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: News

: Westminster

A roundup of business by the BBC's Parliamentary team.

: Daytime on Two The Big E

Some Daytime on Two programmes are aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the very young. Most of this week's schools programmes are repeated from last week for the benefit of those taking half-term holidays.
Studying the quality of drinking water. (R)

: Watch

Louise Hall-Taylor goes for a walk down the Appian Way. (R)


Unknown: Louise Hall-Taylor

: A Life of Our Own

The fourth in a series of seven programmes specially for people with learning difficulties.
The presenters talk to Sir Brian Rix and to Linda Phillips of YTS, about how to get work. (R)


Unknown: Sir Brian Rix
Unknown: Linda Phillips

: MI10

Mathematical investigations.

: Storytime

Stone Soup. Tony Ross 's modern version of an old tale. (R)


Unknown: Tony Ross

: Music Time

The Beat. (R)

: Questions

A series for 7- to 1 1 -year-olds.
What is believing? Timmy Mallett and Anju Misra look at beliefs. (R)


Unknown: Timmy Mallett
Unknown: Anju Misra

: Zig Zag

Water at Work. (R)

: Thinkabout Science

Me and My Bike. (R)

: Techno

Aesthetics and design. (R)

: Geography Casebook

Fir Wars. (R)

: History File

British social history. Trade union affairs since the Second World War. (R)

: Lifeschool

Disability - No Problem. (R)

: Science in Action

infra-red light and ultrasonic sound. (R)

: Pigeon Street

Cartoon with the voices of George Layton and John Telfer. (R)


Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: John Telfer.

: Landmarks

Earthwatch: Pollution and Conservation. The water we use. (R)

: News

Weather followed by Storytime
Stone Soup. (R)

: Songs of Praise

From Rostrevor.

: Behind the Screen

Twin Peaks, a new series directed by David Lynch , begins tomorrow at
9.00pm on BBC2. Behind the Screen previews this gripping story of a murder hunt in small town America. Producer Catherine Elliott-Kemp


Directed By: David Lynch
Producer: Catherine Elliott-Kemp

: News

Weather followed by Wideworld
The Last Hunters. Andrew Koenig and his friends from Kivalina, a remote Alaskan settlement, hope to take another whale. But the skills and traditions of the Inupiat, as the eskimos prefer to be called, are dying. Director Graham Johnston
Series editor Tim Slessor (R)


Unknown: Andrew Koenig
Director: Graham Johnston
Editor: Tim Slessor

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between
Arthur Marshall with Mike Read and Jancis Robinson , and Frank Muir with Jane Glover and Spike Milligan. Referee Robert Robinson. Director/Producer Paul Ciani (R)


Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Mike Read
Unknown: Jancis Robinson
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Jane Glover
Unknown: Spike Milligan.
Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Paul Ciani

: Fighting Talk

The first of ten weekday programmes. Do our schools teach children to fail? Peter Morgan , director general of the Institute of Directors, thinks so and has radical educational changes in mind. He talks to Anne Kelleher. Series producer Jenny Cowan


Unknown: Peter Morgan
Unknown: Anne Kelleher.
Producer: Jenny Cowan

: Colorado Territory

Joel McCrea , Virginia Mayo When Dave Rickard helps
Wes McQueen to escape from jail, he asks him to take part in one more robbery before reforming.
Director Raoul Walsh
0 FILMS: pages 37-42


Unknown: Joel McCrea
Unknown: Dave Rickard
Unknown: Wes McQueen
Director: Raoul Walsh
Wes McQueen: Joel McCrea
Colorado Carson: Virginia Mayo
Julie Ann: Dorothy Malone
Winslow: Henry Hull
Dave Rickard: Basil Ruysdael

: DEF II Dance Energy

Normski presents the fast-moving dance show with the Dance Energy chart, the latest news from the dance capitals worldwide, and grooving studio bands. Producer Jaswinder Bancil
An Activate production for BBCtv
(Dance Energy Update' Wednesday at 6.50pm)


Producer: Jaswinder Bancil

: Open Space

The series where the public can make programmes under their own editorial control.
Children of Fire. After 14 years of absence, Mai Masri , a Palestinian film maker returns to her hometown on the occupied West Bank,
Nablus. The Palestinian uprising, Intifada, will soon enter its third year. This continuing unresolved conflict has disrupted the lives of thousands and led to many casualties. This is her personal view of the lives of the Palestinian children caught up in the situation. Producer Jean Khalil Chamoun A Media production for BBCtv
Community Programme Unit editor Tony Laryea
0 PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS: write to 'Open Space, BBCtv, London W12 7RJ, if you would like to suggest ideas for a programme.


Unknown: Mai Masri
Producer: Jean Khalil Chamoun
Editor: Tony Laryea

: Eyes on the Prize

America at the Racial Crossroads
The second phase of the civil rights movement tells the story of the rise of black power and its achievements. Back to the Movement 1979-mid 80s
In December 1979, a black businessman was beaten by police for failing to stop at a red traffic light. He died. An all-white jury acquitted the policemen. In Chicago, an unprecedented grassroots movement educated black voters in city politics. This final programme assesses the achievements and setbacks in the 1980s. A Blackside Inc production

: The Big Bus

Hilarious disaster-movie spoof starring Joseph Bologna Stockard Channing
Cyclops, the world's first nuclear-powered bus, is about to make its maiden voyage from New York to
Denver, Colorado. But a gang is out to destroy the bus in the 'interests' of international oil companies.
Director James Frawley * FILMS: pages 3742


Unknown: Joseph Bologna
Unknown: Stockard Channing
Director: James Frawley
Dan Torrance: Joseph Bologna
Kitty Baxter: Stockard Channing
Shoulders: John Beck
Fr Kudos: Rene Auberjonois
Shorty Scotty: Ned Beatty
Dr Kurtz: Bob Dishy
Ironman: Jose Ferrer
Old lady: Ruth Gordon
Professor Baxter: Harold Gould
Parking lot doctor: Larry Hagman
Sybil Crane: Sally Kellerman
Claude Crane: Richard Mulligan
Camille Levy: Lynn Redgrave
Alex: Stuart Margolin

: Newsnight

Jeremy Paxman and the top stories. Editor Tim Gardam


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Editor: Tim Gardam

: The Late Show

The live arts and media magazine. Executive producer Janey Walker Editor Roland Keating


Producer: Janey Walker
Editor: Roland Keating

: Weatherview

: Fighting Talk

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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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