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: Past and Present Preserved

The Netherlands State
Museum Kroller Miiller is world famous for its Van Gogh collection, but also includes works by Mondrian, Van der Leek and Picasso.


Unknown: Kroller Miiller
Unknown: Van Gogh

: A Summer Journey: the Kennet and Avon Canal

The RiverA von. Angela Rippon completes her journey along this historic waterway.


Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Daytime on Two Quinze Minutes

Note: repeats are not indicated.
Young people in Rouen tell us what they do in their spare time.

: A Vous la France!

Series of French for beginners, presented by Carolle Rousseau and Patrick Simpson-Jones . 0 SUPPORT MATERIAL: books, notes, computer software and cassettes available from bookshops.
* TRANSCRIPTS: send cheque or PO for £ 1.50, payable to [address removed]


Presented By: Carolle Rousseau
Presented By: Patrick Simpson-Jones

: Experiment!

Another chance to see experiments from Take Nobody's Word for It, performed by Carol Vorderman and Prof Ian Fells.
0 BBC BOOK: Take Nobody's Word for It, price£3.99, available from bookshops.


Unknown: Carol Vorderman
Unknown: Prof Ian Fells.

: Watch

Children in History. When children had to work in mines?
A Spelthome production for BBCtv (Stereo)

: Lookand Read

Badger Girl. More ponies are stolen, but who are the crooks?

: Around Scotland

Living the Fishing. The lifestyle of the farmed salmon?

: Into Music

Some basic methods of composing music. (Stereo)

: Let's See: Go 4,5

Conservation. Billy's rubbish.

: English Express

Classic "journey" stories, and writing a "questor tale", (Stereo)

: Short Circuit

Who created the Universe?

: English File

Language File looks at the spread of English.

: Scene

Another Little Drink. Alcohol is the third biggest health hazard in Britain, but how well do we understand it? (Stereo)

: Standard Grade Geography

The way in which glaciation has affected the area around
Fort William in the Highlands.

: Tales of Aesop

Cry Wolf When Hogwyn Hare takes the cake, he ends up with more than he expected.


Unknown: Hogwyn Hare

: Joshua Jones

Tortoise. Ravi's new pet tortoise goes missing.

: The Family Ness

The adventures of the monster family and their friends.

: English Time

Sheffield writer Berlie Doherty talks about writing stories.


Talks: Berlie Doherty

: News and Weather

Followed by Words and Pictures

: Sport on Friday

Introduced by Helen Rollason.
Alfred Dunhill Cup from
St Andrews. This year the event has a new format, and today all 16 teams will be in action to decide the semi-finalists who will compete for the £1,000,000 prize money.
Commentary by Steve Rider , Peter Alliss , Bruce Critchley , Alex Hay , Clive Clark , Mike Hughesdon and Dave Marr.
All the action from the World
Cup qualifying matches.
Rugby Union
Tomorrow England meet Canada in the sport's first international match at
Wembley. A preview of the game between Europe's double Grand Slam side and the World
Cup quarter-finalists from North America.
Producer Mark Wilkin
Editor Paul Armstrong
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather and Regional News; Weather
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Introduced By: Helen Rollason.
Unknown: St Andrews.
Commentary By: Steve Rider
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Bruce Critchley
Commentary By: Alex Hay
Commentary By: Clive Clark
Commentary By: Mike Hughesdon
Commentary By: Dave Marr.
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Editor: Paul Armstrong

: Top Gear

Including a road-test of the new coupe Rover 800, and a look at a racing series created for the Volkswagen Beetle.

: Stingray

Classic 1960s puppet series. The Big Gun. Troy Tempest and the crew investigate the mysterious destruction of three Pacific islands.

: The Man from UNCLE: The Tigers Are Coming Affair

Spy drama from the 60s, starring Robert Vaughn, David McCallum.

