As part of the BBC’s Genome Project, this project focuses on the programmes that were on the day you were born. The Genome Project is currently in Beta development, and there is, in due time, going to be programmes, possibly from the 1920s, mentioned on the BBC Genome Project website, when the BBC started up on the 18th October 1922.
As I was born on the 16th June 1998, here is the list of the programmes that were on the selected channels on that day, 16 years ago, when I was born at Mayday Hospital.
6.00: Business Breakfast
With Paul Burden.
Timetable on Monday
7.00: Breakfast News
Unknown: Sophie Raworth.
9.00: All over the Shop
Celebrity shoppinggame. Repeat
Studio debate. Subtitled ………….
10.30: Royal Ascot: First Show
On the first day of one of the top events in the racing calendar, Clare Balding and Jim McGrath survey the Ascot fashions and look ahead to the week’s most valuable race, the St James ‘s Palace Stakes. More from Ascot at 1.40pm
Unknown: Jim McGrath
Unknown: St James
Regional News and Weather
11.05: The Really Useful Show
Today’s edition comes from the Dome Leisure Park in Doncaster and includes tips on safety foryoung swimmers.
Regional News and Weather
Elimination quiz. Repeat …………
Harold takes Madge’s pills and starts to feel drowsy, and Caitlin tries to make a good impression on Josh.
Repeatedat5.35pm Subtitled ……….
12.55: Turning Points
Another celebrity talks about a milestone in their life. Repeat
13.00: One o’Clock News
Weather Subtitled ………………………
13.30: Regional News; Weather
13.40: Royal Ascot
Coverage of the first day, featuring races at 2.30 and 3.05. Introduced by Clare Balding and Willie Carson , with commentary and analysis from
Jim McGrath , Graham Rock , Jimmy Lindley and Jonathan Powell , plus views on this year’s Ascotfashions from Lynda Berry ,
Jeff Banks and guests. The 3.45 and 4.20 races are on BBC2.
Executive producer Malcolm Kemp
Unknown: Jim McGrath
Unknown: Graham Rock
Unknown: Jimmy Lindley
Unknown: Jonathan Powell
Unknown: Lynda Berry
Unknown: Jeff Banks
Producer: Malcolm Kemp
The Playground Stop.
Animation. Repeat .
16.20: Mr Wymi
Sixth of a 15-part Comedy series about a robot butler. Mr Wymi has trouble with his sums.
MrWymi IAN ANGUS WILKIE , Matron
ANNETTE BADLAND , Billy JAMES YOUNG , Henry REGINALD MARSH,
Maude SHEILA LATIMER , Julie DAWN REID Written by Malcolm Lane
Next episode on Thursday at 4.25pm
Unknown: Mrwymi Ian Angus Wilkie
Unknown: Annette Badland
Unknown: Billy James Young
Unknown: Henry Reginald Marsh,
Unknown: Maude Sheila Latimer
Unknown: Julie Dawn Reid
Written By: Malcolm Lane
16.35: Round the Twist
The second series of the Australian fantasy comedy. There’s chaos when Linda successfully hypnotises Pete. Repeat Subtitled.
17.10: Bright Sparks
The series about young achievers. Including a young pop journalist and a champion gymnast. With Toby Anstis and Diane-Louise Jordan. Repeated tomorrow at 7.50am on BBC2
Unknown: Diane-Louise Jordan.
Shown at 12.35pm
18.00: Six o’Clock News
Martyn Lewis and Moira Stuart. Weather David Braine
Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: David Braine
18.30: Regional news magazine
FordetailsseeMonday Subtitled ….
19.00: Summer Holiday
The series featuring holiday ideas and tips, with Jill Dando. Thisweek Shilpa Mehta takes a beach holiday for underL400 on the Caribbean island of Tobago, John Nicolson gives tips for those planning to visit Lisbon this summerforthe Expo, and Kate Sanderson samples a holiday in the little-known
Spanish resort of Roquetas de Mar. Plus a couple take a short break in a castle to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. Series producers Karen Brown and Andrew Fettis ; Executive producer
* Cruise to Australia and the Java
Sea: Reader offer, page
Unknown: Shilpa Mehta
Unknown: John Nicolson
Unknown: Kate Sanderson
Producers: Karen Brown
Producers: Andrew Fettis
Producer: Jane Lush
19.30: Keeping Mum
Last in the comedy series about a demanding mother, starring Stephanie Cole
TheMomingAfter. Andrew wants his new girlfriend to stay the night, but Peggy disapproves.
Written by Geoffrey Atherden
Director Gareth Carrivick ; Producer
Stephen McCrum Subtitled ………..
Written By: Geoffrey Atherden
Director: Gareth Carrivick
Producer: Stephen McCrum
Peggy: Stephanie Cole
Andrew: Martin Ball
Richard: David Haig
Wendy: Caroline Harker
Ahmed: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Neighbour: Sunny Ormonde
Roy reveals why he has been so upset and Grant learns about the goings-on at the Queen Vic. Next episode tomorrow at 7.50pm. ForcastseeMonday ♦ The experts’ view: Review, pl39
20.30: Children’s Hospital
The twice-weekly series pays its penultimate visit to Liverpool’s Alder Hey children’s hospital. After undergoing three months of chemotherapy, 19-month-old Kieren [text removed] has surgery to remove his liver tumour.
