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: See Hear Breakfast News

With Signing. Stereo .....

: Secret Squirrel and Co

7.30 Animated triple bill. Repeat

: Blue Peter

Trying out winter sports.
Shown last Friday on BBC1 Stereo

: Pingu

Animated penguin stories.
Repeated at 2pm (Repeat)

: Hairy Jeremy

Everyday adventures of a hairy Neolithic creature.
Repeatedat2.05pm Repeat Stereo .......

: Lassie

The Deadly Surf. Lassie tries to rescue three kittens from a vicious dog. Repeat.

: Daytime on Two

Note: repeats are not indicated.
9.00 TV6 (ages 15-19) stereo 35861 9.30 Pathways of Belief (ages 7-9) Judaism-God Stereo 3143584 9.45 Technology Starters (ages 9-12)

: Playdays

10.00 The Playbus halts at the Why Bird Stop. (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two

10.30 Landmarks (ages 9-12) The River Severn With subtitles.
10.50 Look and Read (ages 7-9) Through the Dragon's Eye Written byChristopher and Christine Russell Stereo 4514519 11.10 ZigZag
(ages 7-9) Anglo-Saxons
11.30 Ghostwriter (ages 10-12) 8942 12.00 Testament: the Bible in Animation (ages 7-13) DavidandSaul
Written by Jonathan Myerson


Unknown: Christine Russell
Written By: Jonathan Myerson

: Working Lunch

Business and consumer news. Stereo.

: Daytime on Two

1.00 History File (ages 11-14) BlackPeoples of Americas Stereo 15031671 1.20 German GlobO (ages 11-12) Stereo 98615497 1.25 Landmarks (ages 9-12) Pakistan and Its People Stereo Subtitled 15027478 1.45 Storytime (ages 4-5)

: Pingu

2.00.Shown at 8.20am ............

: Hairy Jeremy

Shownat8.25am Stereo .....................

: Night Song

Romantic drama starring
Dana Andrews , Merle Oberon
A A wealthy socialite falls in love with a blind nightclub pianist and pretends to be blind in ordertogetcloserto him.
Director John Cromwell (1947) Black and white * See Films: pages 50-53 * * *
Including at 3.00 News Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Dana Andrews
Unknown: Merle OBEron
Director: John Cromwell

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Today's the Day

Nostalgia quiz show. With Martyn Lewis.


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Fern Britton 's cookery challenge.


Unknown: Fern Britton

: Esther

How intrusive are the paparazzi? Guests, including photographer Richard Young , and MPs Edwina Currie and Roger Gale , join Esther Rantzen for a discussion.
Postponedfrom24January Stereo .....


Unknown: Richard Young
Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: Roger Gale
Unknown: Esther Rantzen

: Going Going Gone

The antiques game show in which amateur collectors take on a celebrity panel. The guest is actress Jean Boht. Director John Frame: Producer Clare Sillery


Unknown: Jean Boht.

: Space Precinct

Two against the Rock. Haldane and Castle have to escort a criminal to an asteroid prison known as The Rock, unaware that it has been taken over by a group of vicious convicts.
Written by Sam Graham and Philip Morrow DirectorPeterDuffell
Repeat Stereo


Written By: Sam Graham
Written By: Philip Morrow
Lieutenant Patrick Brogan: Ted Shackelford
Officer Jack Haldane: Rob Youngblood
Officer Jane Castle: Simone Bendix
Sally Brogan: Nancy Paul
Matt: Nic Klein
Liz: Megan Olive
Podly: Jerome Willis
Romek: Lou Hirsch
Orrin: Richard James
Took: Mary Woodvine
Fredo: David Quilter
Volker: Stephen Greif
Houdini: Dan Ny Webb

: As Seen on TV

Showcase screenings from the children's camcorder series: Comin'
Atcha by an 11-year-old from Manchester; Eczema by a 12-year-old from
Swansea, West Glamorgan, and Trains Are Fun by a 12-year-old from Bath, Avon. Producer Christopher Morris : Executive producer
Eric Rowan Revised repeat


Producer: Christopher Morris
Producer: Eric Rowan

: People's Century

19 9 79: God Fights Back. A look at how the Ayatollah Khomeini 's return to Tehran triggered an Islamic fundamentalist revival that spread far beyond Iran. Shown yesterday at 10.30pm on BBC1
Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Unknown: Ayatollah Khomeini

: Local Heroes

London. Cycling scientistAdam
Hart-Davis visits London, where he re-creates a device invented by Hertha Ayrton to clear trenches of poison gas during the First World War. On the Thames he tests a 21ft megaphone, which Samuel Morland , the master mechanic to Charles 1 invented to conduct long-distance conversations.
Hart-Davis views the work of Eleanor
Coade, whose artificial stone can be seen all overthe city, including the huge lions on Westminster Bridge. He also tests swimming umbrellas, designed to help people attain greater speeds in the water, and makes his own version of carbon paper, first developed by a London stationer. Last in the series.
Director Paul Bader ; Executive producer
Jonathan Drori WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/education


Unknown: Hertha Ayrton
Unknown: Samuel Morland
Director: Paul Bader
Producer: Jonathan Drori

: University Challenge

A team from Portsmouth take on Magdalen College, Oxford, in the final match in the first round of the student quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions. Director Chris Power ; Producer Peter Gwyn


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Director: Chris Power
Producer: Peter Gwyn

: The Substitute Wife

Drama starring Farrah Fawcett, Lea Thompson, Peter Weller

Nebraska 1869: Amy and Martin Hightower are forging a life for themselves on the wild plains with their four young children. When Amy becomes terminally ill she is determined to ensure her family will survive without her. Against her husband's wishes, she begins a search for a new wife for him, but the only available woman is a prostitute.
(1994, 15)
See Films: pages 50-53 ***

Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Director: Peter Werner
Pearl Hickson: Farrah Fawcett
Amy Hightower: Lea Thompson
Martin Hightower: Peter Weller
Jessica Hightower: Karis Bryant
Nathan Hightower: Cory Lloyd
Jack: Colton Conklin
Mr Honecker: Zeke Mills
Mrs Van Der Meer: Annie Suite

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Net

Journalist Peter Warren tries to discover what happens to personal information held on public databases. Benjamin Woolley asks Aaron Sloman , a professor of artificial intelligence at Birmingham University, whether computers can ever be programmed to think for themselves and to feel emotion. Plus a report on a project that is seeking to create a computer model of a financial trader's expertise.
Series editor Andrew Chitty WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk./the net
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Peter Warren
Unknown: Benjamin Woolley
Unknown: Aaron Sloman
Editor: Andrew Chitty

: The Midnight Hour

Political chat show, presented by Bernard Ingham. FURTHER INFORMATION: Ceefax page


Presented By: Bernard Ingham.

: The Learning Zone

Open University
12.30 Building the Perfect Beast Repeat Stereo Subtitled 53985 1.30 Panel
Painting Repeat
2.00 Go For It! Life Skills
BBC Focus
4.00 Italia 2000 Design, Stile e Moda Repeat 93091 4.30 Science Master
Classes Development of Flight in Birds and Aeroplanes Repeat 15140 5.00
Science Master Classes Bernaland the Social Function of Science Repeat 91072 5.30 RCN Nursing Update Unit 4 7 Repeat
Open University
6.00 The York Mystery Plays Repeat 6793169 6.250uverture Repeat
6705904 6.50TheNecessityforHistory

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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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