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: Open University

6.50 Learning and Doing Maths 7.15 Statistics: A
Sample Story of Country Folk
7.40 Maths 8.05 The Melbury Road Set 8.30 The Selling of the New Deal 8.55 Land Use in Brazil 9.20 Physics 9.45 The
Trouble with Science 10.10 UK Power 10.35 State and Society
11.00 Policy-Making in Education 11.25 Creative
Management: Strategy on the Screen 11.50 Teaching
Mathematics 12.15 Living
Choices: Supporting Systems
12.40 Mental Handicap: No Problem's Too Big 1.05
Nuclear Weapons Systems
1.30 Modern Art: Picasso 1.55
Rome Under the Popes 2.20 History of Mathematics

: Mahabharat

A 91-part epic from India. 46: The day of the dice game dawns. All the great statesmen of the kingdom are present in the gambling hall. The game begins with stakes of jewellery, gold and silver. But Yudhishtira is on a losing streak. Gripped by gambling fever,
Yudhishtira stakes his kingdom and loses it.
(In Hindi with English subtitles.

: The Oklahoman

Joel McCrea
Barbara Hate
Widower Dr John Birghton becomes the subject of local gossip when he takes on Maria, an Indian girl, as his housekeeper. When oil is discovered on land belonging to Maria's family, the doctor turns crusader in order to stop the greedy cattlemen.
Director Francis D Lyon 0 FILMS: pages 35-40


Unknown: Joel McCrea
Unknown: Barbara Hate
Director: Francis D Lyon
John Birghton: Joel McCrea
Anne Barnes: Barbara Hale
CassDobk: Brad Dexter
Maria Smith: Gloria Talbott
Mrs Waynebrook: Verna Felton
Mel Dobie: Douglas Dick
Charlie Smith: Michael Pate
Hawk: Anthony Caruso
Mrs Fitzgerald: Esther Dale
Randell: Adam Williams

: Badminton Horse

The climax of the cross-country phase of the world-famous championships from Badminton.
Producers Wendy Sheppard and Johnnie Watherston


Producers: Wendy Sheppard
Producers: Johnnie Watherston

: World Snooker

The semi-finals continue.
Introduced by David Vine. Executive producer Keith Mackenzie


Introduced By: David Vine.
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart.

: A J P Taylor - How Wars Begin

The fourth of six impromptu talks on the origins of war in modern times, by the great popular historian A J P Taylor. The First World War. Was the First World War a war of purpose or a war by accident? Producer Edward Mirzoeff


Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: The Civil War

Continuing the BBC adaptation of the epic documentary series about the American Civil War.
Most Hallowed Ground
General Sherman's troops lay waste the Confederacy from
Atlanta to the sea. Such is the Union's dislike of General Lee that his former estate at
Arlington is converted into the new army cemetery. With the voices of Sam Waterston , Jason Robards ,
Garrison Keillor , Julie Harris , Derek Jacobi and Jeremy Irons.
Narrated by David McCullough. Producer Ken Burns


Unknown: General Lee
Unknown: Sam Waterston
Unknown: Jason Robards
Unknown: Garrison Keillor
Unknown: Julie Harris
Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Jeremy Irons.
Unknown: David McCullough.
Producer: Ken Burns

: Comic Strip Presents: GLC

The GLC story as told by Hollywood, with Ken (Robbie Coltrane as Charles Bronson ), together with his neighbour Joan (Dawn French as Cher), and Tony Benn (
Peter Richardson as Lee Van Cleef ), engaged in a life-and-death struggle with the Ice Maiden Oennifer Saunders as Brigitte Neilson ) to save the GLC.
Written by Peter Richardson and Pete Richens
Director Peter Richardson
Producer Lolli Kimpton 0 PICTURE STORY: page 48


Unknown: Robbie Coltrane
Unknown: Charles Bronson
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Peter Richardson
Unknown: Lee van Cleef
Unknown: Oennifer Saunders
Unknown: Brigitte Neilson
Written By: Peter Richardson
Written By: Pete Richens
Director: Peter Richardson
Producer: Lolli Kimpton
Ken: Robbie Coltrane
Joan: Dawn French
Ice Maiden: Jennifer Saunders
Billy: Adrian Edmondson
Prince: Adrian Edmondson
Giles Cricket Bat Portland: Adrian Edmondson
Sir Horace Cutler: Lesley Phillips
Tony Benn: Peter Richardson
Lord Mayor: Rik Mayall
TV presenter: Nigel Planer
Councillor/Beefeater: Keith Allen

: The Wolvis Family

A radical six-part comedy drama.
1: Just Talking.
Five years ago, the Wolvises appeared as a happy and communicative family on the popular quiz show Ask the Family. Now their teenage son Stuart, once so chirpy and outgoing, has stopped speaking altogether. Family therapist Dr Graham Wilcockson has decided to conduct their therapy in front of television cameras. The family has agreed, but will they co-operate totally? In this first session, the difficulties of communicating with one another are painfully revealed.


Writer: Tom Lubbock
Writer: Roger Parsons
Director: Roger Parsons
Producer: Kevin Loader
Dr Wilcockson: Nicholas Woodeson
Herbert Wolvis: John Joyce
Sylvia Wolvis: Janet Dale
Wendy Wolvis: Honey Hazel
Stuart Wolvis: Charlie Condou
Spencer Hogg: Christopher Chescoe

: World Snooker

From the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Summaries by John Spencer , John Virgo and Eddie Charlton.


Unknown: John Spencer
Unknown: John Virgo
Unknown: Eddie Charlton.

: Take the Money and Run

Woody Allen
Janet Margolin
Virgil Starkwell is 25, known by five aliases and has an amazing criminal record.
Suddenly crime has a purpose when he meets Louise.
Director Woody Allen
0 FILMS: pages 35-40


Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: Janet Margolin
Unknown: Virgil Starkwell
Director: Woody Allen
Virgil Starkwell: Woody Allen
Louise: Janet Margolin
Fritz: Marcel Hillaire
Miss Blaire: Jacquelyn Hyde
Jake: Lonny Chapman
Al: Jan Merlin

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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.

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