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: See Hear Breakfast News

With signing. Stereo ...................

: Teletubbies

Swans. TheTeletubbies watch some children feeding swans.
Shown last Friday Stereo .................

: Postman Pat

Animation. Pat looks for a missing doll. (Repeat)

: The Raccoons

Animated adventures.

: To Me... to You

Action quiz.
Shown last Friday on BBCl

: Spiderman


: Smart

Art series with advice and tips.
Repeat Stereo

: Moomin

Animation. Repeat

: The Brollys

Animated tales of Harry and a thundercloud. Repeat

: Teletubbies

Barbecue. A boy and his grandfather build a barbecue. Repeated tomorrow at 7.30am
Repeat Stereo .................................

: Harry and the Hendersons

American comedy series.

: Moon over Miami

US detective drama. Walter Tatum is hired to find a wealthy young woman.
Repeat Stereo Subtitled .................


Unknown: Walter Tatum

: Working Lunch

Business news. Stereo ...................

: A-Z of Food

An occasional series on food. Today's topic is pork. Repeat Stereo .....

: Beechgrove Garden -the First Season

The first of nine programmes, originally shown in BBC Scotland, followingthe construction of a series of display gardens on the outskirts of Aberdeen.

: Blockbusters

Word game. Stereo ...................

: The Natural World

The Great Rift: Footprints in the Valley The first of three films about Africa's Great Rift Valley. Narrated by Andrew Sachs. The second film is tomorrow at
2.05pm. Repeat Stereo


Unknown: Andrew Sachs.

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Traffic Jam

An Inside Story film that takes a look at the reasons for congestion on the Ml motorway. Repeat Stereo Subtitled .

: News

Regional News and Weather

: The Racket

Crime drama continuing the short season of films starring Robert Mitchum.
A police captain confronts the underworld and government corruption when he sets out to nail an old-fashioned gangster.
(1951) (Black and white)
(The Robert Mitchum season continues with The Hunters, tomorrow at 4pm)
See Films: pages 46-56


Director: John Cromwell
Director: Nicholas Ray
Captain McQuigg: Robert Mitchum
Irene: Lizabeth Scott
Nick Scanlon: Robert Ryan
Johnson: William Talman
Welch: Ray Collins
Mary McQuigg: Joyce MacKenzie

: Going, Going, Gone

Antiques game show. With Andy Craig and guest, actress Jean Boht. Stereo.


Unknown: Andy Craig
Unknown: Jean Boht.

: Doc Savage: the Man of Bronze

Fantasy adventure, starring Ron Ely
It is 1936: when Doc Savage sets out to discover the truth behind his father's murder in remote Hidalgo, he encounters the ruthless Captain Seas.
Director Michael Anderson (1975. PG)
* See Films: pages 46-56


Unknown: Ron Ely
Unknown: Doc Savage
Director: Michael Anderson
Doc Savage: Ron Ely
Long Tom: Paul Gleason
Renny: Bill Lucking
Monk: Michael Miller
Johnny: Eldon Quick
Ham: Darrell Zwerling
Captain Seas: Paul Wexler
Andriana: Janice Heiden
Karen: Robyn Hilton

: Mr Tate's Gallery

Documentary that profiles one of Britain's most popular and colourful art institutions, the Tate Gallery in London, which celebrates its centenary today. Narrated by Frances Barber. See today's choices. Producer John Bush
+ See Polly Toynbee : page 10

Mr Tate's Gallery 7.40pm BBC2
Few cultural institutions have had as stormy a history as that of the Tate Gallery, which celebrates its 100th birthday today. As Frances Spalding, author of the book The Tate: a Centenary History, says: "It's a history full of disaster, scandal, Philistinism ... but there have been wonderful successes, leadership and vision."
Sugar tycoon Henry Tate was an avid art collector who donated the modern equivalent of £6 million to turn the site of the Millbank Penitentiary into a National Gallery of British Art. Now, new galleries have opened in St Ives and Liverpool and Bankside Power Station has been converted into the Tate Gallery of Modern Art.
Taking part in the programme are Britain's best-known living artist David Hockney and art critic Waldemar Januszcak. Also marking the centenary are 12 90-second films in which enthusiasts discuss their art work from the Gallery. Among them are Jeanette Winterson on Lucian Freud, Willie Carson, Michael Palin and Chris Smith MP.


