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: Open University

6.45 Statistics - Which Test to Use 7691251 7.10 Animal Physiology - DeepSecrets 6587763 7.35 India: Space for Education

: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Collecting Now

John FitzMaurice Mills looks at techniques used by artists through the ages.


Unknown: John Fitzmaurice Mills

: A Week to Remember

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

: Who Done It?

Comedy starring Bud Abbott
Lou Costello
Chick and Mervyn have one ambition - to be mystery writers. But when the head of a New York radio station is murdered, the boys find themselves in a real-life drama.
Director Erie C Kenton (1942)
SEE FILMS pages 39-44


Unknown: Bud Abbott
Unknown: Lou Costello
Chick Larkin: Bud Abbott
Mervyn: Milgrim Loucostello
Jim Turner: Patric Knowles
Jane Little: Louis Allbritton

: Magic Town

Comedy drama starring Jane Wyman, James Stewart.

When Rip Smith gets word from a friend that the town of Grandview exactly reflects "national" opinions, he sees a way to prevent his opinion poll organisation from going broke.
See Films pages 39-44


Director: William A. Wellman
Mary Peterman: Jane Wyman
Rip Smith: James Stewart
Hoopendecker: Kent Smith
Ike Sloan: Ned Sparks
Lou Dicketts: Wallace Ford

: The Historyman

Bryan McNerney looks at breweries. Rpt


Unknown: Bryan McNerney

: Lost in a Crowd

A 40 Minutes documentary on loneliness. Rpt

: British Grand Prix

Highlights from Silverstone.

: Johnson and Friends

Animation. Rpt

: King Rollo

Animation. (Rpt)

: Boswall's Wildlife Safari to Mexico

Zoological exploration.
Across the Cactus Desert. A look at an extraordinary desert where the world's highest temperature was recorded.

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Who's a Clever Boy? Talking birds show off their chattiness. Rpt

: Made by Man

How a tanner mixes his ingredients. Rpt

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Thora on the Straight and Narrow

: A Week to Remember


: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: River Journeys

Brian Thompson makes a journey along the Nile. Rpt


Unknown: Brian Thompson

: Today's the Day

Andrew Rawnsley , the Guardian's political columnist, hosts a visual quiz show based on events that have made the news in recent history.
A Mentorn Films production for BBCtv


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley

: Gardeners' World

News from the Hampton Court International Flower Show.

: The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell

Courtroom drama, based on a true story, starring Gary Cooper Rod Steiger
General Billy Mitchell is a passionate campaigner for the creation of a separate airforce. But when he goes public with his criticism of the military establishment, he is brought to trial in a secret court martial.
Director Otto Preminger (1955) SEE FILMS pages 39-44


Unknown: Gary Cooper
Unknown: Rod Steiger
Unknown: General Billy Mitchell
Director: Otto Preminger
Billy Mitchell: Gary Cooper
Major Allan Guillon: Rod Steiger
General Guthrie: Charles Bickford
Frank Reid: Ralph Bellamy
Margaret Lansdowne: Elizabeth Montgomery
Colonel Moreland: Fred Clark
Colonel Herbert White: James Daly
Cmdr Z Lansdowne: Jack Lord

: Birthrights

Series of films on British culture and identity. Takeaway Lives
On every high street in every town across the land, the Chinese takeaway is a cultural institution, preserving ancient values in a modern, alien, western world. Yet how much do we know about the people who live and work in them?
Behind the scenes, life is not always easy, especially for the young British Chinese torn between their loyalty to tradition and their need to forge lives of their own.
Directors Andy Francis and Mian Har Ng Producer Sunandan Walia
A Wangmo production for BBCtv


Directors: Andy Francis
Directors: Mian Har Ng
Producer: Sunandan Walia

: Off the Wall

Six residents search for works of art to borrow for the Byker housing estate, Newcastle. They visit the Yorkshire
Sculpture Park, the world's largest David Hockney collection, and the National
Museum of Photography, Film and Television. Presented by Muriel Gray.
Director Peter Jamieson


Unknown: David Hockney
Presented By: Muriel Gray.
Director: Peter Jamieson

: Bye Bye Blues

Award-winning romance-with-music from Canada, starring
Rebecca Jenkins
With husband Teddy captured by the Japanese at Singapore, Daisy Cooper 's stay in India is brought to a sudden end. She returns to Canada to begin a new life, and attracts the attentions of a handsome trombonist. However, she is determined to wait for her husband's return.
Director Anne Wheeler (1989)
SEE FILMS pages 39-44


Unknown: Rebecca Jenkins
Unknown: Daisy Cooper
Director: Anne Wheeler
Daisy Cooper: Rebecca Jenkins
Max Gramley: Luke Reilly
Teddy Cooper: Michael Ontkean
Slim Godfrey: Stuart Margolin
Pete: Wayne Robson

: La Noce

(The Wedding). A short dance film by French director
JoeUe Bouvier.


Unknown: Joeue Bouvier.

: Newsnight

Presented byjeremy Paxman.

: Off the Wall - At Home

First of four nightly visits to the Byker housing estate in Newcastle, where residents have the opportunity of borrowing celebrated works of art for their homes.

: A Question of Colour

The Blue Thread. This French documentary explores the life of colour through the ages, focusing on black and blue.
Producer Henry Colomer


Producer: Henry Colomer

: Weathervlew

: Relative Risks

The Human Genome Project This project offers hope for treating fatal genetic diseases, yet could provide new grounds for discrimination.

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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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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