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: Open University

Science: Drifting Continents

: Daytime on Two

9.20 Let's Go: Series 3 Presented by BRIAN RIX
9: Let's Be Safe at Home (R)

9.35 Descubra España: Ensenanza, Trabajo y familia Vida escolar; granando el pan; talleres y fabricas. (R)

9.52 Mathscore One: 10: Fill it Up
ELAINE DONNELLY and ROGER SLOMAN show how to relate measures of volume and capacity. (R)

10.15 Look and Read: The Boy from Space by RICHARD CARPENTER Captured!

10.38 Japan: The Crowded Islands Too Far, Too Fast?
Does anyone ever shout 'enough is enough'? Can you be too devoted to economic growth? (R)

11.0 Watch: Then and Now: Travel

11.17 Walrus: What's it Gonna Be? My Pretty Maid by GERRY HUXHAM

11.39 Science Topics: Metals and Plastics
For hundreds of years metals have been used. Now plastics and other materials are taking over.
Series producer PETER BRATT (R)

12.0 Year of the French: The Country Priest
'I am Breton first, then French,' says ABBE LOUIS MAHUAS. (R)

12.30 pm Deutsch direkt!
A series of 20 programmes for beginners in German 19: Mayrhofen
A place for winter sports, mountain climbing in the summer and hang-gliding all year.

12.55 Pages from Ceefax

1.20 Rendez-vous: France: Ecole, travail, famille
En apprentissage; vers un emploi; Aproposdel'internat ... (R)

1.38 Let's See: The Sea: 3: A Day at the Seaside
Sand castles, rock pools, fishing, the movement of the tides - there's always plenty to look at and do at the seaside.
Presenter Michael Scott
Series editor MARIANNE BAIRD BBC Scotland (R)

2.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year olds. Cosmo and Dibs find different uses for a kitchen sieve, BILL OWEN leads the singing in 'I'm a little teapot', HENRY finds the words You and Me written in the RADIO TIMES and on the television screen. ANTHONY VAN LAAST takes his son KIT to a dance class. (R)

2.15 History 11-13: The Tudors: Mary Queen of Scots
Why did Mary Queen of Scots seek refuge in England? Why did Elizabeth put her in prison? What kind of threat did she pose to Elizabeth between 1558 and her death? This programme outlines the background to these questions, and poses a further one: what would you have done about Mary if you had been Elizabeth?
Gawdy...............MICHAEL BURRELL
Cecil........................JAMES GREENE
Mary .................. AMANDA WALKER

2.40 Exploring Science: Stars
From the earliest times people have look at the stars and wondered ... (R)


Presented By: Brian Rix
Unknown: Elaine Donnelly
Unknown: Roger Sloman
Unknown: Richard Carpenter
Unknown: Gerry Huxham
Producer: Morton Surguy
Producer: Peter Bratt
Presented By: Hanni Vanhaiden
Director: Marion Allinson
Producer: Maddalena Fagandini
Editor: Marianne Baird
Unknown: Anthony van Laast
Presenter: Richard Burrows
Unknown: Michael Burrell
Unknown: James Greene
Unknown: Amanda Walker
Unknown: Richard Williams
Producer: Jill Sheppard

: The Cheltenham Festival

Introduced by JULIAN WILSON
4.5 The Waterford Crystal Stayers' Hurdle Race (3m If)


Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Reporter: Jonathan Powell
Producer: Fred Viner

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: The Grain Run

A Voyage to the North By barge and boat,
Pete Morgan navigates the ancient waterway used by the Romans to provision their northern garrisons. To Cathedral City and Roman Waterway
On the second part of his voyage, Pete takes to a folding bicycle to explore the attractive byways of rural Lincolnshire - ancient castles, mysterious landmarks and all. His arrival by water at Lincoln reveals unique and intriguing views of the Roman city.


Unknown: Pete Morgan
Editor: Martin Harris
Producer: Douglas B. Smith

: No Limits

They do say that, as far as Hull is concerned, 'seeing is believing' - which is something the east coast weather seems all set to deny Jenny and Tony. How do you describe the Humber Bridge in thick fog - or the Spurn Point lifeboat in driving sleet? Enterprise is the answer - and the presenters of the world's fastest TV rock show are determined to bring their own mixture of music, chart news and views - come Hull or high water.
Associate producer JONATHAN KING Production PETER HAMILTON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Peter Hamilton

: Joni Jones

A drama series in five parts based on the stories by R. GERALLT JONES 3: The Evacuees
The children of Liverpool are evacuated to North Wales to avoid the bombings. Their language and way of life are as alien to Joni as visitors from another planet.
Written by RUTH CARTER
(A Welsh programme with English subtitles originally shown on S4C)


