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: Open University

9.00 Open Advice: Something for Everyone
9.25 Arts: The Albert
9.50 Open Advice: 'The First Year' - How Open University Students Coped
10.15 Small Business: Fair
10.40 Science Preparatory Maths: Algebra

: Romer's Egypt

2700-1070 BC: 'Have brought 20 women, virgins of fairest limb and beauteous breasts.
Moreover have brought 20 nets and give those nets to the women instead of their clothes. Then have them row to and fro on the lake. Lo, the heart of His Majesty was glad when he beheld how they rowed!' John Romer takes a peep at the private lives of ancient Egyptians.
Readings by Joss Ackland. Producer Paul Watson (R)


Unknown: John Romer
Unknown: Joss Ackland.
Producer: Paul Watson

: Made by Man

The Thatcher. This film explores the skills involved in the thatcher's craft.
An RNTV/Fauna film (R)

: The Honeymooners

Vintage American comedy about a pugnacious New York bus driver.
Head of the House. Boasting that he is the master in his own home, Ralph bets that he can order Alice to make a special meal for an unexpected dinner guest.


Ralph Kramden: Jackie Gleason
Ed Norton: Art Carney
Alice Kramden: Audrey Meadows
Trixie Norton: Joyce Randolph

: Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion

Marshall Thompson
Dr Marsh Tracy 's Animal
Behaviour Centre in Africa is home to an odd collection of animals - including a lion with eye problems.
Director Andrew Marton • FILMS: pages 21-25


Unknown: Marshall Thompson
Unknown: Dr Marsh Tracy
Director: Andrew Marton
Dr Marsh Tracy: Marshall Thompson
Julie Harper: Betsy Drake
Paula: Cheryl Miller
Rupert Rowbotham: Richard Haydn
Carter: Alan Caillou
Juma: Rockne Tarkington
Gregory: Maurice Marsac

: Animation Now

Snipe, Clam, Grapple. A modem classic of Chinese animation.

: Under the Sun

Dust and Ashes. The pilgrimage to Khumb Mela is the largest gathering of people in the world. In February
1989 15 million people came to the holiest place in India. By the end, 38,000 people were reported missing and 252 never found their way home. Producer Michael Yorke
Series editor Chris Curling (R) • CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Producer: Michael Yorke

: Mahabharat

A 91-part epic Indian drama.
(In Hindi with English subtitles. For details see tomorrow at 11.50pm on BBC1)

: Five Came Back

Chester Morris
Lucille Ball
The strain of survival for passengers of a crashed airliner brings about violent changes in their attitudes and relationships.
Director John Farrow
9 FILMS: pages 21-25


Unknown: Chester Morris
Unknown: Lucille Ball
Director: John Farrow
Bill: Chester Morris
Peggy Nolan: Lucille Ball
Alice Melhorne: Wendy Barrie
Crimp: John Carradine
Pete: Allen Jenkins

: Darts

Embassy World Professional Championship Final, live from the Lakeside Country Club,
Frimley Green. Commentary by Sid Waddell and Tony Green. Introduced by Eamonn Holmes. Executive producer Keith Mackenzie


Commentary By: Sid Waddell
Commentary By: Tony Green.
Introduced By: Eamonn Holmes.
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: NewsView

Presented by Moira Stuart.
Lynette Lithgow reviews the week. With subtitles for the hard-of-hearing.
Followed by Weatherview.


Presented By: Moira Stuart.
Presented By: Lynette Lithgow

: Cruft's 91

The Centenary Show Supreme Champion
On the final day of the show Angela Rippon , Peter Purves and Mike Stockman bring highlights of the toy, utility and gundog groups. The special centenary pageant commemorates ten decades of dogs, and there's live coverage of the competition for Best in Show and the title
'Supreme Champion'. Producer Neil Eccles
0 PICTURE STORY: page 27


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Peter Purves
Unknown: Mike Stockman
Producer: Neil Eccles

