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: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Mighty Joe Young

Adventure starring Terry Moore, Robert Armstrong
As a child in Africa, Jill Young is allowed to adopt a baby gorilla. Years later only Jill is able to control the giant-sized creature, now known as "Mighty Joe Young". A group of New York showmen take Joe to America, but things go wrong when the gorilla runs amok in their night club.
Director Ernest B Schoedsack
0 FILMS: pages 55-62


Unknown: Terry Moore
Unknown: Robert Armstrong
Unknown: Jill Young
Director: Ernest Bschoedsack
Jill Young: Terry Moore
Max O'Hara: Robert Armstrong
GreggFord: Ben Johnson
Press agent: Frank McHugh

: The File on Thelma Jordon

Melodrama starring Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey
Thelma Jordon is an attractive, worldly and mysterious woman. But her passionate affair with Assistant DA Cleve Marshall is destined to lead to the loss of her career, family, reputation - and a charge of murder.
FILMS: pages 55-62


Director: Robert Siodmak
Thelma Jordon: Barbara Stanwyck
Cleve Marshall: Wendell Corey
Miles Scott: Paul Kelly
Pamela Marshall: Joan Tetzel
Kingsley Willis: Stanley Ridges
Tony Laredo: Richard Rober
Judge Calvin Blackwell: Minor Watson
District Attorney Pierce: Barry Kelley
Dolly: Laura Elliot
Judge Hancock: Basil Ruysdael

: Master Craftsmen

A look at the work of furniture maker Tim Stead.


Unknown: Tim Stead.

: Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 91

4: The Ultraviolet Garden
Richard Dawkins gives an uncompromising answer to the question: who or what benefits from the activities of other living things?
(Tomorrow: The Genesis of Purpose) • STEREO


Unknown: Richard Dawkins

: Pigeon Street

Animated cartoon. What is the light in the sky that Mr Jupiter has spotted?


Unknown: Mr Jupiter

: Another War, Another Peace 1940-60

12: Spirit of the 50s. The west saw an economic miracle take place. It was a glossy world of consumer hedonism and scientific progress. In the east, the Soviets launched Sputnik I. The space age had begun.
Narrated by Magnus Magnusson. (Tomorrow: A New World)


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson.

: News; Weather

Followed by Who's a Clever Boy?
A macaw, parrot, magpie and budgerigar show off before appearing in the Talking Birds Class of the National Exhibition of Cage Birds.

: Advice Shop

Welfare rights magazine presented by Helen Madden and Andrew Miller.
0 SUPPORT MATERIAL: forfree "Claim It
Pack" dial free on 0[number removed]. or phone the helpline free on 0[number removed].


Presented By: Helen Madden
Presented By: Andrew Miller.

: News and Weather

0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888
Followed by Westminster Live
Live coverage of the House of Commons, including Prime Minister's questions. With lain Macwhirter and John Cole.


Unknown: John Cole.

: News and Weather

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

: Catchword


: Behind the Headlines

Jeffrey Archer and Tony Banks discuss their nominations for the year's best and worst political performers, with guests Vincent Hanna and Simon Hoggart. ● STEREO


Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Vincent Hanna
Unknown: Simon Hoggart.

: Show Jumping

From the Grand Hall, Olympia. • STEREO

: Food and Drink

Tonight: a Christmas quiz. ● STEREO

: The Outcast

Jet Cosgrave and a gang of hired gunmen try to reclaim Jet inheritance, but the owner won't give it up without a fight. With Joan Evans , Jim Davis and Catherine McLeod. Director William Witney 0 FILMS: pages 55-62


Unknown: Joan Evans
Unknown: Jim Davis
Unknown: Catherine McLeod.
Director: William Witney

: First Sight

Racing to Disaster
When the London Ambulance
Service computer dispatch system broke down for 36 hours in October, it is claimed as many as 20 lives were lost.
Fiona Oates presents evidence that this disaster could have been avoided.
Producer Mike Mortimer
Editor Mike Flood Page


Unknown: Fiona Oates

: Southern Eye

Sally Taylor presents the programme which investigates major regional issues. Series producer Peter Pitt Editor Andy Griffee
0 DISCUSSION: on the issues raised in this programme will follow on Southern Eye Sound on your local radio station.


Unknown: Sally Taylor
Producer: Peter Pitt
Editor: Andy Griffee

: Prisoners of Conscience

"It's not always comfortable to learn the truth about these prisoners. So it is a relief that there is the possibility of being genuinely involved by calling the BBC and finding out more" - Sir Ian McKellen.


Unknown: Sir Ian McKellen.

: The Essential History of Europe

France. This examination of France's culture discovers that, beneath the mystique of charm and chic, the country has its conflicts, which include a growing problem with racism. Director Celia Lowenstein
Executive producer Steve Hewlett ● STEREO
Followed by Advent Calendar (Txt)


Director: Celia Lowenstein
Producer: Steve Hewlett

: Top Gear

Last in the series pays a visit to the Le Mans 24-hour kart race.
Plus the Syclone pick-up truck and Subaru's new coupe. Producer Ken Pollock
Executive producer Dennis Adams 0STEREO
• INFORMATION: phone 0[number removed]for new cartest details. Calls cost 36p per minute cheap rate. 48p at all other times.


Producer: Ken Pollock
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Absolutely Fabulous

Last in the comedy series starring and written by Jennifer Saunders with Joanna Lumley
It's Edina's 40th birthday and she's not feeling "absolutely fabulous" about it. With Julia Sawalha , Jane Horrocks ,
June Whitfield and Christopher Malcolm. Director Bob Spiers ; Producer Jon Plowman 0 STEREO; TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888


Written By: Jennifer Saunders
Unknown: Joanna Lumley
Unknown: Julia Sawalha
Unknown: Jane Horrocks
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Christopher Malcolm.
Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: Jon Plowman

: Video Diaries

Family Scenes, Stones and M-1 6s - a Settler's Story of Samaria. For the past six months, Jewish settler Elhanan Oppenheim and his young family have recorded a traumatic period in their lives. Israel's recent change of government threatened the settlers' struggle to increase their numbers on the occupied West Bank (which they call Samaria). Oppenheim's diary chronicles his defiant attempts to pick up the pieces of his dream.
Producer Han Ziv ; Series producer Bob Long


Unknown: Elhanan Oppenheim
Producer: Han Ziv
Producer: Bob Long

: Newsnight

: Self Exposure

Izkor: Slaves to Memory. Israeli director Eyal Sivan returns to his birthplace to question the wisdom of an educational system which enforces the memory of Jewish oppression. (Family Gathering tomorrow at 1.50am)


Director: Eyal Sivan

: Behind the Headlines


: Weatherview

: BBC Select

RCN Nursing Update: Units 23/24

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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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