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: News

: Westminster

A roundup of business from the Lords and Commons, by the BBC Parliamentary team.

: Daytime on Two Save a Life

Heart Attack. A guide to emergency first aid presented by Dr Alan Maryon Davis. (R) 0 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

On Your Bike. Home truths from young people who've gone into business on their own. (R)

: Look and Read

Badger Girl. Lost on the Moor. (R)

: Around Scotland

Living the Fishing. Fishing is not as dangerous now as it was in 1881 when 189 fishermen perished in the Eyemouth disaster. But do fishermen still take too many risks to bring back our fish? (R)

: Into Music

Change. A song about water introduces some basic methods of composing music. With children from West Lodge Middle School and Belmont Junior School. (R)

: Watch

Health Education. (R)

: Wondermaths

Programme 5. (R)

: Lernexpress

A multi-media two-year GCSE course in German.
5: Teenagers in Hamburg. (R)

: Let's See

Getting Around by Boat. (R)

: Techno

Mat Irvine and Dilly Bellingham explore the world of aesthetics and design. (R)

: 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 Scarboro
Unknown: Mark Fowler

: Language File

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

: Postman Pat

Cartoon. There hasn't been any rain in Greendale for weeks. The lakes have almost dried up and the water has been turned off. But there's an old pump in the village, perhaps Ted Glenn can fix it. (R)


Unknown: Ted Glenn

: English Time

Handles. Part 3 (R)

: News

Weather followed by Words and Pictures
Where are You Going, Little Mouse? (R)

: Sport on Friday

Introduced by Helen Rollason.
From Newbury.
2.40 Flavel-Leisure 4-year-old Hurdle (2m 100yds)
3.10 Glynwed International Steeplechase (2½m)
This is the pick of today's races and in recent years has been a pointer to Mackeson Gold Cup prospects.
3.40 Leisure Thinking Sink Steeplechase (2/2m)
4.10 Falcon Catering Equipment
Novices Steeplechase (2m 100yds).
Rugby League
A preview of tomorrow's first test at Wembley between Great Britain and the Australians.
A roundup of the first leg action from the UEFA Cup competitions. Producer Mark Wilkin Editor Niall Sloane
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Introduced By: Helen Rollason.
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Editor: Niall Sloane

: Fighting Talk

Should we abandon the idea that we live in a Christian country? Don Cupitt , Dean of Emmanuel College, Cambridge talks to Anne Kelleher.


Unknown: Don Cupitt
Unknown: Anne Kelleher.

: A Shoulder to Lean On

The Macmillan Nursing Service in Cornwall. Cancer is a life-threatening disease which will affect at least one in three of us sometime in our lives. Just over ten years ago it was realised that someone else was needed to supplement the work of GPs and district nurses in the home care of cancer patients and their families.
In Cornwall alone, there are now 16 nurses whose role is to make their patients' lives as free from pain and as comfortable as possible. Producer David Spires


Producer: David Spires

: Top Gear

Tony Mason watches Will Brown , winner of the Radio Times Rally
Quest competition, prepare for next month's Lombard RAC Rally. 0 MOTORING: page 107


Unknown: Tony Mason
Unknown: Will Brown

: The Delicate Delinquent

Jerry Lewis
Believing sympathetic handling can tame juvenile delinquents, a cop attempts to reform Sidney Pythias , with unexpected results.
Writer/Director Don McGuire
0 FILMS: pages 37-42


Unknown: Jerry Lewis
Unknown: Sidney Pythias
Director: Don McGuire
Sidney Pythias: Jerry Lewis
Mike Damon: Darren McGavin
Martha Henshaw: Martha Hyer
Monk: Robert Ivers
Capt Riley: Horace McMahon
Artie: Richard Bakalyan
Harry: Joe Corey
Patricia: Mary Webster

: What the Papers Say

Julian Munday of The Independent looks at the week's press coverage. A Granada production fnr BBCtv


Unknown: Julian Munday

: Public Eye

A-levels: the Great Debate
Are A-levels the last guarantee of high standards in education or are they outdated and elitist, serving only those destined for university? As Education Secretary John MacGregor considers radical proposals to reform the A-level system, BBCtv's education correspondent Mike Baker looks at the options for change and their chance of winning government approval.
Presented by Peter Taylor Producer Fiona Macbeth Editor Nigel Chapman


Unknown: John MacGregor
Unknown: Mike Baker
Presented By: Peter Taylor
Producer: Fiona MacBeth
Editor: Nigel Chapman

: The Ornamental Kitchen Garden

Pergolas and fruit arches are not only productive but also create valuable height in a young garden. Geoff Hamilton explains the practicalities, as well as how to achieve a natural balance of wildlife to keep the garden healthy. Producer Mark Kershaw
Plant list on Ceefax page 617.
GARDENING: page 101


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Producer: Mark Kershaw

: Indelible Evidence

Dramas of real cases where forensic science helps catch the criminals. Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy. Murder in the Wind. A young woman vanishes during a gale. In a flat above the local pub is a rottweiler, bundles of electric cable and what look like blood- stains in the bath. The landlord is found to be lying. An ear-ring and bloodstained clothes are evidence of a fight but, unless a body is found, it is hard to prove murder. Written by Bill Morrison
Director/Producer Caroline van den Brul


Introduced By: Ludovic Kennedy.
Written By: Bill Morrison

: Monty Python's Flying Circus

The classic British comedy series written and performed by Graham Chapman , John Cleese Eric Idle , Terry Jones and Michael Palin with animation by Terry Gilliam The awful exploits of the Piranha brothers as told by their East End victims and on a more lighthearted note, the problems of finance for the Ministry of Silly Walks. Producer Ian MacNaughton (R)


Unknown: Graham Chapman
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Eric Idle
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Terry Gilliam
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, poke a sharp finger into this week's news. This week's guests include The Guardian columnist Michael White.

A Hat Trick production for BBCtv


Presenter: Angus Deayton
Team captain: Ian Hislop
Team captain: Paul Merton
Guest: Michael White
Producer: Harry Thompson

: Newsnight

Jeremy Paxman presents the day's top stories.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: Weatherview

: New West

The first in a new series from the Late Show team, featuring the best country music performed by America's leading new artists. Tonight's programme presents k d lang and the reclines,
Steve Earle and Clint Black.
Producers Mark Cooper and Tracey Macleod * FEATURE: page 28


Unknown: Steve Earle
Unknown: Clint Black.
Producers: Mark Cooper
Producers: Tracey MacLeod

: AK

Chris Marker observes the filming of Akira Kurosawa 's epic, Ran.
As 'Sensei', the master, grapples with the logistics of location filming of spectacular battle scenes on the slopes of Mount Fuji, Marker brings his own acute observations on a highly skilled production team and cast at work. Marker shoots the extras as well as the stars and records complex preparations for sequences consigned to the cutting-room floor.
Writer/Director Chns Marker
('Ran' will be shown next Sunday)


Unknown: Akira Kurosawa
Director: Chns Marker

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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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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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