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: Open University

6.50 Cancer: Terminal Care
7.15 Statistics: Central Limit Theorem
7.40 The Adam Smith Lecture
8.05 Spanish Modernisation
8.30 X-Rays and Energy Levels
8.55 Maths: L'Hopital's Rule
9.20 Inner City Story - The Developer
9.45 Arts: Holidays by the Sea
10.10 Unemployed in Clwyd
10.35 Maths: Complex Numbers
11.00 The Mumias Sugar Scheme
11.25 Scilly Isles
11.50 Maths Methods: Line Integrals
12.15 Plants: Problems with Water
12.40 The Search for Oil


Unknown: Adam Smith

: Hawk of the Wilderness

The classic serial starring Herman Brix as Kioga, the Hawk 10: Caves of Horror
A strange alliance is forged and Hawk is in dire danger, trapped in highly explosive circumstances.


Unknown: Herman Brix

: Cartoon

: Rough Guide to Europe

Magenta De Vine and Sankha Guha discover there's more to Copenhagen than the Little Mermaid.


Unknown: Sankha Guha

: The RKO Story - Tales from Hollywood

Thirdof sixprogrammes A Woman's Lot
RKO was famous throughout the 30s for its 'women's pictures' and in this episode of the award-winning series, the queens of the studio Katharine Hepburn and Ginger Rogers talk about how they pursued their very different careers; both won Oscars at RKO.
Edward Asner is your guide through the archives.
Third reel of most diverting stroll through the history of a Hollywood studio EVENING STANDARD Film editor COLIN JONES


Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Edward Asner
Unknown: Rosemary Wilton

: Young at Heart

Film director
Lindsay Anderson introduces this year's Oscar-winning short film.
Louis and Reva, widowed artists both in their
80s, met each other on holiday and became a couple. This humorous, moving documentary shows two people for whom old age is no obstacle to their creative work and zest for life. Produced and directed by SUE MARX and PAMELA CONN
(First showing on British television)


Introduces: Lindsay Anderson
Unknown: Pamela Conn

: Edinburgh International Festival

Opening Concert Carmina Burana
Carl Orff's great celebration of life, based on the rich and varied collection of 13th-century poems, comes live from the opening concert of the 42nd Edinburgh Festival. Soloists Deborah Rees (soprano) Neill Archer (tenor) Sergei Leiferkus (baritone) Scottish National Orchestra led by EDWIN PALING
Edinburgh Festival Chorus chorusmaster ARTHUR OLDHAM conducted by Neeme Jarvi
Presenter Brian Kay
(Concert presented in association with House of Fraser plc)
BBC Scotland


Unknown: Carl Orff
Soprano: Deborah Rees
Tenor: Neill Archer
Baritone: Sergei Leiferkus
Unknown: Arthur Oldham
Conducted By: Neeme Jarvi
Presenter: Brian Kay
Unknown: Gillian Widdicombe
Unknown: Ron Allan
Unknown: Bob Hood
Producer: Mike Newman

: Moviedrome: One from the Heart

Film-maker Alex Cox introduces a series of classic cult films. Tonight:
starring Frederic Forrest, Teri Garr, Nastassia Kinski
A $25 million studio-made musical full of video technology and movie magic. The setting is Las Vegas on the eve of the Fourth of July celebrations. A young couple row on the fifth anniversary of their first meeting and declare that they are going their own ways. Each becomes involved in a romantic adventure and true love triumphs... Francis Coppola's romantic fantasy has a soundtrack sung by Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle.
FILMS: page 16


Introduces: Alex Cox
Screenplay: Armyan Bernstein
Screenplay: Francis Coppola
Music: Tom Waits
Singer (soundtrack): Tom Waits
Singer (soundtrack): Crystal Gayle
Producer: Gray Frederickson
Producer: Fred Roos
Director: Francis Coppola
Hank: Frederic Forrest
Frannie: Teri Garr
Ray: Raul Julia
Leila: Nastassia Kinski
Maggie: Lainie Kazan
Moe: Harry Dean Stanton
Restaurant owner: Allen Goorwitz
Airline ticket agent: Jeff Hamlin
Couple in elevator: Italia Coppola
Couple in elevator: Carmine Coppola

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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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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