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: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

A magazine for Asian viewers

: Play School

Story: Mole written and illustrated by LUIS MURSCHETZ. Presenters


Illustrated By: Luis Murschetz.
Unknown: Karen Platt
Unknown: Fred Harris

: Closedown

: News on 2 Headlines

with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing followed by Weather on 2

: Simple Science

A series of ten programmes 4: Gardens Under Glass
ALAN HIBBERT looks at the science of the green-fingered gardener, how you can get the best out of your greenhouse and why your cut flowers need aspirin.
Director judy HARRIS Producer


Unknown: Alan Hibbert
Director: Judy Harris
Unknown: Michael Garrod

: Newsday

Michael Charlton and Charles Wheeler present news and opinion on events and issues of the day. With Richard Kershaw
Newsreader Peter Woods


Unknown: Michael Charlton
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Newsreader Peter Woods
Editor: John Tisdall

: The Tribal Eye

Seven award-winning films in which David Attenborough relates the masterpieces of tribal art to the people and places that produced them.
6: Man Blong Custom
Among the islands of the South West Pacific, missionary influence has greatly changed the lives of people who were once head-hunters and cannibals.
But even today there exist remote tribal villages which still retain their own traditions and beliefs. The bush people of Malekula, in the New Hebrides, still use the skulls of the dead to make memorial sculptures, which they entertain with spirit-puppets in their spectacular funeral ceremonies. In the Solomons, a powerful movement has arisen, dedicated to the rejection of Christianity and the revival of tribal custom. And, once again, the black war canoe may be seen speeding across a lagoon, its tall prow adorned with pearl and cowrie shells, and, just above the water, the staring face of a guardian spirit.
Film cameraman HENRY FARRAR
Film editor PAM BOSWORTH


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Henry Farrar
Editor: Pam Bosworth
Producer: Michael MacIntyre

: Playhouse: The Mind Beyond: The Man with the Power

by Evan Jones
Starring Willie Jonah as Boysie
with guest star Cyril Cusack as Adler, Vikki Richards as Gloria and Geoffrey Bayldon as Mr Smythe

Boysie discovers he has 'second sight' but neither his girlfriend Gloria nor his workmate Brian will accept his gift. He sets out on a spiritual voyage that leads to Adler, a 'sensitive', and finally to the devil himself.


Writer: Evan Jones
Music: Joseph Horovitz
Lighting: Derek Slee
Studio Sound: Ray Angel
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: John Gorrie
Boysie: Willie Jonah
Adler: Cyril Cusack
Gloria: Vikki Richards
Mr Smythe: Geoffrey Bayldon
Mr Harris: Richard Butler
Brian: Johnny Briggs
Old woman: Florilyn Waddell
Publican: Peter Spraggon
Farmer: Edwin Brown
Mrs Barr: Peggy Aitchison
The Devil: Raynor Bourton

: Arena: Cinema

A fortnightly look at the big screen at home and abroad: news, views and interviews presented by Gavin Millar

John Wayne's latest film, The Shootist, the story of the last days of a dying gunfighter, is just about to go on general release. It is the work of Don Siegel, who also directed Charley Varrick, Coogan's Bluff, Dirty Harry and many other violent thrillers. In Hollywood, Siegel talks about the problems of the director who is typecast by his success in one specialised genre.
'I'm not a violent man... There are many other things that happen in our lives other than crime and violence, and I think as long as we do them entertainingly then what's wrong with doing them?' (Don Siegel)


Presenter: Gavin Millar
Interviewee: Don Siegel
Producer: David Cheshire
Producer: Gavin Millar

: I, Claudius

Based on the novels by ROBERT GRAVES
A second chance to see this BBC2 Serial in 12 parts. 7: Reign of Terror
Written by JACK PULMAN
Livia has predicted to Claudius that Caligula will be the next Emperor. Tiberius has retired to Capri whilst Sejanus, his righthand man, wields power in Rome -but Sejanus also has powerful enemies.


Unknown: Robert Graves
Written By: Jack Pulman

: Late News on 2


: Closedown

JOY PARKER reads Schoolmistress by CLIVE SANSOM


Unknown: Joy Parker
Unknown: Clive Sansom

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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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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