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: Open University

6.40 Understanding Aggro

7.5 Ignatius Loyola

7.30 Matting Light Work Out of it

: Closedown

: Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson. (Repeat)


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: Jackanory: The House that Sailed Away

by Pat Hutchins
with June Whitfield
Today: Worse Things Happen at Sea

: Don and Pete

PETER GLAZE and DON MACLEAN cause chaos and laughter when they help with a horse.


Unknown: Peter Glaze
Unknown: Don MacLean

: Hong Kong Phooey

Mirror, Mirror On the Wall and The Great Mopte Mystery
A series of comedy cartoons starring superhero Hong Kong Phooey and his very necessary assistant Spot the police cat.

: Take Hart

Jazz at the Sfudto-a couple of street musicians take over the show. Morph is not amused and Tony leaves home.


Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Colin Bennett
Unknown: David Clifford

: Closedown

: Midday News



Unknown: Bill Giles

: Ragtime

Music by PETER cosuNG and DAVt MOSM Written and produced by MiCMEL ccLt Executive producer CYNTH)* FELGtTt


Unknown: Maggie Henderson
Unknown: Fred Harris
Music By: Peter Cosung
Produced By: Micmel Cclt

: Closedown

: Pawn ynei Fro

Quiz for local journalists
(Enctish (raosmitfcM ott)M. Fi"' shoMtt] on BBC Ct/mru/Woies)

: Home on Sunday

Songs of Praise Summer Special
Sue MacGregor talks to Archie Craig at his home in the Scottish Highlands.
(Shown on Sunday at 6.30 pm)


Presenter: Sue MacGregor
Guest: Archie Craig

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Hunter's Gold: 11

An adventure story in 13 episodes set in New Zealand in the 1860s.
Scott Hunter has come to Tucker's Gully to find his father but Gordon Hunter is being held prisoner by two bandits who are trying to force him to take them to his gold strike. Now, in desperation, Tindle has drugged Scott, hoping that seeing his son in danger will make Gordon Hunter tell. What will happen to Scott?


Writer/Devised by: Roger Simpson
Producer: John McRae
Director: Tom Parkinson
Scott: Andrew Hawthorn
Baddock: Ken Blackburn
Molly: Ilona Rodgers
Tindle: Ernie Stanley
O'Halloran: Gabriel Prendergast
Fraser: Scott Taylor
Cameron: Roger Oakley
Hunter: Bruce Allpress
Ryan: Bevan Wilson
Dodd: Peter Thorpe
Maxwell: Robert Bell
Collins: McHard Moss
Rose: Claire Oberman
Lily: Cathie Harrop
Teddy: Donald Snook
Chariie: Robert Pratt

: Stopwatch

with Peter Purves, Susan King and Nigel Starmer-Smith.
Sebastian Coe answers your questions on athletics. Send them on a postcard to Stopwatch, BBCtv, [address removed]
David Wilkie with tips for novice swimmers.
Soccer Skills: A new weekly feature in which top footballers help you to improve your game.
BBC Manchester


Presenter: Peter Purves
Presenter: Susan King
Presenter: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Guest: Sebastian Coe
Guest: David Wilkie
Director: Mike Adley
Producer: Hazel Lewthwaite

: The Wombles

by Elisabeth Beresford


Writer: Elisabeth Beresford
Told By: Bernard Cribbins
Music by: Mike Batt
Animated by: Barry Leith
Directed by: Ivor Wood

: Evening News

with Richard Whitmere Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Whitmere

: Nationwide

Gentleman Jim Steps Out. In the second of two films, Nationwide's own gentleman, James Hogg, completes his excursion into High Society.


Reporter: James Hogg
Film Editor: John Wilkinson
Producer: Ian Taylor
Editor: Hugh Williams

: Blue Peter Special Assignment

with Peter Purves
The last of four dramatised documentaries which re-create history in the places where it was made /tM<OM!0 VtUOtdt tN VetttCe
' The famous Vivaldi, whom they called the Red Priest, very we)! known amongst us for his concerts. was a topping man in Venice.' So an 18th-century traveler said, and red-haired Antonio Vivaldi grew up in the most musical city in the world. As priest, violinist, music master in a convent school, opera composer and impresario, and protector of the popular soprano Anna Giro , he was famous all over Europe.
Produced by EDWARD BARNES Directed by SARAH HELUNGS (Repeat)


