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: News

: Westminster

A roundup of business from the Lords and the Commons.

: Daytime on Two Zig Zag

Some Daytime on Two programmes are aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the very young.
The Arabs. 3: Sugar and Spice When the Crusaders returned from the east they did not come home empty-handed. (R)

: Watch

North American Indians

: You and Me

Square Peg, Round Hole (R)

: Stop and Think

Justice. A number of sequences designed to be used with young people in 'Collective Worship Acts'. Including Video Psalm 73 rapped in Jamaican Creole, a story of a politician who claimed to be ahead of religion, and a look at the theme of justice in Psalm 58 featuring an interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Producer John Forrest


Unknown: Desmond Tutu.
Producer: John Forrest

: Mathsphere

Fill It Up. If the ice melts, how much will the seas rise?
If the Shoe Fits. Feet grow imperceptibly. Why not shoes? Series producers David Roseveare and Kevin Newport


Producers: David Roseveare

: Storytime

The Tiny Doll (R)

: Music Time

Mercury. Children compose tune and rhythm signals for an imaginary planet, plus a visit to Mercury in this fantasy musical adventure.
Producer Elizabeth Bennett


Producer: Elizabeth Bennett

: Job Bank

Trainee Hotel Manager and Firefighter Producer John Carlaw
A Tomahawk production for BBCtv


Producer: John Carlaw

: Zig Zag

Attack and Defence (R)

: Thinkabout Science-B

When the Lights Went Out

: Sports-Science

Faster, Faster! The secret of speed, who has it and why. (R)

: Art Work

Style for Living. The work of the interior designer for a chain of clothes shops and a team responsible for the design of a hospital chapel. (R)

: History File

The World Since 1945. Suez
What caused the Suez Crisis of 1956? And why did it take so long for the details of the story to come out? Narrated by Nick Ross.
Written and produced by Jill Sheppard


Unknown: Nick Ross.
Produced By: Jill Sheppard

: Lifeschool

You and Your Health:
Listen to Me (Part 1) by Margaret Simpson. (R)


Unknown: Margaret Simpson.

: Science In Action

Bumper to Bumper. The science of the motor car. (R)

: Greenclaws

Green Claws has had a sleepless night and now he is too tired to think straight. An adventure with Nick Mercer and Stella Goodier. (R)


Unknown: Nick Mercer
Unknown: Stella Goodier.

: Landmarks

Egypt: Life under the Pharaohs (R)

: News Weather

followed by Storytime
The Tiny Doll (R)

: Behind the Screen

Fiona Adam meets the stars of the new comedy-drama The Boys from the Bush, starting on Friday at 9.30pm on BBC1. Producer Catherine Elliott-Kemp
* DRAMA: page 4


Unknown: Fiona Adam
Producer: Catherine Elliott-Kemp

: News

Weather followed by Songs of Praise From Merthyr Tydfil.

: Holiday Outings

Canada/Alaska. Kathy Tayler reports on a 14-day package which includes taking the train through the Rockies from Calgary to Vancouver followed by a seven-day cruise in Alaska to Glacier Bay.
Producer Patricia Houlihan


Unknown: Kathy Tayler
Unknown: Glacier Bay.
Producer: Patricia Houlihan

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Catchword

Synonym: scytidpep Meaning: sullen
Answer in today's edition of the popular word game presented by Paul Coia in which Bryan the computer tests the verbal dexterity of three wordsmiths.
Director Justin C Adams
Producer Leslie Mitchell


Presented By: Paul Coia
Director: Justin C Adams
Producer: Leslie Mitchell

: Behind the Headlines

The afternoon and late night talk show with different presenters and a different flavour each day of the week. Today Jane Corbin hosts a lively debate on a topical issue of the week.
Editor Charles Miller


Unknown: Jane Corbin
Editor: Charles Miller

: Delhi Day

Some sights and sounds of the Indian sub-continent.
Director Nat Crosby (R)


