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: Under Sail

The story of brown boats and wherries, traditional Norfolk crafts which have survived unchanged on the Broads.
Narrated by Tom Salmon.


Unknown: Tom Salmon.

: A Summer Journey: the Severn

2: Tidesandthe WestBank
Angela Rippon continues her journey down the river below
Gloucester, finding out how the remarkable natural phenomenon of the Severn bore is caused. She also visits the Forest of Dean.
(Tomorrow: the Vale of Berkeley)


Unknown: Tidesandthe Westbank
Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Tutorial Topics

Note: repeats are not indicated.
9.00am Tutorial Topics
Who wants to earn money while still at school? And how important is it?

: Ici Paris

A look at art and hi-tech in Paris with teenage presenters Jean and Sirine. (Stereo;

: Techno

Structures. How the windows of the great glass pyramid at the Louvre in Paris are cleaned.
And Dilly Bellingham visits a famous Japanese artist.

: You and Me

For infants. Isabelle and Dibs lose Spike in the village.

: Over the Moon

Alec Heggie reads the story of The Awful Birthday Present by Minna Taylor. Birthdays don't just mean presents - there are parties and games too.


Unknown: Alec Heggie
Unknown: Minna Taylor.

: Look and Read

Badger Girl. Somebody, somewhere is up to no good.

: Mathsphere

Maths for young teenagers. Today: does a hotter month mean more ice-cream sales?

: Watch

Children in History. A Victorian schoolday is re-created. With David Wood. (StereoJ
A Spelthorne production for BBCtv


Unknown: David Wood.

: English Express

A guide to writing soaps with Lesley Davies and Les Dennis. (Stereo)


Unknown: Lesley Davies

: Science Challenge

The children investigate some of the many sounds on the island. (Stereo)

: Into Music

Balloons. Poems and songs about hot air balloons. (Stereo)

: Thunderbirds

The Man from M75(Part4) An old favourite - but now in French. (Stereo)

: Q and A

A chance to air your views about schools television. (Stereo) ● WRITE TO: Q and A. BBC White City. Wood Lane. London W 12 7TS.

: Lifeschool

Economic and Industrial
Understanding. A drama about a yuppie estate agent. (Stereo)

: Teaching Today

David Bellamy enthuses about the local environment in the first of two programmes on the new geography curriculum for primary schools.


Unknown: David Bellamy

: PC Pinkerton

Although PC Pinkerton is nearly late, he discovers that Inspector Belle is really late!


Unknown: Inspector Belle

: Animal Fair

If I could fly, if I could fly,
I would flap my wings and wave the world goodbye.
Narrated by Don Spencer.


Unknown: Don Spencer.

: The Family Ness

The adventures of a family of monsters in Loch Ness.

: Hawk's Eye

Can a new road be built without harming the wildlife? A Tno production for BBCtv

: News and Weather

Followed by You and Me

: Conservative Party Conference

Coverage continues with a speech by Douglas Hurd , Foreign Secretary, an important debate by the Conservative representatives on Europe, plus discussions on food and farming.
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather and Regional News; Weather
* TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Douglas Hurd

: Film 92 with Barry Norman

Featuring Boomerang with Eddie Murphy and Robin Givens , Beauty and the Beast, the Disney cartoon arriving in time for half-term, and As You Like It, transferring to the cinema courtesy of Christine Edzard.


Unknown: Featuring Boomerang
Unknown: Eddie Murphy
Unknown: Robin Givens
Unknown: Christine Edzard.

: The Time Machine

An adaptation of H G Wells's classic science fiction story with Oscar-winning special effects, starring Rod Taylor Yvette Mimieux
New Year's Eve, 1899: a brilliant young inventor amazes his companions by informing them that he intends to take a voyage into the future. Hurtling forward through thousands of centuries in his time machine, George eventually comes to rest in a paradise that soon turns into a nightmare.
Director George Pal
● FILMS: pages 38-44


Unknown: Rod Taylor
Unknown: Yvette Mimieux
Director: George Pal
George: Rod Taylor
Weena: Yvette Mimieux
David Filby: Alan Young
James Filby: Alan Young
Dr Hillyer: Sebastian Cabot
Anthony Bridewell: Tom Helmore
Walter: Kemp Whitbissell
Mrs Watchett: Doris Lloyd

: Assignment

The specialist foreign affairs programme with weekly reports on issues of international interest.
Mexico: for a Few Dollars
More. In 1910, the cry of "Land and Liberty" sparked off the Mexican Revolution. This year, President Salinas signed a trade agreement with the old enemy - the United States. Out went socialist sloganeering and in came talks of free markets, privatisation and deregulation. Hugh O'Shaughnessy asks whether the grandchildren of peasant leaders Zapata and Pancho Villa can survive the new capitalist revolution. Producer Phil Rees Editor John Morrison


Unknown: Hugh O'Shaughnessy
Unknown: Pancho Villa
Producer: Phil Rees
Editor: John Morrison

: Legend

Ridley Scott's visual fantasy, starring Tom Cruise, Tim Curry
In a magical world of elves, goblins, unicorns and fairies, a young girl comes under the terrifying shadow of a horned, cloven-footed demon - the Lord of Darkness.


Unknown: Ridley Scott
Unknown: Tom Cruise
Unknown: Tim Curry
Jack: Tom Cruise
Darkness: Tim Curry
Lili: Mia Sara
Gump: David Bennett
Blix: Alice Playten
Screwball: Billy Barty
Brown Tom: Cork Hubbert
Pox: Peter O'Farrell
Blunder: Kiran Shah
Oona: Annabelle Lanyon

: WAR AND PEACE Battlecries

First of four programmes in which
British servicemen talk about their experience of war.
Heroes and Cowards. A bomb disposal man approaching a crater in Northern Ireland, an airman unable to face his 20th mission over Germany, a young recruit missing from a bloody
Falklands battle, soldiers eager to escape the mud of a Flanders trench - across this century,
British servicemen have faced fear, and chosen between glory and disgrace.
Producer Michael Dutfield
Executive producer PeterSalmon
A Barraclough Carey production for BBCtv 0 DOCUMENTARIES: page 12


Producer: Michael Dutfield
Unknown: Barraclough Carey

: Newsnight

Presented by James Cox.


Presented By: James Cox.

: The Late Show

The arts and media magazine. e STEREO

: Live at Brecon

I First of five programmes I recorded at this year's Brecon Jazz Festival.
Guitarist Pat Metheny , with Roy Haynes on drums and Dave Holland on bass, proves that the jazz guitar is very much alive and kicking.
Director Paul Islwyn Thomas Producer Jonathan Davies


Guitarist: Pat Metheny
Unknown: Roy Haynes
Unknown: Dave Holland
Director: Paul Islwyn Thomas
Producer: Jonathan Davies

: Weatherview

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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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