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: Open University

Nitrate in Drinking Water

: News

: Westminster

Yesterday's proceedings in Parliament presented by Peter Mayne.


Presented By: Peter Mayne.

: Mastermind 1986

The contestants are
David le Page (schoolteacher) on the life and reign of Louis XI of France, 1423-83; Nigel Oakley (research scientist) on the American War of Independence 1775-81; Janet Williams (civil servant) on the life and work of Peter Warlock ; Andrew Turek
(solicitor) on the life and writings of Lord Macaulay. Presented by Magnus Magnusson from the Grand Priory Church of the Order of St John, Clerkenwell, London. (First shown on BBC


Unknown: Nigel Oakley
Unknown: Janet Williams
Unknown: Peter Warlock
Unknown: Andrew Turek
Presented By: Magnus Magnusson

: The Ghost of St Michael's

Starring Will Hay
Charles Hawtrey
When St Michael 's School is evacuated to the eerie Dunbain
Castle on the Isle of Skye, William Lamb - their new teacher - naturally goes with them. He soon learns that the castle is haunted by the ghost of Mad MacKinnon and that the bagpipes sound when someone is about to die.
Director Marcel Varnel
* FILMS: pages 18-22


Unknown: Charles Hawtrey
Unknown: St Michael
Unknown: William Lamb
Director: Marcel Varnel
Will Lamb: Will Hay
Hilary Tisdaile: Claude Hulbert
Percy Thorne: Charles Hawtrey
Dr Winter: Felix Aylmer
Mr Humphries: Raymond Huntley
Jamie: John Laurie

: Spare a Copper

Starring George Formby
Duped into aiding a gang of saboteurs who plan to wreck the navy's new warship, Reserve Constable George Carter proves that courage - and dumb luck - can win the day.
Director John Paddy Carstairs
0 FILMS: pages 18-22


Director: John Paddy Carstairs
George Carter: George Formby
Jane Gray: Dorothy Hyson
Jake: Bernard Lee
Shaw: John Warwick
Sir Robert Dyer: Warburton Gamble
Inspector Richards: John Turnbull
Edward Brewster: George Merritt

: Look, Stranger

Buster. As an underweight
12-year-old Buster McShane built a small gym in his home. Thirty years later he owned one of the largest health clubs in Europe. (R)


Unknown: Buster McShane

: Wideworld

2: More from the Musical Mariner. David Fanshawe , music collector and composer, wanders among the islands of Tahiti in search of traditional music. Producer Bill Leimbach
Series editor Tim Slessor (R)


Unknown: David Fanshawe
Producer: Bill Leimbach
Editor: Tim Slessor

: Charlie Chalk

Explorers Charlie, Lewis and Arnold set off on another expedition. Animation with the voices of Michael Williams , John Wells and Barbara Leigh-Hunt . Producer Ivor Wood (R)


Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Producer: Ivor Wood

: Sign Extra

Chris Baines reports on damage done to the countryside.


Unknown: Chris Baines

: News

Weather followed by Chelsea Hotel
It was in the Chelsea Hotel, New York, that Bob Dylan wrote
Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands,
Andy Warhol filmed Chelsea Girls and Dylan Thomas drank himself to death. Arena explores the brilliant and eccentric worlds created behind the hotel's doors. Director Nigel Finch
Producer Alan Yentob


Unknown: Bob Dylan
Unknown: Andy Warhol
Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Director: Nigel Finch
Producer: Alan Yentob

: News

Weather followed by Westminster Live
Live coverage of Parliament, including Prime Minister's Question Time. Presented by Vivian White. Commentary by Brian Curtois. Director Terry Patrick Editor John Anderson


Presented By: Vivian White.
Commentary By: Brian Curtois.
Director: Terry Patrick
Editor: John Anderson

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Escapade in Japan

Teresa Wright
Cameron Mitchell
When his flight to Tokyo ditches in the sea, 6-year-old Tony is launched on a colourful journey across Japan with Hiko, a fisherman's son, as his guide.
Meanwhile the young American's worried parents wait for news.
Director Arthur Lubin
0 FILMS: pages 18-22


Unknown: Teresa Wright
Unknown: Cameron Mitchell
Director: Arthur Lubin
Mary Saunders: Teresa Wright
Dick Saunders: Cameron Mitchell
Tony Saunders: Jon Provost
Hiko: Roger Nakagawa

: Gardeners' World

Plant ideas for the bathroom, how to create a garden in the Japanese style, inspiration from a traditional cottage garden in Gloucestershire and jobs for the week from Barnsdale.
With Geoff Hamilton ,
Anne Swithinbank and Nigel Colborn.


