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: Business Breakfast

With Paul Burden and Sara Coburn.
Timetable on Monday


Unknown: Paul Burden
Unknown: Sara Coburn.

: Breakfast News

With Justin Webb and Sara Coburn.
VJ Memories: two secret radio operators meet for the first time in 50 years. Timetable on Monday


Unknown: Justin Webb
Unknown: Sara Coburn.

: Children's BBC: Smart

Art show. Today, how to make a monster folder, tips from artist Tony Hart on drawing from nature, how to give character to vegetables and the largest dot-to-dot picture on wheels.
Competition Line: [number removed] (calls cost a maximum 25p). For a copy of the rules, send an sae to [address removed]


Artist: Tony Hart

: Children's BBC: X-Men

More cartoon adventures with the mutant super heroes.

: Children's BBC: Playdays

Today, the Playbus stops at the Playground Stop.

: Roses Are for the Rich

First of a two-part vengeance drama. An orphaned girl grows up in the Appalachian coalfields. She eventually marries her childhood sweetheart, but when he is killed, she vows revenge on the mine owner.
(Concludes tomorrow at 10.30am)

Including at 11.00 News; Regional News; Weather


Autumn Osborne: Lisa Hartman
Doug Osborne: Bruce Dern
Lonnie Norton: Jim Youngs
Aunt Molly: Anne Haney
Lloyd Murphy: Joe Penny
Kendall Murphy: Kate Mulgrew
Ella: Betty Buckley
Everett: Richard Masur

: TalkAbout

Viewers are given the chance to have their say on the day's big news stories. With
John Cole.
Phone Line: [number removed] (calls charged at local rate).

12.50 Regional News; Weather


Presenter: John Cole

: One O'Clock News

Including a special live VJ Day report by John Tusa from Tokyo.


Reporter: John Tusa

: Neighbours

(Details at 5.35pm) (Stereo)

: Cricket

Live coverage of one of today's semi-final matches. The other semi-final is being shown on BBC2. Further coverage of both matches will begin on BBC2 at 4.00pm.

: Bugs Bunny

: Children's BBC: Bump in the Night

Clay animation.

: Children's BBC: It'll Never Work

Another chance to see the series that presents technology and inventions from around the world.
This week, the inventor who was years ahead of his time.

: Children's BBC: Byker Grove

Romance blossoms for an unlikely duo. Peter and Jean receive a honeymoon shock.
(Next episode tomorrow)
(For cast see Thursday, 5.05pm)

: Neighbours

Malcolm's parents consider a fitting punishment for his defiance. Annalise wants her bridesmaids to wear electric blue taffeta dresses.
Shown at 1.30 pm
For cast see Wednesday

: Six O'Clock News

With John Humphrys and Andrew Harvey.
Weather Bill Giles


Newsreader: John Humphrys
Newsreader: Andrew Harvey
Weather presenter: Bill Giles

: Regional news magazine

See Monday for details .............................

: That's Showbusiness!

Tonight's edition of the entertainment quizfeatures actress Liz Smith , who teams up with Australian comedian Bob Downe. They play Home and Away's Angel, actress Melissa George , and children's television presenter Chris Jarvis. Hosted by Mike Smith.
Director John Rooney ; Producer Graham B Owens


Unknown: Liz Smith
Unknown: Bob Downe.
Unknown: Melissa George
Presenter: Chris Jarvis.
Unknown: Mike Smith.
Director: John Rooney
Producer: Graham B Owens

: EastEnders

Mark cannot pay his mounting debts. Kathy is still worried about the trip to Spain - if Phil has nothing to hide, why is he being so secretive? Tiffany and Sam form an unlikely alliance.
(For cast see Thursday)

: Summer Holiday

Jill Dando and Monty Don present the guide to the season's holidays.
David Matthew learns how to dive at the resort of Eilat in Israel;
Sankha Guha discovers how Northern Ireland is recoveringas a travel destination;
Diana Madill travels to Bodrum to find out why Turkey is one of this summer's most popular destinations; and Lynda Bryans reports on how to complain effectively when things go wrong on holiday. Last in the series.
Series producer Nick Vaughan-Barratt


Unknown: Jill Dando
Unknown: Monty Don
Unknown: David Matthew
Unknown: Sankha Guha
Unknown: Diana Madill
Unknown: Lynda Bryans
Producer: Nick Vaughan-Barratt

