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followed by The Weather

: Rugby Special: Scotland v. Australia

Introduced by Cliff Morgan

The second International and final match of the Wallabies' current short tour of Ireland and Scotland
Bill McLaren reports from Murrayfield


Presenter: Cliff Morgan
Commentator: Bill McLaren
Director: Bill Malcolm
Series producer: Alan Mouncer

: Why Save Florence?

A report on the most disastrous flood in the history of this beautiful city
The flooding laid bare a vista of neglect that is cause for the same concern as the news of the flood itself. The river has subsided, the danger has not.
Written and produced by Roger Graef

Two years ago Florence was struck by one of the worst floods in history. Enormous damage was done to its art treasures, and friends of the city from all over the world rushed to the rescue. What has happened since? The waters have gone, but the problems left behind have been increased by others that have emerged since. The problems of restoration are enormous, and the controversy about restoring works of art rages fiercely among the experts. The problems of preventing the same thing happening again are, too, the centre of discussions. A lot of talk, but little agreement on what to do.


Writer/producer: Roger Graef

: The Portrait of a Lady: Part 5: Dissensions

by Henry James
Dramatised in six parts by Jack Pulman
Starring Richard Chamberlain as Ralph Touchett

In spite of the disquieting predictions of her friends, particularly her cousin Ralph, Isabel has decided to marry Gilbert Osmond.
(Repeated on Thursday at 9.55 p.m.)


Author: Henry James
Dramatised by: Jack Pulman
Script Editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: David Conroy
Director: James Cellan Jones
Isabel: Suzanne Neve
Osmond: James Maxwell
Pansy: Sharon Gurney
Rosier: Cavan Kendall
Madame Merle: Rachel Gurney
Lord Warburton: Edward Fox
Ralph: Richard Chamberlain
Countess Gemini: Kathleen Byron
Henrietta: Sarah Brackett
Servant: Kevork Malikyan

: Release

The weekly arts magazine

The latest novel by John Updike, the distinguished young American novelist, will be published in England on Monday. Still top of the best-seller list months after publication in America, it has been described as 'the best-written dirty book since The Decameron'.
John Updike in an exclusive interview with Irving Wardle

'Forty Years On'
Alan Bennett's first play opened in London last Thursday. Director Patrick Garland and Alan Bennett. whose reputation as a writer and humorist began with Beyond the Fringe, talk about the play and introduce scenes in which John Gielgud plays the leading part.



Interviewee (Couples): John Updike
Interviewer (Couples): Irving Wardle
Speaker (Forty Years On): Patrick Garland
Speaker (Forty Years On): Alan Bennett
Director (Forty Years On): David Heycock
[Actor]: John Gielgud
Producer: Colin Nears
Producer: Darrol Blake
Editor: Lorna Pegram

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Alan Bennett: A Cream Cracker Under the Settee - 29 Years On 24 May 2017

: Match of the Day

The highlights of one of today's top League matches, plus the day's soccer headlines
Kenneth Wolstenholme reports, with outside broadcast cameras, from a well-known Football League ground
Today's match will be announced at the end of Grandstand on BBC-1


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television presentation: Alec Weeks

: Colour Me Pop

Late Night Line-Up's Saturday diversion this week features Eclection and Jethro Tull
Recorded in concert at Fairfield Hall, Croydon


Band: Eclection
Band: Jethro Tull
Editor: Rowan Ayers

: News Summary


: Midnight Movie: In a Lonely Place

[Starring] Humphrey Bogart
with Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy

A Hollywood writer suspected of murder falls in love with the girl who can provide his alibi.


Screenplay: Andrew Solt
Director: Nicholas Ray
Producer: Robert Lord
Dixon Steele: Humphrey Bogart
Laurel Gray: Gloria Grahame
Brub Nicolai: Frank Lovejoy
Captain Lochner: Carl Benton Reid
Mel Lippman: Art Smith
Sylvia Nicolai: Jeff Donnell
Martha: Ruth Gillette

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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