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: Made by Hand

A short film which looks at the skills involved in the making of hand-rolled Dutch cigars.

: A Summer Journey: the Severn

3: The Vale of Berkeley. Today Angela Rippon joins the Severn Area Rescue Association in one of their training exercises; pays a visit to the Wildlife Trust at Slimbridge; tells the story of the murder of a king at
Berkeley Castle, and recalls the achievements of a local country doctor.
(Tomorrow: Crossing and Docking)


Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Daytime on Two Standard Grade Studies

Note: repeats are not indicated.
From Here to Democracy?
Kirsty Wark visits the Central Asian republic of Kazakhstan to examine the ethnic division and strife caused by the break-up of the former Soviet Union.
A Wark Clements production for BBCtv


Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Unknown: Wark Clements

: Short Circuit

Kuwait was a human catastrophe but not the global environmental disaster that many predicted. Who got it wrong?

: You and Me

Series for infants. Cosmo persuades Baxter and Annette to join in the celebrations.

: Thinkabout Science

Series for 5- and 6-year-olds. Me and My Budgie

: Search Out Science

Planet Earth. The Monster
Rock Show featuring volcanoes, earthquakes, fossils and dinosaurs.

: Q and A

Air your views about school television. (stereo;

: Around Scotland

Living the Fishing. Scottish salmon is considered a luxury but how different is the lifestyle of the farmed salmon?

: Words and Pictures

Today: work on a farm and a look at the letter "d". Presented by Sophie Aldred. (Stereo;


Presented By: Sophie Aldred.

: English Time

Media Messages. Writing for television.

: Ghostwriter

New mystery adventure series about a group of children and a compassionate ghost, which aims to make the printed word exciting to children.

: DiezTemas

Spanish for beginners.
What do Spanish teenagers do in their spare time?

: TV6

Birth of Europe. A look at the strategic importance of oil in the Second World War and Europe's increasing dependence on a scarce resource. (Stereo. Teletext)

: Teaching Today

Some ideas and suggestions on how to develop environmental education in primary schoools.

: Forget-Me-Not-Farm

Trundle the Tractor and her friends visit the market where the Crows watch an auction and Portly gets a new hat.

: The Family Ness

The adventures of the family of monsters that live in Loch Ness and their two friends, Elspeth and Angus.

: Zig Zag

The Viking invasions of Anglo-Saxon England. (Stereo)

: News and Weather

Followed by You and Me

: Conservative Party Conference

Live coverage from the Conservative Conference continues with a speech by Kenneth Clarke on home affairs, and debates on transport and Northern Ireland. Presented by Donald MacCormick , Vivian White and Huw Edwards.
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather and Regional News; Weather
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Kenneth Clarke
Presented By: Donald MacCormick
Presented By: Vivian White
Presented By: Huw Edwards.

: Kiszko

A look at the new evidence that overturned the conviction of Stefan Kiszko , jailed for a murder he did not commit.
Written and produced by Steve Taylor


Unknown: Stefan Kiszko
Produced By: Steve Taylor

: Star Trek: What Are Little Girls Made Of?

The cult 1960s series, starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

A scientist is intent on repopulating the universe with androids.
(Teletext Subtitles: page 888)


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy

: DEF II Wayne's World

More fun from Aurora, Illinois. With actress Debra Winger. 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Debra Winger.

: Rough Guide to Careers

Rough Guide to Careers on the Stage. Steve Carson and Kuldip Dhadda look at jobs behind the scenes and in the limelight. Director Shelley O'Neill
Series producer Margaret Enefer


Unknown: Steve Carson
Unknown: Kuldip Dhadda
Director: Shelley O'Neill
Producer: Margaret Enefer

: The Shetland Sessions

A rousing finish to Aly Bain 's series from the 1991 Shetland
Folk Festival.
Director Mike Alexander
A Pelicula production for BBCtv ● STEREO


Unknown: Aly Bain
Director: Mike Alexander

: Timewatch: The Cuban Missile Crisis: Defying Uncle Sam

A two-part Timewatch Special that recalls the time, 30 years ago, when the world went to the brink of nuclear war.
Tracing the origins of the crisis to American reaction against the Cuban Revolution, this first film tells the story of the various US-inspired attacks against Cuba and the life of its leader Fidel Castro, who gives his account of events for the first time on television. When Soviet premier Khrushchev decided to protect Cuba with nuclear missiles and President Kennedy demanded their removal, the world held its breath.
Feature: page 24


Interviewee: Fidel Castro
Producer: Jeremy Bennett

: M*A*S*H

Another showing of favourite episodes of the classic
American series. In this first pilot episode Hawkeye tries to raise money for a Korean boy's school fees.

: Downtown Lagos

First in a three-part drama serial written by Leigh jackson , starring Anton Lesser
A fastidious English solicitor, tortured by childhood memories, finds his nightmares intruding into reality when he takes on a Nigerian fraud case.
Producer Fiona Finlay Director Roger Michell


Written By: Leigh Jackson
Unknown: Anton Lesser
Producer: Fiona Finlay
Director: Roger Michell
Mungo Dawson: Anton Lesser
Scout Dawson: Frederick Treves
Ticker Dawson: Ursula Howells
Alice Hughes: Kitty Aldridge
Elvis Afolabe: Maynard Eziashi
Celia Dawson: Deborah Findlay
Taiwo Kayode: Valentine Nonyela
Brian Freed: William Chubb
Sharon: Julie Graham
Oliver: Simon Dutton
Biliaminu Uthman: George Harris
Heron: Simon Russell Beale
Cooper: John Shrapnel
Chocolate cake woman: Ruth Sheen

: Fifth Column

A series of personal perspectives challenging the consensus on matters of current debate.
Editor Anne Tyerman


Editor: Anne Tyerman

: Newsnight

Presented by Jeremy Paxman.


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman

: The Late Show

Late-night arts magazine. ● STEREO

: pmWeatherview

: Rossellini's Rome, Open City

Rossellini's film about the Resistance movement, shot on location at the end of the Second World War, opens a short season of his work. Co-scripted by Fellini, the film marked the renaissance of the Italian cinema. With Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi, Marcello Pagliero, Maria Michi. (B/W)
Films: pages 38-44


Director: Roberto Rossellini
Pina: Anna Magnani
Don Pietro: Aldo Fabrizi
Marina: Maria Michi

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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.

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