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: Open University

Man.Made Macromoleculcs

: Daytime on Two

10.05am Provision for Hearing-Impaired Children Landmarks
Living with the Weather Narration John Kettley
10.25am Look, Look and Look Again
Bits and Pieces
10.45am Storytime Toby the Tug
11.03am Life Goes On
Reproduction and Survival
The Geography Programme Survival in the City
11.45am Mindstretchers
The Mystery of the Five White Powders: Solutions
ANTHONY DANIELS tests all five powders, and uses observation and careful recording to identify them. (R) (e)
11.50am Pages from Ceefax
12.55pm Scene
What Is It Like to Be Old?
A couple in their 90s still caring for each other, a 74-year-old lady learning to swim, and a couple in their 60s who have just met and fallen in love. Producer ANDY WALKER


Editor: John Billingham
Unknown: Storytime Toby
Unknown: Anthony Daniels

: Mr Benn: Spaceman

A See-Saw programme
Told by Ray Brooks (R)


Story and illustrations: David McKee
Narrator: Ray Brooks

: English Time

Talking Together
Producer JILL GUNDON REED (R) (e)


Producer: Jill Gundon Reed

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. Song: Animal Air
Presenters Harry Towb with Jeni Barnett , Clive Mason , Bharti Patel , Larrington Walker and Gary Wilmot Film director CAS LESTER
Producer NICCI CROWTHER (R) (e)


Unknown: Jeni Barnett
Unknown: Clive Mason
Unknown: Bharti Patel
Unknown: Larrington Walker
Unknown: Gary Wilmot

: International Tennis Weekend Outlook

Stella Artois
Championships from Queen's Club, London Quarter-final day in this grass-court tournament where all the players are keen to acclimatise to the surface with Wimbledon just over a week away.
Introduced by Barry Davies Commentator DAN MASKELL
MARK COX Producers
3.00 pm News and Weather
3.50 pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Stella Artois
Introduced By: Barry Davies
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: John Barrett
Commentator: Gerald Williams
Producers: Johnnie Watherston.

: George Formby in George in Civvy Street

Tonight with Rosalyn Boulter. Recently demobbed, George and his pal Fingers return to their local the Unicorn, and then seek out George's love,
Mary of the Lion.
But Mary has a manager - and George has a rival.
0 FILMS: page 15


Unknown: Rosalyn Boulter.
Written By: Peter Fraser
Written By: Ted Kavanagh.
Written By: Max Kester
Produced By: Marcel Varnel
Produced By: Ben Henry
Directed By: Marcel Varnel
George Harper: George Formby
Mary Colton: Rosalyn Boulter
Fingers: Ronald Shiner
Uncle Shad: Ian Fleming
Sprout: Wally Patch
Lavender: Philippa Hiatt
Miss Gummidge: Enid Cruickshaw
Toby: Mike Johnson

: Cardiff Singer of the World

Chris Stuart introduces highlights from Round 5 of the 1989 competition from St David 's Hall, Cardiff, featuring singers from Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Sweden and the USSR. Comments on the performances from Jo Ann Pickens. Orchestra of Welsh National Opera led by JOHN STEIN conducted by Richard Armstrong
Piano accompaniment Michael Pollock
The jury is chaired by Brian McMaster of Welsh National Opera Director PAUL THOMAS


Introduces: Chris Stuart
Unknown: St David
Unknown: Jo Ann Pickens.
Unknown: John Stein
Conducted By: Richard Armstrong
Unknown: Michael Pollock
Unknown: Brian McMaster
Director: Paul Thomas

: Ebony People

Vastiana Belfon talks to John Fashanu and Judy Simpson. These two sports personalities come under the microscope this week.
They discuss with Vastiana and a studio audience their views on sporting links with South Africa, the truth behind the public image, their will to win, and the competitiveness that drives them.
And John Fashanu reveals just how far he would go to score a goal.
Series producer VASTIANA BELFON Executive producer JOHN WILCOX BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: John Fashanu
Unknown: Judy Simpson.
Unknown: John Fashanu
Producer: John Wilcox

: Weekend

Richard Bath presents a live preview of events on offer this weekend from around the region.
With reporters Penny Bustin, Bill Buckley and Nigel Farrell , he looks at places to go and things to do to help you make the most of your weekend.
With up-to-the-minute traffic information from Fiona Phillips and weather from Graham Parker. Film directors
IAN LILLEY and MIKE DAVIDSON Series producer PETER LOWE BBC South and East
0 Write to: Weekend, BBC Elstree Centre,
Clarendon Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 IJF
(Regional programme - for variations see below)


Unknown: Richard Bath
Unknown: Bill Buckley
Unknown: Nigel Farrell
Unknown: Fiona Phillips
Unknown: Graham Parker.
Unknown: Ian Lilley
Unknown: Mike Davidson

: Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale and Hampshire with Geoff Hamilton , Roy Lancaster and John Kelly.
Mrs Frances Pumphrey started her garden in a frost pocket and certainly has not thrown money at it.
Nevertheless, she now has a plant-person's paradise - a big cottage garden with her borders arranged with an eye for colour association.
Production assistant JAYNE SAVAGE Producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill
Plant list on Ceefax page 261.
0 BOOK: 'The Gardeners' World Handbook', from bookshops.
0 VIDEO: 'Organic Gardening - an Introduction availablefrom most garden centres.
0 GARDENING: page 85


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: John Kelly.
Unknown: Mrs Frances Pumphrey
Producer: John Kenyon

