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: Open University

6.40 Personality and Learning. 7.5 The Chateau and the Cottage.

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.0-9.20 Twentieth-Century History Mr Kennedy and Mr Khrushchev
9.47 Mathshow
Place Your Order
10.10 Merry-go-Round Orkney: Smugglers
In the 18th century the islands were on a route between Europe and the New World. They became centres for traders and smugglers. Produced by TOM COTTER
10.35 Scene
Young Marriage
11.5 It's Maths
Axes and Grids
11.30 Let's Look at Wales King Arthur: 1


Unknown: Mr Kennedy
Unknown: Mr Khrushchev
Produced By: Tom Cotter
Presented By: David Parry-Jones
Producer: Gwynn Pritchard

: Closedown

: Midday News



Unknown: Jack Scott

: Pebble Mill at One

Including Film Focus: a weekly guide to the latest releases and events in the movie world presented by Tony Bilbow.


Unknown: Tony Bilbow.

: Mr Benn

The Zoo Keeper

: You and Me

A series for 4- and 5-year-olds, and adults watching with them. A Wet Day
The third 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 DIANE MORGAN Producer JUDITH MILES


Introduced By: Michael Maynard
Unknown: Joe Barton
Director: Diane Morgan
Producer: Judith Miles

: For Schools, Colleges

2.15 Music Time
At the Fair: 1
2.40 Television Club A School in Time
Roller Rates

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Sarah's Walk by Peter Wiltshire


Author (Sarah's Walk): Peter Wiltshire
Photographs: James Matthews-Joyce
Presenter: Floella Benjamin
Presenter: Stuart McGugan

: The All New Popeye Show

Popeye, the spinach-guzzling cartoon sailor, gets involved in misadventures, galvanised into action, and heroically rescues Olive Oyl, always the damsel in distress.

: Joey and Redhawk

A new adventure serial in five parts 1: Joey, on a tough hiking holiday, meets Tom Redhawk , an Apache Indian, when each is faced with a different disaster.
A DANIEL WILSON production Directed by LARRY ELIKANN Written by ART WALLACE


Unknown: Tom Redhawk
Unknown: Daniel Wilson
Directed By: Larry Elikann
Joey Harker: Chris Petersen
Tom Redhawk: Guillermo San Juan
Sam Harker: Bert Kramer
Laura: Hersha Parady
Piggy: Stephen Furst

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Christopher Wenner, Tina Heath
Book 16 (same title), £1.50, from bookshops


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

: Captain Pugwash

Caught in the Act
The adventures of Captain Pugwash and his daredevil crew. Voices PETER HAWKINS
Written, drawn and produced by JOHN RYAN


Unknown: Peter Hawkins
Produced By: John Ryan

: Evening News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Nationwide

Look North, Look North West South Today, Look East Midlands Today, Points West
Spotlight South West present news and views in your region tonight. Then at 6.20 FRANK BOUGH, SUE LAWLEY
HUGH SCULLY , JOHN STAPLETON and BOB WELLINGS provide you with background to the news of the day. Including V for Victory
On the 35th anniversary of VE day the Nationwide team looks back on those heady days with some of the stars and memories that made the 40s.
The Bosanquet View: Wine
In the last of his film reports, Reginald Bosanquet turns to one of his consuming hobbies - the enjoyment of wine. In asking ' What's in a label? '. he investigates whether the wine trade gives drinkers value for money.


