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: Open University

DNA: The Spice of Life

: England

How women's emancipation reached the sports fields in the 1930s. (B/w.Rpt)

: Army Lives

Ten Years Goingon Two. The reality of married life. 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: ... But First This

... But First This
With Philippa Forrester and Toby Anstis. * STEREO
Space-age animation.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Hartbeat

Tony Hart and Gabrielle Bradshaw with a host of unusual designs.


Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Gabrielle Bradshaw

: Playdays

The Patch Stop.

: Lassie

Lassie bravely tackles a fire.

: T'n'T

Andi Peters tells you what's hot and what's not in showbiz.


Unknown: Andi Peters

: Cricket

Highlights from one of yesterday's NatWest Bank
Trophy quarter-final matches. ●STEREO

: Gold Fever

The behind-the-headlines story of the gold rush in western Australia in 1980.

: Holiday Outings

An eight-day Outward Bound course in north Wales.

: After Hours

US entertainment show.

: Bertha


: Olympic Grandstand

Highlights of last night's men's team gymnastics final. Plus updates of the morning's rowing action and swimming heats and news of the British men's hockey team's third group match.

: Michael Barry's Choice Cuts

Favourite bread recipes from Ipast series of Food and Drink.

: News; Weather

Followed by The Kon-Tiki Man
The Enchanted Islands.
Thor Heyerdahl 's journey continues. Narrated by Christopher Railing.


Unknown: Thor Heyerdahl
Unknown: Christopher Railing.

: Sticks and Stones

Parents, teachers and victims seek a solution to the problem of the playground bully.

: News; Weather

Followed by Carved in Silence
A documentary following
Chinese immigrants entering America through San Francisco.

: News; Weather

and Regional News; Weather

: Cartoons

: Babar

With Andi Peters.
Cartoon adventures.


Unknown: Andi Peters.

: The Night of the Red Hunter

A four-part drama serial from New Zealand.
2: Peter and Maggie uncover the secrets of the Piper graveyard - but Peter falls increasingly under the thrall of Ish Murdie.


Maggie Bennett: Tony Driscoll
Peter Guilford: Toby Laing
Tay: Greer Robson
Ish Murdie: Bruno Lawrence

: Newsround

News for children.

: Record Breakers

Today including a monster car crusher, a long distance pedal-car ride and Sherlock Holmes 's investigation of Britain's oldest motor car. Roy Castle and Cheryl Baker host the record-breaking show.


Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: Roy Castle
Unknown: Cheryl Baker

: Olympic Grandstand

The completion of the show jumping phase of the three-day event, with Britain hopeful of team and individual honours.
Ian Stark and Virginia Leng picked up silver and bronze in Seoul four years ago, but Britain hasn't had an individual champion since Richard Meade in 1972. New Zealand's Mark
Todd can make Olympic history today by becoming the first rider to win three successive individual golds. Commentary by Raymond Brooks-Ward and Lorna Clarke.
The men's 50m freestyle final, which should see a clash between American Matt Biondi and his team-mate and world record holder Tom Jager. Plus Janet Evans defends her 1988 title in the women's 800m freestyle final, and action from the finals of the men's 100m backstroke and the women's
4xl00m individual medley. Commentary by Hamilton Bland, Andyjameson and Helen Rollason.
Plus boxing action, news of British medal hopes
Barrie Edgington and Penny Way in the boardsailing, and a tennis and badminton update.


Unknown: Ian Stark
Unknown: Richard Meade
Commentary By: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Commentary By: Lorna Clarke.
Unknown: Matt Biondi
Unknown: Tom Jager.
Unknown: Janet Evans
Unknown: Helen Rollason.
Unknown: Barrie Edgington

: Building Sights

First of two programmes shown as a tribute to the life and work of one of Britain's most uncompromising modern architects Sir James Stirling , who died recently. In tonight's film he examines the Katharine
Stephen Room of Newnham College, Cambridge, built in 1988 by Haward/van Heyningen. Director Geoff Dunlop
Producer Clare Paterson


Unknown: Sir James Stirling

: The Adventures of Christopher Columbus

The mock-heroic saga.
3: Heaven or Hell. Columbus sets sails triumphantly from the Indies for Spain, bearing a host of exotic discoveries. Not quite as much gold as he'd hoped for, possibly, but still enough to prove the point.
(Final part tomorrow at 7.35pm) STEREO

: Wildlife Showcase

Last of the series.
Lord of the Eagles. In the spectacular landscape of the great Tien Shan , the Celestial
Mountains near the border with China, there is a proud Kazakh herdsman who is known as "the Father of the Birds".
Alik Turbulayev can read and understand his eagle's flight.
He speaks to him, he loves him. The cameras follow Alik and his
1 1-year-old son, Oulan, who this year flies an eagle for the very first time.
BBCtv presentation John Hancock and Chris McFarling


Unknown: Tien Shan
Unknown: Alik Turbulayev
Unknown: John Hancock

: The Travel Show

A report on how to search for those bargains in the souks of Morocco, and comedienne Joan Sims checks out coach travel, when she takes a tour of Oxford and the Cotswolds. Plus another challenge for Matthew Collins and advice on holiday health. With Penny Junor,
Paddy Haycocks , and Carol Smillie. Series producer Rachel Hebditch Executive producer Tony Moss ● STEREO
0 BBC HOLIDAYS MAGAZINE carries profiles of the places visited by The Travel Show: f 1.40, from newsagents


Unknown: Joan Sims
Unknown: Matthew Collins
Unknown: Paddy Haycocks
Unknown: Carol Smillie.
Producer: Rachel Hebditch

: Talking Heads

Tonight's play in the series of solo performances.being shown as part of a retrospective season of Alan Bennett 's work, stars Patricia Routledge A Lady of Letters
A lady, who believes in keeping people on their toes, gets hold of the wrong end of the stick. Producer Innes Lloyd
Director Giles Foster


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Patricia Routledge

: Early Travellers in North America

Six programmes providing eyewitness accounts from
British writers who travelled in North America in Victorian times. With extracts from their journals, contemporary stills and archive footage.
Bed and Board. The candid truth about American eating habits, with advice to tourists and emigrants about hotels, entertainment and etiquette. In many ways the opinions of early travellers still apply today - but not quite all.
Fanny Trollope observed: "I hardly know any annoyance so deeply repugnant to English feelings as the incessant, remorseless spitting of Americans."
Producer Charles Miller


Unknown: Fanny Trollope
Producer: Charles Miller
Isabella Bird: Joanna David
Charles Dickens: Adrian Rawlins
Rudyard Kipling: Richard Lintern
Susanna Moodie: Carolyn Pickles
William Makepeace Thackeray: Robert Bathurst
Anthony Trollope: Christopher Douglas
Frances Trollope: Patsy Byrne

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: With Love from Winston

A short graduation film from the Munich Film School.
Two young German boys on air raid duty break into an abandoned house and discover a treasure trove. In German with English subtitles. With
Niki Ronacher and Tobias Timm.
Director Nikolai Karo


Unknown: Niki Ronacher
Unknown: Tobias Timm.
Director: Nikolai Karo

: Animation Now

The Last Trick. A surrealist animation by Jan Svankmajer.


Unknown: Jan Svankmajer.

: Weatherview

: Open University

12.00 Weekend Outlook - a preview of OU programmes.
12.05pm Developing World -
Breaking Out. A film exploring how the lives of women who fought in the Zimbabwean war of independence have changed.

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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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