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: Open University

6.40 ' The God that Rules.' 7.5 Language Handicap. 7.30 Deer Farming.

: For Schools, Colleges Tele-Montage
1: Homage to Georges Brassens
9.53 Capricorn Game
A serial adventure: 1
10.10-10.30 Merry-go-Round
Sex Education: Beginning
11.0 Watch
Moses in Egypt: The Nile
11.17 Television Club A School in Time
Freshwater Shark


Unknown: Georges Brassens

: Closedown

: News After Noon

with Ian Ross and Moira Stuart Weather ANNE purvis


Unknown: Ian Ross
Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Anne Purvis

: Regional News (London and

SE only: Financial Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)

: Pebble Mill at One

With DONNY MACLEOD , MARJORIE LOFTHOUSE and DAVID FREEMAN. Including 2000, an examination of the future and the shape our lives will take 20 years from now.


Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: David Freeman.

: The Flumps

A See-Saw programme

: You and Me: At the Vet's

A series for 4- and 5-year-olds, and adults watching with them.


Puppets: Alan Platt
Animation: Bura and Hardwick
Director: Judith Miles
Producer: Barbara Parker

: Closedown

: Weekend Wardrobe: 1

The first of ten programmes
Presented by Ann Ladbury with designs by Caroline Charles
Ann Ladbury introduces a collection of simple but fashionable clothes designed for us by Caroline Charles. They give us some good tips on achieving a professional finish and the preparatory stages of making your own clothes.

(Next programme Friday 2.30)
(Book (same title)£4.95 from booksellers)


Presenter: Ann Ladbury
Fashion Designer: Caroline Charles
Assistant Producer: Erica Griffiths
Studio Director: Jeremy Orlebar
Producer: Jenny Rogers

: Play School

(Shoirn on BBC2 at 11.0 am)

: The Record Breakers

with Roy Castle and Norris McWhirter. Do your know ... Which country has the most wind-mills? Who wiggled the longest?
Designer Debbie knight


Unknown: Roy Castle
Unknown: Norris McWhirter.
Producer: Alan Russell

: Rentaghost

Meaker becomes a champion ice skater to promote Painting's new skates. The spooks get spots from powerful potions. The Perkins persuade a psychiatrist to peruse the neighbours. Nadia falls in love with Claypole and Painting becomes a copy of a Painting. and the pantomime horse
Incidental music JONATHAN COHEN Producer JEREMY SWAN
Director david crichton


Unknown: Bob Block
Music: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: Jeremy Swan
Director: David Crichton
Timothy Claypole: Michael Staniforth
Harold Meaker: Edward Brayshaw
Ethel Meaker: Ann Emery
Adam Painting: Christopher Biggins
Hazel the McWitch: Molly Weir
Nadia Popov: Sue Nicholls
Arthur Perkins: Jeffrey Segal
Rose Perkins: Hal Dyer
Dr Newman: Robert Fast

: Evening News

with Michael Sullivan ; Weatherman


Unknown: Michael Sullivan

: Regional news magazines

Look East, Look North
Look North West, Midlands Today South East at Six
Points West, South Today Spotlight South West and at 6.25
FRANK BOUGH and RICHARD KERSHAW report on the news stories that matter and what they mean for the people of Britain, with films and features from the programme's team of reporters nationwide:


Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Pattie Coldwell
Unknown: John Hitchins
Unknown: James Hogg
Unknown: Bill Kerr Elliott
Unknown: Laurie Mayer
Unknown: Fran Morrison
Unknown: Margaret Nelson
Unknown: Michael Wale
Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Unknown: Nicholas Woolley

: Looking Good, Feeling Fit

The first of six programmes
The show that helps you make the best of what you've got, with Richard Stilgoe Gillian Reynolds and Dr Mike Smith
Actor and singer Roger Daltrey says why he needs strenuous exercise. The programme also discovers the secret of the Scar-borough smile, gets entangled with long hair, helps Gillian give up smoking and invites Erika Roe to test a new sporting bra designed by space-age technology.
Assistant producers
Producer KEITH SHEATHER. BBC Bristol
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Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: Dr Mike Smith
Singer: Roger Daltrey
Unknown: Erika Roe
Unknown: Jenni Burrows
Unknown: Yvonne Deutschman
Director: Roy Chapman
Producer: Keith Sheather

