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: Felix the Cat

A morning of fun and entertainment, hosted by Philippa Forrester and Toby Anstis. Plus the phone-in computer game Maggot
Moments. Call on [number removed]. ● STEREO
Felix uses his charm to outwit the nasty professor.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Playdays

Today: The Tent Stop.
A Felgate prodcution for BBCtv

: Smoggies

The Smoggies' destroy some Echo-trees for a potion.

: Animal Album

Noel's album is packed with animals. Today's animal swings from the trees by its tail. • STEREO

: Orville and Cuddles

Fun on the beach with Orville and Cuddles.

: Bitsa

Caitlin Easterby and Simon Pascoe re-cycle a load of junk into unusual objects. (Stereo)
BBC Book: £3.50 from bookshops.
Bitsa Fact Pack available: send cheque or PO for £1.00 (payable to BBCtv) to: [address removed]


Presenter: Caitlin Easterby
Presenter: Simon Pascoe

: The Legend of

Prince Valiant
A brave and daring 16-year-old boy, and his quest for Camelot. ● STEREO

: The Wetter, the Better!

Ross King and Ginny Buckley introduce the childrens' Splash Hit, H20 a go-go game show.


Unknown: Ross King
Unknown: Ginny Buckley

: Thundercats

Mumm-Ra is infuriated by the Mutants' excuse that the sword of Omens is invincible.

: Uncle Jack and the

Dark Side of the Moon
First of a six-part drama. With Paul Jones.


Unknown: Paul Jones.

: Blue Peter Omnibus

Catch up with all the Blue Peter happenings last week.

: The OZone

Music, news and features, including Take That. • STEREO

: Thunderbirds

Classic puppet series created by Sylvia and Gerry Anderson. Trapped in the Sky. The evil Hood plants a bomb on board Fire/lash, an atomic-powered supersonic airliner.


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.

: The Invaders

The return of the classic science fiction series.
Starring Roy Thinnes
The Trial. An old friend of David Vincent spots an alien in the defence plant where he works.


Unknown: Roy Thinnes
Unknown: David Vincent

: Masters of the Universe

Fantasy starring
Dolph Lundgren On distant Eternia, Castle
Greyskull has finally fallen to the might of evil Skeletor. Only He-Man can prevent him assuming power - but he is stuck on Earth!
Director Gary Goddard
0 STEREO; TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888 ● FILMS: pages 38-44


Unknown: Dolph Lundgren
Director: Gary Goddard
He-Man: Dolph Lundgren
Skeletor: Frank Langella
Evil-Lyn: Meg Foster
Gwildor: Billy Barty

: The Telephone/ LaVoixHumaine

Two operas whose plots centre on our 20th-century love-hate relationship with the phone. The Telephone. A girl's demented boyfriend plans to take desperate measures against his two-headed rival.
La Voix Humaine. A desperate woman clings to the last link with her former lover.
Producer/directer Mike Newman


Unknown: Mike Newman
Lucy: Carole Farley
Woman: Carole Farley
Ben: Russell Smythe

: Great Sporting Moments

The epic finish to the 1972 British Open Golf.
(Coverage of World Match Play Golf from Thursday at 2. 15pm on BBC1)

: Rugby Special

New laws and an exciting new season ahead. Today, the Courage National League One match between Wasps and Leicester. Commentary Nigel Starmer -Smith. With Chris Rea.
Executive producer Johnnie Watherston ● STEREO
● SPORT: page 14


Unknown: Nigel Starmer
Unknown: Chris Rea.

