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: Open University

The Search for the W and Z

: News

: The Travel Show UK Mini Guides

A look at Whitby in North Yorkshire.

: The Shogun Inheritance: The Palace of the Dragon King

Second of a six-part series. How Tokyo's red-light district was once an area for actors and artists.

: Daytime on Two

9.00 Quinze Minutes

9.15 Teaching Today

9.45 Watch

10.00 Look and Read

10.20 Around Scotland: Finding Your Way

10.40 Into Music (Stereo)

11.00 Let's See

11.15 English Express

11.35 TV6: Out of the Doll's House

12.00 English File

12.30 Scene

1.00 Standard Grade Physical Education

1.20 The Brollys

1.35 Crystal Tipps and Alistair

1.40 English Time

2.00 News and Weather
followed by Words and Pictures

: Holiday Outings

The Isles of Scilly.

: Jealousy

Documentary on an emotion which makes lives hell. * TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: News and Weather, followed by: Rain Forest

A National Geographic film showing unusual wildlife in an untouched habitat.

: Encore

Celebrated writer W Somerset Maugham introduces dramatisations of three of his short stories.
The Ant and the Grasshopper
Tom invents new ways to sponge off his brother.
Winter Cruise
A spinster drives the crew of a cargo ship to distraction.
Gigolo and Gigolette
Standing high on a platform about to dive into a pool of flames, a cabaret artist loses her nerve. With Glynis Johns.
Directors Pat Jackson, Anthony Pelissier and Harold French
0 FILMS: pages 41-48


Unknown: Grasshopper Tom
Unknown: Glynis Johns.
Directors: Pat Jackson.
Directors: Anthony Pelissier

: Top Gear

Featuring drag racing.

: Thunderbirds

Gerry Anderson 's classic Supermarionation series. City of Fire. A 350-storey tower becomes an inferno.


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: Supersense

Asix-part look at the world from an animal's angle.
3: Sound Sense. Enter strange sound worlds where elephant conversations are pitched below our hearing and whales call across oceans.
Producer John Downer
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● NATURE: page 8


Producer: John Downer

: Bilko: Ritzik Goes Civilian

Starring Phil Silvers

Emma Ritzik wants her husband to leave the army.


Bilko: Phil Silvers

: What the Papers Say

With Anthony Howard. A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Anthony Howard.

: Caribbean Connection

Former detective Chris Moyse returns to the British Virgin Islands, where he was a drugs intelligence officer for more than two years, to give his views on the fight against cocaine smugglers. Producer Jim McDougall


Unknown: Chris Moyse
Producer: Jim McDougall

: Dream Gardens

A series of six film essays about inspirational gardens.
Monet's Passion. Molly Parkin takes her brushes and easel to
Giverny, in north west France, where impressionist painter Claude Monet spent 40 years creating his garden. Art historian John House compares Monet's garden paintings with views of the garden today, while Stephen Lacey takes a horticultural view. With Leo McKern as the voice of Monet.
Producer Andrew Gosling
Executive producer Tony Laryea
A Catalyst Television production for BBCtv ● GARDENING: page 14


Unknown: Molly Parkin
Unknown: Claude Monet
Unknown: Stephen Lacey
Unknown: Leo McKern
Producer: Andrew Gosling
Producer: Tony Laryea

: Clochemerle

Vintage comedy adapted by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson in nine parts, starring
Cyril Cusack , Roy Dotrice Wendy Hiller
1: The Magnificent Idea of Barthelemy Piechut. Richly matured since its first showing 18 years ago, this comedy concerns the brouhaha caused by the building of a public pissoir in a French village.
From the novel by Gabriel Chevallier Producer Michael Mills 0 DRAMA: page 5


Adapted By: Ray Galton
Adapted By: Alan Simpson
Unknown: Cyril Cusack
Unknown: Roy Dotrice
Unknown: Wendy Hiller
Unknown: Barthelemy Piechut.
Novel By: Gabriel Chevallier
Producer: Michael Mills

: The Power and the Glory

The fascinating story of motor racing.
1: The Fastest Men on Earth The first Grand Prix was won
85 years ago at 73mph. This year's Indianapolis winner averaged 176mph.
Producer Michael Schooley
Executive producer Ivan Rendall 0 STEREO


Producer: Michael Schooley
Producer: Ivan Rendall

: Have I Got News for You?

Comedy news quiz hosted by Angus Deayton, with captains Ian Hislop (editor of Private Eye) and Paul Merton (of Whose Line Is It Anyway?), plus actress Sandi Toksvig and Punch editor David Thomas.

A Hat Trick production for BBCtv


Presenter: Angus Deayton
Team captain: Ian Hislop
Team captain: Paul Merton
Guest: Sandi Toksvig
Guest: David Thomas
Producer: Harry Thompson

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

: Good Morning

Continuing the Made in Japan season. Two boys told to be quiet by their father take him at his word. In
Japanese with English subtitles. Director Yasujiro Ozu
0 FILMS: pages 41-48


Director: Yasujiro Ozu

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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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