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: See Hear Breakfast News

Daily recorded version of BBC1's 7am News, including signing and subtitles.

: Children's BBC: Stingray

Daily animation. A stranger sends a distress call. (Rpt)

: Children's BBC: Blue Peter

Shown last Friday on BBC1. (Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Songs of Praise

(Shown yesterday at 6.25pm on BBC1)

: Daytime on Two

Note: repeats are not indicated.

9.05 Christianity in Today's World
(ages 11-16) (Stereo)

9.25 Movable Feasts: Family Business - Hinduism
(ages 7-11) (Stereo)

9.40 Square One: Angles
(ages 9-11)

: Children's BBC: Playdays

Making cheese at the Why Bird Stop. (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two

10.25 Hotch Potch House: Running Water
(ages 3-5) (Stereo)

10.45 Look and Read: Spywatch: the Pilot
(ages 7-9+) (Stereo)

11.05 Zig Zag
(ages 8-10+)

11.25 Technology Starters
(ages 9-12) (Stereo)

11.40 English Time
(ages 11-14) (Stereo)

12.00 History File
(ages 11-16)

: Working Lunch

Daily business news.

: Daytime on Two

1.00 History File
(ages 11-16)

1.20 Landmarks
(ages 9-12) (Stereo) (Subtitled)

1.40 Storytime
(ages 4-5)

: Children's BBC: Joshua Jones

Animation. (Rpt)

: Holiday Outings

Jill Dando at a sailing school.


Reporter: Jill Dando

: The Last to Go

Drama. The Slattery family begins to disintegrate when Daniel has an affair. Only his wife Mary Ellen can hold things together.
(1991, 15)
See Films: pages 46-49 ***

Including at 3.00 News; Regional News and Weather


Director: John Erman
Mary Ellen Slattery: Tyne Daly
Daniel Slattery: Terry O'Quinn
Toby: Tim Ransom
Lydia: Annabeth Gish
Sharon: Sarah Trigger

: Today's the Day

Daily nostalgia quiz.
Competition Line: [number removed] (39p per min cheap rate, 49p per min other times). Lines close daily at midnight
Martyn Lewis's Choice: page 8


Presenter: Martyn Lewis

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Daily cookery game show.

: Esther

Esther Rantzen and guests discuss the extreme lengths to which some people go to put their partner's fidelity to the test.
(Postponed from 12 February)


Presenter: Esther Rantzen

: The Village

Real-life drama in a Hampshire village.
After settling in, the new bobby probes his first case. The wedding preparations are nearing completion.
(Next episode tomorrow at 5.30pm)
(First shown on ITV)


Producer: Nigel Farrell
Producer/Director: Paul Sommers

: Global Warning: Oil and Water

A 20-part series looking at the environment and the natural world.

Oil spills can seriously threaten the environment, but even worse pollutants exist in the sea.
(Next episode tomorrow 5.55pm) (Stereo)

: Young Sherlock Holmes

Mystery adventure, starring Nicholas Rowe, Alan Cox

1870: bumbling John Watson arrives at his new school and is drawn to the imposing intellect of fellow student Sherlock Holmes. A schoolmaster's strange death leads the pair to their first criminal case, beginning frightening adventure that carries them to the Pyramid of Fear.
(1985. PG)
See Films: pages 46-49


Director: Barry Levinson
Sherlock Holmes: Nicholas Rowe
John Watson: Alan Cox
Rathe: Anthony Higgins
Chester Cragwitch: Freddie Jones
Elizabeth: Sophie Ward
Mrs Dribb: Susan Fleetwood
Waxflatter: Nigel Stock
Lestrade: Roger Ashton-Griffiths
Dudley Badcock: Earl Rhodes
Master Snelgrove: Brian Oulton
Voice of older Watson: Michael Hordern

: Under Exposed: Evidence

Two men whose dramatic work has been given in evidence are the focus for the penultimate episode of the series on British photographic collections. David Hoffman used the pictures he took while covering an anti-Salman Rushdie demonstration to defend himself when he faced charges of assault and obstruction.

Clifford Ashton has specialised in images of burning mills in areas around Rochdale, with 1,000 fires covered over 40 years documenting the decline of the cotton industry. Presented by Muriel Gray.
(The series continues on Friday at 12.20am)


Presenter: Muriel Gray
Subject: David Hoffman
Subject: Clifford Ashton

: Horizon: The Planet Hunters

The past few months has been an inspiring time for astronomers scouring the sky for evidence of planets capable of supporting life. This film follows astronomers from Manchester, Switzerland and California as they have their hopes dashed and raised in the search for worlds with liquid water, the ingredient considered a prerequisite for life.

See today's choices.


Producer: Danielle Peck
Series Editor: John Lynch

: A Bad Time to Be a Man: Cruisers

Third of a six-part series in which men opine on their role in modern society.

The fastest growing area of motorbike sales is among middle-aged businessmen with money and a desire to recapture the freedom of their youth on the open road. Is the cure for the mid-life crisis to be found on two wheels?
The series continues Wednesday at 7.50pm
(Stereo) (Subtitled)
See John Peel: page 10


Director/Producer: Lucy Jago

: Our Friends in the North

Last episode of the epic nine-part drama.
Starring Mark Strong, Daniel Craig, Christopher Eccleston, Gina McKee

1995: Nicky and Mary meet after eight years apart, Tosker is set to realise a dream and Geordie has succumbed to alcoholism.
See today's choices.
Spotlight on Christopher Eccleston: p9

Our Friends in the North 9.00pm BBC2
"I started writing it to reflect the concerns of a young man," says Peter Flannery of Our Friends in the North which finishes tonight. "By the time I finished I was interested in the concerns of middle age - of having old parents and grown-up children. My characters lived through extraordinary times, but there's another strand - about growing old, becoming aware of your flaws and your history."
Nicky, Mary, Tosker and Geordie reach the end of their 30-year journey in 1995, facing an uncertain future and looking back ruefully on their shared past.

Read more about Chris Eccleston, soon to be seen in a new TV adaptation of Hardy's Jude the Obscure, on page 9.


Writer: Peter Flannery
Producer: Charles Pattinson
Director: Simon Cellan Jones
Tosker Cox: Mark Strong
Geordie Peacock: Daniel Craig
Nicky Hutchinson: Christopher Eccleston
Mary Cox: Gina McKee
Florrie Hutchinson: Freda Dowie
Elaine Cox: Tracey Wilkinson
Anthony Cox: Daniel Casey
Felix Hutchinson: Peter Vaughan
Father Kyle: Gavin Muir
Sean Collins: Melvyn Barnes
Eric Burdon lookalike: Johnny Caesar
Mrs Wilson: Doreen Mantle
Christopher Collins: Alan Gilchrist

: The Travel Show Essential Guide

Actor Christopher Rijinksi visits the city of Krakow and the Tatra mountains in the south when he returns to Poland.

Followed by The Family Album
Three photographs remind wanderer Bill Watkins of his childhood.


Reporter: Christopher Rijinksi
Series Producer: Liz Warner
Subject (The Family Album): Bill Watkins

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.


Presenter: Peter Snow

: Cricket: World Cup

Highlights from Karachi and Madras of the third and fourth quarter-finals.
(The first semi final is in Wednesday's Sportsnight on BBC1, 10.20pm)

: Weatherview

: The Learning Zone

Open University
12.30 Managing Schools
1.00 Rocks for Roads

Night School
2.00 English: George Eliot

BBC Focus
4.00 Perspective Understanding: Malaria
4.30 So You Want to Work in Social Care?
5.00 Pathways to Care
5.30 RCN Nursing Update

Open University
6.00 Plants' Designs for Living
6.25 The Emergence of Greek Mathematics
6.50 Geology

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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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