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: See Hear Breakfast News

Daily recording of BBC1's 7am News, with signing and subtitles.

: Songs of Praise

(Shown yesterday at 6.10pm on BBC1)

: The Senator Was Indiscreet

Comedy starring William Powell

A witless senator decides to run for president despite the disapproval of his own party. However, he has an ace up his sleeve - a political diary which could ruin the careers of a host of senior colleagues if it was ever made public.
See Films: pages 57-66 ***


Director: George S Kaufman
Senator Melvin G Ashton: William Powell
Poppy McNaughton: Ella Raines
Lew Gibson: Peter Lind Hayes
Valerie Shepherd: Arleen Whelan
Houlihan: Ray Collins
Farrell: Allen Jenkins
Dinty: Charles D Brown
Waiter: Hans Conried
Oakes: Whitner Bissell
Joe: Milton Parsons
Frank: Francis Pierlot

: Huey Long

Documentary on Huey Long, one of America's most controversial politicians.

Long ruled the state of Louisiana as governor and then as US senator from 1928 until his assassination in 1935. His radical reforms brought the state into the 20th century and had a dramatic impact on the poor, but as Long gained increasing power, he became increasingly corrupt.
See Films: pages 57-66 ***


Narrator: David McCullough
Director: Ken Burns

: Golf: PGA Championship

from Wentworth.
As the leaders prepare for the final round, the scene at the West Course is set by Steve Rider. Coverage continues at 1.30pm.


Presenter: Steve Rider

: Tension at Table Rock

Western starring Richard Egan, Dorothy Malone

Wes Tancred is unjustly accused of murder when he kills in self-defence. He is set free, but is branded a coward and travels to another town where he discovers a gang of marauding trail herders terrorising the local people.
See Films: pages 57-66 ***


Director: Charles Marquis Warren
Wes Tancred: Richard Egan
Lorna Miller: Dorothy Malone
Jody Barrows: Billy Chapin
Sheriff Miller: Cameron Mitchell
Ed Barrows: Joe Desantis
Jameson: Royal Dano
Kirk: Edward Andrews
Breck: Deforest Kelley
Brink: Joel Ashley
Cathy Murdock: Angie Dickinson
Hampton: John Dehner

: Golf

Further PGA Championship coverage from Wentworth. Commentary is provided by Peter Alliss, Alex Hay, Dave Marr, Mike Hughesdon and Beverly Lewis.


Commentator: Peter Alliss
Commentator: Alex Hay
Commentator: Dave Marr
Commentator: Mike Hughesdon
Commentator: Beverly Lewis
Producer: Alastair Scott

: The Wartime Kitchen and Garden

Last in the series reliving the domestic life of the Second World War.
Cook Ruth Mott uses a steamer to save on gas, teaches Joyce how to skin a rabbit and makes elderflower fritters. Gardener Harry Dodson, meanwhile, cultivates haricot beans and sterilises his overworked soil.


Presenter/Cook: Ruth Mott
Presenter/Gardener: Harry Dodson
Producer: Keith Sheather

: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Shgoratchx!

Wilma Deering is put in charge of seven little men known as the Zeerdonians, who wreak havoc when they make merry mischief.


Buck Rogers: Gil Gerard
Col Wilma Deering: Erin Gray
Dr Goodfellow: Wilfrid Hyde White
Hawk: Thom Christopher
Admiral Asimov: Jay Garner
Twiki: Felix Silla
Ensign Moore: Alex Hyde White

: They Who Dare

From the cold and rarified atmosphere at 38,000 feet, Frenchman Patrick de Gayardon plummets, without the aid of breathing apparatus, to a new free fall parachuting world record.


