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: Midday News


: Pebble Mill at One

Television's ' live ' lunchtime programme begins a new feature, Travelchoice - in which Ian Lyon gives advice on how to get the best out of annual holidays.
Plus the regular weekend gardening spot, Dig This - Peter Seabrook reports from his Pebble Mill plot.


Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Bob Langley
Unknown: Ian Lyon
Unknown: Peter Seabrook

: Mister Men

Mr Bounce and Mr Silly by ROGER HARGREAVES


Unknown: Mr Bounce
Unknown: Mr Silly
Unknown: Roger Hargreaves
Told By: Arthur Lowe

: Closedown

: Pobol y Cwm

(English transmitters only. First shown on BBC Cymru/Wales)

: Play School

: The Nitwits

The Hopeless Diamond Caper
A cartoon film starring superhero Tyrone who has come out of retirement to fight crime with the help of his wife Gladys, and his magic walking cane.

: Jackanory

with Joanna David
The Eyes of the Amaryllis by NATALIE BABBITT Today: Part 5
Illustrations by PAUL BIRKBECK Executive producer ANNA HOME Producer ANGELA BEECHING
Adapted and directed by PAUL STONE


Unknown: Joanna David
Unknown: Natalie Babbitt
Illustrations By: Paul Birkbeck

: Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle

Cartoon series
Tarzan and the City of Gold
Captured by the soldiers of a strange kingdom, Tarzan defies their queen and fights in the arena.

: Grange Hill

A serial in 16 episodes Part 2 by PHIL REDMOND
Duane and Tracy have been close friends for years but when they meet new classmates and discover new interests, they begin to drift apart.
For cast see page 52

: The Perishers

Written by MAURICE DODD featuring LEONARD ROSSITER as ' Boot'


Written By: Maurice Dodd
Unknown: Leonard Rossiter

: Evening News

with Kenneth Kendall Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Nationwide

Television's most popular current affairs magazine, presented each weekday evening by FRANK BOUGH SUE LAWLEY, HUGH SCULLY
JOHN STAPLETON and BOB WELLINGS The programme's team of reporters, LUKE CASEY, BERNARD CLARK , VERA GILBERT , SALLY HARDCASTLE , JOHN HITCHINS , JAMES HOGG , BILL KERR ELLIOTT, TONY WILKINSON , NICHOLAS WOOLLEY and GLYN WORSNIP , bring you films and features that reflect the way life is Nationwide. Including Sportswide with Desmond Lynam


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings
Unknown: Bernard Clark
Unknown: Vera Gilbert
Unknown: Sally Hardcastle
Unknown: John Hitchins
Unknown: James Hogg
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Unknown: Nicholas Woolley
Unknown: Glyn Worsnip
Unknown: Desmond Lynam

: The Superstars

The British Championship for the Ferguson Trophy
This week eight stars from the modern sporting world compete at the Wycombe Sports Centre.
Ian Botham , Somerset and England's powerful all-rounder
John Francome , the 1978-79 National Hunt Champion Jockey
David Lloyd , Britain's Davis Cup star; Charlie Nash , European Lightweight Champion from Northern Ireland; Danny Nightingale , gold medallist in Britain's Olympic modern pentathlon team
Derek Randall , Nottinghamshire and England's ' clown prince of cricket'; '; Daley Thompson , Commonwealth and European medallist in the decathlon
Stuart Wright , international wing three-quarter from Rugby League Champions Widnes. Commentators DAVID VINE, RON PICKERING
Produced in collaboration with Trans-World Int and Candid Productions Inc TV production PETER HYLTON CLEAVER


Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: John Francome
Unknown: David Lloyd
Unknown: Charlie Nash
Unknown: Danny Nightingale
Unknown: Derek Randall
Unknown: Daley Thompson
Unknown: Stuart Wright
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Peter Hylton Cleaver

: My Wife Next Door

Created by BRIAN CLEMENS and RICHARD WARING Written by RICHARD WARING starring _ .
John Alderton and Hannah Gordon Total Separation with Diana King Mollie Sugden , Ken Wynne
In spite of the Decree Absolute, George and Suzy almost get together - until their parents decide to take a hand.


