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: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Under Sail

Tall Ships on the Nile. A sail down the river Nile, which for over 5,000 years has been at the heart of Egypt's culture and economy. Rpt

: A Week to Remember

Pathe News of this week in 1953. A Griffin production for BBCtv
(Repeatedat3.40pm) B/W

: The French Collection

A look at technology and the environment in the French-speaking world.

: Job Bank

Two contrasting case studies: a leisure centre attendant and an accountant.
A Bel production for BBCtv

: Storytime

A story about a mouse who thinks the moon is a big round yellow cheese.

: Square One

Sizing up fractions.

: Music Time

A musical journey.

: Mathsphere

Body Shop boss Anita Roddick talks about the Kayopo Indians and the Brazilian rainforest.


Talks: Anita Roddick

: Zig Zag: Water

Floating and sinking and a look at ships, submarines and swimmers. With Paul Coia and Sheelagh Gilbey.


Presenter: Paul Coia
Presenter: Sheelagh Gilbey

: Thlnkabout Science

Aspects of a plant's need for water.

: Topics

Two subjects to stimulate classroom discussion.

: Learnexpress

Sonja visits Mittenwald and its violin school, and takes part in a carnival.

: The Geography Programme

Images of the Earth. A look at the surveying, aerial photography and design of OS maps. stereo

: History File

Public health in 19th-century
Britain. Stereo

: Teaching Today

Helping Children with Reading Difficulties (Part 2). Teaching and learning strategies.

: Mr Benn


: Henry's Cat


: Landmarks

Life in north Pakistan's Swat Valley. stereo

: News; Weather

Followed by Storytime

: Science and Society

Inland Waterways. A look at the inland waterways in the Netherlands, which serve as an important link between the sea and the industrial hinterland.

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Songs of Praise
A celebration of the work of DrBarnardo.

: A Week to Remember

(Shownat8.50am) B/W

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia. A Leslie Mitchell production for BBCtv


Unknown: Paul Coia.
Unknown: Leslie Mitchell

: Behind the Headlines

Jane Corbin debates national and international politics.


Unknown: Jane Corbin

: Rave

Documentary about a rave party attended by 5,000 young people in Newcastle upon
Tyne. Rpt

: Front Gardens

Creating a communal garden for two new estate semis.

: The Addams Family

American mock-horror series. Lurch, the Teenage Idol. A recording of Lurch's gravelly voice brings a mob of teenage fans to the Addams house.

: DEF II Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

American comedy series.
PS, I Love You... When the richest girl at school is attracted to Will, it promises to be an interesting combination.

: Cyberzone

The virtual reality adventure game show. Tonight, Olympic rowers Jonny and Greg Searle face a challenge from a team of Ranger Girl Guides. With Craig Charles and James Grout.
Director Bob Wilde ; Producer Mark Wells A Broadsword production for BBCtv


Unknown: Greg Searle
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: James Grout.
Director: Bob Wilde
Producer: Mark Wells

: The Name of the Room

Third of a four-part series about the English house.
Plenty of Time for Play. Gillian Darley , architectural critic of The Observer, describes the transformation of the kitchen from its early incarnation as a man's domain to its place at the heart of the home.
Producer Emma De'Ath
Series producer David F Turnbull


Unknown: Gillian Darley
Producer: Emma De'Ath

: Horizon

TB - the Forgotten Plague
Tuberculosis kills more people than any other infection. Yet for 20 years the developed world has ignored this disease, assuming it had gone away. Now TB has returned to the west, in a new and terrible form, and it poses such a threat to public health that health authorities from Africa to the USA have had to come up with radical ideas to combat the disease. In Britain, officials claim there is no cause for alarm; TB specialists are not so sure. Producer Katharine Everett Series editor Jana Bennett
TRANSCRIPT: send £2.00 cheque to[address removed]


Producer: Katharine Everett
Editor: Jana Bennett

: Sean's Shorts

Comedian Sean Hughes stops off in Manchester this week where he gets a haircut, talks to The Word's Terry Christian , pesters the Inspiral Carpets at a party and asks Jonathan Ross where to find the "big gig". Producer Katie Pearson


Unknown: Sean Hughes
Unknown: Terry Christian
Unknown: Jonathan Ross
Producer: Katie Pearson

: Firstborn

Tense drama starring
TeriGarr Peter Weller
A divorced woman drifts into a relationship, but her two young sons see through the man and discover that he is involved with a drugs ring.
Director Michael Apted
• SEE FILMS pages 31.38


Unknown: Terigarr Peter Weller
Director: Michael Apted
Wendy: Teri Garr
Sam: Peter Weller
Jake: Christopher Collet
Brian: Corey Haim
Lisa: Sarah Jessica Parker
Dad: Richard Brandon
MrRader: James Harper
Coach Grant: Richard E Szlasa

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

The arts and media magazine. Edit or Janice Hadlow

: Behind the Headlines

EditorCharles Miller


Unknown: Editorcharles Miller

: Weatherview

: Nightschool TV

A chance to record secondary school programmes. Tonight, the first five programmes from The World since 1945.
The Cold War Begins; Hungary: 1956; Suez; The Cuban Missile
Crisis; Vietnam. (The five remaining programmes will be tomorrow night at 2.00am)

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.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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