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: News

: Arthur Negus Enjoys

Museum of Playthings Past. A collection of Victorian toys. (R)

: Look, Stranger

A Gambol on Steam. Looking at traction engines.
Producer Tony Wilkie-Millar (R)


Producer: Tony Wilkie-Millar

: Daytime on Two Seventeen

Some Daytime on Two programmes are aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the very young.
Relationships. (R)

: Lernexpress

A multi-media two-year GCSE course in German.
7: Food - a report from the home of the hamburger. (R)

: Let's See

Festivals. Feast Time. How religious festivals are celebrated in Scotland. Commentary by Stuart McQuarrie


Commentary By: Stuart McQuarrie

: You and Me

A series for young children. He Went Thataway.
Producers Julie Callanan and Cas Lester


Producers: Julie Callanan
Producers: Cas Lester

: Look and Read

Badger Girl. Episode 7. (R)

: Topics

Odd One Out. A play for discussion by John Challen. (R)


Unknown: John Challen.

: Watch

The Elements. Coal mining in South Wales. Tony Neilson looks at and fossil hunting with Louise Hall-Taylor and Tony Neilson. (R)


Unknown: Tony Neilson
Unknown: Louise Hall-Taylor
Unknown: Tony Neilson.

: The Global Environment: A Breath of Fresh Air

Air pollution problems in Mexico City and northern Europe.
Director Suzanne Campbell-Jones
An International Broadcasting Trust production


Director: Suzanne Campbell-Jones

: Science Challenge

A series for 7- to 9-year-olds. 4: A House for the Hens. (R)

: Into Music

The Caribbean. (R)

: Investigating

Classification. Ways to sort beans bought in the supermarket. (R)

: Science Topics

Newton and the Space Shuttle. (R)

: Hindi Urdu Bol

Chaal A ten-part course for beginners in spoken Hindi and Urdu presented by Sneh Gupta and Omar Salimi. 7: Education (R)


Presented By: Sneh Gupta
Presented By: Omar Salimi.

: Greenclaws

Green Claws goes in for gadgets. (R)

: Outlook

House and Homes. Myfanwy Talog leads you around Wales. Director William Davies
Producer Selwyn Roderick
A Teliesyn production for BBCtv


Unknown: Myfanwy Talog
Director: William Davies
Producer: Selwyn Roderick

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
He Went Thataway. (R)

: The Gun

A series about the history and development of the firearm.
1: The Great Leveller. Few inventions have had such a profound effect as the gun. Introduced by Christopher Roads. Narrated by Duncan Carse. Producer Ray Sutcliffe (R)


Introduced By: Christopher Roads.
Unknown: Duncan Carse.
Producer: Ray Sutcliffe

: See Hear!

The magazine for the deaf.

: News

Weather followed by Westminster Live
Prime Minister's questions and other business from the Lords and Commons.
Presented by Vivian White.
Commentary by Brian Curtois. Editor Geoffrey Sumner


Presented By: Vivian White.
Commentary By: Brian Curtois.
Editor: Geoffrey Sumner

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between
Arthur Marshall with Lynn Seymour and John Dunn and Frank Muir with Joanna Lumley and Alan Titchmarsh. Referee: Robert Robinson. (R)


Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Lynn Seymour
Unknown: John Dunn
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Joanna Lumley
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh.
Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Behind the Headlines

Two guest commentators discuss the minutiae of modern life as reflected in the week's events.
Hosted by Robert Robinson and Loyd Grossman.


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Loyd Grossman.

