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: Ceefax Pages

: Wlz Bang

With Toby Anstis.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Pigeon Street

Cartoon. Rpt

: Playdays

Today: the Tent Stop. Rpt
A Felgate production for BBCtv

: Breakfast with Frost

David Frost interviews the week's news makers.
Executive editor Bob Wheaton
Including at 8.15am and


Unknown: David Frost
Editor: Bob Wheaton

: Getting Through

Five programmes about how different people have coped with life's challenges.
Denise Smith broke her back and later her neck, leaving her totally numb from the neck down. But the former Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year finds that life still has much to offer. Rpt


Unknown: Denise Smith

: This Is the Day

Opera singer Jonathan Veira joins Michelle Guinness for prayer and reflection.


Singer: Jonathan Veira

: See Hear!

Programmes from America's deaf channel, the Silent
Network, continue with part 2 of Sign of Our Times, the first programme for the deaf transmitted in the USA. With signing and subtitles.

: When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

Plucked from the sea by a freak hurricane,
Sanna endures attacks by dinosaurs, man-eating plants and jealous tribeswomen before coming under the protection of an unusual guardian.
Director Val Guest (1969)
SEE FILMS pages 39-44


Director: Val Guest
Sanna: Victoria Vetri
Tara: Robin Hawdon
Kingsor: Patrick Allen
Khaku: Drewe Henley
Kane: Sean Caffrey

: World Stage

Music-makers from around the world converge on the Welsh town of Llangollen for the International Eisteddfod.

: CountryFile

A special report from John Craven about the plight of British youngsters who were forcibly shipped out to
Australia in the post-war years to work on farms. Plus weather for the week ahead at 12.55pm.


Unknown: John Craven

: News On the Record

The last in the series of political analysis with Jonathan Dimbleby and John Cole.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. Hattie and Debbie reveal their secrets.

: Lady Jane

The tragic story of Lady Jane Grey starring Helena Bonham Carter

Following the death of Henry VIII, England is riven by religious dissent. The Duke of Northumberland schemes for the unwilling and ill-prepared Lady Jane Grey to usurp the throne from his successor, the sickly Edward VI.
Director Trevor Nunn (1985)
SEE FILMS pages 39-44


Unknown: Helena Bonham Carter
Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Lady Jane Grey
Director: Trevor Nunn
Lady Jane Grey: Helena Bonham Carter
Guilford Dudley: Cary Elwes
Duke of Northumberland: John Wood
Dr Feckenham: Michael Hordern
Mrs Ellen: Jill Bennett
Princess Mary: Jane Lapotaire
Duchess of Suffolk: Sara Kestelman
Duke of Suffolk: Patrick Stewart
KingEdward VI: Warren Saire
Sir John Bridges: Joss Ackland

: Superdogs

In this week's dog-handling contest, Scotland takes on the Midlands. With Peter Purves , Cheryl Baker and vet
Bradley Viner.


Unknown: Peter Purves
Unknown: Cheryl Baker
Unknown: Bradley Viner.

: News

With Chris Lowe. Subtitled
Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: Thora on the Straight and Narrow

The second of a four-part series in which Thora Hird explores the respective paths to heaven and hell as depicted in turn-of-the-century religious posters. A Thiefin the Night. Thora learns that the choice between the slide to perdition and the narrow path to salvation is stark, but far from easy. Joining her this week are the Angel Voices Choir, organist Carlo Curley , the Surrey Harmony Ladies' Barbershop Choir and the Salvation Army's Staines Citadel Choir.
A Bryan Izzard production for BBCtv


Unknown: Thora Hird
Organist: Carlo Curley
Unknown: Bryan Izzard

: Passport

More travel and challenges presented by Anneka Rice.
In the final programme of the series, this week's contestants fly to Zimbabwe where they face an unusual survival test in the African bush and a canoe race through the rapids of the Zambezi river.
Director David Cumming
Series producer Mark Rowland A Mentorn production for BBCtv


