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: Open University

The Other Virtuosos

: England

The Election 1929. In the spring of 1929, the nation went to the polls to decide between Baldwin's Conservatives,
MacDonald's Labour and Lloyd George's Liberals. (B/w. Rpt)

: Cricket: Fifth Test

England v Pakistan
Richie Benaud introduces highlights of the first day's play. ● STEREO


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

...But First This
With Philippa Forrester and Toby Anstis. ● STEREO
Cartoon adventures.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Ipso Facto

Today, Claire Quick investigates ambition.

: Playdays

The Tent Stop. ● STEREO

: Double Dare

With Peter Simon. ● STEREO


Unknown: Peter Simon.

: The OZone

Music news and the result of Wednesday's video vote. ● STEREO

: A Lady Takes a Chance

Starring Jean Arthur John Wavne
Rodeo performer Duke
Hudkins falls into the lap of the delightful Mollie Truesdale , a holidaying New York office girl.
DirectorWilliam Seiter
● FILMS: pages 31-34


Unknown: Jean Arthur
Unknown: John Wavne
Unknown: Mollie Truesdale
Mollie Truesdale: Jean Arthur
Duke Hudkins: John Wayne
Smiley Lambert: Phil Silvers
Charles Winninger: Waco
Florrie Bendix: Mary Field
Malcolm: Grady Sutton
Bob: Grant Withers
Gregg: Hans Conreid

: Holiday Outings

Anne Gregg visits India's most popular tourist area, Rajasthan, including the cities of Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur.


Unknown: Anne Gregg

: After Hours

US entertainment magazine.

: Postman Pat

Animation for children.

: Olympic Grandstand and Cricket: Fifth Test

Presented by Steve Rider.
Semi-final action.
The qualifying phase of the individual show jumping.
The first men's doubles finals.
Cricket: Fifth Test
Continued coverage. ● STEREO
Including at


Presented By: Steve Rider.

: Weekend Outlook

: The National Eisteddfod of Wales

The Chairing Ceremony Live from Aberystwyth.
Presented by Huw Edwards. Executive producer Brynmor Williams


Presenter: Huw Edwards
Executive Producer: Brynmor Williams

: Look Stranger

The growing of prize-winning leeks is a Durham tradition.
3.50pm News; Weather and Regional News; Weather

: Lifeline

Cilia Black appeals on behalf of the charity Pod.
● DONATIONS: see page 42

: The All New Popeye Show

With Andi Peters.
Cartoon fun.


Unknown: Andi Peters.

: The True Story of

Final part of the children's drama set in Australia.
In court, the Trees and the Arbuckles argue their cases for the adoption of Spit MacPhee. 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: Newsround

The news for children.

: Byker Grove

8: Nicola discovers the truth about Paul.

: Neighbours

Adam's long-lost sister, Gaby, arrives from Japan and soon goes into action to sort out the family's problems. Joe and Todd witness some mysterious behaviour which could have sinister overtones.

: Olympic Grandstand

Introduced by Desmond Lynam from Barcelona.
6.30 Men's 4 100m, semi-finals
7.00 Men's 4 x 400m, semi-finals A busy evening in the Montjuic Stadium beg ins with the semi-finals in the relay events, with both British squads looking for an impressive passage into tomorrow's finals. And three field events enter their concluding rounds, with the finals of the pole vault, the women's long jump and the women's shot put. Triple world champion Sergei Bubka , now competing for his native
Ukraine, so dominates the pole-vaulting scene that he should have no problem defending his Olympic title.
He has turned breaking world records into an art form, raising the height of the bar by the smallest of margins each time. But can he set his 31 st world record? In the long jump, reigning champion
Jackie Joyner-Kersee (US) will take on her two greatest rivals - the in-form German Heike
Drechsler and the Unified
Team's Larisa Brezhnaya.


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Sergei Bubka
Unknown: Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Unknown: Larisa Brezhnaya.

: Business Matters

An inside view of management and industry.
The Borderless World
Successful companies in the 21stcenturywillbeunlike anything ever seen. Bosses will have to change their mentalities, break out of national boundaries, and think and operate on a new global scale. This is the business revolution predicted by Kenichi Ohmae , the best-known business guru in Japan. David Lomax talks to him in Tokyo about how the companies of the future can help themselves to bring it about.
Producer Brian Davies


Unknown: Kenichi Ohmae
Talks: David Lomax
Producer: Brian Davies

: East

The series on Asian affairs.
Who Cares? Growing numbers of elderly Asian parents who expected to be cared for by their children are finding themselves alone or in homes.
Having come to this country to improve their children's prospects, many discover that their offspring abandon the traditional Asian sense of duty towards "elders". Tonight's film asks whether in Britain the stereotype of the caring extended Asian family is becoming a thing of the past. Producer Christopher Mitchell Series producer Charles Bruce A Tartan production for BBCtv * STEREO


Producer: Christopher Mitchell
Producer: Charles Bruce

: Gardeners' World

Developments and stories from the world of gardening, with practical advice and information from Geoff Hamilton at Barnsdale.
Series producer Rosemary Forgan Executive producer Tony Laryea
A Catalyst Television production for BBCtv 0 BBC GARDENERS' WORLD MAGAZINE: £1.45 from newsagents. ● GARDENING: page 11


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Producer: Rosemary Forgan
Producer: Tony Laryea

: Bottom

Last in Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson 's comedy series. Accident. The saddest man on earth has a birthday - can it get worse? Yes.
Director/Producer Ed Bye


Unknown: Rik Mayall
Unknown: Adrian Edmondson
Richie: Rik Mayall
Eddie: Adrian Edmondson
Spudgun: Steven O'Donnell
Hedgehog: Christopher Ryan
Boris: Mark Williams
Willy: David Lloyd

: Naked Hollywood

Another episode from the winner of this year's Bafta
Award for Best Factual Series.
Four Million Dollars Is Cheap An inside view of the secretive tribal society of top Hollywood agents as they steal clients from each other, turn their aikido instructors into major movie stars and cut multi-million dollar deals using their favoured weapon, the phone. Series producer Nicolas Kent
Executive producers Michael Jackson and John Whiston


Producer: Nicolas Kent
Producers: Michael Jackson
Producers: John Whiston

: 10x10

The showcase for short films by new film-makers.
Touching Humanity. A documentary portrait by Stephen and Caroline Horn that looks at the agony and ecstasy of granite sculpting, with visionary artist Ronald Rae. Series producer Colin Rose


Unknown: Caroline Horn
Artist: Ronald Rae.
Producer: Colin Rose

: Newsnight

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: What the Papers Say

A review of the week's press with Godfrey Hodgson. Producer Bnan Armstrong
A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Godfrey Hodgson.
Producer: Bnan Armstrong

: Cricket: Fifth Test

England v Pakistan
Highlights of the second day. * STEREO

: Weathervlew

: The Old Dark House

A classic blend of comedy and horror starring Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas
A group of stranded travellers are forced to seek refuge with the sinister Femm family.
Films: pages 31-34


Director: James Whale
Morgan: Boris Karloff
Roger Penderel: Melvyn Douglas
Sir William Porterhouse: Charles Laughton
Margaret Waverton: Gloria Stuart
Gladys DuCane: Lillian Bond
Horace Femm: Ernest Thesiger
Rebecca Femm: Eva Moore
Philip Waverton: Raymond Massey
Saul Femm: Brember Wills
Sir Roderick Femm: John (Elspeth) Dudgeon

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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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