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: Poddington Peas


: Playdays

Today: the Patch Stop. AFelgateproductionfor BBCtv

: Wishing

Animated drama series. An Action Time production for BBCtv

: Telling Tales

Today, the Aboriginal tale which explains why the emu cannot fly. Stereo

: Albert the 5th Musketeer

(Shown last Monday on BBC

: Simon and the Witch

First in a 13-part serial.
Written by Valerie Georgeson , from a story by Margaret stuan Barry Rpt


Written By: Valerie Georgeson
Story By: Margaret Stuan
Story By: Barry Rpt

: TimeBusters

Time-travelling game.
A Broadsword production for BBCtv

: Grimmy

Animation about a dog who lives in a shoe.

: Grange Hill

Series three from 1980.
Episode written by Margaret Simpson


Written By: Margaret Simpson

: Growing Up Wild

Today: young camels and babirusa pigs. With
Terry Nutkins.


Unknown: Terry Nutkins.

: The Boot Street Band

Comedy drama series.

: The O Zone

Music news.

: Stingray

Puppets. Subtitled

: Gunsmoke

Classic western.

: Phil Silvers Show

Classic comedy.

: The Living Soap

Life with a group of students.

: Around Westminster

The south east's political review, presented by Susannah Simons. With reports from Jonathan Beale and Tim Friend.


Presented By: Susannah Simons.
Unknown: Jonathan Beale
Unknown: Tim Friend.

: Top Gear Rally Report

Action from the RAC Rally which started this morning in Birmingham.

: Snooker

UK Championship from the Guild Hall, Preston. With
David Vine.


Unknown: David Vine.

: Rugby Special

Featuring Scotland v New
Zealand, and Leicester uBath. Introduced by Chris Rea.
Executive producer Johnnie Watherston


Introduced By: Chris Rea.
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: Sarajevo -a Street under Siege

A compilation of last week's record of life in Sarajevo.

: Top Gear Rally Report

Steve Lee rounds up the day's action in the RAC Rally.


Unknown: Steve Lee

: One Man and His Dog

Today, the first semi-final of the singles competition in the sheepdog trials and the start of the brace championship.
Introduced by Phil Drabble. Director Ian Russeli ; Producer Ian Smith


Introduced By: Phil Drabble.
Director: Ian Russeli
Producer: Ian Smith

: The Money Programme

In the week of a unique initiative to boost Anglo-Indian trade, Steve Annett reports on the reforms that are transforming the world's biggest democracy and asks whether India can deliver an economy from which British companies can profit. Producer SubnivBabuta
Editor Jane Ellison


Unknown: Steve Annett
Editor: Jane Ellison

: Kennedy Night

An evening of programmes to mark the 30th anniversary of the assassination of President
John F Kennedy on 22 November 1963. Together they aim to give a sense of why his death mattered to people.
8.20 Dear Jackie
More than two million people from around the world, shocked by the assassination of the president, wrote tojackie Kennedy. The letters, unread for 30 years, form a snapshot of the nation in mourning. A
Harvard student remembers the night John F Kennedy was elected; a salesman was inspired to run for local office; a schoolgirl describes her visit to the Oval
Office; a Dallas housewife recalls seeing the motorcade on that last fateful day. Producer Helen Bettinson
Executive producer Laurence Rees
How the world mourned with Mrs Kennedy
8.50 JFK: a Personal
Memory by Gore Vidal In a specially recorded television talk, controversial author and screenwriter Gore
Vidal, who shared a stepfather withjacqueline Kennedy, reflects onJFK's presidency.
Producer Anthony Lee
The Mysterious Career of Lee Harvey Oswald
Was Lee Harvey
Oswald a mentally disturbed gunman acting alone, as the report of the Warren Commission suggested? Was he one of two gunmen, as the House Select Committee on Assassinations concluded? Or was he, as he claimed, an innocent fall guy?
This Timewatch investigative biography sifts through the mysteries of Oswald's life, from his troubled childhood and his
Marine service to his dramatic defection to the Soviet Union in 1959 and his return to the USA.
According to producer
William Cran , it aims "to enable the viewer to make the right decision about who was responsible for Kennedy's assassination", and presents newly unearthed evidence.
Editor Laurence Rees
Moviedrome Special
Alex Cox introduces a feature film concluding this special evening of programmes.
The Parallax View
A political thriller starring
Warren Beatty
A journalist is among the witnesses to a political assassination in Seattle. Three years later he discovers that many of those who saw the killing have died suspiciously. The film is being shown in its original CinemaScope ratio.
DirectorAlan J Pakula (1974)


Unknown: John F Kennedy
Unknown: John F Kennedy
Producer: Helen Bettinson
Producer: Laurence Rees
Unknown: Mrs Kennedy
Unknown: Gore Vidal
Producer: Anthony Lee
Unknown: Lee Harvey Oswald
Unknown: Was Lee Harvey
Unknown: William Cran
Editor: Laurence Rees
Unknown: Warren Beatty
Unknown: Barry Norman
JoeFrady: Warren Beatty
LeeCarter: Paula Prentiss
Rintels: Hume Cronyn
AustinTucker: William Daniels
Jack Younger: Walter McGinn
LD: Kelly Thorsden
Assassin: Chuck Waters

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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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