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: News

: Westminster

A roundup of business from the Lords and Commons by the BBC's parliamentary team.

: Daytime on Two Inset

Some Daytime on Two programmes are aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the very young.
Assessment at Key Stage 1 (Part 1) (R)

: Mathscope

Boxes. The adventure playground team brings a new dimension to its work. (R)

: Quinze Minutes

A French magazine series for beginners. Temps Libre. (R)

: You and Me

A miscellany series for young children. Bring in the New
Annette Badland isn't happy when Baxter decides to make some changes. (R)


Unknown: Annette Badland

: Job Bank

Entrepreneur and Printing (R)

: Who - Me?

A Child's Guide to Adults Children usually have to do what adults tell them, but how can they learn to get the best out of their relationships with adults? (R)

: Landmarks

Egypt: Life around Luxor Today (R)

: Daytime on Two: The Brunel Experience: Down and Under

How the present Euro-tunnellers have learned from the Brunels. (R)

: Mathsphere

Would You Believe It? Can a number sequence be found in music? Followed by Compact Costing. It can cost a lot to make discs. A look at how one band - EMF - produced the track / Believe. Narrated by Eamonn Holmes. Featuring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis.
Senes producers David Roseveare and Kevin Newport (R)


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes.
Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis.
Producers: David Roseveare

: Art Work

Reflections. Four artists show how they bring their imagination to bear on the world about them. (R)

: Soviet Union

Villages in the Clouds
Georgian villagers talk about the rewards and hardships of life in the mountains. (R)

: Inset

Language in the National Curriculum. Writing Emergent writing in nurseries, collaborative writing in primary and secondary classrooms, and a look at infants' knowledge of the printed texts around them. Producer Paul Ashton (R)


Producer: Paul Ashton

: Charlie Chalk

Animation. Trader Jones wants to prepare a feast for all his friends. The problem is, the only ingredients available are coconuts and bananas. With the voices of Michael Williams , John Wells and Barbara Leigh-Hunt . (R)


Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: Barbara Leigh-Hunt

: Music Time

Uranus. When his tune is played Morgan, the magician from Uranus, arrives on board the spaceship and performs some magic tricks.
Director/Producer Elizabeth Bennett (R)


Producer: Elizabeth Bennett

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
Bring in the New (R)

: Antiques Roadshow

From St Ives, Cambridgeshire. 0 ANTIQUES: page 16 ● CEEFAX SUBTITLES

: 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.

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Snooker

Further coverage from the Wembley Conference Centre.

: One in Four

This month is the second anniversary of the death of Beverley Lewis , the deaf-blind woman from Gloucester.
BBC2's programme about disability examines the issues surrounding her life and the lessons that have been learned from this case. With subtitles and sign-language interpretation. Producer Christopher Hutchins
* FACTSHEET: write to One in Four. BBCtv. London W 2 7RJ.


Unknown: Beverley Lewis
Producer: Christopher Hutchins

: Clean Slate

Last in the series of the live education magazine.
The UK produces less than half as many engineering craftsmen as France, and less than a third as many as Germany.
Jackie Spreckley investigates the good, the bad and the indifferent in British employment training. And Chantal Cuer , who was brought up in France, talks about her education.
Studio director Kristin Mason
Editor Bernard Adams
0 PICTURE STORY: page 71


Unknown: Jackie Spreckley
Unknown: Chantal Cuer
Director: Kristin Mason
Editor: Bernard Adams

: Don't Lose Your Head

Sidney James
Kenneth Williams
Jim Dale
A hilarious carry-on is guaranteed when Sir Rodney Ffing and Lord Darcy decide to lend a hand to the noble heads of France during the revolution of 1789. Director Gerald Thomas 0 FILMS: pages 29-36 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Jim Dale
Unknown: Sir Rodney Ffing
Director: Gerald Thomas
Sir Rodney Ffing: Sidney James
Citizen Camembert: Kenneth Williams
Lord Darcy: Jim Dale
Duke de Pommfrit: Charles Hawtrey
Desirée Dubarry: Joan Sims
Citizen Bidet: Peter Butterworth
Jacqueline: Dany Robin
Robespierre: Peter Gilmore
Landlady: Marianne Stone

: Animation Now

More animated antics.

