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: Open University

6.40 Soviet Government and Politics. 7.S Properties of Enzymes (1). 7.30 Chemistry of Carbon Compounds.

: Closedown

: The Wombles

Music by MIKE BATT
Animated by BARRY LEITH
Directed by IVOR wood


Unknown: Elisabeth Beresford
Told By: Bernard Cribbins
Music By: Mike Batt
Directed By: Ivor Wood

: Jackanory

with Kenneth Williams
Agaton Sax and the League of Silent Exploders by NILS-OLOF FRANZEN
Today: Veterans to the Rescue
Adapted and directed by jeremy swan Producer Angela BEECHING


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Agaton Sax
Directed By: Jeremy Swan
Producer: Angela Beeching

: Laff-a-Lympics

A cartoon series
Today: India and Israel

: Why Don't You....?

'Why Don't You just switch off your television set and go and do something less boring instead? '
A programme for children, by children, about your own activities and ideas.
(Write to the programme at [address removed], enclosing a long, stamped addressed envelope if you want instructions about an item we've shown.)


Director: Hilary Murphy
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: Closedown

: Midday News


: Pebble Mill

The live and lively magazine presenting the personalities and talking points of the day including Dig This with Peter Seabrook


Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Bob Langley
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Tony Francis
Unknown: Peter Seabrook

: Heads and Tails

Bright Eyes
With eyes, ears, nose and whiskers, animals find their way, by night and day.
Voice and music DEREK GRIFFITHS Film editor DAVID PYGRAM Research ANNE DENEHY
Written and produced by Michael COLE


Music: Derek Griffiths
Produced By: Michael Cole

: Closedown

: Teliffant

Light entertainment
(English transmitters only. First shown on BBC Cymru/Wales)

: Play School

Story: The Town and Country Mouse (traditional)
Presenters Derek Griffiths with Delia Morgan at Wistanstow, Shropshire, and Carol Leader at World's End, Chelsea.
Video-tape editor KEN pimenta Designer JOHN BRISTOW
Written and directed by NICK WILSON Producer ANNE GOBEY
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Presenters: Derek Griffiths
Unknown: Delia Morgan
Unknown: Carol Leader
Designer: John Bristow
Directed By: Nick Wilson
Producer: Anne Gobey
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Heyyy, It's the King

The Blue Kangaroo
A series of cartoon films featuring the rock and roll leader of the swinging jungle; three ghosts who run a haunted hotel; and a detective elephant who uses fantastic disguises.

: What do you Watch

with Toni Arthur and Paul Burden Do you choose the TV programmes you watch, or do your parents? Do you enjoy them all, or are you sometimes bored or even frightened? Why do children want to watch so much television? Will you let your own children see whatever they like, or will you make rules?
The first programme of What do you Watch is about television serials, plays and films. And ALEXANDER, MEG, SUSANNAH, PETRA, JONATHAN, EDWARD and JULIA, who all go to school in London, look at some of the programmes they've seen with TONI ARTHUR and PAUL BURDEN...
Signature tune DAVE and TONI ARTHUR Producer MOLLY cox. Preview: p 23


Unknown: Toni Arthur
Unknown: Paul Burden
Unknown: Toni Arthur
Unknown: Toni Arthur

: Lassie

The River
Lassie, the collie dog, goes to the rescue of two brothers in distress.

: The Perishers

Written by MAURICE DODD featuring LEONARD ROSSITER as Boot'


Written By: Maurice Dodd
Unknown: Leonard Rossiter

: Evening News

with Richard Baker Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Nationwide

News from London, and with studio and film features from all corners of the country. Presented by FRANK BOUGH , SUE LAWLEY
HUGH SCULLY , JOHN STAPLETON and BOB WELLINGS the programme brings you an up-to-the-minute analysis of events in the news and provides you with a comprehensive picture of life Nationwide.
Margaret Thatcher : On the Spot
At the end of the second week of the election campaign, the Leader of the Opposition comes into the Nationwide studio to answer your questions.


Presented By: Frank Bough
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher

: Wonder Woman

A film series starring and Today: Disco Devil
A near atomic disaster apparently caused by selective amnesia on the part of a missile engineer leads Diana down the dark and devilish corridors of the paranormal where even Wonder Woman's mind and memory are at risk.


