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: Breakfast News

News every quarter hour.

: Best of British

Today's selection of classic British film clips features whodunits.

: Three in the Wild

Concluding part of this wildlife documentary. Having survived earlier setbacks, Mordicus the buzzard finally begins to fend for himself.

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

With Zoe Ball ,
The Roundabout Stop.


Unknown: Zoe Ball

: Rupert

: The Flintstones

Prehistoric cartoon fun.

: News

Regional News; Weather

: High Chaparral

Victoria is forcibly brought to an Apache camp to treat the chief's dying son.

: Top Gear-Take Two

Quentin Wilson advises on what to look out for when purchasing a Mercedes SL sports car.


Unknown: Quentin Wilson

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Sun Kosi:River of Gold

Set amid the magnificent scenery of the Himalayan
Kingdom of Nepal, the Sun Kosi river more than tested the skill, tenacity and will power of a 22-man team of international canoeists, pushing them to their ultimate capacity.
12.55pm Regional News; Weather

: One O'Clock News

With John Tusa.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: John Tusa.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Neighbours

: Going for Gold


: Hawaii Five-0

McGarrett tries to uncover a deadly plot.

: Today's Gourmet

Chef Jacques Pepin prepares steamed cod over an olive-fig-caper tapenade, Burgundian chicken in red wine and blueberries and yoghurt.


Unknown: Jacques Pepin

: Cartoon Triple Bill

Three short films from the MGM studios.

: Radio Roo

With Toby Anstis.
Third of six comedy dramas, written by and starring Waynejackman.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Bananaman


: Pirates of Dark Water

Cartoon series. The kingdom of Octopon's salvation depends on the young warrior Ren and his misfit friends.

: Hartbeat

More new ideas for picture-making. Today: a multi-coloured picture using only one pigment, drawing with calligraphy pens and giving the frog its cardboard background. With Tony Hart and Gabrielle Bradshaw.


Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Gabrielle Bradshaw.

: Newsround

: Byker Grove

A 20-part children's drama. 18: Paul and Nicola provide a safe haven for Debbie.
Episode written by Matthew Graham A Zenith North production for BBCtv


Written By: Matthew Graham

: Neighbours

Toby makes a mistake, Lou says goodbye to$1,000 and Cathy is unnerved by an encounter with Lindsay.

: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons and Anna Ford.
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Beverly Hills Cop

I Comedy thriller starring
Eddie Murphy
An old friend's murder leads impulsive Detroit detective Axel Foley to Los Angeles to find out about the killing. A law unto himself, Foley's attitude makes him enemies - among the cops as well as the crooks.
Quick-witted and unconventional, he soon digs up dirt in supposedly squeaky-clean Beverly Hills.
This box office hit features an impressive hit musical soundtrack with contributions from Glen Frey , the Pointer Sisters and Patti LaBelle.
Director Martin Brest (1984)
SEE FILMS pages 40-45


Unknown: Eddie Murphy
Unknown: Axel Foley
Unknown: Glen Frey
Unknown: Patti Labelle.
Director: Martin Brest
Axel Foley: Eddie Murphy
Det Billy Rosewood: Judge Reinhold
Jenny Summers: Lisa Eilbacher
Victor Maitland: Steven Berkoff
Sgt Taggart: John Ashton
Lt Bogomil: Ronny Cox
MikeyTandino: James Russo
Zack: Jonathan Banks
Chief Hubbord: Stephen Elliott
Insp Todd: Gilbert R Hill
Det Foster: Art Kimbro
DetMcCabe: Joel Bailey
Serge: Bronson Pinchot
Jeffrey: Paul Reiser
Casey: Michael Champion
Donny: Philip Levien
Det Owenby: Scott Murphy

: Points of View

Anne Robinson presents viewers' comments on recent
BBCtv programmes. Producer Bernard Newnham
WRITE TO: Points of View. BBCtv Centre. London W 12 7RJ; or phone or fax on [number removed]. RADIO TIMES LETTERS: page


Unknown: Anne Robinson
Producer: Bernard Newnham

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Inside Story

In January 1987 Terry Waite was taken hostage in Beirut. During the 1,763 days of his captivity, rumour and speculation mounted over the events leading up to his kidnapping, in particular the extent of his association with Oliver North , the American colonel at the centre of the arms-for-hostages deals. Was Waite naive or headstrong in returning to Beirut? What were his motives at the time? Did he have the right sort of personality to negotiate successfully with the kidnappers?
In this exclusive film Waite faces up to these issues, he describes the deprivation and tortures of nearly four years of solitary captivity, reveals the tensions of life with the other hostages and explains how the legacy of those years is a haunting sense of vulnerability. Producer Jeremy Mills
Executive producerSteve Hewlett


Unknown: Terry Waite
Unknown: Oliver North

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Desmond Lynam andRayStubbs.
Olympic Decision
Desmond Lynam and Barry Davies are in Monte Carlo for tomorrow's vote on the venue for the Olympic Games in 2000. (Olympic 2000: the Decision Day tomorrowat 7.00pm)
Highlights from the crucial matches in England's World Cup group. Norway take on Poland and Holland travel to
San Marino. Commentary by John Motson and Tony Gubba. Plus the best of the weekend's
Premiership matches.
Glasgow's Gary Jacobs makes the first defence of his
European Welterweight title against France's
Daniel Bicchieray. Commentary from Wembley by Harry Carpenter.
Steve Rider reports from the Belfry as the final preparations are made for the Ryder Cup. Can the European team win back the prize, won so dramatically by the Americans at Kiawah Island two years ago? Producer Vivien Kent
Editor Brian Barwick


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Barry Davies
Commentary By: John Motson
Commentary By: Tony Gubba.
Unknown: Gary Jacobs
Unknown: Daniel Bicchieray.
Unknown: Harry Carpenter.
Unknown: Steve Rider
Producer: Vivien Kent
Editor: Brian Barwick

: She's Dressed to Kill

Thriller starring Eleanor Parker
Jessica Walter
At a lavish fashion show in an isolated mountain retreat the world's most beautiful models are being murdered one by one.
Director Gus Trikonis (1979)
SEE FILMS pages 40-45


Unknown: Eleanor Parker
Unknown: Jessica Walter
Director: Gus Trikonis
RegineDanton: Eleanor Parker
Irene Barton: Jessica Walter
Alan Lenz: John Rubinstein
AlixGoldman: Connie Sellecca
DavidBarton: Jim McMullen
Victor DeSalle: Clive Revill
LauraGooch: Gretchen Corbett
Deenie Gooch: Barbara Cason
Kate Bedford: Cathee Shirriff
Colette: Corinne Calvet
Camille Bettencourt: Joanna Cassidy
Lortta: Marianne McAndrew
Luke: Seamon Glass
Tony Smith: Peter Horton
Rudy: Jonathan Banks
Jacqueline: Casey Brown
Marissa Newport: Gail Joy

: 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.

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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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