Schedules

Autumn 1988

Home Programmes Schedules Subjects Random About Forum
 
Browse by decade:1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

Time and Tune
(Radio 4, Tuesdays 11:00am)
Poetry Corner
(Radio 4, Wednesdays 11:50am)
Stop Look Listen
(Channel 4, Mondays 11:15am & Thursdays 11:30am)
Maths is Fun
(Channel 4, Mondays 10:21am & Thursdays 9:52am)
Look and Read
(BBC 2, Tuesdays 10:15am & Fridays 10:05am)
Annual programme guide to BBC TV & radio programmes for primary schools

BBC Radio

BBC Radio 4 FM

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
09:00
9:05 Preview
9:10 Together
09:15
09:30 9:30 Living Language
09:45
9:50 First Steps in Drama
10:00
10:10 Something to Think About
10:15
10:20 Tales of NarniaThe Magician's Nephew / The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
10:30
10:45
11:00 11:00 Contact 11:00 Time and TineTime Flies 11:00 Singing Together 11:00 Teachers' Talk 11:00 Earth Search
11:05 In the News
11:15 11:15 BBC Publications Review
11:20 Let's Move! 11:20 Time to Move 11:20 Junior Drama Workshop 11:20 Playtime (rpt)
11:30 11:30 Pictures in Your MindPoems and Topics
11:35 Music WorkshopCinderella?
11:40 The Music Box 11:40 Pictures in Your MindStories 11:40 Listening and Reading 11:40 Listen!The Strange Case of Mr Jupiter
11:45
11:50 See For Yourself 11:50 Poetry Corner
12:00
13:55 Listening Corner 13:55 Listening Corner 13:55 Listening Corner 13:55 Listening Corner 13:55 Listening Corner
14:00
14:05 Playtime 14:05 History Lost and Found 14:05 WPFM 14:05 Looking at Nature 14:05 Let's Join In
14:15
14:20 Science Scope 14:20 Slambash Wangs of a Compo Gormer
14:25 Mainstream GCSE 14:25 The Song TreeA Gaggle of Music Games
14:30
14:40 Whirligig 14:40 Science for All 14:40 The Friday Serial
14:45
15:00

BBC Radio Ulster

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
10:00 10:00 Today and Yesterday in Northern Ireland
10:05 One Potato, Two Potato
10:15
10:20 Geography Ireland
10:30
10:40 Contemporary Irish History
10:45
11:00


BBC Radio Scotland

MONDAY

as England except:

11:00-11:20 Standard Grade Modern Studies Topics

11:50-12:00 Cruinn Còmhla

14:00-14:20 Hopscotch omnibus

14:40-15:00 English for S5

TUESDAY

as England except:

14:00 Hopscotch

14:05-14:25 Helter Skelter

14:35-14:55 Standard Grade History

WEDNESDAY

as England except:

11:40-12:00 Check This!

14:00 Hopscotch

14:05-14:25 Let's Listen

joins WPFM at 14:25

THURSDAY

as England except:

09:08-09:30 A Scottish Religious Service

11:40-12:00 Bookbound Express

14:00-14:05 Hopscotch

14:20-14:40 Standard Grade Geography / Standard Grade Contemporary Social Studies

FRIDAY

as England except:

14:00-14:05 Hopscotch

BBC Radio Cymru

MONDAY

programmes include:

14:40-15:00 Living in Wales

TUESDAY

programmes include:

14:35-14:55 Miscellany Wales

WEDNESDAY

programmes include:

14:20-14:35 Dwedwch Chi

THURSDAY


FRIDAY

programmes include:

14:00-14:15 Sbardun

14:15-14:25 Stories from Wales


BBC Television

BBC2

Programmes in England, Scotland and Wales.

