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: Play School

Story: "Patrick", written and illustrated by Quentin Blake



Writer/Illustrator (Patrick): Quentin Blake
Presenter: Julie Stevens
Presenter: Johnny Silvo

: Closedown

: Wimbledon 1972: The Lawn Tennis Championships

direct from the All England Lawn Tennis Club
The pick of today's matches on the Centre Court and No 1 Court
with news, results and comment from Harry Carpenter


Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Jack Kramer
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Bill Knight
Commentator: David Vine

: Newsroom

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


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: The New Masters

This film, made to celebrate his 90th birthday last October, explores the ambiguous personality of the world's most famous living artist. It tells the story of his life, his loves, his wars, his rise to fame-through his work, and in discussion with his' friend and biographer Roland Penrose.
The programme includes the latest and as yet unexhibited folio of Picasso's etchings, on which he was still at work in his 90th year. Written and narrated by JIM DOUGLAS HENRY


Unknown: Roland Penrose.
Unknown: Jim Douglas Henry
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Daily Round

An impression of a housewife's day, filmed by a camera preoccupied with circles.


Director: Dick Bush

: The Sextet: Follow the Yellow Brick Road

by Dennis Potter
Six actors in a series of eight plays: Michele Dotrice, Ruth Dunning, Denholm Elliott, Richard Vernon, Dennis Waterman, Billie Whitelaw

Jack is falling apart, going mad. Torn by universal disgust, he sees only the black side of things. And yet he works as an actor in the whiter-than-white world of TV advertising. What can put Jack together again?


Writer: Dennis Potter
Script Editor: Margaret Hare
Costumes: Ursula Reid
Make-Up: Sandra Shepherd
Designer: Spencer Chapman
Producer: Roderick Graham
Director: Alan Bridges
Jack: Denholm Elliott
Old lady: Ruth Dunning
Nurse: Nicolette Pendrell
Judy: Billie Whitelaw
Staff nurse: Maureen Nelson
Dr Whitman: Richard Vernon
Dr Bilson: Dennis Waterman
Colin: Bernard Hepton
Veronica: Michele Dotrice

: Match of the Day

from Wimbledon
The Lawn Tennis Championships
Highlights of today's outstanding match
Comments by JACK KRAMER
Presented by huw JONES , JEFF GODDARD Executive producer A. p. WILKINSON


Unknown: Jack Kramer
Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Presented By: Huw Jones

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

with Richard Williams In the studio Impressions
Todd Rundgren and any guests who may drop in Director COLIN STRONG
(This Week's Sounds: page 12)


Unknown: Richard Williams
Unknown: Todd Rundgren
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.

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.

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