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: Open University

Dome is What You Make It

: Gharbar

The outstanding sitar player Ustad Rais Khan , who is an accomplished musician and very popular as a singer, talks about his career and musical influences, and sings a couple of his most popular songs.
An ASIAN UNIT presentation BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Ustad Rais Khan

: Daytime on Two

9.52 Making History
The Middle Ages: The Traders RICHARD BURROWS shows evidence for the wool trade, visiting places en route from the Cotswolds to Bruges.
Producer JILL SHEPPARD (R) (e)
10.15 Look and Read Fair Ground!
5: Come to the Fair!
Bert is determined to stay in business, but Steve and Sidney have other plans.
10.38 Investigating Science If it Happened Once....
Is there a pattern in the way people's demand for electricity fluctuates or the tide ebbs and flows? What repeating pattern in Jenner's observations led to the discovery of immunisation? A look at the way scientists try to predict future events. Series producer ROBIN GWYN
11.0 Watch
Movement: On the Road
(e) 11 17 Now and Then
People and the Elements: The Spanish Armada
In October 1588 a lone Spanish ship was wrecked off Bolt Tail in south Devon. The St Peter the Great was one of the hospital ships in King Philip's mighty Armada. One of those taken prisoner was a Portuguese boy called George. Children from three Devon schools use their own maps, models and pictures to tell the story.
11.40 Wondermaths: Logo TIMMY MALLETT , the kids, and Logo.
Producer MORTON SURGUY (e)
11 57 Childcare and Parenthood The Child and Other People
The prospect of starting school, going to the dentist, or to the hospital can be frightening. The last programme in this series looks at ways of preparing children for new experiences outside the home. (R) (e)
12.18 pm
Going to Work: Life Skills Family Life
Gary leaves home to live with his sister in London, but life is not quite what he imagined. (R) (e)
12.40 The Taste of Health With JUDITH HANN
Friends to Dinner (R) (e)
1.5 Telejournal
1.38 Walrus
What Should I Do? Tich and the Trifles by TONY PARKER
Producer MORTON SURGUY (R) (e)
2.0 News and Weather
2.2 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds
Cosmo and Dibs discover that sometimes it's not safe to keep a secret.
'Maths-at-the-fair': Dodgems Books:
Monsters are Like That; The Doorbell Rang
Presenter GARY WILMOT Animation


Unknown: Richard Burrows
Producer: Jill Sheppard
Written By: Christopher Russell
Producer: Caroline Godley
Unknown: St Peter
Unknown: Timmy Mallett
Producer: Morton Surguy
Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Tony Parker
Presenter: Gary Wilmot
Unknown: Peter Lang
Unknown: Alan Rogers
Tich: David Garlick
Miss Blisset: Faith Tingle
Mrs O’Brien: Carolyn Moody
Mr Arnold: Bernard Gallagher
Mr Grimes: Kennet'I Midwood
Alice: Angela Clements
Larry: Mmoloki Chrystie
Jumbo: Charles Imber
George Dogger: Timmy Mallett
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright

: Cameo

Wild moorland, strange tors, wooded valleys and streams - Dartmoor has its mysteries and shy wildlife.
Narrated by Roger Snowdon Presented by KEITH HOPKINS BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Roger Snowdon
Presented By: Keith Hopkins

: Songs of Praise

from Oxford University

: Newsnight Afternoon

Nick Clarke and the Newsnight team explore topics covered in recent days, with live coverage of major afternoon events. Editor TIM ORCHARD


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Pamela Armstrong

More lively chat to brighten your tea.

: Look Stranger

A Vision of Wiltshire
For over half a century
Robin and Heather Tanner have been striving to record a vanishing vision of countryside - the greystone villages, green meadows and flower-filled woodlands of north Wiltshire.
They have lovingly portrayed this landscape in a lifetime of etching, drawing and writing. It is a landscape which, the Tanners believe, need not be lost if people really care as much to preserve it as the Tanners have to record it - this vision of Wiltshire.
Commentary James Hogg Photography CLIVE NORTH Film editor PAUL WILLEY


Unknown: Heather Tanner
Editor: Paul Willey
Producer: Margaret Benton

: My Music

The popular game of musical knowledge with Frank Muir and John Amis challenging Denis Norden and Ian Wallace over questions set by Steve Race (R)


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Ian Wallace

: The Citadel

Dramatised in ten parts by DON SHAW starring
Ben Cross
Clare Higgins
4: Aberalaw presents a new challenge to Andrew, but it proves initially unsuccessful when he refuses to issue sick certificates to men who are obviously faking.
Music composed by MICHAEL STUCKEY