Subject: Patrick de Gayardon

: The Empty Quarter

The Empty Quarter of Arabia is the largest sand desert in the world, and one of the last wilderness areas still to be fully mapped. Sandy Gall sets out in the "camel-steps" of the great explorer Wilfrid Thesiger - across sand dunes 500 feet high and the vast quicksand known as the Mother of Poison. The temperature in the shade is degrees, and in some areas rain has not fallen for 30 years. The expertise of Sandy's Bedu guides, and his trusty camel Farha, are vital.


Presenter: Sandy Gall
Director: John Bulmer
Executive Producer: Alan Bookbinder

: An Evening in with Billy Connolly

The Scottish comedian is awarded the rare privilege of scheduling tonight's programmes, and introduces his choices.
See today's choices.

8.00 Billy Connolly's World Tour of Scotland
In a newly edited version of his successful television series, Billy Connolly misses out the live performances and presents an idiosyncratic and affectionate tour of his native land. From folk music in Arran, shipyard memories in Glasgow and scouting near Loch Lomond, to a telling demonstration of what went wrong for the home team at Culloden, a reading of McGonagall in a blizzard next to the Tay Bridge and guilty memories of a stolen bottle of whisky from an Edinburgh bar.

9.00 Billy Connolly's World Tour of Television
In an evening of delights and insight distilled from a lifetime's viewing, Billy Connolly presents the people who have changed his life and the events which have influenced him.
With comedy from Max Wall, Chic Murray, Frankie Howerd, Jimmy Tarbuck and Stanley Baxter; music from Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, the Incredible String Band, Andy Stewart, Eric Clapton and Elton John. Plus sporting moments from Glasgow boxer Benny Lynch, the European Cup Final with Celtic playing Inter-Milan, Jimmy Connors's Wimbledon comeback against John McEnroe in 1982 and tough time trials in the Tour de France. Alongside some of the amazing events that television has brought live into our homes - like the first moon landing and the collapse of the Berlin Wall - some of the personalities that made an impression on Billy Connolly include Madhur Jaffrey, David Hockney, the Dalai Lama, Dennis Potter, David Attenborough and Nelson Mandela.


Presenter (An Evening in with Billy Connolly/Billy Connolly's World Tour of Scotland/Billy Connolly's World Tour of Television): Billy Connolly
Director (Billy Connolly's World Tour of Scotland): Willy Smax
Producer (Billy Connolly's World Tour of Scotland): Bill Tennant.
Producer (Billy Connolly's World Tour of Scotland): Steve Brown
Producer (Billy Connolly's World Tour of Scotland): Ray Cooper
Director (Billy Connolly's World Tour of Television): Steven Grandison
Producer (Billy Connolly's World Tour of Television): John Archer

: An Evening in with Billy Connolly

10.00 World Tour of Billy Connolly
The best of 25 years of Billy Connolly, with performances from shows including Parkinson, Not the Nine O'clock News and The Late Clive James, plus rare concert footage.

11.30 Billy Connolly's World Tour of Television II
Billy Connolly concludes his evening's viewing with more of his favourite television moments.


Comedian (World Tour of Billy Connolly)/Presenter (Billy Connolly's World Tour of Television II): Billy Connolly
Director (World Tour of Billy Connolly): Frank Hayes
Producer (World Tour of Billy Connolly): Kim Turbeville

: Golf

PGA Championship, from Wentworth. Highlights of today's final round from the West Course. Introduced by Steve Rider.

Followed by Weatherview


Presenter: Steve Rider

: The Learning Zone

Open University
12.30 Animated English - the Creature Comforts story
1.00 Rich Maths Activities
1.30 Introduction to Psychology: Autism

Night School
2.00 Special Needs

BBC Focus
4.00 Developing Family Literacy
4.30 So You Want to Work in Social Care?
5.00 Pathways to Care: Playing the Game: Taking Risks
5.30 RCN Nursing Update

Open University
6.00 From Snowdon to the Sea
A geological journey along the River Glaslyn, Gwynedd, from Snowden to Porthmadog.
6.25 Breathing Deeply

6.50 Geology of the Alps

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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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