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: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Daytime on Two Seeing through Science

Note: repeats are not indicated.
British astronaut
Helen Sharman recounts her experiences in space.


Unknown: Helen Sharman

: Job Bank

Farm work and nursing.

: You and Me

The connection between trains, triangles, boats and bread!
An SFtv production for BBCtv

: Over the Moon

Mr Boom experiences a snowy winter day.


Unknown: Mr Boom

: Look and Read

Geordie Racer (1): The Hiltons train for the Great North Run.

: Mathsphere

Solving air pollution and congestion in Britain and America.

: Watch

Switch On, Switch Off Gary and Kimberley go back 100 years. A Spelthorne production for BBCtv

: English Express

Who- Me? Vicky and Beth have to cope with homesickness.

: Science Challenge

Six children and their friend
Laura find themselves in their own story.

: Into Music

The children get ready to put on a musical.

: Thunderbirds

An old favourite in Hindi.
The Perils of Penelope (Part 1)

: Q and A

A chance to air your views on schools television.
WRITE TO: Q and A, BBC White City, Wood Lane. London W127T5.


Unknown: Wood Lane.

: Lifeschool

Stand Up for Your Rights Young women compete for equal opportunities.

: Teaching Today

Helping children with reading difficulties. (1)

: Charlie Chalk


: Henry's Cat


: Cross Currents

Community Understanding An introductory programme for secondary school teachers. A Tno production for BBCtv

: News and Weather

Followed by You and Me

: Science and Society

A look at the method developed by the laboratories of the Dutch National Health Institute to produce vaccine to combat polio.

: See Hear!

With signing and subtitles.
(Shown on Sunday at 10.00am on BBC

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
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

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Behind the Headlines

John Diamond and his guests in another session of in-depth topical analysis.


Unknown: John Diamond

: Germany Means Business

Second of five inside stories from the most successful economy in Europe.
Antonstrasse23. Thousands of new businesses are being launched in what was once East
Germany. In a grim building in the centre of Dresden two entrepreneurs are specialising in artificial limbs.

: Across the Bridge

Thriller shown in connection with Arena's Graham Greene trilogy, starring Rod Steiger
Fleeing both Scotland Yard and the FBI, an international financier and swindler en route to Mexico assumes the identity of a man who turns out to be a wanted assassin.
Director Ken Annakin
● SEE FILMS pages 26-30


Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Rod Steiger
Director: Ken Annakin
Carl Schaffner: Rod Steiger
Johnny: David Knight
Mary: Marla Landi
Chief of Police: Noel Willman
Chief Insp Hadden: Bernard Lee
PaulScarff: Bill Nagy
Police sergeant: Eric Pohlman
Cooper: Alan Gifford

: Europe on the Brink: Dying for Europe

This three-part Assignment Special looks at the long-term future of Europe.

The first programme asks whether a new nation is being forged in spite of recent setbacks. Are the British already halfway to being good European citizens? Francine Stock talks to the French in Spain, Danes in Italy, and Africans desperately knocking at the door. She questions the soldiers of the Franco-German brigade, a model perhaps for the European army of the future. Would they pass the ultimate test of citizenship and die for Europe?


Reporter: Francine Stock
Producer: Bill Lyons
Executive Producer: Glynn Jones

: Food and Drink

Tonight's programme is a chocoholic's delight, with a prize-winning cake and Michael Barry 's guide to cooking with chocolate. And some British
Rail chefs switch tracks and kitchens with their French counterparts. With Chris Kelly , Michael Barry and Jill Goolden. Director Linda Nash
Producers Alison Field and Tim Hincks
A Bazal production for BBCtv
PROGRAMME RECIPES: are available in the BBC Good Food Magazine and Ceefax page 686 has all the information.


Unknown: Michael Barry
Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Michael Barry
Unknown: Jill Goolden.
Director: Linda Nash
Producers: Alison Field
Producers: Tim Hincks

: Police Squad

Tongue-in-cheek American comedy, starring Leslie Nielsen Ring of Fear. Frank Drebin goes under cover when a crooked boxing manager is found dead.


Unknown: Leslie Nielsen
Unknown: Frank Drebin

: Sex and Independence ... What a Revelation

In this special feature from the BBC's Disability Programmes Unit, Kim Jessup leaves the institution he has lived in for 40 years. Independent living begins with neglect from the local authority and ends with Kim's quest to discover himself as a sexual being in Amsterdam. Producer Ian Macrae
Editor Kerena Marchant


Unknown: Kim Jessup
Producer: Ian MacRae
Editor: Kerena Marchant

: 10x10

Short films by new film-makers. My Little Everest
An unusual comedy drama from the Polish Film School, written and directed by Miroslaw Dembinski. The hero literally rock-climbs his way through life's landmarks and pitfalls. Series producer Colin Rose


Directed By: Miroslaw Dembinski.
Producer: Colin Rose

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: Culture Clash

Continuing the nightly series on the arts-science divide.
The Power Houses. Despite postwar optimism, industrial prosperity seems to elude us - and people remain as stubbornly ignorant of science as ever. Why is the battle to bridge the divide so hard to win? Producer Tessa Livingstone


Producer: Tessa Livingstone

: 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.

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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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