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: News

: Westminster

A roundup of business from the Lords and Commons by the BBC's parliamentary team.

: Daytime on Two Seventeen

Some Daytime on Two programmes are aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the very young.
Managing on a low income; jumble sale fashion; community arts; and voluntary work. (R)

: Lernexpress

A multi-media two-year GCSE course in German.
8: The easiest way to get to, and around, Hamburg. (R)

: Let's See

Festivals. New Year. A look at Scottish Hogmanay and other traditional festivals. (R)

: You and Me

A series for young children.
Counting. Cosmo and Dibs look for Sheila's four bangles. Henry goes to the post office. (R)

: Look and Read

Badger Girl. Finding the ponies. (R)

: Topics

HIV: Hidden Fears. A play by Jackie Kay about the social consequences of HIV and Aids. Parents and teachers are strongly advised to preview this programme.
Inside Knowledge. How is your life affected when your father is arrested and goes to prison? Producer Nicci Crowther


Play By: Jackie Kay
Producer: Nicci Crowther

: Watch

The Elements. Water. Jaye Griffiths goes swimming and learns about water safety. Louise Hall-Taylor reads Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain and there's a visit to a christening. (R)


Unknown: Jaye Griffiths
Unknown: Louise Hall-Taylor

: The Global Environment

Down in the Dumps! What happens to the vast quantities of waste modern society creates? Director Edwina Vardey
An International Broadcasting Trust production for BBCtv


Director: Edwina Vardey

: Science Challenge

A series for 7- to 9-year-olds.
4: The children decide they need hens on the island. (R)

: Into Music

The Caribbean (R)

: Investigating Science

The importance of classification. (R)

: Science Topics

What is radioactivity? (R)

: Hindi Urdu Bol Chaal

A ten-part course for beginners in spoken Hindi and Urdu presented by Sneh Gupta and Omar Salimi. 8: Arts and Leisure. (R)


Presented By: Sneh Gupta
Presented By: Omar Salimi.

: Greenclaws

Animation. (R)

: Dragon Trail

Travel. Less than 100 years ago flying was only a dream.
Presented by Sian Sutton. Producers J Mervyn Williams and Gwawr Owen
An Opus 30 production for BBCtv


Presented By: Sian Sutton.
Presented By: Gwawr Owen

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
Counting (R)

: The Gun

The history of the firearm.
2: Ars Gratia Mis. Firearms were often exquisitely embellished. Narrated by Duncan Carse.
Introduced by Christopher Roads. Producer Paul Jordan (R)


Unknown: Duncan Carse.
Introduced By: Christopher Roads.
Producer: Paul Jordan

: A Day in the Life

A Radiographer. Casualty X-ray, Ultrasound and CT scanning. (R)

: See Hear!

For the deaf community.

: 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
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


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

: Call My Bluff

Referee: Robert Robinson. (R) (For contestants see Monday)


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Behind the Headlines

With two guest commentators. Hosted by Robert Robinson and Loyd Grossman.


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Loyd Grossman.

: Advice Shop

The Government plans a draft bill to take the blame out of divorce. But for thousands of couples currently separating it will come too late. What can they do now to make things easier on themselves and their children? Editor Frank Ash
0 PROGRAMME NOTES: please send A5 sae with 17p postage to 'Advice Shop', [address removed]


Editor: Frank Ash

: The Travel Show Guides

Island Hopping in Greece. A look at the islands of Mykonos, Paros and Naxos in the Cyclades. Introduced by Penny Junor, with Matthew Collins and Dr John Thornes.
Details on Ceefax page 619
W TRAVEL: page 29


Unknown: Matthew Collins
Unknown: Dr John Thornes.

: The Big Circus

Victor Mature , Rhonda Fleming Flamboyant Circus owner
Hank Whirling claims that his circus is the 'greatest show on earth'. But someone is prepared to kill to stop the show.
Director Joseph M Newman
0 FILMS: pages 51-56


Unknown: Victor Mature
Unknown: Hank Whirling
Director: Joseph M Newman
Hank Whirling: Victor Mature
Randy Sherman: Red Buttons
Helen Harrison: Rhonda Fleming
Hans Hagenfeld: Vincent Price
Skeeter: Peter Lorre

: Assignment

Lech - Democrat or Demagogue? Next week's presidential election has raised questions about the future of Polish democracy and resurrected many of the dark forces which once bedevilled Poland, such as anti-Semitism. Front-runner and Solidarity leader Lech Walesa has even been accused of being a potential dictator. Olenka Frenkiel reports from an increasingly paranoid nation.
Producer Chris Langdon Editor John Morrison


Leader: Lech Walesa
Unknown: Olenka Frenkiel
Producer: Chris Langdon
Editor: John Morrison

: Food and Drink

The company that comes up with drinkable granulated tea could make a fortune. So far nobody has. Have the makers of two new products cracked it? And there are two delicious pear recipes. Presented by Chris Kelly ,
Michael Barry and Jill Goolden. Studio director Linda Nash Producer Peter Bazalgette
A Bazal production for BBCtv Recipes on Ceefax page 616
0 RECIPES: in 'BBC Good Food' magazine,
£1.00, from newsagents; non-recipe information on BBC Fact Une 0[number removed](33p per minute cheap rate, 44p per minute at other times).
0 FOOD: page 31


Presented By: Chris Kelly
Presented By: Michael Barry
Presented By: Jill Goolden.
Director: Linda Nash
Producer: Peter Bazalgette

: Twin Peaks

The mystery continues in David Lynch 's soap noir.
Starring Kyle MacLachlan Michael Ontkean
4: As the funeral of Laura Palmer turns into a fiasco, Cooper is given a scent of the dead girl's double life by Audrey Home and learns of the evil lurking in the woods.
Meanwhile, Josie gets nervous, Norma gets bad news from the State prison and Shelly gets a gun. Agent Dale Cooper. ... Kyle MacLachian


Unknown: David Lynch
Unknown: Kyle MacLachlan
Unknown: Michael Ontkean
Unknown: Laura Palmer
Unknown: Dale Cooper.
Unknown: Kyle MacLachian
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
Madeleine Ferguson: Sheryl Lee
Leo Johnson Eric: Da Re
Andy Brennan: Harry Goaz
Tommy 'Hawk' Hill: Michael Horse
LucyMoran: Kimmy Robertson
Major Briggs: Don Davis
Nadine Hurley: Wendie Robie
Albert Rosenfield: Miguel Ferrer
Jacques Renault: Walter Olkewicz

: The Sentence

A documentary serial taking place at the Glen Parva Young Offenders Institution.
3: Coming to terms with prison is hard for the new boys, for some impossible. Sorting them out and defining their future is the task of the prison staff. Steve needs to be convinced that fraud doesn't pay. Darren, the ex-drug addict, blames acid for his offence. Learning to read and to write will help many. Vincent tries, Sean refuses and Lee, left on his own, gets lost. Producer Jeff Perks
Executive producer Paul Watson
0 DOCUMENTARY: page 19


Producer: Jeff Perks
Producer: Paul Watson

: 283 Useful Ideas from Japan

Gastronomica Japonica. Japanese food is renowned for its delicacy and refinement: a visit to three Japanese eating-houses - a tea shop, a noodle restaurant and a unique 'Catfish' establishment. Director George Heggarty
Executive producer Janet Street-Porter


Unknown: Gastronomica Japonica.
Director: George Heggarty
Producer: Janet Street-Porter

: Newsnight

Jeremy Paxman with the day's top stories and the background on events making the news at home and abroad.


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.

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