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: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Children's BBC

With Philippa Forrester and Toby Anstis. stereo

Tree of Love
Animation. Rpt Stereo

: Timeless Tales

Animation. Stereo

: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Postman Pat Special

Animation. (Rpt)

: Favourite Songs

Animal animation.

: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Tales of the Whoop -Hot Rod Brown

American comedy with Whoopi Goldberg.


Unknown: Whoopi Goldberg.

: Why Don't You..?

Today's activities include discovering desktop publishing.

: Playdays

The Why Bird Stop.

: Rugrats

Animation. Stereo

: The oZone Special - East 17 in Israel

The holiday edition of the fast-moving music magazine follows East 17 to Israel.

: A Distant Trumpet

Western starring Troy Donahue
Suzanne Pleshette
Fresh from his training at West Point, US Cavalryman
Matthew Hazard has far more to contend with in the wild west than the threat of Indian attack.
Director Raoul Walsh
SEE FILMS pages 59-72


Unknown: Troy Donahue
Unknown: Suzanne Pleshette
Director: Raoul Walsh
Second Lt Matthew Hazard: Troy Donahue
Kitty Mainwaring: Suzanne Pleshette
Laura Greenieaf: Diane McBain
General Alexander Quait: James Gregory
Lt Mainwaring,: William Reynolds
Seely Jones: Claude Akins
CaptGray: Juoson Pratt

: News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: Neighbours

(Fordetaits see 5.45pm)

: Eldorado

: Bank Holiday Grandstand

Introduced by Ray Stubbs.
Provisional Timetable
2. 10 Golf; 2.35 Touring cars
2.55 Ice hockey; 3.35 Swimming
3.50 Racing; 4.10 Swimming
4.40 Final Score
Optrex World Challenge from Sheffield. Olympic champions and world record holders take on rising stars. Commentary by Hamilton Bland , Andy Jameson and Adrian Moorhouse.
Ice Hockey
Heineken British League play-offs. League runners-up
Murrayfield play Nottingham, the team that finished two points behind them in the title race. Commentary by Barry Davies and Paul Ferguson.
From Fairyhouse.
3.55 Jameson Irish Grand National (3m 5t)
The Irish stage their biggest steeplechase of the year.
Commentary by Tony O'Hehir.
Motor Racing
Auto Trader British Touring Car Championship from Donington Park. Commentary by Murray Walker.
Steve Rider reflects on the outcome of the 57th US Masters.
Final Score
Including Premier League news.


Introduced By: Ray Stubbs.
Commentary By: Hamilton Bland
Commentary By: Andy Jameson
Commentary By: Adrian Moorhouse.
Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: Paul Ferguson.
Commentary By: Tony O'Hehir.
Commentary By: Murray Walker.

: Disney Time

From Penrhyn Castle, Sarah Greene presents a magical collection of clips from all-time classics such as The Sword in the Stone, The Prince and the Pauper, Alice in Wonderland and The Jungle Book.
A Buena Vista production for BBC TV


Presenter: Sarah Greene

: Neighbours

Todd and Phoebe find their new-found love threatened.

: News

With Philip Hayton. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Regional News

: Eldorado

Rosemary makes an unpleasant discovery about her son.
Episode written by Lilie Ferrari
Series producer Corinne Hollingworth Director Henry Foster
A Cinema Verity/J D y T production for BBCtv


Written By: Lilie Ferrari
Producer: Corinne Hollingworth
Director: Henry Foster
Joy Slater: Leslee Udwin
Terry Flynn: Ben Murphy
Trish Valentine: Polly Perkins
Alex Morris: Derek Martin
Marcus Tandy: Jesse Birdsall
Pilar Moreno: Sandra Sandri
Sergio Munoz D 'A vila: Alexander Torrigiua
Rosemary Webb: Hilary Crane
Stephen Law: Stephen Hattersley
IsabelleLeduc: Framboise Gommendy
DrewLockkead: Campbell Morrison
Gwen Lockhead: Patricia Brake
Blair Lockhead: Josh Nathan
Nessa Lockhead: Julie Fernandez
Razor Snarpe: Kevin Hay
Freddie Martin: Roland Curram
Roberto Fernandez: Franco Rey
Rosario Fernandez: Stella Maris
Gerry Peters-Smith: Buki Armstrong
Susan Wilkinson: Fiona Walker

