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: Open University

Brazil: Facing the 80s.

: Ovide

Cartoon adventures of a duck-billed platypus.

: Opposites Attract

Second of a 15-part nature series for children.
In the Trees or on the Ground
Gibbons and lemurs are masters of the high treetops but, closer to the ground, ladybirds balance on smaller branches. Music and narration by Derek Griffiths.


Unknown: Derek Griffiths.

: The Jetsons

Space-age cartoon fun.

: Chucklevision

Starring the Chuckle brothers. Café Chuckles. Paul and Barry take charge of a restaurant. • STEREO

: Dungeons and Dragons

More cartoon adventures.
The kids must locate and defeat an evil monster known as the Beholder.

: Going Live!

Huey Lewis and the News and Erasure are on the musical bill this morning. Hilary Kaye from the Antiques Roadshow has news of a special event for collectors and author
Paul Zindell looks at the world of teenage fiction. In the press conference hot seat is the MP with strong views about what children see on television,
Education Minister
Michael Fallon. And Peter Simon presents another edition of Double Dare. Plus cartoon action with Thundercats and The Raccoons. Phillip Schofield and Sarah Greene host the show with the help of Nick Ball and James Hickish. Editor Chris Bellinger ● STEREO
: CHILDREN: page 10


Unknown: Huey Lewis
Unknown: Hilary Kaye
Unknown: Paul Zindell
Unknown: Michael Fallon.
Unknown: Peter Simon
Unknown: Phillip Schofield
Unknown: Sarah Greene
Unknown: Nick Ball
Unknown: James Hickish.
Editor: Chris Bellinger

: Weather

: Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider from Kiawah Island and Bob Wilson in London.
Provisional Timetable
12.20 Golf; 12.50 News
12.55 Golf/Racing; 3.45 Football
3.55 Racing; 4.40 Final Score
Ryder Cup Golf USA v Europe
Ryder Cup from Kiawah
Island, South Carolina. The second day of Europe's defence starts with the foursomes. Seve Ballesteros and Jose-Maria Olazabal have been Europe's most successful pairing in the last two Ryder Cups, winning six-and-a-half points out of a possible eight. Nick Faldo and Ian Woosnam , with a record of six points from eight matches since they were first paired in 1987, won their morning fixture at the Belfry two years ago to help Europe to a 7-5 lead.
Commentary by Peter Alliss ,
Bruce Critchley and Alex Hay. (Continues at 3.25pm on BBC2)
Festival of British Racing, from Ascot.
1.30 Tap and Spile Stakes (Hanidicap. 7f)
2.05 Royal Lodge William Hill 2-y-o Stakes (Old Mile)
2.50 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Old Mile)
3.25 Brent Walker Fillies Mile 2-y-o Stakes (Old Mile)
4.00 Krug Trophy (H'cap. 1½m)
4.35 Diadem Stakes (6f). Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Jimmy Lindley.
Producer Martin Hopkins


Introduced By: Steve Rider
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Seve Ballesteros
Unknown: Jose-Maria Olazabal
Unknown: Nick Faldo
Unknown: Ian Woosnam
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Bruce Critchley
Commentary By: Alex Hay.
Unknown: William Hill
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley.
Producer: Martin Hopkins

: One to Win

Trivia quiz presented by Andrew O'Connor. Which of tonight's three contestants will play for this week's holiday of a lifetime? Director Bill Morton
Executive producer Stephen Leahy An Action Time production for BBCtv STEREO
● HOME VIEWER GAME: you can play the game by dialling 0[number removed](calls are charged at 30p maximum); rules from BBC Audiocall, London W M 4AA.


Presented By: Andrew O'Connor.
Director: Bill Morton
Producer: Stephen Leahy

: Only Fools and Horses: May the Force Be with You

John Sullivan's comedy starring David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst.

An old schoolmate returns to Peckham to catch up with Del and his cronies.
(Teletext subtitles: page 888)


Writer: John Sullivan
Director/Producer: Ray Butt
Del: David Jason
Rodney: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Grandad: Lennard Pearce
Trigger: Roger Lloyd Pack
Roy Slater: Jim Broadbent
Boycie: John Challis

: Bruce Forsyth's Generation Game

Family pairs compete to see who will go for the conveyor belt and its host of prizes. With Rosemarie Ford.
Director John Gorman
Producer David Taylor • STEREO


Unknown: Rosemarie Ford.
Director: John Gorman
Producer: David Taylor

: Challenge Anneka

Anneka's challenge tonight involves an orchestra, a choir and a sports stadium. Directors David Cumming and Tom Gutteridge
A Mentom production for BBCtv


Directors: David Cumming
Directors: Tom Gutteridge

: Birds of a Feather: Confidence

Starring Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson.

