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: Breakfast News

News every quarter hour.

: Morning Surgery

Including a visit to a hospice in the north of England, plus a look at appendicitis and the safe use of steroids. With
Dr Mark Porter and Lydia Thomas.


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Unknown: Lydia Thomas.

: Pop Goes Summer

Today, Ross King tours New
York with singer Cyndi Lauper. COMPETITION LINE: see Tuesday


Unknown: Ross King
Singer: Cyndi Lauper.

: Whatever Happened to...?

Jan Leeming looks back at the stories which made the news.
Including a report on life today in Ballykelly, scene of the Droppin' Well pub bombing, and a meeting with Ally MacLeod , who took the Scottish football team to Argentina.


Unknown: Jan Leeming
Unknown: Ally MacLeod

: News

Regional News; Weather

: ' Playdays

With Zoe Ball and your birthday greetings.
The Roundabout Stop.


Unknown: Zoe Ball

: Rupert

With Rupert 's help, Ping Pong manages to hatch an ancient egg found in Nutwood quarry.


Unknown: With Rupert
Unknown: Ping Pong

: A Summer Good Morning

Today: weatherman Ian McCaskill becomes a blacksmith, Rosemary Conley shows how to keep fit, and a photo shoot with the winners of the supermodel competition.


Unknown: Ian McCaskill
Unknown: Rosemary Conley

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Carol and Company

Comedy starring Carol Bumett Chirpy Mrs Tibbet has her day planned perfectly - then things suddenly start going terribly, disastrously wrong.


Unknown: Carol Bumett
Unknown: Chirpy Mrs Tibbet

: My Wilderness Reprieved

Second programme in which Phil Drabble gives a personal view on the future of the countryside, and meets some kindred spirits who are fighting for the environment.
(Third programme next Tuesday)


Unknown: Phil Drabble

: News

Regional News; Weather

: King of the Road Revisited

Ross King looks back at the various islands he visited during his mammoth tour of the British Isles. With Anna Walker.


Unknown: Ross King
Unknown: Anna Walker.

: Pebble Mill Encore

Alan Titchmarsh and Judi Spiers remember some famous comedy faces.


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Judi Spiers

: One O'Clock News

With John Tusa.
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: John Tusa.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Neighbours

: Going for Gold

Quiz hosted by Henry Kelly.


Unknown: Henry Kelly.

: Hawaii Five-0

An army base robbery creates a diversion for a cunning kidnapping, but the mastermind is endangered by the hardened crook he double-crossed.

: Today's Gourmet

American chef Jacques Pepin transforms the traditional French cuisine of his childhood into healthy three-course meals which can be produced in about half an hour. Today he prepares country-style braised artichokes stuffed with breadcrumbs and garlic, mussels in white wine with low-fat fried potatoes and creamy coffee-flavoured caramel custard.


Chef: Jacques Pepin

: Bananaman

With Toby Anstis.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Radio Roo

Six comedy dramas, written by and starring Wayne Jackman. Dennis and Clive are ready to celebrate the second birthday of Radio Roo, but Mrs Lovett has other ideas. With Ian
Tregonning, Caroline O'Connor and Megg Nicol.


Unknown: Wayne Jackman.
Unknown: Mrs Lovett
Unknown: Caroline O'Connor
Unknown: Megg Nicol.

: The Legend of Prince Valiant

Animated adventures.

: The Really Wild Roadshow

The last programme in the series comes from Bridgemere Wildlife Park. Featuring great British wildlife from dinosaurs to walruses to wolves. Meet a neanderthal man, giant tortoises, grey seals and a few of the 2,000,000 wading birds that winter here. With Terry Nutkins , Chris Packham and Sue Dawson.


Unknown: Terry Nutkins
Unknown: Chris Packham
Unknown: Sue Dawson.

: Newsround

: Byker Grove

A 20-part children's drama.
16: Noddy provides a solution to the rivalry between the Grovers and Burners.
Leah regrets confiding in Charlie.
Amanda prepares for a big date. Patsy attempts to drum up support for a band.
Episode written by Matthew Graham A Zenith North production for BBCtv


Written By: Matthew Graham

: Neighbours

Helen faces a charge of contempt of court when she goes to defend Dorothy over her speeding fine. Brad thinks that he might not be ready for the kind of commitment Beth is asking him to make. Michael continues to threaten the harmony of the Martin family and Philip decides he must have words with his son.