Written By: Alan Brennert
Directed By: Leslie B. Martinson
Diana Prince and Wonder Woman: Lynda Carter
Major Steve Trevor: Lyle Waggoner
Anthony Borden: Robert Dunlap
Kathy Munro: Kerry Sherman
Infra Red: Wolfman Jack
Nick Moreno: Michael Delano
Angelique: Ellen Weston

: The Ronnie Corbett Special

starring Ronnie Corbett
with guest stars The Krankies, Aimi MacDonald, Lenny Henry, Wayne King
The Midnite Follies Orchestra
featuring Geoff Richer's First Edition


Comedian: Ronnie Corbett
Comedians: The Krankies
Actress: Aimi MacDonald
Comedian: Lenny Henry
Unknown: Wayne King
Musicians: The Midnight Follies Orchestra
Dancers: Geoff Richer's First Edition
Choreography: Geoffrey Richer
Vocal Direction: Maggie Stredder
Musicians: Ronnie Hazlehurst and his Orchestra
Writer: Eddie Braben
Script Associate: David Renwick
Additional Material: David Newman
Additional Material: Peter Osborne
Additional Material: Ian Davidson
Additional Material: Peter Vincent
Sound: Keith Gunn
Lighting: Bill Millar
Designer: Paul Trerise
Assistant Producer: K Paul Jackson
Producer: Michael Hurll

: Open All Hours

by Roy Clarke
Starring Ronnie Barker and David Jason
with Lynda Baron


Writer: Roy Clarke
Music: Max Harris
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Arkwright: Ronnie Barker
Granville: David Jason
Nurse Gladys Emmanuel: Lynda Baron
Harper: George Innes
Eva: Juliet Cooke
Mrs Burns: Jean Heywood
Mrs Ellis: Barbara Keogh
Freddie: Harry Markham

: Election Broadcast

(Also on BBC2)

: Main News

with Richard Baker
Weekend Weather MICHAEL FISH


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Petrocelli

A film series starring
Tonight: Chain of Command
A young aircraft mechanic is arrested for the murder of his employer, who has just fired him and who is a man supposedly without an enemy in the world.


Tony Petrocelli: Barry Newman
Maggie Petrocelli: Susan Howard
Pete Ritter: Albert Salmi

: Campaign Report 79

Presented by David Dimbleby and Donald MacCormick with Robin Day and Robert McKenzie.
The ideas, the promises and the fundamental disagreements between the parties, together with the latest campaign news and comment.


Presented By: David Dimbleby
Presented By: Donald MacCormick
Presented By: Robert McKenzie.

: Fivepenny Piece

with Mike Harding
The zany comedy of Mike Harding combined with the music of Fivepenny Piece at the Poco-a-Poco Theatre Club, Stockport.
Producer BARRY BEVINS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Mike Harding
Unknown: Mike Harding
Producer: Barry Bevins

: The Late Film: Tobruk

Rock Hudson , George Peppard Nigel Green , Guy Stockwell
This spectacular drama of World War II highlights the hazardous mission undertaken by a group of British soldiers and German Jews working with the Allies. Their objective is to destroy German fuel bunkers at Tobruk.
Screenplay by LEO V. GORDON Produced by GENE CORMAN
Directed by Arthur hiller. Films: p 10


Unknown: Rock Hudson
Unknown: George Peppard
Unknown: Nigel Green
Unknown: Guy Stockwell
Directed By: Arthur Hiller.
Maj Craig: Rock Hudson
Capt Bergman: George Peppard
Col Harker: Nigel Green
Lt Mohnfeld: Guy Stockwell
Sgt-Maj Tyne: Jack Watson
Alfie: Norman Rossington
Dolan: Percy Herbert
Henry Portman: Llam Redmond
Cheryle Portman: Heidy Hunt
Sgt Krug: Leo Gordon
Cpl Bruckner: Robert Wolders
Lt Boydon: Anthony Ashdown
German ColoneL: Curt Lowens
Cpl Stuhler: Henry Rico Cattani
Taureg Chieftain: Peter Coe

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.

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

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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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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