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: News

: Westminster

Yesterday in parliament.

: Daytime on Two

9.00 Tutorial Topics: HIV - Hidden Fears

9.20 Standard Grade Art and Design: A Style of One's Own

9.40 English Time: Single-Sex Schools

10.00 You and Me: Larry's Story

10.15 Rockschool

10.40 Provision for Hearing - Impaired Child: They Always Say No

11.00 Words and Pictures: Mrs Plug the Plumber

11.15 Standard Grade History: The Highland Clearances: Part 2

11.35 Teaching Today: Secondary Science

12.05 Lifeschool Special: Child Slaves: The Slave Legacy

12.30 Lifeschool Into Adulthood: Enterprise!

12.55 A Way With Numbers

1.20 Tales of Aesop

1.25 What's Inside?

1.40 Zig Zag: The Greeks: Greek Theatre

2.00 News and Weather
followed by You and Me: Larry's Story

: Under Sail

A Lady of Leisure. The yacht Voluta could have ended her days a rotting hulk. She didn't, thanks to a group of hard working business people. Narrator Tom Salmon.

: Country File

: News Weather

Followed by Westminster Live
Parliamentary highlights.

: Brighton or Bust

This documentary follows the fortunes of three competitors in the 1981 RAC Rally from London to Brighton.

: Film 91 with Barry Norman

On location in Budapest for the new Bruce Willis and Andie MacDowell film
Hudson Hawk.


Unknown: Bruce Willis
Unknown: Andie MacDowell

: Horizon

Of Big Bangs, Stick Men and Galactic Holes

: Star Trek: the Next Generation

The adventures of the new
USS Enterprise and its crew. Starring Patrick Stewart The Dauphin. When the Enterprise is assigned to escort a young girl, Wesley (Wil Wheaton ) finds himself falling in love.


Unknown: Patrick Stewart
Unknown: Wil Wheaton


Rough Guide to the World: Update
Budapest. With Magenta De Vine and Sankha Guha.
Series producer Sebastian Scott
Executive producer Rachel Purnell


Unknown: Sankha Guha.
Producer: Sebastian Scott
Producer: Rachel Purnell

: Birthrights

Six films on culture and identity viewed from a variety of black perspectives.
5: Fortune or Fortress. 'In Italy they treat dogs better than we human beings,' says
Mohammed Riaz , one of hundreds of jobless and homeless Bangladeshis on the streets of Milan. His anger is shared by blacks and Asians across Europe who fear tighter immigration controls from EEC states and a rising tide of racism from right-wing political organisations. Producer Terrence Francis
Executive producer Chris Lent
A Moonlight Films production for BBCtv


Unknown: Mohammed Riaz
Producer: Terrence Francis

: Chronicle

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of this archaeological documentary series, The Tree That Put the Clock Back, which was first transmitted in 1971, is being shown tonight. Written and narrated by Magnus Magnusson , the film features the revolutionary theories of the then Dr Colin Renfrew. See panel below. Director David Collison
Executive producer Paul Johnstone


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Dr Colin Renfrew.
Director: David Collison
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: M*A*S*H

Communication Breakdown
Charles Winchester (David Ogden Stiers ) receives a week's supply of newspapers from back home.


Unknown: David Ogden Stiers

: The Paper Man

A six-part drama series about a man who transforms a small
Sydney newspaper into an influential media organisation. Starring John Bach Oliver Tobias
5: The Battle of Docklands
Cromwell has made his base in London but his dream of owning The Leader has turned sour and he now walks a personal and professional tightrope. He makes contact with the daughter he has never known but she refuses to compromise her ideals to support him. Political game-playing soon leads to personal tragedy.


Unknown: John Bach
Unknown: Oliver Tobias
Phillip Cromwell: John Bach
Ian Harris: Oliver Tobias
Virginia Morgan: Rebecca Gilling
Kate Cromwell: Peta Toppano
Joanna Cromwel: Angie Milliken
James Bell: Robert Reynolds
Alice Drummond: Gennie Nevinson
Prime Minister: Charles Gray
Clay McGuinness: Jim Norton
Jonnie Coates: Robert Taylor

: Fifth Column

A personal perspective on a subject of current interest. Editor Anne Tyerman


Editor: Anne Tyerman

: Newsnight

Jeremy Paxman with the background to the day's top news stories.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: The Late Show

Features, films and discussion on the arts and media from the nightly magazine programme.

: Weatherview

: Open University

12.00 Environment: No Place to Hide
- the history of the 'acid rain' problem
12.25 Assessing Chances

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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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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