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: Crystal Tipps and Alistair

Presented by Simon Parkin , Andi Peters and Philippa Forrester. Starting with Cartoon. Crystal Tipps and Alistair are baffled when they see the bushes moving.


Presented By: Simon Parkin
Presented By: Andi Peters

: Hallo Spencer

From Spencerville, Ohio, it's the wild group of puppets. (R)

: King Rollo

Animation narrated by Ray Brooks. (R)


Narrator: Ray Brooks

: Playdays

The Playbus stops today at the Tent Stop. Catherine Terry , Robert Hopkins , Sakuntala Ramanee , Elizabeth Watts , Carlie Abriel , Chase Marks and children from St Joseph 's Infants School, Wandsworth, tell the story of The Stable Under the Star by Nicola Russell.
A Felgate production for BBCtv


Unknown: Catherine Terry
Unknown: Robert Hopkins
Unknown: Sakuntala Ramanee
Unknown: Elizabeth Watts
Unknown: Carlie Abriel
Unknown: St Joseph
Unknown: Nicola Russell.

: Animal Album

Noel's album is packed with animals. Today's animal has antlers, beautiful eyes and one in particular has a bright red nose. With Derek Griffiths. (R)


Unknown: Derek Griffiths.

: Pinocchio

Cartoon adventures of the famous boy puppet.
Pinocchio tries to defend an oak tree which is threatened by a couple of developers.

: Movable Feasts

A children's multi-faith series written by Nick Mclvor. Shop Till You Drop. Can someone convince Sam (Sayan Akaddas) that there's more to Christmas than food and gifts? With Kieran Cunningham and Colin Kerrigan. Director Jeremy Woolf Producer Judy Merry


Written By: Nick McLvor.
Unknown: Kieran Cunningham
Unknown: Colin Kerrigan.
Director: Jeremy Woolf
Producer: Judy Merry

: Litt'l Bits

Cartoon story about pixies in an enchanted forest.

: Corners

Why do people put money in Christmas puddings? Why do they hang up holly and mistletoe? Why do crackers bang when you pull them?
Presented by Simon Davies and Sophie Aldred with Jo Koma.
0 QUESTIONS: write to Comers, BBCtv. London W 12 7RJ.


Presented By: Simon Davies
Presented By: Sophie Aldred
Unknown: Jo Koma.

: Dungeons and Dragons

Cartoon adventures.

: Blue Peter Omnibus

With Yvette Fielding, John Leslie and Diane-Louise Jordan.


Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Diane-Louise Jordan.

: Maid Marian and Her Merry Men: Rotten Rose: Part 2

Last part of the award-winning children's comedy, written by Tony Robinson.
Will Marian or Robin be executed first? And by Gary or Graeme?


Writer: Tony Robinson

: Boxpops

Whether you're a night owl or sleep your nights away you can have Sweet Dreams and enjoy Breakfast in Bed with Boxpops. Don't sleep late or you'll miss this collection of pop and clips.
Producer Margie Barbour


Producer: Margie Barbour

: The O-Zone

Music, news, competitions, plus the stars' tips for the top pop hits.

: Around Westminster

Sue MacGregor presents the weekly political review for the south and east. With reports from David Brewer and Terry Dignan.
Director Duncan Hess Editor Vincent Dowd


Unknown: David Brewer
Unknown: Terry Dignan.
Director: Duncan Hess
Editor: Vincent Dowd

: Scrutiny

lain MacWhirter examines the work of Parliamentary committees and asks how well they do their job. Producer Jenny Davies Editor Lydia Howard


Producer: Jenny Davies
Editor: Lydia Howard

: The Bostonians

The highly-praised Merchant-Ivory adaptation of Henry James 's famous novel of women's emancipation. Starring
Christopher Reeve Vanessa Redgrave Madeleine Potter
Nineteenth-century New
England: Olive Chancellor, a shy but forceful suffragette, takes on the education of Verena Tarrant, a pretty, naive young woman with a gift for oratory. But her influence over Verena is threatened by Basil Hansom, an attractive but impecunious lawyer. Not only is he in love with Verena, he is less than sympathetic to the feminist cause.
Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Producer Ismail Merchant
Director James Ivory
0 FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Christopher Reeve
Unknown: Vanessa Redgrave
Unknown: Madeleine Potter
Unknown: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Director: James Ivory
Basil Hansom: Christopher Reeve
Olive Chancellor: Vanessa Redgrave
Verena Tarrant: Madeleine Potter
Miss Birdseye: Jessica Tandy
Mrs Burrage: Nancy Merchand
Dr Tarrant: Wesley Addy
Mrs Tarrant: Barbara Bryne
Dr Prance: Linda Hunt

: Beethoven Symphonies

Symphony No 1 in C, Op 21 Roger Norrington and the London Classical Players begin their cycle of Beethoven symphonies with a work written in the opening year of the 19th century. The music is still classical in feel but, as one contemporary critic put it, contains 'considerable art, novelty and a wealth of ideas'. (Symphony No 2 tomorrow at 2.35pm)


