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: Play School: Pets Day

Story: "Button the Mouse" by Jacqueline Russell.

(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.20 pm)


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Rick Jones
Author (Button the Mouse): Jacqueline Russell

: Closedown

: Man in Society: 5: Who am I?

Introduced by Derek Hart
(Linked with Radio 3, Friday 7.0 pm. For publications and NEC-correspondence course see page 13)


Presenter: Derek Hart

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods reporting the world tonight with the BBC's reporters and correspondents at home and abroad


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Times Remembered

People who know about yesterday talk to Man Alive reporters.
Jack Jones is now 75. He has spent a lifetime on the Grand Union Canal trading between Brentford and Birmingham. Now he looks back with regret at the passing of the canal boats and the families who lived and sailed in them.


Interviewee: Jack Jones
Producer: Tom Conway

: Man Alive: Women in Prison: 2: The Way Ahead?

Reporters Jim Douglas Henry, Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, Gillian Strickland, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

Holloway Prison was built in 1852 in what was then a desirable suburb, and because the neighbours objected the architects had to design something that would improve the amenities not spoil them. So, they made it look like a medieval castle. But now they're pulling down Holloway and, on the same site, they're going to build a new prison costing £6,000,000.
What will this prison of the future be like? What must it be like? In the final programme of this two-part enquiry, Man Alive brings together those who designed the new prison and the women prisoners who appeared in last week's film.



Producer: Tom Conway
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party
(also on BBC1)

: Pot Black: BBC2 Snooker Competition

From the League of Champions tonight featuring John Pulman v Rex Williams
The World Snooker Champion plays the World Billiards Champion.
Introduced by Alan Weeks



Snooker player: John Pulman
Snooker player: Rex Williams
Referee: Sydney Lee
Presenter: Alan Weeks
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Jim Dumighan
Producer: Reg Perrin

: Elizabeth R: Horrible Conspiracies

by Hugh Whitemore
[Starring] Glenda Jackson as Elizabeth I
[with] Stephen Murray as Walsingham, Vivian Pickles as Mary, Queen of Scots
with David Collings as Sir Anthony Babington


Writer: Hugh Whitemore
Costumes: Elizabeth Waller
Music: David Munrow
Designer: Richard Henry
Produced and directed by: Roderick Graham
Elizabeth I: Glenda Jackson
Walsingham, Secretary of State: Stephen Murray
Mary, Queen of Scots: Vivian Pickles
Sir Amyas Paulet, Mary's guardian: Hamilton Dyce
Richard Topcliffe, Rackmaster: Brian Wilde
Sir Anthony Babington, courtier: David Collings
Astrologer - Sir Edward Kelley: Malcolm Hayes
Astrologer - Dr John Dee: Raf de la Torre
William Davison, Secretary of the Council: John Graham
Gilbert Gifford: Bernard Holley
Thomas Phelippes, Walsingham's chief agent: David Nettheim
John Ballard: David Garfield
John Savage: James Culliford
John Whitgift, Archbishop of Canterbury: John Ruddock

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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