: Triangle

Episode 2 by sue LAKE
As the new crew assemble, Matt meets the son of an old friend - and John Anderson has a surprise visitor ...
(For cast see page 30) .
Book (some title), paperback 11.50, hardbacfe 16.00; Triangle: Question of Command, 11.95, available 11 May from booksellers


Unknown: John Anderson

: Q.E.D.: Spy in the Sky

Fourth of seven documentaries that will bring you the magic of music and a motor-car capable of a mile in six seconds.

But tonight: Spy in the Sky
Every hour of every day dozens of spy-in-the-sky satellites are peering down at us from space.
What are they looking for and what can they see?
Apart from the weather satellites, other spacecraft are busy sending back spectacular pictures of the earth's surface, particularly for oil and mining companies. But the real super spies are the military satellites used by Russia and the USA. What they can see of each other from space is top secret, but there's enough evidence to show they can see an awful lot more than you think.


Executive Producer: Mick Rhodes
Producer: Tony Edwards

: Flesh and Blood

A serial in ten parts, by JOHN FINCH starring Thora Hird , Bill Fraser Nigel Stock and John Stone
5: Ian is curious as to why Sheila wants a divorce so strongly but at the same time does not wish to be the guilty party.
Produced by BILL sellars
Director TERENCE DUDLEY. BBC Manchester


Unknown: John Finch
Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Bill Fraser
Unknown: Nigel Stock
Unknown: John Stone
Music By: Peter Skellern
Editor: Ted Rhodes
Designer: Paul Montague
Produced By: Bill Sellars
Director: Terence Dudley.
Max Brassington: John Stone
Neil Kemp: Henry Knowles
Dorothy Kemp: Dorothy White
Mabel Brassington: Thora Hird
Ian McKeUar: David Allister
Bet McKellar: Tracey Childs
Henry Brassington: Bill Fraser
Guy Brassington: Richard Willis
Sarah Brassington: Ann Firbank
Barbara Weston: Janet Key
Jim Turner: Nigel Stock
Sheila McKellar: Shirley Dixon
Sandra: Karen Mayo-Chandler
Mrs Boswell: Joanna Field
Reg Brookes: Lee Peters
Gwen Brassington: Patsy Kensit
Les Turner: Martyn Read

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weatherman


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Play for Tomorrow: Cricket

by Michael Wilcox
Is Coanwood CC really just a cricket club or a private guerrilla army? Is their selection committee meeting being bugged by Blenkinsop CC, or the Forestry Commission? Is Morna Ridley a spy? And most important of all; will Coanwood CC beat Blenkinsop CC next Saturday?


Writer: Michael Wilcox
Studio Lighting: John Green
Graphic Designer: Charles McGhie
Designer: Philip Lindley
Script Editor: Chris Parr
Produced by: Neil Zeiger
Directed by: Michael Darlow
John Ridley: Malcolm Terris
Morna Ridley: Anne Raitt
Willie Ridley: Paul Antony-Barber
Lord Slaggyford: Jeremy Child
Colin Bayliss: Simon Rouse
Tommy Coulthard: Terence Halliday

: Task Force.... The Home Front

When the fleet set sail for the Falkland's, an agonising period of waiting began for the naval families of Portsmouth. They all live near each other and they share their hopes and fears during the days of uncertainty as their sons, husbands and brothers face danger in the South Atlantic. Nearby, a group of Falkland Island families experience similar suspense. Director PETER dev*rance


Producer: David Seymour.

: Harry O

starring with and Coinage of the Realm
Shelley Yorkfield . is a little girl who desperately needs her father. A kidney donation from him may save her life. But he is in hiding from two hired killers.
Written by joanna klaSson and ELROY Schwartz
Directed by richard LANG


Unknown: Elroy Schwartz
Directed By: Richard Lang
Harry Orwell: David Janssen
Donald Yorkfield: Kenneth Mars
Rosemary: Joan Darling
Shelley: Dawn Lyn
Lieut Quinlan: Henry Darrow

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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