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: Children's BBC: Record Breakers

Shown last Friday on BBC1. (Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Breakfast News

With Signing. Subtitled ...................9631386

: The Record

Developments in Parliament

: Made by Man

The work of a beekeeper. Rot ......3500396

: A Week to Remember

Pathe News of 1954. Repeatedtomorrowat8.50am B/W

: Lyn Marshall's Everyday Yoga

Front push-up exercises. Rpt........7190218

: Crawshaw Paints Oils

Oil painting in Devon......................8433367

: The Way of the Lakes

Farming and stately homes in the Lake
District National Park.

: Children's BBC: Playdays



Presenter (Children's BBC): Josie D'Arby

: Variety Time

The golden days of vaudeville feature in this compilation of top acts from the heyday ofRKO studios, r introduced by Jack Paar.
Director Hal Yates ( 1948) B/W ..... ♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 67-76


Introduced By: Jack Paar.
Director: Hal Yates

: Desperate Search

Drama starring
Howard Keel , Jane Greer
When his two children go missing
7 after a plane crash, a father leads the rescue party into the mountains.
DirectorJoseph Lewis (1952) B/W


Unknown: Howard Keel
Unknown: Jane Greer
Unknown: Directorjoseph Lewis

: Working Lunch

Daily look at business news.

: Children's BBC: Fingermouse

(Stereo) (Rpt)


Presenter (Children's BBC): Josie D'Arby

: The Rich Tradition

How peasant life has have influenced cooking in Hungary.

: Making Tracks

A series looking at railways throughout the world.

: The Defiant Ones

' Crime drama starring
Robert Urich , Carl Weathers
Two convicts escape from a road gang, but they tiee intotreacnerous swamps, where their real troubles begin.
Director David Lowell Rich (1986) Subtitled .421560
Including at
3.00 News and Weather Subtitled (news)
3.50 News and Weather subtitled (news) Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Robert Urich
Unknown: Carl Weathers
Director: David Lowell Rich

: Today's the Day

Daily quiz with Martyn Lewis. Stereo ....560


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Cookery challenge.

: Esther

Esther Rantzen debates issues with a studio audience. (Stereo)


Presenter: Esther Rantzen

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia.
DirectorJustin CAdams; Producer Leslie Mitchell


Unknown: Paul Coia.
Producer: Leslie Mitchell

: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Another adventure with the US astronaut transported to the future. Cosmic Whiz Kid. Learningthatthe kidnapped president of the planet
Genesia is also a 20th-century survivor,
Buck attempts a rescue. Rpt ....603015

: Lucinda Lambton's Alphabet of Britain

G Is for Glazed. A celebration of the art of decorated tiles - exquisite pictures and imaginative patterns dazzling with their sheen and brilliance.
Lucinda Lambton finds glazed glories in Queen Victoria's Royal Dairy at Windsor, and exotic scenes at the home of the Debenham family.
Producer Andrew Gosling ; Executive producer
Edward Mirzoeff


Unknown: Lucinda Lambton
Producer: Andrew Gosling
Unknown: Edward Mirzoeff

: The World at War: 15: Home Fires

Another chance to see the acclaimed 26-part documentary series telling the history of the Second World War.
Life in Britain during the war was a time of gas masks, Winston Churchill, Coventry, Dig for Victory, evacuation, George Formby, ITMA, the Squander Bug and the Beveridge Report. Narrated by Laurence Olivier.
First shown on ITV (Subtitled)


Narrator: Laurence Olivier
Writer: Angus Calder
Director: Philip Whitehead
Producer: Jeremy Isaacs

: Horizon

Orange Sherbert Kisses
Synaesthesia is an unusual disorder of perception in which barriers between the senses dissolve. Scientists have known about it for over 300 years but only recently has the advent of high tech brain imagingtechniques allowed a closer look. It has now fired a debate about how the brain is organised and how normal perception works. See today's choices.
Written and produced by Teresa Hunt ; Editor John Lynch ; Repeated next Saturday
Stereo Subtitled ..............................637893
BOOKLET: please send a cheque for£3.00, payable to BBC Education, to [address removed] ♦See This Week: page 5


Produced By: Teresa Hunt
Editor: John Lynch

: Human Rights, Human Wrongs

Genocide. Actress Jeanne Moreau describes the massacres in Rwanda and warns that others may follow.
Repeated at 11.15pm Stereo Subtitled.


Unknown: Jeanne Moreau

: Steptoe and Son: 65 Today

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Another chance to view a vintage episode of the classic comedy series, starring Harry H Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.

Albert has spent a miserable day thinking Harold has forgotten his birthday.
With Frank Thornton.


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Harold: Harry H Corbett
Albert: Wilfrid Brambell
Waiter: Frank Thornton

: Martin Chuzzlewit

Final episode of the six-part adaptation of the novel by Charles Dickens.
What has Jonas "to do" in London? Is Mercy safe with him? Will Charity finally get her man? Can young Martin prise his grandfather and Mary out of Pecksniff's clutches? Who is Tom Pinch's mysterious employer? Is Old Martin really senile?
See today's choices.
Screenplay David Lodge; Director Pedr James; Producer Chris Parr Stereo
Repeated next Sunday afternoon on BBC1
BOOKLET: an illustrated booklet is available by sending a cheque for £3.95 payable to BSS, to [address removed]
See Letters: page
Then Video Nation Shorts (Subtitled)


Novel By: Charles Dickens.
Unknown: David Lodge
Director: Pedr James
Old Martin Chuzzlewit: Paul Scofield
TiggMontague: Pete Postlethwaite
Seth Pecksniff: Tom Wilkinson
Jonas Chuzzlewit: Keith Allen
Tom Pinch: Philip Franks
Mrs Gamp: Elizabeth Spriggs
MrChuffey: John Mills
Mercy Pecksniff: Julia Sawalha
Chanty Pecksniff: Emma Chambers
Young Martin Chuzzlewit: Ben Walden
Mary Graham: Pauline Turner
Betsy Prig: Joam Sims
Nadgett: Graham Stark
Bailey: Paul Francis
Mrs Lupin: Lynda Bellingham
MrsTodgers: Maggie Steed
Ruth Pinch: Cornelia Hayes O'Herlihy
Chevy Slyme: Peter-Hugo Daly
Lewsome: Stephen Mapes
MarkTapley: Steve Nicolson
Augustus Moddle: John Padden
Bullamy: Colin McCormacK

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.


Presenter: Peter Snow

: Human Rights, Human Wrongs

Shownat8.50pm Stereo

: 10x10

Showcase for short films by new directors. Hitting the Spot. Is Christine weird? What is it about police custody that turns heron? With Rosalind Lewis and Tyrone Huggins. Last in the series. Producer Bob Portal ; Director Jamie Nuttgens


Unknown: Rosalind Lewis
Unknown: Tyrone Huggins.
Producer: Bob Portal
Director: Jamie Nuttgens

: Back to Square One

A week of highlights from last year's Arena Radio Night begins with a look back at 1927.
Directors Dilly Barlow , Steve Bendelack ; Producers Mary Dickinson , Anthony Wall Rpt


Directors: Dilly Barlow
Directors: Steve Bendelack
Producers: Mary Dickinson
Producers: Anthony Wall Rpt

: Weatherview

: The Midnight News

Followed by The Midnight Hour
Parliamentary review.

: First Sight

Railway safety. Shown last Thursday REGIONAL PROGRAMMES: see variations right

: BBC Select

Disability Agenda: Paulette Ng explores self-harm through poetry, and Statements of Educational Need. With signing and subtitles

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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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