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: Open University

Brass Bands in Victorian Britain

: Ghostwriter

To the Light (part 3). Rob and Lisa are trapped in a disused subway following a cave-in.

: Collecting Now

In the last programme of the series, John FitzMaurice Mills looks at picture frames.

: Cricket

Highlights from yesterday's
NatWest Bank Trophy semi-finals. (Shown yesterday at 12 midnight on BBC
If yesterday's cricket was rained off the matches will be played today and the following schedule will be amended.

: The Charge of the Light Brigade

Historical epic starring Errol Flynn Olivia de Havilland
The story of the British 27th
Lancers opens in India in 1850, and follows them to the famous battle in the Crimean War, when 600 men charged Russian artillery positions manned by 20,000 troops.
Lady Octavia Warrenton SPRING BYINGTON Director Michael Curtiz (1936)
SEE FILMS pages 24-28


Unknown: Errol Flynn
Unknown: Lady Octavia Warrenton
Director: Michael Curtiz
Major Geoffrey Vickers: Errol Flynn
Elsa Campbell: Olivia de Havilland
Capt Perry Vickers: Patric Knowles
Sir Charles Macefield: Henry Stephenson
SirBenjamin Warrenton: Nigel Bruce
Colonel Campbell: Donald Crisp
Captain Randall: David Niven

: Laurel and Hardy Double Bill The Perfect Day

Stan and Ollie go on a picnic. Director James Parrott (1929) B/W
And at 12.10pm Going Bye Bye Stan and Ollie help put a criminal behind bars.
Director Charles Rogers (1934)
SEE FILMS pages 24-28


Director: James Parrott
Director: Charles Rogers

: The Great Palace - the Story of Parliament

The House of Peers. A look at the role of the House of Lords.

: Forget-Me-Not Farm

Children's puppet adventures.

: Exploring Photography

First of six programmes about still photography. Presented by Bryn Campbell . Rpt


Presented By: Bryn Campbell

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Silence in Court
A look at the value of the witness-protection scheme.

: CountryFile

Presented by John Craven.


Presented By: John Craven.

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
James Cameron : Once Upon a Time
A Love Affair. The journalist's
Indian wife Moni questions some of his observations on India.


Unknown: James Cameron

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Hardy's Wessex

First of two programmes in which Desmond Hawkins explores the corner of England that featured so strongly in Thomas Hardy 's life and work. (Part 2 tomorrow at 5.30pm)


Unknown: Desmond Hawkins
Unknown: Thomas Hardy

: A Stitch in Time

Comedy starring
Norman Wisdom
While visiting his boss in hospital, Norman Piktin cheers up Lindy a sad orphan.
Director Robert Asher (1963)
SEE FILMS pages 24-28


Unknown: Norman Piktin
Director: Robert Asher
NormanPitkin: Norman Wisdom
Grimsdale: Edward Chapman
Janet Haskell: Jeannette Sterke
Sir Hector: Jerry Desmonde
Welsh: Glyn Houston
Russell: Peter Jones

: Star Trek

Starring William Shatner Leonard Nimoy
A Piece of the Action. Having adopted the model of 1920s
Chicago, the planet lotia is rife with rival mobs and shootouts in the streets. Can Kirk save the situation?


Unknown: William Shatner
Unknown: Leonard Nimoy

: Gunsmoke

Starring James Arness
The Wrong Man. Penniless farmer Hootie Kyle borrows money from Matt and Festus, only to lose it all to a gambler in a poker game. But when the gambler is found robbed and murdered, all the evidence points to Hootie.


Unknown: James Arness
Unknown: Hootie Kyle

: Golf and All Its Glory

Alookbehindthescenesofgolf. Golf versus Technology. The many millions who now play golf have funded enormous research and development into the "tools of the trade". As Bruce Critchley discovers, this investment is causing concern that the game's integrity may be at risk and its great courses outdated. Producer Donna Geils
Executive producer Laurence St John


Unknown: Bruce Critchley
Producer: Donna Geils
Producer: Laurence St John

: On the Line

Sex Games
When is a woman not a woman?
When the International
Olympic Committee says so. On the Line investigates the hidden scandal of sex testing at international women's events.
Through the testimony of top sportswomen, it reveals the tragic trail of shattered careers and ruined lives caused by a genetic test that has been denounced by scientists the world over as inaccurate, inappropriate and unjust. Editor VyvSimson
Executive producer Tony Moss


Producer: Tony Moss

: The Wednesday Play

Kisses at 50
The season of classic BBC plays from the 60s and 70s continues with Colin Welland 's powerful drama from 1973 of a middle-aged man whose affair with a barmaid throws his family into turmoil.
"This Audrey, mother, she's grabbing your only existence. Dad kissed her on his birthday in front of the whole pub. Kissed her as though he meant it. Kisses at 50!"
Producer Graeme McDonald Director Michael Apted


Unknown: Colin Welland
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Michael Apted
Harry: Bill Maynard
Rene: Rosemarie Dunham
Audrey: Marjorie Yates
Sandra: Lori Wells
George: John Comer
Helen: Maureen Callaghan

: Camcorder Man

Who is camcorder man? This Late Show film explores the world of the home video-makers who - as series like
Video Diaries and You've Been Framed demonstrate - nowadays set their sights beyond the wedding and the barbecue. Producer Stephen Pope
Editor Janice Hadlow


Producer: Stephen Pope
Editor: Janice Hadlow

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow.


Presented By: Peter Snow.

: Nation

Last in the series of weekly multicultural debate programmes in which a selection of people from different ethnic backgrounds discuss a controversial issue.
Presented by Trevor Phillips. A Juniper production for BBCtv


Presented By: Trevor Phillips.

: Weatherview

: Trading to European Standards

A look at how the single market is affecting the modern hi-fi industry and, in contrast, the old Scottish fishing industry.

: II Tempio Malatestiano

A look at the church of San
Francesco in Rimini.

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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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