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: News

: Westminster

A roundup of business from the Lords and Commons.

: Daytime on Two Buddy

Some Daytime on Two programmes are aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the very young.
An adaptation in five parts of the novel by Nigel Hinton. Starring Roger Daltry
5: Everyday It's a-Getting Closer. Buddy's plan to re-unite his parents and to stop his Dad's thieving goes disastrously wrong. (R)


Novel By: Nigel Hinton.
Unknown: Roger Daltry

: Mathscope

Boxes. The adventure playground team brings an entirely new dimension to its work.
Director Andrea Christodoulou Series producer Julia Drum


Director: Andrea Christodoulou

: Thinkabout Science

A science series for 5- to 6-year-olds, with Patsy Byrne. The Fancy Dress Party. Nan and the children explore the properties and characteristics of materials to make some unusual fancy dress costumes. Producers Judy Brooks and Penny Lloyd (R)


Unknown: Patsy Byrne.
Producers: Judy Brooks

: You and Me

A series for 4- to 5-year-olds. Eavesdropping (R)

: Search Out Science

Inside Moves. Liquidisers, piston engines, swimming pool and sieve - the analogies that explain how our bodies work together with the machines that see inside us without opening us up. Producer Neil Ryder


Producer: Neil Ryder

: Around Scotland

Caledonians and Romans.
Treaty. The final episode of Don and Briga's brush with Roman culture.

: Words and Pictures

The Very Busy Spider (R)

: English Time

For and Against. Zoos
Are Britain's zoos playing a vital role in the conservation of endangered species? Or are animals being kept in captivity purely for entertainment? Teenagers debate the various arguments. Producer Sonia Palmer


Producer: Sonia Palmer

: Inset

Language in the National Curriculum. Writing

: Science In Action

Current Affairs. Electricity (R)

: Lifeschool

You and Your Health.
Safer Sex. A look at sexually transmitted infections, including the Aids virus. (R)

: A Way with Numbers: The Time of Day

Why is all the time in the world never enough? Where can you crash a brand new car and get paid for it? Practical help with everyday maths presented by Carol Vorderman. With Johnny Ball. (R)
BOOK same title. £4.99, from booksellers
ADVICE LINE: free 24-hour telephone helpline [number removed]


Presenter: Johnny Ball
Co-presenter: Carol Vorderman

: Pie In the Sky

An adventure for the under-5s. The Pieman and Piewife have a hard job describing lavender to the ever inquisitive Piepilot! Is it a flower, a bud or a song? With Chloe Ashcroft , David Hargreaves and Ben Thomas. (R)


Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: David Hargreaves
Unknown: Ben Thomas.

: Zig Zag

Breeding (R)

: NewsWeather

followed by You and Me
Eavesdropping (R)

: Snooker

The last day of the second-round matches and an opportunity to make it into the quarter-finals of the Benson and Hedges Masters.
Tony Gubba introduces highlights of the match between Mike Hallett and either Alain Robidoux or Alan McManus , from London's
Wembley Conference Centre, over the best of nine frames.


Introduces: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Mike Hallett
Unknown: Alain Robidoux
Unknown: Alan McManus

: News

Weather followed by Westminster Live
Up-to-the-minute coverage of today's parliamentary highlights including Question Time and the Select
Committees in action.

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Snooker

Further coverage from the Wembley Conference Centre.

: Horizon

Small Problem with the Mirror
Hubble trouble: the inside story of the biggest little error in the Galaxy and its impact on its principal 'victims' - all the astronomers who have worked on the Hubble Space
Telescope and waited 13 years for dramatic new insights into the origins, evolution, age and ultimate fate of the universe.

: Star Trek: the Next Generation: Coming of Age

The adventures of the new USS Enterprise and its crew. Starring Patrick Stewart

While Wesley (Wil Wheaton) endures the gruelling Starfleet Academy entrance exam, Picard faces an investigation into his competency as a commander and a stern test of his loyalty.
(Ceefax subtitles)


Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Patrick Stewart
Wesley Crusher: Wil Wheaton


Aminatta Forna presents the latest reports from the Reportage team, with the sharpest angles on issues and views here and around the world. Plus sport, media and music news.
Producer Charlotte Metcalf
Series editor Sebastian Scott


Unknown: Aminatta Forna
Editor: Sebastian Scott

: Cricket: Fifth Test

Australia v England
Richie Benaud introduces highlights of the final day's play in Perth.


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Bookmark

Deafness: the Life of David Wright
David Wright is a remarkable poet who has been deaf since the age of 7. This poignant film explores his struggle to find a voice in a world bereft of virtually all sound. With contributions from
Jack Ashley , MP, percussionist Evelyn Glennie , Jonathan Miller and the blind poet, John Heath-Stubbs . Producer James Runcie
Senes editor Nigel Williams ● PICTURE STORY: page 67 ● CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: David Wright
Unknown: David Wright
Unknown: Jack Ashley
Unknown: Evelyn Glennie
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: John Heath-Stubbs
Producer: James Runcie

: M*A*S*H

Another slice of the classic fast-talking frontline comedy with 'Hawkeye' and fellow manic medics of the 4077th
Unit in Korea.


Hawkeye: Alan Alda
Bj: Mike Farrell
Colonel Potter: Harry Morgan
Hot Lips: Loretta Swit
Fr Mulcahy: William Christopher
Charles: David Ogden Stiers
Klinger: Jamie Farr

: Nice Work

A four-part serial, written by David Lodge from his own bestselling novel. and winner of the 1989 Royal Television Society Best Serial Award. Starring
Warren Clarke
Haydn Gwynne
1: January 1986 and Rummidge. that sprawling Midlands city raked by motorways. reluctantly confronts another working week. It is the first meeting, through the 'Shadow Scheme' of Vic Wilcox , dynamic. self-made MD appointed to 'turn round' a struggling engineering firm, with Dr Robyn Penrose , university lecturer in English Literature and expert on the Victorian industrial novel.
Producer Chris Parr
Director Christopher Menaul (R) 0 DRAMA: page 4
0 PICTURE STORY: page 67


Written By: David Lodge
Unknown: Warren Clarke
Unknown: Haydn Gwynne
Unknown: Vic Wilcox
Unknown: Dr Robyn Penrose
Producer: Chris Parr
Director: Christopher Menaul
Vie Wilcox: Warren Clarke
Robyn Penrose: Haydn Gwynne
Marjorie Wilcox: Janet Dale
Charles: Martin Jacobs
Brian Everthorpe: John Forgeham
Stuart Baxter: David Calder
Philip Swallow: Christopher Godwin
Bob Busby: Tim Preece
Robert Sutcliffe: Terry Coates
Tom Rigby: John Arthur
Marion: Penny Bostock
Pamela: Marilyn Moylan
Danny Ram: Tariq Ynnus

: Fifth Column

Personal perspectives on a current debate.

: A Party PoliticalBroadcast

By the Labour Party.

: Newsnight

Peter Snow with the background to the day's top stories.

: The Late Show

Features, films and discussion on the arts and the media from the nightly magazine programme.

: 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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