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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Selina Scott
News: 6.30, 7.0, 7.30,
8.0, 8.30 with headlines on the quarter hour weainer: 6.31, 6.57, 7.27, 7.57, 8.27 Sport at 6.42, 7.18, 8.18
Regional News, weather and traffic at 6.45, 7.15, 7.45, 8.15
Getting Britain Fit 6.45-7.0
Tonight's TV between 7.15 and 7.30 Pop with Mike Smith 7.30-7.45
Review of the Papers and a look ahead to the coming day: 7.32, 8.32 Your Stars with Russell Grant between 8.30 and 8.45
Food and Cooking with Glynn Christian between 8.45 and 9.0


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Russell Grant
Unknown: Glynn Christian

: Closedown

: News After Noon

Richard Whitmore , Noreen Bray Weather MICHAEL FISH
1.25-1.30 (Scotland only) The Scottish News
1.27 Regional News
(London and SE: Financial Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Noreen Bray
Unknown: Weather Michael

: King Rollo

A See-Saw programme

: Bric-a-Brac

A See-Saw programme

: My Brother Jonathan

The feature film starring Michael Denison and Dulcic Gray. The story of two brothers and their love for the same girl. The three first come together in 1900 when 14-year-old Jonathan falls in love with Edie. As years go by, Jonathans' career as a doctor separates the two and his younger brother Harold is drawn to her.


Unknown: Michael Denison
Unknown: Leslie L. Landau
Unknown: Adrian Alington
Produced By: Warwick Ward
Directed By: Harold French
Jonathan Dakers: Michael Denison
Rachael Hammond: Dulcie Gray
Harold Dakers: Ronald Howard
Dr Craig: Stephen Murray
Mrs Dakers: Mary Clare
Dr Hammond: Finlay Currie
Edie Martyn: Beatrice Campbell
Eugene Dakers: James Robertson Justice

: Horizon

West of Bangalore
The villagers of Pura spend one and a half hours each day fetching their drinking water, two and a half gathering firewood, and another six hours finding food for their livestock. Pura is typical of the 600,000 villages in which most of India's vast population does its best to survive.
Professor Amulya Reddy , disturbed by the failure of science and technology to make any impact on village India, took a team of scientists to Pura some years ago to see if their knowledge and training could help the villagers improve their way of life. Starting from zero, the scientists found they had to ' unlearn' many attitudes and much of their expertise. Only now are they edging towards solutions for Pura's basic problems of housing, water supply, lighting and most critical of all-cooking fuel.
First-rate documentary on how scientists set out to improve file in an Indian village. (DAILY MIRROR) Editor SIMON CAMPBELL-JONES Producer CHRISTOPHER SYKES


Unknown: Professor Amulya Reddy
Narrator: Peter Williams
Editor: Simon Campbell-Jones
Producer: Christopher Sykes

: Regional News

: Play School

: John Craven's Newsround

News background and reports on Ceefax

: Wildtrack

The nature magazine with the latest news and information on our wildlife with Su Ingle and Michael Jordan
Mike releases a young otter as part of an ambitious project to boost the wild population of these exciting animals down in the fens of East Anglia.
Simon King has been preparing to film the dramatic climax to Duzzardwatch. The moment has arrived for the young buzzards to fly for the very first time.
Back in the studio Mike and Su look at some even more amazing flying machines- dragonflies, the living equivalent of helicopters.
Producer MIKE BEYNON. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Su Ingle
Unknown: Michael Jordan
Unknown: Simon King
Producer: Mike Beynon.

: Evening News

with Moira Stuart ; Weatherman


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Regional news magazines

Look East, Look North
Look North West, Midlands Today South East at Six, Points West
South Today, Spotlight South West Scene Around Six
Reporting Scotland, Wales Today and at 6.25
News, views and background to current events presented this evening by Richard KERSHAW and HUGH SCULLY.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Hugh Scully.

