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: Open University

Instruments under Wraps

: Daytime on Two Lifeschool

Some of Daytime on Two is aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the young.
Pastimes That Pay. A magician, a clothes designer and a baker learn how to turn their hobbies into skills to earn a living. (R)

: Lernexpress

A multi-media, two-year, GCSE course in German.
2: Ali, Austen, Svenja and Constance in Hamburg introduce their families and talk about their pets. (R)

: Let's See

Where do you live? Living in a Tenement. Stephanie Davidson
(aged 7) shows what it is like to live in a Glasgow tenement flat.
Presented by Alan Cumming. (R)


Unknown: Stephanie Davidson
Presented By: Alan Cumming.

: You and Me

A miscellany series for young children.
Bring in the New. Annette Badland is not happy when Baxter decides to make some changes. Plus: building a nest and a tricycle. Producers Julie Callanan and Cas Lester
0 BOOK: 'Orla's Upside Down Day'. £3.99
(hardtack) or £1.99 (paperback), available from booksellers


Producers: Julie Callanan
Producers: Cas Lester

: Look and Read

Badger Girl. Episode 2. (R)

: Sex Education

2: Someone New. (R)

: Watch

Health Education. Eyes and Sight. Some of the secrets of the eyes and what lenses can do. (R)

: The Global

Breaking Ground. Nepal, East Africa and the USA provide the locations for a programme investigating how different pressures on agricultural land lead to the erosion of soil by wind and rain.
Director Edwina Vardey
An International Broadcasting Trust production


Director: Edwina Vardey

: Science Challenge

A series for children aged 7 to 9. 1: A Moving Challenge. (R)

: Into Music

The Peregrine Falcon. The flight of the falcon gives children ideas for music. (R)

: Investigating

What are scientists, and how do they go about their work? (R)

: Science Topics

Metals and Plastic. Plastics and other materials are now taking over the traditional role of metal. (R)

: Hindi Urdu Bol

A ten-part course for beginners in spoken Hindi and Urdu, presented by Sneh Gupta and Omar Salimi. 2: Talking About Yourself


Presented By: Sneh Gupta
Presented By: Omar Salimi.

: Greenclaws

Green Claws is a monster who lives in a greenhouse. Today he shows why he is a brilliant gardener. (R)


Unknown: Green Claws

: Dragon Trail

New series. In Living Memory.
The School. What was life like in the classroom 50 years ago? With Sian Sutton , Brinley Jenkins and the children of Ammanford
Welsh School.
An Opus 30 production for BBCtv


Unknown: Sian Sutton
Unknown: Brinley Jenkins

: News

Weather followed by You and Me

: Look, Stranger

Ellan Vannin. The late poet laureate, Sir John Betjeman , revisits the Isle of Man.
Producer Bridget Winter (R)


Unknown: Ellan Vannin.
Unknown: Sir John Betjeman
Producer: Bridget Winter

: Sign Extra

Another chance to see an edition of Open Space with sign language and subtitles.

: News

Weather followed by Wideworld
Return to the Biami. Twenty years ago an Australian, Susan Cornwell , was the first white woman to trek to the cannibal people of the Biami in Central New Guinea. Last year she returned, but their lifestyle was much changed. (R)


Unknown: Susan Cornwell

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Vicar of This Parish

Betjeman on Kilvert. Sir John
Betjeman travels through Kilvert country in the Welsh borderlands, and recalls a way of life recorded by the clergyman-diarist in the 1870s.
Director Patrick Garland
Producer Derek Trimby (R)


Director: Patrick Garland
Producer: Derek Trimby

: Holiday Outings

Canada/Alaska. Kathy Tayler takes the train through the Rockies and a cruise along the Alaskan coast.


