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: Open University

Science Foundation Course: Open University All Hours

: News

: Westminster

Yesterday's proceedings presented by Brian Curtois.


Presented By: Brian Curtois.

: Daytime on Two Update Europe

Programmes for schools. Some may be unsuitable for the young.
How a small community on the west coast of Norway has coped with the arrival of the oil and gas industry. (R)

: Soviet Union

Villagers in remote areas of Georgia talk about their life in the Caucasus mountains. (R)

: Geography Casebook

Britain needs trees, but should they be planted on the peatlands of the flow country in Caithness and Sutherland? (R)

: Sex Education

With in-vision subtitles for hearing-impaired children.

: Microelectronics in Action

Counting and remembering.

: Storytime

Today: Bear's Shadow.

: Lifeschool Special

How child labour is used in the manufacture of consumer goods destined for export to the world's well-off nations.

: Watch

Ilea schools perform the Ramayana in Battersea Park. (R)

: Mindstrechers

Suggested solutions to the design problem posed on Monday at
11.40am. (R)

: Techno

Dilly Bellingham visits Tokyo to investigate a system that produces piped sunshine for rooms without windows. (R)


Unknown: Dilly Bellingham

: Scene

Scene follows a group of five girls through a week of their lives. (R)

: English File

A workshop session with RSC actors tackling scenes from two Shakespeare plays. (R)

: Tales of Aesop: The Hares and the Treasure


Writer/Producer: Graham Lee
Executive producer: Theresa Plummer-Andrews

: Fireman Sam

When Norman doesn't come back from picking strawberries, Trevor organises a search party. Cartoon narrated by John Alderton. (R)


Narrator: John Alderton

: Walrus

A story about language and how to use it by Cathy Pellicer. (R)


Unknown: Cathy Pellicer.

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. (R)

: Weekend Outlook

A preview of this weekend's Open University programmes.

: Cricket and Tennis

Cricket: Second Test
England v New Zealand
Second day of the Cornhill
Insurance Test series from Lord's with live coverage of the afternoon's play introduced by Tony Lewis.
Commentary by Richie Benaud and Jack Bannister.
Summaries by Ray Illingworth , Tom Graveney and Geoffrey Boycott.
Pilkington Glass Ladies' Championships from
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne.
It's semi-finals day at Eastbourne with Martina Navratilova going for her third consecutive title and an inevitable eye on her form for next week's Wimbledon.
Introduced by Helen Rollason.
Commentary by Dan Maskell , John Barrett and Virginia Wade.
Including at


Introduced By: Tony Lewis.
Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Jack Bannister.
Unknown: Ray Illingworth
Unknown: Tom Graveney
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott.
Unknown: Martina Navratilova
Introduced By: Helen Rollason.
Commentary By: Dan Maskell
Commentary By: John Barrett
Commentary By: Virginia Wade.

: News and Weather Regional

News and Weather

: Royal Ascot, Cricket and Tennis

Royal Ascot
Coverage of the final day of the Royal meeting continues.
4.20 King's Stand Stakes (5f).
Europe's top sprinters clash in this lightning dash lasting less than 60 seconds. Dayjur is a strong fancy. (Highlights tonight at 11.50pm)
Cricket: Second Test
England v New Zealand
Further live coverage from Lord's. (Highlights tonight at 11.20pm)
Continued coverage from
Eastbourne of the ladies' semi-final.

: What the Papers Say

Hugo Young of The Guardian presents a look back at the events of the week as they were reported in the national press.
A Granada TV production for BBCtv


Unknown: Hugo Young

: More Farrell's Travels

Nigel Farrell continues his pursuit of the great British public as they indulge in the peculiarities of enjoying themselves. Why are a group of men in Sussex pulling half a ton of concrete up and down a tree? Why are the Decorators determined to outmanoeuvre the Blitz on Blackheath? Why is it essential to learn how to spit properly in the vaults of Leeds Castle? Nigel Farrell reveals all. Producer Nigel Farrell
Executive producer Peter Lowe
0 REGIONAL PROGRAMME: for details of variations see panel at the foot of this page.


Unknown: Nigel Farrell
Unknown: Nigel Farrell
Producer: Nigel Farrell
Producer: Peter Lowe

: Public Eye

Death on the Road - Drivers in the Dock? Every year, at least 500 children are killed in road accidents and another 9,000 seriously injured. Will plans to improve children's awareness make an impact? In some European countries, drivers take responsibility for their actions. Is it time to throw the book at
British drivers, too? Producer Adrian Davies Editor Nigel Chapman


Producer: Adrian Davies
Editor: Nigel Chapman

: Gardeners' World

The John Tradescants , father and son, are said to be the original plant-hunters. In the disused church in Lambeth where they were buried in the 17th century, a museum of garden history has been created. Gardeners' World looks at the exhibits and plants that explain the gardens of the past. With Geoff Hamilton and Nigel Colborn. Series producer Mark Kershaw Plant list on Ceefax page 617.
0 INFO-LINE: [number removed] (calls charged at
25p per minute off-peak, 38p at all other times). 0 GARDENING: page 83


Unknown: John Tradescants
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Nigel Colborn.
Producer: Mark Kershaw

: Naked Video

Nesbitt is in a wine-bar shock, plus the true confessions of a wild child.
Featuring Gregor Fisher ,
Andy Gray , Helen Lederer , Tony Roper , Elaine C Smith , Jonathan Watson and John Sparkes.
Director/Producer Colin Gilbert (R) (Postponed from 15 June) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Gregor Fisher
Unknown: Andy Gray
Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Tony Roper
Unknown: Elaine C Smith
Unknown: Jonathan Watson
Unknown: John Sparkes.
Producer: Colin Gilbert

: Homelands

Six films about artists struggling for the future of their homelands, often facing persecution.
Mozambique. Malangatana is one of Africa's foremost artists. His paintings are symbols of hope in a country which in 26 years has known not one day of peace.
Through his paintings and through songs, drums and dance,
Malangatana tells the story of his country's struggle for independence, firstly against the colonial Portuguese and today against a bandit force, armed and controlled from South Africa. He shows at first hand the true costs of war, explains the importance of tradition and tells why, despite the devastation and his own growing international reputation as an artist, he has stayed there to work. Producer Adrian Pennink
Series producer Diana Lashmore
A Nobles Gate production for BBCtv


Producer: Adrian Pennink
Producer: Diana Lashmore

: Uncertainties

When Am I? Why is being dead worse than not being born yet? This series boldly goes where few minds have gone before and takes you safely back again. It explores radical ideas which challenge the apparent certainties of our universe. Narrated by Bob Peck. Writer/Director Steven Billinger
A Diverse production for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Bob Peck.
Director: Steven Billinger

: Newsnight

Jeremy Paxman presents the background to the day's top stories.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: Weatherview

: Cricket: Second Test

England v New Zealand
Richie Benaud introduces highlights from the second day's play.


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Royal Ascot

Highlights of the fourth and final day of Royal Ascot, featuring the King's Stand Stakes and the Hardwicke Stakes.

: Films from Prague: Intimate Lighting

This prize-winning comedy focuses on the reunion of two old friends: a professional cellist from
Prague and the leader of the local amateur band.
Director Ivan Passer
0 FILMS: pages 19-24


Director: Ivan Passer
Bambas: Karel Bialek
Petr: Zdenek Bezusek
Stipa: Vera Kfesadlova
Grandpa: Jan Vostrcil
Manuš: Jaroslava Stsdra

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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.

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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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