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: Play School

For the under fives

: Closedown

: Medicine Today

The Treatment of Oedema
(Repeated: BBC1 at 11.52 pm)

: Closedown

: Open University

: Interval

: Handling Materials: Picking by Numbers

CWS, Birtley; Boots, Nottingham: two new mechanised warehouses. Why were they built? How do they work? What is their future?


Director: Brian Davies
Producer: Michael Garrod

: Interval

: Open University

: Newsroom

with Keith Graves; Weather

: The Space Between Words: 5: Diplomacy

The last in a series of five films in which people try to communicate.

The most elaborate communication rituals of all take place between diplomats. This historic film, the first-ever record of the full course of a major diplomatic meeting, clearly shows the different languages used by diplomats in public - at the conference table - and in private, whispered conversations - 'corridor work.'

Even a 'good cause' like the British/American plan to establish a UN Disaster Relief Coordinator takes three weeks negotiations to define the job in sessions of the UN Economic and Social Council where the member countries and the huge UN Relief Agencies (like UNICEF) fight to maintain their independence.

A BBCtv production in association with KCETtv (Los Angeles)
(Radio Times People: pages 4-5)


Film Cameraman: Charles Stewart
Sound Recordist: Michael McDuffie
Film Editor: Martin Smith
Producer: Roger Graef

: Look, Stranger: Giant Leeks and Magic Brews

The ingredients for magic brews in Durham aren't bat's blood and toad's warts but farm manure and Epsom salts. They seem to work nevertheless. The prize-winning leeks they nourish make southern leeks look like shallots.
Those southerners who know about the North East leek contests regard them as just a joke. But there is more to them than that. For men like Brian Shave of Lyton Leek Club, leek growing is a tie with a traditional culture that is still firmly held on to despite social change.

(from Bristol)


Commentary: Brian Shave
Commentary: John Norman
Executive Producer: Bridget Winter
Producer: Colin Thomas

: The Grievance

By Eric Coltart
The third of six plays for BBC2 by contemporary authors.
Starring Zena Walker as Nora with Sam Dastor as Gupia, George Tovey as Holden, Margery Withers as Mrs Colley.

(For Zena life is beginning again at 37: cover story - page 11)


Composer: Carl Davis
Sound: Chick Anthony
Lighting: John Treays
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Mark Shivas
Director: Alan Cooke
Nora: Zena Walker
Gupia: Sam Dastor
Holden: George Tovey
Mrs Colley: Margery Withers
Mick: Steve Hodson
Dibbo: Ralph Arliss
Visitor: Amelia Baynton
Clergyman: John Horsley

: News on 2

and Weather

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

Richard Williams with the news, the views, the sounds of today's music.
In the studio David Elliott, Plainsong and any guests who may drop in.

(This Week's Sounds: page 14)


Presenter: Richard Williams
Musician: David Elliott
Musicians: Plainsong
Director: Colin Strong
Producer: Michael Appleton

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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