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: Open University

The oil game

: Daytime on Two

9.20 Maths Inset
A series for teachers of pupils aged 11 to 16
5: One Teacher's Lesson
A look at a single lesson given by an experienced teacher in South Yorkshire.
Consultant AFZAL AHMED Film editor BOB RYMER
9.52 Making History: Local Studies
The Countryside
People don't usually think of the countryside as being man-made, but it is. By studying fields and furrows, trees and hedges, or banks and ditches. you can often trace the history of your areas right back to the Iron Age, or even earlier.
10.15 Who - Me? Blue Skies
How will Vicky and Beth cope with homesickness on a camping holiday.
10.38 Brazil
Progress, But Who Is It For?
How have the fruits of Brazil's economic development been shared by the population as a whole?
Producer LEN BROWN (R) (e)
11.00 Watch Conservation
Animals in the soil (e)
11.18 La Maree et ses secrets A five-part adventure serial in French by CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL and JANE COTTAVE 5: La chasse d mort
Producer SUE WEEKS (R) (e)
11.35 Life Goes On Fertilisation
Sexual reproduction is one method of passing on genetic material from one generation to the next. The programme shows sexual reproduction in plants, animals and people. (R) (e)
12.00 Mindstretchers
Mystery of the Five White Powders: The Problem
Problems for 10- to 12-year-olds to work on, with suggested solutions. How can ANTHONY DANIELS indentify the five powders with simple chemical tests?
Series producer
12.05pm Pages from Ceefax
12.20 A-level Studies: English A Tale of Two Cities:
Birmingham and Manchester The Industrial Revolution of Britain, and the way of life of many of its inhabitants. How did contemporary observers view the changes that were happening? How far can generalisations be made about the effects of industrialisation on particular towns? Do the similarities of the experience outweigh the differences? Written by ASA BRIGGS
Presented by cuve BEHAGG Producer JILL SHEPPARD (R) (e)
12.50 Espana Viva Spanish for beginners with YOLANDA VAZQEZ Director STEPHEN MOSS
Producer DAVID WILSON (R) (e)


Editor: Bob Rymer
Presenter: Richard Burrows
Producer: Jill Sheppard
Producer: Len Brown
Unknown: Christopher Russell
Unknown: Jane Cottave
Unknown: Anthony Daniels
Unknown: Edward Hayward
Written By: Asa Briggs
Presented By: Cuve Behagg
Producer: Jill Sheppard
Unknown: Yolanda Vazqez
Director: Stephen Moss
Producer: David Wilson

: Postman Pat: Pat's Windy Day

A See-Saw programme.

It's a windy day in Greendale. Pat has a job steering his van, Alf Thompson is nearly blown off his feet, and Peter Fogg has to cut up a fallen tree to unblock the road before Pat can get through with the post.
Written by John Cunliffe. (R)


Narration and vocals: Ken Barrie
Writer: John Cunliffe
Music: Bryan Daly
Designed and directed by: Ivor Wood

: Big Top Science

The excitement of discovering scientific principles for yourself, recorded on location in the discovery Domes of Science Projects Ltd.
Presenters Kjartan Poskitt and Terry Marsh enable children to use equipment for themselves in a travelling display of scientific wonders. There's also a chance to take part in two major scientific experiments.


Presenters: Kjartan Poskitt
Presenters: Terry Marsh
Producers: Robin Mudge.

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year olds Cosmo and Dibs try to put a model back together again. Sherbett the robot grows taller to fetch down a kite.
Jaspal's mother makes him a new suit.
Song: Kookaburra
Director JULIE CALLANAN (R) (e)


Presenter: Bharti Patel
Unknown: Mike Hibbert
Director: Julie Callanan
Cosmo: Frances Kay
Dibs: Francis Wright

: Sign Extra

: Holiday Outings

Kathy Tayler puts on her wellies and mucks in on a farm holiday in Derbyshire where children and families look after the animals. Director ANNE MORRISON


Unknown: Kathy Tayler
Director: Anne Morrison

: Noticeboard

Rob Curling looks at what's going on in radio and TV and Marian Foster has news from the Daytime Club.


Unknown: Marian Foster

: News

Weather followed by 75 Golden Years

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Dr Kildare

2: A Patient Lost
(For cast see page 61. Part 3 on Thursday at 4.00pm) (R)

: On the Box

First of four programmes Larry Grayson
In a lighthearted chat show. Glyn Worsnip reveals more about the public and private lives of some well-known Midland TV personalities.
Today, Glyn meets a master in ad lib and comedy, Larry Grayson , who looks back over some humorous television moments. Producer KEITH HALEY


Unknown: Larry Grayson
Unknown: Glyn Worsnip
Unknown: Larry Grayson
Producer: Keith Haley

: Children Talking: Important People

In 1967 Harold Williamson asked some young children from Sunderland who they thought were important. (R)


Interviewer: Harold Williamson
Producer: Michael Barton

: The Alternative Holiday Show

A working holiday sounds like a contradiction in terms but the idea is catching on rapidly. Today John Thirlwell and Kathy Tayler sample. among other things, a cathedral camp in Lincoln and a dig in North Yorkshire. Director MARCEL GUILLOU Producer MIKE MURRAY


Unknown: John Thirlwell
Unknown: Kathy Tayler
Director: Marcel Guillou
Producer: Mike Murray

: Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale
BBC Pebble Mill

: International Pro-Celebrity Golf

Two top comedians representing over 40 years of British humour entertain us while playing for the Whyte and Mackay Scotch Trophy. The veteran Eric Sykes , who deals in razor sharp wit, meets Russ Abbot whose comic characters have become his hallmark.
Lee Trevino and Sandy Lyle are the resident professionals and Peter Alliss joins in the fun over nine selected holes of the Ailsa Course at the Turnberry Hotel.
Assistant producers DEREK MARTIN and MURRAY NEEDHAM Television presentation


Unknown: Eric Sykes
Unknown: Russ Abbot
Unknown: Lee Trevino
Unknown: Sandy Lyle
Unknown: Peter Alliss
Producers: Derek Martin
Unknown: Alastajr Scott
Unknown: Fred Viner

: Architecture at the Crossroads

Last of ten films about contemporary architecture Architecture: Quo Vadis?
This has been a series about change - in the attitudes of contemporary architects, in public awareness, in the ways they are shaping the environment of the future. Architects and writers
I. M. Pei , Richard Meier Richard Rogers Norman Foster Philip Johnson
Ada Louise Huxtable and Kenneth Frampton offer their own definitions of the role of the architect.
Narrator Andrew Sachs
This series has brought new hope
Associate producer ROGER LAST Written and produced by PETER ADAM (R) revised


Unknown: I. M. Pei
Unknown: Richard Meier
Unknown: Richard Rogers
Unknown: Norman Foster
Unknown: Philip Johnson
Unknown: Ada Louise Huxtable
Unknown: Kenneth Frampton
Narrator: Andrew Sachs
Produced By: Peter Adam

: New Scottish Art

John Byrne introduces a series profiling four young Scottish artists. Ken Currie
'Glasgow is a city of extremes - experiences and sights which are indispensable if you want to produce an art about our times.' Last year Ken Currie completed his epic eight-panel mural for Glasgow's People's Palace depicting 200 years of Scottish labour history. And there's a look at his recent work which focuses on more contemporary urban themes.
Photography ALEX SCOTT Film editor IAN FRAME


Introduces: John Byrne
Artists: Ken Currie
Unknown: Ken Currie
Producer: Keith Alexander

: Mart) I

Sculptor David Mach creates massive sculptures out of multiples of everyday objects: tyres, magazines, cars and china dogs. This week he's building a new work for the BBC outside
Television Centre in London. Graphic designer
Executive producer JOHN ARCHER Director JOHN WHISTON


Unknown: David MacH
Unknown: Graham McCallum
Producer: John Archer
Director: John Whiston

