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: CBeebies: Lunar Jim

Who's been snacking on Eco's lunar compost?

: CBeebies: Ethelbert the Tiger

What are shadows made of?

: CBBC: LazyTown

Robbie disguises himself as Sportacus.

: CBBC: Arthur

: CBBC: What's New Scooby-Doo?

An all-too-real video game.

: CBBC: Level Up

The interactive show looks at new film releases and work as a fashion designer. With Sam Nixon , Mark Rhodes and Ayesha Asantewaa.
Also on the CBBC channel
[web address removed]
Digital viewers can find out how to join in with the show, and a Football Focus commentary competition, via the red button


Presenter: Sam Nixon
Presenter: Mark Rhodes
Presenter: Ayesha Asantewaa

: CBBC: Beckham's Hotshots

The England hero recalls his Manchester Utd apprenticeship.

: Winnie the Pooh's Most Grand Adventure

Animated adventure. Pooh is upset when Christopher Robin leaves him a note saying he has gone to "skull". Narrated by David Warner. Review page 64. Director Karl Geurs 0997, U)


Unknown: Christopher Robin
Unknown: David Warner
Director: Karl Geurs

: The Flying Gardener

Chris Beardshaw in Snowdonia and Guernsey.


Unknown: Chris Beardshaw

: Working Lunch

Business and financial news with Adam Shaw.


Presenter: Adam Shaw

: The Black Rose

Romantic adventure starring Tyrone Power and Orson Welles.
A seditious noble flees medieval England for the Far East, where he meets a beautiful Eurasian woman on her way to the court of Kublai Khan. Review page 64.
Director Henry Hathaway (1950, U) (Film Trivia: page 70


Unknown: Tyrone Power
Unknown: Orson Welles.
Unknown: Kublai Khan.
Director: Henry Hathaway

: Stately Suppers

6/10. Alistair Appleton casts an eye over Chippendale furniture at Tissington Hall in the Peak District, and James Martin prepares rack of lamb.


Unknown: Alistair Appleton
Unknown: Tissington Hall
Unknown: James Martin

: Escape to the Country

A Buckinghamshire couple want to go green in Wales with a wind farm and compost loo - but the kids have other ideas.

: Ready Steady Cook

Ross Burden and Paul Rankin fire up the stoves.


Unknown: Ross Burden
Unknown: Paul Rankin

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz.

: Eggheads

New series The weeknight general knowledge quiz is back, where novice challengers take on champions such as Millionaire winner Judith Keppel , International Mastermind Chris Hughes and world quizzing supremo Kevin Ashman. Hosted by Dermot Murnaghan.
Senes producer Rob Dean ; Exec producers Andy Culpin , David Young (5)Eggheads quiz: page


Unknown: Judith Keppel
Unknown: Chris Hughes
Unknown: Kevin Ashman.
Unknown: Dermot Murnaghan.
Producer: Rob Dean
Producers: Andy Culpin
Producers: David Young

: Great British Menu

New series Jennie Bond launches the quest to create a perfect four-course meal to be served at a lunch
- to honour the Queen's 80th birthday. Each week, the focus falls on two chefs from one of seven regions and nations as they vie to prepare the quartet of dishes, one per night. On the Friday, a panel of judges will eject one of the chefs, while the winner will go through to a public vote in the eighth and final week of the contest. Tonight the South West's John Burton Race and Michael Caines begin their stint with starters. Fit for a Queen: p42; RT's birthday tribute to the Queen: p9


Unknown: Jennie Bond
Unknown: John Burton
Unknown: Michael Caines

: The Battle for Brixton

April 1981: unprecedented violence erupts on south London streets, as thousands of local residents fight a pitched battle with the capital's police in a racially motivated conflict that would shock Thatcher's Britain to the core. Compelling first-hand accounts from rioters, looters, police officers and bystanders caught in the melee piece together 48 extraordinary hours that pushed tension in Brixton beyond bursting point.


Director/Producer: Helen Littleboy

: University Challenge

The first quarter-final tie sees London Business School students take on their counterparts from Gonville and Caius, Cambridge. Jeremy Paxman hosts.
8.30 In the second quarter-final it's the University of Manchester v London's Imperial College of Medicine. Director Vernon Antcliff ; Producer Irene Daniels


Director: Vernon Antcliff
Producer: Irene Daniels

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

5/7. Jeremy Clarkson is in the driving seat as ex-Blue member Antony Costa , chat-show queen
Trisha Goddard , prog-rock wizard Rick Wakeman and Aussie comedian Jim Jeffries join Bill Bailey and Phill Jupitus. Director John L Spencer ; Producer Lucy Clarke
Repeated on Good Friday at 10.30pm Phill Jupitus on Howlin' Wolf: page 52


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Antony Costa
Unknown: Trisha Goddard
Unknown: Rick Wakeman
Unknown: Jim Jeffries
Unknown: Bill Bailey
Unknown: Phill Jupitus.
Director: John L Spencer
Producer: Lucy Clarke
Unknown: Phill Jupitus

: Man Stroke Woman

5/6. Wittily observed sketch show from the producer of The Office. Home-grown comedy talent includes Spaced's Nick Frost and Nathan Barley's Nick Burns. Director Ric Cantor ; Series producer Ash Atalla
First shown on BBC3 www.bbc.co.uk/manstrokewoman


Unknown: Nick Frost
Unknown: Nick Burns.
Director: Ric Cantor
Producer: Ash Atalla

: The Office

5/6; series one. Brent hires a new secretary, despite his brief to make redundancies. Later, it's beers all round at Chasers, Slough's "chic" premier nightclub. Writers/Directors Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant
Producer Ash Atalla


Directors: Ricky Gervais
Producer: Ash Atalla

: Newsnight

Presented by Kirsty Wark.


Presenter: Kirsty Wark
Editor: Peter Barron

: Spivs: BBC4 on BBC2

Images of wide-boys - think Walker in Dad's Army - were common in Britain's postwar period. Some saw them as resourceful entrepreneurs, while others took a dim view. This film from the Lost Decade season traces their rise and fall.
Producer Helen Scholes
Series producer Mary Sackville-West


Producer: Helen Scholes
Producer: Mary Sackville-West

: BBC News 24

: BBC Learning Zone

Schools Repeats are not indicated
1.00 The Contenders - Advertising & Finance
2.00 Expressive Arts: The Art - Series 1 Including clothes, food and magic. 68985 4.00 Expressive Arts: The Art - Series 2 Contemporary art.

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.

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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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