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: News

: Westminster

A round-up of business from the Lords and Commons by the BBC parliamentary team.

: Daytime on Two Save a Life

Some of Daytime on Two is aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the young.
Heart Attack. A guide to emergency first aid presented by Dr Alan Maryon Davis. (R) CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Presented By: Dr Alan Maryon Davis.

: Inset: Thinkabout Science

Help for teachers using the new science drama series Thinkabout Science, for 5- to 6-year-olds. (R)

: Standard Grade Modern Studies

Does the opposition to the new Community Charge or poll tax challenge our notions of government by consent? (R)

: Look and Read

Badger Girl. Lost on the Moor

: Around Scotland

Living the Fishing. The King of Fish. Scottish salmon is always considered a luxury fish. How different is the lifestyle of a wild salmon from farmed salmon?

: Into Music

Change. A song about water introduces some basic methods of composing music.

: Watch

Health Education. How our bodies take care of us and how we avoid being hurt in the first place.

: Wondermaths

Programme 5

: Lernexpress

A multi-media two-year GCSE course in German.
5: Teenagers in Hamburg talk about what they like doing most in their free time.

: Let's See

Getting Around on Wheels. Some of the technical solutions developed to solve the problem of moving people and heavy loads overland.

: Techno

Presenters Mat Irvine and Dilly Bellingham explore the world of aesthetics and design.

: Scene

My Brother David. David Scarboro - who played Mark Fowler in EastEnders - fell to his death at
Beachy Head in 1988. Simon, his younger brother, presents this tribute featuring David's achievements as a young actor as well as his problems. (R)


Unknown: David. David Scarboro
Unknown: Mark Fowler

: Language File

Sticks and Stones. Every language has its taboo words and English is no exception. (R)

: Postman Pat

Cartoon. Chasing sheep isn't really part of a postman's work. (R)

: English Time

Handles (3)

: News

Weather followed by Words and Pictures
Where are You Going, Little Mouse? Series producer Caroline Godley


Producer: Caroline Godley

: Sport on Friday

Introduced by Helen Rollason.
Grand Prix from the Hexagon Theatre, Reading.
According to the seedings, this afternoon's quarter-final matches should be Davis v Hallett and Parrott v Griffiths.
Commentary by Ted Lowe ,
Jack Karnehm , Clive Everton ,
John Spencer and Ray Edmonds.
Reflections on the midweek
European Championship games, with all four home countries involved.
Editor Niall Sloane
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Introduced By: Helen Rollason.
Commentary By: Ted Lowe
Commentary By: Jack Karnehm
Commentary By: Clive Everton
Unknown: John Spencer
Unknown: Ray Edmonds.
Editor: Niall Sloane

: Top Gear

A visit to the Motor Industry
Research Association and a report from the 1990 Pirelli Classic
Marathon. With William Woollard , Tiff Needell , Jeremy Clarkson and Tony Mason.
0 MOTORING: page 98


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Tiff Needell
Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Tony Mason.

: The Far Country

James Stewart
Ruth Roman
Into gold-crazed Skagway rides a stranger with a gun and a herd of cattle, to challenge the man who owns the law and holds it in contempt.
Director Anthony Mann
0 FILMS: pages 32-38


Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Ruth Roman
Director: Anthony Mann
Jeff Webster: James Stewart
Ronda Castle: Ruth Roman
Renee Vallon: Corinne Calvert
Ben Tatem: Walter Brennan
Mr Gannon: John McIntire
Rube: Jay C Flippen
Ketchum: Henry Morgan
Ives: Steve Brodie
Deputy Sheriff: Jack Elam

: Animation Now

Harlem Wednesday. Harlem life in the paintings of Gregorio Prestopino and the music of Benny Carter. (R)


Unknown: Gregorio Prestopino
Unknown: Benny Carter.

