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: Breakfast News

With Signing

: Children's BBC: Lassie

Canine adventures.

: Children's BBC: Blue Peter

Shown yesterday at 5.10pm on BBC1.

: The Record

Parliamentary news.

: China: the Silent Minority

Concluding the two-part documentary on ethnic minorities in China..............

: Prue Leith's Tricks of theTrade

Tricks of the cake trade.

: Children's BBC: Playdays


: Mr Smith Goes toWashington

Classic political comedy drama, directed by Frank Capra and starring James Stewart
Jean Arthur
Jefferson Smith , a naive young senator, heads for Washington unaware that he has been hand-picked to protect the political and commercial interests of the governor and a local media magnate. Jefferson Smith JAMES STEWART , Saunders JEAN
ARTHUR, Senator Joseph Paine CLAUDE RAINS, Jim Taylor EDWARD ARNOLD , Governor Hopper GUY
KIBBEE, Diz Moore THOMAS MITCHELL , President of the Senate HARRY CAREY , Ma Smith BEULAH BONDI
(1939) B/W * See Films: pages 49-72 ***** MeetJohn Doe: tomorrow at 10.25am


Directed By: Frank Capra
Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Jean Arthur
Unknown: Jefferson Smith
Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Saunders Jean
Unknown: Joseph Paine Claude
Unknown: Edward Arnold
Unknown: Thomas Mitchell
Unknown: Harry Carey
Unknown: Ma Smith

: See Hear

With signing and subtitles.
Shown on Sunday 17 Decemberat 10. 15am on BBC 1

: Movie Magic

Today, model makers. Rpt ........

: Turning Points

Composer Lionel Bart describes his spiritual awakening


Unknown: Lionel Bart

: Even More of...Glynn Christian

Microwave cookery. Today, cookies and icecream. Stereo ........................

: Understanding Cats

Today, breakingbad habits

: Spirits of the Yellow Leaves

A profile of the Mrabi tribe, who live on the borders of Laos and Thailand

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Westminster

Today in Parliament. Stereo

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Today's the Day

Nostalgia quiz. Stereo ..........................

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Cookery game show. Stereo .................

: Esther

Today: survivingthe family at Christmas.

: Ruth Mott'sCountry Christmas

The Victorian Kitchen cook serves up some seasonal fare, including chocolate and chestnut puddingand crunchy cheese celeriac.
Shownyesterday Stereo

: Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Day Damn One. Will recounts with horror his first day at Bel Air Academy, an expensive private school.


Will Smith: Will Smith
Philip Banks: James Avery
Vivian Banks: Janet Hubert
Hilary Banks: Karyn Parsons
Carlton Banks: Alfonso Ribeiro

: Heartbreak High

Sam is back teaching at Hartley High but has no intention of resuming her affairwith Rivers. Con has staff problems at the "shark pool" and is forced to hire his dad, and Effie has boy trouble. Actress Abi Tucker appears on Dear Dilemma at 7. 10pm.


Unknown: Hartley High
Unknown: Abi Tucker
Sam: Kym Wilson
Matt: Vince Poletto
Jodie: Abi Tucker
Con: Salvatore Coco
Rivers: Scott Major
Effie: Despina Caldis

: Dear Dilemma

Last in the series in which celebrities discuss fictional teenage dilemmas.
Presented by Lisa I'Anson, with guests Abi Tucker (Jodie in Heartbreak High) and Damon from pop band EYC.
Underdiscussion tonight, should a schoolgirl lie to prevent herflirtatious, extrovert motherfrom comingto the school's prize day and embarrassing her? And what can Clare do when she's put on the spot about the fictitious boyfriend she made up to stop the teasingof her friends?
Series producer Ian Stewart ; Executive producer
JaneHewland Stereo


Unknown: Abi Tucker
Producer: Ian Stewart

: From the Edge

The series made by disabled people about disabled people.
Series editor Ian Macrae
WRITE TO: viewers can contact the programme at: From the Edge, PO Box 8346, London W 1 2 6DP


Editor: Ian MacRae

: The Limit

Remotest Robot
The last in the series in which
Robbie Coltrane examines bold attempts to push forward the limits of design.
In this week's programme, the race is on to design the ultimate robot drill. Its seemingly impossible task is to catch up with a comet some 600 million kilometres from Earth and, in zero gravity, drill into its forbidding surface. Producer Emma Swain ; Executive producer
RobertThirkell Stereo .......................... BOOKLET: Fora booklet on engineering, telephone: [number removed](calls cost 39pperminute cheap rate, 49p per minute at all other times), or access the World Wide Web on : http://www.bbcnc.org.uk/tv/grand_ designs/


Unknown: Robbie Coltrane
Producer: Emma Swain

: Food and Drink

Featuringthe conclusion to
Countdown to Christmas, and a look at the best last-minute
Christmas special offers. Presented by Michael Barry , Jilly Goolden , Oz Clarke and Chris Kelly. See today's choices.
Director Linda Nash ; Series producer Tim Hincks Repeated on Fnday 22 Decemberat 5.30pm
INFORMATION: see Ceefax page 616.


Presented By: Michael Barry
Presented By: Jilly Goolden
Presented By: Oz Clarke
Presented By: Chris Kelly.
Director: Linda Nash
Producer: Tim Hincks

: Steptoe and Son

Timeless comedy starring
Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett. A Perfect Christmas. Harold plans to escape to Spain fora nice warm
Christmas in the sun. But things can easily go wrong - especially when Albert is plotting sabotage.
Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson Producer Douglas Argent


Unknown: Wilfrid Brambell
Unknown: Harry H Corbett.
Written By: Ray Galton
Written By: Alan Simpson

: The Travel ShowChristmas Special

The show goes to the States fora special look at the east coast. Penny Junortakes the Silver Meteortrain from Washington to Miami, droppingoff two guest presenters, actress
Miranda Richardson and novelist Fay Weldon , en route. Plus travel writer
Jonathan Futrell reports from South Beach, Miami. See today's choices.
Series producer Liz Wamer


Unknown: Miranda Richardson
Unknown: Fay Weldon
Unknown: Jonathan Futrell
Producer: Liz Wamer

: Newsnight

With PeterSnow. Subtitled.........

: Weatherview

: Five Easy Pieces

Continuing the Easy Riders season is a drama starring Jack Nicholson, Karen Black

Bobby Eroica Dupea, drifting son of a middle-class family of musicians, works on oil rigs and construction sites to earn some money. His casual attitude extends to Rayette, the waitress he currently lives with and mistreats. Reluctantly he takes her along on a visit to his family in Seattle. This study of a social misfit in contemporary America received four Oscar nominations.
Director Bob Rafelson (1970) Subtitled.
See Films: pages 49-72 ****
Tracks can be seen tomorrow at 12.20am


Unknown: Jack Nicholson
Unknown: Karen Black
Unknown: Bobby Eroica Dupea
Director: Bob Rafelson
Robert Eroica Dupea: Jack Nicholson
Rayette Dipesto: Karen Black
Catherine Van Ost: Susan Anspach
Partita Dupea: Lois Smith
Elton: Billy "green" Bush
Stoney: Fannie Flagg
Carl Fidelio Dupea: Ralph Waite
Palm Apodaca: Helena Kallianiotes
Terry Grouse: Toni Basil
Betty: Sally Ann Struthers
Twinky: Marlena MacGuire
Nicholas Dupea: William Challee
Spicer: John Ryan
Waitress: Lorna Thayer
Recording engineer: Richard Stahl
SamiaGlavia: Irene Dailey

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.

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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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