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: News

With British Sign Language interpretation by John Lee.


Unknown: John Lee.

: Westminster

A roundup of business from the Lords and Commons by the BBC's parliamentary team.

: Daytime on Two Wondermaths

Some Daytime on Two programmes are aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the very young.
Programme 6.

: Women Mean Business

Getting into Gear. Finding the right childcare at the right price is a major concern for working mothers. Presented by Glenda Jackson. (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Presented By: Glenda Jackson.

: Daytime on Two: France Français

Le grand prix des apprentis. (R)

: Daytime on Two: You and Me: Ganging Up

A miscellany series for young children.
Dibs is fed up when he feels like the odd-one-out. Presented by Isabelle Lucas with Francis Wright and Richard Coombs.


Presenter: Isabelle Lucas
Dibs: Francis Wright
Spike: Richard Coombs

: Daytime on Two: Words into Action

Simon Mayo presents a fast-moving introduction to the Christian faith for teenagers. (R)


Presenter: Simon Mayo

: Topics

The Way People Talk, and Girls
About Boys - Boys About Girls. (R)

: Investigating Science

A look at the importance of measurements in science. (R)

: MI 10

Mathematical investigations. (R)

: Geography Casebook

Energy 2000. (R)

: Daytime on Two: The Global Environment: Power for the People

Exploring alternative energy.

: Inset

Thinkabout Science. (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)


Narrator: John Alderton

: Music Time

Mystery Sounds. The same scene is made to feel frightening, magical or mysterious, depending on music. Producer Elizabeth Bennett


Producer: Elizabeth Bennett

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
Ganging Up. (R)

: In the Shadow of Fujisan

See No Evil. From the earliest times the Japanese monkey has been a potent symbol. Its image pervades the country's art, religion and culture. But Japan's industrial miracle leaves little room for wildlife. Will the monkey still have a place in the Japan of the future? Producer David Cobham (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Producer: David Cobham

: 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.


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

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir with Jan Francis and Rob Heyland and Arthur Marshall with Joan Regan and Rabbi Lionel
Blue. Referee: Robert Robinson. (R)


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Jan Francis
Unknown: Rob Heyland
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Joan Regan
Unknown: Rabbi Lionel
Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Fighting Talk

Will the trade unions be the dinosaurs of the 21st century?
Ken Gill , General Secretary of the MSF (Manufacturing, Science and Finance union), thinks not and tells Anne Kelleher how they will survive to shape the future.


Unknown: Ken Gill
Unknown: Anne Kelleher

: Play Snooker

How to improve your snooker.
2: Learning to Pot. Dennis Taylor introduces his pupils to the secrets of successful potting.
Director/Producer Gordon Menzies A GM production for BBCtv (R)


Introduces: Dennis Taylor
Producer: Gordon Menzies

: Clean Slate

The live education magazine. This week, Jackie Spreckley explores the controversy over the introduction of specialised 'magnet' schools in the London Borough of Wandsworth, and John Buckley reports from New York on these schools designed to 'magnetically' attract bright and motivated pupils. In Platform,
Professor Stephen Hawking , author of the book A Brief History of Time, makes a plea through his computer for better facilities for the disabled. The programme also includes a report on 400 years of school uniforms. Producer Clare Brigstocke
Series editor Bernard Adams
(Repeated next Sunday on BBC 0 FAMILY: page 91


Unknown: Jackie Spreckley
Unknown: John Buckley
Unknown: Professor Stephen Hawking
Editor: Bernard Adams

: Rancho Notorious

Marlene Dietrich , Arthur Kennedy When a young girl is savagely murdered, her cowboy fiance swears vengeance.
Director Fritz Lang
0 FILMS: pages 29-34


Unknown: Marlene Dietrich
Unknown: Arthur Kennedy
Director: Fritz Lang
Altar Keane: Marlene Dietrich
Vern Haskell: Arthur Kennedy
Frenchy Fairmont: Mel Ferrer
Beth: Gloria Henry
Baldy Gunner: William Frawley
Maxine: Lisa Ferraday

: Southern Eye

Sovereign States. The Channel Islands, a popular holiday destination within sight of France, have been linked to Britain for a thousand years, yet remain proudly independent. Offshore finance has enriched Jersey and Guernsey but is straining their social fabric.
Alderney faces financial collapse, while Sark defends its ancient customs. James Garrett talks to their part-time politicians - including a pilot and a blacksmith - about these tiny democracies. The film coincides with elections in Jersey and includes the first footage from parliaments established long before Westminster.
Director Deborah Van Bishop Producer James Garrett
0 REGIONAL PROGRAMME: for details of variations see panel below.


Talks: James Garrett
Director: Deborah van Bishop
Producer: James Garrett

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

The cult comedy series written by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor.
Kryten discovers some amazing developing fluid.

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
Gilbert: Robert Addie
American presenter: Ruby Wax
Young Lister: Emile Charles
Young Rimmer: Simon Gaffney
Lady Sabrina Holland-Jjones: Koo Stark

: Top Gear

William Woollard reports from the Sunderland factory where the new
Nissan Primera is made and Jeremy Clarkson puts it through its paces.
Radio Times columnist Chris Goffey looks at the latest attempts to build intelligent cars which avoid accidents and Tony Mason visits a car museum in the south of France. Producer Jon Bentley Editor Tom Ross
0 MOTORING: page 95


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Chris Goffey
Unknown: Tony Mason
Producer: Jon Bentley
Editor: Tom Ross

: Rab C Nesbitt

Last in the comedy series starring Gregor Fisher
Holiday. The Nesbitts strut their gallus Glesga stuff in Spain. Written by Ian Pattison.
Director/Producer Colin Gilbert


Unknown: Gregor Fisher
Written By: Ian Pattison.
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
Ella Cotter: Barbara Rafferty
Andy: Paul Coia
Burney's girlfriend: Louise Beattie
Gash's girlfriend: Kate Donnelly
Oven chips rep: Jonathan Watson
Creditors: Martin Black
Creditors: Philip McGrade
Foreign Nesbitt: Antonio Garcia Del Pino

: 40 Minutes

Fit to Drop. If exercise is good for you, does it follow that more is better? Not if you're one of the seemingly growing number of exercise addicts who can't do without a regular and strenuous physical 'fix'. Exercise addicts from around the country reveal the agony and the ecstasy of their extraordinary compulsion. Producer Christopher Terrill Editor Caroline Pick
0 GLORIA: page 22


Producer: Christopher Terrill
Editor: Caroline Pick

: Smith and Jones in Small Doses

The Whole Hog. What do you say when you suddenly meet your ex-wife after ten years - and she is a he, and chairman of your company? Written by Graeme Garden.
Director Mike Newell Producer Trevor Evans
A Talkback production for BBCtv (R)


Written By: Graeme Garden.
Director: Mike Newell
Producer: Trevor Evans
Giles: Mel Smith
Maurice: Griff Rhys Jones

: Newsnight

With Francine Stock.


Unknown: Francine Stock.

: The Late Show

The best of live jazz from
The Late Show, including studio performances from the Stan Tracey Big Band, Ute Lemper, David Murray and Leon Redbone. Producer Mark Cooper


Unknown: Stan Tracey
Unknown: David Murray
Unknown: Leon Redbone.
Producer: Mark Cooper

: Weatherview

: Fighting Talk

Ken Gill talks to Anne Kelleher about trade unions.


Talks: Ken Gill
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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