: What the Papers Say

Freelance writer Anthony Howard reviews the week's press coverage. A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: Public Eye

Public Eye returns for a second series to throw new light on the central issues that affect the way of life in Britain.
Network Child Abuse. 'We've had
50 networks reported to us in the last 18 months ... from very large ones to fairly smallish ones where there are five or six perpetrators and 30 or 40 children.' That is the view of one senior member of a social services team in London.
Martin Bashir examines the extent of organised child abuse in Britain and the evidence that it is becoming more widespread. Presented by Peter Taylor. Producer Nick O'Dwyer Editor Nigel Chapman


Presented By: Peter Taylor.
Producer: Nick O'Dwyer
Editor: Nigel Chapman

: The Ornamental Kitchen Garden

A visit to the Marchioness of Salisbury's Elizabethan knot garden at Hatfield House inspires Geoff Hamilton to plant a parterre. Producer Mark Kershaw
Plant list on Ceefax page 617. 7.
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0 GARDENING: page 9S


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Producer: Mark Kershaw

: Indelible Evidence

Dramas of real cases where forensic science helps catch the criminal. Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy. Final Payment. In an Australian farmhouse, a child answers the phone. Her parents are 'asleep', one in bed, one on the kitchen floor. The police find the bodies in different states of decomposition. When and how did they die? A cartridge case and maggots provide the only forensic clues. Writer/Director David Evans An ABC production


Introduced By: Ludovic Kennedy.
Director: David Evans

: Monty Python's Flying Circus

The classic British comedy series written and performed by Graham Chapman , John Cleese Eric Idle , Terry Jones Michael Palin with animation by Terry Gilliam It's historical impersonations time including everybody's favourite - Cardinal Richelieu 's amazingly life-like Petula Clark and a special appearance by Mr and Mrs Norman Hun's favourite son, Attila. Producer Ian MacNaughton (R)


Unknown: Graham Chapman
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Eric Idle
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Terry Gilliam
Unknown: Cardinal Richelieu
Unknown: Petula Clark
Unknown: Mrs Norman
Producer: Ian MacNaughton

: Have I Got News for You?

A comedy quiz show hosted by Angus Deayton.
Team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton , abetted by guests from the world of journalism and humour, are challenged on the week's news. This week's guests include comedian Arthur Smith.

A Hat Trick production for BBCtv


Presenter: Angus Deayton
Team captain: Ian Hislop
Team captain: Paul Merton
Guest: Arthur Smith
Producer: Harry Thompson

: Newsnight

Peter Snow presents the background to the day's top stories.

: Weatherview

: Snooker

Rothmans Grand Prix from the Hexagon Theatre, Reading.
The quarter-finals are concluded tonight; losers collect E 10,000 consolation cheques and the season's prospects will have moved a step nearer sharp focus after a summer when form seems to have deserted several of the top players. Jimmy White has suffered among them and a quarter-final win would do much to restore lost confidence, if he has survived.
Stephen Hendry , reigning World
Champion and tournament-ranked No 3 looks likely to be playing on the other table.
Introduced by David Vine.


Unknown: Jimmy White
Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Introduced By: David Vine.

: Trouble in Mind

Continuing a season of psychological thrillers.
Secret Beyond the Door Starring
Joan Bennett
Michael Redgrave
Celia marries Mark after a whirlwind romance in Mexico but when they return to his ancestral home she makes a chilling discovery about her new husband.
Producer/Director Frit2 Lang
0 FILMS: pages 32-38


Unknown: Joan Bennett
Unknown: Michael Redgrave
Celia Lamphere: Joan Bennett
Mark Lamphere: Michael Redgrave
Caroline Lamphere: Anne Revere
Miss Robey: Barbara O'Neil
Edith Pottor: Natalie Schafer
Rick Barrett: Paul Cavanagh
Paquita: Rosa Rey
Bob Dwight: James Seay
David: Mark Dennis
Sarah: Virginia Brissac

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.

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

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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