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: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Closedown

: Open University

: Interval

: Children Growing Up: 4: Power of Speech

(This series is also running on BBC1 on Sunday afternoons)


Narrator: Hugh David
Director: Francis Fuchs
Producer: Eurfron Gwynne Jones

: Newsroom

with Keith Graves
Reporting the world tonight with the BBC's reporters and correspondents at home and abroad


Newsreader: Keith Graves

: Taza, Son of Cochise

A Western starring Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush

Cochise, great Chief of the Apache nation, is dead. The leadership passes to his son, Taza, whose determination to carry on his father's policy of peace with the white man meets with bitter opposition from other powerful members of the tribe -
including Taza's own brother.
This action-packed Western adventure features some spectacular locations and the young Rock Hudson in one of his earliest leading roles.
(This Week's Films: page 10)


Screenplay: George Zuckerman
Producer: Ross Hunter
Director: Douglas Sirk
Taza: Rock Hudson
Oona: Barbara Rush
Captain Burnett: Gregg Palmer
Naiche: Bart Roberts
Gray Eagle: Morris Ankrum
Chato: Gene Iglesias
General Cook: Robert Burton

: Face the Music

Match your musical wits tonight against
Joyce Grenfell, Paul Jennings, Robin Ray.
Guest musician Peter Pears.
Chairman Joseph Cooper.


Panellist: Joyce Grenfell
Panellist: Paul Jennings
Panellist: Robin Ray
Guest: Peter Pears
Chairman: Joseph Cooper
Producer: Walter Todds
Director: Denis Moriarty

: Horizon: Whales, Dolphins and Men

Everybody loves a dolphin. They are clever, they play like children and they seem to wear a permanent smile. And scientifically they are extraordinary. They can dive for thousands of feet without getting the bends. They can give each other instructions by whistling and they may even be able to mind-read.
Whales may have all these amazing features as well, for dolphins are simply miniature whales.
Yet, though their intelligence may be second only to man's, whales are being massacred, wiped out, driven to extinction. The Blue Whale is the largest animal that has ever lived on earth, little is known about it, yet its numbers are so few it may never be seen again. Whale products range from lipsticks to pet foods; in 1970 British cats and dogs alone consumed nearly 1,000 whales. This slaughter can be stopped and this programme shows how.


Narrator: Duncan Carse
Film Editor: Christopher Woolley
Editor: Peter Goodchild
Producer: Simon Campbell-Jones

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: 3: Arthur Hopcraft: Said the Preacher

Eight writers in a Birmingham Season

"I like preaching... Only two things in my life have ever excited me as much: playing football and making love."
But his congregation feel he's gone too far this time...


Writer: Arthur Hopcraft
Script Editor: Barry Hanson
Designer: Michael Edwards
Producer: David Rose
Director: Michael Apted
The Rev Gordon Webster: Victor Henry
Joyce Webster: Madge Hindle
Mr Dickson: Frank Crompton
The Rev John Wilkinson: Mark Dignam
David: Bernard Wrigley

: News on 2

and Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

With Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley, Ray Taylor.


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

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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