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: Open University

6.20 The Traditions and the Environment
9473817 7.10 Technology: the March of Aluminium 4691747 7.35 Materials:
Inspection by Torchlight

: Breakfast News

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

: For the Love of It

A model maker's story.

: A Big Country

A series about people in Australia who have chosen unusual ways of life. Today, a rodeo preacher.

: A Week to Remember

Pathe News from 1955. B/W

: Daytime on Two

Note: repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Breaking Glass: the Invisible Barrier 87230 9.30 Over the Moon with Mr Boom
(ages 5-7) Directions -Jumping Beans 4956969 9.45 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7)


Unknown: Mr Boom

: Children's BBC: Playdays

(Rpt) (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two

10.25 Lookand Read Special (ages 7-9) LRTV Gets Moving 2859056 10.45 Science Zone (ages 9-11) Forces-
Takingthe Plunge 6101476 11.05 Space Ark (ages 7-11) Forces
11.15 Le Club (ages 9-12) En Ville
8702560 11.30 English File (ages 14-17) Roll of Thunder (part two) 9292 12.00
TV6 (ages 16+) On the Road - the United States of Europe

: Working Lunch

Business and consumer news........

: Daytime on Two

1.00 Great New Visionary Quest (ages
16+) Art and Design 46018 1.30 Q and A: secondary programme highlights
95676414 1.45 Come Outside (ages 4-5) A Rainy Day

: Open View

A preview of the weekend's Open University programmes.
Shown last night Stereo ....................

: Dinner at Eight

Comic drama, starring
Lauren Bacall
Marsha Mason , Harry Hamlin
There is more than social standingat stake when, with only a week's notice, a Park Avenue hostess must organise a swish dinner party. Beneath the guests' veneer of sophistication and money lurk tales of laughter and tears. With Charles Durningand Ellen Greene.
Director Ron Lagomarsino ( 1989) .............. * FILM REVIEWS pages 59-64
Including at
3.00 News and Weather subtnied (news) Regional news; Weather


Unknown: Lauren Bacall
Unknown: Marsha Mason
Unknown: Harry Hamlin
Unknown: Charles Durningand
Unknown: Ellen Greene.
Director: Ron Lagomarsino

: Today's the Day


: Ready, Steady, Cook

Cookery challenge

: Esther

Discussion, with Esther Rantzen.


Unknown: Esther Rantzen.

: All in the Mind

Lateral-thinkingquiz. Tonight, pupils from Westminster School test their mental aptitude against a team of estate agents. With Alison Holloway.


Unknown: Alison Holloway.

: The Munsters: Pike's Pique

The return of the gothic family from Mocking Bird Heights.

When laying a pipe beneath the Munster house, the crew uncover a hair-raising scene.
With Fred Gwynne , Yvonne de Carlo and Al Lewis.
(First shown on ITV)
(B/W) (Subtitled)


Herman Munster: Fred Gwynne
Lily Munster: Yvonne de Carlo
Grandpa: Al Lewis

: The Champions

Fantasy espionage series from the 60s. To Trap a Rat. Scotland Yard are baffled by the distribution of tainted drugs. With William Gaunt , Alexandra Bastedo and Stuart Damon.
First shown on ITV


Unknown: William Gaunt
Unknown: Alexandra Bastedo
Unknown: Stuart Damon.

: Animal Crackers

The first of five views on animals.
The Campaigner. Businesswoman Viv Morgan has taken to the picket lines at Coventry airport, determined to stay until the live veal calf exports are ended. Producer Andrea Michell ; Series producer
Peter Lee Wright :


Unknown: Viv Morgan
Producer: Andrea Michell
Producer: Peter Lee Wright

: Top Gear Motorsport

Tiff Needell looks at the revival in Sports GT racing by looking back to last year's Le Mans 24-hourrace, and reports on Derek Bell 's attempt to secure a record sixth win.
Tony Mason follows the second round of the British Rally Championship at the Kielder Forest in Northumberland.
And Jonathan Palmerreportsfrom
Donington on the start of a new series of the Rover Turbo Cup.
Series producer Ken Pollock ; Executive producer
DennisAdams Stereo


