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: Open University

Innovation and Coat

: In the Footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie: Will Ye No Come Back Again

Jimmie Macgregor follows the Prince's route.
BBC Scotland


Presenter: Jimmie Macgrego
Producer: Dennis Dick

: Laurel and Hardy Double Bill: Blockheads

Ollie reads a shocking headline of a soldier's heroism. Can it be who he thinks it is?
(Black and white)


Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Another Fine Mess

More by accident than design, Stan and Ollie find themselves in service at Colonel Buckshot's residence. (Black and white)

: The Bugs Bunny Mystery Special

Accused of robbery, Bugs Bunny is stung into Sing Song Prison.
Executive producer HAL GREEK Directed by GERRY CHIMQUAY


Directed By: Gerry Chimquay

: Six Enat'sh Towns

A Pattern of Building Stamford, Lincolnshire
Written and presented by Alee Clifton-Taytor (R)


Presented By: Alee Clifton-Taytor

: HoRev CoRey

A See-Saw programme (R)

: Loop. Stranoer

By Hammer and HaKd Director SANDRA WAINWRtGHT
Executive producer BRIDGET WINTER


Unknown: Hakd Director Sandra

: News, Weather followed by Northern Arts

MartIn Carthy
Britain's most influential folk guitarist looks back over a year of performance. Producer SUE DURKAN BBC North East (R)

: HoMaw Outings

Anne Gregg sees the fantastic landscapes of the Central Anatolian Plains. Director CHMSTtNE CARTER producerPATR!C[AHOUUHANfW

: News Weather followed by tnternationat Snooker

Fersina Windows World Cup from Bournemouth.
Introduced by David Icke. The first semi-final should see Wales, seeded 2. with Terry Griffiths. Ctiff Wilson and Doug Mountjoy against either the Rest of the World. seeded 3, or last year's runners-up Australia, seeded 6 and led by Eddie Charlton. including at
3.50 News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Introduced By: David Icke.
Unknown: Terry Griffiths.
Unknown: Ctiff Wilson
Unknown: Doug Mountjoy
Unknown: Eddie Charlton.

: Gardeners' World

with Geoff Hamilton and Anne Swithinbank
Producer JOHN KENYON BBC Birmingham (Shown last Friday)


Presenter: Geoff Hamilton
Presenter: Anne Swithinbank
Producer: John Kenyon

: Fury At Smugglers’ Bay

John Fraser
Peter Gushing BemardLee.
On the Cornish coast in the 18th century, the local fishermen's smuggling routine is disrupted by a murderous band of wreckers. But the local squire refuses to acknowledge the truth.
Written, produced and directed by JOHN GILUNG
FILMS: page 18


Unknown: John Fraser
Unknown: Peter Cushing
Directed By: John Gilling
Chris: John Fraser
Squire Trevenyan: Peter Cushing
Black John: Bernard Lee
Jenny: June Thorburn
Louise: Michele Mercier
'The Captain': William Franklyn
Lejeune: George Coulouris
Betty: Liz Frazer

: Take Nobody's Word for it

Do-it-yourself science with Carol Vorderman and Professor lan Fells of Newcastle University.
At last - the secret formula for the world's biggest bubbles - but don't take our word for it.
Carol dips into the scientific toy box and lan gets on his bike to discover the science of cycling. Plus news of the paper engineering competition winners.
Designer JOHN BONE
Studio director HENDRIK BALL


Unknown: Carol Vorderman

: 9-R-5

There are 30,000 farms in Wales but the small family farm is under threat. EEC quotas and high land prices are making it increasingly difficult for farmers to make ends meet. Many are having to turn to other jobs and think of new ways to earn a living. Farmer
Gwynn Whitticase works the land that has been in the family for five generations but the barn that used to be the cowshed, milking parlour and silage pit is now being put to a very different use. At weekends the family runs a disco which is proving very popular and opening up the farm to tourists.
And in Episode 12 of 7VM
Afoue, the EPL company is making the final preparations before moving to the new headquarters in St Neots in Cambridgeshire. Executive producer PHILIP CLARKE
Editor TIM SHAWCROSS A DIVERSE production for BBCtv


Unknown: Gwynn Whitticase
Producer: Philip Clarke
Editor: Tim Shawcross

: Mature

A hard look at the natural world with Michael Buerk , and reporters John Howard , Grant Mansfield and Linda Mitchell.
This week, a visit to the driest spot in Europe in the third report from 'Hidden
Spain'. John Howard looks at the creeping deserts of AImeria where agri-business and tourism are literally draining the water out of the soil. The report features the latest hi-tech options from the government and finds a group of 'mad dogs and Englishmen working out in the midday sun ...'
Studio director MARK HARRISON


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Reporters: John Howard
Reporters: Grant Mansfield
Reporters: Linda Mitchell.
Unknown: John Howard
Director: Mark Harrison
Producer: Amanda Theunissen
Editor: Peter Salmon

: City Lights: The Melvin Diaries

by Bob Black
Starring Gerard Kelly as Willie Melvin

When a long-lost uncle dazzles Willie with his war-time stories Mr McLelland and Brian start fighting a war of their own.


Writer: Bob Black
Music: David McNiven
Designer: Iain McDonald
Director: Ron Bain
Producer: Colin Gilbert
Willie Melvin: Gerard Kelly
Mum: Jan Wilson
Chancer: Andy Gray
Brian: Jonathan Watson
Mr McLelland: Dave Anderson
Tam: Iain McColl
Irene: Elaine C Smith
Uncle Jimmy: Ronald Fraser

: 40 Minutes

The way we live now Wedding at Easington
Tom Lee and Dawn Gray invite you to share the happiest day of their lives. Tom is 21 and Dawn's 19.
Both are unemployed - so it won't be a very grand do.
Tom's father Tommy was a coalminer in Easington until last year - he's paying for the wedding with the last of his redundancy money. Tom's mother Dot is roping in family and friends to help. Easington is a small pit village on the Durham coast. It has an active colliery, but with one in six here out of work, it's a village haunted by memories of the past.
Easington's men and women are fearful now for the future of their families and the community.
Ceefax subtitles


Photography: Richard Ranken
Sound recordist: John Stephenson
Film editor: Paul Garrick
Producer: John Alexander
40 Minutes editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: TheCry

1: The Cry of the Cosmos by Diana BurreU
In a special series of newly commissioned music videos, five of Britain's leading composers make their response to the events of Holy Week and Easter. The series begins with 77:e Cry o/ the Cosmos, performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lionel Friend. It is introduced by its composer. Diana BurreII. fNcrt programme fOMorrouj o<


Unknown: Diana Burreu
Conducted By: Lionel Friend.
Unknown: Diana Burreii.

: MewsniaM

: The Late Show

What's on, who's here and what's up in the arts, entertainment and the media.


Producer: Jamie Munn

: Weatherview

: Open Uniwersitw

Fundamental of Computing FeMxstowe Docks


Producer: David Saunders

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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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