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: Open University

6.45 Physics: Light on Lasers
8658174 7.10 Maths: The Location Problem 4987255 7.35 Plastics under Pressure

: Reviving Antiques

How to clean silver. With John FitzMaurice Mills.

: Racing the Tide

A look at the meeting in Laytown Strand, Ireland.

: Daytime on Two: The Spanish Collection

Note: repeats are not indicated.
First in a series on modern Spain.

: Standard Grade Geography

The conflict between conservation and development around Edinburgh.

: Come Outside

For 4- to 5-year-olds.
Auntie Mabel and her dog Pippin search the garden for Spikey the hedgehog.
A Spelthorne production for BBCtv.

: Thunderbirds

Puppet series in French.

: Seeing Through Science

For 1 1-to 14-year-olds. British astronaut Helen Sharman recounts her experiences in space.


Unknown: Helen Sharman

: Ghostwriter

Over a Barrel (part 1). Gaby falls mysteriously ill.

: Q and A

A look at some BBC Schools programmes for 4- to

: Landmarks

Henry the Seventh. An introduction to the Tudor period.

: Ici Paris

Five-part French language series.

: History File

The Roman Empire. Who was a typical Roman?

: The Geography Programme

Rob Curling reports on his visit to eastern Germany after reunification.

: Lifeschool

Should alcoholic drinks carry a health warning?

: Computing for the Terrified

First of seven programmes exploring computers.
BOOKLET: send cheque for £2.00, payable to BBC Education, and 28p sae, to [address removed]

: Bertha


: PC Pinkerton


: Music Time

A musical story about the defeat of the Trolls.

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Come Outside

: Heads on Beds

A 40 Minutes documentary about London's bed and breakfast trade.

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Rembetika
The story of the musical style made popular by the film Zorba the Greek. Narrated by Anthony Quinn.


Unknown: Anthony Quinn.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Racing

From Ascot.
4.10 Gordon CarterStakes
(Handicap. 2m)


Unknown: Gordon Carterstakes

: Foreign Intrigue

Spy drama starring Robert Mitchum
A press agent investigates the sudden death of his former employer.
Director Sheldon Reynolds (1956)
SEE FILMS pages 40-45


Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Director: Sheldon Reynolds
Dave Bishop: Robert Mitchum
Dominique: Genevieve Page
Brita: Ingrid Tulean
Spring: Frederick O'Brady
Sandoz: Eugene Deckers

: Golf: Ryder Cup

Steve Rider is at the opening ceremony from the Belfry and previews the action.
Commentary by Peter Alliss and Dave Marr.


Unknown: Steve Rider
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Dave Marr.

: Olympic 2000

The Decision Day. Desmond Lynam introduces live coverage from Monte Carlo of the vote to decide the venue for the Olympic Games in the year 2000. Manchester's bid faces tough opposition from Sydney, Peking, Berlin and Istanbul.
Commentary by Barry Davies. Producer Malcolm Kemp
Editor Brian Barwick


Introduces: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Monte Carlo
Commentary By: Barry Davies.
Producer: Malcolm Kemp
Editor: Brian Barwick

: World ChessChampionships

The latest action from the rival chess championships in London and Holland. Presented by Francine Stock.


Presented By: Francine Stock.

: Plain Tales fromNorthern Ireland

Series of documentaries which reflect the Northern Ireland conflict in the context of ordinary rural life.
Sundays. During the course of a tranquil summer's day, sectarianism is never far away. As the programme's director Carlos Gebler discovers, no one, least of all himself, can escape the implications. Producer Pierre Hodgson
A DBA production for BBCtv


Director: Carlos Gebler
Producer: Pierre Hodgson

: Top Gear

Chris Goffey , a long-time MG enthusiast, tests the new RV8 sports car, and Jeremy Clarkson compares the legendary
Cadillacs of the 1950s with the latest models from Detroit.
Producer Ken Pollock
Executive producer Dennis Adams
In the driving seat with Jeremy Clarkson


Unknown: Chris Goffey
Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Producer: Ken Pollock
Producer: Dennis Adams
Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson

: The Travel Show

Carol Smillie reports from the Red Sea resort of Eilat while
Paddy Haycocks visits the Hungarian capital of Budapest. Presented by Penny Junor . Producer Linda Bell
Series producer Rachel Hebditch
MOANLINE: phone the Travel Show on [number removed].


Unknown: Carol Smillie
Unknown: Paddy Haycocks
Presented By: Penny Junor
Producer: Linda Bell
Producer: Rachel Hebditch

: The Dog's Tale

First in a series of seven programmes exploring the enduring partnership between man and dog. What makes the relationship tick? Why does it sometimes go wrong? And why are dogs treated as "honorary humans"?
Fatal Attraction. Over 20,000 years ago, man began breeding dogs from wolves. But our relationship with dogs is full of paradoxes; we fear, love, eat or even worship them. What does this tell us about ourselves and is a dog really man's best friend? Series producer Michael Waldman
The world of man 's bestfriends


Producer: Michael Waldman

: Small Objects of Desire

Sixmore mini-histories of everyday things.
The Sandwich. Since the Earl of Sandwich first experimented the sandwich has been a peculiarly British obsession. Producer Ann Hawker
Series producer Mark Harrison


Producer: Mark Harrison

: Newsnight

Presented byjeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

The director Peter Greenaway faces his critics over his new film, TheBabyofMacon. Plus the announcement of the Booker Prize shortlist.
Presented by Sarah Dunant.


Director: Peter Greenaway
Presented By: Sarah Dunant.

: Weathervlew

: Jumpcuts

Weekend viewing from the Open University.

: There's a Degree in MeSomewhere

OU students talk.

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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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