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: Playdays

Today: the Tent Stop. A Felgate production for BBCtv

: Wishing

Animated drama series. An Action Time production for BBCtv

: Telling Tales

Philip Hawthorn tells the story of The Mice ThatAte
Iron. Stereo


Unknown: Philip Hawthorn

: Albert the 5th Musketeer

(Shown last Monday on BBC1)

: Simon and the Witch

Second of a 13-part serial. Wntten by Valerie Georgeson , from a story by Margaret Stuart Barry
Rpt Stereo


Unknown: Valerie Georgeson
Story By: Margaret Stuart Barry
Story By: Rpt Stereo

: 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 Phil Redmond


Written By: Phil Redmond

: Growing Up Wild

Today: birds that can't fly. With Terry Nutkins.


Unknown: Terry Nutkins.

: The Boot Street Band

Comedy drama series.

: The O Zone

Music news.

: Stingray

Puppets. Subtitled

: Gunsmoke

Classic western series with James Arness.


Unknown: James Arness.

: 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.

: Snooker

UK Championship from the Guild Hall, Preston.
Coverage of the first session of today's best-of- 1 9-f rames final, with a prize of £70,000 awaiting the winner.
Introduced by David Vine.


Introduced By: David Vine.

: Rugby Special

Highlights of yesterday's international between England and the New Zealand All Blacks.
Introduced by Chris Rea.
Executive producer Johnnie Watherston


Introduced By: Chris Rea.
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: One Man and His Dog

Phil Drabble introduces the shepherds and their dogs in the second semi-finals. With Ray Ollerenshaw.
Director Ian Russell ; Producer Ian Smith


Introduces: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Ray Ollerenshaw.
Director: Ian Russell
Producer: Ian Smith

: The Money Programme

In 1990 a British insurance company, London United
Investments, went bust with debts of at least$5 billion.
Almost all the creditors are
American. David Strahan reports on how a UK compensation scheme, originally intended to protect British policyholders, is now expected to pay around$1 billion to US policyholders of LUI, and why the British public will foot the bill.
Editor Jane Ellison


Unknown: David Strahan
Editor: Jane Ellison

: Theatre School

Documentary series following hopefuls through a year at the Drama Centre in London.
How does an actor - even if he happens to be
Anthony Hopkins - deal with insecurity? Ben and Darrell have to overcome their doubts and flaws as they prepare for their first public performance.
Director John Bames ; Series editor Paul Watson


Unknown: Anthony Hopkins
Director: John Bames
Editor: Paul Watson

: In the Red

Tonight the six volunteers look into ways the Chancellor of the Exchequer could raise more money. They must also decide on the best way to tackle the country's £50 billion deficit.
(The final programme is tomorrowat 8. 00pm)

: Locomotion

The spread of railways
) increased the scale on which wars could be fought, with greater numbers of troops and more ammunition delivered to battlefields. "By
1914 you absolutely had to keep up with the Joneses if you were not to be too late on the frontier," says military historian Martin Van Creveld , in the fourth part of this series charting the development of railways.
A British veteran of the First
World War and a Russian woman engine driver recall their experiences of railways at war, and Hans Bewilogua , who looked after Hitler's personal train says: " had a bath carriage where troops could have a wash and brush up before they got their medals." Hitler, however, preferred road transport as his 81-ton wagon was prone to derailment.
Producer Peter Grimsdale


Unknown: Martin van Creveld
Unknown: Hans Bewilogua
Producer: Peter Grimsdale

: The Broadcast Tapes of Dr Peter

Dr Peter Jepson - Young was a young Canadian doctor who, through a series of television diaries, turned his own battle against Aids into a public crusade. Despite the onset of blindness, skin cancer and other debilitating Aids-related illnesses, he was committed to his broadcasts. With disarming honesty and humour, he discusses the many issues surrounding his life, his sexuality and his illness. Dr Peter died on 15 November 1992, having produced more than 100 diaries.
(The next programme in this series marking World Aids Day, is on Tuesday at 12.40am.)


Unknown: Dr Peter Jepson

: Notes and Queries with Clive Anderson

A forum for life's unanswerables.
More contributors' queries are aired. Tonight: what is the psychology behind train spotting, is there any scientific basis for astrology and do intellectuals serve any useful purpose? Guests include
Jo Brand , Auberon Waugh , Paul Johnson and astrologer Penny Thornton. Also featuring Carol Vorderman.
Producer Philippe Bassett Series editor Leela Creswell
A Celandine production for BBCtv


Unknown: Jo Brand
Unknown: Auberon Waugh
Unknown: Paul Johnson
Unknown: Carol Vorderman.
Producer: Philippe Bassett
Editor: Leela Creswell

: Snooker

David Vine introduces the final, decisive session from the Guild
Hall, Preston. Stereo


Introduces: David Vine

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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