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: Turning Japanese

A film about four people from the Midlands who now live and work in Tokyo.

: The Promise of His Glory

The third candle on the Advent wreath is lit in the unique parish church of St Mary-in-the-Marsh within Norwich Cathedral. In a special Advent service,
Dr Margaret Spufford considers the Light that is Christ, the hope in the darkness. • STEREO


Unknown: Dr Margaret Spufford

: See Hear! Christmas Special

A challenge is put to other
European and American deaf programme-makers to help produce the first truly international programme of issues that concern the world deaf community. Presented by Maureen Denmark and Clive
Mason. With signing and subtitles. Editor Bryn Brooks


Presented By: Maureen Denmark
Editor: Bryn Brooks

: The Training Hour

A series designed to encourage further education and training.
Into Print
First of a five-part series. The Power of the Pixel. It's never been easier to get into print. The technology that revolutionised Fleet Street has given birth to a new breed of entrepreneur - the desktop publisher. Presented by Michael Bywater.
* BBC BOOK: £8.99, from booksellers
And at 11.30am
Advice on jobs and training. • STEREO
• ADVICE LINE: ring [number removed] (calls are free).
* BOOKLET: send an sae to [address removed]


Presented By: Michael Bywater.

: Through the Looking Glass

Last part in a series about the social history of dress.
Style for All. High street fashion and the designer's role. TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888
• BBC SUPPORT MATERIAL: for education pack send cheque or PO for 1.75 (inc p and p) to [address removed]
0 BBC BOOK: £9.99, from booksellers.

: Country File

John Craven and Radio 1's Dave Lee Travis launch a major new Environment Awards Scheme in search of the unsung heroes of the environment.
Plus at 12.55 the weather for the week ahead.


Presenter: John Craven
Presenter: Dave Lee Travis

: pmNews

Followed by On the Record
The live political programme presented by Jonathan Dimbleby , with John Cole.


Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. Grant has found himself a nice little earner, but why has he got Nick Cotton involved?

: North Sea Hijack

Starring Roger Moore James Mason
Anthony Perkins
When a gang of ruthless hijackers mount a daring plot to besiege a mammoth North Sea oil rig, the government calls in the most eccentric expert in the underwater sabotage game.
Director Andrew V McLaglen 0 FILMS: pages 55-64


Unknown: Roger Moore
Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Anthony Perkins
Director: Andrew V McLaglen
RufusExcalibur ffolkes: Roger Moore
Admiral Sir Francis Brinsden: James Mason
Lou Kramer: Anthony Perkins
Shulman: Michael Parks
King: Oavid Hedison
Olafsen: Jack Watson
Fletcher: George Baker

: Biteback

Julian Pettifer presents the monthly "right of reply" show that puts BBC programme-makers in the hot seat.
Reporters are Richard Jobson and Carole Stone.
A Barraclough Carey production for BBCtv * TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: Richard Jobson
Unknown: Carole Stone.
Unknown: Barraclough Carey

: The Clothes Show

Today, the team take to the road to bring a special delivery of seasonal style to a community somewhere in Britain.
Presented by Jeff Banks , Selina Scott and Caryn Franklin. Producer Clare Stride
Executive producer Roger Casstles * STEREO


Presented By: Jeff Banks
Presented By: Selina Scott
Presented By: Caryn Franklin.
Producer: Roger Casstles

: Merlin of the Crystal Cave

A six-part drama serial.
5: Merlin must seek out King Vortigern, Ambrosius' most powerful enemy, and lure his army south to a battleground where they can be destroyed.
Written by Steve Bescoby , based on the book The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart Producer Shaun Sutton Director Michael Darlow
A Noel Gay production for BBCtv • STEREO


Written By: Steve Bescoby
Unknown: Mary Stewart
Producer: Shaun Sutton
Director: Michael Darlow
Merlin: George Winter
Ambrosius: Robert Powell
Ralf: Trevor Peacock
Vortigern: Jon Finch
Maugan: John Bennett
Magicians: Lewis Jones
Magicians: Eamonn Cownge
Blackbeard: Mike Shannon
Foreman: James Cormack
Queen Rowena: Emma Sutton
Gorlois: Robert Brown
Camlach: Benedick Blythe
Ninianne: Kim Thomson
Uther: Roger Alborough

: Lifeline

Duncan Goodhew appeals on behalf of the British Sports
Association for the Disabled, which works to encourage people with disabilities to take part in sport and recreation.
0 DONATIONS: to Duncan Goodhew. BSAD. [address removed] Telephone 08 1 -[number removed]


Unknown: Duncan Goodhew
Unknown: Duncan Goodhew.