Unknown: Kathy Tayler

: Natural Concern

Radon - Out of Sight, Out of Mind The south west is known to have the highest levels of radon gas in the country. New research suggests radon causes leukaemia as well as other cancers. Hugh Prysor-Jones reports. Producer Gary Johnston


Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: Gary Johnston

: A Tale from the Riverbank

Fed up with his life as a celebrity, bon vivant Keith Floyd decides to settle down and buy a pub.
Producers David Pritchard and Simon Willis (R) (Postponed from 6 September)


Unknown: Keith Floyd
Producers: David Pritchard
Producers: Simon Willis

: FILMI Sailor Beware

Starring Jerry Lewis Dean Martin
When Melvin and Al walk past the US Navy's recruiting poster saying 'The Navy needs you', the finger should have been pointing the other way- for the navy's sake. Corinne Calvet Herself
Director Hal Walker
0 FILMS: pages 17-20


Unknown: Jerry Lewis
Unknown: Dean Martin
Unknown: When Melvin
Director: Hal Walker
Melvin Jones: Jerry Lewis
Al Crowthers: Dean Martin
Lardoski: Robert Strauss
CdrLane: Leif Erickson

: Bilko: Bilko's Grand Hotel

A classic American comedy starring Phil Silvers.

Sergeant Bilko enters the hotel business. (R)


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: The Barchester Chronicles

Another chance to see AJan Plater's seven-part adaptation of Anthony Trollope 's Barchester novels, starring Donald Pleasence Nigel Hawthorne
Geraldine McEwan
Susan Hampshire
Obadiah Slope , having learned of Eleanor's wealth, has changed sides and abandoned
Mrs Proudie 's candidate, Quiverful.
Producer Jonathan Powell Director David Giles (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: Donald Pleasence
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Unknown: Geraldine McEwan
Unknown: Susan Hampshire
Unknown: Obadiah Slope
Unknown: Mrs Proudie
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Director: David Giles
Septimus Harding: Donald Pleaoence
Mrs Proudie: Geraldine McEwan
DrGrantly: Nigel Hawthorne
Signora Madeline Neroni: Susan Hampshire
Eleanor Harding: Janet Maw
Obadiah Slope: Alan Rickman
Quiverful: Jonathan Adams

: Rita Rudner

Starring Rita Rudner and her special guests
Stephen Fry , Jonathan Ross
The popular American comedienne in her first British series, featuring stand-up comedy, sketches and songs. With Morwenna Banks, Martin Bergman , Philip Lowrie , Geoff McGivern and Michael Fenton Stevens.
Director/Producer Kevin Bishop


Unknown: Rita Rudner
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Jonathan Ross
Unknown: Martin Bergman
Unknown: Philip Lowrie
Unknown: Geoff McGivern
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens.

: Raw Deal

A five-part series investigating what medical negligence is and what happens when patients believe they are victims of doctors' mistakes.
3: For the Protection of the People The General Medical Council, which has the power to discipline doctors, has judged that failure to act on tests - after which a woman died - was not serious professional misconduct. Raw Deal asks whether the GMC, as a disciplinary body, has a future.
Narrated by Helena Kennedy
Producer Deborah Cadbury
Executive producer David Paterson


Unknown: Helena Kennedy
Producer: Deborah Cadbury
Producer: David Paterson

: Debut on Two: The Window of Vulnerability

Continuing the series of short plays by writers new to television. Tonight's drama, written by Gregory Evans, stars Maggie O'Neill and Vivienne Rochester
Ruth and Esther live isolated lives. Both women are frightened by what they see around them, but for Esther this fear becomes an obsession because of her 8-month-old child.


Writer: Gregory Evans
Producer: Phillippa Giles
Producer: Vicky Licorish
Director: Bob Blagden
Esther: Maggie O'Neill
Ruth: Vivienne Rochester

: Newsnight

Presented by Francine Stock.


Presented By: Francine Stock.

: The Late Show

Including an interview with Sir Vidia Naipaul about his new novel, A Million Mutinies Now.
Presented by Tracey Macleod.


Unknown: Sir Vidia Naipaul
Presented By: Tracey MacLeod.

: 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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