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: Open University

Science: Volcanic Iceland

: News

: Westminster

Yesterday's proceedings presented by Brian Curtois.


Presented By: Brian Curtois.

: Daytime on Two Inset

* Parents should note that some of Daytime on Two is aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the young.
Some ideas to help secondary teachers.

: Standard Grade

Modern Studies
In the mid 1980s, 1,690,000 people were living on a low income in Scotland. What does this mean to a family?
Commentator: James Hunter. Producer Laurie Stanley BBC Scotland (R)


Commentator: James Hunter.
Producer: Laurie Stanley

: Look and Read

Geordie Racer
10: The Great North Run gets underway.
(Shoum on Tuesday at 10.1 5am)

: Around Scotland

Seals on the Scottish coast. Producer Allan Jack BBC Scotland


Producer: Allan Jack

: Storytime

Story: Goodbye House.

: Into Music

Music and Actions
A series for 9- to 11-year-olds.

: Logo

The Logokids show Timmy Mallett how a recursive procedure is like the house that Jack built, or a picture of a picture of a picture. The possibilities are endless. (R)


Unknown: Timmy Mallett

: Let's See

Skin Deep
A look at animals' markings.

: Diez Temas

Beginners' Spanish.

: Scene: Sweet 17: 2

The second of a two-part story by Grazyna Monvid.
Bridget has told the police about the sexual abuse she's suffered from her dad since she was nine. But her action doesn't please everyone.
Editor Kate Evans
Producer/Director Roger Tonge
CHILDLINE: phone [number removed]. All calls are free.


Writer: Grazyna Monvid.
Editor: Kate Evans
Producer/Director: Roger Tonge
Bridget: Anya Phillips
Mother: Cherith Mellor
Father: Will Tacey
Debbie: Jenny Jay
Champa: Shahnaz Pakravan
Helen: Jill McCullough
Andrew: Lyndon Davies
Lucy: Emma Bolton
Jamie: Andrew Laycock
Aunt Jean: Gillian Hanna
Policeman: Mike Lunney

: Language File

Writers, actors, directors and readers talk about the creative process leading to four very different language 'performances': the poetry of Maya Angelou , Pride and Prejudice, Alan Bennett 's Talking Heads and Romeo and Juliet.
Producer Susie Nott-Bower Series producer Paul Ashton


Unknown: Maya Angelou
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Producer: Paul Ashton

: Tales of Aesop: The Tortoise and the Hare

If it hadn't been for the hare's super fast lawn mower, there might never have been a race. Narrated by Tom Baker.


Narrator: Tom Baker
Writer/Producer: Graham Lee
Executive Producer: Theresa Plummer-Andrews

: Fireman Sam

Sam is all set to become the 'Best Inventor in Wales'. (R)


Narrator: John Alderton
Producer/Director: Ian Frampton
Producer/Director: John Walker

: English Time

A look at school stories past and present. (R)

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
For 4- and 5-year-olds. (R)

: Weekend Outlook

A preview of the weekend's Open University programmes.

: Sport on Friday

Introduced by David Icke.
Action from this week's World Cup warm-ups, including England v Brazil, and from past World Cup winners. Bobby Moore looks back on 1966, and forward to how England might repeat that success this year.
Motor Sport
The opening rounds of the World Rally Championship from Monte Carlo and Portugal. And from Brands Hatch, the first round of the Honda CRX Challenge saloon car championship. Television presentation Motor Sport BHP
Studio director Mark Wilkin Produced by Philip Bemie
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather
3.50-4.00pm News; Weather Regional News and Weather


Introduced By: David Icke.
Unknown: Bobby Moore
Director: Mark Wilkin
Produced By: Philip Bemie

: Edgar Wallace - the Man Who Made His Name

A documentary biography by James Cameron.
The story of one of the greatest popular entertainers of all time is as remarkable as any of his fictions. Born in 1875, the illegitimate son of a small-time actress, he became a newspaper seller, medical orderly, poet, war correspondent, tipster, novelist, dramatist, film-maker, racehorse owner, impresario, politician. He made fortunes and spent them again - on the stage and the turf. He died in Hollywood, while writing King Kong. He was larger than life. Including contributions from Lord
Cudlipp, Dorothy Dickson , John Gielgud ,
Cathleen Nesbitt , Carol Reed , Alastair Sim and Emlyn Williams. Producer Edward Mirzoeff (R)


Unknown: James Cameron.
Unknown: Dorothy Dickson
Unknown: John Gielgud
Unknown: Cathleen Nesbitt
Unknown: Carol Reed
Unknown: Alastair Sim
Unknown: Emlyn Williams.
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: Northern Arts

Celebrating creative talent in the North of England.
How did the long-running miners' strike affect the wives of the men involved?
Playwright Margaret Pine moved into a mining community - Easington in County Durham - absorbing the atmosphere of pickets, scabs and soup kitchens to gain material for her play reflecting the changes brought about by the dispute.
Producer Sue Durkan


Playwright: Margaret Pine

: Top Gear

This week's programme features items on road safety in Britain and Louise Aitken-Walker 's challenge for the Ladies' World Rallying Championship title.
With William Woollard
Sue Baker
Chris Goffey and Tony Mason.
* FEATURE: page 74
0 COMPETITION: next week, a chance to drive in a world-class rally with the Radio Times Rally Quest 90 Competition.


