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: Open University

6.40 Baroque Solo Concertos

7.5 Social Psychology

7.30 Modelling a Chemical Reaction

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Mathshow: Place Your Order

10.0-10.20 Merry-go-Round: Birth
The second of three sex education programmes for eight- and nine-year-olds in schools, including film of a human birth and also brief sequences showing the hatching of chicks and the birth of kittens.
Producer Claire Chovil

11.0 Watch: Sea Creatures

11.18 Going to Work
Changing Jobs by MARIANNE COOK
A play about the problems and opportunities connected with changing employment. with SPENCER BANKS, JULIA CHAMBERS, NIGEL GREAVES, RALPH LAWTON, WILLIAM MOORE

11.40 Living in a Developing Country: Ghana. The Big Project


Introduced By: Richard Carpenter
Unknown: Julia Cham
Unknown: Nigel Greaves
Unknown: Ralph Lawton
Unknown: William Moore
Producer: Andrew Neal

: Closedown

: rem

Where did the Colorado go?

: Midday News


: Pebble Mill

Live and lively every day-television's most original magazine. Presented live from the lobby of the BBC's Broadcasting Centre in Birmingham by Donny MacLeod , David Seymour Marian Foster and Jan Leeming including The Music Makers
This week: pianist Natalia Karp and As Others See Us: a Yale professor looks at our cathedrals.


Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: David Seymour
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Jan Leeming
Pianist: Natalia Karp
Editor: Terry Dobson

: Ragtime

With Maggie Henderson and Fred Harris


Presenter: Maggie Henderson
Presenter: Fred Harris

: For Schools, Colleges

2.14 Encounter: Italy 3: Fruits of the Land
Italian food and farming: olives and olive oil; farms in Basilicata and Tuscany; ham, cheese and gastronomy in Parma.
Commentary SEAN BARRETT Producer JOHN PRESCOTT Thomas
2.32 Merry-go-Round
It's All Right: part 3
2.40 TV Club - A School in Time Roller Rats by BRIAN glover
Benson has an accident when skateboarding with the Spyder and Winston is looking for revenge.
Director Richard MARTIN


Unknown: Sean Barrett
Producer: John Prescott Thomas
Director: Richard Martin
Kier Fewkes: Hugh Fraser
Sgt England: Morgan Sheppard
Marilyn: Vanessa Paine
Jackie: Linda Robson
Sandra: Shireen Anwar
Winston: Kelvin Omard
Sid: David Nunn
Benson: John Williams
Ari: Peter-Hugo Daly
Nick: Mario Renzullo
Paula: Kim Taylforth
ROZ: Nula Conwell
Spyder: Simon Knapper
TrUX: John Sablosky
Jet: Jeremy Henderson

: Interval

: Songs of Praise

from Omagh, Co Tyrone

: Play School

Story: The King's New Crown by Sheila Archer
Presenters Evelyn Skinner, Bruce Allan


Unknown: Sheila Archer
Unknown: Evelyn Skinner
Unknown: Bruce Allan

: Champion the Wonder Horse

The Saddle Tramp
Ricky tries to follow in the steps of an old-timer and seek adventure, but he is in danger. Rebel and Champion go to help him.

: Goober and the Ghost Chasers

An action-packed cartoon series starring Goober the hound who can make himself invisible and Gilly, Tina and Ted who work for The Ghostly Review.

: Stopwatch

Stop with Peter Purves and Joanne Watson Watch
Fishing: BERNARD CRIBBINS goes sea fishing at Seaford
Diving: BRIAN phei.ps and some of Britain's leading junior divers show how they use the trampoline to practise diving
Skateboarding: with SIMON NAPPER and news, views and results
Producer HAZEL j.ewthyvaiti BBC Manchester


Unknown: Peter Purves
Unknown: Joanne Watson
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Simon Napper
Director: Mike Adley

: Evening News

with Angela Rippon ; Weatherman


Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Nationwide Football Final

2,000 youngsters entered the Nationwide Schoolboy Football Competition to find the most skilful players in Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England. Tonight. 20 regional finalists compete at Maine Road, Manchester, in the Grand Final. To the winner goes the Mitre Trophy and the title Nationwide Schoolboy Footballer of 1978. Presenters KEVIN cosgrove


Presenters: Kevin Cosgrove
Unknown: Stuart Hall
Unknown: John Stapleton
Director: Tom Gutteridge
Producer: David Rowley

: The Feather and Father Gang

A new film series starring Stefanie Powers
Tonight: The Big Frame
Unscrupulous Charles Cosgrove is a dangerous man to cross as crooked art dealer Armand Whitney finds out at the cost of his life. He's also a difficult man to bring to justice which is why Feather finds herself posing as a French art expert and Harry becomes an extremely wealthy Emir.


