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: BBC Select

Voluntary Sector Television Videos from the Charity Commission and the Immigration Advisory Service.....

: Open University

6.20 Biology: A Tale of Two Cells
6.45 Organic Chemists - Molecular Engineers 7516023 7.10 Ecology:
Succession 5286348 7.35 Light in Search ofa Model

: Breakfast News

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

: Children's BBC: The Adventures of Skippy

More kangaroo tales. (Rpt) (Stereo)

: Children's BBC: Babar

Animation. (Rpt) (Stereo)

: Mini Dragons

Today: Thailand. Rpt ...................

: The Prince and the Pauper

Adventure adapted from
Mark Twain 's classic starring
Mark Lester , Oliver Reed
Raquel Welch
When Prince Edward comes face to face with a street urchin double, he decides to change places with him. With
Ernest Borgnine , George C Scott , Rex Harrison , David Hemmings and Charlton Heston. Director Richard Fleischer (1977)
* FILM REVIEWS pages 47-56


Unknown: Mark Twain
Unknown: Mark Lester
Unknown: Oliver Reed
Unknown: Raquel Welch
Unknown: Ernest Borgnine
Unknown: George C Scott
Unknown: Rex Harrison
Unknown: David Hemmings
Unknown: Charlton Heston.
Director: Richard Fleischer

: Holiday Outings

Actress Julie Walters checks out holiday opportunities in Marrakech. Rpt .


Unknown: Julie Walters

: Working Lunch

Business and consumer news........

: The Belstone Fox

Animal drama, starring
Eric Porter
Rachel Roberts
Tag, an orphan fox cub, is adopted by a huntsman and reared with a litter of hound puppies. But when the new season starts, the fox becomes a quarry of the hunt.With Bill Travers and Dennis Waterman.
Director James Hill (1973) * FILM REVIEWS pages 47-56


Unknown: Eric Porter
Unknown: Rachel Roberts
Unknown: Bill Travers
Unknown: Dennis Waterman.
Director: James Hill

: News and Weather; followed by: Curtain of Ice

Subtitled (news)
When the Iron Curtain fell in 1948, it divided Eskimos on either side of the Bering Strait. This documentary tells the story of the man determined to re-establish contact between one people divided by politics

3.50 News and Weather subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Today's the Day

Daily quiz about years gone by, with Martyn Lewis , stereo ............................


Unknown: Martyn Lewis

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Cookery challenge,

: The Oprah Winfrey Show

Oprah's guest today is a courageous civil rights activist who, as Elizabeth Cobbs , testified against the Ku Klux Klan and was so fearful of retribution that she became a man. Stereo


Unknown: Elizabeth Cobbs

: Glynn Christian's Entertaining Microwave

Today, an exotic collection of sweets.

: Quantum Leap

8½ months. 15 November, 1955: Sam leaps into the body of pregnant
16-year-old Billie Jean , with only 36 hours left to persuade herfatherand the father of the baby that keeping it is the best thing to do. With Scott Bakula , Dean Stockwell and Priscilla Weems.


Unknown: Billie Jean
Unknown: Scott Bakula
Unknown: Dean Stockwell
Unknown: Priscilla Weems.

: Lifeswaps

PC Carl Bold, a policeman from the sleepy East Sussex village of Newick, swaps places with Kenny Carter, a rookie cop who patrols the crime-ridden streets of Washington DC, murder capital of the US. Presented by Lily Savage.


Subject: PC Carl Bold
Subject: Kenny Carter
Presenter: Lily Savage [Paul O'Grady]
Producer: Bridget Boseley
Series Producer: Neil Crombie

: Waiting for God

While Harvey decides to cut costs by employing illegal immigrants as cheap labour at Bayview, Diana worries that Tom's new fitness kick will be the death of him.
Written by Michael Aitkens ; DirectorSue Bysh Producer Gareth Gwenlan


Written By: Michael Aitkens
Director: Sue Bysh
Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Diana: Stephanie Cole
Tom: Graham Crowden
Jane: Janine Duvitski
Harvey Bains: Daniel Hill
Marion: Sandra Payne
Geoffrey: Andrew Tourell
Susan Speed: Carol McReady
Henry: Richard Bates
Antonio: Chico Andrade
Grigor: Tony Allef

: First Sight: Gloves, Sweat and Tears

Benny May is an 18-year-old roofer from South London - on the verge, some believe, of boxing stardom. Undeterred by the publicity surrounding fighters recently killed or crippled in the ring, he now wants to turn professional.

First Sight puts his determination to the test when Michael Delahaye brings him face to face with managers, promoters - and boxers who have ended upon the neurosurgeon's table. A phone-in discussion of the issues raised in the programme follows immediately on BBC Radios Berkshire, Kent, Oxford and GLR. If you would like to take part, call [number removed] after the programme.
(Regional Programme: see variations below right)


Reporter: Michael Delahaye
Subject: Benny May
Producer: Tony Chapman
Editor: Alison Rooper

: Russian Wonderland

A compilation of three of the short films by Russian film-makers that made up the recent Russian Wonderland series. The programme features 7-year-old Natasha, who begs on the streets of Moscow to support herfamily; a group of struggli ng workers whose wages are paid in glass; and Polina, a woman who is doing well by selling American cosmetics to Russian women.
Series director Colin Luke ; Series producer
Adam Alexander


Director: Colin Luke
Producer: Adam Alexander

: Top Gear

Jeremy Clarkson investigates the practice of "car chipping" by which computer boffins give a car a boost by reprogrammingthe engine management chip for speed rather than fuel efficiency. Foras little as L200 it may be good value for money, but how will the insurance companies react, and will the engines be able to withstand it? Plus Quentin Willson reveals this year's results in the Top
Gear survey of customer satisfaction. Producer John Wilcox ; Series producer Jon Bentley
CLASSIC AND SPORTS CAR SHOW: organised by BBC's Top Gear Magazine, this year's show will be at the National Exhibition Centre. Birmingham, over the May Bank Holiday weekend (6 to 8 May). For tickets telephone [number removed]


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Quentin Willson
Producer: John Wilcox
Producer: Jon Bentley

: Wild Texas Wind

Country and western drama, starring Dolly Parton, Gary Busey, Willie Nelson

Thiola Rayfield, known to her fans as "T", sings with a close-knit band, playing one honky tonk after another.
Then she meets a charming club owner named Justice, who lands them a recording contract. But "T" soon discovers that Justice has a darker side.
Director Joan Tewkesbury (1991)
Film Reviews pages 47-56

Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Director: Joan Tewkesbury
Thiola 'T' Rayfield: Dolly Parton
Justice: Gary Busey
Willie Nelson: Himself
Ben: Ray Benson
Harien Parker: Dennis Letts
Judge Bolen: Merrill Connally

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Sound on Film

Pictures on the Piano
In the last in the series, documentary film-maker Michael Grigsby teams up with composer Paul Englishby to explore through music and a series of images the role played by the piano in the lives of various people.
Producer Belinda Allen


Unknown: Michael Grigsby
Unknown: Paul Englishby
Producer: Belinda Allen

: Close-Up

Producer Christine Vachon selects as herfavourite movie moment a scene from Night of the Hunter.
The next Close-Up is tomorrow 8.25pm


Producer: Christine Vachon

: Weatherview

: Open University

Technology: Free Body Diagrams
How can these diagrams help to predict the drag factor on a car?..............

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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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