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: Reviving Antiques

Today: John FitzMaurice Mills demonstrates how to clean items of memorabilia.
BOOKLET: send cheque/PO for £2.50, payable to BSS, to [address removed]


Unknown: John Fitzmaurice

: Kingdom of Fun

John Hall is a flamboyant multi-millionaire on a personal crusade to regenerate the North East. He believes that with a world of fantasy parks and shopping malls like theatre sets, he can lead the way to a new kind of society in Britain. Rpt 557042'


Unknown: John Hall

: Daytime on Two

9.00 The Spanish Collection
Series on contemporary Spain for advanced students. (Stereo)

9.25 Standard Grade Geography: People in Landscape
The 1993 floods in the Strathtay river basin.

9.45 Come Outside: Water (indoors)

10.00 Thunderbirds in French: The Man from MI5

10.05 Seeing through Science: the Problem with Pests

10.30 Ghostwriter: Over a Barrel

11.00 Q and A
Looks at the educational output from BBC Wales. (Stereo)

11.10 Landmarks: Tudors and Stuarts - Elizabeth I

11.30 Ici Paris: L'Art et la Technologie

11.45 History File: The Roman Empire - Defending the Empire
Why was the Roman army so successful? (Stereo)

12.05 The Geography Programme: Tourists, Tourists
A look at the impact of tourism on different parts of Britain.

12.25 Lifeschool: D is for Death
Why are we so afraid of death?

12.50 Computing for the Terrified: Designs and Misdemeanours

1.20 Greenclaws

1.35 Dilly the Dinosaur

1.40 Music Time: Metal Sounds

2.00 News (Subtitled) and Weather
followed by Come Outside

Note: repeats are not indicated.

: Golf

Coverage from the first round of the Dunhill Cup from St Andrews , a round-robin international team event with a first prize of £100,000. Nick Faldo leads England and John Daly makes his debut for the USA. With commentary by Peter Alliss , Bruce Critchley , Alex Hay , Dave Marr , Clive Clark and Mike Hughesdon.
Introduced by Steve Rider.
Including at 3.00
News Subtitled and Weather and at 3.50
News subtitled and Weather Regional News; Weather


Unknown: St Andrews
Unknown: Nick Faldo
Unknown: John Daly
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Bruce Critchley
Commentary By: Alex Hay
Commentary By: Dave Marr
Commentary By: Clive Clark
Commentary By: Mike Hughesdon.
Introduced By: Steve Rider.

: From the Edge

Fortnightly magazine from the Disability Programmes Unit challenging assumptions and confronting current issues from a disability perspective.
With sign language interpretation. Series producer Ian Macrae


Producer: Ian MacRae

: Bandido

Western starring
Robert Mitchum
An American soldier of fortune joins forces with a rebel leader in the Mexican revolutionary struggles.
Director Richard Fleischer 1956)
FILM REVIEWS pages 55-60


Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Director: Richard Fleischer

: World Chess Championships

Coverage of the two rival contests, with Francine Stock.


Unknown: Francine Stock.

: Southern Eye

The return of the current affairs series for the south.
Routes of Conflict
An investigation into the spreading anti-roads campaign. With Sally Taylor.
Producer Peter Pitt


Unknown: Sally Taylor.
Producer: Peter Pitt

: First Sight

The current affairs programme that tackles the big stories in London and the south east of England. With Fiona Bruce and Michael Delahaye.
Editor Mike Flood Page REGIONAL PROGRAMMES: see variations below


Unknown: Fiona Bruce
Unknown: Michael Delahaye.

: Top Gear

This week: can the new C-class Mercedes reverse the downward trend of sales of Mercedes-Benz cars? Plus a look at the Citroen ZX Rallye.

: Red Dwarf VI

Supplies are low. Then a malfunctioning guidance beam drags the Dwarfers to a deserted space station.
A Grant Naylor production for BBCtv


Writer: Rob Grant
Writer: Doug Naylor
Director: Andy Deemmony
Producer: Justin Judd

: A Dog's Tale

Matters of Life and Death
The ability of dogs to sniff out people in trouble is well known. In addition, their uncanny senses can predict epileptic fits and their unquestioning loyalty can turn the souls of murderers.
DirectorAndrew Jackson
Series producer Michael Waldman
A Union Pictures production for BBCtv


Producer: Michael Waldman

: Small Objects of Desire

The Videotape
As a cinema in the home and a "time shifter" of television programmes, as a record of memories and information, as the basis of TV shows revealing members of the public falling over or actors forgetting their lines, in the last decade the videotape has caught on more swiftly and completely than any comparable technological innovation this century.
We buy 44 million blank tapes every year. And yet, as a historical document, there is a danger that the image on a videotape will eventually become unreadable.
Producer Gail Taylor
Series producer Mark Harrison


Producer: Gail Taylor
Producer: Mark Harrison

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow.


Presented By: Peter Snow.

: Poets' News

A poet gives an interpretation of the day's news.

: The Late Show

Elmore Leonard , the acknowledged king of American crime fiction, talks to fellow crime writer Michael Dibdin.


Unknown: Elmore Leonard
Unknown: Michael Dibdin.

: Weatherview

: Jazz

Tonight: ex-John Coltrane pianist McCoy Tyner and the Julian Joseph Quartet.


Pianist: McCoy Tyner
Unknown: Julian Joseph Quartet.

: The Jazz Collection

Billie Holiday: the Long Night of Lady Day
A 1984 Arena profile. Director John Jeremy
Producer Alan Yentob


Director: John Jeremy
Producer: Alan Yentob

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.

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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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