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: The High Chaparral: The Covey

Mexican bandit El Lobo breaks jail and plots to plunder the Cannon ranch.

: Breakfast with Frost

David Frost interviews one of the week's key newsmakers. Guests joining him to review the Sunday papers include Julian Critchley , MP, and journalist Jane Thynne.
Editor Bob Wheaton
Including at 8.15am and


Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Julian Critchley
Unknown: Jane Thynne.
Editor: Bob Wheaton

: The Good Book Guide

Tony Robinson finds out how
The Gospels came to be written.


Unknown: Tony Robinson

: This Is the Day

Phyllis Thompson meets students at the Royal National
College for the Blind in Hereford.


Unknown: Phyllis Thompson

: See Hear!

A report on the RNID's
"Louder than Words" charter - a ten-point pledge to improve access for all deaf people.
Presented by Clive Mason. With signing and subtitles.


Presented By: Clive Mason.

: Japanese Language and People: 1

A ten-part series about Japanese language and culture.

Meet the Japanese and find out how to talk to them in their language.
Support Material: BBC book priced at £16.95. A pack of five audio-cassettes at £29.95, from retailers. For a list of Japanese courses in the UK send cheque/postal order for £2.00 payable to BBC Education to: [address removed].

: Careering Ahead

Is single-sex training the best way to equip women for a fuller role in management?
FACTSHEET: for free sheet send sae to
[address removed] or ring the factline on 0[number removed](calls are 36p per minute cheap rate. 48p other times).

: Off the Back of a Lorry

2: Mike Scott explores British business opportunities in Spain, the EC's fastest growing economy. BOOKLET: send cheque/PO for £2.00, payable to BSS. to [address removed]


Unknown: Mike Scott

: Advice Shop

Topical welfare rights magazine.
SUPPORT MATERIAL: for free "Claim It
Pack", dial free on 0[number removed], or phone the free helpline on 0[number removed].

: CountryFile

John Craven opens the weekly file on the latest countryside stories, including the week's weather at 12.55.


Unknown: John Craven

: News, followed by: On the Record

Political programme, presented by Jonathan Dimbleby with John Cole.


Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. Nigel stands by Dot in the aftermath of Nick's trial, and Arthur's new lodger has problems settling in.

: Columbo

Starring Peter Falk
Identity Crisis. A dead spy on the beach, mysterious double identities, microfilm and a strange but lethal businessman provide another baffling murder for Lt Columbo to solve.
This episode was directed by and stars Patrick McGoohan.
With Leslie Nielsen , Otis Young , Bruce Kirby and Vito Sotti.


Unknown: Peter Falk
Unknown: Patrick McGoohan.
Unknown: Leslie Nielsen
Unknown: Otis Young
Unknown: Bruce Kirby
Unknown: Vito Sotti.

: The Clothes Show Special

Jeff Banks travels to Peru to buy a poncho, see how a bowler hat is made and visit the male knitters of Lake Titicaca. He also discovers how the cultivation of eco-friendly cotton, as well as other natural resources such as alpaca and cochineal, might help Peru recover from years of turmoil caused by drug-related terrorism, political corruption, poverty and disease.


Unknown: Jeff Banks

: Antiques Roadshow

Rabbits, ducks and dogs are all represented in painting, ceramics and metalwork when the experts visit Spalding in Lincolnshire. There's also a medieval sword dredged up in the Wash and the rare appearance of a "quint" - a cycle made for five. And Hugh Scully sets another question in the Radio Times/Antiques Roadshow competition. Producer Christopher Lewis


Unknown: Hugh Scully
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: News

With Chris Lowe.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Newsreader: Chris Lowe
Weather presenter: Ian McCaskill

: Songs of Praise

Lord Soper - preacher, politician and peace campaigner - celebrates his 90th birthday today. With the congregation of the West London Mission, which he has served for 56 years, he joins in a programme of his favourite hymns.
Hymns: Good Christians All,
Rejoice and Sing; When I Survey the Wondrous Cross; I Think When I Read that Sweet Story of Old;
How Shall I Sing that Majesty; The Lord WiU Come and Not Be Slow;
Behold the Mountain of the Lord; 0 Thou Who Camest from Above;
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling. Editor Roger Hutchings


Editor: Roger Hutchings

: As Time Goes By

Romantic comedy written by Bob Larbey and starring Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer
With Moira Brooker, Philip Bretherton, Jenny Funnell.

