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: Open University

6.40 Testing Infants

7.5 Renaissance Spectacle

7.30 Conflict in the Family

(UHF only)

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.47 Science All Around Plants: 1
10.10 Merry-go-Round
Orkney: Vikings
10.35 Scene. The Kids Are Okay: 2
11.5 Near and Far
Water Moves In

: Closedown

: Midday News


: Pebble Mill at One

Including Film Focus: a weekly guide presented by Tony Bilbow.


Presented By: Tony Bilbow.

: You and Me

At the Airport
Second of four new pre-reading programmes looking at and talking about Duncan's Picture Show.
Introduced by MICHAEL MAYNARD and Duncan the Dragon
Puppet animation JOE BARTON Director IANE MORGAN Producer JUDITH MILES


Introduced By: Michael Maynard
Unknown: Joe Barton

: For Schools, Colleges

2.15 Music Time
In the Town: 2
2.40 Television Club
Muscles and Machines

: Closedown

: Dechrau Canu

Dechrau Canmol
Welsh hymn-singing
(English transmitters only. First shown on BBC Cymru/Wales)

: Play School

: The All New Popeye Show

Popeye gets involved in misadventures, galvanised into action, and heroically rescues Olive Oyl.

: Graham's Gang

The gang have to find partners to enter the local treasure hunt. Lux is taking Denise and Robert meets a pretty French girl. But who will Graham ask?
Cordial Intent
Executive producer ANNA home Director MARILYN FOX


Unknown: John Challen
Unknown: Bruce Parker
Producer: Anna Home
Graham: Mark Francis
Mildred: Melanie Gibson
William: Neill Lillywhite
Lux: Alan Corbett
Denise: Katherine Hughes
Robert: Tommy Pender
Keith: Lloyd Mahoney
Annabeiie: Elizabeth Rees
Stephanie: Marion Gay
Miss Green: Brigit Forsyth
News cameraman: Bill McGuirk
News soundman: David Hayward

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom
Christopher Wenner , Tina Heath
Producer RENNY RYE
Assistant editor JOHN ADCOCK Editor BIDDY BAXTER


Unknown: Simon Groom
Unknown: Christopher Wenner
Unknown: Tina Heath
Producer: Renny Rye
Editor: John Adcock
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Evening News

with Richard Baker ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Nationwide

HUGH SCULLY , JOHN STAPLETON and BOB WELLINGS provide you with background to the news of the day and present some of the less serious features and stories that make up the scene Nationwide.
Including The Bosanquet View: The Aristocracy
In the second of his new series, Reginald Bosanquet examines the condition of Britain's aristocrats and asks: ' What's in a name? '


Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings
Unknown: Reginald Bosanquet

: Tomorrow's World

Presented by Michael Rodd
Judith Hann , Kieran Prendiville with SU INGLE
All the latest scientific news-including new technology, using everything from your own bones to sophisticated electronics, for hearing the best possible sound reproduction.
Studio director JOHN GORMAN


Presented By: Michael Rodd
Presented By: Judith Hann
Presented By: Kieran Prendiville
Director: John Gorman
Producers: John Groom
Producers: Laurie John
Producers: Andy Wiseman.
Editor: David Filkin

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Tommy Vance.


Presenter: Tommy Vance
Dancers: Legs & Co
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Anthony Philpot
Lighting: Don Babbage
Designer: Tom Yardley-Jones
Producer: Phil Bishop
Executive Producer: Robin Nash

: Taxi

America's comedy hit Paper Marriage
Latka faces deportation unless he can find an American girl willing to marry him. Elaine refuses, so the cabbies hire a 'working girl' to be the romantic mechanic's bride. starring with Directed by JAMES BURROWS


Directed By: James Burrows
Written By: Glen Charles
Produced By: James L. Brooks
Alex Rieger: Judd Hirsch
John Burns: Randall Carver
Bobby Wheeler: Jeff Conaway
Tony Banta: Tony Danza
Louie de Palma: Danny de Vito
Elaine Nardo: Marilu Henner
Latka Gravas: Andy Kaufman
Vivian: Rita Taggart
Rev Jim: Christopher Lloyd

: Hannah

by LEE LANGLEY from the novel Miss Mole by E. H. YOUNG in four episodes
2: Hannah's attempt to escape into quiet obscurity is threatened - Mr Pilgrim has arrived in Radstowe. starring
Title music composed by ANTHONY ISAAC Film cameraman PETER HALL
Script editor SALLY HEAD Designer WALTER MILLER Producer colin TUCKER
For full cast see Tuesday page 44 (Part 3 next Tuesday evening)


Unknown: E. H. Young
Unknown: Mr Pilgrim
Composed By: Anthony Isaac
Designer: Walter Miller
Directed By: Peter Jefferies
Miss Hannah Mole: Helen Ryan
Mr Blenkinsop: Tim Pigott-Smith

: Nine O'Clock News

with Peter Woods and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Bull Week: 1: Monday

by Ron Hutchinson
A story of a Midlands factory in six parts
with Mark McManus and Philip Martin Brown
'No trouble with the Unions in Bull Week. Bull Week's the week they pretend they're West Germans.' But an incident at the factory gate threatens industrial strife - with the Kowal family in the front line.
Music composed by GLENN SWANBOROUGH
Script editor MICHAEL ROLFE Designer IAN ASHURST
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Ron Hutchinson
Unknown: Mark McManus
Unknown: Philip Martin Brown
Composed By: Glenn Swanborough
Editor: Michael Rolfe
Designer: Ian Ashurst
Produced By: Michael Wearinc
Directed By: Philip Dudley
Johnny Kowal: Mark McManus
Donna Kowal: Stephanie Fayerman
Eddie Kowal PHILIP: Martin Brown
Mr Kowal: Czeslaw Grocholski
Hilditch: Norman Jones
Fat Freddy Armadale: Dave Atkins
Sanders: Forbes Collins
Greer: James Duggan
Alick: Phil McCall
Ferguson: David Leland
Secretary: Jane Galloway
CID man: Graham Weston
Police constable: Kenneth Hadley

: Paradise in a Dream

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan....
A stately pleasure-dome decree. Coleridge's 56-line poem Kubla Khan is one of the enigmas of English literature. Dissected by scholars, intoned by sixth-formers, borrowed by Orson Welles (for Citizen Kane), the poem holds the key to the author's life and preoccupations at the time he wrote it - 1798.
P. J. Kavanagh , a 20th-century poet and novelist, retraces Coleridge's footsteps in a curious journey throughout south-west England to arrive at a personal interpretation of this exotic fantasy. With John Moulder-Brown and the voice of Jack Shepherd
Music specially composed by Neil Ardley.
BBC Bristol


Presenter: P. J. Kavanagh
Contributor: John Moulder-Brown
Narrator: Jack Shepherd
Music By: Neil Ardley
Photography: Jim Saunders
Film: sound Roger Long
Film Editor: John Merritt
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: News Headlines

: Question Time

with Robin Day tonight Joe Ashton , MP
John Biggs-Davison , MP
Tom Jackson , Emma Nicholson Producer BARBARA MAXWELL


Unknown: Joe Ashton
Unknown: John Biggs-Davison
Unknown: Tom Jackson
Unknown: Emma Nicholson
Producer: Barbara Maxwell

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.

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