Toni ' Feather ' Danton: Stefanie Powers
Harry Danton: Harry Gould
Margo: Joan Shawlee
Enzo: Frank Delfino
Rogers: Peter White
Whitney: Lloyd Bochner
Cosgrove: Simon Oakland
Kiesar: Hamilton Camp
Michael: Monte Landis

: It Ain't Half Hot Mum: Lofty's Little Friend

by JIMMY PERRY and DAVID CROFT starring and Lofty's Little Friend
An elephant becomes attached to Lofty and follows him into the camp leaving a trail of damage. featuring and and Vicki the elephant from Gerry Cottie's Circus
Directed by BOB SPIERS


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Gerry Cottie
Directed By: Bob Spiers
Producer: David Croft
Rangi Ram: Michael Bates
BSM Williams: Windsor Davies
Bdr Beaumont: Melvyn Hayes
Gnr Sugden: Don Estelle
Col Reynolds: Donald Hewlett
Capt Ashwood: Michael Knowles
Gnr Parkins: Chrtstopher Mitchell
Gnr Graham: John Clegg
Gnr Mackintosh: Stuart McGugan
Char Wallah: Dino Shafeek
Punka Wallah: Babar Bhatti
Gnr Evans: Mike Kinsey
Gnr Clark: Kenneth MacDonald
Elephant owner: Azad Ali
Man on bicycle: Mohammed Shamsi

: The Standard

A series in 13 episodes
Colette O'Neil , Neil Stacy and Patrick Malahide in 5 : Death of a Pink Elephant by TOM WRIGHT
Colin Anderson and Peter Dawson go to investigate an illegal seal-cull on a remote Scottish island, but find themselves threatened with the same fate as the seals.
Cast in order of appearance
Series created by PETER MAY and ALASTAIR BALFOUR
Director BOB MCINTOSH. BBC Scotland


Unknown: Colette O'Neil
Unknown: Neil Stacy
Unknown: Patrick Malahide
Unknown: Tom Wright
Unknown: Colin Anderson
Unknown: Peter Dawson
Unknown: Alastair Balfour
Editor: Maggie Allen
Designer: Walter Miller
Producer: Roderick Graham
Director: Bob McIntosh.
Felicity Grant: Colette O'Neil
Colin Anderson: Patrick Malahide
Peter Dawson: Nell Stacy
Mr Moffat: Callim Mill
Selby: John Breslin
Morag: Maev Alexander
Dr Groves: Brown Derby
Housekeeper: Jean Bruce
Constable Grant: Boyd Nelson
Rory: Alec Heggie
Jamie: James Kennedy

: Nine O'Clock News

with Angela Rippon ; Weather


Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Play for Today

Days of Hope by JIM ALLEN
A series of four dramas from the Great War to the General Strike. 1924: A miracle. Less than 20 years since its birth, the Labour Party forms a government with Ramsay MacDonald as Prime Minister. Although outnumbered in Parliament by Conservatives and Liberals, Labour is the largest party. Many feel the task of legislating socialism into existence can now begin.


Unknown: Jim Allen
Producer: Tony Garnett
Director: Kenneth Loach
Ben Matthews: Paul Copley
Sarah Hargreaves: Pamela Brighton
Philip Hargreaves: Nikolas Simmonds
Prison chaplain: Brian Hawksley
Prison warder: Bert King
Mr Harrington: Patrick Barr
Communist Party member: Peter Kerrigan
Ernest Bevin: Melvin Thomas
Shop stewards: Eric French
Shop stewards: George Howard
Reporter: Stephen Rea
Joel Barnett: Gary Roberts
Shep: Alun Armstrong
Tom: Hughie Turner
Josiah Wedgwood: John Phillips
SuSlOV: Richard Marker
Sarah's children: Sarah Paget
Sarah's children: Ned Cohen

: Tonight

Introduced by Denis Tuohy Including News Headlines


Introduced By: Denis Tuohy
Editor: Roger Bolton

: Parents and School

CLAIRE WOOLFORD presents a series of five debates examining parental involvement in education.
4: Corporal punishment is a necessary deterrent in schools
Recorded at Heathfield School, Old Heathfield, with TERRY CASEY speaking for the motion, and GEOFF lawes against.


Unknown: Claire Woolford
Producer: Dick Foster

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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