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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.

: Lady without a Passport

Hedy Lamarr
An immigration agent falls in love with a glamorous Hungarian who is trying to enter the US illegally. WithJohnHodiak.James Craig and George MacCready.
Director Joseph H Lewis ● FILMS: pages 55-62


Unknown: Hedy Lamarr
Unknown: James Craig
Unknown: George MacCready.
Director: Joseph H Lewis

: Kitty Foyle

Ginger Rogers
Kitty Foyle promises to marry her doctor sweetheart but is swept away by an old flame.
With Dennis Morgan , James Craig , Ernest Cossart and Gladys Cooper. Director Sam Wood ● FILMS: pages 55-62


Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Kitty Foyle
Unknown: Dennis Morgan
Unknown: James Craig
Unknown: Ernest Cossart
Unknown: Gladys Cooper.
Director: Sam Wood

: Christmas Crackers

What do youngsters think of Santa Claus?

: The Sky at Night

Looking at the Crab Nebula.

: Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 91

A series of five daily lectures by Dr Richard Dawkins.
1: Waking Up in the UniverseCharles Darwin 's theories of evolution and natural selection.
DirectorStuart McDonald
Producers Richard Melman, William Wodlard An InCA Ltd production for BBCtv Event sponsored by Shell
(Tomorrow: Designed and Desigpoid Objects) ● STEREO


Unknown: Dr Richard Dawkins.
Unknown: Charles Darwin
Unknown: William Wodlard

: Pingu

Animated penguin fun.

: Johnson and Friends

When Michael falls asleep his toys come to life.

: Another War, Another Peace 1940-60

A 13-part daily series.
9: Middle East - a New Order
The new state of Israel was proclaimed, and Colonel
Nasser's influence spread across the Arab world.
(Tomorrow: A Different East)

: News; Weather

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


Unknown: Michael Barry

: Canvas

Personal reflections on paintings. Today,
Robert Hughes examines Mona Lisa , by Leonardo da Vinci.


Unknown: Robert Hughes
Unknown: Mona Lisa
Unknown: Leonardo Da Vinci.

: News; Weather

0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888
Followed by Songs of Praise
Pam Rhodes attends a mobile carol service on the Worth
Valley Steam Railway.


Unknown: Pam Rhodes

: A Week to Remember

A Griffin production for BBCtv ;

: News and Weather

and Regional News; Weather
* 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

Topical daily talk show.
Jane Corbin debates national and international politics. * STEREO


Unknown: Jane Corbin

: The Comics

The life and work of great Northern comedians.
Old Mother Riley and Her
Daughter Kitty. Arthur Lucan and Kitty McShane created a screen legend with their portrayal of the wild Irish washerwoman and her flighty colleen. But their screen rows were but a pale reflection of j their real life.


Unknown: Mother Riley
Unknown: Arthur Lucan
Unknown: Kitty McShane

: The Living Garden

Defeating pests and diseases without harming natural allies.

: The Addams Family

Morticia 's Favourite Charity Morticia persuades the family to part with some treasures. (B/w) ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Will Gets Committed. After a riot, the Banks family help clean up their old neighbourhood. ● STEREO
Dance Energy House Party Music from Boyz II Men and Altern 8, the winners of the Lift Off competition are revealed. Celebrity guests give them some advice and Vas Blackwood gets in on the action, too. Director Rick Gardner
Series producer Danielle Lux ● STEREO


Director: Rick Gardner

: Shakespeare: the Animated Tales

Last in the series.
Twelfth Night
A puppet animation, with the voices of Roger Allam , William Rushton , Suzanne Burden , Fiona Shaw , Hugh Grant , Gerald James , Alice Arnold , Stefan Bednarczyk , and Stephen Tomkinson.
Narrator Rosemary Leach. Text abridged by Leon Garfield Executive producers
Elizabeth Babakhina and Chris Grace
Series producer/Director Dave Edwards ● STEREO


Unknown: Roger Allam
Unknown: William Rushton
Unknown: Suzanne Burden
Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Hugh Grant
Unknown: Gerald James
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Stefan Bednarczyk
Narrator: Stephen Tomkinson.
Narrator: Rosemary Leach.
Abridged By: Leon Garfield
Unknown: Elizabeth Babakhina
Director: Dave Edwards

: Prisoners of Conscience

"If the helpless and vanished are seen to have friends in the world outside, the powerful sometimes listen, sometimes think, sometimes release their captives" - Booker Prize-winning novelist A S Byatt.

: Doctors to Be

Last in the series.
Look Back in Anger. Eight years after he applied for medical school, John Shephard is one of many junior doctors whose idealism has vanished.
"No one seems to realise how frustrating it is and how close to tears you are most of the time." Executive producer Robin Brightwell Series producer Edward Bnffa
Followed by Advent Calendars


Unknown: John Shephard
Producer: Robin Brightwell
Producer: Edward Bnffa

: Vintners' Tales

Last in this series of films about unusual wine merchants.

Jancis Robinson meets Zubair Mohamed, who runs an exceptional wine business from behind his teetotal father's flower shop in Edinburgh.
An Eden production for BBCtv
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: p 888)


Presenter: Jancis Robinson
Subject: Zubair Mohamed
Director/Producer: Frank Hayes

: Witchcraft

First in a two-part period thriller by Nigel Williams , based on his novel of the same name, starring Peter McEnery
Lisa Harrow , Alan Howard Whenjamie Matheson chooses 17th-century witchcraft and adultery as the story of his new film, he stirs up old rivalries and obsessions and a dangerous history begins to repeat itself, on celluloid and in real life.
Part 2 and the cast list are on Wednesday at 9.00pm. Producer Carol Parks Director Peter Sasdy ● STEREO
0 DRAMA: page 5


Unknown: Nigel Williams
Unknown: Peter McEnery
Unknown: Lisa Harrow
Unknown: Alan Howard
Unknown: Whenjamie Matheson

: Newsnight

Presented byjeremy Paxman.

: Self Exposure

A series being shown over this week in which five film-makers put themselves at the heart of their films.
Innocence and Garbage. Vilgot Sjoman , Swedish director of the explicit 1967 feature film, I Am Curious Yellow, uses the same technique of mixing fact and fiction in this diary account of his days in the rotting slums of Manila's "Smokey Mountain". Editor Jeremy Gibson
(Current Events tomorrow 11.20pm)


Unknown: Vilgot Sjoman
Editor: Jeremy Gibson

: Behind the Headlines

Editor Charles Miller (Shownat4.30pm) ● STEREO


Editor: Charles Miller

: Weatherview

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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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