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: Design and Innovation

Eurekaaargh! (1)
Another chance to see this Horizon programme on the problems faced by inventors. Producer ROBIN BOOTLE
(Part 2 tomorrow at 12.30 pm)


Producer: Robin Bootle

: Puppeteer

'I think that the puppet is an extraordinary, powerful force ... In my opinion it means so much more than any painting or any piece of music or any play acted by a live person'. John Wright runs the Little Angel Theatre in Islington, London. He writes and produces puppet plays and designs and makes the puppets to take part in them. This film looks at the creation of one puppet, and the play for which it is intended.
Series producer JOHN HEAD
Producer MGEL Williams (R)


Unknown: John Wright

: Sign Extra

Today: Men... at Home

: International Show Jumping

from the Grand Hall, Olympia This is the final day of this show, which is now in its 15th year. Once again a complete cross-section from the show for all the family is shown. Introduced by DAVID VINE Commentators
STEPHEN HADLEY including at


Introduced By: David Vine
Unknown: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Unknown: Stephen Hadley

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Pamela Armstrong

Thirty minutes of topical conversation and music with Pamela and her guests of the day.

: International Show Jumping

Further coverage from the Grand Hall, Olympia.
Introduced by DAVID VINE


Introduced By: David Vine

: Did You See.. ?

(Revised edition of the programme shown yesterday at 9.20pm)

: Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum

starring Sidney Toler Tonight also starring C. Henry Gordon Marc Lawrence
When a murderer brought to justice by Chan escapes the courtroom, he seeks refuge and a change of face with Dr Cream, master of the museum of crime and a skilled facial surgeon.
Screenplay by JOHN LARKIN
Based on the character created by EARL DERR BIGGERS Produced by WALTER MOROSCO. RALPH DIETRICH Directed by LYNN SHORES
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Unknown: Sidney Toler
Unknown: C. Henry Gordon
Unknown: Marc Lawrence
Unknown: John Larkin
Unknown: Derr Biggers
Produced By: Walter Morosco.
Directed By: Lynn Shores
Jimmy Chan: Sen Yung
Dr Cream c: Henry Gordon
Steve: Marc Lawrence
Lily Latimer: Joan Valerie
Mary: Marguerite Chapman
Tom Agnew: Ted Osborn
Dr Otto von Brom: Michael Visaraoff
Mrs Rocke: Hilda Vaughn

: To Turn a Blind Eye

Mr Homersham lives alone and embittered, his sight gone and nobody to care for him - until he meets young Jamshyd. How's he to know that a boy with a cockney accent isn't a good old-fashioned Londoner
- a white man like himself?
Produced and directed by ROGER TONGE


Unknown: Farrukh Dhondy
Unknown: Mr Homersham
Directed By: Roger Tonge
Mr Homersham: Brian Hayes
his son: Peter Dean
Jamshyd: Lyndham Gregory
Bal: Perry Fenwick
Caesar: Vas Blackwood
Mr Miah: Paul Anil

: Open to Question

South Africa today stands isolated, its policies shunned, and the beleaguered government of President P. W. Botha under attack from both right and left.
White extremists promise to crush black resistance 'into the gravel' while black moderates like
Archbishop Tutu call for tough economic sanctions against the government.
As the violence continues, Deputy Foreign Minister Ron Miller appears by satellite from Pretoria to explain his government's policies and to answer the questions of young people from all over Britain.
Would he take part in a programme like this with black teenagers in his own country?
Chaired by John Nicolson Researcher MARK HAGEN Director uz SCOTT Producers


Unknown: P. W. Botha
Unknown: Archbishop Tutu
Unknown: Ron Miller
Unknown: John Nicolson
Unknown: Researcher Mark Hagen
Unknown: David Martin.

