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: Open University: Social

Sciences Foundation Course

: News

: Westminster

A roundup of yesterday's parliamentary business from the Lords and Commons.

: Daytime on Two

9.00 Quinze Minutes: En Ville

9.15 A Life of Our Own: College

9.40 A-level German: It's a Man's World

10.00 You and Me: Granny's Visit

10.15 Why? Because....

10.40 Stand Up for Your Rights

11.00 Words and Pictures: Fourteen Rats and a Rat-Catcher

11.15 Mathspy: Needle and Thread

11.35Teaching Today: Secondary Technology

12.05 Links: Britain and the Developing World. The Global Supermarket

12.30 Lifeschool: First Steps at Work. The Interview

12.55 A Way with Numbers: The Empire Strikes Back

1.20 Tales of Aesop

1.40 Zig Zag: The Greeks: Athene's City

2.00 News and Weather
followed by You and Me: Granny's Visit

: World Snooker

Snooker fans have waited five days for today - the 'Whirlwind' Jimmy White makes his first appearance at the World Snooker Championship.
Cliff Thorburn is likely to be the qualifier trying to hold him down. The action should be as quick on the other table where Tony Drago ought to have qualified to meet Willie Thorne. Presented by David Vine.


Unknown: Jimmy White
Unknown: Cliff Thorburn
Unknown: Tony Drago
Unknown: Willie Thorne.
Presented By: David Vine.

: News Weather

Followed by Westminster Live
Up-to-the-minute coverage of today's
Parliamentary highlights including Question Time and the Select Committees.

: World Snooker

Further coverage of the afternoon's play, from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
Including at
5.00pm News

: Horizon

Inside Chernobyl
A report on the scientists who are dealing with the aftermath of the Chernobyl explosion.

: Star Trek: the Next Generation

The adventures of the new
USS Enterprise and its crew. Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard The Outrageous Okona
The Enterprise comes to the aid of a disabled cargo ship whose captain turns out to be a handsome rogue with a price on his head.


Unknown: Patrick Stewart
Unknown: Captain Jean-Luc Picard

: DEF II Reportage

In the last programme of the series, an update on the issues investigated by the Reportage team. With Aminatta Forna.
Producer Charlotte Metcalf
Series editor Sebastian Scott


Unknown: Aminatta Forna.
Editor: Sebastian Scott

: Rapido

The enthusiastic anglophile,
Antoine de Caunes reports on Seal, Electronic and the European music scene.
Executive producers Tim Newman and Alex Berger
An NBdeC production for BBCtv


Producers: Tim Newman
Producers: Alex Berger

: The Maze

Another chance to see this
Inside Story Special documentary on the Maze prison in Northern Ireland that won major awards from both the Royal Television
Society and the Broadcasting Press Guild.
In Britain's maximum security terrorist jail, eight 'H' blocks hold 450 loyalists and republicans - the bombers and gunmen of the conflict in Northern Ireland. Ten years after the republican hunger strikes that brought the Maze to the world's attention, Inside Story and journalist Peter Taylor were given unprecedented access to the prison, and painted a remarkable picture of the men at the centre of the Troubles.
Producer Steve Hewlett
Executive producer Paul Hamann * DOCUMENTARY: page 12 ● PICTURE STORY: page 74


Unknown: Peter Taylor
Producer: Steve Hewlett
Producer: Paul Hamann

: World Snooker

The 1991 World Snooker
Championship continues in Sheffield. Jimmy White rounds off his opening match, while the No 7 seed Mike Hallett begins his first round tie. With commentary by Ted Lowe , Jack Karnehm and Clive Everton.
Presented by David Vine.


Unknown: Mike Hallett
Commentary By: Ted Lowe
Commentary By: Jack Karnehm
Presented By: David Vine.

: Sleepers

A four-part comedy-thriller by John Flanagan and Andrew McCulloch starring Nigel Havers
Warren Clarke
3: On the Run. Jeremy and Albert make a dash for freedom, hotly pursued by Major Nina Grishina of the KGB. In London, MIS and the CIA take action to apprehend the suspected subversives, and in Eccles, Sandra searches for her missing husband.
Producer Caroline Gold Director Geoffrey Sax
A Cinema Venty production for BBCtv 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: John Flanagan
Unknown: Andrew McCulloch
Unknown: Nigel Havers
Unknown: Warren Clarke
Unknown: Major Nina Grishina
Producer: Caroline Gold
Director: Geoffrey Sax
Jeremy Coward: Nigel Havers
Albert Robinson: Warren Clarke
Viktor Chekhov: David Calder
Andrei Zorin: Michael Gough
Maj Nina Grishina: Joanna Kanska
Igor Koslov: Richard Huw
Sandra Robinson: Annie Hulley
Col Oleg Petrovski: Christopher Rozycki
Kl: Alan David
George Wetherby: William Chubb
Bill Sullivan: Angus MacInnes
Karl Richfield: Ricco Ross
Alison: Candida Gubbins
Elsie: Barbara Young
Serena: Jane Nash
Bob Riley: John Flanagan
Donald: Andrew McCulloch
Rev Bancroft: Richard Durden
Percy: Alan Surtees
Doctor: Andrzej Borkowski
Policeman: Peter Wight

: Fifth Column

A personal perspective on a current issue.
Editor Anne Tyerman


Editor: Anne Tyerman

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman

: The Late Show

A special edition with the German satirist and songwriter Wolf Biermann in conversation with writer Nigel Williams. Biermann was exiled from East Germany in the 70s and remains an ironic critic of both east and west.
Producer Carroll Moore


Songwriter: Wolf Biermann
Unknown: Nigel Williams.
Producer: Carroll Moore

: Weatherview

: Open University

12.00 Childbirth and Contraception: Choices and Chances. Companng women's choices at the beginning of the century and the 1950s.
12.25am Knowtedge Based Systems

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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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