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: News

: Westminster

A roundup of business from the Lords and the Commons.

: Hopping Down in Kent

Six Londoners relive the experience of hop-picking in autumn. Producer Peter Hoare (R)


Producer: Peter Hoare

: It Doesn't Have to Hurt!

The last in the series with June
Whitfield. Those who 'stay active' can extend their independence by up to 20 years! With Professor
Archie Young and Dr Stuart Biddle. (R) 0 BOOKLET: send a 27p A5 sae to [address removed]. 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Archie Young
Unknown: Dr Stuart Biddle.

: [ The Greatest Story Ever Told

Starring Max Von Sydow
Producer-director George Stevens spent over four years preparing to make what was to be one of the finest films of his distinguished career - the story of Jesus.
0 FILMS: pages 39-47


Unknown: Max von Sydow
Producer-Director: George Stevens
Jesus: Max von Sydow
Mary: Dorothy McGuire
John the Baptist: Charlton Heston
Centurion: John Wayne
Judas Iscariot: David McCallum
BarAmand: Van Heflin
James the Younger: Michael Anderson Jr
Veronica: Carroll Baker
Martha of Bethany: Ina Balin
Young man at the tomb: Pat Boone
Sorak: Victor Buono
Barabbas: Richard Conte
Mary Magdalene: Joanna Dunham
Herod Antipas: Jose Ferrer
Caiaphas: Martin Landau
Claudia: Angela Lansbury
Mary of Bethany: Janet Margolin
Matthew: Roddy McDowall
Uriah: Sal Mineo
Shemiah: Nehemiah Persoff
Dark hermit: Donald Pleasence
Simon of Cyrene: Sidney Poitier
Herod the Great: Claude Rains
Peter: Gary Raymond
Pontius Pilate: Telly Savalas
Nicodemus: Joseph Schildkraut
Questor: Paul Stewart
Woman of no name: Shelley Winters

: The Invisible Man

The Klae Resource. An elderly recluse threatens to sell his energy saving invention to the Arabs. Dan Westin (David McCallum ) is asked to discover why. (R)


Unknown: Dan Westin
Unknown: David McCallum

: Holiday Outings

Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mauritius Anne Gregg reports on a 19-day holiday including a visit to the Victoria Falls.

: Postman Pat

Animation. It's Pat's birthday. (R)
Children: page 16

: Look, Stranger

Ski Fever. For half the year Don Rumbold worked sheet metal in Bradford, Yorkshire to pay for the other half of his life - ski-ing on Cairngorm in Scotland. Producer David Bean
Executive producer Jennifer Jeremy (R)


Unknown: Don Rumbold
Producer: Jennifer Jeremy

: News

Weather followed by The Fox
Starring Adrienne Corri
Peter Arne , Simon King
Simon lives on an isolated farm in the middle of Dartmoor with his mother and deaf-mute father. His life centres around his animals and, in particular, a new-found friend. This drama features a young Simon King , now famous for his wildlife photography and documentaries.
Written by John Elliott and John King Director John King (R)


Unknown: Adrienne Corri
Unknown: Peter Arne
Unknown: Simon King
Unknown: Simon King
Written By: John Elliott
Written By: John King
Director: John King

: News

Weather followed by Snowy, Chilly, Motley and Me
Oxford zoologist and film-maker
John Paling found that the two most common pets, cats and dogs, are indeed wild animals in disguise. Series editors Peter Jones and Anthony Isaacs
(First shown in 'The World about Us


Unknown: John Paling
Editors: Peter Jones
Editors: Anthony Isaacs

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Catchword

Anagram: boo Scotland battle Clue: two's company
BBC2's popular word game hosted by Paul Coia.
(The final will be shown tomorrow)


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Behind the Headlines

Sandi Toksvig and her regular guest Mark Lawson talk to the famous and the unashamedly obscure.


