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: See Hear Breakfast News

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

: Teletubbies

Haymaking. The gang watch some children making hay.
Shown yesterday at 10.45am Stereo..

: Charlie Chalk

Animation about a boy whose pictures come to life. Repeat

: The Raccoons

Animated adventures from Evergreen Forest. Repeat ..

: Cartoon Critters

Fleur and Dogsbody go to a Wild West weekend. Shown yesterday at 4.35pm on BBC1

: Mighty Max

Repeat Stereo ...............................

: Glad Rags

Australian comedy-drama.
Repeat Stereo

: Smurfs' Adventures


: Children's BBC: Mr Benn

Animated fun. Mr Benn becomes a spaceman for the day.

: Teletubbies

NaughtyCloud. The
Teletubbies listen to Tamzin Griffin reading a funny story.
Repeated next Monday Repeat Stereo .


Unknown: Tamzin Griffin

: Awash with Colour

The series on painting with watercolours concludes with a programme on how to paint street scenes. Stereo .........

: Arch of Triumph

Romantic drama starring
Ingrid Bergman
An ill-fated relationship begins when an Austrian doctorfleeing Nazi persecution meets a down-on-her-luck courtesan in Paris just before the Second World War.
Director Lewis Milestone (1948, PG)
◆ See Films: pages 42-48 **


Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Director: Lewis Milestone
Joan Madou: Ingrid Bergman
Dr Ravic: Charles Boyer
Haake: Charles Laughton
Morosow: Louis Calhern
Kate Hegstroem: Ruthwarrick

: Prue Leith's Tricks of the Trade

Tips for making delicious desserts.

: The Natural World Classics

Emas: High Plains of Brazil. Emas
National Park provides sanctuary to many of the rare and bizarre creatures of Brazil's grasslands. This story of some of its mysteries is narrated by Barry Paine.
Repeat Stereo ...............................


Unknown: Barry Paine.

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Modern Times

Broken Homes. Lynn Alleway explores the problems fathers have in keeping in touch with their children after separation or divorce. Repeat Stereo Subtitled.


Unknown: Lynn Alleway

: News

Regional News and Weather

: The Yearling

Drama, concluding the season of films starring Gregory Peck
When young Jody Baxter adopts a tawn, his backwoods farming parents have no idea of the heartache it will cause.
Director Clarence Brown (1946, PG)
See Films: pages 42-48
◆ Barry Norman on Gregory Peck : pp 40


Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: Jody Baxter
Director: Clarence Brown
Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Gregory Peck
Pa Baxter: Gregory Peck
Ma Baxter: Jane Wyman
Jody Baxter: Claude Jarmanjr
Buck Forrester: Chill Wills
Pa Forrester: Clem Bevans
Ma Forrester: Margaret Wycherly
Mr Boyles: Henry Travers
Lem Forrester: Forrest Tucker
Fodderwing: Donn Gift

: Star Trek: The Gamesters of Triskelion

A transporter beam is intercepted and Kirk, Uhura and Chekov find themselves on Triskelion, where the games are anything but fun.

: Bullying - a Survival Guide

Old Age. Tonight's programme offers advice on how to spot and stop the bullying of the elderly.
The series continues tomorrow.

: Building Sights

Architect Will Alsop visits a private house in north London, buiit with glass walls. Director Paul Tickell
Repeat Stereo


Director: Paul Tickell

: Summer Dance

Harmonica Breakdown
The season concludes with this part-performance, part-documentary on Jane Dudley , one of the most influential dance teachers of the last 30 years. Here she talks about choreographing and performing her famous solo, Harmonica Breakdown, in Depression-era New York. Directors Darshan Singh Bhuller and Tom Hurwitz ; Producer Sally Estep


Unknown: Jane Dudley
Directors: Darshan Singh Bhuller
Directors: Tom Hurwitz
Producer: Sally Estep

: Top Gear Motorsport

In the first often programmes, Mark James and Tiff Needell report from New Zealand on the ninth round of the World Rally championship.
Series producer Ken Pollock


Unknown: Mark James
Unknown: Tiff Needell
Producer: Ken Pollock

: Wild Harvest with Nick Nairn

Fife. Nick Nairn picks and stuffs woodland mushrooms to serve with garlic and toast, then trawls forcrab for mouth-watering spaghetti with crab and chilli.
Garden apples are harvested for dessert- apple souffle with apple sorbet. Last in the series. Director Graham Strong ; Producer Ed Booth First shown in BBC Scotland
◆ See Food: page 28


Director: Graham Strong

: Gardeners' World

AlanTitchmarsh presents this edition from a beautiful garden in Weymouth, Dorset. The programme features a lorry driver called RayAyres and his wife Christine, who are both fanatical about growing fuschias in their Hertfordshire garden.
Bob Flowerdew gathers seeds to make home-baked bread and Pippa Greenwood conducts fertilisertrials at Kings Heath Park in Birmingham.
Series producer John Percival
Executive producer Tony Laryea
BBC MAGAZINE: Gardaners' World Is available from newsagents
* See Alan Titchmarsh : page 29; and Reader Offer on page


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Producer: John Percival
Producer: Tony Laryea
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Bottom

The anarchic black comedy.
Accident. The saddest man on earth has a birthday.
Written by Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson Director/Producer Ed Bye
Repeat Stereo Subtitled ...........


Written By: Rik Mayall
Written By: Adrian Edmondson

: Rab C Nesbitt

Bulbs. Jamesie organises a trip to Amsterdam to see the bulbfields. But Rab soon discovers that the only bulbs his pal is interested in are red ones.
Stereo Subtitled
See This Week: page 6


Writer: Ian Pattison
Director/Producer: Colin Gilbert
Rab C Nesbitt: Gregor Fisher
Mary Nesbitt: Elaine C. Smith
Jamesie Cotter: Tony Roper
Ella Cotter: Barbara Rafferty
Tour guide: Laurie Ventry
Walter: Jonathan Watson
Museum official: Lewis MacLeod
Pimp: Grant Smeaton

: Room 101

Nick Hancock invites television presenter
Chris Tarrant to talk about his pet hates. See today's choices. Director Geraldine Dowd : Producer
Llssa Evans
Followed by Video Nation
Devolution Shorts


Unknown: Nick Hancock
Presenter: Chris Tarrant
Director: Geraldine Dowd
Producer: Llssa Evans

: Newsnight

With KirstyWark.

: Edinburgh Comedy with Mark Lamarr

In the last of three live comedy specials presented by Mark Lamarr , a chance for viewers to see this year's best new talent at the Edinburgh Festival.
Producer Ron Bain Stereo........


Presented By: Mark Lamarr
Producer: Ron Bain

: Closet Land

Political drama starring Madeleine Stowe, Alan Rickman
In an unnamed country, an author of children's stories is taken from her bed and interrogated by the state police, who try to make her confess to some unspecified crime.
Director Radha Bharadwaj (1991)
◆ See Films: pages 42-48 ***
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Madeleine Stowe
Unknown: Alan Rickman

: Venetian Bird

Crime drama starring
Richard Todd
A private detective becomes involved in a conspiracy in Venice thatthreatensto ruin his life.
Director Ralph Thomas (1952)
Black and white ......................
◆ See Films: pages 42-48 **


Unknown: Richard Todd
Director: Ralph Thomas
Edward Mercer: Richard Todd
Adriana: Eva Bartok
Cassana: John Gregson
Spadoni: George Coulouris

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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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