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: News

: Westminster

Yesterday's proceedings in Parliament.
Presented by Brian Curtois. Producer Geoffrey Sumner


Presented By: Brian Curtois.
Producer: Geoffrey Sumner

: Change of Heart

Starring John Carroll, Susan Hayward
This sparkling musical comedy features many of the biggest bands of the time, including Count Basie and his orchestra.

Jill Wright arrives in New York from the west, seeking fame as a songwriter. She discovers that the suave Rick Farrell has stolen and exploited her best song and so decides to contrive a subtle revenge.
FILMS: pages 17-20


Director: Albert S Rogell
Rick Farrell: John Carroll
Jill Wright: Susan Hayward
Toni Jarrett: Gati Patrick
Belinda Wright: Eve Arden
Bradley Cole: Melville Cooper

: World Snooker

Day 8, Round 2 in the World Professional Snooker Championship.
Table one will see the second quarter-finalist decided this morning.
With David Icke in Sheffield.


Unknown: David Icke

: Tales of Aesop

An animated drama series. Ferdie Fox invites all his sisters for tea.
Writer/Producer Graham Lee Executive producer
Theresa Plummer - Andrews


Unknown: Ferdie Fox
Producer: Graham Lee
Unknown: Theresa Plummer

: Fireman Sam

It's Trevor Evans's first day in the fire service.


Narrator: John Alderton

: World Snooker

Further news from Sheffield.

: News

Weather followed by Weekend Outlook
Programmes of interest from the Open University.

: Snooker and Racing

World Snooker
David Icke introduces the afternoon's play in the Embassy World
Professional Snooker
Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. This is one of the most difficult titles in the world to win with the qualifying rounds being held in Blackpool back in January. If the seedings have it right, table one should be occupied by Terry Griffiths and Tony Knowles and Cliff Thorbum should be continuing the overseas quest for the world title on table two.
Racing from Newbury
2.40 Spring Maiden Stakes (Im3f)
3.10 Gainsborough Stud Fred Darling Stakes (7f 60yds)
The chosen trial for
David Elsworth 's 1,000 Guineas filly Dead Certain.
3.40 Mail on Sunday
3-Year-Old Series Stakes
(Handicap. 1m)
4.10 Chieveley Stakes (Handicap. 5f).
Introduced by Julian Wilson. Commentators:
Peter O'Sullevan ,
Jimmy Lindley and John Hanmer. Racing television presentation Bob Duncan
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather Regional News and Weather


Introduces: David Icke
Unknown: Terry Griffiths
Unknown: Tony Knowles
Unknown: Cliff Thorbum
Unknown: David Elsworth
Introduced By: Julian Wilson.
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Jimmy Lindley
Unknown: John Hanmer.
Unknown: Bob Duncan

: Top Gear

This week's programme includes a report from the Ultimate Truck Show at Stoneleigh.
There's also advice on learning to drive and car-buying for the wheelchair-bound and a look at the return of the car with a boot.

: Gardeners' World

A water feature looks good in any garden. In the first of a three-part guide,
Gardeners' World takes a look at ways of attracting wildlife to your pond.
Pulmonarias may not be the best-known plants, but their variety and ease of growing make them ideal for all gardens. And with everything at Barnsdale growing fast, there are plenty of jobs to keep the garden blooming. With Geoff Hamilton , Nigel Colborn and Anne Swithinbank. Series producer Mark Kershaw Editor Dennis Adams BBC Pebble Mill
Plant list on Ceefax page 617.
0 INFO- LINE: 0[number removed](calls charged at 25p per minute off-peak, 38p at all other times).
0 GARDENING: a special 20-page supplement begins on page 49 and includes the chance to win a conservatory.


