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: Reviving Antiques

Ivory and teak. (Rpt)

: Rock Athlete

Rock climbing. Rpt

: A Week to Remember

Pathe News this week in 1953. AGriffin production for BBCtv B/W

: A Day in the Life of

A radiographer. Rpt

: Daytime on Two

9 05 The Global Environment - Timber!

9.25 Mad About Music (Stereo)

9.45 Numbertime (Stereo)

10.00 Go 4,5: Water

10.20 Music Time (Stereo)

10.45 Thinkabout Science

11.00 Zig Zag: Roman Britain - Country Life

11.20 Shakespeare: the Animated Tales (Stereo) (Subtitled)

11.50 Le Cafe des Reves (Stereo)

12.10 The Geography Programme (Stereo)

12.30 History File

12.50 Teaching Today

1.20 Gordon T Gopher

1.30 Christopher Crocodile

1.35 Dilly the Dinosaur

1.40 Landmarks: Tudors and Stuarts

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

Note: repeats are not indicated.

: AlCapone and Eliot Ness

Legendary rivals Al Capone and Eliot Ness became
Hollywood's symbols for good and evil.


Unknown: Al Capone
Unknown: Eliot Ness

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news) Followed by Songs of Praise

: A Week to Remember


: The Fabulous Dorseys

Biopic starring Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey
The story of the legendary brothers from their early days as rivals to their success as "kings of swing" in the 30s and 40s.
Director Alfred E Green (1947)
FILM REVIEWS pages 55-60


Unknown: Jimmy Dorsey
Director: Alfred E Green
Tommy Dorsey: Tommy Dorsey
Jimmy Dorsey: Jimmy Dorsey
Jane Howard: Janet Blair
Paul Whiteman: Paul Whiteman
Bob Burton: William Lundigan
Mrs Dorsey: Sara Allgooc
Mr Dorsey: Arthur Shields

: Provence

First of two looks at this area of France by travel writer
Elisabeth de Stroumillo. (Secondprogramme Wednesday at 5.30pm;


Unknown: Elisabeth de Stroumillo.

: The Addams Family

Morticia plans a surprise.
8/W Rpt Subtitled


6.25 Scene: Bank Holiday
Written in 1972 by Colin Welland, the writer of Chariots of Fire, this is a classic bikers' movie which features an early performance from Gorden Kaye. Last in the series. Producer Ron Smedley
6.55 Les Lives
Les is the ever-attentive assistant from Vic Reeves Big Night Out, cast adrift to fend for himself, so it's a good job he has his friends Larry and Bloody Nora to help out. Written by Fred Aylward Director Neil Mackenzie Matthews Producer Graham K Smith
7.00 D Energy
Normski is back with Right Said Fred, Lisa Stansfield and McCoy, plus interviews with Fresh Prince, En Vogue and SWV.
Plus the chance to win a record deal in the Lift Off competition. Director Hamish Hamilton
Series producer Clare Pizey Stereo
COMPETITION: D Energy Lift Off Competition, [address removed]


Unknown: Colin Welland
Unknown: Gorden Kaye.
Unknown: Vic Reeves
Unknown: Bloody Nora
Written By: Fred Aylward
Director: Neil MacKenzie Matthews
Producer: Graham K Smith
Unknown: Said Fred
Unknown: Lisa Stansfield
Director: Hamish Hamilton

: Will to Win

Few athletes achieve true greatness. This study of some of the great black athletes features Daley Thompson ,
Jackie Joyner Kersee , Magic Johnson , Viv Richards , Debi Thomas and legendary US football hero Jim Brown.
Narrated by Hugh Quarshie. Series producer Tony Laryea
A Catalyst TV production for BBCtv


Unknown: Daley Thompson
Unknown: Jackie Joyner Kersee
Unknown: Magic Johnson
Unknown: Viv Richards
Unknown: Debi Thomas
Unknown: Jim Brown.
Unknown: Hugh Quarshie.
Producer: Tony Laryea

: The Room Upstairs

Comedy drama starring Stockard Channing Sam Waterston
A gifted teacher turns her childhood home into a boarding house. Then a handsome cellist moves into the remaining vacant room. With Linda Hunt , Joan Allen , and Clancy Brown.
Director Stuart Margolin (1987)
FILM REVIEWS pages 55-60


Unknown: Stockard Channing
Unknown: Sam Waterston
Unknown: Linda Hunt
Unknown: Joan Allen
Unknown: Clancy Brown.
Director: Stuart Margolin

: Newman and Baddiel in Pieces

Robert Newman goes looking for a new place to live, while David Baddiel takes on the flatmate from hell.
Director Babara Jones
Producer Harry Thompson


Unknown: Robert Newman
Unknown: David Baddiel
Director: Babara Jones
Producer: Harry Thompson

: Newsnight

Presented by Jeremy Paxman.


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.

: Poets'News

Every night this week at 11.15pm, a diverse range of poets give their own interpretation of the day's news. The programmes combine actual news footage with special location reports. Executive producer Peter Symes
Producer Michael Davies


Producer: Peter Symes
Producer: Michael Davies

: The Late Show

On tonight's Scottish edition:
Ralph Steadman 's new exhibition and a revealing report on media attitudes to mental health.
Producer Andrea Miller
(Postponed from 7 October) Stereo


Unknown: Ralph Steadman
Producer: Andrea Miller

: Weatherview

: Midnight Jazz

Over the last decade, the Welsh town of Brecon has played host to a jazz festival that has grown in stature and popularity year by year, to the extent that it is now regarded by many experts as the foremost in the field.
This week, five midnight bills bring the best of last August's music to BBC2, having been previously seen only in Wales. Tonight's stars are guitarist
Marty Grosz , the Hank Jones Trio and Lionel Hampton and the Golden Men of Jazz featuring Al Grey , Harry "Sweets" Edison and Clark Terry.


Guitarist: Marty Grosz
Guitarist: Lionel Hampton
Unknown: Al Grey
Unknown: Clark Terry.

: The Jazz Collection

Who Is: Sonny Rollins
A 1968 documentary profile of the saxophonist.
Director Dick Fontaine Rpt


Director: Dick Fontaine Rpt

: Night School TV: Geography Casebook (parts 1-4)

A chance to record secondary school programmes.
(Oasis in the Desert tomorrow, 2.00am)
(to 3.40)

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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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