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: Wacky Races

Zippy, Mississippi Race

: Robinson Crusoe: Part 1

A film series based on the story of the famous castaway.

A storm casts Robinson on to a desert island. He spends his solitude in remembering his youthful escapades in York.

: Vision On

Strips and Stripes

: Closedown

: News


: Closedown

: Play School

: Country Search

The Foresters
Susan King goes to Northumberland to meet Don Brown , a young forester, who lives and works in the largest man-made forest in Europe.


Unknown: Susan King
Unknown: Don Brown
Unknown: David Prosser
Editor: Geoff Botterill

: Yao, African Prince

11: The Contest
Yao accepts the guilt for the rebellion of the young Water People and takes the consequences. Story told by MARTIN JARVIS
Presented by PEGGY MILLER


Told By: Martin Jarvis
Presented By: Peggy Miller

: Sir Prancelot

: National News

Richard Whitmore ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: 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 Monday)

: The Wednesday Film: Please Don't Eat the Daisies

Doris Day, David Niven with Janis Paige
A lively domestic comedy about the harassed parents of four mischievous youngsters. Hilarious problems begin when husband Niven, giving up a college professorship to become a drama critic, finds himself pursued by the glamorous star of a play he has slated.
Director CHARLES WALTERS . Films: page 9


Unknown: David Niven
Unknown: Janis Paige
Producer: Joe Pasternak
Director: Charles Walters
Kate Mackay: Doris Day
Lawrence (Larry) Mackay: David Niven
Deborah Vaughn: Janis Paige
Mrs Suzie Robinson: Spring Byington
Alfred North: Richard Haydn
Maggie: Patsy Kelly
Joe Positano: Jack Weston
Rev Dr McQuarry: John Harding
Mona James: Margaret Lindsay
Mary Smith: Carmen Phillips
Mrs Hunter: Mary Patton
David Mackay: Charles Herbert

: Five Red Herrings

by DOROTHY L. SAYERS dramatised in four parts by ANTHONY STEVEN
In an elaborate reconstruction sequence Wimsey shows just how the crime was committed and the murderer confesses.
Part 4
Director ROBERT TRONSON BBC Scotland


Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Unknown: Anthony Steven
Designer: David McKenzic
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Robert Tronson
Lord Peter Wimsey: Ian Carmichael
Bunter: Glyn Houston
Matthew Gowan: Russell Hunter
Hugh Farren: Donald Douglas
Sir Maxwell Jamieson: Robert James
Inspector MacPherson: Michael Sheard
John Ferguson: David McKail
Henry Strachan: Roy Boutcher
Michael Waters: Clive Graham
Jock Graham: David Rintoul
Clarence Gordon: Phil McCall
Miss Selby: Jan Wilson
Miss Cochrane: Eileen MacAllum
Sergeant Dalziel: Michael Elder
Minister: Brown Derby
Jeanie: Elizabeth Sinclair
Porter: Jimmy Martin

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: The Diane Solomon Show

The young American singer who made such an impact on British audiences last year returns for this new series.
Music arranged and conducted by ED WELCH Sound LEN SHOREY , ALAN HITCHCOCK
Director JOHN KING (Bristol)


Conducted By: Ed Welch
Unknown: Len Shorey
Unknown: Alan Hitchcock
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Director: John King

: The Rough with the Smooth

starring andand
We all like to receive unexpected presents and Richard and Harry are no exception. However, it is rather awkward when they dont know who it's from or indeed for which one of them it was intended! and Written by JOHN JUNKIN and TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR


Written By: John Junkin
Written By: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Designer: Roger Murray-Leach
Director: Jim Franklin
Producer: Harold Snoad
Richard Woodville: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Harold King and featuring: John Junkin
the salesman: Allan Cuthbertson
Marie: Elaine Delmar
Mervyn Thackeray: Richard Hurndall
Anita: Karin MacCarthy
Sammy: Christina Paul
'Vicar ': Michael Knowles
Rosalie: Cleo Sylvestre
Danny: Loftus Burton
Susan: Peta Mason
Susan: Keith Ashley
Susan: James Fuller

: Success Story

A series of six programmes 3: Punch and Judy PERCY PRESS SR is 73 years old and one of the most skilled Punch Showmen in the country. He and his son PERCY JR , with the help of GEORGE SPEAIGHT , historian, and WILLIAM FEAVER , critic, trace the long and complicated history of the Punch and Judy Show-a show which has remained virtually unchanged in this country for 300 years.
Executive producer MIKE WOOLLER Director DIANA LASHMORE


Unknown: Percy Jr
Unknown: George Speaight
Unknown: William Feaver
Unknown: Judy Show-A
Producer: Mike Wooller
Director: Diana Lashmore

: The Detectives: The Rockford Files

starring James Garner as Jim Rockford, an amiable private eye with a nose for trouble and a talent for solving cases the police have marked ' closed.' with Noah Beery and guest star Edith Atwater The Four Pound Brick
When Dave Banning , a young policeman, is killed in a car crash everyone is convinced that it was an accident - except Dave's widowed mother. And she expects a very reluctant Jim Rockford to prove that her son was murdered.
(The Detectives next week features Raymond Burr as ' A Man Called Ironside ')


Unknown: James Garner
Unknown: Edith Atwater
Unknown: Dave Banning

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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