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: The Train Now Departing

The Long Drag. A steam train tackles the Settle-Carlisle line.
Narrated by Anthony Smith.


Unknown: Anthony Smith.

: In Touch with Healing

Mike Wooldridge tries to establish what 'healing' and 'health' really mean.


Unknown: Mike Wooldridge

: This Is the Day

Sheila Lewis talks about life
25 years after losing her daughter in the Aberfan school disaster.


Talks: Sheila Lewis

: See Hear!

A report from India on the pioneering work of Ian Stillman , founder of the Nambikkai training centre for young deaf adults. With signing and subtitles.


Unknown: Ian Stillman

: Deutsch Direkt!

First of a 20-part series for beginners in German.
BBC SUPPORT MATERIAL: book £7.99, tutor's notes £3.95, three audio cassettes £5.99 each, workbook £4.99 available from retailers.

: Fast Feasts

A look at quick-to-make dishes from the last series of Bazaar. Today mexican beef taco shells.

: The Training Hour

A series designed to encourage further education and training opportunities.
No More Nightingales
First of five films about nursing in the 90s.
The Quiet Revolution. Today's nurses want to make their own decisions.
0 INFORMATION: for details of videos and tutor's notes ring [number removed].
And at 11.30am Sklllshop
A 12-part series with news and advice on jobs and training. A look at Youth Training, the new
Enterprise Allowance rules and a checklist to help you rate your employer. With Paul Heiney and Juliet Alexander. • ADVICE LINE: ring 0[number removed], (calls are free)
0 BOOKLET: send an sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Juliet Alexander.

: The Colour Eye

Second of six films about the influence of colour in our lives.
Colour in Fashion. With
Zandra Rhodes.


Unknown: Zandra Rhodes.

: Country File

John Craven asks a group of sixth-formers in the Cotswolds for their predictions of country life. Plus at 12.55 the weather for the week ahead.


Unknown: John Craven

: News

Followed by On the Record
Can the Tories convince the voters they've transformed the British economy?
Presented by Jonathan Dimbleby with John Cole.


Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
Clyde is forced to make a decision.
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: page 888)

: Dallas

A special feature-length final episode of the most successful soap-opera of all time.
Conundrum. What would life have been like if JR had never been born? Special guests include Linda Gray ,
Ted Shackleford , Cathy Podewell , Steve Kanaly and Joel Grey. • TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 • DRAMA: page 8


Unknown: Linda Gray
Unknown: Ted Shackleford
Unknown: Cathy Podewell
Unknown: Steve Kanaly
Unknown: Joel Grey.

: Devilfish

David Attenborough relates the story of giant octopuses. 0TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Stay Tooned!

Yabba Dabba Hanna Barbera
Tony Robinson presents a special tribute to the cartoon team who created the Flintstones, now celebrating their 30th birthday. • CHILDREN: page 10

: The Clothes Show

Caryn Franklin investigates who influences the way people look. With ITV's Boon, Michael Elphick , and Jeff Banks. Producer Colette Byme
Executive producer Roger Casstles * STEREO


Unknown: Caryn Franklin
Unknown: Michael Elphick
Unknown: Jeff Banks.
Producer: Colette Byme
Producer: Roger Casstles

: Lifeline

TV presenter Jill Dando appeals on behalf of Community Service Volunteers. Money is urgently needed to enable over 2,500 volunteers to help disabled and disadvantaged people in 700 locations around the country. With
Cliff Michelmore and Joanna Kaye.
• DONATIONS: send your donations to [address removed]


Presenter: Jill Dando
Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Joanna Kaye.
Unknown: Jill Dando

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Songs of Praise

For its 30th birthday celebrations the programme that usually visits churches across the country is at home in St Paul's, Hammersmith, BBC Television's own local church. This is not just a parochial party. Congregations from other parts of Britain - from Glasgow, the Corrymeela Community in Northern
Irleand and the Ararat Baptist Chapel in Cardiff - are linked to St Paul 's by the miracle of modern technology and will be seen and heard on screen, singing in harmonious unison. For information about taking part in this live event ring the birthday hotline: [number removed]. Producer Christopher Mann Editor Roger Hutchings
• TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 • FEATURE: page 29


