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: Open University

Probing the Structure of Liquids

: News

: The Gun

The history of the firearm. The rifle's adoption by the British Army.

: The Journey

Pilgrims' Way from
Winchester to Canterbury. Hampshire into Surrey.

: A Fisherman's Diary

Derek Law's angling year. autumn salmon.

: Liberal Democrats Conference

The final morning debate concerns crime and punishment. Conference ends with a speech by the party leader, the Rt Hon Paddy Ashdown , MP.


Unknown: Paddy Ashdown

: Early One Morning

The changing moods of the season captured on film.

: Greenclaws

Children's adventures.

: Look, Stranger

Design for a Wilderness
Abbots Bromley, Phil Drabble 's Staffordshire wildlife reserve.


Unknown: Phil Drabble

: News; Weather

Followed by Science and Society The Dutch National Health
Institute's fight against polio.

: Fire!

The work of the Central Fire
Station in Hull.

: News; Weather

Followed by The Wreck of the Mary Rose
First of three programmes on plans to bring Henry VIII 's warship to the surface.


Unknown: Mary Rose
Unknown: Henry Viii

: News; Weather

and Regional News; Weather

: Johnny Come Lately

A disgraced reporter and a courageous journalist battle against corruption. With
James Cagney and Grace George. Director William K Howard
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Unknown: James Cagney
Unknown: Grace George.
Director: William K Howard

: The Secret Reeds

A portrait of a reed bed's rich and varied bird life.

: Gymnastics

Coverage of the second day of the World Championships. The women's team event.

: Bitter Medicine

Cabaret act Struck Off and Die, alias Dr Tony Gardner and Dr Phil Hammond , were one of the hits on the Fringe at last month's Edinburgh Festival. The two locum doctors from Bristol use their anarchic medical humour to attack NHS work practices, particularly the extremely long hours worked by junior hospital doctors.
Producer Caroline Maynard


Unknown: Dr Tony Gardner
Unknown: Dr Phil Hammond
Producer: Caroline Maynard

: Business Matters

A Contract in Spain. Midlands engineering company
Blackburn Starling heeded the experts' advice that there is money to be made from the new Spain. Martin Young tells the story of six months in the company's history, as it enlists the help of a consultant to make its first Spanish contract. Producer David Dawson
Series editor Brian Davies
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Unknown: Spain. Midlands
Producer: David Dawson
Editor: Brian Davies

: On the Line

Sian Penlington reports from eastern Germany on the rise and fall of Dynamo Berlin (now Berlin FC) - a club run by the notorious State Secret Police, the Stasi. Once the pride of East Germany, the team is now languishing in the non-league third division.
Executive producer Susan Woodward Editor David Taylor
(Postponed from 5 September)


Unknown: Sian Penlington
Producer: Susan Woodward
Editor: David Taylor

: A Year with Fred

A postscript to the series of films about the life and work of the Bolton steeplejack.
New Horizons. Six years have passed since last week's programme was made, which saw Fred Dibnah at a low ebb.
Now his fortunes revive; he has a new wife who shares his enthusiasm for steam engines and a young son to follow in his footsteps.
A Don Haworth production for BBCtv


Unknown: Fred Dibnah
Unknown: Don Haworth

: The Travel Show

A report from Lake Balaton in Hungary. Plus a UK mini-guide to the area around Eastbourne in East Sussex.
With Penny Junor, Matthew Collins , John Thirlwell and Dr John Thornes. Producer Tony Harrison
Executive producer Alan Dobson
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Unknown: Matthew Collins
Unknown: John Thirlwell
Unknown: Dr John Thornes.
Producer: Tony Harrison
Producer: Alan Dobson

: Hypotheticals

Second in a three-part series in which panellists debate the moral and legal issues raised by fictionalised events.
Making Waves. How do the board respond when the water their company supplies starts poisoning their customers? (Tomorrow: War and Peace)

: A Party Political Broadcast

By the SDP

: Newsnight

The latest news stories.

: The Late Show

In July this year Opera North went to Wakefield maximum security prison to work with a group of prisoners to devise and perform an opera. Director Ray Hough 0 STEREO


Director: Ray Hough

: Weatherview

: Open University

Childbirth and Contraception: Choices and Chances. What choices did women have about childbirth and contraception at the beginning of this century?

: Weekend Outlook

A preview of Open University programmes.

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.

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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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