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: Johnson and Friends

With Philippa Forrester. Stereo

: Playdays

The Why Bird Stop. Rpt

: Breakfast with Frost

David Frost interviews the week's news makers and reviews the papers. Series editor Barney Jones
Executive editor Bob Wheaton
Including at 8.15 and 9.00 News; plus weather forecasts


Unknown: David Frost
Editor: Bob Wheaton

: Heart and Soul

This week featuring live music from
Tom Robinson and Mart yn Joseph. Plus Tony Robinson 's Good Book Guide, God and the Gatepost with author Susan Howatch , and the Royle
Commission with Roger Royle. With Lynn Parsons and David Grant.
TELEPHONE: [number removed] with your comments.


Unknown: Tom Robinson
Unknown: Tony Robinson
Unknown: Susan Howatch
Unknown: Roger Royle.
Unknown: Lynn Parsons
Unknown: David Grant.

: See Hear!

A report on the progress of the Civil Rights Bill. And the cameras go into public places to find out if the Sympathetic Hearing Scheme has improved the service given to deaf customers. With signing and subtitles.

: Denied the 9 to 5

Nearly 70 per cent of disabled people are out of work. In the first of five programmes, Ian Dury asks what employers, government and the disabled themselves are doing about unemployment. Stereo


Unknown: Ian Dury

: Business Matters

How can British companies meet world-class standards? A Lauderdale production for BBCtv

: Tales from the Map Room

The lies and half-truths told by maps and mapmakers. Rpt Stereo

: Countryfile

Rural issues, with John Craven. Plus the week's weather at 12.25


Unknown: John Craven.

: News; On the Record

Political analysis with John Humphrys.


Unknown: John Humphrys.

: EastEnders

Three-episode omnibus edition.

: A Hazard of Hearts

An adaptation of Barbara Cartland 's bestselling romance. The all-star cast includes Helena Bonham Carter Diana Rigg , Edward Fox
The future of the beautiful, orphaned
Serena Staverley lies in the hands of the notorious Marquis of Vulcan. With Fiona Fullerton , Marcus Gilbert ,
Christopher Plummer , Stewart Granger , Anna Massey.


Unknown: Barbara Cartland
Unknown: Helena Bonham Carter
Unknown: Diana Rigg
Unknown: Edward Fox
Unknown: Serena Staverley
Unknown: Fiona Fullerton
Unknown: Marcus Gilbert
Unknown: Christopher Plummer
Unknown: Stewart Granger
Unknown: Anna Massey.

: Biteback

Viewers air their concerns about BBC programmes. With Sue Lawley.
A Barraclough Carey production for BBCtv


Presenter: Sue Lawley

: Eurovision 94

Tips for le top. Second of two previews of the Eurovision Song Contest, to be held next Saturday. With Terry Wogan and Peter Snow.


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Peter Snow.

: Masterchef

Three contestants from Scotland and Northern Ireland compete to impress this week's judges, Italian chef Valentina Harris and actor Nigel Havers. With Loyd Grossman.
Producer Richard Bryan ; Executive producers Bradley Adams and Richard Kalms
A Union Pictures production for BBCtv


Unknown: Valentina Harris
Unknown: Nigel Havers.
Unknown: Loyd Grossman.
Producer: Richard Bryan
Producers: Bradley Adams
Producers: Richard Kalms

: News

With Chris Lowe. Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Songs of Praise

Tonight's programme, for the day after St George's Day, comes from Christchurch in Dorset. The music is provided by the Band of the 1 st Battalion the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, from the longest parish church in England,
Christchurch Priory. Hymns include: For All the Saints, All People That on Earth, and Jesus, the Name High over All. With Alan Titchmarsh.
Producer Sarah Rutty ; Editor Helen Alexander


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh.
Producer: Sarah Rutty
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Honey for Tea

New comedy series starring Felicity Kendal
Nancy takes on a cleaning lady while Jake spends the weekend at Lucy's stately home.
Written by Michael Aitkens
Director/Producer Gareth Gwenlan


Unknown: Felicity Kendal
Written By: Michael Aitkens
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Nancy Belasco: Felicity Kendal
Prof Simon: Latimer Nigellevaillant
Sir Dickie Hobhouse: Leslie Phillips
Jake Belasco: Patrick McCollough
Dr Basil Quinn: Alan David
Lucy Courtney: Caroline Harker
Charlie Chadwick: Crispin Bonham Carter
Mary Harris: Brenda Bruce
Lady St Clair: April Walker
Lord St Clair: Bernard Lawrence

