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: Open University

6.45 Minerals: Finds for the Future
7.10 Culture and Belief in Europe 1450 to 1600

: Daytime on Two France Francais

Some of Daytime on Two may be unsuitable for the young.
Chloe. (R)

: Out of the Doll's

Jobs for the Girls

: Thinkabout Science

A drama series for 5- and 6-year-olds. Our Dinner starring Patsy Byrne
Nan and the children make spagaroni cheese.
Nan Patsy Byrne Producers Pat Farringdon and Diane Morgan (R)


Unknown: Patsy Byrne
Unknown: Nan Patsy Byrne
Producers: Pat Farringdon
Producers: Diane Morgan

: You and Me

Miscellany series for young children. Square Peg, Round Hole. Presented by Michael Snelders.


Presented By: Michael Snelders.

: Search Out Science

Planet Earth. The Monster Rock Show. What is the connection between a dinosaur and a giant toilet roll? Presented by Adrian Newell , Carmen Pryce and Elin Rhys.
Director Howard Reay
Producer Lambros Atteshlis
0 COMPETITION: write to Make a Plasticine Dinosaur Competition, [address removed]


Presented By: Adrian Newell
Presented By: Carmen Pryce
Presented By: Elin Rhys.
Director: Howard Reay
Producer: Lambros Atteshlis

: Around Scotland

Follow the Shoal.

: Words and Pictures

The Blind Men and the Elephant

: English Time

Handles (1). (R)

: Inset

3: Look What / Can Do. How do you assess a 5-year-old? (R)

: Science in Action

Keep It Clean. Kitchen hygiene. (R)

: Lifeschool

1: Equal Opportunities. Jobs for the Boys.
Director/Producer David Meldrum (R)


Producer: David Meldrum

: Electric Avenue

A series of ten programmes about computers, with Fred Harris. 3: Well Connected. (R)
0 NOTES: write to BSS, enclosing a cheque or PO for £1.50, to [address removed].


Unknown: Fred Harris.

: The Adventures of

Narrated by actor Paul Nicholas. (R)


Unknown: Paul Nicholas.

: What's Inside?

Floella Benjamin looks at parties and festivals, and Saeed Jaffrey tells the story Amar's City by Peter Bonnici. (R)


Unknown: Saeed Jaffrey
Unknown: Peter Bonnici.

: Zig Zag

Sink or Swim. With Paul Coia and Sheelagh Gilbey. Director Chris Ellis
Producer Roland Tongue
An Open Mind production for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Paul Coia
Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey.
Director: Chris Ellis

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
Square Peg, Round Hole (R)

: Labour Party Conference

Further coverage from Blackpool.
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather

: Film 90 with Barry Norman

Previews of Ghost and Cadillac
(Shown yesterday at 10.25pm on BBC

: Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Naked Now

Starring Patrick Stewart
The adventures of the new USS Enterprise and its crew.
Stardate 41209.2: while investigating the mysterious occurrences on board another starship, the members of the Enterprise's crew fall victim to a contagion that makes them behave irrationally.


Capt Jean-Luc Picard: Patrick Stewart
Cdr William Riker: Jonathan Frakes
Lt Geordi La Forge: LeVar Burton
Lt Tasha Yar: Denise Crosby
Lt Worf: Michael Dorn
Dr Beverly Crusher: Gates McFadden
Counsellor Deanna Troi: Marina Sirtis


Best Bites
The best of student animation by previous First Bite Awards winners.

: Extra

The third in a series of nine weekly programmes co-produced in France, Italy, Hungary, Sweden and the UK, covering topics as diverse as sport, magic and religion. Series producer Sheila Hayman
Executive producer Janet Street-Porter


Producer: Sheila Hayman
Producer: Janet Street-Porter

: Conference Talk

As delegates in Blackpool debate how a Labour government plans to improve the quality of life, Jonathan Dimbleby asks key Labour politicians whether the party can deliver.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Timewatch

The Sipan Affair. In January 1987 a band of grave robbers broke into a royal tomb at Sipan in northern
Peru. The treasure they plundered was worth millions. Within months it had been smuggled by way of London to Los Angeles. Timewatch examines the international trade in antiquities, and uncovers a tale of ancient gold and modern greed. Narrated by Nick Ross. Producer Jonathan Dent Series editor Roy Davies


Unknown: Nick Ross.
Producer: Jonathan Dent
Editor: Roy Davies

: The Mary Whitehouse Experience

As the Sunday Telegraph wrote: 'Exhibits the sort of cerebral humour until now dominated by performers like Stephen Fry and John Sessions. It won't be long before they are poached by television.' Well, they have been. The hit Radio 1 comedy show comes to television.


Writer/performer: David Baddiel
Writer/performer: Rob Newman
Writer/performer: Hugh Dennis
Writer/performer: Steve Punt
Director: Marcus Mortimer
Producer: Marcus Mortimer

: Portrait of a Marriage

A drama serial in four parts. Starring Janet McTeer
David Haig , Cathryn Harrison
3: Vita has returned to England, to gossip and rumour; the fun is over and the affair seems doomed. At the same time Violet is being pressured to marry Denys, and the only alternative is elopement and a public scandal.
Screenplay by Penelope Mortimer from the book by Nigel Nicolson.
Producer Colin Tucker
Director Stephen Whittaker


Unknown: Janet McTeer
Unknown: David Haig
Unknown: Cathryn Harrison
Unknown: Penelope Mortimer
Book By: Nigel Nicolson.
Producer: Colin Tucker
Director: Stephen Whittaker
Vita Sackville-West: Janet McTeer
Chauffeur: Harry Audley
Nanny: Sandra Clark
Ben Nicolson: Christopher Walker
Nigel Nicolson: Alexander Pearce
Lady Sackville: Diana Fairfax
Harold Nicolson: David Haig
Phillip: Stefan Schwartz
Violet Keppel: Cathryn Harrison
Mrs Milligan: Madelaine Newton
Denys Trefusis: Peter Birch

: Fifth Column

New perspectives on a current debate from a personal standpoint.

: Newsnight

Presented by Jeremy Paxman in London and Peter Snow at the Labour Party Conference.


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman
Presented By: Peter Snow

: The Late Show

Sarah Dunant presents the nightly arts and media magazine, including an interview with American writer
Andrea Dworkin about her new novel, Mercy.


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Andrea Dworkin

: Weatherview

: Open University

An Introduction to Psychology: Understanding Violence
An examination of the work of a senior prison psychologist.

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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.

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