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: Polka Dot Shorts

Adventures in the magical spot-filled world. Repeat

: Playdays

More pre-school fun at the Roundabout Stop. Repeat .............

: The Puppy's Further Adventures

Petey befriends a puppy who uses his long, floppy ears to fly. Repeat ....

: Get Your Own Back

The messy game Show. Repeat Subtitled ....................
Then Rewind Shown yesterday BBC1

: Dink, the Little Dinosaur

Animated prehistoric adventures. Repeat

: The Busy World of Richard Scarry

A trio of tales from Busytown. Repeat

: William's Wish Wellingtons

Cartoon adventures. Repeat .....

: The Phil Silvers Show

9.10 Hollywood
Bilko becomes a technical adviser on a Hollywood war film.

And at 9.35 Big Investigation
Bilko reacts when he hears news of a probe into military waste.
(Black and white) (Repeat)

: Teletubbies

Robin. TheTubbies see two children watching a robin in their garden. Repeat Subtitled ........................

: Tweenies: I Am Me

The Tweenies discover that they have differences.
Repeated at 3.25pm on BBC1
Digital widescreen

: Beautiful Things

Making a Japanese tie-dyed scarf.

: Blessed Assurance

Drama starring
Grant Show , Lori Loughlin
Returning from the Korean War to his sweetheart, Jerry Shand finds it difficult to settle back into small-town life.
Director Peter Bogdanovich (1997)
* See Films: pp 48-52 **


Unknown: Grant Show
Unknown: Lori Loughlin
Unknown: Jerry Shand
Director: Peter Bogdanovich

: Working Lunch

Business and consumer news CEEFAX: page

: Juniper Jungle

Animated adventures with the dwellers of Juniper Village.

: Wildlife on Two

Deadly Liasons. How the lethal tiger snakes of Australia help to protect their own prey. Repeat Subtitled .............

: The Girl Most Likely

Musical comedy, continuing the short season of musicals. Starring
Jane Powell , Cliff Robertson
Dodie has a problem. She's in love with three men. But which should she marry? Director Mitchell Leisen (1957, U)
* See Films: pp 48-52 ***


Unknown: Jane Powell
Unknown: Cliff Robertson
Director: Mitchell Leisen

: News

and Regional News Subtitled Weather .....

: Whose House?

House-matching panel game show....

: Ready Steady Cook

Culinary challenge.

: How Does Your Garden Grow?

Horticulturalists offer advice. Subtttled.

: Lowri

Children of the rich and famous discuss whether being bom into wealth creates problems. Repeat

: Ask the Family

Knockout family quiz.

: Star Trek: the Next Generation

6.00 Rightful Heir. Worf witnesses the militant return of Kahless, the greatest Klingon warrior of all time. At 6.45 Second Chances. Riker encounters his genetic double, causing complications in his inchoate romance with Troi.
Videoplus code for 6.00-6.45 .... Code for6.45-7.30 ..................... Code for 6.00-7.30 (not PDC) A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine double bill begins on Thursday at 6pm

: The Essential Guide to Weather

The Predicting Game.
Ian McCaskill examines the truth of methods of forecasting, and sees how Marines predict the weather. Howie Watkins shadows TV weather presenter John Kettley for a day, Isobel Lang assesses the value of insurance against rain when organising events, and Simon King explains how to predict showers from cloud formations.
Producer Paul Wong
Digital widescreen


Unknown: Ian McCaskill
Unknown: Howie Watkins
Presenter: John Kettley
Unknown: Isobel Lang
Unknown: Simon King
Producer: Paul Wong

: Home Front in the Garden

For her first solo outdoor design Anne McKevitt remodels an English country garden in an untraditional style, including the creation of a seaside-inspired haven a hundred miles from the coast. Introduced by Tessa Shaw. Director Patti Steeples
Producer Simon Shaw Digital widescreen Repeat Subtitled .....


Design: Anne McKevitt
Introduced By: Tessa Shaw.
Director: Patti Steeples
Producer: Simon Shaw

: Looking Good

Lowri Turner discovers if it is possible to arrive at work looking glamorous while juggling the demands of motherhood and a career, and there's a review of fashions for the new millennium.
Series editor Jeanine Josman


Unknown: Lowri Turner
Editor: Jeanine Josman

: Permission to Love

* See Polly Toynbee : page 10
Permission to Love Two couples - Tommy and Tracey, and Paul and Trish - wish to live together and have loving sexual relationships as other people do but find that perceptions of their learning disabilities is hampering them. On a weekend in Blackpool, they enjoy the rare luxury of spending time together without disapprobation.
Digital widescreen BBC ACTION LINE: for details see Monday
9.30 Does Your Mother Know? A look at the often explicit sexual material contained in 19, one of several magazines aimed at teenage girls. In light of the fact that Britain has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in Europe, the programme questions the influence of such unregulated publications, which sometimes compensate for poor sex education in schools.
Digital widescreen BBC ACTION LINE: for details see Monday
9.50-10.30 Village Vice When a table-dancing club opened in west London, local residents attempted to have it closed.
The film explores contradictory modern attitudes towards such clubs through the views of local residents, the experience and attitudes of the club managers, the women who work there and the customers themselves.
Digital widescreen


Unknown: Polly Toynbee

: Newsnight

With Gordon Brewer. At 1L00
News headlines.
Then Video Nation Shorts


Unknown: Gordon Brewer.

: How Is It for You?

Groups of friends from all around the country discuss candidly the intimate topic of orgasms. The participants come from all walks of life and include lawyers, a stone-mason, a window-cleaner, a community psychiatric nurse, a secretary, part-time sex shop workers, lorry drivers and a nurse. Digital widescreen BBC ACTION LINE: for details see Monday
Then Video Nation Shorts

: Seinfeld

The Maestro. Jerry refuses the request of an eccentric friend.
George becomes obsessed with helping a store security guard.
Followed by Weatherview


Jerry Seinfeld: Himself
George Costanza: Jason Alexander
Cosmo Kramer: Michael Richards
Elaine Benes: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Newman: Wayne Knight
Frank Costanza: Jerry Stiller
Estelle Costanza: Estelle Harris
Susan: Heidi Swedberg
Jackie Chiles: Phil Morris
Maestro: Mark Metcalf
Morgan: Tom Wright
Wilhelm: Richard Herd

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. OPEN UNIVERSITY
12.30 Earth, Life and Humanity subtnied 23644 LOO Galapagos: Research in the Field
503351.30 Food - Whose Choice
Is It Anyway? THE GREATS
2.00 Historical Figures LANGUAGES
4.00 The French Experience
(13-16) -with subtitles. BUSINESS AND TRAINING
5.00 RCN: Nursing for the New Era 59118 5.30 20 Steps to
Better Management OPEN UNIVERSITY
5.45 Plant Growth Regulators 4897828 6.10 Flowering
4096793 6.35-7.00am Patterns in Green

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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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