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: News

Regional News; Weather .............

: The Railway Dragon

7.10 Animation. A small girl finds one of the last surviving dragons. Narrated by Leslie Nielson with Barry Morse as the dragon. Rpt ...


Unknown: Leslie Nielson
Unknown: Barry Morse

: Young People's Specials: Danny

and the Killer Rain Adventure about a young boy who becomes more environmentally friendly

: News; Regional News;


: Favourite Songs Sur Le Pont

D'Avignon. Amedee Carillon and his grandson Jerome are threatened with eviction. With the voice of Robert Guillaume.


Unknown: Amedee Carillon
Unknown: Robert Guillaume.

: The Legend of Prince Valiant

Animated adventures.

: News; Regional News;


: Swat Kats


: Why Don't You?

Including a visit to Pamplona in Spain and skateboarding in Wakefield. Stereo

: Orville and Cuddles

Can Cuddles teach Orville to swim?

: Playdays

The Tent Stop.

: Tales of Aesop

The story of The Hares and the Treasure. Rpt

: Christopher Crocodile Special

Christopher investigates when the weather behaves strangely. Stereo ...........

: Love Unknown

A Meditation for Good Friday, from the Metropolitan Cathedral of Westminster. Cardinal Basil Hume, Archbishop of Westminster, reflects on the events of Jesus' Passion and death. Hannah
Gordon reads the accounts of the Passion, plus music from Westminster
Cathedral Choirand cellist Caroline Dale , former BBC Young Musician of the Year. Director Steve Benson : Producer Hugh Faupel


Unknown: Caroline Dale
Director: Steve Benson
Producer: Hugh Faupel

: Pebble Mill

A special edition including the cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber 's hit musical Cats performing songs from the show. With
Gloria Hunniford.


Unknown: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Unknown: Gloria Hunniford.

: News

: Cartoon

: Neighbours

Details at 5.55pm. Stereo Subtitled .....

: Ben-Hur

Oscar-winning epic tale starring Charlton Heston
A strange destiny rules the life of Ben-Hur, a wealthy prince of Judah who sets himself up against the tyranny of his Roman masters at the time of Christ.
Director William Wyler ( 1959)
+ FILM REVIEWS pages 47-56


Unknown: Charlton Heston
Director: William Wyler
Judah Ben-Hur: Charlton Heston
Messala: Stephen Boyd
Esther: Haya Harareet
Quintus Arrius: Jack Hawkins
Sheik Ilderim: Hugh Griffith
Miriam: Martha Scott
Tirzah: Cathy O'Donnell
Pontius Pilate: Frank Thring
Simonides: Sam Jaffe
Balthasar: Finlay Currie

: The Clothes Show - New York

A special edition of the fashion show, from New York where a tented village with five catwalks, in the heart of the city, is the venue for America's designers to show their autumn/winter collections. Models and designers will be lining up, to be first down the catwalk in the Big Apple's newest place to be seen, the Fashion Cafe, and, with Easter bonnets in mind, James Corviello takes a look at hats when America's top hatters band together for the annual Milli Awards. Presented by Jeff Banks and Caryn Franklin.


Presenter: Jeff Banks
Presenter: Caryn Franklin
Reporter: James Corviello
Producer: Karen Hughes
Executive Producer: Roger Casstles

: Neighbours

Hannah's schemes cause consternation at home. Annalise has done some soul-searching.
Shownat 1.30pm. ForcastseeWednesday

: News

With Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles .....................