: Wildlife on One Easter Special

Shadow of the Hare. Why do we eat chocolate eggs? Who is the Easter bunny? And why do we call it Easter anyway? The answers are to be found in the everyday life of one of Britain's most enigmatic animals - the brown hare. Using dramatic footage of hare behaviour, this film shows some remarkable connections between natural history and mythology. It also combines a lyrical portrait of the countryside with songs in old English, performed by Maddy Prior. Producer Steve Nicholls says, "The film is a celebration of the English landscape, into which the hare fits beautifully." Narrated by David Attenborough. Series producer Mike Beynon
Exploding the myth of the Easter bunny SEE FEATURE page 20


Producer: Steve Nicholls
Unknown: David Attenborough.
Producer: Mike Beynon

: Waiting for God

Comedy series about a duo who never say die, written by Michael Aitkens and starring Graham Crowden
Stephanie Cole
Daisy, the new resident at
Bayview, tries to instil a bit of discipline into the place.
Director/Producer Gareth Gwenlan


Written By: Michael Aitkens
Unknown: Graham Crowden
Unknown: Stephanie Cole
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Tom: Graham Crowden
Diana: Stephanie Cole
Jane: Janine Duvitski
Harvey Bains: Daniel Hill
Daisy: Jane Downs
Jenny: Dawn Hope
Marion: Sandra Payne
Geoffrey: Andrew Tourell
Basil: Michael Bilton
Betty: Patricia Leslie

: Days of Thunder

Romance set in the world of motor racing, from the makers of Top Gun, starring Tom Cruise
Robert Duvall
Nicole Kidman
Arrogant race driver Cole
Trickle is recruited to a new team under Tim Daland , and forced to work with veteran car-builder Harry Hogge. The ego clashes between them are almost as violent as the on-track crashes. Then an accident introduces Cole to Dr Claire Lewicki - she puts him on the road to recovery, but he may never be the same again.
Director Tony Scott
SEE FILMS pag"59-72


Unknown: Tom Cruise
Unknown: Robert Duvall
Unknown: Nicole Kidman
Unknown: Tim Daland
Unknown: Harry Hogge.
Unknown: Claire Lewicki
Director: Tony Scott
ColeTrickle: Tom Cruise
Harry Hogge: Robert Duvall
Dr Claire Lewicki: Nicole Kidman
Tim Daland: Randy Quaid
Russ Wheeler: Cary Elwes
Rowdy Burns: Michael Rooker
Big John: Fred Dalton Thompson
Buck Bretherton: John C Reilly
Waddel: Jc Quinn
AldoBennedetti: Don Simpson
Jennie Burns: Caroline Williams
Darlene: Donna Wilson

: News

With Martyn Lewis. Subtitled
Regional News
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Victoria Wood's All Day Breakfast

Victoria Wood's Christmas special from last year gets a bank holiday re-run, featuring her hilarious spoof on daytime chat shows. With guests Julie Walters , Celia Imrie , Susie Blake , Duncan Preston and Lill Roughley.
Director/Producer Geoff Posner


Unknown: Julie Walters
Unknown: Celia Imrie
Unknown: Susie Blake
Unknown: Duncan Preston
Unknown: Lill Roughley.
Producer: Geoff Posner

: Paul McCartney - Up Close

A performance specially recorded in New York. Between the musical numbers, which include Beatles favourites as well as tracks from his latest album, Title and Title, McCartney reminisces about his friendship with John Lennon and talks of the advantages of being left-handed.


Unknown: John Lennon

: Cold Turkey

A satire of contemporary
America, starring Dick Van Dyke Bob Newhart
When a tobacco magnate offers $25 million to any town that can give up smoking for 30 days, he underestimates the will-power of the citizens of Eagle Rock. irector Norman Lear
SEE FILMS pages 59 72


Unknown: Dick van Dyke
Unknown: Bob Newhart
Unknown: Norman Lear
Rev Clayton Brooks: Dick van Dyke
Merwin Wren: Bob Newhart
Mayor Wappler: Vincent Gardenia
Natalie Brooks: Pippa Scott
Edgar Stopworlh: Tom Poston
HiramCGrayson: Edward Everett
Mrs Wappler: Jean Stapleton
Letitia Hornsby: Barbara Cason

: Weather

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

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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