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: Open University

Monetarism and Coal

: News

: Westminster

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


Presented By: Peter Mayne.

: Flash Gordon

The classic serial in 13 episodes. Starring
Buster Crabbe
: Flash Gordon faces the terrors of King Kala and his Shark Men. (R)


Unknown: Buster Crabbe

: FILM The Saint Takes Over

Further adventures for the famous sleuth.
Today starring
George Sanders Wendy Barrie
Inspector Fernack has been framed by a group of racetrack gamblers, but the Saint is on their trail.
Clarence 'Pearly' Gates
Director Jack Hively
0 FILMS: pages 17-19


Unknown: George Sanders
Unknown: Wendy Barrie
Unknown: Inspector Fernack
Director: Jack Hively
Simon Templar: George Sanders
Ruth: Wendy Barrie
Insp Henry Fernack: Jonathan Hale

: Cartoon

: Storm in a Teacup

Starring Rex Harrison, Vivien Leigh

When Frank Burdon, an urbane reporter, arrives in a tiny Scottish town to work on the local paper, his twin pursuits of romance and justice cause nationwide ripples. The object of his wooing happens to be the beautiful daughter of the local autocrat who, in turn, is the object of his crusade.
Films: pages 17-19


Director: Ian Dalrymple
Director: Victor Saville
Frank Burdon: Rex Harrison
Victoria Gow: Vivien Leigh
Provost Gow: Cecil Parker
Miss Hegarty: Sara Allgood
Lisbete Skirving: Ursula Jeans
Horace Skirving: Gus McNaughton

: Mosaic

A series of six films about equal opportunities in multicultural Britain.
4: Exploring how far inequalities in mental health care exist.
Researcher Nick Mirsky
Producer Anne O'Dwyer (R)


Unknown: Nick Mirsky
Producer: Anne O'Dwyer

: The Cree Way

To most Canadians the James Bay Territory on the border between Ontario and Quebec is a wilderness. But to Geordie Georgekish and the other Cree Indians who live there it is a garden - a garden the size of Britain.
Long before the white man came they were harvesting crops on this land. Despite the enormous pressures on them to change their way of life, they are struggling to maintain this heritage and pass it on to their children. Narrator: Colin Blakely. Producer Geoff Dunlop
(First shoum in 'World About Us';


Unknown: James Bay Territory
Unknown: Cree Indians
Narrator: Colin Blakely.
Producer: Geoff Dunlop

: PC Pinkerton

Today there is a new addition to the Pinkerton family. Cartoon with the voices of Ian Lavender ,
Jessica Martin , Sam Kelly and David Shaw Parker. Devised and written by Geoffrey Bourne-Taylor and John Murphy Edwards Music John Kelham
Producer/Director Trevor Bond (R)


Unknown: Ian Lavender
Unknown: Jessica Martin
Unknown: Sam Kelly
Unknown: David Shaw Parker.
Written By: Geoffrey Bourne-Taylor
Written By: John Murphy Edwards
Music: John Kelham
Director: Trevor Bond

: Animal Fair

Stop, look and listen,
That's what you must do,
Stop, look and listen,
That's my advice to you.
With Don Spencer.
Musical director Jonathan Cohen Percussion Will Hill
Woodwind Martin Frith
Assistant producer Anne Denehy Producer Barbara Roddam (R)


Unknown: Don Spencer.
Director: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Woodwind Martin Frith
Producer: Anne Denehy
Producer: Barbara Roddam

: Better than New

2: Often it is better to accept minor damage as part of the character of an old piece of furniture. If you do decide on a repair, the method will depend on whether the piece is solid or veneered. Presented by Albert Jackson and David Day. (R) (French polishing tomorrow at 1.35pm)
9 BOOK: 'Better than New' available from bookshops, price £4.75.


Presented By: Albert Jackson
Presented By: David Day.

: News

Weather followed by Town Portrait
From the narrow streets of its Old Town to its Georgian houses - a tour of Whitby, North Yorkshire, with John Grundy.
Producer Paul Paxton
BBC North East - Neuicastle (R)


Unknown: John Grundy.
Producer: Paul Paxton

: Whose Mind Is It Anyway?

Edward commits suicide in his mother's car parked in a Somerset lane; Paul shouts to the alien voices that speak to him on the New York streets. They all suffer from schizophrenia.
Marjorie Wallace , author and journalist, surveys the devastation left by this forgotten illness and argues that the concentration on the civil rights of the mentally ill has, paradoxically, left both them and their families worse off. It is a situation that causes a father to say of his son: 'If only he were dead, I could cheerfully bury him and then everyone would be out of worry.'
Executive producer David Pearson Producer Peter Symes


Unknown: Marjorie Wallace
Producer: David Pearson
Producer: Peter Symes

: News

Weather followed by Easter Island
Scientists from all over the world are drawn to this tiny Pacific island to examine its mysterious stone statues. Narrator: Andrew Sachs. Film editor Roy Sharman Producer John Lynch


Narrator: Andrew Sachs.
Editor: Roy Sharman
Producer: John Lynch

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Racing

From Aintree.
The 1990 Seagram Grand National Meeting.
4.20 Mumm Club Novices
Chase (3m If) Introduced by Julian Wilson.


