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: Open University

A School of Genes

: News

: Westminster

Presented by Brian Curtois.


Presented By: Brian Curtois.

: Wimbledon 90

Another chance to savour yesterday's ladies' semi-finals. Introduced by Harry Carpenter.


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter.

: Cricket: Third Test

England v New Zealand from Edgbaston. The second day in the Cornhill Insurance Test Series.

: The Spire

Why is it that once a year Roy Spring , clerk of the works at
Salisbury Cathedral, has to climb to the pinnacle of the cathedral spire? Director John Bush (R)


Unknown: Roy Spring
Director: John Bush

: Cricket: Third Test

England v New Zealand from Edgbaston. Tony Lewis introduces live coverage of the morning's play, with commentary by Richie Benaud and Jack Bannister and summaries by Ray Illingworth and Tom Graveney.


Introduces: Tony Lewis
Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Jack Bannister
Unknown: Ray Illingworth
Unknown: Tom Graveney.

: Green Claws

It's Iris's birthday, but Green
Claws's presents for her don't work out quite the way he planned. With Nick Mercer and Stella Goodier. Director Adrian Mills
Producer Christine Hewitt (R)


Unknown: Nick Mercer
Unknown: Stella Goodier.
Producer: Christine Hewitt

: Wimbledon 90

Live coverage of the Lawn Tennis Championships.

: News Weather followed by Weekend Outlook

A preview of this weekend's
Open University programmes.

: Cricket and Wimbledon

Cricket: Third Test
England v New Zealand from Edgbaston. Further coverage of the second day's play.
Wimbledon 90
Further live coverage from the All England Club.
• CEEFAX SUBTITLES: from 4.00pm
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather

: 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 Evening Standard. A Granada TV production for BBCtv


Presented By: Peter McKay

: The Roux Brothers

1: Eggs. Albert and Michel Roux are perhaps the best-known chefs working in Britain today. In the first programme of their series devoted to recipes for all tastes and budgets, they introduce themselves, crack a few eggs and argue about scrambled eggs. Director Sarah Novello Ruckley Producer Jill Marshall
A Hawkshead/Frances Whitaker production for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Michel Roux
Director: Sarah Novello Ruckley
Producer: Jill Marshall

: Gardeners' World

Don't let the grass grow under your feet - plant ornamental grasses and add a new dimension to your garden. Plus choosing and caring for conservatory and greenhouse plants, jobs for the week from Barnsdale and a visit to 'green stringer' June Eddleston who spends more time on her Blackburn allotment than she does at home.
With Geoff Hamilton , Nigel Colborn and Anne Swithinbank.
Executive producer Stephanie Silk Editor Dennis Adams
Plant list on Ceefax page 617.
• INFO-LINE: 0898 $55530 (calls charged at
25p per minute off-peak, 38p at all other times).
• GARDENING: page 83


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank.
Producer: Stephanie Silk
Editor: Dennis Adams

: Naked Video

Comedy this week as Nesbitt goes in search of culture and Siadwel discovers the demon drink.
Featuring Gregor Fisher ,
Andy Gray , Helen Lederer , Tony Roper , Elaine C Smith , Jonathan Watson and John Sparkes.
Director/Producer Colin Gilbert (R) • 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 facing opposition.
Egypt. Naguib Mahfouz is Egypt's most acclaimed writer and the 1988 Nobel Prize winner. At a time when the west and the world of Islam seem increasingly in conflict, this film looks at the man and a body of work which has bridged these two worlds.
Producer Patrick Matthews
Series producer Diana Lashmore


Producer: Patrick Matthews
Producer: Diana Lashmore

: BBC Design Awards 1990

Muriel Gray visits the London
Design Centre with David Hillman , designer of The Guardian and the New Statesman, to test the public's reaction to the finalists in the graphics section of the competition. There are further exhibitions showing the graphics, products and environment finalists in York,
Plymouth, Glasgow, Swansea and Birmingham.
Director Stephanie Chilman
BBC Design Awards Exhibitions sponsored by National Power


Unknown: Muriel Gray
Unknown: David Hillman
Director: Stephanie Chilman

: Newsnight

In the Soviet Union the monolith of one-party rule is crumbling - and now the once all-powerful
Communist Party may finally split. Jeremy Paxman in Moscow presents Newsnight from the historic 28th Soviet Communist
Party Congress, as Gorbachev and his rivals battle for power.
And in London, Donald MacCormick and Francine Stock bring you the other top stories of the day from home and abroad.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Francine Stock

: Weatherview

: Cricket: Third Test

England v New Zealand from Edgbaston. Richie Benaud introduces highlights of the second day's play.


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Colette

Clementine Amouroux
Macha Meril
A dramatisation in two parts of the life of the French writer, Colette, whose own story was every bit as scandalous as the risque novels that so pleasantly shocked French society at the turn of the century. A shy country girl who married an old family friend, Colette had to be forced into Parisian society. But her unscrupulous husband, Willy, was a connoisseur both of literary salons and of the low life.
Director Gerard Poitou-Weber (In French with English subtitles. Part 2 next Friday.)
• FILMS: pages 20-24


Unknown: Clementine Amouroux
Unknown: MacHa Meril
Director: Gerard Poitou-Weber
Colette: MacHa Meril
Young Colette: Clementine Amouroux
Colette as a child: Amandine Rajau
Willy: Jeanne-Pierre Bisson
Sido: Veronique Silver
Captain Colette: Henri Virlogeux
Wague: Daniel Laloux
Polaire: Michele Goddet
L6o: Francois Grosjean
Nathalie: Annie Jouzier
Interviewer: Daniel Langiet

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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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