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: Open University

The Oil Game

: Daytime on Two

9.35 Encounter: Austria 4: Apprentices
What is it like to train for a job in Austria? Behind the scenes in a hotel school and in the Puch factory in Graz.
Sound recordist BOB ROBERTS Producer SUSAN PATON (R) (e)
9.52 Making History: Local Studies Workshops
In the 19th century there were more workshops than factories, though traces of them may be harder to find. By looking at directories, censuses and buildings, a Birmingham school has built up a detailed picture of working conditions in the jewellery quarter.
Presented by RICHARD BURROWS Producer jill SHEPPARD (e)
10.15 Equal People Women Work
Technology alters the sexual division of labour. A look at the first textile mills and the computers of today raises some awkward questions about women workers and the future. Presenter CAROLE HARRISON
Producer ROSANNA HIBBERT tR) (e)
10.38 Brazil Amazon Frontier Brazil's hectic pace of economic development has carried new ventures to the depths of the Amazon region.
Some have succeeded, but many have failed.
Producer LEN BROWN (R) (e)
11.0 Watch
Senses: Looking Closer (R)
11.17 Near and Far
Nations and Boundaries
How Europe's most important river, the Rhine, unites peoples and cultures as well as dividing them.
Producer ROBIN GWYN (R) (e)
11.40 Mindstretchers
Problems for 10- to 12-year-olds to work on, with suggested solutions.
Tight Living: The Problem
FEROZA SYAL is moving into a new bedsitter. How can she fit in everything she needs to make it comfortable?
Producer EDWARD HAYWARD (R) (e)
11.48 Life Goes On Cells
Every living thing on the earth is made up of cells.
The cells divide and specialise to produce the vast range of living material.
Producer PETER BRATT (R) (e)
12.8 pm Pages from Ceefax
12.30 Marketing in Action: Launching Neptune
Can the National Trust broaden its appeal in order to save
Britain's threatened coastline? Producer ROGER PENFOUND
A BBC/Open University production
12.55 Startup your own Business. Opening Doors
Developing a sales strategy can be difficult and thankless. Producer ROGER PENFOUND
A BBC/Open University production


Unknown: Bob Roberts
Producer: Susan Paton
Presented By: Richard Burrows
Producer: Jill Sheppard
Presenter: Carole Harrison
Producer: Rosanna Hibbert
Producer: Len Brown
Producer: Robin Gwyn
Producer: Edward Hayward
Producer: Peter Bratt
Producer: Roger Penfound
Producer: Roger Penfound

: You and Me

A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Cosmo and Dibs with MIKE GRADY translate 'nose' and find new names for it; and it's 4-year-old Elaine's first day at school.


Unknown: Mike Grady
Producer: Richard Callanan
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright

: The Education Programme

with Sarah Kennedy (e)


Unknown: Sarah Kennedy

: Gardeners' World

from Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan


Unknown: Mid Glamorgan

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Don't Break Your Heart

Food as eaten in California; former Wimbledon champion Stan Smith talks about the changes he's made in the food he eats; Tony Lewis investigates why the British diet contributes so much to the UK's high rate of heart disease; Delia Smith shows foods we should eat less of. Anton Mosimann , head chef of London's Dorchester Hotel, shows the healthy food for which his customers pay nearly E40 a head. Director TONY MCAVOY Producer BARRY LYNCH BBC Wales (R)


Talks: Stan Smith
Unknown: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Delia Smith
Unknown: Anton Mosimann
Director: Tony McAvoy
Producer: Barry Lynch

: Botham's Out!

91 Weeks in the Life of a Boy Own Hero
A year ago, Ian Botham ,
England's swashbuckling superstar, was banned from first-class cricket. This is the story of what happened to the disgraced hero during the SH weeks of his lost summer. At last there was time to spend at home in Yorkshire, the chance to learn to fly helicopters in Sussex, public appearances, parties, fishing trips - even a little cricket. Ian and Kath Botham speak with unprecedented frankness about their lives. Producer JEANNE LA CHARD


Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Kath Botham
Producer: Jeanne La
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: 100 Great Sporting Moments

For years athletic crowds had been dwindling, until the enigmatic Dave Bedford and a new stadium at Crystal Palace helped to restore public interest. So, to that Saturday afternoon in July 1973 and a 10,000-m race full of promise.


