This tape opens with the end of Poems on the Box, with some short poems being read and illustrated by some animated text.
There’s a trailer for programmes on Sunday.
Then Have I Got News For You with guests Tony Hawks
And Roy Hattersley
One of the stories in that week’s news was the bill to privatise the railways, a move which is reaping such benefits these days.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 5th November 1993 – 22:00
After this episode there’s a trailer for Omnibus on Fellini.
There’s the start of an episode of Newsnight with Jeremy Paxman, on Civil Service strikes. This recording stops, and restarts at the end of the same programme, banging on about magistrates courts now.
It’s followed by a trailer for The Buddha of Suburbia and a teaser for Wild Palms.
Then, The Larry Sanders Show. Larry doesn’t want to do a bit with tarantulas. Guest starring Jon Lovitz.
And Carol Burnett
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 5th November 1993 – 23:15
Recording switches, and before the next episode there’s the end of The Team – A Season with McLaren.
There’s a trailer for Wild Palms.
Then, another Have I Got News for You featuring guests Alexei Sayle
And Gerald Kaufman
This is the episode where they mention that Virginia Bottomley is an anagram of I’m an Evil Tory Bigot.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 12th November 1993 – 22:00
Recording continues for a bit, with a trailer for Performance: The Maitlands.
There’s a short extra programme Sarajevo: A Street Under Seige.
Then Newsnight, which, after a few minutes recording switches to the end of the programme.
After this, there’s a trailer for The Date Rape Debate. Plus a trailer for The Buddha of Suburbia.
Then, more from Larry Sanders. Dana Carvey guest hosts while Larry is on holiday. Hank is upset they wouldn’t choose him. Then Larry finds out Carvey has been offered his own talk show on a competing network.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 12th November 1993 – 23:15
Next it’s more Have I Got News For You with guests Jo Brand
and Frank Bough
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 19th November 1993 – 22:00
There’s another HIGNFY immediately after this one, with guests Jimmy Tarbuck
and Russian journalist Vitaly Vitalyev
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 26th November 1993 – 22:00
And finally, one last episode, with guests Kathy Burke
And a last minute replacement for Lord Lawson, Martin Young.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 3rd December 1993 – 22:00