: Six O'Clock News

With Anna Ford and Andrew Harvey.
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Andrew Harvey.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Back to the Future

Time travel comedy adventure starring
I Michael J Fox
Christopher Lloyd Crispin Glover
High school student Marty
McFly is always late - until the day that he tries out Dr Emmett Brown 's time machine and finds himself 30 years early!
Stranded in 1955 Marty meets his parents and unwittingly changes their destiny. Can he put things right and return to the future before it's too late?
Director Robert Zemeckis (1985)
SEE FILMS pages 41-46


Unknown: Michael J Fox
Unknown: Christopher Lloyd
Unknown: Crispin Glover
Unknown: Dr Emmett Brown
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Marty McFly: Michael J Fox
Dr Emmett Brown: Christopher Lloyd
George McFly: Crispin Glover
Lorraine Baines: Lea Thompson
Biff Tannen: Thomas Fwilson
Jennifer Parker: Claudia Wells
Dave McFly: Marc McClure
Linda McFly: Wendie Jo Sperber
Sam Baines: George Dicenzo
Mr Strickland: James Tolkan
3-D: Casey Siemaszko
Match: Billy Zane
MarvinBerry: Harry Waters Jr
Goldie Wilson: Donald Fullilove
Babs: Lisa Freeman
Betty: Cristen Kauffman
Pa Peabody: Will Hare
Ma Peabody: Ivy Bethune
Sherman Peabody: Jason Marin
Milton Baines: Jason Hervey
Sally Baines: Maia Brewton
Dixon: Courtney Gains
Lou: Norman Alden
Guy: Gary Riley

: Points of View

Anne Robinson presents viewers' comments on recent
BBCtv programmes. Producer Bernard Newnham
WRITE TO: Points of View, BBCtv Centre. London W 1 7RJ; you can phone or fax on [number removed]. RADIO TIMES LETTERS: page
Anne Robinson dines with Clement Freud


Unknown: Anne Robinson
Producer: Bernard Newnham
Unknown: Anne Robinson
Unknown: Clement Freud

: Nine O'clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Inside Story

Return of the hard-hitting investigative series.
Immoral Earnings
The violent, degrading and complex relationship between pimps and prostitutes in London is explored in this film by Olivia Lichtenstein. Shot in the hotels and streets of Paddington, it reveals the brutal methods used to keep girls on the game. The camera follows the Metropolitan
Police's vice unit on the trail of the pimp of a 16-year-old prostitute, and on a raid of a brothel run by organised crime. A 36-year-old woman tells of how, when in fear of her life, she was persuaded to testify against her pimp, who was jailed for ten years. "We crave love and attention," she says, "and when we find someone we don't want to let him go, even if it means giving him every penny you earn." Of the pimps Insp Theo Dawson observes: "A lot of people say that living off immoral earnings is a victim-less crime.... Clearly it's not, and the women are the victims."
Executive producer Steve Hewlett


Unknown: Olivia Lichtenstein.
Unknown: Theo Dawson
Producer: Steve Hewlett

: Sportsnight

This is an important night for British soccer teams in the World Cup, as the climax of the qualifying competition draws closer. Desmond Lynam presents extended highlights of England's match as well as action from the other games involving the home teams.
England v Poland
England need a win against
Poland at Wembley to maintain their chances of reaching next year's finals. The 2-0 defeat against Norway in Oslo three months ago was a major setback and there is a difficult trip to Holland coming up next. Graham Taylor will therefore be looking for a morale-boosting performance from his team and much will depend upon the role played by the mercurial Paul Gascoigne.
Commentary by Barry Davies and John Motson. Analysis from Jimmy Hill and Terry Venables.
Wales v Czech/Slovak Republics
Wales are currently on a roll as they take on the unified team from the former Czechoslovakia at Cardiff Arms Park. With Rush, Giggs, Hughes and Saunders all in form, Welsh hopes of the trip to the USA are building up.
Scotland v Switzerland
Scotland must win against Switzerland in Aberdeen to maintain their slim hopes.
Northern Ireland v Latvia
Like Scotland, Northern
Ireland have to get maximum points in Belfast to have any hope of qualifying. ProducerVivien Kent
Editor Brian Barwick


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Graham Taylor
Unknown: Paul Gascoigne.
Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: John Motson.
Commentary By: Terry Venables.
Editor: Brian Barwick

: Weather

: BBC Select

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

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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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