Unknown: St Paul
Producer: Christopher Mann
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: Keeping Up Appearances

Comedy written by Roy Clarke about an irrepressible snob, starring Patricia Routledge Onslow celebrates his birthday.
Director/Producer Harold Snoad • STEREO


Written By: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Producer: Harold Snoad
Hyacinth: Patricia Routledge
Onslow: Geoffrey Hughes
Daisy: Judy Cornwell
Rose: Mary Millar
Richard: Clive Swift
Emmet: David Griffin
Elizabeth: Josephine Tewson

: Trainer

A 13-part drama series about an ambitious horse trainer.
Starring David McCallum Susannah York
Mark Greenstreet
Nigel Davenport
6: Fight Night. In the local stable lads' boxing contest
Arkenfield's Danny Foster is the favourite, but David Ware has a surprise in store.
Episode written by Brian Finch Producer Gerard Glaister Director Jeremy Summers * STEREO


Unknown: David McCallum
Unknown: Susannah York
Unknown: Mark Greenstreet
Unknown: Nigel Davenport
Unknown: Danny Foster
Unknown: David Ware
Written By: Brian Finch
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Jeremy Summers
John Grey: David McCallum
Rachel Ware: Susannah York
Mike Hardy: Mark Greenstreet
James Brant: Nigel Davenport
David Ware: Marcus D'Amico
Joe Hogan: Des McAleer
Frances Ross: Nicola King
Kath Brant: Sarah Atkinson
Nick Peters: Floyd Bevan
Danny Foster: Neil Nisbet
Mo Ratcliffe: Audrey Jenkinson
Harry Smethurst: Garry Cooper
Julian Hartford: Robert McKenley

: Bread

Written by Carla Lane. While Nellie Boswell is recovering in hospital she is visited by the family and two other surprising people. Her news shocks everyone.
Director/Producer John B Hobbs 0 STEREO
* BBC VIDEO: £10.99, from retailers.


Written By: Carla Lane.
Unknown: Nellie Boswell
Producer: John B Hobbs
Mrs Boswell: Jean Boht
Jack Boswell: Victor McGuire
Joey Boswell: Graham Bickley
Billy Boswell: Nick Conway
Adrian Boswell: Jonathon Morris
Aveline: Melanie Hill
Lilo Lill: Eileen Pollock
Leonora Campbell: Deborah Grant
Derek: Peter Byrne
Irenee: Sharon Byatt
Connie: Katy Carmichael
Grandad: Kenneth Waller

: News

With Martyn Lewis.
Weather Bernard Davey
9 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Screen One: Prince

A new BBC film and first screenplay - with a strong autobiographical slant - by Julie Burchill , Mail on Sunday columnist and bestselling author of Ambition.
In the confined space of a working-class terrace a grand passion erupts. A passion so great that years later the daughter of the house returns to a cemetery in an attempt to understand. 'When I was young,' remembers the adult Claudie, standing at a graveside, 'every household had a head. You just didn't question that.' She looks at the tombstone. On it is a large colour photograph of a huge leering alsatian dog, its tongue hanging out. 'The head of our household was Prince.'
Teletext subtitles: page 888
Feature: page 35


Writer: Julie Burchill
Producer: Ruth Baumgarten
Director: David Wheatley
Jack: Sean Bean
Marie: Celia Montague
Adult Claudie: Janet McTeer
Claudie: Jackie McGuire

: Everyman

Forty Million Hostages
For the people of Burma
(recently renamed Myanmar), the last few years have been gruelling. Everyman documents the abuses they suffered, through the graphic testimony of refugees. Producer Catharine Seddon Editor Jane Drabble


Producer: Catharine Seddon
Editor: Jane Drabble

: Japanese - Language and People

Fourth in a ten-part series.

: Mahabharat

(In Hindi with English subtitles. Shown yesterday at 2.45pm on BBC2)

: 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.

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