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: See Hear Breakfast News

Daily recording of BBCl's 7.00am News,
With Signing.

: Children's BBC: Alvin and the Chipmunks

Animated antics of Alvin and his brothers.

: Children's BBC: Blue Peter

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

: Children's BBC: King Greenfingers

Animation. Repeated at 2pm. (Repeat)

: Tales of Aesop

Puppet show.
Repeated at 2.05pm

: Lassie

Daily adventure series. Today, Lassie helps rescue a chimpanzee. Repeat .......

: Daytime on Two

Note: repeats are not indicated.
9.00 TV6 (ages 16+) Stereo 50634 9.30
Cosmo and Dibs (ages 3-5) The Toucan Bird(first in Punjabi, then in English) 8190943 9.40 Megamaths (ages 7-10) Tables

: Playdays

10.00 Today, the Why Bird Stop.
Repeat Stereo .........................................

: Daytime on Two

10.30 Hotch Potch House (ages 3-5)
Babies Stereo 1102566 10.50 Look and Read (ages 7-9) Skyhunter2
11.30 Ghostwriter (ages 10-12) 4127 12.00 GNVQ -the Great New
Visionary Quest (ages 16+)

: Working Lunch

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

: Daytime on Two

1.00 History File (ages 11-14) First World War stereo 73416943 1.20 Spanish Globo (ages 11-12) Mi Habitation (prog 3) stereo 63915585 1.25 Landmarks (ages 9-12) Stereo Subtitled 73495450 1.45
Storytime (ages 4-5) Sunday Boots and Working BOOtS

: King Greenflngers

Shown at8.20am Stereo ....

: Tales of Aesop

Shown at8.25am

: Labour Party Conference

Live coverage on the openingday of the conference in Blackpool. Debates will include one on the economy, with a keynote speech by shadow Chancellor Gordon Brown. Presented by Jon Sopel , with Diana Madill.
Editor Alexandra Henderson lncludingat3.00News Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Gordon Brown.
Presented By: Jon Sopel
Unknown: Diana Madill.
Editor: Alexandra Henderson

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Today'sthe Day

Nostalgic quiz show. Martyn Lewis presents the third quarter-final of the Champions' League, stereo ..................


Unknown: Martyn Lewis

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Daily cookery challenge, with Fern Britton.


Unknown: Fern Britton.

: Esther

What is the role for grandparents now that divorce is becoming more common? Hosted by Esther Rantzen, with guest
MollyParkin. Stereo ..............................

: Going Going Gone

Antiques game show. Today's guest is actor Jonathon Morris.
Director John Frame ; Producer Clare Sillery


Unknown: Jonathon Morris.
Director: John Frame


Seventies science fiction series.
Survival. A UFO crashes on the moon.
Commander Straker ED BISHOP. Colonel Freeman GEORGE SEWELL , Captain Carlin PETER GORDENO.
Written by Tony Barwick Director Alan Perry
First shown on ITV


Unknown: George Sewell
Unknown: Captain Carlin Peter Gordeno.
Written By: Tony Barwick
Director: Alan Perry

: Conference Talk

A roundup of the day's events from the Labour Party conference at Blackpool and a live phone-in. With Andrew Neil.
Editor Alexandra Henderson
Phone: [number removed] (calls charged at local rates) Fax (0171)[number removed]; E-mail: conftalk@bbc.co.uk * Andrew Neil 's Kind of Day: page


Unknown: Andrew Neil.
Editor: Alexandra Henderson
Unknown: Andrew Neil

: Top Gear Motorsport

In the first of a new series of the motor racing magazine, Tiff Needell looks back on the touring car season and at the impact made by Audi. Mark James reports on defending world rally champion Colin McRae 's efforts to stand up to pressure from series leader Tommi Makinen in Argentina. And Steve Berry is in Belgium for the last round of the world motorcycle trials championship.
Top Gear is on Thursday at 8.30pm on BBC2.


