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: Breakfast News

News every quarter hour.

: A Word in Your Ear

Actor Leslie Grantham and travel writer Anne Gregg compete against actress Ruth Madoc and Bullseye's
Jim Bowen in the verbal game show that tests communication skills. Presented by Gordon Burns.


Unknown: Leslie Grantham
Unknown: Anne Gregg
Unknown: Ruth Madoc
Unknown: Jim Bowen
Presented By: Gordon Burns.

: King of the Road

Ross King and Anna Walker continue their visits to towns and cities in the UK, meeting
British people at work and play. Today, the coastal town of Llanelli on Carmarthen Bay.
VIEWERS' QUIZ: see Tuesday


Unknown: Ross King
Unknown: Anna Walker
Unknown: Carmarthen Bay.

: News Subtitled

Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

With Toby Anstis.
The Roundabout Stop.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Good Morning ... with Anne and Nick

Daily magazine presented by Anne Diamond and Nick Owen.
10.50 Fashion
11.00 News (Subtitled); Weather
11.20 Library of Romance
11.30 Video Stars
11.35 Agony Aunt Phone-in with Claire Rayner
11.50 Travel
12.00 News (Subtitled); Weather


Presented By: Anne Diamond
Presented By: Nick Owen.
Unknown: Claire Rayner

: Pebble Mill

The guests are Kim Hartman , who plays Helga in 'Allo 'Alb!, and Sonia, who sings Britain's entry in this year's Eurovision Song Contest on 15 May.
Presented by Alan Titchmarsh.


Unknown: Kim Hartman
Presented By: Alan Titchmarsh.

: Good Morning

... returns with a review of the morning's events.
HOTLINE: see Tuesday

: One O'Clock News

With John Tusa. Subtitled
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: John Tusa.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Neighbours

: Eldorado

: Hawaii Five-0

Starring Jack Lord
A Matter of Mutual Concern
A bizarre murder threatens an outbreak of gangland war.


Unknown: Jack Lord

: Turnabout

Word quiz with Rob Curling.


Unknown: Rob Curling.

: Cartoon

: Pingu

Animated fun.

: Wild Bunch

Janice Acquah and Mark Evans see what happens if you take one link out of the food chain.


Presenter: Janice Acquah
Presenter: Mark Evans
Thanks To: Penny Boyd
Thanks To: Roger Catan
Lighting: Charles Osbourne
Camera Supervisor: Paul Woolston
Sound: Louise Willcox
Vision Mixer: Maria Needle
Videotape Editor: Brian Cutts
Design: Lynda Kettle
Costume: Paul Higton
Floor Manager: Steve Pierson
Production Team: Katherine Gatt
Production Team: Annie Purcell
Production Team: Claire Silverman
Researcher: Michelle Thompson
Assistant Producer: Anne Denehy
Series Producer: Jane Tarleton
Producer: Margie Barbour
Director: Martyn Suker

: Galaxy Goof-Ups

Cartoon fun with Yogi Bear and his crazy crew.


Unknown: Yogi Bear

: The Movie Game

Jonathon Morris hosts another round of the film and video quiz.
Competition Line [phone number removed] (calls cost 35p maximum).
Rules from [address removed].


Presenter: Jonathon Morris
Contributor: Roger Bunnage
Contributor: Keith King
Contributor: Bazz Harris
Theme Music: Stan Shaw
Lighting: Barry Chatfield
Sound: Roger Guest
Technical Co-Ordinator: John Carney
Vision Mixer: Roger Sutton
Floor Manager: Gerald Steeden
Cameras: Dave Ballantyne
Graphics: Chris Brett
Visual Effects: Andy McVean
Costume: Kathryn Ayerst
Make Up: Helen Smith
Design: Bob Farr
Videotape Editor: Collo Caulton
Contributor: Colin Cobb
Contributor: Chris Cony
Contributor: James Ralph
Contributer: Mike Wild
Production Team: Linda Hearn
Production Team: Camilla McNair
Production Team: Patsy Titcomb
Production Assistant: Douglas Woodroff
Researcher: Rosalyn Walsh
Executive Producer: Christopher Pilkington
Director: David Crichton
Producer: Christopher Tandy

: Newsround

News for children.

: Dodgem

A six-part children's drama series by Bernard Ashley.
4: Simon is determined to get his father away from hospital.


