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: Breakfast News

With Signing.

: Children's BBC: Lassie

Canine adventure.

: Children's BBC: Blue Peter

Shown yesterday on BBC1 at 5.10pm.

: The Record

The latest Parliamentary news.

: Holiday Outings

Today: Galicia in Spain.

: Daytime on Two

Note: repeats are not indicated.

9.00 The French Collection: Grands Personnages
(ages 16+)

9.25 See You, See Me: See 1960s
(ages 7-9) (Stereo)

9.45 Watch: Famous People
(ages 5-7)

: Children's BBC: Playdays

(Rpt) (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two

10.25 Come Outside: Apples
(ages 4-5) (Stereo)

10.45 Teaching Today: Primary Science

11.15 Le Club: Mes Amis
(ages 9-12)

11.30 Ghostwriter: Ghost Story: Part 5
(ages 10-12)

: See Hear

With signing and subtitles.
(Shown Sunday on BBC1 at 10.00am)

: Working Lunch

Business news

: Daytime on Two

1.00 Teaching Today: Art Classics

1.30 Showcase: Early Years

1.40 Thunderbirds in Hindi: The Perils of Penelope: Episode 5

1.45 You and Me: Emergency!
(ages 3-5)

: The Century of Warfare: 1: War Clouds Gather 1935-1939

A 13-part series charting worldwide conflict.

The origins of the Second World War, from the invasion of Abyssinia by Italy in 1935.
(Part 2 is on Thursday at 2.10pm)


Narrator: Robert Powell
Writer: Charles Messenger

: News; Regional News and Weather

Followed by Westminster with Nick Ross
Live coverage of today's Parliamentary business.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Presenter (Westminster with Nick Ross): Nick Ross

: Today's the Day

Fourth quarter-final of the quiz.

: Ready, Steady, Cook

The cookery game show.

: Esther

Esther Rantzen and her guests discuss pornography.


Presenter: Esther Rantzen

: Going Going Gone

Antiques auction game, presented by Andy Craig , with Jilly Goolden and Eric Knowles.


Presented By: Andy Craig
Unknown: Jilly Goolden
Unknown: Eric Knowles.

: Fresh Prince of Bel Air: Clubba Hubba

Will is introduced to the delights of the country club and beautiful Mimi Mumford.

: Heartbreak High

Danielle decides to leave school after being offered a job in television. Meanwhile, Yola becomes jealous of Joe's relationship with an old flame.

: Dear Dilemma

Lisa I'Anson presents the series in which celebrities discuss fictional dilemmas faced by teenagers, based on real-life situations.
Tonight, Donna Air (Charlie from Byker Grove) and actor and singer Sean Maguire offer their advice to the agonised parties. Joe has broken up with Debbie, but then finds himself the object of both her sister's and her mother's affections; and Becky has been betrayed by Martin but is under pressure to help him. (Stereo)


Presenter: Lisa I'Anson
Guest: Donna Air
Guest: Sean Maguire
Series Producer: Ian Stewart
Executive Producer: Jane Hewland

: The Knowledge: Withdrawal Symptoms

Stephanie Pain has just started her first term at Sheffield Hallam University. But will the course live up to expectations, and if she runs into difficulties, will help be available? With more students leaving university before graduating, The Knowledge investigates what steps universities can take to reverse this trend. Last in the series.


Subject: Stephanie Pain
Director/Producer: Frank Ash

: Sound Stories

The Dolphin Opera
Tonight's programme examines what relevance opera can have to those who live in inner city areas. Arion and the Dolphin, a community opera, was put on in Plymouth, Devon, after being commissioned by the English National Opera Baylis Programme. It was composed by Alec Roth , and the libretto written byVikram Seth. The programme follows the reactions of two of the primary school children who took part as the opening night approaches. Producer Penny Bowles; Director Nadia Haggar


Composed By: Alec Roth

: Rick Stein's Taste of the Sea

Tonight, Rick Stein is in Padstow on one of the most important days of the year for the Cornish fishing town. Last in the series.
See today's choices.


Presenter/Chef: Rick Stein
Director/Producer: David Pritchard

: Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?: The Old Magic

Bob and Terry chat up a couple of pretty girls - just to see if the old magic is still there.


Writer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Producer: James Gilbert
Bob: Rodney Bewes
Terry: James Bolam
Waiter: Gertan Klauber
Norma: Brenda Cavendish
Susan: Anita Carey
Mrs Ferns: Barbara Oglivie

: Guardians of Chaos

A look at the United Nations.
Michael Ignatieff follows the UN's Secretary General, Dr Boutros Boutros Ghali on a tour of several African states. Meanwhile, in the former Yugoslavia, the authority of the United Nations continues to be eroded, as UN-designated safe havens come under threat from the Bosnian Serbs.
See today's choices.


Presenter: Michael Ignatieff
Subject: Dr Boutros Boutros Ghali
Director: Tim Lambert
Producer: Amanda Thennissen

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.


Presenter: Peter Snow

: Loach on Location

Winner of the International Jury Prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival, Ken Loach's new film, Land and Freedom, is an impassioned account of the Spanish Civil War.
Loach on Location went to Spain during the shooting of the film to observe the director and cast at work. Screenwriter Jim Allen and historical adviser Andy Durgan are among colleagues who discuss the themes of the film and Loach's working methods.


Subject: Ken Loach
Interviewee: Jim Allen
Interviewee: Andy Durgan
Producer: Sophie Balhatchet
Producer: Glenn Wilhide
Series editor: Michael Poole

: Weatherview

: The Midnight Hour

Political chat show, tonight hosted by Sarah Baxter.


Presenter: Sarah Baxter

: The Learning Zone

Open University
12.30 Duccio The Rucellai Madonna
1.00 The Palazzo Publico, Siena
1.30 The Spanish Chapel, Florence

2.00 Sex Education/Landmarks

BBC Focus
4.00 Teaching and Learning with IT
4.30 Read and Write Together
5.00 Italia 2000
5.30 Film Education: Pocahontas-Fact... Legend... Film

Technology Season
6.00 Computing for the Less Terrified: Spreadsheets and Accounts
6.30 Computing for the Less Terrified: Graphics

Note: viewers with Programme Delivery Control (PDC) can use the system to record The Learning Zone programmes. See page 71 for details.

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.

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