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: Open University

9.00 Open Advice: The OU Is for You
9.25 The Successful Seven
9.50 Behind the Annual Report
10.15 Living Choices: Changing Places
10.40 Mental Handicap: Moving On

: Woodhouse Roadshow

Animal trainer Barbara Woodhouse goes to Blackpool. Producer Bryn Brooks
Executive producer Peter Riding (R)


Unknown: Barbara Woodhouse

: Art of Travel

GWR. Michael Palin looks at the history of the Great Western
Railway's public relations machine. Director Denise Winterburn Producer Trevor Hearing (R)


Unknown: Michael Palin
Director: Denise Winterburn

: The Honeymooners

Vintage American comedy. Hello, Mom. Ralph (
Jackie Gleason ) has to change his views of his mother-in-law.


Unknown: Jackie Gleason

: The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell

Gary Cooper , Rod Steiger
General Billy Mitchell takes a stand against the might of the US military establishment, so risking a court-martial.
Director Otto Preminger
0 FILMS: pages 29-34


Unknown: Gary Cooper
Unknown: Rod Steiger
Unknown: General Billy Mitchell
Director: Otto Preminger
Billy Mitchell: Gary Cooper
General Guthrie: Charles Bickford
Frank Reid: Ralph Bellamy
Major Guillon: Rod Steiger
Margaret Lansdowne: Elizabeth Montgomery
Commander Z Lansdowne: Jack Lord
Captain Elliot: Peter Graves

: Discoveries under Water

Treasure Is Trouble. In 1622 the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha sank in a hurricane off the coast of Florida. Actor
Tim Pigott-Smith narrates this look at treasure hunter Mel Fisher 's legendary quest to find the Atocha. Producer Julia Cave
Series editor Bruce Norman (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith
Unknown: Mel Fisher
Editor: Bruce Norman

: Mahabharat

A 91-part epic Indian drama.
24: With the princes' education completed, the stadium is prepared for an exhibition of their skills.
(In Hindi with English subtitles.
Repeated tomorrow at 11.45pm on BBC1)

: Valley of the Sun

Lucille Ball
James Craig
Arizona, 1868: discredited army scout Jonathan Ware and government agent Jim Sawyer lock horns over Jim's treatment of the Indians and his desire to marry the beautiful Christine Larson.
Director George Marshall
0 FILMS: pages 29-34


Unknown: Jonathan Ware
Unknown: Jim Sawyer
Unknown: Christine Larson.
Director: George Marshall
Christine Larson: Lucille Ball
Jonathan Ware: James Craig
Jim Sawyer: Dean Jagger
Warrick: Sir Cedric Hardwicke
Willie: Peter Whitney
Judge: Billy Gilbert
Cochise: Antonio Moreno
Geronimo: Tom Tyler
Bill Yard: George Cleveland
Shotgun: Hank Bell

: Tennis

The first of the semi-finals of the Midland Bank Ladies
Championships from Brighton. Introduced by Barry Davies. Commentary by Dan Maskell and Virginia Wade. (Further details on page 39) A TWI production for BBCtv


Introduced By: Barry Davies.
Commentary By: Dan Maskell
Commentary By: Virginia Wade.

: Mexico Vivo

An introduction to Latin American
Spanish in five parts.
3: Somos gente de mail. Many natural products are used in Mexican cooking - Mexico gave the world chocolate, chillies and chewing gum - but its most important natural product is crude oil.
Presented by Patricia de la Peña. Director Stephen Moss Producer David Wilson
0 SUPPORT MATERIAL: book, same title, £7.99, and cassette, £6. 99, available from retailers.
0 TEACHERS' NOTES: send a cheque/PO for £3.20, payable to BBC Education to, [address removed]


Presented By: Patricia de la Peña.
Director: Stephen Moss
Producer: David Wilson

: Late Again

The weekly look back at highlights from The Late Show, the arts and media programme.

: NewsView

Presented by Moira Stuart.
Lynette Lithgow reviews the events of the week, with subtitles for the hard-of-hearing.
Followed by Weatherview.


Presented By: Moira Stuart.
Presented By: Lynette Lithgow

: The Ring of the Nibelung

By Richard Wagner.
The Valkyrie, Act 3. Briinnhilde must face the consequences of her disobedience.
Introduced by Germaine Greer. (tenor) (bass) (bass-baritone) (soprano) (sop) (mezzo) (mezzo)
Bavarian State Opera Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch.
BBCtv presentation Donald Sturrock An NHK (Japan) production
(Act 1 of 'Siegfried next Saturday)


Unknown: Richard Wagner.
Introduced By: Germaine Greer.
Conducted By: Wolfgang Sawallisch.
Unknown: Donald Sturrock
Siegmund: Robert Schunk
Hunding: Kurt Moll
Wotan: Robert Hale
Sieglinde: Julia Varady
Briinnhilde: Hildegard Behrens
Fricka: Marjana Lipovsek
Waltraute: Cornelia Wulkopf

: Saturday Night Clive

Clive James and guest, comedian Billy Connolly , take an entertaining look at television.
Series producer Beatrice Ballard Editor Richard Drewett
0 FEATURE: page 22


Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Billy Connolly
Producer: Beatrice Ballard
Editor: Richard Drewett

: Moving Pictures

Tonight: the first TV profile of American director Alan Rudolph , whose output ranges from studio projects like his new romantic comedy Love at Large to cult classics like Choose Me, shown tonight at 11.55pm. And a look at Steadicam, a device which allows the camera to glide smoothly as the operator walks or even runs. It's inventor, Garrett Brown , tells how he used the device on Stanley
Kubrick's The Shining, and Francis Coppola 's One from the Heart. Presented by Kate Leys. Series producer Paul Kerr


Director: Alan Rudolph
Unknown: Garrett Brown
Unknown: Francis Coppola
Presented By: Kate Leys.
Producer: Paul Kerr

: Twin Peaks

A second chance to see the feature-length opening episode of David Lynch and Mark Frost 's acclaimed television series.
Starring Kyle MacLachlan Michael Ontkean
The body of teenager Laura Palmer is found by the shoreline in the small lumber town of Twin Peaks.


Unknown: David Lynch
Unknown: Mark Frost
Unknown: Kyle MacLachlan
Unknown: Michael Ontkean
Unknown: Laura Palmer

: Moving Pictures Presents: Choose Me

Starring Genevieve Bujold Keith Carradine
Lesley Ann Warren
Eve runs a bar where lonely hearts meet. Dr Nancy Love runs a radio phone-in for those with sexual problems. Mickey has just left a mental hospital. At Eve's Bar, all three come together as strangers.
Writer/Director Alan Rudolph
0 FILMS: pages 29-34


Unknown: Genevieve Bujold
Unknown: Keith Carradine
Unknown: Lesley Ann Warren
Unknown: Dr Nancy Love
Director: Alan Rudolph
Nancy: Genevieve Bujold
Mickey Bolton: Keith Carradine
Eve: Lesley Ann Warren
lack Antoine: Patrick Bauchau
Pearl Antoine: Rae Dawn Chong
Billy Ace: John Larroquette

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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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