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: See Hear Breakfast News

With Signing. Stereo....................

: Children's BBC Breakfast

7.30 Secret Life of Toys Puppets.
Repeated at lpm Repeat
7.45 The Raccoons Animation.
8.00 The Wacky Races A double bill of cartoon fun.
8.20 Young People's Specials A young boy fights to save his pet duck.
9.05 Activ8 A look at netball, catamaran sailing, Irish dancing, and football injuries. Repeat Stereo
9.35 Sweet Valley High Californian teenage drama. Repeat Stereo ..
10.00 Funnybones More creepy fun with the skeletons. Repeat Stereo ....
10.10 Teletubbies Our Pig Winnie. The
Teletubbies watch a film about a little boy and his special friend- a pig called Winnie. With the voices of Mark Heenahan , Toyah Willcox , Eric Sykes and Tim Whitnall. Teletubbies PUI FAN LEE. JOHN SIMMIT , NIKKY
10.35 Babar Cartoon fun. Repeat.


Unknown: Mark Heenahan
Unknown: Toyah Willcox
Unknown: Eric Sykes
Unknown: Tim Whitnall.
Unknown: John Simmit
Unknown: Dave Thompson
Unknown: Babar Cartoon

: The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles

The Phantom Train of Doom. In a feature length episode, the young Indy travels to Africa in 1916, to locate and destroytwo First World War German guns, inflicting heavy damage on British forces.

: Working Lunch

Business and consumer news.
* See Buried Treasure: page 9

: Secret Life of Toys

Shown at 7.30am

: The Big Circus

Adventure starring
Victor Mature
A flamboyant circus owner is forced to take out a substantial bank loan to save his show, but he is also plagued by bad weather and a dangerous saboteur.
Director Joseph Newman (1959. U) * See Films: pages 57-72 ***


Unknown: Victor Mature
Director: Joseph Newman
Hank Whirling: Victor Mature
Randy Sherman: Red Buttons
Helen Harrison: Rhonda Fleming
Jeannie Whirling: Kathryn Grant
HansHagenfeld: Vincent Price
Tommy Gordon: David Nelson
ZachColino: Gilbert Round
Skeeter: Peter Lorre

: News

Regional News and Weather

: The Natural World

Ocean Drifters
Tony Soper narrates the journey of a baby loggerhead turtle which hatches on a Florida beach and drifts into the Sargasso Sea and the Gulf stream, encountering various forms of sealife as itgoes.


Unknown: Tony Soper

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Blockbusters

General knowledge quiz show, with Michael Aspel.


Host: Michael Aspel

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Cookery challenge. Stereo.......................3

: Esther

Esther Rantzen discusses practical jokes and what happens when they go too far.


Unknown: Esther Rantzen

: Today's the Day

Nostalgia quiz show. Stereo 65

: Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Will gets on famously with Lisa's father when he meets him forthe firsttime. Repeat Stereo ...

: Heartbreak High

As the news about Anita and Drazic spreads, Ryan tries to wreck their relationship. An abandoned baby awakens Charlie's paternal instincts. Stereo Subtitled...

: The 0 Zone

Pop magazine. Presented by Jamie Theakston and Jayne Middlemiss. Producer Angela Ferreira ; Executive producer Paul Smith


Presented By: Jamie Theakston
Presented By: Jayne Middlemiss.
Producer: Angela Ferreira
Producer: Paul Smith

: From the Edge

The fifth of a six-part magazine series made by and about disabled people. Tonight viewers speak about the portrayal of disabled people on television. They raise the issues of cliched triumph-over-tragedy news reports, dramatic roles in which characters only ever talk about their disability, and the coverage of the paralympics. Other items include a report from Hong Kong, blind performance poet Damon Rose and an unusual dance company called Nocandoco. Series editor Ian Macrae
Stereo Subtitled ..............................2 WRITE TO: From the Edge, PO Box 8346, London W126DP


