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: Children's BBC: Telling Tales

Philip Hawthorn tells the story of Ballu Shah (the Miser).


Storyteller: Philip Hawthorn

: Breakfast with Frost

David Frost interviews the week's news makers and reviews the papers with his guests. Including at 8.15 and 9.00 News; plus weather forecasts.


Presenter: David Frost
Series Editor: Barney Jones
Executive Editor: Tim Orchard

: Glimpses of God

A series about mystical experiences.
Today, three people recall their encounters with angels.

: First Light

in the series celebratingthe spiritual elements of life, Rachel Hawthorn meets children's author Millie Murray.


Unknown: Rachel Hawthorn
Unknown: Millie Murray.

: See Hear!

In today's edition Clive Mason goes to Wales to visit the Swansea Deaf Club.
With signing and subtitles.
(Rptd on Tuesday 12 noon on BBC2) (Stereo)


Presenter: Clive Mason

: Next

The lifestyles and interests of the retired.

: Bon Mot

Short stories from France based on one word. Today, the pond.

: Fat Man in France: Cevennes

Tom Vernon cycles through France.
Today, Cevennes.
(Rpt) (Stereo)


Presenter: Tom Vernon

: Sid's Heroes

Troubleshooters Sid Joynson sets out to motivate workers, this week to improve the standard of hospital care by enlisting the help of those who actually do the job.
BBC Book: Sid's Heroes, £12.99, from bookshops


Presenter: Sid Joynson

: Countryfile

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


Presenter: John Craven

: News; On the Record

John Humphrys and the team analyse political trends at home and abroad.


Presenter: John Humphrys
Editor: Nelson Mews

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Columbo

Dead Weight. How can America's leading war hero be guilty of cold-blooded murder? With no body, no weapon and the one uncertain witness being wooed by the killer, Lt Columbo must weigh the few facts very carefully before plunging in. With Peter Falk.


Unknown: Peter Falk.

: Cartoon

: Biteback

The BBC's right-of-reply programme presented by Sue Lawley. Call the hotline with your comments on [number removed].


Presenter: Sue Lawley

: For Valour

A series of dramatised documentaries about people awarded medals for extraordinary courage during wartime.
Today, John Phillips , one of only two army bomb disposal officers sent to the Falklands conflict in 1982.


Unknown: John Phillips

: Masterchef

Three more aspiring amateur cooks compete. Hosted by Loyd Grossman , with guests chef Terry Laybourne and actress Rosemary Leach.
Producer Richard Bryan ; Executive producers Bradley Adams and Richard Kalms
♦ See Terry Laybourne : page 33


Unknown: Loyd Grossman
Unknown: Terry Laybourne
Unknown: Rosemary Leach.
Producer: Richard Bryan
Producers: Bradley Adams
Producers: Richard Kalms
Unknown: Terry Laybourne

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Peter Cockroft


Newsreader: Moira Stuart
Weather presenter: Peter Cockroft

: Regional News

: Songs of Praise

From Farnborough, Hampshire. Hymns include: Alleluia, Raise the Anthem, The Day Thou Gavest, and Let All the World in Every Corner Sing.
(Repeated on Tuesday at 2.0pm on BBC2)


Producer: John Forrest
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Small Talk

Contestants try to unravel the minds of children and get at least some of the answers right. With Ronnie Corbett.


Presenter: Ronnie Corbett
Director: Rick Gardner
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: Fawlty Towers: The Builders

Basil and Sybil decide to make some alterations to the hotel.

The Andrew Duncan interview with John Cleese: page 18


Writer: John Cleese
Writer: Connie Booth
Producer: John Howard Davies
Basil Fawlty: John Cleese
Sybil Fawlty: Prunella Scales
Manuel: Andrew Sachs
Polly: Connie Booth

: The Vet: Home Truths

The first of seven episodes of a new drama set around a Devon veterinary practice.
Starring Suzanne Burden, Richard Hawley

New vet Jennifer Holt soon learns that for some farmers there's a fine line between cost cutting and cruelty.
See today's choices.

In at the Sheep End: page 26


Writer: Andy de la Tour
Producer: Tony Virgo
Director: David Blair
Jennifer Holt: Suzanne Burden
Chris Lennox: Richard Hawley
Laura Sinclair: Gabrielle Cowburn
Murray Wilson: Neil McKinven
Patricia Lennox: Diana Kent
Alan Sinclair: Richard Bonneville
Steven Holt: Tom Brodie
Neil Fairbrother: Sean Harris
Debbie Fairbrother: Adie Allen
Scott: Toby Ross Bryant
Maddy: Matyelok Gibbs
Claire: Charlotte Williams
Charlotte Lennox: Ella Brown
Seller: Jack Hulland
Buyer: Dick Brannick
Pritchard: James Rowe
Councillor: Peter Dann

: News

With Peter Sissons.
Weather Peter Cockroft


Newsreader: Peter Sissons
Weather presenter: Peter Cockroft

: The Hanging Gale

Second of a four-part historical drama starring Joe McGann, Mark McGann, Paul McGann, Stephen McGann, Michael Kitchen

With the failure of the potato crop, the people of Brannocktown face starvation and financial ruin.


Writer: Allan Cubitt
Producer: Jonathan Cavendish
Director: Diarmuid Lawrence
Sean Phelan: Joe McGann
Conor Phelan: Mark McGann
Liam Phelan: Paul McGann
Daniel Phelan: Stephen McGann
Townsend: Michael Kitchen
Maeve Phelan: Fiona Victory
Mary Dolan: Tina Kellegher
Ferry: Sean McGinley
Coulter: Gerard McSorley
James Phelan: Joe Pilkington
Joseph Phelan: Ciaran Fitzgerald
Molly Phelan: Ciara Marley
Baby Hannah: Dylan O'Connell
Michael Dolan: Barry Barnes
Patrick Dolan: Birdy Sweeney
Sarah Dolan: Maire Ni Ghrainne
McBride: Mal Whyte
McCafferty: Dave Duffy
Dr Davis: Peter Caffrey
Meagher: Joe Savino
Harkin: B.J. Hogg
Brady: Gerry Walsh

: Mastermind

From Warwick Castle. The specialist subjects are John of Gaunt, the Battle for Arnhem, Martin Luther King, and the history and repertoire of the clarinet. With Magnus Magnusson.


Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Director: David Mitchell
Producer: Penelope Cowell Doe

: Everyman: Deliver Us from Evil

Nearly 4,000 churches in Britain claim to have been touched by a new incarnation of God's miraculous power. One in three churches in Britain is now holding healing services. But this charismatic revival, with its belief in demons of darkness, spirits, angels and miracles, is dividing the Christian world. Everyman uncovers practices of healing and deliverances that have destroyed people's faith and shattered their lives.


Producer: Michael Burke
Series Editor: Richard Denton

: Crossing Delancey

Romantic comedy starring Amy Irving, Peter Riegert

Isabelle Grossman is an intelligent, attractive, 33-year-old Jewish woman. She's not looking for a husband - and even if she was, he certainly wouldn't be running a pickle business.
(Postponed from 30 April)
Film Reviews pages 53-62


Director: Joan Micklin Silver
Isabelle Grossman: Amy Irving
Sam Posner: Peter Riegert
Anton Maes: Jeroen Krabbe
Bubbie Kantor: Reizl Bozyk
Hannah Mandelbaum: Sylvia Miles
Lionel: George Martin
Nick: John Bedford Lloyd

: Weather

About this project

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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