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: News

: Arthur Negus Enjoys

Arthur Negus goes to Lanhydrock
House, Cornwall, with former snooker world champion, Ray Reardon. (R)


Unknown: Ray Reardon.

: Look, Stranger

Stockbeds and Steam. A portrait of Alan Bloom , horticulturalist, nursery gardener and steam engine fanatic. (R)


Unknown: Alan Bloom

: Daytime on Two France Francais

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

: A Certain Age

The stories of three people who changed career in their 50s. (R)
● INFORMATION: available by sending a 17p A5 sae to: 'A Certain Age', [address removed]. For this week's and last week 's factsheet, please send a 32p A5 sae.

: Thinkabout Science: Me and My Den

A science drama series for 5- to 6-year-olds.
With Patsy Byrne, Benjamin Rennis, Lily Malin and Jackson Kyle. (R)


Unknown: Patsy Byrne
Unknown: Benjamin Rennis
Unknown: Lily Malin
Unknown: Jackson Kyle
Producer: Pat Farrington
Producer: Diane Morgan

: You and Me

A miscellany series for young children.
Oojimaflips and Thingummybobs Michael Snelders exasperates Cosmo and Dibs when he can't remember words. With Frances Kay and Francis Wright.


Unknown: Frances Kay
Unknown: Francis Wright.

: Search Out Science

Planet Earth. What a Waste
The three Rs: reduce, re-use and recycle. With Adrian Newell , Carmen Pryce and Elin Rhys. Director Tina Fletcher
Producer Lambros Atteshlis


Unknown: Adrian Newell
Unknown: Carmen Pryce
Unknown: Elin Rhys.
Director: Tina Fletcher
Producer: Lambros Atteshlis

: Around Scotland

Town Living. A street in Stirling. (R)

: Words and Pictures

Alistair's Time Machine.
Stuart Bradley relates how Alistair rescues cave people from a stampede of woolly mammoths. Series producer Caroline Godley


Unknown: Stuart Bradley
Producer: Caroline Godley

: Walrus

In No Time. Episode 2. A story about language and how we use it. (R)

: Inset

A programme for teachers to accompany the new Science Challenge series. (R)

: Science in Action

The theme is fitness and muscles. (R)

: Lifeschool

Money Matters. Don't Look Down by Margaret Simpson. Phillip saw no problem with credit - until the loan shark came to call. (R)


Unknown: Margaret Simpson.

: Electric Avenue

A series about computers in society, with Fred Harris.
7: Housewives' Choice? Advertisers study computer printouts to discover who buys their breakfast cereal. (R) 0 NOTES: send cheque or postal order 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?

Perminderpal Gill and Brian Jameson tell Cream Tea by Peter Bonnici.
Presented by Floella Benjamin. (R)


Unknown: Perminderpal Gill
Unknown: Brian Jameson
Unknown: Peter Bonnici.
Presented By: Floella Benjamin.

: Zig Zag

Getting About. Tony Aitken goes on a treasure trail. (R)


Unknown: Tony Aitken

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
Oojimaflips and Thingummybobs. (R)

: Westminster Live

With the Government's legislative programme now known,
Vivian White and Brian Curtois introduce the first reaction in Parliament by the main political parties. Speakers include the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and the Leader of the Liberal Democrats.
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Vivian White
Unknown: Brian Curtois

: Film 90 with Barry Norman

Featuring Flatliners with Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland.


Unknown: Featuring Flatliners
Unknown: Julia Roberts
Unknown: Kiefer Sutherland.

: Nature

Reports from around the world on environmental issues.

: Star Trek: the Next Generation

Starring Patrick Stewart
The Battle. Stardate 41723.9:
Picard's (Patrick Stewart ) past glories threaten to spell the destruction of the USS Enterprise. 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Patrick Stewart
Unknown: Patrick Stewart

: DEF II Dance Energy Update

Normski presents the video vote, the DJ of the week's mix and updated dance chart.
Autobiography of the USA
A personal anagrammatic view of American history.
A Maverick/Perigee production for BBCtv

: Extra

A European weekly magazine programme covering topics as diverse as sport, magic and religion. Series producer Sheila Hayman
Executive producer Janet Street-Porter


Producer: Sheila Hayman
Producer: Janet Street-Porter

: Rapido

Antoine de Caunes presents the cross-channel music show with French band Niagara, Hispanic rap acts Kid Frost and Mellow Man
Ace, and Paul Simon in Brazil.
Executive producers Alex Berger , Tim Newman An N B de C production for BBCtv


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

: Bookmark

My Father's House. English poet
Michael Hofmann 's book Acrimony is an often critical account of filial love. He travels to the Bavarian home of his father, celebrated novelist Gert Hofmann , and the pair embark on a quest to trace their ancestors in old East Germany. Producer Kevin Hull
Executive producer Nigel Williams


Unknown: Michael Hofmann
Unknown: Gert Hofmann
Producer: Kevin Hull
Producer: Nigel Williams

: M*A*S*H

Tell It to the Marines. Colonel
Potter (Harry Morgan) has to leave for a week on business and places the pompous Major Winchester
(David Ogden Stiers ) in charge of the 4077th. (R)


Unknown: David Ogden Stiers

: Blood Rights

The last part in the screen adaptation of Mike Phillips 's acclaimed bestseller.
Sammy searches for Virginia
Barker who has been abducted by a gun-toting villain, with the MP's deviant son in tow. Meanwhile,
Tess decides to meet the kidnapper alone in the family's cottage.
Producer Caroline Oulton Director Lesley Manning


Unknown: Mike Phillips
Producer: Caroline Oulton
Director: Lesley Manning
Sammy Dean: Brian Bovell
Tess Barker: Maggie Steed
Grenville Barker: Struan Rodger
Roy: Akim Mogaji
Winston: Dhobi Oparei
Virginia: Hermione Norris
Pete: Robert Glenister
Gillian: Margo Gunn
Chris: Warren Morson
Rodney: Ade Sapara
Hazel: Elaine Ford

: Fifth Column

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

: Newsnight

Peter Snow with the background to the day's top stories.

: The Late Show

Features, films and discussion from the nightly magazine programme.

: Weatherview

: Behind the Headlines

Beverly Anderson chairs lively debate on current social, cultural and scientific questions.

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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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