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: CBBC: Jackie Chan Adventures

Terrorists steal a rare artefact.

: CBBC: Legacy of the Silver Shadow

Alex invents a story.

: CBeebies: Balamory

Edie visits a mosque.


Writer: Davey Moore

: CBeebies: Bobinogs


: CBeebies: Pingu

Jealousy strikes.

: CBeebies: Bob the Builder Project Build It!

Scrambler and Scruffy bond.

: CBeebies: Clifford the Big Red Dog

Mac has a crisis.

: CBeebies: Little Red Tractor

Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
10.30 Landmarks (ages 9-11)
(AD) 3896746 10.50 Primary History ages 7-9) (AD) 3876982 11.10
Music Makers (ages 7-9) Followed by The Witness

: The Munsters

Herman the Rookie. A baseball manager is inadvertently hit on the head by Herman. (BW)

: Meet the Ancestors

Treasures of the Dark Ages
Uncovering a rich burial ground in Cambridgeshire.

: Working Lunch

Business issues.

: Schools programme

Repeats are not indicated.
Shakespeare: the Animated Tales (ages 9-13) Hamlet

: The Big Street

Comedy melodrama, continuing the Henry Fonda season.
When nightclub singer Gloria is injured by a gangster, timid Little Pinks tries to save her.
Review page 54. (1942) (BW)
(Fonda features in Meteor tonight 11.55pm)


Director: Irving Reis
Little Pinks: Henry Fonda

: The Great War: The Iron Thrones are Falling

Without its allies, Germany faces defeat alone. (BW) (S)

: Escape to the Country

From Uxbridge, west London, to rural Dorset. (Revised rpt)

: Ready Steady Cook

With the Earl of Onslow and his daughter Arabella.

: Weakest Link

Quickfire quiz.

: Flog It!

A set of scrimshaw whale teeth comes to light in Margate, while host Paul Martin makes a pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral to explore its magnificent architecture and on-going restoration work.


Unknown: Paul Martin

: Britain's Best Buildings - Hardwick Hall

Adultery, violence and a royal execution colour the history of one of our most mysterious country homes. The brainchild of the indomitable Countess of Shrewsbury - better known as Bess of Hardwick - the Elizabethan pile in Derbyshire became a monument to wealth, influence and ambition. Yet its tale includes four weddings, four funerals and the messiest, most public divorce Britain had seen. Dan Cruickshank investigates. Director Kate Misrahi ; Exec producer Basil Comely (AD)


Unknown: Dan Cruickshank
Director: Kate Misrahi

: Fred Dibnah's Made In Britain

A Lifetime's Achievement. Fred heads down to
London to collect his MBE for services to broadcasting and industrial heritage from the Queen, as he completes his traction-engine journey around the UK in this double bill. He also takes in the mountains of Snowdonia, where he visits the Welsh Slate Museum, checks out the world's first boat lift in Cheshire, then stops off at Loughborough in Leicestershire for a ride on a 1912 steam engine that saw sterling service on the now defunct Great Central Railway.
Director/Producer David Hall (AD) RT DIRECT. Made in Britain, eps 1-6 released 16 May, on VHS for E(RRP E19.99) or DVD (or E19.99 (RRP E24.99) incl p&p. To pre-order call [number removed]3850 (national rate). Eps 7-12 released later this year


Producer: David Hall

: The Monastery

2/3. Two weeks into their stay at Benedictine Worth Abbey in West Sussex, the quintet of soul-seeking men are now living by the austere rules laid down in the sixth century AD. Rising at 6am, attending church six times a day and eating all meals in silence are all mandatory, but tensions in the group start to boil over. Will they be able to stay the full 40 days and nights? Director Dollan Cannell ; Series producer Gabe Solomon


Director: Dollan Cannell
Producer: Gabe Solomon

: The League of Gentleman

3/6. Nightmare in Royston Vasey. Mr Chinnery the vet has an unfortunate accident with a tortoise. What are Benjamin's aunt and uncle having for breakfast? Writers Jeremy Dyson , Mark Gatiss , Steve Pemberton , Reece Shearsmith Director Steve Bendelack ; Producer Sarah Smith


Unknown: Mr Chinnery
Unknown: Jeremy Dyson
Unknown: Mark Gatiss
Unknown: Steve Pemberton
Director: Steve Bendelack
Producer: Sarah Smith

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman. (5) www.bbc.co.uk/newsnight


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: 3/6: Fit the Third

Beeblebrox heads the stolen spaceship Heart of Gold for the legendary planet of Magrathea. Can it avoid the pursuing nuclear missiles?

See also Space Odyssey: the Robot Pioneers on BBC4 at 7.10pm


Writer: Douglas Adams
Producer: Alan JW Bell
Hair and make-up and prosthetics designer: Joan Stribling
Ford Prefect: David Dixon
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Trillian: Sandra Dickinson
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Mark Wing-Davey
Slartibartfast: Richard Vernon
Voice of the Guide: Peter Jones

: Meteor

All-star disaster movie, continuing the Henry Fonda season and featuring Sean Connery and Natalie Wood. A giant meteor is hurtling towards larth, threatening global disaster. With just seven days until impact, scientists from the superpowers join forces to avert impending devastation. Review page 54.
Director Ronald Neame (1979, PG)
Henry Fonda stars in Firecreek on Friday at 1.40pm


Unknown: Henry Fonda
Unknown: Sean Connery
Unknown: Natalie Wood
Director: Ronald Neame
Unknown: Henry Fonda

: BBC News 24

: BBC Learning Zone

Secondary Schools Repeats are not indicated.
2.00 Languages: Voces Espanolas Spanish in everyday use in the western Sahara and Guatemala. Followed by Talk the Talk Experiences of learning a language. 58437 4.00 Languages: Jeunes Francophones
Focusing on the wider-speaking French world.

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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