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: Open University

Arts: The Great Exhibition

: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Reviving Antiques

John FitzMaurice Mills shows how to care for swords. 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: Daytime on 2

9.05Tomorrowthe World: My Compliments - showing appreciation of friends and family (Teletext) 9.15TeachingToday: Religious Education - Collective Worship in Schools 9.45 Watch: Seashore - Rock Pools - a visit to the Isle of Wight 10.00 Square 1: The Case of the Willing Parrot - including "Mathnet", a drama serial for mathematicians 10.20 Save a Life: Choking (Teletext) 10.30 Into Print: What's in a Book ? - how desktop publishing has enabled writers to get into print more easily
11.00 Movable Feasts: The
MorningAfter- how Ukrainians spend Easter 11.15 Lernexpress: Die Schule - a day in the life of a German school, including eavesdropping on English and music lessons 11.30 Japanese Language and People: All in the Family - Japanese family life, plus the architecture of a traditional
Japanese home and an outsider's view by an American expatriate
12.00 English File: Leaving Home (stereo; 12.30 Scene: The Journey - exploring teenage depression (Stereo) 1.00 Science Topics:
Biotechnology - use of microbes
1.20 Brum: Brum and the Magician
1.30 The Adventures of Spot 1.35 Crystal Tipps and Alistair 1.40 Zig Zag: Tales from Europe -
Czechoslovakia - puppet traditions (with subtitles) 2.00 News and Weather, followed by Words and Pictures: If I Were a Crocodile

: Weekend Outlook

Open University preview.

: Cricket: First Test

England v Pakistan Live coverage of this afternoon's play. Introduced by Tony Lewis , with commentary by Richie Benaud ,
Ray Illingworth , Geoffrey Boycott , Jack Bannister and Asif Iqbal. (Highlights at 12.05am) ● STEREO
Including at
3.00pm News; Weather


Introduced By: Tony Lewis
Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Ray Illingworth
Commentary By: Geoffrey Boycott
Commentary By: Jack Bannister
Commentary By: Asif Iqbal.

: News; Weather

and Regional News; Weather

: Gymnastics

Highlights of the Daily Mirror/ Sunday Mirror Champions All from the National Indoor
Arena, Birmingham.
Commentary by Barry Davies and Mitch Fenner.


Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: Mitch Fenner.

: Spain on a Plate

A five-part series about the food of Spain.
4: Castile. Tapas and roast lamb are served up as Maria Jose
Sevilla continues her journey. Producer Dick Foster
●TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● RECIPES: see Ceefax page 624 ● COMPETITION: page 17


Unknown: Maria Jose
Producer: Dick Foster

: Dance House

Gary Lambert performs his own solo dance, with a score by John Marc Gowans , that reflects on life in a big city. Director Peter Mumford ● STEREO


Unknown: Gary Lambert
Unknown: John Marc Gowans
Director: Peter Mumford

: Public Eye

Testing, Testing
Some schools that have opted out of local authority control are planning to reintroduce selection tests for 11-year-olds. Remaining comprehensive schools fear this could turn them into the secondary-modems of the 90s if the best pupils are creamed off. Peter Taylor reports.
Producer Fiona Macbeth Editor Peter Horrocks


Unknown: Peter Taylor
Producer: Fiona MacBeth
Editor: Peter Horrocks

: Gardeners' World

Liz Rigbey continues her search for the lost
Gertrude Jekyll garden in south London. Series producer Rosemary Forgan Executive producer Tony Laryea
A Catalyst Television production for BBCtv ● GARDENING: page 16


Unknown: Liz Rigbey
Unknown: Gertrude Jekyll
Producer: Rosemary Forgan
Producer: Tony Laryea

: RoryBremner

More comedy and impressions. Director Sean Hardie
Producer Geoff Atkinson ● STEREO


Director: Sean Hardie
Producer: Geoff Atkinson

: Words on Film

A series of six personal documentaries written by contemporary poets, part of the Commissions and Collaborations season.

"For the poets there was the challenge of writing the equivalent of an epic while, for the directors, there was the sometimes difficult discipline of allowing the poetry to inform the direction," says series producer Peter Symes.
Devices of Detachment
Damian Gorman looks at the violence in Northern Ireland, and at the way this has numbed the people of the Province.
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: p 888)
Booklet: for the written verse from this series send a cheque or postal order for £3.50 payable to BBC tv to [address removed]


Producer: Peter Symes.
Unknown: Damian Gorman
Director: Hugh Thomson

: Have I Got News for You

Comedy news quiz hosted by Angus Deayton , with team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton , plus Griff Rhys Jones. Producer Harry Thompson
A Hat Trick production for BBCtv ● STEREO


Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones.
Producer: Harry Thompson

: Newsnight

With Sue Cameron and Francine Stock.


Unknown: Francine Stock.

: What the Papers Say

The week's press.
A Granada production for BBCtv

: Scrutiny

Coverage of Parliament. Editor Geoffrey Sumner


Editor: Geoffrey Sumner

: Weatherview

: Cricket

Today's highlights. ● STEREO

: A Man of Principle

The Discovering Latin America season continues with the first showing on network television of this Colombian film starring Frank Ramirez
For nearly a century,
Colombia's two traditional political parties clashed in a series of civil wars. One man's principles force him into action as leader of a band of killers. In
Spanish with English subtitles. Director Francisco Norden 0 FILMS: pages 43-48


Unknown: Frank Ramirez
Director: Francisco Norden

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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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