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: Open University

6.40 Coal Power. 7.5 Purification of an Enzyme. 7.30 The Urban Migrant.

: Closedown

: Noah and Nelly

in Skylark
During One Afternoon

: Jackanory

With JUDI DENCH A Dog So Small
Today: A Dog Behind Glass (Rpf)


Unknown: Judi Dench

: Cheggers Plays Pop

starring Keith Chegwin with special guests including The Undertones
Matchbox, The Wurzels
The irrepressible Cheggers is assisted by Vivienne McKone and Gordon Astley leading their twin teams the ' Yellows' and the 'Reds'.


Unknown: Keith Chegwin
Assisted By: Vivienne McKone
Assisted By: Gordon Astley

: Take Hart

with Tony Hart


Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Colin Bennett

: Cricket: Fifth Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v West Indies from Headingley Final day
PETER WEST introduces live coverage of this morning's play.
Commentators RICHIE BENAUD
TV presentation NICK hunter, BILL TAYLOR


Commentators: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Jim Laker
Unknown: Ted Dexter
Unknown: Tom Graveney
Unknown: Tony Cozier
Unknown: Bill Taylor

: Closedown

: Trumpton


Puppets, scripts and production: Gordon Murray

: Midday News


: Cricket: Fifth Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series England v West Indies
From Headingley. Final day Further coverage

: Closedown

: Play School

: Battle of the Planets

An animated series of science fiction adventure stories.
Space Rocket Escort

: Stopwatch

A new series of the programme which invites you to meet, watch and learn from the top names in sport. Presented by Peter Purves , Susan King and Nigel Starmer-Smith
In this, the first of eight programmes, Brian Jacks demonstrates that judo can be easy to understand as well as exciting to watch; Trevor Brooking shows how to prepare for the new football season; Geoff Boycott explains the basic steps to being a batsman, and Caroline Bradley comes face-to-face with two Stopwatch viewers to answer questions on show-jumping.
Director BRIAN ROGERS. BBC Manchester


Presented By: Peter Purves
Presented By: Susan King
Presented By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown: Brian Jacks
Unknown: Trevor Brooking
Unknown: Geoff Boycott
Unknown: Caroline Bradley
Producer: Hazel Lewthwaite
Director: Brian Rogers.

: Fred Basset

One Over Par


Unknown: Hitchens Music Ian Samwell
Director: Dick Horn
Producer: Graeme Spurway

: Evening News

with Peter Woods Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Nationwide

A round-up of the day's most important events in the South East - together with interviews with people in the news.

: Dr Who: City of Death: 1

A four-part story by David Agnew.
Starring Tom Baker.
The Doctor and Romana visit Paris, but what starts as a holiday turns rapidly into something more sinister as cracks appear in the fabric of time itself.
(Part 2 tomorrow at 6.25 pm)


Writer: David Agnew
Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson
Producer: Graham Williams
Director: Michael Hayes
Count: Julian Glover
Dr Who: Tom Baker
Romana: Lalla Ward
Kerensky: David Graham
Hermann: Kevin Flood
Duggan: Tom Chadbon
Countess: Catherine Schell
Louvre Guide: Pamela Stirling

: Elvis! Gl Blues

with Juliet Prowse
As GI Tulsa McCauley , Elvis takes the US Army by storm in one of his most successful movies, featuring numbers like ' Wooden heart' and ' Blue suede shoes '.
Directed by NORMAN TAUROG. Films: p 13


Unknown: Juliet Prowse
Unknown: Tulsa McCauley
Unknown: Edmund Beloin
Unknown: Henry Garson
Produced By: Hal B. Wallis
Directed By: Norman Taurog.
Tulsa McCauley: Elvis Presley
Rick: James Douglas
Cooky: Robert Ivers
Lilt: Juliet Prowse
Tina: Leticia Roman
Maria: Sigrid Maier
Sergeant McGraw: Arch Johnson

: Potter

Written by Roy Clarke
Starring Arthur Lowe
with John Barron, Noel Dyson, John Warner

When the Potter clan gathers for the christening of their first grand-daughter, Potter practises his usual managerial expertise...


Writer: Roy Clarke
Designer: Gloria Clayton
Producer: Peter Whitmore
Redvers Potter: Arthur Lowe
Aileen Potter: Noel Dyson
Diana: Honor Shepherd
Tolly: John Warner
Vicar: John Barron
Betty: Phyllida Nash
Herbie: Bob East
Myra: Pearl Hackney
Stanley: Jeffrey Segal
Fred: Roger Avon
Emily: Mary Henry
Jane: Brenda Cowling

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Spirits from the Past

All over the world people believe they can contact the dead. More remarkably, evidence is being offered that composers and other creative personalities of the past are still at work.
In tonight's documentary
Hugh Burnett meets three people who are certain they are in touch with dead musicians. Rosemary Brown claims a large variety of contacts and John Lill , the distinguished concert pianist, explains his own experiences.
Clifford Enticknap has actually recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Arnbrosian Singers part of a new oratorio which he says has come through from Handel.
'It's all to do with cleaning a window.' says JOHN LILL , referring to ROSEMARY BROWN , 'and some, windows are cleaner than are cleaner others.
Photography KENNETH LOWE Film editor LES NEWMAN Produced by HUGH BURNETT
Woddis on ...: page 62


Unknown: Hugh Burnett
Musicians: Rosemary Brown
Musicians: John Lill
Unknown: Clifford Enticknap
Unknown: John Lill
Unknown: Rosemary Brown
Unknown: Kenneth Lowe
Editor: Les Newman
Produced By: Hugh Burnett

: Play for Today: Don't Be Silly

by RACHEL BILLINGTON with Susan Fleetwood as Pamela Redman
PAMELA: ... It's something about me that irritates him. He hits me instead of talking to me. Perhaps he's unhappy himself. I don't know… You're like everybody else. You think it's a joke. But I'm frightened. The children know. They sense something . . .
Cast in order of appearance
Not least among the strengths of Rachel Billington's play about wife-battering. Don’t Be Silly was its unexpected location among the affluent and educated middle classes ... (DAILY MAIL)
Rachel Billington's first TV play Don't Be Silly, was a beautifully clear and convincing account of wife-battering among the well-bred. (THE GUARDIAN)


Unknown: Rachel Billington
Unknown: Susan Fleetwood
Unknown: Pamela Redman
Unknown: Rachel Billington
Michael Redman: Christopher Godwin
Harry Redman: Timothy Chasin
Amy Redman: Emily Dean
Ellie Bloom: Maria Aitken
Helen: Charlotte Howard
Johnny: Noel Collins
Dr Monday: Stephanie Coles
Liz Charter: Richenda Carey
Mrs Duffy: Rosalind Boxall
Mary Hunter: Doreen Mantle
Man at party: James Lister

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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