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: Watch with Mother: New Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages in a new series.
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Editor: Maria Bird
Producer: Freda Lingstrom

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Gwanwyn yn y Ddinas

Rhaglen o adloniant ysgafn gan rai o aelodau Aelwyd
Cymdeithas Cymry Llundain gyda
Lorna Irving, Ryan Davies, Bronwen Reading, Rhydderch Jones, Beti Lloyd, Alun Davies, Megan Roberts, Bryn Richards Trefnydd y gerddoriaeth, Leonard Morris Geiriau a cherddoriaeth ychwanegol gan Ryan Davies a Rhydderch Jones Cyfarwyddwr y ddawns, Maureen Adams Cynhyrchwyr.
Peter Morley Jones a David Richards Cynllunydd, Alan Taylor
Cyfarwyddwr, Jack Williams Teledwyd gyntaf ym Mawrth
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Lorna Irving
Unknown: Ryan Davies
Unknown: Bronwen Reading
Unknown: Alun Davies
Unknown: Megan Roberts
Unknown: Bryn Richards
Unknown: Leonard Morris
Unknown: Ryan Davies
Unknown: Maureen Adams
Unknown: Richards Cynllunydd
Unknown: Alan Taylor
Unknown: Jack Williams

: The News

(to 13.35)

: Blue Peter

Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton introduce a magazine programme for younger viewers.

Little Watha: Part 1: The Knife
by Oliver Postgate.
The Chief of the Popangawa is dead. The corn is withering in the sun. Who can bring the rain to save the tribe?
Told by Peter Hawkins and Patricia Hayes.

Owning A Pony
Ross Salmon shows Elizabeth how to start training her new pony.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Writer (Little Watha): Oliver Postgate
Drawings (Little Watha): Robert Broomfield
Narrator (Little Watha): Peter Hawkins
Narrator (Little Watha): Patricia Hayes
Item presenter (Owning a Pony): Ross Salmon
Additional Research: Rosemary Gill
Director: Edward Barnes
Producer: Biddy Baxter

: Katy: Part 1

A second showing of the adaptation in eight episodes by Constance Cox.
Based upon "What Katy Did" by Susan Coolidge.
Starring Susan Hampshire, John Welsh
with Betty Hardy, Bee Duffell


Author: Susan Coolidge
Adapted by: Constance Cox
Film sequences director: Edward Barnes
Film cameraman: George Gibbings
Film editor: Ted Walter
Wardrobe supervisor: Sonia Kerr
Make-up supervisor: Jill Summers
Settings: Daphne Shortman
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Katy Carr: Susan Hampshire
Aunt Izzie: Betty Hardy
Clover Carr: Michele Dotrice
Dorry Carr: Paul Large
Elsie Carr: Elspeth Pirie
Bridget: Kathleen St John
Dr Carr: John Welsh
Mrs Knight: Bee Duffell
Carol: Mary Maud
Muriel: Sally Geeson
Daphne: Pippa Steel
Miller Girl: Irene Hollis
Cecy Hall: Gay Emma
Kathleen: Anthea Strange

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Pit Your Wits

Pit Your Wits against the general knowledge and I.Q. questions put to you by Gwynneth Tighe and Kenneth Kendall.
Please address all correspondence to Pit Your Wits, [address removed]


Presenter: Gwynneth Tighe
Presenter: Kenneth Kendall
Director: Clive Parkhurst
Producer: John Irwin

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
with Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Macdonald Hastings, Christopher Brasher, Julian Pettifer, Brian Redhead.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Christopher Brasher
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Brian Redhead
Associate producer: Jack Gold
Associate producer: Derrick Amoore
Associate producer: Kevin Billington
Assistant Editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Peter Batty

: Headline News

: The Choice Is Yours

Eric Robinson introduces a programme of the world's most popular melodies sung and played by Marion Studholme, Owen Brannigan, Jean Allister, Eileen Price, Joy Evans, David Palmer, Robert Bell, David Read, Lyndon Vanderpump
and The Eric Robinson Orchestra
Leader, David McCallum


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Soprano: Marion Studholme
Bass: Owen Brannigan
Contralto: Jean Allister
Singer: Eileen Price
Singer: Joy Evans
Tenor: David Palmer
Singer: Robert Bell
Bass: David Read
Singer: Lyndon Vanderpump
Dancer: Victor Duret
Dancer: Greta Hamby
Dancer: Bill Duthie
Dancer: Kay Frazer
Dancer: Lesley Evans
Dancer: Peter Dilnot
Musicians: The Eric Robinson Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
Dances staged by: Alfred Rodrigues
Musical associate: William Cox-Ife
Designer: John Hurst
Producer: Travers Thorneloe
Producer: Bryan Sears

: McHale's Navy: Movies Are Your Best Diversion

A comedy film series featuring the misadventures of the craziest crew that ever manned a Patrol Torpedo-boat.
With Ernest Borgnine as Skipper McHale, Tim Conway as Ensign Charles Parker, Joe Flynn as Captain Binghamton, Carl Ballantine as Torpedoman Lester Gruber

The soundtracks of war films featuring such well-known heroes as Errol Flynn, Humphrey Bogart, and John Wayne are part of McHale's ingenious and hilarious plans to outwit the enemy.


Skipper McHale: Ernest Borgnine
Ensign Charles Parker: Tim Conway
Captain Binghamton: Joe Flynn
Torpedoman Lester Gruber: Carl Ballantine

: Outlook Europe: Sweden

See ourselves as others see us.
In this, the first of six weekly programmes, our Continental neighbours present a view of Britain and the world through Europe's eyes.
Introduced by David Dimbleby with Bo Holmstroem of Sweden.
Produced in association with Swedish Television


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Bo Holmstroem
Editor: Jack Ashley

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at points from the week's post.
Next edition: Friday at 6.45 p.m.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: The News

: Suspense: The Edge of Reason

by James Lake.
with Emrys James
and Norah Gorsen, Ray Smith


Writer: James Lake
Director: Dafydd Gruffydd
Designer: Alan Taylor
Producer: John Warrington
Johnny: Emrys James
A doctor: Edward Colliver
Vera: Norah Gorsen
Detective-Sergeant: Roger Snowdon
Assistant Matron: Margaret John
Dr Phillips: Ray Smith
Sid: John Rees
Landlord: Aubrey Richards
The relief nurse: Yvette Rees
Dr Adams: John Rae
Loader: Ray Handy
Policemen: Harry Oaten
Policemen: Hubert Rees
Woman: Christine Forsey

: Growing Up

Emlyn Williams in Wales
Emlyn Williams, actor, recalls his childhood spent in the isolated countryside of Flintshire and a barren industrial township on the Welsh border.

Frank O'Connor in Cork
Frank O'Connor, novelist, essayist, and short-story writer, revisits the provincial city where he lived for the first twenty-eight years of his life.

Monitor films
First shown in 1961


Presenter (Emlyn Williams in Wales): Emlyn Williams
Presenter (Frank O'Connor in Cork): Frank O'Connor
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Director: David Jones
Producer: Huw Wheldon

: News Extra

The latest news with the focus on the main stories of the day.

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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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