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: Children's BBC

With Philippa Forrester. (Stereo)

Penny Crayon


Presenter (Children's BBC): Philippa Forrester

: Playdays

The Patch Stop.

: Blood and Honey

Today: Gideon's Exploding Pickle Pots.

: Breakfast with Frost

With guests Sir Norman Fowler , and MPs Charles Kennedy and Jack Straw. Series editor Barney Jones
Executive editor Bob Wheaton
Including at 8.15 and 9.00 News; plus weather forecasts


Unknown: Sir Norman Fowler
Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Unknown: Jack Straw.
Editor: Bob Wheaton

: Heart and Soul

1 A family show with Lynn I Parsons and David Grant.
Featuring Tony Robinson 's Good Book Guide, Bill Tidy's God and the Gatepost, and the Royale Commission. With music from Marcella Detroit.


Unknown: Lynn I Parsons
Unknown: David Grant.
Unknown: Tony Robinson

: See Hear!

A studio discussion on the implications of cochlear implants. With Clive Mason. With signing and subtitles.


Unknown: Clive Mason.

: The Business Language Show

Ways in which smaller companies can overcome language and culture barriers. With Sally Magnusson.
Producer Mary Fourt Stereo HELPLINE: freefone [number removed] today, 11.30am-10.00pm


Unknown: Sally Magnusson.
Producer: Mary Fourt Stereo

: Education Special

Play can profoundly influence the growth and structure of the brain. But what kind of play is best?

: Family Affairs

Today, science in the home and teenage shoplifting.

: CountryFile

Rural issues, with John Craven. Plus the week's weather at 12.55.


Unknown: John Craven.

: News Harry and the Hendersons

The Love Mask. Brett hopes the powers of the Brora Brora love mask will help his love life. Stereo


Unknown: Brora Brora

: Cartoon

: Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories

The Pumpkin Competition
Determined to win the contest, Elma Dinnock buys help from a mysterious botanist. Stereo


Unknown: Elma Dinnock

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. (Stereo)

: Match of the Day: the Road to Wembley

Oldham Athletic v Manchester Utd
Manchester United return to Wembley two weeks after their Coca-Cola Cup disappointment for this FA Cup semi-final. They pursue a league and Cup double, while Oldham bid for a first FA Cup final appearance.
Introduced by Desmond Lynam with Jimmy Hill and Alan Hansen.
Commentary by John Motson with Trevor Brooking.


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Jimmy Hill
Unknown: Alan Hansen.
Commentary By: John Motson
Unknown: Trevor Brooking.
Unknown: Alan Hansen

: Masterchef

As the search for the amateur chef of the year returns to TV for the fifth time, presenter Loyd Grossman explains why the series Is so successful: "I think it is because Masterchef is one of the few places on TV where you can see amateurs competing, solely motivated by the love of what they do."
Celebrity guests are lined up to judge the culinary creations each week. Tonight it is the turn of chef Anton Mosimann and actress Diana Rigg. Producer Richard Bryan
Executive producers Bradley Adams and Richard Kalms


Presenter: Loyd Grossman
Unknown: Anton Mosimann
Unknown: Diana Rigg.
Producer: Richard Bryan
Producers: Bradley Adams
Producers: Richard Kalms

: News

With Moira Stuart. subtitiea
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Songs of Praise

Over 30 couples celebrate their golden weddings in the company of Pam Rhodes and a thousand well-wishers in Richmond Hill United Reformed
Church, Bournemouth. Music includes Love Divine, All
Love's Excelling, 0 Perfect Love and Mendelssohn's
Wedding March.
Producer John Forrest ; Edrtor Helen Alexander


Unknown: Pam Rhodes
Producer: John Forrest
Producer: Edrtor Helen Alexander

: Pie in the Sky

Drama series about a gourmet detective, starring Richard Griffiths
A Shot in the Dark. Assistant
Chief Constable Fisher is convinced that a suspicious death at a local aerodrome suggests a drugs connection. Crabbe is not so sure.
Episode whtten by Richard Maher
Producer Jacky Stoller ; DirectorColin Gregg A Witzend production for BBCtv


