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: Open University

6.45 Technology: Writing a Report 6422542 7.35 Arts: the Melbury Road Set

: Famous Faces, Favourite Places

Actress Kathy Staff talks to Peter Levy about the places which have helped shape her Ufeandviews.


Unknown: Peter Levy

: Designs on Europe

Architects across Europe. Today: Germany, with Volkwin Marg and Meinhard von Gerkan . Rpt


Unknown: Volkwin Marg
Unknown: Meinhard Von Gerkan

: Daytime on Two

9.05 The Science Collection
The human story behind the discovery of a new form of carbon, buckminsterfullerene.

9 30 Mathscope - measuring

9.45 Storytime
Today, the Singing Bird, about a bird who wouldn't sing in captivity. (Stereo)

10.00 Thunderbirds
Puppet series in French.

10.05 Thinkabout Science
For 5-to 7-year-olds. Stop and start.

10.20 Search Out Science
For 9- to 12-year-olds. Communication with lights.

10.40 Around Scotland
For 10- to 12-year-olds. Changes in Highland life.

11.00 Words and Pictures
How Anansi tricked snake and was given tiger's tail.
A SFTV production for BBCtv

11.15 English Time
For 11-to 14-year-olds. Investigating the power of names.

11.35 Ghostwriter - Over a Barrel (Part 2)
The team discovers that someone has been illegally dumping poison in the garden. (Stereo)

12.05 Quinze Minutes
French magazine series for beginners.

12.20 TV6
Exploring the possibilities of getting jobs across the Channel. (Stereo)

12.50 Teaching Today
Second of a two-part guide to the management of pupil behaviour. (Stereo)

1.20 Forget-Me-Not Farm
Puppet fun.

1.35 PC Pinkerton

1.40 Zig Zag - Roman Britain
A look at the training of Roman soldiers and at their equipment.

2.00 News (Subtitled) and Weather; followed by Storytime (Stereo)

Note: repeats are not indicated.

: Labour Live

This afternoon will be dominated by the fall-out from the debate on "one member one vote". On the floor of the hall the Party debates housing and local government.
Including 3.00pm
News Subtitled and Weather and at 3.50pm
News sucriMed and Weather Regional News; Weather

: Spain Means Business

Business opportunities on the Costa del Sol.
Director/Producer Terry Doyle


Producer: Terry Doyle

: Star Trek: The Ultimate Computer

Kirk is sceptical of the computer that is to control war games.

: Def II The Ronson Mission

Jon Ronson explores the world of famous pets, as he travels from variety shows to the Cannes Film Festival trying to create a canine celebrity. Director Spencer Campbell
Senes producer Neil Crombie Stereo


Unknown: Jon Ronson
Director: Spencer Campbell
Producer: Neil Crombie Stereo

: Teenage Diaries

Anyha and the Temple of Doom. Anyha is 12, she lives with her single parent mum and dreams of Olympic stardom.
She also wants to go on holiday with her mother but that's not easy on income support. The holiday becomes imperative and the money must be found. Producer Robert Tolputt Series producer Bob Long
Revised rpt


Producer: Robert Tolputt

: Timewatch: The Mother of All Battles

It cost more lives than the British Army lost in the entire Second World War. The Battle of Kursk, south of Moscow, was fought 50 years ago. It was the biggest armoured battle in history. If this is the case, why have few of us ever heard of it? Timewatch investigates.


Producer: Dai Richards
Editor: Laurence Rees

: Lucinda Lambton's Hall of Fame

The last programme of the series looks at the legacy of Andrew Carnegie, the Scots-born steel magnate.
Director Jamie Muir Revisedrpt


Director: Jamie Muir Revisedrpt

: Screenplay: The Merrihill Millionaires

They were a top team - five miners who together had mined a million tons of coal.
But now they must face up to redundancy.
Director Les Blair , whose feature film Bad Behaviour, starring Stephen Rea , hasjust opened to rave reviews in America, shot the mining sequences at Calverton
Colliery in Nottinghamshire. "We weren't allowed to take extra lights down, so we rigged up batteries of miners' helmets," he recalls. "One day we got our gear the two-and-a-half miles to the coalface and when we were ready to go all the power suddenly failed. We got to know each other quite well during the next four hours!" Written by Rob Ritchie
Producer Lynn Horsford Stereo Subtitled


Director: Les Blair
Unknown: Stephen Rea
Written By: Rob Ritchie
Producer: Lynn Horsford
Dave Stringer: John Bowler
Banjo Mc Farlane: John McGlynn
RickEastleigh: Steve Huison
Trevor Banks: Glenn Cunningham
MickD'Olivera: Simon Ashley
Pauline Stringer: Elizabeth Mickery
Moira McFarlane: Barbara Horne
Mrs Wilson: Shelagh Fraser
Ken Ashton: William Ivory
Brian Flannery: Steve Haluwell
Chris Stringer: Ian Dunn
Jackie McFarlane: Kerrie Plowman
FionaClarke: Julia Ford
Arthur Beckham: Jon Croft
SteveBishop: Philip David
Dusty Flannery: Chris Collings
Reg Airlie: Al Tkossy

: Screenplay Firsts

Came Out, It Rained, Went
Back in Again. An innocent girl discovers her sexual destiny on a day trip to London. With Jane Horrocks , Gwen Taylor , Janine Duvitski and Serena Evans. Written by Claire Dowie
Director Betsan Morns Evans A Betsan/Fatboy production for BBCtv


Unknown: Jane Horrocks
Unknown: Gwen Taylor
Unknown: Janine Duvitski
Unknown: Serena Evans.
Written By: Claire Dowie
Director: Betsan Morns Evans

: Newsnight

Presented by James Cox.


Presented By: James Cox.

: The Late Show

Britain's top architects, including Sir Richard Rogers , have been invited to rethink
Croydon's chaotic suburban sprawl and highrise housing. The Late Show explores
Croydon's development and how it might reinvent itself.


Unknown: Sir Richard Rogers

: Weatherview

: The Next Five Minutes

Martin Amis and Angela Carter explore literature in a nuclear age. Rpt


Unknown: Martin Amis
Unknown: Angela Carter

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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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