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: Breakfast News

With signing.

: Westminster Daily

Reporting on the Commons, its Committees and the Lords.

: Daytime on Two

9.05 Techno 6921638
9.30 Square One: TV Maths
9.45 Storytime
10.00 Thunderbirds in Hindi 9828164
10.05 Thinkabout Science: Over the Rainbow 3022367
10.20 Search Out Science: Structures - Show of Force 3027812
10.40 Around Scotland - Media Studies 8078831
11.00 Words and Pictures- Michael Hobbs visits the wreck of the Mary Rose 6118909
11.15 English Time: The Ancient Mariner
11.35 Ghostwriter 2164725
12.05 Jeunes Francophones - Young people in Senegal, Quebec and Toulouse 9890015
12.25 TV6-International Rescue 6424102
12.50 Teaching Today
1.20-1.40 Children's BBC with Chris Jarvis Stereo
1.20 Puppydog Tales
1.25 Fireman Sam
1.30 Stoppit and Tidyup 61258522
1.40 ZigZag 13476725
2.00 News and Weather; followed by Storytime
Note: repeats are not indicated.


Unknown: Michael Hobbs
Unknown: Chris Jarvis

: First 11

A look at Picasso's La
Femmeen Chemise, perhaps the most haunting of the works that form what is collectively known as the Blue Period. From the Tate
Gallery in London, with Laurence Bradbury.


Unknown: Laurence Bradbury.

: CountryFile

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Westminster Live
Live coverage of Parliament and its select committees. With lain McWhirter.

: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Today's the Day

Daily news quiz presented by Martyn Lewis.


Presented By: Martyn Lewis.

: People of the Valley

Welsh drama with English subtitles. Denzil and Eileen struggle to come to terms with their new situation.
. Gina meanwhile is a tower of strength - or is she?

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Food and Drink

: Star Trek

ElaanofTroyius Kirk falls helplessly in love with a rebellious warrior princess.


Unknown: Elaanoftroyius Kirk

: Def II Reportage Racism.

A look at how racism affects young people in Britain today, including Asians in the East End of London who have decided the time has come to fight back. Should we laugh at jokes about racism? One popular alternative comedian, Kevin Day, thinks so and admits he was a teenage racist. Executive producer Rachel Purnell Series producer Nicola Moody


Producer: Rachel Purnell

: On the Line

Cradle to Grave
A greyhound is considered too old to race after the age of 4. Yet its natural life-span should be around 13 years. So what happens to the 30,000 racing dogs which finish their careers each year?
Editor VyvSimson
Executive producer Tony Moss


Producer: Tony Moss

: Timewatch

Forgotten Heroes One In four British merchant seamen died during the Second World War. Life on board ship was dangerous, poorly paid and carried a far higher casualty rate than any of the armed services.
Yet their bravery and sacrifices have barely been recognised. "Comingbackfrom the sea in the merchant navy I was actually getting assaulted at bus stops - accused of being an army dodger," recalls one merchant mariner.
In this programme the merchant seamen who faced the North Atlantic storms and the deadly U-boat menace to keep Britain supplied during the war years tell their own brave and moving story. Director Thomas Roberts Editor Laurence Rees


Director: Thomas Roberts
Editor: Laurence Rees

: Building Sights, USA

n Personal reflections on the best of 20th-century
American architecture.
Grand Central Terminal
The great American architect Philip Johnson was 7 years old when Grand Central Terminal was completed in 1913. The building "is the belly button of New York. It centres you so you know where you are in relation to the city," he says.
He has grown up with it and for him it is "the greatest room in New York. It is timeless, this people's pleasure dome, this cathedral of New York....this room was built for pleasure, splendour. It is frivolous - it is a preposterous building." Director Sandra Goldbacher Producer Ruth Rosenthal


Unknown: Philip Johnson
Director: Sandra Goldbacher
Producer: Ruth Rosenthal

: Middlemarch

George Eliot's novel, Middlemarch - A Study of Provincial Life, revealed when it was published in 1871 a writer at the height of her powers, the equal of Dickens and the Brontes, the creator of what Virginia Woolf would later call "one of the few English novels written for grown-up people".
Middlemarch has been adapted for television in six parts by Andrew Davies , writer of A Very Peculiar Practice and screenwriter for A House of Cards and To Play the King.
England 1829: as the story begins a new age is dawning, with the stagecoach about to be challenged by the railway, and political reform in the air. In the town of Middlemarch, young idealists like Dr Lydgate and Dorothea Brooke look forward with optimism.
Producer Louis Marks ; Director Anthony Page
SUPPORT MATERIAL: The Middlemarch resource pack can be obtained by sending a cheque for £70.50, made payable to BBC Educational Developments, to [address removed]. BBC Education has also produced a 32-page Middlemarch viewer's guide about the novel and the making of the series. Send a cheque for £3.95 made payable, to BSS to [address removed]
Libby Purves goes behind the scenes
Followed by Sarajevo - a Street under Siege


Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Virginia Woolf
Unknown: Andrew Davies
Unknown: Dorothea Brooke
Producer: Louis Marks
Director: Anthony Page
Unknown: Libby Purvesgoes
Dorothea Brooke: Juliet Aubrey
Arthur Brooke: Robert Hardy
DrTertius Lydgate: Douglas Hodge
Peter Featherstone: Michael Hordern
Nicholas Bulstrode: Peter Jeffrey
Rev Edward Casaubon: Patrick Malahide
Rosamond Vincy: Trevyn McDowell
Will Ladislaw: Rufus Sewell
Celia Brooke: Caroline Harker
Rev Camden Farebrother: Simon Chandler
Sir James Chettam: Julian Wadham
Fred Vincy: Jonathan Firth
Mrs Dollop: Pam Ferris
Mrs Vincy: Jacqueline Tong
Mary Garth: Rachel Power
Major Vincy: Stephen Moore
Lady Chettam: Mary Hanefey
Mrs Cadwallader: Elizabeth Spriggs
Mrs Bulstrode: Rosemary Martin
Naumann: Jonathan Coy
Roach: Alan Carr
Mr Standish: Ronald Hines

: Party Poltical Broadcast

By the Conservative Party.
With subtitles.

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow.


Presented By: Peter Snow.

: The Late Show

Arts, media and ideas.

: Weatherview

: Ship to India

FILM Drama written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. After seven years at sea, Johannes Blom comes home to find himself at odds with his father Alexander, the skipper of a salvage boat. The only comfort in Johannes's life is Sally, brought aboard "to help with the cooking". In
Swedish with English subtitles. Capt (1947) B/W
FILM REVIEWS pages 31-34


Directed By: Ingmar Bergman.
Unknown: Johannes Blom
Alexander Blom: Holger Lowenadler
His wife: Anna Lindahl
Johannes: Birger Malmsten
Sally: Gertrud Fridh

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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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