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: But First This on 2

With Simon Parkin and Philippa Forrester.
7.25 Tales of a Wise Kingand the Devil Animation based on King Solomon'sfables 7.30 Charlie Brown Specials 7.55
Playdays At the Patch Stop
8.15 Bitsa 8.30 Telling
Tales (Stereo) 8.45 Babar 9.10
Blood and Honey Stories from the Old Testament, told by Tony Robinson (Stereo) 9.30 Defenders of the Earth Cartoon (Rpt. Teletext)
9.50 Blue Peter Omnibus 10.40 Dark Season (Rpt. Stereo) 11.10 Boxpops 11.50 The 0 Zone Chart news and views (Stereo)


Unknown: Simon Parkin
Unknown: Charlie Brown
Told By: Tony Robinson

: Around Westminster

The weekly political review for the region. With Laurie Mayer. • REGIONAL PROGRAMME


Unknown: Laurie Mayer.

: Lady Jane

First showing on network television of this drama starring Helena Bonham Carter

On the death of Henry VIII , the throne of England passes to the ailing Edward VI. The Duke of Northumberland schemes for the unwilling and unprepared Lady Jane Grey to be the next successor. With Michael Hordern, Jill Bennett, Jane Lapotaire and Joss Ackland. Director Trevor Nunn
FILMS: pages 55-62


Unknown: Helena Bonham Carter
Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Lady Jane Grey
Unknown: Michael Hordern.
Unknown: Jill Bennett
Unknown: Jane Lapotaire
Unknown: Joss Ackland.
Director: Trevor Nunn

: Animation Now

Music, comedy and song in Stanley and the Dinosaurs.

: The Making of K2

A documentary which follows the making of the film K2, about an epic climb to the summit of the world's second highest mountain.

: The Outsider's Guide to World Series Baseball

David Taylor enters a new world of pitches, strikes, homer hankies and tomahawk chops.


Unknown: David Taylor

: Rough Guide to the World's Journeys

Southern USA. With Magenta de Vine and Sankha Guha.


Unknown: Sankha Guha.

: Rugby Special

Today's action featuring London Irish v Bath
Commentary by Nigel Starmer-Smith . With Chris Rea.
Executive producer Johnnie Watherston


Commentary By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown: Chris Rea.
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: The Travel Show Guides

The holiday information series. 2: Tuscany. Viareggio, the island of Elba, Pisa and Florence. Well-known names, but what are they really like? With Penny Junor, Matthew Collins and Drjohn Thornes. Producer Julie Bradshaw
Executive producer Alan Dobson Details on Ceefax page 619
● SCRIPT: send cheque for £2.00 payable to the BBC to [address removed].


Unknown: Matthew Collins
Producer: Julie Bradshaw
Producer: Alan Dobson

: The Money Programme

The top business stories. Editor David Nissan


Editor: David Nissan

: The Birth of Europe

The last of a seven-part series about the development of European civilisation.
Hostages to Oil. The Gulf War showed how Europe's survival depends on imported oil. This programme reveals how the economic and political power of European countries now hangs on their energy supplies. Executive producer Michael Andrews STEREO
● BBC BOOK: 18.95, from booksellers ● BBC WILDLIFE MAGAZINE: November issue includes a feature on how history is shaped by man's use of natural resources, L 1.75 from newsagents.


Producer: Michael Andrews

: The Dream Machine: Giant Brains

First in a five-part series about the origins, history and impact of the computer, a machine that changed the world.
Englishman Charles Babbage conceived the basic idea of a computer about 150 years ago, as a machine that would eliminate error and relieve humans of the tedium of calculation. But it was not until the Second World War that the race to build the first computer began. In 1946, the Americans unveiled the ENIAC - it filled a large room, cost the equivalent of $3 million to build and had less power than a modern pocket calculator. Narrated by Andrew Sachs and Lesley Judd. Producer Fiona Holmes
Series producer Jon Palfreman


Unknown: Charles Babbage
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Lesley Judd.
Producer: Fiona Holmes
Producer: Jon Palfreman

: Did You See...?

Jeremy Paxman and guests review some of the week's television programmes. Editor Anne Tyerman * STEREO


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Editor: Anne Tyerman

: Not Mozart

Five imaginative collaborations providing an unusual homage to Mozart in his bicentennial year. 3: Bring Me the Head of Amadeus. A comic nightmare set in Mozartopol (a city suspiciously like Vienna) where a search is afoot for the composer's skull, stolen on the 200th anniversary of its internment. Directed by Barrie Gavin , with music composed by HKGruber.
Members of the Vienna Art Orchestra
Series devised by Annette Morreau Producer Elizabeth Queenan
An Artifax production for BBCtv ●STEREO


Directed By: Barrie Gavin
Unknown: Annette Morreau
Producer: Elizabeth Queenan
Composer/Scene hand/Pawnbroker/Ghost train Barker: Hk Gruber
Voice of Amadeus: Lauren Newton
Messenger: Dieter Moor
Professor Schadel: Peter Gruber
Experts: Thomas Pluch
Experts: Andrea Seebohm

: Little England

Six profiles of very English things. 5: The Old School Tie. The ultimate aid to social mobility. Producer Paul Wooding
Series producer Sam Organ


Producer: Paul Wooding

: Real Genius

First showing on network television for this trantic comedy with dynamic special effects. Starring Val Kilmer
Mitch Taylor and Chris Knight are fellow pupils at Pacific Tech - a progressive school of advanced science. Recruited to work on a secret laser project, they discover that their assignment has sinister ramifications.
Director Martha Coolidge
0 BARRY NORMAN : page 52


Unknown: Val Kilmer
Unknown: Mitch Taylor
Unknown: Chris Knight
Director: Martha Coolidge
Unknown: Barry Norman
Chris Knight: Val Kilmer
Mitch Taylor: Gabe Jarret
JordanCochran: Michelle Meyrink
Prof Jerry Hathaway: William Atherton
Sherry Nugil: Patti D'Arbanville
Kent: Robert Prescott
Major Carnagle: Louis Giambalvo

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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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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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