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: News

: The Solent Way

Bob Wellings walks from Hurst to Beaulieu.


Unknown: Bob Wellings

: You and Me

Children's programme.

: Maisie Goes to Reno

First showing on network television.
Big-hearted Maisie (Ann Sothern) helps a GI save his marriage.
Director Harry Beaumont
0 FILMS: pages 29-35


Director: Harry Beaumont

: Bachelor Bait

First showing on network television.
Hapless William Watts (Stuart Erwin ) starts a matrimonial bureau.
Director George Stevens
9 FILMS: pages 29-35


Unknown: William Watts
Unknown: Stuart Erwin
Director: George Stevens

: The Breaking

Breaking in a stallion.

: Golf

PGA Championship.

: Cricket

England v West Indies

: Step Up to Wordpower

With Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Postman Pat


: See Hear!

Magazine for the deaf.

: News; Weather

Followed by You and Me

: London Season Here I Come

Margaret Powell 'does' the London season.


Unknown: Margaret Powell

: News; Weather

Followed by Wild World
On the Tracks of the Wild Otter. Narrated by Philip Madoc.


Unknown: Philip Madoc.

: Call My Bluff

Duel of words.

: One in Four

Magazine for the disabled.

: Who Cares Now?

Caring for an older person. With Jonathan Miller.


Unknown: Jonathan Miller.

: Gardeners' World

Highlights from this year's Chelsea Flower Show.
Plant details on Ceefax page 617
0 INFORMATION LINE: 0[number removed]
Calls cost 34p per minute cheap rate, 45p at other times
* GARDENING: page 15

: The Geisha Boy

Jerry Lewis
Zany comedy about an unsuccessful magician with a troublesome rabbit.
Director Frank Tashlin 0 FILMS: pages 29-35


Unknown: Jerry Lewis
Director: Frank Tashlin
Gilbert Wooley: Jerry Lewis
Lola Livingston: Marie MacDonald
Mitsuo Watanabe: Robert Kazuyoshi Hirano

: Animation Now

La Porte Plume. This film from France combines animation with live action.

: Assignment

Panama - the Long Goodbye Eighteen months ago, US troops invaded Panama to restore democracy and arrest General Noriega. They are still there. As Peter Godwin reports, democracy is struggling, drug trafficking is rife, and Noriega is running rings around American justice. Producer Mike Flood Page Editor John Morrison
0 PICTURE STORY: page 65


Unknown: Peter Godwin
Editor: John Morrison

: Chalkface

Drama series about teachers in a comprehensive school. A Good Clean Fight
A temporary Head of Science needs to be appointed.
Episode written by Winsome Pinnock Producer Chris Parr
Director Tim Fywell


Written By: Winsome Pinnock
Producer: Chris Parr
Director: Tim Fywell
Claire Griffiths: Jane Wymark
Betty Lee: Joanne Campbell
Mona Griffiths: Constance Chapman
Bob Silver: John Rowe
Des Bedford: Tony Armatrading
Melanie Clough: Niamh Cusack
John Harrison: Andrew Livingston
Barbara Kent: Rosemary Martin
Stephen Parker: Michael Simkins
George Mellor: Terry Molloy
Paul Moon: Michael Higgs
Day Centre assistant: Marian Kemmer
External candidate: Graham Weston
Cleaner: Ray Hingley
Tracey: Heather Rogers
Sean: Graham Bryan
Billy: Chung Tang
Lisa: Claire Allderidge
Rachel Clifton: Kelly Whitehouse

: Twin Peaks

David Lynch 's offbeat drama. Starring Kyle MacLachlan Michael Ontkean
Cooper meets Cupid.


Unknown: David Lynch
Unknown: Kyle MacLachlan
Unknown: Michael Ontkean
Agent Dale Cooper: Kyle MacLachlan
Sheriff Truman: Michael Ontkean
Ben Home: Richard Beymer
Catherine Martell: Piper Laurie
Pete Martell: Jack Nance
Bobby Briggs: Dana Ashbrook
Shelly Johnson: Madchen Amick
Donna Hayward: Lara Flynn Boyle
Windom Earle: Kenneth Welsh
Annie: Heather Graham
Gordon Cole: David Lynch

: A Secret World of Sex

The Kiss of Death. In the 1920s a staggering 60,000 people in Britain died each year from syphilis. This final programme reveals the secret history of venereal disease and the moral and medical panic it aroused. Mass infection of the troops even threatened to undermine the Allied war effort until the arrival of penicillin in 1943. Producer Steve Humphries Series editor Joanna Mack
A Domino films production for BBCtv 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Producer: Steve Humphries
Editor: Joanna MacK

: Lucinda Lambton's Alphabet of Britain

G is for Glazed.
Lucinda Lambton celebrates the art of decorated tiles.
Director Andrew Gosling
Executive producer Edward Mirzoeff 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Lucinda Lambton
Director: Andrew Gosling
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

The arts and media show.

: Weatherview

: Open University

Psychology: Personnel Selection

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.

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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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