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: Westminster

An update on parliamentary debates and issues.

: Daytime on 2

9.00 Tutorial Topics: New School

9.10 Standard Grade English: It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It!

9.30 Let's See: Risks and Hazards: Dealing with Bullies

9.45 You and Me: Day-dreaming

10.00 Mathscope: The Summer Fair

10.15 Over the Moon: Being Tidy

10.30 Global Environment: Down in the Dumps!

10.50 Mathsphere: Finding the Way?

11.10 Landmarks: Victorian Children: The Country Child

11.30 Soviet Union, and After: Steel Town

11.50 Job Bank: Women's Royal Army Corps

12.10 Sports Science: Faster, Faster!

12.30 Science in Action: Bridging the Gap

12.50 Teaching Today: Writing

1.20 The Adventures of Spot

1.25 What's Inside?

1.35 Crystal Tipps and Alistair

1.40 Music Time: Drummers (Stereo)

2.00 News and Weather
followed by You and Me

: Canvas

The Laughing Cavalier by painter Frans Hals.


Unknown: Frans Hals.

: Donovan the Diviner

In the last programme on water diviner Donovan Wilkins, his wife searches for the elusive rutting stands of deer - not by dowsing the ground but by dowsing a map.


Subject: Donovan Wilkins

: News; Weather

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

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Trivial Pursuit

Contestants battle for the most unusual prizes on television. WithRoryMcGrath.

: Behind the Headlines

Today, Jeffrey Archer and Tony Banks , MP present their opposing views of two of the week's hottest political issues.


Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Tony Banks

: Food and Drink

: To Trap a Spy

First film in an action-packed season featuring the witty and inventive "Man from UNCLE", Starring Robert Vaughn David McCallum
Intrepid UNCLE agent Napoleon Solo is determined to stop the evil Vulcan from orchestrating a dastardly assassination attempt.
FILMS: pages 49-56


Director: Don Medford
Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Vulcan: Fritz Weaver

: First Sight

Behind the region's headlines. Dear Children....
Two years ago, Pamela Green 's children were abducted by their Egyptian father. Since then, she has travelled to Cairo 11 times, been through more than 20 court hearings and almost lost her life in her struggle to be reunited with her children.
Tasneem Siddiqi follows her extraordinary quest. Producer Mike Mortimer
Executive producer Peter Lowe


Unknown: Pamela Green
Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi
Producer: Mike Mortimer
Producer: Peter Lowe

: The Victorian Flower Garden

Third of eight programmes.
How the Victorians improved the pansy and the sweet pea, and reproducing a design for a Victorian carpet bed. With
Peter Thoday and Harry Dodson. Producer Keith Sheather


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

: Top Gear

How Citroen's new XM Estate measures up to Audi's 100
Avant; the Ford Bronco is put through its paces in the mud at Millbrook; and a look at plans to charge drivers using the streets of Cambridge. Producer Ken Pollock
Executive producer Dennis Adams
●INFORMATION: new cardetails phone 0[number removed]. and second-hand car information 0[number removed](36p per minute cheap rate. 48p at other times).


Producer: Ken Pollock
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Murder Most Horrid

A new series of comedy films starring Dawn French
The Case of the Missing by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman. The local planning officer's head has been set in concrete by three hooded men in full view of 18 people on a number 49 bus. Overnight WPC Softly (Traffic Division) is mysteriously promoted to
Inspector to head the murder investigation. With
Bill Paterson , Timothy Spall ,
Stephen Frost and Peter Bland. Director Bob Spiers
Producer Jon Plowman
A TalkBack production for BBCtv ●COVER STORY: page 22


Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Nick Newman.
Unknown: Bill Paterson
Unknown: Timothy Spall
Unknown: Stephen Frost
Unknown: Peter Bland.
Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: Jon Plowman

: 40 Minutes Berlin Lights

Narva, a light bulb factory in East Berlin, once lit most of the eastern bloc, but its future now looks dim. Its new western boss sees eastern Europe as a unique business opportunity and plans to sack half the workforce, while a property speculator hopes to buy the company. Producer Peter Dale Editor Caroline Pick


Producer: Peter Dale
Editor: Caroline Pick

: TV

Six journeys through colour. 5: Yellow is.... summer sunshine, Hollywood blondes, cowards and poison. Producer Peter Simpson
Senes producer Andy Batten-Foster


Producer: Peter Simpson
Producer: Andy Batten-Foster

: Newsnight

With Sue Cameron.

: The Late Show


: 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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