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: What a Mess

A Prince

: Jackanory

with Martin Jarvis A Battle of Worlds by PHILIP QCAIL (aged 13)
Marca and Turuk meet on Jupiter, to fight the battle which will settle the fate of two worlds.
Illustrations by WILLIAM RANDELL


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Illustrations By: William Randell

: Captain Caveman

A cartoon series. The Mystery Mansion Magic Mix-up.

: Why Don't You..?

Why Don't You just switch off your television set and go and do something less boring instead? Your own ideas, games, and activities presented for children by children.

: Magic Roundabout


Created by: Serge Danot

: Mickey Mouse Club

Toby Tyler : Part II


Unknown: Toby Tyler

: Greatest Heroes of The Bible

Daniel and Nebuchadnezzar starring Vie Morrow and at 12.10 pm
David and Goliath starring Jeff Corey


Unknown: Vie Morrow
Unknown: Jeff Corey

: Midday News

Weather JACK

: The Osmonds

starring Donnie and Marie The Osmond Brothers
Jimmy Osmond and other members of the Osmond family.


Unknown: Jimmy Osmond

: Mister Men

Mr Mean and Mr Tickle by ROGER HARGREA VES


Unknown: Mr Mean
Unknown: Mr Tickle
Unknown: Roger Hargrea

: International Tennis

The Braniff Airways World Doubles Championship
Live coverage from the Grand Hall at Olympia of the final qualifying matches in this £100,000 event. By tonight, all the partnerships in the two groups will have played each other to decide who goes forward to tomorrow's semi-finals.
Introduced by DAVID VINE


Introduced By: David Vine

: Play School

: One Cab's Family

The son of a taxi who wants to be a racing car!

: Jackanory

with Willie Rushton
Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. MILNE Today: An Enchanted Place
Original illustrations by E. H. SHEPARD Executive producer ANNA HOME Producer ANGELA BEECHING Director MICHAEL KERRIGAN


Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: A. A. Milne
Illustrations By: E. H. Shepard
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: Michael Kerrigan

: The All New Popeye Show

Popeye, the spinach-guzzling cartoon sailor, heroically rescues Olive Oyl, always the damsel in distress.

: Johnny Ball Games

A lively show of puzzles and games for all the family
Johnny Ball takes three families through several very different puzzles and games with the help of Mark Howard , Stephanie Lawrence David Machin , Rosita Yarboy and the music is played by PHIL PHILLIPS AND HIS BAND
Choreography JUDY GRIDLEY Lighting JOHN FARR
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE Producer ALBERT 9ARBER


Unknown: Mark Howard
Unknown: Stephanie Lawrence
Unknown: David MacHin
Unknown: Rosita Yarboy
Played By: Phil Phillips
Unknown: Anthony Philpot
Designer: Christine Ruscoe
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Producer: Albert 9arber

: Evening News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Nationwide

Presented by Frank Bough, Sue Lawley, Hugh Scully, John Stapleton and Bob Wellings
Including Sportswide with Desmond Lynam


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter: Sue Lawley
Presenter: Hugh Scully
Presenter: John Stapleton
Presenter: Bob Wellings
Presenter (Sportswide): Desmond Lynam

: Up a Gum Tree

with David Bellamy
A series of five films which explore the strange landscapes of Australia where evolution has produced many surprises.
5: The Present from Gondwanaland Two hundred million years ago the giant continent Gondwanaland split and Australia drifted away, its plants and animals evolving in isolation from the rest of the world. How does a tree used as a prison fit into the story and what are the secrets of the success of the gum tree?


Unknown: David Bellamy
Producer: Mike Weatherley

: The Superstars

The British Championship for the Ferguson Trophy
The 1980 series opens on Merseyside, with the ' past masters ' competing at the Bebington Oval Sports Centre on the Wirral.
Can one of these ' past masters' produce the kind of performance which took LYNN DAVIES on to the World Final in the Bahamas?
John Dawes , from Rugby Union, Captain of Wales, the Barbarians and the British Lions
Terry Downes , Paddington's US Marine, who became the Middle-weight Boxing Champion of the World
Roger Hunt , England, Liverpool, and the 1966 World Cup footballer Geoff Hurst , the World Cup footballer who scored the famous hat-trick and winning goal in that 1966 final
Arthur Rowe , the first British athlete to putt the shot over 60 feet, and who also represented his country in the 1960 Rome Olympics
Mike Sangster from tennis, Britain's best Davis Cup player and Wimbledon semi-finalist
Ian St John , the Scottish International who scored 95 League goals with Liverpool, and their winning goal against Leeds in the 1965 Cup Final .
John Sherwood , Olympic, European and Commonwealth medallist in the 400m hurdles Commentators
Produced in collaboration with Trans World International and Candid Productions Inc
Television production PETER HYLTON CLEAVER


