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: Cricket: Third Test

England v Pakistan Final day
Coverage of the final stages of this match direct from The Oval.

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: The Thirties Revisited

with Rene Cutforth
Cries of ' not since the 30s ' echo through the land as politicians and economists gloomily define Britain's situation in 1974. Meanwhile, the fashions, decor, films and music enjoy a revival of passionate nostalgia.
So what were the 30s really like? This programme doesn'attempt an objective answer. RENÉ cutFORTH looks back to give a highly personal recollection of the age of the Auden group and Shirley Temple, Art Deco and Ginger Rogers , the Depression and the excursion train, the rise of Adolf Hitler and of the Movies, the Spanish Civil War and the International Surrealist Exhibition. Poetry read by TONY CHURCH
(Tony Church is a member of the RSC) More from Rend Cutforth: 11.15 pm R4


Unknown: Rene Cutforth
Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Adolf Hitler
Read By: Tony Church
Editor: Jonathan Crane
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Collector's World

Edged Weapons: EWART OAKE-SHOTT, an expert and collector, briefly outlines their development and demonstrates how they were used and how effective they were. Arthur Negus answers questions Introduced by Hugh Scully
Director PAUL SMITH. Producer ROBIN DRAKE Editor JOHN KING (Bristol)


Unknown: Arthur Negus
Introduced By: Hugh Scully
Director: Paul Smith.
Producer: Robin Drake

: A Thinking Man as Hero

by HUGH WHITEMORE 2: Coming to an End
Keith Barron as David Duncan Mary Miller as Jenny Duncan
Peter Bowles as Frank Cordroy Ann Lynn as Madge Gallagher and Ray Brooks as Steve Abelman A television producer finds that his private life is disturbed by a documentary he is filming.


Unknown: Hugh Whitemore
Unknown: Keith Barron
Unknown: David Duncan
Unknown: Mary Miller
Unknown: Jenny Duncan
Unknown: Peter Bowles
Unknown: Frank Cordroy
Unknown: Ann Lynn
Unknown: Madge Gallagher
Unknown: Ray Brooks
Unknown: Steve Abelman
Producer: Mark Shivas
Director: John Glenister
Men in orchard.........: Will Stampe
Men in orchard.........: Colin Cunningham
Chris: Paul Seed
Jenny's mother: Ella Milne
William Duncan: John Woodnutt
Wittgenstein's voice: Carl Duering

: Colour My Soul

starring Madeline Bell
Jimmy Helms and Doris Troy Musical director GEOFF LOVE
Three of the country's top soul singers present their own style of music to a night-club audience.


Unknown: Madeline Bell
Unknown: Jimmy Helms
Unknown: Doris Troy
Director: Geoff Love
Producer: Michael Begg

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David Holmes ; Weather


Unknown: David Holmes

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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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