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: Play School

Great Day For Up
Written by DR SEUSS
Illustrated by QUENTIN BLAKE Presenters
Karen Platt , Don Spencer


Illustrated By: Quentin Blake
Unknown: Karen Platt
Unknown: Don Spencer

: Closedown

: Open University

5.40 Open Forum: Transferring to Full-Time Study

6.35 The Pre-School Child - Joining In

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: Your Move

Brush up your reading and writing with BRIAN REDHEAD and THORA HIRD
Book (same title), JE1.20, from bookshops


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Arthur Lowe
Unknown: Sally Thomsett
Script: Barry Took

: Newsday

Michael Charlton and Richard Kershaw present news and opinion with David Sells Newsreader
Richard Baker
Assistant editors


Unknown: Michael Charlton
Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Mike Broadbent
Editor: David Witilerow

: Chronicle

The Search for the Persian Royal Road Buried in The Histories of Herodotus is a single passage describing the Imperial Highway of the Persian Kings. Herodotus calls it the Royal Road. This ancient highway, built in the sixth century BC, has intrigued scholars for over a century, but because of the sparseness of Herodotus's description, the route of the Royal Road has remained a mystery.
Chronicle's archaeological story follows American explorer Victor von Hagen on a two-year expedition through Turkey, Iraq and Iran to test the accuracy of Herodotus's account. By piecing together the clues of geography, anthropology and archaeology, VON HAGEN was able to solve the riddle of the Royal Road.
Photographed and directed by DIRK CAMPBELL
Series editor BRUCE NORMAN


Unknown: Victor Von Hagen
Unknown: Von Hagen
Written By: Rebecca Waters
Directed By: Dirk Campbell
Editor: Bruce Norman

: The Hollywood Musical: The Great Waltz

starring Horst Buchholz
Mary Costa, Rossano Brazzi

The bustling gaiety of Vienna cafe society provides the background to the tempestuous family life of Johann Strauss. In spite of his father's refusal to allow his legitimate son a career in music, when the 'Waltz King' dies his son takes over the baton and embarks on a similarly colourful career.

Commentary sung by Kenneth McKellar.

Films: page 15
(First showing on British television)


Sung By: Kenneth McKellar
Music by: Johann Strauss Sr
Music by: Johann Strauss Jr
Music by: Josef Strauss
Music by: Offenbach
Produced and directed by: Andrew L. Stone
Johann Strauss: Horst Buchholz
Jetty Treffz: Mary Costa
Baron Tedesco: Rossano Brazzi
Johann Strauss Sr: Nigel Patrick
Anna Strauss: Yvonne Mitchell
Josef Strauss: James Faulkner
Lili Weyl: Vicki Woolf
Emilie Trampusch: Susan Robinson
Karl Frederick Hirsch: George Howe
Dommayer: Lauri Lupino Lane
Karl Haslinger: Michael Tellering
Karl Treffz: William Parker

: Late News on 2


: Closedown

The Great-Grandmother by ROBERT GRAVES


Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Robert Graves

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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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.

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