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: Le Mans

Starring Steve McQueen
For Michael Delaney and his rival
Erich Stahler , to race is everything. Their latest sporting trial is Le Mans.
Director Lee H Katzin


Unknown: Steve McQueen
Unknown: Michael Delaney
Unknown: Erich Stahler
Director: Lee H Katzin
Michael Delaney: Steve McQueen
Erich Stahler: Siegfried Rauch
Lisa Beigetti: Elga Anderson
David Townsend: Ronald Leigh-Hunt

: The Sky at Night

ROSAT - a Space Telescope
This artificial satellite sends back data on radiations of short wavelength from space. Professor Ken Pounds and Patrick Moore discuss the results.


Unknown: Ken Pounds
Unknown: Patrick Moore

: Pitfalls of a Sporting Life

Last in the series on sports injuries. Beware What You Wear
A RNTV/Marjan Vos production for BBCtv (R)

: The Balloon

The last in the series of balloon flights. Sue Beardsmore travels over Albuquerque, New Mexico. Producer David Nelson (R)


Producer: David Nelson

: The Honeymooners

Vintage American comedy.
The Night Before Christmas. Will Ralph (Jackie Gleason ) part with his prize possession in order to buy Alice (Audrey Meadows) a gift?


Unknown: Jackie Gleason

: The Day They Gave Babies Away

Glynis Johns , Cameron Mitchell
A family of Scottish immigrants struggle for a new way of life in America in the 19th century.
Director Allen Reisner
0 FILMS: pages 39-47


Unknown: Glynis Johns
Unknown: Cameron Mitchell
Director: Allen Reisner
Mamie Eunson: Glynis Johns
Robert Eunson: Cameron Mitchell
Robbie Eunson: Rex Thompson
Annabelle Eunson: Patty McCormacK

: Discoveries Underwater

Last in the series exploring history and archaeology under water.
Science, Salvage or Scrap? What should be done with the discoveries made in the last 25 years?
Narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith . Written and produced by Derek Towers Series editor Bruce Norman (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith
Produced By: Derek Towers
Editor: Bruce Norman

: Mahabharat

A 91-part epic Indian drama. (In Hindi with English subtitles.
For details see tomorrow at 12.50am on BBC1)

: Isaac in America

A Journey with Isaac Bashevis Singer The Nobel Prize-winning writer takes a journey through his past. Director Amran Novak Producer Kirk Simon (R)


Singer: Isaac Bashevis
Director: Amran Novak
Producer: Kirk Simon

: Animation Now

The Rose and the Ring. A film by Lotte Reiniger. (R)


Unknown: Lotte Reiniger.

: Tennis

The Grand Slam Cup. Semi-final action from Munich introduced by Barry Davies. Producer Philip Bernie
0 SPORT: page 22


Introduced By: Barry Davies.
Producer: Philip Bernie

: Cricket

England v New Zealand. World
Series Cup from Brisbane. Highlights introduced by Richie Benaud.
Television presentation Channel 9 Australia


Introduced By: Richie Benaud.

: NewsView

Presented by Moira Stuart. Lynette Lithgow reviews the week, with subtitles for the hard-of-hearing. Followed by Weatherview.


Presented By: Moira Stuart.
Presented By: Lynette Lithgow

: Sleepwalking to War?

Should Britain go to war with Iraq? As the massive build-up in the Gulf reaches its climax, John Tusa chairs a special edition of Assignment and asks whether sanctions have failed and if conflict has become inevitable. Producer Marsh Marshall Editor John Morrison


Unknown: John Tusa
Producer: Marsh Marshall
Editor: John Morrison

: Arena: Food Night

Tonight Arena brings you an evening of short films and a debate devoted to that most universal of subjects, food. Spitting Image has created your hosts, Meat and Two Veg. From their kitchen/diner they talk to an a la carte menu of delicacies including Colin the Couch Potato and Russell Sprout. For Spitting Image:
Script Ged Parsons and Mike Barfield Puppets Luck and Flaw
For Arena: Producer Mary Dickinson Editors Nigel Finch and Anthony Wall


Script: Ged Parsons
Script: Mike Barfield
Producer: Mary Dickinson
Editors: Nigel Finch
Editors: Anthony Wall

