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: Open University

6.00 Are Four Colours Sufficient?

6.25 Ecology: The Pine Beauty

6.50 No Problem's Too Big
Attitudes towards people with learning difficulties

7.15 CIM in the Workplace

7.40 The Other Virtuosos
Brass bands in Victorian Britain

8.05 Rabbits and Chalk Grasslands

8.30 The Clinical Psychologist

8.55 Child Development: Babies' Minds

9.20 Picturing the Modern City

9.45 Markets and Hierarchies
Local authority reorganisation

10.10 Biology: Problems with Ions

10.35 Managing Schools: Learning About Leadership

11.00 Outside In

11.25 Environmental Control: Noise Annoys

11.50 Swedish Science in the 18th Century

: Follow the Fleet

I Musical starring
I Fred Astaire
Ginger Rogers
Song and dance man "Bake" Baker joins the Navy when his girlfriend Sherry leaves him, but their romance is rekindled when the fleet docks in San Francisco.
With Randolph Scott , Lucille Ball and Betty Grable.
Director Mark Sandnch (1936)
B/W Subtitled
FILM REVIEWS pages 45-48


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Randolph Scott
Unknown: Betty Grable.
Director: Mark Sandnch

: Ways of Seeing

John Berger 's influential
Bafta award-winning series, first shown in 1972. Today, Berger asks whether paintings of the female nude celebrate women as they really are or only as men would like them to be.


Unknown: John Berger

: Ensign Pulver

Comedy drama starring
Robert Walker Jr Burl Ives , Walter Matthau Life on board a US Navy cargo ship in 1945 is not happy because of the captain's overbearing manner. But Ensign Pulver sees his chance to strike a blow for justice. With Larry Hagman , James Farentino and Jack Nicholson.
Director Joshua Logan
FILM REVIEWS pages 45-48


Unknown: Robert Walker Jr
Unknown: Burl Ives
Unknown: Walter Matthau
Unknown: Ensign Pulver
Unknown: Larry Hagman
Unknown: James Farentino
Unknown: Jack Nicholson.
Director: Joshua Logan

: Hidden Worlds

A look at the work of six women. Rpt

: The Sky at Night

A report on Comet
Shoemaker-Levy 9 and it's impact on Jupiter.
(Shown last Sunday on BBC

: Cricket: Second Test

Further live coverage from
Headingley. Stereo

: Open University Showcase

A series featuring a selection of Open University programmes. PerformingArt. A look at the performance of the new Tate Gallery in St Ives, Cornwall.
Producer Jan Bright

: News and Sport

With Jennie Bond. Subtitled
Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Jennie Bond.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: 25 Bloody Years: Real Lives: At the Edge of the Union

Paul Hamann's film about political extremism in Northern Ireland was originally scheduled for transmission in BBC1's Real Lives series in August 1985, but was shelved following the intervention of the then-Home Secretary Leon Brittan. In the atmosphere of tension that existed at the time, he claimed that it would give terrorists what Mrs Thatcher called "the oxygen of publicity".

Broadcasting journalists held a one-day strike in protest at what they saw as the BBC's Board of Governors bowing to government pressure, and with a few changes the film was screened two months later. The government felt obliged to give the assurance that it had no desire to act as BBC censor.

The film now launches a season of programmes to mark 25 years of the Troubles. It looks at the city of Londonderry, where they began, through the eyes of two men politically far apart. One is the leading Sinn Fein member Martin McGuinness, who was alleged at one time to be the IRA's Chief of Staff; the other is hard-line Loyalist and "shoot to kill" supporter Gregory Campbell, now leader of the Democratic Unionists on Derry City Council.


Interviewee: Martin McGuinness
Interviewee: Gregory Campbell
Producer: Paul Hamann
Series Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: Louise Bourgeois

This Arena special profiles sculptor Louise Bourgeois, who has suddenly become fashionable at the age of 84, and has been chosen to represent America at the Venice Biennale, the world's most prestigious art exhibition. Series editors Nigel Finch , Anthony Wall


Editors: Nigel Finch
Editors: Anthony Wall

: Screen Two: Enchanted April

Another chance to see this BBC film. Nominated for three Oscars and awarded two Golden Globes, it stars Miranda Richardson, Josie Lawrence, Polly Walker, Joan Plowright
In 1920s Italy four women become unlikely companions when they rent a small castle. The magic of the place works on them all in unexpected ways. This romantic comedy is adapted by Peter Barnes from the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim
and is directed by Mike Newell who went on to make Four Weddings and a Funeral. Producer Ann Scott Stereo Subtitled
FILM REVIEWS pages 45-48


Unknown: Miranda Richardson
Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Polly Walker
Unknown: Joan Plowright
Adapted By: Peter Barnes
Novel By: Elizabeth von Arnim
Directed By: Mike Newell
Producer: Ann Scott
Rose Arbuthnot: Miranda Richardson
LottyWilkins: Josie Lawrence
Lady Caroline Dester: Polly Walker
Mrs Fisher: Joan Plowright
Mellersh Wilkins: Alfred Molina
George Briggs: Michael Kitchen
Frederick Arbuthnot: Jim Broadbent

: Cricket: Second Test

Highlights of the third day's playatHeadingley. Stereo

: The Conformist

Bernardo Bertolucci drama based on the novel by Alberto Moravia.
Pre-Second World War Italy: Marcello's life is spent trying to sublimate a childhood crime by behaving as conventionally as possible - he even volunteers as a Fascist spy. In Italian with English subtitles. With Jean-Louis Trintignant and Stefania Sandrelli. (1969)
FILM REVIEWS pages45-48


Unknown: Bernardo Bertolucci
Novel By: Alberto Moravia.
Unknown: Jean-Louis Trintignant
Unknown: Stefania Sandrelli.

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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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