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: See Hear Breakfast News

With signingand subtitles. Stereo.

: Children's BBC: Smurfs' Adventures

The village is destroyed by a fierce dragon.

: Children's BBC: The Really Wild Show

This week, a visit to South Africa to meet a pride of lions. With Chris Packham,
Michaela Strachan and Howie Watkins. Last in the series. (Rpt) (Stereo) (Subtitled)
♦ See Children: page 51


Presenter: Chris Packham
Presenter: Michaela Strachan
Presenter: Howie Watkins

: Children's BBC: Secret Life of Toys

Animation about toys that magically come alive. Repeated at 11.45am.

: The Record

Parliamentary proceedings. Stereo.

: Yesterday at Wimbledon

Highlights of the ladies' semi-finals. Shown yesterday at 10.35pm on BBC

: Children's BBC: Playdays

Poppy wakes up one morning feeling ill.

: The Addams Family: Cousin Itt Visits the Addams Family

Cousin Itt comes to stay and gets a job in the City Zoo. (B/W) (Rpt)

: The Fugitive

Runner in the Dark. Kimble takes refuge in a home for the blind.
First shown on ITV B/W .......................

: Open View

Open University preview..............

: Children's BBC: Secret Life of Toys

Shown at 8.20am.

: Batik

Hugh Fraser looks at the art of decorating fabric. A few simple techniques can be used to produce a variety of designs.


Unknown: Hugh Fraser

: Wimbledon 96 and Cricket: Third Test

Wimbledon 96 Live coverage of the men's singles semi-finals and the ladies' doubles semi-finals. Introduced by Desmond Lynam and Sue Barker.
Cricket: Third Test Further live coverage of the second day's play between England and India from Trent Bridge.
Including at 3.00 News Regional News and Weather


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Introduced By: Sue Barker.

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Children's BBC: Cartoon

Animated fun.......

: Children's BBC: To Me... to You

Action quiz game hosted by the Chuckle Brothers, Paul and Barry. This week's guest is comedian Bobby Davro.


Guest: Bobby Davro

: Children's BBC: Clarissa Explains It All

US teenage comedy. (Rpt) (Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Children's BBC: Record Breakers

Featuring a parachute regiment aiming to beat the abseiling record, a man trying to improve his own record for heading a ball, and strongmen competing in Sydney. Presented by Kriss Akabusi and Cheryl Baker.


Presenter: Kriss Akabusi
Presenter: Cheryl Baker

: Wimbledon 96 and Cricket: Third Test

Wimbledon 96 Desmond Lynam and Sue Barker introduce live coverage of the men's semi-finals. This day last year saw one of the best matches of the championships, when Boris Becker defeated Andre Agassi in four sets to reach the final. Today, a maximum of ten sets from two matches is possible, although that has not happened for 30 years, when Santana and Ralston emerged victorious. Plus, action from the ladies' doubles semi-finals.
Cricket: Third Test Further live coverage of today's play between
England and India from Trent Bridge.


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Sue Barker
Unknown: Boris Becker
Unknown: Andre Agassi

: Gardeners' World

This week at Barnsdale, Geoff Hamilton is busy propagating clematis from cuttings and digging in the compost to keep up the health and fertility of the soil. There's an exploration of the Cotswolds garden belonging to medical herbalist Anne Mclntyre, who grows her own medicinal plants, and Valerie Waters visits a peony enthusiast. See today's choices.
Stereo Subtitled ...... ♦ See Geoff Hamilton : page 38


Presenter: Geoff Hamilton
Guest: Anne McLntyre
Reporter: Valerie Waters
Series Producer: John Percival
Executive Producer: Tony Laryea

: Dawn and Jennifer's Comedy Zone

Comedians Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders each choose two episodes of their all-time favourite comedy series.
Saunders has her turn this week, selecting a classic episode of David Renwick's popular British sitcom One Foot in the Grave, followed by an episode of Lucille Ball's definitive American comedy series I Love Lucy. French's selection can be seen next Friday. See today's choices.

9.00 One Foot in the Grave: The Beast in the Cage
Victor and Margaret's trip to the zoo turns into a nightmare when they become imprisoned themselves. Featuring the voices of Eric Idle and John du Prez.
(Repeat) (Stereo)


Presenter ("Dawn and Jennifer's Comedy Zone"): Jennifer Saunders
Producer/Director ("Dawn and Jennifer's Comedy Zone"): Gareth Carrivick
Writer ("One Foot in the Grave"): David Renwick
Director/Producer ("One Foot in the Grave"): Susan Belbin
Victor Meldrew: Richard Wilson
Margaret Meldrew: Annette Crosbie
Mrs Warboys: Doreen Mantle
Salmon: Trevor Byfield
Lisa: Louise Duprey
Carol: Tish Allen

: I Love Lucy: Lucy Gets in Pictures

The late Lucille Ball, playing opposite her real-life husband Desi Arnaz, stars as the dizzy redheaded American housewife who is always in trouble.
Lucy manages to get a small role in a Hollywood film. She is cast as a showgirl who meets her death while parading down a long flight of stairs in a nightclub, and vows to make her death scene one of the most spectacular in Hollywood history.


Lucy Ricardo: Lucille Ball
Ricky Ricardo: Desi Arnaz
Ethel Mertz: Vivian Vance
Fred Mertz: William Frawley

: Friday Night Armistice

Satirical comedy show. Presenters Armando Iannucci, Peter Baynham and David Schneider, and their guests, throw some more topical depth charges into the calm seas of life. Repeated on Sunday
Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Presenter: Armando Iannucci
Presenter: Peter Baynham
Presenter: David Schneider
Director: Steve Bendelack
Director: Phil Chilvers
Producer: Sarah Smith

: Newsnight

With PeterSnow.

: Cricket: Third Test

Highlights of the second day's play between England and India from Trent Bridge. Introduced by Richie Benaud.

Followed by Weatherview


Presenter: Richie Benaud

: Film Premiere: Orpheus Descending

Drama starring
Vanessa Redgrave
Kevin Anderson
Lady Torrance is unhappily married to a bitter and violent storekeeper who caused her father's death. Her husband is about to return from hospital when a handsome young man drifts into her life, with fatal results.
See Films: pages 57-66 **


Director: Peter Hall
Lady Torrance: Vanessa Redgrave
Val Xavier: Kevin Anderson
Carol Cutrere: Anne Twomey
Vee Talbot: Miriam Margolyes
Beulah Binnings: Sloane Shelton
Dolly Hamma: Patti [Patricia] Allison
Sister Temple: Peg Small
Eva Temple: Marlene Cameron
Sheriff Talbott: Manning Redwood
Peewee Bennings: Pat McNamara
Dog Hamma: Michael McCarty
Jabe Torrance: Brad Sullivan

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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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