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: News

: The Travel Show Traveller

John Thirlwell 's personal view of Bodrum in Turkey.


Unknown: John Thirlwell

: Health Farm

A look at Henlow Grange Health Farm and what its visitors do to lose weight.

: Daytime on 2

9.00 Quinze Minutes: A Table

9.15 Teaching Today: Search Out Science

9.45 Watch: Families: Growing Up

10.00 Look and Read: Through the Dragon's Eye

10.20 Around Scotland: Unit 2: Clearances

10.40 Into Music: Unit 2: Patterns (Stereo)

11.00 Let's See: Unit 2: Animal Rights

11.15 English Express: Fact Finders

11.35 TV6: Out of the Doll's House: From Corset to Comfort

12.00 English File: Unit 2: Language and Power

12.30 Scene: A Girl's Gang

1.00 Standard Grade Physical Education: Thinking it Out

1.20 The Brollys

1.35 Crystal Tipps and Alistair

1.40 English Time: For and Against: Talking Posh

2.00 News and Weather
followed by Words and Pictures: Johnny-Cake

: Conservative Party Conference

Prime Minister John Major makes his first speech as party leader to the last conference before he calls the general election. Presented by Donald MacCormick and Vivian White with Ian Smith.


Unknown: John Major
Presented By: Donald MacCormick
Presented By: Vivian White
Unknown: Ian Smith.

: Sport on Friday

Continued from BBC1.
Further coverage of the quarter-finals from St Andrews.
From Ascot.
4.15 Moss Bros Stakes
(Handicap, 1 1/4m).
Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Jimmy Lindley.
Show Jumping
Action from Wembley Arena of the Horse of the Year Show.
Commentary by Raymond Brooks-Ward and Stephen Hadley. Producer Mark Wilkin Editor Philip Bernie


Unknown: St Andrews.
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley.
Unknown: Wembley Arena
Commentary By: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Commentary By: Stephen Hadley.
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Editor: Philip Bernie

: Top Gear

: Thunderbirds

Gerry Anderson 's classic 'supermarionation' series. Sun Probe. International
Rescue helps a spaceship on a collision course with the sun.


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: Supersense

The six-part documentary series that looks at the world from the animal's angle.
4: Super Scents. For many animals, smell is the most important sense.
Written and produced by John Downer
BBC VIDEOS: 114.99 from retailers


Produced By: John Downer

: Bilko: Bilko's Small Car

Comedy starring Phil Silvers.

Bilko converts an army jeep into a foreign-looking car.


Bilko: Phil Silvers

: What the Papers Say

John Sweeney of The Observer looks at the week's events.
A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: John Sweeney

: Public Eye

Return of the investigative series.
Children Leaving Care - a False Dawn?
Every year thousands of children leave council care and face the shock of a new life without a job, a home or regular support. The Children Act which comes into force next week offers them hope, as councils will legally be forced to assist children leaving care. But will councils fulfil their new responsibilities? With Jenny Cuffe and Peter Taylor. Producer Francesca O'Brien Editor Nigel Chapman


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Unknown: Peter Taylor.
Producer: Francesca O'Brien
Editor: Nigel Chapman

: Dream Gardens

A series of six film essays about inspirational gardens. 2: Long Live the Weeds....
Writer Richard Mabey traces the development of the wild garden from stately Gravetye Manor to Ken Livingstone 's garden in north London. Producer Andrew Gosling
Executive producer Tony Laryea
A Catalyst Television production for BBCtv 0 GARDENING: page 15


Unknown: Richard Mabey
Unknown: Ken Livingstone
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
2: The Triumphant
Inauguration of a Municipal Amenity. The mayor organises a wine festival in the little French village. Narrated by Peter Ustinov.
From the novel by Gabriel Chevallier Producer Michael Mills


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

: The Power and the Glory

The story of motor racing. 2: The Road Racers.
Millie Miglia , Targa Florio , Carrera Pan Americana - the names of the great road races have disappeared from the racing calendar, but they still evoke the history of motor racing at its most full-blooded. But as the power and speed of cars rose, so did the death toll of drivers and spectators. The sport was banned in the 1950s. Today's alternatives include racing in the Mexican deserts. Narrated by Philip Tibenham. Producer John Bird
Executive producer Ivan Rendall A John Gau production for BBCtv • STEREO


Unknown: Millie Miglia
Unknown: Targa Florio
Unknown: Philip Tibenham.
Producer: Ivan Rendall
Unknown: John Gau

: Have I Got News for You?

Comedy news quiz hosted by Angus Deayton with Ian Hislop and Paul Merton , plus guests Alan Coren (of The
Times) and Tony Slattery (of Whose Line Is It Anyway?). Producer Harry Thompson
A Hat Trick production for BBCtv 0 STEREO


Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Tony Slattery
Producer: Harry Thompson

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: * Mystery Train

Schlock horror! A new series for red-eyed addicts of appalling B-movie 'masterpieces'.
Each week revives the naked terror of 50s frighteners by such masters of the art as Samuel Z Arkoff ,
Roger Corman and Edward L Cahn
(tremble at The Attack of the 50 Foot Woman: 'a female colossus.... her mountainous torso ... skyscraper limbs ... giant desires!').
There are more fearful thrills in continuing episodes of 70s cult The Night Stalker. Bizarre and brilliant contemporary animation and shorts bring much-needed relief.
Hosted by Richard O'Brien , creator of The Rocky Horror Show and presenter of The Crystal Maze.
11.20pm* The Night Stalker - the Werewolf Carl Kolchak is a journalist who specialises in horrific and supernatural cases. This week he covers the last cruise of a grand old luxury liner and watches as it turns into a voyage of terror. Director Allen Baron
12.05am* He Was Once
The strange tale of a boy, a bear and an ear.
Written and directed by Mary Hestand
12.25am* The Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
The first showing on network television of this legendary B-movie, about a wealthy woman who runs into aliens in the desert and grows to giant size. Enraged by her husband's philandering she goes on the rampage. Director Nathan Hertz
0 FILMS: pages 39-44


Unknown: Samuel Z Arkoff
Unknown: Roger Corman
Unknown: Edward L Cahn
Unknown: Richard O'Brien
Unknown: Richard O'Brien
Unknown: Werewolf Carl Kolchak
Director: Allen Baron
Directed By: Mary Hestand
Director: Nathan Hertz

: Weatherview

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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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