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: Play School: Pets Day

Today's story is "The Soap Bubble" by Ron Riches


Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Gordon Clyde
Author (The Soap Bubble): Ron Riches

: Closedown

: Square Two: 18: Vector Change

A second start in mathematics

When an object moves in two dimensions with speed and direction both changing, its acceleration can no longer be visualised in two-dimensional space. We need a new notation.
Introduced by Bill Coleman
Written by Douglas Quadling


Presenter: Bill Coleman
Writer: Douglas Quadling
Director: Michael Lumley
Producer: David Roseveare

: Newsroom

including the BBC Campaign Report
Michael Barratt and Robin Day present the news and opinions of the General Election Campaign
and Weather


Presenter (BBC Campaign Report): Michael Barratt
Presenter (BBC Campaign Report): Robin Day

: Man Alive: The Men Inside: 2: Coldingley

A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives
Reporters Jim Douglas Henry, Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, Gillian Strickland, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

Tonight: The Men Inside: 2: Coldingley
The Home Secretary described Coldingley Industrial Prison as 'a leap into the future' when he opened this £1,600,000 prison in the middle of the Surrey stockbroker belt, recently.
To some of the men inside, familiar with grim, overcrowded, old-fashioned prisons, and even to some of the staff, it may seem just like a step in the right direction rather than a radical leap forward. But it is a change, and a dramatic one. Even though it only holds 300 men, one per cent of the prison population, it may at least point the way ahead in prison treatment. Do we lock men up as punishment, or should we rehabilitate them as citizens? And is Coldingley the answer? What more should be done?
Man Alive follows some of the embittered and hardened prisoners they first met in Wandsworth on their transfer to Coldingley.


Producer: Ivor Dunkerton
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Canvas: Landscape near Rome

Personal reflections on paintings

Michael Kitson talks about Landscape near Rome with a view of the Ponte Molle by Claude Lorrain at Birmingham City Art Gallery


Presenter: Michael Kitson
Producer: Ann Turner

: Take Three Girls: Variation on May and September

by Charlotte Bingham and Terence Brady
[Starring] Liza Goddard as Victoria, Susan Jameson as Kate, Angela Down as Avril
with Maurice Denham as Walter Puddifoot

Victoria, the 'dizzy blonde' of the trio, has a new policy of non-involvement. It gets her into a strange job and an even stranger evening.
(Mary Griffiths is a National Theatre Player)


Writer: Charlotte Bingham
Writer: Terence Brady
Music: The Pentangle
Script Editor: Ann Scott
Designer: Allan Anson
Producer: Michael Hayes
Director: Mark Cullingham
Victoria: Liza Goddard
Kate: Susan Jameson
Avril: Angela Down
Walter Puddifoot: Maurice Denham
Mr Edgecombe: David Langton
Steve: Edmund Pegge
Young man in club: Robert Wilde
Girl: Suzanne Vasey
Porter: Frederick Peisley
Housekeeper: Mary Griffiths
Doctor: John Arnatt
Buskers: Jim Buck
Buskers: Lyn Turner

: Election Broadcast: The Liberal View - Tomorrow's People

on behalf of the Liberal Party
(Also on BBC1 and BBC Wales)

: Calcutta

Louis Malle's personal and challenging colour documentary about the different strata of life in one of India's largest cities.
A tough and uncompromising documentary made by one of France's most distinguished film directors with the avowed aim of 'getting away from my career and back to reality.'


Photography: Etienne Becker
Director: Louis Malle

: News Summary

plus the BBC Campaign Report and Weather

: Line-Up: Wednesday

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


Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
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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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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