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: Open University

6.40 Who's Who in the Oceans

7.5 Root Locus

7.30 Cyclobutadiene

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

Keep Up with the Times: 7

: Closedown

: You and Me

Swing and Sway
JAMILLA MASSEY, and her friends, shows us how to say hello in dance and tells us a traditional Asian story in English.


Unknown: David Anderson
Director: Julia Drum
Producer: Judith Miles

: For Schools, Colleges

Everyday Maths
The Last Count

: Closedown

: Dechrau Canu

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

: Camberwick Green


Narrator: Brian Cant

: Midday News


: International Show Jumping

The Benson and Hedges Championships from Cardiff
For the next three days the world's leading riders compete for prize money of £20,000 in the ancient and majestic setting of Cardiff Castle. DAVID VINE introduces the Opening Stakes in which all riders are eligible to tackle the exacting course of obstacles.
Television presentation by DEWI GRIFFITHS


Presentation By: Dewi Griffiths

: Regional News

(exc London, Scotland and Wales)

: Play School

: Baggy Pants and the Nitwits

Today: The Magician's Assistant and Simple Simon and the Mad Pieman


Unknown: Simple Simon

: The Red Hand Gang: The Man in the Mask

First episode of a four-part serial

The gang is up against a jewel thief posing as a football star.
A D'Angelo/Bullock/Allen production


Frankie: Matthew Laborteaux
J.R.: J.R. Miller
Joanne: Jolie Newman
Li'l Bill: Johnny Brogna
Doc: James Bond III

: We're Going Places

A series of six programmes
Peter Purves and Sue Cook return with ideas for a summer's day out, and a chance to
Win a Trip for All the Family!
Guest reporters this week: Peter Powell at the Radio 1 Roadshow; Mike Harding hiring a bike; Lindy Brill and Linda Slater joining a theatre workshop; plus the Weekend Diary answer-phone network.
Producer DAVID BROWN. BBC Mancnesler (For factsheets, send large sae to [address removed])
Answer-phone numbers: London [number removed]: Manchester [number removed]: Bristol 0[number removed]; Glasgow [number removed]


Unknown: Peter Purves
Unknown: Sue Cook
Unknown: Peter Powell
Unknown: Mike Harding
Unknown: Lindy Brill
Unknown: Linda Slater
Directors: Cyril Gates
Directors: Alan Walsh
Directors: Claire Walmslby
Producer: David Brown.

: The Wombles

: Evening News

with Richard Baker ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Nationwide

Look North, Look North West South Today, Look East
Midlands Today, Points West
Spotlight South West Scene Around Six
Reporting Scotland, Wales Today present news and views in your area tonight. At 6.20 Nationwide

: It's a Knockout

Three towns compete for a place in the Belgian heat of Jeux sans Frontières
Tonight: Bracknell v Hertsmere v Mole Valley
Introduced from Leatherhead by STUART HALL and EDDIE WARING
Executive producer BARNEY COLEHAN BBC Manchester


Unknown: Stuart Hall
Unknown: Eddie Waring
Unknown: Referees Arthur Ellis
Unknown: Mike Swann
Designer: Stuart Furber
Director: Tony Harrison
Producer: Geoff Wilson

: Citizen Smith

The Letter of the Law
Written by JOHN SULLIVAN , starring Robert Lindsay as Wolfie Smith
Wolfie is in for some surprises. Not only does he find himself face to face with Ronnie Lynch , but also on the side of justice.
Designer TONY SNOADEN. Producer RAY BUTT


Written By: John Sullivan
Unknown: Robert Lindsay
Unknown: Wolfie Smith
Unknown: Ronnie Lynch
Unknown: Mike Jefferies
Unknown: Alan MacHin
Designer: Tony Snoaden.
Producer: Ray Butt
Ken: Michael Grady
Mum: Hilda Braid
Dad: Tony Steedman
Tucker: Anthony Millan
Speed: George Sweeney
Ronnie Lynch: David Garfield
Mandy Lynch: Susie Baker
Court Judge: James Cossins
Atkins: Arnold Peters
Clerk of Court: Brian Hayes
Postman: Robert Vahey
Ch-Insp Humphreys: John Challis

: Ripping Yarns

by MICHAEL PALIN and TERRY JONES Golden Gordon a ripping soccer tale starring Michael Palin also starring
Bill Fraser and Gwen Taylor
A rare look at football fanaticism in the 1930s. Super-fan Gordon Ottershaw supports a team which has not won a match for six years. But worse is to come. Will their tragedy bring Gordon's triumph? Or not. These are some of the questions this film hopes to answer. Or not.
Director ALAN j. w. BELL


Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Golden Gordon
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Bill Fraser
Unknown: Gwen Taylor
Unknown: Gordon Ottershaw
Designer: Gerry Scott
Director: Alan J. W. Bell
Gordon Ottershaw: Michael Palin
Mrs Ottershaw: Gwen Taylor
Arthur Foggen: Bill Fraser
Barman: Ken Kitson
Football manager: David Leland
Footballers: Matthew Scurfield
Footballers: Colin Bennett
Footballers: David Ellison
Chairman: Teddy Turner
Mrs Foggen: Pat Taylor
Baldy Davitt: Roger Sloman
Goalkeeper: Charles McKeown

: Points of View

Barry Took discusses your views about BBC Television programmes.


Unknown: Barry Took
Producer: Colin Ward-Lewis

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker
Weekend Weather JIM BACON

: Starsky and Hutch

A Coffin for Starsky
Starsky is injected with a rare poison. He will die an agonising death in 24 hours unless an antidote can be found in time ...
Produced by JOSEPH NAAR


Produced By: Joseph Naar
Starsky: Paul Michael Glaser
Hutch: David Soul
Huggy Bear: Antonio Fargas
Captain Dobey: Bernie Hamilton
JanOS: Seth Allen
Vic Bellamy: Gene Dynarski
Cheryl Jennings: Jenny Sullivan
Collins: Jack Griffin

: LONDON Living Legends

Dick Turpin.
MAGNUS MAGNUSSON investigates the sad and squalid truth behind the legend of England's most celebrated villain. (Repeal)
SOUTH WEST The Moving Line: JACKY GiLLOTT with three interesting artists - BRIAN CARTER , PETER MARKEY and DZINTY ZVEJA.
WEST Public Life: Contract 32 - The Fight for Commercial Radio in Bristol. A look at the various groups competing for this important franchise. Reporter ANDY BATTEN-POSTER
SOUTH Arlott's Innings: JOHN ARLOTT , OBE, retires this year. Tonight, his account of a remarkable career - as poet, writer and cricket commentator.
MIDLANDS Straight Talk: IRENE BRENNAN , a former nun who's now a committed member of the Communist Party, talks tO MIKE DORNAN.
EAST Weekend: a magazine programme about life in the Eastern Counties. Introduced by JOHN MOUNTFORD
NORTH The Enemy Camp: the RT HON DENIS HEALEY , mp for Leeds East and Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, criticises the Government's record.
NORTH EAST Most Heroic, 3: ERIC ROBSON talks to BILL FEAVER , art critic, about his favourite hero.
NORTH WEST Home Ground. 4: The Englishman's Home. BRIAN REDHEAD investigates the 111 years of council housing and the changes it's facing now,


Unknown: Dick Turpin.
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Jacky Gillott
Artists: Brian Carter
Artists: Peter Markey
Artists: Dzinty Zveja.
Reporter: Andy Batten-Poster
Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Irene Brennan
Unknown: Mike Dornan.
Introduced By: John Mountford
Unknown: Denis Healey
Talks: Eric Robson
Unknown: Bill Feaver

: International Show Jumping

The Benson and Hedges Championships
Highlights from Cardiff of the evening's mainevents. Introduced by DAVID VINE
Television presentation by DEWI GRIFFITHS


Introduced By: David Vine
Commentators: Dorian Williams
Commentators: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Presentation By: Dewi Griffiths

: Late Film: The Landlord

starring Beau Bridges , Lee Grant Diana Sands , Pearl Bailey
Elgar Enders, a wealthy and whimsical young socialite, buys a tenement house in Harlem planning to renovate it for himself-but changes his mind when he meets his tenants. A tragi-comedy of race-relations in New York.
Screenplay by BILL GUNN
Based on a novel by KRISTIN HUNTER Produced by NORMAN JEWISON
Directed by HAL ASHBY Films: page 17


Unknown: Beau Bridges
Unknown: Lee Grant
Unknown: Diana Sands
Unknown: Pearl Bailey
Play By: Bill Gunn
Novel By: Kristin Hunter
Produced By: Norman Jewison
Directed By: Hal Ashby
Elgar Enders: Beau Bridges
Mrs Enders: Lee Grant
Fanny: Diana Sands
Marge: Pearl Bailey
Copee: Louis Gossett
Walter Gee: Douglas Grant
Professor Duboise: Melvin Stewart
Mr Enders: Walter Brooke
Susan: Susan Anspach

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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