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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

Today: the Tent Shop.
A Felgate production for BBCtv ● STEREO

: Smoggles

Emma wants to win the Suntots' flower contest.

: Telling Tales

Philip Hawthorn tells the story of three men and an elephant.


Unknown: Philip Hawthorn

: Orville and Cuddles

A hose causes problems.

: Bitsa

Recycling ideas with Caitlin Easterby and Simon Pascoe. ● STEREO


Unknown: Caitlin Easterby
Unknown: Simon Pascoe.

: Gentle Ben

Mark meets a hermit.

: The Wetter, the Better!

Children's splash hit game show. ● STEREO

: Thundercats

Vultureman has a plan. (Rpt;

: Kevin and Co

A six-part comedy drama. 5: Kevin is determined to sabotage Lorraine's plans.
(Shown last Thursday on BBCI. Last episode and cast details this Thursday at 4.30pm on BBC1)

: Blue Peter Omnibus

A roundup of last week's shows. * STEREO

: The OZone

Featuring Boy George. ● STEREO


Unknown: Boy George.

: Shakespeare:

the Animated Tales
Hamlet. Prince Hamlet is visited by his father's ghost and commanded to avenge his father's murder.

: Thunderbirds

The Edge of Impact. The Evil
Hood plans to destroy a jet. 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: The Invaders

The "believers" find an alien regeneration centre.

: The Staggering Stories of Ferdinand de Bargos

Of Priests and Christmas
A village priest has a vision. ● 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.

: Ocean Challenge

The first stage of the British Steel Challenge round-the-world yacht race, from
Southampton to Rio de Janeiro. With Julian Pettifer.


Unknown: Julian Pettifer.

: The Searchers

Concluding the John Ford season is a western, starring John Wayne
The story of Ethan Edwards and his five-year search for his niece, captured by Comanches.
* TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 55-62


Unknown: Ethan Edwards
Ethan Edwards: John Wayne
Martin Pawley: Jeffrey Hunter
Debbie: Natalie Wood
Laurie Jorgensen: Vera Miles
Sam Clayton: Ward Bond
Lars Jorgensen: John Qualen
Mrs Jorgensen: Olive Carey
Brad Jorgensen: Harry Carey Jr
Chief Scar: Henry Brandon
Charlie McCorry: Ken Curtis

: Rugby Special

North (Midlands
South West v London
The second round of the ADT
Divisional championship. With Chris Rea , and commentary by Nigel Starmer-Smith .
Executive producer Johnnie Watherston ● STEREO


Unknown: Chris Rea
Commentary By: Nigel Starmer-Smith

: Ski Sunday

A visit to the downhill run in Val Gardena in the Italian
Dolomites, with David Vine. Producer Mark Wilkin
Executive producer Jim Reside


Unknown: David Vine.
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Producer: Jim Reside

: The Money Programme

Splitting Up
One of Britain's few global companies, ICI now plans to split in two, separating its pharmaceuticals from its bulk chemical operations. Some allege it's a cosmetic move to ease fund-raising, but the company says there's much more than that going on. Tom Maddocks has been to the Far East and America to investigate the ICI split-up. Producer Dale Templar Editor David Nissan


Unknown: Tom Maddocks
Producer: Dale Templar
Editor: David Nissan

: Realms of the Russian Bear

Siberia - the Frozen Forest
In Yakutia the mercury plummets to 70C below zero, yet amazingly, some animals live there right through the winter. Not until May does the ice melt on Baikal, the planet's oldest, deepest lake. Huge hatches of caddis flies lure brown bears out of the forest.
Nikolai Drozdov dives to the bed of the lake and glimpses the bizarre creatures that live a mile beneath the surface. But within weeks, the seasons turn full circle. Producer Pelham Aldrich-Blake Series producer John Sparks
Followed by Advent Calendars


Unknown: Nikolai Drozdov
Producer: John Sparks

: Funny Business

Feeding the Monster. Roseanne Arnold is one of America's funniest, richest and most controversial women, with a top-rated sitcom. This film goes behind the scenes as tempers fray when she is dissatisfied with a script. In the words of head writer Bob Myer ,
"situation comedy is a great gaping maw into which writers are thrown and eaten up alive". Director Nadia Haggar
Series producer Sarah Williams A Tiger production for BBCtv ● COVER STORY: page 25


Unknown: Roseanne Arnold
Unknown: Bob Myer
Producer: Sarah Williams

: Did You See...?

Jeremy Paxman and guests look back at the week's television.
Editor Anne Tyerman 0 STEREO


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Editor: Anne Tyerman

: The Great Game Replayed

In the 19th century, Russia and Britain competed to win over the rulers of the Central Asian kingdoms and to establish control over the northern routes into India. Now, as the republics of Central Asia are once again independent states, a struggle has begun among their neighbours, including Iran and Turkey, for influence in this rich, strategically crucial region. John Simpson reports. Director Greg Lanning
Executive producer David Wickham
An Independent Image production for BBCtv


Unknown: John Simpson
Director: Greg Lanning
Producer: David Wickham

: The Cry

A series of music videos for
Advent, commissioned from five leading composers. 3:The Cry of Mary. The
Bengali countryside north of Calcutta is the setting for
Francis Grier 's work. With
Rosa Mannion , the Nash Ensemble, conducted by Lionel Friend. Producer Christopher Mann • STEREO


Unknown: Francis Grier
Unknown: Rosa Mannion
Conducted By: Lionel Friend.
Producer: Christopher Mann

: Racing with the Moon

First showing on network television for this evocation of wartime adolescence, starring Sean Penn
Elizabeth McGovern California 1942: before their call-up to the Marines,
"Hopper" and Nicky embark on a final six-week spree. But then Hopper falls in love. With Nicolas Cage , John Karlen , Rutanya Alda , Max Showalter , Crispin Glover , Barbara Howard and Bob Maroff.
Director Richard Benjamin
• TELETEXTSUBTITLES: page 888 • FILMS: pages 55-62


Unknown: Sean Penn
Unknown: Elizabeth McGovern
Unknown: Nicolas Cage
Unknown: John Karlen
Unknown: Rutanya Alda
Unknown: Max Showalter
Unknown: Crispin Glover
Unknown: Barbara Howard
Unknown: Bob Maroff.
Director: Richard Benjamin

: Tennis

Coverage of the Compaq Grand Slam cup final from Munich, the climax of the tennis year.
Commentary by John Barrett and Mark Cox.
Producer Barbara Slater


Commentary By: John Barrett
Commentary By: Mark Cox.
Producer: Barbara Slater

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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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