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: Hallo Spencer

Presented by Simon Parkin and Andi Peters.
Adventures of a zany group of puppets. (R)


Presented By: Simon Parkin
Presented By: Andi Peters.

: Playdays

The Playbus is at the Why Bird stop. Today's story is
Why Is It Called That, Mum? by Mark Sendell. With Simon Harbrow and Ellie Darvill. A Felgate production for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Mark Sendell.
Unknown: Simon Harbrow
Unknown: Ellie Darvill.

: Pinocchio

Cartoon adventures of the famous boy puppet.

: Movable Feasts

Last in the children's multi-faith series by Nick Mclvor. The Morning After. While
Sam and Michael find out how Ukrainians spend Easter, Robert is up to something.
Director Jeremy Woolf Producer Judy Merry


Unknown: Nick McLvor.
Director: Jeremy Woolf
Producer: Judy Merry
Michael: Kieran Cunningham
Robert: Colin Kerrigan
Sam: Sayan Akaddas

: Litt'l Bits

Cartoon story of pixies in an enchanted forest.

: Corners

Presented by Sophie Aldred and Simon Davies with Jo Koma.


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

: Defenders of the Earth

Cartoon adventures. (R)

: Blue Peter Omnibus

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


Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Diane-Louise Jordan.

: The Chipmunks

Cartoon. (R)

: Boxpops

Last in the series.
Money may be scarce but this rich mix of pop and clips will raise your interest. Director Collo Caulton Producer Roy Milani


Director: Collo Caulton
Producer: Roy Milani

: The O-Zone

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

: Around Westminster

Laurie Mayer presents the weekly political review for the south and east. Reports from
Kate Barker and Terry Dignan. Director Duncan Hess Editor Vincent Dowd


Unknown: Laurie Mayer
Unknown: Kate Barker
Unknown: Terry Dignan.
Director: Duncan Hess
Editor: Vincent Dowd

: Scrutiny

lain MacWhirter presents news of the Parliamentary committees who scrutinise the work of government. Producer Jenny Davies Editor Lydia Howard


Producer: Jenny Davies
Editor: Lydia Howard

: Topkapi

Melina Mercouri
Peter Ustinov
A daring plan is afoot to steal a sultan's jewel-encrusted dagger from the electronic security of the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul. Peter
Ustinov is on Oscar-winning form in this comedy thriller.
Producer/Director Jules Dassin * FILMS: pages 29-34 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Melina Mercouri
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Istanbul. Peter
Director: Jules Dassin
Elizabeth Lipp: Melina Mercouri
Arthur Simpson: Peter Ustinov
William Walter: Maximilian Schell
Cedric Page: Robert Morley
Geven: Akim Tamiroff

: There Is Music in the Air

Elgar's Symphony No 1 is played by the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Davis from St David 's Hall, Cardiff. Michael Berkeley talks to composers David Matthews and Nicholas Maw about this work.
Director Andrew Quick
Series producer Paul Islwyn Thomas symphonic study)


Conducted By: Andrew Davis
Unknown: St David
Talks: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: David Matthews
Unknown: Nicholas Maw
Director: Andrew Quick
Producer: Paul Islwyn Thomas

: Cruft's91

The Centenary Show
Dogs Galore. Angela Rippon , Peter Purves and Mike Stockman take a reflective look at the centenary show. Plus the final of the new
Flyball competition; Muriel Pearce , four times Cruft's obedience winner, describes highlights of the Obedience Championships; and internationally-renowned judge Peter Lewis looks at the agility competition. Producer Neil Eccles


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Peter Purves
Unknown: Mike Stockman
Unknown: Muriel Pearce
Unknown: Peter Lewis
Producer: Neil Eccles

: Rugby Special

Featuring Wales v England France v Scotland
The first weekend of this season's Five Nations
Commentary by Bill McLaren , Nigel Starmer-Smith and Bill Beaumont.
Introduced by Chris Rea.
Executive producer Johnnie Watherston * SPORT: page 10
0 PICTURE STORY: page 38


