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: Breakfast News

With Andrew Harvey and Juliet Morris.
Timetable on Monday Including at 9.00 See Hear Breakfast News


Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Juliet Morris.

: Children's BBC: Spider-Man

Animated adventures of the superhuman crimefighter. (Stereo)

: Children's BBC: The Village by the Sea

Second in a six-part story, based on a novel by Anita Desai, of a family who live in a fishing village and the hard times they endure.


Author: Anita Desai

: Children's BBC: Poddington Peas

Zip-pea helps two peas in distress. (Repeat)

: Children's BBC: Playdays

Today, the Patch Stop. (Repeat) (Stereo)

: Man in a Suitcase: Web with Four Spiders

McGill is hired to investigate a case of blackmail.
(First shown on ITV)


Writer: Edmund Ward

: A Passion for Angling: Redmire Legends

Carp record holder Chris Yates goes fishing.
(Repeat) (Stereo) (Subtitled)


Fisherman: Chris Yates
Narrator: Bernard Cribbins

: The Addams Family: Lurch, the Teenage Idol

Lurch becomes an unexpected pop star.
(Black and white) (Repeat) (Subtitled)

: The Season

Today, a visit to the Supreme Cat Show - the Crufts of the cat world

: Consuming Passions

Today, pear pizza.

: Children's BBC: The Brollys


: The Oprah Winfrey Show

Today's programme discusses homelessness in today's society.


Presenter: Oprah Winfrey

: Glorious Goodwood

Featuring races at 2.15, 2.45, 3.20 and 3.50.
Introduced by Julian Wilson with Clare Balding and Jonathan Powell.

Including at 3.00 and 3.40 News Regional News and Weather


Presenter: Julian Wilson
Commentary: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary: Jimmy Lindley
Commentary: Jim McGrath
Reporter: Clare Balding
Reporter: Jonathan Powell

: Children's BBC: The Family Ness

Cartoon. (Repeat)

: Children's BBC: Little Mouse on the Prairie

Animated adventures of a mischievous country mouse and her city cousin.

: Children's BBC: Bouncing Back: the Best Bits of Johnny Ball

The children's presenter introduces highlights from his popular science series. Today's topic is angles.
(Repeated tomorrow at 9.25am)
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Presenter: Johnny Ball

: Children's BBC: The Lowdown

Another chance to see selected programmes in the children's documentary series.
The Lowdown meets children living in poverty on a housing estate in South Wales. With the views of John Redwood, MP, former Secretary of State for Wales, and Glenys Kinnock, MEP. Last in the series. (Repeat) (Stereo) (Subtitled)


Interviewee: John Redwood
Interviewee: Glenys Kinnock

: A Week to Remember

Pathe News from 1956.
(Black and white)

: Holiday Outings

Jill Dando visits Brazil.


Presenter: Jill Dando

: Blackbeard the Pirate

Swashbuckling adventure.

Sir Henry Morgan's task is to rid the seas of the pirate Blackbeard. But his niece also happens to be in the villain's clutches.
(1952) (Subtitled)
See Films: pages 45-50 ***


Director: Raoul Walsh
Blackbeard: Robert Newton
Edwina: Linda Darnell
Worley: William Bendix
Maynard: Keith Andes
Sir Henry Morgan: Torin Thatcher
Alvina: Irene Ryan

: Sir: The Last Gasp (1917-18)

A series featuring letters to the editor of The Times newspaper in peace and war, between 1913 and 1919.

Battlefield film, photographs and cartoons complemented and often contradicted the passionate opinions expressed in letters during the First World War. In an age without radio or TV the public could not comprehend the horrors of trench warfare, but the letters unfolded a drama which involved everyone.


Director: Andrew Nelson
Producer: Stephen Hearst
Producer: Aubrey Singer

: The Street

Kirsty Young and her team of expert "trouble-shooters" - a lawyer, a doctor and a building expert - each week visit an ordinary street, meet the residents and set about trying to solve their various problems. This programme comes from the rural village of Eardisland in Herefordshire, where the residents are upset by the lack of public transport and a blocked public right of way, while one resident is involved in a property dispute with the local council.


Presenter: Kirsty Young
Producer: Emma Read
Executive Producer: Tom Gutteridge

: Olympic Grandstand

The team show jumping is in its final phase, In the athletics stadium, the decathlon nears its conclusion with the pole vault discipline. Two yachting finals are completed tonight, and in archery the gold medal will be decided in the individual men's class. Other highlights include wrestling, volleyball, gymnastics and handball. Introduced by Sue Barker.


Presenter: Sue Barker

: Newsnight

Topical analysis of the news, plus interviews and discussion. Presented by Jeremy Vine.


Presenter: Jeremy Vine

: Double Exposure: Nightlife

The season of diverse screenplays by young writers new to TV continues with David Greig's Nightlife.

In a city park at night, Robin must confront her deepest fears and help someone who is in mortal danger.
Contains strong language and violence.
See today's choices.

Followed by Weatherview


Writer: David Greig
Producer: Christine MacLean
Director: Patrick Harkins
Robin: Katrin Cartlidge
Helen: Jane Horrocks
Advocate: Jonathan Cake
John: Tony Curran
Billy: Peter Mullan
Steve: David McKay
David: Stevie Allan
Nick: Paul Hickey
Policeman: Alexander Morton
Policewoman: Ann McTaggart
Maria: Muireann Kelly
Drugtaker: James Cunningham
TV reporter: Alan Douglas
Drug dealer: Paul Cunningham
Local resident: Juliet Cadzow
Jogger: Craig Smith
Robin's mum: Pat Mackie
Radio announcer: James Gillies

: Animated 2: Guns, Sex and Mousetraps

Satirical cartoon films by Chris Hinton, Pavel Koutsky and Phil Mulloy. This programme contains violent scenes.


Animator: Chris Hinton
Animator: Pavel Koutsky
Animator: Phil Mulloy
Director: Deborah Wignall
Executive Producer: Colin Rose

: Olympic Grandstand

Live coverage of the final of the women's hockey competition.
Also, action from tonight's women's football final.


Commentary (Hockey): Nigel Starmer-Smith
Commentary (Hockey): Cathy Harris

: The Season

A visit to Blackpool for the lighting of the illuminations.

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.

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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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