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: Open University

Man-made Macromolecules

: News

: Westminster

Yesterday's proceedings presented by Peter Mayne.


Presented By: Peter Mayne.

: Daytime on Two Update Europe

Programmes for schools. Some may be unsuitable for the young.
For over 30 years there has been a huge investment in the development of industry in southern Italy. But how much real progress has come out of this? (R)

: Soviet Union

Steel workers and their families living in Novokuznetsk, west Siberia reveal their anxieties about the medical problems caused by the toxic gases coming from the town's steel mill. (R)

: Geography Casebook

The uses of redundant farmland.

: Sex Education

1: Growing. With in-vision subtitles for hearing-impaired children.

: Microelectronics in Action

How reliable are microelectronic devices?

: Storytime

Today's story is The Bear's Water Picnic. It's a nice day for boating and pig, squirrel, hen and hedgehog join bear for a picnic on his raft. Presented by Johnny Morris. Producer Moyra Gambleton
A Ragdoll production for BBCtv


Presented By: Johnny Morris.
Producer: Moyra Gambleton

: Lifeschool Special

Child slaves.

: Watch

1: The epic tale of The Ramayana. (R)

: Mindstretchers

Suggested solutions to the statistics problem posed on Monday at 11.40am. (R)

: Daytime on Two: Micro-Mindstretchers

How a microcomputer can be used to control a puppet theatre.

: Techno

An exploration of the world of aesthetics and design. (R)

: Scene

Kick Boxer. The dramatised true story of Dork Or who quit his village in Thailand for a livelihood in the boxing rings of Bangkok. (R)

: English File

I'm the King of the Castle. A bitter struggle for power between two 11 -year-old boys. When
Charles Kingshow arrives at his house with his mother, the new housekeeper, Edmund Hooper finds ingenious ways of tormenting the newcomer. Susan Hill discusses some of the issues the story raises. (R)


Unknown: Charles Kingshow
Unknown: Edmund Hooper
Unknown: Susan Hill

: Tales of Aesop: The Fox, the wolf and the Sausages


Producer: Graham Lee
Executive producer: Theresa Plummer-Andrews

: Fireman Sam

Norman's dream of making 'the pongiest stink bomb in the world' backfires when Dilys sticks her nose into his laboratory. Cartoon narrated by John Alderton. (R)


Narrator: John Alderton.

: English Time

People who persuade for a living talk about their techniques. (R)

: News

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

: Weekend Outlook

A preview of this weekend's Open University programmes.

: Tennis and World Cup Grandstand

The Stella Artois Championships from the Queen's Club, London. Ivan Lendl, defending champion and No 1 seed, didn't play in Paris this year in order to concentrate on grass and that elusive Wimbledon title. Today you can assess his form in the quarter-finals.
Introduced by Harry Carpenter.
Commentators Dan Maskell , John Barrett and Mark Cox.
World Cup Grandstand
Highlights of the first-half action plus the second half live at 4.30pm* of the all-European clash between Austria and Czechoslovakia. This Group A match from Florence, sees two countries who would never realistically expect to win the ultimate prize but will certainly be looking to reach the latter stages of the competition. Tony Gubba and Bobby Charlton commentate. Ray Wilkins and Garth Crooks add opinion. Introduced by Bob Wilson.
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter.
Commentators: Dan Maskell
Commentators: John Barrett
Commentators: Mark Cox.
Unknown: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Bobby Charlton
Unknown: Ray Wilkins
Introduced By: Bob Wilson.

: What the Papers Say

A look back at the events of the week as they were reported in the national press. Presented by Peter McKay of the London Evening Standard.
A Granada TV production for BBCtv
* Approximate time


Presented By: Peter McKay

: Friday Report

Drug Free. For the first time television cameras have had access to the work of Britain's leading unit for drug dependence the Maudsley Hospital. Reporter Antonia Higgs reveals the pioneering research in addiction treatment, the role of nurses and doctors in helping patients to detoxify, and the continuing daily battle both in the hospital and on the streets to keep them drug-free.
Producer Antonia Higgs
Series producer Peter Lowe (R)
0 REGIONAL PROGRAMME: for details of variations see panel at the foot of this page.


Reporter: Antonia Higgs
Producer: Antonia Higgs
Producer: Peter Lowe

: Public Eye

Suicide - Young Men at Risk. For every murder in this country there are 25 suicides; 5,000 people a year take their own life. While the overall rate of suicide has hardly changed in the last ten years, the rate for young men has almost doubled and that for young women has actually gone down. Tonight Public Eye examines the reasons why young men seem increasingly prone to suicide and asks what can be done to stop the upward trend. Presented by Peter Taylor with Clare Harrison. Producer Valerie Kaye Editor Nigel Chapman


Presented By: Peter Taylor
Unknown: Clare Harrison.
Producer: Valerie Kaye
Editor: Nigel Chapman

: Gardeners' World

Geoff Hamilton visits the exposed Yorkshire garden of John Williams who treats his soil like a canvas:
'Gardens are like paintings - full of colour and form,' he says. With Anne Swithinbank. Series producer Mark Kershaw Editor Dennis Adams
Plant list on Ceefax page 617.
* INFO-LINE: [number removed] (calls charged at
25p per minute off-peak, 38p at all other times).
0 GARDENING: page 82


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: John Williams
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank.
Producer: Mark Kershaw
Editor: Dennis Adams

: Naked Video

A comedy series featuring Gregor Fisher , Andy Gray , Helen Lederer , Tony Roper , Elaine C Smith ,
Jonathan Watson and John Sparkes. Director/Producer Colin Gilbert (R) o CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Gregor Fisher
Unknown: Andy Gray
Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Tony Roper
Unknown: Elaine C Smith
Unknown: Jonathan Watson
Unknown: John Sparkes.
Producer: Colin Gilbert

: Homelands

Six films about artists struggling for the future of their homelands, often in the teeth of opposition.
Indonesia. Mochtar Lubis and W S
Rendra are two writers whose work has brought them into conflict with the state. Both have been jailed and their work banned for its outspoken criticism of the government. Lubis, born in Sumatra in 1922, was one of the early freedom fighters for independence from Dutch Colonial rule. Journalist, novelist and publisher, he is an international figure whose work has been widely translated. Rendra was born in Java in 1935. He is one of the central figures of Indonesian cultural life. Poet, playwright, actor and critic, Rendra is a 'poet of protest' who performs his work in public and has a huge popular following. Producer Julia Cave
Series producer Diana Lashmore


Producer: Diana Lashmore

: Uncertainties

Who Am /? Is existing like breathing, only quieter? Is there more than one 'I' in each of us? What does the idea 'self' do for us? Uncertainties samples the new ideas of today's thinkers. Narrated by Bob Peck. Director Steven Billinger
A Diverse production for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Bob Peck.
Director: Steven Billinger

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: Weatherview

: Animation from Prague

Three macabre 'conversations' animated by surrealist
Jan Svankmajer exploring Dimensions of Dialogue. (R)


Unknown: Jan Svankmajer

: Films from Prague: The Shop on the High Street

In wartime Slovakia a carpenter is placed in an impossible position. Despite his opposition to the pro-Nazi regime, Tono is made the 'Aryan' proprietor of a haberdashery. The former owner, an old Jewish woman, is unable to grasp the situation. This touching tragi-comedy won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 1965. Director Jan Kadar
0 FILMS: pages 20-25


Director: Jan Kadar
Rozalie Lautmannova: Ida Kaminska
Tono Brtko: Jozef Kroner
Kolkocký: Frantisek Zvarik
Evelyn: Hana Slivkova

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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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