Unknown: Richard Griffiths
Unknown: Constable Fisher
Unknown: Richard Maher
Producer: Jacky Stoller
Producer: Directorcolin Gregg
Henry Crabbe: Richard Griffiths
Margaret Crabbe: Maggie Steed
Freddy Fisher: Malcolm Sinclair
Leonard Rosten: Brian Protheroe
PC Cambridge: Bella Enahoro
DC Dean Pinkney: Timothy Stark
Chris Bentley: Simon Shepherd
Stella Bentley: Laura Davenport
Liz Wynant: Sian Webber
Sergeant Parkes: Derek Fuke

: Ain't Misbehavin'

Another episode in the comedy series about marital infidelity. Starring Peter Davison Nicola Pagett
Who is that following Dave? Why does everybody keep running into Chuck Purvis , private detective?
Written by Roy Clarke ; Director John Kilby
Producer Tony Dow


Unknown: Peter Davison
Unknown: Nicola Pagett
Unknown: Chuck Purvis
Written By: Roy Clarke
Director: John Kilby
Producer: Tony Dow
Clive Quigley: Peter Davison
Sonia Drysdale: Nicola Pagett
Melissa Quigley: Lesley Manville
Dave Drysdale: John Dutilne
Purvis: Ian McNiece
Dolores: Annie Hulley

: Armed and Dangerous

I Comedy starring
John Candy
When an ex-cop and an inept lawyer join forces as security guards they don't exactly strike fear into the hearts of LA's bad guys. Candy, star of Uncle Buck and the new Cool
Runnings, died last month.
Director Mark L Lester 1986)
FILM REVIEWS pages 45-52


Director: Mark L Lester
Frank Dooley: John Candy
Norman Kane: Eugene Levy
Maggie Cavanaugh: Meg Ryan
Michael Carlino: Robert Loggia
Clarence O'Connell: Kenneth McMillan
Anthony Lazarus: Brion James

: News

With Michael Buerk. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Sunday Night Clive

Clive James is joined in the studio by Stephen Fry and this week's guest commentator is comedian Jo Brand.
Executive producer Richard Drewett Series producer Beatrice Ballard


Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Jo Brand.
Producer: Richard Drewett
Producer: Beatrice Ballard

: Mastermind

From Rochdale Town Hall, where tonight's specialist subjects are the history and historic geography of Ayrshire; the life and career of Catherine de Valois (1401-37); the life and background of Shakespeare; the life and career of John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough. With Magnus Magnusson. Director David Mitchell
Producer Penelope Cowell Doe


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson.
Director: David Mitchell
Producer: Penelope Cowell Doe

: Everyman

Eighteen years ago Sarah Boston gave birth to a son, Will. He had Down's syndrome and died while still a baby. Medical tests now widely available give women the option to terminate Down's pregnancies, so society could virtually screen out
Down's syndrome. In the year that Will would have come of age, Sarah celebrates his birthday with an appreciation of the contribution that Down's people make to our humanity. This is an intensely personal film in which Sarah still feels
Will's absence from her life, and questions the set of values we have when we make choices about genetic screening. Director Nikki Stockley Editor John Blake


Director: Nikki Stockley
Editor: John Blake

: Farewell, My Lovely

The Watchingthe
Detectives season continues with this adaptation of Raymond Chandler 's novel, starring Robert Mitchum Charlotte Rampling
Giant ex-con Moose Molloy wants to find his old flame
Velma and hires private eye Philip Marlowe to track her down. However, even the world-weary Marlowe grows uneasy at the mounting corruption and deaths that the case unearths.
Director Dick Richards (1975)
FILM REVIEWS pages 45-52


Unknown: Raymond Chandler
Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Moose Molloy
Unknown: Philip Marlowe
Director: Dick Richards
Philip Marlowe: Robert Mitchum
Mrs Velma Grayle: Charlotte Rampling
Nulty: John Ireland
Mrs Jessie Florian: Sylvia Miles
Brunette: Anthony Zerbe
Billy Rolfe: Harry Dean Stanton
Moose Molloy: Jack O'Halloran
Nick: Joe Spinell
Jonnie: Sylvester Stallone

: 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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