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: See Hear Breakfast News

With signingand subtitles.

: Children's BBC: The Really Wild Show

A look at the dormouse and leopard gecko. With Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Howie Watkins. ♦ See Children: page 43


Presenter: Chris Packham
Presenter: Michaela Strachan
Presenter: Howie Watkins

: Children's BBC: Little Polar Bear

Animated fun. Repeated at 2.00pm. (Rpt)

: Children's BBC: William's Wish Wellingtons

Cartoon. Rptd at 2.05pm. (Rpt) (Stereo)

: Children's BBC: Philbert the Frog

Animated adventures.

: The Record

Parliamentary proceedings. Stereo.

: Daytime on Two

Note: repeats are not indicated.
9.05 Job Bank (ages 14+) Journalist Stereo 5781533 9.15TeachingToday Teaching Modern Foreign Languages
(part 1) Stereo 815303 9.45 Watch (ages 5-7) WhereWeLive-byaRiver: Northern Ireland

: Children's BBC: Playdays

Poppy discovers a large, empty cardboard box. (Rpt) (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two

10.30 TV6 (ages 16+) Life Stories -
HardTimes 19194 ll.OOLookandRead
Special (ages 7-9+) LRTV Gets It Together Stereo 4799945 11.20 Landmarks Extra
(ages 9-12) Transport - on the Water Stereo 9517910 11.40 Landmarks (ages 9-12) Tudors and Stuarts - Plague!
Stereo Subtitled 6535113 12.00 English File (ages 14-17) New Approaches to Poetry - Seamus Heaney


Unknown: Seamus Heaney

: Working Lunch

Business news. stereo ....................

: Daytime on Two

1.00 Sorted (ages 14-16) Leah Betts. ... Just an Ordinary Kid 31488804 1.20 Human Rights, Human Wrongs Light Weapons 59748674 1.30 Showcase
72046587 1.45 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7)


Unknown: Leah Betts.

: Children's BBC: Little Polar Bear

Animation. Shown at 8.25am.

: Open View

Open University preview

: Carrier's Caribbean

Robert Carrier prepares aubergines in coconut sauce on Martinique....

: See You Africa

Film following six people on a journey through Africa to install medical supplies in a remote hospital in Tanzania..........

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Cricket: First Test

Continued live coverage from Edgbaston of play between England and India in the first Test. Highlights can be seen at
11.55pm. Stereo ........................
Including at 3.55 News Regional News and Weather

: The Munsters

Hot Rod Herman. Herman is persuaded to compete in the Saturday afternoon drag races after learning that Eddie has boasted to a friend about his father's driving ability.


Unknown: Rod Herman.

: Watch Out

Information on practical ways to find and watch wild animals, insects and birds, presented by Simon King.
Today, a look at the polecat, a nocturnal carnivore that was once almost extinct in Britain but whose population is now growing. A little field craft can result in good views of this beautiful, but smelly, weasel-like creature. Plus, swimming with seals in Scotland and tracking wild otters.
Producer Graham Booth; 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


Presented By: Simon King.
Producer: Mike Beynon

: Top Gear Motorsport

The home of drag racing in Britain is the Santa Pod Raceway in Bedfordshire.
Over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, Penny Mallory joined in the celebrations for the track's 30th anniversary.
Tony Mason reports on the Atlas Rally, a week-long epic for cars and motorcycles that starts in Spain and then crosses over to the deserts and mountains of Morocco.
Plus, Bob Constanduros watches as the V8 Eurocars return to the oval at
Mallory Park for the sixth round of their Championship, and Tiff Needell brings the latest news from Donington and Brands Hatch of the battle for the Formula Three title.


Presenter: Penny Mallory
Presenter: Tony Mason
Presenter: Bob Constanduros
Presenter: Tiff Needell
Series Producer: Ken Pollock
Executive Producer: Dennis Adams

: Going, Going, Gone

Auction game show in which contestants must distinguish genuine antiques from fakes. With Andy Craig , and expert advice from Jilly Goolden and Eric Knowles.
Producer Linda Clifford Rpt


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

: Gardeners' World

This week, Gardeners' World launches a series of items about gardening and the law, with good advice from barrister Derek Sweeting. Geoff Hamilton demonstrates ways of planting in pots and containers for maximum colour and effect. See today's choices.
See Geoff Hamilton: page 36
Competitions and Giveaways: p


Presenter: Geoff Hamilton
Guest: Derek Sweeting
Series Producer: John Percival
Executive Producer: Tony Laryea

: Murder Most Horrid: Confess

Comedy drama starring Dawn French.

A former gangland boss is brought in for questioning about the murder of a policeman and suffers the dubious interviewing techniques of Sergeants Hodge and Cole.
See today's choices.
BBC Video: episodes from the first two series of Murder Most Horrid are available on video from retailers


Writer: Jon Canter
Director: Coky Giedroyc
Producer: Sophie Clarke-Jervoise
Sgt Wendy Hodge: Dawn French
Sgt Val Cole: Minnie Driver
Frank Foster: Roger Lloyd Pack
DCl Dave Jones: George Costigan
DCS Barratt: Clive Russell
Mark: James Callis
Geoff: Joseph Bennett

: The High Life

Comedy about an airline cabin crew.
Dug. Sebastian comes up with a clever scheme to find fame, fortune and females forSteve.
Written by Alan Cumming and Forbes Masson Director Angela de Chastelai Smith : Producer
Tony Dow Rpt Stereo Subtitled ....


Written By: Alan Cumming
Written By: Forbes Masson
Director: Angela de Chastelai Smith
Producer: Tony Dow
Sebastian Flight: Alan Cumming
Steve McCracken: Forbes Masson
Shona Spurtle: Siobhan Redmond
Captain Duff: Patrick Ryecart
Guy Wersch: Peter Blake
Lawrence McColl: John Ramage
Aurora BorealisWersch: Kimberly Gallacher

: Have I Got News for You

The last in an eight-part series of the satirical news quiz. Hosted by Angus Deayton, with Ian Hislop, actor Richard Wilson and Rory Bremner's satirical sidekicks John Bird and John Fortune.
See today's choices.
(Repeated on Saturday)

Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Presenter: Angus Deayton
Team captain: Ian Hislop
Panellist: Richard Wilson
Panellist: John Bird
Panellist: John Fortune
Director: Paul Wheeler
Producer: Colin Swash

: Newsnight

With Kirsty Wark.


Unknown: Kirsty Wark.

: This Life

The last episode in an 1-part drama about a group of house-sharing friends. Let's Get It on. Milly is feeling hurt and confused afterO'Donnell stops their affair. Anna lives to regret a night out.
Shown on Monday at 9.45pm For cast see Monday

: Cricket: First Test

Richie Benaud introduces highlights of the second day's play between England and India at Edgbaston. stereo..
Followed by Weatherview


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Simon of the Desert

Drama, continuing the season of films by the acclaimed Spanish director Luis Bunuel, starring Claudio Brook, Silvia Pinal

God-fearing Simon has stood on a pillar in the desert for years, a symbol of piety and inspiration to the local community. Satan, though, torments him with a succession of temptations. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Director Luis Bunuel (1965, 12) B/W
See Films: pages 49-56 ***


Director: Luis Bunuel
Simon: Claudio Brook
The devil: Silvia Pinal
Simon's mother: Hortensia Santovena
Goatherd: Jesus Fernandez
Brother Matias: Enrique Alvarez Felix

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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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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