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: News

: Stirring Stuff

The British drink 196,000,000 cups of tea a day. This is a tribute to the national tipple. (First shown in 40 Minutes; 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

: The Violin Maker

Master violin maker
Jim McKillop from Carnlough,
County Antrim, meets master musician Stephane Grappelli. Producer Robin Wylie (R)


Unknown: Jim McKillop
Musician: Stephane Grappelli.
Producer: Robin Wylie

: The Travel Show UKMini Guides

King's Lynn. What to see in the town and surrounding area. Commentary by Roger Wilkes. Executive producer Alan Dobson


Commentary By: Roger Wilkes.
Producer: Alan Dobson

: Daytime on Two Inset: Search Out Science: Moving About

Some Daytime on Two programmes may be unsuitable for the very young.
New series. Help for teachers following the new spring unit.

: Lernexpress: Winterferien

A new series of the multi-media two-year GCSE course in German.
Sonja Zimmer goes skiing at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and teaches some German in the process.


Presenter: Sonja Zimmer

: Let's See: Care and Conservation

Having a pet.

: You and Me: One Pours, One Chooses

A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. Cosmo and Dibs quarrel over sharing drinks on a hot day. (R)

: Who - Me?: Lies and Accusations

Sally wants a personal stereo. (R)

: Watch: Up in the Air - The Weather

New series. Simon Davies's summer clothes get soaked and Ellis Ward finds out about forecasting from weatherman John Kettley. In today's story, Grumbling Gordon complains about the weather.


Presenter: Simon Davies
Presenter: Ellis Ward
Weatherman: John Kettley.
Producer: Susie Nott-Bower

: Soviet Union: Socialist City

A young married couple describe the uncomfortable realities of living in Moscow. (R)

: Science Challenge: About Time

A new science drama series for 7- to 9-year-olds. If you were cast away on a desert island, how would you tell the time, and why would it matter? Laura (Angela Bruce) creates a challenge for six young scientists. Patrick (Stuart Mitchell) tells a story from Polynesia about how Maui tamed the sun.


Laura: Angela Bruce
Patrick: Stuart Mitchell
Written By: Diane Duane
Written By: Richard Sheridan
Producer: David Scott Cowan
Director: Nick Prosser

: Quinze Minutes: En ville

A French magazine series for beginners. (R)

: Step Up to Wordpower: Getting Your Message Across

The first of 20 programmes to help you read, write and communicate more effectively. Presented by Chris Serle. (Shown on Sunday at 10.50am on BBC1)

: Mr Benn

Cartoon story told by Ray Brooks. (R)


Narrator: Ray Brooks.

: Outlook: The Past Alive - 1: Big Pit, Blaenavon

David Parry-Jones sets off to find out more about his ancestors. (R)


Presenter: David Parry-Jones

: News, Weather; followed by: You and Me: One Pours, One Chooses

A series for 4- to 5-year-olds. (R)

: Darts

World Professional Darts
Championship. Highlights from last night's second-round matches from the Lakeside
Country Club, Frimley Green. Presented by Eamonn Holmes.


Unknown: Frimley Green.
Presented By: Eamonn Holmes.

: See Hear!

The magazine programme for the deaf community.

: News

Weather followed by Darts
Further coverage from the Embassy World Professional Darts Championship.

: Catchword

Synonym: gluftne Meaning: lucent
Answer in today's programme. Three contestants test their word skills against Bryan the computer in today's word game hosted by Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Behind theHeadlines

Robert Robinson and Loyd Grossman invite two guest commentators to discuss the minutiae of modem life as reflected in the week's events.


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Loyd Grossman

: Gardens by Design

A series making gardens part of the living space and lifestyle of their owner.
David Stevens looks at a variety of beautiful domestic gardens and how to raise finance for the work, and shows that the fitted 'outside room' can be as big an asset as its indoor counterpart.


Unknown: David Stevens

: Arrowhead

Charlton Heston
Jack Palance Texas 1886: army scout
Ed Bannon 's deep distrust of the Apache's peaceful motives appears to be justified when a detachment of cavalry is ambushed and their colonel is killed, reviving old enmities.
Director Charles Marquis Warren 0 FILMS: pages 27-32


Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: Jack Palance Texas
Unknown: Ed Bannon
Director: Charles Marquis Warren
Ed Bannon: Charlton Heston
Toriano: Jack Palance
Nita: Katy Jurado
Captain North: Brian Keith
Lela Wilson: Mary Sinclair
Sandy Mackinnon: Milburn Stone
LtKirk: Richard Shannon
Colonel Weybright: Lewis Martin
Chief Chattez: Frank de Kova
Sergeant Stone: Robert Wilke

: Cricket: Third Test

Australia v England
Richie Benaud introduces highlights of the final day's play in Sydney.


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Black Britain

The second of six histories of the African and Caribbean presence, told by those who lived through the experiences and events that shaped black Britain.
Rise of Racism. In 1919, white mobs roamed the streets of Liverpool and attacked black people. First World War volunteer Ernest Marke says: 'After the war was over and they were demobilised, the white soldiers seemed to forget that the black man was also in the navy and the army.' This programme looks at the violence of 1919, the colour bar and Notting Hill riots of the 1950s, and the growth of 'institutionalised racism'.
All these events had a direct impact on the lives of black people. So did their relationship with the police and the use of the 'sus' law.
(Part 3 next Tuesday)


Unknown: Ernest Marke

: Food and Drink

Tonight: a healthy fish dish.
And Antonio Carluccio , Italian restaurateur and writer, begins a three-part trip to Spain. With Chris Kelly ,
Michael Barry and Jill Goolden. Studio director Linda Nash
Producer Peter Bazalgette
A Bazal production for BBCtv Details on Ceefax page 616
0 RECIPES: in BBC Good Food magazine. £1.10. from newsagents; non-recipe information on BBC Fact Line 0[number removed](33p per minute cheap rate. 44p per minute at other times). 0 FOOD: page 18


Unknown: Antonio Carluccio
Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Michael Barry
Unknown: Jill Goolden.
Director: Linda Nash
Producer: Peter Bazalgette

: Twin Peaks

The second season's feature-length opening episode returns to the small town seething with secrets. Starring
Kyle MacLachlan Michael Ontkean
Is that a corpse on the floor in the Great Northern Hotel and has the investigation into
Laura Palmer 's murder met a premature end? As the local hospital fills up with the victims of an eventful night, other residents of Twin Peaks adopt strange changes in style, a giant dispenses wisdom, and someone sees the face of 'Bob'.
Written by Mark Frost Director David Lynch


Unknown: Kyle MacLachlan
Unknown: Michael Ontkean
Unknown: Laura Palmer
Written By: Mark Frost
Director: David Lynch
Agent Dale Cooper: Kyle MacLachlan
Sheriff Truman: Michael Ontkean
Shelly Johnson: Madchen Amick
Bobby Briggs: Dana Ashbrook
Benjamin Home: 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
Andy Brennan: Harry Goaz
Lucy Moran: Kimmy Robertson
Hank Jennings: Chris Mulkey
Blackie: Victoria Catlin
Albert Rosenfield: Miguel Ferrer
Jerry Horne: David Patrick Kelly

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Darts

World Professional Darts
Commentary by Sid Waddell and Tony Green.
Introduced by Tony Gubba.


Commentary By: Sid Waddell
Commentary By: Tony Green.
Introduced By: Tony Gubba.

: Weatherview

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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.

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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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