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: The Woman who Raised a Bear as Her Son

With Philippa Forrester and Toby Anstis.
An Eskimo woman adopts a baby polar bear.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Timeless Tales

The Elves and the Shoemaker Bertram and Bettina make all the shoes for the village but suddenly fewer people are buying them.


Unknown: Shoemaker Bertram

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Postman Pat

Animation. Pat takes charge of the Post Bus.

: Favourite Songs

Sur le Pont d 'Avignon. Amedee and his grandson are threatened with eviction.

: News

Regional News; Weather

: PJ Funnybunny

PJ is unwilling to prepare for the annual family reunion.

: Why Don't You..?

Make a chocolate cake or a pop-up birthday card.

: The Family Ness

The adventures of the Monster family of Loch Ness.

: Playdays

Today: the Tent Stop.

: Rugrats


: Dreams Among the Wreckage

In the countries of former
Yugoslavia, two-and-a-half million people are living as refugees, abandoned and desolate. Sheena McDonald meets some of the people who continue to reach for hope. Producer Belinda Giles
A Soul Purpose production for BBCtv


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Belinda Giles

: Pebble Mill

Today's special guests are Lynda La Plante , author of Prime Suspect and Civvies, and actor Art Malik in conversation withjudi Spiers.


Unknown: Lynda La Plante
Unknown: Art Malik

: One O'Clock News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Neighbours

: Eldorado

: Children of Courage and Achievement

Esther Rantzen and Gavin
Campbell celebrate the initiative and achievement of some very special youngsters whose stories were highlighted in last autumn's Children in Need evening.


Unknown: Esther Rantzen

: The Flintstones

More fun with the loveable cartoon cavemen.

: Ice Station Zebra

Arctic adventure based on Alistair MacLean's novel starring Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine, Patrick McGoohan
The superpowers converge on the polar ice cap when a secret film capsule from a Russian space craft lands near the tiny British base, Station Zebra.
Director John Sturges
SEE FILMS pages 45-50


Author: Alistair MacLean
Director: John Sturges
Cdr James: Ferraday: Rock Hudson
Boris Vaslov: Ernest Borgnine
David Jones: Patrick McGoohan
Capt Leslie Anders: Jim Brown
Lt Russell Walker: Tony Bill
Admiral Garvey: Lloyd Nolan
Col Ostrovsky: Alf Kjellin
Lt Cdr Bob Raeburn: Gerald O'Loughlln
Lt Jonathan Hansen: Ted Hartley
LtGeorge Mills: Murray Rose
Paul Zabrinczski: Ron Masak
Lt Edgar Hackett: Sherwood Price
Lt Mitgallg: Lee Stanley
Dr Jack Benning: Joseph Bernard

: Neighbours

Lou woos Madge with a diamond ring.


MadgeBishop: Anne Charleston
Jim Robinson: Alan Dale
Paul Robinson: Stefan Dennis
Lucy Robinson: Melissa Bell
Helen Daniels: Anne Haddy
Todd Landers: Kristians Chmid
Caroline Alessi: Gillian Blakeney
Christina Robinson: Gayle Blakeney
Josh Anderson: Jeremy Angerson
Dorothy Burke: Maggie Dence
Toby Mangel: Ben Geurens
Doug Willis: Terence Donovan
Pam Willis: Sue Jones
Gaby Willis: Rachel Blakely
Brad Willis: Scott Michaelson
Guy Carpenter: Andre Wwiluams
PhoebeBright: Simone Robertson
Lou Carpenter: Tom Oliver
Faye Hudson: Lorraine Bayly
Cameron Hudson: Benjamin Mitchell
Amy Robinson: Sheridan Compagnino

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Regional News

: The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends

The Tale of Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddle-Duck
Animated versions of the Beatrix Potter stories.
Series producer John Coates


Unknown: Tom Kitten
Unknown: Jemima Puddle-Duck
Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Producer: John Coates

