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: Play School

A programme for children at home.
Storyteller this week, David Kossoff
(to 11.30)


Storyteller: David Kossoff
Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Rick Jones

: News

and Line-Up for Thursday

: Time Out

A weekly programme on the expanding world of leisure with Jeremy James,
Christopher Rainbow.
The Guns of James Bond
When 007 nearly lost his life during the episode related by Ian Fleming in From Russia with Love, Geoffrey Boothroyd, an industrial chemist in Glasgow, wrote to Fleming and suggested that if Bond continued to use his favourite gun, a Beretta, he would not last very long. This is the story of how Mr. Boothroyd rearmed Britain's most famous secret service agent.


Presenter: Jeremy James
Presenter: Christopher Rainbow
Subject (The Guns of James Bond): Geoffrey Boothroyd
Producer: Dick Gilling
Producer: Bob Duncan
Producer: Bill Fitzwater
Producer: Roy Harris
Cameraman: Butch Calderwood
Sound: Maurice Everett
Film Editor: Bert Meadows
Film Editor: John House
Studio Director: Tom Conway
Associate Editor: Phil Pilley
Editor: Christopher Brasher

: The Great War: Part 16: Right is more precious than peace (President Wilson)

A twenty-six-part history of the 1914-1918 war.
First transmission on BBC-2, Sunday, September 13

: Story Parade: The Man Who Won the Pools

by J.I.M. Stewart.
Dramatised by William Emms.
With Trevor Bannister, Elizabeth Shepherd
(First transmission on BBC-2, May 29)
(Doris Hare is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Company)


Author: J.I.M. Stewart
Dramatised by: William Emms
Story Editor: Irene Shubik
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Producer: Eric Tayler
Director: Bryan Stonehouse
Phil Tombs: Trevor Bannister
Mrs Tombs: Doris Hare
Mr Prendick: Gerald Case
Reporter: Pat Gorman
Cameraman: Don Cavendish
Jean: Elizabeth Shepherd
Postman: Tony Lennon
Man at door: Richard Jacques
George Pratley: Anthony Wager
Beryl: Carol Austin
Mark Thickthorne: Peter Wyatt
Train guard: Walter Sparrow
Commissionaire: Robert Vahey
Colonel Hannay: Peter Bathurst
Mr McLeod: Vic Wise
Strip club manager: Norman Mitchell
Strip artiste: Julie Lester
Babette: Alison Frazer
Sir Aubrey Moore (Dolly): Danvers Walker
Alice Thickthorne: Pinkie Johnstone
Lord Braydon: Charles Lloyd Pack
Brevington: Richard Armour
Mrs Prendick: Bay White

: Wheelbase: The Car Cartoonist

Gordon Wilkins covers the world of motoring.
This week: The Car Cartoonist
Russell Brockbank in profile.


Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Subject: Russell Brockbank
Research: John Ebbrell
Research: Ken Pitman
Director: Douglas Hespe
Producer: Brian Robins

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

Round off the day with Denis Tuohy and Michael Dean.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Michael Dean

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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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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