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: News

: Westminster

A roundup of business from the Lords and Commons.

: A Year in the Life

A three-part mini-series tracing the lives of an American family from one Christmas to the next. 1: The First Christmas. It is
Christmas and the whole Gardner family is gathered together for the first time in many years. But the events that follow will change their lives irrevocably and make this the last Christmas they spend together.


Joe Gardner: Richard Kiley
Anne Gardner: Wendy Phillips
Lindley Gardner-Eisenberg: Jayne Atkinson
Jack Gardner: Morgan Stevens
Sam Gardner: David Oliver
Glenn Maxwell: Scott Paulin
Jim Eisenberg: Adam Arkin
Kay Erickson: Sarah Jessica Parker
David Sisk: Trey Ames
Ruth Gardner: Eva Maria Saint
Alice Foley: Diana Muldaur
Debbie Nesbitt: Jennifer Coke

: After Hours

Today's fast-moving American entertainment magazine programme features video-jockey Downtown Julie Brown.


Unknown: Julie Brown.

: The Invisible Man

Sight Unseen. Dr Daniel Westin
(David McCallum ) is asked to locate the kidnapped daughter of a key witness against organised crime. (R)


Unknown: Dr Daniel Westin
Unknown: David McCallum

: The Enthusiast

A Celebration of John Betjeman
Few writers in our time have gained a wider audience than Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman.
This special programme includes excerpts from some of Sir John's most enjoyable television programmes over the last 20 years and brings together a number of close friends who talk with affection of a much loved enthusiast whose 'basic honesty', as Philip Larkin put it, 'ensures that he will always be taken seriously.' With Sir Osbert Lancaster , John Sparrow ,
Philip Larkin , Prunella Scales , Judi Dench and Patrick Garland.
Producer Margaret McCall (R)


Unknown: John Betjeman
Unknown: Sir John Betjeman.
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: Sir Osbert Lancaster
Unknown: John Sparrow
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Patrick Garland.
Producer: Margaret McCall

: See Hear!

The magazine programme for the deaf community.

: Greenclaws

In today's adventure, Green Claws has to decide what to wear to a fancy dress party at the royal palace. (R)

: Under Sail

From Seaward to Port. The Atlantic coast of Portugal is one of Europe's last strongholds of sail. There, they dredge for seaweed in unique craft. They also celebrate an annual festival with the exciting race of the port wine boats on the River Duoro. This film portrays two aspects of this great seafaring nation's history. Narrated by Tom Salmon. Director Yvonne Deutschman (R)


Unknown: Tom Salmon.
Director: Yvonne Deutschman

: A Carol from Ely

Once in Royal David's City.
The choir performs a third carol in the cathedral at Ely.

: News

Weather followed by Show Jumping
From the Grand Hall, Olympia. David Vine looks back over five days of top-class show jumping and some lighthearted moments from this year's event. Commentary by Raymond Brooks-Ward and Stephen Hadley.


Unknown: David Vine
Commentary By: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Commentary By: Stephen Hadley.

: News

Weather followed by Westminster Live
Prime Minister's questions and other Parliamentary highlights of the day. Presented by Vivian White. Commentary by Brian Curtois. Editor Geoffrey Sumner


Presented By: Vivian White.
Commentary By: Brian Curtois.
Editor: Geoffrey Sumner

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Catchword

Anagram: Chinese ran to cook. Clue: British female novelist.
Answer in today's programme. The quiz for wordsmiths, with host Paul Coia.
Director Justin C Adams Producer Leslie Mitchell


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

: Behind the Headlines

Robert Robinson and Loyd Grossman invite two guest commentators to discuss the minutiae of modern life as reflected in the week's events.


