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: The Travel Show UK Mini Guides

Everything worth doing in the Gower Peninsula.

: Ours to Keep

The Calder Valley in West Yorkshire is scattered with 19th-century textile mills - vast, magnificent, and almost all redundant.

: The GreatAmerican Broadcast

Starring Alice Faye An engaging story of radio's early days, combining comedy, songs and romance, and of Chuck, Vicki and Rix: a threesome struggling to realise the big potential they see in sound broadcasting.
With James Newill , the Four Ink Spots, the Nicholas Brothers and the Wiere Brothers.
Director Archie Mayo
0 SEE FILMS pages 35-40


Unknown: Alice Faye
Unknown: James Newill
Director: Archie Mayo
Vicki Adams: Alice Faye
Chuck Hadley: Jack Oakie
Rix Martin: John Payne
Bruce Chadwick: Cesar Romero
Madame Rinaldi: Eula Morgan

: LesMiserables

The final part of Raymond Bernard 's film version of Victor Hugo 's classic starring Harry Baur Charles Vanel
3: The Republic or Death Cosette falls in love, and Valjean is drawn into revolution in order to save the life of Cosette's sweetheart. In
French with English subtitles. (For cast see Monday)
0 SEE FILMS pages 35-40


Unknown: Raymond Bernard
Unknown: Victor Hugo
Unknown: Harry Baur
Unknown: Charles Vanel

: Under Sail

A look at the 400-ton barque the Lord Nelson, designed and built so that the physically-handicapped can share the challenge of crewing and sailing a square-rigged vessel.

: Today's Gourmet

Today Jacques Pepin prepares hot shrimps on spinach, grilled savory lamb chops, and salpicon of pineapple.


Unknown: Jacques Pepin

: The Good Old Way

Folk singers Martin Carthy and Frankie Armstrong talk of their belief that traditional music is too important and too powerful to be confined to the folk clubs.


Singers: Martin Carthy
Singers: Frankie Armstrong

: Greenclaws

Fun for children.

: The Wild Side of Town

A look at ways to manage wetlands for people and wildlife.

: News; Weather

Followed by Look Stranger
A look at how Arthur Cooper from the Cotswolds made a revolutionary discovery about the Chinese script.


Unknown: Arthur Cooper

: CountryFile

Rural issues fromjohn Craven.

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by World Darts
Highlights of yesterday's matches in the Embassy World Professional Championships.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Catchword

: Behind the Headlines

Linda Agran chairs a discussion of social and personal issues.


Unknown: Linda Agran

: Top Gear

Quentin Wilson gives professional tips on how to buy a car at auction.


Unknown: Quentin Wilson

: Horizon

The science series returns with a report on a daring new brain operation that has the potential to cure victims of Parkinson's disease.

: Star Trek: Tomorrow is Yesterday

The cult 1960s series, starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

A freak gravitational force propels the USS Enterprise into the past to become a UFO.


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy

: DEFII Reportage

Screen Generation.
Floppy-disc pornography and video murders are among the latest excesses of computer and video technology. As screen images now dominate young people's lives, the youth current-affairs series asks: are we seeing the emergence of a generation of whizzkids or zombies?
Series producer Jane Knowles Executive producer Tony Moss


Producer: Jane Knowles
Producer: Tony Moss

: Choir of the Year

First of seven programmes covering the search for Britain's top amateur choir. Across the country, 10,000 people have taken part in Sainsbury's Choir of the Year, and the competition features a wide variety of music from cathedral choirs to barbershops, and chamber groups to gospel choirs. Tonight Howard Goodall presents the first quarter-final. Director Andrew Quick
Producer Christina Macaulay


Unknown: Howard Goodall
Producer: Christina MacAulay

: Bookmark

Miss Pym's Day Out
Drama blending fiction and reality, starring
Patricia Routledge
On 23 November 1977, novelist Barbara Pym travelled to London to attend the Booker
Prize ceremony. Tonight's Bookmark is an imaginative re-creation of that day.
With performances as themselves by Jilly Cooper , Penelope Lively , A N Wilson, Hilary Pym , Hazel Holt , Henry Harvey , Tom Maschler and Will Wyatt.
Producer/Director James Runcie Series editor Nigel Williams
(Postponed from 21 December)


Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Unknown: Barbara Pym
Unknown: Jilly Cooper
Unknown: Penelope Lively
Unknown: Hilary Pym
Unknown: Hazel Holt
Unknown: Henry Harvey
Unknown: Tom Maschler
Director: James Runcie
Editor: Nigel Williams
Barbara Pym: Patricia Routledge
DoraCaldicote: Marcia Warren
BishopGrote: John Bott
Belinda: Susan Wooldridge
VicarofFinstock: Ian McNiece
MrsGray: Ann Penfold
Dr Simpson: Hugh Dickson
Mrs Bone: Mary Wimbush
Miss Lathbury: Ann Windsor
Coupleonbus: Avril Elgab
Coupleonbus: Norman Bird

: Memories of M*A*S*H

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the filming of the final episode of one of the world's best-loved TV shows.
This retrospective, hosted by Shelley Long, tries to explain the popularity of the series through a few of its memorable moments, with the help of Loretta Swit (Hot Lips), Gary Burghoff (Radar), Alan Aida (Hawkeye), Wayne Rogers
(Trapper), McLean Stevenson (Col Blake) and Larry Linville
(Frank Burns ).


Unknown: Loretta Swit
Unknown: Gary Burghoff
Unknown: Alan Aida
Unknown: Wayne Rogers
Unknown: McLean Stevenson
Unknown: Larry Linville
Unknown: Frank Burns

: The Staggering Stories of Ferdinand de Bargos

Of Priests and Christmas. A village priest has an apocalyptic vision that leads to a crisis of belief in the Vatican.
(Postponed from 13 December)

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: World Darts

The start of the quarter-finals.

: Weathervlew

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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.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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