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: Open University

6.45 Biology: Control in Reproduction 7.10 Maths 7.35
The Noble Savage 8.00 Education: From Theory to Therapy 8.25 Physics: Reflections on Waves

: Playdays

The Why Bird Stop.
A Felgate production for BBCtv

: Telling Tales

Ancient stories with a modern message. Philip Hawthorn tells Zak and the Shepherd. •STEREO


Unknown: Philip Hawthorn

: This Is the Day

Graham Young steps back in time to visit the village of Beamish in County Durham.


Unknown: Graham Young

: Sign Extra

A recent BBCtv programme with sign language and subtitles. Watchdog
The consumer affairs programme looks at pressure selling of hearing-aids.

: Hindi Urdu Bol Chaal

A ten-part course for beginners in spoken Hindi and Urdu. 0 BBC SUPPORT MATERIAL: book, video and cassettes - for details phone BBC
Education information on [number removed].

: Fast Feasts

An unusual combination makes this super seedy pasta.

: How Do You Manage?

How to solve problems and have fun doing it. Tony Slattery thinks laterally. Presented by Carolyn Marshall.
BBC BOOK: How Do You Manage?,
£6.99, from booksellers. For a self-help guide to UK management courses, send a £2. 50 cheque, payable to BBC Education. to [address removed]


Unknown: Tony Slattery
Presented By: Carolyn Marshall.

: CountryFile

Countryside affairs with John Craven. Including at 11.55 the weather for the week ahead.


Unknown: John Craven.

: The Great Elastic Band

On National Music Day,
Clapham Common is the venue for the gathering of Britain's largest band, incorporating famous names and orchestras from the world of jazz, pop and classical music, both amateur and professional in a cornucopia of common-interest enthusiasts.
Producer David Pickthall 0 FEATURE: page 29


Producer: David Pickthall

: News

Followed by On the Record
Jonathan Dimbleby and John Cole look at political issues.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
Mark proposes to Gill and makes her last day the happiest of her life.
(Stereo) (Teletext Subtitles: p 888)
Gillian Taylforth's Kind of Day: page 106

: Kim

Rudyard Kipling 's classic tale, starring
Errol Flynn , Dean Stockwell British-ruled India in 1885: a young orphan, Kim, becomes involved in intrigue and espionage.
Director Victor Saville • FILMS: pages 41-48


Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Unknown: Errol Flynn
Unknown: Dean Stockwell
Director: Victor Saville
MahbubAli, the Red Beard: Errol Flynn
Kim: Dean Stockwell
Lama: Paul Lukas
Colonel Creighton: Robert Douglas
Emissary: Thomas Gomez
Hurree Chunder: Cecil Kellaway
Lurgan Sahib: Arnold Moss

: Cartoon

: Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories

The Remote Control Man
When Walter's beloved television set is sold by his family, he buys a bargain at an unearthly discount centre and is swept away on a adventure. With Sydney Lassick, Nancy Parsons and Jeff B Cohen.


Unknown: Nancy Parsons
Unknown: Jeff B Cohen.

: Survivors - a New View of Us

Miracle of the Scarlet Salmon Once every four years, millions of red salmon run the gauntlet of bears, fur seals and killer whales to reach the beautiful
Adams River near the Rocky Mountains of Canada. They spawn and die, watched by a quarter of a million people.
Narrated by Brian Gear. 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Adams River
Unknown: Rocky Mountains
Unknown: Brian Gear.

: Masterchef

The first semi-final is between an Australian dentist, a kindergarten teacher and an adviser to the stock exchange. Writer and bon viveur
Leslie Thomas , and chef and restaurant owner
David Wilson , join Loyd Grossman to judge the results. Producer Richard Bryan
Executive producer Bradley Adams
A Union Pictures production for BBCtv 9 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 • COMPETITION: ring 0[number removed]
(calls cost 36p per minute cheap rate. 48p atothertimes).