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
9:20 Police Powers 9:20 Let's See
09:30 9:30 INSET 9:30 Encounter: Austria 9:30 Treffpunkt: Österreich (rpt)
9:40 Lifeschool 9:40 Information World 9:40 Getting to Grips with Racism
09:45 9:45 Scotland This Century 9:45 Politics in Action
9:50 France Français (rpt)
10:00 10:00 Encounter: Austria 10:00 Treffpunkt: Österreich 10:00 Science Workshop (rpt)
10:05 You and Me 10:05 You and Me 10:05 Look and ReadBadger Girl (rpt)
10:15 10:15 Look and ReadBadger Girl
10:18 Music TimeDick Whittington 10:20 Science Workshop
10:25 Thinkabout (rpt) 10:25 Around Scotland (rpt)
10:30
10:40 Thinkabout 10:40 Investigating Science 10:40 Around Scotland 10:40 Investigating Science (rpt)
10:45 10:45 Storytime (rpt)
11:00 10:58 Zig ZagSpace / European Link-Up 11:00 WatchThe Ramayana / Clothes 11:00 Words and PicturesVicky Ireland & Charlie (rpt) 11:00 Making History (rpt)The Tudors / Local Studies
11:03 Into Music (rpt)
11:15 11:15 English TimeStorytelling 11:15 Walrus (rpt)Reading / Writing
11:20 Into MusicWildlife 11:18 Wondermaths 11:20 LandmarksBuilders and Buildings / Changing Landscapes (rpt)
11:25 Wondermaths (rpt)
11:30
11:35 Making HistoryThe Tudors / Local Studies 11:35 MI10: Mathematical Investigations (rpt)
11:40 MI10: Mathematical Investigations 11:40 Scene 11:40 Let's See (rpt)
11:45
11:55 Words Into Action (rpt) 11:55 Why? Because... (rpt)
12:00 12:00 France Français 12:00 Words Into Action 12:00 Why? Because... 12:00 Job Bank (rpt) 12:00 Past Thirteen (rpt)
12:10 Maths Topics
12:15 12:15 History File 12:15 Science in Action (rpt)
12:20 Science Topics 12:20 English File
12:30 12:30 Issues 12:30 General Studies (rpt)
12:35 General Studies 12:35 Issues (rpt) 12:35 Lifeschool (rpt)
12:40 Job Bank 12:40 Past Thirteen
12:45
12:55 INSET (rpt) 12:55 Scene (rpt)
13:00 13:00 Science in Action 13:00 Deutsch Direkt 13:00 A Life of Our Own
13:15
13:30
13:40 LandmarksBuilders and Buildings / Changing Landscapes 13:40 Outlook 13:40 Home Ground 13:40 Zig Zag (rpt)Space / European Link-Up 13:40 Music TimeDick Whittington (rpt) 13:40 WalrusReading / Writing 13:40 English TimeStorytelling (rpt)
13:45
14:00 14:01 Words and PicturesVicky Ireland & Charlie 14:01 You and Me 14:01 Storytime 14:01 WatchThe Ramayana / Clothes (rpt) 14:01 You and Me
14:15

BBC2 Northern Ireland

MONDAY

as general BBC2.

TUESDAY

as general BBC2.

WEDNESDAY

as general BBC2 except:

10:40-11:00 Ulster in Focus (fortnightly)

THURSDAY

as general BBC2.

FRIDAY

as general BBC2 except:

10:25-10:45 Ulster in Focus (rpt) (fortnightly)

Independent Television

Channel 4 England

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
09:30 9:30 Environments 9:30 The French ProgrammeVidéotheque 9:30 Scientific Eye 9:30 Start the Day (rpt)
9:35 Start the Day
9:42 Picture Box (rpt)
09:45 9:47 Seeing and Doing 9:47 Talk, Write... and Read 9:47 Going Places (rpt)
9:52 Environments (rpt) 9:52 Maths is Fun (rpt)
10:00 9:59 How We Used To LiveThe Fifties (rpt)
10:04 Videomaths 10:04 Science - Start Here! (rpt) 10:04 Middle English 10:04 Our World
10:09 Good Health 10:09 All Year Round (rpt)
10:15
10:21 Maths is Fun 10:21 The German Programme 10:21 Chemistry in Action
10:26 Mathematical Eye 10:23 Teaching CDT
10:30
10:33 The English ProgrammeGCSE Literature
10:41 World Studies
10:45 10:43 History in Action 10:43 Geography Today
10:48 Choices
11:00 11:00 Your Living BodyBones in Action
11:05 Seeing and Doing (rpt) 11:05 Middle English (rpt) 11:03 Time for a Story (rpt) 11:05 Going Places 11:05 Talk, Write... and Read (rpt)
11:15 11:17 Stop, Look, Listen 11:15 All Year Round 11:15 Good Health (rpt)
11:22 Science - Start Here! 11:22 Videomaths (rpt) 11:22 Picture Box 11:22 Our World (rpt)
11:30 11:29 Time for a Story 11:32 Stop, Look, Listen (rpt)
11:41 Science and Technology 11:39 How We Used To LiveThe Fifties 11:41 Designing and Making 11:39 Mathematical Eye (rpt)
11:45 11:44 Choices (rpt)
12:00

