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: Westminster

NEW Return of the I parliamentary update.

: Hurricane's Wake

A budding snooker player shows his form.

: Daytime on Two Le Cafe des Rêves

Note: repeats are not indicated.
Multi-media package for learning French.

: Techno

Dilly Bellingham and Mat
Irvine look at housing in Tokyo, the ageing Brighton Pier, and the world of still photography.

: You and Me

For infants. Who likes to be beside the seaside?
An SFtv production for BBCtv

: Over the Moon

Mr Boom dresses up as a soldier and Kathy Murphy reads him a story of a little girl who dresses up as a witch.


Unknown: Kathy Murphy

: Look and Read

Badger Girl. The children hide in a secret passage.

: Mathsphere

Shapes on the move - in size and space.

: Watch

Up in the Air! Weather forecasting. (Stereo;

: English Express

Fact Finders. Colerne Primary School finds out about journalism with sports writer Julie Welch. (Stereo)


Unknown: Julie Welch.

: Science Challenge

Exciting discoveries about light. (Stereo)

: Into Music

Sounds of the sea. (Stereo)

: Thunderbirds

The Man from M15 (Part 6) An old favourite - in French.

: Q and A

A chance to air your views about schools television. (Stereo) 0WRITE TO: Q and A, BBC White City, Wood Lane, London W 12 7TS.

: Lifeschool

Careers. Craig Charles plus
Personal Action Plan file asks young people to Take Advice about qualifications, costs and choices. (Stereo;


Unknown: Craig Charles

: Teaching Today

Media Education - for primary schoolchildren.

: PC Pinkerton


: Animal Fair

A world forever in motion, Gently rocked by the sea.
Narrated by Don Spencer.


Unknown: Don Spencer.

: The Family Ness

Cartoon adventures.

: Hawk's Eye

On theNewRoad. Today's civil engineer uses the same raw materials as did his Roman predecessor.
A Trio production for BBCtv

: News and Weather

Followed by You and Me

: Snooker

Grand Prix from the Hexagon, Reading. James Wattana 's outstanding form last season won him a place in the top eight on the ranking list and has made him a favourite for major honours this time around. This afternoon he is expected to play either the experienced South African Silvino Francisco or Scotland's Billy Snadden , Stephen Hendry 's regular practice partner.
Presented by David Vine. ● STEREO


Unknown: James Wattana
Unknown: Billy Snadden
Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Presented By: David Vine.

: See Hear!

With signing and subtitles.

: News and Weather

● TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888
Followed by Westminster Live
The BBC's former political editorjohn
Cole joins lain Macwhirter for live coverage of the House of Commons, including Prime Minister's Questions.

: News and Weather

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

: Snooker

Further coverage of the Grand Prix from the Hexagon, Reading. ● STEREO

: The Colditz Story

Second World War
FILM escape drama starring John Mills Eric Portman
Escape is forbidden at the heavily-guarded Colditz Castle, but the Allied prisoners of war, all veterans of other escape attempts, refuse to admit defeat. With Christopher Rhodes , Lionel Jeffries , Bryan Forbes , Ian Carmichael and Richard Wattis.
Director Guy Hamilton ● FILMS: pages 47-52


Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Eric Portman
Unknown: Christopher Rhodes
Unknown: Lionel Jeffries
Unknown: Bryan Forbes
Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Unknown: Richard Wattis.
Director: Guy Hamilton

: Animation Now

Blackberry Subway Jam Canadian animation.

: Assignment

The foreign affairs programme. Taiwan - a State of Suspense
During the Chinese Revolution, Mao Tse-tung drove Chaing Kai-shek and his fellow anti-communists from the mainland on to the small island of Taiwan. For 40 years, the exiles lived under threat of invasion. Despite this, they have fashioned perhaps the most dynamic economy in the world - a model for the China they still hope to re-conquer. Brian Barron reports. Producer Thea Guest Editor John Morrison


Unknown: Mao Tse-Tung
Unknown: Chaing Kai-Shek
Unknown: Brian Barron
Editor: John Morrison

: Food and Drink

Return of the series about food and those who supply it.
Today: an investigation into over 100 viewers' complaints about their fan ovens; the start of a regular feature called
Enjoying Wine that looks at the importance of oak in wine-making; and a Hampshire family joins Moscow's food queues for a taste of Russia. Presented by Chris Kelly ,
Michael Barry , Jill Goolden and Oz Clarke.
Director Linda Nash
Producers Alison Field and Tim Hincks A Bazal production for BBCtv
Recipes on Ceefax page 626 * STEREO


Presented By: Chris Kelly
Presented By: Michael Barry
Presented By: Jill Goolden
Presented By: Oz Clarke.
Director: Linda Nash
Producers: Alison Field
Producers: Tim Hincks

: Beethoven's Not Dead

Classical music comedy show in which keyboard wizards Miles and Millner and double-bass maestro Jim Tavare find anything fair game - from Pavarotti's waistline to Mozart's gig. Director Graham C Williams
Producer Harry Thompson
A Spitting image production for BBCtv


Unknown: Jim Tavare
Producer: Harry Thompson

: WAR AND PEACE Battlecries

More frontline testimony from British servicemen.
Winners and Losers. In the midst of victory, there is defeat. Three Tornado airmen, shot down in the Gulf, describe the brutality of their interrogation and the terror of Allied air attacks. They survived, but tonight's programme also looks at the greatest losers in war - the dead. To die with honour is some small comfort for the family, to die in shame is the cruellest fate of all.
Producer Michael Dutfield
Executive producer Peter Salmon
A Barraclough Carey production for BBCtv


Producer: Michael Dutfield
Producer: Peter Salmon
Unknown: Barraclough Carey

: The Staggering Stories of Ferdinand de Bargos

Another chance to see a surreal de Bargos tale, using archive clips with unexpected voiceovers.
Of Submarines and Monkeys. Dr Macfaddyan is called to assist in a dangerous medical experiment. Told by Jon Glover , Enn Reitel , Kate Robbins.
Producers Geoff Atkinson , Kim Fuller * STEREO


Told By: Jon Glover
Told By: Enn Reitel
Told By: Kate Robbins.
Producers: Geoff Atkinson
Producers: Kim Fuller

: Newsnight

With Sue Cameron.

: The Late Show

The arts and media magazine. * STEREO

: Weatherview

: Live at Brecon

Recorded at this year's Brecon Jazz Festival, jazz pianist
Michel Petrucciani , Michael Bowie on bass and Wilby Fletcher on drums.
Director Robert Coles
Producer Jonathan Davies
(Postponed from 13 October; ● STEREO


Pianist: Michel Petrucciani
Pianist: Michael Bowie
Pianist: Wilby Fletcher
Director: Robert Coles
Producer: Jonathan Davies

: Snooker

Highlights of tonight's session in the Grand Prix from Reading. Introduced by David Vine. ● STEREO


Introduced By: David Vine.

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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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