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: News

: Westminster

A roundup of business from the Lords and Commons.

: Sportz Crazy

A series of documentaries about the weird things Australians get up to in the name of sport, Introduced by Jack Thompson. (R)


Introduced By: Jack Thompson.

: Up in Mabel's Room

Starring Marjorie Reynolds Dennis O'Keefe
Bespectacled newly-wed
Gary Ainsworth has real problems when an ex-girlfriend decides to marry his business partner; problems he can never explain to his suspicious wife.
Director Allan Dwan
0 FILMS: pages 31-37


Unknown: Marjorie Reynolds
Unknown: Dennis O'Keefe
Unknown: Gary Ainsworth
Director: Allan Dwan
Geraldine Ainsworth: Marjorie Reynolds
Gary Ainsworth: Dennis O'Keefe
Mabel Essington: Gail Patrick
Boris: Mischa Auer
Martha: Charlotte Greenwood

: After Hours

A magazine programme looking at trends in America. Including a feature on pop band, Duran Duran.


Unknown: Duran Duran.

: Chris Serle's Summer Season

Penny Hedge. Chris Serle searches for the origins of an ancient ceremony carried out at the fish market in Whitby, Yorkshire. Producer Sarah Caplin
Series producer Peter Bazalgette (R)


Unknown: Chris Serle
Producer: Sarah Caplin
Producer: Peter Bazalgette

: The Pop Shop

Pawnbroking is making a comeback in today's affluent society. Diane Kemp investigates.
Producer John S W Taylor (R)


Unknown: Diane Kemp
Producer: John S W Taylor

: The Breaking

The Arab Horse. An unbroken Arab stallion is schooled to submission. Director Keith Sheather (R)


Director: Keith Sheather

: Mosaic

The history of racism and young black people's responses to discrimination in Britain. (R)
And at 12.55pm 16 Up - Racism
Young Black people share experiences of 'endless pressure'. (R)

: Greenclaws

Animation. (R)

: See Hear!

The magazine programme for the deaf community.
(Shown on Sunday at 12.05am on BBC

: News, Weather; followed by: Where Were You on the Day War Broke Out?

This programme traces the 24 hours up to midnight on Sunday 3 September 1939, when Britain was at war. Narrated by Frank Windsor. (R)


Narrator: Frank Windsor
Producer: Therese Denny

: Holiday Outings

French Alps. Phillip Schofield reports on a multi-activity holiday.


Unknown: Phillip Schofield

: News

Weather followed by Westminster Live
Prime Minister's questions and other Parliamentary highlights of the day. Presented by Vivian White. Commentary by Brian Curtois. Editor Geoffrey Sumner
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


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

: Catchword

The word game with Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Behind the Headlines

With Robert Robinson , Loyd Grossman and guests.


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Loyd Grossman

: Advice Shop

A special edition from Somerset. Out in the Country. If you're struggling to find work or a home, the tranquility of English rural life may not be all it's cracked up to be. Editor Frank Ash
(Repeated next Monday on BBC
0 PROGRAMME NOTES: please send A5 sae with 17p postage to 'Advice Shop',[address removed]


Editor: Frank Ash

: The Travel Show Guides

Normandy. Introduced by Penny Junor, with Matthew Collins and Dr John Thornes.
W TRAVEL: page 14


Unknown: Matthew Collins
Unknown: Dr John Thornes.

: Seven Cities of Gold

Richard Egan , Anthony Quinn
Conquistador steel, Indian arrows and mission bells forge the beginnings of the golden state of California in this spectacular adventure story based on the life of Fr Junipero Serra.
Director Robert D Webb
9 FILMS: pages 31-37


Unknown: Richard Egan
Unknown: Anthony Quinn
Unknown: Fr Junipero Serra.
Director: Robert D Webb
Jose: Richard Egan
Captain Portola: Anthony Quinn
Fr Junipero Serra: Michael Rennie
Matuwir: Jeffrey Hunter
Ula: Rita Moreno

: Prisoners of Conscience

A series of portraits of people jailed for their beliefs. Tonight's two stories are told by Claire Rayner.
0 INFORMATION PACK: phone 0[number removed]free of charge after tonight programme or send an sae to[address removed].


