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: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Daytime on Two

9.00 The Spanish Collection (Stereo)

9.25 Standard Grade Geography: People in Landscape

9.45 Come Outside

10.00 Thunderbirds in French

10.05 Seeing through Science (Stereo)

10.30 Ghostwriter: Am I Blue (Stereo)

11.00 Q and A
Literacy output from BBC schools. (Stereo)

11.10 Landmarks - the Spanish Armada

11.30 Ici Paris (Stereo)

11.45 History File - Roman Britain (Stereo)

12.05 The Geography Programme - mining in the open air (Stereo)

12.25 Lifeschool: E is for Ecstasy

12.50 Computing for the Terrified (Stereo)

1.20 Greenclaws

1.35 Dilly the Dinosaur

1.40 Music Time (Stereo)

2.00 News (Subtitled) and Weather followed by Come Outside

Note: repeats are not indicated.

: The Survival Guide to Food

First of six programmes.
Today: a look at food poisoning. FOOD FACT FILE: send a cheque/POfor £3.00, payable to BBC Education, to [address removed]

: The Third Age

A guide to breaking down age barriers, this ten-part documentary series offers suggestions on life, love and leisure for the retired, and those thinking about retirement. Among the third-agers - people between the ages of 50 and 74 - who will appear in the series are 67-year-old jazz musician George Melly , and Buster Merryfield , Uncle Albert in Only Fools and Horses, who turned to acting at the ageof57.The programme ispartoftheBBC's contribution to European Year of Older People.
FREE MAGAZINE: send a large sae (28p stamp) to [address removed]


Musician: George Melly
Musician: Buster Merryfield

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Westminster Live
Including Prime Minister's questions. Subtitled

: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Golf

Coverage from Wentworth of the closing stages of the first round.

: Spain Means Business

The last of five documentaries.
What can be done to encourage reinvestment in Spain's coal and steel industries? Director/Producer Terry Doyle
(Postponed from 6 October)


Producer: Terry Doyle

: Escape from Zahrain

Action thriller starring
Yul Brynner
Sal Mineo
Escaping from prison in a strife-torn Arab state, a nationalist leader and his supporters take a girl hostage and flee across the desert towards the frontier.
Director Ronald Neame (1962)


Unknown: Yul Brynner
Unknown: Sal Mineo
Director: Ronald Neame
Sharif: Yul Brynner
Ahmed: Sal Mineo
Laila: Madlyn Rhue
Huston: Jack Warden
Johnson: James Mason

: World Chess Championships

The latest news presented by Francine Stock.


Presented By: Francine Stock.

: First Sight

Road to Nowhere
County Councils and Tory MPs are united with environmentalists in opposition to the East-West
Trunk Route and the proposed M25 extensions. Is a government U-turn possible? Producer Neill Angier
Editor Mike Flood Page REGIONAL PROGRAMME: see variations below


Producer: Neill Angier

: Top Gear

On the day the London Motor Show opens Jeremy Clarkson , Michele Newman and Chris
Goffey seek out the new models and ideas. Quentin Willson assesses the new smaller
Lexus; Tiff Needell tests the spartari Westfield Cosworth and the latest Porshe 911.


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Michele Newman
Unknown: Quentin Willson
Unknown: Tiff Needell

: Red Dwarf VI

Kryten contracts a deadly computer virus. Rimmer and Co are forced to enter his electronic mindscape, and find themselves in a wild west town, facing metaphorical gunslingers.
A Grant Naylor production for BBCtv


Writer: Rob Grant
Writer: Doug Naylor
Director: Andy De Emmony
Producer: Justin Judd
Rimmer: Chris Barrie
Lister: Craig Charles
Cat: Danny John-Jules
Kryten: Robert Llewellyn
Loretta: Jennifer Calvert

: The Dog's Tale

A Question of Breeding
Dog-owners choose a pet that reflects an image of themselves.
They may even choose one in which the reflection lies in a physical resemblance between human and animal. More usually, though, it is a statement of where they feel they belong, or aspire to belong, in society.
As this fourth programme in the series that explores humans' relationship with the dog reveals, the choice is subtly buried in matters of etiquette and class.
Directors Andrew Jackson , Michael Waldman Series producer Michael Waldman
A Union Pictures production for BBCtv


Directors: Andrew Jackson
Directors: Michael Waldman
Producer: Michael Waldman

: Small Objects of Desire

The Tin Can. The British open 16 billion cans a year.
Tonight's film looks at this passport to mobility, from battlefield to picnic. Producer Daniel Percival
Series producer Mark Harrison


Producer: Daniel Percival
Producer: Mark Harrison

: Newsnight

Presented by Jeremy Paxman


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman

: The Late Show

With Sarah Dunant.


Unknown: Sarah Dunant.

: Weatherview

: Tales from Borges

Last in a season of films based on stories byjorge Luis Borges. EmmaZunz
When Emma Zunz hears of her father's death, she plans an elaborate and painful revenge on the man she holds responsible. In French with English subtitles. Withjudith Godreche, Stephanie Cotta ,
Sandrine Baerlain , Claude Brosset. Director BenotJacquot Stereo


Stories Byjorge: Luis Borges.
Unknown: Emma Zunz
Unknown: Stephanie Cotta
Unknown: Sandrine Baerlain
Unknown: Claude Brosset.

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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.

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