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: Open University

6.20 Working with Systems Diagrams 7476902 6.45 From a Different Shore - an American Identity 2801186 7.35 Education for All?

: Breakfast News

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

: Westminster On-Line

From Monday to Thursday this programme offers members of the public a chance to tackle politicians on current issues, with the hope of setting the parliamentary agenda. Today, with Sarah Baxter.
Tel: 0[number removed](calls charged at local rates; lines open Mon-Thurs, 7.15-9.00am). Fax: [number removed]. Email:
Westonline@bbc.co.uk Stereo ...


Unknown: Sarah Baxter.

: Daytime on Two

Note: repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Lernexpress (ages 13-16)
9.15 Teaching Today Emergency! 488254 9.45 Numbers Plus (ages 5-7)
The Big Top: measuringweight

: Children's BBC: Playdays


: Daytime on Two

10.25 Cats' Eyes (ages 5-7) Changes in Materials Stereo 1067099 10.40 Look and Read (ages 7-9+) Geordie Racer 4275235 11.00 Zig Zag (ages 8-10)
Roman Britain Stereo 6065761 11.20
English Time (ages 11-14)
11.40 Mad about Music (ages 11-14) Stereo 4233099 12.00 The Great New
Visionary Quest (ages 16+)

: Working Lunch

A daily look at business news..........

: Daytime on Two

1.00 The IT Collection (ages 16+) IT at Work stereo 8285525 1.35 Landmarks (ages 9-12) Pakistan and Its People
Stereo Subtitled 25489419 1.45 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) The Grasshopper and the Ants

: The Rose and the Jackal

Historical drama, starring
Christopher Reeve
Washington DC, 1861: on the eve of civil war, gruff secret-service chief Scot
Allan Pinkerton is ordered to go to a party given by a wealthy southern woman. It proves to be a fateful encounter. With Madolyn Smith Osborne.
Director Jack Gold (1990) Stereo Subtitled .
FILM REVIEWS pages 51-54
3.00 News and Weather subtitled (news)
3.50 News and Weather subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Allan Pinkerton
Unknown: Madolyn Smith Osborne.
Director: Jack Gold

: Today's the Day

Daily quiz, with Martyn Lewis. QUIZCALL: 0[number removed]. Calls cost 39p per minute cheap rate, 49p per minute at all other times.


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Presented by Fern Britton. PROGRAMME RECIPES: available on Ceefax page 613.


Presented By: Fern Britton.

: Esther

Today, why teenagers are turning to crime, drugs and prostitution. Stereo ... INFORMATION: on any of the topics discussed this week: send an A4 sae (25p in stamps), stating which subject you require, to: [address removed]* The Andrew Duncan Interview with Esther Rantzen : page 16


Unknown: Andrew Duncan
Unknown: Esther Rantzen

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: The Wooden Horse

Continuing the Britain at
War season of films. Starring
Leo Genn , David Tomlinson
The remarkable story of one of the most famous escapes of the Second World War, from Stalag Luft III.
Director Jack Lee (1950) 8/W
FILM REVIEWS pages 51-54


Unknown: Leo Genn
Unknown: David Tomlinson
Director: Jack Lee
Peter: Leo Genn
Phil: David Tomlinson
John: Anthony Steel
Bennett: David Greene
Nigel: Peter Burton
Robbie: Michael Goodliffe
Pomfret: Anthony Dawson

: Kingdom of the Crabs

Every year, inhabitants of Christmas
Island in the Indian Ocean wake to find armies of red crabs swarming through their gardens. Around 130 million of them scuttle to the coast to spawn, in one of the most spectacular mass movements of the animal kingdom.
Producer John Sparks ; Series producer Dilys Breese


Producer: John Sparks
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Horizon

In two days last April, Tanzania's second largest city was created as nearly half a million people set up home in the refugee camp of Benaco. Since then, each morning, the Hutu refugees from Rwanda have fetched 200 tons of firewood from the forest, and the circle of devastated land has spread further and further away from the camp.
This film follows the progress over six months of the world's first
Environmental Impact Assessment team, as they study the implications for the environment of such a crisis.
Producer Mick Rhodes ; Editor John Lynch Repeated tomorrow at 2.10pm
TRANSCRIPT: please send a cheque for £2.00, payable to BSS, to [address removed] Please allow 28 days for delivery.


Producer: Mick Rhodes
Editor: John Lynch

: Lucinda Lambton's Alphabet of Britain

J Is for Sir John's Museum. The masterpiece of Sir John Soane , idiosyncratic architect, is his own home in London's Lincoln's Inn Fields.
Untouched since his death in 1837, it is a living museum, full of surprises.
Producer Neil Crombie ; Executive producer Edward Mirzoeff


Unknown: Sir John Soane
Producer: Neil Crombie
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: Bottom

Written by and starring
Adrian Edmondson , Rik Mayall
Culture. The TV has been taken back and Richie and Eddie face a choice between "culture" orinsanity. Director/Producer Ed Bye


Unknown: Adrian Edmondson
Unknown: Rik Mayall

: Game On

Second in a six-part comedy series about flat-sharers.
Working Girls. Mandy is excited about a iob offer and Matthew arranges an unwelcome surprise. See today's choices.
Written by Andrew Davies and Bernadette Davis Director John Stroud ; Producer Geoffrey Perkins


Written By: Andrew Davies
Written By: Bernadette Davis
Director: John Stroud
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
Matthew: Ben Chaplin
Martin: Matthew Cottle
Mandy: Samantha Janus
James: Alan Cowan
Ron Grimshaw: Dave Hill
Spike: Julian Rivett
Kim: Nina Young

: Ruling Passions: Sex, Race and Empire

Second of a six-part series looking at the sexual history of the British Empire.
Paying the Price. British Imperial rule encouraged a vast growth in prostitution across the Empire and, with it, disease. See today's choices. Directors Alex West and David Wilson ; Series producer David Wilson BBC BOOK: Ruling Passions, written by Anton Gill to accompany the series, is available price£ 15.99 from booksellers.
Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Directors: Alex West
Directors: David Wilson
Producer: David Wilson
Written By: Anton Gill

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Dancing at the Crossroads

Beginning a week of Late Show programmes on contemporary Ireland is a look at some of the radical changes affectingthe Republic, shattering many of the old certainties about what it means to be Irish. New writing, film-making and music are flourishing even as traditional perceptions of Ireland alter. Fintan O'Toole finds out how the nation can absorb such rapid change, with Irish President
Mary Robinson , writers Paddy Doyle and ColmToibin, journalist
ConorCruise O'Brien , historians, politicians, artists and representatives of the Church. Producers David Kerr and Andrea Miller ; Series editor Michael Poole
11.55 Weatherview


Unknown: Fintan O'Toole
Unknown: Mary Robinson
Unknown: Paddy Doyle
Unknown: Conorcruise O'Brien
Producers: David Kerr
Producers: Andrea Miller
Editor: Michael Poole

: Open University

12.00 The Present in the Past: Greek Drama Should new productions recreate the style of the original or bring out the modem significance? .
12.25 Design Principles: Consumer Products OU downloaded video.....................................

: The Record

Events in Parliament. With
Michael Fairbairn.


Unknown: Michael Fairbairn.

: Nightschool TV

A chance to record French programmes for secondary schools.

: BBC Select

4.45-5.00 Disability Agenda Exploring photography and sports access. Plus
Sheila Kaye
5.00-5.15 Strathclyde TV - Putti ng you in the Picture 2......................
5.30-6.00 RCN Nursing Update Unit
53: Asthma treatment


Unknown: Sheila Kaye

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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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