Meanwhile two-year-old Ryan [text removed] , who was born with chronic kidney failure, begins treatment to improve his quality of life, and surgeon Rick Turnock tackles a full theatre list.
Producer Sally Evans The final programme is tomorrow at 8.30pm Subtitled ..
Unknown: Ryan [text removed]
Producer: Sally Evans
21.00: Nine o’Clock News
With Peter Sissons.
Regional News; Weather
Unknown: David Braine
21.30: Crimewatch UK
This month help is needed to find the man responsible forthe attempted murder of a Czech student on a train. Plus an appeal for information on the robbery of a Royal Mail van. With Nick Ross and Jill Dando.
If you have any information on any of the crimes featured in this programme, ring free on [number removed], ore-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Crimewatch UK Update is at
11.10pm. See today’s choices. Director PieterMorpurgo; Editor
WEB SITE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/crimewatch
Unknown: Jill Dando.
22.15: 999 Lifesavers
Last in the series of dramatic real-life rescue stories, with Michael Buerk and Donna Bernard.
Including a paraglider pilot in the Italian alps who lost control and plunged 5,000 feet, and footage of the rescue of a teenager trapped under a lorry in icy water. A new series of 999 Lifesavers is scheduled forthe autumn.
Series producer Dick Colthurst ; Series editor Andrea Wills VIDEO: for a copy of the 999 Lifesaver video, send a cheque for £9. 99. payable to BBC Education, to: [address removed]
DETAILS: on Ceefax page 629or visit the WEB SITE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education
Unknown: Donna Bernard.
Producer: Dick Colthurst
23.10: Crimewatch UK Update
Highlights of the second set of games from Group A, inwhich Scotland take on Norway in Bordeaux and Brazil face
Morocco in Nantes.
Commentary by John Motson and Barry Davies. Introduced by Gary Lineker , with Martin O’Neill , Mark Lawrenson and Jimmy Hill.
Commentary By: Barry Davies.
Introduced By: Gary Lineker
Unknown: Martin O’Neill
Unknown: Mark Lawrenson
Unknown: Jimmy Hill.
0.20: Royal Ascot Highlights
A review of the first day at one of the most prestigious meetings in the racing calendar. With Richard Pitman.
Producer Gerry Morrison
Producer: Gerry Morrison
Romantic comedy starring Rosanna Arquette
Bored with a mundane job and her husband,
Wendy Walters fantasises about a world where romance and glamour are the order of the day.
Director Michael Pattinson
(1990. PG) * See Films: pages 62-69 *
Followed by Weather
Unknown: Wendy Walters
Director: Michael Pattinson
Wendy: Rosanna Arquette
Ronnie: Bruce Spence
Jake: Hugo Weaving
Deidre: Kerry Walker
Elsie: Doreen Warburton
Cynthia: Desiree Smith
2.10: BBC News 24
Eggs. Children hunt for chocolate eggs.
Shown yesterday at 10am
Animated adventures. Repeat
7.50: Blue Peter
Shown yesterday at 5.10pm on BBC1
8.15: Yogi’s Space Race
8.35: Poddington Peas
8.45: The Record
9.10: School programmes
Repeats are not indicated.
9.10 Job Bank (ages 14+) 4390351 9.20 Job Bank (ages 14+) 4398239 9.30
Pathways of Bel ief (ages 7-9+)
9.45 Numbertime (ages 4-6)
10.00 Turban. The Tubbies watch a boy making a turban.
10.30: School programmes
10.30 Watch (ages 5-7) 7321041 10.45 The Geography Programme (ages 13-16) 6336968 11.10 ZigZagTechnology(ages 7-9) 1449790 11.30 Teaching Today
7103 12.00 Key Skills (ages 16+)
12.30: Working Lunch
Presented by Adrian Chiles CEEFAX: page
13.00: Bump Animation.
13.05: Mouse and Mole
Voiced by Richard Briers and Alan Bennett. Repeat.25543055
Unknown: Alan Bennett.
13.10: Beautiful Things
The history of dolls’ houses
13.20: A Passion for Angling
Childhood Dreams. Bernard Cribbins narrates a story of two friends’ fishing fanaticism. Repeat
14.10: Today’s the Day
Nostalgia quiz. …………………….
Regional News and Weather
Live coverage of the day’s business in Parliament. Subtitled ………………
Regional News and Weather
15.30: Royal Ascot
Coverage of the St James ‘s Palace
Stakes at 3.45, featuring the eagerly awaited clash between Victory Note and Desert Prince, plus the 4.20 race.
