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: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Collecting Now

John FitzMaurice Mills looks at techniques used by artists through the ages.

: A Week to Remember

Pathe News of this week in 1952. A Griffin production for BBCtv (B/w)

: The Travel Show UK Mini Guides

What to see, where to go and what to do in the town of Whitby, North Yorkshire.

: Daytime on Two Le Cafe des Reves

Episode two of a five-part drama for secondary school students doing French.

: A-level Economics

What are the economic considerations involved in relocation?

: Storytime

For infants. Su Pollard tells a story about a boy called Andrew who is delighted when a stray cat arrives at his door. (Stereo)


Unknown: Su Pollard

: Mathscope

Travel 24 hours of time in just three minutes with Mathscope.

: Music Time

An introduction to theme and variations, (Stereo)

: Mathsphere

Luck or likelihood? How do we measure our chances?

: Zig Zag

Getting About. Tony Aitken goes on a treasure trail. (stereo)


Unknown: Tony Aitken

: Thinkabout Science

Steve, Tess and Andrew join forces and make a wonderful den.

: Mad about Music

Scales as a framework for improvisation and composition. (Stereo)

: Lernexpress

What's people's favourite food? A report from the home of the hamburger.

: The Geography Programme

Why Industry Comes and Goes (Part 1). The story of coal, iron and steel in South Wales.

: History File

The World Since 1945. What lies behind the long-running dispute over Israel?

: Teaching Today

First of two programmes which examine strategies to reduce disruption and misbehaviour in secondary classrooms. (Stereo)

: Pingu


: Johnson and Friends

When Michael falls asleep his toys come to life.

: Pinny's House

Tom's new soldiers are buried.

: Landmarks

Tropical Rainforest: the Living Forest. Programmes which examine the world's tropical rainforests. (Stereo)

: News and Weather

Followed by Storytime (Stereo)

: In the Garden

November. Dennis Cornish prepares for winter.


Unknown: Dennis Cornish

: News; Weather

● TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888
Followed by Songs of Praise
From Middlesex University.

: A Week to Remember

3.50pm News and Weather and Regional News; Weather
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888

: Catchword

Hosted by Paul Coia.
A Leslie Mitchell production for BBCtv • STEREO


Unknown: Paul Coia.
Unknown: Leslie Mitchell

: Heirs and Graces

Lady Victoria Leatham visits Blenheim Palace.
(Rpt. Tomorrow: Newby Hall)


Unknown: Lady Victoria Leatham

: Midnight Cowboys

How easy is it for unlicensed taxi drivers to pose as legitimate operators?

: Royal Gardens

Exploring the gardens created by Queen Victoria.

: The Addams Family

Cult American comedy series. Thing Is Missing. Thing, the disembodied hand, disappears from his box, and Gomez investigates. 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: DEF II Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

American comedy series.
Eyes on the Prize. Will appears on a television game show.

: Dance Energy House Party

K-Klass, PM Dawn and the Happy Mondays join Normski, and Vas Blackwood provides more comedy. The Style Squad visits Milton Keynes. Director Gerry Stembridge
Series producer Danielle Lux ● STEREO
0 COMPETITION: send a home videoand audio cassette, plus a band biography and contact numbers to Dance Energy Lift Off, PO Box 2025, London W 12 6AE.


Unknown: Milton Keynes.
Director: Gerry Stembridge

: Animating Shakespeare

An introductory documentary to launch the series of animated
Shakespeare plays which starts next week with A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Six of the best-loved plays have been magically realised through an unlikely alliance of Russian and Welsh animators.
The collaboration survived the abortive Moscow coup of August 1991 and huge pressures on the Russian studio. Filmed mostly in Moscow, this is a tale whose twists and turns might well have appealed to Shakespeare himself. Narrated by Derek Jacobi. Producer Jeff Morgan ● STEREO


Unknown: Derek Jacobi.

: Doctors to Be

A series telling the personal stories of ten would-be doctors.
The Knowledge. The students who survived the selection procedure soon face cramming for a series of exams in anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, radiology, pharmacology, and more. This basic knowledge is regarded as essential before students are allowed on hospital wards, yet ten per cent of first-years fail. This film tells the stories of those experiencing an exam process increasingly under attack as a test of memory rather than long-lasting understanding. Executive producer Robin Brightwell Series producer Edward Briffa


Producer: Robin Brightwell
Producer: Edward Briffa

: Vintner's Tales

First of six films about unusual wine merchants.
Fair Vintners. Stephen Browett and Lindsay Hamilton sell seven million pounds worth of rare bottles of wine a year and are just into their 30s.
Presented byjancis Robinson. Director/Producer Frank Hayes An Eden production for BBCtv


Unknown: Stephen Browett
Unknown: Lindsay Hamilton
Producer: Frank Hayes
Producer: An Eden

: PK and the Kid

First showing on network television for this story of a runaway teen. On the run from her brutal stepfather, PK is befriended by the Kid who is on his way to an arm-wrestling championship.
Director Lou Lombardo
* TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 47-54


Director: Lou Lombardo
Kid Kane: Paul Le Mai
PK Bayette: Molly Ringwalc
Les: Alex Roccc
Bazooka: Charles Hallahan
Benny: John Dl Santi
Louise: Leigh Hamilton
Mim: Esther Rolle

: Newsnight

Presented by Sue Cameron.


Presented By: Sue Cameron.

: The Late Show

The arts and media magazine. ● STEREO

: London Underground

Last in the series of music and stand-up comedy with Denis Leary. Tonight there's tough talking Bill Hicks with stand-ups Jon Stewart , Helen Lederer , Jim Tavare and John Sparkes. Producers Juliet Blake. Trevor Hopkins
An English Channel production for BBCtv


Unknown: Denis Leary.
Unknown: Jon Stewart
Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Jim Tavare
Unknown: John Sparkes.
Producers: Juliet Blake.
Producers: Trevor Hopkins

: 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.

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