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: Open University

Images and Innovation

: England

Fishermen All. The heyday of the British fishing industry.

: Army Lives

Not a Bowl of Cherries. Work in an army medical centre. 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: Holiday Outings

Cookery in Ireland.

: ...But First This

With Philippa Forrester and Toby Anstis. ● STEREO
Defenders of the Earth
Space-age animation.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Why Don't You..?

Make a jet boat, try "chessboard sandwiches" and find out about the girls who play rugby. ● STEREO

: Playdays

The Dot Stop.

: Double Dare

More contestants go through the obstacle course. ● STEREO

: The O Zone

Music news and videos, plus pop group Take That and the "O Zone" video vote.


Guests: Take That

: The History of Mr Polly

Adaptation of H G Wells's novel, starring John Mills Sally Ann Howes
Reflecting on a life of missed opportunities, draper Alfred Polly hits upon a drastic solution to his seemingly insurmountable problems.
Director Anthony Pelissier 0 FILMS: pages 31-34


Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Sally Ann Howes
Unknown: Draper Alfred Polly
Director: Anthony Pelissier
Alfred Polly: John Mills
Cristabel: Sally Ann Howes
Plump woman: Megs Jenkins
Uncle Jim: Finlay Currie
Annie: Diana Churchill
Miriam: Bett Ann Davies

: After Hours

Another edition of the American entertainment magazine.

: Henry's Cat

Cartoon for children.

: Fireman Sam


: Olympic Grandstand

Presented by Steve Rider. Tennis
Women's singles semi-finals. Canoeing
The 18km semi-finals.
Plus news of the morning's athletics action.
Including at
2.00pm News; Weather


Presented By: Steve Rider.

: First 11

Constable's The Hay Wain.


Unknown: Hay Wain.

: CountryFile

A look at rural issues.

: News; Weather

Followed by The Ship that Never Sailed Efforts to save the wreck of a 14th-century German ship.
3.50pm News; Weather and Regional News; Weather

: Cartoon

: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

With Andi Peters. eSTEREO
Fantasy animation series. eSTEREO


Unknown: Andi Peters.

: Tricky Business

Nine-part children's comedy starring Bernie Clifton.
4: Bernie fishes for a new act. Written by John Sayle


Unknown: Bernie Clifton.
Written By: John Sayle

: Newsround

News for children.

: Five Children and It: 3

Six-part adaptation of E. Nesbit's classic story.
It is fortunate that Martha doesn't notice when the house turns into a castle.
Dramatised by Helen Cresswell.
Teletext Subtitles: p888


Author: E. Nesbit
Dramatised by: Helen Cresswell
Cyril: Simon Godwin
Anthea: Nicole Mowat
Robert: Charlie Richards
Jane: Tamzen Audas
Martha: Laura Brattan
Psammead: Francis Wright
Andrew: Paul Shearer

: Neighbours

Josh and Todd argue over the selection for the football team, but just when their relationship looks on the slide, an alsatian comes to the rescue. Jim disapproves of Lucy's modelling and is furious when she disobeys him.


Madge Bishop: Anne Charleston
Harold Bishop: Ian Smith
Jim Robinson: Alan Dale
Paul Robinson: Stefan Dennis
Lucy Robinson: Melissa Bell
Helen Daniels: Anne Haddy
Todd Landers: Kristian Schmid
Joe Mangel: Mark Little
Melanie Pearson: Lucinda Cowden
Caroline Alessi: Gillian Blakeney
Christina Robinson: Gayle Blakeney
Josh Anderson: Jeremy Angerson
Dorothy Burke: Maggie Dence
Toby Mangel: Ben Geurens
Gemma Ramsay: Beth Buchanan
Cody Willis: Amelia Frid
Doug Willis: Terence Donovan
Pam Willis: Sue Jones
Adam Willis: Ian Williams
Gaby Willis: Rachel Blakely
Glen Donnelly: Richard Huggett
Michael Daniels: Brian Blain
Simon Hunter: Frederick Whitlock
Karen Constantine: Fiona Jarvis
Julian Masters: John Osbourne

