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: Open University

6.35 Nuclear Weapons: Crisis Management 7.00 Women and Organisations 7.25 Calculus: Behaviour of Functions 7.50 From Child to Pupil 8.15 Working for Love
8.40 Photochemistry: Vision
9.05 Engineering Mechanics: Solids 9.30 Money Grows on Trees? 9.55 Arts: The Great
Exhibition 10.20 Nutrition and Digestion 10.45 Maths:
Volumes of Revolution 11.10
Open Forum Magazine: News and Views on Higher Education and the OU 11.35 Man-made

: Around Westminster

Sue MacGregor presents the weekly political review for the south and east, with a look at the work of the region's MPs. Reports from Kate Barker and Terry Dignan.


Unknown: Kate Barker
Unknown: Terry Dignan.

: Scrutiny

Parliamentary committees scrutinise the work of government. lain
MacWhirter asks how well they do their job as he presents the liveliest committee sessions and passes on news from the Committee Corridor.

: Introduction to Psychology

Personnel Selection
How psychologists help appoint the right people to the right jobs.

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Bob Wilson.
Provisional Timetable
1.30 Cricket; 3.40 Tennis
4.40 Cricket
England v West Indies Continued live coverage of the First Test from from Headingley.
(Further coverage at 11.45pm)
The men's final in the French Open
Championships from Paris. Between them,
Sweden's Bjorn Borg and Mats Wilander have won this title nine times.
Fellow countryman Stefan Edberg has yet to score. Commentary by Dan Maskell and Mark Cox.
Television presentation Cricket Keith Mackenzie


Introduced By: Bob Wilson.
Unknown: Bjorn Borg
Unknown: Mats Wilander
Unknown: Stefan Edberg
Commentary By: Dan Maskell
Commentary By: Mark Cox.
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie

: The Money Programme

Rory Cellan Jones reports on the battle for the lucrative world aircraft market.
Editor David Nissan


Unknown: Rory Cellan Jones
Editor: David Nissan

: Great Journeys

Eight travellers along the world's great highways.
Silver Tracks. Even today the 17th-century silver routes of Bolivia are perilous. From the cyanide-weeping rocks of the Potosi mines, along a trail strewn with strange myths, customs and cultures, songwriter Billy Bragg and broadcaster Andy Kershaw trace a route to Chile and the seaport of Arica.
Director Michael Houldey 0 BOOK: same title, L 16.00, from booksellers


Songwriter: Billy Bragg
Unknown: Andy Kershaw
Director: Michael Houldey

: Relative Values

The series investigating values in art asks if the west is getting a taste of its own medicine as Japan buys up European masterpieces. Altered States. Tonight's programme travels to three continents to look at art as an import/export business. Director Jake Auerbach
Executive producer Keith Alexander


Director: Jake Auerbach
Producer: Keith Alexander

: Building Sights

Personal reflections on the best of 20th-century British architecture.
County Arcade, Leeds.
Alan Bennett wanders through the exotic arcade designed by Frank Matcham in 1900. Director David Hinton
Producer Ruth Rosenthal


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Designed By: Frank Matcham
Director: David Hinton
Producer: Ruth Rosenthal

: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

John le Carre's 's classic story dramatised in seven parts by Arthur Hopcraft. Starring
Alec Guinness
6: Smiley has questioned Prideaux about his interrogation by the Russians. But he is even more interested to hear what happened when Prideaux returned to face questions in England.
Music composed and conducted by Geoffrey Burgon
Producer Jonathan Powell
Director John Irvin


Unknown: John Le Carre'S
Unknown: Arthur Hopcraft.
Unknown: Alec Guinness
Conducted By: Geoffrey Burgon
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Director: John Irvin
George Smiley: Alec Guinness
Jim Prideaux: Ian Bannen
Jerry Westerby: Joss Ackland
Toby Esterhase: Bernard Hepton
Peter Guillam: Michael Jayston
Lacon: Anthony Bate
Mendel: George Sewell
Ricki Tan: Hywel Bennett
Headmaster: John Wells
Headmaster's mother: Betty Hardy
Flemying-Smith: Guy Standeven
Roach: Duncan Jones
Spikely: Daniel Beecher
Linda: Jo Apted
Fawn: Alec Sabin

: Moviedrome: Something Wild

Alex Cox introduces another in the season of cult films.
First showing on network television for this nightmarish comedy starring Melanie Griffith, Jeff Daniels
When Charlie gets picked up by Lulu one lunchtime, he has no idea how far she'll take him into the wild world she inhabits. Directed by Jonathan Demme, whose recent chiller The Silence of the Lambs has found enormous success at the box office and critical acclaim.
COVER STORY: page 20
FILMS: pages 31-38


Introduces: Alex Cox
Unknown: Melanie Griffith
Unknown: Jeff Daniels
Directed By: Jonathan Demme
Audrey 'Lulu' Hankel: Melanie Griffith
Charles Driggs: Jeff Daniels
Ray Sinclair: Ray Liotta
Irene: Margaret Colin
Country Squire: Tracey Walter
Peaches: Dana Preu
Larry Dillman: Jack Gilpin
Irate chef: Charles Napier
Richard Graves: Robert Ridgely
Dottie: Sister Carol East

: Cricket: First Test

England v West Indies
Highlights of the fourth day's play from Headingley.
Introduced by Richie Benaud.


Introduced By: Richie Benaud.

: Dance Energy

Featuring Rebel MC, PM
Dawn and Yo Yo. Introduced by Normski.

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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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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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