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: Dechrau Canu

Dechrau Canmol Songs of praise


Unknown: Dechrau Canmol

: News

: Pebble Mill at One

Weatherman JACK SCOTT at 1.30


Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: David Seymour
Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Jack Scott
Editor: Terry Dobson

: Along the Trail

Wildlife in Canada

: Rugby Union

The 92nd Varsity Match Oxford University v
Cambridge University Introduced by Nigel Starmer-Smith
Thirty young men, as yet uninitiated in the pressures of the game at International level, take the field at Rugby Union Headquarters this afternoon. For many, this will be the highlight of their playing career, possibly, for a few, only the start of greater achievements.
Commentator BILL MCLAREN
Television presentation BILL TAYLOR


Introduced By: Nigel Starmer-Smith

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Huckleberry Hound

Bully Dog

: Jackanory

with Elaine Stritch
The Christmas Bower by POLLY REDFORD Today: Disaster


Unknown: Elaine Stritch
Unknown: Polly Redford

: Animal Magic

Introduced by Johnny Morris Australian Wildlife Competition
Sydney, Cairns, Brisbane, Melbourne. Koalas, Wombats, Penguins and Platypuses.
Some of the places and animals you can see in person. Just one of the prizes in our Competition.
Producer DOUGLAS THOMAS (from Bristol)


Introduced By: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Robin Hellier.
Unknown: Christopher Lewis
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: Rikki-Tikki-Tavi

A cartoon version of one of the greatest stories in the world.
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi is a brave little mongoose who goes to the rescue of his human friends when they find themselves in great peril.

: The Wombles

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

: Nationwide

Look North, South Today
Look East, Midlands Today Points West and Spotlight South West bringing you news and views in your region tonight
(including Regional Weather) Presented by MICHAEL BARRATT FRANK BOUGH , BOB WELLINGS and SUE LAWLEY
(Regional details as Monday)


Presented By: Michael Barratt
Presented By: Frank Bough
Presented By: Bob Wellings

: Star Trek: Space Seed

This week: Space Seed
A derelict spaceship from another age drifts aimlessly across the path of the USS Enterprise bearing the survivors of a past civilisation. Only after boarding does Captain Kirk realise why his challenge goes unanswered.


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Kahn: Ricardo Montalban
Lt Marla McGivers: Madlyn Rhue
Dr McCoy: de Forest Kelley

: Steptoe and Son

by RAY GALTON and ALAN SIMPSON starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H. Corbett as Harold
This week: The Desperate Hours Guest star Leonard Rossiter With J. G. DEVLIN


Unknown: Ray Galton
Unknown: Alan Simpson
Unknown: Wilfrid Brambell
Unknown: Harry H. Corbett
Unknown: Leonard Rossiter
Unknown: J. G. Devlin
Designer: Roger Liminton
Producer: John Howard Davies

: Spy Trap

Paul Daneman , Tom Adams in A Dirty Sort of War by BEN BASSETT
Alex Winter was a good pilot; he'd flown operations in Malaya, low level, in and out, rough stuff. So what was he doing 30 miles off course with a 600ft altimeter error - flying into the ground?
Series devised by ROBERT BARR Script editor SIMON MASTERS Designer MARGARET PEACOCK Producer MORRIS BARRY Director DAVID ASKEY


Unknown: Paul Daneman
Unknown: Tom Adams
Unknown: Ben Bassett
Unknown: Alex Winter
Unknown: Robert Barr
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: David Askey
Cmdr Ryan RN: Paul Daneman
Major Sullivan: Tom Adams
Lt Saunders RN: Prentis Hancock
Lambert: Daniel Moynihan
Inspector Tarr: Colin McCormacK
Sophie Winter: Mary Webster
Miss Buckle: Geraldine Newman
Liary: Leon Eagles
Annie Mathieu: Zibba Mays

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Newsreader: Robert Dougall
Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Gough Whitlam of Australia

A Chalfont Profile
The Prime Minister of Australia talks with Lord Chalfont about his life and times.
Fifty-seven-year-old EDWARD GOUGH WHITLAM became Labour Prime Minister of Australia just one year ago. Six foot four inches tall, energetic, articulate, he has done more than any Australian Prime Minister since Sir Robert Menzies to make his country's presence felt in the world scene.
What is his background? Is his gossip-columnist wife, Margaret, an embarrassment to him or a help? Why does he want a new Australian National Anthem? Why has he sold his British car to buy a German one? Why is he not going to appoint any more Australian knights or peers? What does he think of Mr Heath and President Nixon? Gough Whitlam answers these and many other questions in the first in-depth interview shown oh British television since he became Australia's leader.
Tonight's programme also shows Gough Whitlam in action as Prime Minister and includes vivid film of his rise to power.
Film cameraman DAVID SOUTH Film editor BILL WRIGHT Producer MALCOLM BROWN
Lord Chaljont's Choice: page 5


Unknown: Sir Robert Menzies
Unknown: Mr Heath
Unknown: Gough Whitlam
Unknown: Gough Whitlam
Producer: Malcolm Brown

: Film 73

' I am on a treadmill. I have to keep working ... I've got two ex-wives and a few governments and a few children to pay.'
Peter Finch on location in Italy for his latest film The Abdication, talks to Barry Norman about his life and career with extracts from his films, including The Nun's Story, and Sunday, Bloody Sunday.


Unknown: Peter Finch
Unknown: Barry Norman
Producer: Patricia Ingram

: Midweek

Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy together with ROBERT MACNEIL
Vincent Hanna , Tom Mangold , Michael Cockerell , Bill Kerr Elliott and Richard Lindley are the Midweek correspondents.


Introduced By: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Robert MacNeil
Unknown: Vincent Hanna
Unknown: Tom Mangold
Unknown: Michael Cockerell
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Richard Lindley

: Late Night News

: The Affirmative Way

Joan Bakewell talks to Susan Hill , writer Reader
Producer MICHAEL SHOESMITH (from Birmingham)


Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Susan Hill
Reader: Philip Garston-Jones
Producer: Michael Shoesmith

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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