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: Wacky Races

Speedy Arkansas Traveller

: Vision On

Waves happen everywhere - hills, carpets and TV sets for instance, and springs and millipedes and matches.
Tony Hart , Pat Keysell
Sylvester McCoy and Wilf Lunn and his extraordinary machinery with THE PROF


Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Pat Keysell
Unknown: Sylvester McCoy
Unknown: Wilf Lunn

: Closedown

: 'Steddfod75

A report on yesterday's events at the National Eisteddfod, held this year in Cricieth, Gwynedd.

: Ragtime

Music by PETER GOSLING and gave MOSES Written and produced by MICHAEL COLE
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Maggie Henderson
Music By: Peter Gosling
Produced By: Michael Cole
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: News



Unknown: Barbara Edwards

: Closedown

: Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales

Bro Dwyfor 1975
The Chairing Ceremony Another visit to the pavilion of the National Eisteddfod at Cricieth for the second of this week's major ceremonies, when the Eisteddfod chair will be awarded to the winner of the competition for an ode written in the strict metre.
This afternoon's ceremony is described by Alun Williams
Television presentation Dewi Griffiths
(Simultaneous commentary in Welsh by R. Alun Evans on BBC Wales)
Where poets are prized: pages 4 and 5


Television presentation: Dewi Griffiths
Commentator: R. Alun Evans
Presenter: Alun Williams

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Bewitched

Samantha's adventures in magic

: Newsround Extra: The World's Youngest Country: Part 2

John Craven travels by the Rocket - an ancient paddle-steamer - to South Bangladesh - land of cyclones. Here plans for the long-term future are under way - plans for more crops, more wells, more schools. 'It's not a hopeless situation,' says John Craven, 'if only nature will give Bangladesh a few good breaks.'


Presenter: John Craven
Producer: Jill Roach
Director: Michael Beynon

: Sir Prancelot

: National News

Kenneth Kendall ; Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Your Region Tonight

Look North, South Today, Look East, Midlands Today, Points West, Spotlight South West followed by Regional Weather (London only: Nationwide)
(Regional details as Friday)

: Private Lives

Introduced by Jeffery Boswall The Public Life of the Street Pigeon
You see them here, you see them there;
You see street pigeons nearly everywhere!
A flock of street pigeons is not a chance collection of odd coloured gutter-snipes but of birds wonderfully suited to survive as our urban partners. This has enabled them to become probably the most successful birds in the world.
We have in turn developed pigeons tailor-made for speed, navigation, beauty and even freaks that you can roll along the ground like bowls - and some which fall from the sky in fits.
Written and produced by JOHN SPARKS Executive producer JEFFERY BOSWALL (Bristol)


Introduced By: Jeffery Boswall
Produced By: John Sparks
Producer: Jeffery Boswall

: A Question of Sport

Questionmaster David Vine featuring 50 years of world sporting action
Henry Cooper and Cliff Morgan return to captain two teams of sporting celebrities.
Guests this week include
Paddy McMahon , Alan Pascoe Gerry Francis , Phil Read
Producer HAZEL LEWTHWAITE (Manchester)


Unknown: Henry Cooper
Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Unknown: Paddy McMahon
Unknown: Alan Pascoe
Unknown: Gerry Francis
Unknown: Phil Read
Director: Keith Phillips
Producer: Hazel Lewthwaite

: Top of the Pops

Discs, stars and the news from this week's Top Thirty
Introduced by Jimmy Savile
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical director Johnny Pearson Pan's People
Choreography Flick Colby Sound Laurie Taylor
Assistant producer Brian Penders Producer Robin Nash
BBCtv's Best of Top of the Pops, Volume 2, is on sale now from record shops, on the Beeb label, price £2.75


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Musical director: Johnny Pearson
Sound: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Robin Nash
Assistant producer: Brian Penders
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreographer: Flick Colby

: It Ain't Half Hot Mum

by JIMMY PERRY and DAVID CROFT starring co-starring and featuring
The Natives are Revolting
Overnight, the Union Jack has been lowered and the Indian National Flag put in its place. The Sergeant-Major tries to find out who did it.


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft
Designers: Barbara Gosnold
Designers: Victor Meredith
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 Rumzan: Babar Bhatti
District Officer: Renu Setna

: Robbie

ROBBIE takes' a long look backwards to the years of eating innocence he remembers nostalgically and forward to developments that add up to an eating future we couldn't have imagined a short generation ago.
' You don't just eat a superlative meal, you take your time and savour gratefully its subtleties of aroma, texture, and above all flavour. I'm interested in food. Don't you too think that eating is one of life's greatest pleasures? ' ROBBIE is Fyfe Robertson


Unknown: Fyfe Robertson
Music By: Ian Campbell

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall and Peter Woods ; Weather


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall
Unknown: Peter Woods

: War and Peace

by LEO TOLSTOY : dramatised in nine parts by JACK PULMAN
Part 6: Andrei's absence and the fact that his father refused to accept her, is too much for Natasha.
(First shown on BBC2)
War and Peace, a RADIO TIMES SPECIAL 25p post paid, available from [address removed]


Unknown: Leo Tolstoy
Unknown: Jack Pulman
Producer: David Conroy
Director: John Davies
Pierre: Anthony Hopkins
Count Rostov: Rupert Davies
Count Rostopchin: Richard Hurndall
Petya: Rufus Frampton
Naval Officer: Guy Graham
Russian Senator: Geoffrey Denton
Tsar Alexander: Donald Douglas
Prince Bolkonsky: Anthony Jacobs
Maria: Angela Down
Mile Bourienne: Athene Fielding
Tikhon: Will Leighton
Andrei: Alan Dobie
Adjutant: Peter Cartwright
Doctor: Michael Moore
Alpatych: Charles Morgan
Dron: Victor Brooks
Napoleon: David Swift
Prince Murat: Gerard Hely
Marshal Davout: Tony Steedman
M-rshal Ney: John Raker
Nikolai: Sylvester Morand
Russian peasant: Denis Cleary
Karp: David Fenneil
Countess Rostova: Faith Brook
Julie: Karin MacCarthy
Natasha: Morag Hood
Katishe: Josie Kidd
Galitsyn: Gordon Faith
KutUZOV: Frank Middlemass
Boris Drubetskoy: Neil Stacy
Timohin: Roy Spencer
de Beausset: Alan Collins
Russian Sergeant: James Appleby
Russian officer: Damon Sanders
Russian officer: Joseph Wise
Russian Soldier: Pat Gorman
General Rapp: Hubert Cross

: Lord Shawcross at Home

to Robin Day Part 1
Hartley Shawcross - Barrister, MP, Attorney General and President of the Board of Trade in the Attlee Government, Prosecutor at Nuremberg War Crimes tribunal, Counsel in many famous trials, President of the Bar Council, Chairman of a Royal Commission on the Press, the City Panel on takeovers and mergers, the Press Council, Thames Television, Chancellor of Sussex University and since 1959 Baron Shawcross of Friston.
LORD SHAWCROSS, in his first major television interview for ten years, in conversation with ROBIN DAY, reflects on current issues and on his varied and controversial career in public life.
Producer CHRISTOPHER CAPRON Port 2: next Thursday


Unknown: Hartley Shawcross

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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