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: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Daytime on Two Quinze Minutes

Note: repeats are not indicated.
A visit to Rouen. Part of Etoiles, the five-part BBC/Longman multi-media package for learning French.

: A Vous la France!

French series for beginners.
SUPPORT MATERIAL: book, teachers' notes, computer software and cassettes. available from bookshops. For a transcript send cheque/PO for 1.50, payable to BSS. to [address removed]

: Experiment!

Experiments from Take
Nobody's Word for It. BBC BOOK: Take Nobody's Word for It, £3.99, available from bookshops.

: Watch

Gary and Kimberley go back
100 years in time to when their house was new.
A Spelthome production for BBCtv

: Look and Read

Geordie Racer (Part 1). The
Hilton family are in training for the Great North Run.

: Around Scotland

Language- Talking Food. A look at the variety of language around Scotland today.

: Into Music

Putting on a musical.

: DiezTemas

Spanish for beginners.

: English Express

Who -Me? Vicky and Beth get homesick on their camping holiday.

: Seeing through Science

Astronaut Helen Sharman shares her experiences in space.


Unknown: Helen Sharman

: English File

Poet Seamus Heaney talks about his work.


Talks: Seamus Heaney

: Scene

Terraces by Willy Russell. A new original screenplay from the writer of Shirley Valentine.


Unknown: Willy Russell.
Unknown: Shirley Valentine.

: Short Circuit

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

: Fingermouse

Puppet fun.

: Henry's Cat

Children's cartoon.

: English Time

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


Unknown: Westley Smith

: News and Weather

Followed by Words and Pictures

: Sport on Friday

Introduced by Helen Rollason.
Figure Skating
The European Championships from Helsinki, with the second stage of the ice dance championship and highlights of the ladies' free programme.
Horse Racing From Ascot.
2.35 PML Lightning Novices Steeplechase (2m)
3.05 First National Steeplechase (Handicap. 3m Vif)
3.35 Rosling King Hurdle Race (Handicap. 3m)
Rugby Union
A look ahead to tomorrow's opening fixtures of the Five Nations Championship.
FA Cup third round replays. Producer Sharon Lence
Editor Ken Burton
Including at
2.55pm News and Weather


Introduced By: Helen Rollason.
Producer: Sharon Lence
Editor: Ken Burton

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Behind the Headlines

A look at the world of media, entertainment and the arts.

: Bird's-Eye View

Isle of Destiny. A journey around Ireland with writer
James Plunkett. Quotations read by T P McKenna, Richard Pasco and Sir John Betjeman. Producer Edward Mirzoeff


Unknown: James Plunkett.
Unknown: Richard Pasco
Unknown: Sir John Betjeman.
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: Stingray

Standby for Action. A film unit arrives in Marineville.

: The Man from UNCLE: The Waverly Ring Affair

Solo and Illya must discover which of two agents is a THRUSH spy.

: Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks: Part 2

Continuing a classic story from 1975, starring Tom Baker. Sarah faces the horrors of the Wastelands, and the Doctor meets an early Dalek. Written by Terry Nation.


Writer: Terry Nation
Producer: Philip Hinchcliffe
Director: David Maloney
Doctor Who: Tom Baker

: What the Papers Say

With Peter Miller.
A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Peter Miller.

: Geese Problems?

A third of all Europe's wild geese spend part of the year in the Netherlands. Their future depends on reconciling the conflicting interests of farmers, conservationists and wildfowlers.
TV presentation (BBC) Joe Kennedy


Unknown: Joe Kennedy

: Front Gardens

The series that tackles problem front gardens. This week Roderick Griffin creates a communal garden for two new semis. Presented by Gay Search . Series producer Kate Kinninmont A Catalyst production for BBCtv
Top designers give advice on problem front gardens


Unknown: Roderick Griffin
Presented By: Gay Search
Producer: Kate Kinninmont

: Rab C. Nesbitt: Lesson

Starring Gregor Fisher as Scotland's string-vested street philosopher.
Look back in anger with Nesbitt, the 40-year-old schoolboy playing hooky from life.


Rab C. Nesbitt: Gregor Fisher
Director/Producer: Colin Gilbert

: Arena On the Road with Boggs

In the 1980s American artist
J S G Boggs stunned the art world by holding an exhibition of banknotes, drawn by himself. In one go, he broke moral, artistic and legal taboos-counterfeiting money, poking fun at the art world, and raising the question, "Is this art?" The film follows this controversial artist on a journey funded by his hand-painted banknotes through railway stations, supermarkets, restaurants, wine bars and art galleries, as he attempts to evade arrest and discover the real value of money - and art. Director Philip Haas
Series editors Nigel Finch , Anthony Wall
A Methodact production for BBCtv


Unknown: G Boggs
Director: Philip Haas
Editors: Nigel Finch
Editors: Anthony Wall

: Newsnight

With Sue Cameron.

: Weatherview

: Figure Skating

The European Championships from Helsinki, featuring the men's free programme. Last year's bronze medallist from the CIS, Alexei Urmanov , is favourite to win, but Britain's ambitions in Europe rest with Steven Cousins , the 21-year-old champion from Deeside who was placed seventh 12 months ago. Plus news of the Viennese waltz, the original section of the ice dance championship. Commentary by Alan Weeks and Barry Davies.


Unknown: Alexei Urmanov
Unknown: Steven Cousins
Commentary By: Alan Weeks
Commentary By: Barry Davies.

: Les Belles de Nuit

Rene Clair's fantasy is tonight's French Classic Cinema film, starring Gerard Philipe, Gina Lollobrigida.
A young composer takes refuge in dreams about beautiful women.
(In French with English subtitles)
With Martine Carol, Magali Vandel and Marilyn Buferd
See Films pages 26-30


Director: Rene Clair
Claude: Gerard Philipe
Leila: Gina Lollobrigida
Edmee: Martine Carol
Suzanne: Magali Vendeuil
Madame Bonacieux: Marilyn Buferd

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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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