Director: Nat Crosby

: Calling Bulldog Drummond

Walter Pidgeon Margaret Leighton
A series of daring robberies planned with military precision has Scotland Yard baffled.
Only one man can help them nail the thieves - super sleuth Bulldog Drummond.
Director Victor Saville
FILMS: pages 29-34


Unknown: Walter Pidgeon
Unknown: Margaret Leighton
Director: Victor Saville
Hugh Drummond: Walter Pidgeon
Sgt Helen Smith: Margaret Leighton
'Guns': Robert Beatty
Algy Langworth: David Tomlinson
Molly: Peggy Evans
Inspector McIver: Charles Victor
Colonel Webson: Bernard Lee
Bill: James Hayter
: Alec Patricdoonan
Stan: Harold Lang
Bert: Michael Allan

: DEF II The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

The adventures of a street-wise homeboy from downtown Philadelphia who is sent to stay with his snooty aunt and uncle in a swanky suburb of Los Angeles.
Bang the Drum, Ashley. Will persuades cousin Ashley to chuck in violin lessons and take up drums. Her Mom and Dad are not impressed.


Will Smith: Will Smith
Philip Banks: James Avery
Vivian Banks: Janet Hubert
Hilary Banks: Karyn Parsons
Carlton Banks: Alfonso Ribeiro
Ashley Banks: Tatyana Mali
Geoffrey: Joseph Marcell

: Snub

On Snub tonight, new kids with an attitude; Manic Street Preachers live; Dinosaur Jr returns; J Mascis and My Bloody Valentine.
Producers Peter Fowler , Brenda Kelly A Snub production for BBCtv


Unknown: J Mascis
Producers: Peter Fowler
Producers: Brenda Kelly

: 283 Useful Ideas from Japan

The Techno Deep. Modem Japanese art is created by computer.
Yoichiro Kawaguchi , Japan's leading computer graphics artist, explains his work and philosophy in a rare television appearance.
Director George Haggerty
Executive producer Janet Street-Porter


Unknown: Yoichiro Kawaguchi
Director: George Haggerty
Producer: Janet Street-Porter

: Choir of the Year

Choosing between one choir and another can be difficult when they sing very different types of music.
Howard Goodall explores the criteria in the second quarter-final of the Sainsbury's Choir of the Year Competition.
Producer Hilary Boulding
● PICTURE STORY: page 61


Unknown: Howard Goodall
Producer: Hilary Boulding

: Horizon

Smokers Can Harm Your Health
Every year 100,000 British smokers die from the effects of tobacco - one every six minutes. But there is mounting evidence that they are damaging not only their own health but other people's, too. Eight out of every ten lung cancers are caused by tobacco smoke. Yet many non-smokers are dying of the disease. Why? Horizon investigates the case against passive smoking and reveals alarming new evidence: lung cancer, heart disease, asthma, childhood cancers ...
Wntten and produced by Christopher Riley
Editor Jana Bennett
● TRANSCRIPT: please send a cheque for £2.00, payable to BSS, to [address removed]
● HEALTH: page 16


Produced By: Christopher Riley
Editor: Jana Bennett

: The Quiet Earth

First showing on network television for this highly original film from director Geoff Murphy whose most recent work, Young Guns II, is currently on release. Starring
Bruno Lawrence
Alison Routledge
A secret global energy experiment malfunctions catastrophically, leaving New Zealand scientist Zac Hobson seemingly alone in the world. Unable to believe what has happened, he begins a frantic search for other survivors while hysterically pursuing the pleasures available to him.
FILMS: pages 29-34


Director: Geoff Murphy
Unknown: Bruno Lawrence
Unknown: Alison Routledge
Unknown: Zac Hobson
Zac Hobson: Bruno Lawrence
Joanne: Auson Routledge
API: Peter Smith
API's mate: Anzac Wallace
Perrin: Norman Fletcher
Scientist: Tom Hyde

: Newsnight

The background to all the news at home and abroad presented by Jeremy Paxman. Editor Tim Gardam


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.
Editor: Tim Gardam

: The Late Show

Features, films, discussion and news from the worlds of the arts and the media.
Editor Roland Keating


Editor: Roland Keating

: 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.

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