Unknown: Derek Bell
Unknown: Tony Mason
Unknown: Jonathan Palmerreportsfrom
Producer: Ken Pollock

: Open Space Special

When Men Refuse to Fight There are those who do not fit comfortably into Britain's collective Second World War memory.
As VE Day nears, this programme, made with some of the Second World
War's hard-line conscientious objectors, tells of theirexperiences during the war and argues not only that the warwas wrong, but that it was avoidable and should never have been allowed to happen.
Producer Gabe Solomon ; Executive producer
DebbieChristie Stereo


Producer: Gabe Solomon

: Gardeners' World

This week's edition has an oriental flavour. Geoff Hamilton has been growing some Chinese varieties of vegetable and is joined by popular Chinese cook Ken Horn to turn raw ingredients into a nutritious meal.
Bonsai also features, including one of the best examples of English elm, which has been lovingly tended for 25 years by a rock musician; and advice on how to keep slugs and snails off plants. Series producer Betty Talks; Executive producer
TonyLaryea Stereo Subtitled ............... # See Geoff Hamilton : page 36


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Ken Horn
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton

: RabCNesbitt

Another chance to see the first series of the Scottish comedy.
Work. The unthinkable happens. Rab gets a job. With Gregor Fisher , Elaine C Smith , Tony Roper and Andrew Fairlie. Written by Ian Pattison Director/Producer
Colin Gilbert Rpt Subtitled ...................


Unknown: Gregor Fisher
Unknown: Elaine C Smith
Unknown: Tony Roper
Unknown: Andrew Fairlie.
Written By: Ian Pattison
Producer: Colin Gilbert

: The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer

Cheeses.First episode in a new series of the surreal show.
Vic and Bob discover a link between cottage cheese and voodoo. See today's choices. Producer John Birkin ; Executive producer
AlanMarke Stereo
♦ See John Peel : page14
* The Odd Couple: page 28


Producer: John Birkin
Unknown: John Peel

: Have I Got News for You

Satirical news quiz. With team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop , and celebrity guests John Bird and John Fortune. Hosted by Angus Deayton.
Director John F D Northover; Producer Colin Swash
Followed by Victory Stills


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Angus Deayton.

: Newsnight

WithKirsty Wark.

: Fantasy Football League

David Baddiel and Frank Skinner present the comedy soccer show. Their guests tonight include writer Nick Hornby and comedian Jo Brand. Director Peter Orton ; Producer Andy Jacobs


Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: Frank Skinner
Unknown: Nick Hornby
Unknown: Jo Brand.
Director: Peter Orton
Producer: Andy Jacobs

: Duckman: About Face

Animated adult comic series.

Duckman falls in love with a woman he meets over the phone. Featuring the voices of Jason Alexander, Nancy Travis, Dweezil Zappa and Greg Berger.


Voices: Jason Alexander
Voices: Nancy Travis
Voices: Dweezil Zappa
Voices: Greg Berger

: Weatherview


: Gun Crazy

Classic B-movie starring
John Dall , Peggy Cummins
After a spell in reform school, gun-obsessed Bart Tare returns home. At a carnival he meets the beautiful Annie Laurie , a trickshot artist. Their mutual passion seems a marriage made in heaven, but, struck by poverty, they turn to violent crime.
Director Joseph H Lewis (1949) B/W * FILM REVIEWS pages 59-64


Unknown: John Dall
Unknown: Peggy Cummins
Unknown: Annie Laurie
Director: Joseph H Lewis
Bart Tare: John Dall
Annie Laurie Starr: Peggy Cummins
Packet}: Barry Kroeger
Ruby Tare: Annabel Shaw
Clyde Boston: Harry Lewis
Judge Willoughby: Morris Carnovsky
Bluey-Bluey: Stanley Praeger
DaveAllister: Nedrick Young

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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.

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