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: Breakfast Time

Frank Bough and Sclina Scott invite you to start your day with Breakfast Time and its mix of news, comment, weather. traffic and sport. Regular features include Mike Smith 's look at the pop scene, and Breakfast Time's cookery correspondent Glynn Christian with his tips. Timetable:
News at 6.30, 7.0, 7.30, 8.0. 8.30 with headlines on the quarter hour Weather 6.31, 6.57. 7.27, 7.57, 8.27 Sport at 6.42, 7.18, 8.18
Regional News, weather and traffic at 6.45, 7.15, 7.45, 8.15
Review of the Papers and a look ahead to the day at 7.32, 8.32
Getting Britain Fit between 6.45 and 7.0
Tonight's TV between 7.15 and 7.30 Your Stars between 8.30 and 8.45
Food and Cooking from 8.45 to 9.0 Pop between 7.30 and 7.45


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Sclina Scott
Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Glynn Christian

: What on Earth....?

Five natural history quiz programmes in which Michael Jordan invites you to test your own knowledge against that of the experts: Sheila Anderson, Michael Boorer and Malcolm Coe
BBC Bristol


Presenter: Michael Jordan
Expert: Sheila Anderson
Expert: Michael Boorer
Expert: Malcolm Coe
Producer: John Dobson

: Interval

: You and Me: a e i o u

A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. (Repeat)

: For Schools, Colleges

10.15 Everyday Maths: Play Now, Pay Later

10.38 Home Economics: Fats

11.0 Words and Pictures: Master Salt the Sailor's Son

11.17 The Music Arcade: Sounds - Giving Signals

11.40 Read On!: Following the Trail

12.03 Russian Language and People: 16
Learn a little Russian and look at life in the Soviet Union.

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Jane Franchi
Weather Michael Fish


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore
Newsreader: Jane Franchi
Weatherman: Michael Fish

: Regional News

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

: Pebble Mill at One

With Donny MacLeod, Marian Foster and Marjorie Lofthouse
BBC Pebble Mill


Presenter: Donny MacLeod
Presenter: Marian Foster
Presenter: Marjorie Lofthouse
Editor: Peter Hercombe

: Bod

A See-Saw programme

: For Schools, Colleges

2.1 Watch
Making a TV programme

2.18 Near and Far: Streams and Rivers

2.40 Merry-go-Round
An Open Programme

: Everybody's Doin' It: 2: The British at Play

A series of nine programmes drawn from 1920s-30s home movies.
Contrary to the opinion of many who feel the British lack spontaneity and joy, this programme presents us as a nation of enthusiasts... with imagination, ingenuity and a sense of the ridiculous and absurd.


Written and narrated by: John Julius Norwich
Film editor: David Wyatt
Producer: Margaret McCall

: We Bring You Live Pictures

Four programmes about the pioneering days of television outside broadcasts, narrated by John Craven
2: A Grandstand View
Sport was what many people with television sets most wanted to see, but in the 40s and 50s the broadcasters found three main obstacles to providing it. This programme tells how these problems were solved and how, with the coming of commercial TV in the mid-50s, the BBC's outside broadcast coverage of sport played an important part in the new competition for viewers.
(First shown on BBC2)


Narrator: John Craven
Director: Michael Parker
Producer: Martin L. Bell

: Play School

: Jackanory

with Bernard Holley
Jonny Briggs and the Galloping Wedding by JOAN EADINGTON 3: Rita's Revenge


Unknown: Bernard Holley
Unknown: Jonny Briggs
Unknown: Joan Eadington

: Take Hart

with Tony Hart and COLIN BENNETT as the Caretaker Sand
Homemade sandpaper, sand sculpture how to colour sand, Mr Ben nett's shopping trip, fabulous glassware and enormous sand dunes.


Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Colin Bennett
Unknown: Mr Ben
Unknown: Sharon Miller
Director: Jane Tarleton
Producer: Christopher Pilkington

: John Craven's Newsround


Presenter: John Craven

: The Machine Gunners: 1

by Robert Westall, dramatised in six parts by William Corlett
The year is 1941, and Tyneside is suffering some of its heaviest bombing. The morning after a raid, Chas goes looking for war souvenirs and finds something really big.
Back Pages: 83


Author: Robert Westall
Dramatised by: William Corlett
Costume designer: Diana Desoutter
Film cameraman: David Feig
Designer: Marjorie Pratt
Executive Producer: Paul Stone
Director: Colin Cant
Audrey Parton: Debbie Breen
Colin Spalding: Paul Butcher
Nicky NichoI: Alastair Craig
Clogger Duncan: Andrew Craig
Cuthbert: Anthony Dalby
Sergeant Green: John Gannie
Stan Liddell: Harry Herring
Mrs McGill: Pauline Moriarty
Fatty Hardy: Michael Mould
Boddser Brown: Raymond Pattison
Cem Jones: Tony Saint
Cuthbert's mother: Jean Southern
Chas McGill: Shaun Taylor
Air-raid warden: David West
Mr McGill: Les Wilde
Headmaster: Des Young

: Paddington: Paddington in Touch

by Michael Bond.