: Auntie's Sporting Bloomers

Terry Wogan presents the last in the series of sporting mishaps. Tonight's programme features sports stars with no sense of direction, untimely interruptions by birds and bees, and the hazards of beinga BBC cameraman. Joining him in the studio are Bob "the Cat" Bevan, who talks about his exploits on the cricket field, and sports commentator Tony Gubba , who reveals some of the more memorable moments provided by his colleagues. Plus, a musical tribute to Desmond Lynam.
Director Stanley Appel ; Producer Tom Webber


Commentator: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Desmond Lynam.
Director: Stanley Appel

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather Bill Giles


Newsreader: Michael Buerk
Weather presenter: Bill Giles

: VJ-50: News 45: VJ Day

A special half-hour edition of News 45, presenting the news of the end of the Second World
War using yesterday's words and today's correspondents. With Sue Lawley. See today's choices.

BBC Video: VE50 - The Nation Celebrates, showing highlights of the 50th anniversary commemorations, £8.84 available from retailers from 4 September.


Newsreader: Sue Lawley
Producer: Tilman Remme
Executive Producer: Hugh Purcell

: VJ-50: Prisoners in Time

An Everyman special, based on a true story, starring John Hurt
Eric Lomax, a former prisoner of war in Japan, embarks on a search for one of his torturers.
See today's choices.
(Colour and B/W)
(QED and Ruby's Health Quest return next week.)
Return to the River Kwai: page 18

Prisoners in Time 10.00pm BBC1
John Hurt stars in this special drama for VJ Day, the true story of Royal Signals officer Eric Lomax who was captured and tortured by the Japanese in 1942. Prisoners in Time, co-written by Ariel Dorfman (whose Death and the Maiden also deals with the aftermath of torture), shows Lomax's attempts to come to terms with his horrific experiences while working on the notorious Thai-Burma "Death Railway". His captors accused Lomax of having drawn a map of the railway: as punishment, with his arms, shoulder and hip broken, he was made to stand all day in the searing sun and at night, he was kept in a tiny cage.

For Lomax, the best way of coming to terms with a past that he could never forget was to track down the group of men who were responsible for his torture. There was one he remembered better than all the rest - the Japanese interpreter for the military police, Nagase Takashi, whose voice was the constant background to his suffering. You can read more of the amazing story of Lomax's search for Takashi on page 18.


Writer: Ariel Dorfman
Writer: Rodrigo Dorfman
Producer: Claudia Rosencrantz
Producer: Andrew Rowley
Director: Stephen Walker
Eric Lomax: John Hurt
Patti Lomax: Rowena Cooper
Nagase Takashi: Randall Duk Kim
Padre Babb: Maurice Denham
Helen Bamber: Anna Cropper
Yoshiko: null Ako

: You Decide - with Paxman

Jeremy Paxman presents the programme in which the audience debates on a topical issue. Paxman then argues the opposing view, in an attempt to overturn the result. Last in the series.


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: David Lancaster
Producer: Isobelle Rowley
Editor: Nick Hayes

: Cricket

Highlights from one of today's semi-finals. Introduced by Richie Benaud.
Highlights of the other semi-final are showing at 11.15pm on BBC2.


Presenter: Richie Benaud

: In Broad Daylight

True life drama, starring Brian Dennehy, Cloris Leachman

Len Rowan is a bully and a murderer who terrorises the local townsfolk. When his daughter tells him that she has been accused of shoplifting, his behaviour grows more violent. (1991)

Film reviews pages 33-37


Director: James Steven Sadwith
Len Rowan: Brian Dennehy
Ruth Westerman: Cloris Leachman
Adina Rowan: Marcia Gay Harden
Jack Wilson: Chris Cooper
Frank 'Wes' Westerman: John Anderson
Bob Webb: Ken Jenkins
Don Douglas: Robert Schenkkan
Paul Harris: David Neidorf
Sheriff Lewis: Tony Frank
Vergil Teague: Bill Thurman
Todd Lacey: Brandon Smith
Darlene Rowan: Colleen Keegan
Frank Snow: Bill Bolender
Madge Summers: Greta Muller
Cindy Rowan: Debra London

: 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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