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Haydn's London Symphony

: Mastermind 1986

Presented by Magnus Magnusson. Producer Peter Massey (First shown on BBC


Presented By: Magnus Magnusson.
Producer: Peter Massey

: The Historyman

The Flitton Mausoleum.
Bryan McNerney looks at the way people in the past used their gravestones to make a point. Filmed at English Heritage's Flitton Mausoleum in Bedfordshire, McNerney shows you one of the country's outstanding collections of funeral monuments, and helps decipher their obscure symbolism. Producer Paul Cort-Wright


Unknown: Bryan McNerney
Producer: Paul Cort-Wright

: German Grand Prix

Motor-racing highlights from Hockenheim.

: Festival

Bill Oddie goes to


Unknown: Bill Oddie

: Cricket: First Test

England v India
Tony Lewis introduces live coverage of the whole of the morning's play in the Cornhill
Insurance Test Series at Lord's.
Commentary by Richie Benaud and Jack Bannister.
Summaries by Ray Illingworth , Geoffrey Boycott and Sunil Gavaskar.


Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Jack Bannister.
Unknown: Ray Illingworth
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Sunil Gavaskar.

: In the Garden

Geraniums and fuchias are at their best in August, and now is the time to take cuttings for next year. With Dennis Cornish. Producer David Spires


Unknown: Dennis Cornish.
Producer: David Spires

: Bertha

Animation narrated by Roy Kinnear with Sheila Walker. Producer Ivor Wood (R)


Unknown: Roy Kinnear
Unknown: Sheila Walker.
Producer: Ivor Wood

: Cricket: First Test

England v India
Tony Lewis introduces live coverage of the whole of the afternoon's play from Lord's.
Including at
2.00pm and 3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather

: When in France

If your French needs improvement, then this is the series for you.
Provence. Dariane Lorian meets an English chef who runs a very popular restaurant, and the More family who write about Provence and its gastronomy. Producer Frank Ash
0 SUPPORT MATERIAL: book (same We), £3.50 and cassette, £4.99, available from booksellers.


Producer: Frank Ash

: East

In an exclusive report, HRH the Prince of Wales talks about tapping the talents of Britain's young
Asians. And Asian women in prison talk frankly about their lives.
Presented by Shyama Perera. Editor Narendhra Morar
Series producer Charles Bruce


Presented By: Shyama Perera.
Editor: Narendhra Morar
Producer: Charles Bruce

: Now the War Is Over: From Cradle to Grave

A series of films about Britain from 1945-51.
The Labour government's plans for a welfare state are threatened by doctors' resistance to a national health service. Doctors, nurses and patients remember the service's early days. (R)


Producer: Nikki Cheetham

: Where on Earth Are We Going?

A series of six personal views by Jonathon Porritt , former director of Friends of the Earth.
5: One World? 'We in the rich north are stacking the odds against the Third World by forcing upon them patterns of trade and development that cannot be sustained.' Porritt argues that the Third World instead needs sustainable development, as shown by the Central American republic of Costa Rica, which abolished its army, introduced family planning and is protecting much of its forest and farmland from destruction. Discussing these ideas are the Rt Hon Chris Patten , MP, Secretary of State for the Environment, Frances Cairncross of The Economist and Paul Ekins , Third World expert. Producer Paul Simons
0 BOOK: (same title) £14.95 in hardback and £9.95 in paperback, available from booksellers.


Unknown: Jonathon Porritt
Unknown: Chris Patten
Unknown: Frances Cairncross
Unknown: Paul Ekins
Producer: Paul Simons

: The Best of Saturday Night Clive

Some more highlights from Clive James's last series, including a special report from New York on the bunny that's causing chaos on American TV screens. James also goes by satellite to Los Angeles to talk to ace stuntman Super Dave Osborne. Meanwhile in the studio he is joined by the unpredictable TV personality Kenny Everett. Director Dominic Brigstocke Producer Beatrice Ballard (R)


Unknown: Super Dave
Unknown: Kenny Everett.
Director: Dominic Brigstocke
Producer: Beatrice Ballard

: Hit and Run

A day that begins in her local launderette takes comedienne
Ruby Wax to a black family reunion in the south side of Chicago - otherwise known as the 'war zone'. Director Paul Sommers
An Aspect Film and Television and Raw Produce production for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Ruby Wax
Director: Paul Sommers

: Fishing the Hard Way

After three weeks, Joe Brown is now desperate to catch a decent fish. The Falls of Kirkaig in Sutherland, stuffed with salmon, provide him with his best chance so far.
Producer Michael Begg


Unknown: Joe Brown
Producer: Michael Begg

: Newsnight

Donald MacCormick with the day's top news stories and background on events. Editor Tim Gardam


Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Editor: Tim Gardam

: Cricket: First Test

England v India
Richie Benaud introduces highlights of the fourth day's play from Lord's.


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Weatherview

: Open University

The excitement of The Corsican
Brothers, one of the most popular
Victorian melodramas, is re-created using an original toy theatre.

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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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