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: Breakfast News

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

: Thunderbirds

The Mighty Atom. The evil Hood tries to steal the plans for a prototype nuclear powerplant. Rpt Subtitled ............

: Come Live with Me

Romantic comedy starring
James Stewart , Hedy Lamarr
Desperate to avoid deportation from
America, beautiful Johnny Jones needs a husband. Then she meets penniless author Bill Smith , proposes - and agrees to pay him a weekly wage! With
Ian Hunter , Verree Teasdale and Donald Meek. Director Clarence Brown (1941) B/W * FILM REVIEWS pages 56-65


Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Hedy Lamarr
Unknown: Johnny Jones
Unknown: Bill Smith
Unknown: Ian Hunter
Unknown: Verree Teasdale
Unknown: Donald Meek.
Director: Clarence Brown

: Unconquered

Historical adventure, starring Paulette Goddard, Gary Cooper

The Old Bailey, 1763: sentenced for murder, Abigail Hale is given the choice of slavery in the colonies or the gallows in London. Abby chooses to be transported to North America, where she falls into the ruthless clutches of Martin Garth.
With Howard da Silva, Boris Karloff, Cecil Kellaway and Ward Bond.


Director: Cecil B DeMille
Abigail Hale: Paulette Goddard
Unknown: Gary Cooper
Unknown: Howard Da Silva
Unknown: Boris Karloff
Unknown: Cecil Kellaway

: Secret Gardens

Alan Titchmarsh visits Akenfield garden in Suffolk


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Children's BBC: Charlie Chalk



Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: Golf

In this year's charity shoot-out at
Wentworth Club, seven top golfers from the PGA European Tourcompete over six holes. The players are Seve Ballesteros ,
Tony Johnstone , Bernhard Langer , Sandy Lyle , Colin Montgomerie , Jose Maria
Olazabal and Ian Woosnam. With Alex Hay and Clive Clark


Unknown: Seve Ballesteros
Unknown: Tony Johnstone
Unknown: Bernhard Langer
Unknown: Sandy Lyle
Unknown: Colin Montgomerie
Unknown: Jose Maria
Unknown: Ian Woosnam.
Unknown: Alex Hay
Unknown: Clive Clark

: Songs of Praise

From Lambeth Palace. Revised rpt of Sunday at
6.25pmonBBCI Stereo

: Next

Celebrating the lives of people over 50. Marti Caine introduces a retired teacher who has become a VSO volunteer, a biker who is still at work at 95, and the poetry competition winners. Stereo .........


Introduces: Marti Caine

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Bashkaus: Hard Labour in Siberia
A team of American rafters and kayakers become the first foreigners to challenge the terrifying Class V gorge of the Bashkaus River in Siberia.
Postponed from Wednesday 21 December .

: World Darts

Highlights of yesterday's matches in the World Championship.

: Star Trek: the Next Generation: Ensign Ro

Starring Patrick Stewart
A Federation colony close to Cardassian space is wiped out in a terrorist attack. Responsibility is claimed by the Bajorans, an unpopular, dispossessed race. Jean-Luc, ordered to track down the terrorist leader, is dismayed to have a Bajoran officer forced upon him. Ensign Ro, fired with the justice of the Bajoran cause, has no respect for Starfleet regulations.


Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Patrick Stewart
Commander William Riker: Jonathan Frakes
Lt Commander Data: Brent Spiner
Dr Beverly Crusher: Gates McFadden
Lt Commander Geordi LaForge: Levar Burton
Counsellor Deanna Troi: Marina Sirtis
Lt Worf: Michael Dorn
Guinan: Whoopi Goldberg
Ensign Ro: Michelle Forbes
Barber Mot: Ken Thorley
Admiral Kennelly: Cliff Potts
Orta: Jeffrey Hayenga
Dolak: Frank Collison

: Natural Born Footballers

The first of six programmes in which the biggest names in the sport talk intimately about their greatest moments features Brazilian footballing legend Pele, who reveals his heroes and villains and discusses the emotions, passions and dreams that made him a great soccer player.
Including some classic football action originally seen in Standing Room Only. Director Michael Wadding
Revisedrpt Stereo ..........................

: The World at War: 17: Morning

Another chance to see the acclaimed 26-part documentary series telling the story of the Second World War.

The Western Allies resolve to invade Europe. England becomes a floating supply dump and the British and Americans assemble the largest invasion fleet in history. It is 6 June 1944-D-Day.

(First shown on ITV) (Subtitled)


Narrator: Laurence Olivier
Writer: John Williams
Director: John Pett
Producer: Jeremy Isaacs

: Rhodes around Britain

Another chance to see the series in which top chef Gary Rhodes , passionate about British food, travels around the country discovering, cooking and enjoying regional produce. In this programme he cooks for
Manchester United FC - the menu includes the great British breakfast (as a starter), stuffed chicken legs and Manchester pudding. Gary also uncovers the secrets of Lancashire hot pot and seaside fare on offer in Blackpool.
Executive producer Fiona Pitcher
A BBC book Rhodes around Britain, featuring the recipes in the series, is available in hardback, price £ 17.99. and paperback, pricer 12.99.


Unknown: Gary Rhodes

: University Challenge

Two more of the UK's brightest student quiz teams do battle fora place in the quarter-finals. Birkbeck College, London, who defeated Queen's
University, Belfast in the first round take on St Andrews , the victors against Jesus College, Cambridge.
Jeremy Paxman asks the questions. Director Jenny Dodd ; Producer Kieran Roberts


Unknown: St Andrews
Director: Jenny Dodd
Producer: Kieran Roberts

: Summer School

Comedy starring
Mark Harmon , Kirstie Alley
All set for a well-earned break with his girlfriend in Hawaii, reluctant teacher Freddy Shoop is railroaded into a nightmare job - havingto stay at home to teach the disenchanted inmates of the remedial English class.
Director Carl Reiner (1987)
♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 56-65
Followed by In the National Trust Lord Anglesey's Leg.


Unknown: Mark Harmon
Unknown: Freddy Shoop
Director: Carl Reiner
Freddy Shoop: Mark Harmon
Robin Bishop: Kirstie Alley
Phil Gills: Robin Thomas
Francis Chainsaw Gremp: Dean Cameron
Dave Frazier: Gary Riley
Rhonda Altobello: Shawnee Smith
Anna-Maria Mazarelli: Fabiana Udenio
Alan Eakian: Richard Horvitz
Kevin Winchester: Patrick Laborteaux

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Weatherview

: World Darts

World Championship from the Lakeside Country Club. Highlights of the last four second round matches.
Commentary by Tony Green.
Introduced by Dougie Donnelly.


Commentary By: Tony Green.
Introduced By: Dougie Donnelly.

: Ngati

Continuing the late-night run of films from New Zealand, starring
Wi Kuki Kaa , Judy Mclntosh
Ross Girven
1948: a young man arrives in a small town which is the spiritual home of the local Ngati - or Maori tribe. Soon he will meet people who know more about him than he knows himself.
Director Barry Barclay (1987)................. * FILM REVIEWS pages 56-65


Unknown: Wi Kuki Kaa
Unknown: Judy McLntosh
Unknown: Ross Girven
Director: Barry Barclay
Iwi WI: Kuki Kaa
Jenny Bennett: Judy McIntosh
Greg Shaw: Ross Girven
Sally: Connie Pewhairangi
Tione: Michael Tibble
Ropata: Oliver Jones

: BBC Select

Benefits Agency Today: the magazine programme (for recording and viewing later) visits the East Midlands, looking at BA's special domestic violence service and celebrating Diwali in Leicester.

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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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