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: Children's BBC: The Really Wild Show

Shown yesterday at 4.35pm on BBC1. (Subtitled)

: Breakfast News

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

: Thunderbirds

Vault of Death. The Bank of England installs a state-of-the-art vault, which becomes a death trap for one unlucky employee. Rpt Subtitled ...............

: The Breaker

The story of Englishman Edwin Henry Murrant, the legendary and colourful "Breaker" Morant. Having emigrated to Australia in the 1880s, he fought in the Boer War and was court-martialled and executed by firing squad for shooting unarmed prisoners - a crime for which he was acquitted


Unknown: Edwin Henry

: Children's BBC

With Chris Jarvis.

Playdays: The Patch Stop (Stereo)


Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: Song of Norway

Musical in which Norwegian landscapes provide the backdrop for this biography of the composer Edvard Grieg.
Film Reviews pages 56-65


Director: Andrew L Stone
Edvard Grieg: Toralv Maurstad
Nina Grieg: Florence Henderson
Therese Berg: Christina Schollin
Rikard Nordraak: Frank Porretta
Bjornsterne Bjornson: Harry Secombe
Berg: Robert Morley
Krogstad: Edward G Robinson

: Miss-Takes

Using clips from the BBC archives, John Pitman looks at out-takes involving problems with pfops. Rpt ..........


Unknown: John Pitman

: Children's BBC: Charlie Chalk



Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: The Barkleys of Broadway

Musical starring
Fred Astaire , Ginger Rogers
Josh and Dinah Barkley , married stars of the Broadway musical comedy stage, decide to split when Dinah is offered the lead in a new play. This film includes George and Ira Gershwin's They Can't Take That Away from Me.
Director Charles Walters (1949) * FILM REVIEWS pages 56-65


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Dinah Barkley
Director: Charles Walters
Josh Barkley: Fred Astaire
Dinah Barkley: Ginger Rogers
Ezra Miller: Oscar Levant
Mrs Beiney: Billie Burke

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Some of Our Airmen Are No
Longer Missing
Leo McKern tells the story of how the Airforce Recovery Unit is locating lost airmen and theiraircraft from the Second
World War, enabling their families to say a properfarewell. Rpt .....................


Unknown: Leo McKern

: World Darts

Highlights of last night's matches in the World Championship. Stereo .............

: Quantum Leap

What Price Gloria? 16 October 1961:
Sam leaps into a bubble bath and becomes Samantha, a young secretary suffering sexual harassment at work, and discovers the ugly side of the male species. With Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell.


Unknown: Scott Bakula
Unknown: Dean Stockwell.

: Top Gear - Klausen Run

To commemorate one of the greatest motorsport events, 400 classic cars returned to the Swiss Alps to compete on the 12-mile Klausen hill climb, first held in the 1920s.
Producer Ken Pollock .........................


Producer: Ken Pollock

: Waiting for God

Another chance to see the first series of the comedy about the inhabitants of the Bayview Retirement Village. Tom Ballard, an idealist and bird impersonator, is dumped by his son and daughter-in-law at Bayview where he meets Diana Trent, an acid-tongued pessimist, and it's blood at first sight.
Rpt Subtitled


Written By: Michael Aitken
Director/Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Tom: Graham Crowden
Diana: Stephanie Cole
Harvey Bains: Daniel Hill
Jane: Janine Duvitski
Geoffrey: Sandra Payne
Jenny: Dawn Hope
Davey: Ross Thomson
Mrs Stephens: Hilda Campbell-Russell

: First Sight

From Cradle to Rave
The drug ecstasy is an integral part of today's youth culture yet few people understand the dangers. Last summer two young men died after taking the drug; others report long-term psychological damage. Judith Burns talks to those affected and reports on demands that nighclubs provide safety measures to protect ravers from the worst effects of ecstasy.
A phone-in discussion of the issues raised follows immediately on BBC Radios Berkshire, Kent, Oxford and GLR. If you would like to take part, call [number removed] after the programme. Producer Joe Bullman ; Editor Alison Rooper
Repeated next Tuesday REGIONAL PROGRAMME: see variations below


Talks: Judith Burns
Producer: Joe Bullman
Editor: Alison Rooper

: Metropolis

A six-part series which peels back the concrete to show how technology has shaped the modern city.
The Tower without Ends. A glittering new tower will soon be scrapingthe skies over Paris. Transparent and thin as a pencil, it will challenge the laws of nature. But will it snap in a storm or collapse like a house of cards?
EngineerTony Fitzpatrick draws on man's 4,000 year quest to build up to the heavens as he struggles to defy' wind and gravity.
Producer Bryn Higgins ; Series producers Ian Duncan and Oliver Morse


Producer: Bryn Higgins
Producers: Ian Duncan
Producers: Oliver Morse

: Jeremy Clarkson's Motorworld

A six-part series in which Jeremy Clarkson tours the world looking at other motoring cultures. In the first programme, he visits Japan, and asks whether the car's days are numbered in a country where it regularly takes six hours to cover ten miles. See today's choices. Director Dennis Jarvis; Producer Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson's Motorworld
8.30pm BBC2 "In Tokyo you can turn your car into a mobile television studio, but the jams mean you can't go anywhere in it," says Jeremy Clarkson as he watches a Japanese soap on TV while sitting immobile in a congested street.
Japan is the first country Clarkson visits in this new series that looks at different motoring cultures around the world. As well as discovering the delights of in-car karaoke machines, he meets a Japanese monk who runs a vintage Bentley and a bunch of "drifters" who practise their driving skills at the dead of night. Among the places visited in future programmes are Detroit (once the hub of the motor industry), Italy where five of the world's glamour manufacturers are located in just one town, and India where cars are blessed to keep them safe.


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Dennis Jarvis
Producer: Jeremy Clarkson

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: The Car's the Star 13 May 2016

: The X Files

Lazarus. Aftera shoot-out, an FBI agent and a wanted criminal are taken to hospital, both critically injured. Scully will not let the emergency medical team give up, but what does a near-death experience do to a man's mind?


Fox Mulder: David Duchovny
Dana Scully: Gillian Anderson
Agent Willis: Christopher Allport
Lula Velasquez: Cec Verrell

: Situation Vacant

First of a six-part documentary series that goes behind the scenes of the selection process ofdifferent jobs.
The Royal Marines Officer. Fouryoung men with their hearts set on becoming officers of the Royal Marines put themselves through the punishing six-day commando selection, one of the world's toughest entry procedures. See today's choices.
Producer Jane Treays ; Executive producer
Edward Mirzoeff
* See This Week: page 8
Followed by In the National Trust The Commonwealth Church at
Staunton Harold. Subtitled


Producer: Jane Treays
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: Newsnight

With Kirsty Wark.


Unknown: Kirsty Wark.

: Weatherview

: World Darts

Highlights of tonight's quarter-final matches. Stereo ........................

: Constance

Drama continuingthe late-night run of films from
New Zealand.
Constance is young, beautiful, ambitious - and bored with her life. It's the mid-1940s and as she tries to gate-crash Auckland high society and the world of fashion, she finds the price she pays increasingly high.
Director Bruce Morrison (1984) * FILM REVIEWS pages 56-65


Director: Bruce Morrison
Constance Elsworthy: Donogh Rees
Simon Malyon: Shane Briant
Sylvia Elsworthy: Judie Douglass
Alexander Elsworthy: Martin Vaughan
John Munroe: Donald MacDonald

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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.

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