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: See Hear Breakfast News

Daily recording of BBC 1 's 7am News, with Signingand subtitles. Stereo .......

: Children's BBC: Smurfs' Adventures

In the first of today's two episodes, Gargamel traps the Smurfs in a magic mirror.

: Children's BBC: Blue Peter

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

: Songs of Praise

Shown yesterday at 6. 1 Opm on BBC 1

: Daytime on Two

Note: repeats are not indicated.
9.05ZigZag(ages8-10) Talesfrom Europe - Netherlands
9.25 Movable Feasts (ages 7-11)
9693001 9.40 Le Cafe des Reves (ages 13-15) - final episode.

: Daytime on Two

10.25 Hotch Potch House (ages 3-5) Stereo 2072488 10.45 Look and Read Special (ages 7-9+)
11.05 Zig Zag (ages 8-10+)
11.25 Revista (ages 11-14) - Spanish magazine. Stereo 9136865 11.40The
Geography Collection (ages 16+) 8333933 12.05 The History Collection
(ages 16+)

: Working Lunch

Daily live consumer news from around the country. With Adrian Chiles , Stereo...


Unknown: Adrian Chiles

: Daytime on Two

1.00 History File (ages 11-16)
65737846 1.20 Landmarks (ages 9-12) Stereo Subtitled 65731662 1.45StOrytime
(ages 4-5)

: Children's BBC: Brum


: Grand Prix: Monaco Grand Prix

Highlights of the Monaco Grand Prix from Monte Carlo.
Shown yesterday at 8.05pm


Commentator: Murray Walker
Commentator: Jonathan Palmer
Pit-lane commentator: Tony Jardine

: A Week to Remember

Pathe News from 1956. b/w

: News

Subtitled 7643372 Regional News and Weather

: The Natural World

Treasure of the Andes
Prized for its warm, light fleece, the vicuna is a humpless camel that has been hunted almost to extinction but can still be found amid the dramatic scenery of Chile'sTorres del Paine National Park. Narrated by John Shrapnel.


Unknown: John Shrapnel.

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Today's the Day

Quiz about bygone years. Stereo.......... ♦ See page

: Ready, Steady, Cook

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

: Esther

Esther Rantzen and guests including
Lionel Blair and Magenta De Vine discuss why one person's idea of a heavenly holiday is another person's hell. Stereo.


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Lionel Blair

: The Wartime Kitchen and Garden

Ruth Mott re-creates a wartime "Swiss breakfast" of oats, raw carrots, apple and raisins, while Harry Dodson keeps his glasshouses heated by burning wood from the estate, but suffers damage to his tomato crop when shrapnel shatters the glass.
Producer Keith Sheather


Unknown: Ruth Mott
Unknown: Harry Dodson
Producer: Keith Sheather

: Escape from Fort Bravo

The Way Out West season continues with this western starring William Holden
Eleanor Parker
Surrounded by desert and Indians, the Confederate prisoners of Fort Bravo live infearoftheircruel jailer, Captain Roper. Only the beautiful Carla glimpses a chink of tenderness in his armour, but then she deceives him by organisingandjoiningan escape party.
Director John Sturges (1953).... * See Films: pages 49-56 ***


Unknown: William Holden
Unknown: Eleanor Parker
Unknown: Fort Bravo
Director: John Sturges
Captain Roper: William Holden
Caria Forester: Eleanor Parker
Captain John Marsh: John Forsythe
Campbell: William Demarest
Cabot Young: William Campbell
Alice Owens: Polly Bergen
Lieutenant Beecher: Richard Anderson

: The Phil Silvers Show: Song of the Motor Pool

The platoon needs a song and Bilko thinks he has found just the man for the job.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers
Private Paparelli: Billy Sands
Colonel Hall: Paul Ford

: In the Blood

Rules of Engagement
In the second of a six-part series that traces our lines of ancestry, biologist and writer
Steve Jones offers some insights on how to avoid so-called "bad" genes in a potential partner, as he tracks down the source of genetic accidents. See today's choices.
Producer Dana Purvis ; Series producer
Tessa Livingstone


Unknown: Steve Jones
Producer: Dana Purvis
Producer: Tessa Livingstone

: Building Sights

The second in the series featuring eight personal reflections on the best modem British architecture.
Worsley Building. Damien Hirst , controversial winner of last year's
Turner Prize, enjoys the juxtaposition of life and death at the Worsley Medical Building in Leeds where, as a student, he used to do anatomical drawings. Director Paul Tlckell ; Producer Ruth Rosenthal


Unknown: Damien Hirst
Director: Paul Tlckell
Producer: Ruth Rosenthal

: The X Files

Continuing the repeat episodes from the first series.
Space. A space shuttle mission is aborted. Was it sabotage, or is there a yet more mysterious cause?


Fox Mulder: David Duchovny
Dana Scully: Gillian Anderson
Lt Col Marcus Aurelius: Belt Edlauter
Michelle Generoo: Susanna Thompson
Scientist: Tom McBeath
Mission controller: Terrydavid Mulligan
Preacher: French Tickner
Reporter: Norma Wick
Second controller: Alf Humphries
Young scientist: David Cameron
Databank scientist: Tyronne L'Hirondelle

: This Life

The tenth episode in an 11-part drama. Father Figure. Will Milly risk her relationship with Egg to indulge a romantic fantasy?
Written by Amy Jenkins ; Producer Jane Fallon
Director Nigel Douglas Repeated Friday at 11.55pm
Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Written By: Amy Jenkins
Producer: Jane Fallon
Director: Nigel Douglas
Miles: Jack Davenport
Milly: Amita Dhiri
Warren: Jason Hughes
Egg: Andrew Lincoln
Anna: Daniel Anaroini
Kira: Luisa Bradshaw-White
Jerry: Paul Copley
O'Donnell: David Mallinson
Jo: Steve John Shepherd
Therapist: Gillian McCutcheon
Monk: Stuart Organ
Pemberton: Saul Reichlin

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Business: Tomorrow's Television

The advent of the digital TV age - where the medium merges with telephone and computer systems - will give companies the ability to individually address viewers and make a huge range of goods - from insurance policies to airplane tickets - easily available. The imminent revolution has attracted the attention of big businesses such as the BBC, British
Telecom and IBM, who arejockeyingfor position in the lucrative marketplace. Producer Edward Goldwyn ; Executive producer
Jonathan Drori
Followed by Weatherview


Producer: Edward Goldwyn
Producer: Jonathan Drori

: The Midnight Hour

With Bernard Ingham.


Unknown: Bernard Ingham.

: The Learning Zone

Open University
12.30 Venus Unveiled Rpt Subtitied
1.00 Strike a Light Rpt
1.30 Wheels of Progress Night School
2.00 Primary Science
BBC Focus
4.00 Developing Family Literacy 48150 4.30 So You Want to Work in Social Care? Rpt 39024 5.00 Pathways to Care Rpt 86247 5.30 RCN Nursing Update Hepatitis A and B Open University
6.00 Understanding Space and Time Rpt 7955808 6.25 Problems with Ions Rpt 7934315 6.50 The Origins of State Social Work

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.

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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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