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: Open University

Repeats are not indicated.
6.00 Fortress Britain (S) 35425 6.30 Mozambique under Attack (S)
6.55 Fighting for Space (S)

: Science Bites

Cosmic Collisions. The effects of two galaxies colliding.

: The Search for Reality

How Albert Einstein 's rejection of quantum physics meant he failed to grasp the basis of reality (R) (S)


Unknown: Albert Einstein

: Personal Passions

Planetary scientist
Colin Pillinger shares his fascination for cartoon art. (R) (W)


Unknown: Colin Pillinger

: Talk French

A beginners' course. (R)
BBC Course Packs: Talk French book, £6.99: book and cassette pack. £14.99

: Teletubbies

Ends 11.45. Pre-school fun from
Teletubbyland. (R) (S)

: Noah's Island

Animated animal antics. (R) (S)

: Dennis the Menace

More mischief with the rebellious boy. (R) (S)

: The Genie from Down Under

Comedy-drama about a girl who finds a life-altering opal. (R) (S)

: Yogi's Space Race

The bear goes on an intergalactic race. (R)

: Ocean Odyssey

The kids continue their search for the syncronium. (R) (S)

: Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show

Animation based on the Peanuts strip by Charles Schultz who died earlier this year. (R)


Unknown: Charles Schultz

: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Hilary Gets a Job. Hilary is hired as a weather girl for a local TV station. Another episode tomorrow at 6.20pm
(R) (S)

: Friends like These

Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly host the game show in which two teams of five friends compete to win a holiday to
Malaysia. (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Anthony McPartlin
Unknown: Declan Donnelly

: Trapeze

Circus drama. When a brash young American trapeze artist comes to "Cirque Bouglione" with only one ambition -to learn the aerial triple somersault-she becomes the object of two men's affections. Widescreen.
Director Carol Reed (1956. U)
(S)(W) Films: pp 50-55 ***


Director: Carol Reed
Mike Ribble: Burt Lancaster
Tino Orsini: Tony Curtis
Lola: Gina Lollobrigida
Rosa: Katy Jurado
Bouglione: Thomas Gomez

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Hazel Irvine.

2.50 Three-Day Eventing
Coverage from the 40th running of the Burghley Horse Trials. With commentary from Clare Balding, Michael Tucker and Lorna Clarke.

4.30 Motorcycling
Suzi Perry introduces highlights of round 11 of the World Superbikes Championship from Assen in Holland. Commentary from Leigh Diffey and Steve Parrish.

Editor Paul Armstrong (W)


Introduced By: Hazel Irvine
Unknown: Michael Tucker
Unknown: Lorna Clarke.
Introduces: Suzi Perry
Commentary: Leigh Diffey
Commentary: Steve Parrish.
Editor: Paul Armstrong

: Thunderbirds: Trapped in the Sky

The first of a new digitally remastered series of the cult supermarionation series from
Gerry Anderson.
A skyscraper shopping centre catches fire, trapping a family in a sealed-off corridor. See Choice. (R) (S)
New shows are go: page 16
Thunderbirds' goodies - RT Shop: p36

Thunderbirds 5.25pm BBC2
Here's a little tip for parents, free of charge. Prepare for urgent requests for Tracy Island for Christmas because this is bound to be a magical hit. Gerry Anderson's 1967 masterpiece about International Rescue has been digitally enhanced so there is clarity of detail and the colours scintillate as never before. Jeff Tracy and his brood of Scott, Alan, John, Gordon and Virgil, along with Brains, Kyrano and Tintin and, of course, Lady Penelope and Parker are all on brand spanking new form. The first episode (apparently Anderson's own favourite) has the automic-powered aeroplane Fireflash (with Tintin on board) sabotaged by IR's arch enemy, the evil Hood. Adults will thrill at seeing their childhood favourite again and will enjoy the anachronisms such as the polite American voice telling passengers they can smoke if they wish. And you can't even see the strings. Well, not unless you look closely. (FL)

New shows are go: p16; Thunderbirds' goodies - RT Shop: page 36


Producer: Gerry Anderson.

