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: News

: Westminster

A roundup of business from the Lords and Commons.

: Daytime on Two Wondermaths

Some Daytime on Two programmes are aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the very young.
8: The Investigator enters the tunnel of gloom and it takes all the ingenuity of Stella, Zak and Hudson to escape from it. (R)

: Women Mean Business

Glenda Jackson meets some women who have turned the working week upside-down by working the hours that suit them. (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Glenda Jackson

: France Français

Le service militaire (R)

: You and Me

A miscellany series for young children. Granny's Visit. Can Cosmo, Dibs and Sheila Chitnis get to the station in time to meet Cosmo's Granny? Yusif, Nasim and Ameca travel on the Glasgow Underground. (R)


Unknown: Sheila Chitnis

: Words into Action

Simon Mayo continues his exploration of the Christian faith.
Today's programme looks at how it has inspired believers into action in different ways. (R)


Unknown: Simon Mayo

: Topics

HIV: Hidden Fears and Inside Knowledge (R)

: Landmarks

Earthwatch. 4: The Food We Eat
With 'mad cows' and 'killer eggs', can modern farming methods be improved?
Producer Kerens Marchant (R)


Producer: Kerens Marchant

: Investigating Science

The importance of classification. (R)

: MI10

Mathematical investigations. Decimals and Probability (R)

: 5 pm The Geography Programme

Malcolm Stacey looks at landscapes in Scotland and Northumberland that owe their existence to volcanic rocks. (R)


Unknown: Malcolm Stacey

: The Global Environment

Down in the Dumps! (R)

: Inset

Managing Assessment. How are schools learning to cope with the new demands of assessing and testing pupils at four key stages? (R)

: PC Pinkerton

Animation. (R)

: Fireman Sam

Animation narrated by John Alderton. (R)


Narrator: John Alderton.

: Music Time

Dancers. Music for dancing, including a song in which an elephant, a cow and dog demonstrate their dancing talents. With children from Pinner Park
Middle School.
Director Fiona Seatter
Producer Elizabeth Bennett (R)


Director: Fiona Seatter
Producer: Elizabeth Bennett

: News

Weather followed by You and Me

: In the Shadow of Fujisan

The last of three programmes.
Long Live the Turtle. The place of sea-turtles in legend, myth and commerce illustrates Japan's changing attitudes to the sea and its wildlife. These attitudes embrace the bloody killing of dolphins and prayers for the souls of dead whales, importing turtles by the thousand for their shells and yet venerating them as symbols of good luck. Producer David Cobham (R)


Producer: David Cobham

: 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.


Presented By: Vivian White.
Commentary By: Brian Curtois.

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit refereed by Robert Robinson. (R)


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Behind the Headlines

Jeffrey Archer and Paul Boateng agree to differ on two controversial political issues.


Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Paul Boateng

: Play Snooker

A series for those wanting to take up snooker or improve their game. 3: Controlling the Ball. You can only become a really good snooker player if you learn how to control the cue ball. Dennis Taylor introduces his pupils to side, stun, screw and the nap of the cloth. Director/Producer Gordon Menzies A GM production for BBCtv (R)
* SUPPORT MATERIAL: 'Play Snooker with Dennis Taylor ', book, pnce £6.99, and video, price £9.99, available from retailers.


Introduces: Dennis Taylor
Producer: Gordon Menzies
Unknown: Dennis Taylor

: Clean Slate

In this week's live education magazine, 4-year-olds don mortar boards to 'graduate' from the Headstart nursery project in New York; Gail Foley reports from deepest Dyfed on the English who don't want to be taught in Welsh; and Matthew Wadsworth describes his first few weeks at sixth-form college. With Jackie Spreckley. Studio director Kristin Mason Editor Bernard Adams
(Repeated next Sunday on BBC


Unknown: Gail Foley
Unknown: Matthew Wadsworth
Unknown: Jackie Spreckley.
Director: Kristin Mason
Editor: Bernard Adams

