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: Westminster

Yesterday's proceedings in Parliament.
Presented by Brian Curtois.


Presented By: Brian Curtois.

: Daytime on Two Inset

0 Parents should note that some of Daytime on Two is aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the young.
Teaching Science in the Primary School 3: Friction

: Standard Grade Art and Design

The Portrait
Glaswegian painter, Alison Watt , demonstrates her approach to figure painting and discusses various influences upon her work. Producer ISHBEL MACLEAN BBC Scotland


Unknown: Alison Watt

: Look and Read

Geordie Racer
Pigeon Post

: Around Scotland

Edwardian Scotland
3: Holidays and Entertainment Matthew and Jenny go to a Band of Hope meeting where they see a lantern slide show and learn of the evils of drink, while Victoria and Edward Southey play with their toys in the nursery. Presented by Gerda Stevenson.
Producer ISHBEL MACLEAN BBC Scotland


Unknown: Edward Southey
Presented By: Gerda Stevenson.

: Storytime Dogs!

Two little girls desperately want a dog of their own.
With Val Lorraine ,
Annabel Rowe , Trilby Fox , Stuart Fox and Vicky Ireland.
A Ragdoll production for BBCtv


Unknown: Val Lorraine
Unknown: Annabel Rowe
Unknown: Trilby Fox
Unknown: Stuart Fox
Producer: Moyra Gambleton

: Into Music

Beginning-ending Tabla

: Wondermaths

13: Can Zak and Stella escape the robot spiders' mathematical webs? (R)

: Let's See

Our Daily Bread

: Diez Temas

La Vida Diaria
(Shoum on Monday at 9.25am)

: Scene Two of Us

A two-part play by Leslie Stewart 1: Matthew and Phil are good friends - just good friends?
Matthew knows he's gay, but because he's got a girlfriend, Phil isn't sure what his feelings are.
Produced and directed by ROGER TONGE


Play By: Leslie Stewart
Editor: Peter Barber
Directed By: Roger Tonge

: Language File Ringing the Changes

The astonishing language repertoire of 14- to
16-year-olds is demonstrated by looking at the many speech-registers and styles the pupils of Whitmore School,
Harrow, use and understand. Producer PAUL ASHTON


Producer: Paul Ashton

: King Rollo: Breakfast

by David McKee.
Narrated by Ray Brooks. (R)


Writer: David McKee
Narrator: Ray Brooks
Production: Clive Juster

: Chris and Crumble

Chris takes Crumble and the babies to a jumble sale.
Narrated by Peter Hawkins. Producer MAURICE POOLEY (R)


Unknown: Peter Hawkins.
Producer: Maurice Pooley

: Walrus

If You Were Me....
Nothing Personal
Emma is looking forward to the holiday - then she is asked to look after new-girl Michelle.


Written By: Christopher Russell

: News

Weather followed by You And Me
A series for 4- "and 5-year-olds. (R)


Matthew: Jason Rush
Phil: Lee Whitlock
Sharon: Jenny Jay
Vera: Kathy Burke
Teacher: James McKenna
Phil's mother: Judy Gridley
Matthew's father: John Judd
Emma Clark: Joanne Palmer
Michelle: Siobhan Hayes
Sharmaine: Deborah Harper
Wayne East: Roy Agyemang
Barry Clark: Sam Curtis

: Weekend Outlook

: To Have and to Hold

It was just another day.
Irene's husband dropped her off at work. She returned to find that he had left her after 32 years of marriage. Like the other women in this programme, she copes, but none can forget the perfect partnership. Narrated by Jane Asher. Producer NIKKI CHEETHAM Editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF


Unknown: Jane Asher.
Producer: Nikki Cheetham
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: News

Weather followed by In the Garden
Dennis Cornish treats the Christmas cyclamen or amaryllis past its prime. Director ANNETTE WILLIAMS Producer DAVID SPIRES BBC South West


Unknown: Dennis Cornish
Director: Annette Williams

: Byline

Personal documentaries on the contemporary world. Dinner at Noon by Alan Bennett.
In the setting of a northern hotel, Alan Bennett observes that people trying to behave are always more interesting than people just behaving.
Executive producer DAVID PEARSON Producer JONATHAN STEDALL BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Alan Bennett.
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Producer: David Pearson

: Catchword

The last programme in the series hosted by Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Behind the Headlines

Kathy Lette and friends look at developments in the media. Producer JANE BERTHOUD


Unknown: Kathy Lette
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: Clean Slate

The education magazine with Jackie Spreckley and Jill Cochrane.
A chance to see some of the winning videos in the Women Into Technology competition. Today is UNICEF's National Non-Uniform day in schools throughout Britain. But do fund-raising events teach children enough about the causes they raise money for? And there are plumbing problems at King Street Junior. Producer JEREMY ORLEBAR
Series producer BERNARD ADAMS
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Unknown: Jackie Spreckley
Unknown: Jill Cochrane.
Producer: Jeremy Orlebar
Producer: Bernard Adams

: Food and Drink

: The Tall Stranger

Starring Joel McCrea and Virginia Mayo.
Ex-Union Army officer Ned Bannon is saved from death by members of a wagon train heading for California.
Screenplay by CHRISTOPHER KNOPF from a story by LOUIS L'AMOUR Directed by THOMAS CARR
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Joel McCrea
Unknown: Christopher Knopf
Directed By: Thomas Carr
Ned Bannon: Joel McCrea
Ellen: Virginia Mayo
Hardy Bishop: Barry Kelley

