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: Breakfast News

With signing

: Children's BBC: Lassie: Tempest: Part 2

Continuing yesterday's story.

: Children's BBC: Swat Kats


: Children's BBC: Blue Peter

Shown yesterday at 5.10pm on BBC1. (Stereo) (Subtitled)

: The Record

Parliamentary news.

: Birth of the Bomb

The genesis of the atomic bomb, from early experiments in Nazi Germany to the US
Manhattan Project, which developed the bombs dropped on Japan in 1945.

: Prue Leith's Tricks of the Trade

Tricks of the bread trade.


Presenter/Cook: Prue Leith

: All in Good Fun

Bob Monkhouse introduces this compilation from silent movies, with clips of such stars as Rudolph Valentino, Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Tom Mix and Lillian Gish.
(1955) (B/W)
See Films: pages 65-74 ***


Presenter: Bob Monkhouse
Director: James M Anderson

: The Fugitive: Cry Uncle

Three children on the run from an orphanage ask Kimble for his help.
(First shown on ITV) (B/W)

: See Hear

With signing and subtitles.
(Shown Sunday at 10.15am on BBC1) (Stereo)

: Working Lunch

Business news.

: Children's BBC: Spot

Dog adventures.

: Movie Magic

Today, action miniatures.

: Even More of... Glynn Christian

Microwave chicken recipes.


Presenter/Cook: Glynn Christian

: Understanding Cats

Today, choosing your cat

: Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased): A Sentimental Journey

Jeff is persuaded to escort a valuable item.

: News

(Subtitled); Regional News and Weather

Followed by Westminster with Nick Ross
Today's parliamentary business.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Presenter (Westminster with Nick Ross): Nick Ross

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Today's the Day

Nostalgia quiz.

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Daily cookery game show.

: Esther

Discussing the subject of abortion, Esther Rantzen's guests today include actress Linda Davidson.


Presenter: Esther Rantzen
Guest: Linda Davidson

: Still in Business

A portrait of Reg Redford, who at the age of 88 still works 15 hours a day, five days a week, in the building trade.


Subject: Reg Redford

: Turning Points

Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, writers of the comedy series Birds of a Feather, look back on their first break in television


Presenter: Laurence Marks
Presenter: Maurice Gran

: Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Weapons and Human Rights

Archbishop Desmond Tutu examines the devastating effects of light weapons, such as pistols and land mines, on civilian life, as arms come into the hands of criminal gangs and vigilantes and unexploded mines left over from warfare exact a terrible price.
(Repeated at 11.45pm)


Presenter: Archbishop Desmond Tutu

: Fresh Prince of Bel Air: Knowledge Is Power

Will blackmails Hilary into being his servant when he finds out that she has secretly dropped out of college.
(Rpt) (Stereo)

: Heartbreak High

Southgate's decision to become headmaster at another school causes
Yola and Rivers to consider theirfutures.

: Dear Dilemma

A series in which celebrities discuss fictional teenage dilemmas. Presented by Lisa I'Anson, with guests Ian Kelsey from Emmerdale, and Jadene, the silent star of Don't Forget Your Toothbrush.
This week, will Karen risk her friendship with Tim if she confesses her true feelings for him? And should Simon tell his sister that her boyfriend, his best friend, is cheating on her?


Presenter: Lisa I'Anson
Guest: Ian Kelsey
Guest: Jadene
Series Producer: Ian Stewart
Executive Producer: Jane Hewland

: From the Edge

The series made by disabled people about disabled people.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)
Write To: viewers can contact the programme at: From the Edge, [address removed]


Series Editor: Ian Macrae

: Grand Designs: The Limit: Longest Bridge

The series in which Robbie Coltrane examines bold attempts to push the limits of design.

The world's longest single bridge span is set to arch for more than a mile over the Baltic Sea, part of an audacious plan to link Germany via Denmark to Sweden. It will need cables around a metre thick to carry a road deck that can survive sea winds. But designer Niels Gimsing is haunted by previous bridge builders who have pushed the limits too far.
Booklet: For a booklet on engineering, telephone: [number removed] (calls cost 39p per minute cheap rate, 49p per minute at all other times), or access the World Wide Web on: [web address removed]


Presenter: Robbie Coltrane
Subject: Niels Gimsing
Producer: Saul Nasse
Executive Producer: Robert Thirkell

: Food and Drink

Tonight, chef Michel Roux 's alternative to Christmas turkey: loin of venison in a pastry crust.
With Michael Barry , Jilly Goolden and Chris Kelly. See today's choices. Director Linda Nash ; Series producer Tim Hincks
INFORMATION: see Ceefax page 616.
+ Countdown to Christmas: page 42


Unknown: Michel Roux
Unknown: Michael Barry
Unknown: Jilly Goolden
Unknown: Chris Kelly.
Director: Linda Nash
Producer: Tim Hincks

: Black Widow Murders: the Blanche Taylor Moore Story

Crime drama starring Elizabeth Montgomery, David Clennon

The boyfriend of a resourceful widow becomes ill with gastric pains and eventually dies. When a similar fate befalls her next man, the Reverend Dwight Moore, suspicions are aroused.
See Films: pages 65-74 ***


Director: Alan Metzger
Blanche Taylor Moore: Elizabeth Montgomery
Reverend Dwight Moore: David Clennon
Raymond Reid: John M Jackson
Ethel: Grace Zabriskie
Morgan: Bruce McGill
O'Keefe: Mark Rolston
Kevin Denton: Guy Boyd

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.


Presenter: Peter Snow

: Picture This: Playing Out

Second of three films first screened in the Picture This series.

Parental fears of danger combined with the lure of computer games increasingly prevent children from playing together on the street. Tonight's film celebrates this play by following five young boys from West Yorkshire as they run and climb, slip and slide, to school and back.

(Raising Lazarus: tomorrow at 11.15pm)


Producer: Ian Duncan
Editor: Peter Symes

: Human Rights, Human Wrongs

(Shown at 5.50pm)

: Weatherview

: The Midnight Hour

With Sarah Baxter.


Presenter: Sarah Baxter

: The Learning Zone

Open University
12.30 Water Is for Fighting Over
1.00 Watering the Desert

Nightschool TV
2.00 Teaching Today

BBC Focus
4.00 NCET TV: Teaching and Learning with IT
4.30 Portables in Action
5.00 Italia 2000
5.30 Film Education

Technology Season
6.00 Great Egg Race: Hovercraft
6.30 Great Experiments: Bright Sparks and Long Waves

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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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