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: The Key to the Universe

A second chance to see Nigel Calder's report on the challenging and unfamiliar ideas emerging from current research into the laws of creation.
The past year has seen a giant step forward along a line of discoveries that future generations will recognise as one of the glories of our age. The strong evidence for a quality called 'charm' helps to make sense of the cosmic forces that build stars and atoms and living things. Enigmatic 'black holes' in space are becoming more credible. And the searchers describe how the wonderful variety in nature all come out of a single primeval Big Bang.
Commentary spoken by Eric Porter.


Presenter: Nigel Calder
Commentary spoken by: Eric Porter
Assistant Producer: Vivienne King
Producer: Alec Nisbett

: Rugby Special

Leicester v London Welsh
Pontypridd v Bridgend
Today's programme features two action-packed matches from either side of the Severn.
First, the Leicester ' Tigers ', having one of their best seasons ever with their international hooker
Peter Wheeler and new full-back
Dusty Hare , yesterday faced mighty London Welsh whose half-backs include the formidable duo of Alun Lewis and Neil Bennett.
Second, in the Third Round of the Welsh Challenge Cup, last season's unofficial champions Pontypridd take on Bridgend for a place in the quarter-finals.
Commentator at Aylestone Road
Commentator at Pontypridd
Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Unknown: Peter Wheeler
Unknown: Dusty Hare
Unknown: Alun Lewis
Unknown: Neil Bennett.
Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown: David Parry-Jones
Director: Onllwyn Brace
Producer: Bill Taylor

: BC: The Archaeology of the Bible Lands

2 : The Abraham Years
The burning question among scholars 20 years ago - was Abraham a nomad or a caravaneer? - has turned into the question of whether he existed at all.
Magnus Magnusson reports from Syria, Iraq and Israel.


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson

: News Review

News of the week, plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear, with Richard Baker


Unknown: Richard Baker
Editor: Bill Northwood

: The Light of Experience

Experiences of joy, sorrow, bereavement, doubt - or inner moments of truth that may defy rational explanation.
In these programmes people are invited to give first-hand accounts of something that has real personal significance for them. 1: Trying to go on Jane Ewart Biggs 's husband Christopher was assassinated on 21 July 1976, 12 days after he became Britain's Ambassador in Dublin.
' I felt if I worked towards turning the sense of loss and waste into something positive, trying to make at least something constructive come out of this destruction, then this might help and also it would help me not to feel any bitterness against the purposelessness and cruelty of the act.'
Series producer SHIRLEY DU BOULAY


Unknown: Jane Ewart Biggs
Director: Ingrid Duffell
Producer: Shirley du Boulay

: The World About Us

Rabbits -
Wanted Dead or Alive?
Love them or hate them, few people fail to be fascinated by the rabbit. Fewer still know of its strange habits and extraordinary history.
Brought to Britain by the Normans as a valued source of meat and fur, it came to be loathed by farmers. Introduced to Australia for sport, it caused a major ecological disaster. Faced with direct competition from the tremendously successful rabbit, man resorted to the ultimate weapon - biological warfare - with myxomatosis.
What of the rabbit now? Has it changed its habits to combat myxomatosis and is the disease less deadly? Can there ever be room for man and the rabbit?
Film editor BETTY BLOCK Written and produced by ROBIN CRANE
Preview: page 15


Narrator: Julian Pettifer
Produced By: Robin Crane
Editors: Michael Andrews

: News on 2


: People to People

From the BBC studios in Manchester, Brian Trueman takes a non-metropolitan look at topics and issues likely to affect our lives in 1977. Cartoonist Bill Tidy and reporter Felicity Goodey join him to explore a different subject each week in a variety of ways.
And the people themselves, an invited audience, will be adding their voices to the topic under discussion.
Deputy editor RON NEIL Editor RAY COLLEY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Brian Trueman
Reporter: Felicity Goodey
Editor: Ron Neil
Editor: Ray Colley

: The Lively Arts

Arthur Rubinstein
Love of Life
This week the great Polish pianist celebrates his 90th birthday.
All his life he has been not only a remarkable musician but a compulsive talker, traveller and bonvivant. This film, made when he was in his early 80s, is a kind of notebook, filmed in Paris, New York, Iran and Israel. He reminisces about people he has known, revisits places where he lived and talks about his early life and his abiding passion for music.


Directors: Francois Reichenbach
Unknown: G. Patris

: Murder at the Movies: Compulsion

starring Orson Welles , Diane Varsi Dean Stockwell , Bradford Dillman Two wealthy young Chicago law students attempt to prove they can commit the perfect murder.
. Films: page 9


Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Diane Varsi
Unknown: Dean Stockwell
Unknown: Bradford Dillman
Producer: Richard D. Zanuck
Jonathan Wilk: Orson Welles
Judd Steiner: Dean Stockwell
Artie Straus: Bradford Dillman
Horn: E G Marshall
Ruth Evans: Diane Varsi
Sid: Martin Milner
Max: Richard Anderson

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

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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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