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: Open University

Organic Molecules in Action

: News

: Westminster

A roundup of yesterday's parliamentary business from the Lords and the Commons by the BBC's parliamentary team.

: Daytime on Two

9.00 The Historyman
Life in the dark ages.

9.05 Teaching Today: Managing Assessment

9.35 Supersense
How do animals make sense of the world? (Teletext)

10.05 Micro Mindstretchers
Microcomputers in junior schools.

10.10 Save a Life: Choking
A guide to emergency first aid. (Teletext)

10.20 Micro Electronics in Action
How reliable are microelectronic devices which can sense the world around them?

10.40 Mathsworks: Using Graphs

11.00 Watch: Conservation
Jaye and Tony remember the programmes they used to watch as children.

11.15 History File: The Palestinians

11.35 Fair Head
Are the interests of farmers and conservationists irreconcilable?

11.55 Lifeschool Special: Child Slaves: The Slave Legacy
How child labour is being used today.

12.20 Scene: Collision Course: 2
A drama series.

12.50 Teaching Today: Using radio in the Classroom

1.20 Pie in the Sky
Programme for children.

1.40 Provision for Hearing
A look at equal opportunities in the Youth Training Scheme.

2.00 News and Weather
followed by Words and Pictures: Mrs Plug the Plumber

: Weekend Outlook

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

: Cricket: First Test

England v West Indies Tony Lewis introduces further live coverage of the First Test from
Headingley, Leeds.
Commentary by Richie Benaud and Jack Bannister. Summaries from Ray Illingworth and Geoffrey Boycott.
Including at
3.00pm News; Weather
3.50pm News; Weather and Regional News; Weather


Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Jack Bannister.
Unknown: Ray Illingworth
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott.

: Bullwhip

Rhonda Fleming
Forced into marriage with a condemned man beautiful
Cheyenne O'Malley finds that she needs more than her bullwhip to protect her from double-crossing menfolk.
Director Harmon Jones
0 FILMS: pages 27-30


Unknown: Rhonda Fleming
Unknown: Cheyenne O'Malley
Director: Harmon Jones
Cheyenne: Rhonda Fleming
Steve: Guy Madison
Karp: James Griffith
Judge: Don Beddoe

: What the Papers Say

Angela Johnson from The
Guardian looks back at the week's national press.
A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Angela Johnson

: Public Eye

Teacher Training - Back to the Classroom?
Mike Baker examines whether trainee teachers spend too much time in the lecture theatre and not enough in the classroom. With Peter Taylor. Editor Nigel Chapman


Unknown: Mike Baker
Unknown: Peter Taylor.
Editor: Nigel Chapman

: Gardeners' World

A visit to Bell House in Westbury on Severn where the gardens have been restored with horticultural zeal. Also the principles of planting design for vertical surfaces. With Geoff Hamilton , Dr Stefan Buczacki ,
Nigel Colborn and Pippa Greenwood. Executive producer Stephanie Silk Plant details on Ceefax page 617 * GARDENING: page 14


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood.

: The Real McCoy

A comedy sketch show with a black perspective featuring Curtis and Ishmael, Llewella Gideon and Collette Johnson , Meera Syal , Perry Benson , Robbie Gee , Alan Towers , Kulvinder Ghir and Leo Chester with Danserious.
Director/Producer Charlie Hanson


Unknown: Llewella Gideon
Unknown: Collette Johnson
Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Perry Benson
Unknown: Robbie Gee
Unknown: Alan Towers
Unknown: Kulvinder Ghir
Unknown: Leo Chester
Producer: Charlie Hanson

: The Second Russian Revolution

A six-part series examining Gorbachev's government. The Battle for Glasnost. In March 1988 Gorbachev left
Russia for a week. While he was away hardliners moved swiftly to try and undermine his authority. This attempted coup against the President is described by those who were involved. Also how the Kremlin tried to cover-up the Chernobyl disaster. See panel below.

: 10 x 10

Short films by new directors. The Boarding House
Life in a home in north east England for sailors from the Yemen. Surviving 'old salts' who married Geordie women recall their desert homes.
Series producer Colin Rose Director Tom McGorrian


Producer: Colin Rose
Director: Tom McGorrian

: Newsnight

Jeremy Paxman presents the day's top stories.


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman

: Weatherview

: Cricket: First Test

England v West Indies Richie Benaud introduces highlights of the second day's play from Headingley.


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: The Diary of a Country Priest

Claude Laydu
A young priest newly arrived in his first parish confides his setbacks and successes to a diary. Robert Bresson 's illuminating and optimistic portrait of a man of true faith is based on the novel by Georges Bernanos. In French with English subtitles.
0 FILMS: pages 27-30


Unknown: Claude Laydu
Unknown: Robert Bresson
Novel By: Georges Bernanos.
Cure of Ambricourt: Claude Laydu
Count: Jean Riveyre
CureofTorcy: Andre Guibert
Chantal: Nicole Ladmiral
Seraphita: Martine Lemaire
Mile Louise: Nicole Maurey
Dr De/bende: Bal Petre
Countess: Marie-Monique Arkell
Olivier: Jean Danet

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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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