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: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Six Scottish Burghs

A classic "main street" burgh, Elgin has some of the grandest architectural monuments in Scotland.

: All Over Town

Starring Ole Olsen Chic Johnson
Ole and Chic run a boarding-house for broken-down actors and actresses. They come up with a madcap idea to put on a super-show, but choose a "jinxed" theatre as the venue.
Director James Home * FILMS: pages 49-56


Unknown: Ole Olsen
Unknown: Chic Johnson
Olsen: Ole Olsen
Johnson: Chic Johnson
JoanEldredge: Mary Howard
Don Fletcher: Harry Stockwell

: Mary of Scotland

As part of the John Ford season of films, this lavish biopic starring Katharine Hepburn.
The turbulent and tragic life of the beautiful and headstrong Mary, Queen of Scots. (b/w)
FILMS: pages 49-56


Director: John Ford
Mary Stuart: Katharine Hepburn
Bothwell: Fredric March
Elizabeth Tudor: Florence Eldridge
Darnley: Douglas Walton
Rizzio: John Carradine
Morton: Robert Barrat
Leicester: Gavin Muir

: Michael Barry's Choice Cuts

Michael Barry demonstrates favourite recipes. Today: cakes.


Unknown: Michael Barry

: Great Little Railways

The Marudhar Express is known as the Line of Dreams. Steaming across the deserts of North West India, it carries a member of the Royal house of Jodhpur in first-class comfort, a young boy risking his life clambering between carriages to earn a few rupees on the train, and a remarkable railway inspector dressing in disguise to catch ticket defaulters. ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: Tales of Aesop: The Tortoise and the Bird

Cedric the tortoise is too wrapped up in his own dreams to "trifle" with his friends.

: Joshua Jones

Karia is determined to win the "Silver Key" award.

: Another War, Another Peace 1940-60

Life in the 1940s and 50s.
3: Out of the Rubble. The summer of 1945 saw peace in Europe. But in Asia the Japanese refused to surrender, until the ultimate weapon was used. It was the beginning of a new age, the nuclear age. (Part 4 on Monday)

: News and Weather

Followed by Michael Barry 's Choice Cuts
Michael Barry demonstrates favourite recipes. Today: lamb.


Unknown: Michael Barry
Unknown: Michael Barry

: Sport on Friday

Introduced by Helen Rollason.
Highlights of the men's slalom from Sestriere, Italy, where the 1992-93 World Cup ski -ing season began last weekend.
A roundup of the week's action from the Premier League. Producer Sharon Lence Editor Paul Armstrong
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather


Introduced By: Helen Rollason.
Producer: Sharon Lence
Editor: Paul Armstrong

: 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

Today: Shyama Perera looks at the world of media and the arts.


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

A look at new models at the Motorcycle Show at
Birmingham NEC, and one of motorsport's toughest jobs - passenger on an outfit in sidecar cross. Plus two new technical developments to help lorry drivers, and a test-drive of the Renault Safrane.

: Stingray

Classic 1960s puppet series. The Loch Ness Monster. It's time to stand by for action when the submarine Stingray is launched into battle against the Loch Ness monster.

: The Man from UNCLE: The Very Important Zombie Affair

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

Napoleon and Illya are assigned to guard Caribbean political exile Dr Delgado.
(Teletext Subtitles): page 888


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum

: Doctor Who

Third of a classic five-part story restored to colour and starring Jon Pertwee
The Daemons. The Doctor reveals the truth behind the events at Devil's End.
Producer Barry Letts
Director Christopher Barry
Followed by Advent Calendar


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

: What the Papers Say

With Alan Rusbridger of The Guardian.
A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Alan Rusbridger

: Public Eye

The investigative series. School Blazers
One in eight British schools suffered an arson attack last year, and the resulting bill is horrendous - around E75 million.
But the motives of the people who start the fires are little understood, with only one offenders' centre trying to confront the urge to burn.
Barbara Altounyan reports. Producer Nick 0' Dwyer Editor Peter Horrocks


Unknown: Barbara Altounyan
Editor: Peter Horrocks

: The Living Garden

Series of programmes revealing how gardens grow. Healthy Living. In a small, suburban garden in Leicester, more than 1,800 different species of creature have been identified. There are now probably more kinds of animals in our gardens than on farm land. Some help the gardener - and some are enemies. To encourage the helpers, and defeat the foes, it is best to understand their ways. Producer Mick Rhodes
A Catalyst production for BBCtv


Producer: Mick Rhodes

: The Face of Tutankhamun

A series of films on archaeologist Howard Carter 's discovery of the richest treasure trove ever found.
Everywhere the Glint of Gold A wave of "Tut mania" spread across Europe and America following the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb. From the latest art deco designs and fashions to exotic picture palaces, everything was influenced by the "wonderful things" buried with the boy pharaoh 3,500 years before.
Half-a-century later the world tours of the "Treasures of Tutankhamun" reintroduced these spectacular Egyptian antiquities into the west's visual bloodstream.
Written and presented by Christopher Frayling. Producer David Wallace
Editor Peter Rose


Unknown: Howard Carter
Presented By: Christopher Frayling.
Producer: David Wallace
Editor: Peter Rose

: Sister Wendy's Odyssey

Sister Wendy Beckett , hermit and unorthodox art expert, continues her odyssey around Britain's great art treasures. This week she journeys to
Oxford, where she offers her views on Fra Lippi, the wayward monk who abducted a nun, and his moving portrayal of elderly love; Piero di Cosimo , an obsessive visionary who lived on hard-boiled eggs; and Claude's masterpiece about the destruction of Arcadia.
Director John Hooper
Series producer Nicholas Rossiter • TELETEXTSUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Wendy Beckett
Unknown: Piero Di Cosimo
Director: John Hooper
Producer: Nicholas Rossiter

: Have I Got News for You

The topical comedy quiz show. Team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton are joined tonight by Jo Brand and Neil Kinnock. Angus Deayton is in the chair. Producer Harry Thompson
A Hat Trick production for BBCtv * STEREO


Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Jo Brand
Unknown: Neil Kinnock.
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Producer: Harry Thompson

: Newsnight

With Sue Cameron.

: pmWeatherview

: Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne

FILM Tonight's French Film
Classic is the network premiere of Robert Bresson 's second feature, made towards the end of the Second World
War. A sophisticated tale of love and revenge, it was scripted by Jean Cocteau.
Told by a friend that Jean her lover no longer loves her,
Helene puts him to the test. She enlists the aid of a young dancer to entrap him. In French with English subtitles.
• FILMS: pages 49-56


Unknown: Robert Bresson
Unknown: Jean Cocteau.
Jean: Paul Bernard
Helene: Maria Casares
Agnes: Eunala Bourdette
Agnes's mother: Lucienne Bogaert

: Behind the Headlines

Shyama Perera looks at the world of media and the arts.


Unknown: Shyama Perera

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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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