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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

Introduced by Frank Bough and Selina Scott Timetable:
News at 6.30, 7.0, 7.30, 8.0, 8.30 with headlines on every quarter hour
Weather at 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 look ahead to the coming day: 7.32, 8.32 Getting Britain Fit between 6.45 and 7.9
The Family Budget between 6.45 and 7.0
Tonight's TV between 7.15 and 7.30 Your Stars between 8.30 and 8.45
This is America between 7.45 and
8.0 with Bob Friend


Introduced By: Frank Bough
Introduced By: Selina Scott
Unknown: Bob Friend

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.53 Capricorn Game
A Serial Adventure: Part 1
10.10 Sex Education. Beginning
This programme, which is the first of three sex' education programmes for 8- and 9-year-olds in schools, illustrates stages in the development of babies in the womb and includes film of pregnant mothers. Introduced by RICHARD CARPENTER With MELISSA DOCKER
Produced by claire CIIOVIL (Repeal)
10.35 Living in a Developing Country: Ghana
Using What's Around You
11.0 Watch
North American Indians: 1
11.17 Computer Club
The Computer and the Gymnast
Welcome to the British Gymnastics Championships 198 .. How can a computer help up-and-coming young gymnasts to master the techniques that will bring them the medals? Presenter mari pritchard Producer roein gwvn


Introduced By: Richard Carpenter
Unknown: Melissa Docker
Produced By: Claire Ciiovil

: Closedown

: News After Noon

Richard Whitmorc , Judith Stamper Weather MICHAEL FISH
12.55-1.0 (Scotland only) The Scottish News
12.57 Regional News
(London and SE: Financial Report and News Headlines with subtitles)


Unknown: Richard Whitmorc
Unknown: Judith Stamper
Unknown: Weather Michael

: Heads and Tails

A See-Saw programme

: You and Me: The Fireman

Susan Calland invites young viewers, mums, and teachers to watch an exciting rescue. (Repeat)


Presenter: Susan Calland

: For Schools, Colleges

2.15 Watch with subtitles for the deaf
North American Indians - Tipis
The whole of this term's Watch output is having a special transmission with subtitles in vision for the deaf. In the opening programme JAMES EARL ADAIR introduces the plains Indians and shows how the tipis were perfectly suited to their nomadic way of life. Producer TOM STANIER

: SkyeTrek

The most spectacular journey in Britain - the traverse along the peaks of the Cuillin Hills in the Isle of Skye. Peter Thomas, a local climbing guide, takes two girls along this chain of peaks. Their journey begins at Loch Skavaig and ends on the summit of Sgurr nan Gillean.
Producer bill hook . BBC Scotland


Unknown: Sgurr Nan Gillean.
Director: Robin Chalmers
Producer: Bill Hook

: 21st Anniversary Songs of Praise

from Wesley's Chapel
Guide me 0 thou great Redeemer (Cwm Rhondda); And can It be (Cardiff); Summer and spring; Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (Hyfrydol); 0 thou who earnest from above (Hereford); Lord of the dance (Shaker); The day thou gavest (St Clement); All my hope on God is founded (Michael).
Conductor MICHAEL ARMITAGE Organist RONALD Thompson Producer Elizabeth GORT
Series producer jim mirray


Conductor: Michael Armitage
Organist: Ronald Thompson

: Regional News

: Play School

(Shown on BBC2 at 11.0am)

: The Record Breakers

with Roy Castle and Norris McWhirter
An opportunity to see again some highlights from the last series, when Roy and Norris discovered the longest, shortest, highest, lowest, rarest, deepest, greatest-more people and things with a place among the record breakers.


Unknown: Roy Castle
Unknown: Norris McWhirter
Designer: Rosemary Hester
Producer: Alan Russell

: The Song and the Story: Apocalypse Then

with Isla St Clair
For 20 years Napoleon dominated Europe. He changed the history of France and the world. But he did something else - he invented total war. Everyone would be involved, young and old, men and boys, women and children. A few adventurous girls even dressed in men's clothes and enlisted in the army.
Isla restates some of these adventures and sings some rare and lovely songs written when only this tiny island stood against him.


Presenter/Singer: Isla St Clair
Music: Rick Kemp
Costume Design: Laura Ergis
Make-up Design: Vanessa Poulton
Photography: Martin Patmore
Film Editor: Peter Barber
Writer/Director: David Turnbull

: 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 Scene Around Six
Reporting Scotland, Wales Today and at 6.22


Reporters: Pattie Coldwell
Reporters: Anne Diamond
Unknown: John Higgins
Unknown: James Hogg
Unknown: Marshall Lee
Unknown: Tony Wilkin
Unknown: Nicholas Woolley

: Triangle

Episode 7 by Robert Del Valle
With only a short time before the deadline the search for the bombs continues...
(Episode 8 tomorrow at 7.0)