Unknown: Dave Bedford

: The Water Margin

How Easy to Die, How Hard to Live
Directed by NOBUO NAKAGAWA (R)


Directed By: Nobuo Nakagawa

: Rock Greats: Buddy Holly

Lubbock is a small town lost in the great plains of west Texas. Her most famous son, Buddy Holly, changed the face of popular music. Tonight Holly is remembered by the Crickets the Everly Brothers Keith Richards and Paul McCartney.
With unique amateur film of Holly on tour with the other rock 'n' roll greats and at home with the Crickets in Texas.
An Arena presentation


Unknown: Keith Richards
Unknown: Paul McCartney
Producer: Anthony Wall
Director: Richard Spence

: The Birdsville Races

Just 30 people live in Birdsville in the Australian desert. But, for one day each September. Birdsville plays host to 3,000 visitors. Produced and directed by SIMON TARGET (R)


Directed By: Simon Target

: Hooked! International

With four Irish anglers in the team of six representing Britain and Ireland, there ought to be an above-average chance of the trophy finding its way on to an Irish mantelpiece. But there are two top British matchmen to beat, as well as the cream of European anglers, on a stretch of lake at
Skanderborg in the Danish lakelands of Jutland. The Final Ireland
Denmark KAJ PEDERSEN Holland
Match organiser PETE THOMPSON Director PHIL FRANKLIN Producer ROY RONNIE


Unknown: Jimmy Douglas
Unknown: Bill Lawlor
Unknown: Phil McCaffrey
Unknown: Bobby Smithers Britain
Unknown: Ian Heaps
Unknown: Sid Meads
Unknown: Gilles Henaut
Unknown: Kaj Pedersen
Unknown: Cor Aarts
Unknown: Jan Van Schendel
Unknown: Otto Wessel
Unknown: Abel Coupin
Unknown: Pete Thompson
Director: Phil Franklin
Producer: Roy Ronnie

: Top Gear

The Skoda Trophy, the Lada Challenge, the Astra-Nova Challenge - some of the championships where car manufacturers support would-be works rally drivers; William Woollard evaluates the schemes on offer.
Frank Page has been to
Hungary to drive the latest version of such models as the Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit and Bentley Turbo R.
Just after the Second World War, Britain produced the Jowett Javelin - then one of the most advanced cars you could buy. Sue Baker talks to the car's designer 40 years on and examines why such promise turned sour.
And the Highway Code.
Chris Goffey investigates aspects of this quasi-legal charter for drivers. Producer JON BENTLEY
Executive producer TOM ROSS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Jowett Javelin
Unknown: Chris Goffey
Producer: Jon Bentley
Producer: Tom Ross

: Brass Tacks

Who Cares for the Carers? Last week, Brass Tacks exposed the dilemma of 11-year-old Adele Frudd , who has cared for her handicapped mother since the age of 5. We asked you to 'phone us with your reactions and experiences.
Tonight, some callers join
John Harrison in the studio to ask what should be done for Britain's hidden carers.
The programme examines a survey, released exclusively to Brass Tacks, which, for the first time, shows the problem's nationwide scale. Director ROB KHODADAD Producer DIANNE NELMES Editor COLIN CAMERON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Adele Frudd
Unknown: John Harrison
Director: Rob Khodadad
Producer: Dianne Nelmes

: The Night Stalker

Continues a season featuring some of the most outstanding films made for television.
Tonight starring Darren McGavin, Carol Lynley

The Las Vegas police are baffled by a series of bizarre murders and only wisecracking newsman Carl Kolchak has the answer. He believes that there's an age-old honest-to-goodness fanged and bloodthirsty vampire on the loose. But nobody wants to print the story, the cops won't help and the night stalker is about to silence him - permanently. This chilling comedy thriller received one of the largest audiences on American television for a TV movie and spawned a successful sequel and television series.


Screenwriter: Richard Matheson
Producer: Dan Curtis
Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Carl Kolchak: Darren McGavin
Gail Foster: Carol Lynley
Vincenzo: Simon Oakland
Bernie Jenks: Ralph Meeker
Sheriff Butcher: Claude Akins
Skorzeny: Barry Atwater
Mickey: Elisha Cook Jr

: BBC Design Awards

Last of three programmes Graphics
'If you're looking for tights and you find yourself rummaging in the frozen fish cabinet, it's a worry': designer and panellist Mary Lewis on supermarket packaging. But graphic design is about far more than packaging - it's about how newspapers, magazines, books, records and stamps look; it's about companies trying to look good - through the manipulation of their public image. Television graphics have become the most fashionable and glamorous part of graphic design, and television commercials are among the entries that have to be compared with foot-care packs, a national newspaper, wine bottles and a road sign, among others.
Judges Martin Lambie-Nairn Roger Law , John McConnell Mary Lewis , Neville Brody and Alan Yentob reach a shortlist of five for you to choose from. Film editor COLIN KNIJFF


Unknown: Mary Lewis
Unknown: Martin Lambie-Nairn
Unknown: Roger Law
Unknown: John McConnell
Unknown: Mary Lewis
Unknown: Neville Brody
Unknown: Alan Yentob
Editor: Colin Knijff
Producer: Rosemary Bowen-Jones
Producer: Christopher Martin

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Adam Raphael

: Weatherview

: Open University

Caring for Older People: Hospital
A sudden enforced spell in hospital does not mean that an inevitable decline in health has begun for older patients, as this documentary shows. Producer PHILIP ASHBY (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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