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: Open University

The Search for the W and Z

: Daytime on Two

9.15am Europeans
Chantal Cuer views the changes in Romania through the eyes of Europe's television - including film from Hungary and Germany, and a report shot in secret by Belgian television. (R) (e)
9.45am Standard Grade
Physical Education
Working It Out
Lindsay Macdonald explores the physical skills involved in some games and sports. Producer PETER LEGGE (e)
Look and Read
Through the Dragon's Eye 3: The First Veeton
Around Scotland
Farming in Scotland
2: The Modern Farmyard
10.45am Storytime Tiddalick
11.03am Into Music
11.25am Wondermaths
Programme 3
Hudson the robot blows one of the spaceship
Investigator's fuses. But which one? Zak and Stella are faced with a grid of a hundred fuseholders and only four guesses.
Written by Colin Davis (R) (e)
11.40am Let's See
12.00 France Fran├žais
12.15pm Scene
I Like Here by Ray Jenkins with Anna Wing as Gran.
'So what can you do about it? Bricks through their windows? Burn 'em out? Peter is angry - the first
'weekenders' have come to
Cleverdon, snapping up the cottage his sister hoped to settle in. More will come - rich city people with their dreams of a second home in the country.
'They just want to use us.
We've lived here all our lives - why should it be us to move away? Nobody can live in two houses at once!'
Photography TONY BRAGG Film editor KATE EVANS Produced and directed by ROGER TONGE (e)
12.45pm English File
GCSE Literature
Poetry, Pain and Pleasure The Seduction by Eileen McAuley , was the winning poem among over 73,000 entries to the 1986 Young
Observer Poetry Competition. The poem is a cool dramatic treatment of seduction and loss of innocence, and shows that poetry can certainly deal with the realities of modern teenage life. (R) (e)
1.20pm Green Claws
The Riddle Tree. wth Nick Mercer and Stella Goodier.
'Claws don't come much greener than this do they?'
Green Claws shows why he's such a brilliant gardener.
Claws Family stories SONYA DANN IllustrationsjANE GEDYE Script by URSULA JONES
1.40pm Walrus
Work it Out
What happens?
Michael Rosen and the team read Losers Weepers by Jan Needle. (R) (e)
2.00pm News
Weather followed by You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. (R)
0 Parents should note that some of 'Daytime on Two' is aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the young.


Unknown: Lindsay MacDonald
Producer: Peter Legge
Unknown: Storytime Tiddalick
Written By: Colin Davis
Unknown: Ray Jenkins
Editor: Kate Evans
Directed By: Roger Tonge
Unknown: Eileen McAuley
Unknown: Nick Mercer
Unknown: Stella Goodier.
Unknown: Green Claws
Unknown: Sonya Dann
Unknown: Illustrationsjane Gedye
Script By: Ursula Jones
Produced By: Christine Hewitt
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Jan Needle.
Peter: Simon Vaughn
Gill: Kerryann White
Annie: Lynn Gardner
Kay: Kim Benson
Martin: Jim Bingham
Simon: John Moulder-Brown
Jenny: Emma Sutton
Mr Tyson: Jon Cartwright

: Sport on Friday

Introduced by David Icke and featuring:
Men's Hockey
England v Argentina live from the Lada
International Classic tournament at Luton. Three years ago today,
England beat Argentina 2-1 in the last World Cup. A repeat would boost, confidence for matches this weekend against Holland and World Cup holders Australia and the 1990 World Cup in Lahore. Commentators:
Barry Davies and Ian Taylor.
Horse of the Year Show from Wembley Arena. Highlights of the NM
Financial Puissance and all the fun of this afternoon's Daily Mail Spillers Pony
Club Games. Commentators:
Raymond Brooks-Ward and Stephen Hadley.
Plus a review of the week's sport and news of the home countries' preparations for football's World Cup qualifiers next week. Television presentation: Hockey ALAN GRIFFITHS
Show jumping WENDY SHEPPARD Studio director SHARON LENCE Produced by DAVE GORDON including at
2.50pm News and Weather