: * Modern Food

Today's hypermarket is an Aladdin's cave compared to the grocery store of 30 years ago. Food Night looks at the ever-increasing gulf between what appears on the supermarket shelf and the original ingredients. Director Patrick Matthews


Director: Patrick Matthews

: Great Moments in Food History

A salute to four great thinkers.
If Rossini had not preferred food to music there would have been no
Tornados Rossini. If Nellie Melba had not become so fat through eating too many of the Peach Melbas created for her by Escoffier, he would not have had to remedy the situation by inventing Melba Toast. If he hadn't lost his all on that last turn of the cards, would the Earl of Sandwich have found inspiration for a snack? Today, would a champion of the people like Garibaldi have to share the honours with a biscuit called the 'Mandela'?
Bernard Bresslaw, aided by David Troughton and Christopher Ryan, brings these food heroes to life.
0 PICTURE STORY: page 49


[Actor]: Bernard Bresslaw
[Actor]: David Troughton
[Actor]: Christopher Ryan
Director: Helen Gallacher

: The Story of Food in 27 Minutes and 43 Seconds

Food has had a part to play in religion, politics, science and war, and throughout history has underlined the social divide between prince and peasant. Today food remains as divisive as ever. Director Nicola Roberts


Director: Nicola Roberts

: * Good Manners

Some lessons in manners from the silver screen - Five Easy Pieces, Tampopo, Oliver Twist and more. Director Sarah Mortimer


Unknown: Oliver Twist
Director: Sarah Mortimer

: * What's Kosher?

This film explores the application of kosher dietary laws which have helped to preserve the separate identity of the Jewish people. Director Jill Evans
0 PICTURE STORY: page 49
'Approximate times


Director: Jill Evans

: The Last Supper

Louisiana State Penitentiary recently released a list of the last meals ordered by prisoners about to be executed. One man, whose crime was shooting a grocery store attendant, requested Jalapeno peppers, two boxes of Frosties and a pint of milk. Food Night examines the custom of using food as a final consolation and last rite for those condemned to death. Director James Marsh


Director: James Marsh

: * The Complete History of the Potato

With the help of potato experts from all over the world Food Night pays homage to this nutritious, delicious, maligned and sometimes despised vegetable - the paradoxical potato. Director Christopher Bruce


Director: Christopher Bruce

: * I Just Happen to Have One Here I Made Earlier

A chance to sample some favourites from the kitchens of such legends as Fanny Cradock , Zena Skinner and Delia Smith. Director Sarah Mortimer


Unknown: Fanny Cradock
Unknown: Zena Skinner
Unknown: Delia Smith.
Director: Sarah Mortimer

: * Movable Feast - the Politics of Disgust

Mealworms served in a cherry tomato, grasshoppers rolled in bacon - these are just a few of the nourishing dishes served up in this film which explores repulsion and revulsion in food taste. Director Kris Clarke
A Spot On production for BBCtv


Director: Kris Clarke

: * Eating for One

Left to your own devices, what do you eat, when do you eat it and how much of it do you eat? Director Patchy Wheatley

: * Fasting and Abstinence

As Christmas approaches, time to contemplate self-denial. Director Alex Marengo


Director: Alex Marengo

: * Debate

As the evening's climax, Arena assembles a forum of distinguished politicians, economists, nutritionists, moralists and senders and receivers of aid to debate the international politics of food. Producer Sally Angel
0 FOOD: page 4


Producer: Sally Angel

: Tampopo

Starring Tsutomu Yamazaki Nobuko Miyamoto
Director Juzo Itami claims that to man, eating and sex are intrinsically the same thing. To prove his point he tosses together a gourmet gangster and his moll, a knight errant truck driver and a young woman who cannot even cook noodles, to serve up a wickedly funny 'foodie' movie.
0 FILMS: pages 39-47
0 PICTURE STORY: page 49


Unknown: Tsutomu Yamazaki
Unknown: Nobuko Miyamoto
Director: Juzo Itami
Goro: Tsutomu Yamazaki
Tampopo: Nobuko Miyamoto
Gangster: Koji Yakusho
Gun: Ken Watanabe

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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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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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