Unknown: Frances Barber.
Producer: John Bush
Unknown: Polly Toynbee

: The Travel Show

This week Juliet Morris travels to
Tuscany in central Italy, where she finds that caravanning provides a more affordable alternative to the traditional
Italian villa. In a Tale of Two
Travellers, Fi Glover and Simon Calder provide different perspectives on holidaying in CountyWicklow in Ireland.
Glover hops on to a bicycle to tackle the undulating Irish countryside, while Calder sails up Wicklow's coast in a hired boat. And in You Pay, We Say, more brave travellers allow the programme's experts to plan their holiday forthem.
Series producer Andrea Michell
Editor Liz Wamer


Unknown: Fi Glover
Unknown: Simon Calder
Producer: Andrea Michell
Editor: Liz Wamer

: Absolutely Fabulous

An episode from the comedy series starring and written by Jennifer Saunders. Morocco. Edina, Patsy and Saffy take a trip to north-west Africa.
Director Bob Spiers ; Producer Jon Plowman Repeat Stereo


Written By: Jennifer Saunders.
Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: Jon Plowman
Edina: Jennifer Saunders
Patsy: Joanna Lumley
Saffron: Julia Sawalha
Bubble: Jane Horrocks
Uncle Humphrey: John Wells
Yentob: Haroon Hanif
Ali: Karim Skalli

: All Mod Cons

A six-part series that charts how do-it-yourself has transformed interior design in Britain's homes during the last 50 years.
The DIY Pioneers. In the years following the Second World War, a boom in home ownership led to a generation of DIY fanatics. See today's choices.
Director Jonathan Dent : Producer
Nicola Gooch
* Nothing new under the roof: p7


Director: Jonathan Dent
Producer: Nicola Gooch

: Sykes: Uniform

An episode from the seventies comedy series starring Eric Sykes.
Eric and Hattie's night out is ruined by the authorities.
Written by Eric Sykes : Producer Roger Race
(Repeat) (Subtitled)
Followed by Talking Tate
Favourite works from the Tate Gallery's collection. Here, actor and comedian Alan Davies talks about Metamorphosis of Narcissus by Salvador Dali. Stereo


Unknown: Eric Sykes.
Written By: Eric Sykes

: Newsnight

Presented by Gavin Esler.


Presented By: Gavin Esler.

: Scene

An original drama from the BBC Education series Scene.
A Man of Letters
In a Yorkshire business unit,
Frank dreams up spy stories while his YTS trainee Alan fantasises about being a pop star. But soon both men have to confront harsh realities. Starring Keith Barron and Sean Maguire. This poignant comedy is from Preston Front writer Tim Firth.
Producer Andrew Rowley : Director
Jo Johnson Repeat


Unknown: Keith Barron
Unknown: Sean Maguire.
Unknown: Tim Firth.
Producer: Andrew Rowley
Director: Jo Johnson

: Poetry Backpack

In the first of two programmes about poetry and place, poet
Grace Nichols returns home to
Guyana in the West Indies. First shown on BBC Schools.
Producer Undsay Bradbury
Revisedrepeat The second programme, featuring Irish poet Seamus Heaney. is tomorrow at 11.45pm
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Grace Nichols
Producer: Undsay Bradbury
Unknown: Seamus Heaney.

: The Midnight Hour

With Bernard Ingham. Editor Alexandra Henderson
CEEFAX: page


Unknown: Bernard Ingham.
Editor: Alexandra Henderson

: The Learning Zone

12.30 The Authentick and lronicall
Historie of Henry V Rpt 59483 1.30 Picasso's Guemica
2.00 Fun with Kids Collections 1
Smart and Why Don't You? BBCFOCUS
4.00 Italia 2000 Rpt 66261 4.30 Royal Institution Discourse 75700 5.30 RCN Nursing Update Unit 72
6.00 Pieter Bruegel and Popular
Culture Rpt 7837464 6.25 Writing and Publishing In the Marketplace Rpt 7743071 6.50-7.15am The


Unknown: Pieter Bruegel

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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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