: The Tower of Dreams

Charles Koechlin. A fantasy documentary about
Charles Koechlin , one of the strangest and most exotic figures in the history of French music. This film enters Koechlin's ivory tower and his world of colourful dreams.
Director Barrie Gavin
0 PICTURE STORY: page 27


Unknown: Charles Koechlin.
Unknown: Charles Koechlin
Director: Barrie Gavin

: French and Saunders

Starring Dawn French Jennifer Saunders featuring Raw Sex and Kirsty MacColl
In a re-run of their recent award-winning comedy series, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders discover 'Whatever
Happened to Baby Dawn?' Director Bob Spiers
Producer Jon Plowman (R)
* PICTURE STORY: page 27


Unknown: Jennifer Saunders
Unknown: Kirsty MacColl
Unknown: Jennifer Saunders
Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: Jon Plowman

: The War That Never Ends

A Late Show Special A timely version of Thucydides's History of the War Between Athens and Sparta, adapted by John Barton , Royal Shakespeare
Company Associate Director. Starring Ben Kingsley Don Henderson
Alec McCowen
In the 5th century BC, a war broke out in the eastern
Mediterranean between two powerful states. It lasted 27 years and destroyed an empire. As it began, Thucydides, an exiled general, started writing the story of what he believed would be the greatest war yet known. He has been called the world's first historian and war reporter, his book a classic account of political power, the mistakes that cause war and the tragedy of defeat. The War That Never Ends presents a timeless classic to throw a light on today's crisis in the Gulf.
Producer Michael Kustow Director Jack Gold


Adapted By: John Barton
Unknown: Ben Kingsley
Unknown: Don Henderson
Unknown: Alec McCowen
Producer: Michael Kustow
Director: Jack Gold
Pericles: Ben Kingsley
Socrates: Don Henderson
Thucydides: Alec McCowen

: Twin Peaks

Another opportunity to see last week's feature-length opening episode of events in David Lynch 's off-beat town. Starring Kyle MacLachlan Michael Ontkean
Has the investigation into
Laura Palmer 's murder met a premature end? After an eventful night, residents of Twin Peaks adopt strange changes in style.


Unknown: David Lynch
Unknown: Kyle MacLachlan
Unknown: Michael Ontkean
Unknown: Laura Palmer
Agent Dale Cooper: Kyle MacLachlan
Sheriff Truman: Michael Ontkean
Catherine Martell: Piper Laurie
Shelly Johnson: Madchen Amick
Bobby BriggS: Dana Ashbrook
Benjamin Hone: Richard Beymer
Donna Hayward: Lara Flynn Boyle
Audrey Home: Sherilyn Fenn
William Hayward: Warren Frost
Norma Jennings: Peggy Lipton
James Hurley: James Marshall
Ed Hurley: Everett McGill
Pete Martell: Jack Nance
Leland Palmer: Ray Wise
Sarah Palmer: Grace Zabriskie
Lawrence Jacoby: Russ Tamblyn
Madeleine Ferguson: Sheryl Lee
AndyBrennan: Harry Goaz
Lucy Moran: Kimmy Robertson
Hank Jennings: Chris Mulkey
Blackie: Victoria Catlin
Albert Rosenfield: Miguel Ferrer
Jerry Home: David Patrick Kelly
Log Lady: Catherine E Coulson

: Boy Slaves

First showing on network television.
Starring Anne Shirley Roger Daniel
James McCallion
During the Great Depression of the 1930s misguided youths fell easy prey to unscrupulous owners of turpentine farms in the south of America. Once confined within the farm's perimeter, they became modern-day slaves; bound by company stores, worthless money and brute force.
Director P J Wolfson
0 FILMS: pages 21-25


Unknown: Anne Shirley
Unknown: Roger Daniel
Unknown: James McCallion
Annie: Anne Shirley
Jesse: Roger Daniel
Tim: James McCallion
Graff: Alan Baxter
Knuckles: Johnny Fitzgerald
Miser: Walter Ward
Lollie: Charles Powers
Pee Wee: Walter Tetley
Tommy: Frank Malo
Atlas: Paul White
Sheriff: Arthur Hohl
Albee: Charles Lane

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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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