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: Open University

6.35 Maths: Fishingfor Figures
7.00 Modern Art: Artists'
Techniques 7.25 Physical Chemistry: Yields and Rates 7.50 Pilgrimage: The Shrine at Loreto 8.15 TV the Global Impact 8.40 Strike a Light
9.05 Molluscs, Mechanisms and Minds 9.30 An Historian at Work
9.55 Practically Speaking 10.20 Psychology: Two Research Styles
10.45 Chemistry: Home and Away
11.10 Information Technology - A Revolution? 11.35 The
Enlightenment: Reason and Progress

: News Followed by Out of Westminster

The region's weekly coverage of Parliament and the wider political scene.

: Around Westminster

Laurie Mayer presents the political review for the region. Reports from Jonathan Beale and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Laurie Mayer
Unknown: Jonathan Beale
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Olympic Grandstand

Closing day of the Winter Olympics, introduced by Desmond Lynam. Including live coverage of the Olympic ice hockey final. This year's tournament was expected to be dominated by world champions, Sweden, Canada, the United
Team (formerly Soviet Union) and USA. Commentary by Barry Davies.
Dougie Donnelly introduces the latest action from the World
Indoor Bowls championship from the Guild Hall, Preston.
The programme concentrates on the singles, which are now in the second round and played over the best of five sets.
Editor Brian Barwick
Executive producer Jim Reside ● SPORT: page 14


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam.
Commentary By: Barry Davies.
Introduces: Dougie Donnelly
Editor: Brian Barwick

: Rugby Special

Featuring the Pilkington Cup quarter-finals. With some of the favourite teams already out, this weekend's matches have produced some interesting games. Introduced by Chris Rea , with commentary by Nigel Starmer-Smith .
Executive producer Johnnie Watherston ● STEREO


Introduced By: Chris Rea
Commentary By: Nigel Starmer-Smith

: Olympics Today

A colourful reflection on 16 days of high quality winter sport.

: The Money Programme

The End of the Iron Rice Bowl In the industrial north-east of China, reformers are trying to wean the workers off total dependency on the state.
Elsewhere there is free-wheeling capitalism. Brian Barron reports from China and asks if the Chinese can succeed where the Russians failed, in marrying communism with the market.
Producer Phil Rees ; Editor David Nissan


Unknown: Brian Barron
Producer: Phil Rees
Editor: David Nissan

: The Natural World

Portrait of the Planet. This film is both a celebration of the riches of the natural world and a hard look at the changes that face it. For revealing so graphically what's happening to nature today and what the consequences will be for us, it was voted Best Conservation/Environment
Film at last year's Jackson Hole International Film Festival.
Producer Neil Nightingale
Series editor Mike Salisbury 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Producer: Neil Nightingale
Editor: Mike Salisbury

: Follow the Money

Four Business Matters specials which look at some of the mysteries of British business and challenge the way it operates.
The Great British Invention
This first programme in the series investigates why Britain often seems so good at discovering and inventing things but is less successful at turning them into profitable businesses. From penicillin to a new generation of computer discs, Christopher Hird finds out from those involved just what went wrong. These include: Sir Frank Whittle , inventor of the jet engine, and Lord Kings Norton, the civil servant who gave Whittle's plans to the Americans; Sir
Godfrey Hounsfield , inventor of the brain scanner, and Sir John Read , his employer at EMI, the company which lost out to American competition; and Cesar Milstein , who won the Nobel prize for his breakthrough in gene science. Director Patrick Forbes
Producer Richard Belfield
A Fulcrum production for BBCtv


Unknown: Christopher Hird
Unknown: Sir Frank Whittle
Unknown: Godfrey Hounsfield
Unknown: Sir John Read
Unknown: Cesar Milstein
Director: Patrick Forbes
Producer: Richard Belfield

: Trying Times

Another witty tale of angst from the USA. Starring
Carrie Fisher , Griffin Dunne Hunger Chic. A self-absorbed yuppie couple have their world disrupted by the arrival of a flamboyant household helper with magical powers.


Unknown: Carrie Fisher
Unknown: Griffin Dunne

: Did You See...?

Jeremy Paxman and guests review TV programmes. Editor Anne Tyerman * STEREO


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Editor: Anne Tyerman

: Screen Two: My Sister-Wife

A new BBC film starring Meera Syal
Paul Bhattacharjee Shaheen Khan
Farah is an independent young British woman who manages to reconcile her modern lifestyle with her Pakistani heritage. As a Muslim in love with a married man, she can become his second wife - especially as his first marriage to Maryam seems to exist in name only. But with all three under one roof, Farah becomes increasingly insecure. Written by Meera Syal whose credits include Tandoori
Nights and Black Silk.
Producer Ruth Baumgarten Director Lesley Manning
● STEREO: TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888 ● FILMS: pages 33-38


Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Paul Bhattacharjee
Unknown: Shaheen Khan
Written By: Meera Syal
Producer: Ruth Baumgarten
Director: Lesley Manning
Farah: Meerasyal
Asif: Paul Bhattacharjee
Maryam: Shaheen Khan
Poppy: Harriet Bagnall
Mumtaz: Souad Faress
Tariq: Rashid Karapiet
Sapna: Rachna Kapur
Soraya: Anisha Gangotra
Sabia: Surendra Kochar

: Olympics 92

Desmond Lynam presents some memorable moments from the Winter Olympics, plus highlights of today's ice hockey final and closing ceremony.


Unknown: Desmond Lynam

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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