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: The Monkees

: The Languages of Animals: Foreign Languages: Part 2

The Royal Institution Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People by David Attenborough

If an animal lives in close association with a quite different kind of creature, it is as well to understand each other's language, or else...


Speaker: David Attenborough
Director: Martin L. Bell
Producer: Alan Sleath

: Out of School

A chance for teachers and parents to join Michael Barratt in a preview of some of the programmes for teenagers at school in the spring and summer terms, including excerpts from Scene, Geography, History, English and careers series; and a look at how a producer keeps in touch with the pupils and teachers who view his programmes.


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Director: David Wallace
Executive Producer: Ron Smedley

: Holiday Star Trek: The Changeling

The return of the real-life Captain Kirk and his crew in earlier adventures.

Today: The Changeling
With bolts from the blue, Nomad, the amazing, man-made exterminator of millions, hammers its way aboard the USS Enterprise.


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: DeForrest Kelley
Scott: James Doohan
Sulu: George Takei

: Swn y Ser

: News


Weatherman: Barbara Edwards

: Pebble Mill

What is the shape of things to come? Bob Langley, Marian Foster, David Seymour and Donny Macleod take an optimistic look at some of the sights and sounds likely to influence our lives in 1975.


Presenter: Bob Langley
Presenter: Marian Foster
Presenter: David Seymour
Presenter: Donny MacLeod
Editor: Terry Dobson

: The Herbs


Writer: Michael Bond

: Bewitched: I Don't Want to be a Toad

[Starring] Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, Dick York as Darrin Agnes Moorehead as Endora

Today: I Don't Want to be a Toad
Tabatha gets teacher hopping mad!


Samantha: Elizabeth Montgomery
Darrin: Dick York
Endora: Agnes Moorehead

: Bugs Bunny

in Rabbit Romeo and Rabbit's Feat

: Oh! Mr Porter

A film starring Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt.

Fraud, blustering incompetence and a train-load of laughter are the order of the day when William Porter takes over as Station Master at Buggleskelly.
Holiday Films: pages 17 and 18

3.58 Regional News (exc London)


Director: Marcel Varnel
William Porter: Will Hay
Jeremiah Harbottle: Moore Marriott
Albert: Graham Moffatt

: Play School

: Astronut

More adventures of Astronut and Oscar

: Jackanory: A Game of Catch: Echoes

by Helen Cresswell
With Ian Ogilvy.
Are the voices that Kate hears just echoes, or is there some connection between them and the portrait in the castle museum? Today: Echoes


Storyteller: Ian Ogilvy
Author: Helen Cresswell

: Blue Peter

Three Bs Appeal Result: Today you can find out whether the target of two million envelopes of Buttons, Badges and Buckles has been realised. If so, Blue Peter viewers will have helped hundreds of blind people all over Britain by providing a guide dog puppy and kennels for a brand new Puppy Walking Centre.
Blue Peter Eleventh Book, 70p, from bookshops


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

: The Emperor's Nightingale

by Hans Andersen, adapted by Alfred Bradley

The most precious possessions in the world are worth nothing unless they are shared.


Author: Hans Andersen
Adapted by: Alfred Bradley
Designer: Robin Tarsnane
Director: Angela Beeching
Executive Producer: Anna Home
Emperor: John Franklyn-Robbins
Chancellor: Geoffrey Chater
Kay-Su: Wendy Padbury
Architect: Phillp Lowrie
Housekeeper: Valerie Georgeson
Clockmaker: Freddie Lees
Doctor: Alan Moore

: National News

with Richard Whitmore


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Nationwide

Look North, South Today
Look East, Midlands Today
Points West, Spotlight South West News, interviews and analysis including local weather
(Regional details as Monday)

: Tomorrow's World

Whatever good news emerges in 1975, the chances are that it will result from the ingenuity of scientists, engineers and inventors.
Raymond Baxter, William Woollard and Michael Rodd will report on the future of the railways and on new aids for the handicapped... including the heroic story of the man who refuses to accept that he is disabled.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Presenter: William Woollard
Presenter: Michael Rodd
Producer: Alan Dobson
Producer: Bob Bootle
Producer: Andrew Wiseman
Editor: Michael Blakstad

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Jimmy Savile
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Pan's People


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Dancer: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Laurie Taylor
Director: Bruce Milliard
Producer: Robin Nash

: It Ain't Half Hot Mum: Showing the Flag

by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
Starring Michael Bates as Rangi Ram
Co-starring Windsor Davies as BSM Williams and George Layton as Bombardier Solomons
featuring Melvyn Hayes as Gunner Beaumont

The Sergeant-Major attempts to train the Concert Party in the ancient ceremony of lowering the Union Jack at sunset.


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer: David Croft
Design: Barbara Gosnold
Producer: David Croft
Rangi Ram: Michael Bates
BSM Williams: Windsor Davies
Bombardier Solomons: George Layton
Gunner Beaumont: Melvyn Hayes
Colonel Reynolds: Donald Hewlett
Gnr Parkins: Christopher Mitchell
Gnr Graham: John Clegg
Capt Ashwood: Michael Knowles
Gnr Mackintosh: Stuart McGugan
Char Wallah: Dino Shafeek
Gnr Sugden: Don Estelle
Gnr Evans: Mike Kinsey
Gnr Clark: Kenneth MacDonald
Punka wallah: Babar Bhatti
Lt-Col Nigel: Barry Sinclair
Fortune telling wallah: Ishaq Bux

: Taste for Adventure: The Parachutist

Peter Sherman is a professional parachute-tester. He is the man who makes sure that the parachute of an escaping airman, weapon-laden soldier or fun jumper will open and behave as it should. This film shows Sherman at work two miles up as he hurtles to earth at up to 120 mph.


Subject: Peter Sherman
Camera: Keith Hopper
Film Editor: Paul Foxall
Producer: Colin Luke
Series Editor: Anthony Isaacs
Series Editor: Mick Rhodes

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker and Richard Whitmore; Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker
Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: The Missiles of October

A film starring William Devane as President John F. Kennedy, Martin Sheen as Robert Kennedy, Howard Da Silva as Khrushchev

Monday, 16 October 1962, Washington, DC
08.45: Defence adviser McGeorge Bundy hurries into the President's office; a U2 reconnaissance plane routinely overflying Cuba has discovered a Russian-built nuclear missile base, capable of annihilating almost half the population of the United States and near to completion.


Director: Anthony Page
Producer: Betty White
President John F Kennedy: William Devane
Robert Kennedy: Martin Sheen
Khrushchev: Howard Da Silva
Adlai Stevenson: Ralph Bellamy
Dean Acheson: John Deuner
Gen Shoup: Richard Eastham
Robert McNamara: Dana Elcar
Dean Rusk: Larry Gates
Gen LeMay: Robert P Lieb
McGeorge Bundy: James Olson
Adm Anderson: Kenneth Toby

: Nimmo in Australia: 2: The North

Derek Nimmo, intrepid traveller, sets off for the wilds of the Northern Territory. And he shows that hunting fearsome buffalo, working as a stockman and taking on the local rough-riders is not as difficult as it looks - it's impossible.


Presenter: Derek Nimmo
Film Cameraman: Bill Grimmond
Film Editor: Tom Schwalm
Director: Richard Drewett

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.

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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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