: Star Trek: Voyager

Warhead. An advanced alien weapon of mass destruction seizes control of the Doctor's programme and demands Janeway let it complete its destructive mission.
The original series of Star Trek continues on Tuesday at 6pm (S)

: Ray Mears's Extreme Survival

Amhem Land. Tonight, survival expert Ray Mears relates the story of how three airmen cheated death after crash-landing in a swamp in Amhem Land in the far north of Australia - a place he ranks as the most inhospitable on the globe. Producer Andrew Graham-Brown ; Series producer Dick Colthurst
(R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Ray Mears
Producer: Andrew Graham-Brown
Producer: Dick Colthurst

: The Shock of the Hughes

A profile of art critic and cultural commentator
Robert Hughes. As well as an interview with Hughes in which he talks about his life, there is also archive footage from his seminal art series The Shock of the New, the recent series
American Visions and an Omnibus film on Barcelona.
Producer John Bush (S) (W) 83


Commentator: Robert Hughes.
Producer: John Bush

: Australia: Beyond the Fatal Shore

Continuing the documentary series in which
Robert Hughes returns to Australia to assess the state of the country ahead of the Olympics.
The Dead Heart. Tonight, Hughes takes a look atthe relationship between Australians and their environment focusing on the vast empty space of the outback, how native title claims have changed perceptions of the land, j and the growing influence of the environmental movement.
Director Richard Curson Smith ; Series producer j Christopher Spencer (S) (W) 558864 :


Unknown: Robert Hughes
Director: Richard Curson Smith
Unknown: Christopher Spencer

: Trade Secrets

Builders. Tonight, builders reveal the tricks of theirtrade.
Director Paul Jackson ; Producer Niall Fraser (R) (S) Another episode can be seen tomorrow at 9.50pm


Director: Paul Jackson
Producer: Niall Fraser

: Bottom

Another chance to see the anarchic comedy written by and starring Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson.
Apocalypse. Richie and Eddie demonstrate that it is simply not true that money is the root of all evil.
Director/Producer Ed Bye (R) (S)


Unknown: Rik Mayall
Unknown: Ade Edmondson.

: The Fitz

Another chance to see last Friday's episode of the j comedy series about a large and chaotic Irish family. I All Souls. The family gather round for a night of storytelling. : The series concludes on Friday at 9.30pm (R) (S) (W)

: Modern Times

London. A one-off special ahead of the new series of Modern Times, documenting London life in the 24 hours after this year's first-ever London Mayoral election.
Mixing conventional footage with CCTV and minicam, the film paints a portrait of a vibrant city filled with a diverse mix of people. From bustling market life to the loneliness of a pensioner, the film takes a snapshot of millions of lives that brush past each other anonymously each day.
Director Angus McQueen ; Series editor Jacquie Hughes (S) (W) The new series of Modem Times begins on Wednesday at 9pm


Director: Angus McQueen
Editor: Jacquie Hughes

: Edinburgh Review

In the final programme, Mariella Frostrup and guests review the Film Festival's closing gala, Wong Kar-Wai 's In the Mood for Love, plus a look at Netherlands Dance Theatre's Arcimboldo 2000 and works by Swiss artist Paul Klee.
Producer Andrew Lockyer ; Executive producer May Miller (W) WEBSITE: www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Wong Kar-Wai
Artist: Paul Klee.
Producer: Andrew Lockyer

: Don't Be a Menace to South Central while Drinking Your Juice in the Hood

Satire. Teenager Ashtray returns to the 'hood to live and learn from his father. Widescreen.
Director Paris Barclay (1996) (S) (W) Films: pp 50-55 *

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Teenagers and Families 2.00 Living with Teenagers 1 Languages 4.00 The French Experience (parts 1-4) Working Essentials 5.00 The Guide
Open University 6.00 Children First (S) 52384 6.30 Deaf-Blind Education in Russia Ends 7.00am. (S)

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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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