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: Soviet 1929.33

May Day. A look at this annual event through the lenses of Russian photographers.
* B/w

: Living on the Land

Rosemary. A look at the day-to-day work of Rosemary Watson , cattle dealer. Narrated by Deryck Guyler.


Unknown: Rosemary Watson
Unknown: Deryck Guyler.

: Cardboard Cavalier

Continuing the short season of British comedies with this farce set in Cromwell's England, starring Sid Field
Margaret Lockwood Sidcup Buttermeadow , a vegetable seller, is recruited as a spy by royalist agents.
Director Walter Forde
SEE FILMS pages 59-72


Unknown: Sid Field
Unknown: Margaret Lockwood
Unknown: Sidcup Buttermeadow
Director: Walter Forde
Sidcup Buttermeadow: Sid Field
Nell Gwynne: Margaret Lockwood
Lovelace: Jerry Desmonde
Uriah Croup: Jack McNaughton
Murdercasket: Alfie Dean
Tom Pride: Brian Worth
Milady Doverhouse: Mary Clare
Charles II: Anthony Hulme
Judge Gorebucket: Miles Malleson
Lady Agnes: Irene Handl
Maggie: Joan Young
Sylvester Clutterbuck: Claude Hulbert
Brother Barebmes: Michael Brennan
Mosspott: Peter Bull
Lord Doverhouse: Vincent Holman

: In Old California

Western starring John Wayne
En route to Sacramento to open a drugstore, Tom Craig falls foul of Britt Dawson , a powerful gambler and gunman.
Director William McGann
SEE FILMS pages 59-72


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Tom Craig
Unknown: Britt Dawson
Director: William McGann
Tom Craig: John Wayne
Lacey Miller: Binnie Barnes
Britt Dawson: Albert Dekker
Ellen Sanford: Helen Parrish
Helga: Patsy Kelly
KegsMcKeever: Edgar Kennedy
Joe Dawson: Dick Purcell
Mr Carlin: Harry Shannon

: Pariez Vous?

This programme asks at what age children in the new Europe should start learning a second language. Rpt

: Sutton Hoo

In the second programme
Prof Martin Carver continues excavations at the royal burial site at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk.


Unknown: Prof Martin Carver

: Melvin and Maureen's Music-a-Grams

Musical series.

: CountryFile

Rural issues with John Craven.


Unknown: John Craven.

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Six Faces of Royalty
Sir Roy Strong looks at images of English sovereigns from Tudor to Victorian Times.


Unknown: Sir Roy Strong

: Bottom Line: the Kostabi Phenomenon

Paintings bearing the name of Mark Kostabi hang in major art galleries, yet the work is actually produced by as many as 30 different artists. This programme looks inside today's corruptible art world. It is directed by Peter Bach.


Subject: Mark Kostabi
Director: Peter Bach

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Westminster Live
Live coverage of Parliament and its select committees.
With lain Macwhirter.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Gymnastics

Further coverage of the qualifying rounds of the World Gymnastics Championships from the NEC, Birmingham.
Can Briton Neil Thomas repeat his success of 1991 and reach the apparatus final?


Unknown: Neil Thomas

: Star Trek: Mirror, Mirror

Spock has to deal with a violent stranger.

: DEFII Rough Guide to Careers: 50 Inspiring Ideas

Five programmes offering 50 career options from across the UK.
Including a chocolate designer and a milliner making an "absolutely fabulous" hat for actress Julia Sawalha. With
Sumy Kuraishe and Steve Webb. Director Nicola Colton
Producer John Holdsworth
FACT PACK: for more information about all 50 careers send a cheque for£3. 95. payable to BSS. to: [address removed]
Dance Energy Lift Off
This year's competition is launched. Send your home-made pop video and you could win a deal with a major record company. Five of the best will be shown each week.
Producer Richard Fell
Executive producer Sharon Ali POP VIDEO ADDRESS: Def II Lift Off. [address removed]


Unknown: Julia Sawalha.
Unknown: Sumy Kuraishe
Unknown: Steve Webb.
Director: Nicola Colton
Producer: John Holdsworth
Producer: Sharon Ali

: Open Space

The series made by members of the public.
Blood in the Air. Rialda Sebek is a Yugoslav journalist living in London who is part Muslim and part Serb. She wishes passionately to remain a Yugoslav. In her film she returns to Belgrade and finds writers and intellectuals who share her disdain for the bloodthirsty rhetoric of the opposing nationalist leaders. Producer Peter Lee-Wright
Series producer Giles Oakley
SUGGESTIONS: if you would like to make an Open Space writeto: BBCtv, London W 12 8QT.


Unknown: Rialda Sebek
Producer: Peter Lee-Wright
Producer: Giles Oakley

: Living Islam

Fanaticism, terrorism, sexism: is this what it means to be a Muslim? In this six-part series, Akbar Ahmed travels the world, seeking to demystify the religion and to understand its effect on the billion people who follow it.
This first film, Foundations, is an introduction to Islam.
Producer Paul Kriwaczek
Executive producer Hugh Purcell
BBC BOOK: £15.99 from booksellers.


Unknown: Akbar Ahmed
Producer: Paul Kriwaczek
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: M*A*S*H

Dear Dad... Three. Hawkeye writes to his father, describing how boring it is at the 4077.

: Goggle Eyes

Last in the four-part comedy drama adapted by Deborah Moggach from Anne Fine 's novel. Starring Alun Armstrong Lesley Manville
The family is back to three females - but they miss Gerald.
Producer Georgina Abrahams DirectorCarol Wiseman
A Friday production for BBCtv


Adapted By: Deborah Moggach
Unknown: Anne Fine
Unknown: Alun Armstrong
Unknown: Lesley Manville
Producer: Georgina Abrahams
Producer: Directorcarol Wiseman
Gerald: Alun Armstrong
Rosie: Lesley Manville
Kitty: Honey Suckle Weeks
Jude: Victoria Shalet
Helly: Alexandra Milman

: I, Lovett

Comedy series written by Norman Lovett and Ian
Pattison and starring Norman Lovett , with Dicken Ashworth and Sara Corper.
Director Ron Bain ; Producer Colin Gilbert


Written By: Norman Lovett
Unknown: Norman Lovett
Unknown: Dicken Ashworth
Unknown: Sara Corper.
Director: Ron Bain
Producer: Colin Gilbert

: Party Political Broadcast

By the Labour Party.

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

: Weatherview

: Gun Crazy

The start of an On the Run season of three classic films about fugitives from the law stars John Dall and Peggy Cummins as a couple whose passion for guns leads them to violent crime.
Director Joseph H Lewis (Tomorrow: They Live by Night at 12.05am)
SEE FILMS pages 59-72


Unknown: John Dall
Unknown: Peggy Cummins
Director: Joseph H Lewis

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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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