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: Open University

6.30 Introduction to Economics
6.55 Stressed Materials: Made Without Flaw
7.20 Weekend Outlook

: Daytime on Two

9.30 Science Topics Macromolecules
9.52 Look and Read Fair Ground!
10: Mixed Fortunes
10.15 Mathscore One
10: Fill it Up
ELAINE DONNELLY and ROGER SLOMAN show how to relate measures of volume and capacity.
10.38 Zig Zag Special The Domesday Project Next year is the 900th anniversary of the Domesday Book. In preparation for this, over 9,000 schools have offered to take part in an electronic Domesday survey. It is a unique project.
SHEELAGH GILBEY explains how it will work.
11.0 English 11-13 5: Start Here
Beginning narrative writing Series producer JUDITH MILES
11.22 Geography Casebook: Britain
The British Car Industry
The challenge facing Austin
Rover from giant multi-national motor manufacturers. Narrator SALLY MAGNUSSON Producer DAVID SCOTT COWAN
11.44 Going to Work: Life and Social Skills
Working it Out by BILL LYONS
5: Fresh Starts
12.5 pm Making the Most of the Micro
What micros can do and how to use them.
10: At the End of the Line BBC book and software pack £12.95 from booksellers. Notes £1.30 from [address removed]. Cheque IPO payable to BSS, enclose a 12" x 9" sae with 22p postage.
12.30 Pages from Ceefax
1.38 Around Scotland Close-up. 2: Woodland Story
2.0 Scene. Boxing on the Ropes Or is it? It's more popular than ever and the rewards are great. But do those include brain damage? How do boxers react to the latest medical research? Should the 'noble art' be banned?
Series producer ROGER TONGE
2.30 English File School Play
Drama teacher ALAN LAMBERT works with a CSE drama option group to build up improvisations about 'disappeared prisoners'.
Useful as a starting point for viewing classes' own drama.
Series producer GEOFF WILSON


Unknown: Elaine Donnelly
Unknown: Roger Sloman
Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey
Producer: Tom Stanier
Producer: Judith Miles
Narrator: Sally Magnusson
Producer: David Scott Cowan
Unknown: Bill Lyons
Producer: Godfrey Johnson
Producer: Roger Tonge
Unknown: Alan Lambert
Producer: Dan Garrett
Producer: Geoff Wilson

: Racing from Aintree

The 1985 Seagram
Grand National Meeting All Friday's races have traditionally been on the Mildmay course, but in deference to the increasing numbers of midweek racegoers, today's third featured race is over the Grand National fences themselves.
3.45 REA Bott Foxhunters 'Chase (2m 6f)
The Foxhunters has often pointed the way to future
National form, most recently when Grittar won in 1981 and took the major prize exactly one year later.
4.20 Maiden Timber Final Novices Hurdle (2m)
Introduced by JULIAN WILSON Commentators


Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: John Hanmer
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Directors: Richard Tilling
Producer: Fred Viner

: Monkey

Vampire Master
Tripitaka and his companions look forward to a rest in a peaceful Buddhist kingdom. But the city is stunned by a cruel murder, and Tripitaka accused of being a vampire.


Monkey: Masaaki Sakai
Tripitaka: Masako Natsume
Sandy: Shiro Kishibe
Pigsy: Toshiyuki Nishida

: News Summary

with subtitles; Weather

: Eureka

written by CLIVE DOIG
Clothes and Appearance The invention of the permanent hair-wave had quite dangerous set-backs, but did make Karl Nessler a million-hair. Also the stories of make-up, the wrist-watch, the dress dummy and bloomers, introduced by Paul McDowell. with Madeline Smith
Mike Savage , Julia Binsted Bernard Holley , Sylvester McCoy , Jacqueline Clarke Alternative inventor WilfLunn
Produced and directed by CLIVE DOIG


Written By: Clive Doig
Unknown: Karl Nessler
Introduced By: Paul McDowell.
Unknown: Madeline Smith
Unknown: Mike Savage
Unknown: Julia Binsted
Unknown: Bernard Holley
Unknown: Sylvester McCoy
Unknown: Jacqueline Clarke
Designer: Roger Cann.
Unknown: Brian Willis
Directed By: Clive Doig

: The Invaders

How does a nightmare begin? For David Vincent it began at four in the morning looking for a short-cut he never found. What he found instead were creatures from another world.... The Trial starring Roy Thinnes as David Vincent
Charlie Gilman , a friend of David Vincent , stands trial for the 'murder' of an alien. Vincent suspects the Prosecutor of being an alien and the trial is complicated by an unexpected disclosure by the dead 'man's' wife.


