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: Open University

6.00 UnderstandingSpace and Time: E = mc2 7841730 6.25 TV - the Technological Impact 7860865 6.50 The Origins of State Social Work
7.15 Scenes from Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe 4169198 7.40 Chemistry: Equilibrium Rules OK?
1555136 8.05 Biology: the Restless Pump 1014407 8.30Crimeand
Punishment 2170933 8.55 Questions of Sovereignty Subtitled 7256285 9.45
Shooting Video History
10.35 The US in the 20th Century:
Representing the People
11.25 Royal Palaces: images of Power
7326285 11.50 EasingthePain


Unknown: Christopher Marlowe

: Watch Out

Simon King goes owl watching and learns how to make a windowsill butterfly garden. Shown last Wednesday


Unknown: Simon King

: The Nutty Professor

Comedy starring
Jerry Lewis , Stella Stevens
A bumbling chemistry professor decides to improve his looks after falling for one of his pupils and concocts a potion he hopes will turn him into a wonderful, desirable lover.
Director Jerry Lewis (1963) ♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 53-62 Rumble Fish is at 12.15am


Unknown: Jerry Lewis
Unknown: Stella Stevens
Director: Jerry Lewis
Professor Julius Ferris Kelp/Buddy Love: Jerry Lewis
Stella Purdy: Stella Stevens
Dr Hamius R Warfield: Del Moore
Millie Lemmon: Kathleen Freeman
Mother Kelp: Elvia Allman
Father Kelp: Howard Morris
DrLeevee: Milton Frome

: Western Union

Western starring
Robert Young , Randolph Scott
Theyearis 1861 and Western Union are constructing the Omaha to Salt
Lake City stretch of the first transcontinental telegraph system in the US. But there is opposition from Sioux Indians and renegade Southerners.
Director Fritz Lang (1941). ♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 53-62


Unknown: Robert Young
Unknown: Randolph Scott
Director: Fritz Lang
Richard Blake: Robert Young
Vance Shaw: Randolph Scott
Edward Creighton: Dean Jagger
Sue Creighton: Virginia Gilmore
Doc Murdoch: John Carradine
Chief Spotted Horse: Chief Bigtree

: A Passage to India

Drama. David Lean 's adaptation of the novel by E M Forster , starring
Judy Davis , Victor Banerjee
Peggy Ashcroft , James Fox
Adela Quested arrives in India to visit her fiance, Ronny Heaslop. She and her companion Mrs Moore are introduced to Dr Aziz, who organises an outing. But when Adela and Aziz leave Mrs Moore to explore, events take a tragic turn.
(1984) Stereo ♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 53-62


Unknown: David Lean
Unknown: M Forster
Unknown: Judy Davis
Unknown: Victor Banerjee
Unknown: Peggy Ashcroft
Unknown: James Fox
Unknown: Adela Quested
Unknown: Ronny Heaslop.
Unknown: Mrs Moore
Unknown: Mrs Moore
Adela Quested: Judy Davis
Dr Aziz: Victor Banerjee
Mrs Moore: Peggy Ashcroft
Richard Fielding: James Fox
Ronny Heaslop: Nigel Havers
Professor Godbole: Alec Guinness
Turton: Richard Wilson
Mrs Turton: Antonia Pemberton
McBryde: Michael Culver
Mahmoud Ali: Art Malik
Hamidullah: Saeed Jaffrey
Major Callendar: Clive Swift
Mrs Callendar: Anne Firbank
Amritrao: Roshan Seth

: Standing Up to the State

How free are we in Britain?
What rights do we have to freedom of information, freedom of speech and access to the law?
Sue Cameron investigates whether British citizens are routinely denied their rights. See today's choices. Look at the State We're In begins at 10.30pm Producer John Withington; Editor Anne Tyerman


Editor: Anne Tyerman

: What the Papers Say

Quentin Letts of the Daily Telegraph reviews the week's press


Unknown: Quentin Letts

: News and Sport

With Chris Lowe. Subtitled
Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: Correspondent

