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: Open University

6.40 Going to Sea

7.05 Control Systems

7.30 Models in Chemistry

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.5 Treffpunkt: Deutschland Verbindungen
9.25 Athlete. 5: Triple Jump
9.52 Look and Read
The Boy from Space
10.15 Maths-in-a-Box
5: Winning and Losing
10.35 Going to Work
Job - or No Job?
11.0 Hyn o Fyd Gloyn Byw (This World)

: For Schools, Colleges

11.40 Everyday Maths
Play Now, Pay Later
12.5 pm Your Own Business: 5
Improving the Environment (Rpt)

: Closedown

: Midday News


Weather: Jim Bacon

: Pebble Mill at One

Including Travelchoice from the West Country: Ian Lyon contrasts the bustle of Newquay with the peace and tranquillity of the Helford Estuary. In Dig This,
Peter Seabrook works on his Pebble Mill plot.


Unknown: Ian Lyon
Unknown: Peter Seabrook

: Mister Men: Mr Strong and Mr Happy


Animation: Terry Ward

: For Schools, Colleges

2.2-2.22 Scene
The Travellers
2.35 A Good Job with Prospects The Planners

: Closedown

: Pobol y Cwm

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

: Play School

A programme for children under 5 Story: The Snowy Day written and illustrated by EZRA JACK KEATS Presenters
Libby Murray , Johnny Ball
Written and directed by MARTIN FISHER Producer ANNE GOBEY
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Libby Murray
Designer: Paul Haines
Directed By: Martin Fisher
Producer: Anne Gobey
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Roobarb

and Secret Squirrel

: Jackanory

with Cyd Hayman
Oriental Folk Tales
Today: The Moon Child
Separating the bamboo canes Toscida peered between them. ' Can I believe what I am seeing? ' he exclaimed in amazement. ' A silver child! If this doesn't please my wife then I don't know what will! '
Pictures by BILL RANDELL
Executive producer ANNA HOME Producer ANGELA BEECHING
Adapted and directed by DAVID WILSON


Unknown: Cyd Hayman
Unknown: Bill Randell
Directed By: David Wilson

: Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle

Tarzan's Return to the City of Gold

: Grange Hill

Part 12 by ALAN JANES
During the half-term, Tucker and Benny start work for Alan's father and by accident discover that someone is stealing valuable building materials from him.
For cast see Tuesday, page 49


Unknown: Alan Janes

: The Perishers

Written by Maurice Dodd, featuring Leonard Rossiter as 'Boot'
With Judy Bennett, Sheila Steafel and Peter Hawkins


Writer: Maurice Dodd
Boot: Leonard Rossiter
[Actor]: Judy Bennett
[Actor]: Sheila Steafel
[Actor]: Peter Hawkins

: Evening News

with Richard Whitmore Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Nationwide

News from London, with studio and film features from all corners of the country.
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.
Including Sportswide with Desmond Lynam


Presented By: Frank Bough
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings
Unknown: Desmond Lynam

: Winter Olympics

The latest outstanding action from the XIII Winter Olympic Games being held at Lake Placid. Introduced by David Coleman

Speed Skating
The fastest skaters in the world compete in the Men's and Women's 500 metres - the shortest of the nine speed skating events, in which the American brother and sister, Eric and Beth Heiden, could achieve a record family haul of Olympic gold medals. Commentator Ron Pickering

The opening rounds of the two-man bob from the Mt Van Hoevenberg track in one of the toughest and most dangerous of all Winter Olympic events. Commentator Tony Gubba

Ice Hockey
The latest matches from the Olympic arenas. In the Red Group, defending champions USSR meet Holland, while Czechoslovakia, favourites to win the Blue Group, face a strong challenge from the host nation, USA. Commentator Alan Weeks

Plus the early runs of the individual toboggan, and cross-country ski-ing.
(Reports from the Winter Olympics on Ceefax)


Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Harold Anderson

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Simon Bates.


Presenter: Simon Bates
Dancers: Legs & Co.
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical director: Johnny Pearson
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Anthony Philpott
Lighting: Eric Wallis
Designer: Humphrey Jaeger
Producer: Phil Bishop
Executive producer: Robin Nash

: Francis Durbridge

presents Breakaway Two six-part serials starring Martin Jarvis
The Family Affair: part 6
Confrontation. At last Sam has the solution to the death of his parents.


Music By: Joe Griffiths
Unknown: John Summers
Unknown: Brendan Shore
Designer: Don Giles
Producer: Ken Riddington
Director: Paul Ciappessoni
Sam Harvey: Martin Jarvis
Jill Foster: Hilary Ryan
Peter Bradford: Paul Shelley
Tom Wilde: Brian Peck
Leo Corby: Derek Benfield
Norman Harris: John Lee
Bert Sinclair: Glyn Houston
Margaret Randell: Angela Browne
Hubert Daley: Patrick Westwood
Chris Daley: Gilly McIver
Sergeant Hunter: Jason James
Dean: Jerry Judge
George Adams: Lockwood West
Det-Insp Loman: Pat Gorman
Det-Sgt Cole: Ray Knight
Walter Randell: Derek Farr

: Nine O'Clock News

with Peter Woods


Newsreader: Peter Woods
Weather: Jim Bacon

: The Eddie Capra Mysteries: Dirge for a Dead Dachshund

A new who-dun-it series starring an off-beat young lawyer with a flair for detective work.
Eddie Capra's eccentric Aunt Teresa stubbornly maintains that her dog didn't just die of old age. It is all part of a plot to kill her and her friend Polly. Eddie is sceptical - until the goldfish disappear ...


Eddie Capra: Vincent Baggetta
Lacey Brown: Wendy Phillips
J.J. Devlin: Ken Swofford
Harvey Winchell: Michael Horton
Aunt Teresa: Renata Vanni
Polly: Charlotte Rae

: Points of View

Barry Took discusses your views about BBC television programmes.
Please write to: Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Barry Took
Producer: Colin Ward-Lewis

: Jack Benny

in The Jack Benny Show
Jack's notorious meanness is still getting him into all sorts of trouble.

: Ballroom Champions

from the Hammersmith Palais, London
Ray Moore introduces the second programme featuring the finalists of the United Kingdom Ballroom Championships
Tonight couples compete for the Amateur Modern and Professional Latin American titles to the music of Andy Ross
Professional assessment of the competition from Peggy Spencer
A Mecca Promotion in conjunction with the Bottlers of Coca-Cola


Presenter: Ray Moore
Musical Director: Andy Ross
Professional assessment: Peggy Spencer
Director: Simon Betts
Television presentation: Ken Griffin

: The Late Film: Tea and Sympathy

starring Deborah Kerr, John Kerr with Leif Erickson, Edward Andrews
Tom Lee, an artistic and sensitive boy, is the target for the contempt and derision of his more extrovert, athletic, fellow students, and of his housemaster, in an exclusive New England school. Only the housemaster's wife, Laura Reynolds, understands Tom's adolescent problems and a mutual attraction develops between them.
Films: page 19


Screenplay: Robert Anderson
Producer: Pandro S. Berman
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Laura Reynolds: Deborah Kerr
Tom Robinson Lee: John Kerr
Bill Reynolds: Leif Erickson
Herb Lee: Edward Andrews
Al: Darryl Hickman
Ellie Martin: Norma Crane
Ollie: Dean Jones
Lilly Sears: Jacqueline de Wit
Ralph: Tom Laughlin

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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