: Olympic Grandstand

Presented by Desmond Lynam from Barcelona.
6.15 Men's 400m hurdles, semi-final
6.30 Men's discus final
6.40 Women's 400m hurdles final
7.00 Men's 3,000m steeplechase, semi-finals
Commonwealth champion Sally Gunnell is Britain's gold medal hope in the women's 400m hurdles final. She ran the third fastest time in history at the world championships last year, but a mistake at the last hurdle cost her the race and the gold medal went to the Unified
Team's Tatyana Ledovskaya. Her greatest rivals tonight should be Ledovskaya and the American Sandra Farmer-
Patrick, who is renowned for her outrageous taste in running kits. She won the US trials in a blue, gold and red sequinned top and orange tutu.
The men's event has reached the semi-final stage, and European champion
Kriss Akabusi will be running for a place in Thursday's final.


Presented By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Sally Gunnell
Unknown: Tatyana Ledovskaya.
Unknown: Kriss Akabusi

: DEF II Rough Guide to Careers Update

Design Update. Each year about 7,000 design graduates enter the job market looking for work at home and abroad.
Danielle Lux and Raj Dhanda look at some of the areas they can specialise in, from graphic and textile design to designing cars and computer games. Director Rik Lander
Series producer Sebastian Scott
A Diverse production for BBCtv (Rev rpt)


Unknown: Raj Dhanda
Director: Rik Lander
Producer: Sebastian Scott

: States of Mind

Documentaries exploring aspects of American life.
Revelations. A look at how small-town America is reacting to the current state of the world. In West Virginia, one family of patriots and Bible believers worries that the book of Revelations is proving true, with Armageddon looming and America destroying itself.
Each night, amid the sport, quiz shows and soaps, television reporters confirm a litany of crime, high unemployment, the demise of industry, the rise of imports, riot and disillusion. As a state trooper checks his gun, he blames Dr Spock for the rise in crime.
Producer Paul Watson


Producer: Paul Watson

: Olympic Grandstand

Live coverage of the first round of the men's 5,000m, with the former European champion
Jack Buckner (whose brother Tom runs in the steeplechase) hoping to lead the British trio into tomorrow's semi-finals.


Unknown: Jack Buckner

: ScreenPlay: Death and the Compass

A startling detective story, this film is based on a short story by Jorge Luis Borges and is written and directed by Alex Cox.
In the comic book world of a timeless Latin American country, famed policeman Inspector Lonnrot becomes embroiled in a series of murders. Rejecting all obvious solutions to the crime he discovers a more complex set of clues only to find himself enmeshed in a diabolical plot.
A Karl H Braun production for BBCtv
Teletext Subtitles: page 888


Story By: Jorge Luis Borges
Directed By: Alex Cox.
Unknown: Inspector Lonnrot
Unknown: Karl H Braun
Lonnrot: Peter Boyle
Treviranus: Miguel Sandoval
Zum: Christopher Eccleston
Blot: Pedro Armendariz
Novalis: Alonso Echanove

: Newsnight


Presenter: Sue Cameron

: Anthony Holden on Poker

An introduction to the game of poker, including interviews with fanatics such as Telly Savalas and coverage of the 1990 World Series final, which was won by a Briton. Presented by British author and former poker pro Anthony Holden. Director John Purdie
Producer Peter Bazalgette
A Bazal production for BBCtv


Unknown: Anthony Holden.
Director: John Purdie
Producer: Peter Bazalgette

: Building Sights

Second 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. Tonight's film looks at one of his most celebrated architectural creations, the Leicester University Engineering
Building, designed with James Gowaninl963.
Director Sue Sudbury
Producer Ruth Rosenthal


Unknown: Sir James Stirling
Unknown: James Gowaninl963.
Producer: Ruth Rosenthal

: Weatherview

: Open University

Social Science: Regions Apart? - how do different regions of the UK relate to the global economy?

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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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