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: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 Twentieth-Century History Britain Alone
10.0 TV Club
Man's Best Friend
10.23 Music Time Snap

: You and Me: The Traffic Lady

When is a lollipop not a lollipop? Today Susan Calland and Lee find out.


Presenter: Susan Calland
Puppets: Alan Platt
Animation: Bura and Hardwick
Producer: Barbara Parker

: For Schools, Colleges

11.0 Exploring Science Teeth
11.23 Words and Pictures
Rabbits and Rockets
11.40 Biology
The First Days of Life
12.5 pm Tele-France 3: Le Pain et Ie Vin Narrated by GILLES DATTAS , ANDRÉ MARANNE (Repeats


Unknown: Gilles Dattas

: Closedown

: Midday News


: Pebble Mill

including Grace and Flavour with Michael Smith


Unknown: Michael Smith
Editor: Jim Dumigjun

: Fingerbobs


: For Schools, Colleges

2.1 Watch
2.18 Scan
2: Who's the Greatest?
We all have our idols, but what are the most important qualities in the people we admire? Presenter KID JENSEN Producer JOHN CHAPPLE
2.40 Physical Science
Microscopes and Molecules


Producer: Jensen John Chapple

: Delia Smith's Cookery Course: 9: Pulses

A series of ten programmes presented by Delia Smith.
In this programme Delia shows how to make some unusual and economical meals from a range of pulses.


Cook/presenter: Delia Smith
Executive producer: Tony Matthews
Producer: Jenny Rogers

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5 Today's story:
The Troll's Share
A traditional Danish story Presenters
Carol Leader
Chris Tranchell


Leader: Chris Tranchell

: Touche Turtle

The X Marks the Spot
Touche and Dum Dum answer the cries for help in their own inimitable way.


Unknown: Dum Dum

: Jackanory

with Jana Shelden The Pinballs by BETSY BYARS Today: Part 3


Unknown: Jana Shelden
Unknown: Betsy Byars

: Take Hart

with Tony Hart Colin Bennett and MORPH
Morph's attempts to get airborne backfire and give Tony and the Caretaker quite a chase.
(If you're aged 15 or under, Take Hart BBC Television Centre, London [Postcode removed] is the address to send paintings for the Gallery. There's a prize for any that are shown, as long as you put your name, age and address, but we're sorry we can't promise to return any)


Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Colin Bennett
Director: Christopher Pilkington
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: The Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris

Dramatised in six episodes by ROBIN MILLER
' Only two more days. Think, Harris - you're a genius - think! Episode 5
Studio lighting GERRY MILLERSON Studio sound NORMAN BENNETT Designer DAVID SPODE
Executive producer ANNA HOME Director PAUL STONE


Unknown: Leon Garfield
Unknown: Robin Miller
Unknown: Gerry Millerson
Unknown: Norman Bennett
Designer: David Spode
Producer: Anna Home
Director: Paul Stone
Harris: Jim Harris
BoStOCk: Matthew Beamish
Mr Raven: Freddie Jones
Mr Brett: Timothy Davies
Dr Bunnion: Derek Francis
Mrs Bunnion: Jean Harvey
Ralph Bunnion: Richard Wren
Major Alexander: Patrick Newell
Mrs Alexander: Llla Kaye
Tizzy Alexander: Amanda Kirby
Mrs Bonney: Elizabeth Begley
Sorley: Christian Bulloch
Sir: Walter Sorley
Dr Harris: John Ringham
Mrs Harris: Jane Lowe
Landlord: Will Stampe
Potboy: Christopher Wilkinson
Mr Frederick: Alun Lewis
Lady in bar: Peggy Ann Jones
Farmer: Alan Haines
Amelia ,: Kate Lock

: Evening News

with Richard Baker ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Nationwide

