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: News

: Osprey Watch

An osprey watch is set up each year at Loch Garten in Scotland in readiness for the ospreys'return. An RSPB film

: Zig Zag

Some Daytime on Two programmes are aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the very young.
The Arabs.
2: Sinbad the Sailor. Paul Coia and Sheelagh Gilbey continue to explore the world of Islam. (R) CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Paul Coia
Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey

: Watch

North American Indians.
2: Buffaloes (R)

: You and Me

Rain Stops Play. Cosmo and Dibs's sandcastle is spoiled. (R)

: Stop and Think

Prayer. Sequences designed to be used with young people in 'collective acts of worship', including a look at prayer around the world, a modern visualisation of the Prayer of St Francis and a day in the life of a nun.


Producer: John Forrest

: Mathsphere

An Area of Concern followed by Facts into Pictures

: Storytime

A Lost Mitten. A tale from the Ukraine. (R)

: Music Time

Mars. Meet the hostile insect warriors of Mars on this fantasy musical journey. Producer Elizabeth Bennett


Producer: Elizabeth Bennett

: Job Bank

British Railway Technician and Air Traffic Controller Producer John Carlaw
A Tomahawk Production for BBCtv


Producer: John Carlaw

: Zig Zag


: Thinkabout Science

Thirsty Plants

: Sports-Science

: Art Work

Appearances. An examination of the work of two painters, a photographer, and a graduating fashion designer. (R)

: History File

The World Since 1945. In Hungary on 23 October 1956 a peaceful demonstration became a bloody revolution. Written and produced by Elizabeth Cleaver


Produced By: Elizabeth Cleaver

: Science In Action

Up in the Air (R)

: Greenclaws

An adventure. (R)

: Landmarks

Egypt: the Pharaohs (R)

: News Weather followed by

A Lost Mitten (R)

: Songs of Praise

The Boys Brigade.

: Behind the Screen

Fiona Adam meets
Jimmy Savile behind the scenes of a new series of Jim 'll Fix It, starting on Saturday on BBC1. Producer Catherine Elliott-Kemp


Unknown: Fiona Adam
Unknown: Jimmy Savile
Producer: Catherine Elliott-Kemp

: News

Weather followed by Gold Fever
A housewife makes £500,000 a year from sand and cyanide in the new Gold Rush along Western Australia's golden mile. Record bullion prices have revitalised the old mine-workings and put a smile on prospectors' faces.
Written and produced by Bob Saunders


Produced By: Bob Saunders

: Catchword

Anagrammatic word game, hosted by Paul Coia. Director Justin C Adams Producer Leslie Mitchell


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

: Behind the Headlines

Jane Corbin hosts a debate on a topical issue of the week. Editor Charles Miller


Unknown: Jane Corbin
Editor: Charles Miller

: Trouble Brewing

Starring George Formby, Googie Withers

George Gullip is a newspaper compositor and amateur sleuth, so when the police are baffled by a gang of counterfeiters he devises a plan to trap the crooks.
Films: pages 21-25


Director: Anthony Kimmins
George Gullip: George Formby
Mary Brown: Googie Withers
Bill Pike: Gus McNaughton
A.G. Brady: Garry Marsh
Lord Redhitl: Joss Amber
Bridgewater: Ronald Shiner
Mme Berdi: Martita Hunt
Major Hopkins: C. Denier Warren
Housekeeper: Beatrix Fielden-Kaye
Maid: Esma Cannon

: DEFII The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Grammy-winning rap star Will Smith is the 'Fresh Prince', a street-wise homeboy from downtown Philadelphia who is sent to stay with his snooty Aunt Vivian and Uncle Philip in Bel-Air, a swanky suburb of Los Angeles. Top musician Quincy Jones makes his 'executive producer' debut with this highly entertaining, musically-orientated series.


Executive Producer/Composer: Quincy Jones
Producer: Deborah Oppenheimer
Will Smith: Will Smith
Philip Banks: James Avery
Vivian Banks: Janet Hubert
Hilary Banks: Karyn Parsons
Carlton Banks: Alfonso Ribeiro
Ashley Banks: Tatyana M. Ali
Geoffrey: Joseph Marcell

: Snub

The first of the new series features UK dub master Jah Shaka , and Teenage Fanclub, live. Producer Peter Fowler
A Snub production for BBCtv


Unknown: Jah Shaka
Producer: Peter Fowler

: 283 Useful Ideas from Japan

Tokyorama. A sci-fi travelogue exploring the order that underlies
Tokyo's chaos.
Director George Haggerty
Executive producer Janet Street-Porter


Director: George Haggerty
Producer: Janet Street-Porter

: Choir of the Year

In the first of a weekly look at Britain's top amateur choirs,
Howard Goodall meets the children of Central Singers, competing in the first Sainsbury's Choir of the Year quarter-final. Producer Hilary Boulding


Unknown: Howard Goodall
Producer: Hilary Boulding

: Horizon

Keen As Mustard
Mustard gas demands 100 per cent protection because it affects all parts of the body.
Iraq has thousands of tons of it poised for use against allied troops in the Gulf. Forty years ago Japan posed a similar threat in the Pacific. No one knew what effect such a weapon would have on troops fighting in the tropics, so between 1942 and 1945, British doctors masterminded top-secret experiments in northern Australia involving more than 1,000 human guinea pigs. Horizon tells the harrowing story of the trials with the help of archive film which was once as secret as the actual tests.
Director Bridget Goodwin Editor Jana Bennett
(Repeated on Friday at 5.10pm;
0 SCRIPT: send a cheque for £2.00, payable to BSS. to [address removed] • CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Director: Bridget Goodwin
Editor: Jana Bennett

: Sunday Too Far Away

FILM Starring
I Jack Thompson Phyllis Ophel
Foley and 'Black Arthur ' battle it out for the position of top man in the harsh, boozy, isolated world of Australian sheep shearing.
Director Ken Hannam * FILMS: pages 21-25


Unknown: Jack Thompson
Unknown: Phyllis Ophel
Unknown: Black Arthur
Director: Ken Hannam
Foley: Jack Thompson
Ivy: Phyllis Ophel
Black Arthur: Peter Cummins
Old Garth: Reg Lyle
Barman: John Charman
Michael Simpson: Gregory Apps
Tim King: Max Cullen
Frankie Davis: Ken Shorter
Tom: Robert Bruning
Basher: Jerry Thomas
Ugly: John Ewart

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow. Editor Tim Gardam


Presented By: Peter Snow.
Editor: Tim Gardam

: The Late Show

Kirsty Wark introduces the arts and media show.


Introduces: Kirsty Wark

: 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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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