• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Play School: Science Day

Today's story is "Dawn the Clyde"
With Wilma Horsburgh

(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.20 pm)


Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Brian Cant
Storyteller (Dawn the Clyde): Wilma Horsburgh
Photographer: James Matthews-Joyce
Pianist: John Gould
Designer: Kassy Baxter
Scripted by/Director: Ann Reay
Series Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Cricket: Second Test Match: England v India

Second day: the final two hours of play from Old Trafford
Introduced by Peter West



Presenter: Peter West
Commentator: Jim Laker
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Ted Dexter
Television presentation: David Kenning
Television presentation: Nick Hunter

: Closedown

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods reporting the world tonight


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: A View of the Islands: 1: Escape to Nature

The first in a film trilogy about the Channel Islands.

Introduced by Jeffery Boswall
The mild southern climate of the isles, which brings on the early produce for export and the influx of tourists, also means a fauna and flora different from Britain's. Rare wild orchids, moths like the Jersey Tiger, unusual plovers and warblers, and the coveted ormer - a giant limpet - are among the specialities.
The islands too are a special home for myriads of seabirds, and boast one of the newest gannetries in Europe and the largest stormy petrel assembly in the world. A naturalist in the Channel Islands can still get away from it all; the green off-lying islets are a sanctuary for bird-watchers as well as birds.
(from Bristol: first shown on BBC1 South and West)


Presenter/Producer: Jeffery Boswall
Director: Roderick Dobson

: Summer Review

Introduced by David Jones

Sex by the Seaside
Review takes a trip round the sexual beargarden depicted on English seaside postcards.

The Monster with Sex Appeal
Dave Prowse is 6ft 7in and 20 stone, ex-British weightlifting champion and an aspiring Mr Universe. He once coveted the title 'The Perfect Man' but found himself cast as The Perfect Monster. Review takes a look at the man and the monster.

Most people know Mikis Theodorakis as composer of the music for such films as Z and Zorba the Greek. But he is also Greece's foremost popular songwriter. In this programme the composer accompanies Antonis Caloyanis as he sings Theodorakis's setting of a poem of exile by Namos Elefteriou - 'My Bat.'

Intelligence System
An elderly intelligence agent and his shadow; cafes, street corners, windy beaches. There's a girl somewhere. Is it his memory, or his imagination?
From the story by Anthony Paul
With Ambrose Coghill, Norman Brown, Lizzie Spender.

(David Jones is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Presenter: David Jones
Director (Sex by the Seaside): David Heycock
Subject (The Monster with Sex Appeal): Dave Prowse
Director (The Monster with Sex Appeal): Alan Yentob
Subject/Accompanist (Theodorakis): Mikis Theodorakis
Singer (Theodorakis): Antonis Caloyanis
Poet (My Bat) (Theodorakis): Namos Elefteriou
Director (Theodorakis): Michael Macintyre
From the story by (Intelligence System): Anthony Paul
Stills photography (Intelligence System): David Kronig
[Actor]: Ambrose Coghill
[Actor]: Norman Brown
[Actress]: Lizzie Spender
Director: Gavin Millar
Producer: Peter Adam
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: Get the Drift

Mild and bitter humour, with sweet and sour songs that will tickle your palate - if you get the drift of: Henry Livings, Alex Glasgow, The Fivepenny Piece and their guests Bernard Cribbins and Susan Littler
(from Manchester)
(Radio Times People: page 5)


Performer: Henry Livings
Singer: Alex Glasgow
Musicians: The Fivepenny Piece
Guest: Bernard Cribbins
Guest: Susan Littler
Producer: Alfred Bradley
Director: Nick Hunter

: The Spoils of Poynton: Part 4: Retribution

by Henry James
Dramatised in four parts by Denis Constanduros

Mrs Brigstock has found Owen visiting Fleda. Owen has followed Fleda to her sister's, and she has confessed her feelings for him. Nevertheless she has insisted that he sees Mona again.


Author: Henry James
Dramatised by: Denis Constanduros

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel