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: Open University

Religion and Society in Victorian Bristol

: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Yesterday at Wimbledon

Another chance to see the best of the ladies semi-finals.

: A Day in the Life Of

The oldest operational pilot in the RAF is still flying Harrier Jets. Sqn Ldr Geoff Timms takes us through his day.


Unknown: Geoff Timms

: Weekend Outlook

Open University preview.

: After Hours

Another edition of the entertainment magazine show from America.

: The History Man

Bryan McNerney visits one of the earliest industrial sites in Britain, the neolithic flint mines of Breckland in Norfolk.
A Ragged Royalist production for BBCtv


Unknown: Bryan McNerney

: Postman Pat

Animation for children.

: Cricket: Third Test

England v Pakistan
Live coverage of the second day's play from Old Trafford. Introduced by Tony Lewis. ● STEREO


Introduced By: Tony Lewis.

: Wimbledon

Men's semi-finals day. Will there be a surprise to match Stefan Edberg 's defeat by Michael Stich last year?
Introduced by Desmond Lynam. * STEREO


Unknown: Stefan Edberg
Unknown: Michael Stich
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam.

: News and Weather

Followed by Wimbledon and Cricket: Third Test
Further coverage. * STEREO
Including at
3.00pm News; Weather
3.50pm News; Weather and Regional News; Weather

: The Crescent and the Star

Second of four documentaries on the resurgence of Islam in the former Soviet states of central Asia. Fergana for God. Nationalism, frustrated aspirations for democracy and Islam - these are the volatile forces shaping the future of Uzbekistan in the first year of its independence from the Soviet Union. This film reveals the ethnic and religious tensions in the Fergana Valley, a poverty-stricken region renowned for its Islamic militancy. Producer Farah Durrani
Series producerCharles Bruce


Producer: Farah Durrani
Producer: Charles Bruce

: Gardeners' World

The Gardeners' World team look over the walls of Anthony Noel 's remarkable London backyard to see just what can be achieved with a little flair and a sense of theatre.
Series producer Rosemary Forgan Executive producer Tony Laryea
A Catalyst Television production for BBCtv
• BBC GARDENERS' WORLD MAGAZINE: £ 1 .45 from newsagents. • GARDENING: page 18


Unknown: Anthony Noel
Producer: Rosemary Forgan
Producer: Tony Laryea

: Bottom

Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson 's comedy series. Contest. Richie decides it is time to discover why nobody will have sex with him.
Director/Producer Ed Bye


Unknown: Rik Mayall
Unknown: Adrian Edmondson

: Words on Film

Personal documentaries written by contemporary poets as part of the Commissions and Collaborations season.
Sweet Thames byFredd'Aguiar.
Immigration and discrimination are this week's themes.
Director Mark Harrison
Executive producer Peter Symes


Director: Mark Harrison
Producer: Peter Symes


Lenny Henry is one of the few comedians successfully to have created black-centred comedy. This 1984 episode from the first series of his own show features Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders , Nicholas Lyndhurst , Liz Smith , David Bellamy and Linda Lewis.
Director/Producer Geoff Posner


Unknown: Lenny Henry
Unknown: Jennifer Saunders
Unknown: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Unknown: Liz Smith
Unknown: David Bellamy
Unknown: Linda Lewis.
Producer: Geoff Posner

: Newsnight

With Francine Stock.


Unknown: Francine Stock.

: What the Papers Say

The Independent's Isabel Hilton reviews the press. Producer Brian Armstrong
A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Isabel Hilton
Producer: Brian Armstrong

: Scrutiny

Report from Parliament. EditorGeoffrey Sumner


Unknown: Editorgeoffrey Sumner

: Weatherview

: The Lady from the Shanghai Cinema

First showing on network television for this Brazilian tribute to the Hollywood film noir of the 40s, which concludes the Discovering Latin Americaseason.
A man wanders into a cinema.
Sitting next to him is a lookalike of the on-screen heroine.
In Portuguese with English subtitles. With Antonio
Fagundes and Maite Proenca. Director Guilherme de Almeida Prado ● FILMS: pages 41-48


Unknown: Maite Proenca.

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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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.

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