: Advice Shop

Every year 30,000 servicemen hand in their cards and head for civvy street, but life after the barracks is not always easy. The queues of homeless and jobless servicemen are growing. This week Advice Shop reports on the resettlement of soldiers into civilian life. Editor Frank Ash
& PROGRAMME NOTES: please send A5 sae with 17p postage to 'Advice Shop',[address removed]


Editor: Frank Ash

: The Ornamental Kitchen Garden

Geoff Hamilton visits the Hatton
Fruit Garden at East Mailing, Kent.
W GARDENING: page 29


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton

: They Who Dare

Dirk Bogarde , Denholm Elliott Lieutenant Graham leads an elite group of commandos to Rhodes on a mission to blow up two airfields on the heavily fortified island.
Director Lewis Milestone
0 FILMS: pages 49-54


Unknown: Dirk Bogarde
Unknown: Denholm Elliott
Director: Lewis Milestone
Lieutenant Graham: Dirk Bogarde
Sergeant Corcoran: Denholm Elliott
Captain George One: Akim Tamiroff
Captain George Two: Gerard Ovry

: Assignment

Out of the Frying Pan ... A special edition of the foreign affairs programme from historic Leeds Castle. Does the end of the Cold War mean the world is a safer place, or does the Gulf conflict point to a more dangerous future? Taking part: the Rt Hon Lord
Callaghan of Cardiff, former Labour Prime Minister; Gennadi
Gerasimov, Soviet foreign affairs spokesman; veteran US arms negotiator Paul H Nitze ; former Nigerian President General
Olusegun Obasanjo ; and former French foreign minister, Claude Cheysson.
Producer Mike Flood Page Editor John Morrison


Unknown: Paul H Nitze
Unknown: Olusegun Obasanjo
Unknown: Claude Cheysson.
Editor: John Morrison

: Food and Drink

Top British chef Richard Shepherd completes his visit to Atlanta, Georgia . If you bought the red wines tipped last week you can taste at home live along with regular guest Oz Clarke. Presented by Chris Kelly ,
Michael Barry and Jill Goolden. Studio director Linda Nash Producer Peter Bazalgette
A Bazai production for BBCtv Recipes on Ceefax page 616 0 FOOD: page 33


Unknown: Richard Shepherd
Unknown: Oz Clarke.
Presented By: Chris Kelly
Presented By: Michael Barry
Presented By: Jill Goolden.
Director: Linda Nash
Producer: Peter Bazalgette

: Twin Peaks

The mystery continues.
Starring Kyle MacLachlan Michael Ontkean
3: Duplicate account ledgers, shady dealings in the woods, a house of ill-repute, a one-armed man and a grief-stricken father jitterbugging into madness. For Agent Cooper, perhaps it's time to resort to the Tibetan Stone-Throwing Deductive Technique - and dreams.
Written by Mark Frost and David Lynch Director David Lynch


Unknown: Kyle MacLachlan
Unknown: Michael Ontkean
Written By: Mark Frost
Written By: David Lynch
Director: David Lynch
Agent Dale Cooper: Kyle MacLachlan
Sheriff Harry S Truman: Michael Ontkean
Catherine Martell: Piper Laurie
Josie Packard: Joan Chen
Shelly Johnson: Madchen Amick
Bobby Briggs: Dana Ashbrook
Benjamin Horne: Richard Beymer
Donna Hayward: Lara Flynn Boyle
Audrey Home: Sherilyn Fenn
William Hayward: Warren Frost
Norma Jennings: Peggy Lipton
James Hurley: James Marshall
Ed Hurley: Everett McGill
Pete Martell: Jack Nance
Leland Palmer: Ray Wise
Sarah Palmer: Grace Zabriskie
Lawrence Jacoby: Russ Tamblyn
Laura Palmer: Sheryl Lee
Lucy Moran: Kimmy Robertson
Nadine Hurley: Wendy Robie
Albert Rosenfield: Miguel Ferrer
Jerry Home David: Patrick Kelly

: The Sentence

A documentary serial at the Young Offenders Institution, Glen Parva. 2: Old lags and new boys - for first offenders, prison is a new experience, frightening, full of potential violence. Mike, the hard man, expects a few fights. Sean hopes to be educated.


Producer: Jeff Perks
Executive producer: Paul Watson

: 283 Useful Ideas from Japan

'Tokyorama' is a sci-fi travelogue that explores the hidden order underlying the apparent chaos of Tokyo - the 'Amoeba City'. Director George Heggarty
Executive producer Janet Street-Porter


Director: George Heggarty
Producer: Janet Street-Porter

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

The arts and media show.

: Weatherview

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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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