: First Sight

Going.... Going....
The legitimate art market may be in the doldrums but the criminal sector is thriving, and no longer is it only paintings and antiques that are at risk. Fireplaces disappear from listed buildings, stained glass and carvings from churches, and statues from parks. First Sight reports on the criminals' methods and the police's battle against undermanning and anachronistic laws.
Producer Michael Delahaye
Executive producer Peter Lowe
9 REGIONAL PROGRAMME: for details of variations see panel below.


Producer: Michael Delahaye
Producer: Peter Lowe

: Bleak House

By Charles Dickens.
Dramatised in eight episodes by Arthur Hopcraft.
Starring Diana Rigg Denholm Elliott
6: Krook has perished as a result of spontaneous combustion, and his property is inherited by the moneylender. After caring for Jo, the crossing sweeper,
Esther becomes ill and it is soon apparent that she has smallpox.
Producers John Hams and Betty Willingale Director Ross Devenish (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Charles Dickens.
Unknown: Arthur Hopcraft.
Unknown: Diana Rigg
Unknown: Denholm Elliott
Producers: John Hams
Producers: Betty Willingale
Director: Ross Devenish
Lady Dedlock: Diana Rigg
John Jarndyce: Denholm Elliott
Charley Neckett: Samantha Holland
Esther Summerson: Suzanne Burden
Ada Clare: Lucy Hornak
Richard Carstone: Philip Franks
Laurence Boy thorn: Robert Urquhart
Tulkinghorn: Peter Vaughan
Hortense: Pamela Merrick
Snagsby: Sam Kelly
Mrs Guppy: Pat Coombs
William Guppy: Jonathan Moore
Jo: Chris Pitt
Jenny: Heather Tobias
Allan Woodcourt: Brian Deacon
Miss Flite: Sylvia Coleridge
PhilSquod: Harry Jones
Sergeant George: Dave King
Rose: Felicity Finch
Iron master Rouncewell: George Sewell
Sir Leicester Dedlock: Robin Bailey

: The Mary Whitehouse Experience

The comedy series written and performed by Steve Punt, David Baddiel, Hugh Dennis, Rob Newman
This seminal 70s film caused controversy on release, but went on to win the Oscar for Nastiest Trousers. Watch out for the young Bob Wellings.


Comedian/Writer: Steve Punt
Comedian/Writer: David Baddiel
Comedian/Writer: Hugh Dennis
Comedian/Writer: Rob Newman
Director/Producer: Marcus Mortimer

: 40 Minutes

The Prisoner
A simple story without words. It begins in Morse code tapped out on a radiator. 'I am Jurek Orlowski , doing time for burglary.' Sounds, pictures and music take over in this new 35mm film by award-winning Polish film-maker Bogdan Dziworski.
Jurek is set free and takes up his old life again. He has no arms. Yet he draws, runs and swims. It is as though he experiences everything for the first time. He falls in love with the circus juggler. He keeps drawing. Then one day the drawing goes wrong. Editor Caroline Pick
An ASA/Television History Workshop production for BBCtv 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Jurek Orlowski
Unknown: Bogdan Dziworski.
Editor: Caroline Pick

: Small Objects ofDesire

The extraordinary history of everyday objects.
The Light Bulb. Although this century's most popular artificial light source had its early detractors, the design was so successful that it has remained almost unchanged for 100 years. It took at least 15 men to invent the light bulb, and sports commentator Peter O'Sullevan describes the early stages of the race to perfect the symbol of the bright idea.
Producer Peter Simpson
Series producer Peter Grimsdale ● PICTURE STORY: page 71 ● CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Producer: Peter Simpson
Producer: Peter Grimsdale

: Newsnight

Jeremy Paxman with the day's top stories.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: The Late Show

The arts and media show.

: Weatherview

: Weekend Outlook

Weekend Outlook helps you plan your weekend - a preview of programmes from the Open University on Saturday and Sunday.
Producer Penny Vine

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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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