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: Ovide

Cartoon adventures.

: Opposites Attract

Seventh of a 15-part nature series.
On theRocksorln the Mountains. Sealions snooze on the rocks and an eagle patrols the mountain peaks, but where are the blue sheep? Music and narration by Derek Griffiths. • STEREO


Unknown: Derek Griffiths.

: The Jetsons

Space-age cartoon fun.

: Chucklevision

Fun with the Chuckle brothers.
The Great Outdoors. What could be more relaxing than a quiet camping trip? • STEREO

: Dungeons and Dragons: The Prison Without Walls

More cartoon adventures. The children enter the swamp of sorrow in search of a home and meet a fearsome monster and the dwarf wizard, Lukyon.

: Going Live!

Guests this morning include percussionist Evelyn Glennie , animal expert Chris Packham with a report on the BBC
Wildlife Video Awards and Midge Ure. Peter Simon presents another edition of Double Dare, plus cartoon action from The Raccoons and Thundercats. With
Phillip Schofield , Sarah Greene , Nick Ball and James Hickish. Editor Chris Bellinger • STEREO
• COMPETITION: write to Going Live!, POBox8 181, London Wl 2 7SE.
• TELEPHONE: call this morning'sstudio guests on [number removed].


Unknown: Evelyn Glennie
Unknown: Chris Packham
Unknown: Midge Ure.
Unknown: Peter Simon
Unknown: Phillip Schofield
Unknown: Sarah Greene
Unknown: Nick Ball
Unknown: James Hickish.
Editor: Chris Bellinger

: Weather

: Grandstand

With Steve Rider.
Provisional Timetable
12.20 Boxing; 12.50 News
12.55 Racing; 1.10 Motor sport
1.25 Racing; 1.40 Motor sport
1.55 Racing; 2.10 Boxing
3.15 Tennis; 3.45 Half-times
3.55 Motor sport; 4.10 Tennis
4.35 Final Score
Later this month, Frank Bruno returns to the ring after an absence of more than two-and-a-half years. Today, at
12.20, there is another chance to see Bruno's last fight - the World Title challenge against Mike Tyson. Plus, at 2.10, a re-run of Tyson's unsuccessful defence against James "Buster" Douglas. Commentary by Harry Carpenter.
Women's final of the Volkswagen National
Championships from Telford. Defending champion and no 1 seed Jo Durie will be hoping to add to her five national titles.
Commentary by Bill Threlfall and Ann Jones.
Motor Racing
Formula Ford Festival from
Brands Hatch. Two days of racing and a field of more than 200 drivers, competing with identical 1600cc engines.
Commentary by Tiff Needell.
From Chepstow.
1.00 Welsh Brewers Hurdle Race
(Handicap. 2m)
1.30 South Wales Electricity Steeplechase (Handicap. 2m)
2.00 Tote SilverTrophy (Handicap. 2½m).
With Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Richard Pitman.
Derby day in Scotland. Rangers play Celtic and Hibernian meet Hearts. Latest scores throughout the afternoon. Racing television presentation Wendy Sheppard
Producer Martin Hopkins


Unknown: Frank Bruno
Unknown: Mike Tyson.
Commentary By: Harry Carpenter.
Unknown: Jo Durie
Commentary By: Bill Threlfall
Commentary By: Ann Jones.
Commentary By: Tiff Needell.
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Richard Pitman.

: One to Win

Trivia quiz with Andrew O'Connor. Who 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 1 M 4AA.


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

: Only Fools and Horses: Hole in One

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

Uncle Albert's hidden depths are exposed.
(Teletext subtitles: page 888)


Writer: John Sullivan
Director: Susan Belbin
Producer: Ray Butt
Del: David Jason
Rodney: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Uncle Albert: Buster Merryfield
Solly: Colin Jeavons
Mike: Kenneth MacDonald
Maureen: Nula Conwell

: Bruce Forsyth's Generation Game

Family pairs compete to see who will reach the conveyor belt and its host of prizes. With Rosemarie Ford.
Director John Gorman
Producer David Taylor • STEREO
• TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 CONTESTANTS: if you would like to compete, write enclosing an sae to [address removed]


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

: Challenge Anneka

Some fireworks, a septic tank and a giant lawnmower are just some of the things Anneka Rice needs for this week's challenge. Directors David Cumming and Tom Gutteridge
A Mentorn production for BBCtv


Directors: David Cumming
Directors: Tom Gutteridge

: Birds of a Feather: Cuckoo

Comedy series starring Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson.