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Nigel Colborn.

: Dangerous Moonlight

Anton Walbrook
Sally Grey
The Second World War: after fighting a losing air battle when the Nazis invade Poland, ace pilot
Stefan Radetzky escapes to the USA where he puts his talents as a pianist at the disposal of Polish
Relief. He meets and marries Carol, an American journalist, but his happiness is clouded by his passionate desire to return to
Europe to fight for the liberation of his enslaved country.
Director Brian Desmond Hurst
0 FILMS: pages 18-22


Unknown: Anton Walbrook
Unknown: Sally Grey
Unknown: Stefan Radetzky
Director: Brian Desmond Hurst
Stefan Radetzky: Anton Walbrook
Carol Peters: Sally Grey
Mike Carroll: Derrick De Marney
Bill Peters: Percy Parsons
De Guise: Kenneth Kent
Shorty: Guy Middleton
British commander: John Laurie

: Bilko: Bilko's Allergy

A classic USA comedy starring Phil Silvers.

After developing a mysterious allergy to poker, Bilko attempts to discover the cure. (R)


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Hear-Say

The first programme in a new series of talk shows invites Kenny Lynch and Charlie Williams to compare their styles with a younger generation of black comedians who are a familiar sight at many London theatres but have yet to make it big on the small screen. Tonight's show includes performances from Curtis and Ishmael and the television debut of Short, Sharp and Shocking. Presented by Jacqui Harper and Colin Charles. Executive producer Terry Jervis


Unknown: Kenny Lynch
Unknown: Charlie Williams
Presented By: Jacqui Harper
Presented By: Colin Charles.
Producer: Terry Jervis

: Design Classics

The Harley-Davidson Electraglide The Electraglide is
Harley-Davidson's definitive motorcycle, with a design history which goes back to the days of the wild west. The programme charts the origins and history of the Electraglide and explores the powerful mythology which surrounds it.
Narrated by Alex Cox. Director James Marsh
Series producer Diana Lashmore t TRENDS: page 79


Unknown: Alex Cox.
Director: James Marsh
Producer: Diana Lashmore

: Alexei Sayle's Stuff

Alexei Sayle takes a crazed and comic look at life.
Six Body Builders of the Italian
Renaissance. Featuring Alexei Sayle with Angus Deayton , Tony Millan , Jan Ravens , Owen Brenman , Frank Middlemass and Tip Tipping. Director/Producer Marcus Mortimer (R)
(Alexei Sayle stars in 'Screenplay: Nightvokx' next Wednesday)


Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Tony Millan
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Owen Brenman
Unknown: Frank Middlemass
Producer: Marcus Mortimer
Unknown: Alexei Sayle

: Present Imperfect

Ten films that intimately observe the lives of those most affected by a changing Britain.
The Old Folk. Near Wigan, in a neat Victorian terrace, Liza and her neighbours have been friends for 40 years. It's a proud community, living their twilight years to the full, but death, illness and loneliness stalk the terrace. Producer Marilyn Gaunt
Executive producer Paul Watson


Producer: Marilyn Gaunt
Producer: Paul Watson

: Newsnight

Francine Stock with the day's news stories and background.


Unknown: Francine Stock

: Golf: the Open

Harry Carpenter reports from
St Andrews as the world's top golfers prepare for the 119th Open
Championship. Plus highlights of last year's epic final round.
Commentary by Peter Alliss , Bruce Critchley and Alex Hay. Producer David Gordon


Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: St Andrews
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Bruce Critchley
Commentary By: Alex Hay.
Producer: David Gordon

: Weatherview

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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.

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