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: Out of School

Michael Barratt takes a look at programmes for 9-to-13-year-olds in the next academic year, especially the three new series in Geography, Mathematics and Inter-related Studies; and talks to the producers at work about their objectives.
Executive producer FELICITY KINROSS


Unknown: Michael Barratt
Director: David Wallace

: Closedown

: Piparbop

Welsh pop panel game

: News



Unknown: Barbara Edwards

: Pebble Mill'

BOB LANGLEY , MARIAN FOSTER , DAVID SEYMOUR and DONNY MACLEOD present . the ideas, activities, music and personalities of the day, including Collector's Corner with Arthur Negus


Unknown: Bob Langley
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: David Seymour
Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Arthur Negus

: Ring-a-Ding



Unknown: Derek Griffiths

: Boris the Bold

How Boris and Christopher saved the spring
Story told by JOHNNY MORRIS
Presented by PEGGY MILLER


Told By: Johnny Morris
Presented By: Peggy Miller

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Pixie and Dixie

Two zany mice and their ever-present foe, Jinks the cat.

: Jackanory

with Hugh Lloyd
The Impecunious Hero by CHARLES PHILLIPS
Today: The Princess with the Long Hair


Unknown: Hugh Lloyd
Unknown: Charles Phillips

: Valley of the Dinosaurs

A thrilling series of adventures Top Cave, Please
Lok is banished to the Cave of the Winds by the tribal elders.

: Vision On

Zig-Zaqs Tony Hart , Pat KeyseU Sylveste McCoy and THE PROF
The address to send your paintings and designs is: Vision On, BBCtv, London, W12 8QT. Unfortunately paintings cannot be returned, but a prize is given for each one shown...


Unknown: Zig-Zaqs Tony Hart
Unknown: Pat Keyseu
Unknown: Sylveste McCoy
Designer: Chris Robilliard
Director: Clive Doig
Producer: Patrick Dowiling

: National News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Nationwide

News, interviews and analysis from your region tonight, including local weather; with Michael Barratt , Frank Bough Bob Wellings , Brian Widlake Sue Lawley and Susanne Hall and Consumer Unit, your weekly guide to consumer problems and how to avoid them.
Presented by Valerie Singleton and Richard Stilgoe
(Regional details as Monday)


Unknown: Michael Barratt
Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Bob Wellings
Unknown: Brian Widlake
Unknown: Sue Lawley
Unknown: Susanne Hall
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Richard Stilgoe
Editor: Stuart Wilkinson

: The Little House on the Prairie

The adventures of a young family in the American 1870s
If I Should Die Before I Wake
After her companioh passes away, elderly Miss Hearn makes a most unusual request to neighbour Charles Ingalls which involves him in a startling deception.


Unknown: Charles Ingalls
Charles Ingalls: Michael Landon
Caroline Ingalls: Karen Grassle
Laura: Melissa Gilbert
Mary: Melissa Sue Anderson
Carrie: Lindsay Sidney Green Bush
Amy Hearn: Miss Hutchinson
Maddie: Ruth McDevitt
Dr Baker: Kevin Hagen
Father German: Henry Olek

: The Italian Way

Seven samples of Italian life in seven different places.
3: The Anchovy Coast
Romantic lemon groves, night fishing, the gentle art of making visitors happy, and a rebellious village that won't join modern Italy.
Narrator ERic THOMPSON
Written and directed by MICHAEL CROUCHER (Bristol)


Narrator: Eric Thompson
Directed By: Michael Croucher

: The Rockford Files

A new film series starring James Garner as Jim Rockford an amiable private eye with a nose for trouble.
Tonight : The Big Ripoff
Rockford is hired by Steve's suspicious girlfriend after Steve's plane crashes and his wife miraculously swims ashore to claim his insurance and leaves for Switzerland, but the moment Rockford returns to California the girlfriend takes off ...


Unknown: James Garner
Unknown: Jim Rockford

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall and Peter Woods ; Weather


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall
Unknown: Peter Woods

: 1956: The Year the Illusions Ended: Tuesday's Documentary

Two illusions died in 1956. One was that Britain could wield her power without interference; the other was that the end of Stalinism would mean a slow liberation behind the Iron Curtain. Suez and Hungary were to prick those balloons.
But 1956 was also the year that saw the arrival of The Angry Young Men, the wedding of Grace Kelly to Prince Rainier of Monaco, the rise of Rock and Roll and the personal tragedy of a British Prime Minister.
Preview by William Hardcastle : page 5


Written and narrated by: William Hardcastle
Contributor: Noel Barber
Contributor: James Cameron
Contributor: Marjorie Proops
Contributor: Jocelyn Stevens
Contributor: Olivier Todd
Cameraman: Peter Middleton
Cameraman: John Hayes
Sound: David Simpson
Film editor: Ron Freeman
Producer: Therese Denny

: Reunion

Tonight's trio were all students at the Royal Academy of Music. The first made his name in the world of jazz, the second as a comedian and the third as a broadcaster. They are:
John Dankworth , Mike Winters Steve Race
In the chair Brian Redhead


Unknown: John Dankworth
Unknown: Mike Winters
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Designer: Paul Montague
Director: Keith Phillips
Producer: Hazel Lewthwaite

: Midweek

Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy


Introduced By: Ludovic Kennedy
Editor: John Gau

: Closedown

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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