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: Closedown

: Cricket: First Test: England v New Zealand

Final day: coverage of the closing overs from Trent Bridge

: Open University

: Parents and Children: Toys in Perspective

(First shown on BBC1)


Producer: Ron Bloomfield

: Open University

: News Summary


: Wheelbase

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
Most of London's traffic wardens are girls in their mid-20s. Has this recruitment trend improved relations with the motorist? Or will the threat of £20 parking fines put the clock back?
From Le Mans, a report on the 24-hour sports car race which Britain could win for the first time since 1959.
In Germany, BARRIE GILL previews a new Volkswagen saloon designed to compete with many British rivals in the £ 1,500 range.


Introduced By: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Peter Cleaver
Producer: John Mills
Editor: Brian Robins

: K.M. & L.M.: The Claims of Friendship

After the drama programme devoted to the writer Katherine Mansfield this documentary concentrates on one of the most revealing aspects of her life - her friendship with Lesley Moore, the woman known as L.M. Though K.M. died in 1923 L.M. is still alive and remembers their friendship with vivid intensity.


Narrator: Bridget Armstrong
Interviewee: Lesley Moore
Film Cameraman: Ken McMillan
Film Editor: John Needham
Writer/Director: Tristram Powell

: The Roses of Eyam

by Don Taylor
with Lesllie Sands as Thomas Stanley and Ronald Pickup as William Mompesson.

In 1665 a box of clothes came to the Derbyshire village of Eyam from London. Within hours a rash like a ring of roses was appearing on some of the inhabitants and soon after they were dead. The plague had begun ...

(from Birmingham)
(A-tishco! A-tishoo! they all fell down: colour feature pages 56-58)


Writer/Director: Don Taylor
Composer/Conductor: Herbert Chappell
Musicians: Philip Jones Ensemble
Costume: Joyce Hawkins
Make-up: Jan Nethercott
Designer: Michael Edwards
Producer: David Rose
Thomas Stanley: Leslie Sands
William Mompesson: Ronald Pickup
Catherine Mompesson: Caroline John
The Bedlam: Raymond Platt
Marshall Howe: Brian Coburn
Edward Thornley: Mike Pratt
Emmot Sydall: Hazel Clyne
Rowland Torre: Seymour Matthews
Unwin: John Garrie
Merril: Joe Gladwin
George Vicars: Robin Parkinson
Colonel Bradshaw: John Malcolm
Mrs Bradshaw: Ruth Goring
Mrs Cooper: Anne Dyson
Edward Cooper: Paul Arlington
Jon Cooper: William David
Richard Sydall: Ivor Salter
Mrs Sydall: Pat Keen
Sarah Sydall: Wendy Wax
Ellen Sydall: Valerie Phillips
George Frith: Will Stampe
Frances Frith: Margot Field
Elizabeth Frith: Hilary Sesta
Mary Frith: Diana Rayworth
Francis Frith: Robert Hamilton
Anne Frith: Karin Dominic
Isaac Thornley: Tony Sympson
Elizabeth Thornley: Pat Becket
William Thornley: Derek Martin
Francis Thornley: Robert Lindsay
Mary Thornley: Marion Lines
Humphrey Torre: Ernest Jennings
Edytha Torre: Brenda Duncan
William Torre: Walter Sparrow
Scythe Torre: Stephen Whittaker
Thomas Torre: Paul Rosebury
Frances Torre: Rosalyn Elvin
Mrs Hancock: Annette Kerk
John Hancock: Jack Le White
William Hancock: Morgan Sheppard
Alice Hancock: Anne Rosenfeld
Elizabeth Hancock: Jacquie Dubin
Elizabeth Swanne: Maureen Morris
Lydia Chapman: Malya Woolf

: News Extra

with John Edmunds


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

Bob Harris with the news, views and sounds of today's music.
In the studio Rigor Mortis and Kevin Ayers plus album tracks, films and guests


Presenter: Bob Harris
Musicians: Rigor Mortis
Singer: Kevin Ayers
Director: Colin Strong
Producer: Michael Appleton

: Closedown

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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