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: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Seeing through Science

Helen Sharman shows that the sense of taste depends on more than just receptors on the tongue and in the nose.


Unknown: Helen Sharman

: Job Bank

Working at a leisure centre and in accounting.

: You and Me

Spike has to go to hospital.
An SFtv production for BBCtv

: Over the Moon

Mr Boom finds out about building a house.


Unknown: Mr Boom

: Look and Read

Geordie Racer- a surprise in the gloomy cellars of Seaton Delaval Hall.


Unknown: Seaton Delaval Hall.

: Mathsphere

Anita Roddick talks about the Kayopo Indians and the Brazilian rainforest.

: Watch

History: "Switch On, Switch Off". Back to the day s of the pony and trap.
A Spelthome production for BBCtv

: English Express

Who- Me?Helen is picked for her school's cross-country team but will she be able to run in the big race?

: Science Challenge

Joy and Tom discover an apple tree but how do they get the fruit into the barn?

: Into Music

A musical telling the story of a girl who runs away from home.

: Thunderbirds

The Perils of Penelope (Part 2) An old favourite in Hindi.

: Qand A

A chance to air your views on schools television.

: Daytime on Two: Lifeschool: Careers - Equal Opportunities

Problems facing women in provincial newspapers.

: Teaching Today

Helping children with reading difficulties (Part 2).

: Charlie Chalk


: Henry'sCat


: Hawks Eye

Ships and the Sea. A series for 7- to 9-year-olds on science and the environment.
A Trio production for BBCtv

: News and Weather

Followed by You and Me

: Science and Society

Operation Balloon. A look at a method developed to help treat cardiovascular diseases.

: See Hear!

Magazine for deaf and hard-of-hearing people.
With signing and subtitles.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Westminster Live
Live coverage of the House of Commons, including Prime
Minister's questions. With lain Macwhirter and John Cole.


Unknown: John Cole.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Behind the Headlines

In-depth topical analysis with John Diamond and guests.


Unknown: John Diamond

: Germany Means Business

Inside stories from Europe's most successful economy. The Diisseldorf Deadline
A look at the planning behind the world's largest boat show, held every January by the banks of the Rhine.

: Film 93 with Barry Norman

Including a review of Night and the City starring Robert De Niro , and an interview with Tom Selleck about his new film.


Unknown: Robert De Niro
Unknown: Tom Selleck

: Command Decision Wartime drama starring Clark Gable

Casey Dennis faces a tough bombing campaign in Germany, even though his squadrons are sustaining staggering losses.
Director Sam Wood
• SEE FILMS pages31-38


Unknown: Casey Dennis
Director: Sam Wood
Brig Gen KC Casey Dennis: Clark Gable
Major Gen Roland Kane: Walter Pidgeon
Tech Sgtlmmanuel Evans: Van Johnson
BrigGen Clifton Carnet: Brian Donlevy
Elmer Brockhurst: Charles Bickford

: Europe on the Brink

Second in a three-part
Assignment Special looking at the long-term future of Europe. The Heavyweight Contender Will a combination of German industry, French and Italian flair, together with British capital displace America and Japan at the top of the industrial league table? Francine Stock visits the factories and laboratories of the new Europe, and meets the visionaries plotting its renaissance, as well as the doubters who predict the burden of eastern Europe will pull it down into the relegation zone. Producer Carrie Thomas
Executive producer Glynn Jones


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Carrie Thomas
Producer: Glynn Jones

: Food and Drink

Including a haddock and mushroom recipe that is easy to prepare in a microwave; and restaurateur Antonio Carluccio helping to cook for an Italian family reunion in Edinburgh. Director Linda Nash
Producers Alison Field and Tim Hincks A Bazai production for BBCtv
PROGRAMME RECIPES: are avilable in the BBC Good Food Magazine and Ceefax page 686 has all the information.


Unknown: Antonio Carluccio
Director: Linda Nash
Producers: Alison Field
Producers: Tim Hincks

: Police Squad

Tongue-in-cheek American comedy, starring Leslie Nielsen Rendezvous at Big Gulch
Fearless Frank Drebin plans a trap for ruthless racketeers. With Alan North , Peter Lupus and Rebecca Holden.


Unknown: Leslie Nielsen
Unknown: Alan North
Unknown: Peter Lupus
Unknown: Rebecca Holden.

: The Ark

A series of four documentaries filmed behind the scenes at London
Zoo as it fights for its future. Survival of the Fittest. The
Zoological Society of London was the first of its kind in the world. Now it is suffering the worst crisis in its 166-year history. The new management team believes it must cut its costs drastically and somehow attract more visitors. One in three of the keepers will have to go, even though they have worked devotedly with the animals all their lives.
As they prepare to apply for their own jobs, keepers wonder how much their expertise matters in the new zoo. The successful staff are relieved and excited; the others are devastated. What hurts them most is having to leave their animals.
Producer Molly Dineen has made several acclaimed TV documentaries including, in the 40 Minutes series, Heart of the Angel about a London Underground station.
Executive producer Edward Mirzoeff An RTO production for BBCtv


Producer: Molly Dineen
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: The Late Show

: Weatherview

: Nightschool TV

The remaining five programmes from The World since 1945.
The Partition of India; The
Palestinians; South Africa; Zimbabwe; Towards a United Europe. (The Roman Empire tomorrowat 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.

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