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Food and Drink Christmas Special

Chris Kelly , Michael Barry and Jill Goolden taste the Christmas pie served up by the winner of the Radio Times Mastercook competition. 0 FOOD: page 4


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Michael Barry
Unknown: Jill Goolden

: The Man in the Iron Mask

Starring Richard Chamberlain Patrick McGoohan
Alexandre Dumas 's classic story of the mysterious prisoner encased in a mask of iron is brought to the screen with an exciting all-star cast.
Director Mike Newell
W FILMS: pages 39-47


Unknown: Richard Chamberlain
Unknown: Patrick McGoohan
Unknown: Alexandre Dumas
Director: Mike Newell
Philippe: Richard Chamberlain
Louis: Richard Chamberlain
Fouquet: Patrick McGoohan
D'Artagnan: Louis Jourdan
Louise: Jenny Agutter
Duval: Ian Holm
Colbert: Ralph Richardson
Maria Theresa: Vivien Merchant
Anne of Austria: Brenda Bruce
Armand: Esmond Knight
Baisemeaux: Godfrey Quigley
Percerin: Emrys James
Claude: Denis Lawson

: What the Papers Say

A look back at the events of the week as they were reported in the national press.
A Granada production for BBCtv

: Ladies and Gentlemen, It Is My Pleasure ...

The writer, broadcaster and satirist
Malcolm Muggeridge died recently at the age of 87. Twenty six years ago director Jack Gold followed him on a tour of the United States, and his film - not seen since then - follows his coast-to-coast journey and Muggeridge's wry reflections on the American way of life. (R)


Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge
Director: Jack Gold

: The Travel Show Guides

Ski-ing in the Austrian Tyrol. A guide to the major resorts in the area, and for those who have never been ski-ing before, an introduction to a winter sports holiday. Presented by Penny Junor with Dr John Thornes. Producer Julie Bradshaw
Executive producer Alan Dobson
* SCRIPT: £2.00 (crossed cheques payable to the BBC) from [address removed].
• TRAVEL: page 28


Unknown: Dr John Thornes.
Producer: Julie Bradshaw
Producer: Alan Dobson

: Monty Python's Flying Circus

The classic British comedy series written and performed by Graham Chapman , John Cleese Eric Idle , Terry Jones Michael Palin with animation by Terry Gilliam
In tonight's informative programme we learn how to recognise different parts of the body (including the naughty bits).
Producer Ian MacNaughton (R) • CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Graham Chapman
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Eric Idle
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Terry Gilliam
Producer: Ian MacNaughton

: Horizon Special: Red Star in Orbit

The last in a three-part series on the triumphs and failures of the Soviet manned space programme - told by the cosmonauts and engineers who took part.
The Mission. Last summer there were fears that the Soviet crew on board space station 'Mir' might have to be rescued. Instead, the cosmonauts went on a daring emergency space walk to repair their spacecraft. It was the climax of a six-month mission. Filmed over a year, with unprecedented access to the Star City training centre and Baikonur Cosmodrome, this is a remarkable record of that mission and the lives of cosmonauts today. Written and produced by David Dugan Editor Jana Bennett
A Windfall Films/Filmcentre production for BBCtv
SCRIPT: for a combined transcript of all three programmes in the 'Horizon Special', please send a cheque or postal order for £3.50, payable to BSS, to: [address removed]


Produced By: David Dugan
Editor: Jana Bennett

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Weatherview

: Twin Peaks

Another opportunity to see the last episode in the present series. Starring Kyle MacLachlan Michael Ontkean
James and Donna discover a tape that could finger the killer, but Cooper is looking to the future of his investigations in the cards.
A madness grips Twin Peaks and it seems that Laura Palmer 's fate may be visited on more than one of its inhabitants.
Written and directed by Mark Frost (R)
(A new series of 'Twin Peaks' begins next year) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Kyle MacLachlan
Unknown: Michael Ontkean
Unknown: Laura Palmer
Directed By: Mark Frost

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.

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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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