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: Daytime on Two

9.45am Treffpunkt: Osterreich: Auf dem Bauernhof/Schifahren auf dem Dachstein (e)

10.00am Why? Because....: How Far Is it to...? (e)

10.20am Textile Studies: Spinning a Yarn (e)

10.40am Investigating Science: Classification: Sort it Out (e)

11.00am Landmarks: People and the Elements: The Sea at Work (e)

11.20am The Geography Programme: Once There Were Volcanoes Here (e)

11.40am MI 10
Folds followed by The Right Shape (e)

12.03pm Words into Action: Forgiveness (e)

12.25pm Issues: South Africa - a Peaceful Way Out?
New president F.W. de Klerk has promised a programme of reforms. Is this the best news from South Africa for years? Or will it be too little for the non-white 85 per cent? (e)

12.50pm Inset: Teachers into Business and Industry (e)

1.20pm Charlie Chalk: The Feast (R)

1.40pm Music Time: Loud and Quiet (e)

2.00pm News; Weather
followed by
Watch: Food: Bread of Life (e)


Presenter (Issues): Rob Curling
Producer (Issues): Len Brown

: Dolebusters

A film watching the people who watch the unemployed. The Government has made dole fraud a priority, denouncing 'fiddlers and scroungers', but critics claim that the methods used to catch fraudsters intimidate the unemployed.
(First shown in '40 Minutes


Producer: Stephen Lambert
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: News

Weather followed by The Art of Travel
Michael Palin takes his clubs to St Andrews on a journey up the 'drier side of Britain' where the LNER's publicity department of the 20s and 30s was promoting industrial services alongside the more familiar holiday resorts and the glamour of fast trains.


Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: St Andrews

: Voyage of the Heroes

The last of four programmes. Tim Severin and his modern Argonauts, who have rowed and sailed nearly 1,500 miles in search of the Golden Fleece, have themselves become something of a legend. Written and narrated by Libby Purves. (R)


Unknown: Tim Severin
Unknown: Libby Purves.

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Catchword

Anagram: try our cola. Clue: London theatre. Answer - see today's programme.
Contestants from all over Britain pit their wits and verbal skills against Bryan the computer. Hosted by Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Talk of the 80s

A series of conversations reflecting the events and ideas of the decade.
Judith Hann talks to
Professor Michael Adler , who treated Britain's first AIDS patients just six years ago. He tells her of the public's
'un-Christian' response and criticises the Government's handling of the issue. Producer DENNIS ADAMS


Talks: Judith Hann
Unknown: Professor Michael Adler
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Go Birding

A series of six films exploring the achievements and fascination of practical bird-watching with Tony Soper. 1: Adventure and Misadventure
'Wood thrush on St Agnes' - a phone message that sends Go Birding down to the Isles of Scilly to join the twitchers hunting for a 'megatick'. Fun it certainly is for the twitchers but what of the bird? Is it lost or is it the first of many - a pioneer, like the first collared doves, which arrived 35 years ago, but are now officially pests? Producers GEORGE INGER and ROBIN PRYTHERCH BBC Bristol
0 EARTHWATCH: page 111


Unknown: Tony Soper.
Producers: George Inger

: Spiderman: The Dragon's Challenge

I starring and When a senior official of the Chinese government goes to New York to clear his name of espionage charges, he is the victim of an attempt on his life. So Spiderman is enlisted to break up the gang of conspirators.
Written and produced by LIONEL E. SIEGEL
Directed by DON MCDOUGAL
●FILMS: page 26


Produced By: Lionel E. Siegel
Directed By: Don McDougal
Peter Parker/Spiderman: Nicholas Hammond
Jameson: Robert F Simon
Rita: Chip Fields
Julie: Ellen Bry
Min: Benson Fong

: The Victorian Kitchen

Afternoon Tea
Five o'clock tea was an important, very formal, social occasion for the Victorians. As Ruth Mott remembers,
'ladies took their gloves off, but never their hats'. Her tea is lavish - strawberry ice-cream, caraway seed cake, cucumber sandwiches and claret cup, flavoured with borage from the garden. To make the ice-cream she uses a mechanical freezer. Harry Dodson provides the strawberries, having protected them from slugs with Joseph Paxton 's strawberry crinoline.
Presented by Peter Thoday. Music PAUL READE
0 BOOK: associate producer Jennifer Davies has written a BBC book to accompany the series. Beautifully illustrated with period drawings and engravings, 'The Victorian Kitchen ' is available from booksellers, price £12.00. 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Ruth Mott
Unknown: Harry Dodson
Unknown: Joseph Paxton
Presented By: Peter Thoday.
Producer: Keith Sheather
Producer: Jennifer Davies

