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: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Daytime on Two Quinze Minutes

Note: repeats are not indicated.
A typical schoolday in Rouen.

: A Vous la France!

French series for beginners.
SUPPORT MATERIAL: book, teachers' notes, computer software and cassettes. available from bookshops.

: Experiment!

Experiments from Take
Nobody's Word for It. BBC BOOK: Take Nobody's Word for It, L3.99, available from bookshops.

: Watch

Gary and Kimberley go back to when bathtime was a weekly event in front of the kitchen fire.

: Look and Read

Geordie Racer. Baz shows
Spuggy how his pigeons carry messages.

: Around Scotland

Language- Talking Leisure A programme to illustrate the variety of language around
Scotland today.

: Into Music

The children play Indian musical instruments - tabla and harmonium.

: Diez Temas

Spanish for beginners.

: English Express

Who - Me ? Responsibilities
Chris and Sara are brother and sister, but sometimes they wish they weren't.

: Seeing through Science

Helen Sharman investigates
British cyclist Chris Boardman.


Unknown: Helen Sharman
Unknown: Chris Boardman.

: English File

New Approaches to Poetry. With Christina Rossetti.


Unknown: Christina Rossetti.

: Scene

Mohammed's Daughter. Student nurse Kamala breaks hospital rules to counteract racism.

: Short Circuit

Does labelling people in high risk categories help stop the spread of Aids?

: Fingermouse

Puppet fun.

: Henry's Cat

Children's cartoon.

: English Time

A comparison of the story-telling techniques in Janni Howker's book The
Nature of the Beast, and the Channel 4 film of the book.

: News and Weather

Followed by Words and Pictures

: Sport on Friday

Introduced by Helen Rollason.
A look ahead to the World
Ski-ing championships which start next week in Morioka-
Shizukuishi, Japan. Great names in action will include double Olympic giant-slalom champion Alberto Tomba , and reigning world downhill champion Franz Heinzer.
Rugby League
A preview of the first round of the Challenge Cup, won for the past five seasons by Wigan.
A review of the action from the Fourth Round of the FA Cup. Producer Sharon Lence
Editor Ken Burton
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather


Introduced By: Helen Rollason.
Unknown: Alberto Tomba
Unknown: Franz Heinzer.
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

Last of the series in which
Shyama Perera looks at the media and the arts.


Unknown: Shyama Perera

: China Run

The story of American Stan
Cottrell's amazing 2,125-mile run across China from the Great Wall to Canton.

: The Historyman

Standing Stones. What secrets lie buried in the prehistoric stone circles of Cornwall?
Bryan McNerney investigates.


Unknown: Bryan McNerney

: Stingray

Classic 1960s puppet series. The Man from the Navy
A handsome naval captain arrives in Marineville and steals Atlanta's heart.

: The Man from UNCLE: The Moonglow Affair

Spy drama from the 60s.

Napoleon, Illya and an UNCLE trainee are assigned to thwart THRUSH'S plan to enter the space race.
(Rpt) (Subtitled)


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Alexander Waverly: Leo G Carroll
April Dancer: Mary Ann Mobley

: Doctor Who

The Genesis of the Daleks
Fourth in this classic six-part story from starring Tom Baker
Davros, the creator of the Daleks, turns on his Thai allies. The Doctor finds he is forced to give the Daleks the key to their future supremacy.
With Elizabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane. Written by Terry Nation
Producer Philip Hinchcliffe Director David Maloney


Unknown: Tom Baker
Unknown: Elizabeth Sladen
Unknown: Sarah Jane.
Written By: Terry Nation
Producer: Philip Hinchcliffe
Director: David Maloney

: What the Papers Say

A review of the week's events with political journalist Julia Langdon.


Unknown: Julia Langdon.

: Public Eye

Current affairs series.
Alternative Medicine: Trick or Treatment?.....Tragedies can occur when vulnerable people stumble into the unregulated world of alternative medicine.
Disenchanted with conventional medicine, patients may try anything from homoeopathy through acupuncture, to crystal healing and radionics. But there's now increasing concern at the lack of public safeguards against unqualified and unscrupulous practitioners. Janet Trewin investigates.
Producer Adrian Davies


Unknown: Janet Trewin
Producer: Adrian Davies

: Front Gardens

The series that tackles problem front gardens with the help of top garden designers. This week John Brookes takes up the challenge to give a new look to a 1930s semi. Presented by Gay Search.
Series producer Kate Kinninmont A Catalyst production for BBCtv
BBC BOOK: £13.99, from booksellers.


Unknown: John Brookes
Producer: Kate Kinninmont

: RabCNesbitt

Gregor Fisher as Scotland's string-vested street philosopher, with a guest appearance from Maurice Reeves. That's Entertainment. Meet
Govan's Hannibal Lecter , Young Young McGurn. He hasn't so much escaped the social services safety net, as chewed his way through it.
Director/Producer Colin Gilbert


Unknown: Gregor Fisher
Unknown: Maurice Reeves.
Unknown: Hannibal Lecter
Producer: Colin Gilbert
Rab CNesbitt: Gregor Fisher
Mary Nesbitt: Elaine Csmith
Jamesie Cotter: Tony Roper
Ella Cotter: Barbara Rafferty
Burney Nesbitt: Eric Cullen
Gash Nesbitt: Andrew Fairlie
Young Young McGurn: Maurice Roeves
Dodie: Iain McColl
Andra: Brian Pettifer
Judge: Ian Cuthbertson
Lawyer: Paul Young
Bimbo McGurn: David McKay
Tracey McGurn: Caroline Paterson
Dougie: Charlie Sim
Norrie: John Kazek

: Arena

A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie
Elder statesman of jazz and a co-founder of the style that became bebop in the 40s, John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie will be remembered by many as the trumpet player with ballooning cheeks and a misshapen horn. His career began in the 30s in Philadelphia, taking him on to New York where he met and jammed with two other young jazz greats, Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk. From these improvisations grew the radical new style that revolutionised jazz. He continued to experiment, and in the latter part of his career he took his music to the developing world, incorporating the sounds he found there into his own work. Arenapays tribute to the trumpeter, composer and bandleader who died earlier this month. Director Debbie Geller
Series editors Nigel Finch and Anthony Wall


Unknown: John Birks
Unknown: Charlie Parker
Director: Debbie Geller
Editors: Nigel Finch
Editors: Anthony Wall

: Newsnight

With Sue Cameron.

: pmWeatherview

: Heimat

Another chance to see the 11-part German saga first shown in 1986. The title means
"home" or "homeland". Set in a small country village, the series tells the story of three families and their changing lives over the years from 1919 to 1982. 2: The Centre of the World Sent to Berlin for medical treatment, Eduard inadvertently wanders into a brothel and loses his heart.
Hitler's rise to power is celebrated in the Hunsruck, but Katharina Simon is not impressed. In German with English subtitles.
Director Edgar Reitz
0 SEE FILMS pages 33-40


Unknown: Katharina Simon
Director: Edgar Reitz
Paul Simon: Michael Lesch
Maria Wiegand: Marita Breuer
Katharina Simon: Gertrud Bredel
Mathias Simon: Willi Burger
Eduard Simon: Rudiger Weigang
Lucie: Karin Rasenack
Pauline Simon: Eva Maria Bayerwaltes
Robert Krober: Arno Lang
Martina: Helga Bender

: Behind the Headlines


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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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