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: See Hear Breakfast News

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

: Children's BBC Breakfast

7.30 Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles
Animation. Confusion reigns when Splinter and Shredder undergo a mind-swap.

: Blue Peter

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

: Fireman Sam

More animated fun at
Pontypandy. Narrated by John Alderton.
Repeatedat2pm Repeat .................


Unknown: John Alderton.

: The Raccoons

Animated capers from the Evergreen Forest. Repeat

: Daytime on Two

Note: repeats are not indicated.
9.00 DevelopingWorld (ages 14+)
Packaging Culture Stereo 6951807 9.25 Christianity in Today's World (ages 14+) Christianity in a Human World (Florence) Stereo 3476333 9.45 Watch Out (ages 7-11) NewLife

: Teletubbies

10.00 Drawing Cacti. The
Teletubbies watch children drawing. Tinky Winkygoesforawalk.


Unknown: Tinky Winkygoesforawalk.

: Daytime on Two

10.30 Storytime (ages 4-5) A New Home for Tiger

10.45 The Experimenter (ages 7-9) Living - It Runs in the Family

11.05 Space Ark (ages 7-11) Living- Smoking and Health

11.15 Moving to English (ages 8+) Queen Alexandra and the Victorian Royal Family (Stereo) (Subtitled)

11.35 Landmarks (ages 9-12) Britain since 1930 - the Blitz

11.55 Showcase English

12.00 Testament: the Bible in Animation (ages 7-13) David and Saul
Written by Jonathan Myerson

: Working Lunch

Business news.

: Daytime on Two

1.00 Lifeschool (ages 14+) WIs forWork Stereo 22637246 1.25 Science in Action
(ages 11-13) Microbes
1.45 Numbertime (ages 4-5) More or Less - Three More

: Fireman Sam

Shown at 8.20am.

: Alice Adams

Comedy drama, based on the novel by Booth Tarkington, starring Katharine Hepburn, Fred MacMurray.

Alice Adams is young, vivacious, pretty - and poor. In her small American town, she finds that her "social disadvantage" outweighs her attributes. When she falls in love with Arthur, her troubles really begin.
(1935) (Black and white)
See Films: pages 48-55 ***

Including at 2.55 News Regional News and Weather


Based on the novel by: Booth Tarkington
Director: George Stevens
Alice Adams: Katharine Hepburn
Arthur Russell: Fred MacMurray
Mr Adams: Fred Stone
Mildred Palmer: Evelyn Venable
Walter Adams: Frank Albertson
Mrs Adams: Ann Shoemaker
Mr Lamb: Charles Grapewin
Frank Dowling: Grady Sutton
Mrs Palmer: Hedda Hopper

: News

Regional News and Weather

: World Snooker

Action from the Crucible, as the opening session of the first semi-final continues.
The firstto 17 frames reaches the final.
Introduced by David Vine.


Introduced By: David Vine.

: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

The Visitor. A tragic accident causes Commander Sisko to vanish before his son's eyes.

: World Snooker

David Vine introduces live coverage of the start of the second semi-final, from the Crucible, Sheffield.


Introduces: David Vine

: East

The Tiger Trap
The first of an eight-part series of current affairs programmes is a disturbing investigation into why the Bengal tiger is heading for extinction. Millions of pounds have been raised worldwide to save the animal. But, as Mark Tullyfinds out, little if any of the money has reached the reserves that are the tiger's last stronghold.
Producer Sunandan Walia : Series editor
MikeFinlason Stereo Subtitled ..........1


Unknown: Mark Tullyfinds
Producer: Sunandan Walia

: Out and About

The leisure programme forthe South East returns with an eight-part series. This week John Fletcher leads a groupfrom an Oxford college to discoverthe delights of London's s East End.
BBC weatherman Peter Cockroft takes a seven-mile walk from
Clifton Hampden to Wittenham Clumps in Oxfordshire. And a mountaineer swaps his hobby with a tap dancer for a day.
ProducerGary Wicks;
Serieseditor Alison Rooper ............................ REGIONAL PROGRAMME: see variations in panel on left


Unknown: John Fletcher
Unknown: Peter Cockroft
Unknown: Serieseditor Alison Rooper

: Top Gear

Despite his aversion to driving diesels, Jeremy Clarkson tries out the Mercedes E Class Elegance Estate and the BMW touring version of the successful 5 series.
Producer John Wilcox ; Series producer
Jon Bentley BBC MAGAZINE: Top Gear is available now at retailers