: News

With Chris Lowe.
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Songs of Praise

Pam Rhodes joins in a Victorian "Christmas Extravaganza" in Brighton, Sussex.
Hymns: 0 Christmas Tree
(Tannenbaum); Come Home, Father; Good Christian Men
Rejoice (Weihnachtslied)/Here We Come A-Wassailing; Love's Old Sweet Song; Christmas Boxes;
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (Lyngham); The Holy City; It Came upon the Midnight Clear. Producer Christopher Mann Editor Roger Hutchings


Unknown: Pam Rhodes
Producer: Christopher Mann
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: You Rang, M'Lord?

The Night of Reckoning. Cissy goes to the polls, James goes for a job and Teddy goes too far.
Director Roy Gould
Producer David Croft


Director: Roy Gould
Producer: David Croft
A 'Stokes: Paul Shane
James Twelvetrees: Jeffrey Holland
Ivy Teasdale: Su Pollard
LordMeldrum: Donald Hewlett
Honourable Teddy: Michael Knowles
PC Wilson: Bill Pertwee
Mrs Lipton: Brenda Cowling
Lady Lavender: Mavis Pugh
Poppy: Susie Brann
Cissy: Catherine Rabett
Henry: Perry Benson
Mabel: Barbara New
Sir Ralph Shawcross: John Horsley
Lady Agatha Shawcross: Angela Scoular
Bishop: Frank Williams
Madge Carlwright: Yvonne Marsh
Jerry: John Dcollins
Captain Dalby: Maurice Denham

: Sports Review of the Year

Introduced by Desmond Lynam and Steve Rider. Live from the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London, the best of this year's sporting action, drama and excitement. Britain's sporting headline-makers gather to help recall the memorable moments of 1991 and to pay tribute to the man or woman you have chosen as the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year. Plus the presentation of the BBC's Overseas Personality and the Team of the Year.
Producer Martin Hopkins Editor Brian Barwick
0 COVER STORY: page 22


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Brian Barwick

: News

With Michael Buerk.
Weather John Kettley
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Everyman

Series exploring issues of conflict, ethics and belief. 24 Hours in Tuzla
Two young lovers arrange to meet for a weekend rendezvous. But this is war-torn Yugoslavia; he is a Serb, she is a Croat, and the war has separated them for many months. Jasmina lives in the besieged front-line city of Osijek, sheltering in the cellars from the constant bombardments. Nikola is in Belgrade, facing assault on the Croatian cities. Everyman cameras followed both lovers on their risky journeys to neutral territory in Bosnia.
Here, for Jasmina and Nikola, a complex war of national and religious rivalry becomes a simple question: can human love survive it?
Producer David Ash
Editor John Blake


Producer: David Ash
Editor: John Blake

: Dear John: USA

Starring Judd Hirsch
Second TimeAround.John relives some fond memories when he fixes a date with his very first girlfriend (
Gwen Verdon ). Funny how time plays tricks on you, isn't it?


Unknown: Gwen Verdon

: Birthrights

Last in the series on culture and identity viewed from a black perspective.
Is Noth ing Sacred Muslim artists, academics and the people of Bradford reflect on the burning of Salman Rushdie 's Satanic Versestvio years ago in the city, which shook the entire Muslim community. Producer Helen Fawcett Editor Luis Espana


Unknown: Salman Rushdie
Unknown: Satanic Versestvio
Producer: Helen Fawcett
Editor: Luis Espana

: Mahabharat

: 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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