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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Out of the Past Wool to Bruges
10.0 Look and Read The Secret
10.25-10.45 History 1917-73 Hitler's War
11.0 Watch!
Looking for Holes
11.18 Going to Work Working in Offices
Two office juniors in Norwich - but two very different jobs.
Commentary by HARVEY HALL Producer GEOFF WILSON
11.40 Physical Science
Microscopes and Molecules
12.5 pm A Job Worth Doing? Scientific Technician


Commentary By: Harvey Hall
Producer: Geoff Wilson

: Bilidowcar

Children's magazine

: News


: Pebble Mill

MARIAN FOSTER and DAVID SEYMOUR present their selection of the activities, music, personalities and talking-points of the day including Nature Watch


Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: David Seymour

: Barnaby

Barnaby swims out to sea and is rescued by some sailors, but they give him a lot of work to do on board.

: For Schools, Colleges

2.2-2.32 English
Heil Caesar. Episode 1:
The Conspirators
2.40 Music Time: 6

: Closedown

: Play School

: Deputy Dawg

: Jackanory

with Thora Hird
Mrs Pepperpot 's Year by ALF PROYSEN
Today: Mrs Pepperpot 's Spring


Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Mrs Pepperpot
Unknown: Alf Proysen
Unknown: Mrs Pepperpot

: Animal Magic

A weekly series introduced by Johnny Morris
In today's programme our film cameras take a closer look at a creature often thought to be a brown rat - but it isn't. STEPHANIE RYDER explains just what it is.
Producer GEORGE INGER (Bristol)


Introduced By: Johnny Morris
Producer: George Inger

: The Record Breakers

Introduced by Roy Castle with Norris and Ross McWhirter
This week Roy meets DON DAVIES who is the world's most sophisticated one-man band and inventor of the eight-prong pendular perpendicular piano pounder.
Designer JON PUSEY


Introduced By: Roy Castle
Unknown: Ross McWhirter
Unknown: Don Davies
Designer: Jon Pusey
Producer: Alan Russell

: Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: National News

with Peter Woods Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Nationwide

Today's news and views in your corner of England presented by the BBC's regional newsrooms. Then at 6.25
Michael Barratt , Frank Bough Bob Wellings , Susanne Hall and Dilys Morgan take a look at the scene Nationwide.
(Regional details as Monday)


Unknown: Michael Barratt
Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Bob Wellings
Unknown: Susanne Hall
Unknown: Dilys Morgan
Editor: John Gau

: The Tarzan Adventures: Tarzan's Peril

Radijek, a desperate criminal, has escaped from the Mombasa jail. His sworn aim - to murder Tarzan and his mate, Jane.
. Films: page 8


Director: Byron Haskin
: Lex Barker
Jane: Virginia Huston
Radijek: George MacReady
Trask: Douglas Fowley
Andrews: Glenn Anders
Melmendi: Dorothy Dandridge
Bulam: Frederick O'Neal

: Oil Strike North

Nigel Davenport , Michael Whitney Angela Douglas , Barbara Shelley with Glyn Owen Headhunters by WILFRED GREATOREX
Ward and Mullery receive tempting offers from the opposition.


Unknown: Nigel Davenport
Unknown: Michael Whitney
Unknown: Angela Douglas
Unknown: Barbara Shelley
Unknown: Glyn Owen
Unknown: Wilfred Greatorex
Editor: Mervyn Haisman
Designer: Anthony Snoaden
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Pennant Roberts
Henri Leclerc: Alex Davion
Immigration official: Lloyd McGuire
BaistOW: Colin Thomas
Atkins: John Line
Chairman: Anthony Roye
First Director: Bruno Barnabe
Second Director: Willoughby Gray
Jim Fraser: Nigel Davenport
Jack Mullery: Glyn Owen
Frank Ward: Michael Whitney
Elaine Smythe: Barbara Shelley
Commissionaire: Jimmy Mac
Sarratt: Paul Chapman
Julie Ward: Angela Douglas
Franco: Ray Marioni
Sir Norman Denison: Tom Criddle

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall and Peter Woods ; Weather


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall
Unknown: Peter Woods

: Play for Today: 84 Charing Cross Road

by Helene Hanff, adapted by Hugh Whitemore
With Frank Finlay as Frank, Ann Penfold as Cecily
In 1949 an American woman wrote a letter to an English bookshop. Twenty years later everyone in the shop knew her as a friend.


Author: Helene Hanff
Adapted by: Hugh Whitemore
Script Editor: Richard Broke
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Mark Shivas
Director: Mark Cullingham
Frank: Frank Finlay
Cecily: Ann Penfold
Nora: Kate Binchy
Maxine: Marcella Markham
Megan: Pamela Miles
Janet: Maryann Turner
Bill: George Malpas
George: Ronald Russell
Mr Marks: Sydney Arnold
Mrs Boulton: Marjorie Wilde
Ginny: Connie Booth
Voice of Joan Todd: Hilary Mason
Kay: Gay Wilde
Brian: Leon Head
Ed: Angus MacInnes

: Tonight

: Milestones in Working-Class History

1: An Army of Redressers
In the first of two programmes on The Machine Breakers, members of a working-men's club near Huddersfield look back 160 years when their forebears sent threatening letters to mill owners, and smashed new machines. With STUART BENNETT
Book (same title), 11.80, from bookshops


Narrator: Stuart Bennett
Producer: John Radcliffe

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.

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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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