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank.
Producer: Mark Kershaw
Editor: Dennis Adams

: What the Papers Say

A wry look at the events of the past week as reported in the national press.
Presented this week by the Rt Hon Roy Hattersley , MP for Birmingham
Sparkbrook, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and columnist for The Guardian. Director Eric Harrison Producer Michael Ryan


Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Director: Eric Harrison
Producer: Michael Ryan

: Sheila

Sheila Scott fought a lifetime battle against loneliness, insecurity and mental illness. As a pilot, she found fame by accepting the challenge of record-breaking flight.
Her story is not only one of triumph over despair, but also of a struggle to live when the champagne days were over.
Reporter: Cathy Burnett. Research Judy Lomax
Producer John Coleman BBC South
9 REGIONAL PROGRAMME: for details of variations see panel below


Unknown: Sheila Scott
Reporter: Cathy Burnett.
Unknown: Judy Lomax
Producer: John Coleman

: Public Eye

Hong Kong - a British Welcome?
Thousands of Hong Kong's wealthiest families have already emigrated rather than face a future under
Chinese rule. The British
Government plans to offer passports to 50,000 of the colony's 'key workers' and their families in order to encourage them to stay in Hong Kong, safe in the knowledge that they could escape to Britain at a moment's notice. But will the plan succeed in restoring stability and confidence?
And how will Britain react if the plan fails and the new passport holders decide to come here? Public Eye reports from Hong Kong and unveils the results of a new survey on the impact that 50,000 Hong Kong families could have if they came to Britain.
Presented by Peter Taylor and Mike Embley. Producer Dai Richards Editor Nigel Chapman


Presented By: Peter Taylor
Presented By: Mike Embley.
Producer: Dai Richards
Editor: Nigel Chapman

: United

Will United make it into the big time? The climax to the soccer season is filmed behind the scenes at
Sheffield United, who are fighting for promotion to the First Division.
Promotion becomes a secondary issue for the Board when the chairman decides to sell the club to an Iraqi businessman. Producer Bernard Hall
Series producer Paul Pierrot BBC Bristol


Producer: Paul Pierrot

: Rory Bremner

A brand new series of satirical mimicry, featuring Rory Bremner , John Bird , Enn Reitel , Steve Brown and a cost of thousands.
Beware of imitations. Writers Rory Bremner ,
John Langdon , Geoff Atkinson , Kim Fuller and Hattie Hayridge Designer Roger Harris
Producer/Director Kevin Bishop


Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Enn Reitel
Unknown: Steve Brown
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: John Langdon
Unknown: Geoff Atkinson
Unknown: Kim Fuller
Unknown: Hattie Hayridge
Designer: Roger Harris
Director: Kevin Bishop

: Arena

The Princess
Niccolo Machiavelli 's infamous The Prince is a short book about power - how to get it and how to hang on to it. But if 'he' were changed to 'she' throughout, would Machiavelli's masterpiece provide an insight into the remarkable success of a considerable number of women today, not least this century's longest surviving Prime
Minister? Arena tests this phenomenon against the world's greatest power manual and wonders what has happened to feminism at the end of the 80s.
With contributions from
Lady Antonia Fraser ,
Barbara Castle , Kate O'Mara and 'wild child'
Emma Ridley.
Series editors Anthony Wall and Nigel Finch


Unknown: Niccolo MacHiavelli
Unknown: Lady Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Barbara Castle
Unknown: Kate O'Mara
Unknown: Emma Ridley.
Editors: Anthony Wall
Editors: Nigel Finch

: Newsnight

With Donald MacCormick.
Reporters: David Coss , Olenka Frenkiel ,
Peter Kellner , Wesley Kerr , Peter Marshall , Julian O'Halloran , David Sells , Francine Stock , Janet Trewin and Charles Wheeler.
Deputy editors Keith Bowers and Eamonn Matthews Editor Tim Gardam


Unknown: Donald MacCormick.
Reporters: David Coss
Reporters: Olenka Frenkiel
Unknown: Peter Kellner
Unknown: Wesley Kerr
Unknown: Peter Marshall
Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Unknown: David Sells
Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Janet Trewin
Unknown: Charles Wheeler.
Editors: Keith Bowers
Editors: Eamonn Matthews
Editor: Tim Gardam

: Weatherview

: World Snooker

David Vine introduces further action from Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.


Introduces: David Vine

: Jazz 625

Tonight's programme features one of the best known blues shouters of all time - Big Joe Turner. He recorded Shake, Rattle and Roll in 1954, which was a huge hit when covered by Bill Hayley and has inspired many singers including Elvis Presley and Mick Jagger. This session starts with his own composition, Feeling Happy.
Presented by Ruby Turner. Original material produced by Terry Henebery
Series producer Sharon Ali


Unknown: Joe Turner.
Unknown: Bill Hayley
Unknown: Elvis Presley
Unknown: Mick Jagger.
Presented By: Ruby Turner.
Produced By: Terry Henebery
Producer: Sharon Ali

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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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