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: Six Faces of Royalty

To what extent do portraits of royalty reveal character? With Sir Roy Strong.


Unknown: Sir Roy Strong.

: Picnic at Gannet Rock

It is a big day for the Channel
Islands' Alderney Cricket Club when the Australian Aborigine cricket team come to play.

: Daytime on 2

9.00 Snap! - People and Places (Teletext)

9.10 Standard Grade English - Telling a Story

9.30 Let's See: Animal Rights - Skin Deep

9.45 You and Me - A Silly Day

10.00 Mathscope - Shops and Supermarkets

10.15 Over the Moon - Hallowe'en

10.30 The Global Environment - Power for the People

10.50 Mathsphere - The Same Again?

11.10 Landmarks: Victorian Children - A Victorian Day

11.30 Soviet Union - And After: Moscow

11.50 Job Bank - Dental Surgery Assistant

12.10 Sports Science - Fully Fit

12.30 Science in Action - Space Ship Earth

12.50 Teaching Today - Language in the National Curriculum: Talk

1.20 The Adventures of Spot

1.25 What's Inside?

1.35 Jimbo and the Jet Set

1.40 Music Time - Voices (Stereo)

2.00 News and Weather
followed by You and Me - A Silly Day

: Byways

A Song for Every Season. Bob
Copper in the Sussex Downs.

: Westminster Live

Live coverage of the beginning of the Commons debate on the Queen's Speech. Opposition criticism of the legislative programme is led by the Rt Hon Neil Kinnock , MP, while the Government's plans are defended by the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon John Major , MP.
Liberal Democrat leader, the Rt Hon Paddy Ashdown , MP, will then give his party's response. Commentary by Brian Curtois. Editor James Leaton Gray
Including at
3.00pm* News; Weather


Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Unknown: John Major
Unknown: Paddy Ashdown
Commentary By: Brian Curtois.
Editor: James Leaton Gray

: Trivial Pursuit

Contestants battle for unusual prizes. With Rory McGrath.


Unknown: Rory McGrath.

: Food and Drink

: The Land That Time Forgot

Doug McClure
Sci-fi adventure set in the First
World War and based on a novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs. For the first time on British television, and as part of Deaf Awareness Week, this film will be subtitled and interpreted in British Sign Language.
Director Kevin Connor
• TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 • FILMS: pages 45-52


Unknown: Doug McClure
Novel By: Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Bowen Tyler: Doug McClure
Captain Von Schoenvorts: John McEnery
LisaClayton: Susan Penhalicon
Bradley: Keith Barron
Dietz: Anthony Ainley
Barg: Godfrey James
Ahm: Bobby Parr
Olson: Declan Mulholland

: First Sight

The stories behind the headlines in the south and east.
The Red Revolution
For 60 years London's familiar red buses have been run by London Transport. Now, government deregulation proposals could mean a multi-coloured free-for-all on the capital's bus routes. Vivian White asks whether competition really leads to lower fares and better services and examines whether critics' fears of a return to the bus wars of the 1920s are justified. ProducerTony Chapman
Executive producei Peter Lowe


Unknown: Vivian White
Unknown: Peter Lowe

: The Victorian Flower Garden

First of eight programmes.
The treasures of a bygone age are re-created when
Harry Dodson prepares a Victorian tropical house, rose house and herbaceous border to receive the beautiful flowers and plants grown by the Victorians. Producer Keith Sheather • STEREO
• FEATURE: page 34


Unknown: Harry Dodson
Producer: Keith Sheather

: Top Gear

News from the Motorcycle
Show at the NEC; a road test on the new Ginetta G33 V8 two-seater sports car; and the risks lone women drivers may run when they break down. Producer Ken Pollock
Executive producer Dennis Adams • COMPETITI0N:page 18


Producer: Ken Pollock
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Alexel Sayle's Stuff

More anarchic comedy with Alexei Sayle , Owen Brenman , Angus Deayton , Tony Millan and Jan Ravens.
Director/Producer Marcus Mortimer * STEREO


Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Owen Brenman
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Tony Millan
Unknown: Jan Ravens.
Producer: Marcus Mortimer

: 40 Minutes Autogeddon

Jeremy Irons , winner of this year's Oscar for best actor, performs a new poem by Heathcote Williams , author of the bestselling Whale Nation. The poem gives ironic voice to our deathly love affair with the car, cause of "the third world war that nobody bothered to declare". The screen is filled with apocalyptic images of the civilised man's joy ride to destruction.
Director John Hay Editoi Cat oline Pick


Unknown: Jeremy Irons
Unknown: Heathcote Williams
Director: John Hay

: TV

Six journeys through colour.
3: Red is... blood, passion, sex and Father Christmas.
Producer Peter Simpson
Series producer Andy Batten-Foster


Producer: Peter Simpson
Producer: Andy Batten-Foster

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: The Late Show

Arts and media magazine. • STEREO

: 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.

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.

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