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: See Hear Breakfast News

Daily recording of BBC1's 7am news, with signing.

: Children's BBC Breakfast: Blue Peter

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

: Children's BBC Breakfast: King Greenfingers

Animation. The king charges the public to view his garden.
(Repeated at 2pm) (Repeat)

: Children's BBC Breakfast: Tales of Aesop

Puppet show.
(Repeated at 2.05pm) (Repeat)

: Lassie: The Homecoming

Lassie, Ron and Dale find a young orphan when they arrive at the Holden ranch.

: Daytime on Two

(Note: repeats are not indicated)

9.00 TV6: African Portraits: Alois Magwenya - Zimbabwe
(ages 16+)

9.30 Cosmo and Dibs: The Weather
(first in Punjabi, then in English) (ages 3-5) (Stereo)

9.40 Megamaths: Tables
(ages 7-10)


Subject (TV6): Alois Magwenya

: Playdays

On a windy day, Peggy leaves a strange message, and Why and Charlie are blown off course.


: Daytime on Two

10.30 Hotch Potch House: Bend and Stretch
(ages 3-5) (Stereo)

10.50 Look and Read: Sky Hunter 2 - Back to the Wild
(ages 7-9) (Stereo)

11.10 Zig Zag: The Olympic Games
(ages 7-9)

11.30 Teaching Today: A Day in the Life of Joe and Jack
An in-depth look at the contrasting lives of two nursery age children.

12.00 GNVQ - the Great New Visionary Quest: Introduction to Media
(ages 16+)

: Working Lunch

Business news.

: Daytime on Two

1.00 History File: The Making of the United Kingdom: 1500-1750 - the Settlement
(ages 11-14) (Stereo)

1.20 Spanish Globo: Que Calor!: Programme 10
(ages 11-12) (Stereo)

1.25 Landmarks: Portrait of Britain - Folkestone
(ages 9-12) (Stereo)

1.45 Storytime
(ages 4-5)

: Children's BBC: King Greenfingers

(Shown at 8.20am) (Stereo)

: Children's BBC: Tales of Aesop

(Shown at 8.25am)

: Snooker

Coverage of the UK Championship from the Guild Hall in Preston. The two third-round matches, taking place simultaneously, are expected to involve the winner of last month's Grand Prix in Bournemouth Mark Williams. He should meet world number five Nigel Bond, while world number six Alan McManus is seeded to be on the other table. Introduced by David Vine, with commentary from Clive Everton, Ray Edmonds, John Spencer, John Virgo and Dennis Taylor.

Videoplus code for 2.10-7.00

Including at 3.00 and 3.55 News Regional News and Weather


Presenter: David Vine
Commentator: Clive Everton
Commentator: Ray Edmonds
Commentator: John Spencer
Commentator: John Virgo
Commentator: Dennis Taylor

: 1914-18: Total War

Third of a seven-part series documenting the First World War through the words of those who lived through the conflict.

The Great War was the first of its kind, fully involving both soldiers and civilians. The battle between the Turks and the Anzac forces - Australian and New Zealand troops-at Gallipoli in 1915 confirmed that the European conflict had expanded into the first truly world war. Narrated by Judi Dench.

(See today's choices) (Stereo) (Subtitled)
(Study Pack/Academic Qualification: for details send an SAE to: [address removed])


Narrator: Judi Dench

: A Week to Remember

Pathe News from 1956.
(Black and white)

: Horizon: Living Death

When Geoffrey Wildsmith was misdiagnosed as being permanently unconscious - in a persistent vegetative state - he was trapped for two years in a body that could not communicate, although he was fully aware of his surroundings.
Tonight's film looks at new techniques that can bring patients like Geoffrey back into the conscious world.
See today's choices.


Subject: Geoffrey Wildsmith
Producer: Isabelle Rosin
Series Editor: John Lynch

: Gardeners' World Take Two

A selection of highlights from recent Gardeners' World programmes, including another chance to see the late Geoff Hamilton creating a modern geometric herb garden that has been designed by John Brookes.

(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Presenter: Geoff Hamilton
Executive Producer: Tony Laryea

: Top Gear Rally Report

John Leslie reports on the final day of the RAC Rally. Two hundred crews set out from Chester on Saturday- how many were still in the race when the rally ended this afternoon after 250 miles of driving? The leaders headed off into the forests of Mid and North Wales at 2am this morning, and were faced with 40 miles of stages even before dawn. The stamina of the crews and durability of the machinery were going to be severely tested before they returned to Chester to take the chequered flag. With
Bob Constanduros, Ivan Gaskell and Mark James.


Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Bob Constanduros
Unknown: Ivan Gaskell

: The Crow Road: Rory

Concluding the four-part adaptation of Iain Banks's darkly-humorous novel. Starring Joseph McFadden, Bill Paterson, Peter Capaldi

The last pieces of the jigsaw are falling into place as Prentice discovers Rory's final, unbelievable secret about his family. As all the main characters gather for the final showdown, will Prentice have the courage to pursue his investigations to the end?
(Rptd next Sunday on BBC2)

Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Based on the novel by: Iain Banks
Writer: Bryan Elsley
Producer: Bradley Adams
Director: Gavin Millar
Prentice McHoan: Joseph McFadden
Kenneth McHoan: Bill Paterson
Rory McHoan: Peter Capaldi
Ashley Watt: Valerie Edmond
Fiona Urvill: Stella Gonet
Fergus Urvill: David Robb
Lewis McHoan: Dougray Scott
Janice: Patricia Kerrigan
Hamish McHoan: Paul Young
Lachlan Watt: Alex Norton
Mary McHoan: Elizabeth Sinclair
Verity: Simone Bendix
Aunt Antonia: Claire Nielson
Helen Urvill: Jenny Ryan
Diana Urvill: Sarah Gudgeon
Mrs McSpadden: Irene Sunters
Dean Watt: Stephen McCole
Droid: Ian Bustard
Lizzie: Julie Austin
Gavin: Brian Alexander
Blawke: Robert James
Paxton-Marr: John Harding
Receptionist: Katy Hale

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.


Presenter: Peter Snow

: Snooker

Coverage of the UK Championship from the Guild Hall, Preston. Featuring action from the conclusion of the third-round match due to involve world number six Alan McManus, plus a look at the match scheduled to feature McManus's fellow Scot John Higgins against Tony Drago or Andy Hicks. Introduced by David Vine.

Followed by Weatherview


Presenter: David Vine

: The Midnight Hour

Bernard Ingham and guests discuss parliamentary issues in the late-night political chat show.
Further Information: see Ceefax page 622


Presenter: Bernard Ingham

: The Learning Zone

Open University
12.30 Rocks for Roads
The impact of roads on the environment.
1.30 Stones for Building
A look at different building materials.

Nightschool TV
2.00 Geography: Landmarks: Portrait of Europe
A journey revealing Europe's contrasting features.

BBC Focus
4.00 Italia 2000
4.30 Defeating Disease: Smallpox Eradication
5.00 Pathways to Care
(Repeat) (Stereo)
5.30 RCN Nursing Update: Unit 40

Open University
6.00 Apples, Risks and Recriminations
6.50 Open Advice: Science Skills

Free Learning Zone Guide: call [number removed]

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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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