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: Play School

Dance in Time by MARTIN FISHER Presenters
Carol Chell , Chris Tranchell Dancers
Written and directed by MARTIN FISHER Producer ANNE GOREY
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Martin Fisher
Unknown: Carol Chell
Dancers: Chris Tranchell
Dancers: Fionna McPhee
Pianist: Nelson Fernandez
Pianist: Michael Omer
Unknown: Alan Grahame
Unknown: Stuart Hopps
Designer: Stephen Fawcett
Directed By: Martin Fisher
Producer: Anne Gorey
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: Laurel and Hardy Showcase

Perfect Day
Stan and Ollie's efforts to depart on a picnic lead to a mounting wave of disaster, starting with their car not starting for a start!
Directed by LEWIS FOSTER


Directed By: Lewis Foster

: The Voyage of Charles Darwin

A seven-part historical series
7: 'In the distant future, light will be thrown on the origin of Man, and his history '.
When The Origin of Species was first published, it was denounced as the work of the devil from pulpits up and down the land, and banned from university libraries.

: Cricket: Second Test

By satellite
Australia v England from Perth
BOBBY SIMPSON introduces highlights of the first day's play.
This is only the third time England have played in a Test at
Perth. In 1970 the match was a draw; in 1974 Australia, thanks to Lillee and Thomson, won by nine wickets. Can England break their duck on what is generally recognised as the fastest wicket in Test cricket?
Test news and scores on CEEFAX p 151


Unknown: Jim Laker
Unknown: Frank Tyson
Unknown: Keith Miller
Unknown: Norman May

: The Mid-Evening News

Weather on 2

: Delia Smith's Cookery Course: 7: Spices and Flavourings

A series of ten programmes presented by Delia Smith.
Spices will add piquancy and distinction to anyone's cooking, but many of us are afraid of using too much or too little. In this programme Delia takes the mystique out of spices and shows how to use them to produce beautiful food.
Delia Smith's Cookery Course Part 1, £3.75, from bookshops


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

: Country Game

Presented by Angela Rippon
Artist Gordon Beningfield revisits his favourite county of Dorset, to walk the recently completed coastal path that extends the South West Peninsula Path right through to Swanage. With her guests Phil Drabble and Elizabeth Eyden ,
ANGELA RIPPON highlights some of the problems in setting up these popular long-distance paths.
How will we replace the elm? Which other common tree could take its place, and how can it be encouraged? Country Ganie looks at how dead elm has become the new fashion in country furniture.
Series producer PETER CRAWFORD BBC Bristol
Marc's cartoon: page M


Presented By: Angela Rippon
Artist: Gordon Beningfield
Unknown: Elizabeth Eyden
Unknown: Angela Rippon
Produced By: 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, Geoffrey Palmer, Bruce Montague
Ria has decided that her life is an untidy drawer full of people who bother her. In the effort to tidy it she finds it difficult to part with some people.


Writer: Carla Lane
Designer: Garry Freeman
Produced By: Gareth Gwenlan
Ria: Wendy Craig
Ben: Geoffrey Palmer
Leonard: Bruce Montague
Adam: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Russell: Andrew Hall
Ruby: Joyce Windsor
Mr Worth: Robert Gillespie
Thomas: Michael Ripper

: Pennies from Heaven

A play with music in six parts by DENNIS POTTER with Bob Hoskins , Cheryl Campbell Gemma Craven and Ronald Fraser Dave King , Peter Bowles
Part 5:Painting the Clouds
The last of three late-night events in which this much acclaimed programme is being shown again. Arthur and Eileen have ' disappeared '. The Blind Girl is dead, and the Accordion Man knows more about the murder than he should. But the face on the Wanted posters is Arthur's . . . Will the sun go on shining? Can the end be happy?
1 (Part 6 is at 11.5)


Unknown: Dennis Potter
Unknown: Bob Hoskins
Unknown: Cheryl Campbell
Unknown: Gemma Craven
Unknown: Ronald Fraser
Unknown: Dave King
Unknown: Peter Bowles

: Late News


: Pennies from Heaven

Part 6: Says My Heart
Choreography TUDOR DAVIES Produced by KENITH TRODD Directed by PIERS HAGGARD
Hugely entertaining, totally original, uniquely suited to television.


Unknown: Tudor Davies
Produced By: Kenith Trodd
Directed By: Piers Haggard
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Police Inspector: Dave King
Joan Parker: Gemma Craven
Arthur Parker: Bob Hoskins
Eileen: Cheryl Campbell
Accordion Man: Kenneth Colley
Tramp: Faddy Joyce
Michael: Nigel Rathbone
Major Archibald Paxville: Ronald Fraser
Man in queue: Reg Lever
Waiter: Alan Foss
Man on bridge: Chris Gannon
Second Inspector: Laurence Harrington
Shop manager: David Webb
Customer: Robin Meredith
Three boys: Lance , Burman
Three boys..: Daniel Chason
Three boys..: Jason Clark
Estate agent: Roger Brierley
Pedestrian: Steve Ubels
Farmer: Philip Locke
Sergeant: John Ringham
Constable: Tim Swinton
Judge: Carleton Hobbs
Prosecuting counsel: Peter Bowles
Clerk of the court: Stanley Fleet
Foreman of the jury: Hal Jeayes
Arnold: Mike Savage
Horace: Roy Boyd
Chaplain: Noel Collins
Executioner: Roger Heathcott

: Closedown

DAVID CARRITT talks about Fêtes Venitiennes by WATTEAU reproduced by courtesy of The National Gallery. Edinburgh.


Talks: David Carritt

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.

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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