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: Play School

Grandfather's Pennyfarthing by PETER WILTSHIRE Presenters


Unknown: Carmen Munroe

: Closedown

: Early Years at School: 5: And He That Hath Not

Are teachers well placed to break into the cycle of deprivation?
Introduced by Alan Little
Book 70p: see page 82


Presenter: Alan Little
Director: Gerry Northam
Producer: David Allen

: Before the Ark: 3: Digging Up a Dinosaur

Introduced by Dr Alan Charig


Presenter: Dr Alan Charig
Director: Peter Ramsden
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

: News Summary


: Wheelbase

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
The Pirelli Calendar tonight celebrates its tenth birthday. What explains its success as the most popular pin-up in the motor trade and does it sell tyres? JUDITH JACKSON asks the questions.
A new British three-wheeler is announced today. MAXWELL BOYD drives the car at Goodwood and tests its claim to be safe, cheap and easy to run.
On present plans, private motorists will pay higher tolls through the Channel tunnel than train passengers or trucks. Will this force drivers to continue to use ships and hovercraft instead? BARRIE GILL reports.


Introduced By: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Judith Jackson
Unknown: Barrie Gill
Director: Peter Cleaver
Editor: Brian Robins

: Floodlit Rugby League

for the BBC2 Trophy Castleford v Halifax
Three times winners of the Trophy, Castleford, one of the great names in Rugby League, will have their work cut out tonight.
Commentator EDDIE WARING


Commentator: Eddie Waring

: Springhill

In 1958 a mine disaster at Springhill, Nova Scotia, trapped men 13,000 ft below the surface.
This dramatic reconstruction is a tribute to the extraordinary courage, ingenuity and stamina of those who survived. It begins with the banter of the miners as they make their way to the coal face, followed by the rumblings, the subsidence and a nightmare which lasted for days.

A Canadian film, written, produced and directed by Ron Kelly


Writer/Producer/Director: Ron Kelly
Jetsun: Sean Sullivan
Matthew: Mel Puck
Sam: Chris Wiggins
Luke: Paul Bradley
Tommy: Lee Phillips
Tim: David Murray
Kaleb: Ed McNamara

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

Bob Harris with the news, views and sounds of today's music.
Billy Preston, Kevin Coyne plus album tracks, films and guests.


Presenter: Bob Harris
Singer/Keyboard player: Billy Preston
Singer: Kevin Coyne
Director: Colin Strong
Producer: Michael Appleton

: News Extra

Presented by David Holmes with Peter Dorling


Newsreader: David Holmes
Newsreader: Peter Dorling

: 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.

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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