Unknown: Damon Rose
Editor: Ian MacRae

: The House Detectives

Presenter Juliet Morris and experts David Austin ,
Mac Dowdy and Judith Miller descend on houses to unlock theirwealth of historical secrets.
Manningtree High Street. This weektheteam investigatesthe local legends behind the facades of two Essex houses.
See today's choices.
Director Tim Dunn ; Series producer
Sally Angel BBC BOOK: Be Your Own House Detective, is available from retailers priced £16.99 * John Peel : page 9


Presenter: Juliet Morris
Unknown: David Austin
Unknown: Judith Miller
Director: Tim Dunn
Unknown: John Peel

: Food and Drink

Tonight a profile of two of Britain's most promising young chefs, Toby Hill , awarded a Michelin star, and Tom Aikens , recipient of two stars. Michael Barry cooks spanakopita, a Greek pie offilo pastry filled with spinach and feta, and Jilly Goolden and Oz Clarke taste and recommend NewZealand wine priced at under£7.50 a bottle. With Chris Kelly.
ProducerMoyra Rose; Series producer
TimHincks Stereo
INFORMATION: see Ceefax page
BBC MAGAZINES: Good Food and Vegetarian GoodFoodare available from newsagents


Unknown: Toby Hill
Unknown: Tom Aikens
Unknown: Michael Barry
Unknown: Jilly Goolden
Unknown: Oz Clarke
Unknown: Chris Kelly.

: Have I Got Old News for You

Tonight's guests on the satirical quiz hosted by Angus Deayton are comedian Alan Davies and TV cook
Jennifer Paterson , one of the Two Fat Ladies, from a programme originally shown last autumn. Director Paul Wheeler
Producer Richard Wilson
Repeat Stereo


Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Alan Davies
Unknown: Jennifer Paterson
Director: Paul Wheeler
Producer: Richard Wilson

: Timewatch

Forgotten Allies
When war broke out in South East
Asia in 1941, one tribe from the hills of Burma -the Christian, English-speaking Karen-distinguished itself in the fight against Japan. Karen fighters played a major part in halting the Japanese at the Indian-Burmese border. They taught British Army regulars to fight inthejungle, and worked with Force 136, the British sabotage unit immortalised in fiction in the film The Bridge on the River Kwai. Fifty years laterthey are still fighting, but this time it is fortheirindependence. Using newly unearthed archive material and documents, Timewatch tells why the Karen feel abandoned by the British and how, to this day, they are involved in a brutal civil warwith the Burmese.
Producer Paul Elston ; Editor
Laurence Rees Subtitled..........


Unknown: River Kwai.
Producer: Paul Elston
Editor: Laurence Rees

: Travel Show Essential Guide

Actor Robert Lindsay goes trout fishing in Kenya, plus other angling breaks. Presented by Penny Junor . Producer Helen Bullough
Repeat Stereo .....................


Unknown: Robert Lindsay
Presented By: Penny Junor
Producer: Helen Bullough

: Newsnight

With KirstyWark. Subtitled ..

: The Kingdom

First in a five-part black comedy from Denmark set in a high-tech hospital called "the Kingdom".
The Unheavenly Host. Mrs Drusse , a hypochondriac and spiritualist, hears a ghost crying in a lift shaft. But she falls foul of neurosurgeon StigHelmer-amanwhohasno sympathyformalingerers oreven his own patients. In Danish with English subtitles. Next episode tomorrow at 11.30pm.........
Followed byWeatherview


Unknown: Mrs Drusse

: The Learning Zone

12.30am Made without Flaw?
Repeat Stereo 77647 1.00
Communications and the Future of Money Repeat LANGUAGE SEASON
2.00 Discovering Portuguese 1 and 2; Bon Mot Collection 5;
Japanese Language and People 4 and 9 BBC FOCUS
4.00 Teaching and Learning with IT 26647 4.30 Film Education A Day in the Life of Golden Eye Repeat
51802 5.00 Inside Europe
5.30 Film Education
6.00 Miles of Aisles Repeat 2680821 6.25The Birth of Calculus
6.50-7.15am Flight Simulators and Robots Repeat


Unknown: Bon Mot

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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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