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: Open University

6.40 Shapes in Atoms

7.5 Genes and Development

7.30 Cratering and Lunar Geology

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: First Day at School at Keble Memorial School, Hursley, Hampshire. Presenters
Libby Murray , Stuart McGugan
Book, Play School: Ready to Play, £1.50. from bookshops ; Play On, record (REC 332), cassette (ZCM 332), Bang on a Drum, sonus from Play School and Play Away. record (REC 242) or cassette (MRMC 004), from record shops


Unknown: Libby Murray
Unknown: Stuart McGugan

: Closedown

: Cricket: Fourth Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v India
The last two hours' play from The Oval.

: Officer Class

Prince Andrew is following his father and his brother into the Royal Navy. His training starts this month.
This film traces the fortunes of a recent intake of Dartmouth cadets, including an 18-year-old straight from comprehensive school, a rating with ten years' experience on the lower deck, and a young Wren carrying on a family tradition.
Reporter Jack Pizzey


Reporter: Jack Pizzey
Producer: Harry Weisbloom

: The Mid-Evening News

including a news summary with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather

: News 39

The Week into War 3 September 1939
The last in a nightly series of modern television news bulletins which look at events of the week 40 years ago - the seven days leading up to the Declaration of War.
Newsreader TOM MANGOLD
Studio director ANN FREER Producer PHILIP SPEIGHT


Unknown: Tom Mangold
Director: Ann Freer
Producer: Philip Speight

: Happy as a Sandbag

The hit musical by KEN LEE
All the fun and music of the 40s brought lovingly back to life in all their glory featuring
David Ashton , Darlene Johnson Vincent Brimble , Trevor Jones Lesley Duff , Roy Macready
Martin Duncan , Robert Whelan
Yvonne Edgell , Geraldine Wright Nigel Hess
A million bubbles of fun and vitality.
Sheer escapist jun. (EVENING NEWS) A winner. (EVENING STANDARD) Based on the original West End stage production by ROGER CLIFFORD (for London Plays Ltd) and PETER FETTERMAN Theatre direction PHILIP HEDLEY Choreography PATRICIA ADAMS Musical directors


Unknown: Ken Lee
Unknown: David Ashton
Unknown: Darlene Johnson
Unknown: Vincent Brimble
Unknown: Trevor Jones
Unknown: Lesley Duff
Unknown: Roy MacReady
Unknown: Martin Duncan
Unknown: Robert Whelan
Unknown: Yvonne Edgell
Unknown: Geraldine Wright
Unknown: Nigel Hess
Production By: Roger Clifford
Unknown: Peter Fetterman
Unknown: Philip Hedley
Unknown: Patricia Adams
Unknown: Nigel Hess
Unknown: Johnny Coleman
Producer: Robin Nash

: Best of Brass

For all enthusiasts of brass bands and those who just enjoy lazing within earshot in the park.
Gerald Harrison introduces the BBC2 Brass Band knock-out competition from the Assembly Rooms, Derby.
Programme 7: The Final in which bands from the North and South battle it out for a first prize of £1,000. From Bristol,
West of England champions The Sunlife Stanshaw Band conducted by BRIAN HOWARD against
The Hammond Sauce Works Band from Bradford conducted by GEOFFREY WITHAM with guest supporters Gwyn Richards and Barney Colehan
Peter Skellern announces the name of the best soloist from the 14 or so instrumentalists competing for the Rose-Morris Award - a new instrument. Judges
Lt-Col Trevor L. Sharpe , mvo, OBE and Bill Relton
Production assistant SIMON BETTS Producer KEN GRIFFIN


Introduces: Gerald Harrison
Conducted By: Brian Howard
Conducted By: Geoffrey Witham
Unknown: Peter Skellern
Unknown: Lt-Col Trevor L. Sharpe
Unknown: Bill Relton
Unknown: David Hughes
Unknown: John Allinson
Designer: Tom Yardley Jones
Unknown: Simon Betts
Producer: Ken Griffin

: The Right to Work

Offices where secretaries have been replaced by computerised work stations; factories where skilled workers have made way for numerically-controlled machines; hotels and shops where the human face of service has been replaced by micro-electronic efficiency ... is this to be the future of work?
This is the first of three programmes in which Michael Rodd , Judith Hann and Peter Williams examine the impact on jobs of new technologies. Should Britain resist the march of the microprocessor and preserve The Right to Work? Or should we welcome the silicon chip? Tonight's programme speculates on a future in which Britain has come to terms with this new Industrial Revolution. A small minority of highly-skilled people holding down the few worthwhile jobs; leisure centres in which others attempt to come to terms with increased unemployment; the danger of a society split by the shortage of work - or a country prospering on its ability to make and market the new goods and services?
As union leader BARRIE SHERMAN states, if we get the answers wrong ' we shall be running this nation at bayonet point'.
Film directors


Unknown: Michael Rodd
Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Peter Williams
Leader: Barrie Sherman
Unknown: Sophy Robinson
Director: John Gorman
Editor: Michael Blakstau

: Return Call

to Brass Tacks
Fit to be Born?
The experts have had their say.
Now Eric Robson reports what the Brass Tacks audience has been saying - on radio phone-ins and in their letters - about the issues raised by the spread of genetic counselling and screening in this country.
Research JUDY HILL
Producer BRIAN GIBSON. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Eric Robson
Unknown: Judy Hill
Director: George Green
Producer: Brian Gibson.

: Cricket: Fourth Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series England v India
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the fourth day's play at The Oval.


Producer: Nick Hunter

: Late News


: Late Night Story

Declarations of War
Sir John Mills reads Action
The first of five stories by LEN DEIGHTON
When an old hero looks back at his war, do his memories agree with the legend?
Producer TONY HARRISON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Sir John Mills
Stories By: Len Deighton
Producer: Tony Harrison

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.

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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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