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: Open University

Introduction to Psychology: Child's Play

: Flash Gordon

The classic serial starring Buster Crabbe
6: Flash Gordon is captured by King Vultan. (R)


Unknown: Buster Crabbe

: The Saint Meets the Tiger

Concluding this short season of adventures for Leslie Charteris 's debonair detective.
Hugh Sinclair
When a man is killed on his doorstep and he is suspected of the crime, the Saint swings into action against a gold smuggling gang and their ruthless leader - the Tiger.
Director Paul Stein
0 FILMS: pages 19-20


Unknown: Leslie Charteris
Unknown: Hugh Sinclair
Director: Paul Stein
Simon Templar: Hugh Sinclair
Pat Holmes: Jean Gillie
Inspector Teal: Gordon McLeod
Sidmarsh: Clifford Evans
Horace: Wylif Watson

: Herbert Wilcox Directs Nell Gwyn

Starring Anna Neagle, Cedric Hardwicke

The rise of Nell Gwyn from selling oranges in Cheapside, through success on the Drury Lane stage to the position of Charles II's favourite mistress, is told in this atmospheric portrayal of Restoration England.
Films: pages 19-20


Screenplay: Miles Malleson
Director: Herbert Wilcox
Nell Gwyn: Anna Neagle
King Charles II: Cedric Hardwicke
Chiffinch: Miles Malleson
Samuel Pepys: Esme Percy

: The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

A series of five lectures by physicist and musician
Professor Charles Taylor. 2: Today he explores the features that have to be present in any musical instrument to produce a pleasing sound. (R)


Unknown: Professor Charles Taylor.

: The Adventures of Spot

Told by Paul Nicholas. Cartoon by Eric Hill
Animation Leo Beltoft
Production Clive Juster (R)


Told By: Paul Nicholas.
Unknown: Eric Hill
Unknown: Animation Leo Beltoft
Unknown: Clive Juster

: What's Inside?

Floella Benjamin and Howard Lee explore the world of ball games. Producer Sheila Fraser Executive producer Cynthia Felgate (R)


Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Howard Lee
Producer: Sheila Fraser
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Sign Extra

The second of two reports on how the money raised by Comic Relief is being spent. (Shown on Sunday at 10.45am BBC1)

: News

Weather followed by The Fall of the House of Habsburg
In the course of 600 years, one family, the Habsburgs, came to dominate a huge area of central and south eastern Europe. Over 70 years ago their empire fell. This film tells the story of the man who strove so desperately to hold his inheritance together, the Emperor Franz Josef.
Narrator: Gary Watson. With the voices of Annette Simone , Julian Fox and Frank Henderson. Writer Edward Crankshaw
Producer Jonathan Stedall (R)


Narrator: Franz Josef.
Narrator: Gary Watson.
Unknown: Annette Simone
Unknown: Julian Fox
Unknown: Frank Henderson.
Unknown: Edward Crankshaw
Producer: Jonathan Stedall

: The Historyman

Recruited into a Civil War regiment, Bryan McNerney sets off to Wingfield Castle to recreate the tumultuous events of 1648, with the help of the English Civil War Society.
Producer Paul Cort-Wright BBC Norwich (R)


Unknown: Bryan McNerney

: News

Weather followed by Bruno Bettelheim : the Man Who Cared for Children
Bruno Bettelheim rescued some of the most untreatable children it is possible to imagine from spending the rest of their lives in mental institutions.
In this programme, he and former patients describe how he helped them rebuild their lives.
Writer/Producer Michael Barnes Editor Robin Brightwell


Unknown: Bruno Bettelheim
Unknown: Bruno Bettelheim
Producer: Michael Barnes
Editor: Robin Brightwell

: Play Snooker

A series of six programmes on how to improve your game of snooker.
3: Dennis Taylor shows how to control the cue ball.
(Tomorrow: strategy and tactics)


Unknown: Dennis Taylor

: Plunder

Broadcaster Ludovic Kennedy is invited by Emma Freud to plunder the BBC's television and film archives.


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Emma Freud

: The Birmingham Six - Innocent or Guilty?

For more than 15 years the six Irishmen serving life for the Birmingham pub bombings in 1974 have protested their innocence.
Some of the leading figures in the growing international campaign to free the. Birmingham Six explain why they believe the Home Secretary should re-open the case.
Picture editor Jon Parker Producer John McLeod BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Jon Parker
Producer: John McLeod

: Gardeners' World

Including an investigation into the quality and value of goods bought in garden centres and nurseries.
With Geoff Hamilton
Diane Kemp , David Stevens and Pippa Greenwood.
0 GARDENING: page 85


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Diane Kemp
Unknown: David Stevens
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood.

