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: Open University

Open Forum - Lecture: The Robot Revolution

: Champion the Wonder Horse: Return of Red Cloud

(Black and white) (R)

: Windmill

Chris Serle discovers some of those glorious golden moments from the largest film and videotape library in the world. This week, aided by a team of square-eyed researchers, he goes backwards, forwards, faster and slower in time.
Leap back in time with Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?, forward to the year 2000 with Blue Peter , and guest
Moira Stuart shows the importance of time on BBC News.
You can ride in time aboard Doctor Who, The Flip Side of Dominick Hide and the London to Brighton; and also see 50 years of television in two-and-a-half minutes.
Guest television historian
Michael Wood explains what time means to him as he goes In Search of the Trojan War and The Domesday Project; while Time Flies By for
Chigley. The best of the Beeb for all the family - Windmill - watch it!
Videotape editor IAN HUGHES
Series producer ALBERT BARBER


Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Blue Peter
Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Dominick Hide
Unknown: Michael Wood
Editor: Ian Hughes
Producer: Albert Barber

: States of Mind

Jonathan Miller talks to eminent psychologists -
12 people who contribute in very different ways to our understanding of the human mind. One of Sigmund Freud 's most important contributions to psychology was the idea that there are desires and urges in our mind of which we may be completely unaware. This notion of an unconscious mind, which can guide our behaviour in curious and unexpected ways, has not only given rise to a whole new branch of psychiatric treatment - psychoanalysis - but has completely transformed the way in which people think about themselves and their actions.
Stuart Hampshire, Warden of Wadham College, Oxford, discusses the significance of Freud's 'discovery'.


Talks: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Sigmund Freud
Unknown: Philip Speight
Unknown: David F. Turnbull

: Rugby Special

Introduced by Nigel Starmer London v
South and South West
The first Saturday of the new Thorn EMI Divisional Championship saw the favourites from the South and South West visiting
London. With the matches being seen as a series of England Trials, all players were under the selector's scrutiny.
Highlights plus a report on the other match between the Midlands and the North, and news of the rest of the weekend's rugby.
Series producer HUW JONES


Introduced By: Nigel Starmer
Producer: Huw Jones

: Nada

This film for Global Report based on the lives of people living in the shanty towns which encircle the city of Bogota, capital of Colombia. The people themselves are the actors and the story they tell is of Nada, a mother struggling to find her two lost children and to build a better life for her family.
Despite impoverished living conditions, the actors portray their lives with pride and dignity. The programme team have collaborated with them to tell this moving story. Produced and directed by DAVID WHEATLEY (R)


Directed By: David Wheatley

: Under Sail

A series about sailing ships and the people who go down to the sea in them.
Prizes of War
One of the Second World War's lesser known sea stories. The 'windfall yachts', were built in the 1930s for adventure training as part of Hitler's war preparations. In 1946 they were seized by the British and the majority were sailed to England.
Retired Naval Commander Peter Richardson recalls those days in 1946 when he sailed the seized yacht Marabu from Kiel to
German sailing champion
Bruno Splieth tells the story of how he kept two of the yachts Kranich and Flamingo sailing in the Baltic so that over the last 40 years thousands of British servicemen have been able to enjoy them.
Narrator Tom Salmon Photography TIM JOHNSON Film editor DAVID BARRETT Producer BRIAN HAWKINS BBC Bristol


Unknown: Peter Richardson
Unknown: Bruno Splieth
Editor: David Barrett
Producer: Brian Hawkins

: Rachmaninov Workshop

One of the recurring pieces of advice from Jorge Bolet to his masterclass students was
'you can do that when you're playing alone, but not with an orchestra'.
Cameras eavesdropped on Bolet's own rehearsal with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and on prior discussions with conductor Paavo Berglund
Introduced by Michael Oliver Sound RON ALLAN
Videotape editor ARNOLD BROWN Lighting JOHN MCCAW


Unknown: Jorge Bolet
Conductor: Paavo Berglund
Introduced By: Michael Oliver
Introduced By: Sound Ron Allan
Editor: Arnold Brown
Producer: Hilary Browning

: Thinking Aloud

The weekly analysis of issues and ideas presented by Bryan Magee. This week:
The Rt Hon Denis Healey , mp Dr David Caute and Geoffrey Robertson discuss: Espionage - is spying worthwhile ?
Researcher MARK HARRISON Studio director LAN PAUL
(Postponed from 17 November)


Presented By: Bryan Magee.
Unknown: Denis Healey
Unknown: Dr David Caute
Unknown: Geoffrey Robertson
Unknown: Mark Harrison

: Ski Sunday

The Men's Downhill from Val-d'Isere
For the next 12 weeks, Ski Sunday will follow the ski stars to the roof of Alpine Europe as they seek to conquer the snow-covered mountains in high-speed competition. They'll be revisiting the Camels Humps at Val Gardena and the Crazy
Kangaruh at St Anton, taking a ticket to ride to the top of the Lauberhorn from Wengen by train and a breathtaking run down the Hahnenkamm to Kitzbuhel on skis. This weekend the world's top ski racers have gathered at the fashionable French resort of Val-d'Isere for 'La premiere neige', the traditional curtain raiser to the annual World Cup series. DAVID VINE and RON PICKERING report on the first dramatic thrills and spills of the new winter season.
TV presentation by A2F, France Producer JIM RESIDE
9 FEATURE: page 23


Unknown: Ron Pickering

: News Review

Moira Stuart ; with subtitles Editor BOB MCDOUGALL


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Editor: Bob McDougall

: The Money Programme

Presented by Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton with LUKE CASEY , NICK CLARKE and MARK ROGERSON
Including this week -
Russian Trade: last year trade between Britain and Russia reached 1,500 million pounds. The Money Programme reports from Moscow on the British companies who are cracking this tough market. Business Expansion Schemes: top-rate taxpayers enjoy tax relief investing in high-risk companies, but is the money going into the right businesses?
Studio director DON HARLEY


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Luke Casey
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Mark Rogerson
Director: Don Harley
Producer: Michael Schooley
Editor: Jonathan Crane

: Kingdom of the Ice Bear

Part 3: The Final Challenge The Arctic - a huge and largely unspoilt wilderness of exceptional beauty - still teems with wildlife. The traditional skills of the early Eskimo hunters enabled them to survive in the Arctic without squandering its wildlife. But, today, snowmobiles and rifles have almost replaced huskies and harpoons, and the Eskimo people now share their harsh domain with oil men, miners and scientists. Will the rich reserves of oil and minerals be extracted without pollution? And can the animal life be protected for future generations?
Narrator Hywel Bennett Photography HUGH MILES
Music composed by TERRY OLDFIELD A Natural World special produced by MIKE SALISBURY and HUGH MILES Series editor PETER JONES BBC Bristol


Narrator: Hywel Bennett
Editor: Martin Elsbury
Composed By: Terry Oldfield
Produced By: Mike Salisbury

: Comrades

The fourth of 12 programmes about life in the Soviet Union The Trial of Tamara Russo Lyubov Bubulich and Tamara Russo do not mix in the same circles although they are of an age and live in the same small provincial town in Moldavia. For
Lyubov is a judge in the local people's court, a Communist Party member, a high wageearner and married: while
Tamara scrubs floors in a local hospital, is not a Party member, earns a miserable wage, and is a widow. But one day the two women do meet - across the floor of courtroom number four. Tamara is on trial: Lyubov is her judge.
The maximum sentence she can impose is five years.
Their encounter is the first that western cameras have beem allowed to film inside a Soviet court.
Series producer RICHARD DENTON Assistant producer ALAN BOOKBINDER
Directed by ROGER MILLS


Unknown: Tamara Russo
Unknown: Lyubov Bubulich
Unknown: Tamara Russo
Unknown: Rex Maidment
Unknown: Christopher King
Editor: Tony Heaven
Producer: Richard Denton
Producer: Alan Bookbinder
Directed By: Roger Mills

: 100 Great Sporting Moments

TorviU and Dean - 1981
The first World Championship success of Britain's most famous skating ambassadors.

: Fawlty Towers

by John Cleese and Connie Booth
Starring John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs and Connie Booth

When Basil hires a new chef he tries to turn Fawlty Towers into a gourmet's paradise.


Writer: John Cleese
Writer: Connie Booth
Designer: Peter Kindred
Producer: John Howard Davies
Basil: John Cleese
Manual: Andrew Sachs
Sybil: Prunella Scales
Polly .: Connie Booth
Kurt: Steve Plytas
Andre: Andre Maranne
Major Gowen: Ballard Berkeley
Mr Heath: Jeffrey Segal
Mrs Heath: Elizabeth Benson
Master Heath: Tony Page
Miss Gatsby: Renee Roberts
Miss Tibbs: Gilly Flower
Col Hall: Allan Cuthbertson
Mrs Hall: Ann Way
Mr Twitchen: Richard Caldicot
Mrs Twitchen: Betty Huntley-Wright

: Australian Cinema: Double Deal

starring Angela Punch McGregor Louis Jourdan
Peter Stirling is a wealthy and successful businessman who collects valuable objects. One of his most prized possessions is
Christina - his wife. This psychological thriller follows the murderous intrigues of Peter and Christina as they - and their lovers - work out a double deal of death and treachery.
(First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Angela Punch McGregor
Unknown: Louis Jourdan
Unknown: Peter Stirling
Unknown: Brian Kavanagh
Produced By: Brian Kavanagh
Produced By: Lynn Barker
Directed By: Brian Kavanagh
Christina Stirling: Angela Punch McGregor
Peter Stirling: Louis Jourdan
June Stevens: Diana Craig
Young man: Warwick Comber
Doug Mitchell: Bruce Spence
Detective Mills: Peter Cummins
Christina's mother: Patty Crocker
Sibyl Anderson: Kerry Walker

: Artie Shaw: Time is All You've Got

Bandleader and clarinettist Artie Shaw was so successful in his early career that he was earning 60,000 dollars a week by the age of 29. Always controversial, if only for his eight wives among whom were Ava Gardner and Lana Turner , he once dared to call his fans 'morons' and twice he walked away from his career at the height of his popularity. At the age of 74 Shaw explains his activities in this much acclaimed documentary film portrait, shown on British television for the first time, which includes rare home movies plus vintage footage of his band. Among the other contributors are his eighth wife Evelyn Keyes, Helen Forrest, Buddy Rich and Mel Tonne.
Produced, directed and narrated by Brigette Berman


Unknown: Ava Gardner
Unknown: Lana Turner
Unknown: Evelyn Keyes
Unknown: Helen Forrest
Unknown: Buddy Rich
Unknown: Mel Tonne.
Unknown: Brigette Berman

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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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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