Lech Walesa was once a heroic figure in Poland when he fought against communist oppression as leader of Solidarity. But now as President of democratic Poland he is widely criticised for being out of touch and out of his depth. Tim Sebastian presents an intimate portrait of the man who was once Eastern Europe's leading revolutionary. Jane Standley , the BBC's East Africa correspondent, goes on the first flight to Mogadishu in Somalia since the United Nations pulled out and finds a city where there's an uneasy and fragile peace between rival militias. But there are signs of hope forthe future - people are beginningto swim again at what were beach resorts, and she meets a boxing trainertryingto channel the aggression offormergunmen. Plus the decline of the flying Finns - Adam Mynott meets one of Finland's most famous runners, Lasse Viren , and reports from Helsinki on why long-distance running has gone out of fashion. And Brian Hanrahan reports from Argentina, where people are startingto find out what happened to the 15,000 citizens who disappeared in the dirty war of the 70s and 80s.
Editor Keith Bowers


Unknown: Lech Walesa
Unknown: Tim Sebastian
Unknown: Jane Standley
Unknown: Adam Mynott
Unknown: Lasse Viren
Unknown: Brian Hanrahan
Editor: Keith Bowers

: Landscape and Memory

Last of a five-part series of films illustrating the relationship between culture and the natural environment, presented by the historian and author Simon Schama.
Arcadia. In this programme Simon Schama explores the nature of Arcadia, describing it as "a pretty lie", beneath which lies wildness. He uses poetry and painting to illustrate different interpretations, with examples from artists such as Poussin and Rousseau and writers like Horace, Virgil and Pliny the Younger, and suggests that Arcadia is to be found in our own minds and memories.


Presenter: Simon Schama
Director: Geoff Dunlop
Producer: Jane Alexander

: Fine Cut

Raising Hell
An examination of the case of condemned murderer Alan
"AJ" Bannister. Tonight'sfilm looks at the reactions of Bannister, his English wife and the rest of his family as the killer awaits execution in a Missourijail. See today's choices.
DirectorStephenTrombley; Series editor
Nicholas Fraser


Editor: Nicholas Fraser

: Look at the State We're In

A six-part series taking a satirical look at the laws and state powers affecting our lives.
Tonight, tax inspectors.
Starring Anthony Sher
Rik Mayall , Adrian Edmondson
The Organisation. When thuggish Marty visits his uncle, The Don, he witnesses a visit to the family business by the VATmen. So impressed is he with the power and authority they wield legitimately, he loses interest in a life of crime and decides to be a VATman.
The next episode. Secrecy, is tomorrow at 7.20pm Written by Chris Langham ; Producers Roger Graef , Margaret Tree; Director Robert Knights


Unknown: Anthony Sher
Unknown: Rik Mayall
Unknown: Adrian Edmondson
Written By: Chris Langham
Producers: Roger Graef
The Don: Anthony Sher
Rattner: Rik Mayall
Dewhurst: Adrian Edmondson
Marty: Ben Miller

: Have I Got News for You

The comedy news quiz, hosted by Angus Deayton , with team captains
Paul Merton and Ian Hislop and guests Germaine Greer and Fred MacAulay.
Shownyesterday Stereo ...................


Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Fred MacAulay.

: Later with Jools Holland

Guests tonight include multi-platinum, multi-Grammy award-winning
American songwriter Sheryl Crow performing songs from her Tuesday
Night Music Club album. Plus maverick British talent PJ Harvey, Tindersticks, D-lnfluence and Moby.
Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Mark Cooper


Songwriter: Sheryl Crow
Director: Janet Fraser Crook
Producer: Mark Cooper

: Rumble Fish

Drama starring
Matt Dillon , Mickey Rourke
Rustv-James. who thinks he's thetouehestteenaeeraround. is doomed to exist in the shadow of his elder brother, the Motorcycle Boy.
Director Francis Ford Coppola (1983)
B/Wand Colour * FILM REVIEWS pages 53-62 Sanjuro is tomorrow at 12.05am


Unknown: Matt Dillon
Unknown: Mickey Rourke
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Rusty-James: Matt Dillon
Motorcycle Boy: Mickey Rourke
Patty: Diane Lane
Father: Dennis Hopper
Cassandra: Diana Scarwid
Steve: Vincent Spano
Smokey: Nicolas Cage
BJ Jackson: Christopher Penn
Midget: Larry Fishburne
Patterson the cop: William Smith
Biff Wilcox: Glenn Withrow
Benny: Tom Waits

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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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