• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Playing for Real


We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
Second of six episodes by JULIE WELCH
Real Falkirk are drawn against Cardiff Tornadoes in the first round of the All-British Challenge Cup. Chrissie is in the team.
Perry has withdrawn and Sam announces himself as executor of Billy Buchan 's will.
Make-up designer SIDONIA WEBSTER Producer TIM ASPINALL Director JIM HILL BBC Scotland


Unknown: Julie Welch
Unknown: Real Falkirk
Unknown: Billy Buchan
Composed By: Carlo Vila
Composed By: Jake Boyle.
Editor: Phyllis Ironside
Designer: Sidonia Webster
Producer: Tim Aspinall
Director: Jim Hill
Chrissie Buchan: Patricia Kerrigan
Sam Montgomery: Alec Heggie
Dougie Kemp: Jake D'Arcy
Mo Maconachie: Iain Andrew
Bern McAvennie: David Meldrum
Toni Rossi: Lawrie McNicol
Perry Gilbert-Walker: Sandy Welch
Teresa Kelly: Juliet Cadzow
Suzy Gilbert-Walker: Grace Glover
Elton Trelford: Michael Garner
Denzil Mainwaring: Robin Griffith
Tudor Jones: Laurence Allan
Peter Thomas: Dyfed Thomas
Mavis Mainwaring: Janet Jefferies
Jupiter Mainwaring: Ross Martin
Mrs Kemp: Barbara Rafferty
Big Bob: Sean Scanlan
Hotel receptionist: Amanda Wright
League match referee: Gilbert Martin
Young Chrissie: Maureen Morrison

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Feedback about Playing for Real, BBC One London, 21.30, 5 August 1988
Please leave this link here so we can find the programme you're referring to: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/0c1e39e43eb84d9ab45643d14d0acbc9

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel