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: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Daytime on Two Quinze Minutes

Note: repeats are not indicated.
Celebrations in Rouen.

: A Vous la France!

Series of French for beginners, presented by Carolle Rousseau and Patrick Simpson-Jones .
• SUPPORT MATERIAL: books, notesand cassettes. available from bookshops.
• TRANSCRIPTS: send cheque or PO for £1.50, payable to [address removed]


Presented By: Carolle Rousseau
Presented By: Patrick Simpson-Jones

: Experiment!

Experiments from Take Nobody Word for It, performed by Professors Ian Fells and Richard Gregory.
0 BBC BOOK: Take Nobody's Word for It, price £3.99, available from bookshops.


Unknown: Ian Fells
Unknown: Richard Gregory.

: Watch

How footballs are made and what makes a skater spin. (Stereo)

: Look and Read

Badger Girl. The children try to set the ponies free.

: Around Scotland

Bruce's Scotland (Part 3)
The English are threatening the monks at the abbey.

: Into Music

Music for Christmas. (Stereo)

: Let's See: Go 4, 5

The lighthouse blows a fuse.

: English Express

Debate- Trial of Street
Fashion. In the dock in this courtroom drama are the designer labels of the 90s.

: Artshow

Art is all around us - outside as well as inside.

: English File

Language File. Talking about the creative process.

: Scene

Collision Coursei Part 2). The ghost of the woman haunts Ray. (Stereo)

: Health Studies at 14+

Healthy relationships.

: Tales of Aesop

The Prophet. Mrs Bite turns over a new leaf at the fete.


Unknown: Mrs Bite

: Joshua Jones

Josh manages to protect his cargo from a gale.

: Pinny's House

Pinny and Victor are so small they can dress in sweet papers.

: English Time

White Peak Farm (Part 3). Life isn't much fun at the farm. (Teletext)

: News and Weather

Followed by Words and Pictures (stereo)

: Sport on Friday

Introduced by Helen Rollason.
First of a three-day meeting at Cheltenham, which culminates in the BBC's first coverage of Sunday racing in this country.
2.25 Hackett Steeplechase (Handicap. 2m)
3.00 Steel Plate and Sections
YoungChasers Championship Final (3m If)
3.35 ASW Hurdle Race (2m 1½f) Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Richard Pitman.
Second test from the G-Mex
Centre, Manchester.
England v New Zealand
Commentary by Hazel Irvine and Sue Campbell.
Also a look ahead to tomorrow's
Rugby Union international at
Twickenham between England and South Africa.
Producer Mark Wilkin
Editor Paul Armstrong
Including at
2.50pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather and Regional News; Weather
• TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Introduced By: Helen Rollason.
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Richard Pitman.
Commentary By: Hazel Irvine
Commentary By: Sue Campbell.
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Editor: Paul Armstrong

: Catchword


: Behind the Headlines

BBC2's topical daily talk show.

: Delia Smith's Christmas

Another chance to see the six-part series offering a complete guide to cooking at Christmas.
• BBC BOOK: Delia Smith 's Christmas, pricef 1 2.95. available from booksellers.


Unknown: Delia Smith

: Top Gear

Including a visit to the Isle of Man TT Races and the two-week festival of motorcycling that accompanies them, and a road-test on the new Alfa Romeo 155.
• INFORMATION: phone 089 1 -[number removed]for this week's new car test details and 0[number removed]for second-hand car information. Calls cost 36p per minute cheap rate, 48pat other times.

: Stingray

Classic 1960s puppet series. Ghost of the Sea. More daring escapades of the super sub. 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: The Man from UNCLE: The Children's Day Affair

Spy drama from the 60s, starring Robert Vaughn, David McCallum

THRUSH are about to let loose their secret weapon against a top-secret UNCLE conference, a group of highly trained and lethal public-school boys.
(Teletext Subtitles): page 888


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Ilya Kuryakin: David McCallum

: Sounds of the 60s

The last in the present series.
The Progressive Tendency. The late 60s, with cowbells, kaftans, festivals, guitar heroes and supergroups. With performances from Pink Floyd, Donovan, the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Family, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream and Joni Mitchell. Producer David Jeffcock
Executive producers John Archer and Michael Jackson • STEREO


Unknown: Jimi Hendrix
Unknown: Joni Mitchell.
Producer: David Jeffcock
Producers: John Archer
Producers: Michael Jackson

: What the Papers Say

With Annika Savill of The Independent.
A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Annika Savill

: Public Eye

The investigative series.
Sex in the Forbidden Zone
Psychotherapy has become a nightmare for thousands of patients. Public Eye has evidence that many are sexually abused by their therapists. The effects can be just as damaging as child abuse, yet the perpetrators often get away without even a reprimand. Jenny Cuffe reports. Producer Alison Cahn Editor Peter Horrocks


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Alison Cahn
Editor: Peter Horrocks

: Royal Gardens

Last programme in the series. The present Queen inherited 200 acres of royal gardens in 1952. Their story in her reign has been mostly one of survival, with little opportunity for creativity. Prince Charles, however, has not been subjected to such pressure, and has been able to create a stunning new country-house garden at Highgrove, his home in Gloucestershire. The Prince delights in showing the varied garden he has created over the past ten years, which must be one of the most important gardens laid out in the 1980s in this country. Written and presented by Sir Roy Strong. Director Roger Last
Producer JoanieBlaikie
An Antelope production for BBCtv
TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 • BBC BOOK: £20, from bookshops •GARDENING: page 16


Presented By: Sir Roy Strong.

: Pandora's Box

The League of Gentlemen
Thirty years ago, a group of bright young economists convinced British politicians that they had a plan that could solve Britain's problems. The politicians - both Conservative and Labour - were bewitched by the promise. But what resulted was disaster, again and again. Three decades of experiments, from the National Plan to monetarism, have led the country further down the spiral of economic decline.
Today, Britain is in the grip of one of the worst slumps this century, and no one seems to have any idea how to end it.
Tonight's film tells this sad but comic saga, showing how the grand economic plans led directly to disaster and asking the economists responsible if their game is finally up? Producer Adam Curtis
Executive producer Edward Mirzoeff •TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Producer: Adam Curtis

: Have I Got News for You

The topical comedy quiz show launches a fresh attack.
Team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton are joined tonight by Rory Bremner and Ken Livingstone.
Angus Deayton is in the chair. Producer Harry Thompson
A Hat Trick production for BBCtv •STEREO


Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: Ken Livingstone.
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Producer: Harry Thompson

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: Weather view

: La Grande Illusion

- The French Classic Cinema season continues with Jean Renoir 's anti-war film, starring JeanGabin
Erich von Stroheim Pierre Fresnay
Based on Renoir's own experiences as a prisoner-of-war during the First World War, the film was released on the eve of the Second World War and was immediately banned in Germany and Italy.
Two French officers shot down over Germany become prisoners of an aristocratic
Prussian officer. In French with English subtitles. Rosenthal DAUO
• FILMS: pages 51-58


Unknown: Jean Renoir
Unknown: Pierre Fresnay
Maréchal: Jean Gabin
Von Rauffenstein ERICH: Von Stroheim
De Boeldieu: Pierre Fresnay

: Behind the Headlines

The world of media and arts.
Producer Natalie Elsey


Producer: Natalie Elsey

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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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