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: Open University

Mental Handicap: No Problem's Too Big

: Whirlybirds: Mister Q


: The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show

A collection of cartoons about some old and favourite friends.

: Blue Peter

with Janet Ellis , Mark Curry and Caron Keating
Don't miss your chance to catch up with the Monday and Thursday editions.


Presenter: Janet Ellis
Presenter: Mark Curry
Presenter: Caron Keating
Assistant Editor: Lewis Bronze
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: The Monkees: It's a Nice Place to Visit

Mickey is challenged to a duel at high noon in Mexico. (R)

: Windmill

This week Chris Serle takes to the air with Flight.
There's a smooth take-off from The Bird that Beat the US Navy, a successful mid-air refuelling from Newsnight and a bumpy landing from Diamonds in the Sky. Discover what insect
Arthur Askey sings about and why a bicycle helped Michael Hordern to fly.
The special guest is writer and broadcaster Raymond Baxter , who talks of his association with planes from the Spitfire to Concorde and the Harrier.
Series producer ALBERT BARBER


Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Designer: Don Taylor
Producer: Mike Seddon
Producer: Albert Barber

: No Limits

Deep and crisp and even, so - why not? What with the weather and everything - it's easy to get miserable, even round the fireside.
So, No Limits is briefly back to warm up the winter
Sundays with it's own high-speed selection of videos, films and chart news guaranteed to outshine the worst of Jack Frost.
Plus the latest news of the search for two new stars for the next series.
Jenny Powell and Tony Baker are on hand for an update on the nationwide auditions to find additional presenters for the world's fastest TV rockshow.
Production assistant ROSEMARY HACK Production PETER HAMILTON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Jack Frost.
Unknown: Jenny Powell
Unknown: Tony Baker

: Rugby Special

The John Player Special Cup Third Round
Rugby v Wasps Introduced by Nigel Starmer-Smith
Wasps were runners-up in the Cup last year, but their visit to Rugby is by no means an easy fixture, with the home team having the crowd and a number of first-class players determined to provide the shock of the round.
Highlights of this match, and from a Schweppes Welsh Cup third-round match.
Series producer HUW JONES


Introduced By: Nigel Starmer-Smith

: The Week in the Lords

Christopher Jones reports on another week of debates in the House of Lords, and talks to peers of all parties on the politics and proceedings of the Upper Chamber. Editor ELUE UPDALE


Unknown: Christopher Jones

: Cary Grant in Indiscreet

continues the BBCtv tribute to Cary Grant who died last year. Today with Ingrid Bergman
It's a case of instant attraction when internationally famous actress Anna Kalman is introduced to charming
American diplomat Philip Adams. Though Philip tells
Anna he is married she is not in the least deterred ...
Screenplay by NORMAN KRASNA from his play Kind Sir
Produced and directed by STANLEY DONEN
• FILMS: page 18


Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Unknown: Norman Krasna
Directed By: Stanley Donen
Philip Adams: Cary Grant
Anna Kalman: Ingrid Bergman
Alfred Munson: Cecil Parker
Margaret Munson: Phylus Calvert
Carl Banks: David Kossoff
Doris Banks: Megs Jenkins
Mr Fingleigh: Oliver Johnston

: Music in Camera

The Rasumovsky Quartets The last of this set of three quartets is perhaps the most extraordinary. Over its triumphant final movement Beethoven scribbled the words: 'Let your deafness be no secret, not even in art.' The Lindsay Quartet Peter Cropper (violin) Ronald Birks (violin) Roger Bigley (viola)
Bernard Gregor-Smith (cello) plays the Quartet in c, Op 59 No 3 Sound STUART STEVENSON Lighting JOHN BLACK
Series editor KEITH ALEXANDER BBC Scotland


Violin: Peter Cropper
Violin: Ronald Birks
Viola: Roger Bigley
Cello: Bernard Gregor-Smith
Unknown: Stuart Stevenson
Producer: Mike Newman
Editor: Keith Alexander

: Thinking Aloud

Who can we trust to defend our rights: our politicians or our judges?
This week Michael Ignatieff and his guests
Neal Ascherson , writer and columnist for the Observer Simon Lee , law lecturer, King's College, London
Anthony Lester, Qc, barrister Michael Zander , Professor of Law, LSE ask:
Do we need a Bill of Rights? Researcher HILARY HODGSON
Studio director MARK HARRISON Producer AMANDA THEUNISSEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael Ignatieff
Unknown: Neal Ascherson
Unknown: Observer Simon Lee
Unknown: Michael Zander
Unknown: Hilary Hodgson
Director: Mark Harrison

: Ski Sunday

featuring the Men's Downhill and Men's Slalom from Kitzbuehel
It's festival time here in the Austrian Tyrol as this fashionable resort hosts ski racing's most dramatic and spectacular event - the Hahnenkamm. For the spectator it's an exhilarating experience, but for the ski racer it's the ultimate test of skill, stamina and, above all, nerve. The 'Streif downhill course is the most unforgiving piste on the World Cup circuit, so the satisfaction of survival is the simple ambition of most - only the brave dare to hope for more.
DAVID VINE describes the memorable moments of this downhill and slalom weekend; DAVID GOLDSTROM reports from Switzerland on preparations for next week's World Alpine Championships at Crans-Montana.
TVpresentation by ORF. Austria Producer JIM RESIDE

: The Money Programme

Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton present Britain's most popular financial and business programme. With
MARK ROGERSON and FRANCINE STOCK reporting from home and abroad on your money - and other people's.


