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: News

: Westminster

A roundup of business from the Lords and Commons.

: Daytime on Two Wondermaths

Some of Daytime on Two may be unsuitable for the very young.
Programme 10. (R)

: Women Mean Business

One Man Bands! In this final programme Glenda Jackson talks to women who are their own boss. (R)
W FEATURE: page 54
W HELPLINE: for information about returning to work, phone [number removed] 9.30am-12.30pm today. * SURVEY: for the results of the survey launched through 'Radio Times', send a cheque for £20. 00 payable to 'Women Mean Business' to, [address removed]


Talks: Glenda Jackson

: France Francais

World's best and worst cooking. (R)

: You and Me

A miscellany series for 4- and 5-year-olds. Dibs and Cosmo get the wrong end of the stick. (R)

: Words into Action

Views of Jesus. Simon Mayo concludes his exploration of the Christian faith. (R)

: Topics

Stealing and Unfinished Business (R)

: Landmarks

Earthwatch. 6: The World We Share Environmentally concerned children from the USA and Europe meet at a summer camp in Russia. Producer Peter M Evans (R)


Producer: Peter M Evans

: Investigating Science

How the weather is forecast. (R)

: MI10

Mathematical investigations. (R)

: The Geography Programme

Survival in the City. Brazilians caught up in the rush from the countryside to the city. (R)

: The Global Environment

Our Future World. A summary of the planet's environmental hazards. (R)

: Inset

Assessment at key stage 1 (part 2). (R)

: PC Pinkerton

Animation with the voices of Ian Lavender, Jessica Martin, Sam Kelly and David Shaw Parker. (R)


Voices: Ian Lavender
Voices: Jessica Martin
Voices: Sam Kelly
Voices: David Shaw Parker

: Fireman Sam: Sam's Day Off

Animation narrated by John Alderton. (R)


Narrator: John Alderton

: Music Time

Cinderella's Christmas. A new musical version of the story of Cinderella. Presented by Jonathan Cohen and Helen Speirs with children from Pinner Park Middle School. Producer Elizabeth Bennett (R)


Presented By: Jonathan Cohen
Presented By: Helen Speirs
Producer: Elizabeth Bennett

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
Series for 4- and 5-year-olds. (R)

: The Natural World

Cockatoos at Three Springs. Do the Australian outback's cockatoos have a future in the wild, or only as pets? Narrated by Robyn Williams. An ABC (Australia) production (R)


Unknown: Robyn Williams.

: News

Weather followed by Westminster Live
Prime Minister's questions and other parliamentary highlights. Presented by Vivian White.
Commentary by Brian Curtois.
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


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

: Catchword

The word game with Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Behind the Headlines

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


Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Paul Boateng

: Play Snooker

How to improve your snooker. 5: Difficult and Advanced Shots Dennis Taylor looks at awkward bridging, potting along the cushion and recovery shots. He also introduces the pupils to the swerve, the masse and drag.
Director/ Producer Gordon Menzies A GM production for BBCtv (R)
* BOOK: C6.99, video £9.99, from retailers.


Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Producer: Gordon Menzies

: Clean Slate

The live education programme. Should Muslims in Britain be educated at separate schools?
Krishnan Guru-Murthy reports from the Muslim Girls' School, Bradford, where pupils are taught according to an Islamic ethos. Clean Slate also talks to the Chancellor of New York schools, Joseph Fernandez , and looks back to what was happening in a village school in the summer of 1940. With Jackie Spreckley. Series editor Bernard Adams
(Repeated next Sunday on BBC


Unknown: Krishnan Guru-Murthy
Unknown: Joseph Fernandez
Unknown: Jackie Spreckley.
Editor: Bernard Adams

: FILM The Road Movies: Road to Morocco

The third of six classic comedies.
Starring Bing Crosby
Bob Hope , Dorothy Lamour
Jeff Peters and Orville 'Turkey' Jackson are a couple of shipwrecked stowaways who find themselves Morocco-bound.
Director David Butler
0 FILMS: pages 39-44


Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Dorothy Lamour
Unknown: Jeff Peters
Director: David Butler
Jeff Peters: Bing Crosby
Orville 'Turkey' Jackson: Bob Hope
Princess Shalmar: Dorothy Lamour
Mullay Kasim: Anthony Quinn
Mihirmah: Dona Drake
Ahmed Fey: Mikhail Rasumny
Hyder Khan: Vladimir Sokoloff
Neb Jolla: George Givot

: Southern Eye

Us and Us. The British dock worker has always had a reputation for being difficult to discipline, impossible to sack and always on strike. Today it's different. The
1989 Government legislation that protected the docker was abolished and overnight jobs were lost.
Tonight's programme tells the story of how the Southampton dockers, when faced with redundancy, formed their own unique co-operative and won the contract to handle cargo at the docks. Now they are the shareholders in their own company, and they employ their bosses. Cathy Burnett asks if the enterprise will succeed. Producer John Coleman
0 REGIONAL PROGRAMME: for details of variations see panel below.


Unknown: Cathy Burnett
Producer: John Coleman

: Prisoners of Conscience

In this series of portraits of innocent people jailed for their beliefs, Sebastian Coe tells the first of tonight's two stories.
INFORMATION PACK: on how to help Prisoners of Conscience, send a 17p sae to 'Prisoners of Conscience', [address removed], or freefone [number removed] after tonight's programme.
FEATURE: page 33


Unknown: Sebastian Coe

: Delia Smith's Christmas

Delia Smith offers advice on a selection from mail order specialists. Plus traditional
Christmas food and choosing red wine with Alice King. Director Howard Perks Producer Jayne Owens
Details on Ceefax page 617
● BOOK: same title, C 12.95, from booksellers.
* FOOD: page 22


Unknown: Delia Smith
Unknown: Alice King.
Director: Howard Perks
Producer: Jayne Owens

: Top Gear

On Sunday, 180 competitors started at Harrogate in this year's Lombard RAC Rally. Drivers have been battling through the tough forest stages in the north of England and the Scottish Borders.
William Woollard , Alan Douglas and Tony Mason report on this last event in the 1990 world rallying calendar. Producer John Burkill Editor Tom Ross
0 MOTORING: page 18


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Alan Douglas
Unknown: Tony Mason
Producer: John Burkill
Editor: Tom Ross

: Harry Enfield's Television Programme

Comedian Harry Enfield creates a collection of new characters viewers will grow to know, love and often wish to strangle.
Producers Mary Bell and Geoffrey Perkins A Hat Trick production for BBCtv


Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins

: 40 Minutes

Brief Encounters. Sometimes it's war between the police and prostitutes at King's Cross Station. At other times it's amnesty when police look to the women for leads about rapists and drug dealers. Filmed during a special six-week police initiative to stem vice in the area, the programme shows the harsh realities of life on the streets. Producer Christopher Terrill Editor Caroline Pick


Producer: Christopher Terrill
Editor: Caroline Pick

: Nicholas Craig - the Naked Actor: 2: Authenticity

Starring Nigel Planer
As an actor, Nicholas Craig has always liked to be known as a stickler for detail.
Tonight, he covers such techniques as correct punting skills in Oxbridge parts, and the use of the waistcoat in northern drama.
Written by Christopher Douglas Director Charles Miller
Producer Caroline Wright


Unknown: Nigel Planer
Unknown: Nicholas Craig
Written By: Christopher Douglas
Director: Charles Miller
Producer: Caroline Wright

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

A panel of guests choose the month's most interesting events in the world of the arts and the media. With Sarah Dunant.


Unknown: Sarah Dunant.

: Weatherview

: Prisoners of Conscience

Sebastian Coe with the second of tonight's portraits.


Unknown: Sebastian Coe

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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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