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: Open University

The Noble Savage

: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Undersail

A profile of Lough Erne
Yachting Club, one of Northern Ireland's oldest. Narrated by Tom Salmon.


Unknown: Tom Salmon.

: A Week to Remember

The Pathe News of 1952. A Griffin production for BBCtv
(B/w. Rptdon Wednesday at 12.50pm)

: Grand Prix

Highlights of yesterday's French Grand Prix.

: Tarzan and the She-Devil

Starring Lex Barker.
Tarzan faces a deadly but beautiful foe - Lyra the Ivory Queen, leader of a band of thieving hunters.
Films: pages 37-44


Leader: Ivory Queen
Director: Kurt Neumann
Tarzan: Lex Barker
Jane: Joyce MacKenzie
Vargo: Raymond Burr
Lyra: Monique Van Vooren
Fidel: Tom Conway
M'Tara: Henry Brandon
Lavar: Michael Granger

: Cricket: Third Test

England v Pakistan
Live coverage of the fourth day's play in the third Cornhill Insurance Test from Old Trafford. Commentary by Richie Benaud ,
Ray Illingworth , Geoffrey Boycott , Jack Bannister and Asif Iqbal. Introduced by Tony Lewis. • STEREO


Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Ray Illingworth
Commentary By: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Jack Bannister
Unknown: Asif Iqbal.
Introduced By: Tony Lewis.

: The Travel Show Traveller

John Thirlwell 's personal view of Knokke in Belgium.


Unknown: John Thirlwell

: Greenclaws

Children's programme.

: Cricket: Third Test

Further live coverage.
(Highlights tonight at 11.40pm on BBC1) • STEREO
Including at
2.00pm and 3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News; Weather and Regional News; Weather

: Where the River Bends

Western starring James Stewart
An outlaw-turned-scout, hired to guide a wagon train on the perilous journey to Oregon, finds his loyalty tested when he encounters a former collaborator.
With Lori Nelson , Jay C Flippen ,
Stepin' Fetchit and Henry Morgan. Director Anthony Mann • FILMS: pages 37-44


Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Lori Nelson
Unknown: Jay C Flippen
Unknown: Henry Morgan.
Director: Anthony Mann
Glyn McLyntock: James Stewart
Emerson Cole: Arthur Kennedy
Trey Wilson: Rock Hudson
LauraBaile: Julia Adams

: Antenna

A series of personal views on science, medicine and technology.
Time Travel: the Next Frontier
The stuff of science fiction, time travel is gaining converts among serious scientists.
Dr David Deutsch explores old movies and the modern theories of physics to find out under what conditions it would be possible to go back and visit the past. "As a time traveller you won't get any younger," he says, "but you could meet younger copies of yourself."
Not everyone agrees with his thesis.
Professor Stephen Hawking has recently proposed a new law of physics which would outlaw time travel.
Director Steve Ruggi
Series editor Caroline van den Brul
An Illuminations production for BBCtv 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 • DOCUMENTARIES: page 8


Unknown: Dr David Deutsch
Unknown: Professor Stephen Hawking
Director: Steve Ruggi

: Aloha Summer

First showing on network television for this surfing drama.
Hawaii, 1959: a young man on holiday with his parents soon escapes into the company of new-found friends, and begins to learn about the pains and pleasures of growing up. The film's spectacular surfing scenes are backed by an evocative 50s soundtrack.
With Sho Kosugi, Lorie Griffin , Blaine Kia and Warren Fabro.
Director Tommy Lee Wallace
• TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 • FILMS: pages 37-44


Unknown: Lorie Griffin
Unknown: Warren Fabro.
Director: Tommy Lee Wallace
Mike Tognetti: Chris Makepeace
KenzoKonishi: Yuji Okumoto
Chuck Granville: Donmichael Paul
Lani Kepoo: Lani Kepoo

: The Real McCoy

The comedy sketch show returns with some of the best and brightest from the black comedy scene. Featuring Curtis Walker, Ishmael Thomas, Llewella Gideon and Collette Johnson with Leo Chester, Robbie Gee, Meera Syal and Leon Black, and dancers from Danserious.


Unknown: Curtis Walker
Unknown: Ishmael Thomas
Unknown: Llewella Gideon
Unknown: Collette Johnson
Unknown: Leo Chester
Unknown: Robbie Gee
Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Leon Black
Director: Terry Jervis
Producer: Charlie Hanson

: Newsnight

Presented by Sue Cameron.


Presented By: Sue Cameron.

: Siskel and Ebert

Two of America's most respected and powerful film critics, Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert , review some of the latest American releases in a new series of six programmes. Renowned for their verbal sparring, Siskel and Ebert discuss and disagree about these movies that will soon be released in Britain: Far and Away (Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman ), Alien ///(Sigourney Weaver ), Sister Acr(Whoopi Goldberg ) and Encino Man. Plus a special report on this year's Cannes Festival.


Unknown: Gene Siskel
Unknown: Roger Ebert
Unknown: Tom Cruise
Unknown: Nicole Kidman
Unknown: Sigourney Weaver
Unknown: Whoopi Goldberg

: Building Sights

The best of 20th-century
British architecture. Tessa
Blackstone praises the Michelin Building in London for its
"originality - indeed uniqueness." Director Terry Braun
Producer Ruth Rosenthal


Director: Terry Braun
Producer: Ruth Rosenthal

: Weatherview

: Open University

History: The Photographer as Witness

: BBC Select

The Way Ahead A chance to record the final four programmes about the new disability benefits and information for people who care for and advise disabled people.

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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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