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: News

: Westminster

A roundup of business from the Lords and Commons by the BBC's parliamentary team.

: Laverne and Shirley

American comedy series.
Call Me a Taxi. Laverne (Penny Marshall) and Shirley (
Cindy Williams ) find themselves working in a dime-a-dance joint. (R)


Unknown: Cindy Williams

: Water under the Bridge

Last of a three-part mini-series based on the poignant novel by Sumner Locke Elliott.
Neil renews an old friendship and Shasta finds romance, but is it too late for both of them? (R)


Novel By: Sumner Locke Elliott.

: After Hours

Paul McCartney is interviewed in this American update on music and movie trends and lifestyles.


Unknown: Paul McCartney

: The Invisible Man

Go Directly to Jail. A cleaner turns to Dr Daniel Westin (
David McCallum ) to help clear her son's name when he is framed. (R) Written by Steven Bochco


Unknown: Dr Daniel Westin
Unknown: David McCallum
Written By: Steven Bochco

: Town Portraits

Halifax. A profile of the West Riding wool town. (R)

: Elephant Kingdom

A look at the traditional relationship between man and elephant in Thailand, from wars of the past to present-day work and worship.
Narrated by David Attenborough. Producer Richard Robinson


Unknown: David Attenborough.
Producer: Richard Robinson

: The Gun

Last in a series of programmes on the history of the firearm.
Things to Come. A look at pricey sporting guns and their cheaper but unaesthetic military counterparts and how both types are being developed. Introduced by Christopher Roads. Narrated by Duncan Carse. (R)


Introduced By: Christopher Roads.
Unknown: Duncan Carse.

: The Adventures of Spot

Animation narrated by Paul Nicholas. (R)


Unknown: Paul Nicholas.

: What's Inside?

Saeed Jaffrey reads The Present by Peter Bonnici.
With Floella Benjamin. (R)


Unknown: Saeed Jaffrey
Unknown: Peter Bonnici.
Unknown: Floella Benjamin.

: Country File

How the wasteland legacy of Britain's industrial heritage in the north-west could offer hope in the battle to preserve Britain's flora and fauna. John Craven and Rupert Segar report. (R) revised


Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Rupert Segar

: News Weather followed by Spitfire!

Former Spitfire pilot
Raymond Baxter tells the story of the team which raced to produce fighters to outmanoeuvre Hitler's
Messerschmitts. Veteran pilots including the late Sir Douglas Bader recall their battles in the air. Producer John Frost (R)


Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Sir Douglas Bader
Producer: John Frost

: News Weather followed by Westminster Live

Up-to-the-minute Parliamentary highlights including
Prime Minister's questions.

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Catchword

Word game hosted by Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Behind the Headlines

Beverly Anderson chairs a lively debate on current social questions.

: Film 90 with Barry Norman

Miami Blues and Hidden Agenda
0 BARRY NORMAN : page 39


Unknown: Barry Norman

: Nature

Between Two Stools

: Star Trek: the Next Generation

Starring Patrick Stewart
The Big Goodbye. Picard (Patrick Stewart ) is accused of murder in 20th century San Francisco. 0 DRAMA: page 11


Unknown: Patrick Stewart
Unknown: Patrick Stewart
Unknown: San Francisco.

: DEF II Dance Energy Update

The video vote, a DJ mix and the dance chart, presented by Normski.
Autobiography of the USA A personal anagrammatic view. A Maverick/Perigee production for BBCtv

: Rough Guides to Careers

Tourism. Airline boss and entrepreneur Richard Branson is among those offering advice on working in the tourist industry. Presented by Raj Dhanda and Lindsay MacRae. Director David Stranks
Series producer Jo Wright
A Diverse production for BBCtv


Unknown: Richard Branson
Presented By: Raj Dhanda
Presented By: Lindsay MacRae.
Director: David Stranks
Producer: Jo Wright

: Rapido

Guests include John Lydon ,
Whitney Houston and the Time.
Presented by Antoine de Caunes.
Executive producers Alex Berger. Tim Newman An N B de C production for BBCtv


Unknown: John Lydon
Presented By: Antoine de Caunes.
Producers: Alex Berger.
Producers: Tim Newman

: Timewatch

White Man's Grave, Black Man 's Grave Dr Livingstone's dream of Africa - 'the white man's grave' - as a land of Christianity and commerce died one night in 1915 on estates planted by the doctor's own heirs. This film tells the extraordinary story of a planter called William Livingstone , a preacher called John Chilembwe and the tragic events that brought them together. Producer John Triffitt
Series editor Roy Davies


Unknown: Black Man
Unknown: William Livingstone
Unknown: John Chilembwe
Producer: John Triffitt
Editor: Roy Davies

: M*A*S*H

Bottoms Up. Hawkeye (Alan Aida ) pulls a prank that backfires. (R)


Unknown: Alan Aida

: Die Kinder

An original thriller in six parts by Paula Milne. Starring Miranda Richardson
Frederic Forrest
5: The Gathering Storm. Gunther Beck is in London and Stefan and Sidonie act on new evidence connecting him to Karin Muller. With the economic conference imminent, Lomax goes to see a man about a plant, and begins to figure out the game plan.
Producer Michael Wearing Director Rob Walker


Unknown: Paula Milne.
Unknown: Miranda Richardson
Unknown: Frederic Forrest
Unknown: Gunther Beck
Unknown: Karin Muller.
Director: Rob Walker
Sidonie Reiger: Miranda Richardson
Lomax: Frederic Forrest
Stefan Reiger: Hans Kremer
Crombie: Derek Fowlds
Gunther Beck: Ulrich Pleitgen
Alan Mitchell: Sam Cox
Gilmour: Barrie Houghton
Cyril: Peter Attward
Film boffm: Denis Lawson
Karin Muller: Tina Engel
Bellenberg: Hanns Zischler
Club member: Randal Herley
Conrad: Charles Simon
Martha: Sydnee Blake
Rosa: Willow Gryles
Joanna: Hannah Morris
Mark: William Hoyland

: Fifth Column

Personal view of a current debate.

: A Party Political Broadcast

By the Liberal Democrats.

: Newsnight

Presented by Jeremy Paxman.


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

The arts and media show reflects on the cultural highlights of 1990.

: 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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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