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: CBeebies: Lunar Jim

Space fun.

: CBBC: Arthur

: CBBC: What's New Scooby-Doo?

A New Mexico mystery.

: CBBC: Level Up

A look at environmental issues, plus why the sky is blue.
Also on the CBBC channel
Digital viewers can find out how to join in with the show via the red button

: CBBC: Beckham's Hotshots

A masterclass on free kicks, crossing, defending and finishing.

: 55 Days at Peking

Lavish historical drama starring Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner and David Niven.

In 1900, Major Lewis is assigned to protect the American embassy in Peking and becomes a key figure during the Boxer rebellion.
Review page 66. (1963, U) (S) (W)


Director: Nicholas Ray
Director: Andrew Marton
Director: Guy Green
Major Matt Lewis: Charlton Heston
Baroness Natalie Ivanoff: Ava Gardner
Sir Arthur Robertson: David Niven
Dowager Empress Tzu Hsi: Flora Robson
Sergeant Harry: John Ireland

: Working Lunch

Business news with Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw.


Presenter: Adrian Chiles
Presenter: Adam Shaw

: The British Isles: a User's Guide to Natural History

16/6. Chris Packham gives a nature lover's guide to industrial landscapes. producer Paul Greenan ; Exec producer Tony Parker
First shown on BBC4 RT DIRECT book British Isles: a Natural History is only E17.99 incl p&p (UK delivery only). To order call [number removed] (landline calls cost max 8p per minute) quoting RT


Unknown: Chris Packham
Producer: Paul Greenan
Producer: Tony Parker

: Stately Suppers

8/10. A Tudor banquet at
Kentwell Hall in Suffolk.

: Escape to the Country

Grandparents Jean and Stuart have F300,000 to spend on a period family property in Devon. Series producer Mandy Thomson


Producer: Mandy Thomson

: Ready Steady Cook

The tenth Doctor Who
David Tennant and his dad join
Brian Turner and Nick Nairn. Repeats of the last series of Doctor Who continue on BBC3 at 7pm; and the new series begins next Saturday on BBC1
Good Food magazine's May issue includes today's recipes. On sale now, priced E2.95 It's nearly Time...: page 12


Unknown: David Tennant
Unknown: Brian Turner
Unknown: Nick Nairn.

: Weakest Link

Tactical guizzing.

: Eggheads

Can the resident quiz experts repel the challenge presented by more amateur enthusiasts?

: Great British Menu

The culinary challenge reaches the main course. While John Burton Race prepares a grilled fillet of south Devon beef, Michael Caines makes chicken breast with asparagus. See Monday's choice.


Unknown: John Burton Race
Unknown: Michael Caines

: Stardate: Mysteries of Venus

Adam Hart-Davis is at mission control in Germany as Venus Express hits its destination. Will the results sent back explain how a planet that started out like Earth has ended up with crushing air pressure, clouds of sulphuric acid and a surface temperature hot enough to melt zinc? With Dr Janet Sumner.
(Rptd 11.50pm)

Sky at Night Magazine: on sale now, priced £4.25
Is there life on Venus?: page 31


Presenter: Adam Hart-Davis
Expert: Dr Janet Sumner
Producer: Patrick Titley
Executive Producer: Paul Bader

: A Passion for Churches

12/12. Rosslyn Chapel. This medieval building, located in Midlothian, was quietly decaying until The Da
Vinci Code by Dan Brown pushed it into the spotlight. Bill Paterson narrates the story of a tiny church that found itself at the centre of a media whirlwind.
Director/Producer Sian Salt


Unknown: Dan Brown
Unknown: Bill Paterson

: The Hairy Bikers' Cookbook

3/8; series two. Si and Dave Do Turkey 1/2. Eschewing tourist traps, the duo make a mouthwatering meze against a bizarre backdrop in Cappadocia, visit a museum of human hair, sample a curiously elastic ice cream and meet Turkey's best baklava-maker.
Producers Vikram Jayanti and John Stroud RT DIRECT: pre-order The Hairy Bikers' Cookbook (available 6 April) for E18 incl p&p (UK delivery only), by calling [number removed] quoting RT (tandline calls cost max 8p per min) or at www.rtdirectsparkledirectcom Fit for a Queen: page 42; Non-stick bakeware: page 43


Producers: Vikram Jayanti
Producers: John Stroud

: Eating with.... Nigel Slater

3/8. The lesson that love and home cooking are inextricably intertwined has long shaped the career of the acclaimed food writer. Slater recalls swapping steak for sex, childhood dreams of eating fancy food and how his eyes were opened to a whole world of culinary delights by one renowned restaurant.
Director Martha Delap ; Executive producer David Barrie


Director: Martha Delap
Producer: David Barrie

: The Apprentice

8/12. The seven remaining candidates are under intense pressure right from the off when they have to select and then sell products to retailers working in the image-conscious world of cutting-edge design. Strong language. The Apprentice - You're Fired! follows on BBC3, repeated on BBC2 at 11.20pm.
Producers Sanjay Singhal and Martyn Smith ; Editor Daniel Adamson Repeated next Saturday on BBC2 and BBC3


Producers: Sanjay Singhal
Producers: Martyn Smith
Editor: Daniel Adamson

: The Armstrongs

8/8. After nine years of co-running U-Fit, Ann wants John to concentrate on their new sign business. The omens are not good when a trip to Las Vegas fails to drum up any interest but then one of their signs is nominated for an award. Does the future lie down this path? Narrated by Bill Nighy. Strong language. Series producer Fergus O'Brien ; Exec producer Nick Mirsky


Unknown: Bill Nighy.
Producer: Fergus O'Brien
Producer: Nick Mirsky

: Newsnight

With Martha Kearney.


Presenter: Martha Kearney

: The Apprentice - You're Fired!

8/12. Adrian Chiles meets the eighth failed candidate. Series producer James Bainbridge ; Executive producer Dan Adamson Shown at 10pm on BBC3


Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Producer: James Bainbridge
Producer: Dan Adamson

: Stardate: Mysteries of Venus

shown 7 Pm

: News 24

: BBC Learning Zone

[web address removed]
Schools Repeats not indicated
2.00 GCSE Bitesize Revision French 2
4.00 GCSE Bitesize Revision German

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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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.

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