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: See Hear Breakfast News

Daily recording of BBC1's 7am News, with signing and subtitles.

: Children's BBC: Smurfs' Adventures

Gargamel wants the Smurfs' diamonds.

: Children's BBC: Blue Peter

Shown last Friday on BBC1. (Stereo)

: Children's BBC: Brum

Cartoon fun with the little car. Repeated at 2.00pm. (Rpt)

: Songs of Praise

Shown yesterday at 7.20pm

: Daytime on Two

Note: repeats are not indicated.

9.05 Zig Zag
(ages 8-10)

9.25 Movable Feasts
(ages 7-11)

9.40 Jeunes Francophones
(ages 14-16)

: Children's BBC: Playdays

Why Bird and Poppy make a list.

: Daytime on Two

10.25 Hotch Potch House
(ages 3-5) (Stereo)

10.45 Look and Read Special
(ages 7-9+)

11.05 Zig Zag
(ages 8-10+)

11.25 Showcase

11.35 TV6
(ages 16+)

12.05 Lifeschool Extra
(ages 14+)

: Working Lunch

Daily live consumer news.

: Daytime on Two

1.00 Human Rights, Human Wrongs

1.20 Landmarks
(ages 9-12) (Stereo) (Subtitled)

1.45 Storytime
(ages 4-5)

: Children's BBC: Brum

Animation. Shown at 8.20am.

: Holiday Outings

Jill Dando visits the Lake District.


Presenter: Jill Dando

: Bare Essentials

Comedy romance. Gordon and Sydney are shipwrecked on an island where their relationship is tested by two attractive inhabitants.
(1991) (Subtitled)
See Films: pages 51-60 **

Including at 3.00 News (Subtitled) Regional News and Weather


Director: Martha Coolidge
Bill: Gregory Harrison
Sydney: Lisa Hartman
Gordon: Mark Linn-Baker
Tarita: Charlotte Lewis
Emile: Manu Tupou
Lois Rice: Largo Woodruff

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Children's BBC: Tex Avery


: Children's BBC: Fudge

American comedy. Fudge has a party. (Stereo)

: Children's BBC: F O T

The series of tall tales and bizarre facts -but are they false or true?
Competition line: phone [number removed] for false or [number removed] for true. Calls cost a maximum of 25p.

: Children's BBC: Newsround

Today, presented by Julie Etchingham.


Presenter: Julie Etchingham

: Children's BBC: Blue Peter

Live children's magazine, hosted by Tim Vincent, Stuart Miles, Katy Hill and Romana D'Annunzio. Rptd tomorrow 7.55am. (Stereo) (Subtitled)


Presenter: Tim Vincent
Presenter: Stuart Miles
Presenter: Katy Hill
Presenter: Romana D'Annunzio

: Cricket: First Test

Tony Lewis presents further coverage from the last day of England v India.
(Highlights can be seen at 11.15pm)


Presenter: Tony Lewis

: Rio Conchos

Continuing the Way Out West season, starring Richard Boone, Stuart Whitman, Tony Franciosa.

When 2,000 rifles are stolen from a US command post, Captain Haven of the US Cavalry is dispatched to track them down and keep the ammunition out of the hands of a tribe of warlike Indians.
With him are a sadistic Indian-killer and a Mexican bandit, both released from jail on the condition they help to track down the rifles and return them to safe hands.
(Showing in widescreen format)
(See Films: pages 51-60)


Director: Gordon Douglas
Lassiter: Richard Boone
Captain Haven: Stuart Whitman
Rodriguez: Tony Franciosa
Sally: Wende Wagner
Colonel Theron Pardee: Edmond O'Brien
Colonel Wagner: Warner Anderson
Sgt Ben Franklyn: Jim Brown
Bloodshirt: Rodolfo Acosta
Croupier: Barry Kelley
Mexican bandit: Vito Scotti
Blondebeard: Kevin Hagen

: In the Blood

In the fourth of a six-part series that looks at ancestry, biologist and writer Steve Jones studies the genes that control skin colour and finds out whether there are differences between races. He unearths the lifestyle of the first humans in a South African cave, visits a black DJ whose parents believe he's white, and explores the properties of the skin pigment melanin.

See today's choices.


Presenter: Steve Jones
Producer: Tessa Livingstone
Executive Producer: Robin Brightwell

: Designs of the Times: Building Sights: Humber Bridge

The fourth in the series featuring eight personal reflections on the best modern British architecture.

Poet Simon Armitage finds inspiration in the longest suspension bridge in the world.
Opened in 1981, the Humber Bridge is 1.3 miles long and, he feels, is "one of the modern wonders of the world".
(The Designs of the Times season continues tomorrow at 7.30pm)
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Presenter: Simon Armitage
Director: Kim Flitcroft
Producer: Ruth Rosenthal

: The X Files: Eve

Continuing the repeat episodes from the first series.

In a quiet suburban street, neighbours find a man dead. He has lost four litres of blood. Mulder and Scully are astonished when an identical death occurs on the other side of America, to a man with an identical daughter.
See today's choices.


Fox Mulder: David Duchovny
Dana Scully: Gillian Anderson
Dr Sally Kendrick/Eve Six/Hughes: Harriet Harris
Teena Simmons: Sabrina Krievins
Cindy Reardon: Erika Krievins
Ellen Reardon: Tasha Simms
Dr Marvin Katz: George Touliatos
Ms Wells: Christine Upright-Letain
Ted Watkins: David Kirby
Donna Watkins: Tina Gilbertson
Deep Throat: Jerry Hardin

: Clash of the Titans: Hunt v Lauda

The first of a new series of six programmes that relive great sporting rivalries.

Tonight's programme recounts the 1976 motor racing season during which James Hunt, on the McLaren team, battled against world champion Niki Lauda, driving for Ferrari, for the Grand Prix title. Contributors include Lauda, racing champion Emerson Fittipaldi, commentator Murray Walker and the friends and family of James Hunt, who died in 1993.
See today's choices.

Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Interviewee: Niki Lauda
Interviewee: Emerson Fittipaldi
Interviewee: Murray Walker
Narrator: John McCarthy
Producer: Tina Jenkins
Executive Producer: Tony Moss

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman

: Cricket: First Test

Highlights of the final day's play between England and India. Introduced by Richie Benaud.

Followed by Weatherview


Presenter: Richie Benaud

: The Midnight Hour

Topical political chat show. With Bernard Ingham.


Presenter: Bernard Ingham

: The Learning Zone

Open University
12.30 The Authentick and Ironicall Historie of Henry V
An investigation into our obsession with trying to recreate the past.
1.30 Slaves and Noble Savages
An exploration of the life of an African slave during the 18th century.

Night School
2.00 The History Collection

BBC Focus
4.00 Royal Institution Discourse: Chemistry of the Interstellar Medium
5.00 Wise Up: Women into Science
5.15 Department of Health Special: Changing Childbirth
5.30 RCN Nursing Update

Open University
6.00 Seismology at Work
How earthquakes and underground nuclear explosions are used to probe the Earth's interior.
6.25 The Founding of the Royal Society
How creativity flourished in 17th-century England.
6.50 Geology of the Alps

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.

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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