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: Open University

6.00 innovation on the Rails
6.25 Computing: The Way to Holmes 8722774 6.50 Social Welfare: Family
Centre 9010774 7.15 Flight Simulators and Robots 9092749 7.40 Man-made
Macromolecules 5074836 8.05 Biology: New Formulae for Food 6131872 8.30
The Great Exhibition: a Lesson in Taste? 4459671 8.55 Serjeant Musgrave at the Court 4445478 9.20 Developing World: The Poverty Complex. What can be done topreventfamine. 9187313 9.45
Technology: A Matter of Resource - making more of natural resources.
880112610.35 The Right Course forYou? How to select the right OU course. Subtitled 3281107 11.00 Statistical
Sciences - links between ancient artefacts and modern theories on the universe. Subtitled 1003720 11.25
Science in 17th-century England - the foundingofthe Royal Society.
11.50 Energy from Waste - power and heatfrom rubbish.


Unknown: Serjeant Musgrave

: Watch Out

What's goingon in the world of wildlife.
Simon King finds out where to see newborn red deer calves and gives details of how to take part in a survey of Britain's bats.
Shown last Wednesday


Unknown: Simon King

: The Shop around the Corner

Romantic drama starring
James Stewart
Margaret Sullavan
In a Budapest store, bickering co-workers Alfred Kralik and Klara Novak carry on an antagonistic relationship, unaware that they are, in fact, lonely hearts pen pals and desperately in love with each other.
Director Ernst Lubitsch (1940)
* FILM REVIEWS pages 63-70


Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Margaret Sullavan
Unknown: Alfred Kralik
Unknown: Klara Novak
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Alfred Kralik: James Stewart
Klara Novak: Margaret Sullavan
HugoMatuschek: Frank Morgan
Ferencz Vadas: Joseph Schildkraut
Flora: Sara Haden
Pirovitch: Felix Bressart
Pepi Katona: William Tracy
Nona: Inez Courtney
Detective: Charles Halton
Rudy: Charles Smith
Policeman: Charles Arnt

: Madame Sousatzka

Drama starring
Shirley MacLaine
Peggy Ashcroft , Twiggy
Flamboyant and eccentric piano teacher Madame Sousatzka teaches "not only how to play, but how to live". When
14-year-old Manek comes for lessons, his cultural education begins and he is forced to balance the needs of his motherwith the aspirations of Madame. Jenny TWIGGY
Director John Schiesinger (1988)
* FILM REVIEWS pages 63-70


Unknown: Shirley MacLaine
Unknown: Peggy Ashcroft
Unknown: Madame Sousatzka
Director: John Schiesinger
Madame Sousatzka: Shirley MacLaine
Lady Emily: Peggy Ashcroft
Manek: Navin Chowdhry
Sushila: Shaba Naazmi
Ronnie Blum LEIGH: La Wson
Mr Cordie: Geoffrey Ba Yldon
Vincent Pick: Lee Montague

: Cricket: First Test

Live coverage of England vWest Indies from Headingley, on the third day of the first Test. Introduced by Tony Lewis. Executive producer Keith Mackenzie


Introduced By: Tony Lewis.
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: What the Papers Say

Isabel Hilton of the Independent reviews the week's press


Unknown: Isabel Hilton

: News and Sport

The day's national and international news stories, presented by Jennie Bond. Subtitled
Weather John Kettley ...............


Presented By: Jennie Bond.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Correspondent

In China a new entrepreneurial class is cashing in enthusiastically on the benefits of growing economic freedom. Carrie Gracie spends a day touring
Beijingwith a taxi driver who took part in the Tiananmen Square demonstrations in 1989 but now prefers making money to protesting. He describes how he willingly gave up his state-provided, guaranteed job for life in order to start up his own business. His new philosophy is that the only equality there is in life is the opportunity to make the most of what you've got. Through hard work he hopes to do just that - and aspires for his son to have wealth he himself hasn't known and drive a Rolls-Royce. Plus Jane Corbin reports from
Cambodia on moves to rebuild the country after years of conflict.
Editor Keith Bowers


Unknown: Carrie Gracie
Unknown: Jane Corbin
Editor: Keith Bowers

: Strange Landscape: The Saint and the Scholar

Third in a five-part series in which Christopher Frayling investigates the art and philosophy of the Middle Ages.