Channel 4 Northern Ireland

Channel 4 in the Ulster ITV region.

MONDAY

as England.

TUESDAY

as England except:

09:35 Swings and Roundabouts

WEDNESDAY

as England.

THURSDAY

as England.

FRIDAY

as England except:

09:35 Swings and Roundabouts (rpt)

Channel 4 Scotland

Channel 4 in the Scottish, Grampian & Border ITV regions.

MONDAY

as England except:

11:19 History at Hand / Take a Good Look (fortnightly)

TUESDAY

as England except:

11:39 Standard Grade Miscellany

WEDNESDAY

as England.

THURSDAY

as England.

FRIDAY

as England except:

11:39 History at Hand (rpt) / Take a Good Look (rpt) (fortnightly)

S4C

Channel 4 Wales.

DYDD LLUN

as Channel 4.

DYDD MAWRTH

as Channel 4 except:

11:22 Looking Forward

DYDD MERCHER

as Channel 4.

DYDD IAU

as Channel 4 except:

11:15 Wrth Reswm

DYDD GWENER

as Channel 4.

This list of variations on S4C may not be complete (it is based on variations listed in English editions of the TV Times). According to BBC (1988a) Gweld a Siarad was also shown on S4C this term, probably fortnightly.


Notes & New Programmes

Schools programmes on Channel 4 ran from Monday 19th September to Friday 2nd December 1988, with half term repeats during the week of 24th October, so a total of 10 weeks of programmes.

Then on Monday 5th, Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th December there were the usual previews of ITV Schools programmes for the next term. On Thursday 8th December there was a further set of schools programmes including some "not shown last term due to technical difficulties". All but one of the programmes shown on 8th December had originally been scheduled on Thursday 29th September 1988. In September coverage of the summer Olympic Games from Seoul had been shared between ITV and Channel 4, with ITV carrying daytime and evening coverage and Channel 4 taking overnight and early morning coverage - so the schools programmes on Channel 4 would not normally be affected. On 29th September the TV Times has warned that "if Daley Thompson's attempt to win the decathlon runs beyond the scheduled time, coverage will continue on ITV at 9:25am." So there may have been some problems with the live broadcasts from Korea which lead to the "technical difficulties" with schools programmes on that day. Incidentally Daley Thompson's attempt to win the decathlon was unsuccessful.

Channel 4 was also showing the American educational series Sesame Street. For the first two weeks of term full hour-long episodes of Sesame Street were shown daily at 13:00-14:00, separated from the schools programmes by Business Daily and the Just 4 Fun children's programmes presented by Pob. However from October Sesame Street was shown on Mondays at 12:00 for half an hour (so an hour-long episode from America would be split up and shown across two weeks) immediately following the schools programmes. Sesame Street left the schedules in December at the end of the school term (it returned on 2nd January in a different timeslot), demonstrating that even if it wasn't a "schools" programme itself, it was at least linked with the schools schedule. The 13:00-14:00 slot was used for Open College courses such as Write On and Make It Count with Fred Harris.

Sources & References

  • BBC (1988a) BBC Radio and Television for Primary and Middle Schools 1988-9. London: BBC
  • BBC (1988b) BBC Radio for Secondary Schools & Colleges 1988-9. London: BBC
  • Radio Times television & radio listings, 1988
  • TV Times (Midland Edition) television listings, 1988