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: Children's BBC: Record Breakers

Shown last Friday on BBC1. (Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Breakfast News

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

: Thunderbirds

Trapped in the Sky. The evil Hood plants a bomb on an airliner. Rpt Subtitled.

: Crawshaw Paints on Holiday

Painting in Majorca.......................

: The Way of the Lakes

Tony Warburton looks at Lakeland wildlife and the National Trust's work......


Unknown: Tony Warburton

: Children's BBC: Playdays - The Why Bird Stop



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

: The Yearling

Oscar-winning drama based on the novel by Marjorie Kinnan
Rawlings, starring
Gregory Peck
When young Jody Baxter adopts a fawn, his Florida backwoods parents have little idea of the heartache it will cause.
Director Clarence Brown (1946) Subtitled 1 1 ♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Novel By: Marjorie Kinnan
Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: Jody Baxter
Director: Clarence Brown
Pa Baxter: Gregory Peck
Ma Baxter: Jane Wyman
Jody Baxter: Claude Jarmanjr
BuckForrester: Chill Wills
Pa Forrester: Clem Bevans
Ma Forrester: Margaret Wycherly

: Matter of Fact: Buckets and Spades

After the best summer for years, East Anglian resorts are hoping to attract even more visitors.

(First shown on BBC East)

: Children's BBC: Fingermouse


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

: The Rich Tradition

How peasant life has influenced cooking in Holland

: Making Tracks

Railways of the world. Rpt .............

: Show Jumping

From the Grand Hall, Olympia. Horses faceatough jump in the puissance. In contrast small dogs show their agility. Commentary by Michael Tuckerand Stephen Hadley. Introduced by David Vine. Further coverage at 11.15pm.
Producers Wendy Sheppard and Johnnie Watherston
3.00 News and Weather Subtitled (news)


Commentary By: Michael Tuckerand
Commentary By: Stephen Hadley.
Introduced By: David Vine.
Producers: Wendy Sheppard
Producers: Johnnie Watherston

: Today's the Day

Third of the quarter-finals of the daily quiz. With Martyn Lewis.


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Cookery challenge with chefs Brian Turner and Ainsley Harriott , Stereo .................


Unknown: Brian Turner
Unknown: Ainsley Harriott

: Esther

Esther Rantzen debates issues with a studio audience. Stereo .....................
FACTSHEET: state topic and send sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: Esther Rantzen

: Catchword

Three more contestants face a test of their wits and their word power. Presented by Paul Coia.
Director Justine C Adams ; Producer Leslie Mitchell


Presented By: Paul Coia.
Director: Justine C Adams
Producer: Leslie Mitchell

: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Another adventure with the US astronaut transported to the future. Escape from Wedded Bliss. Buck becomes a pawn in a deadly game, when Princess Ardala holds the earth to ransom. With Gil Gerard and Erin Gray.


Unknown: Gil Gerard
Unknown: Erin Gray.

: Lucinda Lambton's Alphabet of Britain

More little known curiosities and delights.
T Is for Temples. The last episode of the series features exotic buildings of worship in some very unexpected places. There's a Grecian temple hidden in Liverpool Street, a Thai temple with portraits of Ronald Reagan and Mrs Thatcher in Wimbledon and a Roman temple in Virginia Water.
Producer Andrew Gosling ; Executive producer
Edward Mirzoeff


Unknown: Ronald Reagan
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Producer: Andrew Gosling
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: The World at War: 16: Inside the Reich

The acclaimed 26-part documentary series on the history of the Second World War.
With the Wehrmacht triumphant and luxury goods in the shops, peace seemed to be just around the corner. In reality, peace was a long way off and the iron ring round the Reich was tightening. Narrated by Laurence Olivier.
First shown on ITV


Narrator: Laurence Olivier.
Director: John Pett
Producer: Jeremy Isaacs

: Horizon Designer Wines

For4,000 years, wines have been made without anyone quite understanding the biochemistry of the process. But the New World winemakers of America and Australia have overturned the mystery and the myth and are now sweeping the board with fresh, fruity wines, thanks to the appliance of science. Will the traditional - and troubled - European wine industry have to change its methods to compete? See today's choices.
Producers Chris Haws and Hugh McDaid ; Editor John Lynch BOOKLET: send a cheque for £2.00, payable to BSS. to[address removed]


Producers: Chris Haws
Producers: Hugh McDaid
Editor: John Lynch

: A Taste of the New World

Food and Drink's Jilly Goolden and Oz Clarke report from New Zealand and Australia where they sample the wines that are conqueringthe world.
Director Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones ; Executive producer Peter Bazaigette Subtitled......


Unknown: Jilly Goolden
Unknown: Oz Clarke
Director: Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones
Producer: Peter Bazaigette

: Steptoe and Son: A Musical Evening

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
A vintage episode of the classic comedy series, starring Harry H Corbett, Wilfrid Brambell.

Harold loves classical music and Albert does not. These different tastes lead to a head-on clash as Albert loses his temper and hurls the key to Harold's record cabinet outside into the night. The trouble is, the keys to the house and stable are all on the same keyring.
(B/W) (Rpt) (Subtitled)


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Producer: Duncan Wood
Albert: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold: Harry H Corbett

: KYTV: The Making of David Chizzlenut

Following the success of the BBC production of Martin Chuzzlewit, KYTV takes a behind-the-scenes look at their own new costume drama, soon to be screened on the satellite station's Even More Movies Plus Extra channel.
See today's choices.


Writer: Angus Deayton
Writer: Geoffrey Perkins
Director: John Stroud
Producer: Jamie Rix
Desiree Lemoine: Helen Atkinson Wood
Lewis Garrick: Angus Deayton
Richard Buck: Michael Fenton Stevens
Mike Flex: Geoffrey Perkins
Gary Burton: Philip Pope
Mr Fuzziwig: Robin Bailey

: Picture This

The Worst Job in the World. Why are some people prepared to do, and enjoy doing, work the majority would hate? From undertakerto maggotfarmer, toilet cleanerto miner, these silent heroes maintain a rich sense of humour in the face of danger and dirt, and a powerful pride in what they do.
Director Claudia Nye ; Producer Peter Forbes
Then Video Nation Shorts


Director: Claudia Nye
Producer: Peter Forbes

: Newsnight

With PeterSnow.

: Show Jumping

From the Grand Hall, Olympia. First the serious show jumping as only the very best compete in the Olympia Grand Prix, then a chance for the riders to let their hair down in the fancy dress relay. Introduced by David Vine with commentary by Michael Tucker and Stephen Hadley.


Presenter: David Vine
Commentary: Michael Tucker
Commentary: Stephen Hadley

: Cutter's Way

Crime drama starring
Jeff Bridges
Richard Bone sees a mysterious figure dumping a mutilated body.
The following day, with his friend Alex Cutter , he recognises an oil tycoon as the killer. Togetherthey decide to expose the culprit.
Director Ivan Passer (1981) + FILM REVIEWS pages 47-70


Unknown: Jeff Bridges
Unknown: Richard Bone
Unknown: Alex Cutter
Director: Ivan Passer
Richard Bone: Jeff Bridges
Alex Cutter: John Heard
Maureen (Mo) Cutter: Lisa Eichhorn
Valerie Duran: Ann Ousenberry
JJ Cord: Stephen Elliot
George Swanson: Arthur Rosenberg
Mrs Cord: Patricia Donahue
Susie Swanson: Geraldine Baron

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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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