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: Johnson and Friends

With Philippa Forrester. stereo

: Playdays

The Patch Stop.

: Telling Tales

: Breakfast with Frost

Today's guest is the foreign secretary, Douglas Hurd , who has just returned from the European Summit in Corfu. Series editor Barney Jones
Executive editor Bob Wheaton
Including at 8. 1 and 9.00 News; plus weather forecasts


Unknown: Douglas Hurd
Editor: Bob Wheaton

: Faith to Faith

Gabby is Jewish and Colin is Christian. Married last July, they look forward to theirfuture.

: This Is the Day

Graham Young and the Smith family join the young people on Narroway, a holiday canal boat, for prayer and worship.


Unknown: Graham Young

: See Hear!

Features the winners of the annual
Communicator of the Year awards, run by the Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID). With signing and subtitles.

: Breaking Glass

A guide for working women who want to get to the top. With Carol Vorderman. FREE "BREAKING GLASS" BOOK: send large saewith two first class stamps to Breaking Glass, P0 Box 7,


Unknown: Carol Vorderman.

: Computing for the Less Terrified

The use of computers in design.
A Diverse production for BBCtv PROJECT PACK: send a cheque for£3.00. payable to BBC Education, to [address removed]

: Birthrights

Behind the scenes of Chinese takeaways. A Wangmo production for BBCtv

: Countryfile

Rural issues, with John Craven. Plus the week's weather at 12.25.


Unknown: John Craven.

: News; On the Record

Political analysis.

: EastEnders

Three-episode omnibus edition.

: Starflight One

Futuristic adventure starring
Lee Majors
The world's s fastest passenger plane is accidentally hurled into outer space on its maiden flight.With Lauren Hutton , Hal Linden , and Ray Milland. Director Jerry Jameson (1983) Stereo


Unknown: Lauren Hutton
Unknown: Hal Linden
Unknown: Ray Milland.
Director: Jerry Jameson

: Lifeline

Joanna Lumley appeals on behalf of the Ataxia Group, the charity devoted to helping sufferers of the disease, which affects muscle co-ordination.
DONATIONS: send to [address removed] or telephone[number removed]


Unknown: Joanna Lumley
Unknown: Joanna Lumley

: Jim'lI Fix It

With Jimmy Savile.


Unknown: Jimmy Savile.

: Masterchef

The last semi-final of the present series provides the third contestant for next week's final. Guest judges are Michel Bourdin of London's Connaught Hotel and food critic Egon Ronay. Presented by Loyd Grossman. Producer Richard Bryan
Executive producers Bradley Adams and Richard Kalms
A Union Pictures production for BBCtv


Unknown: Michel Bourdin
Unknown: Egon Ronay.
Presented By: Loyd Grossman.
Producer: Richard Bryan
Producers: Bradley Adams
Producers: Richard Kalms

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Sweet Inspiration

A series in which celebrities choose hymns which mark significant moments in their spiritual lives.
Marti Caine talks to
Alan Titchmarsh at her Oxfordshire home about her love of life, in spite of having a difficult childhood. Evocative videos catch the spirit of her favourite hymns, including All People That On Earth Do Dwell;
Breathe On Me, Breath of God; Jesus Bids Us Shine, Something Within Me; Thanksong and Joy to the World. Producer Peter Armstrong
A Word-Pictures production for BBCtv


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Producer: Peter Armstrong

: Last of the Summer Wine

A chance to see a vintage episode of the comedy series,
Gettingon Sidney 's Wire, from 1977. Starring Bill Owen
Peter Sallis , Brian Wilde
Written by Roy Clarke
Producer Sydney Lotterby


Unknown: Gettingon Sidney
Unknown: Bill Owen
Unknown: Peter Sallis
Unknown: Brian Wilde
Written By: Roy Clarke
Compo: Bill Owen
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Foggy: Brian Wilde
Sid: John Comer
Ivy: Jane Freeman
NoraBatty: Kathy Staff

