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: Sam Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Antiques at Home

Michael Newman visits a manor house in Blisland on Cornwall's Bodmin Moor.


Unknown: Michael Newman

: Daytime on 2

Programmes for young people - some may not be suitable for the very young, though the 9.45am and 2.00pm slots are for pre-school infants. Repeats are not separately indicated.

9.00 Tutorial Topics: People Talk

9.10 Lernexpress: Munchen stellt sich vor

9.25 Mathsphere: Face Value; A Circular Argument (Stereo)

9.45 Storytime: Dogs!

10.00 Square 1: Probability

10.18 Music Time: The Castle (Stereo)

10.40 Topics: It's Your Concern; What Are You Good At? (Stereo)

11.00 Zig Zag: Germany

11.22 Thinkabout Science: Mirror Image (Stereo)

11.35 Short Circuit: The Black Desert (Stereo)

11.55 The Geography Programme: The Retail Chain

12.15pm History File: Suez

12.35 Lifeschool: It's Up to You

1.00 Science in Action: Bumper to Bumper

1.20 Jimbo and the Jet Set

1.25 Penny Crayon

1.35 Crystal Tipps and Alistair

1.40 Landmarks: The Gateway to the North

2.00 News and Weather; Storytime

: Bitten by the Bug

The Moving Story of Insects
Athletic feats in the insect world.

: News; Weather

Followed by Songs of Praise

: I Could Do That

An office catering business.

: News; Weather

and Regional News; Weather

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia. ● STEREO


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Fatal Attraction

A report on trespassing and vandalism on the railways and the terrible cost in life, damage and loss of business.

: Film 92 with Barry Norman


: A Question of Sport


: 100 Great Sporting Moments

Torvill and Dean- 1982
Their world championship free-dance programme.
Series producer Jeff Goddard (Rpt;


Producer: Jeff Goddard


Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Working It Out. Hilary's dead against going out with Jazz. With Will Smith and guest appearances by fellow rap stars Queen Latifah and DJ Jazzy Jeff.
7.05pm Open to Question Tom Sutherland , the Scots-born American hostage, released from captivity in the Lebanon late last year, faces questioning from an audience of young people. With John Kelly. Director Gerry Stembridge Producer Clare Sillery


Unknown: Jazzy Jeff.
Unknown: Tom Sutherland
Unknown: John Kelly.
Director: Gerry Stembridge
Producer: Clare Sillery

: Voices from the Past

A series of early sound films.
Siege of the South - Antarctica 1929. "Through the magic of sound-photography you will voyage with my party aboard the Discovery and explore land where no human foot has trod."
Polar explorer
Sir Douglas Mawson introduces his account of a voyage to Antarctica.
Narrated and produced by Frank Hurley Series editor Richard Robinson


Introduces: Sir Douglas Mawson
Produced By: Frank Hurley
Editor: Richard Robinson

: Horizon

In Search of the "Noble Savage" The modern world has sought to depict "primitive peoples" as the original environmentalists. Is this view of the "noble savage" fact or fiction? This programme looks at the ecological track record of the North American Indians.
Written and produced by David Malone Series editor Jana Bennett
● TRANSCRIPT: send cheque for £2.00, payable to BSS, to[address removed].
* WORLD MAGAZINE: the February issue includes a feature on "The Myth of the Ecological Indian" and costs £2. 00. from newsagents.


Produced By: David Malone
Editor: Jana Bennett

: Arena

Desert Island Discs
In the company of the Prime Minister, the Desert Island's special 50th anniversary castaway, Sue Lawley introduces another chance to see the Arena programme first shown in 1982 to celebrate the radio series's 40th birthday.
It features the originator of the series, the late Roy Plomley.
From his desert island in Ealing Film Studios, he ponders loneliness, luxury, music and DIY with castaways including Arthur Askey (Plomley's first guest in 1942), Russell Harty , Trevor Brooking , Frankie Howerd , the Lord Mayor of London and Paul McCartney , the 40th anniversary guest. Director Anthony Wall
Producer Alan Yentob ● FEATURE: page 20


Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Russell Harty
Unknown: Trevor Brooking
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Paul McCartney
Director: Anthony Wall
Producer: Alan Yentob

: The Lunch Date

An Oscar-winning short film in which a woman is about to board her train.
Director Adam Davidson (6/w. Rpt)


Director: Adam Davidson

: The Pall Bearer's Revue

Comedy and magic with Jerry Sadowitz and Dreenagh Darrell. Director Stephen Stewart Producer Jamie Rix ● STEREO


Unknown: Jerry Sadowitz
Director: Stephen Stewart
Producer: Jamie Rix

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: The Late Show

The arts and media show.

: Behind the Headlines

Jane Corbin discusses national and international issues.
Editor Charles Miller


Unknown: Jane Corbin
Editor: Charles Miller

: 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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