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: Children's BBC: Blue Peter

Shown yesterday at 5.05 pm on BBC1. (Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Breakfast News

With Signing. Subtitled ..................

: The Record

Yesterday in Parliament

: Portraits from On High

Family life in Haute-Savoie, France. In
French with English subtitles. Rpt..

: A Week to Remember

Shown yesterday at8.50am B/W...........

: Lyn Marshall's Everyday Yoga

Stretches forthe entire body.

: Crawshaw Paints Oils

Art tuition with Alwyn Crawshaw.

: The Way of the Lakes

Life in the Lake District.

: Children's BBC: Playdays

Today, the Playground Stop. (Stereo)


Presenter (Children's BBC): Josie D'Arby

: The Enchanted Cottage

A disfigured First World War veteran is saved from the brink of suicide when he falls in love with a homely girl.
With Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young and Herbert Marshall.
(1945) (B/W)
Film Reviews pages 77-84


Director: John Cromwell
Laura: Dorothy McGuire
Oliver: Robert Young
Hillgrove: Herbert Marshall

: Holiday Outings

John Pitman visits LeTouquet. Rpt..


Unknown: John Pitman

: See Hear!

The series for people with hearing problems. With signingand subtitles.
Shown Sunday, 10.00 amon BBCl Stereo ...

: Working Lunch

Daily look at business news............

: Children's BBC: Fingermouse



Presenter (Children's BBC): Josie D'Arby

: The Rich Traditions

How peasant life has influenced cooking in Andalucia, Spain.........................

: Making Tracks

Visiting railways in Austria, South Africa and the Lake District. Rpt ..........

: Man on the Rim

The Pacific's first migrants. Rpt ....

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Westminster with Nick Ross
Live from Parliament.


Unknown: Nick Ross

: Today's the Day

News quiz. With Martyn Lewis. stereo..


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: First Sight

Is the government's immigration policy breaching fundamental human rights?
Shown last Thursday .................................... REGIONAL PROGRAMME: see variations

: Esther

Discussion Show. Stereo ...................

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Papa's Got a Brand New Excuse. Will isreunited with his father Lou, but Philip and Vivian won't forgive Lou for abandoning Will and his mother 14 years before. With Will Smith, James Avery , Daphne Maxwell Reid and Ben Vereen.


Unknown: James Avery
Unknown: Daphne Maxwell Reid
Unknown: Ben Vereen.

: Heartbreak High

Drama series about the students and teachers at a Sydney inner-city high school. When Rose takes a shine to
Mr North , what begins as a seemingly harmless crush threatens to land him in serious trouble. Stella leaves herjob at the Poulous house when George makes disparaging remarks about her past. With Alex Dimitriades , Abi Tucker and Sarah Lambert.


Unknown: Mr North
Unknown: Alex Dimitriades
Unknown: Abi Tucker
Unknown: Sarah Lambert.

: Harry Hill's Fruit Fancies

Twins. This week, Harry tells the true story of Alan Gandhi , Mahatma's wayward brother.
Producer Jamie Rix ; Executive producers Jon Thoday and Richard Allen-Turner


Unknown: Alan Gandhi
Producer: Jamie Rix
Producers: Jon Thoday
Producers: Richard Allen-Turner

: Animation Now

: Open Space

Scratching the Surface
Millions of people in the UK suffer the devastating effects of living with a skin disease - rangingfrom being stared and pointed at, to family break-up. For many, long-term psychological damage or even suicide can result.
Ashley Medicks , a suffererfor 24 years, has made this programme to bring about a positive change in public attitude. He travels to the Dead Sea to meet fellow sufferers and to explore the beneficial psychological effect of being among fellow sufferers. Hisfilm delves deep beneath the epidermis and exposes the reality of living with a skin condition.
Director Gerry Pomeroy ; Series producer Sue
Davidson Stereo Subtitled .................... If you would like to suggest a programme idea, please write to: [address removed]


Unknown: Ashley Medicks
Director: Gerry Pomeroy

: Picture This

Continuingthe series that offers surprising glimpses into individual lives. Who's Willy? Set in Prague, this is a story of bugged bedrooms, secret assignations, smuggled bodies in car boots, and sexual blackmail reaching into the highest echelons of the British Embassy. When the Iron Curtain came down, Michael Weigall decided to travel to Prague to see if he could track down the dossier kept on him by the secret police. As Reuters correspondent to Czechoslovakia in the late 1950s, he was subjected to continual police harrassment and was eventually forced to leave. Over 30 years later, he begins to piece together the story, meeting again the woman he loved who had been subjected to secret police interrogations because of her contact with a westerner. He discovers that virtually everyone he knew informed on him, and that the secret policemen's real weapon was their ability to pressure his girlfriends. Producer Michael Weigall ; Editor Peter Symes ;


Unknown: Michael Weigall
Producer: Michael Weigall
Editor: Peter Symes

: Food and Drink

Continuing the Countdown to Christmas with recipes and wines for the festive season.
There's a test of ports and sherries, and Antonio Carluccio travels to
Morocco, Turkey and Egypt. Presented by Chris Kelly , Michael Barry , Jilly Goolden and Oz Clarke.
See today's choices.
Director Linda Nash ; Producers Alison Field ,
TimHincks Stereo Subtitled ................ PROGRAMME RECIPES: available in BBCGood Food
Magazine and Ceefax page 618.
RADIO TIMES OFFERS: Sample the culinary delights of Italy with Valentina Harris. Fordetails see page 160. ♦ Countdown to Christmas (part 1): see page 50


Unknown: Antonio Carluccio
Presented By: Chris Kelly
Presented By: Michael Barry
Presented By: Jilly Goolden
Presented By: Oz Clarke.
Director: Linda Nash
Producers: Alison Field
Unknown: Valentina Harris.

: Journey into Darkness: the Bruce Curtis Story

Drama starring
Simon Reynolds
Based on the true events surroundingthe brutal deaths of a New Jersey couple, and the subsequent trial of their son and his 18-year-old schoolfriend. The son pleads guilty to the murder of his abusive stepfather, but then incriminates Bruce, his friend, who had innocently been drawn into the dreadful events.
Director Graeme Campbell (199 * FILM REVIEWS pages 77-84
Followed by Tales from the Quilt
Ian Law remembers his partner Andrew who died of Aids aged 30. Stereo Subtitled


Unknown: Simon Reynolds
Director: Graeme Campbell
Bruce Curtis: Simon Reynolds
Scott Franz: Jaimz Woolvett
Al Podgis: Bruce Boa
Rosemary Podgis: Dawn Greenhalgh
Schottland: Kenneth Welsh
Chiatt: John Kapelos
Jim Curtis: Richard Donat
Alice Curtis: Clare Coulter
Sharon Abercrombie: Lisa O'Brien
Detective Romano: Barrie Dunn
Mr McCurdy: John Fulton
Linda: Raquel Duffy

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: The Late Show

Arts and media magazine. Presented by Tracey MacLeod.


Presented By: Tracey MacLeod.

: Weatherview

: The Midnight News

Followed by The Midnight Hour
Review of the parliamentary day. With
Sarah Baxter.


Unknown: Sarah Baxter.

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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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