: Animation Now

The Cat Came Back
A National Film Board of Canada production (R)

: Visions

Sir Peter Imbert , QPM,
Commissioner Metropolitan Police
Leading opinion makers describe their personal vision of the next decade. Guy Michelmore talks to the country's top policeman Sir Peter Imbert , who is making fundamental changes in the attitudes and working practices of the 28,000 officers under his command.
What will be the major challenges the public will ask them to face in the 1990s? Executive producer PETER LOWE Producer JAMES WILLIAMS
BBC South and East - Elstree
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Unknown: Sir Peter Imbert
Unknown: Peter Imbert
Producer: Peter Lowe

: Public Eye

An examination of the issues at the heart of life in Britain. Each edition analyses facts and questions opinions to provide a comprehensive analysis of the subject.
Presented by Peter Taylor. Editor NIGEL CHAPMAN


Presented By: Peter Taylor.
Editor: Nigel Chapman

: First Time Planting

Roses are Britain's number one garden plants and the west facing border is the ideal place for enjoying them. In the afternoon and evening light this border comes into its own - also the time when you can relax in the garden after a hard day's work - so it's important to fill it with fragrance and colour.
Presented by Geoff Hamilton and Gay Search.
Producer DENIS w. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill
Plant list on Ceefax page 617.
W GARDENING: page 86
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Presented By: Geoff Hamilton

: Colin's Sandwich

By Paul Smith and Terry Kyan.
Starring Mel Smith Louisa Rix and Mike Grady. Night Thoughts
Burning the candle at both ends in an effort to finish his screenplay, Colin discovers that the human body actually needs sleep - a good ten hours a night in his case.


Unknown: Paul Smith
Unknown: Terry Kyan.
Unknown: Mel Smith
Unknown: Louisa Rix
Unknown: Mike Grady.
Unknown: Jamie Rix
Colin Watkins: Mel Smith
Jenny: Louisa Rix
Alan Hunter: Nicholas Ball
Des: Mike Grady
Travers: Andrew Robertson
Radio presenter: Roy North

: Arena

Jerry Lee Lewis
This is the story of 'the Killer', the ultimate wild man of rock, from his phenomenal success at the age of 20 with Whole
Lotta Shakin ' Going On to the present. After more than 30 years, Lewis remains unapologetic and unique. A product of the Bible belt, Lewis's life has been a strange, tormented conflict between his excesses and his religious fears. His cousin, Jimmy Lee Swaggart , devoted many a sermon to the recovery of Jerry Lee 's soul. Lewis has seen the deaths of two wives, two children and a brother, shot his bass player and been arrested for causing a disturbance outside
Elvis Presley 's mansion in Memphis. Arena tells his story with help from Sam Phillips , the man who first recorded Lewis and Presley, Johnny Cash , Carl Perkins , Jimmy Lee
Swaggart, Lewis's wife Myra, Paul Anka and Chuck Berry. Director MARK HALL


Unknown: Jerry Lee Lewis
Unknown: Lotta Shakin
Unknown: Jimmy Lee Swaggart
Unknown: Jerry Lee
Unknown: Elvis Presley
Unknown: Sam Phillips
Unknown: Johnny Cash
Unknown: Carl Perkins
Unknown: Jimmy Lee
Unknown: Paul Anka
Unknown: Chuck Berry.
Unknown: Nigel Finch

: Newsnight

Donald MacCormick and a team of BBC reporters with the day's top stories.
Reporters: David Coss , Olenka Frenkiel ,
Peter Kellner , Wesley Kerr , Peter Marshall ,
Julian O'Halloran , Rupert Segar , David Sells , Sarah Spiller , Francine Stock ,
Janet Trewin and Charles Wheeler. Deputy editors KEITH BOWERS and EAMONN MATTHEWS Editor JOHN MORRISON


Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Reporters: David Coss
Reporters: Olenka Frenkiel
Unknown: Peter Kellner
Unknown: Wesley Kerr
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.
Editors: Keith Bowers
Editors: Eamonn Matthews
Editor: John Morrison

: Weatherview

: Brighton Rock

Richard Attenborough Hermione Baddeley and William Hartnell.
Set in the seaside town at the height of holiday season,
Brighton Rock tells the story of Pinkie Brown , a psychopathic gang leader who hunts down a journalist responsible for the death of another hoodlum.
Produced by ROY BOULTING Directed by JOHN BOULTING (Blackandwhite)
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Hermione Baddeley
Unknown: William Hartnell.
Unknown: Pinkie Brown
Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Terence Rattigan
Produced By: Roy Boulting
Directed By: John Boulting
Pinkie: Richard Attenborough
Ida: Hermione Baddeley
Dallow: William Hartnell
Prewitt: Harcourt Williams
Spicer: Wylie Watson
Cubitt: Nigel Stock
Rose: Carol Marsh
Fred Hale (Kolley Kibber): Alan Wheatley
Phil Corkey: George Carney
Colleoni: Virginia Winter
Frank: Reginald Purdell

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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.

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