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: Open University

Facts Don't Speak for Themselves

: News

: Westminster

Yesterday's proceedings presented by Peter Mayne.


Presented By: Peter Mayne.

: Daytime on Two Lifeschool

Programmes for schools. Some may be unsuitable for the young.
Many young people have a hobby they enjoy but can they turn it into a skill to earn a living? A magician, a clothes designer and a baker put their hopes into practice. (R)

: Mathsworks

7: Probability. Wendy and Allison's father flips a coin to see which of them will get the last piece of pie. What are Wendy's chances?
Presented by Adam Henderson.


Presented By: Adam Henderson.

: Techno

9: Dilly Bellingham tries out a robotic fashion mannequin in Tokyo and visits pneumatic rock stars in London. (R)

: Drug Avengers

4: The drug avengers continue their mission - to save the earth from drug abuse.

: Inset

Managing assessment at four key stages. (R)

: Zig Zag

Sheelagh Gilbey visits a typical family in Tunisia and finds out how a 9-year-old spends his days. (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey

: am Landmarks

In October 1588, a lone Spanish ship was wrecked off south Devon. In today's programme children from three Devon schools use their own maps, models and pictures to tell the story of the Spanish Armada.

: A-level Economics

What are the different problems faced by managers in an NHS health authority and those in a large private hospital? (R)

: Sex Education

Someone New. Two families are both awaiting the birth of a third child and involve their other children in the preparations for the impending arrivals.
With in-vision subtitles for hearing-impaired children. (R)

: Soviet Union

Collective farming in Uzbekistan. (R)

: Lifeschool Special

Child Slaves. Filmed in Brazil,
Portugal, Turkey, Bangladesh and the Philippines, this second programme in a series of three shows how child labour is used in the manufacture of consumer goods destined for export to the world's well-off nations.
Narrated by Josette Simon Producer Peter Lee-Wright


Unknown: Josette Simon
Producer: Peter Lee-Wright

: Inset

A programme for teachers to accompany the new Science Challenge series.

: Mr Benn

Mr Benn sails with a skull and crossbones.
Story and illustrations by David McKee.
Told by Ray Brooks. (R)


Unknown: Mr Benn
Illustrations By: David McKee.
Told By: Ray Brooks.

: Music Time

Chinese music.

: News

Weather followed by Watch
Seashore. There are many things on a beach; some should be left, some can be taken away.
Presented by Tony Neilson and Jenny Jay Williams.


Presented By: Tony Neilson
Presented By: Jenny Jay Williams.

: Cricket: Second Test

England v New Zealand from Lord's for the Cornhill
Insurance Test series.
Highlights since lunch and further live coverage.

: News Weather followed by Westminster Live

Including Prime Minister's Question Time.
Presented by Vivian White with commentary by Brian Curtois.


Presented By: Vivian White
Commentary By: Brian Curtois.

: News and Weather Regional

News and Weather

: Royal Ascot, Cricket and Tennis

Royal Ascot
Continued coverage of Ladies Day at the Royal Meeting.
4.20 Norfolk Stakes (5f)
Introduced by Julian Wilson with commentary by Peter O'Sullevan, Jimmy Lindley and John Hanmer. Fashion described by Jeff Banks. (Highlights tonight at 12 midnight on BBC1)

Cricket: Second Test: England v New Zealand
Tony Lewis introduces further coverage of the afternoon's play.

Tennis: Pilkington Glass Ladies' Championships from Eastbourne
The eve-of-Wimbledon grass-court tournament with Martina Navratilova defending her title against a pack of young players.
Introduced by Helen Rollason with commentary by Dan Maskell, John Barrett and Virginia Wade. Producer Johnnie Watherston


Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley
Commentary By: John Hanmer.
Unknown: Jeff Banks.
Introduces: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Martina Navratilova
Introduced By: Helen Rollason
Commentary By: Dan Maskell
Commentary By: John Barrett
Commentary By: Virginia Wade.
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: On the Line