Sharon gets a shock when she tries to cash her unemployment cheque.
Episode written by Peter Tilbury
An Alomo production for BBCtv
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: page 888)


Writer: Peter Tilbury
Director: Charlie Hanson
Producer: Nic Phillips
Unknown: An Alomo
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Chris: Peter Polycarpou
Cedric: Peter Geeves
Irene: Eileen Way

: The House of Eliott

Lavish 12-part drama set in London during the 1920s, devised by Eileen Atkins and Jean Marsh. Starring Stella Gonet
Louise Lombard
10: The relationship between
Evie and Beatrice is threatened when they are unable to agree on designs for their proposed collection. Their differences prompt Evie to move out.
Episode written by Peter Buckman Producer Jeremy Gwilt
Director Nicholas Prosser * STEREO


Unknown: Eileen Atkins
Unknown: Jean Marsh.
Unknown: Stella Gonet
Unknown: Louise Lombard
Written By: Peter Buckman
Producer: Jeremy Gwilt
Director: Nicholas Prosser
Beatrice Eliott: Stella Gonet
Evangeline Eliott: Louise Lombard
Lady Lydia Eliott: Barbara Jefford
Jack Maddox: Aden Gillett
Penelope Maddox: Francesca Folan
SirDesmondGillispie: David de Keyser
Rose: Amanda Elwes
Lady Latner: Damaris Hayman
Emily Murray: Caroline Mortimer
Tilly Watkins: Cathy Murphy
Madge Howell: Judy Flynn
Betty: Diana Rayworth
Agnes: Victoria Alcock
Edmund: Ian Michie
Chalmers: Kate Paul

: News and Sport

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Michael Buerk

: Saturday Night Clive

Hollywood star Dudley Moore beams in by satellite from Los Angeles tonight to share a humorous observation or two.
And, once again, Clive James casts his penetrating gaze over the world's small screens and takes his pick of the fastest and the funniest television anywhere. Neither does the week's international news escape his unique interpretation. James is also joined in the studio by a special guest.
Senes producer Beatrice Ballard
Executive producer Richard Drewett


Unknown: Dudley Moore
Unknown: Clive James
Producer: Beatrice Ballard
Producer: Richard Drewett

: Weird Science

A spectacular fantasy from John Hughes , the creator of Home Alone.
One night high school computer wizards Gary and Wyatt feed a curvaceous centre-fold spread into their personal computer and are stunned at the result.
The room explodes and out of the smoke appears Lisa: beautiful, steamy and breathless, the answer, in fact, to every young man's dream. Robert Downey Jr is playing
Charlie Chaplin in a film about the legendary comedian, currently in production.
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 • FILMS: pages 55-60


Unknown: John Hughes
Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Gary: Anthony Michael Hall
Wyatt: Ilan Mitchell-Smith
Lisa: Kelly Lebrock
Chet: Bill Paxton
Deb: Suzanne Snyder
Hilly: Judie Aronson
Ian: Robert Downey Jr
Max: Robert Rusler
Lord General: Vernon Wells
Al: Britt Leach

: City of the Dead

Horror starring
Christopher Lee
Patricia Jessel
The secluded Massachusetts town of Whitewood hides a dark and deadly secret. Behind its picturesque facade lies evil, black magic and the vengeful spirit of a witch burned at the stake 250 years before.
Director John Moxey
• FILMS: pages 55-60


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Patricia Jessel
Director: John Moxey
Professor Driscoll: Christopher Lee
Elizabeth Selwyn/Mrs Newless: Patricia Jessel
JethrowKeane: Valentine Dyall
Patricia Keane: Bettast John
Richard Barlow: Dennis Lotis
Nan Barlow: Venetia Stevenson
Rev Russell: Norman MacOwen
Lottie: Ann Beach
Bill Maitland: Tom Naylor
Elder: Fred Johnson

: 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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