Author: Michael Bond
Narrator: Michael Hordern
Animated and directed by: Ivor Wood
Music by: Herbert Chappell
Executive Producer: Graham Clutterbuck

: Evening News

with Moira Stuart ; Weatherman


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Regional news magazines

Look East, Look North
Look North West, Midlands Today South East at Six
Points West, South Today Spotlight South West and at 6.22
Presented this evening by SUE LAWLEY and RICHARD KERSHAW with contributions from studios around the United Kingdom.
(Regional details as Monday)


Unknown: Richard Kershaw

: Doctor Who: Terminus: Part 4

starring Peter Davison.
The last of a four-part story by Steve Gallagher
Can the Doctor save Terminus?
(For cast see Tuesday, page 45)
Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


The Doctor: Peter Davison
Writer: Steve Gallagher

: A Question of Sport

Willie Carson and Bill Beaumont captain two teams of sporting celebrities. David Coleman tests their knowledge of the faces, facts and feats, reviving memories of the greatest - and the funniest - moments in sport.


Questionmaster: David Coleman
Team captain: Willie Carson
Team captain: Bill Beaumont
Executive producer: Hazel Lewthwaite
Director: Peter Hayward
Producer: Mike Adley

: Open All Hours

by Roy Clarke
starring Ronnie Barker and David Jason with Lynda Baron.


Writer: Roy Clarke
Music: Max Harris
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Arkwright: Ronnie Barker
Granville: David Jason
Nurse Gladys Emmanuel: Lynda Baron
Mrs Blewitt: Kathy Staff
Mr Bristow: Roger Elliott
Motorcyclist: Stuart Fell

: Dallas

Legacy Pamela makes a shock announcement to Bobby and a very important will causes major surprises which are likely to have far-reaching effects on the people concerned....
Poster available, fl.75, from BBC Publictty. 10 Cavendish Place, London WIA 1AA


Unknown: Legacy Pamela
Ellie: Barbara Bel Geddes
J R: Larry Hagman
Bobby: Patrick Duffy
Sue Ellen: Linda Gray
Pamela: Victoria Principal
Lucy: Charlene Tilton
Ray: Steve Kanaly
Donna: Susan Howard
Cliff: Ken Kercheval
Clayton: Howard Keel
Afton: Audrey Landers
Timothy: Patrick Murphy
Morgan: Brittany Mickey
Morgan Brittany: Katherine Wentworth
Holly Harwood: Lois Chiles
Walt Driscoll: Ben Piazza
Sam Reynolds: Michael Currie

: Nine O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weatherman


Newsreader: Michael Buerk

: Burton

A Portrait of a Superstar Written and narrated by JAMES FENTON
Richard Burton , the 12th child of a collier, Die Jenkins , was born in the South Wales mining village of Pontrhydyfen in 1925. Nobody could have known then. that before his 30th birthday, he would be hailed as the best Shakespearean actor of his generation, star in several Hollywood films, including My Cousin Rachel and The Robe, the first film in Cinemascope, and within a year or so would be a tax exile and a millionaire and all with no formal dramatic training or repertory experience.
Since then, his flamboyant life style, especially during his marriage to Elizabeth Taylor , has seldom been far from the front pages of the world's press. Now. at the age of 57, he looks back on this remarkable life, and talks about his career on the stage and screen, and his struggle against alcoholism.
Also appearing are Robert Hardy , Anthony Quayle , and Philip Bur ton, the Pygmalion-like Port Talbot schoolmaster whoirecog-y nised and nurtured the talent of the young Jenkins. and/ gave him his name.


Unknown: James Fenton
Unknown: Richard Burton
Unknown: Die Jenkins
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Unknown: Robert Hardy
Unknown: Anthony Quayle
Unknown: Philip Bur
Editor: John Brewser
Producer: Brian Turvey

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Harry Carpenter
The top events, stories and personalities in sport, at home and abroad, featuring tonight: International Athletics: from Cosford
Great Britain v USSR
The first match indoors, between the two countries will provide exciting viewing. The Soviet team. with just ten days to go before the European Indoor Championships, will be at full strength, and will not want to be beaten.
British strength will be in the track events, but the Soviets should dominate the field events. Organised by the BAAB
Television presentation:


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Commentators: Ron Pickering
Producer: Roger Moody
Editor: Harold Anderson

: News Headlines

: Tim Rice

Amiable megastar Tim Rice invites you to join him and his guests for conversation, music and entertainment from the Green-wood Theatre in London.
Executive producer FRANCES WHITAKER


Designer: David Buckingham
Director: Philip Chilvers
Producer: David F.
Producer: Frances Whitaker

: Weatherman

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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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