Sue Mott and Ray Stubbs present the major issues in sport. From Italy the programme reports on the latest events taking place off the pitch in the World Cup.
And as television sport enters a new commercial era, On the Line looks at the struggle between broadcasting organisations to acquire exclusive coverage of major sporting events. Director John Rooney
Producer Malcolm Betney


Unknown: Ray Stubbs
Director: John Rooney
Producer: Malcolm Betney

: Business Matters

The Human Factor.
Dr Rosabeth Moss Kanter , the Harvard Business School professor, talks to David Lomax about the changes that lie ahead for organisations in the 90s and what effect they will have on the people who work for them. She has a warning for managers . 'If you treat people as though they have nothing to contribute, they'll turn off, they'll stop learning, they'll stop thinking.'
Producer Brian Davies


Unknown: Dr Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Unknown: David Lomax
Producer: Brian Davies

: City Lights

A Scottish comedy series. Starring
Gerard Kelly
Play It Again Willie. Willie suspects he is the reincarnation of an 18th-century Scots writer.
However, investigating the past leads to trouble in the present and the promise of a future that is anything but rosy.
Written by Bob Black Director Ron Bain
Producer Colin Gilbert


Unknown: Gerard Kelly
Written By: Bob Black
Director: Ron Bain
Producer: Colin Gilbert
Willie Melvin: Gerard Kelly
Mum: Jan Wilson
Chancer: Andy Gray
Brian: Jonathan Watson
Mr McLelland: Dave Anderson
Fiona: Ann Bryson
Tam: Lain McColl
Dr Davis: Lain Cuthbertson
Mr Nevin: Carey Wilson
Fireman: David Heller
Wee Dirk: Gerard Kelly Jr

: A Tale from the Riverbank

Fed up with his life as an international celebrity, 'gastronaut' Keith Floyd decides to settle down and buy a pub in Devon. Luckily, just along the riverbank, there's one for sale, giving Floyd a chance to put down roots, meet new friends and demonstrate his unique style of man-management.
Producers David Pritchard and Simon Willis


Unknown: Keith Floyd
Producers: David Pritchard
Producers: Simon Willis

: The Travel Show

The weekly magazine with essential information for everybody going away. Tonight's resort report is on Marienbad (Marianske Lazne ), the famous spa town of Bohemia in Czechoslovakia. Basic facts, best and worst points, plus what it's actually like for a holiday.
The UK Mini-Guide looks at Fowey in Cornwall and everything worth seeing and doing in the area.
Also the last-minute bargains, your holiday horrors, ideas for the independent traveller and vital weather facts. Presented by Penny Junor with John Thirlwell and Matthew Collins.
Studio director Paul Colbert
Executive producer Alan Dobson
0 MAGAZINE: further details on Marienbad in 'World Magazine', C 180 from newsagents.
0 MOAN LINE: record your holiday horrors on [number removed]. 0 INFORMATION LINE: [number removed]
W TRAVEL: page 77


Unknown: Marianske Lazne
Unknown: John Thirlwell
Unknown: Matthew Collins.
Director: Paul Colbert
Producer: Alan Dobson

: Under the Sun

Enemies. Is it possible for Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace? Two Moroccan Israelis and two
Palestinians have much in common; born as Arabic speakers in the Arab world, their histories and cultures overlap. But for now they are engaged in a bitter and dangerous conflict which is by no means a simple struggle for supremacy between Arabs and Jews. Producer Geoff Dunlop
Series editor Chris Curling


Producer: Geoff Dunlop

: 10 x 10

Television in miniature.
Hi Diddle Dee Dee. A tense ten-minute drama by new writer
Jeremy Front focusing on a day in the life of a 'resting' actor on the brink of the big break. Director Tony Staveacre
Series producer Colin Rose


Unknown: Diddle Dee Dee.
Producer: Colin Rose

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: Cricket: Second Test

England v New Zealand
Highlights from the day's play at Lord's.

: Weatherview

: Weekend Outlook

Helps you plan your weekend by previewing daytime programmes of special interest from the Open
University on Saturday and Sunday.

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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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