Unknown: Bernard Ashley.
Simon Leighton: Sean Maguire
Rose Penfold: Lucy Speed
Charlie Penfold: Trevor Peacock
Alex Leighton: John Telfer
Ruth: Jo Martin
Rick Bayne: Richard Bonneville
Tucker: James Marcus
Chris: Patrick Robinson
Doctor: Janet Steel
Tanyard: Jamie Golding
Little Lee: Adam Searles
Badger Smith: Leonard Maguire
Teacher: Kate McLoughlin

: Neighbours

Todd and Phoebe face the break-up of their relationship. Faye is making careful preparations but what is she going to do exactly? Toby gives himself nightmares by watching a horror video.

: Six O'Clock News

With Anna Ford and Andrew Harvey. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Andrew Harvey.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Eldorado

Ingrid wonders why Pilar hasn't come back. Alex is losing patience with Marcus. Episode written by Tony Jordan


Written By: Tony Jordan

: Tomorrow's World

What's new in science, technology and medicine. A year ago this week, newspapers all over the world proclaimed the scientific
"discovery of the century". Nasa claimed that one of its spacecraft had taken the first picture of the cosmic Big Bang. Tomorrow's World takes a close look at that picture and asks whether scientists have really explained the origin of life, the universe, and everything? And Bob Symes tests the latest ideas from some of Britain's inventors.
With Howard Stableford, Kate Bellingham , Carmen Pryce and Judith Hann.
Producer David Sington Editor Dana Purvis
INFORMATION LINE: 089 1 -[number removed](calls are charged at 36p per minute cheap rate. 48p at all other times).


Unknown: Bob Symes
Unknown: Kate Bellingham
Unknown: Carmen Pryce
Unknown: Judith Hann.
Producer: David Sington
Editor: Dana Purvis

: Growing Pains: I'd Rather Lead a Band

Ten-part drama series, created by Steve Wetton, about the joys and pains of a family who foster.
Starring Ray Brooks, Sharon Duce.
The Hollingsworths have been fostering pre-adoptive babies one after the other for months and Tom's had enough of nappies and sleepless nights.
Pat promises little Adam will be the last one - but then Caroline comes up with a request she can't refuse.
See preview page


Creator: Steve Wetton
Producer: Richard Bramall
Director: Michael Simpson
Tom Hollingsworth: Ray Brooks
Pat Hollingsworth: Sharon Duce
Mark Hollingsworth: Tat Whalley
Lisa Hollingsworth: Rosie Marcel
Simon Hollingsworth: Peter Lloyd
Joan Craddock: Rosemary Leach
Miriam Craddock: Lill Roughley
George Critchley: Trevor Peacock
Sandra Philips: Liz Crowther
Caroline Thornley: Clare Byam Shaw
Jason Begley: Sean Maguire
Matthew: David McAlister
Mrs Russell: Denyse Alexander

: TV Heroes

Danny Baker delves into the archives to find some of television's most unlikely heroes and heroines of the past. In the first often programmes, armed only with didgeridoo and wobble board, he goes in search of Rolf Harris. The king of all-round entertainment, Harris recently enjoyed a revival with his unusual version of Led
Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven. Director Mick Conefrey
Producer Caroline Wright


Unknown: Danny Baker
Unknown: Rolf Harris.
Director: Mick Conefrey
Producer: Caroline Wright

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Bill Giles


Documentaries uncovering human stories from the world of science, medicine and technology. Art and Chips. A work of art, specially commissioned by Q E D, is being given away by the programme tonight.
Created by the "father of pop art" Richard Hamilton , it offers an amusing but disturbing view of today's world. He made his name in the 1950s when, using scissors and glue, he produced a collage depicting life in that period. That work is now worth several hundred thousand pounds. For his 1990s version, he uses the latest computer technology to combine feature film, television programmes, magazines and photographs. Although the original exists only in his computer, he has produced 5,000 hand signed laser prints which will be given away to viewers.
Joanna Lumley tells the story of a unique collaboration between art and television.
Director Rob Bayly
Series editorSusanSpindler
PRINT DRAW: these will be allocated in a draw on Friday 7 May. Applications to the address shown at the end of the programme.


Unknown: Richard Hamilton
Unknown: Joanna Lumley
Director: Rob Bayly

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Desmond Lynam.
Premier League Football
All the critical action from the key matches, plus all the goal action and reaction from the rest of the evening's fixture list. Commentary by John Motson and Barry Davies.
Greyhound Racing
Coverage of the BBC
Television Trophy final from Wimbledon Stadium. Tonight marks its 34th running.
World Snooker
Latest first round action of the World Championship from Sheffield.
Producer Vivien Kent
Editor Brian Barwick


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam.
Commentary By: John Motson
Commentary By: Barry Davies.
Producer: Vivien Kent
Editor: Brian Barwick

: Weather

: BBC Select

2.15am Accountancy Television: scrambled
3.15am Legal Network
Television: scrambled

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.

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