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: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: In the Making

A look at the work of George Elliott , studio glass-blower, experimenting with his own designs.


Unknown: George Elliott

: A Week to Remember

Pathe News of this week in 1953. A Griffin production for BBCtv

: Daytime on Two The French Collection

Note: repeats are not indicated.
An introduction to the French world of Martinique and the Lebanon.

: Job Bank

Painting, decorating, and telephone canvassing.
A Bel production for BBCtv

: Storytime

Through My Window. Jo, who is ill, has to stay at home.

: Square One

Helen Lederer sorts out the reds from the blues in today's challenge, and Kriss Akabusi runs into trouble.


Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Kriss Akabusi

: Music Time

Fairground rides introduce the regular beat. Stereo

: Mathsphere

Can maths help predict whether oil pollution in the Gulf will damage the eco-system?

: Zig Zag

Water as an energy source.

: Thinkabout Science

All about batteries.

: Topics

How does Irving keep in touch with his family in Jamaica?

: Lernexpress

Tae-kwan-do, faustball, ice-skating and gymnastics help to teach German.

: The Geography Programme

Images of the Earth. Suzanne Charlton looks at weather.
An Open Mind production for BBCtv

: History File

What was the value of Harvey's theory about the circulation of the blood to people in his day?

: Teaching Today

Accidents Will Happen. First aid in schools.

: Mr Benn


: Barney

Barney nearly gets carried away at the fair.

: Landmarks

Pakistan audits People. A look at the life of the Khawaja family in Lahore, one of a growing number of successful professional families.

: News and Weather

Followed by Storytime

: In the Garden

Jobs to do in the greenhouse.

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Songs of Praise
A celebration of Lord Soper's
90th birthday.

: A Week to Remember


: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia. A Leslie Mitchell production for BBCtv
Stereo 1


Unknown: Paul Coia.
Unknown: Leslie Mitchell

: Daws Butler: Voice Magician

Award-winning film about the late Daws Butler , who provided the voices for such classic cartoon characters as Yogi Bear , Quick Draw McGraw and Chilly Willy.


Unknown: Daws Butler
Unknown: Yogi Bear

: Front Gardens

A new look for a 1930s semi.
Subtitled 97

: The Addams Family

American mock-horror series.
My Fair Cousin Itt. Gomez makes Cousin Itt the star of his domestic production.

: DEF II Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

American comedy series.
Boyz in the Woods. A camping trip goes disastrously wrong.

: Cyberzone

In this week's virtual reality game show, athletes
Tessa Sanderson and Colin Jackson meet a challenge from the Manchester fire service. With Craig Charles and James Grout. Director Bob Wilde : Producer Mark Wells A Broadsword production for BBCtv


Unknown: Tessa Sanderson
Unknown: Colin Jackson
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: James Grout.
Director: Bob Wilde
Producer: Mark Wells

: Animation Now

Udel. A battle in the video arcade.

: A Secret World of Sex

Another chance to see the documentary series about the British experience of sex in the first half of the century.
Forbidden Fruit. For many, the taboo against sex outside marriage dominated their lives. People tell of their first, secret sexual encounters under the pier at Blackpool. And some women recall being sent to mental hospitals for having sex under age or illegitimate babies. Producer Steve Humphries
Executive producer Sam Organ A Domino production for BBCtv
Rpt Subtitled 4 U SEE PREVEW page8


Producer: Steve Humphries
Producer: Sam Organ

: Horizon

No Ordinary Genius (part 2) Concluding the profile of physicist Richard Feynman. Tonight, Feynman finds out why the space shuttle exploded, helps build the world's fastest supercomputer, and jokes while coming to terms with cancer and imminent death. Producer Christopher Sykes Series editor Jana Bennett
(Repeated on Wednesday at 5. 10pm
TRANSCRIPT: send £2.00 cheque to [address removed]


Unknown: Richard Feynman.
Producer: Christopher Sykes
Editor: Jana Bennett

: Sean's Shorts

Struggling for cash, comedian Sean Hughes hitches to
Norwich for some money owed to him by a friend. On the way he has some curious encounters and contemplates spirituality. Producer Katie Pearson


Unknown: Sean Hughes
Producer: Katie Pearson

: Mayflower Madam

Real-life drama starring
Candice Bergen Chris Sarandon
The story of Sydney Biddle Barrows, a young socialite descended from the Mayflower pilgrims, who scandalised New York society by operating a high-class call girl service.
Barrows herself appears in a cameo role as Peggy Eaton.
Director Lou Antonio
0 SEE FILMS pages 31-34


Unknown: Chris Sarandon
Unknown: Peggy Eaton.
Director: Lou Antonio
Sydney Biddle Barrows: Candice Bergen
Matt Whittington: Chris Sarandon
Virginia: Caitlin Clarke
Frank Gullett: Jim Antonio
Tammy: Debra Rogers
Hilary: Leslie Hardy
Pamela: Victoria Loving
Eddie: Robert Silver
RisaDickstein: Chita Rivera

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: The Late Show

The arts and media magazine. Editor Janice Hadlow


Editor: Janice Hadlow

: Weathervlew

: NlghtschoolTV

A chance to record secondary school programmes.
Mathematics. First often programmes on mathematical investigations.
(Mathsphere Series 1 is being shown 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.

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.

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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