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: Open University

6.50 The Binomial Theorem
7.15 Rome under the Popes
7.40 Landscape 8.05 Intro to Economics 8.30 Designing with Models 8.55 Information
Technology 9.20 Adult Education
9.45 Educational Issues 10.10
Images and Info 10.35 State and Society 11.00 Education
11.25 Living Choices 11.50
Education 12.15 Poetry 12.40 15th-century Art 1.05 Science and Technology 1.30 Modem Art
1.55 Pilgrimage 2.20 Ecology

: Mahabharat

A 91-part epic from India. (In Hindi with English subtitles. Rptd tomorrow 12.25am on BBC1)

: The Sky at Night

The Fastest Clocks in the Universe. Investigating millisecond pulsars.

: Knights of the Round Table

I Starring
Robert Taylor
Ava Gardner
Arthur Pendragon sets forth to conquer his enemies.
Director Richard Thorpe * FILMS: page 29


Unknown: Robert Taylor
Unknown: Ava Gardner
Unknown: Arthur Pendragon
Director: Richard Thorpe
Lancelot: Robert Taylor
Guinevere: Ava Gardner
Arthur: Mel Ferrer
Mordred: Stanley Baker

: Bowls

World Indoor Championships from the Guildhall, Preston. The pairs title is decided this afternoon with £11,000 in prize money going to the winners. The singles final takes place tomorrow.
Commentary by David Rhys Jones, Jimmy Davidson ,
John Bell , David McGill and Mal Hughes. Presented by Dougie Donnelly.
Executive producer Keith Mackenzie


Commentary By: David Rhys
Unknown: Jimmy Davidson
Unknown: John Bell
Unknown: David McGill
Unknown: Mal Hughes.
Presented By: Dougie Donnelly.
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: Late Again

Highlights from last week's editions of The Late Show.

: NewsView

Presented by Moira Stuart. Andrew Harvey reviews the week, with subtitles.
Followed by Weatherview


Presented By: Moira Stuart.
Presented By: Andrew Harvey

: Rhythms of the World

Ireland - You Should Have
Been Here Last Night
Irish traditional music is very much alive. Slip-jigs, slow airs, polkas and slides are still played everywhere. Tonight's film features many of Ireland's renowned musicians: pipers such as Liam O'Flynn and Francis McPeake , and fiddlers Sean Keane , John Doherty and Con Cassidy. They explain how the music and the mystique has been handed down to each generation. Producer Andrew Eaton
Series editors Anthony Wall and Nigel Finch 0 PICTURE STORY: page 36


Unknown: Liam O'Flynn
Unknown: Francis McPeake
Unknown: Sean Keane
Unknown: John Doherty
Unknown: Con Cassidy.
Producer: Andrew Eaton
Producer: Nigel Finch

: French and Saunders

Tonight's show, with Dawn
French and Jennifer Saunders , is the last for now. Can the Thames Flood Barrier hold back the tears of the nation?
Special guest Jane Asher. Director Bob Spiers
Producer Jon Plowman (R)


Unknown: Jennifer Saunders
Unknown: Jane Asher.
Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: Jon Plowman

: John Sessions's Tall Tales

Last in a series of one-man plays written and performed by John Sessions and recorded at London's Half Moon
Theatre. The Toy Shop
A toy shop assistant averts tragedy when he tackles an unusual customer.
Director/Producer Geoff Posner


Unknown: John Sessions
Producer: Geoff Posner

: The Godfather

The award-winning film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, tonight shown in its full version.
Starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Long Island, 1945: Don Corleone's daughter, Connie, is to be married. For the 'Godfather' it is a time of celebration - the war is over and America is up for grabs. Guests come from far and wide, pledging gifts to the bride and groom - and asking favours that the Godfather is bound to grant on this special day.
(James Caan is in Naked Hollywood tomorrow at 8.05pm. Godfather II will be shown next Saturday)
Films: page 29
Picture Story: page 36
(Ceefax subtitles)


Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Don Vito Corleone: Marlon Brando
Michael Corleone: Al Pacino
Sonny Corleone: James Caan
Tom Hagen: Robert Duvall
Kay Adams: Diane Keaton
Clemenza: Richard Castellano
McClusky: Sterling Hayden
Jack Woltz: John Marley
Barzini: Richard Conte
Sollozzo: Al Lettieri
Tessio: Abe Vigoda
Connie Rizzi: Talia Shire
Carlo Rizzi: Gianni Russo
Fredo Corleone: John Cazale
Cuneo: Rudy Bond
Johnny Fontane: Al Martino
Mama Corleone: Morgana King
Luca Brasi: Lenny Montana
Paulie Gatto: John Martino
Bonasera: Salvatore Corsitto

: Twin Peaks

Starring Kyle MacLachlan Michael Ontkean
As mystic rhymes are recited, as the giant warns that 'it will happen again', as Cooper pieces together the fragments of a secret diary, as a cloud of dread hangs over Twin Peaks ... the face of Laura Palmer 's killer is revealed.
Written by Mark Frost Director David Lynch


Unknown: Kyle MacLachlan
Unknown: Michael Ontkean
Unknown: Laura Palmer
Written By: Mark Frost
Director: David Lynch
Agent Dale Cooper: Kyle MacLachlan
Sheriff Truman: Michael Ontkean
Catherine Martell: Piper Laurie
Benjamin Home: Richard Beymer
Donna Hayward LARA: Flynn Boyle
Audrey Home: Sherilyn Fenn
William Hayward: Warren Frost
Norma Jennings: Peggy Lipton
Pete Martell: Jack Nance
Leland Palmer: Ray Wise
Bobby: Briggs Danaashbrook
James Hurley: James Marshall
Gerard: Alstrobel
Andy Brennan: Harry Goaz
Lucy Moran: Kimmy Robertson
Hank Jennings: Chris Mulkey
Jerry Horne: David Patrick Kelly
Vivian: Smythe Janegreer
Ernie Niles: James Booth

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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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