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: Open University

6.20 The Art ofthe Restorer
6.45 The Celebrated Cyfarthfa Band 3050823 7.10 Cinemaforthe Ears
5518620 7.35 WayangGoIek The Rod Puppets of West Java

: Weekend 24

News plus a preview of the weekend's sport from BBC News 24. With Sarah Montague and David Robertson.


Newsreader: Sarah Montague
Newsreader: David Robertson

: Open Saturday: Out of the Magical Maze

Many people leave school convinced that their paths will never again cross with mathematics. But Howard Stableford sets out to demonstrate how maths is an inherent part of everyday life. Plus Professor Ian Stewart setting puzzles and brainteasers.

Brochure: call [number removed]. Calls will be charged at the national rate.
Viewers can find the solutions to the puzzles Posed in the programme on the web site: [address removed] or on Ceefax: [page number removed]


Presenter: Howard Stableford
Contributor: Professor Ian Stewart
Executive Producer: Andrew Law

: Menzone

Tim Grundy presents the magazine show that explores the male psyche.

10.45 Top Gear
The team decides on the best cars of 1997 from a list that includes the Porsche 911 and the new Corvette. Repeat

Followed by Menzone
Ex-SAS man Frank Collins talks about becoming a padre.

11.20 The Old Grey Whistle Test
Highlights from the music magazine, including performances by Led Zeppelin and Randy Newman. Repeat

Followed by Menzone More with Tim Grundy. Menzone producer Mike Finlason


Unknown: Tim Grundy
Talks: Frank Collins
Talks: Randy Newman.
Unknown: Tim Grundy.
Producer: Mike Finlason

: The Whitbread: the World's Greatest Ocean Race

The fleet is one week into the hazardous fifth leg, from Auckland in New Zealand to Sao Sebastiao in Brazil. Presented by Steve Rider , with Richard Simmonds and Fenella George.


Presented By: Steve Rider
Unknown: Richard Simmonds
Unknown: Fenella George.

: Beautiful Things

Paul Anderson transforms unlikely objects into furniture. Stereo.......


Unknown: Paul Anderson

: Film 98 with Barry Norman

Film reviews include The Ice Storm.
(Shown last Monday on BBC1)

: Portrait in Black

Murder mystery, showing in the Saturday Matinee season, starnng
Lana Turner , Anthony Quinn
Sheila Cabot murders her husband with the help p of her lover. Then a letter arrives congratulating them on their success.
Director Michael Gordon (1960) * See Films: pages 4&-50 **


Unknown: Lana Turner
Unknown: Anthony Quinn
Unknown: Sheila Cabot
Director: Michael Gordon

: The Saint

The Portrait of Brenda. The Saint investigates a mysterious murder in the music industry. Starring Roger Moore.
First shown on ITV Repeat


Unknown: Roger Moore.

: One Man and His Dog

England's Dick Ropertakes on Ireland's Denis Birchall in the second singles semi-final. Plus Scotland v Wales in the second brace semi-final as Neil Ross faces Colin Gordon. Hosted by Robin Page. Commentary and course explanation by Gus Dermody.


Unknown: Dick Ropertakes
Unknown: Denis Birchall
Unknown: Neil Ross
Unknown: Colin Gordon.
Unknown: Robin Page.
Unknown: Gus Dermody.

: Olympic Grandstand

Highlights from Nagano in Japan of the opening ceremony at the 18th Olympic
Winter Games. Commentary comes from Barry Davies.


Unknown: Barry Davies.

: Snooker

Action from the final frames of the first semi-final at the Masters from Wembley.
Presented by David Vine. Stereo.


Presented By: David Vine.

: An Awfully Big Adventure

Series examining the development of modern children's literature through the life and work of famous authors.

Kenneth Grahame wrote the 1908 classic The Wind in the Willows while working at the Bank of England. Readings, clips from performances and contributions from enthusiasts illuminate the story of the book, and how its idealism disguised Grahame's troubled family life and his yearning for a better world.
See today's choices.


Director: Sarah Aspinall
Series Editor: Michael Poole

: News and Sport

With Jon Sopel. Subtitled
Weather Peter Cockroft. .


Unknown: Jon Sopel.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft.

: Snooker

Live coverage from Wembley
Conference Centre in London of the second semi-final in the prestigious Masters tournament.
Introduced by David Vine.
Commentary by Ray Edmonds , Clive Everton , Jim Meadowcroft ,
John Parrott and Dennis Taylor. Producer Graham Fry


Introduced By: David Vine.
Commentary By: Ray Edmonds
Commentary By: Clive Everton
Commentary By: Jim Meadowcroft
Commentary By: John Parrott
Commentary By: Dennis Taylor.

