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: Westminster

An update on the latest parliamentary debates.

: Daytime on 2

9:00 Quinze Minutes

9:15 Teaching Today: Zig Zag - the Saga of Class 2's Project

9:45 Watch: Food - Going Bad

10:00 Look and Read: Through the Dragon's Eye - Danger on High!

10:20 Around Scotland: Health Education - Just a Habit

10:40 Into Music: Performance - Preparation (Stereo)

11:00 Let's See: Risks and Hazards - Going to Hospital

11:15 English Express: Who-Me? - Lies and Accusations

11:35 TV6: Horizon - Emerging Viruses

12:00 English File: Analysing Language - Professional Boxers

12:30 Scene: Heroes and Hero Worship

1:00 Standard Grade English: Two Languages

1:20 The Brollys

1:35 Crystal Tipps and Alistair

1:40 English Time: Writing

2:00 News and Weather
followed by Words and Pictures: On the Way Home

: Sport on Friday

Introduced by Helen Rollason. Golf
The Canon Shoot Out from
Wentworth. Ten top players, including Woosnam, Faldo,
Ballesteros and Olazabal, play nine holes of sudden death golf. One man drops out at each hole, with the survivor claiming the bulk of the E25,000 prize fund, which is shared between the competitors' nominated charities. Commentary by Peter Alliss and Steve Rider.
A full roundup of the first round action in the FA Cup. Producer Mark Wilkin Editor Philip Bernie Including at
3.00pm News; Weather


Introduced By: Helen Rollason.
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Steve Rider.
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Editor: Philip Bernie

: Catchword

Popular word game.

: Out of Sight

Documentary about how two people with mental health problems were both consigned to prison.

: Behind the Headlines

Shayama Perera talks to people in the news.


Talks: Shayama Perera

: Top Gear

: Thunderbirds

Terror in New York. An attempt to move the Empire State Building hits trouble. ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: Delia Smith's Christmas

Six-part guide to traditional Christmas cooking.
2: Desserts and wines. Producer Jayne Owens
Recipe details on Ceefax page 617 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Producer: Jayne Owens

: Bilko

Weekend Colonel. The sergeant finds a double of Colonel Hall.

: What the Papers Say

With Nigella Lawson.
A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Nigella Lawson.

: Public Eye

Animal Liberation - the Human Cost
This year militant animal rights activists have damaged property and threatened lives on an unprecedented scale. Mike Embley investigates. Producer Lesley'Bonner Editor Nigel Chapman


Unknown: Mike Embley
Editor: Nigel Chapman

: Cats

The second of a five-part series presented by Roger Tabor.
A Love-Hate Affair. Revered as a god by the Pharaohs, the cat arrived in Britain with the Romans. But later it had to endure centuries of persecution and torture, a victim of its association with the old pagan religions. The cat had not changed - only people's perception of this solitary, promiscuous hunter of the night, whose light-reflective eyes and screeching voice were thought to be signs of the devil. Producer Dick Meadows


Presented By: Roger Tabor.
Producer: Dick Meadows

: Clochemerle

Vintage comedy in nine parts starring Cyril Cusack
Roy Dotrice , Wendy Hiller 8: The Dreaded Arrival of Captain Tardivaux. An army captain seeks solace in the arms of the innkeeper's wife.
Narrated by Peter Ustinov. Producer Michael Mills


Unknown: Cyril Cusack
Unknown: Roy Dotrice
Unknown: Wendy Hiller
Unknown: Peter Ustinov.
Producer: Michael Mills

: The Power and the Glory

The story of motor racing. Forests Deep, Mountains High. Rallying began as a genteel amateur sport for those with a sense of adventure - today it is highly competitive, with special cars, large back-up teams and professional drivers. Producer Michael Schooley
Executive producer Ivan Rendall A John Gau production for BBCtv ● STEREO


Producer: Michael Schooley
Producer: Ivan Rendall
Unknown: John Gau

: Have I Got News for You

Hosted by Angus Deayton.
With team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton. Tonight's guests are Ken Livingstone, MP, and Richard Ingrams.

A Hat Trick production for BBCtv


Presenter: Angus Deayton
Team captain: Ian Hislop
Team captain: Paul Merton
Panellist: Ken Livingstone
Panellist: Richard Ingrams
Producer: Harry Thompson

: Newsnight

With Sue Cameron.

: Scrutiny

lain MacWhirter follows the parliamentary committees. Producer Jenny Davies Editor Liz Holden


Producer: Jenny Davies
Editor: Liz Holden

: Mystery Train

More late-night shockers.

: * The Night Stalker

They Have Been - They Are - They Will Be.... Kolchak discovers an alien invasion.

: * An Inside Job

An animated nightmare about a visit to the dentist.

: * The Brain Eaters

A craft drills its way up from the earth's core, full of hideous creatures.
Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek's Mr Spock ) makes an early appearance as an alien.
Director Bruno VeSota * FILMS: pages 55-62


Unknown: Leonard Nimoy
Unknown: Mr Spock

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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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