Lionel has a nagging doubt regarding Alistair's concern for his book to be a success.
A Theatre of Comedy/DL Taffner production for BBCtv


Writer: Bob Larbey
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Executive Producer: Philip Jones
Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer
Unknown: Moira Brooker
Unknown: Philip Bretherton
Unknown: Jenny Funnell

: Lovejoy

Drama series about a roguish antiques dealer, starring Ian McShane
The Colour of Mary. A disgraced snooker ace wants Lovejoy to find him the billiard table belonging to Mary Queen of Scots. And Charlie Gimbert makes an unwelcome return from Europe. Directed by Ian McShane , this episode features snooker star Dennis Taylor.
Episode written by Steve Coombes and Dave Robinson ; Producer Emma Hayter


Unknown: Ian McShane
Unknown: Charlie Gimbert
Directed By: Ian McShane
Unknown: Dennis Taylor.
Written By: Steve Coombes
Written By: Dave Robinson
Producer: Emma Hayter
Lovejoy: Ian McShane
Lady Jane: Phylus Logan
Tinker: Dudley Sutton
Eric: Chris Jury
Charlie Gimbert: Malcolm Tierney
Murray McNally: Alex Norton
Willy Kinross: Brian Pettifer
Anthony Drury: Martin Clunes
Stevens: Robert Daws
Rosemary: Julia St John

: So Haunt Me

Comedy by Paul A. Mendelson, starring Miriam Karlin, Tessa Peake-Jones,
George Costigan.

When Pete lets his home be used for a commercial he hasn't reckoned on "Yetta Garbo".
A Cinema Verity production for BBCtv
(Stereo) (Subtitles)


Writer: Paul A. Mendelson
Director: John Stroud
Producer: Caroline Gold
Yetta Feldman: Miriam Karlin
Sally Rokeby: Tessa Peake-Jones
Pete Rokeby: George Costigan
Tammy Rokeby: Laura Howard
David Rokeby: Jeremy Green
Mr Bloom: David Graham

: One Foot In the Grave: The Pit and the Pendulum

Suburbia's most cantankerous inhabitant and his long-suffering wife are back in David Renwick's multi award-winning comedy series. Starring Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie.

The hole being dug at the bottom of Victor's back garden becomes a tunnel to hell.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)
Victor Meldrew on the things that drive him batty: See Feature page 16


Writer: David Renwick
Director/Producer: Susan Belbin
Victor Meldrew: Richard Wilson
Margaret Meldrew: Annette Crosbie
Patrick: Angus Deayton
Pippa: Janine Duvitski
Kazanzi: Daniel Peacock

: News

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Mastermind

Magnus Magnusson returns to the University of Strathclyde to quiz four more contenders, Director Stephen Potter
Producer Penelope Cowell Doe


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Director: Stephen Potter
Producer: Penelope Cowell Doe

: Heart of the Matter: A Debt to the World

Have 60 years of openness to refugees, and asylum-seekers now assuaged Germany's guilt for the Nazi horror? Neo-Nazi organisations have been outlawed, but the country's immigration laws are now being altered. Joan Bakewell asks whether Germany still has a special duty to be free of racism.
A Roger Bolton production for BBCtv


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Mike Mitchell
Series Producer: Michael Waterhouse

: What Shall We Tell the Children?

The things children really want to know about relationships. Director Kate Cheeseman Producer Tony Matthews


Director: Kate Cheeseman
Producer: Tony Matthews

: Famously Fluent

Kate Adie talks about Swedish, which she studied at university.


Speaker: Kate Adie
Producer: Robert Cooke

: Doogle Howser, MD

American comedy series. Dances with Wanda. Will
Wanda's grief destroy her college ambitions?

: Sky at Night: Radio Watchers

Patrick Moore visits radio observatories and talks to the astronomers who make the radio pictures.
(Repeated next Saturday on BBC2)


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Tanhaiyan

(In Urdu with English subtitles. Shown yesterday at 1.45pmon 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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