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: See Hear Breakfast News

With Signing and Subtitles.

: Children's BBC: Little Polar Bear

Animated fun. Repeated at 1.00pm.

: Children's BBC: William's Wish Wellingtons

Cartoon. Rptd at 1.05pm.

: Children's BBC: Peter Pan and the Pirates

Cartoon adventures. (Rpt) (Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Children's BBC: Smurfs' Adventures

Animated antics with the Smurfs.

: Children's BBC: The Really Wild Show

This week, a look at the wild stoat and the wolverine.

: Children's BBC: Mighty Max

Cartoon. (Rpt)

: Children's BBC: Activ8

Today, ice skating. Last in the series. (Rpt) (Stereo)

: Children's BBC: SuperTed

Animation. (Rpt)

: Children's BBC: Spot


: Children's BBC: Playdays

Poppy and Karl play with their home-made farm. (Rpt) (Stereo)

: Children's BBC: Star Trek Animation

Cartoon space adventures. (Rpt)

: Children's BBC: The Tick

Animated antics. (Rpt) (Stereo)

: Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased): The Ghost Who Saved the Bank at Monte Carlo

Marty's elderly aunt develops a "foolproof" system for winning at roulette.


Jeff Randall: Mike Pratt
Marty Hopkirk: Kenneth Cope
Jeannie Hopkirk: Annette Andre
Clara Faringham: Mary Merrall
Lawsey: Brian Blessed

: Great Crimes and Trials of the Twentieth Century

A look at the brutal murders of the New
YorkMafiawars. B/wandcoiour ........

: Working Lunch

Business news. Stereo ....................

: Children's BBC: Little Polar Bear

Shown at 7.30am.

: Open View

Open University preview

: The Season

Queen Charlotte's Ball. Examines the high-class annual charity event.

: Dying for Life

Documentary following two potential heart transplant patients.

: For Love of a Child

Drama starring
Michael Tucker , Kevin Dobson
The Stillwells and the Bolens are neighbours and close friends. But tragedy strikes when young Casey Stillwell drowns in the Bolen's swimming pool.
Director Kevin James Dobson (1990) Subtitled. ♦ See Films: pages 57-66 ** Including at 3.00 News Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Michael Tucker
Unknown: Kevin Dobson
Unknown: Casey Stillwell
Director: Kevin James Dobson

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Today's the Day

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

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Cookery game show.

: Show Jumping

The British round of the Nations Cup from Hickstead. With commentary by Stephen Hadley and Michael Tucker. Introduced by David Vine.
Producer Wendy Sheppard


Commentary By: Stephen Hadley
Commentary By: Michael Tucker.
Introduced By: David Vine.
Producer: Wendy Sheppard

: Shooting Stars

Game show with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer
. Captains Mark Lamarr and Ulrika Jonsson are joined by singers Noddy Holder and Chris Rea , actress Samantha Janus and pop star Richie Wermerling. Last in the series. Director Mark Mylod ; Producer Alan Marke


Unknown: Vic Reeves
Unknown: Bob Mortimer
Unknown: Mark Lamarr
Unknown: Ulrika Jonsson
Unknown: Chris Rea
Unknown: Samantha Janus
Unknown: Richie Wermerling.
Director: Mark Mylod
Producer: Alan Marke

: The Champions

The Mission. Some of the world's most desperate criminals arrive in London and then mysteriously vanish.
Written by Donald James ; Director Robert Asher
First shown on ITV


Written By: Donald James
Director: Robert Asher

: Watch Out

This week, where to find the best bluebell woodlands, howtoobserve kingfishers, and the rights and wrongs of badgerwatching. With Simon King.
Producer Yvonne Ellis ; Series producer Mike Beynon RepeatedonSaturday Stereo ............ FOR INFORMATION: access the Internet: the URL address is: http://www.bbcnc.org.uk/tv/watchout/ or record the closing titles and play back on stop frame or E-mail your information on: watchout@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Simon King.
Producer: Yvonne Ellis
Producer: Mike Beynon

: Going, Going, Gone

Auction game show. Presented by Andy Craig , with expert advice from Jilly Goolden and Eric Knowles.
Producer Linda Clifford


Presented By: Andy Craig
Unknown: Jilly Goolden
Unknown: Eric Knowles.
Producer: Linda Clifford

