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: Ceefax Pages

: Opposites Attract

With Toby Anstis.
Nature series. Rpt Stereo


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Charlie Chalk

Animation. Rpt

: Playdays

Today: the Tent Stop. A Felgate production for BBCtv

: Rupert the Bear

Animation. Rpt

: Smoggies


: Favourite Songs

Animation. Spider Junior High

: In Touch with Healing

Today Mike Wooldridge seeks to establish what healing and health means.


Unknown: Mike Wooldridge

: This Is the Day

Goes Coast to Coast. Judy
Merry travels from St Bees Head across to Robin Hood 's
Bay, and breaks her journey for prayer and worship. Today: Kirkby Stephen.


Unknown: Robin Hood
Unknown: Kirkby Stephen.

: See Hear!

A panel of guests and a studio audience discuss bilingualism as a tool for educating deaf children. Signing and subtitles.

: Deutschland Heute

Aspects of contemporary Germany.
2: The city of Mainz.

: Italianissimo: 2

Teaching the language and looking at the Italian way of life.

Support Material: BBC course book: £9.99; audio cassettes: £24.99 per pack of four, or £7.99 each; CD pack (4): £39.99

: Work Is a Four-Letter Word

2: How do you tick your staff off for being late? Rpt BBC BOOK: Better Communication Skills for Work, by Melanie Kelcher , price£4.99 (telephone: [number removed]for an order form)


Unknown: Melanie Kelcher

: Business Matters

Learning from Experience. Dr Peter Honey has spent a lifetime studying the way we learn at work and helping design courses on managing change. Business Matters follows the progress of three middle managers on one of these courses.


Unknown: Dr Peter Honey

: A Cook's Tour of France

Today Mireille Johnston visits Limousin and Auvergne.


Unknown: Mireille Johnston

: CountryFile

With John Craven, plus at 12.55 the week's weather.


Presenter: John Craven

: News On the Record

Analysis of the week's political events, with Jonathan Dimbleby and John Cole.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Cole.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.

: Arabesque

Espionage thriller starring
Gregory Peck , Sophia Loren A professor of ancient languages at Oxford finds his life changes dramatically when he is asked to decipher a coded message.
Director Stanley Donen
SEE FILMS pages 43-51


Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: Sophia Loren
Director: Stanley Donen
David Po/lock: Gregory Peck
YasminAzir: Sophia Loren
Beshraavi: Alan Badel
Yussef: Kieron Moore
Hassan Jena: Carl Duering

: Cartoon

: Eurovision Song Contest Preview

In the first of two programmes Gloria Hunniford previews entries from Italy, Turkey, Germany, Belgium,
Switzerland, Denmark, Greece, Malta, Iceland,
Austria, Portugal and France.


Unknown: Gloria Hunniford

: Masterchef

Three contestants from the east of England take part in tonight's heat to find the best amateur chef in Great Britain. Loyd Grossman 's guests are chef Antony Worrall Thompson and actress Hannah Gordon. Producer Richard Bryan
Executive producer Bradley Adams
A Union Pictures production for BBCtv
MAGAZINE: all the recipes from the series are in the 15-part Masterchef Menu Collection, £1.75 from newsagents.
Today's will be in part 5, published 1 1 May.


Unknown: Loyd Grossman
Unknown: Antony Worrall Thompson
Unknown: Hannah Gordon.
Producer: Richard Bryan
Producer: Bradley Adams

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Praise Be!

Thora Hird introduces a selection of requested hymns. She also meets health and fitness expert Rosemary Conley , who talks about her Christian faith, and landscape artist Ron Mann who tells her about a wartime escape.
Hymns: The Lord Is My Shepherd; Love Divine; Thine Be the Glory; The Road Is Long; The Servant King; The Day Thou Gavest; Be Still for the Presence of the Lord.
Series producer Diane Reid Editor Helen Alexander.


Presenter: Thora Hird
Guest: Rosemary Conley
Guest: Ron Mann
Producer: Diane Reid
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Last of the Summer Wine

Comedy series by Roy Clarke , starring Bill Owen
Peter Sallis , Brian Wilde
Was That Nora Batty Singing? Nora is acting strangely and Compo is worried.
With Thora Hird , Jane Freeman and Kathy Staff.
Director/Producer Alan J W Bell


Unknown: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Bill Owen
Unknown: Peter Sallis
Unknown: Nora Batty
Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Jane Freeman
Unknown: Kathy Staff.

