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: Breakfast News

With signing and subtitles

: Children's BBC: Lassie

Canine adventures.

: Children's BBC: The Really Wild Show

Shown yesterday at 4.35pm on BBC1.

: The Record

Parliamentary update. (Stereo)

: The Little Train to Lynton

Concluding part of the documentary on the long defunct railway runningfrom Barnstapleto Lynton in North Devon.


Unknown: Barnstapleto Lynton

: Seabrook's Year

Last in the series in which shepherd and farm worker Richard Seabrook reflects on the year and his life. Rpt ....


Unknown: Richard Seabrook

: And So They Were Married

' Comedy starring Simone Simon
James Ellison , Robert Mitchum
Needing a place to stay in Washington,
Kathie Aumont is given tne Keys to a friend's apartment - only to discoverthat almost all of the owner's male friends have also been given a set.
Director Joe May (1944) a/W ♦ See Films: pages 47-52 ***


Unknown: Simone Simon
Unknown: James Ellison
Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Kathie Aumont

: The Fugitive

Detour on a Road Going Nowhere. Kimble flees again when his employers decide to fingerprint the workforce.
FirstshownonlTV B/W .......................

: Working Lunch

Business news. (Stereo)

: Children's BBC: Spot


: Hollywood's Children

Documentary about child stars and their attempts to come to terms with early fame.

: Sport on Friday

Introduced by Helen Rollason.
Racing From Ascot. Featuring races at
2.35,3.05 and 3.35pm. Commentary by PeterO'Sullevan, Richard Pitman and Peter Scudamore.
Skiing From Kitzbuhel in Austria. Action from the men's downhill. With David Vine. Producer Paul Davies ; Editor Carl Hicks Stereo.
Including at 2.50 News Regional News and Weather


Introduced By: Helen Rollason.
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Unknown: Peter Scudamore.
Unknown: David Vine.
Producer: Paul Davies
Editor: Carl Hicks

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Today's the Day

Nostalgia quiz. (Stereo)

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Cookery game show.

: Esther

Today's subject: mummy's boys. Why do some sons stay tied to their mother's apron strings?

: The Village

Continuing the real-life soap set in a Hampshire village. Geoff and Christina are anxious about the future of their organic farm shop

: Turning Points

Christopher Lee returns to the Italian Embassy in London where his cousin, the Ambassador, first suggested he take Up acting.


Unknown: Christopher Lee

: The Munsters: Follow That Munster

Herman decides to become a private detective.

: The New Avengers

Hostage. When Purdey is taken prisoner, pressure is put on Steed to steal some secret plans or she will die.
(First shown on lTV)


Writer: Brian Clemens
Director: Sydney Hayers
John Steed: Patrick Macnee
Mike Gambit: Gareth Hunt
Purdey: Joanna Lumley
McKay: William Franklyn
Spelman: Simon Oates

: Electric Circus

The latest news, reviews and gossip from the world of entertainment, plus a roundup of computer games. Presented by Live and Kicking's
Emma Forbes , with Adem Ay.
Producer Chris Bellinger


Unknown: Emma Forbes
Producer: Chris Bellinger

: Sounds of the Eighties

' An eight-part series of rock, rap, reggae, synth, soul and metal, from the BBC archives.
The New Romantics brought the fop back into pop and opened the doorto pirates, highwaymen, redskins and highlanders. See today's choices. Producer Jeannie Clark ; Executive producer
David Jeffcock


Producer: Jeannie Clark
Producer: David Jeffcock

: Top Gear Motorsport

This week, coverage of indoor motor racingfrom the Autosport International at Birmingham; celebrations of years of Skoda at the Bohemia Rally near Prague; and the first of two reports on the Turbo Cup Championship.
Series producer Ken Pollock ; Executive producer
Dennis Adams


Producer: Ken Pollock
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Gardening from Scratch

The second in a six-part gardening series for beginners. Tonight, rescuing a tatty lawn and how to get the best out of climbing plants. With Helen Yemm. See today's choices.
Producer Gay Search Stereo ♦ See This Week: page 8


Unknown: Helen Yemm.