: Cricket: Third Test

Australia v England
richie BENAUD introduces highlights of the fourth day's play in Adelaide. Television presentation CHANNEL 9 Australia


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: The Travel Show Christmas Special

Paul Heiney presents the magazine for everybody on the move during the Christmas break.
In search of early snow, Kathy Rochford visits Courmayeur, an Italian ski resort on the slopes of Mont Blanc.
Looking for sun,
Matthew Collins reports from Gran Canaria on what this winter is like in the Canary Isles.
Weatherman John Kettley gives his tips on the best places for sun and snow.
All the latest news on delays and likely black spots over the holiday period. Plus the mid-winter breaks - what bargains are still available. Studio director SUE LOCHEAD
Executive producer ALAN DOBSON BBC Manchester
Details of mid-winter breaks on the Travel Show information line, open from 9.0 pm on [number removed]0 INFO: page 91


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Kathy Rochford
Unknown: Matthew Collins
Unknown: Canary Isles.
Unknown: John Kettley
Producer: Alan Dobson

: Cool It

starring Phil Cool
Proving that he's just not a pretty face, the fabulous Phil Cool unveils more incredible impressions, oddball observations and despicable socks. In tonight's show Phil makes a pilgrimage to Mecca but falls foul of a toe nail in his hotel bed, Oliver Reed forsakes hellraising in favour of stripping paint, while
Richard Burton takes on his greatest theatrical challenge ... a booking in a working man's club. Written by PHIL COOL . JASPER CARROTT Director DAVID WEIR
Producer STEVE WEDDLE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Phil Cool
Unknown: Oliver Reed
Unknown: Richard Burton
Written By: Phil Cool
Written By: Jasper Carrott
Director: David Weir
Producer: Steve Weddle

: Victoria Wood - As Seen on TV

'Have it your way, Waseem, but if disposable saris don't catch on, count me out!'
For cast see Thursday. For fun, try getting out more. Starring Victoria Wood with Julie Walters and Celia Imrie Duncan Preston Susie Blake also CONSTANCE CHAPMAN
Musical director DAVID FIRMAN Sound LAURIE TAYLOR Lighting ERIC WALLIS Designers


Unknown: Victoria Wood
Unknown: Julie Walters
Unknown: Celia Imrie
Unknown: Duncan Preston
Unknown: Susie Blake
Unknown: Constance Chapman
Unknown: Kay Adshead
Unknown: Collins Stephen Hancock
Unknown: Frank Lee
Unknown: Mark Powley
Unknown: Lill Roughley.
Written By: Victoria Wood
Director: David Firman

: Nurses

The last in the series Midwives
'It's like when you cut into an apple, it's fresh and new, no one has ever seen the inside of that apple. It's very similar when you are doing a delivery - no one else has ever seen that particular baby bom, just you.'
(JANETPEARCE, senior midwife)
Midwifery is perhaps the most fulfilling variety of nursing. It's also one of the oldest professions in Europe and one that women have made their own. But many midwives feel that their status is now being undermined by doctors.
At Mile End in east London, midwives are determined to regain their traditional responsibilities. Follow their work as they care for pregnant women in the community and deliver up to four babies per shift in the labour ward.

: Newsnight

Analysis and comment on the day's major events presented by Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Nick Worrall with the interviews that matter.
And the day's news from home and abroad with Ian Smith , Nick Clarke
Gill Nevill and Chris Lowe


Presented By: Peter Snow
Presented By: Donald MacCormick
Presented By: Nick Worrall
Unknown: Ian Smith
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Gill Nevill
Unknown: Chris Lowe

: Weatherview

: Telejournal

with Carlos Riera Telediario
Tonight the news from
Madrid, broadcast on RTVE's first channel. Carlos helps with the language and the background while
Peter Fiddick looks at the Spanish media.
Videotape editor PETER DUNKLEY Director NICK DAVIES
Series producer BERNARD ADAMS (e)


Unknown: Carlos Riera
Unknown: Peter Fiddick
Editor: Peter Dunkley
Director: Nick Davies
Producer: Bernard Adams

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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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