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: News

: Westminster

A roundup of Parliamentary business.

: Daytime on Two France Francais

Some Daytime on Two programmes may be unsuitable for the very young.
The world's best and worst cooking. (R)

: A Certain Age

A series about people in their 50s. Radical changes in ways of living. (R)

: Thinkabout Science

Our Birds. A science drama for 5- to 6-year-olds. With Patsy Byrne , Benjamin Rennis , Lilly Malin ,
Jackson Kyle , Raymond Mason and Gil Brailey.
Producers Pat Farrington. Diane Morgan (R)


Unknown: Patsy Byrne
Unknown: Benjamin Rennis
Unknown: Lilly Malin
Unknown: Jackson Kyle
Unknown: Raymond Mason
Unknown: Gil Brailey.
Producers: Pat Farrington.

: You and Me

Cosmo has a nightmare after Harry reads The Gingerbread Man. (R)

: Search Out Science

Planet Earth. Join Doctor Who
(Sylvester McCoy) and play the greatest gameshow in the galaxy. (R)

: Around Scotland

Town Living. Leone Connery explores house building. (R)

: Words and Pictures

A Bear for Christmas. Stuart Bradley and Nutmeg visit a cracker factory. Series producer Caroline Godley


Unknown: Stuart Bradley
Producer: Caroline Godley

: Walrus

Writing for an Audience (R)

: Inset

Assessment at key stage 1 (Part 2).
Produced in association with SEAC

: Science in Action

Good Vibrations. The world of digital recording. (R)

: Lifeschool

You and the Law. A look at equal opportunities. (R)

: Electric Avenue

10: Safety First. Fred Harris discovers how to apply the automatic fail-safe principle to a computer-controlled plane. (R)


Unknown: Fred Harris

: The Adventures of Spot

Cartoon narrated by Paul Nicholas. (R)


Unknown: Paul Nicholas.

: What's Inside

Surprises. With Floella Benjamin. Today's story is The Special Event by Peter Bonnici. (R)


Unknown: Floella Benjamin.
Unknown: Peter Bonnici.

: Zig Zag

Getting About. Tony Aitken compares maps and landscapes. (R)


Unknown: Tony Aitken

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
The Gingerbread Man (R)

: The Gun

6: Spearhead of Technology. How
19th-century inventors contributed to progress in their field. (R)

: A Day in the Life

A Mechanical Engineer. Dr Ann Dowling
. is an engineer and lecturer. (R)


Unknown: Dr Ann Dowling

: Country File

John Craven on National Tree Week. (Shown on Sunday at 12.30pm on BBC


Unknown: John Craven

: News

Weather followed by Westminster Live
Up-to-the-minute coverage of today's Parliamentary highlights.

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Catchword

Synonym: mispate Meaning: recreation
Word game with Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Behind the Headlines

Beverly Anderson chairs more lively debate on current social, cultural and scientific questions.

: Film 90 with Barry Norman

Including a review of Bernardo Bertolucci 's The Sheltering Sky.


Unknown: Bernardo Bertolucci

: Nature

Medfly Madness. Michael Buerk on agricultural spraying by helicopter. 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: Star Trek: the Next Generation

Starring Patrick Stewart
Justice. Stardate 41255.6: Wesley is condemned to death.


Unknown: Patrick Stewart
Captain Picard: Patrick Stewart
Commander Riker: Jonathan Frakes
Wesley Crusher: Wil Wheaton

: DEF II Dance Energy Update

A video vote, a mix from the DJ of the week, and an updated dance chart
Autobiography of the USA
A personal view of American history. A Maverick/ Perigee production for BBCtv

: Rough Guides to Careers

Rough Guides Goes to Earth. Green careers can range from organic farming to garden design. Director David Stranks
A Diverse production for BBCtv
* NATURE: page 10


Director: David Stranks

: Rapido

Antoine de Caunes presents the latest musical news from Gary Moore , London Beat, Caron Wheeler and Prefab Sprout.
Executive producers Alex Berger Tim Newman An N B de C production for BBCtv


Unknown: Gary Moore
Unknown: Caron Wheeler
Producers: Alex Berger
Unknown: Tim Newman

: Prisoners of Conscience

Janet Suzman tells the first of tonight's stories about prisoners jailed for their beliefs.
INFORMATION PACK: send sae to 'Prisoners of Conscience [address removed] or telephone [number removed] free of charge after tonight's programme.


Unknown: Janet Suzman

: Timewatch

One of the Reasons Why.
Charles Wheeler tells how the colonial policy of the post-war Labour government led to the start of a 30-year war in Vietnam. (Further details on page 75.) Writer/Producer Richard Collin Series editor Roy Davies


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Producer: Richard Collin
Editor: Roy Davies

: M*A*S*H

No Laughing Matter. Can Hawkeye (Alan Alda ) go for an entire day without telling a joke? (R)


Unknown: Alan Alda

: Die Kinder

Paula Milne 's original thriller in six parts. Starring Miranda Richardson Frederic Forrest
3: Hidden Agenda. A startling new development engulfs the children.
Producer Michael Wearing Director Rob Walker


Unknown: Paula Milne
Unknown: Miranda Richardson
Unknown: Frederic Forrest
Producer: Michael Wearing
Director: Rob Walker
Sidonie Reiger: Miranda Richardson
Lomax: Frederic Forrest
Stefan Reiger: Hans Kremer
Bellenberg: Hanns Zischler
Crombie: Derek Fowlds
Gunther Beck: Ulrich Pleitgen
Karin Miiller: Tina Engel
Alan Mitchell: Sam Cox
Carla: Grischa Huber
Frank: Brian Stirner
Eva: Beatrice Manowski
Sabine Reiger: Zara Warshal
Michael Reiger: Tommy Selby-Plewman

: Fifth Column

New perspectives on a current debate, from a personal standpoint.

: Newsnight

Presented by Jeremy Paxman.


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

A Late Show special. Wolf Biermann went to East Berlin in 1953 to perfect his communism but was banned, then exiled for his biting songs and poems. He talks to playwright Nigel Williams and sings the songs that helped bring down the Berlin Wall.


Unknown: Wolf Biermann
Unknown: Nigel Williams

: Weatherview

: Prisoners of Conscience

Janet Suzman with the second of tonight's portraits.


Unknown: Janet Suzman

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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