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: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Daytime on Two Quinze Minutes

Note: repeats are not indicated.
Exchange visits and holiday courses in France for young people learning French.

: A Vous la France!

Series of French for beginners, presented by Carolle Rousseau and Patrick Simpson-Jones.
SUPPORT MATERIAL: books, notes, and 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!

Another chance to see experiments from Take Nobody's Word for It, performed by Professor Ian Fells and Carol Vorderman.
0 BBC BOOK: Take Nobody's Word for It, price£3.99, available from bookshops.


Unknown: Professor Ian Fells
Unknown: Carol Vorderman.

: Watch

Time and Planets. Presented by Fraser James. (Stereo)


Presented By: Fraser James.

: Look and Read

Badger Girl. Mick and the children try to save the ponies.

: Around Scotland

Bruce's Scotland (part 5). The guerrilla tactics used by Robert the Bruce against the English.

: Into Music

A Christmas concert with a Caribbean flavour. (Stereo)

: Let's See: Go 4,5

The various ways in which artificial light is used today.

The experience of 11-year-old Ross moving from Edinburgh to Milton Keynes.

: Artshow

Art in day to day life, from fashion to film making.

: English File

Big Boys Don't Cry. A look at the language used by and about boys and men.

: Scene

Kicks and Insults. If you're being bullied, remember it's the bully who has the worst problem. (stereo)

: Health Studies at 14+

Health risk assessment and the need for proper precautions.

: Tales of Aesop

The Fox, the Wolf and the Sausages. Neither the Lion nor Mrs Bite can decide who won the sausages.

: Joshua Jones

Everyone piles into Daphne's car to chase after Trojan.

: Crystal Tipps and Alistair

Crystal Tipps catches fish, while Alistair catches old boots and rubbish.

: English Time

Teenagers debate the values of watching television.

: News and Weather

Followed by Words and Pictures (Stereo)

: Sport on Friday

Introduced by Helen Rollason.
Royal Liver Assurance UK
Championship, from the Guild Hall, Preston. This afternoon sees the first of two sessions in the best of 17-frame semi-final matches. If seedings go to plan, John Parrott will meet Steve Davis , while Jimmy White will meet Stephen Hendry.
A review of the week's
European club competitions.
Rugby Union
A look ahead to tomorrow's match at Twickenham, as the Barbarians take on world champions Australia. Producer Mark Wilkin
Editor Paul Armstrong
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather


Introduced By: Helen Rollason.
Unknown: John Parrott
Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Jimmy White
Unknown: Stephen Hendry.
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Editor: Paul Armstrong

: News and Weather

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

: Behind the Headlines

Today: a look at the world of media and the arts. With
Shyama Perera.


Unknown: Shyama Perera.

: Delia Smith's Christmas

The series offering a guide to cooking at Christmas. ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888
● BBC BOOK: Delia Smith 's Christmas. price! 12.95, available from booksellers.


Unknown: Delia Smith

: Top Gear

Two high-powered four-wheel-drive saloons, Ford's new Escort Cosworth and Vauxhall's Calibra turbo, and the Lombard RAC Rally. ● STEREO
● INFORMATION: ringO89 1 -[number removed]for this week's new-cartest details.
Calls cost 36p per minute cheap rate, 48p atallothertimes.

: Stingray

Classic 1960s puppet series. Subterranean Sea. The super submarine Stingray is launched on another daring mission to an undersea desert.

: The Man from UNCLE: The Yukon Affair

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

Napoleon Solo narrowly escapes death when an immensely heavy object falls from the skies. It transpires that Quadrillenium X is the world's heaviest metal, with amazing magnetic qualities - and the evil Emory Partridge (played by guest star George Sanders) is proposing to sell it to THRUSH.
(Teletext Subtitles): page 888


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Emory Partridge: George Sanders

: Doctor Who: The Daemons

Second of a classic five-part story restored to colour and starring Jon Pertwee

Jo and the Doctor continue to investigate the mysterious events at Devil's End and find themselves trapped in the village. The Master sends a terrifying creature to destroy them.


Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Christopher Barry
Doctor Who: Jon Pertwee
Jo Grant: Katy Manning
Master: Roger Delgado

: What the Papers Say

With John Sweeney of The Observer.
A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: John Sweeney

: Public Eye

The investigative series. Violent Treatment
Domestic violence is causing untold suffering to families all over Britain. Now the Government is looking at ways of treating violent men rather than locking them up. But will this leave women at risk while abusers are let off lightly? Phil Parry investigates whether it's possible to change men who hit their wives.
Producer Fiona Macbeth
Editor Peter Horrocks


Unknown: Phil Parry
Producer: Fiona MacBeth
Editor: Peter Horrocks

: The Living Garden

The second of five programmes revealing how gardens grow. A Place to Live. Plants make their homes in many strange ways, and each has its own particular idea of what makes a des res. For example, the Rafflesia has the biggest flower in the world but has no roots as we know them - it steals from other plants by tapping into their root system. What a gardener must do is try to provide the right home for each and every plant.
Presented by Geoff Hamilton. Producer Mick Rhodes
A Catalyst production for BBCtv


Presented By: Geoff Hamilton.
Producer: Mick Rhodes

: The Face of Tutankhamun

Second of five films on archaeologist Howard Carter 's discovery of the richest treasure trove ever found.
Wonderful Things. The richness of the treasures found in the tomb of Tutankhamun created a bitter conflict between Carter and the Egyptian authorities. With the sudden and dramatic death of Lord
Carnarvon, Carter was left alone, without his sponsor, to deal with an increasingly tense political situation as Egyptian nationalists struggled to free themselves from British colonial rule. It was to take ten years for Carter and his team to clear the fantastic funerary objects from the tomb and to reveal the mortal remains of the king. Producer Derek Towers
Executive producer Roy Davies


Unknown: Howard Carter
Producer: Roy Davies

: Sister Wendy's Odyssey

Sister Wendy Beckett , hermit and art aficionado, continues her search in Cambridge.
Among the art treasures she discovers are Titian's dramatic portrayal of rape,
Palma Vecchio 's warnings about the abuse of love, and why young Cezanne was plagued by frightening adolescent fantasies. Director John Hooper
Producer Nicholas Rossiter


Unknown: Wendy Beckett
Unknown: Palma Vecchio
Director: John Hooper
Producer: Nicholas Rossiter

: Have I Got News for You

Topical comedy quiz show. Ian Hislop and Paul Merton are joined tonight by Chris Tarrant and actress Meera Syal. Angus Deayton is in the chair. Producer Harry Thompson
A Hat Trick production for BBCtv ● STEREO


Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Chris Tarrant
Unknown: Meera Syal.
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Producer: Harry Thompson

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: pmWeathervlew

: Two Men in Manhattan

FILM Tonight's French Film Classic is a nonchalant homage to American gangster movies, written, starring and directed by one of the idols of the nouvelle vague,
Jean-Pierre Melville
When a French delegate to the UN disappears, a journalist and a photographer try to track him down. Filmed on location in New York, the film presents a very French view of the nightlife. In English and French with English subtitles.
0 FILMS: pages 51-60

: Behind the Headlines

BBC2's topical daily talk show.

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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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