: Bigfootandthe Hendersons

This family comedy
I starring John Lithgow was the basis for the television series Harry and the Hendersons and won an Oscar for the outstanding make-up. After a camping holiday in the woods, a family run into a giant creature - the legendary
Bigfoot. Thinking it is dead, they take it home with them. However, the Bigfoot is still very much alive!
DirectorWilliam Dear
SEE FILMS pages45 50


Unknown: John Lithgow
George Henderson: John Lithgow
Nancy Henderson: Melinda Dillon
Dr Wallace Wrightwood: Dona Meche
Jacques Lafleur: David Suchet
Sarah Henderson: Margaret Langrick
Ernie Henderson: Joshua Ruddy
George Henderson M: Emmet Walsh
Irene Moffitt: Lainie Kazan
Harry KEVIN: Peter Hall

: A Song for Europe

The time has come to cast your vote for this year's UK entry for the Eurovision Song
Contest, to be held in Cork on 15 May. Tonight Sonia sings all eight songs so that viewers can decide on their favourite. The titles and telephone voting numbers are:
1. A Little Love (0[number removed]) 2. I'm Gonna Put a Spell on You (0[number removed])
3. Life after Love (0[number removed]) 4. It's Just a Matter of Time (0[number removed])
5. Better the Devil You Know
(0[number removed])
6. Our World (0[number removed]) 7. So Much of Your Love
(0[number removed])
8. Trust (0[number removed]).
Introduced by Terry Wogan. The results of the vote can be seen at 11. OOpm tonight. Director/Producer Stanley Appel (A ten-second call costs 5p from anywhere in the UK)
COVERAGE also on Radio 2


Introduced By: Terry Wogan.
Producer: Stanley Appel

: News

With Martyn Lewis. Subtitled
Regional News
Weekend Weather
John Kettley


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: The Riff Raff Element

Second of a six-part drama series by Debbie Horsfield , which follows the fortunes of two mismatched families.
The Belchers are getting used to country life and their new landlords. It is New Year's Eve and Joanna implements a mischievous plan.
Producer Liz Trubridge
Director Simon Cellan Jones


Unknown: Debbie Horsfield
Producer: Liz Trubridge
Granny Grogan: Brenda Bruce
Carmen: Jayne Ashbourne
Acky: Trevor Peacock
Nathan: Ashley Wright
Declan: Cal MacAninch
Pet: Mossie Smith
Alister: Greg Wise
Boyd: Nicholas Farrell
Phoenix: Pippa Guard
Roger: Ronald Pickup
Oliver: Stewart Pile
Mortimer: Richard Hope
Joanna: Celia Imrie
Esme: Jackie Fielding
Nelson: Dicken Ashworth
Major Booty: Malcolm Farquhar
Mrs Booty: Muriel Barker
Father Casper: Lionel Guyett

: More Specially Selected Canned Carrott

Compilation of favourite Jasper Carrott sketches, in which he teams up with sidekick Robert Powell for another episode of The Detectives. With
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. Director/Producer Ed Bye
Executive producer Paul Smith A Celador production for BBCtv


Unknown: Jasper Carrott
Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis.
Producer: Paul Smith

: A Song for Europe

Terry Wogan announces the results of the nation's phone-in.


Unknown: Terry Wogan

: Beyond the Shadows

The sixth of seven short journeys for Holy Week.
John Humphrys and Elizabeth Power from EastEnders explore Mary's suffering. (Final programme tomorrow)


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Volunteers

Comedy featuring the stars of Big and Armed and Dangerous -
Tom Hanks , John Candy When compulsive gambler
Lawrence Bourne III is forced to flee for his life, he ends up in a Thai village with a planeload of sincere Peace Corps volunteers. With Rita Wilson , Tim Thomerson , Gedde Watanabe , George Plimpton. Director Nicholas Meyer
SEE FILMS pages 45-50


Unknown: Tom Hanks
Unknown: Lawrence Bourne Iii
Unknown: Rita Wilson
Unknown: Tim Thomerson
Unknown: Gedde Watanabe
Unknown: George Plimpton.
Director: Nicholas Meyer

: 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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