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Producer: John Wilcox
Producer: Jon Bentley

: Horizon

The Great Balloon Race
In January, Richard Branson (with his team), a two-man Swiss crew, and an American, Steve Fossett , all took off to fly non-stop around the world. Fossett, the rank outsiderwho was flying in by far the simplest craft, proceeded to break all existing distance and duration records. Horizon follows the three balloons' triumphs and disasters. Series editor John Lynch


Unknown: Richard Branson
Unknown: Steve Fossett
Editor: John Lynch

: Have I Got News for You

The topical news quiz hosted by Angus Deayton , with team captains
Ian Hislop and Paul Merton. The guests on tonight's programme are actor Richard Wilson of One
Foot in the Grave and Crimewatch presenter Nick Ross. See today's choices.
Director Paul Wheeler : Producer
Richard Wilson
Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Paul Merton.
Unknown: Richard Wilson
Presenter: Nick Ross.
Director: Paul Wheeler
Producer: Richard Wilson

: The Election Night Armistice

The team behind the satirical comedy series "Friday Night Armistice" host a live three-hour special, combining election results with comedy. The programme, presented by Armando Iannucci, Peter Baynham and David Schneider, also features celebrities, music from pop band the Lightning Seeds and a giant indoor firework display. With Alan Partridge (alias Steve Coogan), Tony Robinson and Valerie Singleton. See today's choices.
The night watchmen: page 20

Have I Got News for You; The Election Night Armistice
10.00pm BBC2;10.30pm BBC2
On election night the BBC provides a choice: you can take the proceedings duly seriously with Election 97 or with a little less reverence with these two programmes. Election 97, for instance, will offer minute-by-minute updates on the state of the voting using the latest technology; The Election Night Armistice will offer Valerie Singleton using a bouncy castle.
HIGNFY features guests Richard Wilson and Nick Ross, while Armistice begins a three-hour live broadcast, hosted by the regular trio of Armando lannucci, Peter Baynham and David Schneider. Steve Coogan's Alan Partridge provides "expert" analysis of the genuine polling results from Norwich and Tony Robinson hosts a satirical archaeological dig. What will he unearth?

Pick of the Rest
Animal Hospital (8.00pm BBC1) More four-legged, feathered and generally fragile-feeling friends
Horizon (9.00pm BBC2) Up, up and away with three hot-air balloon world record attempts

Pick of the Films
Alice Adams (2.10pm BBC2)


Presenter: Armando Iannucci
Presenter: Peter Baynham
Presenter: David Schneider
Alan Partridge: Steve Coogan
Guest: Tony Robinson
Guest: Valerie Singleton
Director: Steve Bendelack
Director: John L. Spencer
Producer: Sarah Smith

: World Snooker

Further action from tonight's second semi-final from the Crucible, Sheffield.
Followed by Weatherview

: Close Up on Hitchcock

Producer Demetra MacBride discusses Alfred Hitchcock 's


Producer: Demetra MacBride
Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock

: Take the Money and Run

Comedy starring
Woody Allen
By the time he is 25,
Virgil Starkwell is known by five aliases, is a compulsive thief and has an amazingcriminal record. Duringa purse-snatching stroll through the park, he meets Louise and falls in love. Suddenly, crime has a purpose now he has a girl to support.
DirectorWoody Allen (1969, PG) * See Rims: pages 48-55 ***


Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell: Woody Allen
Louise: Janet Margolin
Fritz: Marcel Hillaire
Miss Blaire: Jacquelyn Hyde
Jake: Lonny Chapman
Al: Jan Merlin
Chain gangwarden: James Anderson
Fred: Howard Storm
Vince: Mark Gordon
Frank: Micil Murphy
Joe Agneta: Minnow Moskowitz

: Too Many Crooks

Comedy starring
Terry-Thomas, George Cole
Agroup of inept criminals plan and carry out the perfect kidnapping, except for one small detail - they grab the wrong person.
Director Mario Zampi (1958, U)
* See Films: pages 48-55 **


Unknown: George Cole
Director: Mario Zampi
Billy: Gordon Terry-Thomas
Fingers: George Cole
Lucy: Brenda Debanzie
Snowdrop: Bernard Bresslaw
Sid: Sidney James
Whisper: Joe Melia
Magistrate: John Le Mesurier
Tommy: Nicholas Parsons

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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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