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: Open University

Science: Rats and Super Rats

: Westminster

: Hong Kong: the Last Governor

Live from Hong Kong, the arrival and swearing-in of the new Governor of the colony, Chris Patten. He is the last
British Governor before the hand-over to China in 1997 and his task is to ensure a smooth and calm transition of power and to reassure a population fearful of what the future holds.
Nicholas Witchell and Brian Barron are in Hong Kong to report on the ceremony and to assess the prospects for the next critical five years.


Unknown: Chris Patten.
Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Brian Barron

: Ghost Train

A journey into the world of the supernatural. • TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: Cricket

Live coverage from one of today's NatWest Bank Trophy second round matches in this
60-overs-per-side competition. Commentary by Richie Benaud , Jack Bannister and Raylllingworth.
Introduced by Tony Lewis. Television presentation
Alan Griffiths and Mike Adley


Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Jack Bannister
Introduced By: Tony Lewis.
Unknown: Alan Griffiths
Unknown: Mike Adley

: After Hours

Another edition of the entertainment magazine show from America.

: The Brollys


: Cricket

Further live coverage of one of today's matches.
Including at
2.00pm News; Weather

: News; Weather

Followed by Westminster Live
Today's events in Parliament.

: News; Weather

and Regional News; Weather

: Cricket

Continued coverage.

: Business Matters

Documentary series that presents an inside view of management and industry. The Cheque Is in the Post.
The Canary Wharf crisis has sent shockwaves through many small companies in the construction industry who are now under threat of collapse because they cannot collect payment for work they have done. Tonight's film follows one small subcontractor as he fights to survive the crisis in Canary Wharf. Director John Longiey
A Jane Walmsley production for BBCtv 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Director: John Longiey
Unknown: Jane Walmsley

: On the Line

Footballer John Fashanu presents the investigative sports programme.
High-energy drinks to improve sporting performance have become a multi-million pound industry. They are endorsed by professionals and drunk by amateurs but do the products live up to their claims? Producer Alan Brown Editor David Taylor


Unknown: John Fashanu
Producer: Alan Brown
Editor: David Taylor

: Wildlife Showcase

Into the Blue. For dolphins taken into captivity and trained to entertain the public, the turquoise blue of the Caribbean must seem like an impossible dream. Yet the practice of keeping dolphins in captivity is becoming increasingly controversial with growing pressure from the public to return them to the sea. This film follows the successful return of three former captives of the dolphinaria industry to waters off the West Indies.
BBCtv presentation Peter Belcher 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Peter Belcher

: The Travel Show

A report on southern Cyprus, plus a taste ofhoggs pudding from the north Devon coast. And
Matthew Collins takes a walk on the wild side. Presented by Penny Junor, with Carol Smillie and Paddy Haycocks.
Series producer Rachel Hebditch Executive producer Tony Moss
0 MOAN LINE: if things go wrong on your holiday, phone [number removed].
0 BBC HOLIDAYS MAGAZINE carries profiles of the places visited by the Travel Show: £1.40, from newsagents 0 TRAVEL: page 12


Unknown: Matthew Collins
Unknown: Carol Smillie
Unknown: Paddy Haycocks.
Producer: Rachel Hebditch
Producer: Tony Moss

: Pandora's Box

A series of modern fables using archive, clips from feature films, cartoons and home movies to explore the cultural impact of 20th-century science. Black Power. In 1957 Kwame Nkrumah dreamt of building an industrial Utopia in west Africa.
Technology on a grand scale would, he promised, launch the "dark continent" into an ambitious, modern future. At the heart of his scheme was the gigantic Volta dam, which would generate vast amounts of cheap electrical power. To get it financed, Nkrumah turned to a giant American multinational. But as the grand plan took shape, it brought with it other, more dangerous, forces which he could not control - including the enormous pressures of the Cold War in Africa, the demands of powerful industrialists and the intrigues of shadowy figures in the CIA. Despite seeing his
"metropolis of science" sink into corruption and debt,
Nkrumah still believed the dam could save him. producer Daniel Reed
Series producer Adam Curtis


Producer: Daniel Reed
Producer: Adam Curtis

: Newsnight

Sue Cameron with the day's top news stories.

: Cricket

Highlights of today's play.

: Weathervlew

: Open University

12.00 Weekend Outlook: a preview of OU programmes.
12.05 Resource Constraints -
Medical funds are limited and we cannot treat everyonefor everythingallthetime. But there are rational ways of deciding how resources should be allocated.

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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