Julia Rhys
Storyteller: Ronald Pickup

: Blue Peter

with John Noakes, Peter Purves, Lesley Judd

Blue Peter Tenth Book 60p: see page 94 Paddington's Blue Peter Story Book, available from booksellers, price £1.25


Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Presenter: Lesley Judd
Producer: John Adcock
Assistant Editor: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: The Terracotta Horse: 2: The Third Pentangle

An adventure serial in six parts by Christopher Bond

Can there be a link between the three pentangles? The man in the Citroen obviously thinks there is or why else would he be following the Jacksons?


Writer: Christopher Bond
Script Editor: Douglas Watkinson
Film Cameraman: A.A. Englander
Sound Recordist: Ian Sansam
Film Editor: Larry Toft
Producer: Bill Sellars
Linda Jackson: Lindy Howard
Dan Walters: James Warwick
Maggie Jackson: Kristine Howarth
David Jackson: Patrick Murray
Bob Jackson: Godfrey James
Malcolm Eglin: David Scheuer
Avian Sannit: Norman Scace
Meissner: Constantin de Goguel

: The Wombles

by Elisabeth Beresford
Told by Bernard Cribbins


Writer: Elisabeth Beresford
Narrator: Bernard Cribbins
Music: Mike Batt
Animated and directed by: Ivor Wood

: National News

with Richard Baker; Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Nationwide

Bringing you news and views in your region tonight
Presented by Michael Barratt, Frank Bough and Bob Wellings


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter: Bob Wellings
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: James Hogg
Reporter: Sue Lawley
Reporter: Lynn Lewis
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Christopher Rainbow
Reporter: John Swinfield
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Reporter: Martin Young
Editor: Michael Bunce

: Sykes: Bird

starring Eric Sykes, Hattie Jacques, Richard Wattis, Deryck Guyler

Hattie gives Eric an ultimatum: either his new feathered friend goes or she does. And when Hattie disappears, Eric finds himself facing another kind of 'bird'...



Writer: Eric Sykes
Music: Ken Jones
Designer: Raymond London
Producer: Roger Race
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie Sykes: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: Richard Wattis
[Actor]: Deryck Guyler
[Actor]: Peter Reeves
[Actress]: Stella Tanner
[Actor]: Wensley Pithey
[Actor]: Ronnie Brody
[Actor]: John Lyons
[Actor]: Denis Plenty

: Z Cars: Break-Up

by Bill Lyons
Starring James Ellis, Ian Cullen, Douglas Fielding
with Gary Watson, Stephanie Turner

A woman is arrested for shop-lifting and a thief has his alibi checked. On the face of it, just two routine cases. But even the most routine case can have repercussions.


Writer: Bill Lyons
Script Editor: Douglas Watkinson
Designer: Paul Munting
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Derek Martinus
Mrs Ogilvie: Elvi Hale
Store detective: Barbara Ashcroft
Colley: Paddy Joyce
Man: Nigel Humphreys
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
WPC Howarth: Stephanie Turner
Insp Lynch: James Ellis
DI Connor: Gary Watson
Ferguson: Peter Kerrigan
Mr Ogilvie: Brian Peck
DC Skinner: Ian Cullen

: Panorama: Kennedy - Ten Years On

Ten years ago this week John Kennedy was assassinated. His administration of the 'best and brightest,' his rich and glamorous family, were already the subject of admiring legend. And, as the President fell the legend took wing. Robert MacNeil was in the fatal presidential motorcade in Dallas. His report was among the first to reach the American people. Ten years later he returns to talk to Kennedy's family including Mrs Rose Kennedy and Senator Edward Kennedy, his most intimate advisers and his critics, to discover what remains - in Nixon's America - of the Kennedy Dream.


Reporter: Robert MacNeil
Interviewee: Rose Kennedy
Interviewee: Senator Edward Kennedy
Producer: David Gerrard
Editor: Frank Smith

: Natural Break: Home Sweet Home

A weekly dip into the treasury of natural history film with David Attenborough

Some animals live in quite strange places!
(from Bristol)


Presenter: David Attenborough
Producer: John Sparks

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall and Peter Woods; Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Last of the Summer Wine

Written by Roy Clarke
A new comedy series starring Michael Bates as Blamire, Bill Owen as Compo, Peter Sallis as Clegg

Compo has never been to church but when Blamire and Clegg drag him into one, the reactions are not what they expect.


Writer: Roy Clarke
Music composed and conducted by: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Andy Dimond
Producer: James Gilbert
Blamire: Michael Bates
Compo: Bill Owen
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Mr Wainwright: Blake Butler
Mrs Partridge: Rosemary Martin
Sid: John Comer
Ivy: Jane Freeman

: The Carpetbaggers

A film starring George Peppard, Alan Ladd, Bob Cummings, Martha Hyer, Elizabeth Ashley, Lew Ayres and Carroll Baker as Rina

Harold Robbins's record-breaking best-selling novel.

In the 20s, Jonas Cord inherits a flourishing aircraft and chemical business from the father he hated and sets out to build a huge industrial empire-at no matter what cost to himself and others.


Director: Edward Dmytryk
Jonas Cord Jr: George Peppard
Nevada Smith: Alan Ladd
Dan Pierce: Bob Cummings
Jennie Denton: Martha Hyer
Monica Winthrop: Elizabeth Ashley
Bernard B. Norman: Martin Balsam
McAllister: Lew Ayres
Rina Harold: Carroll Baker
Buzz Dalton: Ralph Taeger
Jonas Cord Sr: Leif Erickson

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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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