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: News

: Westminster

A roundup of business from the Lords and Commons.

: Daytime on Two Wondermaths

Programme 5. (R)

: Out of the Doll's House

Breaking Free. The political battle for women to achieve equality. (R)

: France Francais

Girls and boys train to be jockeys. (R)

: You and Me

Tender Loving Care. Cosmo
(Frances Kay ) and Spike (Richard Coombs ) try to make Isabelle Lucas feel better, and a string quartet plays Lavender's Blue.


Unknown: Frances Kay
Unknown: Richard Coombs
Unknown: Isabelle Lucas

: Questions

A series for 7- to 1 1 -year-olds. What Is Believing? (R)

: Study Skills

Look It Up and Memory Bank. Help with presentation and organisation. (R)

: Landmarks

Earthwatch: Pollution and Conservation. Lancashire children question the Prime Minister about river pollution. (R)

: Investigating Science

Scientific measurements. (R)

: MI10

Mathematical investigations. (R)

: Geography Casebook

Fir Wars. An examination of one of the most bitter environmental issues of the 80s. (R)

: The Global

The Greenhouse Effect. Global warming and its consequences. (R)

: Inset

Primary school teachers on the role of television in promoting learning. (R)

: PC Pinkerton

Animation with the voices of Ian Lavender, Jessica Martin, Sam Kelly and David Shaw Parker. (R)


Voices: Ian Lavender
Voices: Jessica Martin
Voices: Sam Kelly
Voices: David Shaw Parker

: Fireman Sam

Cartoon narrated by John Alderton. (R)


Unknown: John Alderton.

: Music Time

The Beat. Clicks and claps are used to make up rhythm patterns. (R)

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
Tender Loving Care. (R)

: Six Faces of Royalty

Charles I: the Making of a Martyr Sir Roy Strong , as Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum , looks for clues to the sovereign's character in the way he is pictured, (R)


Unknown: Sir Roy Strong
Unknown: Albert Museum

: Holiday Outings

Gillian Reynolds takes a break in London's Greenwich, (R)


Unknown: Gillian Reynolds

: Country File

John Craven examines predictions for future farmland requirements.


Unknown: John Craven

: News

Weather followed by Westminster Live
Prime Minister's questions and other business from the Lords and Commons. Presented by Vivian White. Commentary by Brian Curtois.
Including at
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Presented By: Vivian White.
Commentary By: Brian Curtois.

: Racing

Continued coverage from Newbury.
4.10 EBF Theale Maiden Stakes (6f)

: Chris Serie's Summer Season

Penny Hedge. Chris Serie visits
Whitby for an ancient ceremony. Series producer Peter Bazalgette Producer Sarah Caplin (R)


Producer: Peter Bazalgette
Producer: Sarah Caplin

: Fighting Talk

: Play Snooker

Dennis Taylor gives advice on improving your game.
1: Start the Right Way. Four pupils are introduced to basic techniques. Director/Producer Gordon Menzies A GM production for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Producer: Gordon Menzies

: Clean Slate

The live education magazine.
Education correspondent
Mike Baker reports on the great reading debate; the Rt Hon John MacGregor , MP, Secretary of State for
Education, is questioned on concern about schools and teachers; New
York proves that alternative schools can work; and John McVicar tells how he educated himself in prison. With Jackie Spreckley. Series editor Bernard Adams


Unknown: Mike Baker
Unknown: John MacGregor
Unknown: John McVicar
Unknown: Jackie Spreckley.
Editor: Bernard Adams

: City beneath the Sea

Robert Ryan , Anthony Quinn Deep-sea divers Carlton and Bartlett arrive in Jamaica to search for a wreck containing a million dollars in gold.
Director Budd Boetticher
0 FILMS: pages 37-42


Unknown: Robert Ryan
Unknown: Anthony Quinn
Director: Budd Boetticher
Brad Carlton: Robert Ryan
Tony Bartlett: Anthony Quinn
Terry McBride: Mala Powers
Venita: Suzan Ball
Mama Mary: Hilo Hattie
Captain Meade: George Matthews

: First Sight

Baby Alex. In Harefield Hospital's 75th anniversary year, Antonia Higgs records the story of one family whose unborn child has a rare heart defect, and the effects of their decision to offer him the chance of life.
Producer Peter Lowe
* REGIONAL PROGRAMME: for details of variations see panel below.


Unknown: Antonia Higgs
Producer: Peter Lowe

: Red Dwarf III... the Saga Continuums: Bodyswap

The cult comedy series written by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor.

Rimmer proposes a novel way for Lister to lose weight.
A Paul Jackson production for BBCtv
(R) (Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Rob Grant
Writer: Doug Naylor
Arnold Rimmer: Chris Barrie
Dave Lister: Craig Charles
Holly: Hattie Hayridge
Cat: Danny John-Jules
Kryten: Robert Llewellyn
Carol Brown: Lia Williams

: Top Gear

Next month, RAF technician Will Brown competes in the Lombard RAC Rally as part of his prize for winning the Radio Times Rally
Quest competition. Tony Mason watches his final preparations during the Audi Sport International in mid-Wales. Radio Times columnist Chris Goffey assesses the impact of Toyota's new luxury car, Lexus, and Jeremy Clarkson reviews the 80th anniversary of the Alfa Romeo marque.
Introduced by William Woollard. Producer Ken Pollock Editor Tom Ross
* MOTORING: page 107


Unknown: Will Brown
Unknown: Tony Mason
Unknown: Chris Goffey
Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Alfa Romeo
Introduced By: William Woollard.
Producer: Ken Pollock
Editor: Tom Ross

: Rab C Nesbitt

A comedy starring Scottish comedian Gregor Fisher
Offski. 'When a man is bored with London, he is bored with life', so saith Dr Johnson.
'When a boy is bored with Govan, he is ready to live', so saith the lovestruck Gash Nesbitt as he hot-foots it pronto down Sidcup way in search of his heart's desire.
Director/Producer Colin Gilbert


Unknown: Gregor Fisher
Unknown: Gash Nesbitt
Producer: Colin Gilbert
Rab C Nesbitt: Gregor Fisher
Mary Nesbitt Elaine: C Smith
Jamesie Cotter: Tony Roper
Burney Nesbitt: Eric Cullen
Gash Nesbitt: Andrew Fairlie
Phoebe: Sara Corper
Shug: Sean Scanlan
Andra: Brian Pettifer
Dodie: Lain McColl
Police sergeant: Stephen Greif
Angie's mother: Anne Kristen
First policeman: Andy Gray
Second policeman: Bill Barclay
Passer-by: Russell Wooton
Girl with baby: Melissa Wilks

: 40 Minutes

The Thawing of a Cold War Warrior At the height of his career, Red
Army General Ivan Yershov , who led the Soviet invasion into
Czechoslovakia, found himself torn between loyalty to his country and love for his only daughter Tatiana. She was married to a Jewish dissident who settled in the USA. The General was the man whose signature would allow her to leave Russia with her child and join her husband. He refused to sign.
Tatiana went on hunger strike, with dramatic and surprising consequences. Narrated by Diana Rigg. Producer Jamie Doran Editor Caroline Pick
A Rapide production for BBCtv
0 FEATURE: page 21


Unknown: General Ivan Yershov
Unknown: Diana Rigg.
Producer: Jamie Doran
Editor: Caroline Pick

: Smith and Jones in Small Doses

The Boat People. Derek invites
Colin to spend a weekend on his yacht. To Derek this is freedom, but to Colin it's a confined space with no proper heating.
To make matters worse, it's bucketing down with rain.
Written by Griff Rhys Jones.
Director Kevin Billington
A Talkback production for BBCtv (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Written By: Griff Rhys Jones.
Director: Kevin Billington
Derek: Mel Smith
Colin: Griff Rhys Jones

: Newsnight

Francine Stock presents the day's top news stories.

: The Late Show

News, features and opinions from the world of the arts and the media.

: Weatherview

: Fighting Talk

The NHS reforms claim to put the patient first, but will doctors and nurses change the way they work? Rebecca Malby is a former ward sister who believes that major changes in nursing are long overdue. She explains her radical views to Anne Kelleher.


Unknown: Rebecca Malby
Unknown: Anne Kelleher.

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.

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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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