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: Open University

6.5 Maths Methods: Newton's Laws. 6.30 Sociology: The Moonies. 6.55 A Question of Interpretation. 7.20 Newton's Present-Day Success. 7.45 Solubility.

: Daytime on Two

9.8 Science Topics
Electronics in Action. The electronics revolution is changing all our lives.
9.30 Everyday Science. Sporting Material. Badminton shuttlecocks, pole-vault poles and tennis rackets depend on the versatility of plastic materials. Narrator FERGUS O'KELLY Producer MICHAEL COYLE
9.52 Look and Read
The Boy from Space. 6: Where is Tom?
10.15 Mathscore One
What Next? Stacking cans, shaking hands and the sequence 1, 3, 6, 10 ... Presenters ELAINE DONNELLY and ROGER SLOMAN
10.38 Pages from Ceefax
11.0 The History Trail 3: The Village Improvers
When the villagers of Stanwell found their common fenced off, they decided to fight for their ancient rights. But what power did they have?
11.22 Religious and Moral Education. World Bestseller. What is special about sacred books and, in particular, the Bible?
11.44 Going to Work. Market Town.
12.5 Making the Most of the Micro
6: Getting Down to
Business. Developing the principles explained in Series 1 and showing in more detail what micros can do, and how to use them.
12.30 New series
Computers in Control
An introduction to the world of robotics. 1: Introducing the Robot
A visit to the Chicago Robotics Exhibition shows how the computer has revolutionised these mechanical servants and even made domestic versions possible. IAN MCNAUGHT-DAVIS begins to look at how computers can sense what's going on round them and then control mechanical devices.
12.55 Speak for Yourself
17: Getting the Landlord to do Repairs Watch today's programme for useful advice from
INDIRA JOSHI , BURT KWOUK, ISLA ST CLAIR, MARINA SIRTIS and TREVOR THOMAS on housing and dealing with the landlord.
1.20 Pages from Ceefax
1.38 Around Scotland
Behind the Scenes. 3: Airport
2.1 Scene. The Guardian Angels
What's it like to be a teenage member of one of the 'safety patrols' which, with their distinctive teeshirts and red berets, claim to deter crime on New York's subways?
2.30 English File
Language in Action
1: Writing from Life. ROBERT LEESON and JAMES BERRY show how the raw material of personal experience can be used in stories, autobiographical narratives and poems.


Producer: Michael Coyle
Presenters: Elaine Donnelly
Presenters: Roger Sloman
Producer: John Chapple
Unknown: David Allen
Unknown: Robin Mudge
Unknown: Indira Joshi
Unknown: Trevor Thomas
Unknown: Robert Leeson
Unknown: James Berry

: Weekend Outlook

helps you plan your weekend by previewing daytime programmes of special interest from the Open University. Today's selection includes Modern Art: Manet and Blake, the Artist.

: Utopia: Society Without the State

The desire to turn Utopia into reality has been the source of a long tradition of alternative communities. From the 17th century onwards, people have tried new ways of community living.
A BBC/Open University production


Producer: Clare Falkner

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Mouse on the Moon

continues the season of films starring one of Britain's most endearing actresses
Margaret Rutherford Tonight with Bernard Cribbins
The economy of the Duchy of Grand Fenwick - ruled by the Duchess Gloriana - collapses when the state's only export, its wine, starts exploding. But when it's discovered that the exploding wine makes excellent rocket fuel, Prime Minister Mountjoy takes a momentous decision; a Fenwickian will be the first man on the moon.
Screenplay by MICHAEL PERTWEE based on the novel by LEONARD WIBBERLEY Produced by WALTER SHENSON Directed by RICHARD LESTER Films: page 14


Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Michael Pertwee
Novel By: Leonard Wibberley
Produced By: Walter Shenson
Directed By: Richard Lester
Gloriana: Margaret Rutherford
Vincent: Bernard Cribbins
Mountjoy: Ron Moody
Kokintz: David Kossoff
: Spender Terry-Thomas
Cynthia: June Ritchie
Benter: Roddy McMillan
British delegate: John Le Mesurier
British aide: Michael Trubshawe
Bracewell: John Phillips
Wendover: Tom Aldredge
Russian delegate: Peter Sallis
Russian aide: Jan Conrad
Plumber: Hugh Lloyd
Bandleader: Clive Dunn
Fenwickian: Frankie Howerd

: ORS 84

It's not that we want to keep you in the dark. It's just that we haven't decided what to put in Channel 2's electronic magazine this week. Peter Powell will be on hand with music, info and features and Nick Rowan will be reporting on issues in the news. And that's it. At the moment. But-it'll be all right on the night.
Director JUUET MAY
Producer PETER HAMILTON. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Peter Powell
Unknown: Nick Rowan
Producer: Peter Hamilton.