: The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood

George Segal
Morgan Fairchild
Times are hard in Sherwood
Forest, what with Prince John seeing a psychiatrist and Robin moonlighting as a lassogram girl.
Producer Andrew Donnelly Director Ray Austin t FILMS: pages 19-20


Unknown: George Segal
Producer: Andrew Donnelly
Director: Ray Austin
Robin Hood: George Segal
Lady Marian: Morgan Fairchild
Prince John: Roddy McDowall
Eleanor ofAquitaine: Janet Suzman
Fr Luther: Melvyn Hayes
Rupert: Michael Hordern
Sir Guy: Tom Baker
Sheriff of Nottingham: Neil Hallett
King Richard: Robert Hardy
Friar Tuck: Roy Kinnear
Will Scarlett: Robin Nedwell
Little John: Pat Roach

: First Easter

A series of five films exploring the new realities of religious faith in eastern Europe.
2: Life has changed out of all recognition for
Mikhail Zhidkov , a Baptist Minister. The recent relaxation allowing churches to work free of state control in the Soviet Union means the opportunity to bring pastoral care to some of the most desperately needy in Soviet society: sick children, the mentally handicapped and even murderers in forced labour camps.
Producer Catherine Seddon


Unknown: Mikhail Zhidkov
Producer: Catherine Seddon

: Army Lives

A series of six programmes that look beyond the barrack gates at family life in the army. 2: Joan, Liz and Sharon are alone in quarters in West
Germany. Their husbands are on duty in Belfast.
Joan calculates that she has been 'married ten years going on for two years'. Liz's eldest son hardly sees his father. Ross, Sharon's son, was born just before his father's Northern Ireland training began.
Living apart, the terrorist threat and surviving as a single parent are all part and parcel of army life.
Film editor Steve Holdsworth Producer Marie Thomas


Editor: Steve Holdsworth
Producer: Marie Thomas

: Top Gear

Ford recently paid
El.6 billion for Jaguar cars. They wanted a prestige name and a ready-made slice of heritage.
William Woollard looks at the history of the marque and what
Ford may do with their new acquisition.
Tiff Needell drives the Yugo Sana, the most modern-looking car yet to emerge from eastern Europe.
And there's the second part of Top Gear's analysis of the alternatives to petrol which may help to reduce the contribution made by cars to global warming.
Producer Jon Bentley Editor Tom Ross BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: William Woollard
Producer: Jon Bentley
Editor: Tom Ross

: Quantum Leap

The time-hopping US drama series starring
Scott Bakula
Dean Stockwell
27 April 1960: there are problems for Sam. He has become a New York cop with a dilemma - whether or not to do what comes naturally with a wife who isn't his, while trying to fend off a jealous ex-husband and attempting to prove his existence in the past to those in the future who are his only hope of returning to his own time.


Unknown: Scott Bakula
Unknown: Dean Stockwell
Sam Beckett: Scott Bakula
Al: Dean Stockwell
Diane: Alice Adair
Roget: Mathieu Carriere

: Troubleshooter

Sir John Harvey-Jones , one of Britain's most successful and unconventional industrialists, offers > candid advice to companies facing major decisions about their future.
3: Sir John follows the clues at Apricot Computers. Is the story that unfolds a heroic saga - or a more mundane whodunit? Either way, the man at the centre is
Roger Foster.
Founder and Chairman of Apricot, Foster was once the darling of the stock exchange. Now facing tough international competition and the threat of a takeover, he is not just fighting to regain his success - he's fighting for survival.
Executive producer Richard Retsz Producer Anne Laking


Unknown: Sir John Harvey-Jones
Unknown: Roger Foster.
Producer: Richard Retsz
Producer: Anne Laking

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.
Deputy editors Keith Bowers and Eamonn Matthews Editor Tim Gardam


Editors: Keith Bowers
Editors: Eamonn Matthews
Editor: Tim Gardam

: The Late Show

The live, topical programme of the arts and media. Producer John Bush


Producer: John Bush

: Weatherview

: Open University

Working Mothers
Increasing numbers of mothers of small children go out to work. Does this mean that men take on more domestic duties?
Three mothers talk about their experiences.
Producer Clare Falkner (R)


Producer: Clare Falkner

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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