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: News

: Westminster

A roundup of business from the Lords and the Commons.

: Daytime on Two France Francais

Some Daytime on Two programmes are aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the very young.
Girls, as well as boys, can train to be jockeys in France. (R)

: Out of the Doll's House

Breaking Free. (R)

: Thinkabout Science

Me and My Bike. A science drama. Nan (Patsy Byrne ) repairs a bike as a surprise for Steve (Benjamin Rennis). With Lily Malin ,
Kazia Pelka and Lily Bertrand-Webb. (R)


Unknown: Patsy Byrne
Unknown: Lily Malin
Unknown: Kazia Pelka

: You and Me

A miscellany series.
We're Going the Wrong Way

: Search Out Science

Animal adaptation. (R)

: Around Scotland

Living the Fishing. Do fishermen still take too many risks?

: Words and Pictures

Where Are You Going, Little Mouse? Presented by Stuart Bradley. (R)


Presented By: Stuart Bradley.

: English Time

Handles. Part 3. (R)

: Inset

The role of television in promoting active learning. (R)

: Science in Action

Infra-red light and ultrasonic sound. (R)

: Lifeschool

Disability - No Problem. A look at equal opportunities for young people with disabilities. (R)

: Electric Avenue

A series of ten programmes about computers in society with Fred Harris. 5: New Directions. (R)
0NOTES: write enclosing a £1.50 cheque or postal order, to [address removed].


Unknown: Fred Harris.

: The Adventures of Spot

Animation narrated by Paul Nicholas. (R)


Unknown: Paul Nicholas.

: What's Inside?

Ball Games. With Floella Benjamin and Howard Lee. Today's story is The Cricket Match by Peter Bonnici. (R)


Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Howard Lee.
Unknown: Peter Bonnici.

: Zig Zag

Water. A vital source of energy. (R)

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
We're Going the Wrong Way, (R)

: Racing

From Ascot.
2.35 United House Construction Steeplechase (Handicap. 2m)
3.10 EBF Novices Hurdle Race (Qualifier. 2m)
3.40 Steel Plate and Sections Young Chasers Qualifier (Novices. 2m 4f) Introduced by Julian Wilson.
Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan and Richard Pitman. Producer Wendy Sheppard
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Introduced By: Julian Wilson.
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Richard Pitman.
Producer: Wendy Sheppard

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between
Frank Muir , Jan Leeming , Jeffrey Archer and Arthur Marshall ,
Moira Anderson and Ian Ogilvy. Referee is Robert Robinson. (R)


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Jan Leeming
Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Moira Anderson
Unknown: Ian Ogilvy.
Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Fighting Talk

Professor Alain Enthoven , the American academic who designed the blueprint for the NHS reforms, defends his case to Anne Kelleher.


Unknown: Professor Alain Enthoven
Unknown: Anne Kelleher.

: A World of Their Own

Tony Baker reports from County Durham on a group of parents pioneering a scheme to give their autistic children a future.
Presented by Rosemary Hartill. Producer Mark Scrimshaw Editor Jane Bolesworth


Unknown: Tony Baker
Presented By: Rosemary Hartill.
Producer: Mark Scrimshaw
Editor: Jane Bolesworth

: Film 90 with Barry Norman

Martin Scorsese 's gangster movie Good Fellas is reviewed.


Unknown: Martin Scorsese

: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Lonely Among Us

Starring Patrick Stewart
Stardate 41249.3: the Enterprise heads for the planet Parliament with representatives of two adversary civilisations.


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

: DEFII Dance Energy Update

A video vote, a mix from the DJ of the week and an updated dance chart.

: Extra

A European magazine programme co-produced by partners in France,
Italy, Hungary, Sweden and the UK covering diverse topics. Series producer Sheila Hayman
Executive producer Janet Street-Porter


Producer: Sheila Hayman
Producer: Janet Street-Porter

: Rapido

Antoine de Caunes presents the fast-moving music show.
Executive producers Alex Berger , Tim Newman An NB de C production for BBCtv


Unknown: Antoine de Caunes
Producers: Alex Berger
Producers: Tim Newman

: Antenna

Caverns of Time
Australian scientists delve into the spectacular Jenolan caves to reveal secrets of our past climate. A Private War
Miriam Stoppard investigates a new contraceptive pill which a Dutch scientist believes may prevent breast cancer.
Computer Safety
Computer programmers express concern that we are relying too much on computers for our own safety.
And Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffman 's Perspective is poetry in science. Producer Tim Haines
Editor Caroline van den Brul
0 HEALTH: page 99


Unknown: Miriam Stoppard
Unknown: Roald Hoffman
Producer: Tim Haines
Editor: Caroline van Den Brul

: M*A*S*H

Death Takes a Holiday. The 4077th invite Korean orphans to a Christmas party and tend a seriously wounded soldier. (R) 0 FEATURE: page 38

: Blood Rights

A screen adaptation of Mike Phillips's acclaimed bestseller. Black journalist Sammy Dean is hired by a prominent MP to find his missing daughter.
Feature: page 30
Ceefax Subtitles


Writer: Mike Phillips
Producer: Caroline Oulton
Director: Lesley Manning
Sammy Dean: Brian Bovell
Tess Barker: Maggie Steed
Grenville Barker: Struan Rodger
Winston: Dhobi Oparei
Roy: Akim Mogaji
Pete: Robert Glenister
Virginia: Hermione Norris
Evans: Sam Kelly
Erich: Tim Potter
Gillian: Margo Gunn
Chris: Warren Morson
Dick: Christopher Eccleston
Sally: Harriette Ashcroft
Ida: Ella Wilder
Shirley: Ellen Thomas
Lynn: Julia St John
Minister: Peter Howell
Wilson: Jason Rose
Girl: Holly Horner

: Fifth Column

New perspectives on a current debate, from a personal standpoint.

: Newsnight

Presented by Jeremy Paxman.


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

The nightly arts magazine.

: 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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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