Introduced By: Julian Wilson.

: Plunder

Zany ex-Goon Spike Milligan is invited to plunder the BBC television and film archives. He talks to Emma Freud about his selection.


Guest: Spike Milligan
Host: Emma Freud

: The Historyman

The bleakness of some of English Heritage's medieval buildings gives little idea of how colourful they were when they were first built. Brian McNerney goes to Longthorpe Tower, near Peterborough, to offer a glimpse of how stunning they were when the paint was still fresh on the plaster. Producer Paul Cort-Wright (R)


Unknown: Brian McNerney
Producer: Paul Cort-Wright

: Horizon

The Quake of 89: the Final Warning?
How is San Francisco being prepared to cope with its next earthquake?

: Invaders from Mars

Helena Carter
Arthur Franz
David MacLean wakes up and sees a spaceship land outside his house. When people investigating the site of the landing return changed, no one will believe David's claim that they are under the influence of invaders from Mars.
Producer Edward L Alperson
Director William Cameron Menzies
0 FILMS: pages 17-19


Unknown: Helena Carter
Unknown: Arthur Franz
Unknown: David MacLean
Director: William Cameron Menzies
Dr Pat Blake: Helena Carter
Dr Stuart Kelston: Arthur Franz
David: Jimmy Hunt
George: Leif Erickson
Mary: Hillary Brooke

: Young Musician of the Year 1990

Which of the string players will go on to Saturday's concerto final? Tonight, a harpist competes with two violins and two cellos, the cream of the string players in this year's competition. Making the difficult choice are violinists
Diana Cummings and Maureen Smith , and cellist Caroline Dale who won the string final in the 1978 Young Musician of the Year.
Joining them are resident jurors Alun Hoddinott and Edward Gregson. Introduced by Humphrey Burton and Mervyn Williams. Director Hilary Boulding


Violinists: Diana Cummings
Violinists: Maureen Smith
Unknown: Caroline Dale
Unknown: Alun Hoddinott
Unknown: Edward Gregson.
Introduced By: Humphrey Burton
Introduced By: Mervyn Williams.
Director: Hilary Boulding

: Yes Minister

A comedy series by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn. Starring
Paul Eddington
Nigel Hawthorne
Are there occasions when a minister should be kept in the dark? Jim Hacker thinks not - but Sir Humphrey has other views.
Music Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer Tom Yardley-Jones Producer Sydney Lotterby (R)


Unknown: Antony Jay
Unknown: Jonathan Lynn.
Unknown: Paul Eddington
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Tom Yardley-Jones
Jim Hacker, MP: Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard: Derek Fowlds
Sir Frederick (Jumbo): John Savident
Annie Hacker: Diana Hoddinott
Lucy Hacker: Gerry Cooper
Woman protester: Harriet Reynolds
Man protester: Roger Elliott

: Nature

The 'green screen' show looks at whether you can invest your money in a 'green' way, and shows how old newspapers can become recycled paper for sale. Do they all really get recycled, or do they end up rotting in the council dump?
With Michael Buerk and reporters Triona Holden and Grant Mansfield. Series producer
Geraldine McClelland Editor Jeremy Bugler BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Reporters: Triona Holden
Reporters: Grant Mansfield.
Unknown: Geraldine McClelland

: French and Saunders

Another dollop of television's favourite young lovelies, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Gather round the walnut veneer television set, turn it on and giggles will be assured. Producer Jon Plowman Director Bob Spiers


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

: 40 Minutes

How Could She?
When Sylvia walked out on her two young children, somebody looked her straight in the eye and said: 'For what you have done you should be cast to the outer regions of hell.'
Every week 3,000 children suffer the pain of broken marriages. Fathers leaving children is the acceptable face of divorce; mothers who do the same are seen as .wicked, selfish and evil. Gloria, who left her four says, 'I was dealing with a brokenhearted husband, but in order not to hurt them, I would have had to sacrifice myself.'
Producer Sally George Editor Caroline Pick


Producer: Sally George
Editor: Caroline Pick

: Mistero Buffo

Borderline Theatre Company's hilarious production of Dario Fo's Mistero Buffo, a comic history of religion in four parts as seen by the Scottish comedian.
1: The Resurrection of Lazarus, in which a crabby caretaker from Glasgow is forced to hold back the crowds. Due to BBC meanness, Robbie Coltrane is forced to play all the parts.
A Big Star in a Wee Picture production for BBC TV
Feature: page 76


Writer: Dario Fo
Adapter: Joe Farrell
Adapter: Morag Fullarton
Director: Don Coutts

: Newsnight

With Donald MacCormick.


Unknown: Donald MacCormick.

: The Late Show

He wrote about Racine and wrestling, de Sade and steak and chips. Ten years after the tragic death of Roland Barthes , this special edition reports on the legacy of one of France's most influentual intellectuals. Director Terry Braun Producer Linda Zuck


Unknown: Roland Barthes
Director: Terry Braun
Producer: Linda Zuck

: Weatherview

: Weekend Outlook

Programmes of interest from the Open University. Producer Louise Wardle


Producer: Louise Wardle

: Open University

Education: Old Dog, New Trick
A lighthearted excursion into the nature of learning. Producer Clive Holloway


Producer: Clive Holloway

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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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