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: News

: Westminster

A roundup of business from the Lords and Commons.

: A Living Antique

A profile of the world-famous company of Hilliers, nurseryman to the Queen, narrated by Bruce Parker. Producer Sue Groves (R)


Unknown: Bruce Parker.

: Laverne and Shirley

An American comedy series.
Frank's Fling. Laverne's (Penny
Marshall) father Frank (Phil Foster ) returns home with a woman who intends to change his life. (R)


Unknown: Phil Foster

: Water under the Bridge

A three-part series based on the novel by Sumner Locke Elliott. Starring Robyn Nevin
David Cameron , Judy Davis
1: When her two best friends die, showgirl Shasta Davies sacrifices a promising career to bring up their son Neil. (R)


Novel By: Sumner Locke Elliott.
Unknown: Robyn Nevin
Unknown: David Cameron
Unknown: Judy Davis
Unknown: Shasta Davies

: After Hours

The American showbiz magazine includes an item on keeping warm, Canadian style.

: The Invisible Man

Eyes Only. Dr Dan Westin (
David McCallum ) has to investigate a leak of important government information. (R)


Unknown: Dr Dan Westin
Unknown: David McCallum

: Impressions

The Miller. A portrait of Yorkshireman George Leatt , water-mill owner and well-known judge in the dog world. A DMF production (R)


Unknown: George Leatt

: Amazon Gold

The Treasure of Serra Pelada. A rich concentration of alluvial gold was found in 1980 at Serra Pelada in the Amazon delta of Brazil. In 12 months, ten tons of gold had been extracted from a single hole. This programme shows what men will undertake in the timeless search for gold. Narrated by Michael Dean. Series editor Anthony Isaacs


Unknown: Serra Pelada.
Unknown: Michael Dean.
Editor: Anthony Isaacs

: The Gun

A history of the firearm.
Almost Beyond Price. The craft of making a 'best English' gun.
Introduced by Christopher Roads. Narrated by Duncan Carse. Producer Ray Sutcliffe (R)


Introduced By: Christopher Roads.
Unknown: Duncan Carse.
Producer: Ray Sutcliffe

: Pigeon Street

Cartoon. (R)

: Curry on Ice

Skating instruction from 1976 world and Olympic champion John Curry. Director/Producer Niamh McAnally Executive producer Joy Williams (R)


Unknown: John Curry.
Producer: Niamh McAnally
Producer: Joy Williams

: News

Weather followed by Songs of Praise
From Tooting in south London.

: Six Faces of Royalty

Victoria - from Canvas to Celluloid Sir Roy Strong , former director of the Victoria and Albert Museum , discusses pictorial representations of the sovereign.
Producer Derek Trimby (R)


Unknown: Sir Roy Strong
Unknown: Albert Museum
Producer: Derek Trimby

: Behind the Screen

Christmas is coming and BBCtv is getting ready for the festivities. Fiona Adam watches the preparations. Producer Catherine Elliott-Kemp


Unknown: Fiona Adam
Producer: Catherine Elliott-Kemp

: News

Weather followed by Wideworld
Ghana Coffins. In Ghana, coffins are flamboyantly shaped to reflect the occupation of the deceased.
Our God the Condor. In the Andes, villagers stage a ritual battle between a condor and a bull.
Directors Thierry Secretan and Paul Yule (R)


Directors: Thierry Secretan
Directors: Paul Yule

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Catchword

The word game with Paul Coia. Director Justin C Adams Producer Leslie Mitchell


Unknown: Paul Coia.
Director: Justin C Adams
Producer: Leslie Mitchell

: Behind the Headlines

Jane Corbin hosts a topical debate. Editor Charles Miller


Unknown: Jane Corbin
Editor: Charles Miller

: Step Lively

Starring Frank Sinatra
Miller, a theatrical producer, has a show but no money. Help arrives in the shape of Frank Sinatra 's Glen in this energetic musical version of the Broadway farce Room Service.
Director Tim Whelan
* FILMS: pages 39-47


Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Director: Tim Whelan
Glen: Frank Sinatra
Miller: George Murphy
Wagner: Adolphe Menjou
Christine: Gloria de Haven
Gribble: Walter Slezak

: DEF II New Attitude

An American comedy series.
Advertise. Vicky (Sheryl Lee Ralph ) and Yvonne (Phyllis Yvonne
Stickney) try to beat a rival salon.


Unknown: Sheryl Lee Ralph
Unknown: Phyllis Yvonne

: Dance Energy

The dance show with Normski, including guest Kid Frost, dance news from Tokyo and fashion. Producer Jaswinder Bancil
An Activate production for BBCtv


Producer: Jaswinder Bancil

: Open Space

Programmes made by the public under their own editorial control.
Disaster Never Ends. Aileen Quinton , whose mother was murdered in the Poppy Day bombing at Enniskillen in 1987, finds common cause with the victims of several other disasters. They are the real experts on disaster but their views and feelings are often ignored. Producer Gavin Dutton
Community Programme Unit editor Tony Laryea a PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS: write to 'Open Space; BBCtv, London W12 7R/.
0 HELPLINE: a free helpline, 0[number removed], will be open after the programme.


Unknown: Aileen Quinton
Producer: Gavin Dutton
Editor: Tony Laryea

: Romania: Exodus of the Orphans

A year on from Romania's
'Christmas Revolution', the country is still in turmoil. With its economy in ruins, there appears to be little the world wants from Romania, except its children. Thousands of the orphans who stirred such pity when their plight was revealed have been adopted by families in the west. This programme follows a Scottish couple who decided to avoid the lengthy and expensive struggle with bureaucracy and bring two children back from Romania illegally, claiming that they would not survive this winter in an orphanage. Would the plan work? Andy Webb reports. Producer Val Atkinson


Unknown: Andy Webb
Producer: Val Atkinson

: Nature

Reports on environmental issues. Between Two Stools. Thirty million tons of sludge are disposed of every year in Britain. But with dumping at sea due to stop, do we continue to treat it as waste or begin to use it in new ways - as bricks, fertiliser or even jewellery? Introduced by Michael Buerk. Reports by Marion Bowman. Producer Jane Gabriel
Series editor Jeremy Evans


Introduced By: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Marion Bowman.
Producer: Jane Gabriel
Editor: Jeremy Evans

: The Right Stuff

Sam Shepard , Scott Glenn Part 2: the race is on to put a manned craft into orbit. Who has the 'right stuff' and the technology to do it first - Russia or America? (For cast see Sunday at 9.35pm) W FILMS: pages 39-47


Unknown: Sam Shepard
Unknown: Scott Glenn

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow. Editor Tim Gardam


Presented By: Peter Snow.
Editor: Tim Gardam

: Late Music 1990

The best of the year's live performances in the Late Show studio, including the Pretenders, Cowboy
Junkies, Van Morrison , Public Enemy, Jane's Addiction, Youssou N'dour, Christy Moore and the Cramps. Producer Mark Cooper


Unknown: Van Morrison
Unknown: Christy Moore
Producer: Mark Cooper

: 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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