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: News

: Westminster

A roundup of business from the Lords and Commons by the BBC's parliamentary team.

: The Travel Show UK Mini Guides

Roger Wilkes looks at what to see and where to go in the cathedral city of Wells.


Unknown: Roger Wilkes

: Inset

Some programmes may be unsuitable for the very young.
Search Out Science (R)

: Lernexpress

A two-year GCSE course in German. In Den Bergen

: Let's See

Care and Conservation
A cat's new home.
Hilary Lyon adopts a cat. (R)


Unknown: Hilary Lyon

: You and Me

A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. Name Calling (R)

: Look and Read

Geordie Racer
2: Down in the cellars. (R)

: Who - Me?

Flare Up (R)

: Watch

Up in the Air

: Soviet Union

Siberian Riches (R)

: Science Challenge

A science drama series for 7-to 9-year-olds. About Time. How would you tell the time on a desert island?
Producer David Scott Cowan Director Nick Prosser


Producer: David Scott Cowan
Director: Nick Prosser

: Into Music

Putting on a Musical Lost and Found. (R)

: Quinze Minutes

French for beginners. A la maison (R)

: Step Up to Wordpower

Putting It Down On Paper Presented by Chris Serle.


Presented By: Chris Serle.

: Mr Benn

Cartoon. (R)

: Dragon Trail

1: The Spider Brushers. The true story of a Welsh servant girl who worked in a Montgomeryshire mansion during the last century.
Presented by Gillian Elisa . (R)


Presented By: Gillian Elisa

: News Weather followed by

You and Me
Name Calling (R)

: Canvas

Alan Bennett Revisits Leeds
In Leeds Art Gallery,
Alan Bennett discovers that he likes the paintings he saw there as a young boy: 'One doesn't know what one likes, one likes what one knows.'
Director Michael Dibb (R)


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Director: Michael Dibb

: See Hear!

The magazine for the deaf.

: News

Weather followed by Westminster Live
Prime Minister's questions and other highlights.
Presented by Vivian White.
Commentary by Brian Curtois. Editor Geoffrey Sumner


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

: Catchword

Presented by Paul Coia.


Presented By: Paul Coia.

: Behind the Headlines

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


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Loyd Grossman

: Advice Shop

Ravenscraig. What positive steps can be taken to build a future for people left without jobs, money and self-esteem? Editor Frank Ash
0 NOTES: send a 17p A5 sae to Advice Shop[address removed]


Editor: Frank Ash

: Gardens by Design

David Stevens shows how to add movement to a small square plot.


Unknown: David Stevens

: Bundle of Joy

Debbie Reynolds
Eddie Fisher
During the Christmas rush,
Polly Parish, a keen sales girl at Merlin's department store, is unexpectedly dismissed.
Director Norman Taurog
0 FILMS: pages 21-25


Unknown: Debbie Reynolds
Unknown: Eddie Fisher
Director: Norman Taurog
Polly Parish: Debbie Reynolds
Dan Merlin: Eddie Fisher
JB Merlin: Adolphe Menjou
Freddie Miller: Tommy Noonan
Maty: Nita Talbot
Mrs Dugan: Una Merkel
Adams: Melville Cooper
MrCreely: Bill Goodwin
MrAppleby: Howard McNear
Mr Hargreaves: Robert H Harris

: Black Britain

A personal history of the African and Caribbean presence told by those who lived through the events that shaped black Britain.
Fighting Back. In 1945 a conference in Manchester sowed the seeds of the independence struggles in Africa and the West Indies.
Producer Sharon Pemberton


Producer: Sharon Pemberton

: Food and Drink

Antonio Carluccio visits northern Spain to cook Sunday lunch for a shepherd, guest Oz Clarke tastes some of the more unusual foreign beers available here, and a recipe for salmon en croute.
With Chris Kelly , Michael Barry and Jill Goolden. Studio director Linda Nash Producer Peter Bazalgette
A Bazal production for BBCtv
0 PICTURE STORY: page 57


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

: Twin Peaks

David Lynch 's soap noir continues starring
Kyle MacLachlan Michael Ontkean
One-Eyed Jacks becomes a dangerous place for Audrey.


Unknown: David Lynch
Unknown: Kyle MacLachlan
Unknown: Michael Ontkean

: Culloden

The first in a series following a year in the life of a city primary school. Tough Times. January 1990:
Culloden faces a difficult year. The 335 pupils come from mixed backgrounds; the teachers are worried about the National Curriculum; and Ilea is soon to be disbanded. But headmaster Geoff Sanders faces a more immediate crisis
- an outbreak of aggression in the playground.
Photographed and directed by Diane Tammes
Producer Andrew Bethell
A Double Exposure production for BBCtv • PICTURE STORY: page 57


Unknown: Geoff Sanders
Directed By: Diane Tammes
Producer: Andrew Bethell

: Building Sights

The first in a 12-part series of personal reflections on 20th-century architecture. Boeing 747
Architect, Sir Norman Foster , looks at the jumbo jet. Director Patrick Uden
Producer Ruth Rosenthal
0 PICTURE STORY: page 57


Unknown: Sir Norman Foster
Director: Patrick Uden
Producer: Ruth Rosenthal

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

Arts and media programme.

: Weatherview

: Cricket

Richie Benaud presents highlights of the second match of the final for the World
Series Cup in Melbourne.


Unknown: Richie Benaud

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.

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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