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: Play School

(For details; see BBCl at 3.55 pm)

: 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 8: Heat it, Move it, Cool it
IAN FELLS shows that there's more to boiling a kettle than flicking a switch. How to put heat to work and how to make a refrigerator.
Director CHRISTOPHER SERLE Producer Michael GARR0D


Producer: Michael Garr0d

: Newsday

Michael Charlton , Charles Wheeler with Richard Kershaw
Newsreader Kenneth Kendall


Unknown: Michael Charlton
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Newsreader Kenneth Kendall

: Single Mind

An occasional series in which one distinguished contemporary is invited in each programme to examine the nature of pur national predicament.
Lord Devlin Lord of Appeal says the administration of justice in Britain is becoming dangerously obsolete and urges that a system designed for the few be adjusted to meet the needs of the many.
His assertions and his arguments will be questioned in the studio under the chairmanship of Graham Turner


Unknown: Lord Devlin Lord
Unknown: Graham Turner
Unknown: Michael Hogan
Unknown: Jenny Monahan
Producer: Cyril Gates
Editor: Donald Bayerstock

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party
(Also on BBC1)

: The Glittering Prizes

A series of six plays by FREDERIC RAPHAEL 1: An Early Life
In 1953 Adam Morris wins a scholarship to Cambridge, a stepping-stone for those with ambition to build lives and careers. In his first year at college he makes several new friends and a few enemies. He sets out to antagonise his upper-class room-mate but soon finds himself in deeper water than he had anticipated.
Glittery television drama, a knockout in every department (VARIETY) Producer MARK SHIVAS


Unknown: Adam Morris
Adam Morris: Tom Conti
Barbara: Barbara Kellermann
Lady Frances: Elizabeth Spriggs
Donald Davidson: David Robb
Sheila Wise: Natasha Morgan
Bill Bourne: Clive Merrison
Ken Hobbs: Simon Cadell
Fr Kenneth Follett: Julian Curry
Henry Davidson: John Wentworth
Francesca Davidson: Judi Bowker
Lionel Morris: Leonard Sachs
Estelle Morris: Renée Goddard
Anna Cunningham: Emily Richard
Mike Clode: Mark Wing-Davey
John Cadman: Jeremy Child
Denis Porson: Nigel Havers
Dan Bradley: Malcolm Stoddard
Helga: Kirstie Pooley
Headmaster: James Bree
Basil Staunton: Gerald Case
Johnson: Andrew Hawkins
Student: Kevin Moore

: Arena: Cinema

A fortnightly look at the big screen at home and abroad: news, views and interviews presented by Gavin Millar
It is one year since Franco's death, and Spanish film-makers are now beginning to test the new political atmosphere, heralded in 1973 by the extraordinary Spirit of the Beehive . Tonight the London Film
Festival sees the English premiere of the first Spanish film in 40 years actually to show the Republican flag from the Civil War - The Long Vacation of 36 - and Arena: Cinema went to Spain to watch its Madrid premiere and to film on location with several Spanish directors - BARDEM, SAURA, BORAU and CAMINO among them - and talk about the problems of a country where a bad review can still mean jail.


Presented By: Gavin Millar
Unknown: Gavin Millar

: I, Claudius

Based on the novels by ROBERT GRAVES
A second chance to see this BBC2 Serial in 12 parts 11: A God in Colchester Written by JACK PULMAN
Claudius has ruled wisely for a year with the support of Messalina whom he loves deeply. Convinced of her devotion, he is totally unaware that she is deceiving him.


Unknown: Robert Graves
Written By: Jack Pulman
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Herbert Wise

: Late News on 2


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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