: Comic Asides

presents Mornin' Sarge by Tony Haase, Pete McCarthy and Rebecca Stevens
It's not all masonic lodges, call girls and international cocaine smuggling ... some police work is pretty boring too. Starring Robin Driscoll, Tony Haase, Pete McCarthy Rebecca Stevens with
Lighting director BERT POSTLETHWAITE


Unknown: Tony Hasse
Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Unknown: Rebecca Stevens
Unknown: Robin Driscoll
Unknown: Tony Haase
Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Unknown: Rebecca Stevens
Unknown: Bert Postlethwaite
Designer: Richard McManan-Smith
Director: John Kilby
Producers: Jamie Rix.
Sarge: Paul Brooke
Old lady: Anna Manahan
Journalist: Gerald Flood
Bobby: Chubby Oates
Mother: Suzette Llewellyn
Boy: Curt Clement-Fletcher

: Vote for Them

Final episode
by David Edgar and Neil Grant

The success of the 'Music for All' Forces Parliament is now worrying the Brass. It has also attracted the attention of the German propaganda Minister. It cannot be allowed to continue.

BBC Pebble Mill
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: David Edgar
Writer: Neil Grant
Make-up Designer: Gill Hughes
Costume Designer: Janice Rider
Executive Producer: Michael Wearing
Producer: Carol Parks
Director: James Ormerod
Government - AC2 Clarke: Simon Adams
Government - Sgt McRae: Billy Hartman
Government - WO Wilson: Jeff Rawle
Government - LAC Atterley: John Wheatley
Government - Signalman Jacobs: David Cardy
Opposition - Major Trapnell: David Quilter
Opposition - Capt Carrington: Nicholas Day
Opposition - Corp Richardson: Patrick Pearson
Opposition - Capt Castle: Christopher Scoular
Opposition - Flt Sgt Carter: Robin Davies
Opposition - Flt Lt Trelawney: Nicholas Frankau
Speaker - Rubin: Nicholas Jones
Brass - Brigadier: James Grout
Brass - Col Pugh: John Rowe
Brass - Signals Colonel: Martin Cochrane
Brass - Other Colonel: Robert Gary
Civilians - Dr Garfield: Peter Dennis
Civilians - Director, MFA: Kathleen Bidmead
Civilians - Charlotte: Tusse Silberg
Civilians - US journalist: Hu Pryce
Civilians - Admissions clerk: Ruth Hellier
Civilians - Paperboy: Silas Gregory
Drama Club - Orlando: Christopher Baines
Drama Club - Rosalind: Jane Gurnett
Drama Club - Duke Senior: Pat Connell
Drama Club - Amiens: Malcolm McKee
Backbenchers - AC2 Beatty: Peter L.L. Williams
Backbenchers - Staff Sgt Ballantine: Steve McFadden
Backbenchers - Ioannis: Alkis Kritikos
Backbenchers - June: Claire Toeman
Backbenchers - Padre: James Snell
Backbenchers - GHQ Corporal: Roy Leighton
Backbenchers - Officer in Charge: Philip Manikum
Backbenchers - Army sergeant: James Mansfield
Backbenchers - Army sergeant: Russell Glead
Backbenchers - Forces Forum Corp: Steven Brough
Present Day - Clarke: Eric Amson

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: Weatherview

: Comedy Classics Double Bill

The Classic
Jack Benny starring the inimitable
Jack Benny , tonight joined by another Hollywood star Bob Hope in Jack Makes a Comedy Record Jack has an idea for a money-making scheme - a comedy record with Bob Hope , but a battle of wits ensues when Bob refuses to stick to the agreed script.
Produced and directed by NORMAN ABBOTT
Jackie Gleason In
The Honeymooners
For the first time on British television, the classic series about marital bliss.Starring
TV or Not TV
'I don't want to look at these four walls. I want to look at Liberace!' Alice Kramden wants a television set but cheapskate Ralph would rather keep the money. Written by MARVIN MARX and WALTER STONE
0 FEATURE: page 54


Unknown: Jack Benny
Unknown: Jack Benny
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Bob Hope
Directed By: Norman Abbott
Unknown: Jackie Gleason
Unknown: Alice Kramden
Written By: Marvin Marx
Directed By: Frank Satenstein
Ralph Kramden: Jackie Gleason
Ed Norton: Art Carney
Alice: Audrey Meadows
Trixie: Joyce Randolph

: French Classics: Mayerling

starring Charles Boyer Danielle Darrieux. Anatole Litvak 's version of one of the world's greatest romantic tragedies paints a vivid portrait of a young, idealistic prince trapped by rigid protocol. He finds happiness with Maria Vetsera but their love affair becomes an open secret.
Screenplay by JOSEPH KESSEL from the novel by CLAUDE ANET Directed by ANATOLE LITVAK
(A French film with English subtitles. First showing on British television. Black and white)
0 FILMS: page 15


Unknown: Charles Boyer
Unknown: Danielle Darrieux.
Unknown: Anatole Litvak
Unknown: Maria Vetsera
Unknown: Joseph Kessel
Novel By: Claude Anet
Directed By: Anatole Litvak
Archduke Rudolf: Charles Boyer
Maria: Danielle Darrieux
Emperor Franz Josef: Jean Dax
Countess Lurisch: Suzy Prim
Empress Elizabeth: Gabrielle Dorziat
Count Taaffe: Jean Debucourt
Baroness Vetsera: Marthe Regnier
Princess Stephanie: Yolande Laffon

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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