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: News

: Westminster

Yesterday in parliament.

: The Law West of Tombstone

Starring Tim Holt
The Tonto Kid joins forces with the law.
(Black and white) . FILMS: page 36


[Actor]: Tim Holt

: No Limit

Starring George Formby

George Shuttleworth, the 'speed demon', enters the Isle of Man TT races.
Films: page 36


George Shuttleworth: George Formby

: The Honeymooners

American vintage comedy. Starring Jackie Gleason


Unknown: Jackie Gleason

: After Hours

Featuring Phil Collins.


Unknown: Phil Collins.

: Rl Christmas Lectures

The origin and the evolution of the universe.
The Grand Design. With
Professor Malcolm Longair , Astronomer
Royal of Scotland.


Unknown: Professor Malcolm Longair

: Postman Pat


: Sign Extra

Magazine for the deaf.

: News; Weather

Followed by Northern Lights
The Girl in Black

: Grand Prix

Highlights from the Brazilian Grand Prix at

: News; Weather

Followed by Westminster Live
Parliamentary highlights.

: News; Weather

: Call My Bluff

Duel of words game.

: Plunder

With Lord Whitelaw.

: News Headlines

Followed by Advice Shop
Repossessions. Advice on how not to fall behind with mortgage repayments.

: Gardeners' World

Dealing with dahlias, care and repair of storm-torn trees and a secret garden in London.
Plant list on Ceefax page 617
0 INFORMATION LINE: 0[number removed]0 GARDENING: page 19

: Campbell's Kingdom

Dirk Bogarde
Celebrating the 70th birthday of one of Britain's most accomplished screen actors. Although gravely ill, Bruce Campbell travels to the Canadian Rockies to take over his grandfather's inheritance. The land is said to contain oil and Bruce sets out to prove it.
Director Ralph Thomas
(Dirk Bogarde is in Doctor in the House on Thursday at 6.00pm) 0 FILMS: page 36


Unknown: Dirk Bogarde
Unknown: Bruce Campbell
Director: Ralph Thomas
Unknown: Dirk Bogarde
Bruce Campbell: Dirk Bogarde
Owen Morgan: Stanley Baker
Buy Bladen: Michael Craig
Jean Lucas: Barbara Murray
James MacDonatd: James Robertson Justice
Miss Abigail: Athene Seyler
Miss Ruth: Mary Merrall
Creasy: Robert Brown
Mac: John Laurie
Driver: Sidney James

: Assignment: Cuba: No Surrender!

As the Communist strongholds in Europe crumble, will Cuba follow suit? Charismatic leader Fidel Castro has slashed living standards and called for even greater efforts to save the revolution. Peter Godwin reports from Cuba, and from Miami where the exiles dream of a triumphant return.


Reporter: Peter Godwin
Producer: Caroline Pare
Editor: John Morrison

: Nature

International reports on environmental issues.
Raiders of the Last Orchid
The illegal trade in plants is as valuable and as destructive as the poaching of ivory. As the thieves hunt species to extinction they rob the world of potential cures for diseases such as Aids or cancer. Will the cultivation of endangered species kill the trade, and save the wild plants?
Producer John Deenng
Series editor Jeremy Evans ● PICTURE STORY: page 61


Producer: John Deenng
Editor: Jeremy Evans

: Twin Peaks

David Lynch 's offbeat soap-opera continues.
Starring Kyle MacLachlan Michael Ontkean
After the wedding of the year, the honeymoon proves to be decidedly fatal and Dick Tremayne begins to fear that time spent in little Nicky's company may not be life-enhancing either. Cooper, meanwhile, gets into property and James gets deeper into a dangerous fascination.


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

: Taking Liberties

David Jessel takes up the cases of people whose lives have been shattered by injustice.
A Convenient Way to Die Sixteen-year-old
Mark Rannigan joined the merchant navy to learn a trade. His ship, which sailed under a flag of convenience, sank with all hands lost. His parents believe if the ship had been registered in Britain their son might still be alive. As the programme shows, Mark's story is not an isolated case.
Producer Rhonda Evans
Series producer Steve Haywood 0 PICTURE STORY: page 61


Unknown: David Jessel
Unknown: Mark Rannigan
Producer: Rhonda Evans
Producer: Steve Haywood

: Building Sights

Personal reflections on the best of 20th-century British architecture. To Alice
Rawsthorn, design correspondent of The
Financial Times, St Olaf
House (1931) is 'a little island of art deco splendour tucked away between the south bank of the River Thames and the railway arches of London Bridge. It's one of those quirky places, where everything down to the tiniest detail was designed in a very particular way.'
Director David F Turnbull
Producer Ruth Rosenthal


Producer: Ruth Rosenthal

: Newsnight

Jeremy Paxman with the day's top stories from home and abroad plus the background on events making the news.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: The Late Show

The arts and media programme with discussion, news and features.

: Weatherview

: Open University

Child's Play. Children at play provide a rich source of evidence for theories of human development.

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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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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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