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: Open University

Drifting Continents

: Westminster

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

: Daytime on 2

9.00 Tutorial Topics: Money

9.10 Standard Grade Studies: History - Are We More Permissive?

9.30 Ici Paris: L'Art et la technologie

9.45 You and Me: Green Fingers

10.00 Square 1: Volume

10.15 Over the Moon: Growing Things

10.30 Art Work: Point of View

10.50 Mathsphere: High Hopes and Up Up and Away

11.10 Landmarks: The Second World War: Defeat

11.30 Geography Programme: Oases in the Desert: Part 1

11.50 Topics: Far Away But Not Forgotten/If Only I Could

12.10 Let's See: Go 4 5

12.30 Science in Action: Great Stuff

12.50 Teaching Today: Teachers into Business and Industry: Partners in Education

1.20 Charlie Chalk

1.35 Pinny's House

1.40 Music Time: The Gardens

2.00 News and Weather

followed by You and Me

: Advice Shop

News, information and advice on rights, benefits and the law for consumers of welfare and public services.
0HELPLINE: telephonefree between
3.00-6.00pm on 0[number removed].

: News; Weather Followed by Westminster Live

Today's proceedings in Parliament, including Prime Minister's Question Time.

: Seabrook'sYear

Another Winter. Last in the series on a year in the life of Richard Seabrook , shepherd and freelance farm worker.


Unknown: Richard Seabrook

: Slow Boat from Surabaya

Last in the series examining aspects of life in south-east Asia. With Jack Pizzey.


Unknown: Jack Pizzey.

: Motorcycle Man

An impression of the world of the motorcyclist, for whom all roads lead to the Manx TT, the most challenging and dangerous road race in the world.

: Dying from Embarrassment

Testicular cancer, the most common form among young men, strikes one in 500 between the ages of 15 and 40. Prompt treatment is usually successful, yet embarrassment means many die unnecessarily. Producer John Coleman


Producer: John Coleman

: Where Pigeons Go to Die

First showing on network television for this heartwarming tale, written, directed by and starring the late Michael Landon
The many happy hours Hugh and grandfather Da (Art
Carney) spend together are threatened by Da's health. • FILMS: pages 38-41


Unknown: Michael Landon

: First Sight

A Burning Desire
Arson is to blame for around half of all fires and is responsible for over 2,000 deaths and serious injuries every year. Who are the fire raisers? And why are they using fire so destructively? Jayne Evans reports on pioneering work in one American city which may hold the solution to this problem in the south and east of England. Producer Ian Lilley
Executive producer Peter Lowe


Unknown: Jayne Evans
Producer: Ian Lilley
Producer: Peter Lowe

: Abroad in Britain

Another showing for the series dedicated to the proposition that the exotic begins at home. Brick and Mortars. Jonathan Meades finds out about camouflage, military memorials and army buildings. Producer Paul Bryers
Executive producer Clare Peterson • TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Jonathan Meades
Producer: Paul Bryers

: Top Gear

Should drivers be re-tested regularly once they reach a certain age? Plus test-driving Fiat's latest small car, the Cinquecento, and a new kind of football, Motaball. Producer Ken Pollock
Executive producer Dennis Adams
• CAR LINES: for this week's newcartest details phone 0[number removed]or for second-hand car information phone
089 1 -[number removed]. Calls cost 36p per minute cheap rate. 48p at other times.


Producer: Ken Pollock
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Red Dwarf V: Demons and Angels

Spage-age comedy written by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor.
Starring Chris Barrie, Craig Charles.
The crew encounter evil doppelgangers.

A Grant Naylor production for BBCtv
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: page 888)


Writer: Rob Grant
Writer: Doug Naylor
Producer: Hilary Bevan Jones
Rimmer: Chris Barrie
Lister: Craig Charles

: War Stories

Personal views of the Falklands conflict from those whose lives it changed.
Defence Correspondent
Ian Mather. Sent to Argentina to cover the Falklands War,
Ian Mather was arrested and jailed as a suspected spy. For this programme he returned to
Argentina to revisit his prison cell and meet the men who locked him up. He also defends the British disinformation tactics which confused the Argentine military. Director Peter Bate
Series producer Peter Grimsdale An Observer production for BBCtv


Unknown: Ian Mather.
Unknown: Ian Mather
Director: Peter Bate
Producer: Peter Grimsdale

: The Nicholas Craig Masterclass

Starring Nigel Planer A Roving Commission
Techniques for the ultimate TV travel performance. With
Michael Palin , Miles Kington and Michael Wood.
Written by Christopher Douglas Directors Janet FraserCrook and Christopher Douglas Producer Caroline Wright


Unknown: Nigel Planer
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Michael Wood.
Written By: Christopher Douglas
Directors: Janet Frasercrook
Directors: Christopher Douglas
Producer: Caroline Wright

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: The Late Show

Arts and media news.

: Weatherview

: Open University

12.00 Weekend Outlook: Open University preview 12.05 Physics:
Energy to Go Round

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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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