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: Henry's Cat

With Philippa Forrester.


Unknown: Philippa Forrester.

: Playdays

Playground Stop. Rpt

: Litt'l Bits

: Babar

: Heart and Soul

Featuring live music from Iona, Tony Robinson's Good Book Guide, God and the Gatepost with Classic FM's Michael Bukht, and the Royle Commission with Roger Royle.
Telephone: [number removed] with your comments.


Unknown: Tony Robinson
Unknown: Michael Bukht
Unknown: Roger Royle.

: See Hear!

Jack Ashley reports on a support group for people with acquired deafness. With signing and subtitles.


Unknown: Jack Ashley

: Denied the 9 to 5

Ian Dury looks at unemployment among disabled people. Stereo


Unknown: Ian Dury

: Business Matters

How a retailer risked everything to try to save a chain of shops from collapse. A Jane Walmsley production for BBCtv


Unknown: Jane Walmsley

: Tales from the Map Room

How lines on maps have cut through towns, tribes and territories.

: Countryfile

Rural issues, with John Craven. Plus the week's weather at 12.25.
(Rev rpt of last Wednesday)


Unknown: John Craven.

: News; On the Record

Political analysis, this week with SheenaMcDonald.

: EastEnders

Three-episode omnibus edition.

: Ring of Bright Water

Drama, showing as a tribute to Bill Travers who died last month.With Virginia McKenna
A civil servant begins a new life in the Scottish highlands with his pet otter...
Based on the novel by Gavin Maxwell
Director Jack Couffer 1969)


Unknown: Bill Travers
Unknown: Virginia McKenna
Novel By: Gavin Maxwell
Director: Jack Couffer
Graham Merrill: Bill Travers
MatyMacKenzie: Virginia McKenna
Colin Clifford: Peter Jeffrey
Bus driver: Roddy McMillan
Storekeeper: Jameson Clark

: Variety Club Special

On the eve of the Variety Club's 45th anniversary, Michael Caine and Jill Dando tell the story of how the abandoning of a baby girl in 1928 led to the founding of an organisation that has helped children in 92 countries around the world. With contributions from HRH Prince Philip, the baby herself, and golfer Arnold Palmer.


Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Jill Dando
Unknown: Arnold Palmer.

: Lifeline

Eamonn Holmes appeals on behalf of the Family Holiday Asscn which gives families in need the chance of a break.
Stereo DONATIONS: to[address removed] Tel[number removed]


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Eamonn Holmes

: Masterchef

This week three contestants from the Midlands compete for a place in the semi-finals.
Presenter Loyd Grossman judges the results, with Le
Meridien's David Chambers and singer Michael Ball.
Producer Richard Bryan ; Executive producers Bradley Adams and Richard Kalms
A Union Pictures production for BBCtv


Presenter: Loyd Grossman
Unknown: David Chambers
Singer: Michael Ball.
Producer: Richard Bryan
Producers: Bradley Adams
Producers: Richard Kalms

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Songs of Praise

Through the Channel Tunnel To mark the start of a week of celebrations before the inauguration of the tunnel, churches from the area around the Folkestone and Calais terminals share their favourite hymns. Pam Rhodes will be at Calais to bid farewell to members of churches in Calais, Boulogne and Dunkirk, and Alan Titchmarsh will be in Folkestone ready to greet them. Hymns include: Thine Be the Glory (A Toi la Gloire); Our God Reigns; Make Way; Seigneur, rassemble-nous. Producer Christopher Mann Editor Helen Alexander


Unknown: Pam Rhodes
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Producer: Christopher Mann
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Honey for Tea

Last in the new comedy series starring Felicity Kendal

Nancy is unprepared for the surprise her cleaning lady Mary has in store for her.


