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: News

: Westminster

Presented by Brian Curtois. Producers Janine Thomason and Geoffrey Sumner


Presented By: Brian Curtois.
Producers: Janine Thomason
Producers: Geoffrey Sumner

: Impossible Dream

A Wirral couple - horrified at the squalor and poverty of the slum dwellers in Ecuador - have set themselves an awesome task. From their semi-detached home in Bromborough, Vivienne and Joe Farnin are running an international relief effort for Ecuador's poor.
Martyn Lewis tells the story of the remarkable couple. Producer Dave Guest


Unknown: Joe Farnin
Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Producer: Dave Guest

: Mastermind 1986

The first programme from the first round. With Magnus Magnusson.


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson.

: Class of 81

Hiawatha. Scene from a longer ballet performed by Michelle Kocsis and Clifton Bryan of Harehills Middle School, Leeds. Producer Mike Murray (R)


Unknown: Michelle Kocsis
Unknown: Clifton Bryan
Producer: Mike Murray

: French Grand Prix

Highlights from the Paul Ricard circuit in Provence.


Unknown: Paul Ricard

: Festival

Bill Oddie visits Clydebank, near Glasgow.


Unknown: Bill Oddie

: Cricket: Third Test

England v New Zealand from Edgbaston for the Cornhill
Insurance Test Series. Tony Lewis introduces live coverage of the morning's play on the fourth day.


Introduces: Tony Lewis

: Past and Present Preserved

Teylers Museum. Situated in the historic centre of the city of Haarlem, the oldest museum in the Netherlands was built in 1778 and houses acquisitions of art and science from the 18th century. Director/Producer Willy Lindwer
A Radio Netherlands Television production
(Tomorrow: National Museum 'Palace Het Loo ')

: Bertha

Animation featuring Bertha, a large machine with a mind of her own.
Panjid discovers that all the cardboard packages have been nibbled and Bertha is programmed to capture the intruder. Narrated by Roy Kinnear with Sheila Walker. (R)


Unknown: Roy Kinnear
Unknown: Sheila Walker.

: Cricket: Third Test

England v New Zealand
Tony Lewis introduces live coverage of the afternoon's play.
Commentary by Richie Benaud and Jack Bannister. Summaries by Ray Illingworth and Tom Graveney.
Including at
2.00pm and 3.00pm News and Weather


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

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: 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. BBC Design Awards Exhibitions sponsored by National Power


Unknown: Muriel Gray
Unknown: David Hillman

: When in France

Vous parlez français comment? If your French is rusty O-level and you'd like to improve it, then this is the series for you. Normandie.
Dariane Lorian 's journey starts in Normandie where she shows you how to buy food, reserve a room in a hotel and what to do if you get lost. Producer Frank Ash
* SUPPORT MATERIAL: book (same title) £3.50, and cassette £4.99 from booksellers.


Unknown: Dariane Lorian
Producer: Frank Ash

: East

This week in a special edition, East reveals the results of a specially-commissioned poll of the Asian community with subjects ranging from education and identity to marriage and voting patterns. A panel of experts discusses the results.
Series producer Charles Bruce Editor Narendhra Morar


Producer: Charles Bruce
Editor: Narendhra Morar

: Fruity Passions

Last in the series about winemaking.
Winter. For Margaret Vaughan country winemaking is a passion that affects all aspects of her life. It is very difficult to identify the end of the winemaker's year, as the wonders of sharing the fruits of the hedgerows may be experienced all year round.
Producer Andy Kemp


Unknown: Margaret Vaughan
Producer: Andy Kemp

: Where on Earth Are We Going?

A series of six personal views by Jonathon Porritt. The former director of Friends of the Earth shows practical examples from around the world of how to control many of our national and global problems. 2: Farming's Future.
'Through a battery of grants and subsidies farmers have been persuaded to increase production at the expense of everything else - including the countryside and food quality.'
Producers Paul Kriwaczek and David Williams


Unknown: Jonathon Porritt.
Producers: Paul Kriwaczek
Producers: David Williams

: The Best of Saturday Night Clive

Another chance to see the cream of Clive James's highly successful last series. On tonight's show, he talks to the Los Angeles fitness instructor Jake Steinfeld and comic genius Peter Cook.
Director Dominic Brigstocke Producer Beatrice Ballard (R)


Unknown: Jake Steinfeld
Unknown: Peter Cook.
Director: Dominic Brigstocke
Producer: Beatrice Ballard

: Focal Point

Inside Peterhead. For the first time since the 1987 riots which rocked
Scotland's jails a BBCtv crew has been allowed inside Peterhead
Prison - Scotland's maximum security jail. Focal Point was given unprecedented access to prison life. Inmates, prison officers and the governor talk candidly about the jail and its future.
Forbes McFall reports. Producer Val Atkinson


Unknown: Forbes McFall
Producer: Val Atkinson

: Fishing the Hard Way

Every fisherman dreams of finding a place where no angler has been before, and when legendary mountaineer Joe Brown says he's 'just going over there to fish for pollock off the rocks', you can bet he's found it. The cliffs at Cape Wrath in Scotland have been unfished since time began, except by ten million sea birds. Producer Michael Begg


Unknown: Joe Brown
Producer: Michael Begg

: Newsnight

Presented by Donald MacCormick.


Presented By: Donald MacCormick.

: Cricket: Third Test

England v New Zealand
Richie Benaud introduces highlights of the fourth day's play.


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Weatherview

: Open University

Victorians and the Art of the Past
Attitudes to past art tell us much about Victorian culture and society.

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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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