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: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages.
BBC film
(to 13.45)


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

: The Boss Cat: Dibble Breaks the Record

A second chance to see the film cartoon series about the gang of alley cats captained by the ever-resourceful and formidable Boss Cat.

The whole gang strive to keep Dibble on his feet when he appears to be about to win a long-service record.

: Two in the Bush: The Attic of the World

A second showing of The Attic of the World
Australia has some of the world's most curious animals. Some, like the kangaroo, are causing concern to sheep-farmers.
Gerald and Jacquie Durrell visit a New South Wales sheep farm to see the problem for themselves. They then find out how scientists are studying the problem and see the most exciting event of their whole tour-the birth of a kangaroo.
From the West


Presenter: Gerald Durrell
Presenter: Jacquie Durrell
Photographed by: Jim Saunders
Editor: Paul Khan
Music arranged by: Sidney Sager
Sound mixer: George Pagan
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: The News

: Town and Around

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


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's bestsellers.
Discs - Stars - News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced tonight by Jimmy Savile.


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: 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
Editor: Peter Batty

: The Third Man: A Pocketful of Sin

A film series starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime.
A BBC film release

After some lessons at a dancing academy in Paris, Harry Lime side-steps some tricky international operators who are dancing to a very different tune.

7.35-8.0 Japanese Jaunt: 4: Kyoto
with Johnny Morris
(Rowridge, Brighton)

7.35-8.0 Scan: Men of the Fens

7.35-8.0 John Betjeman in Diss
(Peterborough, Manningtree)


Story and teleplay: Laszlo Gorog
Director: Arthur Hiller
Producer: Felix Jackson
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Renee: Paula Raymond
Inspector Buchet: Marcel Hillaire
Leblanc: Alberto Morin
Ambassador: Edgar Barrier
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris
Narrator (Japanese Jaunt): Johnny Morris
Presenter (John Betjeman in Diss): John Betjeman

: Z Cars: Inside Job

by Allan Prior.
There are two young constables in each car, ready to deal with trouble as it happens.

A mail-van raid - a quick getaway - and no description of the raiders. When an easy arrest is made Barlow finds a new angle on the 'inside job'.


Writer: Alan Prior
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Film sequences - Cameraman: David Prosser
Film sequences - Editor: Christopher La Fontaine
Script Editor: Robert Barr
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Terence Williams

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock bringing you News-Action-Personalities in a weekly sports magazine for the family.
Professional Boxing: Brian Curvis v. Dave Charnley
Highlights of the ten-round contest at last night's Jack Solomons promotion at the Empire Pool, Wembley.
The Boat Race: Oxford v. Cambridge
A look at the crews in this year's race.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Boxer: Brian Curvis
Boxer: Dave Charnley
Presented by: Alec Weeks
Associate editor: Lawrie Higgins
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: The News

: Festival presents: Murder in the Cathedral

by T. S. Eliot.
[Starring] Cyril Cusack
Cyril Cusack is a National Theatre player
See page 35


Writer: T. S. Eliot
Designer: Stuart Durant
Story editor: Harry Moore
Producer: Peter Luke
Director: George R. Foa
Thomas Becket: Cyril Cusack
Messenger: Steven Berkoff
Leaders of Chorus: June Tobin
Leaders of Chorus: Veronica Turleigh
Chorus of Women of Canterbury: Iris Russell
Chorus of Women of Canterbury: Grizelda Hervey
Chorus of Women of Canterbury: Jeanette Roach
Chorus of Women of Canterbury: Hilary Mason
Chorus of Women of Canterbury: Carolyn Pertwee
Chorus of Women of Canterbury: Gladys Spencer
Chorus of Women of Canterbury: Penny Whittam
Chorus of Women of Canterbury: Barbara Lott
Chorus of Women of Canterbury: Penelope Lee
Chorus of Women of Canterbury: Mary Hignett
Chorus of Women of Canterbury: Camilla Hasse
Chorus of Women of Canterbury: Patricia Kneale
The Three Priests: Lewis Stringer
The Three Priests: Allan McClelland
The Three Priests: Donald Conlon
The Tempters and Knights: Denis Quilley
The Tempters and Knights: John Bennett
The Tempters and Knights: Esmond Knight
The Tempters and Knights: John Carson
The Attendants: John Devaut
The Attendants: Gordon Lang

: News Extra

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

: The Man for Others: 3: Greater love has no man

Michael Flanders and Donald Swann describe the events leading to the Crucifixion of Jesus.
Readings from Luke 22; John 13, 15, 18 (New English Bible)
Carols: Judas and Mary and The Devil wore a Crucifix by Sydney Carter


Reader: Michael Flanders
Singer: Donald Swann
Composer (Carols): Sydney Carter
Producer: Joy Harington

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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