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: News

: Westminster

A roundup of business from the Lords and Commons.

: Daytime on Two Inset

Some Daytime on Two programmes are aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the very young.
Primary technology. (R)

: Mathscope

Measuring (R)

: Quinze Minutes: A la maison

A French magazine for beginners. (R)

: You and Me

A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. Clive in Charge. Dibs and Clive have problems finding out what a French customer wants. (R)

: Job Bank

British Railway Technician and Air Traffic Controller.
A look at the work involved in these two jobs. (R)

: Who - Me?

Flare Up. Two children give their version of the events leading up to a playground incident. (R)

: Landmarks

Egypt: the Pharaohs. A look at how the kings who ruled
Egypt for 2,500 years lived - their temples, tombs and treasures. (R)

: The Brunel Experience: A Watery Grave

Designing and making models that can cross water. (R)

: Mathesphere

An Area of Concern. How much leaf surface is there to catch the sun?
Facts into Pictures. How can a picture best show data? Series producers Kevin Newport and David Roseveare (R)


Unknown: David Roseveare

: Art Work

The second of five programmes for GCSE Art and Design.
Appearances. A look at the work of two painters, a photographer and a fashion designer. (R)

: Soviet Union

Siberian Riches. The effect of factory pollution on the people and the ecology of the region. (R)

: Inset

Language in the National Curriculum.
Language Repertoire (R)

: Charlie Chalk

Animation. (R)

: Music Time

Mars. A musical journey through a fantasy universe. (R)

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
Clive in Charge (R)

: Antiques Roadshow

In Merthyr Tydfil, the experts find a good crop of the rare and the valuable. Introduced by Hugh Scully.


Introduced By: Hugh Scully.

: 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.


Presented By: Vivian White.
Commentary By: Brian Curtois.

: Catchword

The popular word game of hosted by Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Film 91 with Barry Norman

A new series of Britain's premier film review programme on television, with the latest movie news plus a report on the current state of the British film industry.

: Clean Slate

The live education programme. The Rt Hon
Kenneth Clarke , MP, who has been Secretary of State for
Education for just two months, talks to presenter Mike Baker. Also how principal
Gerry Gioffi has turned around his tough Brooklyn school in two years, and why the IQ score is so high in the Borders town of Peebles. With Jackie Spreckley. Studio director Kristin Mason Producer Clare Brigstocke


Unknown: Kenneth Clarke
Presenter: Mike Baker.
Unknown: Gerry Gioffi
Unknown: Jackie Spreckley.
Director: Kristin Mason
Producer: Clare Brigstocke

: Carry On Cabby

Sidney James
Hattie Jacques
Charlie Hawkins , proprietor of 'Speedee Taxis' faces glamorous competition when his neglected wife Peggy starts up a rival firm - the all-female 'Glamcabs'.
Director Gerald Thomas
0 FILMS: pages 21-25


Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Charlie Hawkins
Director: Gerald Thomas
Charlie: Sidney James
Peggy: Hattie Jacques
Ted: Kenneth Connor
PintpOt: Charles Hawtrey
Flo: Esma Cannon
Sally: Liz Fraser
Smiley: Bill Owen
hen: Milo O'Shea
'Battleaxe': Judith Furse
Aristocratic lady: Ambrosine Phillpots
Molly: Renee Houston
Small man J: Im Dale
Anthea: Amanda Barrie

: Southern Eye

Road to Nowhere. Cities in the south are considering radical measures to tackle a newly-perceived threat to the future - the car. Outspoken
German transport consultant, Carmen Hass-Klau contrasts
British and European experience, urging a new attitude to public transport and to the way we view our cities.
Producer Bill Foster
0 REGIONAL PROGRAMME: for details of variations see panel below.


Unknown: Carmen Hass-Klau
Producer: Bill Foster

: Bleak House

By Charles Dickens.
Dramatised in eight episodes by Arthur Hopcraft. Starring
Diana Rigg , Denholm Elliott 3: Lady Dedlock's interest in the dead law-writer has waned. She has instructed
Tulkinghom to cease enquiries - but he is curious.
Esther has received a proposal of marriage from Guppy, and has firmly rejected it. After attending a court hearing Miss Flite collapses.
Producers John Harris and Betty Willingale Director Ross Devenish (R) 0 PICTURE STORY: page 65 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Charles Dickens.
Unknown: Arthur Hopcraft.
Unknown: Diana Rigg
Unknown: Denholm Elliott
Producers: John Harris
Producers: Betty Willingale
Director: Ross Devenish
Lady Dedlock: Diana Rigg
John Jarndyce: Denholm Elliott
Krook: Bernard Hepton
Miss F/ite: Sylvia Coleridge
Richard Carstone: Philip Franks
Esther Summerson: Suzanne Burden
Ada Clare: Lucy Hornak
Gridley: Frank Windsor
Allan Woodcourt: Brian Deacon
William Guppy: Jonathan Moore
Lord Chancellor: Graham Crowden
Barristers: James Snell
Barristers: Cyril Appleton
Barristers: Bob Goody
Harold Skimpole: T P McKenna
Mrs Blinder: Patsy Byrne
Tom Neckett: James Holland
Charley Neckett: Samantha Holland
Mrs Smallweed: Katharine Page
Smallweed: Charlie Drake
Judy Smallweed: Eileen Davies
Jo: Chris Pitt
Sir Leicester Dedlock: Robin Bailey
Parson: Seymour Green
Boythorn: Robert Urquhart
Hortense: Pamela Merrick

: The Mary Whitehouse Experience

The cult radio comedy now on television written and performed by David Baddiel , Steve Punt Rob Newman , Hugh Dennis Incisive political satire, searing social comment and some purile jokes about pants. Plus racing from Chepstow. Director/Producer Marcus Mortimer


Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Rob Newman
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Producer: Marcus Mortimer

: 40 Minutes

Children of the Fire
Five young Russian survivors of the Soviet Union's worst rail disaster arrive in Manchester for medical treatment. Badly burned in the explosion in 1989, they hope plastic surgeon
Stewart Watson can help. Bewildered, without a word of English, they face major surgery and the unfamiliar west.
Immediately they're the centre of attraction, with a press conference on their first day in hospital and an invitation to Downing Street before they leave. Producer Deborah Perkin Editor Caroline Pick


Unknown: Stewart Watson
Producer: Deborah Perkin
Editor: Caroline Pick

: Small Objects of Desire

The extraordinary history of everyday objects.
The Fish Finger. Hailed as the greatest food revolution since the discovery of fire, the fish finger marked the end of a centuries-old quest to perfect food freezing. Weatherman Michael Fish , scientist Magnus Pike and entrepreneur
Clarence Birdseye chart this story of the aquatic oblong. Today we spend E100 million a year on fish fingers, but this British dinner table institution was a marketing accident. Producer Philippa Lowthorpe
Series producer Peter Grimsdale 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Michael Fish
Unknown: Magnus Pike
Unknown: Clarence Birdseye
Producer: Philippa Lowthorpe
Producer: Peter Grimsdale

: Newsnight

Peter Snow with the day's top stories and the background to events making the news at home and abroad.

: The Late Show

More news, features and opinions from the world of the arts and the media.

: Weatherview

: Cricket

Highlights of the third final in the World Series Cup from Melbourne, introduced by Richie Benaud.


Introduced By: Richie Benaud.

: Behind the Headlines

Jeffrey Archer and Paul Boateng agree to differ on two controversial political issues.


Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Paul Boateng

About this project

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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