Look North, South Today
Look East, Midlands Today
Points West, Spotlight South West presents news and views in your region tonight.
Then at 6.20 the Nationwide team Of FRANK BOUGH , SUE LAWLEY
HUGH SCULLY , JOHN STAPLETON and BOB WELLINGS present a mixture of topical reports, special investigations, films and features. Producers DAVID DICKINSON ANDREW TAUSSIG , KEN VASS Deputy editor DAVID LLOYD Editor HUGH WILLIAMS


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings
Producers: David Dickinson
Producers: Andrew Taussig
Editor: David Lloyd
Editor: Hugh Williams

: Noel Edmonds' Lucky Numbers

Did you know that this is the programme on which you could be phoned at home by Noel?
Did you know that this shape is made from eight triangles?
Did you know that you are shorter now than when you got up this morning?
Did you know that this week's word game is to make the longest list of six-letter words containing a double ' o ' e.g. poodle, choose, etc?
Did you know that you can send your postcard entries to this address:
Lucky Numbers, BBCtv, London [Postcode removed]
Designer TOM yardley-joxes Producer CLIVE DOIG Editor ROSEMARY GILL


Producer: Clive Doig
Editor: Rosemary Gill

: Morecambe and Wise at the BBC

A season of shows celebrating Eric and Ernie's successful years with the BBC.
Written by EDDIE BRABEN with Allan Cuthbertson
Ann Hamilton , Anthony Sharp
Orchestra directed by PETER KNIGHT Designer VIC MEREDITH
Produced by ERNEST MAXIN


Written By: Eddie Braben
Unknown: Allan Cuthbertson
Unknown: Ann Hamilton
Directed By: Peter Knight
Designer: Vic Meredith
Produced By: Ernest Maxin

: The Aphrodite Inheritance: 5: Come into my Parlour

A serial in eight episodes
Written by Michael J. Bird
starring Peter McEnery and Alexandra Bastedo with Brian Blessed, Stefan Gryff, Paul Maxwell, Tony Doyle, William Wilde
Collier unwittingly plays into the hands of Hellman. Meantime, from his hiding place, Morrison arranges to meet a buyer - but the deal goes sadly awry.
Theme tune (RESL 62), from record shops


Writer: Michael J. Bird
Series created by: Michael J. Bird
Music composed by: George Kotsonis
Film Editor: Bernard Ashby
Film Sound: Bill Wild
Designer: Jon Pusey
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Director: Viktors Ritelis
Hellmann: Paul Maxwell
David Collier: Peter McEnery
Olsen: Ray Jewers
Travis: Karl Held
Maria: Carmen Gomez
Eric Morrison: William Wilde
Antonis: Costas Demetriou
Basileos: Brian Blessed
Martin Preece: Tony Doyle
Charalambos: Stefan Gryff
Helene: Alexandra Bastedo
Barry Collier: Barry Halliday

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Liberal Party
(Also on BBC2)

: Main News

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


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Harry Carpenter
The 1979 European Figure Skating Championships from Zagreb featuring The Pairs
The Soviet Union has dominated pairs skating since the early 60s with the incomparable Protopopovs followed by the ten-year reign of Irina Rodnina and her partners, Ulanov and Zaitsev. As Irina awaits the birth of her first child, the battle to succeed her is likely to be between another Soviet pair, the tiny CHERKASOVA and her partner SHAKRAI, last year's silver medallists, and the East Germans, MACER and BEWERS-DORFF. Commentator ALAN WEEKS
Also coverage of the second phase of the Men's Championship - the Short Programme, which is vital to the gold medal hopes of Britain's ROBIN COUSINS. Cricket: Fifth Test
Australia v England from Adelaide: the fourth day's play. Good Darts!
The first film of a Sportsnight series about British World Champions who were right on target in 1978 features the massive Welsh-man LEIGHTON REES on the eve of his defence of the World Professional Darts title.
Television presentation
Editor JONATHAN MARTIN . Reports on European Figure, Skating on Ceefax


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Irina Rodnina
Unknown: Leighton Rees
Editor: Jonathan Martin

: Tonight



Presented By: Denis Tuohy
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: John Holme
Unknown: Barbara Maxwell

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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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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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