Introduced By: David Icke
Unknown: Barry Davies
Unknown: Ian Taylor.
Unknown: Wembley Arena.
Unknown: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Unknown: Stephen Hadley.
Unknown: Hockey Alan Griffiths
Unknown: Wendy Sheppard
Director: Sharon Lence
Produced By: Dave Gordon

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Pipewood's War

Education was an early casualty of the Second World War. Evacuation plans fragmented what little schooling there was and truancy and absenteeism were rife. But even in those dark days there was scope for experiment, and in the summer of 1940, a group of Birmingham schoolgirls were picked to go to boarding-school at Pipewood in Staffordshire. It was an educational experience none would forget, and at the annual get-together, former pupils and staff relive their experiences at Pipewood. Producer David Nelson


Producer: David Nelson

: Lassie: Countdown

Cape Kennedy in the late 1960s, home to the Apollo moon missions, and site of Lassie's adventures with a fierce guard dog, an unhappy local boy, and an injured eagle. Featuring Peter Haskell ,
Parley Baer , Richard Crane , Ross Elliott , Med Flory,
Sally Fraser , Jed Allan and Jack de Mave.
Produced by ROBERT GOLDEN Directed by DICK MODER
0 FILMS: page 21


Unknown: Cape Kennedy
Unknown: Peter Haskell
Unknown: Parley Baer
Unknown: Richard Crane
Unknown: Ross Elliott
Unknown: Sally Fraser
Unknown: Jed Allan
Unknown: Jack de Mave.
Written By: Robert Schaefer
Produced By: Robert Golden
Directed By: Dick Moder
Corey Stuart: Robert Bray
Donny Baker: Bobby Riha

: Laurel and Hardy: County Hospital

When Ollie is laid up with a broken leg, Stan brings sustenance in the shape of a hard-boiled egg and some nuts.


Director: James Parrott
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Friday Report

Breaking the Bottleneck?
London is slowly grinding to a halt - on that everyone seems to agree - but the right solution to the capital's transport congestion is fiercely debated.
The Department of Transport will soon announce a shortlist of major schemes to tackle the problem and this marks the beginning of one of the most crucial periods of planning in the region's history.
Terry Dignan looks at
Government policy and reports on the growing number of campaigners who believe that the time is right for drastic action - to produce a new vision of transport for the south east.
0 REGIONAL PROGRAMME: for details of variations in other regions see panel below.


Unknown: Terry Dignan
Producer: Tony Chapman
Producer: Peter Lowe

: Eye to Eye

In Search of the Spirit of a Storyteller
This programme explores the life and work of Jamaican painter, sculptor and author, Namba Roy as seen through the eyes of his son, Tamba. Namba Roy , descendent of slaves brought to Jamaica from the Congo, spent much of his life in the Maroon village of Accompong in the cockpit country (a refuge where escaped Jamaican slaves, known as Maroons, lived as free men). He learnt much of his art from his grandfather, who instilled in him the folklore of Africa.
Namba died in 1961, when his son was only two years old. Now Tamba Roy returns to
Jamaica, to the village where his father lived, to the people who knew him.
This is Tamba Roy 's personal odyssey in search of the spirit of a storyteller.
Series producer TERRENCE FRANCIS BBC Pebble Mill (R)


Unknown: Namba Roy
Unknown: Tamba. Namba Roy
Unknown: Tamba Roy
Unknown: Tamba Roy
Producer: Terrence Francis

: Gardeners' World

from Florida.
Sea, sand and sunshine; golf and Goofy in Disney World; and some splendid gardens. For a winter holiday Florida offers a range of attractions to the British tourist.
John Kelly discovers that Mickey Mouse makes a considerable contribution to local garden colour, and with Tom MacCubbin extols the beauties of the Leu Botanical
Gardens in Orlando. Production assistant CHRISTINE HARDMAN
Producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill
Plant list on Ceefax page 261
0 VIDEO: 'Organic Gardening - an introduction' available from retailers
0 BOOK: 'The Gardeners' World Handbook ' is available from bookshops and BBC Enterprises
0 INFO-LINE: make a call to the 'Gardeners' World Info-line on [number removed]. Calls cost 38p per minute (peak), 25p (off-peak)


