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: Open University

7.10 Ancient Athens: Silver Mining 5901366 7.35 Whose Land Is It Anyway?

: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Under Sail

A look at the restored
Bridgwater ketch Irene.

: A Week to Remember

Pathe News this week in 1953. A Griffin production for BBCtv
(Rptdat3.40pm) B/W

: Daytime on Two

Note: repeats are not indicated.
9.00 am
The Spanish Collection
Contemporary Spain.

: Job Bank

The work of an entrepreneur and a printer. A Tomahawk production for BBCtv

: Storytime

For infants.

: La Maree et ses secrets

French adventure.

: Music Time

Shadow Puppets. Making puppets for a story set in Java.

: Mathspy

Seven Times Able and The
Fourth Term.

: Daytime on Two: Zig Zag

Exploring timber as a source of fuel and energy.
A Case production for BBCtv

: Play It Safe!

Anneka Rice shows what to do if a child swallows poison.


Unknown: Anneka Rice

: Questions

Timmy Mallett and Anjuu Misra look at faith and belief.


Unknown: Timmy Mallett
Unknown: Anjuu Misra

: Movable Feasts

Robert has problems with the multi-faith festival.

: Geography Casebook

An environmental case study from the 1980s.

: History File

The drift from wartime alliance to Cold War hostility between the USSR and the west.

: Teaching Today

Getting started with the new technology curriculum.

: Fiddley Foodle Bird


: Spider

Musical animation.

: King Greenfingers

Animation. A Felgate production for BBCtv

: Landmarks

London children look at plans to build a motorway through historic woodland.

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Storytime

: First 11

A look at the controversial painting Dali -12th Man.

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Praise Be!

: A Week to Remember

(ShownatB.50am) B/W

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: The Bigamist

Melodrama starring Edmond O'Brien, Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino
A childless couple apply to adopt a child. But the subsequent investigations reveal that the husband has been leading a double life.

SEE FILMS pages 63-72


Harry Graham: Edmond O'Brien
EveGraham: Joan Fontaine
Phyllis Martin: Ida Lupino
Mr Jordan: Edmund Gwenn
Mrs Connelley: Jane Darwell
Director: Ida Lupino

: I Holiday Outings

Jimmy Mulville takes a Club
Med cruise.


Unknown: Jimmy Mulville

: The Big Sky

Adventure set in America's pioneering frontier days, starring Kirk Douglas, Dewey Martin.
In the 1830s a pair of tough Kentucky mountain men head up the Missouri River from St Louis into unknown territory.
See Films pages 63-72


Director: Howard Hawks
Jim Deakins: Kirk Douglas
Boone Caudill: Dewey Martin
Zeb: Arthur Hunnicutt
Teal Eye: Elizabeth Threatt
Jourdonnais: Steven Geray
Romaine: Buddy Baer

: Horizon

Wot U Lookin At? The most common pre-violence comment - "wot u lookin at" - has led psychiatrists working with prisoners to identify paranoia as one of the most important factors behind the violence of city centre streets. Other scientists believe biology, not psychology, holds the key - that genes separate the violent from the peaceful. Horizon uncovers evidence of government funded research in America that is looking into levels of brain chemicals and possible ways of using drugs to alter behaviour. But the film asks whether we should be seeking medical solutions to social problems.
Producers Oliver James and David Malone Series editor Jana Bennett
TRANSCRIPT: send cheque for£2.00, payable to BSS, to [address removed]


Producers: Oliver James
Producers: David Malone
Editor: Jana Bennett


The criminal justice system is a game of adversaries and this nightmarish game show treats it literally as that. Starring
Jill Gascoine for the defence, and Simon Callow for the prosecution, it features former footballer Garth Crooks as the brave contestant whose liberty is on the line. A battery of legal professionals help him towards his doom under the guidance of Ken Campbell , judge and gamesmaster. The show may mirror real-life cases, but it's only a game. Or is it? If you ever thought British justice was fair, remember - everything that happens here could happen to you. Explanations and examples from Anna Worrall ,
Anthony Scrivener , Anthony Hooper , all QCs, and Rt Hon Sir Frederick Lawton , an appeal judge. Director Alan Ereira
Executive producer Elizabeth Clough


Unknown: Jill Gascoine
Unknown: Simon Callow
Unknown: Garth Crooks
Unknown: Ken Campbell
Unknown: Anna Worrall
Unknown: Anthony Scrivener
Unknown: Anthony Hooper
Unknown: Sir Frederick Lawton
Director: Alan Ereira
Producer: Elizabeth Clough

: Nightshift

As the live wildlife surveillance begins its second evening,
Jessica Holm eavesdrops on foxes, badgers, bats and owls from the farmhouse kitchen. In Nottingham, Nick Davies is in the back garden. And Fergus Keeling keeps watch on a secret countryside location.
(Continued at 11.50pm)


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Unknown: Nick Davies
Unknown: Fergus Keeling


Classic comedy by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. Starring Ronnie Barker
Happy Release. Fletch finds himself sharing a ward in the prison hospital with Blanco.
Producer Sydney Lotterby


Comedy By: Dick Clement
Comedy By: Ian La Frenais.
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Fletcher: Ronnie Barker
MrBarraclough: Brian Wilde
Mr Mackay: Fulton McKay
Godber: Richard Beckinsale
Blanco: David Jason
Morris: Colin Farrell

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

EditorJanice Hadlow

: Weather view

: Nightshift

The evening's highlights. (Continued tomorrow at 10.10pm)

: The American Indian

A look at white attitudes to native Americans during the 19th century.

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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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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