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: Engineering Science: 5: Rotation

Previously shown on Tuesday and Wednesday
(to 9.35)

: People of Many Lands: Hong Kong

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 10.00)

: For Sixth Forms: Men and Gods: 1: In the Museum

BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.27)

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Science and Life: Programme 6: Anaesthetics

For Schools
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Exploring the Universe: 3: The Stars

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.55)

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
BBC film


Narrator: Maria Bird

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Today: a Welsh topical magazine.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

: Racing at Aintree

The first day of the Liverpool Autumn Meeting.

1.45 The November Handicap Hurdle race for four-year-olds and upwards over two miles, one hundred yards
(to 13.50)

: Spotlight

People-Politics-Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
For Schools
(to 14.25)


Film editor: Teddy Darvas
Producer: Virginia Kent

: Racing at Aintree

A further visit to the Liverpool Autumn Meeting.

2.45 The 122nd Liverpool St. Leger for three-year-olds only over one mile, six furlongs

3.15 The Molyneux Steeplechase (Handicap) for five-year-olds and upwards over two miles and about four furlongs of the Grand National course

3.45 The County Apprentice Handicap Plate for three-year-olds and upwards over six furlongs

(to 15.50)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Peter Montague-Evans
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviews: David Coleman
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger
Presented for television by: Ray Lakeland

: Top Score

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.
with Shirley Abicair, Robert Harbin, Nat Temple and his Band
Hostesses, Sue Peters, Susan Temple
The Inter-City Quiz competing for the Top Score
London v. Cardiff


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Zitherist: Shirley Abicair
Magician: Robert Harbin
Musicians: Nat Temple and his Band
Hostess: Sue Peters
Hostess: Susan Temple
Questions devised by: Nancy Graham
Settings: John Hurst
Associate producer: Richard Evans
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Junior Points of View

A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.
Letters for inclusion in this series of programmes should be addressed to Junior Points of View, [address removed]

: The News

: Town and Around

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


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: Compact: Marmot James Again

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Mark and Marmot James are strangely cordial. Iris can think of nothing but work, and Stan gets the wrong idea.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: N.J. Crisp
Designer: Sheila Toye
Costume supervisor: Ena Nickalls
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Michael Imison
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Doug: Lawrence James
Paula: Judy Franklin
Miss Fraser: Christine Lindsay
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Marmot James: David Langton
Mark: Gareth Davies
Iris: Louise Dunn
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Celia: Rachel Gurney
Stan: Johnny Wade
Barry: Robin Hawdon
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Alison: Betty Cooper
Mitch: Diana Beevers
David: Vincent Ball
Auctioneer: Christopher Hodge
Morton: Terence Longdon

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
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

: Dr. Kildare: Whoever heard of a Two-Headed Doll?

A film series.
Starring Richard Chamberlain as Dr. Kildare and Raymond Massey as Dr. Gillespie

On his first day as resident at Blair Hospital, Kildare has to make an important decision and comes into conflict with Dr. Gillespie on his interpretation of a doctor's duty.


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey

: This Is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Ralph Edwards
Executive producer: T. Leslie Jackson
Writing and research: Peter Moore
Writing and research: Nickola Sterne
Writing and research: Suzanne Twiston-Davies
Writing and research: Anthony Chivers
Writing and research: John Dalzell
Writing and research: Alan Haire
Story editor: Bob Stuart
Music: James Turner
Director: Michael Goodwin
Producer: Vere Lorrimer

: The News

: The Beggar's Opera

A Ballad Opera (1728) by John Gay in a musical version realised from the original airs by Benjamin Britten.
Dialogue adapted by Colin Graham performed by the English Opera Group
The English Chamber Orchestra
Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted by Meredith Davies
Associate conductor, Robert Keys


Author: John Gay
Composer: Benjamin Britten
Dialogue adapted by/designer/producer: Colin Graham
Dialogue performed by: English Opera Group
Musicians: English Chamber Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
[Orchestra] conducted by: Meredith Davies
Associate Conductor: Robert Keys
Costumes and set decorations: Alix Stone
Director: Charles R. Rogers
The Beggar: Roger Jerome
The Manager of the Company: David Hartley
The Stage Manager: Brian Handley
Peachum, a fence: David Kelly
Filch, his servant: Bernard Dickerson
Mrs Peachum: Anna Pollak
Polly Peachum: Janet Baker
Captain Macheath, a highwayman: Kenneth McKellar
Macheath's Gang - Ben Budge: Philip May
Macheath's Gang - Mat of the Mint: David Hartley
Macheath's Gang - Tom Tipple: Jack Irons
Macheath's Gang - Crook-finger'd Jack: John Gibbs
Macheath's Gang - Wat Dreary: Bernard Dickerson
Macheath's Gang - Harry Paddington: Andrew Snarski
Macheath's Gang - Slippery Sam: Brian Handley
Mrs Trapes, a Tally-woman: Edith Coates
Ladies of the Town - Jenny Diver: Joan Edwards
Ladies of the Town - Mrs Coaxer: Patricia Brigenshaw
Ladies of the Town - Dolly Trul: Sally Langford
Ladies of the Town - Mrs Vixen: Carolyn Maia
Ladies of the Town - Betty Doxy: Angela Jenkins
Ladies of the Town - Mrs Slammekin: Joan Clarkson
Ladies of the Town - Suky Tawdry: Alice Hynd
Ladies of the Town - Molly Brazen: Sheila Amit
Lockit, Keeper of Newgate Gaol: Bryan Drake
Lucy Lockit, his daughter: Heather Harper

: Gallery

Introduced by Ian Trethowan.
A weekly programme about political power, people who wield power, and everyday problems which call for political answers.


Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Film editor: Ken Cooper
Director: Ian Martin
Producer: Anthony Whitby

: News Extra

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

: The International Ballroom Championships of 1963

Direct from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
including The Amateur Grand Final, The Professional Grand Final and The Duel of the Giants.
Dancing to the music of Victor Silvester and Edmundo Ros and their Orchestras


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Orchestra
Musicians: Edmundo Ros and his Orchestra
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Elsa Wells
Presented for television by: John Vernon

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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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