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: Open University

6.40 Learning Strategy, Teaching Style

7:5 Humphry Davy

7.30 Bart: 5

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

Heute Direkt

: Closedown

: Midday News



Unknown: Jack Scott

: Ragtime

With Maggie Henderson and Fred Harris.


Presenter: Maggie Henderson
Presenter: Fred Harris
Music: Peter Gosling
Music: Dave Moses
Writer/Producer: Michael Cole
Executive Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Ary Brig


: Play School

Story: The Cat in the Hot
Written and illustrated by DR SEUSS Presenters
Sarah Long , Fred Harris


Illustrated By: Dr Seuss
Unknown: Sarah Long
Unknown: Fred Harris

: Roobarb

When the Day Didn't Arrive Told by RICHARD BRIERS
Written by GRANGE CALVELEY Animation BOB GODPREY (Repeal)


Told By: Richard Briers
Written By: Grange Calveley

: Hunter's Gold

An adventure story in 13 episodes set in New Zealand in the 1860s. 4: When his father doesn't return from the goldfields at Tuckers Gully, Scott Hunter sets out to find him. After a lift on a supply dray he is left to walk the rest of the way on his own. Suddenly he sees two men. Is one really about to shoot the other?
Written and devised by ROGER SIMPSON Produced by JOHN MCRAE


Unknown: Scott Hunter
Unknown: Roger Simpson
Produced By: John McRae
Directed By: Tom Parkinson
Scott: Andrew Hawthorn
Marvello: Ian Mune
Seth: Charlie Strachan
Mayor: Alan Wright

: Ask Aspel

Michael Aspel introduces your requests from recent BBC television programmes and puts your questions to his studio guest.
Send sour requests to: Ask Aspel, BBC Television, London W12 SQT


Introduces: Michael Aspel
Producer: Philip Chilvers

: Captain Pugwash

The Cannon-ball

: Evening News

with Richard Baker Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Nationwide

Television's most popular current affairs magazine, presented each weekday evening by FRANK BOUGH , SUE LAWLEY, HUGH SCULLY , JOHN STAPLETON and BOB WELLINGS , With contributions from BBC studios throughout the country. Also from far and near, the programme's team of reporters bring you films and features which reflect the way life is Nationwide.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings

: Leo Sayer

The fourth of six distinctive shows capturing the versatility and energy that have made Leo one of Britain's top entertainers. With special guests
Kate Bush and Randy Edelman with ARLENE PHILLIPS DANCERS
Choreographer ARLENE PHILLIPS Musical director RICHARD NILES Vocal backings GLOW Designer PAUL TRERISE


Unknown: Kate Bush
Unknown: Randy Edelman
Dancers: Arlene Phillips
Unknown: Arlene Phillips
Director: Richard Niles
Unknown: David G. Hillies

: Centennial

The saga of a land and its people in 12 parts from the epic novel by JAMES A. MICHENER 8: The Storm
In the late 1880s charges of fraud are made by the Venneford Ranch accountant against Oliver Seccombe on the eve of a devastating blizzard which sweeps rapidly across the plains. New arrivals to Centennial include the Wendell acting family, past masters of the con-game.
Written by CHARLES LARSON Directed by HARRY FALK


Novel By: James A. Michener
Written By: Charles Larson
Directed By: Harry Falk
Produced By: MacK Harding
Produced By: John Wilder
starring as Oliver Seccombe: Timothy Dalton
as Charlotte Seccombe: Lynn Redgrave
Axel Dumire: Brian Keith
Hans Brumbaugh: Alex Karras
Finlay Perkin: Clive Revlll
Jim Lloyd: William Atherton
Cliff Young: As John Skimmerhorn
Levi Zendt: Gregory Harrison
Lucinda Zendt: Cristina Raines
Clemma: Adrienne La Russa
Mervin Wendell: Anthony Zt'Rbe
Maude Wendell: Lais Nettleton

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Last of the Summer Wine: Flower Power Cut

by Roy Clarke
starring Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde


Writer: Roy Clarke
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Janet Budden
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Compo: Bill Owen
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Foggy: Brian Wilde
Sid: John Comer
Ivy: Jane Freeman
Nora Batty: Kathy Staff
Annie Murdock: Frances Cox

: Our Man in Caracas

Her Majesty's Ambassador to Venezuela.
The second of two films about the life and work of British diplomats overseas.
Venezuela is a founder member of OPEC, one of the few parliamentary democracies in South America, a wealthy and rapidly-developing country. For the British Ambassador Jock Taylor and his colleagues in the commercial department of the Embassy, the challenge is quite simply to get a foot in the door, to make contacts in a market and a culture that has few traditional links with Britain.
In the film we cover the arrival of a trade delegation from Birmingham and the help they receive from the diplomats on the spot.
Venezuela has massive contracts to award but it also needs help, particularly in the field of education and in the teaching of English. The Embassy works closely with the British Council in helping to meet these needs. We look, too, at some of the problems for the wives of diplomats, and at the less glamorous side of the diplomatic social life. Important work is often done at cocktail parties, but two or three functions an evening, sometimes every night of the week, can also become a tremendous strain.
Film cameraman JOHN ELSE Sound recordist JOHN MURPHY Film editor LES NEWMAN producer JONATHAN STEDALI ,


Unknown: Jock Taylor
Unknown: John Murphy
Editor: Les Newman
Producer: Jonathan Stedali

: Running Blind: 1

by Desmond Bagley, dramatised in two parts by Jack Gerson
starring Stuart Wilson, Heida Steindorsdottir and George Sewell
Former British Agent Alan Stewart is blackmailed by his old boss, Slade, to undertake a simple delivery job in Iceland. The job is as simple as sudden death.
BBC Scotland


Author: Desmond Bagley
Dramatised by: Jack Gerson
Music composed and conducted by: Christopher Gunning
Producer: Bob McIntosh
Director: William Brayne
Alan: Stuart Wilson
Elin: Heida Steindorsdottir
Slade: George Sewell
Graham: Dallas Adams
Courier: Christopher Muncke
Sir David Taggart: Richard Hurndall
Jack Case: Ian McCulloch
IIyich: Eugene Schlusser
Gregor: Jon Sigubjornsson
Lindholm: Steindor Hjorleifsson
Bjarni: Harald Haraldsson
Customs officer: Arni Ibsen
Airport receptionist: Jona Sverrisdottir

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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