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: Open University

Elements Discovered

: News

: Westminster

A roundup of yesterday's parliamentary business.

: Daytime on Two

9.00 Travel Show Traveller: St Petersburg Beach

9.05 Teaching Today: Language in the National Curriculum

9.35 Supersense: Sound Sense (Teletext)

10.05 Search Out Science: Dinosaur Competition

10.10 Save a Life (Teletext)

10.20 Information World: Running the System

10.40 Mathsworks: 3: The Difference between Perimeter and Area

11.00 Watch: Conservation

11.15 A-level Biology: Mechanisms of Change

11.35 Living Decisions: Spending Money

11.55 Links: Britain and the Developing World

12.20 Scene: Why Are You So Shy?

12.50 English File: Telling Stories

1.20 Pie in the Sky

1.40 Disability - No Problem

2.00 News and Weather
followed by Words and Pictures: Tomorrow

: Weekend Outlook

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

: Student Nurse

New student nurses start work on the ward.

: News

Followed by Food and Drink Raymond Blanc , one of Britain's top chefs, goes on a culinary journey through Jura, his home region in France.
Accompanying him is John Wilcock , a Yorkshire lorry driver who thinks that
'French food is nothing but a lot of sauce.'


Unknown: Drink Raymond Blanc
Unknown: John Wilcock

: News; Weather

and Regional News; Weather

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words.

: Plunder

Keith Waterhouse, one of Britain's most prolific writers, delves into the BBC archives in search of his favourite programmes. With Emma Freud.


Unknown: Emma Freud.

: Summoned by Bells

Originally shown to celebrate John Betjeman 's 70th birthday, this film looks at the poet's Edwardian childhood. Producer Jonathan Stedall


Unknown: John Betjeman
Producer: Jonathan Stedall

: Doc Savage - the Man of Bronze

Cult spoof on superhero films.
Starring Ron Ely
Doc Savage is summoned from his Fortress of Solitude in the Arctic Circle when his father is murdered. With his chums, the Amazing Five, Doc sets out to discover the truth behind his father's death and soon crosses the path of the ruthless Captain Seas.
Director Michael Anderson
* FILMS: pages 35-40


Unknown: Ron Ely
Unknown: Doc Savage
Director: Michael Anderson
Doc: Ron Ely
Long Tom: Paul Gleason
Renny: Bill Lucking
Monk: Michael Miller
Johnny: Eldon Quick
Ham: Darrell Zwerung
Captain Seas: Paul Wexler
Andriana: Janice Heiden
Karen: Robyn Hilton
Mona: Pamela Hensley

: Animation Now

The Night Visitors. Childhood dreams and nightmares are brought to life by animator Richard Ollive.


Unknown: Richard Ollive.

: What the Papers Say

Peter Jenkins of The
Independent looks back at the week's national press.
A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Peter Jenkins

: Public Eye

Each week Public Eye examines issues and stories at the heart of life in Britain.
Presented by Peter Taylor. Editor Nigel Chapman


Presented By: Peter Taylor.
Editor: Nigel Chapman

: Gardeners' World

Heather Angel shows how to take better pictures of the garden through the seasons.
Geoff Hamilton , Nigel Colborn and Pippa Greenwood examine the principles of planting design and offer their gardening tips for the week. Executive producer Stephanie Silk Plant details on Ceefax page 617 0 GARDENING: page 18


Unknown: Heather Angel
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood

: The Real McCoy

NEW A new comedy sketch show featuring a fresh team of performers from the black comedy scene.
Introduced by Curtis and Ishmael with Llewella Gideon and Collette Johnson.
Director/Producer Charlie Hanson COMEDY: page 9


Unknown: Llewella Gideon
Unknown: Collette Johnson.
Producer: Charlie Hanson

: Your Life in Their Hands

An examination of alternative treatments.
Striving for Perfection?
Cosmetic surgery is seen by many as medicine for the rich and famous. But ordinary people can suffer severely for the want of very simple cosmetic adjustments.
Narrated by Andrew Sachs. Series producer Stephen Rose
Executive producer David Paterson FEATURE: page 30


Unknown: Andrew Sachs.
Producer: Stephen Rose
Producer: David Paterson

: 10 x 10

Short films by new directors. Back to Eden
A comedy-thriller mixing animation with live action.
With Roger McKern and Sean Flynn.
Series producer Colin Rose Director Deborah Collard


Unknown: Roger McKern
Unknown: Sean Flynn.
Director: Deborah Collard

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.


Presenter: Peter Snow

: Weatherview

: La Strada

Federico Fellini 's
Oscar-winning film starring Anthony Quinn A peasant girl becomes a circus clown. In Italian with English subtitles.
0 FILMS: pages 35-40


Unknown: Federico Fellini
Unknown: Anthony Quinn
Gelsomina: Giulietta Masina
Zampano: Anthony Quinn
11 MattO: Richard Basehart
Colombaioni: Aldo Silvani
La Vedora: Marcella Rovere

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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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