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: Open University

6.20 Physics: Ideal Sounds
6.45 Living with Technology: Energy 8789218 7.35 The Birth of Modem

: Breakfast News

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

: For the Love of It

A series of short films about people who are motivated by love ratherthan money. Today, artist Marjorie Budd.


Artist: Marjorie Budd.

: A Big Country

Continuingthe series featuring people in Australia who have chosen unusual ways of life. Today, an interstate truckerwith a passion for astronomy. Rpt.....

: Ted Baryluk's Grocery

The story of Ukrainian-Canadian Ted
Baryluk, who has run a grocery store in Winnipegformorethan 20 years.


Unknown: Ukrainian-Canadian Ted

: Daytime on Two

Note: repeats are not indicated.

9.00 Breaking Glass The Men's Club

9.30 Over the Moon with Mr Boom (ages 5-7) Directions - Do This, Do That

9.45 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) Why Anansi the Spiderman Makes Webs

: Daytime on Two

10.25 Look and Read Special (ages 7-9) Kitchen Capers 2688560 10.45 Science Zone (ages 9-11) Forces - Smooth Running 6930980 11.05 Space Ark (ages 7-11) Forces
11.15 Le Club (ages 9-12) MonEcole
Stereo 1813524 11.30 English File (ages 14-17) Roll of Thunder (part three)
12.00 TV6 (ages 16+) On the Road - Disability

: Working Lunch

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

: Daytime on Two

1.00 Great New Visionary Quest (ages
16+) Leisure and Tourism
1.30Qand A: TeachingToday
95412218 1.45 Come Outside (ages 4-5) Wood

: Open View

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

: Golf

Live coverage from St Mellion on the second day of the Benson and Hedges
International, the first event of the British golfing calendar. Top-class players including Colin Montgomerie , Bernhard Langer and Jose Maria Olazabal are in contention on a course designed by Jack Nicklaus. With Steve Rider. Stereo.
3.00 News
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Colin Montgomerie
Unknown: Bernhard Langer
Unknown: Jose Maria Olazabal
Designed By: Jack Nicklaus.
Unknown: Steve Rider.

: Today's the Day

Daily quiz, with Martyn Lewis.


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Golf

Furthercoverage from St Mellion.

: The Munsters: Munsters Masquerade

More gothic family mayhem.

The Munsters become concerned when Marilyn dates a boy they have never met.
With Fred Gwynne, Yvonne de Carlo and Al Lewis.
See today's choices.
(First shown on BBC1)
(B/W) (Subtitled)


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

: The Champions

Fantasy espionage series from the 60s. A Case of Lemmings. Craig, Richard and Sharon are assigned the difficult task of establishing why three Interpol agents have apparently killed themselves. With William Gaunt ,
Alexandra Bastedo and Stuart Damon.
First shown on ITV


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

: Animal Crackers

The second of five views on animals.
The Farmer. Stockbreeder Bill Dilks robustly defends the farmers whose job, he says, is to feed the nation and insists that the animals' welfare always comes first.
Producer Paul Pierrot ; Series producer Peter
Lee-Wright Stereo Subtitled ............


Unknown: Bill Dilks
Producer: Paul Pierrot

: The Rock 'n' Roll Years -the 80s

Another chance to see the nostalgic series which mixes news footage with music from the recent past.
1983. Margaret Thatcherwins her second term at numberten; Cruise missiles arrive at Greenham Common; the racing world ponders the disappearance ofShergar; and breakdanceand bodypoppingfever hits the nation. With music from U2, Michael Jackson , the Eurythmics,
David Bowie. the Police, Elton John , the Smiths and Prince.
ProducerSueGagan Rpt Stereo Subtitled ...