Dorien joins the Open University as Tracey struggles with the great school of life.
Episode written by Gary Lawson and John Phelps
An Alomo production for BBCtv
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: page 888)


Writer: Gary Lawson
Writer: John Phelps
Director: Charlie Hanson
Producer: Nic Phillips
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Darryl: Alun Lewis
Chris: Peter Polycarpou
Siobhan: Beverley Hills

: The House of Eliott

The fifth in the lavish new
12-part drama set in London during the 1920s, devised by Upstairs, Downstairs creators Eileen Atkins and Jean Marsh. Starring Stella Gonet Louise Lombard
The sisters' dismissal from
Duroque's has left them out of work. With only a few private commissions to keep them going, the future is uncertain.
Episode written by Alan Seymour Producer Jeremy Gwilt
Director Richard Standeven * STEREO


Unknown: Eileen Atkins
Unknown: Jean Marsh.
Unknown: Stella Gonet
Unknown: Louise Lombard
Written By: Alan Seymour
Producer: Jeremy Gwilt
Director: Richard Standeven
Beatrice Eliott: Stella Gonet
Evangeline Eliott: Louise Lombard
Lady Lydia Eliott: Barbara Jefford
Arthur Eliott: Peter Birch
Jack Maddox: Aden Gillett
Penelope Maddox: Francesca Folan
Sebastian Pearce: Jeremy Brudenell
Piggy Garstone: Robert Daws
Tilly Watkins: Cathy Murphy
Lady Haycock: Jill Melford
Daphne Haycock: Kelly Hunter
Peter: Lo-Ching Burtkwouk
Susie Hofman: Anne Lambton
Chalmers: Kate Paul
Elderly admirer: Stanley Lloyd
Airfield manager: Paul Spence
Bank managers: Salvin Stewart
Bank manager: David Crosse

: News and Sport

With Martyn Lewis.
Weather Ian McCaskill
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Saturday Night Clive

Clive James casts his wry eye over the world's small screens in search of the fastest and the funniest television anywhere. He also gives his own unique interpretation of the week's international news, while commentators and celebrity guests beam in by satellite.
James is joined in the studio by popular Scottish actor and comedian Robbie Coltrane.
Series producer Beatrice Ballard Editor Richard Drewett


Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Robbie Coltrane.
Producer: Beatrice Ballard
Editor: Richard Drewett

: Cold Sweat

Thriller starring
Charles Bronson
Liv Ullmann
James Mason
Joe Martin - a tough, drunken, expatriate American - hires out his fishing boat to the wealthy tourists of Villefranche-sur-Mer. His mysterious past has been kept secret from his wife but Nemesis, in the person of a man called Whitey, arrives to confront him, unleashing a chain of violent events.
Director Terence Young
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 0 FILMS: pages 41-48


Unknown: Charles Bronson
Unknown: Liv Ullmann
Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Joe Martin
Director: Terence Young
Joe Martin: Charles Bronson
Fabienne: Liv Ullmann
Ross: James Mason
Moira: Jill Ireland
Whitey: Michel Constants
Katanga: Jean Topart
Michele: Yannick Delulle
Fausto: Luigi Pistilli

: Taste the Blood of Dracula

Horror starring
Christopher Lee
Ralph Bates
Lord Courtley, penniless scion of an aristocratic British family, and a secret disciple of Count Dracula, desperately wants three priceless items belonging to the dreaded vampire. He induces three pillars of the community to purchase them on his behalf by promising the fulfilment of their secret lusts.
Director Peter Sasdy
0 FILMS: pages 41-48


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Ralph Bates
Director: Peter Sasdy
Dracula: Christopher Lee
Lord Courtley: Ralph Bates
William Hargood: Geoffrey Keen
Martha Hargood: Gwen Watfod
Alice Hargood: Linda Hayden
Samuel Paxton: Peter Sallis
Paul Paxton: Anthony Corlan
Lucy Paxton: Isla Blair
Jonathan Seeker: John Carson
Jeremy Seeker: Martin Jarvis

: Weather

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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.

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