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: Man at Work

The series which examines our working lives.
Situation Vacant
How can school-leavers decide which job -and which employer-will best suit their personalities and talents?

: Money at Work

Europe - are we ready?
Whether it likes it or not British industry will be in the Common Market from 1 January. New laws, new markets, new competition are waiting. How prepared is the average British businessman? Presented by BRIAN WIDLAKE


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: Horizon

The Making of a Natural History Film
Two years ago Horizon asked some Natural History film makers to make a film and then, in the intervening years, filmed how they did it.
How, for example, do you get cameras inside birds' nests that are in dark holes in trees, or into the bottom of an insect-eating pitcher plant to film the plant's eye-view of its dinner? How do you arrange for a pike to catch a stickleback successfully in full view of the camera and lights?
It's probably the most detailed film ever made of the life of the stickleback, even down to the way he sees the world through a haze of tiny animals that lodge in the lens of his eye.

: News Review

with Michael De Morgan


Unknown: Michael de Morgan
Editor: Bill Northwood

: Doubts and Certainties

Chuck Stone, Chairman of the US National Conference on Black Power talking to GERALD PRIESTLAND
'There are two things you can't be in America. One, you can't be a nigger. Two, you can't be a nigger who enjoys himself...'


Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: America

A Personal History of the United States in 13 parts written and narrated by Alistair Cooke 3: Home from Home
Two kinds of colonists went out from 17th-century England. Merchant adventurers founded plantations in Virginia and the south, and experimented with ' democratical' government and new crops like tobacco. Religious dissidents, the Pilgrims and Puritans, landed up in New England and, under the leadership of Governor John Winthrop , hoped to lead more independent and godly lives through their congregational establishment. Both communities came to settle and trade, and by the mid-18th century a thin strip of British colonies extended the length of the eastern seaboard.
The man who most typified the optimism and ' morning innocence ' of that America was from Philadelphia in the middle colonies: the printer, writer, inventor, diplomat, and statesman, Benjamin Franklin.
(Repeated: Monday. 10.10 pm. and currently printed in The Listener)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: John Winthrop
Director: Ann Turner
Producer: Michael Gill

: Wide World of Entertainment

2 : The Graceful Stars bring you the Best of Both Worlds
Top skaters and gymnasts from America and Europe combine in a unique programme of music and movement.
Including skating stars
Janet Lynn , Toller Cranston Gross and Kagelmann and World Modern Gymnastics Champion Vera Marinova with the Norwegian Olympic Gymnastics Team
Recorded at Queens Ice Club and Guildford Sports Centre Producer DON SAYER


Unknown: Janet Lynn
Unknown: Toller Cranston
Unknown: Vera Marinova
Commentator: Brian Matthew
Producer: Don Sayer

: Grubstreet

An ironic look at the world through the eyes of Fleet Street's top columnists and cartoonists - Nat Gubbins , Timothy Shy , Osbert Lancaster , Beachcomber, Giles, Vicky, Glenda Slag , Zee and many more. starring Julian Orchard with Anna Quayle William Rushton and KEN WYNNE
Adapted and produced by BARRY TOOK Director SYDNEY LOTTERBY


Unknown: Nat Gubbins
Unknown: Timothy Shy
Unknown: Osbert Lancaster
Unknown: Glenda Slag
Unknown: Julian Orchard
Unknown: Anna Quayle
Unknown: William Rushton
Unknown: Ken Wynne
Unknown: Roland MacLeod
Unknown: Norman Chappell
Unknown: Damaris Hayman
Unknown: Paul McDowell
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Music: Ken Jones
Designer: Robert Berk
Produced By: Barry Took
Director: Sydney Lotterby

: Dead of Night: 4: Death Cancels All Debts

by Peter Draper
A series of seven ghost stories
Powys Jubb, a world-famous writer, wakes up every morning at 4.20 when his bedroom clock stops ticking. He feels that at 4.20 one morning he will die.


Writer: Peter Draper
Script Editor: Louis Marks
Designer: Gerry Scott
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Brian Farnham
James Halt: David Baron
Florence: Lucy Griffiths
Clockmender: Charles Lamb
Mr Simon: Graham Leaman
Mrs Walter: Doris Littlewood
Mr Walter: Frank Littlewood
Mr Denfield: Preston Lockwood
Powys Jubb: Sebastian Shaw
Mrs Simon: Gladys Spencer
Mariella Jubb: Nora Swinburne
Mrs Denfield: Marjorie Wilde
Vanessa: Katya Wyeth

: Up Sunday

James Cameron , Kenny Everett , William Rushton and John Wells -to name but a few - look at the way some of us were last week.


Unknown: James Cameron
Unknown: Kenny Everett
Unknown: William Rushton
Unknown: John Wells
Director: Tony Laryea
Producer: Ian Keill

: John Ford's Wagonmaster

A season of films by one of the masters of the cinema - JOHN FORD starring
Ben Johnson , Joanne Dru
Harry Carey Jr, Ward Bond
In the Fall of 1879 a Mormon wagon train is setting out westward to establish new settlements on the Utah-Arizona border. The leader of the group persuades two footloose young horse-traders to guide them through unfamiliar and dangerous country.
Director JOHN FORD


Unknown: John Ford
Unknown: Ben Johnson
Unknown: Joanne Dru
Unknown: Harry Carey Jr, Ward Bond
Director: John Ford
Travis: Ben Johnson
Denver: Joanne Dru
Sandy: Harry Carey Jr
WiggS: Ward Bond
Uncle Shiloh: Charles Kemper
Dr Locksley Hall: Alan Mowbray
Sister Ledyard: Jane Darwell
Florrie :: Ruth Clifford
Adam Perkins: Russell Simpson
Prudence Perkins: Kathleen O'Malley

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.

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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