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: Open University

9.00 Flowering of Rosebud
9.25 Arts Foundation Course:
9.50 Open Advice: Something for Everyone
10.15 Social Sciences: The Law of the Jungle
10.40 Science Preparatory Maths: Angles

: Holiday Outings

Caribbean Cruise. Anne Gregg reports from the Sovereign of the Seas - the world's largest passenger cruise-ship - on a week's cruise around the eastern Caribbean, departing from Miami and calling at Labadee in Haiti, San Juan in Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Island of St Thomas.
Series producer Patricia Houlihan


Unknown: Anne Gregg

: Pitfalls of a Sporting Life

A series on sports injuries.
Be Prepared. All sports involve risk. By mastering the technique with a good trainer and wearing the correct clothing, the potential risk in your chosen sport can be reduced dramatically.
RNTWMarjan Vos production for BBCtv (R)

: The Balloon

A series of balloon flights. Today, Sue Beardsmore and the BBC balloon discover history from the air. From the past: a 15th century moated castle at Kirby Muxloe in Leicestershire; the King's Oak at
Boscobel House in Shropshire; and the Queen's Sconce at Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire. From the future: an unidentified flying object in a millionaire's back garden. Producer David Nelson (R)


Unknown: Sue Beardsmore
Unknown: Kirby Muxloe
Producer: David Nelson

: The Honeymooners

Vintage American comedy.
Mama Loves Mambo. While Alice and Trixie take dancing classes an irate Ralph and Ed get a lesson in marriage.


Ralph Kramden: Jackie Gleason
Ed Norton: Art Carney
Alice Kramden: Audrey Meadows
Trixie Norton: Joyce Randolph

: Tender Comrade

Ginger Rogers , Robert Ryan
The Second World War: when Jo's husband is sent overseas with the US Army, she and three friends decide to pool their resources and rent a house together. The four little suspect that their lives will never be the same again.
Director Edward Dmytryk
0 FILMS: pages 39-47


Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Robert Ryan
Director: Edward Dmytryk
Jo Jones: Ginger Rogers
Chris Jones: Robert Ryan
Barbara: Ruth Hussey
Helen Stacey: Patricia Collinge
Manya: Mady Christians
Doris: Kim Hunter
Mrs Henderson: Jane Darwell
Jo's mother: Mary Forbes
Mike: Richard Martin

: Discoveries Underwater

A series exploring new discoveries in the world of history and archaeology under water.
The City under the Sea. One of the greatest sunken cities lies in the New World, across the Atlantic. Port Royal, Jamaica, was the centre for pirates and buccaneers who raided Spanish galleons bound for Europe, laden with treasures.
Under the leadership of the famous pirate Captain Morgan, Port Royal came to be known as the Sodom and Gomorrah of the New World, the wickedest city on earth. Today divers are uncovering the town street by street, house by house. Narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith . Written and produced by Derek Towers Series editor Bruce Norman (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith
Produced By: Derek Towers
Editor: Bruce Norman

: Mahabharat

A 91-part epic Indian drama.
30: Yudhishtira's brothers decide to accompany him to Varnavat and they ask their mother Kunti to go with them. She agrees. Shakuni and Duryodhana are overjoyed at this news, for now they can get rid of the whole family. However, Vidhur is very suspicious. He sends his spies to Varnavat to investigate.


Yudhishtira: Gajendra Chauhan
: Kunti Nazneen
Shakuni: Gufi Paintal
Duryodhana: Puneet Issar
Vidhur: Virendra Razdan

: Animation Now

The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin. A humorous musical adaptation of the classic fairy-tale from the National Film Board of Canada. (R)


Unknown: Cinderella Penguin.