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Loyd Grossman

: Advice Shop

Runaways. An estimated 100,000 young people run away from home every year. While they are away from home, they are vulnerable and exposed to danger. Why do they run, where do they go and can anything be done to help them? Editor Frank Ash
0 PROGRAMME NOTES: please send a 17p A5 sae to 'Advice Shop', [address removed]
0 PICTURE STORY: page 65


Editor: Frank Ash

: The Travel Show Guides

Southern California (Part 2). Penny Junor and Matthew Collins take a detailed look at all the major attractions in Los Angeles and San Diego, from the man-made fantasies of Disneyland to the exotic natural life of Sea World. Details on Ceefax page 619
• TRAVEL: page 28


Unknown: Matthew Collins

: Geronimo

Chuck Connors , Kamala Devi
1883: Geronimo and his remaining band of Apache warriors surrender to the US military, in return for the promise of land and food. But they are cheated out of their supplies.
Producer/Director Arnold Laven
0 FILMS: pages 39-47


Unknown: Chuck Connors
Unknown: Kamala Devi
Director: Arnold Laven
Geronimo: Chuck Connors
Teela: Kamala Devi
Mangus: Ross Martin
Maynard: Pat Conway
Delahay: Adam West
Huera: Enid Jayes
General Crook: Lawrence Dobkin
Senator Conrad: Denver Pyle

: Days of Fear, Days of Rage

'We need work or we will die.' The Europe that prides itself on being the seat of civilisation - and approaching a new dawn in 1992 - looks very different from the underside. Blood
Rights author Mike Phillips examines the life of immigrants and refugees. He finds laws made and broken to suit the needs of various countries. Denied rights, foreign workers fear the future and rage against the present. Producer/Director Peter Lee-Wright
Community Programme Unit Editor Tony Laryea
• PICTURE STORY: page 65


Unknown: Mike Phillips

: Food and Drink Christmas Special

This week, Michael Barry offers simple festive menus for fathers and children to prepare. The editor of Radio Times, Nicholas Brett presents the prizes to the winner of the Mastercook competition, and there's the winning Christmas pie. Guest Oz Clarke has some late
Christmas wine suggestions, and there's a crafty way to cook turkey. With Chris Kelly and Jill Goolden. Studio director Linda Nash Producer Peter Bazalgette
A Bazal production for BBCtv Details on Ceefax page 616
0 RECIPES: in 'BBC Good Food' magazine,
£1.00, from newsagents; non-recipe information on BBC Fact Line 0[number removed](33p per minute cheap rate, 44p per minute at other times). • FOOD: page 4


Unknown: Michael Barry
Unknown: Nicholas Brett
Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Jill Goolden.
Director: Linda Nash
Producer: Peter Bazalgette
Unknown: Michael Barry

: Cool It

A comedy special written by and starring Phil Cool. Britain's bendiest comedian performs a daring extravaganza. Sir Alastair Burnet metamorphoses into a space monster, and Terry Wogan nearly allows a guest to get a word in edgeways. Director David Weir
Producer Steve Weddle
0 COMEDY: page 20


Unknown: Alastair Burnet
Unknown: Terry Wogan
Director: David Weir
Producer: Steve Weddle

: The Sentence

The final episode of a documentary series on the Glen Parva Young Offenders Institution.
The sentence is almost complete - all but two have gone through the system. Lee waits to hear if he'll finally walk free, while Darren faces the governor at an adjudication.


Producer: Jeff Perks
Producer: Paul Watson

: 283 Useful Ideas from Japan

Mizu Shobai. There are more nightclubs in Tokyo than in any other capital city, including a computerised bunny bar. Director George Haggerty
Executive producer Janet Street-Porter


Unknown: Mizu Shobai.
Director: George Haggerty
Producer: Janet Street-Porter

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman. Editor Tim Gardam


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.
Editor: Tim Gardam

: The Late Show

Holocaust Cinema. In a year that's seen the release of films like
Triumph of the Spirit and The Music Box, The Late Show reports on how the Holocaust has been portrayed in the cinema. The film includes interviews with directors
Marcel Ophuls , Louis Malle and Costa-Gavras. Producer Saskia Baron


Unknown: Marcel Ophuls
Unknown: Louis Malle
Producer: Saskia Baron

: 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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