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: News

: Westminster

A roundup of business from the Lords and Commons.

: It Doesn't Have to Hurt!

June Whitfield discovers easy ways to work out at work. With Professor Jerry Morris and Dr Stuart Biddle. (R)


Unknown: Jerry Morris
Unknown: Dr Stuart Biddle.

: For Whom the Bell Tolls

Gary Cooper , Ingrid Bergman
American adventurer Robert Jordan joins a motley band of guerrillas fighting for the Republic in the Spanish Civil War, but his love affair with the tempestuous Maria imperils his companions. Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway.
Producer/Director Sam Wood
0 FILMS: pages 39-47


Unknown: Gary Cooper
Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Unknown: Robert Jordan
Novel By: Ernest Hemingway.
Director: Sam Wood
Robert Jordan: Gary Cooper
Maria: Ingrid Bergman
Pablo: Akim Tamiroff
Pilar: Katina Paxinou
Anselmo: Vladimir Sokolof
Augustin: Arturo De Cordova

: After Hours

Comedy actor, Bill Cosby and boxing champion, Evander Holyfield are interviewed in today's American magazine show.


Unknown: Bill Cosby
Unknown: Evander Holyfield

: The Invisible Man

Pin Money. An elderly lady bank book-keeper faces jail, and Dr Daniel Westin (David McCallum ) elects to help her. (R)


Unknown: Dr Daniel Westin
Unknown: David McCallum

: The Treasures of Chuquisaca

Following the path of the Spanish conquistadors, a BBC expedition discovers a treasure trove of gems and diamonds unguarded in Bolivia. Narrated by Joss Ackland.


Unknown: Joss Ackland.

: Holiday Outings

Cephalonia. Lorraine Chase reports from the Greek Islands.


Unknown: Lorraine Chase

: Postman Pat

Animation. (R)

: Under Sail

Bristol Channel Pilot Cutters. One pilot cutter began her working life in 1906 and is still sailing today. Narrated by Tom Salmon. Director Yvonne Deutchman Producer Brian Hawkins (R)


Unknown: Tom Salmon.
Director: Yvonne Deutchman
Producer: Brian Hawkins

: A Carol from Ely

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
The first of five carols from the choir at Ely Cathedral.

: News Weather followed by Sport on Friday Tennis

Sixteen of the top men in the world compete in Munich for a first prize of two million dollars in the Grand
Slam Cup. All four major winners are there - Lendl, Gomez, Edberg and Sampras.
Commentary by Dan Maskell and Mark Cox.
Ladies downhill from Hasliberg, Switzerland. Petra Kronberger, overall World Cup champion, aims to continue the Austrian revival.
Reports by Julian Tutt.
Show Jumping
From London's Olympia, with commentary by Raymond Brooks-Ward and Stephen Hadley. Introduced by Helen Rollason. Producer Sharon Lence Editor Philip Bernie
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Commentary By: Dan Maskell
Commentary By: Mark Cox.
Unknown: Julian Tutt.
Commentary By: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Commentary By: Stephen Hadley.
Introduced By: Helen Rollason.
Producer: Sharon Lence
Editor: Philip Bernie

: Catchword

The word game with Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: The Naturals

Reporter Drew Stanton investigates the famous Natural Theatre
Company, with unexpected results. Producer Caroline Maynard


Producer: Caroline Maynard

: Food and Drink

Presented by Chris Kelly ,
Michael Barry and Jill Goolden.
* RECIPES: in 'BBC Good Food' magazine,
£1.00, from newsagents; non-recipe information on BBC Fact Une 0[number removed](33p per minute cheap rate, 44p per minute at other times).
0 FOOD: page 21


Presented By: Chris Kelly
Presented By: Michael Barry
Presented By: Jill Goolden.

