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: Writers' Houses

Jane Austen 's home.


Unknown: Jane Austen

: Play Better Golf

Today: the swing.
(Rpt) (Tomorrow on the tee)

: Daytime on Two Q and A

Note: repeats are not indicated. How to make a video diary. (Stereo)

: Ici Paris

Everyday life in Paris through the eyes of two teenage presenters. (Stereo)

: Techno

The world of mechanisms, with Dilly Bellingham and Mat Irvine.


Unknown: Dilly Bellingham
Unknown: Mat Irvine.

: You and Me

For infants. Pears and pairs.

: Over the Moon

Today's story is Catch That Hatby Emma Chichester
Clark. And Mr Boom finds that children play outdoors, whatever the weather.


Unknown: Hatby Emma Chichester
Unknown: Mr Boom

: Look and Read

Badger Girl. Debbie has befriended Stripey the badger.

: Mathsphere

Maths for young teenagers.
Surface area; data in pictures.

: Watch

Children in History. The story of the first cuddly teddy bears. A Spelthorne production for BBCtv

: English Express

Author Michael Morpurgo talks about how to develop stories, followed by the second part of his short story Sam 's Duck. (Stereo)


Talks: Michael Morpurgo

: Science Challenge

The children are challenged to find three different rocks. (Stereo)

: Into Music

Wildlife. The flight of the peregrine falcon gives the children musical ideas. (Stereo)

: Thunderbirds

The Man from MI5 (2). Classic puppet series, in French.

: Q and A

A chance to air your views about schools television.
Write to: Q and A, [address removed].

: Lifeschool

Economic and Industrial
Understanding. Comedy about a young man who commits a series of consumer gaffes.

: Teaching Today

The Management of Pupil
Behaviour. Final programme for primary school teachers.

: PC Pinkerton

On Your Bikes. PC Pinkerton teaches bicycle safety.

: Animal Fair

Close to the Ground. Music and narration by Don Spencer.


Unknown: Don Spencer.

: Crystal Tipps and Alistair

Cartoon adventures of a young girl and her dog.

: Hawk's Eye

On the New Road. Making a decision for or against the building of a new by-pass. A Trio production for BBCtv

: News and Weather

Followed by You and Me

: Getting Through

Alma Moore - Bereavement
The widow of broadcaster Ray Moore talks about how together they faced up to his dying, and how she has since coped with bereavement.


Unknown: Alma Moore
Talks: Ray Moore

: Sign Extra

With signing and subtitles.

: News; Weather

Followed by All Our Children
The world of childhood.
Fighting for Health. How children and their parents around the world come to terms with illness and disability.

: News and Weather

and Regional News; Weather
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888

: Great Journeys

Across the South Pacific. Dame Naomi James travels 5,000 miles across the South Pacific, from Tonga to the remote and still-primeval Easter Island. (Rpt; ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Naomi James

: Railroad Women

A film about the women who helped to build and operate the railroads in America, from the middle of the 19th century to the present day.

: Film 92 with Barry Norman

Featuring Patriot Games starring Harrison Ford , Just Like a Woman with Julie Walters , and a fresh outing for the 50-year-old Casablanca.


Unknown: Harrison Ford
Unknown: Julie Walters

: Northwest Frontier

Adventure starring Kenneth More
Lauren Bacall
1905: a British officer rescues a young Hindu prince from a rebellion and sets out on an old steam locomotive to take him from rebel territory to safety.
Director J Lee Thompson
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 37.42


Unknown: Kenneth More
Unknown: Lauren Bacall
Unknown: Lee Thompson
Captain Scott: Kenneth More
Catherine Wyatt: Lauren Bacall
Van Leyden: Herbert Lom
Bridie: Wilfrid Hyde White
Gupta: Is Johar
Lady Windham: Ursula Jeans
Peters: Eugene Deckers
Sir John Windham: Ian Hunter
Brigadier Ames: Jack Gwilum
Maharaja: Frank Olegario

: The Works

A series celebrating the role of engineering in modern society. Accidents Will Happen
Machines will always go wrong, so engineers must make them fail safely. This fail-safe approach to design is at the heart of all complex technology from a fuse box to a space shuttle. Can engineers predict every eventuality or will accidents always happen? Tonight's programme searches for the perfect answer - but finds that people can always fool machines. Director Paul Fabricius
A Uden production for BBCtv
● INFORMATION: for a colour booklet. send cheque/PO for £3.00, payable to BBCtv. to: [address removed]


Director: Paul Fabricius

: Floyd on Spain

A gastronomic tour of Spain. Andalucia. Refreshed with iced soup and sangria,
Keith Floyd is serenaded by guitarist John Williams. His quest for the real Andalucia takes him into the cool mountains of the Sierra
Nevada where he cooks rabbit, ham and wild mushrooms.
Director David Pritchard
Executive producer Robert Love A Lifetime production for BBCtv
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 * FOOD: page 15


Unknown: Keith Floyd
Guitarist: John Williams.
Director: David Pritchard
Producer: Robert Love

: The Mary Whitehouse Experience

Offbeat comedy show starring David Baddiel , Hugh Dennis , Rob Newman and Steve Punt.
Director/Producer Marcus Mortimer ● STEREO


Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Rob Newman
Unknown: Steve Punt.

: Nature Special

If the Rains Don't Come
Zimbabwe is gripped by the worst drought in living memory. A country that was once the grainstore for southern Africa is becoming dependent on aid. In the most extensive animal rescue scheme ever undertaken, hippos, zebra and buffalo are being rounded up. But some animals can't be saved - a thousand elephants may be killed and their meat fed to the hungry people. In the south where no rain at all fell last year, half a million people face starvation. Julian Pettifer reports from Zimbabwe, where the crops have failed, the cattle have died and the ground is too hard for planting. Producer Paul Cleary
Editor Amanda Theunissen
A Royal Geographical Society production for BBCtv


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Paul Cleary
Editor: Amanda Theunissen

: Time Passing

Short films about our experience of time.
The Tide. As coastal erosion is eating away the Norfolk coastline, a cottage is gradually falling into the sea.

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman

: The Late Show

The arts and media magazine. ● STEREO

: Weatherview

: Open University

Understanding Violence - the work of a senior prison psychologist.

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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