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: Breakfast News

With signing.

: Children's BBC: Lassie: Tempest: Part 1

Lassie is cast adrift in a fishing boat.

: Children's BBC: Swat Kats

Cartoon. (Stereo)

: Children's BBC: Blue Peter

Shown last Friday. (Stereo)

: Songs of Praise

(Shown yesterday at 6.25pm on BBC1)

: Hellfire Pass

In 1987, a group of Australian warveterans returned to the Thai-Burma railway line, which they helped build in 1943.

: A Week to Remember

Pathe news from 1955.

: Children's BBC: Playdays

(Rpt) (Stereo)

: Half Shot at Sunrise

Comedy starring Wheeler and Woolsey

Two soldiers go Awol in Paris during the First World War, leading to mayhem.
(1930) (B/W)
See Films: pages 65-74 **


Director: Paul Sloane
Tommy: Bert Wheeler
Gilbert: Robert Woolsey

: The Fugitive

Kimble takes refuge in a farmhouse.
(First shown on ITV) (B/W)

: Working Lunch

Daily look at business news. (Stereo)

: Children's BBC: William's Wish Wellingtons

Cartoon. (Rpt) (Stereo)

: Movie Magic

Today: movie rides.

: Even More of... Glynn Christian

Cooking microwave vegetable dishes.


Presenter/Cook: Glynn Christian

: Understanding Cats

First in an eight-part series, daily until Friday, presented by Roger Tabor.

See Dr Mark Porter: page 51


Presenter: Roger Tabor

: Holiday Outings

John Cole and his wife Madge learn the art of Italian cooking in Tuscany.


Presenter: John Cole
Presenter: Madge Cole

: Scandal in a Small Town

Drama starring
Raquel Welch
Waitress Leda Beth Vincent acts when herteenage daughter comes home from school spouting racist views.
Director Anthony Page (1988) ♦ See Films: pages 65-74 **
Including at 3.00 News Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Raquel Welch

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Today's the Day

Nostalgia quiz.

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Daily cookery game show.

: Esther

Today's topic: step-parents.

: Floyd on Italy

Keith Floyd is in Sicily where he samples Marsala wine and makes a pizza.
Last in the series.


Presenter/Chef: Keith Floyd
Producer: Michael Treen

: Space Precinct: Hate Street

A band of racists begins to terrorise the immigrant population of Demeter City.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Writer: Steve Brown
Lieutenant Patrick Brogan: Ted Shackelford
Officer Jack Ha Idane: Rob Youngblood
Officer Jane Castle: Simone Bendix
Sally Brogan: Nancy Paul
Matt: Nick Lein
Liz: Megan Olive
Podly: Jerome Willis
Romek: Lou Hirsch
Orrin: Richard James
Erika Brandt: Frances Barber

: The O Zone

This week, Jane Middlemiss spends a weekend in Europe with Boyzone.
(Repeated next Sunday)


Presenter: Jane Middlemiss
Subjects: Boyzone
Director: Sian Griffiths
Producer: Paul Smith

: Westminster behind Closed Doors, with Tony Benn

To celebrate the 700th anniversary of Parliament, Tony Benn has been taking his video camera around the Palace of Westminster. He films some of the people who work behind the scenes and visits places the public never sees.


Presenter: Tony Benn
Director: Charles B Frater
Producer: Ruth Winstone

: Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Summary Executions

Chilean writer Isabel Allende describes the reality of execution without trial, from the victims of Kashmir's civil war to the Bosnian men and boys who "disappeared" after the fall of Srebrenica, and the street people removed by "social cleansing" in Colombia.
(Repeated at 11.45pm)


Presenter: Isabel Allende

: Horizon: The Runaway Mountain

Millions of tonnes of rock can fall from a mountain, flow like water and travel at the speed of an express train. Such landslides are surprisingly common; yet geologists are only now acknowledging their existence. Horizon traces the recent discovery of this type of landslide and predicts one that could generate a tidal wave big enough to inundate Pacific coastlines.


Producer: Alec Nisbett
Editor: John Lynch

: Lucinda Lambton's Alphabet of Britain: O Is for Opulent Endings

Lucinda Lambton explores the architecture of death, the mausoleum.


Presenter: Lucinda Lambton
Producer: Jamie Muir
Executive Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: The X Files: Colony

First of a two-part story in which Mulder and Scully investigate a confusing chain of murders, and Mulder's long-lost sister appears.
See today's choices.


Fox Mulder: David Duchovny
Dana Scully: Gillian Anderson
Mr Mulder: Peter Donat
Skinner: Mitch Pileggi
Gregor: Dana Gladstone
Pilot: Brian Thompson
Samantha: Megan Leitch
Federal Marshall: Tim Henry

: Nightmare at Canary Wharf

The story of the year Janet Street-Porter spent at Live TV, where her task was to make 24-hour live television at a fraction of normal costs. As the station nears its launch, new technology fails to work, pressures on the staff mount and tensions rise.
See today's choices.


Subject: Janet Street-Porter
Producer: Robert Thirkell

: Newsnight

Topical news analysis. Presented by Kirsty Wark.


Presenter: Kirsty Wark

: Picture This: The Worst Job in the World

When Picture This was launched last year, it provided a showcase for new directors and ideas. Tonight's film is the first of three from the series being shown again this week.

From undertaker to maggot farmer, toilet cleaner to miner, eight people who carry out jobs that few might envy celebrate their work.
(Playing Out: tomorrow at 11.15pm)


Director: Claudia Nye
Editor: Peter Symes

: Human Rights, Human Wrongs

Writer Isabel Allende describes the victims of summary executions.
(Shown at 7.50pm) (Stereo)


Presenter: Isabel Allende

: Weatherview

: The Midnight Hour

Political chat show, hosted tonight by Bernard Ingham.


Presenter: Bernard Ingham

: The Learning Zone

Open University
12.30 Money Grows on Trees
1.00 Environmental Control in the North Sea
1.30 Alaska - the Last Frontier?

Nightschool TV
2.00 Teaching Today

BBC Focus
4.00 Developing Family Literacy
4.30 Community Integrated Care
5.00 Pathways to Care-Learning Theme 17
5.30 RCN Nursing Update: Unit 61: Paediatric CPR

Technology Season
6.00 The Great Egg Race: Fire
6.30 Great Experiments: At the End of the Rainbow

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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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