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: Tales of the Tooth Fairies


: The Adventures of Skippy

Tales of the bush kangaroo.

: Playdays

The Roundabout Stop.

: Mortimer and Arabel

Puppet comedy drama.

: Jackanory

Blue Peter presenter
Diane-Louise Jordan reads stories about friendship, including an extract from The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson
Bumett. Stereo ....


Presenter: Diane-Louise Jordan
Garden By: Frances Hodgson

: Bitsa

Hosted by Simon Pascoe and Caitlin Easterby. FACTSHEET: send at 1.00 cheque or postal order to [address removed]


Unknown: Simon Pascoe
Unknown: Caitlin Easterby.

: The Animals of Farthing Wood

Animation. To keep up Owl's morale,
Hollow recruits a woodpecker to free her. Shown last Thursday on BBC 1

: Skeleton Warriors


: Travel Bug

A game show in which two teams of school friends compete for the chance to jet off to European cities.
Hosted by Paul Hendy.


Unknown: Paul Hendy.

: Grange Hill

Another chance to see the school series from 1986. There's
"hair-raising" competition between Banksie and Mr Kennedy.
Written by Barry Purchese


Unknown: Banksie Tim Polley
Unknown: Mr Kennedy Jeffrey Kissoon
Unknown: Zammolee MacDonald
Unknown: Danny Kendall Jonathan Lambeth.
Unknown: Imelda Fleur Taylor
Written By: Barry Purchese

: The Queen's Nose

Second in a six-part comedy drama. Harmony uses her magic coin to change herfamily.
For cast see Wednesday 4.35pm BBC I Shown last
Wednesday on BBC 1Stereo Subtitled ...

: Growing Up Wild

Terry Nutkins meets animals fast and slow, including tortoises, the Indian blackbuck, sea lions and the polar bear.


Presenter: Terry Nutkins

: Star Trek: What Are Little Girls Made of?

The Enterprise arrives at planet EXO-III to learn the fate of scientist Dr Roger Korby. Captain Kirk discovers the doctor intent on re-populating the universe with androids, beginning with the captain. Star Trek: the Next Generation is on Wednesday, 6.00pm.


Captain James Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr Roger Korby: Michael Strong
Android: Ted Cassidy
Uhura: Nichelle Nichols
Sulu: George Takei
Christine: Majel Barrett

: The Sunday Show

The week's entertainment news viewed from an irreverent perspective. With Donna McPhail and Katie Puckrik.


Unknown: Donna McPhail
Unknown: Katie Puckrik.

: The O Zone

Today, a report from M People's European tour and an interview with Lenny Kravitz.


Unknown: Lenny Kravitz.

: Around Westminster

The parliamentary review programme, presented by Jon Sopel REGIONAL PROGRAMME


Presented By: Jon Sopel

: Snooker

Live coverage of the UK Championship from Preston.
Peter Ebdon and Steve Davis were scheduled to meet for their decisive encounter this afternoon, while Jimmy White and John Higgins are the pair expected to begin their match on the other table.
Commentary by Ted Lowe, Clive Everton, Ray Edmonds, Dennis Taylor, John Virgo and John Spencer.
Introduced by David Vine


Snooker player: Steve Davis
Snooker player: Peter Ebdon
Snooker player: Jimmy White
Snooker player: John Higgins
Commentary By: Ted Lowe
Commentary By: Clive Everton
Commentary By: Ray Edmonds
Commentary By: Dennis Taylor
Commentary By: John Virgo
Commentary By: John Spencer.
Introduced By: David Vine.

: Rugby Special

Highlights from the latest leg of the Western Samoa tour, as they take on Cambridge University at Grange Road. Plus action from the Scottish and Welsh league programmes, another Try of the Month competition, news, views and analysis. With John Inverdale. Editor Gerard Lane Stereo.....


Unknown: John Inverdale.
Editor: Gerard Lane

: The Trials of Life

Ninth in a 12-part study by David Attenborough of behaviour in the natural world.
Friends and Rivals. Many animals live in social groups where recognising friends and respectingthe power of rivals is vital. See today's choices. Producer Peter Jones
USER'SGUIDE: available for those wishingto use the series for educational purposes. Send a cheque or PO for £3. 95, made payable to BBC Education, to: [address removed]


Unknown: David Attenborough
Producer: Peter Jones

: On the Road Again

Fourth in an eight-part series in which journalist Simon Dring retraces his
1962 overland journey to India to meet people still travelling the hippy trail.
Tonight, he runs the gauntlet of snow and warthrough eastern Turkey before a 3,000-mile slog across Iran to the borderwith Pakistan. En route, he meets, among others, a truckload of Western women preparingto don the veil, and a Canadian cyclist who has been on the road foroverfouryears.
ProducerChrisO'Hare Stereo Subtitled ...


