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: Ceefax Pages

: Animal World

With Philippa Forrester.
Nature series.


Unknown: Philippa Forrester.

: Pigeon Street


: Playdays

Today: the Dot Stop.
A Felgate production for BBCtv

: Breakfast with Frost

David Frost returns with a pre-recorded interview with Mikhail Gorbachev.
Executive editor Bob Wheaton
Including at 8. 15am and


Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Mikhail Gorbachev.
Editor: Bob Wheaton

: Faith to Faith

First of nine programmes looking at how people of different religions respond to each other. Stories of Dialogue. Delegates to the Centenary Conference of the Parliament of the World's
Religions meet in Chicago to debate their role for the 1990s.

: This Is the Day

A series looking at the influence of saints and scholars this week considers St Cuthbert.


Unknown: St Cuthbert.

: See Hear!

The first of three chat shows from the Silent Network in Texas. With signing and subtitles.

: Cross Creek

Autobiographical drama starring
Mary Steenburgen
Peter Coyote
1928: Marjorie, a sophisticated magazine editor and socialite, is also a frustrated novelist. She suddenly decides to turn her back on civilisation and buys an orange grove in a remote part of Florida. Based on the memoirs of the author of the Pulitzer
Prize-winning novel The
Yearling, the film of which can be seen at 3.00pm.
Director Martin Ritt 1983)
SEE FILMS pages41-46


Unknown: Mary Steenburgen
Unknown: Peter Coyote
Director: Martin Ritt
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: Mary Steenburgen
Norton Baskin: Peter Coyote
Marsh Turner: Rip Torn
Ellie Turner: Dana Hill
Geeehee: Alfre Woddard

: CountryFile

With John Craven. Plus the week's weather at 12.55pm.


Unknown: John Craven.

: News; followed by Comrades: Full Circle?

On the eve of the 125th Trades Union Congress in Brighton, Geoffrey Goodman traces the ups and downs of the power and influence of the trade union movement since the first TUC at the Mechanics' Institute in Manchester in 1868. With contributions from past and present trade union bosses and veterans of the General Strike. A Capron production for BBCtv


Presenter: Geoffrey Goodman

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. The Butchers, Mitchells and Kathy are off to France to stock up on booze.

: The Yearling

- Drama starring
Gregory Peck
Jane Wyman When young Jody Baxter adopts a fawn, his backwoods farming parents little dream of the heartache it will cause.
Director Clarence Brown (1946)
SEE FILMS pages41-46


Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: Jane Wyman
Unknown: Jody Baxter
Director: Clarence Brown
Pa Baxter: Gregory Peck
Ma Baxter: Jane Wyman
Jody Baxter: Claude Jarmanjr
Buck Forrester: Chill Wills
Pa Forrester: Clem Bevans
Ma Forrester: Margaret Wycherly
Mr Boyles: Henry Travers
Lem Forrester: Forrest Tucker
Gabby Forrester: Matt Willis
Millwheel Forrester: Daniel White

: Cartoon

: If the Worst Happens

Gavin Campbell learns what to do if a child begins to choke.
With paramedic Muriel Abbott. A Diverse production for BBCtv
FREE: a poster and booklet is availableto accompany the series. Write to BBC
Education, PO Box 7, London W 12 7TS.


Unknown: Gavin Campbell
Unknown: Muriel Abbott.

: Jim'll Fix It

Jimmy Savile introduces a selection of favourite "fix its" from a previous series. With links from Europe's largest evening fun run in Peterborough.


