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: News

: English Towns

Beverley, North Humberside. Alec Clifton-Taylor visits this little-known town just north of the Humber with its wonderful medieval Minster church built of Tadcaster limestone, and fine Georgian brickhouses. (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Alec Clifton-Taylor

: Tarzan and the Mermaids

Johnny Weissmuller Brenda Joyce
While fishing, Tarzan lands an unexpected catch: the beautiful mermaid-like girl Mara, who has fled from a pearl-fishing village.
Director Robert Florey
0 FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: Johnny Weissmuller
Unknown: Brenda Joyce
Director: Robert Florey
Tarzan: Johnny Weissmuller
Jane: Brenda Joyce
Mara: Linda Christian
Benji: John Laurenz
Varga: Fernando Wagner
Commissioner: Edward Ashley

: Master Craftsmen

The Clock Maker. From his lonely Fife farmhouse
Alan Hamshere creates timepieces, which are a great deal more than just clocks. (R)


Unknown: Alan Hamshere

: How Are the Kids?

The last in the series.
341. In September 1989, the United Nations held a world summit for children. More than 70 world leaders attended, making it the largest gathering of heads of state in the history of the world. This film was made specially for the summit to show how easily and cheaply the lives of millions of children can be saved every year for less than what our world spends on the military every day. Written by Peter Adamson Producer Peter Firstbrook


Written By: Peter Adamson
Producer: Peter Firstbrook

: The Unanswered Question

Leonard Bernstein at Harvard
6: The Poetry of Earth. In this final lecture,
Leonard Bernstein concentrates on one of Igor Stravinsky 's masterpieces, Oedipus Rex. He also conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a complete performance of this major work with Rene Kollo as Oedipus and Tatiana Troyanos asjocasta. (R)


Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Igor Stravinsky
Unknown: Rene Kollo
Unknown: Tatiana Troyanos

: The Brollys

Cartoon. A patchwork quilt and weatherhouse provide adventures for a young boy called Harry. (R)

: News

Weather followed by Look, Stranger
What Does the Wind Do When
It Isn't Blowing? John Barrett , former director of the Pembrokeshire Countryside Unit, answers this question and many others on walks around this rugged area of legend and wildlife. (R)


Unknown: John Barrett

: Bellamy on the Heathland

David Bellamy trails through bog, moss and wet areas in search of carnivorous plants and dragonflies. An RSPB film


Unknown: David Bellamy

: News

Weather followed by A View from the Bridge
A body recovered from the River Thames a year ago was identified as that of Colin Graver , a 17-year-old runaway from a village in County
Durham. The verdict was suicide, but his family believe it was a cry for help.
After the first showing of this programme, Colin Graver 's parents decided to found an association. This would make an annual cash award to fund the best scheme trying to stop others from meeting their son's fate.
Producer Peter Dale
t ASSOCIATION: all enquiries to Colin and Margaret Graver , c/o BBCtv. Room 2069, Kensington House.
Richmond Way. London W 14 OAX. 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Colin Graver
Unknown: Colin Graver
Producer: Peter Dale
Producer: Margaret Graver

: Holiday Outings

Tunisia. Anne Gregg reports on a two-centre holiday.

: Cheetah's Grandfather

The story of 73-year-old
Desmond Farraday , who set up a cheetah sanctuary at his home in the Transvaal.
Director Alain Degre
A Gamma production for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Desmond Farraday

: Holiday Outings

Center Pare. Eamonn Holmes reports on a purpose-built centre with tropical temperatures at Elveden Forest in Suffolk.


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes

: Pillow Talk

Doris Day , Rock Hudson
Interior decorator Jan Morrow shares her phone-line with philandering songwriter Brad Allen , a man she despises.
Meeting a handsome Texan, she is favourably struck by the difference between the two men - never once suspecting that they are one and the same.
Director Michael Gordon
0 FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: Doris Day
Unknown: Jan Morrow
Songwriter: Brad Allen
Director: Michael Gordon
Jan Morrow: Doris Day
Brad Allen: Rock Hudson
Jonathan Forbes: Tony Randall
Alma: Thelma Ritter

: Battlestar Galactica

In outer space, President Adar, leader of the 12 colonies of mankind, has summoned a peace conference to end 1,000 years of war with the Cylons. But Captain Apollo discovers that the conference is a cover for a Cylon attack.


Director: Richard A Colla
Commander Adama: Lorne Greene
Captain Apollo: Richard L Hatch
Lt Starbuck: Dirk Benedict
Athena: Maren Jensen
Lt Boomer: Herb Jeffersen Jr
Colonel Tigh: Terry Carter
Serina: Jane Seymour
Boxey: Noah Hathaway
President Adar: Lew Ayres
Count Baltar: John Colicos

: Cricket: Third Test

Australia v England.
Richie Benaud introduces highlights of the first day's play from Sydney. t PICTURE STORY: page 129


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Gardens by Design

A series which does for gardens what interior designers have done for the kitchen - make them part of the living space of their owner. The Extra Room.
David Stevens looks at a variety of domestic gardens; how to raise finance for the work; and how the 'outside room' can be as big an asset as its indoor counterpart.
Producer/Director Nick Patten W GARDENING: page 30 • CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: David Stevens
Director: Nick Patten

: Monty Python's Flying Circus

The classic British comedy series written and performed by Graham Chapman John Cleese , Eric Idle
Terry Jones , Michael Palin with animation by Terry Gilliam
Producer Ian MacNaughton (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Graham Chapman
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Eric Idle
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Terry Gilliam
Producer: Ian MacNaughton

: The Middle of Life: Hans Werner at 60

Simon Rattle conducts the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in rehearsal for the British premiere of Hans Werner Henze 's 7th
Symphony at the Proms in 1986, and talks to Henze. Director Barrie Gavin (R)


Unknown: Hans Werner Henze
Director: Barrie Gavin

: A Life in Pieces

Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling (Peter Cook ) chooses his 12
Christmas gifts in conversation with Ludovic Kennedy. 10: Pipers Piping


Unknown: Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy.

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Darts

Embassy World Professional Darts Championship from the Lakeside Country Club,
Frimley Green. Players from 12 countries are competing in the 1991 championship which gets under way tonight with reigning champion Phil Taylor making the first defence of his title in a first-round match.
Plus Chris Johns (Wales) v Tony Payne (USA); and Bob Sinneave (Canada) v Eric Burden (Wales).
Commentary by Sid Waddell and Tony Green. Introduced by Eamonn Holmes.
Executive producer Keith Mackenzie


Unknown: Frimley Green.
Unknown: Phil Taylor
Unknown: Tony Payne
Unknown: Bob Sinneave
Commentary By: Sid Waddell
Commentary By: Tony Green.
Introduced By: Eamonn Holmes.
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: Weatherview

: Travels with My Aunt

Maggie Smith Alec McCowan
At his mother's funeral, retired bank manager Henry Pulling meets his aged and much-travelled Aunt Augusta for the first time in 50 years. She persuades him to abandon his dahlias to accompany her around the world - introducing him to perplexing and intoxicating delights.
Based on the novel by Graham Greene Director George Cukor 0 FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: Maggie Smith
Unknown: Alec McCowan
Unknown: Henry Pulling
Novel By: Graham Greene
Director: George Cukor
Augusta Bertram: Maggie Smith
Henry Pulling: Alec McCowan
Wordworth: Lou Gossett
Visconti: Robert Stephens
Tooley: Cindy Williams
Madame Dambreuse: Valerie White

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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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