: Rab C Nesbitt: Fuel

The second in a six-part comedy series starring Gregor Fisher.
Rab and Mary head for the Lake District, where they hope to recharge the connubial batteries. (Stereo) (Subtitled)


Writer: Ian Pattison
Director/Producer: Colin Gilbert
Rab C Nesbitt: Gregor Fisher
Mary Nesbitt: Elaine C Smith
Jamesie Cotter: Tony Roper
Ella Cotter: Barbara Rafferty
Gash Nesbitt: Andrew Fairlie
Screech: David McKay
Andra: Brian Pettifer
Dodie: Iain McColl
Norrie: John Kazek
Sally: Julie Wilson Nimmo
Adam Wheatfield: Jonathan Coy
Doctor: Ronald Simon
Arme: Douglas Paul
Protestor: Russell Wootton
Policeman: Richard Makepeace

: The Fast Show

Another screeningforthe quick-fire comedy series starring
Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson. Directors Arch Dyson and John Birkin
Producers Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson


Unknown: Paul Whitehouse
Unknown: Charlie Higson.
Unknown: John Birkin
Producers: Paul Whitehouse
Producers: Charlie Higson

: The Real McCoy

The second in a new six-part series of the comedy sketch show. Regulars Leo Chester , Felix Dexter , Robbie Gee,
KulvinderGhir, Llewella Gideon , Judith Jacob , Eddie Nestor and Meera Syal are joined by actor Saeed Jaffrey.
Producer Paulette Randall ; Executive producer
BillWilson Stereo Subtitled ...............


Unknown: Leo Chester
Unknown: Felix Dexter
Unknown: Llewella Gideon
Unknown: Judith Jacob
Unknown: Eddie Nestor
Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Saeed Jaffrey.
Producer: Paulette Randall

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Fantasy Football League

Frank Skinner and David Baddiel , plus number-crunchingflatmate Statto, present another edition of the soccer show. This week's guest managers are Arsenal fanatics Melvyn Bragg and comedian Alan Davies.
Director Peter Orton ; Producer Andy Jacobs


Unknown: Frank Skinner
Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Alan Davies.
Director: Peter Orton
Producer: Andy Jacobs

: The Rocker

A Portrait of Phil Lynott
When Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott died on 4 January 1986, he was 36 years old. His early death from a drug-related illness placed him in the same rock 'n' roll league as his idols Elvis and Jimi Hendrix. This documentary looks behind the image to reveal the strains of life in the fast lane. It also focuses on Lynott as family man, writer and black Irishman with a Brazilian father. Including contributions from Bono, Van Morrison ,
Mark Knopfler , Scott Gorham and Lynott's wife Caroline Crowther , who speaks publiclyforthe first time.
DirectorShayHealy Stereo ................


Unknown: Phil Lynott
Unknown: Phil Lynott
Unknown: Jimi Hendrix.
Unknown: Van Morrison
Unknown: Mark Knopfler
Unknown: Scott Gorham
Unknown: Caroline Crowther

: Jobman

Drama starring r Kevin Smith , TertiusMeintjies r Born deaf and dumb to a rural black preacher, Jobman is fiercely independent, but he fails to find work in the city. He returns to his wife and baby in the country, only to be forced on the run when he sets off a chain of violence.
Anna LYNN GAINES , Sergeant MARCEL VAN HEERDEN. Pyp GOLIATH DAVIDS. Petra JOSEPHINE LlEDEMAN Director Darrell Roodt (1989) ..... ♦ See Films: pages 47-52


Unknown: Kevin Smith
Unknown: Jobman Kevin Smith.
Unknown: Karel Tertius Meintjies.
Unknown: Anna Lynn Gaines
Unknown: Sergeant Marcel van Heerden.
Unknown: Petra Josephine
Director: Darrell Roodt

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.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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