Unknown: Louise Aitken-Walker
Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Sue Baker
Unknown: Chris Goffey
Unknown: Tony Mason.

: The Purple Plain

Gregory Peck Win Min Than
1945: in the sweltering heat of the Burmese jungle the officers and men of an RAF station are increasingly disturbed by the strange behaviour of Squadron Leader Forrester. After meeting Anna, a beautiful
Burmese girl, he is seemingly a changed man. But his life takes a nightmare turn when a routine flight to a nearby base is struck by disaster.
Miss McNab Brenda De Banzie Screenplay by Eric Ambler from the novel by H E Bates Director Robert Parrish
0 FILMS: pages 18-21


Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: Eric Ambler
Director: Robert Parrish
Forrester: Gregory Peck
Anna: Win Min Than
Dr Harris: Bernard Lee
Blare: Maurice Denham

: What the Papers Say

Ian Hislop , editor of Private Eye, casts a critical eye over the week's press. Director Eric Harrison Producer Michael Ryan
A Granada Television production for BBCtv


Unknown: Ian Hislop
Director: Eric Harrison
Producer: Michael Ryan

: Byways

The fifth in a series of programmes exploring local history in the south and east. The Icknield Way
One of Britain's oldest and most mysterious roads, the Icknield Way, runs along the chalk spine of southern England. Tony Gregory, archaeologist and author, follows the route taken by First World War poet
Edward Thomas in 1911. Starting at Thetford in Norfolk and ending near Swindon in Wiltshire, his walk follows 150 miles through eight counties and 5,000 years of history.
Series producer Denis Moriarty Producer Emma De 'Ath
BBC South and East - Elstree
10 REGIONAL PROGRAMME: for details of variations see panel below


Unknown: Edward Thomas
Producer: Denis Moriarty
Producer: Emma de 'Ath

: Living with Cancer

Teenage patients face adolescence and chronic disease; a nun faces a challenge to her beliefs and her femininity; a parent watches her child suffer daily; they are all living with cancer.
Sally Hurton explores the experience of cancer and the partnership between the patients and their ally in the battle against the major disease of our time - the cancer nurse.
Director Robert James Producer Rex Deny
Best of British Films and Television production for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Sally Hurton
Director: Robert James
Producer: Rex Deny

: Gardeners' World

Keith Wiley is the young, dynamic curator of the Fortesque Garden Trust in Devon. His imaginative creations are an inspiration. With Geoff Hamilton
Nigel Colbom and Diane Kemp.
Series producer Mark Kershaw Editor Dennis Adams BBC Pebble Mill
W GARDENING: page 85


Unknown: Keith Wiley
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Nigel Colbom
Unknown: Diane Kemp.
Producer: Mark Kershaw
Editor: Dennis Adams

: A Bit of Fry and Laurie

By and with Stephen Fry Hugh Laurie
Tom gets a surprise when Irene reveals her treachery, and the arrival of Duncan's new legs causes Bob's affair with Martin to reach flash point.
Production Roger Ordish and Nick Symons


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Hugh Laurie
Unknown: Roger Ordish
Unknown: Nick Symons

: Arena

The English Rose
The term 'English rose' conjures up a variety of images which fall somewhere between the delicate pink roses of high summer and the fair complexion of a young girl. Either way, the term is synonymous with beauty and innocence, and through the centuries has been absorbed into our heritage. Arena goes in search of the perfect English rose in a journey through fact and fairy tale, history, religion and the back garden. Are we looking for a girl or a perfect exhibition bloom?
Contributors include
Jack Harkness , OBE, breeder and rose grower; Don Charlton , rose-growing champion; Barbara Daly , make-up artist and creator of 'the face' of Princess Diana for her wedding; Cyril Fletcher and Jane Asher , both of whom have given their names to famous roses. Director Mary Dickinson
Series editors Anthony Wall and Nigel Finch


Unknown: Jack Harkness
Unknown: Don Charlton
Unknown: Barbara Daly
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Jane Asher
Director: Mary Dickinson
Editors: Anthony Wall
Editors: Nigel Finch

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: Weatherview

: Jazz 625

Duke Ellington was the most important composer in jazz history basing his orchestral works on his distinctive piano style. Tonight's session was originally shown on the first evening that BBC2 was transmitted in April 1964. Presenter: Mick Hucknall. Original material produced by Yvonne Littlewood
Series producer Sharon Ali


Presenter: Mick Hucknall.
Produced By: Yvonne Littlewood
Producer: Sharon Ali

: King Rat

Starring George Segal Tom Courtenay
The war in the east is drawing to its close but to the prisoners of war trying to survive in Changi Prison freedom seems far away.
Director Bryan Forbes
0 FILMS: pages 18-21


Unknown: George Segal
Unknown: Tom Courtenay
Director: Bryan Forbes
Corporal King: George Segal
Lt Grey: Tom Courtenay
Fit Lt Marlowe: James Fox
Larkin: Denholm Elliot
Tex: Todd Armstrong
Mar: Patrick O'Neal
Dr Kennedy: James Donald
Smedley-Taylor: John Mills
McCoy: Leonard Rossiter

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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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