: Pie in the Sky

Drama series about a gourmet detective, starring Richard Griffiths
Passion Fruit Fool. Crabbe is desperate to perfect his sorbet recipe but no one will leave him in peace. And chef Steve seems to be making a habit of getting himself arrested.
Episode written by Paul Hines
Producers David Wimbury and Jacky Stoller Director George Case
A Witzend production for BBCtv


Unknown: Richard Griffiths
Written By: Paul Hines
Producers: David Wimbury
Producers: Jacky Stoller
Director: George Case
Henry Crabbe: Richard Griffiths
Margaret Crabbe: Maggie Steed
Alec Bailey: Jim Carter
Tina: Angela Clarke
Rick: Patrick O'Kane
Maxwell: Andy Serkis
Steve Turner: Joe Duttine
Linda: Alison McKenna

: Ain't Misbehavin'

Final episode in the new comedy series starring Peter Davison
Nicola Pagett
Clive puts his foot down, gets kissed and likes it. Could there be life after Melissa?
Written by Roy Clarke
Director/Producer Tony Dow


Unknown: Peter Davison
Unknown: Nicola Pagett
Written By: Roy Clarke
Producer: Tony Dow
Clive Quigley: Peter Davison
Sonia Drysdale: Nicola Pagett
Melissa Quigley: Lesley Manville
Dave Drysdale: John Duttine
Mrs Whales: Polly Hemingway

: News

With Martyn Lewis.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Sunday Night Clive

The list of celebrities who have pitched themselves alongside the wry humour and biting wit of Clive James has been as impressive as ever: Joan Collins , Tony Curtis , Victoria Wood and tonight, in the last of the current series, Peter Cook.
But one of the strangest moments in the series was with singer Engelbert Humperdinck who, when challenged to demonstrate his macho prowess, ripped a pack of playing cards in half. And one of the most amusing was with Tom Hanks , yet to win his Oscar for best actor in Philadelphia, who described the night he spent in the White House. He and his wife hung a sign on their door which read: " you hear rockin', don't bother knockin'."
Series producer Beatrice Ballard
Executive producer Richard Drewett


Unknown: Joan Collins
Unknown: Tony Curtis
Unknown: Victoria Wood
Unknown: Peter Cook.
Singer: Engelbert Humperdinck
Unknown: Tom Hanks
Producer: Beatrice Ballard
Producer: Richard Drewett

: Mastermind

The contest returns to
Brighton's Dome Theatre with specialist subjects on the life and films of Clint Eastwood ; British higher education
1945-80; the life and works of Tchaikovsky; and the life and works of Laura Ingalls Wilder. With Magnus Magnusson. Director David Mitchell
Producer Penelope Cowell Doe


Unknown: Clint Eastwood
Unknown: Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson.
Director: David Mitchell
Producer: Penelope Cowell Doe

: Everyman

Abortion is illegal in Ireland. As a result, at least 100 Irish women travel to England each week to terminate their pregnancies. Condemned by Church, state and sometimes their families, the women face immense practical and emotional difficulties.
Tonight's programme charts the experiences of four women who had to overcome an information ban, a hostile medical establishment, economic hardship, and the trauma of doing something they had been taught from childhood was a sin.
Producer Leanne Pooley
Editor John Blake
A Mosaic production for BBCtv


Editor: John Blake

: They Call Me Mister Tibbs!

Continuing the Watching the Detectives season is this sequel to the classic police thriller In the Heat of the Night.
Starring Sidney Poitier Martin Landau
Following the savage murder of a young prostitute, Lt Virgil Tibbs receives an anonymous telephone call implicating the Rev Sharpe , a crusading local minister and friend. Tibbs finds himself torn between personal loyalty and the need to solve a violent crime.
Director Gordon Douglas (1970)


Unknown: Sidney Poitier
Unknown: Martin Landau
Unknown: Lt Virgil Tibbs
Unknown: Rev Sharpe
Director: Gordon Douglas
Unknown: Barry Norman
Virgil Tibbs: Sidney Poitier
Rev Logan Sharpe: Martin Landau
Valerie Tibbs: Barbara McNair
Rice Weedon: Anthony Zerbe
Capt Marden: Jeff Corey
Woody Garfield: Edward Asner
Herbert Kenner: David Sheiner
Mealie: Juano Hernandez
Marge Garfield: Norma Crane

: Weather

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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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