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: Open University

All Change for System X

: News

: Westminster

Presented by Peter Mayne.


Presented By: Peter Mayne.

: Wimbledon 90

Another chance to review the first day's play, in the company of Harry Carpenter and Fred Perry. Have the top men's seeds secured safe passages to the second round?


Unknown: Fred Perry.

: Thinkabout

Science for 5- to 7-year-olds. (R)

: Cricket: Second Test

England v New Zealand
Highlights of yesterday's play.

: Daytime on Two Banger

Programmes for schools. Some may be unsuitable for the young.
The final days of a motorcar. The fond memories of its first owner as its last driver races it to destruction. (R)

: Watch

Sea birds.

: English File

Twelfth Night is called a comedy - so how do actors try to get laughs? Macbeth is a tragedy - how do the same actors try to make it work its magic? (R)

: Words into Actions

Simon Mayo continues his exploration into the Christian faith with Christians who have experienced both the need to forgive and the need to be forgiven. (R)


Unknown: Simon Mayo

: Who - Me?

Children usually have to do what adults tell them, but how can they learn to get the best out of their relationships with adults? (R)

: Buddy

A five-part drama serial featuring Roger Daltrey
2: Crying, Waiting, Hoping. It's four months since Mum walked out and things are running down at home. Written by Nigel Hinton (R)


Unknown: Roger Daltrey
Written By: Nigel Hinton

: Step Up to

Twenty programmes to help you read, write and communicate more effectively.
19: Study Skills. The basic rules of study, for work or leisure. Presented by Chris Serie.
W HELPLINE: [number removed] (calls are free).
* BOOK: same title, price £3.99, available from booksellers.


Presented By: Chris Serie.

: Charlie Chalk

Trader Jones discovers that magic is not the best way to harvest coconuts. (R)

: Zig Zag

Children from Cambridgeshire get their school projects rolling with the help of a video camera. (R)

: News

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

: Sign Extra

Scene: Fitting Images with sign language and subtitles. All the evidence suggests that human beings make judgments based on the way people look. Sign language interpreter: John Lee.


Unknown: John Lee.

: Wimbledon and Cricket

Lawn Tennis Championships
Live coverage of the opening day of the ladies' singles, introduced by Helen Rollason.
Cricket: Second Test
England v New Zealand
Live coverage of the afternoon's play on the fifth and final day at Lord's.


Introduced By: Helen Rollason.

: 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

: Wimbledon and Cricket

Lawn Tennis Championships Continued live coverage of the opening day of the ladies' singles. Commentary by Dan Maskell , John Barrett , Virginia Wade , Ann Jones and Pam Shriver.
Cricket: Second Test
England v New Zealand
Live coverage of the afternoon's play from Lord's.


Commentary By: Dan Maskell
Commentary By: John Barrett
Commentary By: Virginia Wade
Commentary By: Ann Jones
Commentary By: Pam Shriver.

: Open Space

The series in which the public can make programmes under their own editorial control.
A Double Life. A shocking survey published today by the research team of Opportunities for Women reveals there are some 13 million carers in the United Kingdom, all of whom will, at some stage in their working lives, face extreme guilt, stress, frustration, exhaustion and anger as they attempt to combine their working and caring lives. This programme, made by Opportunities for Women, shows how their responsibilities at home are misunderstood, or completely ignored, by the people who could do the most to help. Producer Gerry Pomeroy
Community programme unit editor Tony Laryea
HEALTH: page 79


Producer: Gerry Pomeroy
Editor: Tony Laryea

: Design Classics

The Fred Perry Shirt. Supermods, skinheads, pop stars and tennis heroes - all of them have worn the shirt that takes its name from the legendary British tennis player.
How did a sports shirt become a fashion icon? What does its laurel wreath emblem signify? Was it really the first casual shirt?
Fred Perry , business rival Rene Lacoste and journalist Stuart Cosgrove try to solve the riddle of the old skinhead saying: 'shirt by Fred, 'nuff said'.
Producer Andrew Eaton
Series producer Diana Lashmore


Unknown: Fred Perry Shirt.
Unknown: Fred Perry
Unknown: Rene Lacoste
Unknown: Stuart Cosgrove
Producer: Andrew Eaton
Producer: Diana Lashmore

: Alexei Sayle's Stuff

Westward H20
Dear Radio Times
Being right-wing crypto-fascists with fixed ideas and loud screeching voices, my husband Pip and I sat down to watch this week's Alexei Sayle 's Stuff on BBC1 with Great Trepidation (our 14-year-old labrador). Imagine our delight when we realised that Mr Sayle had lost several stones and spent the entire show sitting behind a news desk reading hilarious Government 'plans' for education and health services - keeping us in stitches for the entire half hour. More of this please!
Miss Wilhelmina Rees Mogg ,
Alexei Sayle replies: Who gives a damn what you think?
Featuring Alexei Sayle , with Angus Deayton , Tony Millan , Jan Ravens , Owen Brenman and Arabella Weir. Director/Producer Marcus Mortimer (R)


Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Mr Sayle
Unknown: Miss Wilhelmina Rees Mogg
Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Tony Millan
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Owen Brenman
Unknown: Arabella Weir.
Producer: Marcus Mortimer

: Present Imperfect

In difficult times how do people cope? Ten films that intimately observe throughout the year the lives and fortunes of those who are most affected by the changes taking place in Britain.
No Place Like Home. St Botolphs Crypt is one institution in the City that is not dedicated to making money. Here, the only profit is in seeing that the hundreds who come to its doors are fed and helped. But coping with the daily increase of homeless people takes its toll on the charity's over-stretched workers, their resources, their energy and sometimes even their faith. Producer Marilyn Gaunt
Executive producer Paul Watson


Producer: Marilyn Gaunt
Producer: Paul Watson

: Newsnight

Donald MacCormick with the day's top news stories and the background on the events which are making the news at home and abroad.


Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: Cricket: Second Test

England v New Zealand Richie Benaud introduces highlights from the fifth and final day's play at Lord's.


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Weatherview

: Open University

Care in the Community. Devon Health Authority has closed all its large mental hospitals. How are care and treatment provided in a community setting? (R)

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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