Unknown: Roger Norrington

: Elvira Madigan

Starring Pia Degermark Thommy Berggren
With its star-crossed lovers, lyrical photography and use of Mozart's Piano Concerto No 21, Elvira Madigan remains a much-loved cinema romance.
It tells the story of a tightrope walker and a young Swedish army officer who run away together to seek happiness in the Danish countryside.
Written and directed by Bo Widerberg (A Swedish film with English subtitles) 0 FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: Pia Degermark
Unknown: Thommy Berggren
Unknown: Elvira Madigan
Directed By: Bo Widerberg
Elvira: Pia Degermark
Sixten: Thommy Berggren
Friend: Lennart Malmen
Girl: Nina Widerberg

: Rugby Special

Ireland B v Scotland B
Scotland's B team travel to
Belfast for this international which gives the players a chance to catch the selectors' eye prior to the Five Nations Championship next year. Also coverage of the top league game in Wales: Neath v Swansea.
Commentary by Jim Neilly ,
Lyn Davies and Phil Bennett. Introduced by Chris Rea.
Executive producer Johnnie Watherston


Commentary By: Jim Neilly
Commentary By: Lyn Davies
Commentary By: Phil Bennett.
Introduced By: Chris Rea.
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: The Spirit of Christmas

Celebrities from all over Britain join Dundee in evoking the spirit of Christmas as the city prepares to commemorate its 800th anniversary. Selina Scott is the host. The music comes from 1,000 voices, including a massed choir of 800 (conducted by James Hunter) and the SNO Junior Chorus. They are supported by Britain's champion brass band, the CWS of Glasgow.
With Paul Coia, Ronnie Corbett, Wendy Craig, Sir Clement Freud, Joanna Lumley, Bill Owen, Beryl Reid and Kirsty Wark. Producer David Martin


Unknown: Selina Scott
Conducted By: James Hunter
Unknown: Paul Coia
Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Unknown: Wendy Craig
Unknown: Sir Clement Freud
Unknown: Joanna Lumley
Unknown: Bill Owen
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Kirsty Wark.
Producer: David Martin

: SkiSunday

Featuring the Women's Downhill from Morzine,
France. Germany's
Katrin Gutensohn just pipped Petra Kronberger of Austria for the downhill title last year but the young Swiss racers will be looking to better their form with the World Championships just four weeks away.
Commentary by Julian Tutt. Introduced by David Vine. Producer Mark Wilkin
Executive producer Jim Reside


Unknown: Katrin Gutensohn
Unknown: Petra Kronberger
Commentary By: Julian Tutt.
Introduced By: David Vine.
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Producer: Jim Reside

: The Trials of Life

Last in the series.
A natural history of behaviour by David Attenborough
Continuing the Line. When it comes to sex, there seem to be no fixed rules in the animal world. Creatures will go to any lengths, apparently, to make babies. To continue the line is the final trial.
0 BOOK: same title, £ 16.95. from booksellers.
W NATURE: page 25


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Tchaikovsky from Leningrad

Extracts from some of Tchaikovsky's most popular works are presented in a gala concert held on 1 December to mark the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth. Itzhak Perlman , Yo-Yo Ma and Jessye Norman , making her Soviet debut, all perform with the Leningrad Philharmonic
Orchestra conducted by Yuri Temirkanov. The grand finale is the 1812 Overture with fireworks and cannons outside in Pushkin Square. Director Brian Large
A Cami Video production


Unknown: Itzhak Perlman
Unknown: Jessye Norman
Conducted By: Yuri Temirkanov.
Director: Brian Large

: First and Last

The second part of the Emmy Award-winning drama by Michael Frayn. Starring Joss Ackland
Pat Heywood
Lionel Jeffries
Patricia Routledge
(For cast see yesterday at 9.55pm. First shown on BBC1)


Unknown: Michael Frayn.
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Pat Heywood
Unknown: Lionel Jeffries
Unknown: Patricia Routledge

: The Big Easy

First showing on network television of this thriller from
Jim McBride , the director of Breathless. Starring Dennis Quaid Ellen Barkin
Welcome to New Orleans, the 'Big Easy', the steamy city of hot music and hotter food, where voodoo priests mix with mafia bosses and where the odd bribe is all in a day's work for unconventional cop
Remy McSwain. But with a gang war threatening to blow the city apart, a new DA in the honest shape of Anne Osborne is a major problem.


Unknown: Jim McBride
Unknown: Dennis Quaid
Unknown: Ellen Barkin
Unknown: Remy McSwain.
Unknown: Anne Osborne
Remy McSwain: Dennis Quaid
Anne Osborne: Ellen Barkin
Jack Kellom: Ned Beatty
Detective Dodge: Ebbe Roe Smith
Detective DeSoto: John Goodman
Detective McCabe: Lisa Jane Persky
Lamar: Charles Ludlam
Bobby: Thomas O'Brien
Judge Noland: Honorable James Garrison
Judge Raskov: Carole Sutton
Uncle Sal: David Petitjean

: Dance Energy

Presented by Normski.

: Rapido

With Antoine de Caunes.


Unknown: Antoine de Caunes.

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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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