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: News

: Westminster

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

: Daytime on Two

Programmes for young people - some may not be suitable for the very young. Repeats are not separately indicated.

8.30 Out of the Dolls House: Thinking of England
Changing attitudes to sex and love from the beginning of the century.

8.55 History File: Hungary 1956

9.15 A Life of Our Own: Hobbies Jamboree

9.40 Maths at Work

10.00 Storytime: Five Minutes Peace
Like all mothers, Mrs Large, the elephant, wants just a few minutes of peace.

10.18 Music Time: The Padi-Fields

10.40 Job Bank: Hospital work

11.00 Zig Zag: The Greeks

11.20 Micro Mindstretchers: Databases

11.25 Save a Life: The recovery position (Teletext)

11.35 Supersense: Seeing sense (Teletext)

12.05 Teaching Today: Teaching Science in Primary Schools

12.35 Lifeschool: First Steps at Work: Speak out

1.00 Mathspy: Play your cards and Solid clues

1.20 Bertha: The Flying Bear

1.40 Landmarks: Buildings and Builders

2.00 News and Weather
followed by Storytime

: Scrutiny

lain MacWhirter examines the work of parliamentary committees and asks how well they do their job.

: World Snooker

Embassy World Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre,
Sheffield, where Jimmy White and John Parrott play to a finish for a place in the quarter-finals. Plus details of the Shot of the Championship competition from David Vine. The winner gets seats at the final, with all expenses paid. Introduced by Eamonn Holmes.
Including at


Unknown: Jimmy White
Unknown: John Parrott
Unknown: David Vine.
Introduced By: Eamonn Holmes.

: News; Weather

: News; Weather

and Regional News; Weather

: News

: DEFII Sweet Seventeen

A drama about child sexual abuse by Grazyna Monvid. 2: Bridget's action doesn't please everyone.
Producer/Director Roger Tonge


Unknown: Grazyna Monvid.
Director: Roger Tonge
Bridget: Anya Phillips
Mother: Cherith Mellor
Father: Will Tacey
Debbie: Jenny Jay
Champa: Shahnaz Pakravan

: Dance Energy Remix

Normski selects from the best of Dance Energy's first series. Featuring KRS-1, a Tribe
Called Quest and the Beloved. Series producer Jaswinder Bancil An Activate production for BBCtv

: Open Space

The series where the public can make programmes under their own editorial control.
From Devil Sticks to
Skinning the Cat
Ignoring the traditional segregation of different art forms, Michele De Pass and Zibby Campbell have brought together everything from poetry to circus skills for this, their 'dream' show, demonstrating why they say Britain should be more supportive of developing new ideas in the performing arts. See panel below. Director Gavin Dutton
Series producer Giles Oakley
0 SUGGESTIONS: if you would like to suggest an idea for a programme, write to Open Space, BBCtv, London Wl 2 7RJ


Unknown: Michele de Pass
Director: Gavin Dutton
Producer: Giles Oakley

: Horizon: Colonising Cyberspace

Fancy dining on a moon of Jupiter and rolling down the tongue of a giant chameleon? Such psychedelic fantasies may soon be realised, thanks to the latest computer technology known as virtual reality. This spectacular journey, filmed on location in VR itself, explores the past, present and future of a technology that the computer hackers and science-fiction writers who invented it believe will change the world. Sir Michael Hordern is tour guide to the electronic frontier of cyberspace.
A Windfall Films/Red Green and Blue Company production for BBCtv
TRANSCRIPT: send cheque for £2.00. payable to BSS, to [address removed]


Presenter: Sir Michael Hordern
Written and directed by: Max Whitby
Written and directed by: Ian Duncan
Series Editor: Jana Bennett

: World Snooker

An update of the World
Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.

: Drink Talking: Another Chance at Life

The second of two programmes examining the lives of drinkers.
Terry Sharkie, Majella McLoughlin and Keith Donald were all alcoholics. None of them is drinking now, and here they reflect on their continuing recovery. Also contributing to the programme is Dr Noel Moorehead, a pioneer of the treatment of alcoholism in Northern Ireland.
A DBA production for BBCtv


Unknown: Terry Sharkie
Unknown: Majella McLoughlin
Unknown: Keith Donald
Unknown: Dr Noel Moorehead
Director: Damian Gorman

: A Party Election Broadcast

By the Liberal Democrats.

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow.


Presenter: Peter Snow
Editor: Tim Gardam

: World Snooker

From the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, where the second round concludes tonight.
Introduced by David Vine.


Introduced By: David Vine.

: Weatherview

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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.

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