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: News

: Westminster

Yesterday's proceedings presented by Peter Mayne.


Presented By: Peter Mayne.

: Wimbledon 90

Highlights of the men's quarter-final action introduced by Harry Carpenter. ..


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter.

: Chronicle

Life and Death in Ancient Egypt
What were the lives of the ancient Egyptians like? How do you find out? Dr Rosalie David analyses wall paintings of scenes of everyday life; dentist Frank Leek investigates the problem of pharaonic toothache; radiologists try to establish the age and cause of death of a young, now mummified child; and an industrial endoscope is used to look inside a mummy's lungs and brain so that Dr Eddie Tapp can diagnose the illnesses of a priestess of Amon. Producer John Selwyn Gilbert Editor Bruce Norman (R)


Unknown: Dr Rosalie David
Unknown: Frank Leek
Unknown: Dr Eddie Tapp
Producer: John Selwyn Gilbert
Editor: Bruce Norman

: Cricket: Third Test

England v New Zealand
Tony Lewis introduces live coverage of the entire morning's play on the first day of the final Test against New Zealand at Edgbaston for the Cornhill Insurance Test Series.
Commentary by Richie Benaud and Jack Bannister.
Summaries by Ray Illingworth and Tom Graveney.
Television presentation Alan Griffiths Executive producer Keith Mackenzie


Introduces: Tony Lewis
Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Jack Bannister.
Unknown: Ray Illingworth
Unknown: Tom Graveney.
Unknown: Alan Griffiths
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: In the Garden

July. Dennis Cornish suggests ways to recycle household and garden waste to make a cheap and perfect compost.
Producer David Spires


Unknown: Dennis Cornish
Producer: David Spires

: Mr Benn

Cartoon narrated by Ray Brooks.


Narrator: Ray Brooks

: Cricket and Wimbledon

Cricket: Third Test
England v New Zealand
Tony Lewis introduces further live coverage of play from Edgbaston.
Wimbledon 90
Live coverage of the ladies' semi-finals, introduced by Helen Rollason.
Including at
2.00pm News and Weather


Introduces: Tony Lewis
Introduced By: Helen Rollason.

: News Weather followed by Westminster Live

Live coverage of today's business ' in Parliament including
Prime Minister's Question Time. Presented by Vivian White with commentary by Brian Curtois. Director Terry Patrick Editor John Anderson


Presented By: Vivian White
Commentary By: Brian Curtois.
Director: Terry Patrick
Editor: John Anderson

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Cricket and Wimbledon

Cricket: Third Test
England v New Zealand
Live coverage of the rest of the afternoon's play at'Edgbaston.
Wimbledon 90
Helen Rollason with further live coverage of the ladies' semi-finals. 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Helen Rollason

: City Lights

A Scottish comedy series starring Gerard Kelly
Romantic Friction. A meeting with a rich and famous writer of romantic fiction gives Willie big ideas. But nothing he writes could be as fascinating as Irene's latest traumatic affair.
Written by Bob Black Director Ron Bain
Producer Colin Gilbert


Unknown: Gerard Kelly
Written By: Bob Black
Director: Ron Bain
Producer: Colin Gilbert
Willie Melvin: Gerard Kelly
Mum: Jan Wilson
Chancer: Andy Gray
Brian: Jonathan Watson
Mr McLelland: Dave Anderson
Fiona: Ann Bryson
Tarn: Lain McColl
Irene: Elaine C Smith
Barbara Glen: Denise Coffey

: On the Line

Sue Mott and Ray Stubbs present the major issues in sport. As Britain's most famous rowing regatta gets under way at Henley, On the Line examines the deep divisions within the sport. Should Henley do more for Britain's rowers? And how pregnancy has helped to improve the performance of leading sportswomen. Producer Malcolm Betney Editor David Taylor


Unknown: Ray Stubbs
Producer: Malcolm Betney
Editor: David Taylor

: The Travel Show

The weekly magazine with essential information for everybody going away. Tonight's resort report is on Fethiye in southern Turkey. Basic facts, best and worst points, plus what it's actually like for a holiday. The UK Mini-Guide looks at Dover and the White Cliffs area of Kent.
Also the last minute bargains, your holiday horrors, ideas for the independent traveller and vital weather facts. Presented by Penny Junor with John Thirlwell , Matthew Collins and Dr John Thornes. Producer Paul Colbert
Executive producer Alan Dobson
0 MOAN LINE: record your holiday horrors on [number removed]. 0 INFORMATION LINE: [number removed].
W TRAVEL: page S3


Unknown: John Thirlwell
Unknown: Matthew Collins
Unknown: Dr John Thornes.
Producer: Paul Colbert
Producer: Alan Dobson

: Under the Sun

Matchmaker, Matchmaker. By the end of the century over half of the villages in rural Japan could be ghost towns. They all suffer from the same problem - an acute shortage of young women.
Japanese girls just don't want to marry Japanese farmers any more. The lonely bachelor farmers are contracting international matchmakers like Sakae Shimada to help them find a bride. The programme follows two farmers from Japan and their marriage to two women from the Philippines. Producer David Jones
Series editor Chris Curling 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Sakae Shimada
Producer: David Jones

: 10 x 10

A series of short films by new directors. Looking Up. A musical devised and performed by two dozen teenagers. Problem parents - how do they all go wrong? Director Cathi Beloe
Series producer Colin Rose


Director: Cathi Beloe
Producer: Colin Rose

: Newsnight

Jeremy Paxman in Moscow presents Newsnight from the historic 28th Soviet Communist
Party Congress, as President
Gorbachev and his rivals battle for power. And in London Donald
MacCormick and Francine Stock bring you the other top stories of the day.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Francine Stock

: Cricket: Third Test

England v New Zealand
Richie Benaud introduces highlights of the first day's play at Edgbaston.


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Weatherview

: Weekend Outlook

Helps you plan your weekend by previewing daytime programmes of special interest from the Open University on Saturday and Sunday.

: Open University: Shetland: Watts in the Wind

The design and construction of a test windmill on the Shetlands is analysed as a project management exercise.

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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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