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: Open University

A School of Genes

: Westminster

: Yesterday at Wimbledon

Action from the men's quarter-finals introduced by Harry Carpenter.


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter.

: A Week to Remember

The Pa the News of 1952.

: After Hours

Another edition of the entertainment magazine show from America.

: The Brollys

Animated adventures of a boy called Harry and his little friend, the Thundercloud.

: Cricket: Third Test and Wimbledon

England (Pakistan
Live coverage of the first morning's play in the third
Cornhill Insurance Test match from Old Trafford. Commentary by Richie Benaud ,
Ray Illingworth , Geoffrey Boycott , Jack Bannister and Asif Iqbal. Introduced by Tony Lewis. ● SPORT: page 12
Tennis action on ladies' semi-finals day, live from the All England Club. Introduced by Desmond Lynam , with Barry Davies talking to the winners. Commentary by John Barrett , Ann Jones and Virginia Wade. ● STEREO
Including at
2.00pm News; Weather


Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Ray Illingworth
Commentary By: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Jack Bannister
Unknown: Asif Iqbal.
Introduced By: Tony Lewis.
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Barry Davies
Commentary By: John Barrett
Commentary By: Ann Jones
Commentary By: Virginia Wade.

: News; Weather

Followed by Westminster Live
Today's events in Parliament.
3.50pm News; Weather and Regional News; Weather

: Wimbledon, Cricket and Athletics

Further live coverage of the tennis and of the Third Test. Plus live athletics action from the Stockholm Grand Prix where Roger Black ,
Kriss Akabusi , Colin Jackson, Tony Jarrett and Sally Gunnell all look for good performances in the build-up to Barcelona.
Commentary by David Coleman , Stuart Storey , Paul Dickenson.


Unknown: Roger Black
Unknown: Kriss Akabusi
Unknown: Tony Jarrett
Unknown: Sally Gunnell
Commentary By: David Coleman
Commentary By: Stuart Storey
Commentary By: Paul Dickenson.

: Wildlife Showcase

Shadow Hunters. In the fantastic sea caves of southern
Thailand, men swing from ropes of liana hundreds of feet above the sea, and inch their way up rickety scaffolds of bamboo to the darkest recesses of the caves. Their prize is worth more than its weight in gold - the nests of cave swiftlets, used to make birds' nest soup. Eric Valli 's film tells the story of this unique and hazardous way of life.
BBCtv presentation Pelham Aldrich-Blake ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● NATURE: page 18


Unknown: Eric Valli

: The Travel Show

This week's programme visits Sorrento and discovers a bit of France in Britain. Matthew
Collins takes a mystery tour and Penny Junor offers advice on holiday horrors. With Carol Smillie and Paddy Haycocks. Series producer Rachel Hebditch Executive producer Tony Moss
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● BBC HOLIDAYS MAGAZINE carries profiles of the places visited by the Travel Show, 1.40, from newsagents


Unknown: Carol Smillie
Unknown: Paddy Haycocks.
Producer: Rachel Hebditch

: Pandora's Box

A series of modern fables using archive material, clips from feature films, cartoons and home movies to explore the social and cultural impact of 20th-century science.
Goodbye Mrs Ant. In the years after the war, America was a continent plagued with insects that destroyed crops and carried diseases like malaria. The arrival of chemicals like
DDT relieved the grinding poverty of life on the land for millions of people, and scientists became the heroes of the hour. In the endless battle for survival, human beings seemed to have gained mastery for the first time. Then in 1968 DDT was put on trial in a mid-western courtroom. Some scientists argued that it was wrong to control nature and they became the heroes of the new environmental movement. Tonight's programme looks at the strange things that happen when science is used to justify social and political change, and raises serious questions about our present attitude to nature. Producer Adam Curtis
Executive producer Edward Mirzoeff * TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Mrs Ant.
Producer: Adam Curtis
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: Newsnight

Presented by James Cox.


Presented By: James Cox.

: Cricket: Third Test

England v Pakistan
Highlights of the first day's play from Old Trafford, introduced by Richie Benaud.
Television presentation Alan Griffiths Executive producer Keith Mackenzie ● STEREO


Introduced By: Richie Benaud.
Unknown: Alan Griffiths
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: Weatherview

: Open University

12.00 Weekend Outlook: a preview ofOU programmes.
12.05 A Vulnerable Life

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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