Unknown: Brian Widlake
Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: James Hogg
Unknown: Mark Rogerson

: Seventy Summers

The Story of a Farm
A personal history in five parts by Tony Harman 3: Early Days
In the 1930s, when
Tony Harman was 19 years old, he took over Grove Farm in Buckinghamshire. It was a time of small, mixed farms, great, steam-driven engines, and deep agricultural depression.
Produced by LUCY PARKER (e)


Unknown: Tony Harman
Unknown: Tony Harman
Produced By: Lucy Parker

: The Natural World

Bats Need Friends
Ever since Dracula, bats have had a bad press and been falsely accused of spreading disease, fouling our lofts and catching in ladies' hair. This film, to celebrate the end of National Bat Year, shows how, in truth, all British bats are soft, warm, harmless and intelligent little mammals with the friendly habit of consuming millions of insect pests every night. Stunning photography reveals how bats navigate in the dark, bring up their young, catch moths in acrobatic flight and survive the rigours of winter, and why, when a new estate was built in a Yorkshire village, the local bats moved straight in. With numbers still declining rapidly, well-known 'batman'
Bob Stebbings shows how new research and elaborate conservation measures might just save our much-maligned bats for the future.
Narrated by Andrew Sachs Photography PETER SMITHSON ANDREW DUNN , JIM SAUNDERS Film editor COLIN CRADOCK Written and produced by MIKE SALISBURY
Series editor PETER JONES BBC Bristol
0 FEATURE: page 14 INFO.page 77 and WODDIS ON: page 81


Unknown: Bob Stebbings
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Photography Peter Smithson
Unknown: Andrew Dunn
Unknown: Jim Saunders
Editor: Colin Cradock
Produced By: Mike Salisbury

: International Snooker

Cliff Thorburn v Rex Williams
Cliff Thorburn, ranked No 2, is the current title-holder. He also won the Masters in 1985, so this year he will be trying to make it three in a row.
His opponent is Rex Williams, ranked No 16, who recently came very close to winning the Grand Prix.
DAVID ICKE introduces coverage of this best-of-nine-frames match from the Wembley Conference Centre. Commentators
Summarisers JOHN SPENCER
JOHN VIRGO , JIM MEADOWCROFT Television presentation


Unknown: Cliff Thorburn
Introduces: David Icke
Unknown: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: Summarisers John Spencer
Unknown: John Virgo
Unknown: Alan Griffiths
Unknown: Peter Hayward
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: Did You See... ?

Ludovic Kennedy presents his selection of the week's TV and reviews three programmes with his studio guests.
And from croquet to clay-pigeon shooting, via Sumo wrestling and synchronised swimming, armchair athletes are offered an ever-increasing range of television games.
Jimmy Mulville investigates. Producer CHARLES MILLER


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Jimmy Mulville
Producer: Charles Miller

: Screen Two: After Pilkington

A film by SIMON GRAY starring with Gary Waldhom and Mary Miller
'What's happened to
Pilkington, our vanishing Don?'
The exciting rediscovery of a childhood sweetheart draws James into a tangle of misunderstanding, intrigue and murder.
Designer GRAEME THOMSON Film editor DAN RAE
Photography ANDREW DUNN Produced by KENITH TRODD
• FILMS: page 18 and FEATURE: page 82


Unknown: Simon Gray
Unknown: Gary Waldhom
Unknown: Mary Miller
Designer: Graeme Thomson
Editor: Dan Rae
Unknown: Andrew Dunn
Produced By: Kenith Trodd
Directed By: Christopher Morahan
James: Bob Peck
Penny: Miranda Richardson
Derek: Barry Foster
Amanda: Reina James
Boris: Gary Waldhorn
Young Penny: Sarah Butler
Young James: Richard Grant
Wilkins: Richard Brenner
Deidre Pilkington: Mary Miller
Pilkington: Derek Ware
Doctor: Nigel Nevinson
Pottsy: John Gill

: International Snooker

The Benson and Hedges Masters
Cliff Thorburn v Rex Williams
DAVID ICKE introduces further coverage and the result from the Wembley Conference Centre.

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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.

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