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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

The Playground Stop.
A Felgate production for BBCtv

: Smoggles

The perils of pesticides.

: Telling Tales

What happens when you're a guest for dinner and there's no food? Philip Hawthorn relates. ● STEREO; TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888


Unknown: Philip Hawthorn

: Orville and Cuddles

The pair go on a picnic. (Rpt;

: Bitsa

Recycling ideas with Caitlin Easterby and Simon Pascoe. ● STEREO


Unknown: Caitlin Easterby
Unknown: Simon Pascoe.

: Gentle Ben

American series about a boy and his pet bear.
Mark's lured to the Everglades. With Dennis Weaver. ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Dennis Weaver.

: The Wetter, the Better!

Children's splash hit game show.

: Thundercats

Lion-0 and Snark are captured by a space mercenary.

: Kevin and Co

A six-part comedy drama. 2: The boat's been sold and Kevin's thoughts turn to a faster type of transport.
(Shown last Thursday on BBC1. Next episode and cast details this Thursday at 4.30 on BBC1)0 STEREO: TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p888

: Blue Peter Omnibus

A roundup of last week's shows. ● STEREO

: The O Zone

Music news and features.

: Shakespeare:

the Animated Tales
The Tempest. Prospero, a powerful magician, lives on an island with his daughter
Miranda. They are served by Caliban, a hideous monster, and Ariel, a wild, discontented spirit.

: Thunderbirds

Supermarionation series. Operation Crash Dive
A supersonic plane disappears in mid-flight.

: The Invaders

American sci-fi drama.
Labyrinth. David finds a way to prove the aliens do exist.

: The Staggering Stories of Ferdinand de Bargos

Of Sport and Funerals. The tale of Barry "Bazza" Bagshaw, the world's greatest sumo-wrestling centre-forward. ● STEREO

: South of Westminster

Discussion of the week's main political news in the region. Presented by Bruce Parker.


Presented By: Bruce Parker.

: Around Westminster

The region's political review.
With Laurie Mayer , Tim Friend and Philippa Thomas.


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

: Snooker

Fifth round of the Royal Liver Assurance UK Championship, from the Guild Hall, Preston.

: Top Gear Rally Report

Live coverage of the first day of the Lombard RAC rally. With
Barrie Gill , Tony Mason , Steve Lee , and analysis from Australian rally ace Ross Dunkerton.
Producers John Burkill and Ian Thomas Executive producer Dennis Adams
(Futher coverage tonight at 10.15pm) ● MOTORING: page 16


Unknown: Barrie Gill
Unknown: Tony Mason
Unknown: Steve Lee
Unknown: Ross Dunkerton.
Producers: John Burkill
Producers: Ian Thomas
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Snooker

Further action from Preston.

: Rugby Special

Wales v Australia
Leicester (Bath Wales get a chance to avenge their last few defeats by the Wallabies. Highlights also of the match between Leicester and Bath, both contenders for the Courage Clubs Championship. Executive producer Johnnie Watherston STEREO
● SPORT: page 13


Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: The Travel Show Guides

Cyprus. Reports from Kyrenia and Famagusta, the little-known resorts of Polis and Latchi, and a look at the life of a British family living in Nicosia. Presented by Penny Junor . Executive producer Tony Moss
Series producer Rachel Hebditch


Presented By: Penny Junor
Producer: Tony Moss
Producer: Rachel Hebditch

: The Money Programme

Down and Out?
British consumers have had a battering from high debt, falling house prices and fear of unemployment. Yet unless they start spending, the economy will remain comatose. Steve Levinson
investigates the state of the consumer.
Producer Subniv Babuta
Editor David Nissan


Unknown: Steve Levinson
Producer: Subniv Babuta
Editor: David Nissan

: Realms of the Russian Bear

A natural history of the former USSR.
The Celestial Mountains
Lying astride the ancient silk road, the great ranges of central Asia rival the Himalayas in grandeur. Few westerners have travelled among their icy peaks, which harbour creatures both elusive and mysterious - from the snow leopard stalking the snowy wastes, to the goat-like markhor with its corkscrew horns a yard long.
And to the corrosive waters of the soda lakes come nesting geese, all the way from India.
Presented by Nikolai Drozdov. Producer Pelham Aldrich-Blake
Series producer John Sparks


Presented By: Nikolai Drozdov.
Producer: John Sparks

: Funny Business

Six programmes on the art of comedy in which
Rowan Atkinson examines the talents, techniques, styles and secrets of some of the laughter industry's biggest stars.
Visual Comedy - a Lecture by Rowan Atkinson , MSc (Oxon) All you ever needed to know about how to be funny without saying a word. A university lecturer leads us through the silent world of visual humour with the help of Kevin the mime artist. Also featuring Buster Keaton , Jacques Tati , Peter Sellers , John Cleese , Steve Martin and many more. Director David Hinton
Senes producer Sarah Williams A Tiger production for BBCtv ● COVER STORY: page 24


Unknown: Rowan Atkinson
Unknown: Rowan Atkinson
Unknown: Buster Keaton
Unknown: Jacques Tati
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Steve Martin
Director: David Hinton
Producer: Sarah Williams

: Building Sights, Europe

French designer
Andree Putman looks at Georges-Henri Pingusson's Memorial aux Martyrs de la Deportation
(1962) in Paris, dedicated to the memory of the 200,000 victims deported from France to Nazi death camps. Director Kim Flitcroft
Producer Ruth Rosenthal


Unknown: Andree Putman
Director: Kim Flitcroft
Producer: Ruth Rosenthal

: Did You See... ?

Jeremy Paxman and guests look back at the week's television.
Editor Anne Tyerman ● STEREO


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Editor: Anne Tyerman

: Give Me Memphis, Basildon

An Open Space special which follows singer Phil Burdett 's struggle to clinch a record deal. With radio DJ Mary Costello he attempts to show just how much the influence record companies have in deciding which music the public hears. In his film he also reflects on his home town of Basildon. "Every song I've written is haunted by this town," he says. Producer Ray Hough
Series producer Giles Oakley


Singer: Phil Burdett
Unknown: Mary Costello
Producer: Ray Hough
Producer: Giles Oakley

: Top Gear Rally Report

Highlights of the Lombard RAC Rally. With Steve Lee.


Unknown: Steve Lee.

: The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

Last in the season of films about racism, this adaptation of Thomas Keneally 's novel, set in turn-of-the-century Australia, is a powerful portrayal of the violent reaction of a half-Aborigine enraged by years of exploitation. With
Tommy Lewis , Freddy Reynolds , Ray Barrett , Jack Thompson , Julie Dawson and Peter Carroll.
Director Fred Schepisi ● FILMS: pages 51-60


Unknown: Thomas Keneally
Unknown: Tommy Lewis
Unknown: Freddy Reynolds
Unknown: Ray Barrett
Unknown: Jack Thompson
Unknown: Julie Dawson
Unknown: Peter Carroll.
Director: Fred Schepisi

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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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