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: Westminster

An update on the latest debates and issues raised in Parliament.

: Daytime on 2

9.00 Tutorial Topics: People Talk

9.10 Standard Grade English: The Language of Laughs
Analysing and illustrating Scottish humour.

9.30 Let's See: Risks and Hazards: Stay Safe
How to react to strangers.

9.45 You and Me

10.00 Mathscope: Time and Travel

10.15 Over the Moon

10.30 The Global Environment: A Breath of Fresh Air
Air pollution and the struggle for clean air in Mexico City and northern Europe.

10.50 Mathsphere: What Luck

11.10 Landmarks: Victorian Children: Queen Victoria's Children
How their lives contrasted with children forced to work.

11.30 Soviet Union - and After: Siberian Riches
An engineer at a wood pulp factory voices concern for the environment.

11.50 Job Bank: Forestry Work; Nature Conservation

12.10 Sports Science: The Energy Machine
How to balance a body's energy supply with its output.

12.30 Science in Action: Body Machine

12.50 Teaching Today: Reading
Pupils discuss a Blake poem.

1.20 The Adventures of Spot

1.25 What's Inside

1.35 Jimbo and the Jet Set

1.40 Music Time: Loud and Quiet (Stereo)

2.00 News and Weather
followed by You and Me

: Searching for a Miracle

The story of a family on a pilgrimage to Lourdes.

: News; Weather

Followed by Westminster Live
Prime Minister's Questions and other Parliamentary highlights.

: World Scrabble Championship

Highlights introduced by Alan Coren with comment from
Darryl Francis.


Introduced By: Alan Coren
Unknown: Darryl Francis.

: Trivial Pursuit

A knockout competition.
Presented by Rory McGrath.


Presented By: Rory McGrath.

: Donovan the Diviner

In the first of three programmes, Cornish water diviner Donovan Wilkins and his family try and find water for a thirsty dairy herd.


Unknown: Donovan Wilkins

: Food and Drink

: War of the Worlds

Screen adaptation of H G Wells's classic novel, starring Gene Barry Ann Robinson
The Close Encountersseason continues with the story of the earth in peril from ruthless aliens bent on total destruction.
Director Byron Haskin • FILMS: pages 55-60


Unknown: Gene Barry
Unknown: Ann Robinson
Director: Byron Haskin
Dr Clayton Forrester: Gene Barry
Sylvia Van Buren: Ann Robinson
Gen Mann: Les Tremayne
DrPryor: Robert Cornthwaite
Commentator: Cedric Hardwicke

: Animation Now

The Crow and the Canary. A boy learns to respect his elders.

: Southern Eye

Examining the issues and events affecting people living in the south.

: First Sight

Behind the region's headlines. A Borderline Question
A frontier-free Europe will soon be reality - and the south east stands in the front line for change. Jobs at ports are under threat, but there will be far wider implications.
Christopher Capron asks whether the lowering of trade barriers might aid crime. Producer Sally Blenktnsop
A Capron production for BBCtv


Unknown: Christopher Capron
Producer: Sally Blenktnsop

: The Victorian Flower Garden

Second of eight programmes. The excitement of the first plant collectors is relived at
Chilton as Harry Dodson awaits his new arrivals - banana and grevillea for the tropical Stove House, insect-eating bog plants and a collection of delicate auriculas. With Peter Thoday. Producer Keith Sheather • STEREO


Unknown: Harry Dodson
Unknown: Peter Thoday.
Producer: Keith Sheather

: Top Gear

In this week's edition: a report on car auctions; a profile of Francine Bogg , the winner of this year's Radio Times Rally Quest Competition, and a test drive in the new Honda Civic.
Producer Jon Bentley
Executive producer Dennis Adams 0 CAR LINE: ring 0[number removed]for information on this week's new cartest; and 0[number removed]for information on secondhand cars. Call costs 36p per minute cheap rate. 48p other times.


Unknown: Francine Bogg
Producer: Jon Bentley
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Alexei Sayle's Stuff

Last in the comedy series. Director/Producer Marcus Mortimer • STEREO

: 40 Minutes

Anyone for Tennis?
A quirky picture of the Muswell Hill United Reformed Church
Lawn Tennis Club's triumphs and disasters in the summer of 91. Producer John Pitman Editor Caroline Pick
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 0 FEATURE: page 35


Producer: John Pitman
Editor: Caroline Pick

: TV

Six journeys through colour. 4: Green is.... envy, environmental issues and men from Mars. With Jonathon Porritt and David Bellamy. Producer Julia Simmons
Series producer Andy Batten-Foster


Unknown: Jonathon Porritt
Unknown: David Bellamy.
Producer: Julia Simmons
Producer: Andy Batten-Foster

: Newsnight

Stories behind the news.

: The Late Show


: Weatherview

: By-election Special

David Dimbleby , Kirsty Wark and Vivian White report on the parliamentary by-election results in the contested seats of Kincardine and Deeside,
Langbaurgh and Hémsworth. Editor Peter Horrocks


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Unknown: Vivian White
Editor: Peter Horrocks

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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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