: Dunkirk

John Mills , Bernard Lee Richard Attenborough
In 1940 more than 338,000 men were taken off Dunkirk beach in an operation that has become a legend of the Second World War. This epic film re-creates the evacuation.
Director Leslie Norman
0 FILMS: pages 39-47


Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Bernard Lee
Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Director: Leslie Norman
Binns: John Mills
Charles Foreman: Bernard Lee
Holden: Richard Attenborough
Mike: Robert Urquhart
Barlow: Ray Jackson
Dave Bellman: Meredith Edwards
Military spokesman: Anthony Nicholls
Jouvet: Michael Shillo
Frankie: Sean Barrett
Diana: Maxine Audley
Flanagan and Allen: Themselves
Lt Lumpkin: Kenneth Cope
Medical Officer: Lionel Jeffries

: Return of the Silver Stork

Production of the exclusive
Hispano Suiza cars stopped more than 50 years ago - today it is rare to even see one in public. Willie Rushton and a Top Gear team accompanied 40 of them on a nostalgic visit to their native Spain. Producer Tony Rayner


Unknown: Willie Rushton
Producer: Tony Rayner

: Late Again

A weekly look at highlights from The Late Show.

: NewsView

Presented by Moira Stuart.
Lynette Lithgow reviews the events of the week, with subtitles for the hard-of-hearing.
Followed by Weatherview.


Presented By: Moira Stuart.
Presented By: Lynette Lithgow

: The Ring of the Nibelung

By Richard Wagner.
GOtterdammerung, Act 3. The final part of Wagner's epic music-drama. The curse of the ring has not yet fully run its course. The old world must be destroyed before the ring is returned to the Rhinemaidens.
To introduce this final act,
Enoch Powell and tenor Robert Tear offer opposing views on Wagner's vision of apocalypse. (soprano) (soprano) (mezzo-soprano) (tenor)(bass) (bass-baritone) (soprano)
Bavarian State Opera Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch.
Stage director Nikolaus Lehnhoff BBCtv presentation David Stevens and Donald Sturrock
An NHK (Japan) production


Unknown: Richard Wagner.
Unknown: Enoch Powell
Tenor: Robert Tear
Conducted By: Wolfgang Sawallisch.
Director: Nikolaus Lehnhoff
Unknown: David Stevens
Unknown: Donald Sturrock
Woglinde: Julie Kaufman
Wellgunde: Angela Maria Blasi
Flosshilde: Brigit Calm
Siegfried: Rene Kollo
Hagen: Matti Salminen
Gunther: Hans Günter Nocker
Gutrune: Lisbeth Balslev (soprano)
Brünnhild: Hiidegard Behrens

: Twin Peaks

Another chance to see last week's episode of David Lynch 's soap noir. Starring Kyle MacLachlan Michael Ontkean
7: For one resident Laura Palmer is brought shockingly back to life, but a witness to her murder leaves blood on the doughnuts.


Unknown: David Lynch
Unknown: Kyle MacLachlan
Unknown: Michael Ontkean
Unknown: Laura Palmer
Agent Dale Cooper: Kyle MacLachlan
Sheriff Truman: Michael Ontkean
Catherine Martell: Piper Laurie
Josie Packard: Joan Chen
Shelly Johnson: Mädchen Amick
Bobby Bnggs: Dana Ashbrook
Benjamin Home: 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
Hank Jennings: Chris Mulkey
Nadine Hurley: Wendy Robie

: The Cotton Club

Richard Gere , Diane Lane
Welcome to the Cotton Club, where the lords of the underworld hobnob with the cream of society. Francis Coppola 's dazzling kaleidoscope of romance, dance, music and murder vividly evokes the America of the jazz age.
FILMS: pages 39-47


Unknown: Richard Gere
Unknown: Diane Lane
Unknown: Francis Coppola
Dixie Dwyer: Richard Gere
Vera Cicero: Diane Lane
'Sandman' Williams: Gregory Hines
Ula Rose Oliver: Lonette McKee
Owney: Madden Bobhoskins
Dutch Schultz: James Remar
Vincent Dwyer: Nicolas Cage

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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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