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6.40 Pure Maths: The Counting Theorem 7896704 7.05
Databases in the Car Industry 6766278 7.30 Education from
Theory to Therapy 3734100 7.55 Seville: Gatewaytothe Indies 4021094 8.20LeamingSpace
6133891 8.45 Open Forum

: Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

With Philippa Forrester. stereo
Cartoon fun. Rpt

: Jonny Briggs

The second series from a story byJoanEadington.
Written by Valerie Georgeson


Written By: Valerie Georgeson

: The Movie Game

The contest final.

: amRugrats

Cartoon fun. Stereo

: Grange Hill

Another episode from the second series, originally shown in 1979. Written by Margaret Simpson Rpt


Written By: Margaret Simpson Rpt

: Blue Peter Omnibus

The best from last week.

: The All New Popeye Show

Cartoon triple-bill. Rpt

: The O Zone

Fast-moving music magazine.

: Around Westminster

South East political review.

: South of Westminster

Discussion and reports of the week's main political news.

: On the Record

Analysis of the week's political events, presented by Jonathan Dimbleby.


Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Desmond Lynam.
Live coverage of the men's singles final and mixed doubles final of the All England Lawn Tennis Championships.
Last year, Andre Agassi won a thrilling five-set final to give the United States their first men's Wimbledon singles champion since 1984. This year, the USA's hopes were pinned on the world's top ranked pair
Pete Sampras and Jim Courier. With commentary by John Barrett , David Mercer , Barry Davies , Bill Threlfall ,
John Alexander , Julian Tutt , Mark Cox , Paul Hutchins , Virginia Wade and Ann Jones.
French Grand Prix
News of this afternoon's race shown live at 12.45pm on BBC1. Producer Martin Hopkins Editor John Rowlinson
Including coverage of the men's singles final and the mixed doubles final in the All England Lawn Tennis Championships from Wimbledon.
For details and VideoPlus numbers see previous page. Stereo


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam.
Unknown: Andre Agassi
Unknown: Pete Sampras
Unknown: Jim Courier.
Commentary By: John Barrett
Commentary By: David Mercer
Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: Bill Threlfall
Unknown: John Alexander
Unknown: Julian Tutt
Unknown: Mark Cox
Unknown: Paul Hutchins
Unknown: Virginia Wade
Unknown: Ann Jones.
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: John Rowlinson

: French Grand Prix

Highlights of this afternoon's race from Magny Cours.
Followed by a tribute to the former world champion and BBC commentator James Hunt, who died last month.


Producer: Mark Wilkin
Executive Producer: Jim Reside

: The Prize

First in an eight-part documentary series that brings to life the story of the oil industry - how it has dominated global politics, shaken the world economy and affected all our lives.
Our Plan. Wildcatters first struck oil not in the sand of the Middle East but the hills of west Pennsylvania, and tonight's programme tells how the world's biggest business developed almost overnight. Oil made John D Rockefeller the first billionaire ever, but the empire he created was brought down by the campaigning journalism of Ida Tarbell , America's first woman investigative reporter. Producers/Directors William Cran and Stephanie Tepper
An In Vision/Majestic Films production for BBCtv


Unknown: Ida Tarbell
Directors: William Cran
Directors: Stephanie Tepper

: Moviedrome

Alex Cox introduces the first of a double-bill of cult movies.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Science-fiction starring
Donald Sutherland
Brooke Adams
Public Health Inspector
Matthew Bennell becomes aware of a strange epidemic sweeping San Francisco - people all over the city are convinced that identical alien creatures are replacing the population. A remake of the 1950s classic. Moviedrome continues at 12.50am with Romance of a Horse Thief.
Director Philip Kaufman (1978)
SEE FILMS pages 33-38


Introduces: Alex Cox
Unknown: Donald Sutherland
Unknown: Brooke Adams
Director: Philip Kaufman
Matthew Bennell: Donald Sutherland
Elizabeth Driscoll: Brooke Adams
Dr David Kibner: Leonard Nimoy
Nancy Bellicec: Veronica Cartwright
Jack Bellicec: Jeff Goldblum
Geoffrey: Art Hindle

: Encounters

First of three new dramatised encounters in which writers are given the freedom to imagine confrontations between famous figures from the past. Tonight marks the play-writing debut of actor Jack Shepherd. In Lambeth
All is peaceful in the garden of William Blake - a sanctuary from the stirrings of revolution on the streets. The arrival of an unexpected visitor,
Thomas Paine , provokes an impassioned debate between the visionary artist and the political activist.
Producer Norman McCandlish
Director Sebastian Graham-Jones


Unknown: Jack Shepherd.
Unknown: William Blake
Unknown: Thomas Paine
Producer: Norman McCandlish
Director: Sebastian Graham-Jones
William Blake: Mark Rylance
Katherine Blake: Lesley Clare O'Neill
Thomas Paine: Bob Peck

: Moviedrome

Alex Cox introduces the second of tonight's cult movies.
Romance of a Horse Thief
Comedy adventure starring
YulBrynner Eli Wallach Poland 1904: a troop of Cossacks is posted to a small border town to stop all the horse stealing and dealing.
Director Abraham Polonsky (1971)
SEE FILMS pages 33-38 Moviedrome producer Nick Freand Jones MOVIEDROME GUIDE: send cheque/PO for£3.00, payable to BSS, to
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Introduces: Alex Cox
Director: Abraham Polonsky
Producer: Nick Freand Jones
Stoloff: Yul Brynner
Kifke: Eli Wallach
Naomi: Jane Birkin
Zanvil: Oliver Tobias
Estusha: Lainie Kazan
Sigmund: Serge Gainsbourg

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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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