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But First This....


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with Simon Parkin ,
Andi Peters and Stephanie Lowe - starting with HeathcliffandCo
City Slicker Cat
House of the Future (R)
Record Breakers with Roy Castle Cheryl Baker.
When thousands of tap-dancers turn out on the streets of New York, you can bet Roy will be in on it somehow. Meanwhile
Cheryl's been motorbiking on a mean machine - the biggest bike you've ever seen, and the smallest are there, too. Some British girls get in a spin trying to top the Americans at baton twirling, and Manjit Singh , 'The Iron Man' attempts a high-speed gymnastic record. Producer GREG CHILDS
Executive producer ERIC ROWAN (R)
10.00am News
Weather followed by Tom and Jerry
A triple helping of cat and mouse games.
10.30am Playbus The Playground Stop
Presenters Dave Benson Phillips, Elizabeth Watts Puppeteer JANE EVE
Story: Spondooliks and the Black Knight by BILL BRIDGES
10.55am Five to Eleven with Peter Egan
11.00am News
Weather followed by Popeye Double Bill
11.15am The 0 Zone with Andy Crane.
Britain's first daily environment-friendly pop magazine.
11.25am Superman
The Girl Who Hired Superman
11.50am Bananaman
Big Breakout (R)


Unknown: Simon Parkin
Unknown: Andi Peters
Unknown: Stephanie Lowe
Unknown: Roy Castle
Unknown: Cheryl Baker.
Unknown: Manjit Singh
Producer: Greg Childs
Producer: Eric Rowan
Presenters: Dave Benson
Unknown: Elizabeth Watts
Unknown: Puppeteer Jane
Music: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: Barbara Roddam
Unknown: Peter Egan

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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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