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: Open University

6.45 Traffic Futures: Models or Muddles 2057544 7.10 Statistics: Sampling 7589728 7.35 Maths: Modelling Stock Control

: Ghostwriter

Ghost Story (part 5):
Ghostwriter and the team crack the Thabto mystery and look forward to new adventures.

: Michael Barry'sChoice Cuts

Favourite recipes from ten years of Food and Drink. Today: chicken.
A Bazal production for BBCtv

: Cricket: Fifth Test

England (Australia
Highlights of the first day's play at Edgbaston. Introduced by Richie Benaud.


Introduced By: Richie Benaud.

: Topper Returns

Comedy starring Joan Blondell, Roland Young.
With the aid of a friendly ghost, the urbane banker-turned-sleuth Cosmo Topper sets out to unmask a murderer intent on continuing his dastardly work. (1941)
(Black and white)
See Films pages 31-37


Director: Roy Del Ruth
Gail Richards: Joan Blondell
Cosmo: Roland Young
Ann Carrington: Carole Landis
Mrs Topper: Billie Burke
Bob: Dennis O'Keefe
Mr Carrington: H.B. Warner
Drjeris: George Zucco
Sergeant Roberts: Donald MacBride
Lillian: Rafael Aottiano
Rama: Trevor Bardette

: Cricket: Fifth Test

England v Australia
Live coverage of the second day's play at Edgbaston.
Introduced by Tony Lewis , with commentary by Richie Benaud , Ray Illingworth , Geoff Boycott and Jack Bannister.
BBC VIDEO: Cricket's Entertainers. This
120-minute video has highlights of the exploits of 12 of England's finest cricketers, with over 1.000 Test-match caps between them. On sale now, price £7.48, from retailers.


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

: The Master Craftsmen

Featuring Bob Godfrey , film animator.
Followed by Jumpcuts
A preview of the weekend's OU programmes.


Unknown: Bob Godfrey

: Penny Crayon

Animation. At the dog show, Penny decides to enter one of her own drawings of top breeds.

: Puppydog Tales

Animated adventures of four small dogs. Narrated by Victoria Wood.


Unknown: Victoria Wood.

: Cricket: Fifth Test

England vaustralia
Live coverage from Edgbaston of the afternoon session of play.
Including at
2.00pm and 3.00pm News and Weather
Subtitled (news)

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Cricket and Swimming

Cricket: Fifth Test
Further coverage of this afternoon's play between England and Australia.
European Swimming
Championships from Ponds Forge Pool, Sheffield.
Today's coverage features five finals: the men's 400m freestyle, women's 100m butterfly, men's 200m breaststroke, women's 100m breaststroke, and the men's 4xl00m freestyle relay. Plus the latest news of the water polo competitions.

: Parenthood

American comedy series. Gil plans an old-fashioned
Hallowe'en for the family, but Kevin is not happy with his home-made costume.With Ed Begleyjr , Jayne Atkinson and Max Elliott Slade.


Unknown: Ed Begleyjr
Unknown: Jayne Atkinson
Unknown: Max Elliott Slade.

: What the Papers Say

Presented by Nigella Lawson of the Evening Standard.
A Granada production for BBCtv


Presented By: Nigella Lawson

: All Black

Series investigating issues of particular significance to the black community in Britain. Bullet Business
Black Londoners are now three times more likely to be the victims of murder than are whites. The police are alarmed at the way shootings have become an almost everyday affair in some sections of London's African-Caribbean community. All Black investigates the gun culture to analyse the myths and reality of the Jamaican "yardies". Producer Lucy Pilkington
Series producer Charles Bruce


Producer: Charles Bruce

: Gardeners' World

A Hertfordshire couple who grow all the fruit and vegetables they need in a tiny maisonette backyard share their secrets with Liz Rigbey ; and Superintendent David Hatcher takes a break from Crimewatch to report on the growing problem of theft from private gardens. Presented by Geoff Hamilton.
Series producer Laurence Vulliamy Executive producer Tony Laryea
A Catalyst TV production for BBCtv


Unknown: Liz Rigbey
Unknown: David Hatcher
Presented By: Geoff Hamilton.
Producer: Laurence Vulliamy
Producer: Tony Laryea
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton

: Alas Smith and Jones

This Emmy Award-winning programme from 1986 includes sketches on bomb experts and advertising executives and, in their head to head, Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones debate the benefits of being a millionaire. Producer John Kilby


Unknown: Mel Smith
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Producer: John Kilby

: Architecture of the Imagination: The Staircase

A series that explores how everyday surroundings furnish a landscape of the mind.
Whether striving towards our highest goals, or descending with terror to the abysmal depths, the staircase is a place of uncertainty. Film clips include Charlie Chaplin's One AM and Derek Jarman's The Tempest. And The Spiral Staircase is screened at 12 midnight.
A Third Eye production for BBCtv


Director/Producer: Mark Kidel

: The Brain Drain

A panel of comedians answer your questions. Jimmy Mulville is in the chair.
Director John F D Northover Producer Dan Patterson
A Hat Trick production for BBCtv


Unknown: Jimmy Mulville
Producer: Dan Patterson

: Newsnight

With Sue Cameron.

: Cricket: Fifth Test

England v Australia
Highlights of the second day.

: Weathervlew

: The Spiral Staircase

To accompany tonight's Architecture of the Imagination documentary, a thriller starring Dorothy McGuire
A murderer stalks a small New England town. His victims are all women with some kind of physical disability.
Director Robert Siodmak (1946)
SEE FILMS pages 31-37,


Unknown: Dorothy McGuire
Director: Robert Siodmak
HelenCapel: Dorothy McGuire
Professor Warren: George Brent
MrsWarren: Ethel Barrymore
Dr Parry: Kent Smith
Mrs Oates: Elsa Lanchester

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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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