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Story: The Photographer Presenters
Delia Morgan , Don Spencer
Guest storyteller Angela Crow
Written and directed by MARGIE BARBOUR Producer ANNE GOBEY
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATS


Unknown: Delia Morgan
Unknown: Don Spencer
Pianist: Angela Crow
Pianist: William Blezard
Designer: George Kyriakides
Directed By: Margie Barbour
Producer: Anne Gobey
Producer: Cynthia Felgats

: Closedown

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: Laurel and Hardy Showcase: Men o' War

Stan and Ollie get into trouble again but at least they're both in the same boat.
A Hal Roach film


Producer: Hal Roach
Director: Lewis Foster
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: The Voyage of Charles Darwin

5: 'I felt myself brought within reach of that great fact ... that mystery of mysteries.'


Lt Wickham: David Ashton
Lt Sulivan: Peter Settelen
Covington: Andrew Dunford
Lt Bynoe: Paul Ridley
Lawson: Michael Gover
Gonzales JUAN: Pablo Donoso
Edwards: Simon Kennedy
Isabella: Lilita Barros

: Cricket: First Test

By satellite
Australia v England
In Brisbane today England commenced their bid to retain the Ashes.
BOBBY SIMPSON introduces highlights of the first day's play. Commentators
Test scores and news on CEEFAX p 151


Introduces: Bobby Simpson
Unknown: Jim Laker
Unknown: Frank Tyson
Unknown: Keith Miller

: The Mid-Evening News

Weather on 2

: Delia Smith's Cookery Course: 5: Roasting and Pot-Roasting

A series of ten programmes presented by Delia Smith.
A roasting joint is an expensive item these days. How can you be sure that the joint you buy will be tender and succulent to eat? Delia Smith has some advice on both choosing and cooking meat for roasting and pot-roasting.


Cook/presenter: Delia Smith
Executive producer: Tony Matthews
Producer: Jenny Rogers

: Country Game

Presented by Angela Rippon
Bernard Price steps out to explore the antiquities of the ancient Ridgeway that strides the Wessex Downs. Unlike the other long-distance paths, this 'green road' across the countryside is open to trail riders on motor-bikes as well as walkers. With her guests Phil Drabble and Gordon Beningfield, Angela looks at the need for public access to open countryside.
Off the beaten track, Gordon Beningfield visits the ' House of the Mouse' at Kilburn in North Yorkshire, where Robert Thompson started an oak carving craft that has flourished into a furniture industry of international fame.
Director Robin Hellier
Produced by Peter Crawford. BBC Bristol


Presenter: Angela Rippon
Presenter: Bernard Price
Guest: Phil Drabble
Reporter/guest: Gordon Beningfield
Director: Robin Hellier
Producer: Peter Crawford

: Westminster

David Holmes , the BBC's Political Editor, presents a weekly insight into the world of politics and outlines the conflicts and consequences.


Unknown: David Holmes
Editor: Paul Norris

: Butterflies

by Carla Lane
Starring Wendy Craig as Ria and Geoffrey Palmer as Ben

All Leonard wants is for Ria to have lunch with him on his birthday. All Ria wants is excitement. Ben wants nothing in particular - but benefits from all their needs.


Writer: Carla Lane
Designer: Garry Freeman
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Ria: Wendy Craig
Ben: Geoffrey Palmer
Russell: Andrew Hall
Adam: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Leonard: Bruce Montague
Ruby: Joyce Windsor
Thomas: Michael Ripper
Shop assistant: Beryl Beare
Stephen: John Gleeson

: Pennies from Heaven

A play with music by DENNIS POTTER
The first of three late-night events in which this much-acclaimed programme is being shown again. Tonight we follow Arthur's adventures as he proceeds from unhappy suburban husband to Prince Charming in a fairy tale. with Bob Hoskins
Gemma Craven , Cheryl Campbell and Kenneth Colley , Freddie Jones Part 1: Down Sunnyside Lane
(Part 2 is at 11.0 pm)
I Pennies from Heaven' is superb. Just that. Not to be missed. (THE TIMES) Style and wit and more than sixty marvellous tunes from the 30s. (DAILY EXPRESS) A breakthrough ... anyone can and should feel proud of British television.


Music By: Dennis Potter
Unknown: Bob Hoskins
Unknown: Gemma Craven
Unknown: Cheryl Campbell
Unknown: Kenneth Colley

: Late News


: Pennies from Heaven

Part . The Sweetest Thing
Choreography TUDOR DAVIES Produced by KENITH TRODD Directed by PIERS MAGGARD


Unknown: Tudor Davies
Produced By: Kenith Trodd
Directed By: Piers Maggard
Arthur Parker: Bob Hoskins
Joan Parker: Gemma Craven
Accordion Man: Kenneth Colley
Conrad Baker: Nigel Havers
Barrett: Arnold Peters
Eileen: Cheryl Campbell
Pianist: Sam Avent
Marjorie: Rosemary Martin
TumbO: Robert Putt
Will: Keith Marsh
Betty: Tessa Dunne
Irene: Jenney Logan
Carter: Wally Thomas
Headmaster: Freddie Jones
Bank manager: Peter Cellier
Maurice: Spencer Banks
Dad: Michael Bilton
Dave: Philip Jackson
Customer: Cyril Cross
Ted: Roger Sloman
Bert: Roy Holder
Alf: Bill Dean

: Closedown

PETER wilson talks about The Wilton Diptych reproduced by courtesy of the Trustees
The National Gallery, London


Talks: Peter Wilson

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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