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: See Hear Breakfast News

With Signing. Stereo ........................

: Yakky Duck


: Blue Peter

Shown yesterday 5.10pm on BBC1

: Johnson and Friends

Animated fun.
Repeated at 1.05pm Repeat

: Spot

Repeated at 1pm Repeat

: The Record

Parliamentary update,

: Complete Guide to Life in the 20th Century

The first of a seven-part series on modern life considers planning weddings.

: The Lake That Exploded

An examination of the creation of New
Zealand's LakeTampo. Repeat .....

: Playdays

: The Fugitive

The Girl from Little Egypt. Richard Kimble is run over by a distraught air stewardess.
Black and white Repeat The next episode is on Thursday at 10.25am


Unknown: Richard Kimble

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko Boys' Town

Bilko thinks he has a brilliant plan.
(Black and white) (Repeat)

: Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars

Flash learns the secret of Queen Azura's magic. Blackandwhite Repeat

: See Hear

With signing and subtitles.
Shown on Sunday at 10.15am on SBCl Stereo .

: Working Lunch

Business and consumer news. stereo.

: Spot

Shown at 8.25 am

: Johnson and Friends

Shown at8.15am ................................

: Operation Survival

Local Heroes. Natural history series, today on bottlenose dolphins,

: Rugby Union

Oxford University v Cambridge University Live coverage from Twickenham of the Varsity Match forthe Bowring Bowl, one of the oldest sporting fixtures, Introduced by Steve Rider. Commentary by Nigel Starmer-Smith and Damian Hopley.
Producer JohnnieWatherston
As rugby coverage is live, the following programme may be dropped


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Commentary By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Commentary By: Damian Hopley.

: Glynn Christian's Entertaining Microwave

Christmas microwave meals. Repeat

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Today's the Day

Nostalgia quiz, with Martyn Lewis. Stereo..


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Ready, Steady, Cook


: The Oprah Winfrey Show

Highlighting the work of celebrity activists.

: A Week to Remember

Pathe News headlines from 1956.
Shown yesterday. 2.50pm Blackand white.

: Lifeline

Cardinal Hume appeals on behalf of the organisation Providence Row.
Producer Jill Dawson Shown on Sunday at 5.05pm onBBCl Stereo


Producer: Jill Dawson

: Fresh Prince of Bel Air

72 Hours. Will and Carlton find they are in trouble when a bet struck between them goes too far. Repeat Stereo...

: Heartbreak High

The pressure of exams takes its toll on the students. Charlie resorts to artificial stimulants to stay awake, Declan's time is taken up with caring for his sick mother, and Bolton buys a stolen history paper. Stereo

: Tex Avery

Animated capers. ........................................

: Human Rights, Human Wrongs

Prisons. Despite the international agreements and covenants signed by governments, prisoners around the world are being humiliated, tortured and starved to death. On International
Human Rights Day, Harry Wu, a Chinese dissident who spent 19 years in labour camps, describes conditions in some of the world's worst prisons.
Repeated at 11.45pm

: The Verdict

MurmuringJudges. Does society's view of judges - elderly and out of touch - bear any relation to reality? David Rose goes behind the scenes of the country's courts to discover whatjudges are really like. High Court and circuitjudges talk about the world they inhabit, from how they arrive attheir decisions on the length of sentences to considerations of howtheir hobbies may compromise the dignity of their office.
Senes producer Emily Smyth ; Editor Mark Wakefield


Unknown: David Rose
Producer: Emily Smyth
Editor: Mark Wakefield

: University Challenge

The all-female team from Newnham
College, Cambridge, face last year's runners-up, the London School of Economics, for a second-round place.
Jeremy Paxman is the question master. Director Chris Power : Producer Peter Gwyn


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Director: Chris Power
Producer: Peter Gwyn

: Food and Drink

Jilly Goolden and Oz Clarke take their tandem to the Douro Valley in Portugal, where they visit port producers and, in the studio, recommend ports suitable for Christmas. Michael Barry helps another viewer with a festive problem and the show visits Rick Stein for some fish dishes. With Chris Kelly.
Producer Moyra Rose : Series producer Tim Hincks
INFORMATION: see Ceefax page


Unknown: Jilly Goolden
Unknown: Oz Clarke
Unknown: Michael Barry
Unknown: Rick Stein
Unknown: Chris Kelly.
Producer: Moyra Rose
Producer: Tim Hincks

: Murder Most Horrid

Comedy drama starring Dawn French Dead on Time. The Grim Reaperfaces an existence of infinite agony unless she can rescue her failing reputation.
Written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman : Director
Ferdinand Fairfax; Producer Sophie Clarke-Jervoise
Repeat Stereo


Written By: Ian Hislop
Written By: Nick Newman
Producer: Sophie Clarke-Jervoise
Grim Reaper: Dawn French
Tony Smedley: Danny Webb
Alison Smedley: Regina Freedman
Rachel: Sophie Okonedo
Chris Bastable: Brian Capron

: Top Gear

Honda's Prelude coupe has been criticised for having conservative styling. Jeremy Clarkson test-drives the latest version to see if its performance outshines its appearance. AndyWilman reports from Tokyo, where inhabitants of the densely populated city are visiting an off-road arena to emulate the pleasures of a spin in the countryside. Producer John Wilcox ; Series producer Jon Bentley


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Producer: John Wilcox
Producer: Jon Bentley

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Mark Lamarr poses the questions for teams captained by comedians
Sean Hughes and Phill Jupitus in the pop-quiz series. The guest panellists are solo stars Nick Heyward and Marcella Detroit. Executive producer Peter Fincham
Followed by Human Rights, Human Wrongs


Unknown: Mark Lamarr
Unknown: Sean Hughes
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Nick Heyward
Unknown: Marcella Detroit.
Producer: Peter Fincham

: Newsnight


: A Room with Two Views

Loaded journalist Jon Wilde and secretary of the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association John Beyer argue aboutthe effects of bad language. series producer Debbie Christie Stereo....


Unknown: Jon Wilde
Unknown: John Beyer
Producer: Debbie Christie

: Human Rights, Human Wrongs

Shown at 7.20pm
Followed byWeatherview

: The Midnight Hour

The political chat show.

: The Learning Zone

Open University
12.30 Women's Studies 93904 1.00
FourTowns and a Circus 34324 1.30
Learning about Leadership
2.00 Living Islam; Faith to Faith
BBC Focus
4.00 Teaching and Learningwith IT Repeat 69695 4.30 Unicef in the Classroom Repeat 55817 5.00
Inside Europe Repeat 90492 5.30 Film Education Repeat
Open University
6.00 The Politics of Equal Opportunity Subtitled 3117140 6.50 Women in Science and Technology

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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