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Producer: Roger Ordish

: News

With Chris Lowe. Subtitled
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Summer Praise

National Waterways Festival The finale of this waterbome series comes from the National
Waterways Festival in Peterborough, the world's largest boat rally. Pam Rhodes meets some of the folk who earned their livelihood
"working the cut", and talks to those who give up their holidays to restore Britain's canals to their former glory. Producer Moira Kean
Editor Helen Alexander


Unknown: Pam Rhodes
Producer: Moira Kean
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Keeping Up Appearances

Patricia Routledge Richard is far from happy when Hyacinth concocts an elaborate plan to turn him into an executive.
Written by Roy Clarke Producer Harold Snoad


Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Written By: Roy Clarke
Producer: Harold Snoad
Hyacinth: Patricia Routledge
Richard: Clive Swift
Onslow: Geoffrey Hughes
Rose: Mary Millar
Elizabeth: Josephine Tewson
Emmet: David Griffin
Millburn: Frederick Jaeger

: Lovejoy

Ian McShane
Pig in a Poke. While the true-to-form Lovejoy is selling a set of dodgy Gillray prints to a friend of Jane's, Eric discovers a stolen antique Bacchus hidden at their house.
The police have their suspicions and the race is on to return it to the rightful owner.
Episode written by Terry Hodgkinson Producer Jo Wright Director Baz Taylor
Andrew Duncan interview with Ian McShane


Unknown: Ian McShane
Written By: Terry Hodgkinson
Producer: Jo Wright
Director: Baz Taylor
Unknown: Andrew Duncan
Unknown: Ian McShane
Lovejoy: Ian McShane
Lady Jane Felsham: Phyllls Logan
Tinker: Dudley Sutton
Eric: Chris Jury
AnnieBrodie: Diane Bull
Bill Brodie: John Bowe
Rollo: Tony Rohr
Det lnsp McDonald: Gabrielle Cowburn
Murphy: Jake D' Arcy
Howard Liddy: Hugh Simon
Algie: Peter McMichael
Peter: John Dallimore
Benie: Paul-Mark Elliott
Sgt Protheroe: Toby Jones

: Birds of a Feather: High Fidelity

Starring Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson.

Crises on two fronts for Tracey - first in her marriage and then with Sharon.
Episode written by Jenny Lecoat
An Alomo production for BBCtv
See preview page 11


Writer: Jenny Lecoat
Director: Terry Kinane
Producer: Charlie Hanson
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Darryl: Alun Lewis
Mark: Greg Cruttwell
Jason: Eddie O'Connell

: News

With Martyn Lewis. Subtitled
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Screen One: Wide-Eyed and Legless

Starring Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent
Written by Jack Rosenthal, this first in a new season of major BBC feature films is based on two autobiographical books by Deric Longden, Diana's Story and Lost for Words. Rosenthal has won Bafta awards for his "Bar Mitzvah Boy" and "Spend, Spend, Spend" in a long and distinguished television writing career.
The marriage of Deric and Diana Longden is a successful one, based on a shared sense of humour as well as love. It seems sure to survive even when Diana is struck down by a mysterious debilitating and, as it transpires, progressive illness. When Deric meets novelist Aileen Armitage matters become complicated, but not in predictable fashion.
The true story behind the drama SEE FEATURE page 35


Writer: Jack Rosenthal
Based on the books by: Deric Longden
Producer: David Lascelles
Director: Richard Loncraine
Diana Longden: Julie Walters
Deric Longden: Jim Broadbent
Deric's mother: Thora Hird
Aileen Armitage: Sian Thomas

: Everyman

Praying to Win
Former world heavyweight champion George Foreman is still boxing, though well into his 40s. He is now known as the "Punching Preacher" and is just one of the 40 per cent of American professional athletes who claim to be Christians. US
Olympic teams will not enter competition without a chaplain, and impromptu prayer meetings are becoming commonplace. But some suspect those involved are just praying to win. Producer Krishna Govender Series editor John Blake


Unknown: George Foreman
Producer: Krishna Govender
Editor: John Blake

: Dead of Winter

Thriller starring
Mary Steenburgen
Roddy McDowall
When struggling actress Katie McGovern gets a part in a new movie it looks like she has landed a role in her own murder.
Director Arthur Penn (1987)
SEE FILMS pages41-46


Unknown: Mary Steenburgen
Unknown: Roddy McDowall
Unknown: Katie McGovern
Director: Arthur Penn
Katie McGovern: Mary Steenburgen
Thomas Franklin Murray: Roddy McDowall
Dr Joseph Lewis: Jan Rubes
Rod Sweeney: William Russ
Roland McGovern: Mark Malone

: 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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