Unknown: Brian Clemens
Unknown: Richard Waring
Written By: Richard Waring
Unknown: John Alderton
Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: Diana King
Unknown: Mollie Sugden
Unknown: Ken Wynne
Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Kenneth Sharp
Producer: Graeme Muir
Suzy: Hannah Gordon
Suzy's mother: Diana King
George: John Alderton
George's mother: Mollie Sugden
Nurse: Brenda Cowling
George's father: Ken Wynne

: Francis Durbridge

presents Breakaway Two six-part serials starring Martin Jarvis
The Family Affair: part 1
Det-Supt Sam Harvey intends to resign from the police force, but his superior at Scotland Yard, Bert Sinclair , gives him some horrifying news which forces him to stay on temporarily - or so he thinks ...
Film cameraman JOHN WYATT Film recordist DICK BOULTER Designer DON GILES


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Det-Supt Sam Harvey
Unknown: Bert Sinclair
Music By: Joe Griffiths
Unknown: John Wyatt
Unknown: Dick Boulter
Designer: Don Giles
Unknown: Ken Riddington
Unknown: Paul Ciappessoni
Sam Harvey: Martin Jarvis
Bert Sinclair: Glyn Houston
Hannah Harvey: Joan Benham
Jason Harvey: Richard Caldicot
Jill Foster: Hilary Ryan
Phil Morgan: Norman Hartley
Larry Voss: Simon Oates
Denis Blackmore: Paul Grinbergs
PC Newton: Reg Turner
PC Spiers: John Cannon
Norman Harris: John Lee
Sergeant Hunter: Jason James
Margaret Randell: Angela Browne
Potpr Bradford: Paul Shelley
Walter Randell: Derek Farr

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weekend Weather BILL GILES


Unknown: Richard Baker

: The Assassination Run

A thriller in three parts starring
Malcolm Stoddard and Mary Tamm Part 2
Frustrated by the interference of British Intelligence and the Russian KGB in the search for his wife Jill, who remains a hostage of the terrorists, Mark is running out of time and being moved inexorably towards decision point - assassination!
Music composed and conducted by JOHN SCOTT
Film editor BOB BATHGATE Produced by BOB MCINTOSH Directed by KEN HANNAM BBC Scotland
Book (same title), 90p, available from bookshops from 17 January


Unknown: Jack Gerson
Unknown: Malcolm Stoddard
Conducted By: John Scott
Unknown: Stuart Wyld
Unknown: Graham Ross
Editor: Bob Bathgate
Produced By: Bob McIntosh
Directed By: Ken Hannam
Mark Fraser: Malcolm Stoddard
Jill Fraser: Mary Tamm
Grigor: Sanor Elès
Bartlett: Leon Sinden
Louisa, Marquesa de Triana: Sheila Allen
Sir James Mackieson: James Drake
Frank Lloyd: Ben Aris
Rqlf: Seymour Matthews
Elisa: Jenny Lipman
Gudrun: Holly de Jong
Jurgen: Philip Bowen
Scherer: Ingo Mogendorf
Duke of Almirado: Daniel Guet
Costas: Vic Tablian
Peter PETER: Van Dissel
Farmer: Clemente Leon
Rocas: Manuel Garcia
Servant: Frank Bennett
Alexei: John Elliott
Marques de Triana: Leslie Towney

: Points of View

Barry Took discusses views about BBC television programmes.
Please write to: Points of View, BBC Television Centre, London W12 8QT


Unknown: Barry Took

: George Burns and Gracie Allen

in The Burns and Allen Show
Feather-brained Gracie plaguing the life out of the long-suffering George.


Unknown: Allen Show
Unknown: Feather-Brained Gracie

: The Late Film: The Sterile Cuckoo

Liza Minnelli , Wendell Burton
En route to begin his freshman year at college, biology student Jerry Payne meets ' Pookie a strange and irrepressibly talkative girl also embarking on her first college year. Gradually their friendship deepens into love,
Screenplay by ALVIN SARGENT based on the novel by JOHN NICHOLS Directed by ALAN J. PAKULA Films- page 23


Unknown: Liza Minnelli
Unknown: Wendell Burton
Unknown: Jerry Payne
Unknown: Alvin Sargent
Novel By: John Nichols
Directed By: Alan J. Pakula
Pookie Adams: Liza Minnelli
Jerry Payne: Wendell Burton
Charlie Schumacher: Tim McIntire
Landlady: Elizabeth Harrower
Pookie's father: Austin Green
Nancy Putman: Sanbra Faison
Roe: Chris Bugbee
Helen Upshaw: Jawn McKinley

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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.

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.

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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.

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