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: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Daytime on Two How to Make Your

Note: repeats are not indicated.
Own Video Report
A chance to make a video diary for use in the Q and A series.

: Global Environment

Explores threats to the sea from pollution and overfishing.

: Let's See: Go 4,5

The importance of sunlight to living things.

: You and Me

Spike wants Cosmo's hat, but does it fit?

: Mathscope

The playground's under threat - what can be done?

: Over the Moon

Mr Boom meets a new storyteller who tells him a story about a new friendship.


Unknown: Mr Boom

: Ghostwriter

Who Burned Mr Brinker 's 's
Store? (Part 4). The
Ghostwriter team prove that Brinker is a video pirate.


Unknown: Mr Brinker

: Thunderbirds

An old favourite in French.

: QandA

Your views on all aspects of school television, (Stereo)

: Landmarks

Why are the tropical rainforests being destroyed? (Stereo)

: Lernexpress

Life for young people in Nordfriesland.

: History File

The Roman Empire. The
Roman army's success. (Stereo)

: The Geography Programme

How water from the Colorado River became the lifeblood of south west America's sprawling desert cities. (Stereo)

: Lifeschool

Careers. A look at whether to stay on at school, or leave in search of a job. (Stereo)

: Business Matters

The Swan Challenge. Polar explorer Robert Swan believes that shared experiences enhance business. To test the theory, he issued a challenge to three young, cynical managers to accompany him to
Snowdonia for five days. (Teletext)


Unknown: Robert Swan

: Pigeon Street

Animated cartoon. Everybody in Pigeon Street seems to be taking up a hobby.

: The Family Ness

The adventures of the monster family of Loch Ness.

: Music Time

Cinderella's ugly sisters introduce tunes that go up and down in pitch. (Stereo)

: News and Weather

Followed by You and Me

: Advice Shop

Topical welfare rights magazine with news, views, information and advice on benefits, pensions, services and the law. With Helen Madden and Andrew Miller.
* SUPPORT MATERIAL: for free "Claim It Pack" dial free 0[number removed]. or the free helpline on 0[number removed].


Unknown: Helen Madden
Unknown: Andrew Miller.

: News; Weather

0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888
Followed by Westminster Live
Live coverage of the House of Commons, including Prime Minister's questions. With lain Macwhirter and John Cole.


Unknown: John Cole.

: News and Weather and Regional News; Weather

* TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia. ● STEREO


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Behind the Headlines

BBC2's daily talk show.
Today: political discussion with Lord Archer and Tony Banks. (Repeatedat 12.30am)


Unknown: Tony Banks.

: Plunder

Clive Anderson selects favourite clips from the BBC archives. They include Tony Hancock 's spoof portrayal of the foreman of the jury in Twelve Angry Men, DrFinlay Casebook and Frankie Howerd on That Was the Week That
Was. With Emma Freud.


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Emma Freud.

: Food and Drink

Including a visit to the Munich Oktoberfest and a recipe for autumn apple cake.

: Tarzan and the Great River

Tarzan discovers that a tribal chieftain has revived the ancient cult of the Leopard Men, and travels up-river to confront the evil sect. With Mike Henry. Director Robert Day
0 FILMS: pages 48.56


Unknown: Mike Henry.

: First Sight

Current affairs series giving in-depth reports on major regional news stories. Editor Mike Flood Page

: The Essential History of Europe

Unusual insights into each of the 12 member states of the EC.
Italy. Modern Italians have an equivocal attitude to their history - so many of their past glories have had disastrous consequences. Satirist and playwright Dario Fo presents a people unimpressed by government, and unified only by their refusal to be unified. Director Richard Denton
Senes producer John Trtffltt ● STEREO


Director: Richard Denton

: Top Gear

Chris Goffey examines two new diesel cars from Citroen and Honda. And Tony Mason sets up a challenge between British rally champions past and present - Colin McRae , who next week seeks to win the Lombard RAC Rally, and Roger Clark , who won it 20 years ago. Producer Ken Pollock
Executive producer Dennis Adams 0 STEREO
● INFORMATION: ring 089 1 -[number removed]for this week's new car test details. (Calls cost 36p/min cheap rate. 48p other times.)


Unknown: Chris Goffey
Unknown: Tony Mason
Unknown: Colin McRae
Unknown: Roger Clark
Producer: Ken Pollock
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Absolutely Fabulous

A comedy series set in the rarefied world of fashion PR, starring and written by Jennifer Saunders with Joanna Lumley

Neurotic businesswoman Edina gets worried about her weight and about a visitor from her past.
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: p888)


Writer: Jennifer Saunders
Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: Jon Plowman
Edina: Jennifer Saunders
Patsy: Joanna Lumley
Bubble: Jane Horrocks
Saffron: Julia Sawalha
Mother: June Whitfield
Penny: Alexandra Bastedo
Justin: Christopher Malcolm
Georgy: Anthony Asbury

: We Have Ways of Making You Think

Second of a three-part series that reveals how propagandists use popular film and TV.
Selling Politics American
Style. A topical examination of the American political consultants, whose activities have so changed democracy in the US that Abraham Lincoln himself would be unelectable today. "He just doesn't look like a modern president should," says one leading consultant. Producer Laurence Rees
Executive producer Jeremy Bennett


Unknown: Abraham Lincoln
Producer: Laurence Rees
Producer: Jeremy Bennett

: 10x10

Slugs and Snails. Three women in a beauty salon candidly discuss men. Director Susan Brand
Senes producer Colin Rose


Producer: Colin Rose

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

Arts and media programme. ● STEREO

: Later with Jools Holland

John Cale and the band Television are among tonight's guests. Director Janet Fraser-Crook Producer Mark Cooper ● STEREO


Unknown: John Cale
Director: Janet Fraser-Crook
Producer: Mark Cooper

: Behind the Headlines

Daily talk show.

: Weatherview

: BBC Select

RCN Nursing Update: the Menopause and Beyond; Asthma and Its Treatment

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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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