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: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Daytime on Two Standard Grade Art and Design

Note: repeats are indicated.
Glasgow painter Alison Watt demonstrates her approach to portraiture.


Unknown: Alison Watt

: Prisoners of Conscience

An appeal for people imprisoned for their beliefs.

: Short Circuit

Survivors. Why have the authorities failed to act on recommendations to improve aircraft safety?

: You and Me

Spike discovers more about growing up.

: Thinkabout Science

It's Freezing. Drama series in which a family investigate and enjoy the science around them.

: Search Out Science

Moving About. See the bare bones of animal locomotion revealed move by move.

: QandA

A chance to air your views on all aspects of schools television.

: Around Scotland

A programme to illustrate the variety of language around
Scotland today.

: Words and Pictures

Martin arrives at school in his flying saucer.

: English Time

Pictures in My Mind. Westley Smith , aged 12, creates a comic story.


Unknown: Westley Smith

: Ghostwriter

To Catch a Creep (Part 1) Who is trying to stop Alex winning the school election?

: Topics

The Way People Talk. Why does it matter?

: TV6: Hot Spots: Tears Form My Soul

The civil war in Mozambique, seen through the eyes of Armando Fresco.


Presenter: Armando Fresco

: Teaching Today

Search Out Science - Moving About. For primary teachers.
How the programmes generate practical science activities.

: Green Claws

Fun for children.

: Henry'sCat

Cartoon for children.

: Zig Zag

Water. Paul Coia and Sheelagh Gilbey investigate this extraordinary liquid.


Unknown: Paul Coia
Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey

: News and Weather

Followed by You and Me

: Look Stranger

Treasure Hunter. John Webb is a professional treasure hunter. It's the "big finds", like Sutton Hoo , that are his driving force.


Unknown: John Webb
Unknown: Sutton Hoo

: CountryFile

Rural issues from John Craven. (Shown on Sunday at 12.30pm on BBC


Unknown: John Craven.

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Westminster Live
With lain Macwhirter.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Behind the Headlines

Linda Agran chairs a discussion of social and personal issues.


Unknown: Linda Agran

: Top Gear Take 2

Tony Mason joins bus and lorry enthusiasts on a journey over the Pennines.


Unknown: Tony Mason

: Horizon

Cheating Time. A look at controversial new techniques that may reverse the menopause.

: Star Trek: Court Martial

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

In the aftermath of a violent storm, Captain Kirk is charged with causing the death of a missing officer through cowardice. But, as the investigation proceeds, a more sinister motive emerges.


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy


War Programme. The youth current-affairs series investigates the raw experience of war. What kind of person has the fighting instinct, and is it enough to survive the front line?
Executive producer Tony Moss Series producer Jane Knowles


Producer: Tony Moss
Producer: Jane Knowles

: Choir of the Year

With music ranging from
Monteverdi to Bernstein, eight youth and adult choirs do battle in the second quarter-final for a place in the semi-final of Sainsbury's Choir of the Year. Presenter Howard Goodall has breakfast in a boarding school and sings along backstage with a female barbershop chorus. Director Mike Newman
Producer Christina Macaulay


Presenter: Howard Goodall
Director: Mike Newman
Producer: Christina MacAulay

: Timewatch

The return of the fortnightly series of history documentaries. Allied to the Mafia
The extraordinary story of one of the war's most secret alliances - between the US
Naval Intelligence and the Mafia. Denied for 50 years, the pact was in fact begun on the New York waterfront and sealed in the mountains of Sicily. Now the key players speak for the first time about the deal uniting US Intelligence with "Lucky" Luciano and Don Calo Vizzini - the most feared
Godfathers of their day. In Palermo, Leoluca Orlando, head of Italy's newest political party and the Mafia's number one target, talks about the tragic legacy of this most unholy alliance.
Producer Richard Bradley
Editor Laurence Rees


Unknown: Don Calo Vizzini
Producer: Richard Bradley
Editor: Laurence Rees

: M*A*S*H

The Ringbanger. The doctors have to convince Col Buzz
Maxwell (Leslie Nielsen ) that he has severe battle fatigue.


Unknown: Leslie Nielsen

: Clarissa

Another chance to see the highly acclaimed three-part drama serial, adapted by David Nokes and Janet Barron from Samuel Richardson 's classic 18th-century novel. Starring
Sean Bean , Saskia Wickham The saintly Clarissa Harlowe refuses to marry a man she despises and has to seek the aid of the aristocratic rake Lovelace.
Producer Kevin Loader Director Robert Bierman


Adapted By: David Nokes
Adapted By: Janet Barron
Unknown: Samuel Richardson
Unknown: Sean Bean
Unknown: Saskia Wickham
Unknown: Clarissa Harlowe
Producer: Kevin Loader
Director: Robert Bierman
Lovelace: Sean Bean
Clarissa: Saskia Wickham
James: Jonathan Phillips
Bella: Lynsey Baxter
Belford: Sean Pertwee
Mr Harlowe: Jeffry Wickham
Mrs Harlowe: Frances Viner
Uncle Anthony: Ralph Riach
Solmes: Julian Firth
Anna Howe: Hermione Norris
Mrs Howe: Lorna Heilbron
Hickman: Jon Sotherton
JoLeman: Matthew Wait
Betty: Allison Hancock
Hannah: Sophie Heyman

: Newsnight

Withjeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Withjeremy Paxman.

: Culture Clash

Concluding the series on the arts-science divide.
Experiments with Truth. Is the divide more illusory than real? New ideas on what science really is suggest that it may link with the arts in a single culture after all. Producer Duncan Dallas
An XYTV production for BBCtv

: Behind the Headlines

(Shown at 4.30pm; Stereo

: 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.

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