: Connoisseur

Could You Recognise a Small Piece of the Forth Bridge?
Bamber Gascoigne questions contestants on the world of art and architecture.
Competing for the title of Connoisseur of 1988 in the fourth heat are Susanne Carr
(Buckinghamshire) John Nash (Essex)
Helena Stride (London)
Julian Treuherz (Cheshire) Series devised and questions set by BAMBER GASCOIGNE
Producer JONATHAN WRIGHT MILLER A HAWKSHEAD production for BBC Bristol


Unknown: Bamber Gascoigne
Unknown: Susanne Carr
Unknown: John Nash
Unknown: Julian Treuherz
Unknown: Bamber Gascoigne
Director: Roy Chapman
Producer: Jonathan Wright Miller
Producer: A Hawkshead

: Brass Tacks

Good as You?
From today it becomes illegal for a local authority intentionally to promote homosexuality. The new law is intended as protection for impressionable young people and their parents. But what will it mean for teenagers like James, who 'came out' last year with the support of his college tutor?
Gerry Northam reports on confusion in the classroom, as law and conscience collide. Research PHIL WRIGHT Producer CLAIRE LEWIS Editor colin CAMERON BBC North West


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Unknown: Phil Wright
Producer: Claire Lewis
Editor: Colin Cameron

: Tate Gallery Liverpool

Earlier today, HRH The
Prince of Wales opened the remarkable complex of buildings which is the Liverpool home of the Tate Gallery.
Live from the Albert Dock , Joan Bakewell joins the celebrations for the evening, and introduces reviews of the Surrealism exhibition by Richard Francis and Elizabeth Cowling , Patrick Heron 's view of Starlit
Waters - British Sculpture 1968-88 and previews David Ward 's and Bruce McLean 's specially commissioned work to music by Gavin Bryars. BBC North West


Unknown: Albert Dock
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Richard Francis
Unknown: Elizabeth Cowling
Unknown: Patrick Heron
Unknown: David Ward
Unknown: Bruce McLean
Music By: Gavin Bryars.

: The Nature of Australia

The last of six programmes narrated by Robyn Williams The End of Isolation
Sixteen million people and 160 million sheep live in Australia! The impact of European settlers, their domestic and introduced creatures, has had a disastrous effect upon the landscape.
European farming styles took their toll not only upon the people, but also upon the unique Australian countryside. But there is still much wilderness left, although it contains valuable mineral resources. Will the lessons of the past usher in a more enlightened approach to the nature of Australia? Producer DIONE GILMOUR Film editor PETER VILE
Executive producer for the BBC JOHN SPARKS
Series producer JOHN VANDENBELD BBC Bristol


Unknown: Robyn Williams
Producer: Dione Gilmour

: Tate Gallery Liverpool

Live from Liverpool the Tate Gallery celebrates the opening of its northern home, and Joan Bakewell introduces a spectacular performance in the Albert Dock of The Invention of Tradition.


Introduces: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Albert Dock

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

: Taking Art Apart

The first of three nightly discussions in which Sandy Nairne invites artists, critics and curators to take a critical look at art and its institutions in Britain. 1: Terribly British
The BBC has declared a 'week of British art'. But whose Britain does contemporary art reflect?
And is it possible to nurture a British tradition in an increasingly international art world?
With Peter Fuller editor of Modern Painters, artist
Gavin Jantjes , Jill Morgan of Rochdale Art Gallery, and the Royal Academy's exhibitions director Norman Rosenthal.


Unknown: Sandy Nairne
Unknown: Peter Fuller
Artist: Gavin Jantjes
Artist: Jill Morgan
Director: Norman Rosenthal.

: Open University

The Rise and Fall of Britain's
Sanctions Policy: The Domestic Setting
When Rhodesia declared UDI on 11 November 1965. Britain responded by imposing economic sanctions. In the first of four programmes that analyse Britain's sanctions policy, the domestic influences on Government policy-making are examined. Producer CAROL HASLAM


Producer: Carol Haslam

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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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