: What the Papers Say

A guest presenter casts a critical eye over the week's press.


Producer: John Mouison

: Yo-Yo Ma: Inspired by Bach

US cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs a six-part celebration of the intricate musical techniques used by JS Bach while composing his suites for unaccompanied cello. SixGestures. Maisjoinedby ice-dance champions
Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean to interpret Bach's Cello Suite No 6.
Juxtaposed is a narrative from
Tom McCamus who, playing the composer, tells the story of Bach's life. See today's choices. Producer Niv Fichman ; Director
Patricia Rozema The series continues tomorrow at 6.05pm


Unknown: Js Bach
Unknown: Jayne Torvill
Unknown: Christopher Dean
Unknown: Tom McCamus
Producer: Niv Fichman
Director: Patricia Rozema

: Game On

The comedy series ends with the dawning of Mandy' s wedding day. Martin MATTHEW COTTLE.
Wntten by Bernadette Davis ; Director John Stroud ; Producer Sioned Wiliam
Shown yesterday Stereo Subtitled.....


Unknown: Martin Matthew Cottle.
Unknown: Mandy Samantha Janus
Unknown: Matthew Neil Stuke.
Unknown: Archie Crispin Bonham-Carter
Unknown: Rachel Tracy Keating.
Unknown: Charles Alistair Petrie
Unknown: Bernadette Davis
Director: John Stroud
Producer: Sioned Wiliam

: Operation Good Guys

The last episode in the senes. Sylvia La Plage. On receiving a postcard, Beach and the team discoverthat within theirthwarted operation lurked a traitor.
Written, directed and produced by Dominic Anciano , Hugo Blick. Ray Burdis


Produced By: Dominic Anciano
Produced By: Hugo Blick.
Dl Beach: David Gillespie
Roy Leyton: Roy Smiles
OS Ash: Ray Burdis
Bones: Perry Benson
Strings: John Beckett
Mark Kemp: Mark Burdis
Sgt Dominic de Sade: Dominic Anciano
ART officers: David Green,
ART officers: Billy Penny
ART officers: William Scully
Gary Barwick: Gary Beadle
Kim Finch alias Boo-Boo: Kimtay Lforth
Head of Interpol: Geoffrey Perkins
Smiler McCarthy: Hugo Blick
Victor Kiam: Himself

: Looking after Jo Jo

Last of a four-part drama.
When Love Goes Wrong. While the close-knit estate is being torn apart, Jo Jo discovers the devastating truth behind the death of his beloved father.
Written by Frank Deasy ; Producer Deirdre Keir Director John Mackenzie Shown last
Monday Stereo


Written By: Frank Deasy
Producer: Deirdre Keir
Director: John MacKenzie
John Joe Jo Jo McCann: Robert Carlyle
Charlie McCann: Ewan Stewart
Lorraine: Jenny McCrindle
Basil: Kevin McKidd
May McCann: Ellie Haddington
DS Alistair Wright: Alexander Morton
Christine: Aline Mowat

: Video Diaries: Gene Genie

Paul Nurse , leading scientist and director-general of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, has devoted his career to helping find a cure for the highly complex disease.
The fund needs a weekly injection of £1 million in order to operate and, with only one per cent of this sum coming from the Government, Nurse is also at the forefront of fund-raising. This film follows him as he tries to balance the demands on his time.


Subject: Paul Nurse
Producer: Rachel Long
Executive Producer: Bob Long

: Cricket

Highlights of the third day in what is now the Second Test between the West Indies and England at Port of Spain.
(PDC 11.44-12.15 400229939)

: Snooker

Highlights of today's two semi-finals in the Masters tournament from Wembley, stereo.... (PDC 11.45-12.45 342262)

: Film premiere Elisa

Drama starring
Vanessa Paradis
Gerard Depardieu
Marie, a problem teenager, is obsessed with tracking down the father she never met, convinced he is responsible for her mother's death. French with English subtitles. Widescreen.
Director Jean Becker (1994, 15) .. (PDC 12.45-2.50 10120717) * See Films: pages 46-50 **
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Vanessa Paradis
Unknown: Gerard Depardieu
Director: Jean Becker
Marie: Vanessa Paradis
Jacques Lebovitch: Gerard Depardieu
Solange: Clothilde Courau
Ahmed: Sekkou Sall

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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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