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: News

With British Sign Language interpretation by John Lee.


Unknown: John Lee.

: Westminster

A roundup of business from the Lords and Commons.

: Daytime on Two France Francais

Some Daytime on Two programmes are aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the very young.
Le grand prix des apprentis. (R)

: A Certain Age

First in a series of six programmes about people in their 50s. Paul Lewis looks at early retirement.
0 INFORMATION: available by sending a 17p A5 sae to, 'A Certain Age', [address removed]


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: Thinkabout Science

Our Pond.

: You and Me

A Silly Day. Michael Snelders and Dibs are in a silly mood. With
Simon Buckley and Francis Wright.


Unknown: Michael Snelders
Unknown: Simon Buckley
Unknown: Francis Wright.

: Search Out Science

Planet Earth. Life through a frog's eyes; life in deserts and rainforests; the world of the minibeasts. With Adrian Newell Carmen Pryce and Elin Rhys. (R)


Unknown: Adrian Newell
Unknown: Carmen Pryce
Unknown: Elin Rhys.

: Around Scotland

Getting Around the City. A dramatised documentary looking at the various forms of transport available in our towns and cities. With Mark Niven , Clare Cairns ,
John Smith , Gillian McKenna and lain McColl


Unknown: Mark Niven
Unknown: Clare Cairns
Unknown: John Smith
Unknown: Gillian McKenna

: Words and Pictures

The King Who Learned to Smile.
Stuart Bradley and Nutmeg visit a fire station.
Series producer Caroline Godley


Unknown: Stuart Bradley
Producer: Caroline Godley

: Walrus

In No Time. A story about language and how we use it. Episode 1. (R)

: Inset

Thinkabout Science. A new science drama series for 5- and 6-year-olds. (R)

: Science in Action

Our closest star; how to receive pictures of the earth from space.

: Lifeschool

Money and Values. How the value we place on money influences many areas of our lives.

: Electric Avenue

A series of about computers in society with Fred Harris.
6: Chips and Drumsticks. In a London squat, two musicians built a drum kit from silicon chips. (R)
0 NOTES: write, enclosing cheque or PO for £1.50, to [address removed].


Unknown: Fred Harris.

: The Adventures of Spot

Cartoon narrated by Paul Nicholas. (R)


Unknown: Paul Nicholas.

: What's Inside?

Water. Saeed Jaffrey tells the story The Waterfall by Peter Bonnici.
Presented by Floella Benjamin. (R)


Unknown: Saeed Jaffrey
Unknown: Peter Bonnici.
Presented By: Floella Benjamin.

: Zig Zag

Water: Back to the Future. Will the water on our planet be drinkable after we have finished with it? Director Chris Ellis
Producer Roland Tongue
An Open Mind production for BBCtv


Director: Chris Ellis

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
A Silly Day. (R)

: In the Garden

November. Dennis Cornish finds chrysanthemums easy and rewarding plants to grow. Producer David Spires
● GARDENING: page 97


Unknown: Dennis Cornish
Producer: David Spires

: Country File

Are fox hunters 'the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable' as Oscar Wilde put it?
(Shown on Sunday at 12.30pm on BBC

: News Weather followed by WildWorld

Horses without Man. Liberated from man's control, the horse soon reverts to the ways of the wild. Narrated by Gary Watson. Producer Dilys Breese (R)


Unknown: Gary Watson.
Producer: Dilys Breese

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Call My Bluff

Arthur Marshall , Sue Cook and Magnus Magnusson take on Frank Muir , Virginia McKenna and Dennis Quilley. Referee: Robert Robinson. (R)


Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Sue Cook
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Virginia McKenna
Unknown: Dennis Quilley.
Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Fighting Talk

Is it fair to treat social workers as scapegoats for society's failure to care? David Divine , ex-Director of Social Services in Brent, talks to Anne Kelleher.


Unknown: David Divine
Unknown: Anne Kelleher.

: Film 90 with Barry Norman

The Freshman with Marlon Brando and The Handmaiden's Tale from director Volker Schlondorff.
(Shown yesterday at 10.20pm on BBC


Unknown: Marlon Brando
Director: Volker Schlondorff.

: Nature

Reports from around the world on environmental issues. * CEEFAX SUBTITLES

: Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Last Outpost

Starring Patrick Stewart
Nerves are stretched to the limit when the Enterprise is believed to be held captive by a Ferengi ship.


Capt Jean-Luc Picard: Patrick Stewart

: DEF II Dance Energy Update

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

: Extra

A European weekly magazine. Series producer Sheila Hayman
Executive producer Janet Street-Porter


Producer: Sheila Hayman
Producer: Janet Street-Porter

: Rapido

Antoine de Caunes with this week's cross channel choice of music.
Executive producers Atex Berger , Tim Newman An N B de C production


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

: Timewatch

All the King's Jews. Seven hundred years ago tomorrow - on 1 November 1290 - the Jews were expelled from England. Christopher Andrew unfolds the extraordinary story of England's medieval Jews and discovers the English roots of European anti-Semitism.
Written and produced by Archie Baron Series editor Roy Davies


Unknown: Christopher Andrew
Produced By: Archie Baron
Editor: Roy Davies

: M*A*S*H

A War for All Seasons. The 1951 New Year's celebration. (R)

: Blood Rights

A three-part thriller by Mike Phillips. 2: Virginia Barker has joined forces with her brother to extort money from her MP father.
Director Lesley Manning


Unknown: Mike Phillips.
Director: Lesley Manning
Sammy Dean: Brian Bovell
Tess Barker: Maggie Steed
Grenville Barker: Struan Rodger
Roy: Akim Mogaji
Winston: Dhobi Oparei
Pete: Robert Glenister
Virginia: Hermione Norris
Evans: Sam Kelly
Erich: Tim Potter
Gillian: Margo Gunn
Chris: Warren Morson
Boss: Malcolm Frederick
Lynn: Julia St John
Len: Andrew Francis
Borelli: Tony Bluto

: Fifth Column

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

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow.


Presenter: Peter Snow

: The Late Show

The arts and the media programme.

: 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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