Presented By: Anneka Rice.
Director: David Cumming
Producer: Mark Rowland

: Strathblair

The drama series set in early-50s rural Scotland starring Ian Carmichael, Francesca Hunt, Derek Riddell
Sir James and Lady Constance prepare to leave for the USA, but they have conflicting ideas about remarrying. Andrew's plans for the future of Strathblair shock and upset Flora. Umberto's flirtations stir up gossip and animosity in the village, and there are those who want to be rid of him.
Episode written by Sue Glover


Writer: Sue Glover
Producer: Leonard White
Director: Haldane Duncan
Sir James Menzies: Ian Carmichael
Jennifer Ritchie: Francesca Hunt
Alec Ritchie: Derek Riddell
Macrae of Balbuie: Andrew Keir
Andrew Menzies: David Robb
Flora Mclnnes: Kika Mirylees
Pheemie Robertson: Alison Peebles
Umberto Fabiani: Urbano Barberini
Robert Sinclair: Neil McKinven
Lady Constance: Moira Redmond
Kathleen Crowe: Hilary MacLean
Billy Gibb: John Kazek
Grant: Stuart McGugan
Janet Urquhart: Sarah Collier
Sergeant Ferrands: Nicola Burnett Smith
Forbes: Nicholas McArdle
MrsForbes: Ann Scott-Jones
Bobby Stewart: Laurie Ventry

: As Time Goes By

Starring Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer
Jean meets Lionel's father, an eccentric character, who has some rather surprising news. Written by Bob Larbey.
Producer Sydney Lotterby
Executive producer Philip Jones
A Theatre of Comedy/DL Taffner production for BBCtv


Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer
Written By: Bob Larbey.
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Producer: Philip Jones
Jean: Judi Dench
Lionel: Geoffrey Palmer
Judith: Moira Brooker
Father: Frank Middlemass
Mrs Bale: Janet Henfrey

: News

With Martyn Lewis. Subtitled
Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: DH Lawrence's The Rainbow

First in a two-part version of Anne Devlin 's award-winning adaptation of Lawrence's classic novel, starring Imogen Stubbs
Set at the turn of the century, the novel tells of the passions and fortunes of a Midlands farming family, and it was banned for obscenity shortly after its publication in 1915. Ghosts. 1899-1900: Ursula
Brangwen, nearing the end of her schooldays, is strongly attracted to the son of a family friend. When he leaves to fight in the Boer War, Ursula forms a close attachment with her teacher, Winifred Inger. Part 2 and cast tomorrow at 10.10pm. Producer Chris Parr


Unknown: Anne Devlin
Unknown: Imogen Stubbs
Unknown: Winifred Inger.
Producer: Chris Parr

: Everyman

Life before Death
Over the centuries people who have been to the brink of death have reported strange experiences after they had apparently lost consciousness. Recent medical advances in revival techniques have led to a great increase in people having these near death experiences.
Everyman meets three people who have had these sensations and two experts, a psychologist and a theologist, whose views of the meaning of near death experiences are worlds apart. Producer Howard Reid
Series editor John Blake
A CSL production for BBCtv


Producer: Howard Reid
Editor: John Blake

: The Train Now Departing

Another chance to see this six-part series from looking at the last of Britain's steam railways.
The Long Drag. A look at the famous Settle-Carlisle railway over the western Pennines.
Producer Andrew Johnson


Producer: Andrew Johnson

: Soft Beds, Hard Battles

Saucy British comedy starring Peter Sellers in seven roles.
June 1940: the Nazis invade Paris and begin to close all houses of ill repute. All except a popular haunt of the Gestapo and, British Intelligence.
With Jenny Hanley , Curt Jurgens , Rula Lenska and Windsor Davies.
Director Roy Boulting (1973)
SEE FILMS pages 39-44


Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Jenny Hanley
Unknown: Curt Jurgens
Director: Roy Boulting

: Weather

: BBC Select

Pathways to Care: "Working for Quality: NVQ and SVQs" An opportunity to record the first programme in this new service for people involved in caring, child care, and education.

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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.

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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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