: Top Gear Motorsport

This week, Tiff Needell reports from
Silverstone on the fourth round of the GT Endurance Championship. As the British superbike series nears its mid-point, Steve Berry reviews the progress of the Yamaha team as they face the speed of Ducati. Plus, Tony Mason visits the Isle of Man for the all-tarmac Manx National Rally and Bob Constanduros takes a look at the start of the Formula Vauxhall season.
Series producer Ken Pollock ; Executive producer
DennisAdams Stereo


Unknown: Steve Berry
Unknown: Tony Mason
Unknown: Bob Constanduros
Producer: Ken Pollock

: Gardeners' World

At Barnsdale, Geoff Hamilton shows off his new acquisitions from the Chelsea
Flower Show; Gay Search visits a housing estate built in a forest; and David Attenborough reports on the Kew Gardens Millennium Seed Bank Appeal. See today's choices.
Series producer John Percival; Executive producer TonyLaryea Stereo Subtitled
See Geoff Hamilton: page 42
Competitions and Giveaways: p


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: David Attenborough
Producer: John Percival
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton

: Murder Most Horrid: The Body Politic

Comedy drama starring Dawn French.

The Leader of the Opposition and his wife make a grisly discovery under their kitchen floor.
See today's choices.


Writer: Anthony Horowitz
Director: Ferdinand Fairfax
Producer: Sophie Clarke-Jervoise
Linda Bryce: Dawn French
Jerry Bryce: Hugh Laurie
Brian: Paul Mark Elliott
Barlow: John Bennett
Rev Charles Quentin: Richard Johnson
Eric: Henry Naylor
Mr Belling: Ken Jones
Deborah Case: Susannah Elliott
Mrs Stewart: Georgine Anderson
Jane: Non Vaughan-Thomas

: The High Life

Choob. Shona lands the job of presenting Air Scotia's new in-flight video. Sebastian Flight
ALAN CUMMING , Steve McCracken FORBES MASSON , Shona Spurtle
Ducaan RONNIE LETHAM , Avril McKechnie JENNY
MCCRINDLE, Jackie Strachan HILARY LYON. Struan
Written by Alan Cumming and Forbes Masson Director Angela deChastelai Smith ; Producer
TonyDow Rpt Stereo Subtitled .........


Unknown: Alan Cumming
Unknown: Steve McCracken
Unknown: Forbes Masson
Unknown: Siobhan Redmond
Unknown: Captain Duff Patrick Ryecart
Unknown: Ronnie Letham
Unknown: Avril McKechnie Jenny
Unknown: Hilary Lyon.
Unknown: Stuart McQuarrie
Written By: Alan Cumming
Written By: Forbes Masson
Director: Angela Dechastelai Smith

: Have I Got News for You

Satirical news quiz. Hosted by Angus Deayton, with Ian Hislop , Rupert Allason MP and stand-up comedian Alan Davies.
See today's choices.
Director Paul Wheeler ; Producer Colin Swash
Repeated on Saturday
Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Rupert Allason
Unknown: Alan Davies
Director: Paul Wheeler

: Newsnight

WithKirsty Wark.

: Pilot Paradise - Up Pompeii!

The last in a three-part season of pilot programmes which became classic comedy series. In 1969, Frankie Howerd made his debut in what became his most famous TV role. As Lurcio, the hapless slave, his brilliant comic timing rejuvenated jokes that were almost as old as the show's ancient Roman setting. Lurcio FRANKIE HOWERD , Ludicrus MAX ADRIAN ,
Written by Talbot Rothwell
Producer Michael Mills


Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Lurcio Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Ludicrus Max Adrian
Unknown: Cassandra Ruth Harrison
Unknown: Ammonia Elizabeth Larner
Unknown: Nausius Kerry Gardner
Hornsbrugh: Bilius Aubrey Woods.
Unknown: Julia Goodman
Unknown: Odius John Junkin
Written By: Talbot Rothwell
Producer: Michael Mills

: Where's Elvis This Week?

Mike McShane takes a look at what's new and interesting in the USA this week, and tries to unravel the mystery that is America with the help of guests from both sides of the Atlantic.
Producer CliveTulloh
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Mike McShane

: Secret Agent

Spy thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and the last in a short series of films featuring Peter Lorre.
Starring John Gielgud , Madeleine Carroll

1916: war hero and famed novelist Edgar Brodie changes his name and turns espionage agent to locate and terminate an enemy spy in Switzerland.
(1936, U) (B/W)
(See Films: pages 57-66)


Director: Alfred Hitchcock
[Actor]: Peter Lorre
[Actor]: John Gielgud
[Actress]: Madeleine Carroll

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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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