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: Open University

6.45 Physics: Electrons and Photons5004650 7.10 Biology:
HealingtheSpine 4016711 7.35 Geology: Britain before Man

: Reviving Antiques

How to clean a corroded
Oriental brass tray. With John FitzMaurice Mills.

: Six More English Towns

Today: Saffron Walden, Essex. With Alec Clifton-Taylor .


Unknown: Alec Clifton-Taylor

: The History Man

Bryan McNerney discovers how people kept warm in medieval times.


Unknown: Bryan McNerney

: Daytime on Two: Standard Grade Geography

Note: repeats are not indicated.
The conflict between conservation and development interests around Edinburgh.

: Daytime on Two: Mathsphere

An introduction to maths for National Curriculum Key Stage 3 using real world problems.

: Daytime on Two: You and Me

For 4- to 5-year-olds.
What's it like to feel shy? Cosmo knows.

: Daytime on Two: Movable Feasts

For 7- to 11-year-olds.
A birthday party gets out of hand.

: Daytime on Two: Look and Read

For 7- to 9-year-olds.
Jenny, Scott and Amanda pass through a mural they've been painting and meet Gorwen the dragon.

: Daytime on Two: Q and A: Numbertime

A look at some of the new series from BBC Schools programmes for 4- to 5-year-olds. Today: Numbertime. (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two: Mathscope

For 7-to 9-year-olds.
Mathscope shows you how maths can be fun.

: Daytime on Two: Watch

For 6- to 7-year-olds.
Gary and Kimberley live in a house built 100 years ago. Grandad takes them back to when it was new. (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two: Thunderbirds

An old favourite - in French!

: Daytime on Two: English Express

Story-writing series for 9- to 11-year-olds. Today: Michael Morpurgo introduces a dramatisation of his short story Sam's Duck.


Presenter/author: Michael Morpurgo

: Daytime on Two: The Spanish Collection

First in a series for students of advanced Spanish. (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two: History File

For 11-to 14-year-olds. What was a typical Roman like? (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two: Lifeschool

For teenagers. Today: should alcoholic drinks carry a health warning?

: Daytime on Two: Teaching Today

First of two programmes on problems confronting teachers in their schools. (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two: Fireman Sam


: Daytime on Two: The Family Ness

Adventures of a family of monsters.

: Daytime on Two: PC Pinkerton


: Daytime on Two: Hawk's Eye: House and Home-Building New Homes

For 7- to 9-year-olds.
What is used in modern house building?
A Trio production for BBCtv

: Daytime on Two: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by You and Me

: Liberal Democrats Live

The Liberal Democrats discuss the controversial Sheehy Report on police pay and conditions.
Including at 3.00pm
News Subtitled and Weather and at 3.50pm
News Subtitled and Weather Regional News; Weather

: The Fourth Wish

Australian drama. With young Sean seriously ill, his father tries to grant the boy's every last wish and desire.
Director Don Chaffey (1976)
SEE FILMS pages 40.45


Casey: John Meillon
Sean: Robert Bettles
Connie: Robyn Nevin
Jenny: Julie Hamilton
Wally: Brian Anderson
Hannah: Julie Dawson
Dr Kirk: Ann Haddy
Dr Richardson: Michael Craig

: World Chess Championships

The latest positions in the two rival contests.

: Jools's Gems

Jools Holland presents the pick of the musicians who appeared on this summer's series of Later withjools Holland.
Guests include Leonard Cohen , Bjork, Al Green , Lenny Kravitz , P Harvey and Gloria Estefan. Producer Mark Cooper
DirectorJanet FraserCrook


Unknown: Jools Holland
Unknown: Leonard Cohen
Unknown: Al Green
Unknown: Lenny Kravitz
Unknown: Gloria Estefan.
Producer: Mark Cooper

: Wildlife Showcase

A series of wildlife films from all over the world.
Birds of All Seasons
In the low country of the Netherlands, the waters and wetlands are a breeding ground and sanctuary for thousands of birds, from resident herons and coots to migrant Bewick's swans and geese. Producer Pauline Peters


Producer: Pauline Peters

: The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer

Surreal comedy duo Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer have crossed the channels and make their BBC debut with an all-new, plush and blustery entertainment bonanza. This week they are joined by Uncle Peter and a roster of new characters including Jack Dent and Eric Potter , Pat Wright and Dave Arrowsmith , and a special feature "at home" with glam rockers Slade.
Producer John Birkin
Series producer Alan Marke
A Channel X production for BBCtv


Unknown: Vic Reeves
Unknown: Bob Mortimer
Unknown: Jack Dent
Unknown: Eric Potter
Unknown: Pat Wright
Unknown: Dave Arrowsmith
Producer: John Birkin
Producer: Alan Marke

: Cracking the Code

Birth, Sex and Death. The code within our genes shapes our whole life. With the help of stunning time-lapse photography, Professor David Suzuki looks at how body-building genes create a living animal from a single cell. Producer Tim Haines
Executive producer Robin Brightwell


Unknown: Professor David Suzuki
Producer: Tim Haines
Producer: Robin Brightwell

: 10x10

Short films by new directors. Galleria
Starring Jason Donovan.
Science-fiction comedy made by students at the Royal
College of Art, set in a future when a full range of emotions are available in aerosol cans. Director Alun Harris
Series producer Colin Rose


Unknown: Jason Donovan.
Director: Alun Harris

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

Telling the Troubles
From the Oscar-winning film The Crying Game to bestselling novels by Jack Higgins , the conflict in Northern Ireland has proved a source of compelling stories for fiction writers. Are the Troubles being exploited in the interests of a good story, or are writers able to tell truths too sensitive for news and current affairs programmes? This report includes interviews with film directors Neil Jordan and Ken Loach , actor Stephen Rea and thriller writer M S Power.
Producer James Kent
Series editor Mike Poole


Unknown: Jack Higgins
Directors: Neil Jordan
Directors: Ken Loach
Unknown: Stephen Rea
Producer: James Kent
Editor: Mike Poole

: Weatherview

: Bidding for the Olympics

Manchester's bid for the Olympic Games in the year 2000.
(Olympic 2000: the Decision Day can be seen on Thursday at 7.00pm)

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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