Unknown: John Kelly
Unknown: Mickey Mouse
Unknown: Tom MacCubbin
Unknown: Christine Hardman
Producer: John Kenyon

: Naked Video

A Batmania special. The jokers from the Naked Video team get their revenge on the caped crusader, James Whale and turkey burgers while Rab C. Nesbitt attempts eating an orange while wearing a straightjacket.
Holy man from Del Monte ! Featuring Kate Donnelly , Gregor Fisher , Andy Gray , Helen Lederer , Tony Roper , Elaine C. Smith and Jonathan Watson. Music DAVID MCNIVEN
Script editor PHILIP DIFFER Designer IAIN MCDONALD Produced and directed by COLIN GILBERT BBC Scotland


Unknown: James Whale
Unknown: Rab C. Nesbitt
Unknown: Del Monte
Unknown: Kate Donnelly
Unknown: Gregor Fisher
Unknown: Andy Gray
Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Tony Roper
Unknown: Elaine C. Smith
Unknown: Jonathan Watson.
Directed By: Colin Gilbert

: Under African Skies

A celebration of the new sounds of a continent.
'When we feel we're about to stifle, we put on a Khaled cassette, so we can breathe.' 3: Algeria
Rai, the unofficial music of Algeria's youth, is the explosive music of young men and women torn between the age-old traditions and restrictions of an Islamic society and the attractions of the modern world. Oran, Algeria's most westernised city, is the birthplace and capital of modern Rai, a music which combines clay drums with synthesisers and draws on Bedouin, Spanish, rock and black American influences.
Rai's new lyrics speak of Algeria's unspeakable - alcohol, sex, unemployment, and housing shortages, and the music provides an outlet for a generation whose sense of frustration has reflected in the major riots which swept through the country almost exactly a year ago. With Cheb Khaled, Cheb
Mami, Chaba Fadela , Cheb Sahraoui, Cheb Tahar,
Cheb Abdelhak , Messaoud Bellemou and a host of traditional musicians.
Executive producer DENNIS MARKS Producer MARK kidel


Unknown: Chaba Fadela
Unknown: Cheb Abdelhak
Unknown: Messaoud Bellemou
Unknown: Nigel Meakin
Editor: David McCormick

: Newsnight

Donald MacCormick with the day's top stories and the background on events making the news at home and abroad.
Reporters: Nick Clarke ,
David Coss , Olenka Frenkiel , Wesley Kerr , Chris Lowe , Peter Marshall ,
Julian O'Halloran , Rupert Segar , David Sells ,
Sarah Spiller ,
Francine Stock , Janet Trewin and Charles Wheeler. Producers STEVE ANDERSON JON BARTON. EILEEN FITT INDRA DE LANEROLLE


Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Reporters: Nick Clarke
Unknown: David Coss
Unknown: Olenka Frenkiel
Unknown: Wesley Kerr
Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Peter Marshall
Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Unknown: Rupert Segar
Unknown: David Sells
Unknown: Sarah Spiller
Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Janet Trewin
Unknown: Charles Wheeler.
Producers: Steve Anderson
Producers: Jon Barton.
Editors: Keith Bowers
Editors: Eamonn Matthews
Editor: John Morrison

: Weatherview

: Fritz Lang in America: Cloak and Dagger

A mild-mannered American science professor is persuaded to obtain vital secrets on atomic weapons from the enemy. Penetrating war-torn Italy, he is thrown into a complex web of intrigue, murder and romance.
Produced by MILTON SPERLING Directed by FRITZ LANG
0 FILMS: page 21


Unknown: Albert Matz
Produced By: Milton Sperling
Directed By: Fritz Lang
Prof Alvah Jasper: Gary Cooper (below)
Gina: Lilli Palmer
Pinkie: Robert Alda
Polda: Vladimir Sokoloff
Trenk: J Edward Bromberg
Ann Dawson: Marjorie Hoshelle
German: Ludwig Stossel
Katerin Loder: Helene Thimig
Marsoli: Dan Seymour

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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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