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: Open University

6.40 Linear Models

7.5 Buoyancy in Marine Animals

7.30 Display and Recording

: Closedown

: Midday News


: Playboard

At the fair, Jo the clown dresses up, Mole and Hedgehog play hide and seek, and hear the storv of The Ugly Duckling.
Written and directed by JUDY WHITFIELD Produced by MICHAEL COLE (Repent)


Unknown: Christopher Lillicrap
Directed By: Judy Whitfield
Produced By: Michael Cole

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5 Story: Bring a Breeze by MARGARET JOY Presenters
Libby Murray
Stuart McGugan


Unknown: Libby Murray
Unknown: Stuart McGugan

: Scooby Doo: Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Werewolf?

The gang go camping

: Play Away

Play Away at Riverside starring
Brian Cant in an entertainment of comedy and music with Julie Stevens
Tony Robinson Anita Dobson
Jonathan Cohen and the Play Away Band
Today you are invited to join the audience at Riverside Studios. London, for an outside broadcast of Play Away on stage.
Producer ANN REAY
Director AVRIL PRICE ,


Unknown: Julie Stevens
Unknown: Tony Robinson
Unknown: Anita Dobson
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: Ann Reay
Director: Avril Price

: The Wombles

Music by MIKE BATT
Animated by BARRY LEITH
Directed by IVOR WOOD (Repeat


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

: Evening News

with Kenneth Kendall Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Nationwide

The Nationwide team of FRANK BOUGH , SUE LAWLEY
HUGH SCULLY , JOHN STAPLETON and BOB WELLINGS provides you with background to the news of the day and presents some of the less serious features and stories that make up the scene Nationwide


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

: Newseries Tomorrow's World

... returns after the most popular run in its 15-year history, reporting on victories and occasional defeats at the front line of research.
Tonight Judith Hann reports from the Philippines on the despair of a people for whom medicine has failed to halt the spread of serious epidemics, and who have resorted to the most extreme forms of fringe medicine and superstition. Michael Rodd and Kieran Prendi ville report on the more orthodox achievements of scientists and technologists as they prepare for the 1980s.


Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Michael Rodd
Unknown: Kieran Prendi
Unknown: John Groom
Unknown: Laurie John.
Unknown: Andrew Wiseman
Editor: Michael Blakstad

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Peter Powell
Musical director JOHNNY PEARSON Choreography FLICK COLBY Sound KEITH GUNN Lighting JOHN FARR
Executive producer ROBIN NASH


Introduced By: Peter Powell
Director: Johnny Pearson
Unknown: Flick Colby
Unknown: Keith Gunn
Unknown: John Farr
Designer: Graham Lough
Producer: David G. Hillier
Producer: Robin Nash

: Blankety Blank

Terry Wogan hosts the first of a new series of the comedy quiz game all the family can play at home - in which contestants attempt to match their 'blanks' with six star guests: Lennie Bennett Patricia Brake Shirley Anne Field Roy Hudd David Jacobs Beryl Reid

Presented by arrangement with Goodson-Todman Inc and Talbot Television Ltd


Presenter: Terry Wogan
Panellist: Lennie Bennett
Panellist: Patricia Brake
Panellist: Shirley Anne Field
Panellist: Roy Hudd
Panellist: David Jacobs
Panellist: Beryl Reid
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Programme Associate: Tony Hawks
Designer: Bob Cove
Director: Marcus Plantin
Producer: Alan Boyd

: A Moment in Time

by H. E. BATES , dramatised in tour parts by ROBIN CHAPMAN with Jill Balcon
Benjamin Whitrow and Alison Elliott ..
2: Elizabeth's head is spinning. The young men of the RAF have given her a glimpse of an idyllic world - parties, sports cars ana, above all else, love. But overhead the stormclouds are gathering. For cast see page 47


Unknown: H. E. Bates
Unknown: Robin Chapman
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Benjamin Whitrow
Unknown: Alison Elliott

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall ; Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Petrocelli: Six Strings of Guilt

A film series starring with
Tonight: Six Strings of Guilt
Pete Ritter is convinced he killed his sweetheart's ex-boyfriend in self-defence, but an antagonistic detective insists on a Murder One rap. So Petrocelli starts digging and uncovers some startling evidence in his fight to save Pete.


Writer: John Hudock
Director: Don Weis
Tony Petrocelli: Barry Newman
Maggie Petrocelli: Susan Howard
Pete Ritter: Albert Salmi
Sally Barnes: Joanna Miles
Thomas Barnes: Ward Costello

: Play for Today: The Spongers

This film, set during the Silver Jubilee celebrations, is about a family of ' spongers ' living off the State. Amongst its awards: Prix Italia 1978, Golden Award and Best Script at Prague 1978.
Photography NAT CROSBY . Film recordist RON BROWN. Film editor BILL SHAPTER. Designer JUDY STEELE. Producer TONY GARNETT. Director ROLAND JOFFE


Unknown: Jim Allen
Unknown: Nat Crosby
Unknown: Ron Brown.
Editor: Bill Shapter.
Designer: Judy Steele.
Producer: Tony Garnett.
Director: Roland Joffe
Pauline: Christine Hargreaves
Sullivan: Bernard Hill
Peter: Peter Kerrigan
Paula: Paula McDonagh
Gary: Gary Todd
Grace: Grace Allen
Baby Dawn: Dawn Booth
Jackie: Angela Catherall
Gertie: Gertie Almond
Mrs Johnson: Elaine Lindsay
Councillor Conway: Bernard Atha
Director, DHSS: Fred Pearson
Deputy Director: Ina Clough
Dr Whitehead: Donald Gee
Supervisor at home: Frances Cox
Her assistant: Lesley Nightingale
Warden at hostel: Josephine Antosz
Tribunal: Marion Shakespeare
Tribunal: Roger Sloman
Tribunal: Ann Haydn Edwards
Tribunal: Ann Aris
Tribunal: Len Annett
Jubilee committee: Joanna Clay
Jubilee committee: Eileen Beldon
Jubilee committee: Ken Rose
Jubilee committee: Gwen Harris
Labour group: Joe Kenyon
Labour group: Barry Hart
Labour group: Johnny Allen
Labour group: Jack Platts,
Labour group: Anthony Dutton
Labour group: Peter Ellis
DHSS office: David Hatton
DHSS office: Yvonne Nicholson
Social Services committee: Joan Peters
Social Services committee: Fred Gaunt
Doctor: Peter Lawrence
Bailiff (1): Phil Kernott
Bailiff (2): Gwill Williams
Foreman: Johnny Hackett
Comedian/MC: Emrys Evans
Local in pub: Bill Moores
First PC: Mick Hiller
Second PC: Stuart Lee

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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