Tonight's programme focuses on what Frayling calls the "theological prize-fight of the age" in which two brilliant medieval men, who had been on a collision course all their lives, met for a confrontation at the Council of Sens in 1140. On one side there was Bernard of Clairvaux - later Saint Bernard - rural, spiritual, and theologically faithful. Facing him was Peter Abelard, the best known teacher of his day: an urban, rational, theologically enquiring man. Interwoven with the story of these two exceptional men is the tale of Abelard's passionate but tragic love affair with his learned student, Heloise. When their forbidden relationship was eventually discovered, he was castrated and she was sent to a nunnery. Heloise is regarded as a key figure in the sexual history of women, and remembered for the emotional, poetic qualities of her love letters.
Frayling uses these three characters to examine the nature of fame in the Middle Ages and to reflect upon the enormous changes convulsing 12th century society.

BBC BOOK: Christopher Frayling's Strange Landscape: a Journey through the Middle Ages is available price £8.99 from booksellers.


Presenter: Christopher Frayling
Producer: Christopher Salt
Series Producer: Jim Burge

: Fine Cut

Osaka Story
An autobiographical documentary by film-maker
Toichi Nakata recording his return to his strait-laced family in Japan, to tell them that he is unable to marry and fulfil his traditional role as eldest son by entering the family business. But he discovers that he is not the only member of his family with something to reveal. See today's choices.
Series editor Nicholas Fraser


Unknown: Toichi Nakata
Editor: Nicholas Fraser

: Have I Got News for You

Last in the series of the comedy news quiz, hosted by Angus Deayton. Team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop are joined by comedian Spike Milligan and former Sunday Times editor Andrew Neil.
Director John F D Northover; Producer Colin Swash
Shown yesterday Stereo ...................


Unknown: Angus Deayton.
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Editor: Andrew Neil.

: Later with Jools Holland

Sinead O'Connor performs material from her Universal
Mother album. Plus the return of British singer Dusty Springfield and soul harmonies from US girl group
Brownstone. See today's choices.
Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Mark Cooper


Unknown: Sinead O'Connor
Singer: Dusty Springfield
Director: Janet Fraser Crook
Producer: Mark Cooper

: Cricket: First Test

Highlights of the third day's play in the Test between England and the West
Indies, from Headingley. Introduced by Richie Benaud.

: The BBC 100: The War Is Over

Drama starring Yves Montand, Ingrid Thulin
Twenty-five years after the end of the Spanish Civil War, professional revolutionaries based in Paris still risk their lives trying to incite the workers against the Franco regime.
The film was awarded the Prix Delluc in 1966 and won the best foreign language film award from the New York Film Critics Circle the following year.
In French with English subtitles.
Director Alain Resnais (1966) B/W
FILM REVIEWS pages 63-70
The next BBC 100 film is "Closely Observed Trains", tomorrow at 1.00am


Director: Alain Resnais
Diego: Yves Montand
Marianne: Ingrid Thulin
Nadine: Genevieve Bujold
Roberto: Paul Crauchet
Ramon: Jean Bouise
Chief: Jean Daste
Jude: Dominique Rozan
Customs inspector: Michel Piccolj
Carmen: Francoise Bertin
Yvette: Yvette Etievant
Juan: Jean-Francois Remi
Madame Lopez: Marie Mergey
Madame Jude: Anouk Ferjac
Antoine: Roland Monod
Bemadette Pluvier: Laurence Badie
Agnes: Annie Fargue
Bill: Gerard Sety
Jeanine: Catherine de Seynes

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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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