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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.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Felix the Cat


: Playdays

Today: the Playground Stop. A Felgate production for BBCtv

: Smoggies

Animation. Rpt

: Opposites Attract

Nature series.

: Christopher Crocodile

It's Muddytown's garden party.

: Superbods

Today: what happens to all the food we've eaten?


: The Animals of Farthing Wood

A 13-part animation.

: TimeBusters

Fantasy adventure game with Michael Troughton and Tracy-Jane White.


Unknown: Michael Troughton
Unknown: Tracy-Jane White.

: Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

Shredder's teleporter interferes with Donatello's transdimentional reception.

: Maid Marian and Her Merry Men

Six-part comedy drama series. 4: Strange things happen.

: Blue Peter Omnibus

The best from last week.

: The O Zone

Fast-moving music magazine.

: Thunderbirds

Classic supermarionation series. The Man from MI5. Lady
Penelope is called to a secret rendezvous.

: The Invaders

The Vice. Vincent tries to stop the appointment of a black alien.

: 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
5: A Poor Man Shames Us All
David Maybury-Lewis looks at how tribal societies measure wealth in terms of human relationships.


Unknown: David Maybury-Lewis

: Made by Man

The skills involved in the production and repair of stained glass. Rpt

: Nathan Milstein: Master of Invention

Rare television film of the great violinist Nathan Milstein , who died in December aged 88. An Allegro Films production for BBCtv


Violinist: Nathan Milstein

: Ski Sunday

A preview of the Alpine World Ski-ing championships. With
David Vine , Julian Tutt. (Ski Sunday Special, Thursday 5.30pm)


Unknown: David Vine
Unknown: Julian Tutt.

: Rugby Special

Action and news from around the country, plus a look ahead to the second round of the Five
Nations championship. With Nigel Starmer-Smith and Chris Rea.
Executive producer Johnnie Watherston


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

: The Natural World Journey to the Dark Heart

The most awesome of the great apes, the lowland gorillas that live in the remote jungle of central Africa, have rarely been filmed in their natural habitat.
But young zoologist
Mark Linfield always had an ambition to see them, and this is the story of his epic journey with producer Gary Dash up the Congo River to their home in the Ndoki Forest. Narrated by Martin Jarvis.
Series producer John Sparks
A Silverback production for BBCtv
One man's ’s intrepid search for the lowland gorillas


Unknown: Mark Linfield
Producer: Gary Dash
Unknown: Martin Jarvis.
Producer: John Sparks

: The Money Programme

As private mining operators size up the potential of the British coal pits that may close, Tessa Curtis reports on the prospects for a profitable private coal industry in Britain. Producer Dale Templar
Editor Jane Ellison


Unknown: Tessa Curtis
Producer: Dale Templar
Editor: Jane Ellison

: The Adventurers

A year in the high-risk life of a venture capital house.
When the Fat Lady Sings. In 1991 Grosvenor Venture
Managers hired two executives to help find the winning deals among the hundreds of proposals which come in from people seeking funding. They home in on an expanding video production house, and Britain's second oldest company. But will their first deals be completed? Executive producer Richard Reisz Series producer Anne Laking


Producer: Richard Reisz

: Dancing

Series exploring dance as a universal human activity.
Dance at Court. From Japan to Indonesia, from Ghana to
17th-century France, tonight's film explores the relationship beween dance and royal power. 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... ?

Tim Rice and guests look back at the week's televison.
Edrtor Anne Tyerman


Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Edrtor Anne Tyerman

: Screen Two: The Long Roads

A poignant love story about a cantankerous elderly
Highlander and his wife, written by John McGrath and starring Robert Urquhart Edith MacArthur
This new BBC film, directed by Tristram Powell (The Old
Devils), follows the old couple on a journey of discovery.
Learning that Kitty is ill with cancer, they set off to visit their children, now geographically and socially miles apart.
Producer Peter Kendal


Written By: John McGrath
Unknown: Robert Urquhart
Unknown: Edith MacArthur
Directed By: Tristram Powell
Producer: Peter Kendal
Peter McVurrich: Robert Urquhart
Kitty McVurrich: Edith MacArthur
lain: John McGlynn
Mandy ANNE: Marie Timoney
Alan: Robert Rawles
Fiona: Michelle Fairley
Roddie: Kevin McMonagle
Pat: Debra Gillett
Deirdre: Maureen Beattie
George: Shaughan Seymor
Marie: Louise Beattie

: Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam

- Being shown to commemorate the signing of the Vietnam peace agreement 20 years ago, this documentary combines news footage with readings from letters written home by GIs to create a powerful portrait of the tragedy of the war.
Featuring the voices of many well-known American actors, and evocative music of the time.
Director Bill Couturie
Colour and B/W Stereo * SEE FILMS pages 31-34


Director: Bill Couturie

: Later with Jools Holland

Featuring Morrissey,
Tori Amos , Mathew Sweet , Sonny Landreth and Loyko. Director Janet Fraser Crook Producer Mark Cooper


Unknown: Tori Amos
Unknown: Mathew Sweet
Unknown: Sonny Landreth
Director: Janet Fraser
Producer: Mark Cooper

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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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