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: Open University Genetics:

Beyond the Double Helix

: News

: Westminster

A roundup of yesterday's parliamentary business.

: Daytime on Two

9.00 Teaching Today

9.30 Mathscope: The summer fair

9.45 Quinze Minutes
French for beginners.

10.00 You and Me

10.15 Job Bank
A look at jobs in the armed forces.

10.35 Who - Me?

11.00 Landmarks - Moving away

11.20 Technology and Design

11.40 Mathsphere - Finding the way

12.05 Diez Temas

12.25 Update Europe - A long way from home

12.50 Teaching Today - Active strategies

1.20 Charlie Chalk
It's Litterbug's birthday but no one knows what present to give him.

1.40 Music Time

2.00 News and Weather
followed by You and Me

: Antiques Roadshow

From Whitehaven, Cumbria. • TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: News

Weather followed by Westminster Live
Prime Minister's questions. Presented by Vivian White.
Commentary by Brian Curtois.


Presented By: Vivian White.
Commentary By: Brian Curtois.

: Catchword

Quiz hosted by Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Fighting Talk

Author and playwright
James Kelman confronts fellow Scot Sheena
McDonald, with his frank views on Scottish identity and culture.


Unknown: James Kelman
Unknown: Scot Sheena

: One in Four

The magazine programme about disability issues, presented by Isobel Ward , Simon Barnes and Chris Davies. With subtitles and sign language.
0 FACTSHEET: send a large 17p sae to [address removed]


Presented By: Isobel Ward
Presented By: Simon Barnes
Presented By: Chris Davies.

: The Vet

The acclaimed seven-part series following a year in the life of energetic Scottish vet George Rafferty. Included in the first programme is a final call to the much loved family pet of the local vicar. Producer Jeremy Mills
Executive producer Paul Hamann
0 BOOK: The Vet - Beyond the Surgery Door, £7.99, from booksellers


Unknown: George Rafferty.
Producer: Paul Hamann

: Tarzan Goes to India

Jock Mahoney
Tarzan is summoned to India to save 300 elephants which will die when a new dam comes into operation.
Director John Guillermin 0 FILMS: page 42


Unknown: Jock Mahoney
Director: John Guillermin
Tarzan: Jock Mahoney
O’Hara: Mark Dana
Elephant Boy: Jai
Princess Kamara: Simi

: First Sight

High and Dry
Southern and eastern Britain are facing a long-term water crisis. As Penny Bustin reports, increasing thirst for clean homes, clean food and green gardens is having a devastating effect on the environment. Rivers are being drained dry, important wet-land sites all but destroyed by water companies under pressure to supply that demand. Could water metering be the answer? Producer Ian Lilley
Executive producer Peter Lowe
0 REGIONAL PROGRAMME: for details of variations see panel on page 79.


Producer: Ian Lilley
Producer: Peter Lowe

: City Lights

Comedy by Bob Black. Starring Gerard Kelly The New Leaf! (Part 2) Culloden, the Highland
Clearances, the Tay Bridge Collapse and Willie Melvin 's promotion to Head Office. A long line of Scottish disasters!
Director/Producer Ron Bain
Executive producer Colin Gilbert


Comedy By: Bob Black.
Unknown: Gerard Kelly
Unknown: Willie Melvin
Producer: Ron Bain
Producer: Colin Gilbert
Willie: Gerard Kelly
Chancer: Andy Gray
Mum: Jan Wilson
Brian: Jonathan Watson
Mr McLelland: David Anderson
Fiona: Ann Bryson
Tam: Iain McColl
Mr Coyne: John Yule
Penny: Louise Beattie
Mark: Paul Nivison

: Top Gear

William Woollard and Sue Baker report from the Geneva International Motorshow.
Jeremy Clarkson compares the Range Rover, Toyota Land
Cruiser and re-vamped Mercedes Benz G Wagen. Plus a road test of Mitsubishi's new Sigma. Producer Ian Thomas Editor Tom Ross
0 COMPETITION: win a Metro - page 22 0 MOTORING: page 23


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Sue Baker
Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Producer: Ian Thomas
Editor: Tom Ross

: Red Dwarf IV: White Hole

Space comedy written by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor.
Starring Chris Barrie, Craig Charles.
Holly leaves the crew drifting helplessly towards a white hole. Will Rimmer sacrifice his hologrammatic life to save the rest of the crew? No.
A Grant/Naylor production for BBCtv.


Writer: Rob Grant
Writer: Doug Naylor
Director: Ed Bye
Rimmer: Chris Barrie
Lister: Craig Charles
Cat: Danny John-Jules
Holly: Hattie Hayridge
Kryten: Robert Llewellyn
Talkie Toaster: David Ross

: 40 Minutes

The Big Game
The four senior members of the Golden Gatorettes, a teenage dance group which entertains the 12,000 football fans at their Louisiana High School, ponder on life, love, heaven, changing boyfriends and hair colour. Meanwhile the folks of St Amant get all fired up for the big game ... Producer Mark Frith Editor Caroline Pick
A Bullfrog production for BBCtv 0 DOCUMENTARY: page 10


Producer: Mark Frith
Editor: Caroline Pick

: Bicycle

Wheels of Change. Mountain bikes now account for 45 per cent of all bicycle sales. But is it simply a variation on a design dating from 1885? The 'recumbent' bicycle represents radical engineering: is this the bicycle of the future? Producer David Taylor 0TRAVEL: page 17
0 PICTURE STORY: page 75


Producer: David Taylor

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman

: The Late Show

The arts and media show.

: Weatherview

: Weekend Outlook

A preview of OU programmes.

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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.

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