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: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Moira Stuart


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Weather Michael

: Regional News

(London and SE only: Financial
Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)

: Pebble Mill at One

with DONNY MACLEOD , MARIAN FOSTER MARJORIE LOFTHOUSE , DAVID FREEMAN Katharine Whitehorn of The Observer concludes her culinary series, looking ahead to Christmas with some imaginative ideas for using up what's left of the turkey.
Editor PETER HERCOMBE BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: David Freeman
Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Editor: Peter Hercombe

: Fingerbobs

A See-Saw programme Bricks with RICK JONES
Story and design by JOANNE AND MICHAEL COLE


Unknown: Rick Jones
Unknown: Michael Cole
Directed By: Michael Grafton-Robinson

: When the Bough Breaks

Eight programmes for and about parents who are concerned about the way they treat their young children.
1: Happy Families?
Producer BERNARD ADAMS (Part 2 tomorrow at 2.0 pm)
For free leaflet send large sae to [address removed]


Director: Marion Allinson
Producer: Bernard Adams

: Closedown

: Songs of Praise

from Lisburn, Northern Ireland
On Jordan's banks (Winchester New); Dear Lord and Father (Repton); At the name of Jesus (Camberwell); Make me a channel (Sebastian Temple): Mine eyes have seen the glory (Battle Hymn): Lord of all hopefulness (Slane); 0 brother man (Intercessor); Father eternal (Old 124th)

: Play School

A programme for children under 5 Presenters


Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Chris Tranchell

: Touche Turtle

assists a meek mouse against a crafty cat in Catch as Catch Can

: Jackanory

with Maureen Lipman The Mona Lisa Mystery by PAT HUTCHINS
3: The Eiffel Tower and the Mona Lisa


Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Mona Lisa Mystery
Unknown: Pat Hutchins
Unknown: Mona Lisa

: The Record Breakers

with Roy Castle and Norris McWhirter
Do you know ... who knitted a tube of tomato puree? The location of the biggest diamond?
Designer Richard MORRIS Producer ALAN RUSSELL


Unknown: Roy Castle
Unknown: Norris McWhirter
Designer: Richard Morris
Producer: Alan Russell

: Codename Icarus

A serial in five parts by RICHARD COOPER
2: Following the second disastrous missile firing, Andy becomes suspicious of the Icarus Foundation. Martin grows uneasy about what is going on at Falconleigh School. Producer PAUL STONE
Director MARILYN fox (Part 3 next Tuesday)


Unknown: Richard Cooper
Producer: Paul Stone
Director: Marilyn Fox

: Evening News

with Richard Baker Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Regional news magazines and Nationwide

Look East, Look North
Look North West, Midlands Today Nationwide (London and SE) Points West, South Today Spotlight South West
In which Britain learns whats happening from studios throughout the country. Linked live from London by FRANK BOUGH, SUE
(Regional details as Monday)


Unknown: Lawley Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Hugh Scully

: Wednesday Film: The Pride and the Passion

starring Cary Grant
Frank Sinatra , Sophia Loren
As the Spanish army retreats from Napoleon's invading troops, only a handful of guerrillas remain to carry on the fight. Their target is the heavily fortified town of Avila which they plan to take with the biggest cannon ever made, recently abandoned by the Spanish army but hundreds of miles from Avila. In their subsequent brutal, exhausting and perilous journey across Spain, the gun seems to acquire a life and personality of its own, endangering its captors as well as their enemies.
The Gun by c. s. FORESTER
Produced and directed by STANLEY KRAMER films: page 15


Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Sophia Loren
Unknown: Edward Anhalt
Directed By: Stanley Kramer
Capt Anthony Trumbull: Cary Grant
Miguel: Frank Sinatra
Juana: Sophia Loren
Gen Jouvet: Theodore Bikel
Sermaine: John Wengraf
Ballinger: Jay Novello
Carlos: Jose Nieto
Jose: Carlos Larranaga
Vidal PHILLIP: Van Zandt
Manolo PACO: El Laberinto

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Conservative Party (Also on BBC2 at 10.50 pm)

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys; Weatherman

: Sports Review of 1981

featuring the presentation to the Sports Personality of the Year by Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader
Action and entertainment in a gala programme which comes direct from the BBC Television Centre in London. Over 400 leading sports personalities gather to relive the memorable moments - some dramatic, some humorous - and the outstanding achievements of 1981. Cricket: England retain the Ashes - IAN BOTHAM and BOB WILLIS produce brilliant individual performances to destroy Australia.
Football: the World Cup qualifiers are decided. LIVERPOOL win the European Cup and League Cup, IPSWICH the UEFA Cup, TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR the FA Cup, and ASTON VILLA are League Champions.
Athletics: a year of record breaking. SEBASTIAN COE and STEVE OVETT dominate the headlines - they lower the World Mile record three times within ten days.
Tennis: JOHN MCENROE creates a storm at Wimbledon and beats BJORN BORG to end the Swede's five-year reign. CHRIS EVERT LLOYD takes the Ladies' title.
Horse Racing: Shergar dominates the flat, LESTER PIGGOTT wins his tenth Jockeys' Championship, and BOB CHAMPION is the hero of Aintree.
Golf: The Open returns to Royal St Georges at Sandwich-BILL ROGERS is a genial champion, but there's disaster for JACK NICKLAUS. Snooker: television's fastest-growing sport is dominated by its new World Champion, STEVE DAVIS. Rugby Union: a Grand Slam for the French; while in Rugby League Widnes win the Challenge Cup.
Over 7,000 runners compete in the London Marathon and the result - a dead heat.
British World Champions include JAYNE TORVILL and CHRISTOPHER DEAN (ice dancing), NEIL ADAMS (judo) and ERIC BRISTOW (darts).
The programme also features presentations to
The Team of the Year and the Outstanding Overseas Personality Sports Review introduced by Frank Bough and Harry Carpenter with David Colcman and Jimmy Hill.
Videotape editor CHRIS BOOTH Lighting NIGEL WRIGHT Designer JOHN HURST Assistant producer ELAINE ROSE


Unknown: Sir Douglas Bader
Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Bob Willis
Unknown: Sebastian Coe
Unknown: Steve Ovett
Unknown: John McEnroe
Unknown: Bjorn Borg
Unknown: Chris Evert Lloyd
Unknown: Lester Piggott
Unknown: Jack Nicklaus.
Unknown: Steve Davis.
Unknown: Jayne Torvill
Unknown: Neil Adams
Unknown: Eric Bristow
Introduced By: Frank Bough
Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: David Colcman
Unknown: Jimmy Hill.
Unknown: Nigel Wright
Designer: John Hurst
Editor: Harold Anderson

: * Parkinson

Join Michael Parkinson and his midweek guests.


Unknown: Michael Parkinson

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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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