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: Open University

6.40 General Relativity: An Isolated Fact

7.5 Non-Metals and Semi-Metals

7.30 Maths Analysis - Functions

: Closedown

: Trumpton: Miss Lovelace and the Manor's Hat



Narrator: Brian Cant

: Midday News


: Closedown

: Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol

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

: Play School

A programme for children under 5.

: Battle of the Planets: Rescue of the Astronauts

An animated series of science-fiction adventure stories.

: Ask Aspel

Michael Aspel introduces your requests from recent BBC television programmes.
With him in the studio this week: tennis commentator Dan Maskell
Send your requests to: Ask Aspel, BBCtv, London W12 8QT


Introduces: Michael Aspel
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Director: David F. Turnbull
Producer: Philip Chilvers

: The Wombles

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


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

: Evening News

Christopher Morris ; Weatherman


Unknown: Christopher Morris

: Nationwide

Television's most popular current affairs magazine, presented each weekday evening by FRANK BOUGH , SUE LAWLEY
HUGH SCULLY , JOHN STAPLETON and BOB WELLINGS with contributions from BBC studios throughout the country.
Also, from far and near, the programme's team of reporters LUKE CASEY , BERNARD CLARK , SUE COOK, VERA GILBERT , SALLY HARDCASTLE , JOHN HITCHINS , JAMES HOGG ,
BILL KERR ELLIOTT , LAURIE MAYER , TONY WILKINSON and NICHOLAS WOOLLEY brings you films and features that reflect the way life is Nationwide.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings
Reporters: Luke Casey
Reporters: Bernard Clark
Unknown: Vera Gilbert
Unknown: Sally Hardcastle
Unknown: John Hitchins
Unknown: James Hogg
Unknown: Bill Kerr Elliott
Unknown: Laurie Mayer
Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Unknown: Nicholas Woolley

: The Tuesday Film: Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy

starring Peter Strauss, Barbara Parkins
Driven by his family's obsessive competitive spirit, Joe Kennedy Jr , the family's eldest son, joins the US Navy in World War II. He is posted to England, where he has to choose between the woman he loves and the chance to undertake a perilous mission which, if successful, will set him on the path to being the first Catholic President of America.
(first showing on British television) Films: pane 13
Film news and reviews on Ceefax


Unknown: Peter Strauss
Unknown: Barbara Parkins
Unknown: Joe Kennedy Jr
Unknown: M. Charles Cohen
Produced By: William McCutchen
Unknown: Richard T. Heffron
Joseph Kennedy Jr: Peter Strauss
Vanessa Hunt: Barbara Parkins
Joseph Kennedy Sr: Stephen Elliott
Kathleen Kennedy: Darleen Carr
Delaney: Simon Oakland
Mike Krasna: Asher Brauner
Joe Jr (aged 14): Lance Kerwin
Simpson: Peter Fox
Ray Pierce: Steve Kanaly
Willy: Robert Englund
Rose Kennedy: Gloria Stroock
Elinor: Tara Tallboy
Hank Riggs: Ben Fuhrman

: Rings On Their Fingers

Sandy finally convinces Oliver that the time has come for them to move on to more suitable accommodation. Unfortunately, however, they have rather different ideas about the sort of thing they re looking for - and its location. Home Market


Unknown: Richard Waring
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer: Harold Snoad
Sandy: Diane Keen
Oliver: And Martin Jarvis
Victor: Tim Barrett
Estate agent: John D Collins
Mr Gregson: Robin Parkinson
Mrs Gregson: Victoria Fenton
Mrs Bennett: Barbara Lott
Miss Walters: Sylvia Coleridge
Mrs Harris: Josephine Tewson
Leslie: Michael Knowles

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: The Edge of Extinction

with Gerald Durrell
Most of us know that a few important species are endangered, but there are now literally hundreds of animals, birds and reptiles on the edge of extinction.
In this film GERALD DURRELL makes a passionate plea for us to take more care of the world we live in and the creatures that share it with us. He explains how in the next decades many more species will be unable to survive without help, and why this matters not Just to animal lovers but to us all. He shows us the work being done to save endangered species by means of captive breeding at his centre in Jersey, and at the Wild Animal Park at San Diego, California - and we accompany him and his wife LEE on a trip to catch a group of rare volcano rabbits in Mexico.
Photographyjim PEIRSON Sound recordist RON KEIGHTLEY


Unknown: Gerald Durrell
Unknown: Gerald Durrell
Unknown: Jim Peirson
Unknown: Ron Keightley
Editor: Les Newman
Producer: Stephen Cross

: Play for Today: Donal and Sally

by James Duthie
starring Gerard Kelly and Sylvestra Le Touzel

Adolescent love can be difficult at the best of times, but Donal and Sally have special problems - problems which alarm their families and the instructors at Strathvale Centre.

A remarkably sensitive play. (Daily Express)

...sensitively written and compassionately produced ... great compassion and understanding. (Daily Mirror)

Winner of the award for Best Direction at the 1979 Prague International Television Festival


Writer: James Duthie
Producer: Anne Head
Director: Brian Parker
Donal: Gerard Kelly
Sally: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Mr Richmond: Ian Hogg
Mrs Richmond: Maggie Riley
Mrs Bruce: Sandra Voe
Superintendent: Victor Carin
Bill: James Kennedy
Betty: Bridget McCann
Gardener: Peter Davidson
Georgie: Gregor Fisher
Tam: Alex McCrindle
Ellen: Jeni Giffen
Willie: John Buick
Malcolm: Nicholas Coppin
Moira: Laura Strathearn

: News Headlines

Weatherman/Regional News

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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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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