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: Open University

6.50 Maths: Curve Sketching
7.15 The Origins of State Social Work 7.40 Maths:
Confidence 8.05 Systems Discipline: Docklands Light Railway 8.30 Working With
Systems: Coping with Queues
8.55 Whose Land Is It
Anyway? 9.20 Physics:
Lightning Does Strike Twice!
9.45 Qualified to Work 10.10 A Matter of Resource 10.35
The Effective Manager 11.00 Managing Schools: A Crisis
11.25 Learning to Care 12.15 Given Enough Rope 12.40 OBS Explanatory: Mastering Management 1.05 Wheels of Progress 1.30 Modern Art:
Cubism 1.55 Scenes from Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
2.20 Oceans and Climate


Unknown: Christopher Marlowe

: Mahabharat

A 91-part epic from India. 48: Gandhari tells
Duryodhana that his behaviour would destroy the whole family.
(In Hindi with English subtitles. Repeated tomorrow at 11.45pm on BBC1)

: Northern Lights

George Cunningham
Painting Sheffield Grey
George Cunningham took up painting as a hobby at the age of 48 and later as a trade when he was made redundant from his job as a die-sinker for a cutlery company.


Unknown: George Cunningham
Unknown: Sheffield Grey
Unknown: George Cunningham

: A Passage to India

A film directed by David Lean and starring Judy Davis Victor Banerjee Peggy Ashcroft
In India to visit her fiance, Adela Quested is taken, with her companion Mrs Moore , to see the famous Marabar Caves by a Muslim surgeon, Dr Aziz. But when Adela and Aziz explore the caves alone events take a tragic turn. Based on the novel by E M Forster
• FILMS: pages 31-35
• PICTURE STORY: page 44


Directed By: David Lean
Unknown: Judy Davis
Unknown: Victor Banerjee
Unknown: Peggy Ashcroft
Unknown: Adela Quested
Unknown: Mrs Moore
Adela Quested: Judy Davis
Dr Aziz: Victor Banerjee
Mrs Moore: Peggy Ashcroft
Richard Fielding: James Fox
Ronny Heaslop: Nigel Havers
Professor Godbole: Alec Guinness
Turton: Richard Wilson
Mrs Turton: Antonia Pemberton
McBryde: Michael Culver
Mahinoud Ali: Art Malik
Hamidullah: Saeed Jaffrey
Major Callendar: Clive Swift
Mrs Callendar: Anne Firbank

: Late Again

Highlights from last week's editions of The Late Show, the arts and media programme.

: News and Sport

With Moira Stuart.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart.

: AJPTaylor-How Wars Begin

The Cold War. In this last of six talks on the origins of war in modern times, A J P Taylor considers the many years of tension and, fascinating in hindsight, ponders the future of warfare in the nuclear age. Introduced by historian Christopher Andrew , a specialist in intelligence. Producers Edward Mirzoeff and Alexandra Beazley


Unknown: Christopher Andrew
Producers: Edward Mirzoeff
Producers: Alexandra Beazley

: Dancemakers

NEW Heaven Ablaze in His
NEW Breast, based on E T A Hoffman's gothic horror story The Sandman, opens this new series of dance programmes. Choreographer Ian Spink and composer Judith Weir have called on the performing skills of the dance company Second Stride and the vocal group Vocem to produce a work that is part dance and part opera. Helped by designer
Antony McDonald , Spink draws on images and ideas from the past and the present. Series introduced by Judith Mackrell. Producer/Director Peter Mumford
A Dance Lines production for BBCtv


Unknown: Ian Spink
Unknown: Judith Weir
Unknown: Antony McDonald
Introduced By: Judith MacKrell.
Director: Peter Mumford

: Comic Strip Presents: South Atlantic Raiders

2: When the Raiders land in the Falklands, they find that their leader, Stan, is in love with the wrong girl.
Writers Peter Richardson/Pete Richens Director Peter Richardson Producer Lolli Kimpton
A Comic Strip production for BBCtv


Max: Robbie Coltrane
Billy: Adrian Edmondson
Frances: Dawn French
Stan: Nigel Planer
Rollo: Peter Richardson
Cathy: Jennifer Saunders
Captain Phillips: Ronald Allen

: The Wolvis Family

A six-part comedy drama. 3: Working the System Dr Wilcockson puts the emphasis on structure and system, and tries to show the Wolvises that there is a pattern to their lives. Written by Tom Lubbock and Roger Parsons
Director Roger Parsons Producer Kevin Loader


Written By: Tom Lubbock
Written By: 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

: Video Diaries

Off the Rails. Stephen Hawthorne 's parents discovered he was gay two years ago. Rather than face them he left home. In his absorbing and humorous diary he tries to open a dialogue with his parents by involving them.
Producer Bob Long
0 VIDEO DIARY: if you would like to participate, write to: Video Diaries, [address removed]
9 HELPLINE: if you would like to talk in confidence about sexuality or related problems ring [number removed]00. Calls are free. Lines will be open following the programme until 2.00am.


Unknown: Stephen Hawthorne
Producer: Bob Long

: Twin Peaks

Starring Kyle MacLachlan Michael Ontkean
Cooper gets disturbing news from the Log Lady.


Unknown: Kyle MacLachlan
Unknown: Michael Ontkean


Film noir starring Edmond O'Brien
The story in flashback of Frank Bigelow , the seemingly innocent victim of a conspiracy that results in his own 'death on arrival'.
Director Rudolph Mate
FILMS: pages 31-35


Unknown: Edmond O'Brien
Unknown: Frank Bigelow
Director: Rudolph Mate
Frank Bigelow: Edmond O'Brien
Paula Gibson: Pamela Britton
Majak: Luther Adler
Chester: Neville Brand

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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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