Unknown: Peter Purves
Unknown: Antonio Vivaldi
Soprano: Anna Giro
Unknown: Geoffrey Matthews
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: John Nettleton
Unknown: John Rowe
Produced By: Edward Barnes
Directed By: Sarah Helungs
Antonio Vivaldi: Gian Campi
Young Tonio: Matteo Campi
Gianbattista Vivaldi: Angelo Tommasi
Anna Giro: Anna Da Malta

: Dad's Army: Number Engaged

by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
The platoon are guarding a vital telephone line. They awake to find a bomb enmeshed in the wires. featuring


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer: David Croft
Studio Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: David Croft
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jones: Clive Dunn
Private Frazer: John Laurie
Private Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Private Pike: Ian Lavender
Chief Warden Hodges: Bill Pertwee
Vicar: Frank Williams
Verger: Edward Sinclair
GPO man: Ronnie Brody
Army captain: Robert Mill
Army sergeant: Kenneth MacDonald
Van driver: Felix Bowness
Private Sponge: Colin Bean
Scottish sergeant: Stuart McGugan
ATS girl: Bernice Adams

: The Rockford Fites

James Garner in The House on WtHM AueMMe
Something about the demise of a coHeague in the same dangerous business arouses Jim's suspicion. Despite his self-sumeiency, he reiuetantty joins forces with brash novice Richie Brocketman who feels the same way, and together they uncover an amazing conspiracy.
Written by STEfHM j. CANN6H. Directed by HY AVERBACK


Unknown: James Garner
Unknown: Richie Brocketman
Written By: Stefhm J. Cann6h.
Directed By: Hy Averback
Jim Rockford: James Garner
Joseph Rockford: Noah Beery
Becker: Joe Santos
Richie Brocke[man: Denn:s Dugan
B J AnderSon: Pernell Roberts
BUI Tooley: Paul Ftx
Garth McGregor: Jackte Cooper
Thomas Nardoni: Phtmp Sterling
Sam Detonis: Lou Krucman
Vern St Ooud: S!mon Oakland

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Whitmore and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world.


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: TheMini

On 26 August 1959 a baby car, the brainchild of Sir Alec Issigonis, was launched on to the world market.
Lord Snowdon and Peter Sellers were just two of the famous owners who helped this revolutionary car achieve a successful acceptance with a reluctant public. But could more than nve million have been sold with a diKerent marketing policy?
Raymond Baxter and Gordon Witkins report on the first 20 years of the Mini.
Producer DEREK SMITH BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Peter Setters
Unknown: Raymond Baxter

: The Vanishing Army

by Robert Holles
starring Bill Paterson, Ann Beach
"... why don't you keep that missis o' yours under control... she ain't exactly doin' you a packet o' good, is she? If she was mine I'd bloody put 'er right, I'll tell yer..."
"...The Vanishing Army, a fine play shot like a marksman and planned like a battle..." (The Guardian)
"...First-rate piece of story-telling by Robert Holles... well done and well acted..." (Daily Telegraph)
"...Welcome reappearance by one of the great unsung playwrights of the day - Shakespeare of the Barrack Room, Robert Holles..." (Sunday Telegraph)
"...An absolutely first-class look at the second class life of NCOs in the British Army..." (Daily Mail)


Writer: Robert Holles
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Directed By: Richard Loncraine
Drill sergeant: Kenneth Cope
Girling: Bill Paterson
Wainwright: Timothy Spall
Sheldon: Trevor Laird
Pickard: John Blundell
O'Connor: James Coyle
Stevenson: P.G. Stephens
Kathleen: Veronica Ouilugan
Towler: Brian Hall
Morag: Ann Beach
Thompson: Mike Kinsey
Julie: Nula Conwell
Pinnock: Tony Gaunter
Paula: Janet Key
Symington: Julian Curry
Mantle: Michael Osborne
Hampshire: Frank Mills
Stannard: Charles Bolton
Rouse-Evans: Derek Bond
Surgeon: Terence Bayler
Dunning: Ray Burdis
Roberts: Rupert Frazer
Pilkington: Doug Fisher
Ellis: Richard Butler
Apprentice: Tony London
Conroy: Paul Angelis
Housewife: Loraine Bertorelli
Corporal: Terry Cowling

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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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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