• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Compact: Something of Value

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.
A second chance to see the week's episodes on BBC-1.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Tony Williamson
Script editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Christopher Pemsel
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: David Giles
Ray: Frazer Hines
Gary: Brian Miller
Dinah: Margo Andrew
Coombs: Eric Barker
Janet: Christine Pollon
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Stan: Johnny Wade
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Ian: Ronald Allen
Arthur: David Nettheim
Doug: Lawrence James
Ben: Bill Kerr
Wendy: Sandra Payne
Messenger: Jacky Chissick
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Julia Preston: Polly Adams
David: Vincent Ball
Mandy: Hal Dyer
Smith: Jack Hulbert
Inspector Birling: Richard Beale

: Open House

People - Places - Pops
Introduced by Gay Byrne assisted by Peter Haigh and Victor Brooks.

Helping to provide the entertainment: Robert Bell, Adam Faith, The Kaye Sisters, Susan Maughan, The Roulettes, Jackie Trent, Tony Osborne and his Orchestra
People Worth Meeting
Where to Go Tomorrow
Picture Parade with scenes from "Girl with Green Eyes", "Seven Days in May" by courtesy of United Artists and Paramount Pictures

(to 18.00)


Presenter: Gay Byrne
Assisted by: Peter Haigh
Assisted by: Victor Brooks
Singer: Robert Bell
Singer: Adam Faith
Singers: The Kaye Sisters
Singer: Susan Maughan
Band: The Roulettes
Singer: Jackie Trent
Musicians: Tony Osborne and his Orchestra
Musical arrangements: Tony Osborne
Research: Nickola Sterne
Research: Liam Nolan
Research: Suzanne Twiston-Davies
Research: John Dalzell
Research: Alan Haire
Script: Tony Marriott
Design: Leo Austin
Design: Martin Johnson
Executive producer: T. Leslie Jackson
Production team: Kenneth Milne-Buckley
Production team: Mark Patterson
Production team: Margaret McCall
Production team: Philip Gilbert
Production team: David Matthews
Production: Stewart Morris

: Line-Up

this week
includes John Stone, Denis Tuohy, Pamela Donald, Michael Deane, Chris Denning and the latest news.


Presenter: John Stone
Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Pamela Donald
Presenter: Michael Deane
Presenter: Chris Denning

: The Great War: Part 2: For such a stupid reason, too...

Written by John Terraine.
A twenty-six-part history of the 1914-1918 War.

God grant we may not have a European war thrust upon us, and for such a stupid reason, too-no, I don't mean stupid, but to have to go to war on account of tiresome Serbia beggars belief. Queen Mary, July 1914
with the voices of Sir Michael Redgrave as Narrator, Sir Ralph Richardson as Haig, Emlyn Williams as Lloyd George, Marius Goring, Cyril Luckham, Sebastian Shaw
Music by Wilfred Josephs
played by the BBC Northern Orchestra
Conducted by George Hurst
Series produced in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Australian Broadcasting Commission
A BBC Tonight production


Writer/Associate producer (Great Britain): John Terraine
Narrator: Sir Michael Redgrave
Haig (voice): Sir Ralph Richardson
Lloyd George (voice): Emlyn Williams
Voices: Marius Goring
Voices: Cyril Luckham
Voices: Sebastian Shaw
Music: Wilfred Josephs
[Music] played by: The BBC Northern Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: George Hurst
Supervising film editor: Barrie Toovey
Film editor: Ian Callaway
Associate producer (Canada): Ed Rollins
Associate producer (Australia): Tom Manefield
Producer: Tony Essex
Producer: Gordon Watkins

: Ann Veronica: Part 3: Votes for Women

by H. G. Wells.
dramatised by Denis Constanduros.
Recorded in the BBC's Glasgow studio


Author: H. G. Wells
Dramatised by: Denis Constanduros
Music composed by: Raymond Jones
Film sequence - cameraman: Gordon Mackay
Film sequence - film editor: Bob Gautrey
Script editor: Michael Voysey
Designer: Moira Tait
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Christopher Barry
Ann Veronica: Rosemary Nicols
Mrs Mudge: Kitty Attwood
Mr Capes: Philip Bond
Hetty Widgett: Gay Cameron
Miss Garvice: Kay Patrick
Hubert Manning: Barrie Ingham
Tired Woman: Joan Veitch
Kitty Brett: Sheila Ballantine
Large Young Woman: Brenda Kempner
Miss Miniver: Margaret Gordon
Small Nervous Woman: Patricia Pacy
Lady Dorothea: Damaris Hayman
Evangeline: Sidonie Bond
Member of Parliament: Philip Stone
Police-Sergeant Watts: Ivor Salter
Mr Stanley: Laurence Hardy
Miss Stanley: Gillian Lind
Emily: Jean Conroy
Clerk of the Court: Paul Kermack
Magistrate: Andrew Laurence
Prison Wardress: Mary Quinn
Prison Doctor: John Young
Lady Palsworthy: Agnes Lauchlan

: Writers' World

Authors talk about their work and ideas.
Introduced by Anthony Thwaite poet and Literary Editor of The Listener.
Tonight's programme includes:

City Life
A celebration of Newcastle by Sid Chaplin.

You throw your work into a great silence...
Kingsley Amis reads two of his poems.
Anthony Carson talks to John Freeman, Editor of the New Statesman


Presenter: Anthony Thwaite
Item presenter (City Life): Sid Chaplin
Music (City Life): Alex Glasgow
Music (City Life): Anthony Burgess
Poet: Kingsley Amis
Interviewer: Anthony Carson
Interviewee: John Freeman
Designer: Norman Vertigan
Production team: Christopher Martin
Production team: Tristram Powell
Producer: Melvyn Bragg

: The News

: International Cabaret

[Starring] Bibi Johns, Pete Barbutti, Vic Perry, The Ted Heath Orchestra, The Heralds, The International Cabaret Dancers


Singer: Bibi Johns
Performer: Pete Barbutti
Magician: Vic Perry
Musicians: The Ted Heath Orchestra
Musical director: Harry Rabinowitz
Singers: The Heralds
Dancers: The International Cabaret Dancers
Original lyrics: Ross Parker
Staged by: Roy Gunson
Designer: Melvyn Cornish
Devised and produced by: Buddy Bregman

: Doubts and Certainties

A series of three conversations.
This week: David Frost talks to Dr. Billy Graham
A David Paradine production


Interviewer: David Frost
Interviewee: Dr. Billy Graham

: Closedown

and a look at tomorrow

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.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel