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: News

With sign language interpretation.

: Westminster

A roundup of business from the Lords and Commons.

: Daytime on Two Seventeen

Some Daytime on Two programmes are aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the very young.
Starting your own business. (R)

: Lernexpress

6: Teenagers in Hamburg show off their city. (R)

: Let's See

Festivals. Hallowe'en. Grannie remembers a Hallowe'en night when she was a girl.

: You and Me

A miscellany series for young children. But You Promised.
Annette Badiand disappoints Spike by forgetting a promise and Najma Akhtar sings Chanda Maa Maa. With Simon Buckley and Richard Coombs.
Producers Julie Callanan and Cas Lester


Unknown: Annette Badiand
Unknown: Najma Akhtar
Unknown: Simon Buckley
Unknown: Richard Coombs.
Producers: Julie Callanan
Producers: Cas Lester

: Look and Read

Badger Girl. The secret passage. (R)

: Topics

Short open-ended programmes to stimulate discussion and role play. The Way People Talk followed by Girls about Boys - Boys about Girls. (R)

: Watch

The Elements. What lies under our towns and cities? (R)

: The Global Environment

Power for the People. Alternative energy sources and practical methods of energy conservation. Director Chris La Fontaine
An International Broadcasting Trust production


Director: Chris La Fontaine

: Science Challenge

A series for 7- to 9-year-olds. 3: Everything in the Garden. (R)

: Into Music

The Sea. The children sample sounds to accompany a song about endangered wildlife. (R)

: Investigating Science

A look at the problems of measuring between the nearest stars and planet Earth. (R)

: Science Topics

Biotechnology. Using microbes in making cheese, beer and wine. (R)

: Hindi Urdu Bol Chaal

A ten-part course for beginners in spoken Hindi and Urdu presented by Sneh Gupta and Omar Salimi.
6: Health. Describing symptoms. (R) & SUPPORT MATERIAL: book, same title, £8.99; two cassettes, £9.99, from retailers.
0 INFORMATION: for a guide to finding a language class, send a large 38p sae to [address removed]


Presented By: Sneh Gupta
Presented By: Omar Salimi.

: Greenclaws

Green Claws is off on holiday. (R)

: Dragon Trail

On the Farm. Sian Sutton shows how old farming implements were used. Producers Gwyn Hughes Jones and J Mervyn Williams
An Opus 30 production for BBCtv


Unknown: Sian Sutton
Producers: Gwyn Hughes Jones

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
But You Promised. (R)

: Six Faces of Royalty

Charles II: the New Image of Monarchy Sir Roy Strong , as Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum , looks for the real character of the sovereign in the way he is pictured. Director Julia Matheson
Producer Derek Trimby (R)


Unknown: Sir Roy Strong
Unknown: Albert Museum
Director: Julia Matheson
Producer: Derek Trimby

: Holiday Outings

David Jessel reports on a motorail holiday from London to Inverness. (R)


Unknown: David Jessel

: See Hear!

The magazine programme for the deaf community.

: 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. Editor Geoffrey Sumner


Presented By: Vivian White.
Commentary By: Brian Curtois.
Editor: Geoffrey Sumner

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Call My Bluff

Robert Robinson referees this duel of words and wit between Frank Muir with Virginia McKenna and Dennis Quilley , and Arthur Marshall with Sue Cook and Magnus Magnusson. (R)


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Virginia McKenna
Unknown: Dennis Quilley
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Sue Cook
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson.

: Fighting Talk

Frances Crook , director of the Howard League for Penal Reform, discusses crime and punishment with Anne Kelleher.


Unknown: Frances Crook
Unknown: Anne Kelleher.

: Advice Shop

The programme for users of welfare and consumer services.
Civil Disaster. On 26 February 1990, the sea wall gave way at Towyn on the North Wales coast. Within minutes, 4,000 people were homeless. Eight months later, some of them are still waiting to return to their homes. This report examines how well insurance and welfare benefits have served the devastated community. Editor Frank Ash
0 PROGRAMME NOTES: please send an A5 sae with 17p postage to, Advice Shop, [address removed]
0 MONEY: page 92


Editor: Frank Ash

: The Ornamental Kitchen Garden

Geoff Hamilton explains the value of pergolas and fruit arches.
0 GARDENING: page 97


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton

: Sergeant Rutledge

Jeffrey Hunter , Woody Strode Arizona 1881: Sergeant Rutledge has been charged with rape and murder. Defence council Lieutenant Cantrell has to prove the black sergeant's innocence and combat the prejudice of the local community.
Director John Ford
0 FILMS: pages 29-34


Unknown: Jeffrey Hunter
Unknown: Woody Strode
Lt Thomas Cantrell: Jeffrey Hunter
Sgt Braxton Rutledge: Woody Strode
Mary Beecher: Constance Towers
Major Fosgate: Willis Bouchey

: Assignment

The New Wind of Change. Across
Africa dictatorships are tumbling as the continent follows eastern Europe in turning to democracy. Millions of Africans are being offered political choice for the first time, but can democracy succeed? Peter Godwin reports from the Ivory Coast, Mozambique and Zambia. Producer Giselle Portenier Editor John Morrison


Unknown: Peter Godwin
Editor: John Morrison

: Food and Drink

A look at the food we eat and those who supply it.
In the week of Hallowe'en, uses for pumpkin flesh: a rich stew and a wicked pudding; find out which wines to buy to join in with next week's live wine tasting; and chef and restaurateur Richard Shepherd takes a look at soul food in Atlanta, Georgia. Presented by Chris Kelly , Michael Barry and Jill Goolden. Studio director Linda Nash Producer Peter Bazalgette
A Bazal production for BBCtv Details on Ceefax page 616
0 RECIPES: m 'BBC Good Food' magazine,
£1.00, from newsagents; non-recipe information on BBC Fact bne 0[number removed](33p per minute cheap rate, 44p per minute at other times). 0 FEATURE: page 13


Unknown: Richard Shepherd
Presented By: Chris Kelly
Presented By: Michael Barry
Presented By: Jill Goolden.
Director: Linda Nash
Producer: Peter Bazalgette

: Twin Peaks

The mystery continues in the second part of David Lynch 's offbeat drama about a small town where anyone would want to be. Starring Kyle MacLachlan Michael Ontkean
Further probing into Laura Palmer 's murder brings indications of a sordid secret life - but who really knows the truth? Meanwhile, Agent Cooper senses young love in the air, learns about where the fish swim in Twin
Peaks and is chastised for doubting the integrity of the local timber.
Written by Mark Frost and David Lynch


Unknown: David Lynch
Unknown: Kyle MacLachlan
Unknown: Michael Ontkean
Unknown: Laura Palmer
Written By: Mark Frost
Unknown: David Lynch
Agent Dale Cooper: Kyle MacLachlan
Sheriff Hany S Truman: Michael Ontkean
Catherine Martell: Piper Laurie
Josie Packard: Joan Chen
Shelly Johnson: Madchen Amick
Bobby Briggs: Dana Ashbrook
Benjamin Horne: Richard Beymer
Donna Hayward: Lara Flynn Boyle
Audrey Home: Sherilyn Fenn
William Hayward: Warren Frost
Norma Jennings: Peggy Lipton
James Hurley: James Marshall
Ed Hurley: Everett McGill
Pete Martell: Jack Nance
Leland Palmer: Ray Wise
Sarah Palmer: Grace Zabriskie
Lawrence Jacoby: Russ Tamblyn
Laura Palmer: Sheryl Lee
Leo Johnson: Eric Da Re
Andy Brennan: Harry Goaz
Tommy 'Hawk' Hill: Michael Horse
Lucy Moran: Kimmy Robertson
Major Briggs: Don Davis
Nadine Hurley: Wendy Robie
Log Lady: Catherine E Coulson

: The Sentence

For the first time, a television crew has been given unrestricted access to Europe's largest young offenders' institution and remand centre, Glen Parva near Leicester. This eight-part series starts with the arrival of the new boys: fresh from court, they emerge from the black van, heads bowed, handcuffed, into a new life - prison. Producer Jeff Perks
Executive producer Paul Watson


Unknown: Glen Parva
Producer: Jeff Perks
Producer: Paul Watson

: 283 Useful Ideas from Japan

The first of a 13-part series delving into novel concepts of Japanese life. Innovation is paramount in a strictly packaged society. Performance artist Genki Numata strives to be a human Bonsai tree. Director George Meggarty
Executive producer Janet Street-Porter
0 FEATURE: page 24


Artist: Genki Numata
Director: George Meggarty
Producer: Janet Street-Porter

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.


Unknown: Peter Snow.

: The Late Show

The arts and media programme.

: Weatherview

: Fighting Talk

Frances Crook talks to Anne Kelleher about punishment.


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.

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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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