Unknown: David Vincent
Unknown: Roy Thinnes
Unknown: David Vincent
Unknown: Charlie Gilman
Unknown: David Vincent
Written By: George Eckstein
Written By: David W. Rintels
Directed By: Robert Butler
Charlie Gilman: Don Gordon
Janet Wilk: Lynda Day
Allen Slater: Harold Gould
Judge Symondson: Malcolm Atterbury
Fred Wilk: John Rayner
Bert Wisnofsky: William Zuckert
Brennan: James McCallion
Robert Bernard: Russell Johnson
Wilk Sr: Richard Hale
Mrs Wilk: Amy Douglass

: Sergeant Bilko: Revolutionary War

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko

After Bilko's Aunt Minerva sends him a diary showing that his great, great uncle, Major Joshua Bilko, served on George Washington's staff during the American Revolution, he decides to reform and become an officer. However, closer examination of the diary reveals the Bilkos of the 18th century are no different from the Bilkos of today.


Producer: Nat Hiken
Director: Al de Caprio
Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: ORS 85

Midge Ure and Chris Cross are the guest presenters for the last in this series from the Oxford Road studios. There's music from The Thompson Twins and Bronski Beat - TV superstar John Walters introduces an unforgettable performance by The Three Mustaphas 3 - Janice Long 's band to watch is The Loft, and Timmy Mallett is on hand with the last live phone-in quiz. And there's more!
An ORS team production BBC Manchester


Unknown: Midge Ure
Unknown: Chris Cross
Introduces: John Walters
Unknown: Janice Long
Unknown: Timmy Mallett

: Nature

A weekly look at wildlife and the issues affecting the living world with Tony Soper and Brian Leith
In the Soup
Turtles are rare and protected by law. So why are there moves to encourage trade in their products? Save it
Politicians may claim they care about our countryside, but actions speak louder than words.
War in the Sky
Radar can be used to identify individual birds and can even track greenfly, making it a powerful weapon against insect pests. Producer ROBIN HELLIER Editor ANDREW NEAL BBC Bristol


Unknown: Tony Soper
Unknown: Brian Leith
Producer: Robin Hellier

: Gardeners' World in New Zealand

with Geoff Hamilton and Eion Scarrow
Dunedin, in the south of South Island, has a climate that is much the same as Britain's.
Noelene and Dion Ombler have created their garden on a steep slope facing the sea. A wonderful site, cleverly landscaped, and full of good plants and good ideas. Production assistant JEAN LAUGHTON
Executive producer JOHN KENYON An outside broadcast from Television New Zealand BBC Pebble Mill
(Plant list on Ceefax page 261)


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Eion Scarrow
Unknown: Dion Ombler
Unknown: Jean Laughton
Producer: John Kenyon

: Just Another Day

with John Pitman
Eight films which go behind the scenes of places which are part of the British way of life.
6: The Tower of London The Japanese are quiet.
The French are a bit messy. The Germans are clean and friendly.
And the English?
'Arrogant, pushy and wanting all the attention,' says Sandy O'Cunneff , who runs the ladies' loo at the Tower of London.
Twelve thousand tourists 'do' the Tower every day, guided by the beefeaters - ex-soldiers who tell spine-chilling tales of blood and guts through the ages. Somewhere in all the chaos, a child is lost. And something that shouldn't be there is found in the Jewel House. Photography
PHILIP BONHAM-CARTER Film editor DAVID LEE Series producer


Unknown: John Pitman
Unknown: Sandy O'Cunneff
Unknown: Edward Mirzoeff
Director: Sarah Caplin

: Around with Alliss

From Trevose Golf and Country Club, Constantine Bay , north Cornwall, the third in a series in which Peter Alliss plays golf and talks to well-known people. Fulham, maximum wage,
Coventry City, Match of the Day, plenty of subjects for Peter to talk about with his guest today who is, of course, Jimmy Hill.


Unknown: Constantine Bay
Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Jimmy Hill.
Director: Alastair Scott
Producer: Bob Abrahams

: Harty Goes to ... Oxford

... or Harty returns to Oxford.
It's nearly 30 years since the young lad from Blackburn started his student days in the city of spires and choirs. Tonight he nostalgically retraces those first floundering footsteps. BBC Manchester

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick with Jenni Murray and Ian Smith present the reports and interviews that matter with the analysis that counts.
11.15 Weatherview


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Ian Smith

: Marcel Carne: Les portes de la nuit

Starring Pierre Brasseur, Yves Montand, Nathalie Nattier, Serge Reggiani

In the confusion of liberated Paris, Diego celebrates his friend Raymond's survival, and encounters the beautiful Malou. In his pursuit of love, Diego is drawn along a complex trail of treachery, revenge and retribution. Les portes de la nuit gave variety star Yves Montand his breakthrough as a serious actor.
(A French film with English subtitles) (First showing on British television) (Black and white)
(The Carne season continues next Friday with "Les enfants du paradis")
Films: page 20


Designer: Alexandre Trauner
Screenplay: Jacques Prevert
Director: Marcel Carne
Georges: Pierre Brasseur
Diego: Yves Montand
Guy: Serge Reggiani
Malou: Nathalie Nattier
Senechal: Saturnin Fabre
Quinquina: Julien Carette
Tramp: Jean Vilar
Etienette: Dany Robin

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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.

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