: The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries

Period detective dramas featuring the aristocratic sleuth created by Ngaio Marsh , adapted by Hugh Leonard , and starring Patrick Malahide Final Curtain. Having accepted a commission to paint a birthday portrait, Agatha Troy has to report to Alleyn that her subject has been murdered.
Producer George Gallaccio Director Martyn Friend


Unknown: Ngaio Marsh
Adapted By: Hugh Leonard
Unknown: Patrick Malahide
Unknown: Agatha Troy
Producer: George Gallaccio
Chief Inspector Alleyn: Patrick Malahide
Agatha Troy: Belinda Lang
Inspector Fox: William Simons
Sir Henry Ancred: Graham Crowden
Millamant Ancred: Eleanor Bron
Pauline Kentish: Susan Fleetwood
Thomas Ancred: Peter Blythe
Desdemona Ancred: Felicity Dean
SoniaOrrincourt: Emma Amos
Barker: Michael Bilton
Cedric Andred: Jonathan Cullen
Fenella Cairness: Sarah Win Man
Paul Kentish: Edward Atterton
JenettaCairnes: Patricia Garwood
Rattisbon: James Greene
Assistant Commissioner: Leslle Schofield
DrMaltravers: David Waller
Juniper: Michael Sheard
Panty Kentish: Samantha Glenn
Trumper: Michael Elwyn

: A Year in Provence: 10: War of the Worlds

The 12-part dramatisation of Peter Mayle's light-hearted bestseller starring John Thaw, Lindsay Duncan
It's October. Madame Hermonville has some Parisian visitors; the Mayles are faced with a dilemma - where does their allegiance lie? With the holiday home owners or the farmers?
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Peter Mayle reads A Year in Provence and Toujours Provence on audio cassettes, priced £7.49 each in book and record stores


Screenplay: Michael Sadler
Based on the book by: Peter Mayle
Producer: Ken Riddington
Director: David Tucker
Peter Mayle: John Thaw
Annie Mayle: Lindsay Duncan
Madame Hermonville: Annie Sinigalia
Antoine Riviere: Marcel Champel
Colombani: Jean-Pierre Delage
Serge Coulon: Jean-Marie Richier
Ben Souma: Mohamed Adi Bouafia
Zanetti: Jean-Marie Juan
Monsieur Fosse: Claude Brosset
Hubert deMonfort: Sylvain Corthay
Marie-Therese Prinville: Delphine Rich
Guy-Francois Prinville: Geoffroy Thiebaut
Helen Lauriston: Patricia Barzyk
Xavier: Olivier Picq
Manon: Patricia Malvoisin
Anouk: Amelie Prevost
Olivier: Pierre Londiche

: News

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Mastermind

The third of the semi-finals comes from Bath, where the specialist subjects are: German armoured fighting vehicles,
1939-45; Californian gold rush; Brunei; and model railways in Great Britain, 1920-90.
With Magnus Magnusson. DirectorStephen Potter
Producer Penelope Cowell Doe


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson.
Producer: Penelope Cowell Doe

: Everyman

Mr Sean. The pre-meditated murder of a young British Unicef worker in Somalia earlier this year shocked the world. Four months on, the precise motives for
Sean Devereux 's death still remain unclear. But what is certain is that children all over Africa have lost a remarkable and dedicated friend. Everyman celebrates the commitment shown by "Mr Sean " during his brief life, from his time as a 24-year-old mission teacher in Liberia until he became an assassin's target in Somalia four years later. Producer Richard Alwyn Series editor John Blake


Unknown: Mr Sean.
Unknown: Sean Devereux
Unknown: Mr Sean
Producer: Richard Alwyn
Editor: John Blake

: Shakespeare: the Animated Tales

Twelfth Night. Soviet animation narrated by Rosemary Leach. Director/Series producer Dave Edwards


Unknown: Rosemary Leach.
Producer: Dave Edwards

: Cats

Last in the series looks at the effects and problems of breeding.

: The Sky at Night

Town Astronomy. Patrick Moore explains that there is much for the amateur astronomer to see.
Producer Pieter Morpurgo


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: 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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