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: Open University

C.40 Curriculum Design and Development. 7.5 A Wealth of Words. 7.30 North Sea Oil: Taxation.

: Closedown

: Noah and Nelly

in Skylark
During a Picnic

: Jackanory: A Dog So Small

by Philippa Pearce
With Judi Dench
Today: Wolves Die by Hundreds

: Cheggers Plays Pop

starring Keith Chegwin with special guests, including Martha and the Muffins The Chords
Rocky Sharpe and the Replays great hit sounds and top pop fun and games.
Cheggers assisted by Vivienne McKone and Gordon Astley.


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

: Take Hart

with Tony Hart


Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Colin Bennett

: Cricket

The Gillette Cup: Semi-finals
PETER WEST introduces live coverage of one of today's matches. Commentators
TV presentation NICK HUNTER , BILL TAYLOR Gillette Cup scores and reports on Ceejax


Introduces: Peter West
Unknown: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Nick Hunter

: Closedown

: How Do You Do



Unknown: Carmen Munroe

: Midday News



Unknown: Jack Scott

: Closedown

: Play School

(Shewn on BBC2 at 11.0 am)

: Animal Magic

Introduced by Johnny Morris With TERRY NUTKINS
You may start the day on an egg, but all birds start their lives in an egg. They break out from an amazing variety of shapes, sizes and colours, but why are they all so different? JOHNNY cracks the problem.
And TERRY discovers what life is like in an ordinary sea-side rock-pool, when he magics himself down to the size of a shrimp to go swimming with the crabs.
Producer MIKE BEYNON BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Johnny Morris

: Grandad

A series of five programmes written by BOB BLOCK starring Clive Dunn
2: Grandad's cooking causes worse than indigestion - it's capable of wiping out Mr Digby Rigby 's entire cast! The only solution is a food dispenser in the Rehearsal Hall, so Grandad determines to get one.
Devised by CLIVE DUNN
Incidental music by ROY CIVIL Executive producer ANNA HOME Directed by JEREMY SWAN BBC Manchester


Written By: Bob Block
Unknown: Clive Dunn
Unknown: Mr Digby Rigby
Unknown: Clive Dunn
Music By: Roy Civil
Producer: Anna Home
Directed By: Jeremy Swan
Digby Rigby: Maurice Thorogood
Mr Watkins: Geoffrey Russell
Mildred: Jane Waddell
Linda Clarke: Amanda Kirby
David Pembroke: Paul Hastings
Butcher: Charles Pemberton
Harold Thorntree: Michael Sheard
Wally: Colin Edwynn
Pamela: Jean Channon
Captain Flint: Laura MacAw

: Evening News

with Jan Leeming Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Nationwide

News and views from around the South East
Plus interviews with people in the news

: Dr Who: City of Death: Part 2

A four-part story by DAVID AGNEW
Starring Tom Baker
Why does an alien creature want to steal the Mona Lisa ? To find the answer to this question the Doctor goes on a dangerous quest through history.
(Part 3 next Tuesday evening)
Genesis of the Daleks (record REH 364, cassette ZCR 364), from record shops


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

: Top Sailing

Creek Crawler Extraordinary
East coast sailors beware! That actor, egg timer and master of mayhem Michael Bentine is on the loose again. He takes Donny MacLeod on a tour of his favourite cruising grounds. They sail from Maldon in Essex to Pin Mill on the River Orwell for one of its famous Thames sailing barge races. Produced by JEREMY PALLANT


Unknown: Michael Bentine
Produced By: Jeremy Pallant

: Golden Soak

by HAMMOND INNES dramatised in six parts by PETER YELDHAM , starring
Ray Barrett as Alec Hamilton
2: Faking his death may have fooled the police in England. Now in Australia, Alec Hamilton has to overcome the hostility of Ed Garrety , owner of a worthless goldmine called Golden Soak ... or is it so worthless?
Presented for BBCtv by TIMOTHY COMBE