Stories By: R. Gerallt Jones
Written By: Ruth Carter
Directed By: Stephen Bayly
Joni Jones: Richard Love
Mrs Jones: Iola Gregory
Paul: Richard Burke
Robert: George Smith
: Griff Dewirhys
Auntie Nel: Margarite Richards
Ficer: Meic Stevens
Ifan Roberts: Bryn Williams
Miss Willis: Margaret Williams

: Cartoon Two

Sea Dream (R)

: The Money Makers

The Oil Tycoon
Robert Anderson is the biggest private landowner in the United States and head of the seventh biggest oil company - and the tenth biggest industrial corporation - in the country.
From his ranch in New Mexico and from his penthouse office suite in Los Angeles, he tells reporter
David Lomax how he made the world's biggest oil strike in Alaska, why he bought and sold the Observer, and why he gives to so many good causes. Research ELIZABETH FARRAR Film editor ALEX RICHARDSON Producer BRIAN DA VIES


Unknown: Robert Anderson
Unknown: David Lomax
Editor: Alex Richardson

: South East Reports

Busting the Green Belt
Presented by Jeremy Paxman For 30 years the green belt has provided a vital breathing space around
London, preventing the south east from becoming one giant urban sprawl. But has it now outlived its usefulness? Has it forced house prices up to unattainable levels, and is it now strangling new job-creating industry?
This month a crucial public inquiry opens in Essex to judge plans for a new country town. If it gets the go-ahead, the green belt could be busted and the country's house-building policy radically changed.
Richard Bath reports on the debate now raging and, in the studio, house builders, house buyers and conservationists argue the issues. Producer FIONA CHESTERTON
South East editor PHILIP HARDING


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Richard Bath
Producer: Fiona Chesterton
Editor: Philip Harding

: World Billiards

The Monarflex
World Professional
Billiards Championship
Final - from Romily Forum
DAVID ICKE with highlights of the final, which is the best of five frames to 400 up.
Commentators CLIVE EVERTON and JACK KARNEHM TV presentation


Unknown: David Icke
Unknown: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: Nick Hunter.
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie

: I, Claudius

A serial in 12 parts based on the novels by ROBERT GRAVES 9: Hail Who?
Written by JACK PULMAN
Claudius had high hopes of a return to a republic when
Caligula insanely proclaimed himself a god and his sister Drusilla a goddess ... but Rome officially accepted his divinity.
Directed by HERBERT WISE (R)


Written By: Jack Pulman
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Directed By: Herbert Wise
Calpurnia: Jo Rowbottom
Claudius: Derek Jacobi
Briseis: Anne Dyson
Sabinus: Bruce Purchase
Diana: Jan Carey
Poppaea: Sally Bazely
Marcus: Norman Eshley
Caesonia: Freda Dowie
Young man: Stan McGowan
Iris: Gina Manicom
Caligula: John Hurt
Cassius: Sam Dastor
Asprenas: James Fagan
Senator: Lockwood West
Singer: Robert Bateman
Messalina: Sheila White
Usher: Willlam Bond
Sergeant: Norman Rossington
Gratus: Bernard Hill
Guard: Julian Armstrong

: Arena

Two Painters Amazed 'The most original and exhilarating new painting in Britain today is being done by a new generation of Glasgow boys.' (THE GUARDIAN) Critical acclaim for a group of recent art school graduates has put Scottish art, and Glasgow in particular, firmly on the international map.
Two people at the forefront of this unexpected renaissance are Stephen Campbell and Adrian Wiszniewski. Within three years of leaving college, their pictures already hang in the Tate Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and are sought after by museums and collectors in Europe and North America. In this week's Arena, the former classmates meet again to take stock of their meteoric rise and to compare notes on the art scene in Britain and New York.
Film cameraman STUART WYLD Film editor ROBERT BURNETT Producers
A BBC Scotland/Arena production


Unknown: Stephen Campbell
Unknown: Adrian Wiszniewski.
Unknown: Stuart Wyld
Editor: Robert Burnett
Unknown: Keith Alexander.
Unknown: Nigel Finch
Director: Austair J Scott

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow Donald MacCormick and Olivia O'Leary present the stories and interviews behind the main stories of the day.
Ian Smith and Jenni Murray with a round-up of the news from home and abroad.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Ian Smith
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Weatherview

: The Cheltenham Festival

Highlights of today's races at the National Hunt Festival which featured the Waterford
Crystal Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy.
Introduced by JULIAN WILSON Commentators


Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Richard Pitman

: Open University

Education: Who be Mother?
The English nanny's role in bringing up high-bom babies has been legendary. With changes in the nursery as well as in society, her job has changed dramatically. This programme asks members of the aristocracy, working mothers, nannies and babies - how is she coping?


Producer: Suzanne Campbell-Jones

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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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