Presenter: Tiff Needell
Reporter: Mark James
Reporter: Steve Berry
Series Producer: Ken Pollock
Editor: Dennis Adams

: People's Century

1947 - Freedom Now. Looking back on how Europe's colonial empires struggled for independence, witnesses tell of the inspiration of Gandhi in India in 1947 and the expectations of Ghana which, in 1957, gained independence. Producer Jennifer Clayton ; Executive producer
Peter Pagnamenta Shown yesterday at 5pm on BBC1


Producer: Jennifer Clayton
Producer: Peter Pagnamenta

: Pioneers: My Special Children

Continuing the documentary series about ground-breaking research carried out during the first 50 years of the NHS.
In 1947, arthritis was destroying the lives of thousands of affected children. Then Dr Barbara Ansell came to the rescue. The tough yet caring approach to paediatric medicine pioneered by Dr Ansell and her team at Taplow Hospital in Berkshire helped mobilise children crippled by the disease, using techniques including physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and surgery.
Producer Robin Brightwell ; Series producer Tessa Livingstone
Dr Mark Porter on heart disease: p 44


Producer: Robin Brightwell
Series Producer: Tessa Livingstone

: Sykes

Ankle. Eric's rubbish blows over his neighbour's path - with disastrous results. Also starring Hattie Jacques and featuring Richard Wattis.
Written by Eric Sykes ; Producer Roger Race


Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Richard Wattis.
Written By: Eric Sykes

: Game On

Comedy series about three young flat-sharing adults. Mandy tries to maintain her celibate image.
Written by Andrew Davies and Bernadette Davis
Director John Stroud ; Producers Geoffrey Perkins and SionedWiliam Stereo Subtitled ..............
♦Spotlight on Samantha Janus : page 9


Written By: Andrew Davies
Written By: Bernadette Davis
Director: John Stroud
Producers: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Samantha Janus
Martin Henson: Matthew Cottle
Mandy Wilkins: Samantha Janus
Matthew Malone: Neil Stuke
Clare Monohan: Tracy Keating
Jason: Mark Powley
Marco: Oliver Haden

: Newsnight

With Kirsty Warkatthe LabourParty conference in Blackpool and Jeremy Paxman in London. suomied


Unknown: Kirsty Warkatthe
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: The Larry Sanders Show

Satirical comedy starring Garry Shandling
Doubt of the Benefit. Larry decides to stop appearing at charity benefits unless they're for a cause in which he truly believes. With guests including film director Rob Reiner , actors Richard Belzer and Pauly Shore.
Next episode on Wednesday at 11.15pm
For cast see Friday Stereo


Unknown: Garry Shandling
Director: Rob Reiner
Unknown: Richard Belzer
Unknown: Pauly Shore.

: Seinfeld

UScomedy, starring Jerry Seinfeld
The Smelly Car. Jerry struggles to rid his car of a parking valet's body odour. Next episode on Wednesday at 11.35pm


Unknown: Jerry Seinfeld

: Grace under Fire

Sardonic blue-collar comedy.
Love Thy Neighbour. Grace invites her new African-American neighbours over. But she is mortified when Thad is mistaken for a burgler by Jean and for a plumber by Jimmy - because of his colour.
Followed by Weatherview


Grace: Brett Butler
Wade: Casey Sander
Nadine: Julie White
Jimmy: Geoff Pierson
Bailey Alford: Penny Johnson
Thad: Ernie Hudson

: The Learning Zone

Open University
12.30 Build a Better Business Repeat 22468 1.00 LA City of the Future?
2.00 Geography Landmarks; Primary Focus
BBC Focus
4.00 Italia 2000 La Salute
98159 4.30 Find Out about BBC Focus
Repeat Stereo 73674284 4.45
Department of Health Special Changing Childbirth Repeat 28317352 5.00
Pathways to Care Repeat
5.30 RCN Nursing Update Unit67: Tuberculosis
Open University
6.00 Elements Organised -the Periodic Table Repeat 7798420 6.25 Natural
Navigators Repeat 7717555 6.50 The Ocean Floor Repeat

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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