Unknown: Peter Yeldham
Unknown: Ray Barrett
Unknown: Alec Hamilton
Unknown: Alec Hamilton
Unknown: Ed Garrety
Produced By: James Gatward
Directed By: Henri Safran
Unknown: Timothy Combe
Alec: Ray Barrett
Rosa: Christiane Kruger
Janet: Elizabeth Alexander
Ed: Heinz Schimmelpfennig
Kadek: Gunther Ungeheuer
Culpin: Bill Hunter
Prophesy: Ruth Cracknell
Westrop: Vince Gil
Wolli: Steve Dodds
McGee: Gareth Wilding-Forbes
JackO: Les Foxcroft
Maggie: Kay Yates
Telephonist: Louise Cullen
Tom: Victor Simms

: The British Greats: 3: Jack Hawkins

Barry Norman presents profiles of five great British stars.

Personal comments from Peter O'Toole, actor; Sir John Gielgud, actor; Doreen Hawkins, second wife; Alexander Mackendrick, director of "Mandy"; Jessica, actress and first wife; Nick Hawkins, eldest son; Andrew Hawkins, second son; Bryan Forbes, actor and writer; Leslie Norman, producer of "Mandy" and "The Cruel Sea"; Charles Gray, actor; Sydney Bromley, actor.


Presenter: Barry Norman
Subject: Jack Hawkins
Interviewee: Peter O'Toole
Interviewee: Sir John Gielgud
Interviewee: Doreen Hawkins
Interviewee: Alexander MacKendrick
Interviewee: Jessica
Interviewee: Nick Hawkins
Interviewee: Andrew Hawkins
Interviewee: Bryan Forbes
Interviewee: Leslie Norman
Interviewee: Charles Gray
Interviewee: Sydney Bromley
Film Editor: Dave Farlie
Executive Producer: Barry Brown
Director: Sue Mallinson

: Nine O'Clock News

John Edmunds ; Weatherman


Unknown: John Edmunds

: The Good Old Days

Old-time Music-hall from the stage of the famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds. (By arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph ). Your chairman Leonard Sachs introduces Frankie Vaughan
The King's Singers, Sheila White Bernie Clifton , Jan Hunt
Doreen Hermitage , The Sherdans Members of the Players Theatre, London: JENNY TILL, PENNY RIGDEN PAULINE ANTONY , NICOLA KIMBER NORMAN WARWICK , PETER loury PETER SUTHERLAND
Musical director BERNARD HERRMANN Producer BARNEY COLEHAN BBC Manchester


Unknown: Michael Joseph
Introduces: Leonard Sachs
Unknown: Frankie Vaughan
Singers: Sheila White
Singers: Bernie Clifton
Singers: Jan Hunt
Unknown: Doreen Hermitage
Unknown: Rigden Pauline Antony
Unknown: Nicola Kimber
Unknown: Norman Warwick
Unknown: Peter Loury
Unknown: Peter Sutherland
Unknown: Christopher Molloy
Director: Bernard Herrmann

: Bloomers

by JAMES SAUNDERS , starring to be a day to remember.


Unknown: James Saunders
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Stan: Richard Beckinsale
Lena: Anna Calder-Marshall
Dingley: And David Swift
a florist proves: Stan'S First Day
Signwriter: Gordon Rollings
George: Paul Curran
Diana: June Ritchie
Pub landlord: Pat Gorman

: Medical Express

The second of a weekly news series in which Hilary Henson and Chris Serle report on events and developments in the medical world.
Studio director FIONA HOLMES
Series producer VIVIENNE KING


Unknown: Hilary Henson
Unknown: Chris Serle
Director: Fiona Holmes

: News Headlines

: International Athletics

The Weltklasse Games from Zurich
Highlights of tonight's meeting with the world's top athletes, including Britain's Sebastian Coe. Commentators DAVID COLEMAN RON PICKERING , STUART STOREY
TV presentation by the SWISS TV service


Unknown: Sebastian Coe.
Commentators: David Coleman
Commentators: Ron Pickering
Commentators: Stuart Storey

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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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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