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: Westminster

Yesterday in Parliament.

: Daytime on Two . Media Studies for Highers and Modules

Note: repeats are not indicated
The first programme of the new series asks if Scotland has a film industry.
A Wark Clements and Company production for BBCtv


Unknown: Wark Clements

: Artshow

In the first programme five very different artists show how they work.

: You and Me

Series for infants. It's not just books you find at the library!

: Think about Science

Series for 5- and 6-year-olds.
The pond Nan rememoers from her childhood is a rubbish dump.

: Search Out Science

Planet Earth. Explore the world of the mini-beasts.

: Q and A

Air your views about schools television. (Stereo) eWRITE TO: Q and A, BBC White City, Wood Lane. London W 12 7TS

: Around Scotland

Drama documentary.
Bruce's Scotland (Part 1)

: Words and Pictures

With Helen Sharman , the first Briton in space. (Stereo)


Unknown: Helen Sharman

: English Time: White Peak Farm

Episode 1 of an adaptation of Berlie Doherty's book.


Author: Berlie Doherty

: Zip Kkrak!

Firework Safety. With Ed
Banger, Vince Volcano and Cathy Wheel.


Unknown: Vince Volcano
Unknown: Cathy Wheel.

: Ghostwriter

Who Burned Mr Brinker 's
Store? Episode 1 of a second mystery adventure.


Unknown: Mr Brinker

: Diez Temas

Spanish for beginners.

: TV6

Birth of Europe. The final programme in the series asks if technological innovation can solve Europe's energy problems. (Stereo. Teletext)

: Teaching Today

Language in the National
Curriculum. How individuals and schools deal with language.

: Forget-Me-Not-Farm

Scarecrow and his friends keep their eyes and ears open.

: The Family Ness

Cartoon adventures.

: Zig Zag

The Anglo-Saxons. Riddles and feasts, and Episode 3 of The Raven and the Cross. (stereo) A Case production for BBCtv

: News and Weather

Followed by You and Me

: Canvas

David Hockney talks about the frescoes by Domenichino at the National Gallery, London.


Talks: David Hockney

: CountryFile

: News and Weather

0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888
Followed by Westminster Live lain Macwhirter presents live coverage of Parliament and its Select Committees.

: News and Weather and Regional News; Weather

0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888

: Catchword

Word game, hosted by Paul Coia. • STEREO


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: World Scrabble Championships

Last year's highlights from the final rounds.

: Past and Present Preserved

A look at the National Museum
"Palace Het Loo" in the Netherlands, built by King William III in 1685.


Unknown: King William Iii


The Columbus Trail. The Tall
Ships race marks the 500th anniversary of Christopher
Columbus's journeys across the Atlantic. Ruth Craig and Sarah Livermore are deaf. They are racing with the Ocean Youth
Club on The Lady Beaverbrook, a 72ft ketch, and report for See Hear! from both sides of the Atlantic.


Unknown: Sarah Livermore

: Star Trek: The Corbomite Manoeuvre

The cult 1960s series.

The Enterprise is caught in the grip of an alien spaceship.
(Teletext subtitles: page 888)

: DEF II Wayne's World

Last in the series from Wayne and Garth's basement.

: Rough Guide to Careers

Rough Guide to Saving the World. In the last of the series, Kuldip Dhadda and Steve Carson look at saving the planet. Producer Malcolm Betney
Series producer Margaret Enefer ● STEREO


Unknown: Kuldip Dhadda
Unknown: Steve Carson
Producer: Malcolm Betney

: Open Space: Mouthtrap

Is insistence on politically correct language a new sensitivity to the power of words to hurt, or the sinister new McCarthyism of which some complain? The Cambridge Union takes over tonight's programme to debate the issue. Ann Leslie of The Daily Mail, argues that "This House abhors the concept of political correctness". Opposing her is feminist and anti-pornography campaigner, Andrea Dworkin. Union President Nick Allen is in the chair.
(Teletext subtitles: page 888)
Suggestions: write to Open Space, [address removed].


Proposer: Ann Leslie
Opposer: Andrea Dworkin.
Chair: Nick Allen
Producer: Peter Lee-Wright
Series Producer: Giles Oakley

: Timewatch: Roger Casement - Heart of Darkness

A personal account by actor Kenneth Griffith of the rise and fall of Irish nationalist hero Roger Casement. Knighted by the British for his humanitarian work in Africa and South America, in 1913 Casement switched his efforts to the cause of Irish Home Rule. During the First World War he went to Germany, seeking help from the Kaiser.
On the eve of the Easter Rising in 1916, as he returned to Ireland with a shipment of German arms, he was arrested, tried and hanged for treason.

A New Era production for BBCtv


Presenter/Writer: Kenneth Griffith

: M*A*S*H

Germ Warfare. Hawkeye and Trapper decide to take care of a North Korean soldier.

: The Secret Agent

First in a three-part adaptation of Joseph Conrad 's classic novel by Dusty Hughes , starring David Suchet
Cheryl Campbell and a distinguished cast.
Turn of the century London:
Adolf Verloc is a double agent, an anarchist who informs on his colleagues to both the British police and the Russian embassy. The appointment of a new spymaster shatters his life.
Producer Colin Tucker
Director David Drury


Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Novel By: Dusty Hughes
Unknown: David Suchet
Unknown: Cheryl Campbell
Unknown: Adolf Verloc
Producer: Colin Tucker
Director: David Drury
Adolf Verloc: David Suchet
Winnie Verloc: Cheryl Campbell
Stevie: Richard Stirling
Mrs Waller: Doreen Mantle
Wurmt: David Ryall
Mr Vladimir: Peter Capaldi
Yundt: John Gabriel
Ossipon: David Schofield
Michaelis: John Benfield
Asst Commissioner: Patrick Malahide
Annie: Fiona Mollison
Margaret, Duchess of Chester: Janet Suzman
Chief Inspector Heat: Warren Clarke
Toodles: Nicholas Gecks
Home Secretary: Stratford Johns
Professor: Alfred Lynch
Rocas: Timothy Morand
Bertrand: Edmund Dehn

: Party Political Broadcast

By the Liberal Democrats. With subtitles.

: Newsnight

Presented by James Cox.


Presented By: James Cox.

: The Late Show

Late-night arts magazine. ● STEREO

: pmWeatherview

: Rossellini's Francis, God's Jester

A lyrical portrait of St Francis of Assisi. In
Italian with English subtitles. 0 FILMS: pages 49-56 (B/w)


Unknown: St Francis

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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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