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

: Tomorrow's World

Presented by Michael Rodd
Kieran Prendiville , Judith Hann with SU INGLE
Hot water up in a tree? Blowing up lorry tyres? Even listening to microscope slides. All will become clear in this week's look at science and technology.
Studio director JOHN GORMAN


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

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Peter Powell


Presenter: Peter Powell
Dancers: Legs & Co
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Choreographer: Flick Colby
Sound: Alan Machin
Lighting: Don Babbage
Designer: Tom Yardley-Jones
Producer: Phil Bishop
Executive Producer: Robin Nash

: Taxi

America's comedy hit High School Reunion
Louie's depressed. It's his class reunion to which he vowed to return a success. starring with Written by sy ROSEN


Directed By: James Burrows
Alex Rieger: Judd Hirsch
John Burns: Randall Carver
Bobby Wheeler: Jeff Conaway
: Tony Danza
Louie de Palma: Danny de Vito
Elaine Nardo: Marilu Henner
Latka Gravas: Andy Kaufman

: Hannah

by LEE LANGLEY from the novel Miss Mole by E. H. YOUNG
The last of four episodes
Hannah's future happiness is threatened by the exposure of her past - if not by Mr Pilgrim then by Captain Foxe. starring
Title music composed by ANTHONY ISAAC Costume designer CATHERINE WESTRAY Studio lighting ALAN HENDERSON Designer WALTER MILLER Producer COLIN TUCKER


Unknown: Lee Langley
Composed By: Anthony Isaac
Designer: Catherine Westray
Unknown: Alan Henderson
Designer: Walter Miller
Producer: Colin Tucker
Directed By: Peter Jefferies
Miss Hannah Mole: Helen Ryan
Mr Blenkinsop: Tim Pigott-Smith

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Bull Week

A story of a Midlands factory in six parts with Mark McManus Terence Rigby and 2: Tuesday , ' A rough old town, a factory ... Johnny's got his hands full dealing with everyday aggravations on the shop floor, but there's a queue at the door about Eddie's spot of bother - headed by big brother Dan.
Studio lighting BARRY HILL Script editor MICHAEL ROLFE Designer IAN ASHURST
Produced by MICHAEL WEARING Directed by PHILIP DUDLEY BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Ron Hutchinson
Unknown: Mark McManus
Unknown: Terence Rigby
Editor: Michael Rolfe
Designer: Ian Ashurst
Produced By: Michael Wearing
Directed By: Philip Dudley
the Kowal brothers: Philip Martin Brown
Johnny Kowal: Mark McManus
Danny Kowal: Terence Rigby
Donna Kowal: Stephanie Fayerman
Eddie Kowal: Philip Martin Brown
Mr Kowal: Czeslaw Grocholski
HilditCh: Norman Jones
Fat Freddy Armadale: Dave Atkins
Chase: Robert Vahey
Sanders: Forbes Colons
Greer: James Duggan
Alick: Phil McCall
Ferguson: David Leland
Secretary: Jane Galloway
Indian labourers: Seva Dhalivaal
Indian labourers: Kishore Chandegra

: Quinn Running

Omnibus presents a personal journey with Anthony Quinn
In February this year, Anthony Quinn allowed an Omnibus film crew unprecedented access to his private life. It was a crucial period for him, and a turning-point in his career. At 64, this powerful and unpredictable personality is tired of the Hollywood machine, uncertain about the roots he has put down in Italy, and itching to move on. He's more interested now in sculpture, writing - and running - than in the business of being a movie star. We follow Quinn from Rome to London and New York in search of a fresh objective. From his autobiography he re-creates ' the kid' who dogged him for years - the ghost of himself as a boy, constantly returning to question the adult man about his motives, his truths and his self-confessed lies. 'He looked at me, and I was seeing myself for the first time. What is it you want, kid, what is it you really want?'
Film editor Ardan Fisher
Film cameraman John Hooper Producer Leslie Megahey Director Jana Bokova


Subject: Anthony Quinn
Editor: Ardan Fisher
Cameraman: John Hooper
Producer: Leslie Megahey
Director: Jana Bokova

: News Headlines

: Question Time

with Robin Day
What do we think? What do we value? What are the choices to be made? The hour to question the ideas and decisions of today. With him tonight: Alan Beith , mp
Sir John Grugeon
The Rt Hon Stanley Orme , mp Professor Claire Palley


Unknown: Alan Beith
Unknown: Sir John Grugeon
Unknown: Stanley Orme
Unknown: Professor Claire Palley
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.

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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