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: See Hear Breakfast News

Recorded version of BBC1's 7am News, with signing and subtitles.

: Children's BBC: Christopher Crocodile

Cartoon. Christopher has built a car.

: Children's BBC: Postman Pat

Pat searches for a doll. Repeated at 1.00pm.

: Children's BBC: Peter Pan and the Pirates

Cartoon adventure. (Rpt) (Stereo)

: Children's BBC: Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

Animated action. (Rpt)

: Children's BBC: Blue Peter

Shown last Friday on BBC1. (Stereo)

: Children's BBC: Mighty Max


: Children's BBC: Activ8

Today, rugby tips from a team of girls. (Rpt) (Stereo)

: Children's BBC: Playdays

Someone has left muddy footprints.

: Children's BBC: Star Trek Animation

Cartoon adventure. (Rpt) (Stereo)

: Children's BBC: The Tick

Cartoon. A new hero tries to stop a gang of bank robbers. (Rpt)

: Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased): It's Supposed to be Thicker than Water

Detective series from the sixties. Jeff soon regrets telling Marty to let him investigate alone.

: Great Crimes and Trials of the Twentieth Century: The Howard Hughes Biography Hoax

Billionaire Howard Hughes and the obscure author who claimed to have collaborated with the recluse on his biography.

: Working Lunch

Live business news from around Britain.
Hosted by Adrian Chiles.


Presenter: Adrian Chiles

: Children's BBC: Postman Pat

(Shown at 7.35am) (Rpt)

: Milestones in Science and Engineering

Historical cameo on the career of railway pioneer George Stephenson.

: Grand Prix

Highlights of the Brazilian Grand Prix from Sao Paulo.
(Shown yesterday)

: Rugby Union

Eddie Butler hosts coverage from Twickenham of Schools Day, including action of the under-15s and under-18s finals, and an under-16s international between England and Wales.

Including at 3.00 News Regional News and Weather


Presenter: Eddie Butler
Commentary: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Commentary: Stuart Storey
Executive Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Today's the Day

Daily quiz, with Martyn Lewis.


Presenter: Martyn Lewis

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Daily cookery game show.
Antony Worrall Thompson: page 32

: Esther

Has convenience food killed the art of cooking? Chefs Albert Roux and Raymond Blanc join Esther Rantzen.


Presenter: Esther Rantzen
Guest: Albert Roux
Guest: Raymond Blanc

: The Wartime Kitchen and Garden

The first of an eight-part series in which Ruth Mott and Harry Dodson draw on their personal experiences to tell the story of how Britain fed itself during the shortages of the Second World War.
(Next in series is on Friday at 6.45pm)
(Rpt) (Subtitled)


Presenter: Ruth Mott
Presenter: Harry Dodson
Producer: Keith Sheather

: 7 Faces of Dr Lao

Fantasy drama, starring Tony Randall

The amazing Dr Lao rides into a desert town to announce the opening of his circus - no ordinary spectacle.
(1963) (Subtitled)
See Films: pages 49-58


Director: George Pal
Dr Lao/Merlin/Medusa/Apollonius/Pan/Abominable Snowman/Giant Serpent: Tony Randall
Clint Stark: Arthur O'Connell
Ed Cunningham: John Ericson
Angela Benedict: Barbara Eden

: The Phil Silvers Show: The Face on the Recruiting Poster

Classic comedy starring Phil Silvers.

Bilko intervenes in plans to launch a handsome private's film career.


Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Horizon

Fall-Out from Chernobyl
In 1992, the first official western study of Chernobyl reported no evidence of health effects. However, anothersmall team, led by British scientists Dr Keith Baverstock and Sir Dillwyn Williams , confirmed local reports of an epidemic of thyroid cancerthat was clearly attributable to the disaster.
The programme shows how, opposed by powerful interests, the scientists battled to prove their claim - one that has grave implications for the nuclear industry worldwide. Producer Vivienne King; Series editor
JohnLynch Stereo


Unknown: Dr Keith Baverstock
Unknown: Sir Dillwyn Williams

: Close-Up

Denis Healey chooses a scene from "Les Diaboliques" while Robert Rodriguez opts for a clip from Hitchcock's "Spellbound".


Presenter: Denis Healey
Presenter: Robert Rodriguez

: The X Files: Squeeze

Agents Scully and Mulder investigate a series of gruesome and baffling murders.
See today's choices.


Fox Mulder: David Duchovny
Dana Scully: Gillian Anderson
Eugene Tooms: Doug Hutchison
Tom Colton: Donal Logue
Briggs: Henry Beckman
Fuller: Kevin McNulty
Usher: Terence Kelly
Detective Johnson: James Bell

: This Life: Living Dangerously

Episode three of an 11-part comic drama.

Inhabitants and unwanted intruders alike cause chaos.

See today's choices.
(Rptd Friday at 12.00 midnight)


Writer: Amy Jenkins
Producer: Jane Fallon
Director: Sam Miller
Miles: Jack Davenport
Milly: Amita Dhiri
Warren: Jason Hughes
Egg: Andrew Lincoln
Anna: Daniela Nardini
Hooperman: Geoffrey Bateman
Delilah: Charlotte Bicknell
O'Donnell: David Mallinson
Jo: Steve John Shepherd
Kira: Luisa Bradshaw-White
Truelove: Keith-Lee Castle
McCleary: Simon Kunz

: Newsnight

With Kirsty Wark.


Presenter: Kirsty Wark

: Acting with... Richard Wilson: Do You Believe It?

The second of three acting workshops in which distinguished figures from stage and screen share their secrets with aspiring young thespians.

Richard Wilson casts off the memorable comedy monster of long-complaining Victor Meldrew from One Foot in the Grave and gets back to his theatrical roots. Joined by a group of six young actors, he works on the techniques behind stripping down a performance through improvisation to find what he considers to be the essence of truthful acting. The improvisations are, by turns, shocking, comic, sometimes even silent. But in each case the first consideration he addresses is always the same: are they believable?

Followed by Weatherview


Presenter/Actor: Richard Wilson
Director: David G Croft
Producer: John Archer

: The Midnight Hour

Late night political discussion show, exploring some of the issues thrown up by Parliament. With Bernard Ingham.


Presenter: Bernard Ingham

: The Learning Zone

Open University

12.30 Wirral Metropolitan College: Managing Change

1.00 Psychology: Child's Play

1.30 Understanding Modern Societies: A Global Culture

Community Programmes Season - a Sense of Britain: Community

2.00 Video Nation: N Is for Neighbours
The theme of community.

2.50 Life's a Lottery: Heaven Sent
A shopkeeper's story.

3.00 Over the Edge: Desperate DAN
Disability issues.

3.30 Open Space: Video Letters
A local residents' campaign.

BBC Focus

4.00 The Health and Environmental Consequences of Ozone Depletion

4.30 So You Want to Work in Social Care?: Qualifications for Care

5.00 Pathways to Care

5.30 RCN Nursing Update

Open University

6.00 Science

6.25 Industrial Democracy

6.50 Working Mothers

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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.

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