Unknown: Leslie Thomas
Unknown: David Wilson
Unknown: Loyd Grossman
Producer: Richard Bryan
Producer: Bradley Adams

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Titchmarsh on Song

One Voice. Alan Titchmarsh continues his countrywide musical pilgrimage with vocal group Angel Voices. This week he meets Aled Jones and Willard White and visits
Finchley synagogue. Producer Bryan Izzard
A Knaves Acre production for BBCtv


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Aled Jones
Unknown: Willard White
Producer: Bryan Izzard

: Strathblair

Drama series set in a Scottish village in the 1950s. Ian Carmichael
Andrew Keir
David Robb
Into the Forest. The McPhees return to help with the hay-making. Sir James plans some changes on the estate which put Alec and Jenny's tenancy in jeopardy.
Episode written by Susan Boyd Producer Aileen Forsyth Director Ken Hannam


Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Unknown: Andrew Keir
Unknown: David Robb
Written By: Susan Boyd
Producer: Aileen Forsyth
Director: Ken Hannam
Sir James Menzies: Ian Carmichael
Macrae of Balbuie: Andrew Keir
Andrew Menzies: David Robb
Alec Ritchie: Derek Riddell
Jennifer Ritchie: Francesca Hunt
Flora McInnes: Kika Mirylees
Pheemie Robertson: Alison Peebles
Donald McPhee: Kern Falconer
Jess McPhee: Donalda Samuel

: Whicker's World: a Taste of Spain

Singing, Dancing, Drinking and Praying. Alan Whicker visits Andalucia, in the south west corner of Spain. He meets a king's ambassador, a red duchess, an oil magnate and visits Expo 92 in Seville. Producer Tony Salmon


Unknown: Alan Whicker

: Snow

Spy thriller based on the true story of a double agent, starring Michael Maloney
Welshman Arthur George
Owens, a travelling salesman of electrical goods, started his life of intrigue in 1937 by working for British intelligence. By the time the Second World War broke out he had become the first controlled double'agent.
After much research, producer and writer Gareth Rowlands discovered some German intelligence archives which included 750 decoded messages passed on by Owens. "Going through them was just like sifting through a piece of history, "says Rowlands.


Unknown: Michael Maloney
Unknown: Welshman Arthur George
Unknown: Gareth Rowlands
Arthur Owens: Michael Maloney
Nikolaus Riller: Rupert Frazer
Lilly Smith: Rachel Joyce
Bernard Hunt: Ian McNeice
Maria: Mari Rowland Hughes
Gwilym Williams: Gilbert Wynne
Captain Dierks: Clive Graham
Commander Snell: Ivor Roberts
Jack Brown: Martin Troakes
Don Carlos: Philip Rowlands
RAF officer: Geoffrey Morgan
Mrs Mockell: Myfanwy Talog

: News

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Ian McCaskill
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Heart of the Matter

Joan Bakewell returns with the topical series that examines contemporary moral and religious issues. Over the next eight weeks, Heart of the Matter will report on the attempt of the evangelical "ex-gay ministry" to change sexual orientation of homosexuals, and the implications of new medical possibilities for women over 50 to conceive babies. Later the series investigates the morality of wide pay differentials and the decisions of parents of seriously ill children when further painful treatment offers no certain cure. Series producer Michael Waterhouse


Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Knight and Daye

American comedy series about two radio hosts of the 1940s who are still feuding 30 years later, starring Jack Warden , Mason Adams
Still Motile after All These
Years. Hank is thinking about becoming a father, but is there such a thing as a part-time parent?


Unknown: Jack Warden
Unknown: Mason Adams

: The Human Element

Last in the series.
A Scattering of Ashes. An intimate portrait of Carl Djerassi , the American scientist and "father of the Pill".
His career has ranged from pioneering work into the chemistry of human sexuality and an involvement in the politics of contraception to the writing of fiction and the founding of an artists' colony in the Santa Cruz mountains.
Producer Hendrik Ball
• BBC BOOKLET: send cheque/postal order, payable to BBC Education, to [address removed]


Unknown: Carl Djerassi
Producer: Hendrik Ball

: The Sky at Night

A look at the outer giant planets, Uranus and Neptune. The Voyager probe missions that by-passed Uranus in 1986 and Neptune in 1989 were covered by Sky at Night at the time. Further analysis has since been carried out, and Patrick Moore sums up the new findings. • STEREO
* NEWSLETTER: send sae to
[address removed]
• INFORMATION LINE: [number removed]
(calls charged at 36p per minute cheap rate. 48p per minute other times).


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Patrick Moore

: 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.

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