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: Play School: Useful Box Day

Today's story is 'A House for Everyone' by Arthur Ransome
Presenters this week: Julie Stevens, Johnny Ball


Author (A House for Everyone): Arthur Ransome
Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Johnny Ball

: Closedown

: New Heavens, New Earth: 1: Cathay and the Way Thither

Ten programmes about Europe's discovery of the outside world.

What did Europeans know about the world outside Europe in 1400, and where did their information come from?


Director: John Groom
Producer: Howard Smith

: Newsroom

Reporting the world tonight Peter Woods
With Martin Bell, Michael Blakey, Michael Clayton, Michael Sullivan, David Tindall,
Richard Whitmore and BBC News correspondents
and Weather


Newsreader: Peter Woods
Reporter: Martin Bell
Reporter: Michael Blakey
Reporter: Michael Clayton
Reporter: Michael Sullivan
Reporter: David Tindall
Reporter: Richard Whitmore

: The High Chaparral: Too Many Chiefs

Big John is torn away from his beloved ranch for a while. Will his worst fears be realised upon his return?


Big John: Leif Erickson
Buck: Cameron Mitchell
Billy Blue: Mark Slade
Manolito: Henry Darrow
Victoria: Linda Cristal
Hannibal Clay: Noah Beery
Joe: Bob Hoy
Pedro: Roberto Contreras

: Horizon: A Case of Priority

This week's programme in the series on Man and Science Today.

Who gets the priority - the man needing an artificial kidney machine, the cost and maintenance of which will run into thousands of pounds; the old person whose support, in brutal economic terms, is money down the drain; or the woman with a mild phobia whose house becomes a prison until she's treated? Modern medicine presents growing problems, and actually creates them by enabling old people to live longer and by saving the lives of some children who only 10 years ago would have died at birth: such children often need expensive aftercare for the rest of their lives, yet it seems unthinkable to let them die.
This week's Horizon focuses on the problems of priority, seeing how they affect one community.


Narrator: Alan Dobie
Editor: Peter Goodchild
Producer: John M. Mansfield

: John Williams

The celebrated guitarist plays music by Bach, Praetorius, and Albeniz.


Guitarist: John Williams
Director: Vic Dowdall

: Pot Black: BBC2 Snooker Competition

From the League of Champions tonight's programme features Ray Reardon
The first chance to see 1969 Pot Black title-holder Reardon in action. His opponent is the holder of the Irish National Championship for 20 years.
Introduced by Alan Weeks


Snooker player: Ray Reardon
Presenter: Alan Weeks
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: David Kenning
Director: Reg Perrin
Production: Philip Lewis

: The Glory That Remains: The Forgotten Kingdom

The fifth of six programmes In which Robert Erskine seeks to recapture ancient times.

The remains of the mysterious Kingdom of Kush lie dotted about in the Sudanese desert. Its ruined temples and pyramids signify the influence of Egypt; and later on, a few imported objects indicate that Roman traders ultimately penetrated to this distant land. But at heart Kush remained an African civilisation, cut off from its great neighbours by the Nile cataracts: a bizarre Negro kingdom whose isolation even intrigued antiquity.


Presenter: Robert Erskine
Producer: Geoffrey Baines

: Line-Up: Monday

Talk, argument, people, diversion with Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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.

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

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