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: Made by Man

The weather can affect the miller's baking.

: A Summer Journey: the Kennet and Avon Canal

Into Wiltshire. Angela Rippon learns how Hungerford has come to terms with its tragic day in 1987. (Tomorrow: Into the Avon Valley)


Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Daytime on Two Standard Grade Studies

Note: repeats are not indicated.
From Here to Democracy?
Kirsty Wark visits the Central Asian republic of Kazakhstan to examine the ethnic division and strife caused by the break-up of the former Soviet Union.


Unknown: Kirsty Wark

: Short Circuit

Big Bang. Did "God" create the Universe, did it just happen, or was it always there?

: You and Me

Series for infants.
What's spiky and looks like a hedgehog? Find out today. An SFtv production for BBCtv

: Thinkabout Science

Series for 5- and 6-year olds. Me and My Bike. Nan has a surprise for Steve.

: Search Out Science

Planet Earth. Explore the world of the mini-beasts.

: Q and A

Air your views about school television. (stereo,)
0WRITE TO: Q and A. BBC White City. Wood Lane. London W 1 2 7TS

: Around Scotland

Living the Fishing. Scottish salmon is a luxury but how different is the lifestyle of the farmed salmon?

: Words and Pictures

Today's theme is brothers and sisters. Presented by Sophie Aldred. (Stereo)


Presented By: Sophie Aldred.

: English Time: Stories

Sheffield writer Berlie Doherty talks about writing stories with excerpts from her own television adaptation of White Peak Farm.


Speaker: Berlie Doherty

: Ghostwriter

New mystery adventure series about a group of children and a compassionate ghost.

: DiezTemas

Spanish for beginners.
Football, canoeing and karate in Salamanca.


Birth of Europe. In the second half of the 20th century
"energy" dominates the politics of resources. (Teletext. Stereo)

: Teaching Today

A look at the day-to-day activities that help a primary school win the "BBC Choir of the Year" award.

: Forget-Me-Not-Farm

Trundle the Tractor gets all her friends to help tidy up.

: The Family Ness

The adventures of the family of monsters that live in Loch Ness.

: Zig Zag

The Anglo-Saxons. Episode 2 of the drama The Raven and the Cross. (Stereo)

: News and Weather

Followed by You and Me

: Canvas

Patrick Nuttgens discusses The Guitar Playerby Vermeer.


Unknown: Patrick Nuttgens

: CountryFlle

: All Our Children

A window on the world of childhood, narrated by Judi Dench. Last in the series. 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Judi Dench.

: Holiday Outings

Anneka Rice reports on a New England fly/drive holiday.


Unknown: Anneka Rice

: The 25th Anniversary of the Swimsuit

Top models show off swimwear in the competition to win the front cover of America's Sports Illustrated magazine.
(Postponed from 24 September)

: The Battle of El Alamein

Thanksgiving service from Westminster Abbey in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen to mark the 50th anniversary of this battle. ● STEREO

: Star Trek: Miri

The cult 1960s series, starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

Captain Kirk and a landing party discover a replica earth inhabited only by children.
(Teletext subtitles: page 888)


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Dr Spock: Leonard Nimoy


Wayne's World
More fun from Aurora, Illinois. 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888
Rough Guide to Careers
Rough Guide to the Sea. From powerboat racing to life as a buyer in the swimwear industry, Steve Carson and Kuldip Dhadda look at jobs afloat. Series producer Margaret Enefer


Unknown: Steve Carson
Unknown: Kuldip Dhadda
Producer: Margaret Enefer

: Open Space

Return of the series in which members of the public make programmes under their own editorial control.
The World's First Nuclear
Hostage. Mordechai Vanunu came to Britain six years ago with evidence to support his claim that Israel was secretly producing nuclear weapons.
Just before his revelations were published, he was kidnapped by Mossad agents, returned to Israel and sentenced in a secret trial to 18years' solitary confinement. Made by his brother Meir on behalf of the Campaign to Free Vanunu to mark the sixth anniversary of his controversial disclosures, this film tells the full story of an individual whose conscience led him to risk life and freedom for the sake of global security.
Producer Gerry Pomeroy
Executive producer Giles Oakley
0 STEREO: TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888 0 SUGGESTIONS: write to Open Space. BBCtv. Wood Lane. London W 12 2 7RJ.


Unknown: Mordechai Vanunu
Unknown: Free Vanunu
Producer: Gerry Pomeroy
Producer: Giles Oakley

: Timewatch: The Cuban Missile Crisis: Eyeball to Eyeball

Concluding the Timewatch Special that recalls the time, 30 years ago, when the world went to the brink of nuclear war.
October 1962: the dramatic story of the US naval blockade, the shooting down of a US spy plane and the Soviet preparations for a nuclear response to a US invasion of Cuba is told by insiders from both the Kremlin and the White House and by Fidel Castro himself.


Interviewee: Fidel Castro
Producer: Jeremy Bennett

: M*A*S*H

Henry - Please Come Home Hawkeye and Trapper are happy for Henry when he's transferred - until they realise Frank is next in command.

: Downtown Lagos

Second in a three-part drama serial by Leigh Jackson , starring Anton Lesser A body is discovered on Hampstead Heath.
Producer Fiona Finlay Director Roger Michell


Unknown: Leigh Jackson
Unknown: Anton Lesser
Producer: Fiona Finlay
Director: Roger Michell
Mungo Damson: Anton Lesser
Scout Dawson: Frederick Treves
Ticker Dawson: Ursula Howells
Alice Hughes: Kitty Aldridge
Elvis Afolabe: Maynard Eziashi
Celia Dawson: Deborah Findlay
Taiwo Kayode: Valentine Nonyela
Brian Freed: William Chubb
Sharon: Julie Graham
Det Sgt Sheaf: Andy De La Tour
Biliaminu Uthman: George Harris
Ms McDonald: Clare Higgins
Oliver: Simon Dutton
Heron: Simon Russell Beale
Cooper: John Shrapnel
Chocolate Cake Woman: Ruth Sheen

: Fifth Column

A series of personal perspectives challenging the consensus on matters of current debate.
Editor Anne Tyerman


Editor: Anne Tyerman

: Newsnight

Presented by Sue Cameron.


Presenter: Sue Cameron

: The Late Show

Late-night arts magazine. ● STEREO

: Weatherview

: Rossellini's Paisa

An atmospheric account in six episodes of the liberation and its effect on Italian civilians and the advancing American forces during the last months of the Second World War.
With Maria Michi , Gar Moore , Harriet White and Bill Tubbs.
● FILMS: pages 59-68


Unknown: Maria Michi
Unknown: Gar Moore
Unknown: Harriet White
Unknown: Bill Tubbs.

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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