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: Tales of a Wise King and the Devil

With Philippa Forrester and Toby Anstis. Phone in on [number removed]for a chance to play Maggot Moments, stereo
Stories based on the fables of King Solomon. Rpt


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Felix the Cat


: Playdays

Today: the Why Bird Stop. A Felgate production for BBCtv

: Smoggies

Animation. Rpt Stereo

: Opposites Attract

Nature series.

: Christopher Crocodile

Christopher has built a car.

: Superbods

Today: a journey to the centre of the ear. With Nicola Davies and Philip Hawthorn.


Unknown: Nicola Davies
Unknown: Philip Hawthorn.

: The Animals of Farthing Wood

A 13-part animation.

: Time Busters

Fantasy game where teams help prevent Time Vandals from tampering with history.

: Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

Michaelangelo falls into one of Shredder's traps.

: Maid Marian and Her Merry Men

Six-part comedy drama series. 3: It's not easy having your mum to stay, especially when you're a freedom fighter.

: Blue Peter Omnibus

The best from last week.

: The O Zone

Fast-moving music magazine.

: Thunderbirds

Classic supermarionation series. The Imposters. International Rescue is placed in danger.

: The Invaders

The Peacemakers. Vincent offers proof of the presence of aliens. Rpt

: Tex Avery

Animated fun.

: Around Westminster

The region's political review presented by Laurie Mayer.
With reports from Tim Friend and Philippa Thomas.


Presented By: Laurie Mayer.
Unknown: Tim Friend
Unknown: Philippa Thomas.

: News Followed by South of Westminster

Reports on the week's main political news in the region. Presented by Bruce Parker.


Presented By: Bruce Parker.

: Millennium

Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World
4: The Art ofliving. David Maybury-Lewis learns how tribal societies combine art and daily life.


Unknown: David Maybury-Lewis

: Tender, Slender and Tall

A film following jazz musicians Shorty Jackson , Eddie Barefield and Wesley Landers.


Musicians: Shorty Jackson
Musicians: Eddie Barefield
Musicians: Wesley Landers.

: It's a Small World

Jonathan Minns explains how model steam engines reflect the Industrial Revolution.


Unknown: Jonathan Minns

: Crufts

The Agility and Flyball finals, plus highlights of the Obedience competition. Stereo

: Ski Sunday

Men's Downhill from Wengen. With David Vine.


Unknown: David Vine.

: Rugby Special

Featuring the Pilkington Cup fourth round. With
Nigel Starmer-Smith and Chris Rea.
Executive producer Johnnie Watherston


Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown: Chris Rea.
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: The Natural World

Kimberley-Landof theWandjina
This region of Australia is one of the last great wilderness areas left on earth, where saltwater crocodiles cruise the rivers and dangerous snakes lurk on the forest floor. The
Aboriginal people believe it was the Wandjina or "water spirits" that created this eerie corner. Television presentation (BBC) Fergus Beeley Series producer John Sparks


Unknown: Fergus Beeley
Producer: John Sparks

: The Money Programme

With the appointment of the new Governor of the Bank of England announced this month, Peter Wilson-Smith examines the pressures for change at one of the country's oldest institutions. Producer Rosamund Jones
Editor Jane Ellison


Unknown: Peter Wilson-Smith
Producer: Rosamund Jones
Editor: Jane Ellison

: Adventurers

First of six documentaries opening the doors on the high-risk, high-stakes world of venture capital. The Million Pound Prize. For over a year, cameras followed the activities of Grosvenor
Venture Managers. With fewer than one in 50 of those looking for money receiving backing, the series look at what it takes for an idea to attract funding. Tonight the adventurers are lured by the glamour of the pop world as they are offered the chance to back the relaunch of the Docklands Arena.
Executive producer Richard Reisz Series producer Anne Laking


Producer: Richard Reisz
Producer: Anne Laking

: Dancing

Series exploring dance as a universal human activity.
Lord of the Dance. Tonight's film explores the relationship between dance and religious belief, showing that in some parts of the world the moving body is a vital part of worship, while in others it is seen as sinful.
Narrated by Miranda Richardson. Director Geoff Dunlop
BBC BOOK: a vivid and colourful history of dance, L20 from booksellers.


Unknown: Miranda Richardson.
Director: Geoff Dunlop

: Did You See...?

Jeremy Paxman and guests look back at the week's television.
Editor Anne Tyerman


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Editor: Anne Tyerman

: Screen Two: Edward II

Derek Jarman's distinctive adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's Jacobean tragedy was released to almost universal critical acclaim. Tilda Swinton won the Best Actress award at the Venice Film Festival for her performance, and this BBC film also won awards at the Berlin and Dinard Film Festivals. From the dungeon in which he is imprisoned, King Edward recalls the train of events which led to his downfall.
Screenplay by Derek Jarman. Stephen McBride and Ken Butler
Producers Steve Clark-Hall, Antony Root
SEE FILMS pages 33-40
The uncompromising Derek Jarman


Unknown: Christopher Marlowe
Unknown: Tilda Swinton
Unknown: Derek Jarman.
Unknown: Stephen McBride
Unknown: Ken Butler
Producers: Steve Clark-Hall
Producers: Antony Root
Unknown: Derek Jarman
Edward II: Steven Waddington
Isabella: Tilda Swinton
Gaveston: Andrew Tiernan
Mortimer: Nigel Terry
Bishop of Winchester: Dudley Sutton
Lightborn: Kevin Collins
Spencer: John Lynch
Kent: Jerome Flynn
Prince Edward: Jody Graber
Bishop: Roger Hammond
Poet: Allan Corduner
Singer: Annie Lennox

: Later with Jools Holland

Featuring Inspiral Carpets,
John Martyn , Joan Baez , David Gray , and the Tyrell Corporation. Director Janet Fraser Crook Producer Mark Cooper


Unknown: John Martyn
Unknown: Joan Baez
Unknown: David Gray
Director: Janet Fraser
Producer: Mark Cooper

: Cobra Verde

Werner Herzog 's story of a farmer-turned-bandit set in the 19th century, based on Bruce Chatwin 's novel The Viceroy of Ouidah, starring Klaus Kinski With Taparica , Jose Lewgoy , Bossa Ahadee , Salvatore Basile. < SEE FILMS pages 33-40


Unknown: Werner Herzog
Unknown: Bruce Chatwin
Unknown: Klaus Kinski
Unknown: With Taparica
Unknown: Jose Lewgoy
Unknown: Bossa Ahadee
Unknown: Salvatore Basile.

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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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