Unknown: Lynn Davies
Unknown: John Dawes
Unknown: Terry Downes
Unknown: Roger Hunt
Unknown: Geoff Hurst
Unknown: Arthur Rowe
Unknown: Mike Sangster
Unknown: Ian St John
Unknown: John Sherwood
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Peter Hylton

: My Wife Next Door: The Absolute End

Created by Brian Clemens and Richard Waring
Written by Richard Waring
starring John Alderton and Hannah Gordon
with Bridget Armstrong and Harvey Ashby
With the Decree Absolute due on Monday, George makes one final attempt at reconciliation.


Created by: Brian Clemens
Created by/Writer: Richard Waring
Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Paul Munting
Producer: Graeme Muir
Suzy: Hannah Gordon
Harry Marchant: Harvey Ashby
George: John Alderton
Michael: Jon Kelley
Lady: Mary Jordan
Marge: Bridget Armstrong
Bobby: Jeffrey Gardiner
Waiter: Tony Hughes
Restaurant manager: James Appleby
PC: Peter Thornton
Commissionaire: Norman Atkyns

: Nine O'Clock News

with Angela Rippon
Weekend Weather JACK SCOTT


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Jack Scott

: The Assassination Run

A thriller in three parts starring Malcolm Stoddard and Mary Tamm Part 1
'You will fly to Spain, to Malaga at ten in the morning. Miss that plane and your wife will be killed instantly.'
Mark Fraser is forced to employ all his old skills as a former ' eliminator ' to ensure the safety of his wife Jill. Only one thing is certain - for someone, somewhere, his mission will end in death.
Music composed and conducted by JOHN SCOT
Film editor BOB BATHGATE Produced by BOB MCINTOSH Directed by KEN BANNAM BBC Scotland
Book (sam. title), 90p, available from 17 January from bookshops


Unknown: Jack Gerson
Unknown: Malcolm Stoddard
Unknown: Mark Fraser
Editor: Bob Bathgate
Produced By: Bob McIntosh
Directed By: Ken Bannam
Mark Fraser: Malcolm Stoddard
Jill Fraser: Mary Tamm
Grigor: Sandor Elès
Bartlett: Leon Sinden
Sir James Mackieson: James Drake
Frank Lloyd: Ben Aris
Rolf: Seymour Matthews
Elisa: Jenny Lipman
Jurgen: Philip Bowen
Gudrun: Holly de Jong
Carl: Iax Hafler
Costas: Vic Tablian
Peter: Peter van Dissel
Alexei: John Elliott
Scherer: Ingo Mogendorf
Duke of Almirado: Daniel Guet
Shopkeeper: Mary Riggans

: Points of View

Barry Took discusses views about BBC television programmes.
Please write to: Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Barry Took
Producer: Colin Ward-Lewis

: The Lucy Show

[Starring] Lucille Ball
The adventures of the irrepressible Lucy and her family - not forgetting Vivian.

: International Tennis

The Braniff Airways World Doubles Championship
The two round-robin league tables are now complete. David Vine introduces highlights of today's matches which decide who will go forward to compete for the £40,000 first prize. Commentators Dan Maskell, John Barrett, Peter West and Bill Threlfall.


Presenter: David Vine
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: John Barrett
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Bill Threlfall
Producer: Fred Viner
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: The Late Film: Pancho Villa

starring Telly Savalas Clint Walker
Pancho Villa, hero of the Mexican people and leader of their revolution, is taken prisoner by General Goyo. To humiliate the revolutionary, the General has his head shaven - at which point Villa's men attack the prison train. And so begin the further adventures - sometimes violent, sometimes comic - of the man who invaded the United States of America in 1916, a year before the end of the Mexican Revolution.
(First showing on British television) Films: pages 16-17


Screenplay: Julian Halevy
From a story by/Director: Gene Martin
Producer: Bernard Gordon
Pancho Villa: Telly Savalas
Scotty: Clint Walker
Flo: Anne Francis
Luis: Jose Maria Prada
Lt Eager: Angel Del Pozo
McDermott: Luis Davila
Col Wilcox: Chuck Connors
Lupe: Monica Randall
Gen Goyo: Antonio Casas
Capt Mendoza: Alberto Dalbes

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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.

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