Commentary By: Bill McLaren
Commentary By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Commentary By: Bill Beaumont.
Introduced By: Chris Rea.
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: Ski Sunday

Featuring the Men's Downhill from Wengen, Switzerland. The world's top stars tackle the Lauberhorn. Plus the first
Women's Downhill from
Meribel in the French Savoie.
Introduced by David Vine. Producer Mark Wilkin
Executive producer Jim Reside W SPORT: page 10


Introduced By: David Vine.
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Producer: Jim Reside

: The Money Programme

IBM Recalculates
IBM, the world's biggest computer company, is now trying to change the habits of a lifetime and let the customer be king. Steve Annett reports on IBM's fight to stay number one. Producer John Williams
Editor David Nissan


Unknown: Steve Annett
Producer: John Williams
Editor: David Nissan

: The Natural World

The second of a two-part programme.
Fresh Waters, Salt Seas. The fishermen of Norway and Sweden have always taken their traditional harvests and been content to share them with the wildlife. But from the polluted Baltic to over-fished Arctic, these relationships have changed: seabirds and seals starve; fewer cod are caught. The future is uncertain for man and nature.
Producer Roger R Jones
Senes editor Mike Salisbury 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Producer: Roger R Jones
Editor: Mike Salisbury

: De Gaulle and France

A three-part portrait of one of the 'giants' of the 20th-century, born 100 years ago.
2: Return of the General
(1946-62). Charles de Gaulle was persuaded to return to power in 1958 when the war for Algerian independence threatened France's entire system of republican government. No previous war was shown so fully on TV and in the cinema. This episode vividly recaptures the excitement of the period. Producer Tom Weidlinger
Executive producer Yves Eudes A WGBH/LMK production
0 PICTURE STORY: page 41


Unknown: Charles de Gaulle
Producer: Tom Weidlinger
Producer: Yves Eudes

: Screen Two: They Never Slept

A new BBC film by Simon Gray. Starring
Edward Fox
Emily Morgan James Fleet
When plucky Corporal Pru Merriman reports to her superiors Monk and Bob for driving duty, she finds herself catapulted into the murky world of the French
Music: Carl Davis.
Producer Kenith Trodd
Director Udayan Prasad ● DRAMA: page 4


Unknown: Simon Gray.
Unknown: Edward Fox
Unknown: Emily Morgan
Unknown: James Fleet
Unknown: Corporal Pru
Music: Carl Davis.
Producer: Kenith Trodd
Monk: Edward Fox
Corporal Pru Merriman: Emily Morgan
Bob: James Fleet
Cat lady: Harriet Walter
Sally: Elaine Ford
Petunia: Patricia Lawrence
Admiral: François Chaumette
Ninette: Maria Laborit
Helen Watson: Alison Fielding
Maurice: Maurice Risch
Sowerboy: Tam Dean Burn
Cropper: Tony Aitken
Muriel: Sue Flack
Panter: Pete Postlethwaite
Producer: Imelda Staunton
Cumbridge: Derek Fowlds
Henri: Patrick Fierry
RAF officer: Andrew Alston
Frenchman: Michael Mears
Pilot: Hoof Proudfoot
Denise: Yvette Petit
Announcer: Roger Colunge

: Kangaroo

First showing on network television of this adaptation of D H Lawrence 's famous story of love, violence and political intrigue. Starring
Colin Friels , Judy Davis Celebrated writer
Richard Somers and his wife Harriet flee the wreckage of post-First World War Europe and head for Australia. But from idyllic beginnings they are drawn into the sinister world of a secret fascist army.
Director Tim Burstall
0 FILMS: pages 29-34


Unknown: H Lawrence
Unknown: Colin Friels
Unknown: Judy Davis
Unknown: Richard Somers
Director: Tim Burstall
Richard Somers: Colin Friels
Harriet Somers: Judy Davis
Jack Calcott: John Walton
Vicki Calcott: Julie Nihill
Kangaroo: Hugh Keays-Byrne
jaz: Peter Hehir

: Snub

Featuring dub master Jah Shaka , and Teenage Fanclub, live.


Unknown: Jah Shaka

: Rapido

The cross-channel music show

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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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