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: Children's BBC Breakfast: Open a Door

Today's wordless story is from Belarus. (Repeat)

: Teletubbies

Numbers 3. Some children learn about the numberthree.
Shown yesterday at 10am ..................

: Secret Squirrel and Co


: Blue Peter

Children's magazine.
Shown yesterday 5.10pm BBC1

: Taz-mania

Wild cartoon fun.
First shown on ITV ............................

: Polka Dot Shorts

More antics in the Land of Roo with Polkaroo

: Fiddley Foodie Bird

Animated antics.
With the voice of Dennis Waterman.
Repeatedatlpm Repeat .................


Unknown: Dennis Waterman.

: School programmes

Note: repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Job Bank (ages 14-19) Motor
Vehicle Technician 7637770 9.10 Belief File: Hinduism (ages 11-16) The World Subtitled 6053935 9.30 Watch (ages 5-7) Within Living Memory- Life at School
8826867 9.45 Come Outside (ages 4-5)

: Children's BBC Teletubbies

Haymaking. TheTubbies watch children making hay.
Repeated tomorrow at 7.05am Repeat ..

: Schools programmes

10.30 Storytime (ages 4-5)
10.45 The Experimenter Living: It Runs in the Family (ages 7-9) 3788041
11.05 Space Ark Living: Smoking and Health (ages 7-11) 9251751
11.15 Zig Zag (ages 7-9) Weather- Wind 1030225
11.35 Lifeschool (ages 14-16) Els for Ecstasy
12.00 Job Bank (ages 14-19) Mechanical Engineer Subtitled 9958886
12.10 English File (ages 11-16) In Context-An Inspector Calls

: Working Lunch

Business and consumer news

: Children's BBC Fiddley Foodie Bird

Animated antics.
Shown at8.50am ..........................

: The Arts and Crafts Hour

1.10 The Great Picture Chase Poet
Benjamin Zephaniah buys a painting.
Repeat Subtitled .......................... Then at 1.40 The Arts and Crafts Show Perfect portrait photography and a fresh look for a room in a community centre.
Videoplus code for 1.10-1.40pm Code for 1.40-2.10pm Code for 1.10-2.10pm (not PDC)


Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah

: SportingGreats

Eamonn Holmes meets former England rugby union captain Will Carling.


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Captain Will Carling.

: News and Regional News

Subtitled Weather ........................

: Westminster

Parliamentary news.

: News and Regional News

Subtitled Weather ........................

: A Place for Annie

Drama starri ng Sissy Spacek
Mary-Louise Parker , Joan Plowright
A nurse who's a single parent decides to care for an abandoned, HIV-infected baby.
Director John Gray (1994. PG) ♦ See Films: pages 52-56 ****


Unknown: Mary-Louise Parker
Unknown: Joan Plowright
Director: John Gray
Susan Lansing: Sissy Spacek
Linda Morsten: Mary-Louise Parker
Dorothy Kilgore: Joan Plowright
Alice Blakely S: Epatha Merkerson
David Lansing: Jack Noseworthy

: Tennis

The Australian Open from Melbourne, featuring highlights of the women's semi-finals and the first men's semi.
Introduced by Sue Barker


Introduced By: Sue Barker

: The Outer Limits

TrialbyFire. On the day Charles Halsey becomes US president, a large object approaches the earth at half the speed of light.
It can only be an alien spacecraft armada. Repeat


Unknown: Charles Halsey

: Ice Skating

Coverage of the European championships from Prague continues with highlights of the original dance and the pairs free programme. Introduced by Sue Barkerwith HaigOundjian.
Coverage continues on BBC1 at


Introduced By: Sue Barkerwith Haigoundjian.

: First Sight

Forever Young?
The rock'n'roll generation will soon be eligible for bus passes but many are refusing to grow old gracefully. At the start of the International Year of the Older
Person, tonight's programme investigates raves, cyber-cafes and gyms where the clientele are defying old age.
Producer Nick Stuart ; Executive producer
John Samson
REGIONAL PROGRAMME: see variations in panel on left


Producer: Nick Stuart
Producer: John Samson

: The Travel Show

This week's programme is introduced by Juliet Morris from the Tamworth Snowdome ski centre in Staffordshire, while Fi Glover learns to snowboard on the real slopes of the Swiss Alps. Simon Calder visits the Caribbean island of Cuba, which has seen a 50-fold increase in British visitors over the past ten years.
(Digital widescreen) (Subtitled)


Presenter: Juliet Morris
Reporter: Fi Glover
Reporter: Simon Calder
Producer: Fiona O'Sullivan
Series Producer: Karina Brennan

: Jeremy Clarkson's Extreme Machines

Jeremy Clarkson tries out the legendary Riva speedboats on the Italian Riviera, Apache helicopter gunships in Georgia and, north of the Arctic Circle, weird home-made machines used for travelling on ice.


Producer: Richard Pearson
Producer: Andy Wilman

: Meet the Ancestors

ArchaeologistJulian Richards profiles ancient forebears using modern forensic techniques.
The Tomb That Time Forgot
A burial chamber, untouched for 5,000 years, came to light last summer after a mysterious hole appeared in a barley field in the Orkney Islands. Julian Richards joins a team of police officers and archaeologists as they remove the skeletons from the tomb. See today's choices.
Producer Sian Griffiths : Series producer
Ian Potts BBC BOOK: Meet the Ancestors by Julian Richards , from retailers, price £17.99 WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/education


Unknown: Archaeologistjulian Richards
Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: Sian Griffiths
Producer: Ian Potts
Unknown: Julian Richards

: Horizon

From Here to Infinity
The question of how the universe will end has confounded science for decades. Will the cosmos expand for ever or collapse in an almighty fireball? The question seemed unanswerable-until last year. A research team claimed they had discovered the universe's ultimate destiny and in the process found a strange energy that could challenge the fundamental laws of physics. Horizon follows scientists on a hunt for the most distant starever seen, astar that exploded ten billion years ago when the universe was young. Producer Sue Learoyd
Series editor John Lynch
Digital widescreen Subtitled ....

: Meetings with Remarkable Trees

TheKewGinkgo. Theginkgois the oldest known tree species in the world and a specimen at Kew is probably the most important tree in the botanical gardens.
Producer Rob Payton ; Executive producer
Clare Paterson Repeat
Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Producer: Rob Payton
Producer: Clare Paterson

: Newsnight

News analysis and reports.

: Late Review

Tom Paulin , Germaine Greer and Ekow Eshunjoin host Mark Lawson to review the film
Shakespeare in Love, starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes , and Slight Delicate Creature, the memoirs of Margaret Cook , formerwife of Foreign Secretary Robin Cook. Series producer Mark Bell
Editor Michael Poole
Followed by SkiingForecast


Unknown: Tom Paulin
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Joseph Fiennes
Unknown: Margaret Cook
Unknown: Robin Cook.
Editor: Michael Poole

: Despatch Box

The day in Parliament

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. OPEN UNIVERSITY
12.30 Euripides's Medea 94184 1.00 The Myth of Medea Subtitled 21875 1.30 Myth and Music
2.00 Human Biology CREATIVE ARTS
4.00 Talent 2000 Contemporary Dance
5.00 WorkingTogether Foreign Language Assistants (2)
5.30 Go Higher Student Life
5.45 WrappingUpthe Themes Subtitled 1619875 6.35-7.00am

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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.

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