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The Playbus stops at the Playground Stop. Sophie Aldred reads today's story Dilly Does Some Painting by Tony Bradman. With Dave Benson Phillips.
A Felgate production for BBCtv (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Sophie Aldred
Unknown:
Tony Bradman
Unknown:
Dave Benson Phillips

The series that looks at legends. 2: The Pendle Witches of Lancashire. With Alwyne Taylor ,
Dave Benson Phillips and children from Blacko County Primary School. Producer Peter Charlton (R)
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Contributors

Unknown:
Alwyne Taylor
Unknown:
Dave Benson Phillips
Producer:
Peter Charlton

Why does a banana bend? Who invented time? Presented by Sophie Aldred and Stephen Johnson with Jo Korna. (R) ● QUESTIONS to: 'Corners', BBCtv, London W12 7RJ.

Contributors

Presented By:
Sophie Aldred
Presented By:
Stephen Johnson
Unknown:
Jo Korna.

BBC2's magazine programme about disability comes from Berlin, where Vidar Hjardeng has been finding out how the disabled people of East Germany have reacted to the political changes. With subtitles and sign language interpretation.
● FACTSHEET: send a large sae to,
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Contributors

Unknown:
Vidar Hjardeng

Golf
The final of the Dunhill Cup from
St Andrews played over two rounds of 18 holes. Commentary by Peter Alliss , Bruce Critchley , Alex Hay , Clive Clark and Mike Hughesdon.
Executive producer John Shrewsbury
Snooker
Rothmans Grand Prix from the Hexagon Theatre, Reading.
Steve James , now in the world's top ten ranked players, should be on table two this afternoon.
Introduced by David Vine.

Contributors

Unknown:
St Andrews
Commentary By:
Peter Alliss
Commentary By:
Bruce Critchley
Commentary By:
Alex Hay
Commentary By:
Clive Clark
Commentary By:
Mike Hughesdon.
Unknown:
Steve James
Introduced By:
David Vine.

Chronicler of the Cabinet
Sixteen years after the death of Richard Crossman, Anthony Howard looks back at the life of the writer, teacher and politician, whose three volumes The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister have been hailed as one of the most important books on British government since the Second World War. Reassessing this extraordinary and unorthodox politician are Lord Wilson, Baroness Castle, Lord Marsh, Lord Armstrong, A.J.P. Taylor and David Marquand.
Producer Philip Speight (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Crossman
Unknown:
Anthony Howard
Unknown:
David Marquand.
Producer:
Philip Speight

Featuring Northampton v Bath Llanelli v Neath
In the Courage First Division, newly promoted Northampton play host to Bath. In Wales, the match of the day in the Heineken Premier Division is between old rivals
Llanelli and Neath. Introduced by Chris Rea. Commentary by Nigel Starmer-Smith and Lyn Davies. Executive producer Johnnie Watherston

Contributors

Introduced By:
Chris Rea.
Commentary By:
Nigel Starmer-Smith
Commentary By:
Lyn Davies.
Producer:
Johnnie Watherston

Britain and the world face the prospect of deepening recession and continuing fears about the impact of tensions in the Gulf. In the first of two programmes on the subject, reporters
Michael Robinson , Gordon Brewer and Peter Eustace explore the risks to the world's financial system and the damage to business here at home. Editor David Nissan
9 MONEY: page 95

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Robinson
Unknown:
Gordon Brewer
Unknown:
Peter Eustace
Editor:
David Nissan

A natural history of behaviour, by David Attenborough
Growing Up. Any parent knows about the problems of bringing up a child. For animals, it is no different. There is no greater challenge than surviving childhood and achieving independence.
9 BOOK: same title, £16.95, available from booksellers.
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Contributors

Unknown:
David Attenborough

A personal enquiry into language.
In a Manner of Speaking. In this last programme, Jonathan Miller explores those elements that make language more than just mere strings of words, such as tone of voice, inflexion, facial expressions, turn-taking - the things which help give language meaning.
A John McGreevy/Primedia production for BBCtv
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Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Miller

Ewan MacColl (1915-89) was a true 'working class hero'. Born in the backstreets of Salford, he is best known as a singer and songwriter with songs like Dirty Old Town. But he was also an accomplished actor and playwright, and with his third wife, Peggy Seeger, led the folk revival of the 50s - an international movement that has influenced singer-songwriters from Bob Dylan to Tracey Chapman.

Contributors

Director:
Tim May
Series Editor:
Nigel Finch
Series Editor:
Anthony Wall

From the Hexagon Theatre,
Reading. Defending champion Steve Davis has had, for him, a miserable year. His last tournament victory was here one year ago. Now is the time to put things right.

Contributors

Unknown:
Steve Davis

Starring John Hurt Anthony Hopkins
Anne Bancroft , John Gielgud 1884: Frederick Treves , an ambitious young London surgeon, is intrigued by a sideshow freak billed as the 'Elephant Man'.
Director David Lynch
● FILMS: pages 32-38
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Contributors

Unknown:
John Hurt
Unknown:
Anthony Hopkins
Unknown:
Anne Bancroft
Unknown:
John Gielgud
Unknown:
Frederick Treves
Director:
David Lynch
John Merrick:
John Hurt
Frederick Treves:
Anthony Hopkins
Mrs Madge Kendal:
Anne Bancroft
Carr Gom:
John Gielgud
Mothershead:
Wendy Hiller
Bytes:
Freddie Jones
Night porter:
Michael Elphick
Mrs Treves:
Hannah Gordon
Princess Alex:
Helen Ryan
Fox:
John Standing
Bytes's boy:
Dexter Fletcher
Nora:
Lesley Dunlop
Merrick's mother:
Phoebe Nicholls

BBC Two England

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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More