: Newseries Paddles Up

A series of four programmes.
A canoeing competition for the BBC Paddles Up Trophy, from Llangollen. Heat 1
Seven top ' paddlers' race against the clock over a specially constructed course on the River Dee. The two fastest qualify for the grand final.
Assistant producer REG PERRIN Producer JOHN G. SMITH BBC Pebble Mill


Commentators: Alan Parry
Commentators: John Gosling
Producer: Reg Perrin
Producer: John G. Smith

: The Wednesday Film: The Hideaways

starring Ingrid Bergman
Sally Pragcr , Johnny Doran George Rose with Madeline Khan
Claudia is a little girl with big dreams. Feeling misunderstood and longing for adventure she persuades her younger brother, Jamie, to run away with her to New York. There, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, they become obsessed with a marble statue of an angel. Determined to prove that the statue was sculpted by Michelangelo, Claudia and Jamie decide to seek out the statue's donor, a rich, old recluse by the name of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler ...
Based on the novel From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankteeiler by E. L. KONIGSBURC
(First showing on British television) Films: page 12


Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Unknown: Sally Pragcr
Unknown: Johnny Doran
Unknown: George Rose
Unknown: Madeline Khan
Play By: Blanche Hanalis
Produced By: Charles C. Mortimer
Directed By: Fielder Cook
Mrs Frankweiler: Ingrid Bergman
Claudia: Sally Prager
Jamie: Johnny Doran
Saxonburg: George Rose
Mr Kincaid: Richard Mulligan
Mrs Kincaid: Georgann Johnson
Schoolteacher: Madeline Khan
Museum director: Donald Symington
Museum secretary: Linda Selman
Kevin: Brucie Conover
Brucie: Mike Hammett
Counterman: Peter Turgeon
Guard: Robert Packer

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys Weatherman


Unknown: John Humphrys

: The Black Adder: 5: Witchsmeller Pursuivant

by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson.
Rowan Atkinson is The Black Adder. Also starring Brian Blessed as Richard IV with Elspet Gray (Queen), Robert East (Prince of Wales), Tony Robinson (Baldrick) and Tim Mclnnerny (Percy).

The King is a bit under the weather with the Black Death. Witchcraft is diagnosed, and only one man can root it out.
Frank Finlay stars as the repulsive Witchsmeller - cruel, corrupt and egg-stained. Has The Black Adder finally found a friend?
"Mon dieu what a scorcher." (Joan of Ark)


Writer: Richard Curtis
Writer: Rowan Atkinson
Designer: Chris Hill
Designer: Nigel Curzon
Director: Martin Shardlow
Producer: John Lloyd
The Black Adder: Rowan Atkinson
King Richard IV: Brian Blessed
Queen: Eslpet Gray
Prince of Wales: Robert East
Baldrick: Tony Robinson
Percy: Tim McInnerny
Witchsmeller: Frank Finlay
Lord One: Richard Murdoch
Lord Two: Peter Schofield
Lord Three: Valentine Dyall
Officer: Patrick Duncan
Guards: Stephen Frost
Guards: Mark Arden
Jane Firkettle: Barbara Miller
Leia: Natasha King
Peasant: Forbes Collins
Peasant: Roy Evans
Peasant: Perry Benson
Peasant: Bert Parnaby

: Come Dancing

From the Tower Ballroom, Black-pool, the second semi-final sees the North.West competing against
Midlands and West. Peter Marshall presides and continues with his dance tuition by Sammy and Shirley Stopford. ..
The professional demonstration is by David Sycamore and Denise Weavers and music is provided by the ANDY ROSS ORCHESTRA.
Commentator Bruce Hammal
Arranged by ERIC MORLEY Sound ALAN FOX


Unknown: Peter Marshall
Unknown: Shirley Stopford.
Unknown: David Sycamore
Unknown: Denise Weavers
Unknown: Andy Ross
Commentator: Bruce Hammal
Arranged By: Eric Morley
Unknown: Alan Fox
Unknown: John Crowther
Designer: Rochelle Selwyn
Director: Steve Morris
Producer: Rick Gardner

: Flamingo Road

Strange Bedfellows
Titus is up for re-election as Sheriff, and Elmo is determined to expose his criminal past. Fielding succumbs to his feelings for reporter Sande Swanson , as Con-stance tries her wiles on Julio ...
Written by JOYCE PERRY
Directed by NICK HAVINGA


Unknown: Sande Swanson
Written By: Joyce Perry
Directed By: Nick Havinga

: News Headlines

: A View of the Pier

The piers of the realm are falling into the sea. GAVIN HENDERSON visits some of the survivors, discovering, among other delights, the HARRY STRUTTERS HOT RHYTHM ORCHESTRA in full cry.
Film editor PETER HUNT Producer JOHN cox


Unknown: Gavin Henderson
Editor: Peter Hunt
Producer: John Cox

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.

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