: One Man and His Dog

Phil Drabble introduces the finals of the Singles and Brace championships from the Lake District. John Maginn with Glen and Lass compete against Ian Jones with Roy and Mac in the Brace; Harold Loates with Shetland Skerry compete against Trevor Evans with Nap in the Singles. Ray Ollerenshaw describes the trials.
Director Ian Russell
Producer Ian Smith • STEREO


Introduces: Phil Drabble
Unknown: John Maginn
Unknown: Ian Jones
Unknown: Harold Loates
Unknown: Shetland Skerry
Unknown: Trevor Evans
Unknown: Ray Ollerenshaw
Director: Ian Russell
Producer: Ian Smith

: The Money Programme

Diamonds: Death of a Cartel?
For over 50 years one company, De Beers, has tightly controlled the world diamond market.
Now Russia, the world's largest producer of diamonds, threatens to upset their monopoly. Tessa Curtis assesses how long the cartel can survive.
Producer Subniv Babuta Editor David Nissan


Unknown: Tessa Curtis
Editor: David Nissan

: The Living Planet

Continuing David Attenborough 's award-winning Life Trilogy.
Sweet Fresh Water. The life in and around the Amazon changes as it flows on its
4,000-mile journey from the Andes to the sea. And there are similar changes in other rivers of the world, producing such variety as torrent ducks, mayflies, hairy frogs, piranhas, giant otters and fishing owls. Producer Richard Brock


Unknown: David Attenborough
Producer: Richard Brock

: Did You See...?

Jeremy Paxman and guests review the week's TV highlights and discuss the programmes that engaged them most. Editor Anne Tyerman • STEREO


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Editor: Anne Tyerman

: The Look

Series that explores the serious side of the fashion industry.
Power of the Press. There is a complex of interests among designers, buyers, retailers and the fashion media, all of whom share a common goal - continuing turnover in a multi-billion dollar industry. Tonight's film analyses the power of the fashion press, and its love/hate relationship with the PR machines of top designers.
Producers/Directors Gina Newson and Jeremy Newson
A Freelance production for BBCtv


Directors: Gina Newson
Directors: Jeremy Newson

: Building Sights, Europe

Personal reflections on 20th-century European architecture. Odile Decq. Nemausus Housing (1987) in Nimes, France, by Jean Nouvel , is a spectacular example of new council housing. The French hi-tech architect, Odile Decq , admires its provocative design. Director Philippa Lowthorpe Producer Ruth Rosenthal


Unknown: Odile Decq.
Unknown: Jean Nouvel
Unknown: Odile Decq
Director: Philippa Lowthorpe
Producer: Ruth Rosenthal

: A Word in Your Era

Comedy series in which Rory McGrath asks guests to become favourite historical characters. This week, John
Bird is Napoleon, Kathy Burke is Mona Lisa , and Kit Hesketh-Harvey is Vita Sackville-West. Director Dominic Brigstocke Producer Marcus Mortimer
A Channel X production for BBCtv • STEREO


Unknown: Rory McGrath
Unknown: Kathy Burke
Unknown: Mona Lisa
Director: Dominic Brigstocke
Producer: Marcus Mortimer

: Sophie's Choice

Meryl Streep
Kevin Kline
Stingo, an aspiring novelist, arrives in New York in 1947, his boyish ideals still intact. But brutal reality encroaches on his sheltered world when he befriends the beautiful Polish immigrant Sophie and her brilliant Jewish lover Nathan, only to discover that both are hiding dark secrets.
Screenplay/Director Alan J Pakula 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 0 FILMS: pages 38-44


Unknown: Meryl Streep
Unknown: Kevin Kline
Director: Alan J Pakula
Sophie Zawistowska: Meryl Streep
Nathan Landau: Kevin Kline
Stingo: Peter MacNicol
Yetta Zimmerman: Rita Karin
Larry Landau: Stephen D Newman
Leslie Lapidus: Greta Turken
Morris Fink: Josh Mostel
Astrid Weinstein: Marcel Rosenblatt
Moishe Rosenblaum: Moishe Rosenfeld
Lillian Grossman: Robin Bartlett

: The Night Stalker

Last of the supernatural dramas. Demon in Lace. Carl Kolchak battles with a female demon.


Unknown: Carl Kolchak

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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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