Unknown: Margaret Thatcherwins
Unknown: Michael Jackson
Unknown: David Bowie.
Unknown: Elton John

: Top Gear Motorsport

Steve Berry talks to John Britten , a New Zealander who has designed the most revolutionary motorcycle in racing. Tiff Needell reports on the first round of the German touring car series and the fortunes of last year's champion, Claus Ludwig. And Tony Mason interviews Stirling Moss and John Surtees and discusses theircars and careers. Plus a report on the start of the new European rallycross season in Austria.
Series producer Ken Pollock ; Executive producer
DennisAdams Stereo


Talks: Steve Berry
Unknown: John Britten
Unknown: Tiff Needell
Unknown: Claus Ludwig.
Unknown: Tony Mason
Unknown: Stirling Moss
Unknown: John Surtees
Producer: Ken Pollock

: Gardeners' World

Geoff Hamilton has more topical tips and advice from the garden at
Bamsdale where he is preparingto grow cut flowers on his allotment. Stephen Lacey goes on the trail of spring scent amongst the daphne, clematis, viburnums and rhododendrons in the National Trust garden at Bodnant in Clwyd. And Vanessa Collingridge visits a Worcestershire nursery specialising in an old Victorian favourite, the viola. Series producer Betty Talks; Executive producer
Tony Laryea Stereo Subtitled...... 54 73
See Geoff Hamilton : page 52


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Stephen Lacey
Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Tony Laryea
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton

: Rab C Nesbitt

Another chance to see the first series of the Scottish comedy.
Rat. A local by-election brings the media circus to town. With
Gregor Fisher , Elaine CSmith , Tony Roper , Eric Cullen and Andrew Fairlie.
Written by Ian Pattison ; Director/Producer
ColinGilbert Rpt Subtitled ....


Unknown: Gregor Fisher
Unknown: Elaine Csmith
Unknown: Tony Roper
Unknown: Eric Cullen
Unknown: Andrew Fairlie.
Written By: Ian Pattison

: The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer

Second episode in the new series of the surreal show.
Haircuts. Vic and Bob take a ride on a magic carpet and go camping as Slade. Plus the easy listening duo Mulligan and 0' Hare in an alternative edition of The South Bank Show.
Producer John Birkin ; Series producer Charlie Higson


Producer: John Birkin
Producer: Charlie Higson

: Have I Got News for You

Satirical news quiz. With Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, and guests Alan Cumming, who starred in BBC2's High Life, and former Radio 1 DJ Steve Wright. Hosted by Angus Deayton.
Repeated tomorrow (Stereo)
Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Alan Cumming
Unknown: Steve Wright
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Director: John F D Northover
Producer: Colin Swash

: Newsnight

With PeterSnow. Subtitled....

: Fantasy Football League

David Baddiel and Frank Skinner present the comedy soccer show. With guests Jimmy Tarbuck and Russell Grant. Director Peter Orton ; Producer Andy Jacobs


Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: Frank Skinner
Unknown: Jimmy Tarbuck
Unknown: Russell Grant.
Director: Peter Orton
Producer: Andy Jacobs

: Duckman

Animated adult comic series.
Joking the Chicken. Duckman becomes increasingly crazed following the success of a new, politically correct comedian. Featuringthe voices of Jason Alexander , Nancy Travis , Dweezil Zappa and Greg Berger.


Unknown: Jason Alexander
Unknown: Nancy Travis
Unknown: Dweezil Zappa
Unknown: Greg Berger.

: Weatherview


: Tokyo Story

Chishu Ryu
Chiyeko Higashlyama
An insight into family life regarded as a masterpiece of world cinema. An elderly couple travel to Tokyo to visit their children, but find that only their widowed daughter-in-law has time for them. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Director Yasujiro Ozu (1953) B/W .... * FILM REVIEWS pages 65-70


Unknown: Chishu Ryu
Unknown: Chiyeko Higashlyama
Director: Yasujiro Ozu
ShukishiHirayama: Chishu Ryu
Tomi Hirayama: Chiyeko Higashiyama
Noriko: Setsuko Hara
Koichi: So Yamamura
Shige Kaneko: Haruko Sugimura
Koichi’s wife, Fumlko: Kuniko Miyake
Kyoko: Kyoko Kagawa

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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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