: Maxie

I Comedy fantasy starring Glenn Close
Mandy Patinkin
"Maxie Malone lived here.
Read it and weep!" When Jan and Nick Cheyney uncover this message scrawled on their living room wall, they discover that Maxie Malone was a young actress who died 60 years earlier. Not only that, but she's planning a comeback.
Director Paul Aaron (1985) .
FILM REVIEWS pages 45-51


Unknown: Glenn Close
Unknown: Mandy Patinkin
Unknown: Maxie Malone
Unknown: Nick Cheyney
Unknown: Maxie Malone
Director: Paul Aaron
Jan/Maxie: Glenn Close
Nick: Mandy Patinkin
Mrs Lavin: Ruth Gordon
Bishop Campbell: Barnard Hughes
MissSheffer: Valerie Curtin
Fatherjerome: Googy Gress
Arthenberg: Lou Cutell

: Love on a Branch Line: I Can't Give You Anything but Love, Baby

Attention to detail has been vital throughout this drama series based on John Hadfield's enchanting book.
Costume has been particularly important. To create the appropriate raggedy feel of 1950s village cricketers - for the match featured in tonight's episode - costume designer Dany Everett borrowed whites from real players as well as scouring costumiers. With the local cricket club at Hillington in north Norfolk providing the perfect location, cast and crew were ready to film that most quintessential of English scenes.
In this third of four episodes, Jasper Pye is urgently needed for the annual village cricket match. But an unscheduled drinking bout threatens the day's play.
A Theatre of Comedy/D L Taffner/New Penny production for BBCtv
Clement Freud dines with Leslie Phillips


Writer: David Nobbs
Producer: Jacqueline Davis
Director: Martyn Friend
Costume Designer: Dany Everett
Jasper Pye: Michael Maloney
Lord Flamborough: Leslie Phillips
Lady Flamborough: Maria Aitken
Professor Pollux: Graham Crowden
Belinda: Abigail Cruttenden
Miss Tidy: Gillian Raine
Chloe: Cathryn Harrison
Matilda: Charlotte Williams
Miss Mounsey: Amanda Root
Mark Fairweather: Peter Blythe
Quirk: Stephen Moore
Lionel Virley: David Haig
Charley Aspall: Ken Sharrock
Jones: Joe Melia

: News

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Mastermind

From the Dome Theatre in Brighton. Specialist subjects are: the life and cases of Sir
Bernard Spilsbury ; the life and works of Japanese prophet
Nichiren; the life of Lord Peter Wimsey and novels of Dorothy L Sayers ; and Wellington's military campaign in the Peninsular War 1808-14.
Producer Penelope Cowell Doe
Director David Mitchell


Unknown: Bernard Spilsbury
Unknown: Lord Peter Wimsey
Unknown: Dorothy L Sayers
Producer: Penelope Cowell Doe
Director: David Mitchell

: Heart of the Matter

Joan Bakewell investigates another topical moral dilemma. A Roger Bolton production for BBCtv TRANSCRIPT: for a copy send a cheque/postal order for £2.00, payable to BSS, to [address removed]


Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Athletics

European Cup
Highlights of the final day from Birmingham which should include John Regis in the 200m, Tony Jarrett in the 110m hurdles, Liz McColgan in the 10,000m plus the men's and women's 4x400m relays.


Unknown: John Regis
Unknown: Tony Jarrett
Unknown: Liz McColgan

: Advice Shop

Tonight's programme includes a report on the great tax divide between rich and poor, a behind-the-scenes look at a Social Security Appeal Tribunal and an idea from the Red Cross to help victims of fires. Editor Deborah Perkin
A Hawkshead production for BBCtv
FREE FACTSHEET: send A5 sae to [address removed]


Editor: Deborah Perkin

: The Sky at Night

Swan's Nest. Patrick Moore investigates evidence for the existence of black holes - collapsed stars whose gravitational field is so strong that not even light can escape.
Producer Pieter Morpurgo INFORMATION LINE: [number removed] (calls are charged at 39p per minute cheap rate, 49p at all other times.)


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.

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