Told By: Claire Rayner.

: Assignment

Korea: Making Up Is Hard to Do
Since the end of the Korean War in 1953, the armies of North and South Korea have eyed each other nervously over the demilitarised zone. Now both sides are talking, but is reunification possible? While the capitalist South experiments with democracy, the communist North is ruled by Kim II Sung, around whom a bizarre personality cult is based. Brian Barron reports from both North and South. Producer Phil Rees Editor John Morrison


Unknown: Brian Barron
Producer: Phil Rees
Editor: John Morrison

: Food and Drink

With guests
Antony Worrall-Thompson , chef of London's fashionable 190
Queensgate, and wine expert,
Oz Clarke. Plus traditional recipes for Christmas desserts from France. Presented by Chris Kelly , Michael Barry and Jill Goolden. Studio director Linda Nash Producer Peter Bazalgette
A Bazal production for BBCtv Recipes on Ceefax page 616
0 RECIPES: in 'BBC Good Food' magazine,
£1.00, from newsagents; non-recipe information on SSC Fact Line 0[number removed](33p per minute cheap rate, 44p per minute at other times). 0 FOOD: page 18


Unknown: Antony Worrall-Thompson
Unknown: Oz Clarke.
Presented By: Chris Kelly
Presented By: Michael Barry
Presented By: Jill Goolden.
Director: Linda Nash
Producer: Peter Bazalgette

: Twin Peaks

The mystery continues in David Lynch 's soap noir. Starring
Kyle MacLachlan , Michael Ontkean 7: For one resident of Twin Peaks, Laura Palmer is brought shockingly back to life, but a talkative witness to her murder is destined to leave blood on the doughnuts. Meanwhile, Cooper goes undercover at
One-Eyed Jacks, Audrey gets tongue-tied and Nadine Hurley sees her dreams of riches shattered.


Unknown: David Lynch
Unknown: Kyle MacLachlan
Unknown: Michael Ontkean
Unknown: Laura Palmer
Unknown: Nadine Hurley
Agent Dale Cooper: Kyle MacLachlan
Sheriff Truman: Michael Ontkean
Catherine Martell: Piper Laurie
Josie Packard: Joan Chen
Shelly Johnson: Mädchen 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
Madeleine Ferguson: Sheryl Lee
Leo Johnson: Eric Da Re
Andy Brennan: Harry Goaz
Tommy 'Hawk' Hill: Michael Horse
Lucy Moran: Kimmy Robertson
Hank Jennings: Chris Mulkey
Nadine Hurley: Wendy Robie

: The Sentence: 6

A documentary serial on the Glen Parva Young Offenders Institution.
Lee's life in prison is getting more difficult as his group officer and protector decides to leave. Mike, now 21, is 'starred-up' to one of the adult jails, many of which are under siege by rioting inmates. The whisper is, Glen Parva will go the same way. Producer Jeff Perks
Executive producer Paul Watson


Producer: Jeff Perks
Executive Producer: Paul Watson

: 283 Useful Ideas from Japan

Japackage. An examination of the beauty and grace of traditional Japanese packaging. But how attractive is the life package of matrimonial bliss to women in Japan? Director George Haggerty
Executive producer Janet Street-Porter


Director: George Haggerty
Producer: Janet Street-Porter

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

A work by Jasper Johns was recently sold at an auction for $17million, the highest figure paid for a work by a living artist. Matthew Collings discusses Johns's work and why some critics still dismiss it as over-rated.


Presenter: Matthew Collings

: Weatherview

: Prisoners of Conscience

Claire Rayner with the second of tonight's portraits.


Unknown: Claire Rayner

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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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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