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: Open University

The Leaping Horse by John Constable


Unknown: John Constable

: Westminster

A full report on yesterday's proceedings in the Commons and the Lords - and on the committee corridor.

: Daytime on Two Movable Feasts

Note: repeats are not indicated.
Equal Rights - Sikhism. Michael visits a Sikh temple.

: Shakespeare:

the Animated Tales
A Midsummer Night's Dream Animated version of Shakespeare's comedy.

: You and Me

A broken drum causes problems for Cosmo.

: Words into Action

Love. Radio 1 DJ Simon Mayo continues his exploration of the Christian faith.


Unknown: Simon Mayo

: Help Your Child

with Science
Forces. How to discover forces in our daily lives.

: Art Work

Style for Living. The work of the interior designer for a chain of clothes shops and of the team responsible for the design of a hospital chapel.

: Words and Pictures

WhyAnansi the Spiderman Makes Webs. Tommy Eytle
(alias Jules in EastEnders) tells a traditional story.


Unknown: Tommy Eytle

: The German Collection

A trainee teacher in Austria talks about her life and future career.

: Ghostwriter

To the Light (part 3). While searching for Double T, Rob and Lisa are trapped in a disused subway.

: Stop and Think

Sequences designed to be used by young people in collective acts of worship.

: Great Experiments

Bright Sparks and Long Waves The discoveries of German physicist Heinrich Hertz.


Unknown: Heinrich Hertz.

: Teaching Today

Contrasting styles of teaching
RE in secondary schools.

: Melvin and

Maureen's Music-a-Grams Musical series.

: Pinny's House

Animation. When Tom's new soldiers are buried in the sand, Pinny and Victor find a friendly crab to help.

: Zig Zag

Two hundred and fifty different types of animals live in, on and around an oak tree.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by You and Me

: Canvas

Personal reflections on paintings. Lord David Cecil discussesthe work of four great English painters: Reynolds, Constable, Hogarth and Samuel Palmer.


Unknown: Lord David Cecil
Unknown: Samuel Palmer.

: CountryFile

John Craven with the latest countryside stories.


Unknown: John Craven

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Westminster Live
Live coverage of Parliament and its select committees. With lain Macwhirter.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Spanish Grand Prix

Highlights from Sunday's Grand Prix in Barcelona.

: Horizon

Allergic to the 20th Century
Asthma has reached epidemic proportions in the western world and is now increasing in the developing world.

: Rugby Special

The annual Whitbread Rugby World Awards were presented yesterday at London's Royal Lancaster Hotel, in the presence of this year's Lions prior to their departure for
New Zealand. Introduced by Chris Rea with Nigel Starmer -Smith and Ian Robertson.
Executive producer Johnnie Watherston


Introduced By: Chris Rea
Unknown: Nigel Starmer
Unknown: Ian Robertson.
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: Star Trek: I, Mudd

The hijacked Enterprise is taken to an uncharted planet.

: Pefll

Rough Guide to Careers: 50 Inspiring Ideas
In the last of the series
Sumy Kuraishe and Steve Webb look at computer design and exhibition organiser Sara Binns is congratulated by John Major. Director Nicola Colton
Producer John Holdsworth
Dance Energy Lift Off
More pop hopefuls get their chance to win a record deal. The results will be in next week's final programme.
Director Liza Brown ; Producer Tim Byrne


Unknown: Sumy Kuraishe
Unknown: Steve Webb
Unknown: Sara Binns
Unknown: John Major.
Director: Nicola Colton
Producer: John Holdsworth
Director: Liza Brown
Producer: Tim Byrne

: Open Space

Series of programmes made by members of the public.
Sit Down and Shut Up. Every Saturday, football fans attend their "theatres of dreams". At grounds all over the country they carry with them fond memories of sitting on Dad's shoulders, watching legendary players. But football is being transformed. In his film, Robert Cookson , a lifelong Manchester United supporter, questions what is happening to the modern game and, with the help of fellow fans, asks whether commercialism is killing it. Producer Ray Hough
Series producer Giles Oakley


Unknown: Robert Cookson
Producer: Ray Hough
Producer: Giles Oakley

: Living Islam

Among the Non-Believers
Over 40 per cent of the world's Muslims live as minorities, but is it possible to live a true
Muslim life outside the Islamic world? Akbar Ahmed questions whether there is a conflict between loyalty to the worldwide community of Islam and loyalty to the state. His investigation takes him from village India, to the Central Asian states of the former
Soviet Union, to a tiny group of Muslims in the Outer Hebrides.
Producer Jonathan Dron
Executive producer Paul Kriwaczek
BBC BOOK: £ 15.99 from booksellers.


Unknown: Akbar Ahmed
Producer: Jonathan Dron
Producer: Paul Kriwaczek

: Richard Eyre Season

The Imitation Game
Ian McEwan 's play continues the season of dramas produced and directed by the Director of the Royal National Theatre. Written for the 1980 Play for Today series, it stars Harriet Walter
It is 1940, and Cathy Raine is determined to join the fight against fascism. Against the wishes of her parents and boyfriend, she joins the Auxiliary Territorial Service but finds the war effort is less glamorous than she had hoped.


Unknown: Ian McEwan
Unknown: Harriet Walter
Unknown: Cathy Raine
Cathy Raine: Harriet Walter
Anna Raine: Lorna Charles
Tony: Simon Chandler
Tony's mother: Kristine Howarth
Mr Raine: Bernard Gallagher
Mrs Raine: Gillian Martell
Factory clerk: Keith Marsh
ATSofficer: Patricia Routledge
Mary: Brenda Blethyn
ATS sergeant: Carol MacReaoy

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

The arts and media magazine.

: Weatherview

: Industrial Change

From Public to Private. A look at the effects of the transfer from public to private ownership.

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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