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: Open University

Social Science: Computers and Coal

: News

: Westminster

Yesterday's proceedings in Parliament.
Presented by Peter Mayne.


Presented By: Peter Mayne.

: Daytime on Two Making History

0 Parents should note that some of Daytime on Two is aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the young.
Local Studies

: Who - Me?

Growing Up

: Techno

10: Technology applied to social and environmental problems.
(Shoum on Monday at 11.20am)

: Questions

The final programme of the series on faith and belief.

: Technology and Design

Problem-solving in the world of technology and design.

: Landmarks

All About Food
The history of kitchen technology.

: Update USA

Greenville, Mississippi, is a small town in the poorest region of the poorest state in the USA. The economic boom in South America has reached Greenville, but numerous questions about its effect on the roots of the area's poverty remain. (R)

: Sex Education

3: How life begins.

: Art Work

A look at the work of four very different artists.

: Seventeen

Alternative routes into employment. Community work in Sunderland, jumble sale fashion, community arts and music, and CSV. (R)

: Inset

Science (Secondary)
The fifth in a new series to help science departments discuss and implement ideas about the demands of the secondary science curriculum. (R)

: PC Pinkerton

While on night duty,
PC Pinkerton discovers the mischievous Macavity. Devised and written by Geoffrey Bourne-Taylor and John Murphy Edwards Music John Kelham
Producer/Director Trevor Bond (R)


Written By: Geoffrey Bourne-Taylor
Written By: John Murphy Edwards
Music: John Kelham
Director: Trevor Bond

: Animal Fair

With Don Spencer.
A squirrel runs up a tree.
Musical director Jonathan Cohen Percussion Will Hill
Woodwind Martin Frith
Producer Barbara Roddam (R)


Unknown: Don Spencer.
Unknown: Martin Frith
Producer: Barbara Roddam

: Music Time

Music making for 7- to 9-year-olds.

: News

Weather followed by Watch Britain 40 years ago.

: Wedding at Easington

The happiest day of Tom Lee and Dawn Grey's lives. Producer John Alexander
Series editor Edward Mirzoeff


Unknown: Tom Lee
Producer: John Alexander
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: News

Weather followed by Westminster Live
Presented by Vivian White. Commentator: Brian Curtois.


Presented By: Vivian White.
Commentator: Brian Curtois.

: The Spike Jones Show

A compilation of his classic television show. With his City Slicker Band.
This afternoon's episode features guest star Liberace and his brother George.

: Plunder

Emma Freud invites actress Liza Goddard to plunder the BBC archives.


Unknown: Emma Freud
Unknown: Liza Goddard

: Impressions

A portrait of Yorkshire miller George Leatt. A DMF production (R)


Unknown: George Leatt.

: Horizon

Cold Fusion
(Shoum Monday at 8.10pm BBC2) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

: British Comedy Festival: The Navy Lark

Cecil Parker
Ronald Shiner
Captain Povey's crew are not pursuing their duties on Boonzey Island so he posts them to more arduous shores.
Producer Herbert Wilcox Director Gordon Parry
0 FILMS: pages 18-21


Unknown: Cecil Parker
Unknown: Ronald Shiner
Producer: Herbert Wilcox
Director: Gordon Parry
Commander Stanton: Cecil Parker
CPO Banyard: Ronald Shiner
Lt Pouter: Leslie Phillips
Capt Povey: Nicholas Phipps
Lt Binns: Cardew Robinson
Leading Seaman Johnson: Gordon Jackson
Fortune-tetter: Hattie Jacques

: Young Musician of the Year 1990

Eleven string performers compete in this semi-final for next week's final.
From the Concert Hall of Manchester's Royal College of Music.
Judging the competition are violinist Clare McFarlane , harpist Rachel Masters , cellist David Strange , Alun Hoddinott and Edward Gregson.
Introduced by Humphrey Burton and Mervyn Williams. Director Hilary Bouiding


Violinist: Clare McFarlane
Harpist: Rachel Masters
Unknown: David Strange
Unknown: Alun Hoddinott
Unknown: Edward Gregson.
Introduced By: Humphrey Burton
Introduced By: Mervyn Williams.
Director: Hilary Bouiding

: Yes Minister

A comedy series by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn. Starring Paul Eddington Nigel Hawthorne
Sir Humphrey and Jim clash over the size of the civil service.
Music Ronnie Hazlehurst
Producer Sydney Lotterby (R)


Unknown: Antony Jay
Unknown: Jonathan Lynn.
Unknown: Paul Eddington
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Jim Hacker MP: Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard: Derek Fowlds
Dr Daniel Hughes: Daniel Moynihan
Foreign Secretary: Tenniel Evans
Sir Frederick (Jumbo): John Savident
Frank Weisel: Neil Fitzwilliam

: Nature

Michael Buerk reports on the growing numbers who believe that the world's environment crisis demands drastic action.
Producer Andrea Brown Editor Jeremy Bugler BBC Bristol
0 EARTHWATCH: page 79


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Andrea Brown

: French and Saunders

Time to sit back, kick off your fluffy mules, plump up your cushions, open the ginger beer and enjoy the company of comedy queens Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Producer Jon Plowman Director Bob Spiers


Unknown: Jennifer Saunders.
Producer: Jon Plowman
Director: Bob Spiers

: 40 Minutes

Tracey's Search
This year Tracey Harrison changed her life. She switched careers, lost weight and set out to trace her natural parents, her white mother and black father.
Tracey, 27, was brought up by white foster parents in Oxfordshire. Her search adds to the fierce debate on trans-racial adoption and fostering. After initial setbacks, her mother is found and a meeting arranged. But there are shocks to come.
Producer Harry Weisbloom Editor Caroline Pick


Unknown: Tracey Harrison

: Small Objects of Desire

Fifty million people eat a hamburger each day. Love it or hate it, the fastest food in the west is here to stay. From the Hollywood drive-in to the drizzly British high street, the hamburger tells a story not only about the way we eat, but about the way we live. Writer Chris Fallon
Series producer Kim Flitcroft Producer Mark Harrison BBC Bristol


Unknown: Chris Fallon
Producer: Kim Flitcroft
Producer: Mark Harrison

: Newsnight

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


Unknown: Peter Snow

: The Late Show

The live programme of the arts and media.
Editor Roland Keating


Editor: Roland Keating

: Weatherview

: Weekend Outlook

Previews of daytime programmes from the Open University this weekend. Producer Penny Vine

: Open University

How do the nine million inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro cope with disease and malnutrition?
Producer Victor Lockwood


Producer: Victor Lockwood

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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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