Napoleon and Illya assist a beautiful French chemist (played by Jill Ireland) to determine why the lush Indian jungle and several locals are mysteriously disappearing.
(Teletext Subtitles): page 888


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Suzanne: Jill Ireland

: Sounds of the 60s

Rare black-and-white archive film of rock, pop and R 'n' B stars. 1968-9: the Swinging 60s A flower-power, Sergeant
Pepper-inspired riot of ruffled shirts, stacked heels, minis and mascara, with music and clothes by the Equals, Amen Corner, Manfred Mann , Herman's
Hermits, the Alan Price Set,
Julie Driscoll , Brian Auger and the Trinity, the Crazy World of Arthur Brown , the Hollies, and the Rolling Stones. Producer David Jeffcock
Executive producers John Archer and Michael Jackson * STEREO


Unknown: Manfred Mann
Unknown: Julie Driscoll
Unknown: Brian Auger
Unknown: Arthur Brown
Producer: David Jeffcock
Producers: John Archer
Producers: Michael Jackson

: What the Papers Say

With Jane Thynne.
A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Jane Thynne.

: Public Eye

Return of the investigative series. i ne mad Cow Contagion
More than 800 cattle die each week from BSE: mad cow disease. The epidemic is far wider than ever predicted and has now crossed into a number of other species. Some scientists believe humans will one day be affected. Phil Parry reports. Producer Tricia Lawton
Editor Peter Horrocks


Unknown: Phil Parry
Producer: Tricia Lawton
Editor: Peter Horrocks

: Royal Gardens

A series exploring the gardens created by the Royal Family.
Tonight's programme looks at the landscape movement through the lives of Queen
Caroline, Princess Augusta and Queen Charlotte - and their creations at Kensington, Kew and Frogmore. Written and presented by Sir Roy Strong. Director Roger Last
Producer Joanie Blaikie
An Antelope production for BBCtv


Presented By: Sir Roy Strong.
Producer: Joanie Blaikie

: War and Peace: Blackadder Goes Forth: Plan B: Corporal Punishment

Written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton.

It's 1917 on the Western Front. Two million men are entrenched in the war with no way out - but one man has other ideas.
Blackadder breaches regulations by eating a messenger.

(Teletext subtitles: page 888)


Writer: Richard Curtis
Writer: Ben Elton
Director: Richard Boden
Producer: John Lloyd
Captain Blackadder: Rowan Atkinson
Private Baldrick: Tony Robinson
Lt Colthurst St Barleigh: Hugh Laurie
General Melchett: Stephen Fry
Captain Darling: Tim McInnerny
Corporal Perkins: Jeremy Hardy

: WAR AND PEACE Splendid Hearts

First of four programmes that reclaim the history of the lives commemorated on Britain's war memorials.
Grantchester. Some 75 years after the First World War,
Grantchester reveals how the survivors of a passing generation are still haunted by their memories. This film looks at three soldiers commemorated on the stone cross in the village churchyard, typical of thousands built after 1918, and it explores the myth that surrounds one of them: poet Rupert Brooke. Director Mark Fielder
Series producer Peter Symes


Unknown: Rupert Brooke.
Producer: Peter Symes

: Have I Got News for You

The comedy quiz show returns with host
Angus Deayton. Tonight, Griff Rhys Jones and John Sessions help team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton dismantle the week's news.
Producer Harry Thompson
A Hat Trick production for BBCtv • STEREO
0 COVER STORY: page 28


Unknown: Angus Deayton.
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: John Sessions
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Paul Merton
Producer: Harry Thompson

: Newsnight

With Sue Cameron.


Presenter: Sue Cameron

: Campaign!

The alternative story of the US presidential elections using highlights from American TV. With the women in this year's campaign under the media microscope as never before, satirist Cynthia Heimel takes a look at family values and adultery. Producers Debbie Geller and Mary Harron


Unknown: Cynthia Heimel
Producers: Debbie Geller
Producers: Mary Harron

: Birdland

Saxophonists Steve Coleman and Steve Williamson share the studio with the innovative
Ornette Coleman in the last programme of this series. Series producer Kriss Rusmanis
Executive producer Michael Jackson ● STEREO


Unknown: Steve Coleman
Unknown: Steve Williamson
Unknown: Ornette Coleman
Producer: Kriss Rusmanis
Producer: Michael Jackson

: Weatherview

: An Empty Bed

First showing on I network television for this evocative work dealing honestly with the problems of ageing and being gay in today's society, starring John Wylie
In the course of a day, a gay man in his 60s, encounters objects, people and places that revive memories of his life.
Director Mark Gasper • FILMS: pages 59-68


Unknown: John Wylie
Director: Mark Gasper
Bill Frayne: John Wylie
YoungBill: Mark Clifford Smith
Elmer: Thomas Hill
Peter: Conan McCarty

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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.

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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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