16.45: They Who Dare
Ice Falls. Climber Alessandro Crudo ‘s attemptto scale the frozen face of Mont
Blanc. Repeat Subtitled ……………
Musical starring Howard Keel
When a young Oregon rancher brings his new wife back home, she is horrified to find that she has to look after his six unruly brothers. Eventuallythe boys realise that they need wives of theirown.
Director Stanley Donen (1954, U)
♦ See Films: pages 62-69 ***** ♦ The Cup runneth over: page 60
Adam Pontipee: Howard Keel
Milly: Jane Powell
Gideon: Russ Tamblyn
Benjamin: Jeff Richards
Frank: Tommy Rall
Daniel: Marc Platt
18.45: Heartbreak High
Draz decides to design a new type of skate and is told by Di to consider a career in industrial design. Lee sees the results of a confidential IQ test and tells everyone who it was that came bottom of the class. Kurt becomes Anita’s fitness trainer but finds he has a competitorfor the position. Subtitled ……
19.30: Home Ground
Stacking up Trouble
A film first shown on BBC South continues the documentary series from the BBC Regions. As thousands look forward to jetting off forthe sun this summer, air-traffic controllers warn that their safety is being compromised as congestion in the skies continues to spiral.
They describe how stress and the sheer volume offtights have led to near collisions and claim that information concerning high-risk situations has been suppressed so as not to endangerthe increase in the number of arrivals into London.
Producer JennyCraddock Subtitled .
20.00: One Foot in the Past
The heritage and architecture series continues as Kirsty Wark argues for a meaningful monument to Diana, Princess of Wales. Dan Cruickshank advocates the preservation of disused military bases, and Lucinda Lambton revels in the lakes and miniature temples of an ornamental farm at Larchill in Ireland. See today’s choices.
Series editor Basil Comely
Unknown: Dan Cruickshank
Unknown: Lucinda Lambton
20.30: The Antiques Show
Concludingthe series with tips on buying and caring for antiques. Francine Stock investigates the elegant dining customs of former age in the vaults of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Tim Wonnacott offers advice on identifying reproductions, and Madeleine Marsh learns the basics of haggling at a huge annual market in Lille, France.
Plus a look at a Modigliani painting coming up for sale at
L6 million and howto spruce up gardening implements that have fallen into disrepair. A new series begins in September.
Series producer Jane Lomas : Series editor Mark Hill
WEB SITE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/antiques
Unknown: Albert Museum.
Unknown: Tim Wonnacott
Unknown: Madeleine Marsh
Producer: Jane Lomas
Editor: Mark Hill
21.00: CHILDREN’S HEALTH
9.00 One in 20 In the thirties, a British child’s chance of dyi ng from a common infection was ten times what it is today. This account of the effect medical progress has had upon child mortality describes how the introduction of penicillin and a host of other antibiotics revolutionised the approach to tackling previously fatal diseases.
Plus a look at the postwar work of Dr Beryl Corner , who delivered the world’s s fi rst quadruplets to be born by Caesarean. See today’s choices. Director Steven Clarke Subtitled.
9.50-10.30 Spoonface Steinberg
Atelevisionfilm version of Lee Hall ‘s award-winning radio play.
Spoonface is seven years old, Jewish, autistic-and terminally ill with cancer.
As she tries to come to terms with the meaning of life and death, she draws inspiration from the prisoners in the Nazi concentration camps who died with dignity and their spirit unbowed. See today’s choices.
Producers Simon Curtis and Suzan Harrison Director Betsan Morris Evans
* Spoonface’s final bow: page 4 The season continues tomorrow at 9pm with The Health Visitor
Director: Steven Clarke
Unknown: Spoonface Steinberg
Unknown: Lee Hall
Producers: Simon Curtis
Producers: Suzan Harrison
Director: Betsan Morris Evans
Spoonface: Ella Jones
Mum: Helen McCrory
Dad: Mark Strong
Mrs Spud: Linda Bassett
Voice of Spoonface: Becky Simpson
News analysis, presented by KirstyWark.
23.15: Made in Manchester
Nothin’ Personal. Thirteen-year-old Kevin dreams of being a champion boxer, while Mexican foreign student Erica is part of a ballroom dancing team. As they prepare for competition, which of them will manage to packthe hardest punch? ……………
23.45: Natural Born Footballers
More football greats recall their glory days. Repeat Subtitled.
Followed by Weatherview
Informal political debate…
0.30: BBC Learning Zone
Repeats are not indicated. OPEN UNIVERSITY
12.30 Hotel Hilbert
1.00 Software Surgery
91384 1.30 Finding a Balance SCHOOLS
WORLD CUP FRENCH
4.00 The New Get by in French (partl)-traveltips. BUSINESS AND TRAINING
5.00 Career Moves
5.45 Fluid Flows 4468098 6.10
Packaging Culture 7839272 6.35-
It shocked me though, because most of the programmes that were on when I was born were only on BBC One & BBC Two, all of the current BBC channels that are around on TV now weren’t channels when I was born, though other channels not connected to the BBC at all, such as ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 and the standard cable channels were the only ones that were around when I was born.
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