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: Open University

6.10 Open Forum: Is the OU a University?

6.35 The Pre-school Child - Give and Take

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: Your Move

Brian Redhead and Sheila Hancock, Bernard Hepton, Roy Kinnear


Script: Barry Took
Presenter: Brian Redhead
[Actress]: Sheila Hancock
[Actor]: Bernard Hepton
[Actor]: Roy Kinnear

: Newsday

Michael Charlton, Charles Wheeler present news and opinion, with Richard Kershaw and David Sells. Newsreader Peter Woods


Presenter: Michael Charlton
Presenter: Charles Wheeler
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: David Sells
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Chronicle: Twilight of the English Celts

A series of eight programmes
Pennies in wishing wells; wells dressed with flowers; stone heads set in factory chimneys and, throughout rural England, strange ceremonies ritually performed. All these are the colourful remnants of a mysterious religion which dominated Western Europe before the influence of the Christian Church and which, in one place, still survives. In the High Peak District of Derbyshire, a secret community still venerates the Earth Mother and the other forgotten gods of the Ancient Celts. Dr Anne Ross of Southampton University talks to a Guardian of this ancient community and shows how today's quaint ceremonies are pre-Christian and rooted in head worship and blood sacrifice.


Presenter: Dr Anne Ross
Film Cameraman: Bill Matthews
Film Editor: Tony Heaven
Producer: Roy Davies
Series Editor: Bruce Norman

: Premiere: Give Us a Kiss, Christabel

by Alan Plater
Six directors make their debut as television drama film-makers.

Casual labour appeals to Wilfred, and the street market is a friendly home until he meets the beautiful Christabel. Her haughty dismissal drives him to amazing feats. He'll do anything for a kiss.


Writer: Alan Plater
Music arranged and performed by: The Mike Westbrook Brass Band
Photography: John McGlashan
Script Editor: Terry Coles
Designer: Don Taylor
Designer: Jan Spoczynski
Producer: Graham Benson
Director: Peter Farrell
Wilfred: Dennis Waterman
Christabel: Jan Francis
Fred Flag: Paul Satvendar
Bert Bike: Ian Ireland
Len Lit: Robert Gillespie
Pat Chain: Pat Roach
Bible Black: Lincoln Wright
Herself: Joan Bakewell

: The Hollywood Musical: The Great Caruso

starring Mario Lanza , Ann Blyth
The poor boy who becomes a star is one of Hollywood's favourite stories, so MGM went to town with this biopic of the Naples urchin transformed into the greatest singer in the world.
Director RICHARD THORPE. Films: page 15


Unknown: Mario Lanza
Unknown: Ann Blyth
Director: Richard Thorpe.
Enrico Caruso: Mario Lanza
Dorothy Benjamin: Ann Blyth
Louise Heggar: Dorothy Kirsten
Maria Selka: Jarmiia Novotna
Carlo Santi: Richard Hageman
Park Benjamin: Carl Benton Reid

: Late News on 2


: Closedown

Gwen Watford reads Caernarfon, 2 July 1969 by T. Glynne Davies


Reader: Gwen Watford
Poet: T. Glynne Davies

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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