: The World About Us

Sport Fishing Down Under
Australia is fast becoming one of the finest sport-fishing centres in the world. From the idyllic waters surrounding the Great Barrier Reef come some of the most impressive fighting fish in the ocean. Among them is the great black marlin - quarry of the rich, the sail fish which can tailwalk across the ocean for 100 metres at a time and the giant yellow fin tuna, capable of speeds of 50 mph. Also there are the giant brown trout of Lake Pedda in Tasmania.
Malcolm Florence has been fishing these waters for much of his life and now shares some of the most dramatic sport-fishing action ever filmed.
Presented for the BBC by CHRIS POWELL Series editor ANTHONY ISAACS


Unknown: Chris Powell
Editor: Anthony Isaacs

: Gardeners' World

Shades of Autumn from Hidcote, Gloucestershire
Designed by American Major Lawrence Johnston, and preserved by the National Trust, the gardens of Hidcote Manor are often described as being a shrine to what is the best of English gardening. Graham Rose of the Sunday Times, and Roy Lancaster explore its many treasures.
Executive producer JOHN KENYON
Production assistant JEAN LAUGHTON
BBC Pebble Mill
Subtitles on Ceefax page 270


Designed By: American Major
Unknown: Graham Rose
Unknown: Roy Lancas
Producer: John Kenyon
Unknown: Jean Laughton
Producer: Denis W. Gartside

: M*A*S*H

Sons and Bowlers
The 4077th take on the Marines at bowling to discover that they're up against a pro. It takes Hotlips to equalise the contest-using an unorthodox technique! Hawkeye has trouble keeping his mind on the game when he discovers his dad is going under the knife...


Hawkeye: Alan Alda
B J Hunnicutt: Mike Farrell
Colonel Potter: Harry Morgan
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
Charles: David Ogden Stiers
Klinger: Jamie Farr
Fr Mulcahy: William Christopher

: Whicker!

The brash, the bizarre and the beautiful, the familiar and the unfamiliar-the people Alan Whicker used to Journey millions of miles to meet now travel to talk to him.
He invites you to join them as they settle down for 40 minutes of stimulating and sometimes surprising conversation.
Editor KEN STEPHINSON. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Alan Whicker
Director: John Rooney
Producer: Jenny Danks
Editor: Ken Stephinson.

: The World Walk

by JONATHAN SMITH , with Alec McCowen as Albert Speer
'Are you hoping to get a job as a postman, Herr Speer ?'
'I'm trying to walk from Berlin to East Asia. Eventually, who knows, I'll make it to America. It all ... helps me, you see....'
Script editor DAVID SNODIN DesignerBARRY NEWBERY Producer brenda REID


Unknown: Jonathan Smith
Unknown: Alec McCowen
Unknown: Albert Speer
Unknown: Herr Speer
Editor: David Snodin
Designer: Barry Newbery
Producer: Brenda Reid
Director: Sarah Hellings
Anton Vlaer: Karl Johnson
Watkins: Larry Lamb
Baldur von Schirach: Nigel Stock
Karl Donitz: Ralph Nossek
Rudolf Hess: Norman Rodway
Guard: Paul Hargreaves
Margrete Speer: Catriona MacColl
Karl Hanke: Roger Hammond
British director: Ivor Danvers

: Newsnight

: Whistle Test

Fiat Lux and Nena plus rock news, interviews, latest videos and a look at the electro-synthesiser chart with Mark Ellen and David Hepworth


Unknown: Mark Ellen
Unknown: David Hepworth
Director: David G. Croft
Producer: John Burrowes
Editor: Michael Appleton

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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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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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