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: Open University

7.10 History of Maths: The Birth of Calculus
7.35 Donegal: Economy and Culture

: Westminster

A report on Friday's proceedings in the Commons.

: Collecting Now

John FitzMaurice Mills looks at techniques used by artists through the ages. Fig milk, lapis lazuli and hot wax are a few of the unlikely substances used to explain and demonstrate the ingenious methods used by the Romans and Egyptians.


Unknown: John Fitzmaurice Mills

: A Week to Remember

Pathe News from 40 years ago, this week in 1953. A Griffin production for BBCtv

: Canvas

In the early years of this century, two unmarried sisters living in rural Wales started buying French Impressionist paintings and sculptures which at that time attracted little but ridicule. Their hunch paid off and now their priceless collection can be seen in the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff.

: Thora on the Straight and Narrow

A four-part series in which Thora Hird explores the respective paths to heaven and hell as depicted in a turn-of-the-century religious poster. Featuring the Morriston
Orpheus Choir and the Rt Rev Roy Williamson.


Unknown: Thora Hird

: French Grand Prix

Highlights of yesterday's French Grand Prix from Magny Cours. Following the race a tribute to former world champion and BBC commentator James Hunt, who died last month. (Shown yesterday at 8.00pm)

: Cricket: Third Test

England v Australia
Live coverage of the fourth day's play in the third Cornhill Insurance Test from Trent Bridge. Commentary by Richie Benaud , Geoff Boycott ,
Ray Illingworth and Jack Bannister. Introduced by Tony Lewis.


Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Geoff Boycott
Commentary By: Ray Illingworth
Commentary By: Jack Bannister.
Introduced By: Tony Lewis.

: In the Garden

Dennis Cornish suggests ways to recycle household and garden waste to make a cheap and perfect compost.


Unknown: Dennis Cornish

: The Historyman

Bryan McNerney asks whether Sir Thomas Tresham was an Elizabethan gentleman with a penchant for eccentric religious symbolism in his
Northamptonshire houses, or a dangerous Catholic traitor.


Unknown: Bryan McNerney
Unknown: Sir Thomas Tresham

: Johnson and Friends

Animation. When Michael falls asleep, his toys - a pink elephant, a truck, a cheeky accordian, a robot and a hot water bottle - come to life.

: King Rollo

Animation narrated by Ray Brooks.


Narrator: Ray Brooks

: Cricket: Third Test

England vaustralia Live coverage of this afternoon's play.
2.00pm and 3.00pm News and Weather Subtitled (news) and at
3.50pm News and Weather Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Once Upon a Texas Train

Western starring Willie Nelson
Richard Widmark
Angie Dickinson
John Henry Lee may have been behind bars for 20 years, but he still thinks he's a great outlaw. So when he gets out he runs to the nearest bank, makes an unofficial withdrawal, and immediately plans the next robbery - the Texas railroad. But on the trail behind his "Old
Bunch" gang is an equally craggy crew of Texas rangers, out to settle the score....
Written and directed by Burt Kennedy
(1988) Subtitled
SEE FILMS pages 33-38


Unknown: Willie Nelson
Unknown: Richard Widmark
Unknown: Angie Dickinson
Unknown: John Henry Lee
Directed By: Burt Kennedy
John Henry Lee: Willie Nelson
Captain Oren Hayes: Richard Widmark
Maggie Hayes: Angie Dickinson
Cotton: Shaun Cassidy
Nash Crawford: Chuck Connors
Kelly Sutton: Ken Curtis
Nitro jones: Royal Dano
Jason Fitch: Jack Elam
Fargo Parker: Gene Evans
Charlie Lee: Dub Taylor
George Agnew: Stuart Whitman
Herald Fitch: Harry Carey

: Birthrights

Six films on British culture and identity
_ viewed from black perspectives, each made by an independent black production company. Reunion
In 1942, 300 middle-class West Indian women were recruited into the British Army: for them it was a great adventure and a chance to help the mother country. But behind the scenes all was not well. Anxious civil servants fired memos at each other and, as the recruits were shuttled back and forth across the Atlantic, there were hints of a secret British colour bar. In this funny and moving film that uses archive footage and drama re-enactments to bring to life the period, Norma, Connie,
Hermine and Esther relive the "good old days" and vividly reveal a hidden slice of British history.
Director/Producer Frances Solomon Executive producer Chhs Lent
ALedaSerene production for BBCtv


Producer: Frances Solomon

: Places In the Heart

Drama about rural life in 1930s Texas, starring Sally Field Danny Glover
Widowed by the accidental shooting of her lawman husband, Edna Spalding is in danger of losing everything.
But with the help of an itinerant black labourer, she defies typhoons and the Ku Klux Klan in an attempt to stay solvent.
Written and directed by Robert Benton
(1984) Subtitled
SEE FILMS pages 33 38


Unknown: Sally Field
Unknown: Danny Glover
Unknown: Edna Spalding
Directed By: Robert Benton
Edna Spalding: Sally Field
Moze: Danny Glover
Margaret Lomax: Lindsay Crouse
Wayne Lomax: Ed Harris
Viola: Kelsey Amymadigan
Mr Will: John Malkovich

: Animation Now

The Sneeches. All is well on the beach for a group of sun-seeking geese until a strange bird appears and disrupts their lives forever.

: Newsnight

Presented by Jeremy Paxman.


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.

: Athletics

Stockholm Grand Prix
Highlights of the meeting at the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm. Colin Jackson , Tom McKean , Curtis Robb , Steve Smith and Mick Hill are the Britons in action tonight.
Commentary by Stuart Storey and Paul Dickenson.
Producer Martin Webster


Unknown: Colin Jackson
Unknown: Tom McKean
Unknown: Curtis Robb
Unknown: Steve Smith
Unknown: Mick Hill
Commentary By: Stuart Storey
Commentary By: Paul Dickenson.
Producer: Martin Webster

: Weathervlew

: The Weight of the Evidence

What can we learn about the trial of Socrates from evidence that survives today?

About this project

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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