Unknown: A. J. Cronin
Unknown: Don Shaw
Unknown: Ben Cross
Unknown: Clare Higgins
Composed By: Michael Stuckey
Producer: Ken Riddington
Director: Peter Jefferies
Andrew Manson: Ben Cross
Dr Llewellyn: Raymond Bowers
Dai Forrest: Dudley Jones
Glyn Jones: Mike O'Malley
Ben Chenkin: Mostyn Evans
DrUrquhart: James Copeland
Christine Manson: Clare Higgins
Mrs Evans: Eleanor Thomas
Mr Evans: Ellis Jones
Nurse Lloyd: Iona Banks
Richards: Alaric Cotter
Davies: Philip Raymond
Mr Owen: Ray Smith
Professor Challis: Buster Merryfield
Mrs Challis: Peggy Ann Wood
Mrs Vaughan: Jane How
Mr Vaughan: Colin Baker
Con Boland: Niall Buggy
Mary Boland: Virginia Fiol

: Rally Special 86

with William Woollard
Barrie Gill , Tony Mason and Sue Baker
The 1986 Lombard-RAC was the last truly competitive event when all the top teams came together with their so-called 'super-cars'.
Regulation changes for 1987 meant that Group B cars like the four-wheel-drive Peugeot 205 and the Lancia Deltas - which had dominated the rallying for so many years - would not be seen again in this form of competition.
For four days last November, 150 top drivers battled their way over 1500 miles of some of the worst terrain and through some of the worst weather Britain could offer to try to decide the World Rally Championship for 1986.
Would KANKUNNEN, SALONEN. ALEN or POND win the day? Producers


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Barrie Gill
Unknown: Tony Mason
Unknown: Sue Baker
Unknown: Tony Rayner.
Unknown: Brian Strachan

: One Man and His Dog

The BBC Television
International Sheepdog Championship
Introduced by Phil Drabble with Eric HalsaU
Total mastery of the sheep, with quiet control of their movements, is the aim of today's handlers, as man and dog compete over the trials course alongside the River Wye in mid Wales. Heat 2: Ireland
The competitors:
Martin O'Neill and Sandy Dan O'Sullivan and Nell Sean O'Leary and Lad Director DAVID PICKTHALL Producer IAN smith
0 INFO: page 93


Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Eric Halsau
Unknown: Martin O'Neill
Unknown: Sandy Dan O'Sullivan
Unknown: Nell Sean O'Leary
Director: David Pickthall
Producer: Ian Smith

: Food and Drink

Presented by Chris Kelly, Michael Barry, Jill Goolden
Week by week.... food news, investigations, challenges, tests, tastings and, of course, the craftiest cooking.
Haute Canteen: Food writer, caterer and cook Prue Leith is challenged to run a British Railways buffet from Brighton to Manchester. This week she discovers whether the passengers have a taste for her personal recipes.
Haute Canton: In the second of a series of ethnic recipes, a classic Chinese recipe from Canton - sweet and sour fish.
And Just Plain Eau: Drinking water is a basic amenity, but not everyone likes its basic taste. One option is the simple water purifier, but how effective is it?
Film directors IMOGEN sutton and CHRISTOPHER TERRILL
(Shownagain Thursday 11.5am BBC1) For fact sheet send cheque or PO for 50p (payable to BSS) to: [address removed]
Recipe Times: page 95


Presented By: Chris Kelly
Presented By: Michael Barry
Presented By: Jiu Goolden
Unknown: Prue Leith
Directors: Imogen Sutton
Directors: Christopher Terrill
Producer: Peter Bazalgette

: When Every Day Was the Fourth of July

continues a season of films new to television.
Tonight starring Dean Jones
Louise Sorel
Katy Kurtzman
1937, Bridgeport, Connecticut. For most of America this is a time of Depression, but for Daniel and Sarah Cooper, it is as good a time as any to be growing up. When Sarah befriends the town outcast, a mute veteran of World War I, no-one can anticipate the events that are to follow and the dramatic effects they are to have on the community. The summer of 1937 is one that they will never forget.
(First showing on British television)


Screenwriter: Lee Hutson
Story: Dan Curtis
Story: Lee Hutson
Producer/director: Dan Curtis
Ed Cooper: Dean Jones
Millie Cooper: Louise Sorel
Sarah Cooper: Katy Kurtzman
Daniel Cooper: Chris Petersen
Snow man: Geoffrey Lewis
Officer Boyle: Scott Brady
Red Doyle: Eric Shea
Mrs Najarian: Ronnie Claire Edwards
Mr Antonelli: Harris Yulin
Herman Grasser: Ben Piazza
Judge Wheeler: Henry Wilcoxon

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

: Ludwig van Beethoven

The Complete Piano Sonatas Daniel Barenboim plays Sonata No 3, Op 2 No 3
(Sonata No 13 Thursday at 11.25 pm)


Unknown: Daniel Barenboim

: Open University

The Message of Starlight
How did our Sun come into being? How much longer will it shine? Will the Earth be destroyed when it dies? Producer JOHN STRATFORD (R)

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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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