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: Open University

Banking, Money and Machines

: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Under Sail

A look at the Lorne Leader, a 100-year-old sailing trawler, who is still earning her keep.

: A Week to Remember

Pathe News this week in 1953. A Griffin production for BBCtv

: Daytime on Two: The Spanish Collection

Note: repeats are not indicated.
Contemporary Spain.

: Daytime on Two: Job Bank

Photographer and construction planner.
A Tomahawk production for BBCtv

: Daytime on Two: Storytime:...Along Came Eric

told by Matthew Kelly. (Stereo)


Storyteller: Matthew Kelly

: Daytime on Two: La Maree et ses secrets

French adventure.

: Daytime on Two: Music Time: The Animals

Songs about some Javanese animals. (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two: Mathspy

F2 to B4
Who is Matilda working for?

Locks and Box
Cutting corners correctly.

: Daytime on Two: Zig Zag

How things made from trees play a vital role.
A Case production for BBCtv

: Daytime on Two: Play It Safe!

Anneka Rice looks at smoke detectors. (Subtitled)


Presenter: Anneka Rice

: Daytime on Two: Questions

Timmy Mallett and Anjuu Misra explore religious faiths and beliefs. Today: what about others?


Presenter: Timmy Mallett
Presenter: Anjuu Misra

: Daytime on Two: Movable Feasts

A Buddhist gives Robert food for thought.

: Daytime on Two: Geography Casebook

How out-of-town superstores utilise land.

: Daytime on Two: History File

Resisting or collaborating during wartime occupation. (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two: Teaching Today

Teachers help children build on their understanding of the media. (Stereo)

: Fiddley Foodle Bird

Animation. (Stereo)

: Spider

Musical animation.

: King Greenfingers

A Felgate production for BBCtv

: Daytime on Two: Landmarks

Children investigate air pollution. (Stereo)

: News; Weather

Followed by Storytime

: Canvas

George Melly looks at work by Toulouse-Lautrec. Rpt


Unknown: George Melly

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Songs of Praise
From RAF Scampton, Lines.

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: The Naked Truth

Black farce, starring
Terry-Thomas Peter Sellers
Threatened with blackmail, a horrified peer hatches a murderous plot.
Director Mario Zampi
SEE FILMS pages 49-58


Unknown: Terry-Thomas Peter
Director: Mario Zampi
Lord Mayley: Terry-Thomas
Sonny MacGregor: Peter Sellers
Flora Ransom: Peggy Mount
Nigel Dennis: Dennis Price
Melissa Right: Shirley Eaton
Lady Mayley: Georgina Cookson
Ethel Ransom: Joan Sims
RevBastable: Miles Malleson
Porter: Kenneth Griffith

: Gardeners' World

Including ponds and knot weed.

: The Addams Family

It's Christmas with the spooky family. Rpt Subtitled b/w

: Defll

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Black American sitcom.
6.50pm Standing Room Only Last show in the football magazine series presented by Kevin Allen and Shelley Webb. Series producer Alan Hurndall
7.20pm Dance Energy Lift Off Competition final. Who will get to shoot a professional video for their record and a deal with a major record company? Normski reports on the making of the video and presents the result. Director Liza Brown
Producer Tim Byrne


Presented By: Kevin Allen
Presented By: Shelley Webb.
Producer: Alan Hurndall
Director: Liza Brown
Producer: Tim Byrne

: The Nicholas Craig Masterclass

Another chance to see the Question Time masterclass, starring Nigel Planer producer Caroline Wright
Executive producer Charles Miller
(Postponed from 5 May) Rpt


Unknown: Nigel Planer
Producer: Caroline Wright
Producer: Charles Miller

: Crime and Punishment

Continuing the season that examines the workings of the criminal justice system.
7.50pm Hypotheticals
The series which pursues the truth by asking professionals what they would do in imaginary scenarios. A Lesson in Crime. An uncontrollable youngster sets out on a life of crime. At each stage in his story, police, social workers, lawyers, magistrates and MPs are asked, "What would you do now?" Finally the youngster crashes into the Home Secretary - role-played by former Home Secretary Kenneth Baker MP. The moderator is Vincent Hanna. Producer Stephen Seidenberg Series editor Robin Kent
Brian Lapping/Granada production for BBCtv
8. 50pm Court In the Act
Archive clips from shows such as The Frost Report and Not the Nine 0 'Clock News reveal some comic moments in court.
Producer Kate Barker Subtitled
9.00pm Bad Company
A powerful two-part drama by Don Shaw based on events following the brutal murder of 13-year-old newspaper boy Carl Bridgewater in 1978. Starring Susan Wooldridge Jonny Lee Miller
1978: a horrific murder at a farmhouse leads to a massive police investigation. An early suspect is ruled out. Four men - two of whom have separately implicated the others - are arrested and charged. The men are sentenced and imprisoned, and that seems to be the end of the case. That is, until a very bizarre occurrence four weeks later. Part 2 is on Wednesday.
Producer Chris Parr Director David Drury
On the campaign trail with journalist Paul Foot


Unknown: Kenneth Baker
Unknown: Vincent Hanna.
Producer: Stephen Seidenberg
Editor: Robin Kent
Producer: Chris Parr
Director: David Drury
Ann Whelan: Susan Wooldridge
Michael Hickey: Jonny Lee Miller
: Joehickey Kenstott
Fred Whelan: Brian McGrath
Vincent Hickey: Mark Drewry
Patrick Molloy: John Kavanagh
James Robinson: George Irving
Det Chief Supt Stewart: Philip Voss
Det Chief Insp Watson: Colin McCormacK
DSHoldway: Brendan Price
DC Crowe: David Hounslow
DSW ainwright: David Neilson
Hubert Spencer: Jimmy Yuill
Janet Spencer: Jane Galloway
Hubert Wilkes: Eric Allan
Jean Wilkes: Harri Hall
Mr Justice Drake: John Normington
Douglas Draycott QC: Barry Jackson
: Helenjohnston Aingealgrehan

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: The Late Show

Editor Janice Hadlow Stereo


Editor: Janice Hadlow Stereo

: Weatherview

: The Psychology of Addiction

Why do people become addicted to heroin?

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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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