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: Westminster

: Collecting Now

John FitzMaurice Mills looks at techniques used by artists through the ages.


Unknown: John Fitzmaurice Mills

: A Week to Remember

Pathe News of this week in 1952. A Griffin production for BBCtv

: Six Scottish Burghs

The last in the series looks at
Stirling. Presented by Professor Andy MacMillan. A Pencil of Light production for BBCtv


Presented By: Professor Andy MacMillan.

: The Informer

The John Ford season FILM continues with this powerful drama starring Victor McLaglen Heather Angel
Dublin 1920: a dim-witted drunkard dreams of escaping to America. The reward for betraying a comrade could make his dream a reality.
• FILMS: pages 55-62


Unknown: Victor McLaglen
Unknown: Heather Angel
Gypo No/an: Victor McLaglen
Mary McPhillip: Heather Angel
Dan Gallagher: Preston Foster
KatieMadden: Margot Grahame
Frankie McPhillip: Wallace Ford

: The Corsican Brothers

Swashbuckling adventure starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Ruth Warrick.

A vendetta between two Corsican families forms the background of Alexandre Dumas's story of the strange bond between Siamese twins.
Films: pages 55-62


Director: Gregory Ratoff
Mario Franchi/Lucien Franchi: Douglas Fairbanks Jr
Countess Isabelle Gravini: Ruth Warrick
Baron Colonna: Akim Tamiroff
Dr Enrico Paoli: HB Warner
Count Franchi: Henry Wilcoxon
Lorenzo: J Carroll Naish

: Growing Places

Geoffrey Smith visits the garden of Chris Abbott in Knaresborough, North Yorks.


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Chris Abbott

: No Place Like Home

Winifred Robinson investigates problem neighbours.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson

: Pingu


: Johnson and Friends

When Michael falls asleep, his toys come to life.

: Another War, Another Peace 1940-60

A 13-part series about life in the 1940s and 50s, narrated by Magnus Magnusson.
4: A Place to Live. The housing crisis after the Second World War.
(Tomorrow: States of Mind)


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson.

: News; Weather

Followed by Michael Barry 's Choice Cuts
Favourite duck recipes from ten years of the Food and Drink series. A Bazal production for BBCtv


Unknown: Michael Barry

: In the Garden

December. Christmas ideas for gardeners.

: News; Weather

• TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888
Followed by Songs of Praise
From Burgsteinfurt, Germany. 0 STEREO; TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888

: A Week to Remember

3.50pm News and Weather and Regional News; Weather
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia. A Leslie Mitchell production for BBCtv * STEREO


Unknown: Paul Coia.
Unknown: Leslie Mitchell

: Behind the Headlines

BBC2's topical daily talk show. Today: Jane Corbin debates national and international politics. (Repeatedat 12.25am) • STEREO


Unknown: Jane Corbin

: The Comics

The life and work of the northern comedian Sydney Howard.


Unknown: Sydney Howard.

: The Living Garden


: The Addams Family

My Son, the Chimp. The family get an unusual addition. (b/w) • TELETEXTSUBTITLES:page888

: DEF II Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

How I Spent My Summer Vacation I Will returns from Philadelphia. • STEREO

: Dance Energy House Party

Lisa Stansfield sings her new single Someday (I'm Coming Back), live and exclusively.
Normski is also joined by ragga I ravers SL2 and Bizarre Inc, and i there's comedy with Vas Blackwood.


Unknown: Lisa Stansfield
Unknown: Vas Blackwood.

: Shakespeare: the Animated Tales

A painting-on-glass animation, with the voices of Nicholas Farrell , John Shrapnel , Susan Fleetwood , Dorien Thomas , Tilda Swinton , John Warner and Andrew Wincott.
Narrator Michael Kitchen.
Text abridged by Leon Garfield Executive producers
Elizabeth Babakhina , Chris Grace Series producer Dave Edwards • STEREO


Unknown: Nicholas Farrell
Unknown: John Shrapnel
Unknown: Susan Fleetwood
Unknown: Dorien Thomas
Unknown: Tilda Swinton
Unknown: John Warner
Narrator: Andrew Wincott.
Narrator: Michael Kitchen.
Abridged By: Leon Garfield
Unknown: Elizabeth Babakhina
Producer: Dave Edwards

: Prisoners of Conscience

"Many of these prisoners of conscience won't hear of this programme, but some will. I am sure that knowing people are working to end their plight will help them keep hope alive and find renewed strength to endure their ordeal" - journalist and former hostage John McCarthy. (Another portraitat 11.15pm)
Followed by Advent Calendar (7xt)


Unknown: John McCarthy.

: Doctors to Be

In at the Deep End. A vivid j picture of the stresses suffered by junior hospital staff as Dr Sarah Holdsworth and Dr Will
Liddell face the wards.
Producer Susan Spindler
, Series producer Edward Briffa


Unknown: Dr Sarah Holdsworth
Producer: Susan Spindler
Producer: Edward Briffa

: Vintners' Tales

Films on unusual wine merchants.
1 Vintage 1904, Harry Waughis an active and respected member of the wine trade.
Director/Producer Frank Hayes An Eden production for BBCtv


Unknown: Harry Waughis
Producer: Frank Hayes
Producer: An Eden

: Unnatural Pursuits

First of Simon Gray 's two-part comic fantasy starring Alan Bates
I'm the Author. Determined to get his latest play "absolutely right", heavy-drinking, chain-smoking author Hamish Partt puts his health, sanity and even his life at risk as he pursues its successive productions across America.
Part 2 is Wednesday at 9.30pm.
Producer Kenith Trodd
Director Christopher Morahan


Unknown: Simon Gray
Unknown: Alan Bates
Unknown: Hamish Partt
Producer: Kenith Trodd
Director: Christopher Morahan
Hamish Partt: Alan Bates
Blossom: Tom Hickey
George Pepperly: Nigel Planer
Hector Duff: Richard Wilson
Larry Leitz: Paul Guilfoyle
LouFinkleberg: Bob Balaban
Skateboard: Paul Zimet
Jenny McDaish: Marty Cruickshank
Elaine: Amanda Boxer
Su: Lisa Orgolini
Digby Mason: Keith Szarabajka
Dr Wicks: Rosie Kerslake
Gerry: Tom Beard
Amanda: Rachel Fielding
Wendy: Sarah Sutton
Cynthia: Christine Moore
Isaac: Pavel Ash
Igor: Seva Novgorodsev

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow.


Presented By: Peter Snow.

: Prisoners of Conscience

John McCarthy with the second of tonight's portraits.


Unknown: John McCarthy

: Edvard Munch

Peter Watkins 's four-part portrait of the Norwegian artist - whose work often deals with suffering and death - during his early life in Oslo and Berlin.
Shot in documentary style with a largely amateur cast, it was first shown in 1976. (Part 2: tomorrow at 11.20pm)


Unknown: Peter Watkins

: Behind the Headlines


: amWeatherview

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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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