: The Road Movies: Road to Singapore

The first in a season of six classic comedies starring Bing Crosby Bob Hope , Dorothy Lamour
Josh escapes from his father and fiancee and travels with his pal Ace to Singapore, where he encounters the beautiful Mima - and her whip-wielding boyfriend.
Director Victor Schertzinger
9 FILMS: pages 51-56


Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Dorothy Lamour
Director: Victor Schertzinger
Josh Mallon: Bing Crosby
Ace Lannigan: Bob Hope
Mima: Dorothy Lamour
Josh Mallon IV: Charles Coburn
Gloria Wycott: Judith Barrett
Caesar: Anthony Quinn
Achilles Bombanassa: Jerry Colonna
Timothy Willow: Johnny Arthur
Morgan Wycott: Pierre Watkin

: Animation Now

A cow's spots come under the scrutiny of an unusual art critic.

: Southern Eye

Peace Work. Gulf crisis or no, the south and west's arms industry is bracing itself for massive cuts following the end of the Cold War. Tens of thousands of jobs are at risk. Bruce Parker asks what hope there is of peace work for defence companies and for troops coming home to civvy street from the European front line. Editor Paul Cannon
0 FEATURE: page 94
* REGIONAL PROGRAMME: for details of variations see panel below.


Unknown: Bruce Parker
Editor: Paul Cannon

: Delia Smith's Christmas

Delia Smith 's six-part series looks at the best of traditional cooking for Christmas. Tonight she discovers the secret of traditional smoked Suffolk ham, selects pickles and preserves for cold cuts and gets ahead with all kinds of Christmas cakes, including quick mincemeat cake, made in moments. Director Howard Perks Producer Jayne Owens
Details on Ceefax page 617 t BOOK: same title, C 12.95, from booksellers.
W FOOD: page 31


Unknown: Delia Smith
Director: Howard Perks
Producer: Jayne Owens

: Top Gear

Tony Mason reports on Paul Stewart - son of Jackie - who runs his own team, competing in Formula Vauxhall Lotus, Formula 3 and Formula
3000; Radio Times contributor Chris Goffey tests the VW Caravelle and the Toyota Previa; and the new proposals for testing exhaust emissions in the MOT. Introduced by William Woollard. Producer Ken Pollock Editor Tom Ross
0 MOTORING: page 34


Unknown: Tony Mason
Unknown: Paul Stewart
Unknown: Chris Goffey
Introduced By: William Woollard.
Producer: Ken Pollock
Editor: Tom Ross

: Harry Enfield's Television Programme

A comedy series with Harry Enfield and his new collection of characters. Director John Birkin
Producers Mary Bell and Geoffrey Perkins A Hat Trick production for BBCtv


Director: John Birkin
Director: Geoffrey Perkins

: 40 Minutes

A Summer in the Country. The
Quantock Hills in Somerset are alive with the sound of anger and conflict. At the root of the problem is the traditional stag hunt: 'the golden thread which binds our community together,' according to the squire, Anthony Trollope -
Bellew, but 'cruel, immoral and barbaric' to the wealthy newcomers who are pricing the locals out. Producer Nick Catliff Editor Caroline Pick
W NATURE: page 17


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Producer: Nick Catliff
Editor: Caroline Pick

: Smith and Jones in Small Doses

Second Thoughts. Boz, who comes second in everything in life, is determined to be the first person to throw himself off a new bridge. Written by Anthony Minghella.
Director Paul Weiland
Producers Trevor Evans and Peter Fincham A Talkback production for BBCtv (R)
(A new senes of 'Smith and Jones' begins next Thursday)


Written By: Anthony Minghella.
Director: Paul Weiland
Producers: Trevor Evans
Producers: Peter Fincham
Sam: Mel Smith
Boz: Griff Rhys Jones

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow.


Presented By: Peter Snow.

: The Late Show

The arts and media programme.

: 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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