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: See Hear Breakfast News

With signing.

: Children's BBC Breakfast: Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch

Cartoon about three bears who devise schemes to stay one step ahead of keepers at Wonderland Zoo. (Repeat)

: Children's BBC Breakfast: Blue Peter

Children's magazine.
(Shown yesterday at 5.10pm on BBC1)

: Children's BBC Breakfast: Johnson and Friends

Animated fun.
(Repeated at 2pm) (Repeat)

: Lassie: Mustang: Part 1

Lassie helps a stallion fight for survival.

(The story concludes tomorrow at 8.35am) (Repeat)

: Daytime on Two

Note: repeats are not indicated.

9.00 Standard Grade English: Jawbox - Carrying Knives
Discussion with young people from Scotland on carrying knives.
(ages 14-16) (Stereo)

9.20 The Business Studies Collection: Marketing
(ages 16+) (Stereo)

9.45 Watch: Festivals and Celebrations - Festivals of Beginnings
(ages 5-7)

: Children's BBC: Playdays

Peggy and Poppy have an adventure.

: Daytime on Two

10.30 Come Outside: Bricks
Bricks for building walls.
(ages 4-5)

10.45 Science Zone: Light and Sound: Many Hands Make Light Work
(ages 9-11) (Stereo)

11.05 Space Ark: Light and Sound - Communications
(ages 7-11) (Stereo)

11.15 Le Club: Bonjour
Toby Anstis shares his love of French with primary school children.
(ages 9-12)

11.30 Shakespeare: Animated Tales - Othello
(ages 9-13)


Presenter (Le Club): Toby Anstis

: See Hear

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

: Working Lunch

A look at the latest business and consumer news.

: Daytime on Two

1.00 Teaching Today: Teaching Writing

1.30 Showcase: Primary Preview: Programme One

1.40 Hotch Potch House: Hide and Seek
(ages 3-5)

: Children's BBC: Johnson and Friends

(Shown at 8.20am) (Stereo)

: The Champions: Desert Journey

The team face danger in the desert when they escort a reluctant Bey to his strife-torn north African country.

(For regular cast see Monday) (Repeat)


Writer: Ian Stuart Black
Bey: Jeremy Brett
Yussef: Roger Delgado
Said: Nik Zaran

: Darts

Highlights from the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green, Surrey, of players competing for the best of five sets in yesterday's first-round matches in the World Professional Darts championship. Introduced by Dougie Donnelly.

Including at 3.55 News Regional News and Weather


Presenter: Dougie Donnelly

: Fresh Prince of Bel Air: Working It Out

Will goes on a date with Hilary's boss.

: Heartbreak High

When the school cancels the students' end-of-exams celebration, Bolton plans a beach party.

: The O Zone

In a special edition of the pop music magazine Jamie Theakston and Jayne Middlemiss look back on 1996 and forward to treats in store for 1997.
(Revised repeat) (Stereo)


Presenter: Jamie Theakston
Presenter: Jayne Middlemiss

: Sound on Film

A second, three-part series of music films, which are being screened in pairs. The films are produced by composer and director teams, and each combines a new piece of music with specifically conceived visuals.
One in a Million
A surreal narrative by composer Django Bates and director Terry Braun. Ayoung composer and her daughter try to select winning lottery numbers. Featuring Margo Gunn and Jessica Vitmayer Braun. Blight
An enigmatic portrayal by composer
Jocelyn Pook and director John Smith of the bitter campaign by local residents to protect their homes from demolition during the construction of the east London Mil link road.
Executive producers Peter Maniura and RodneyWilson


Unknown: Django Bates
Director: Terry Braun.
Unknown: Margo Gunn
Unknown: Jessica Vitmayer Braun.
Unknown: Jocelyn Pook
Director: John Smith
Producers: Peter Maniura

: Home Front

Another chance to see six of the best episodes from the home and interior design series, presented by Tessa Shaw. The team give useful tips on how to transform a kitchen without spending a fortune; designer Kevin McCloud creates a luxury bathroom for £300; and a Yorkshire family take on the renovation of their Victorian terrace.
(Repeat) (Stereo) (Subtitled)


Presenter: Tessa Shaw
Designer: Kevin McCloud
Series Producer: Simon Shaw
Series Editor: Daisy Goodwin

: Food and Drink

Michael Barry is joined by guest chef Jeanne Rankin who cooks a tarte tatin.
In the USA broadcaster Dylan Winter trails farm workers across seven states and meets the woman who cooks for them and manages, over five months, not to repeat a recipe. Plus Jilly Goolden taste tests flavoured coffees.
Presented by Chris Kelly.

Information: see Ceefax page 580


Presenter: Michael Barry
Presenter: Chris Kelly
Guest chef: Jeanne Rankin
Reporter: Dylan Winter
Producer: Moyra Rose
Series Producer: Tim Hincks

: Geoff Hamilton's Paradise Gardens: A Leafy Highway

Geoff Hamilton presents a six-part series, which completed filming just before he died last August. It shows how gardens can be an escape from the stress of the modern world.

A visit to some secluded havens throughout Britain, including an inner-city garden in Cardiff and the garden paradise of an Oxfordshire couple.
See today's choices.
BBC Book: Geoff Hamilton's Paradise Gardens, £18.99, is available in hardback from bookshops
Geoff's work goes on: page 34


Presenter: Geoff Hamilton
Director: Ray Hough
Executive Producer: Tony Laryea

: Skeleton Coast

Explorer Benedict Allen filmed this adventurous travelogue, showing in six parts, which charts his four-month, 1,000-mile journey along the Skeleton Coast of Namibia in south-west Africa, a place known as a graveyard for ships and seafarers for centuries.
Allen's first task is train his three camels, Jan, Nelson and Andries, before setting off through top-security diamond fields.
See today's choices.
"Don't call me Indiana Jones": p22


Subject: Benedict Allen
Series producer: Bob Long

: Grown Ups

First of a six-part comedy series about a group of friends who first met at university and are still together 15 years later.
Jim confesses to Bob that he has been having an affair.

Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Director: Angela de Chastelai Smith
Producer: Esta Charkham
Mel: Penny Bunton
Bob: Jason Watkins
Jim: James Simmons
Murray: Tony Gardner
Claire: Pippa Haywood
Dennis: Gareth Harris
Martin: Andrew Powell

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman

: Darts

Highlights from the World Professional Darts championship of tonight's second-round matches, which were expected to feature Martin Adams, Steve Beaton and Andy Fordham. Introduced by Dougie Donnelly.

Followed by Weatherview


Presenter: Dougie Donnelly

: Winter Light

The second of three Ingmar Bergman dramas showing this week, starring Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Bjornstrand

Pastor Ericsson, counselling parishioner who is obsessed by what he feels is the imminent end of the world, voices his own religious doubts.
In Swedish with English subtitles
(1962, PG) (Black and white)
(The Silence is shown on Thursday at 12.20am)
See Films: pages 50-55 ***


Director: Ingmar Bergman
Marta Lundberg: Ingrid Thulin
Tomas Ericsson: Gunnar Bjornstrand
Jonas Persson: Max Von Sydow
Karin Persson: Gunnel Linblom

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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.

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