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: Open University

6.40 Insect Diversity. 7.5 Earth Materials: 1. 7.30 Quantum Theory and Atomic Structure.

: Play School

: Closedown

: Around with Alliss

from Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, Wales. Peter Alliss plays golf and talks to Max Boyce , the Welsh entertainer.
Producer havid kenning


Unknown: Max Boyce
Director: Alastair Scott

: The World Land Speed Record

Those '40' Glorious Years
For the best part of five decades the names of Campbell, Cobb, and Segrave epitomised Britain's domination of the World Land Speed Record. Raymond Baxter talks to friends, relatives, and colleagues of those intrepid drivers.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Researcher: Jack Bell
Film Editor: Geoff Fry
Producer: Jeff Goddard

: Pilgrimage

The greatest pilgrimage of all - the Hajj. Every year millions of Muslims converge on Mecca. We follow a group of pilgrims from their mosque in Manchester.
A BBC/Open University production


Producer: Ken Patton

: Weekend Outlook

previews daytime programmes from the Open University.

: Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

continues a season of classic films starring
Enemy agents are scheming to kidnap Dr Franz Tobel, inventor of a new secret weapon. In spite of elaborate precautions, Tobel disappears, and Sherlock Holmes is convinced that the notorious
Professor Moriarty is responsible.
Based on the story The Dancing Men by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
Directed by ROY william neill
. Films: page 11


Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Directed By: Roy William Neill
Sherlock Holmes: Basil Rathbone
Dr Watson: Nigel Bruce
Charlotte: Kaaren Verne
Moriarty: Lionel Atwill
Lestrade: Dennis Hoey
Peg Leg: Harold Debecker
Dr Tobel: William Post Jr
Mrs Hudson: Mary Gordon

: Dear Heart

A six-part comedy series with Toyah Willcox
B. A. Robertson and Nicky Croydon , Billy Hartman Colin Jeavons , Mandy More
Will Jules buy another bag of chips? Will the Captain save the ship? Will John go to the match? Is Nelson lonely up there? For the answers to these and other questions, turn to Dear Heart.
Designer ROGER cann
Production JUDY whitfield


Unknown: Toyah Willcox
Unknown: B. A. Robertson
Unknown: Nicky Croydon
Unknown: Billy Hartman
Unknown: Colin Jeavons
Unknown: Mandy More
Unknown: Will Jules

: Cartoon Two: Aquarium

An award-winning Bulgarian animation - a humorous fable about our competitive society.

: News Summary

with subtitles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather

: Heroes

The world-renowned pioneer of drama in education, Dorothy Heathcote , puts Captain Cook,
Brunet, Golda Meir and the novelist Joyce Carey on her list of heroes. She talks to Eric Robson about her choice.
Director JOHN kyle
Producer ROGER lHJRfa:ss


Unknown: Dorothy Heathcote
Unknown: Golda Meir
Unknown: Joyce Carey
Unknown: Eric Robson
Director: John Kyle
Producer: Roger Lhjrfa:ss

: Gardeners' World

February is a time for re-stocking the garden with shrubs, ornamental trees and fruit trees. But how do you select good, healthy specimens, and will the new dwarfing rootstocks of fruit trees benefit the amateur gardener? Geoff Hamilton and Clay Jones visit Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford.
Produced by denis W. GARTSIDE BBC Birmingham
Gardening hints on Cecjax page 269


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Clay Jones

: Newsweek

Limiting Arms:
Who'll Start to Start?
A nuclear doomsday is the most terrifying prospect facing mankind and preventing it the most urgent problem.
During the 70s, hopes for genuine arms limitation by the superpowers centred on SALT (Strategic
Arms Limitation Talks), But that process came to a halt after the Russian invasion of Afghanistan in 19/9 and the SALT 11 treaty signed by Presidents Carter and Brezhnev has never been implemented.
The US remains reluctant to bargain during the Polish crisis and the Soviets are critical of America's commitment to disarm Margaret Jay reports on the present state of the chess game of nuclear disarmament.


Unknown: Margaret Jay
Producer: Bruce Todd.
Editor: Peter Ibbotson

: Playhouse: How Many Miles to Babylon?

by Jennifer Johnston, adapted for television by Derek Mahon
Starring Sian Phillips, Barry Foster
with Alan MacNaughtan, Daniel Day-Lewis and Christopher Fairbank

"How many miles to Babylon? Four score and ten, sir.
Will I get there by candlelight? Yes and back again, sir."


Author: Jennifer Johnston
Adapted by: Derek Mahon
Music composed and arranged by: Geoffrey Burgon
Script Editor: Brenda Reid
[Film] Editor: Ken Pearce
Photography: John Hooper
Designer: David Myerscough-Jones
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Moira Armstrong
Alex: Daniel Day-Lewis
Jerry: Christopher Fairbanks
Mrs Moore: Sian Phillips
Mr Moore: Alan MacNaughton
Major Glendinning: Barry Foster
Bennett: David Gwillim
Sgt Barry: Patrick Hannaway
Cpl O'Keefe: Kevin Moore
Angry major: Frank Williams
Padre: Philip Fox
French cafe prorietor: Claude Le Sache
Cave: Ray Callaghan
Alexa: Oscar O'Lochlainn
Jerry as a boy: David O'Connor
Soldier: Peter Donovan
Soldier: Marcus O'Higgns
Soldier: Danal O'Kelly
Soldier: Neville Tough
Maid: Lisa Shuster
Voice of Jerry's mother: Kate Binchy
Fiddler: Martin Burns

: Newsnight

: Friday Night.... Saturday Morning

A way of ending the week. Brian Glover with late-night conversation and music from the Greenwood Theatre, London.
Producer PHILIP chilvers Director DAVID F.TURNBULL
Series producer Frances whitake r


Unknown: Brian Glover
Producer: Philip Chilvers
Director: David F.Turnbull
Producer: Frances Whitake

: Open University

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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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