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: Felix the Cat

With Philippa Forrester and Toby Anstis. Phone in on 081.[number removed]for a chance to play Maggot Moments. ● STEREO


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Playdays

Today: the Why Bird Stop. A Felgate production for BBCtv

: Smoggies

The Smoggies turn a school of whales against the Suntots.

: Telling Tales

Philip Hawthorn tells the story of the tax collector Zacchaeus, and discovers you can't always judge by appearances. ● STEREO


Unknown: Philip Hawthorn

: Orville and Cuddles

A storm frightens Orville.

: Bitsa

Recycling ideas with Caitlin Easterby and Simon Pascoe. ● STEREO


Unknown: Caitlin Easterby
Unknown: Simon Pascoe.

: The Legend of Prince Valiant

A boy's quest for Camelot. * STEREO

: The Wetter, the Better!

Children's splash hit game show. * STEREO

: Thundercats

The giant Ice King is released from his prison.

: Kevin and Co

A six-part comedy drama series.
1: It's the end of term - Kevin and Milo visit their new school and make an enemy.
(Shown last Thursday on BBC1. Next episode and cast details this Thursday at 4.30pm on BBC1

: Blue Peter Omnibus

A roundup of last week's shows. ● STEREO

: Sam The OZone

Music and news, including an interview with INXS.

: Shakespeare:

the Animated Tales
Six of Shakespeare's I best-loved plays, realised by Russian and Welsh animators from adaptations by Leon Garfield.
A Midsummer Night's Dream Four young lovers, trying to resolve their passions, and six worthy workmen, trying to rehearse a play, stumble about in a dark, haunted wood, while the powerful spirits play havoc with their hearts and minds.


Unknown: Leon Garfield.

: Thunderbirds

Vault of Death. A man is stuck inside the Bank of England. * TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: The Invaders

American science fiction drama, starring Roy Thinnes The Prophet. An alien evangelist promises the coming of a "host from the skies".


Unknown: Roy Thinnes

: The Staggering Stories of Ferdinand de Bargos

Another surreal story.
Of Mafia and Sugar. Sugar is banned in the US.

: Around Westminster

The region's political review. Presented by Laurie Mayer with reports from Tim Friend and Philippa Thomas.


Presented By: Laurie Mayer
Unknown: Tim Friend
Unknown: Philippa Thomas.

: Racing

Live from Cheltenham on the first National Hunt Sunday race meeting.
2.45 South Wales Shower
Supplies Mira/Rada Juvenile Hurdle (2m ½f)
3.15 Coral-Elite Hurdle (2m ½f)
3.45 Weatherbys Claiming Steeplechase (2m 4½f). Producer Keith Mackenzie


Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: Glenn Miller: America's Musical Hero

A profile of the American bandleader Glenn Miller.


Unknown: Glenn Miller.

: Rugby Special

England (South Africa Coverage of the Save and Prosper international from Twickenham, where the Springboks last played in 1969. Plus, Llanelli's match against the Wallabies. With Chris Rea , Bill McLaren and Bill Beaumont.
Executive producer Johnnie Watherston ● STEREO


Unknown: Chris Rea
Unknown: Bill McLaren
Unknown: Bill Beaumont.

: Travel Show Guides

Reports on Greek island-hopping and on the ex-pat lifestyle of Brits in Corfu. With Penny Junor, Paddy Haycocks , Carol Smillie , Matthew Collins and Ian McCaskill.
Executive producer Tony Moss
Series producer Rachel Hebditch


Unknown: Paddy Haycocks
Unknown: Carol Smillie
Unknown: Matthew Collins
Unknown: Ian McCaskill.
Producer: Tony Moss
Producer: Rachel Hebditch

: The Money Programme

Top stories from the world of business and finance.
Editor David Nissan


Editor: David Nissan

: Realms of the Russian Bear: Green Jewel of the Caspian

A six-part series celebrating the natural history of the former USSR.
Together, Russia and the Central Asian Republics are full of scenic splendour, boasting the biggest of forests, boundless steppes, extensive deserts, the oldest and deepest freshwater lake in the world and the largest inland sea in the world - the Caspian. Sitting amid the arid lands bordering Central Asia, the Volga Delta is a wetland seething with aquatic life - including sturgeon - and home to millions of birds including sea eagles, egrets, geese and pelicans. During the autumn it acts as a refuge for tens of thousands of Arctic-nesting whooper swans, and hosts some of Russia's unique saiga antelope from the steppes of Karlmyckia.
Presented by Nikolai Drozdov.
(Stereo; Teletext Subtitles: p 888)
(Feature: page 30)


Presenter: Nikolai Drozdov
Producer: John Sparks

: City of Strangers

The last in the series looking at the influence of European talent on the American cinema.
A Sense of Difference. By 1941 America was at war. Everyone had their role to play and for some of the exiles based in the movie capital of Los Angeles, the roles had more than a touch of irony. Refugee Jews played screen Nazis as Hollywood fought the propaganda battle.
But the exiles weren't confined to those in the film industry. Writers and composers like Bertolt Brecht and Arnold
Schoenberg also made tinsel town their home.
Producers Ann Hummel and Sue Knussen


Producers: Ann Hummel
Producers: Sue Knussen

: Building Sights, Europe

Juan Muñoz. A look at the Museo Nacional de Arte
Romano (1985) by Jose Rafael Moneo in Merida, Spain, which has captivated the avant-garde Madrid sculptor, Juan Munoz. Director Kim Flitcroft
Producer Ruth Rosenthal


Unknown: Jose Rafael
Unknown: Juan Munoz.
Director: Kim Flitcroft
Producer: Ruth Rosenthal

: Did You See...?

With Jeremy Paxman and guests. Editor Anne Tyerman e STEREO


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Editor: Anne Tyerman

: A Word in Your Era

Patrick Barlow impersonates Christopher Columbus, Alan Cumming is Lord Baden Powell and Tony Slattery is... Lassie? Presented by Rory McGrath.
A Channel X production for BBCtv


Unknown: Patrick Barlow
Unknown: Alan Cumming
Unknown: Lord Baden Powell
Unknown: Tony Slattery
Presented By: Rory McGrath.
Director: Dominic Brigstocke
Producer: Marcus Mortimer

: Sister Wendy's Odyssey

In a preview of her new series starting this Friday at
9.50pm on BBC2, Sister Wendy Beckett explains why she's leaving her life of solitude in search of art treasures around Britain. e TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FEATURE: page 34


Unknown: Wendy Beckett

: A Dry White Season

First showing on network television for this film about racism and apartheid starring
Donald Sutherland
Janet Suzman
Marlon Brando South Africa, 1976: when Afrikaner Ben du Toit's gardener is arrested and tortured to death, he begins a dangerous crusade to expose a brutal regime. With
Susan Sarandon andjurgen Prochnow. Director Euzhan Paicy
(The season exploring racism continues next Sunday with The Chant ofjimmie Blacksmith)


Unknown: Donald Sutherland
Unknown: Janet Suzman
Unknown: Marlon Brando
Unknown: Afrikaner Ben
Unknown: Susan Sarandon
Director: Euzhan Paicy

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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