Writer: Michael Aitkens
Director/Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Nancy Belasco: Felicity Kendal
Prof Simon Latimer: Nigel LeVaillant
Sir Dickie Hobhouse: Leslie Phillips
Jake Belasco: Patrick McCollough
Mary Harris: Brenda Bruce
Sir Basil Quintt: Alan David
Lucy Courtney: Caroline Harker

: Pie in the Sky

New drama series about a gourmet detective, starring Richard Griffiths
Who Only Stand and Wait
The discovery of a young girl's body, buried 20 years earlier, provides new evidence in a murder case handled by Crabbe and Fisher. Did they send the wrong man to jail?
Episode written by John Milne ; Producer David Wimbury ; Director Lawrence Gordon Clark A Witzend production for BBCtv


Unknown: Richard Griffiths
Written By: John Milne
Producer: David Wimbury
Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark
Henry Crabbe: Richard Griffiths
Margaret Crabbe: Maggie Steed
Freddy Fisher: Malcolm Sinclair
Gary Bourne: Richard Ridings
Marianne Dupont: Marianne Borgo
PC Cambridge: Bella Enahoro
Henderson: Nick Raggett
Bill Wilson: Tony Haygarth
1)1 Strange: Niven Boyd

: Appointment with Death

Agatha Christie murder mystery with an all-star cast including Peter Ustinov
Lauren Bacall
John Gielgud
1937: manipulative and malicious, recently widowed
Emily Boynton ruthlessly rules her step-children's lives. She even makes a luxury family trip to Europe and the Middle East hellish. Things come to boiling point in British-controlled
Palestine and fellow traveller
Hercule Poirot is soon intrigued and appalled to discover that death never takes a holiday - nor can his famed "little grey cells".
Director Michael Winner 1988)
FILM REVIEWS pages 47-53


Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Lauren Bacall
Unknown: John Gielgud
Unknown: Emily Boynton
Unknown: Hercule Poirot
Hercule Poirot: Peter Ustinov
Lady Westholme: Lauren Bacall
Colonel Carbury: John Gielgud
Nadine Boynton: Carrie Fisher
Mrs Emily Boynton: Piper Laurie
MissQuinton: Hayley Mills
DrSarahKing: Jenny Seagrove
Jefferson Cope: David Soul
Lennox Boynton: Nicholas Guest
Carol Boynton: Valerie Richards
Raymond Boynton: John Terlesky
Ginevra Boynton: Amber Bezer

: News

With Peter Sissons.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Mastermind

Tonight's specialist subjects are the history of the Orient Express and Wagons-Lits
Company; the life and reign of Edward IV; the life and career of Fred Karno (1866-1941), and Japan at war (1937-45). Magnus Magnusson puts the questions in the Countess of Huntingdon's Hall, Worcester. Director David Mitchell
Producer Penelope Cowell Doe


Unknown: Fred Karno
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Director: David Mitchell
Producer: Penelope Cowell

: Everyman

Looking for Allah in England
Western society may be turning away from organised religion, but conversions to Islam in this country are increasing at a remarkable rate. The rules of the faith are unchanged since they were formulated 1,400 years ago: followers must wash and pray five times a day, fast for four weeks every year, give two-and-a-half per cent of their income to charity, and abstain from smoking, drinking and extra-marital sex. Women are expected to cover their hair and bodily shape. To renounce the faith is punishable by death.
This film examines the appeal of Islam through the eyes of two potential converts. Both are parents with young children. One is frustrated by a society that "promises freedom and prosperity but delivers racism and poverty". The other explains: "Islam offers clear guidelines, values, to bring up your kids. In Britain today no kid is safe - kids are going round murdering other children." Series editor John Blake
A Double E/Amy Hardie production for BBCtv


Editor: John Blake

: The New South Africa

The new leaders of South
Africa look ahead to the challenges facing a government whose supporters expect radical change. With David Dimbleby. Producers Nick Guthne and David Harrison


Unknown: David Dimbleby.
Producers: Nick Guthne
Producers: David Harrison

: The Sky at Night

Celestial Hide and Seek. There will be a partial eclipse of the sun on 10 May and of the moon on 25 May. Patrick Moore and HJ P Arnold explain what should be visible.


Unknown: Patrick Moore

: 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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