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: Open University

6.40 Microbes and the Microscope. 7.5 Curriculum in Action: What Were They Learning? 7.30 Worker, Scholar or Citizen?

: Closedown

: Roobarb

When There Wasn't Treasure (Rpf)

: Jackanory

The Hobbit by J. R. R. TOLKIEN
10: The Last Stage
ProducerANGELA BEECHlNG Adapted and directed by ROGER SINGLETON-TURNER


Unknown: J. R. R. Tolkien
Music By: Alan Roper
Producer: Angela Beechlng
Directed By: Roger Singleton-Turner

: Why Don't You....?

Your ideas, games and activities presented by the children of the Belfast Why Don't You Gang.

: Play Chess!

10: Plotting and Planning


Unknown: Jeremy James
Unknown: Bill Hartston

: Closedown

: Midday News



Unknown: Jack Scott

: Pebble Mill at One

Including Dig This presented by Peter Seabrook


Presented By: Peter Seabrook

: Mr Benn

A See-Saw programme

: Closedown

: Trem


: Play School

: Captain Caveman

The Kookie Case of Cryptic Keys

: Jigsaw

An extraordinary picture puzzle with Adrian Hedley , Janet Ellis
Chris Emmett and Wilf Lunn and introducing Kurt Knobbler
Jigg, Pterry and Biggum once again help and hinder with the clues to this week's jigword.
Watch out for Noseybonk, because he's watching you! There is also a word to do at home. Put your answers in the boxes below.


Unknown: Adrian Hedley
Unknown: Janet Ellis
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Wilf Lunn
Unknown: Kurt Knobbler
Designer: Steve Brownsey
Producer: Clive Doig

: Newsround Extra

For the first time Newsround is on the air on Fridays - but it's a different kind of news show. Every Friday we take a close look at one big issue that people really care about. John and Paul, helped by reporters, search out the stories.


Presenter: John Craven
Presenter: Paul McDowell
Producer: Jill Roach

: Rentaghost

by Bob Block
The first of six programmes
The Meakers arrive by flying carpet to live next door to the Perkins; Ethel gets stuck on a chimney in an armchair with the Horse on her lap; Nadia Popov, a new ghost, joins Claypole in a Flying Bath and Hazel's dream potion perplexes the police!


Writer: Bob Block
Incidental Music: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Jim Hatchard
Film Director: David Crichton
Producer: Jeremy Swan
Timothy Claypole: Michael Staniforth
Nadia Popov: Sue Nicholls
Hazel the McWitch: Molly Weir
Ethel Meaker: Ann Emery
Harold Meaker: Edward Brayshaw
Rose Perkins: Hal Dyer
Arthur Perkins: Jeffrey Segal
Adam Painting: Christopher Biggins
Police Sergeant: Colin McCormack
Woman at door: Finola Keogh
Itself: The Pantomime Horse

: Fred Basset

Dogged by Misfortune

: Evening News

with Peter Woods Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Regional news magazines and Nationwide

Look East, Look North, Look North West, Midlands Today Nationwide (London and SE) Points West, South Today Spotlight South West
6.20 Nationwide
Including Down to Earth: the guide to easy gardening with Alan Titchmarsh
And at 6.45 Sportswide with Desmond Lynam


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Desmond Lynam

: A Question of Sport

Questionmaster David Coleman
Emlyn Hughes and Gareth Edwards captain two teams of sporting celebrities who'll be puzzling over faces, places, facts, figures and films from 50 years of sporting action.
Directed by MIKE ADLEY
Producer by HAZEL LEWTHWAITF BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Emlyn Hughes
Unknown: Gareth Edwards
Directed By: Mike Adley

: Carry on Cowboy

The feature film starring Sidney James
Kenneth Williams , Joan Sims Jim Dale , Charles Hawtrey
The frontier town of Stodge City is a haven of peace until one day the feared Rumpo Kid rides in. The Carry On team surpass themselves in this boisterous send-up of life Way out West - complete with attacks on the stage-coach, gun duels at high noon and a certain Marshall P. Knutt from England looking for a job!
Screenplay by TALBOT Rothwell Produced by PETER ROGERS Directed bv GERALD THOMAS Films: page 12


Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Joan Sims
Unknown: Jim Dale
Unknown: Charles Hawtrey
Play By: Talbot Rothwell
Produced By: Peter Rogers
The Rumpo Kid: Sidney James
Judge Burke: Kenneth Williams
Belle: Joan Sims
Marshall P Knutt: Jim Dale
Charlie ;: Percy Herbert
Annie Oakley: Angela Douglas
Josh: Davy Kaye
Little Heap: Bernard Bresslaw
Big Heap: Charles Hawtrey
Doc: Peter Butterworth
Sam: Sydney Bromley
Kitikata: Sally Douglas
Sheriff: Jon Pertwee
Dolores: Edina Ronay
Slim: Garry Colleano

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Whitmore and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weekend Weather JACK SCOTT


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Jack Scott

: Starsky and Hutch

Paul Michael Glaser as Starsky David Soul as Hutch
The Trap: A killer seeking revenge plans a deadly snare for Starsky and Hutch.
(Theme music on BBC Detective Themes (record REH 378, cassette ZCR 378), from record shops


Unknown: Paul Michael Glaser
Unknown: Starsky David Soul

: London - Issues and Answers: Unemployment

The third of four programmes.
The April unemployment figures were published this week, the last to appear before 7 May Local Government Elections. The figures for London and the South East have alarmed all leaders, irrespective of party.
Tonight Robert McKenzie invites an audience of London voters to question party spokesmen on their policy for this crucial issue in the GLC area.
Richard Brew, Leader, GLC Employment Committee
Michael Ward, Labour Employment Spokesman


Designer: Rosemary Hester
Director: Ann Morley
Producer: Tam Fry

: The Late Film: Mahler

Robert Powell , Georgina Hale
In this extravagant portrait of a great composer, director Russell combines his restless imagination with a factual analysis of Mahler's life. A series of interlinked flashbacks shows Gustav as a young boy, torn between his parents' ambitions for him and his longing to compose. His later struggles for recognition and against anti-Semitism underpin this vivid re-creation of a great artist.
Tonight's version is slightly adapted for TV by the director.
Produced by ROY BAIRD
Written and directed by KEN RUSSELL Films: page 12


Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Georgina Hale
Produced By: Roy Baird
Directed By: Ken Russell
Gustav Mahler: Robert Powell
Alma Mahler: Georgina Hale
Max: Richard Morant
Bernhard Mahler: Lee Montague
Marie Mahler: Rosalie Crutchley
Uncle Arnold: Benny Lee
Aunt Rose: Miriam Karlin
Justine: Angela Down
Hugo Wolf: David Collings
Nick: Ronald Pickup
Cosima Wagner: Antonia Ellis

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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