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Regional News

: The Wildlife Special

Great White Shark - the True Story of Jaws
Using revolutionary filming techniques we are given the opportunity to follow the great white shark into its natural habitat.
See today's choices.
Producer Grace Niska Atkins ; Executive producer
KeithScholey Stereo ♦ The Truth about Jaws: page 22


Producer: Grace Niska Atkins

: Tomorrow's World

The Prince of Wales Award for
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales announces this year's winner of his Award designed to seek out the brightest and best of British innovation. Finalists include an electronic rival to the human nose, a high-speed tractor with a special suspension and jet-engine turbine blades which are grown from a single metal crystal.
Forthe first time, Tomorrow's World goes behind the scenes as the judges debate the finalists'fate.
Presented by Carol Vorderman , with Howard Stableford, Shahnaz Pakravan and Monty Don.
Producer Helen Thomas ; Editor Edward Briffa
♦See Carol Vorderman : page 12


Presented By: Carol Vorderman
Unknown: Shahnaz Pakravan
Unknown: Monty Don.
Producer: Helen Thomas
Editor: Edward Briffa
Unknown: Carol Vorderman

: 999

Michael Buerk introduces more reconstructions of rescue stories. Including the dilemma of a couple trapped inside their burning car in the tiger enclosure of a safari park; pictures of the rescue of three canoeists stranded in the middle of the River Conwy in North Wales; the flying accident which left two brothers each convinced that the other was dead and the doctor who was forced to improvise when a baby collapsed in Sardinia.
Juliet Morris continues her report on the real life Baywatch team in Perranporth, Cornwall.
Series producer Andrea Wills ; Executive producer
Andy Batten-Foster
LIFESAVER GUIDE 3: for a copy of the safety information featured on 999 please send a cheque for £2.5O, payable to BBC Education, to BBC Lifesaver Guide, [address removed].


Introduces: Michael Buerk
Unknown: River Conwy
Producer: Andrea Wills
Producer: Andy Batten-Foster

: News

WithPeterSissons. Regional News
Weekend Weather Bill Giles ....


Unknown: Bill Giles

: The Great Kandinsky

Family drama starring
Richard Harris
Tom Bell , Dorothy Tutin
A geriatric escapologist proves it's never too late to face a challenge. Seetoday'schoices.
Written by Terry Winsor and Julian Dyer ; Producer Simon Channing-Williams ; Director Terry Winsor


Unknown: Richard Harris
Unknown: Tom Bell
Unknown: Dorothy Tutin
Written By: Terry Winsor
Unknown: Julian Dyer
Producer: Simon Channing-Williams
Director: Terry Winsor
Ernest Kandinsky: Richard Harris
Professor: Tom Bell
Florence: Dorothy Tutin
Patrick McCormick: Ian Carmichael
Manager: Tim McInnery
Mrs Bader: Gabrielle Hamilton
Herbert: Stephen Lewis
Hetty: Joane Hall
Betty: Jessica James
Carlton: Earl Cameron

: Words from Jerusalem

The Crucifixion. Left on a cross to die, the Lord Jesus Christ assumed the sufferings of the world to himself. The personal vision of poets John Heath Stubbs and Pauline Stainer provide a moving response to the crucifixion and subsequent burial of Jesus.
The Ressurectiontommorow


Unknown: Lord Jesus Christ
Unknown: John Heath
Unknown: Pauline Stainer

: Amadeus

Peter Shaffer 's screen adaptation of his award-winning play, inspired by the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, which won eight Academy Awards. Starring F Murray Abraham , Tom Hulce
1781: court composer Antonio Salieri is the most famous musician in Vienna and a favourite of the Emperor. Then a young man called Mozart changes all that and Salieri plots to rid himself of this brilliant composer.
Director Milos Forman (1984)
# FILM REVIEWS pages 47-56


Unknown: Peter Shaffer
Unknown: F Murray Abraham
Unknown: Tom Hulce
Unknown: Antonio Salieri
Director: Milos Forman
Antonio Salieri: F Murray Abraham
WolfgangAmadeus Mozart: Tom Hulce
Constanze Mozart: Elizabeth Berridge
Emanuel Schikaneder: Simon Callow
Leopold Mozart: Roy Dotrice
Katerina Cavalieri: Christine Ebersole
EmperorJoseph II: Jeffrey Jones
Count Orsini-Rosenberg: Charles Kay
Parody Commendatore: Kenny Baker
Papagena: Lisabeth Bartlett
Frau Weber: Barbara Bryne
Young Salieri: Martin Cavani

: 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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