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: Children's BBC

With Simon Parkin and Andi Peters.

King Rollo
Animation narrated by Ray Brooks. (R)


Unknown: Simon Parkin
Unknown: Andi Peters
Unknown: Ray Brooks

: Playdays: The Playground Stop

Sophie Aldred tells the story Dilly Goes Swamp Wallowing by Tony Bradman. With Dave Benson Phillips.
A Felgate production for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Sophie Aldred
Unknown: Tony Bradman
Unknown: Dave Benson Phillips

: Is That a Fact?

Northamptonshire's legend of the Triangular Lodge.
Producer Peter Charlton (R)


Producer: Peter Charlton

: Pinocchio

Cartoon of the famous boy puppet.

: Movable Feasts

A children's multi-faith series.
Family Business. Sam asks a favour for her Hindu cousins. With Kieran Cunningham , Colin Kerrigan and Sayan Akaddas. Director Jeremy Woolf Producer Judy Merry


Unknown: Kieran Cunningham
Unknown: Colin Kerrigan
Unknown: Sayan Akaddas.
Director: Jeremy Woolf
Producer: Judy Merry

: Litt'l Bits

Cartoon story about pixies.

: Corners

Sophie Aldred and Stephen Johnson help Jo Korna answer questions. (R)


Unknown: Sophie Aldred
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Jo Korna

: Dungeons and Dragons

Cartoon adventures.

: Blue Peter Omnibus

With Yvette Fielding, John Leslie and Diane-Louise Jordan.


Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Diane-Louise Jordan.

: Maid Marian and Her Merry Men

The return of the multi-award-winning comedy written by Tony Robinson. 1: The Beast of Bolsover. She's backl And she's after a squirrel strangler.


Written By: Tony Robinson.

: Boxpops

More music, programmes, and your vox pops. This week hi-tech. Producer Roy Milani
Executive producer Eric Rowan (R)

: The O-Zone

Music, news, competitions and a chance to choose this week's
CBBC blah blah blah video.

: Out of Westminster

issues of the week set in their regional context. Presented by Bruce Parker with Viv Robins reporting from Westminster. Editor Paul Cannon


Presented By: Bruce Parker
Unknown: Viv Robins
Editor: Paul Cannon

: Scrutiny

lain MacWhirter examines the work of Parliamentary committees and asks how well they do their job. Producer Jenny Davies Editor Lydia Howard


Producer: Jenny Davies
Editor: Lydia Howard

: Arabia: Sand, Sea and Sky

Second of a three-part series.
Red Sea Rift. An exploration of the Red Sea's spectacular underwater landscape. Narrated by Robert Powell. Producer Michael McKinnon
Series editor Mike Salisbury (R)


Unknown: Robert Powell.
Producer: Michael McKinnon
Editor: Mike Salisbury

: Intermezzo

Ingrid Bergman , Leslie Howard Anita is tortured by the knowledge that her happiness is built on the unhappiness of others.
Director Gregory Ratoff
0 FILMS: pages 43-47


Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Unknown: Leslie Howard
Director: Gregory Ratoff
Anita Hoffman: Ingrid Bergman
Holger Brandt: Leslie Howard
Margit Brandt: Edna Best
Thomas Stenborg: John Halliday

: The BBC Symphony at 60

With Nigel Kennedy
The BBC Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 60th birthday with performances of two 20th-century masterpieces, Anton Webern 's Passacaglia, and Alban Berg 's elegiac Violin Concerto during which Nigel Kennedy joins the orchestra and their chief conductor
Andrew Davis. Michael Berkeley looks at the orchestra's early years. Producer Peter Maniura


Unknown: Nigel Kennedy
Unknown: Anton Webern
Unknown: Alban Berg
Unknown: Nigel Kennedy
Conductor: Andrew Davis.
Conductor: Michael Berkeley
Producer: Peter Maniura

: Moving Home

How Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet moved and became the Birmingham Royal Ballet this summer. Director Vanessa Whitburn Producer Tim Manning


Director: Vanessa Whitburn
Producer: Tim Manning

: Rugby Special

Featuring Barbarians v Argentina and Leicester v Bath.
The Argentine Pumas finish their vigorous tour in Cardiff, and two of the Courage League's top teams meet. Introduced by Chris Rea.
Commentary by Bill McLaren , Nigel Starmer-Smith and Eddie Butler , Executive producer Johnnie Watherston


Introduced By: Chris Rea.
Commentary By: Bill McLaren
Commentary By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Commentary By: Eddie Butler
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: Juke Box Jury

Chart-topping Betty Boo , funky Bootsy Collins , Linda Hartley of Neighbours and tennis ace Pat Cash predict the hits with Jools Holland. Director David G Hillier
Producer Graham K Smith
A Noel Gay production for BBCtv


Unknown: Betty Boo
Unknown: Bootsy Collins
Unknown: Linda Hartley
Unknown: Pat Cash
Unknown: Jools Holland.
Director: David G Hillier
Producer: Graham K Smith

: The Money Programme

If the Chancellor makes his autumn statement this week, Peter Jay will interview him at 11 Downing Street about economic prospects.
Otherwise Steve Annett reports on the problems facing British Rail. Producer Patrick Kinsella Editor David Nissan


Unknown: Peter Jay
Unknown: Steve Annett
Producer: Patrick Kinsella
Editor: David Nissan

: The Trials of Life

A natural history of behaviour, by David Attenborough.
Living Together. Many animals form surprising partnerships but in some cases they have sinister motives.


Unknown: David Attenborough.

: Not Only... but Also...

Sketches starring Peter Cook, Dudley Moore
Pete and Dud discuss the old masters' finer techniques in the art gallery. With music from the Dudley Moore Trio and Marian Montgomery. Producer Joe McGrath


Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Dudley Moore
Unknown: Dudley Moore Trio
Unknown: Marian Montgomery
Producer: Joe McGrath

: Nippon

Japan since 1945.
5: Taking on Detroit. By 1980 the Japanese had become the biggest car manufacturers in the world. No other industry made such a dent on western manufacturing pride. The engineers and designers who overtook Detroit tell how they pulled ahead.
Producer Peter Grimsdale
Executive producer Peter Pagnamenta
0 BOOK: same bile, £15.00, from booksellers.


Producer: Peter Grimsdale
Producer: Peter Pagnamenta

: Kennedy and Co

Nigel Kennedy takes a whistle-stop tour across music's borders encountering among others Harpo Marx , the Bournemouth Sinfonietta, conductor Roger Norrington , Victor Borge , singer Angela Richards and the Olliphant Chucklebutty Ensemble. Director Barrie Gavin
Producer Tony Staveacre


Unknown: Harpo Marx
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Singer: Victor Borge
Singer: Angela Richards
Director: Barrie Gavin
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: Cross Creek

First showing on network television. Starring
Mary Steenburgen , Peter Coyote 1928: a sophisticated magazine editor and a frustrated novelist turns her back on 'civilisation'.
Based on the memoirs of Pulitzer
Prize-winning author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.
Director Martin Ritt
0 FILMS: pages 43-47


Unknown: Mary Steenburgen
Unknown: Peter Coyote
Unknown: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.
Director: Martin Ritt
Marjorie: Mary Steenburgen
Marsh Turner: Rip Torn
Norton Baskin: Peter Coyote
Ellie Turner: Dana Hill
Geechee: Alfre Woodard
Mrs Turner: Joanna Miles
Pau/: Ike Eisenmann

: Dance Energy

Dance culture news with Normski.

: Rapido

The fast-moving cross-channel music show with Antoine de Caunes.


Presenter: Antoine de Caunes

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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.

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