: Secret Nature

Wild Game
In the last of six films reflecting the relationship between man and wildlife in the West Country, Andrew Cooper explores the natural history of a country estate. Fallow deer and pheasant, partridge and hare, all belong to a group of animals known as game. The areas set aside for them in the past are now among the largest privately-owned wildlife reserves in Britain. At
Powderham Castle on the banks of the Exe estuary in Devon, the year begins with herons nesting high in the trees. It ends with the clash of antlers and an extraordinary buck's-eye view of a fallow deer fight. Photographed and produced oy ANDREW COOPER


Unknown: Andrew Cooper

: Top Gear

Throughout most of its history, the motor vehicle has been to war.
William Woollard visits the Museum of Army Transport in North Humberside to try out some of the unusual machines which have seen action.
Last year Top Gear mounted a special programme on the Pirelli Classic Marathon - a successful attempt to recapture the spirit of 50s and 60s rallying. Europe's longest classic car event has been run again this year, providing an opportunity for famous names from the sport to be reunited with their old machines.
And Chris Goffey tests Ford's new Fiesta XR2i against its recent rival from Seat - the Ibiza SX1.
Producer JON BENTLEY Editor TOM ROSS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Chris Goffey
Producer: Jon Bentley
Editor: Tom Ross

: Alexei Sayle's Stuff

A series of six programmes. 4: Six Body Builders of the Italian Renaissance
Dear Radio Times,
When, oh when, will the BBC stop concocting these appalling fake Radio Times letters from obviously bogus people called 'Mrs Noreen Gripper-Rod' and the like to publicise Alexei Sayle's Stuff. Even I am completely dummy and do not exist in any rational sense - so stop printing this at once!
Dame Judi Dench , The Bafta Awards,
Alexei Sayle replies: Who gives a damn what you think?
Featuring Alexei Sayle with Angus Deayton
Tony Millan , Jan Ravens and Owen Brenman
Frank Middlemass
Tip Tipping.
Choreography RICHARD SAMPSON Produced and directed by MARCUS MORTIMER


Unknown: Mrs Noreen Gripper
Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Dame Judi Dench
Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Tony Millan
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Owen Brenman
Unknown: Frank Middlemass
Written By: Andrew Marshall
Written By: David Renwick
Written By: Alexei Sayle
Music By: Simon Brint
Directed By: Marcus Mortimer

: 40 Minutes

The way we live now. City Parish
'It is so much more exciting to have a family of people who are completely different,' says Fr Luke , the parish priest of a small
Catholic church in the heart of London's inner city.
Here West Indian, Asian, Irish, Italian, South
American and South London parishioners stand side-by-side for one brief hour each week. They all have stories to tell of exile and migration, of the large world events which have affected their own small lives, landing them unexpectedly in this place.
'People find a home from home here,' says Fr Luke , 'a sense of belonging.' Producer CATRINE CLAY
40 Minutes editor CAROLINE PICK


Unknown: Fr Luke
Unknown: Fr Luke

: Smith and Jones in Small Doses

The Waiting Room by John Mortimer. Starring
Despite their dog collars, the Reverends Pennycuick and Bottomley are poles apart. While sharing the same waiting-room they find themselves disagreeing about more than just their style of religious service...
A Talkback production for BBCtv


Unknown: John Mortimer.
Unknown: Peter Fincham
Unknown: Trevor Evans
Directed By: Brian Gilbert
Rev Ben Bottomley: Mel Smith
Rev Andrew Pennycuick: Griff Rhys Jones
Receptionist: Deborah Norton

: Newsnight

Peter Snow with the day's top stories and the background on events making the news at home and abroad.

: Weatherview

: The Late Show: You Must Remember This

A special edition of the programme, devoted to the art of the screenwriter. At a recent seminar in London, scriptwriting guru
Robert McKee laid out his theory of what makes for a successful screenplay, a difficult art form executed to perfection in the 1941 Warner Brothers' classic, Casablanca. The Late Show talks to film directors and writers about their reactions to McKee's models of film narrative. The programme is followed by a screening of Casablanca. Director PETER LYDON


Unknown: Robert McKee
Director: Peter Lydon

: Casablanca

starring and Rick's Cafe in wartime
Casablanca is a watering-hole for criminals, refugees, resistance fighters and Nazis. Its cynical, expatriate
American owner sticks his neck out for no one - until the arrival of the beautiful lisa Lund and her husband Victor Laszlo.
Screenplay by JULIUS J. EPSTEIN
Produced by HAL B. WALLIS Directed by MICHAEL CURTIZ
8 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Lisa Lund
Unknown: Victor Laszlo.
Unknown: Julius J. Epstein
Unknown: Philip G. Epstein
Unknown: Howard Koch
Play By: Murrey Burnett
Unknown: Joan Alison
Produced By: Hal B. Wallis
Directed By: Michael Curtiz
Rick Blaine: Humphrey Bogart
lisa Lund: Ingrid Bergman
Captain Renault: Claude Rains
Victor Laszlo: Paul Henreid
Strasser: Conrad Veldt
Ferrari: Sydney Greenstreet
Ugarte: Peter Lorre

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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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