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: News

: Westminster

A roundup of yesterday's parliamentary business.

: Daytime on Two

Schools' half-term repeats.

9.00 Sum Chance

9.10 inset: Management in Education

9.40 Standard Grade History

10.00 Look and Read: Geordie Racer

10.20 Around Scotland: Plant Hunters

10.40 Into Music: Circles

11.00 Watch: Dinosaurs

11.15 Logo

11.30 Lernexpress: Series 2

11.45 Let's See: Care and Conservation

12.00 Good Sport

12.20 Scene

12.50 English File: Wuthering Heights

1.20 The Brollys
Animated cartoon.

1.40 English Time: If You Were Me

2.00 News and Weather
followed by Words and Pictures

: Weekend Outlook

A preview of programmes from the Open University being shown on Saturday and Sunday.

: Sport on Friday

Introduced by Helen Rollason.
Midland Bank World
Indoor Bowls
Championships from the Guildhall, Preston.
Singles' semi-finals: the final four are in sight of the top prize. Commentary by David Rhys Jones , Jimmy Davidson , John Bell , David McGill and Mal Hughes.
The European Nations Indoor Cup from the Aston Villa Leisure
Centre, Birmingham.
England play Poland in their opening match of the tournament. Commentary by Barry Davies and Ian Taylor.
The best of the Fifth
Round of the FA Cup.
Including at
3.00pm News; Weather
3.50pm News; Weather Regional News


Introduced By: Helen Rollason.
Commentary By: David Rhys Jones
Commentary By: Jimmy Davidson
Commentary By: John Bell
Commentary By: David McGill
Commentary By: Mal Hughes.
Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: Ian Taylor.

: Food and Drink

Includes a look at organic food. I FOOD: page 17

: Henry VIII and His Six Wives

- Starring Keith Michell
Donald Pleasence
As he lies dying, King Henry reflects on his life - a rich and raucous period of English history.
Director Waris Hussein 0 FILMS: pages 30-36


Unknown: Keith Michell
Unknown: Donald Pleasence
Director: Waris Hussein
King Henry VIII: Keith Michell
Thomas Cromwell: Donald Pleasence
AnneBoleyn: Charlotte Rampung
Jane Seymour: Jane Asher
Catherine of Aragon: Frances Cuka
Catherine Howard: Lynne Frederick
Ann of Cleaves: Jenny Bos
Catherine Parr: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Norfolk: Michael Gough

: Public Eye

Educating Rita - Who Pays? BBC education correspondent, Mike Baker , looks at how higher education is moving towards a system of making students contribute towards the cost of their tuition.
Academics and students are warning that this could mean the end of Britain's much envied university education while, despite a desire to increase the numbers in higher education, the Government is unwilling to pay for it. Presented by Peter Taylor.
Producer Subniv Babuta Editor Nigel Chapman


Unknown: Mike Baker
Presented By: Peter Taylor.
Producer: Subniv Babuta
Editor: Nigel Chapman

: Gardeners' World

Including a visit to Adrian Bloom 's winter garden in Bressingham, Norfolk. With Geoff Hamilton ,
Dr Stefan Buczacki and Nigel Colborn. Executive producer Stephanie Silk
Plant list on Ceefax page 617
0MAGAZINE: £1 .30. from newsagents. 0 GARDENING: page 16
• PICTURE STORY: page 74


Unknown: Adrian Bloom
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Nigel Colborn.

: Lazarus and Dingwall

A comedy series written by Kim Fuller and Vicky Pile. Starring Mark Arden Stephen Frost
What the Hell's Going On? A beautiful model is painted to death and Laz and Ding go in search of a deadly green paint.
Director Bob Spiers


Written By: Kim Fuller
Written By: Vicky Pile.
Unknown: Mark Arden
Unknown: Stephen Frost
Director: Bob Spiers
Lazarus: Stephen Frost
Dingwall: Mark Arden
Chief: Peter Bland
Armitage: Race Davies
Clinton: Jim Findley
Bateman: Jeremy Gittins
Jasper Strudwick: Paul Williamson

: Arena

The Other
Roci Rocky is the name of American artist
Robert Rauschenberg 's pet turtle. It is also the name of an epic and visionary project which in the last eight years has taken Rauschenberg around the world a dozen times: Roci - the Rauschenberg Overseas Cultural Interchange. The resulting work is shown in a huge exhibition, ending in a retrospective in Washington in spring of this year. Director Nigel Finch
Executive producer Anthony Wall • PICTURE STORY: page 74


Unknown: Roci Rocky
Artist: Robert Rauschenberg
Director: Nigel Finch

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman

: What the Papers Say Awards 1990

Presented by Russell Davies. A Granada production for BBCtv • PICTURE STORY: page 74


Presented By: Russell Davies.

: Weatherview

: Gambit

A two-part nuclear thriller from Germany.
2: Journalist Billie Seeger 's contact Konrad Stromberg has been killed, but a telephone call brings her the surprising offer of his 'legacy' - detailed plans on how to blow up a nuclear power station.
Director Peter Bringmann
(A German film with English subtitles) 0 FILMS: pages 30-36


Unknown: Billie Seeger
Unknown: Konrad Stromberg
Director: Peter Bringmann
Billie Seeger: Despina Pajanou
Christoph Steinbrenner: Rolf Zacher
Professor Ott: Heinz Bennent

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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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