Unknown: Simon Dring

: The Art Marathon

Last of a week-long series of programmes with Miranda Sawyer following six people from Londonderry, as they go on a tour of the United
Kingdom in search of contemporary art foran exhibition.
The selectors are back home sorting out the practical problems of mounting their show. The Orchard Gallery is the main venue, but they also initiate a range of community projects involving 20 artists they met on their trip.
There are rows over Frank Auerbach and Callum Innes abstracts, but visitors have two clearfavourites:
Patrick Hughes 's perspective paintings and Michael Burke 's recreated living room. Art Review editor David Lee thinks the show a success: "I love the idea that these people are building bridges between an ostracised public and an art establishment entrenched and neglectful of its real audience." Producer Patricia Wheatley ; Executive producer
Keith Alexander Stereo


Unknown: Miranda Sawyer
Unknown: Frank Auerbach
Unknown: Callum Innes
Unknown: Patrick Hughes
Unknown: Michael Burke
Editor: David Lee
Producer: Patricia Wheatley
Producer: Keith Alexander Stereo

: The Money Programme

Battle for Beds
Private hospitals are now big business, with health care companies keen to expand. But their market is under attack as NHS trusts hit back by developing their own private wings.
Richard Watson reports on the battle for beds that could determine the future of private health care in Britain. Producer Sharon Keatley ; Editor Jane Ellison
TRANSCRIPTS: for details phone [number removed]


Unknown: Richard Watson
Producer: Sharon Keatley
Editor: Jane Ellison

: Victoria Wood - as Seen on TV

Victoria Wood 's comedy series from 1986, including music and sketches.
With Julie Walters , Celia Imrie , Duncan Preston and Susie Blake.
Director/Producer Geoff Posner


Unknown: Victoria Wood
Unknown: Julie Walters
Unknown: Celia Imrie
Unknown: Duncan Preston
Unknown: Susie Blake.
Producer: Geoff Posner

: The Mrs Merton Show

The comedy chat show. Caroline Hook , in the guise of Mrs Merton , unnerves her celebrity guests with a series of off-the-wall questions. This week's guests are writer Germaine Greer , pop duo PJ and Duncan, and kingof the chat show hosts Michael Parkinson.
Director Pati Marr ; Producer Peter Kessler


Unknown: Caroline Hook
Unknown: Mrs Merton
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Michael Parkinson.
Director: Pati Marr
Producer: Peter Kessler

: The Mission

Historical drama starring Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons

1750: deep in the South American jungle, Father Gabriel, a Jesuit priest, establishes the outpost mission of San Carlos among the hostile Guarani Indians. But these remote natives are also a valuable source of slaves for the governing Spanish and Portuguese, and soon Father Gabriel finds that his own life is in great danger.
(Showing in widescreen format)
The film won the Palme d'Or at Cannes and the score is by Ennio Morricone, whose career is profiled on Thursday at 11.25 pm.
See Films: pages 65-72 ***


Director: Roland Joffe
Mendoza: Robert De Niro
Father Gabriel: Jeremy Irons
Altamirano: Ray McAnally
Felipe: Aidan Quinn
Carlotta: Cherie Lunghi
Hontar: Ronald Pickup
Fielding: Liam Neeson
Cabeza: Chuck Low

: Snooker

Highlights of today's play in the UK Championship, from Preston.

: The Learning Zone

2.00 A Way with Numbers; Sum Chance
4.00Deutsch Direkt!; Deutschland Heute; Famously Fluent Technology Season
6.00 Metropolis: Lights, Lines and Heavy Fines Rpt 75973 6.30 Nature by Design: The Shape of Things to Come
Note: The LeamingZone programmes are designed to be recorded. Viewers with Programme Delivery Control (PDC) can use the system to record them. See page 75 for details.
LEARNING ZONE INFORMATION: (0181) [number removed].

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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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