: The Road Movies: Road to Rio

The fifth in the season of six classic movies. Starring
Bing Crosby , Bob Hope Dorothy Lamour
After wrecking a carnival with their high-wire bicycle act, two musicians escape the owner's wrath by stowing away on a luxury ocean liner bound for Rio.
Director Norman Z McLeod
W FILMS: pages 39-47


Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Dorothy Lamour
Director: Norman Z McLeod
'Scat' Sweeney: Bing Crosby
'Hot Lips' Barton: Bob Hope
Lucia: Dorothy Lamour
Catherine Vail: Gale Sondergaard
Trigger: Frank Faylen
Tony: Joseph Vitale
Rodrigues: Frank Puglia
Andrews: Sisters Themselves

: Animation Now

The Crow and the Canary. A boy learns to respect his elders when his father tells him a fable.

: What the Papers Say

In the last of the series, Robert Fox of the Daily Telegraph looks at the events of the week as reported in the national press.
A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Robert Fox

: Public Eye

Toys and Television. The Teenage Mutant Hero Turtle craze is sweeping Britain. The toy manufacturers are confident that merchandise associated with the Turtle cartoons and feature film will break all the records in the high street this Christmas. But is the relationship between the toymakers and children's media becoming too close to be healthy? Peter Taylor explores the links between toys and television on both sides of the Atlantic, and examines the claim that the turtle hype is crossing acceptable boundaries. Producer Nick O'Dwyer Editor Nigel Chapman


Unknown: Peter Taylor
Producer: Nick O'Dwyer
Editor: Nigel Chapman

: The Travel Show Guides

Southern California (Part 2)
A detailed look at all the major attractions in Los Angeles and San Diego, from the man-made fantasies of Disneyland and the Universal Studios tour, to the exotic natural life of Sea World and the San Diego Zoo. Presented by Penny Junor with Matthew Collins. Producer Julie Bradshaw
Executive producer Alan Dobson


Unknown: Matthew Collins.
Producer: Julie Bradshaw
Producer: Alan Dobson

: Monty Python's Flying Circus

The classic British comedy series written and performed by Graham Chapman , John Cleese Eric Idle , Terry Jones , Michael Palin with animation by Terry Gilliam Flaming Star. The story of one man's search for vengeance in the raw and violent world of international archaeology. Producer Ian MacNaughton (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Graham Chapman
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Eric Idle
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Terry Gilliam
Producer: Ian MacNaughton

: Horizon Special

Red Star in Orbit
A three-part series on the untold story of the Soviet space programme.
2: The Dark Side of the Moon. Why did the Soviet Union fail to land a man on the Moon? Until recently, they pretended they were not trying. Now the full story of this extraordinary cover-up is emerging. It is a saga of internal feuding, wasted effort and exploding rockets. It was conducted at the height of the space race with Nasa, when the USSR set new records and took great risks: from the first spacewalk to putting three men in space, proving the Russians had the 'right stuff. For the first time, the cosmonauts and designers talk about their secret mission and the reasons why it failed.
Written and produced by David Dugan Editor Jana Bennett
A Windfall Films/Filmcentre production for BBCtv


Produced By: David Dugan
Editor: Jana Bennett

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow.


Presented By: Peter Snow.

: Weatherview

: New West Special

This final edition of the contemporary country series features performances from artists not normally associated with country music - the effect is like a karaoke party in a honkytonk. includes the Cowboy Junkies,
Notting Hillbillies, Kirsty MacColl ,
Proclaimers, Bhundu Boys, Wonder Stuff, Nick Cave , Liberties and Richard Thompson.
Producers Mark Cooper and Tracey Macleod


Unknown: Kirsty MacColl
Unknown: Nick Cave
Unknown: Richard Thompson.
Producers: Mark Cooper
Producers: Tracey MacLeod

: Tennis

Further action from the quarter-finals of the Compaq Grand Slam Cup with the four champions of 1990, Ivan Lendl , Andres Gomez , Stefan Edberg and Pete Sampras , competing for further honours. Introduced by Barry Davies. Commentary by Dan Maskell and Mark Cox.


Unknown: Ivan Lendl
Unknown: Andres Gomez
Unknown: Stefan Edberg
Unknown: Pete Sampras
Introduced By: Barry Davies.
Commentary By: Dan Maskell
Commentary By: Mark Cox.

: Behind the Headlines

Sandi Toksvig and her regular guest Mark Lawson talk to the famous and the unashamedly obscure.


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Mark Lawson

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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