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: See Hear Breakfast News

With Signing. Stereo....

: The Legend of Prince Valiant

Animation. Repeat

: It'll Never Work Last in the series.

Shown yesterday at 4.35pm on BBC1

: Fiddley Foodie Bird Cartoon

Repeated at 1.05pm Repeat

: Christopher Crocodile

Repeated at lpm Repeat....

: The Record

Parliamentary update. Stereo....

: Complete Guide to Life in the 20th Century

Advice on coping with bereavement.

: The Village of Jars

Documentary about the discovery of ancient jars in Laos. Repeat ....

: Children's BBC

10.00 Playdays Morris and Milly put on a Christmas play.

: The Champions

The Nutcracker. British intelligence calls on Nemesis to test a security system.
Duncan WILLIAM SQUIRE. Lord Mauncey DAVID LANGTON Written by Philip Broadley Repeat The next episode on Friday at 10.25am


Unknown: Duncan William Squire.
Unknown: Lord Mauncey David Langton
Written By: Philip Broadley

: The Phil Silvers Show: Hillbilly Whizz

The baseball team needs fresh talent.
(Black and white) (Repeat)

: Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars

The Clay people battle with Ming.
Black ana white Repeat

: Operation Survival

Small Is Beautiful. A look at Scotland's butterflies and moths,

: Working Lunch

Business and consumer news.

: Christopher Crocodile

Shown at 8.25am....

: Fiddley Foodle Bird

Shown at 8.15am Stereo....

: The Wicked Lady

Classic costume drama starring
Margaret Lockwood , James Mason
Lady Skelton, bored with hernusoand, turns to highway robbery and murder.
BarbaraWorth/Lddy Skelton MARGARET LOCKWOOD. Captain Jackson JAMES MASON. Caroline PATRICIA ROC , Sir Ralph Skelton GRIFFITH JONES
Director Leslie Arliss (1945, PG) Black and white ♦ See Films: pages 59-68 ♦ Barry Norman : page 56


Unknown: Margaret Lockwood
Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Skelton Margaret Lockwood.
Unknown: Captain Jackson James Mason.
Unknown: Caroline Patricia Roc
Unknown: Sir Ralph Skelton Griffith
Director: Leslie Arliss
Unknown: Barry Norman

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Westminster with Nick Ross

Parliamentary news. stereo subtmed .

: Today's the Day

Nostalgia quiz, with Martyn Lewis , stereo..


Unknown: Martyn Lewis

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Cookery challenge. Stereo....

: The Oprah Winfrey Show

Oprah Winfrey and her guests discuss the dangers of dieting. Stereo Subtitled....

: Mary Berry at Home

Featuringtips and recipes for cooking on the grill or barbecue, either indoors or out, whateverthe season.
Executive producer Frances Whitaker


Producer: Frances Whitaker

: Turning Points

TV presenter Esther Rantzen talks about the launching of the charity Childline.
Producer Michael Le Moignan


Talks: Esther Rantzen
Producer: Michael Le Moignan

: Star Trek: the Next Generation

ComingofAge. Wesley beams down to Relva 7 to face the gruelling Starfleet Academy entrance exam. Captain
Picard faces not only an investigation into his competence as a commander but also a test of his loyalty.
Repeat Stereo Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is tomorrow at 6pm


Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Patrick Stewart
Commander William Riker: Jonathan Frakes
Lt Commander Data: Brent Spiner
Dr Beverly Crusher: Gates McFadden
Lt Commander Geordi LaForge: Levar Burton
Counsellor DeannaTroi: Marina Sirtis
LieutenantWorf: Michael Dorn
Lieutenant TashaYar: Denise Crosby
Wesley Crusher: Wilwh Eaton

: Bollywood or Bust!

Four contestants compete in the final of the Hindi movie quiz. At stake is a holiday for two in Bombay. Host Sanjeev Bhaskar poses questions to Faisal Shafi from Birmingham, HiranVegad from Coventry, NahreinMirza from London and Gurpreet Singh from Oxford, and there's music from singers
Najma Akhtar and Boota Pardesi. Last in series.
Series producer Denis WGartside Stereo.


Unknown: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Unknown: Faisal Shafi
Unknown: Gurpreet Singh
Singers: Najma Akhtar
Singers: Boota Pardesi.

: From the Edge

Magazine programme for everyone, made by and about disabled people.
Audio-describe videos for blind people, featuring running commentary on the action, are now available for many hit films and are suggested as gifts for adults and children.
Plus a report on the annual Christmas drink-drive campaign. This year it features a man in a wheelchair as a result of a road accident. Should the fear of disability be the focus for a national safety campaign? From the Edge will take a break over the next few weeks and return in February.
Series editor Ian Macrae


Editor: Ian MacRae

: Trust Me, I'm a Doctor

It is now accepted that folic acid, a form of vitamin B, greatly reduces a pregnant woman's chances of having a baby with spina bifida. There is also evidence that folic acid may help to fight heart disease and strokes. The US government has decided to fortify flour with it from
January 1998. Should such steps be taken in this country? With Donna Bernard. Last in the series.
Executive producer Sarah Hargreaves ; Series producer Michael Mosley


Unknown: Donna Bernard.
Producer: Sarah Hargreaves
Producer: Michael Mosley

: Open Rhodes

Airborne Rhodes. Four young
RAFcooks learn the tricks of the trade from Gary Rhodes , who arrives at RAFLyneham in Wiltshire in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the "flying car" from the 1968 film. Recipes include roast lamb with lemon and mint, plus mushroom tart followed by caramel creams with walnut and maple syrup biscuits. See today's choices.
Director Dick Foster ; Producer Gabnelle Jackson
♦ Gary Rhodes : page 36


Unknown: Gary Rhodes
Director: Dick Foster
Producer: Gabnelle Jackson
Unknown: Gary Rhodes

: Modern Times

The Flickering Flame
In his first full-length documentary for BBC TV, director Ken Loach returns to the Liverpool docks, the subject 27 years agoofhisdrama TheBigFlame. Today the docks are the scene of a bitter dispute. Last in the series. A new series begins in March 1997. See today's choices. Series editor Stephen Lambert


Director: Ken Loach
Editor: Stephen Lambert

: Enterprise Culture Revisited

The third of four documentaries.
Makinga Million. In the eighties
Dave McCann and David Atkinson represented a new breed of working-class entrepreneur. Have they had long-term success?
Director Nicholas White : Series producer Emma Willis
Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Unknown: Dave McCann
Unknown: David Atkinson
Director: Nicholas White
Producer: Emma Willis

: Newsnight

With PeterSnoW. Subtitled ...........

: Looking for Tat

Claire fears for her friend. Stereo.

: His Father's Song

Drama-documentary, intercut with film footage from the 1890s, about
American composer Charles Ives.
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Charles Ives.

: The Historyman

Jack for the King. Avisittothe manor house ofTrerice in Cornwall.
Director Bryan McNemey Repeat


Director: Bryan McNemey

: The Midnight Hour

Political chat show. Stereo ....

: The Learning Zone

Open University
12.30 Powers of the President - Carter and Reagan Repeat Subtitled 88426 1.30 Global Firms in the Industrialising East
Repeat Believing
2.00 The Long Search; Faith to Faith BBC Focus
4.00 English Heritage Repeat 92161 4.30 Modern Apprenticeships Repeat
5.00 Health and Safety at Work Repeat 30258 5.30 The Adviser Repeat
Open University
6.00TilingsattheAlhambra Repeat 7502074 6.25 Blue Haven Repeat Subtitled 7521109 6.50 The True Geometry Of Nature Repeat Stereo

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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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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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