Writer: Robert Del Valle
Music composed By: Johnny Pearson
Storylines: Ben Steed
Script editor: Ted Rhodes
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Terence Dudley
John Anderson: Michael Craig
Sarah Hallam: Penelope Horner
Matt Taylor: Larry Lamb
Judith: Joan Greenwood
Mrs Landers: Dawn Addams
David West: George Baker
Charles Woodhouse: Paul Jerricho
Christine Harris: Sandra Payne
Roger Powell: Michael Elwyn
Douglas Evans: Christopher Saul
Bill Ryan: Jamie Roberts
Barry Peters: Christopher Gray
Lisa Watkins: Marion Owen Smith
Ted Anderson: Jonathan Scott-Taylor
Jack Tyler: Glynn Sweet
Graeme Butler: Lee Walker
Stefan Krystalski: Richard Marner
Beth Brooks: Janette Legge
Geoff Brooks: John D Collins
Cade Jackson: Jerry Harte
Passenger: Jean Challis
Passenger: Kenneth Shanley

: Cliff! .

The last of four programmes My Kinda Life
Is Cliff Richard too good to be true? How has he survived for over 20 years as the golden boy of pop and still remained unscathed? In this final programme we look at the fans, the fame and the fortune that go to make up a superstar, and aim to catch the man behind the image. Along with comments from Olivia Newton-John and The Shadows, Cliff himself talks freely about his life, his loves, temptations and beliefs. As he sings in the title track : ' It's my kinda life and I like it'.
This series has been made in association With LELLA PRODUCTIONS PLC Film editor PAULINE DYKES Producer NORMAN STONE


Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Olivia Newton-John
Editor: Pauline Dykes

: Now Get Out of That

Introduced by Bernard Falk
Tonight the teams from Britain and the United States continue to make their escape across country.
Transport is provided to speed up this race against the clock, but somehow problems arise. Making a shelter from brushwood and cooking a meal from raw vegetables also has its moments and after 14 hours' non-stop activity, tempers are getting a little frayed.
BBC Pebble Mill


Presenter: Bernard Falk
Producer: Philip Franklin
Executive Producer: Derek Smith

: Tears Before Bedtime: 5: Away From it All

Written by Richard Waring
Starring Geraldine McEwan and Francis Matthews
Having decided they couldn't take any more of the pop music, weird fashions and rebellious behaviour practised by their children, aged 18,19 and 20, Anne and Geoffrey stole away into the night.
Now 70 miles north and having rented a tatty basement flat, they meet their new neighbours.
Featuring Aubrey Morris


Writer: Richard Waring
Lighting: Mike Jefferies
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer/Director: Harold Snoad
Anne Dickens: Geraldine McEwan
Geoffrey Dickens: Francis Matthews
Mr Willoughby: Aubrey Morris
Herbert: Frank Williams
Vicki: Amanda Bairstow
Giles: Nigel Greaves
Simon: Anthony Calf

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the SDP/Liberal Alliance

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys Weatherman


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Play for Today: The Falklands Factor

Written and compiled from historical sources by Don Shaw

Is there nothing new under the sun? 1770. The South Atlantic. A fleet sets sail from Buenos Aires to expel the British forces and reconquer the Falkland Islands. A major international crisis explodes. What follows may sound strangely familiar, but is firmly based on the historical record and the actual speeches and writings of the time.
(Subtitles on Ceefax page 170)


Writer/Compiled by: Don Shaw
Music composed by: Andy Roberts
Lighting: John Summers
Designer: Dick Coles
Script Editor: Stuart Griffiths
Producer: Louis Marks
Director: Colin Bucksey
Dr Samuel Johnson: Donald Pleasence
Lord North: John Bird
William Pitt, Earl of Chatham: Terence Rigby
William Strahan: James Grout
Nicholas Calvert: Norman Rodway
Edmund Burke: Ben Aris
Mr Dowdeswell: Malcolm Terris
Blanding: Nicholas Gecks
'Junius': Clive Merrison
Mrs Williams: Julia McCarthy
Hockey: Alun Lewis
First MP: Christopher Ellison
Second MP: Angus MacKay
A beggar: David Purcell
Mr Dyson: Matthew Scurfield
Man in coffee house: David Timson
Speaker of the House of Commons: John Owens
Serving boy: Shaun Wallace
Man taken by press gang: Derek Ware
Press gang: Paddy Joyce
Press gang: Mike Kemp
Press gang: David Jackson
Ruffian: Stewart Harwood
Ruffian: Michael Greatorex
Ruffian: Harry Fielder
Narrator: Warren Clarke

: People and Power

David Dimbleby returns' with' the weekly magazine that looks at the lighter as well as the serious side of politics. with film reports from Bill Kerr Elliot and Stephen Brad , shaw and gossip, comment and analysis from John Cole and Michael White. Including this week:
The Image Makers - report on .tRe advertising agencies and marketing consultants who are
'- already gearing up for the General
Election campaign! ,' And an interview with. The Rt Hon Shirley Williams , mp,' President of the Social Democratic" Party.


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Bill Kerr Elliot
Unknown: Stephen Brad
Unknown: John Cole
Unknown: Michael White.
Unknown: Shirley Williams
Editor: Colin Martin
Editor: Richard Tait

: News Headlines

: Barbara Mandrell

and The Mandrell Sisters with guests Dolly Parton and John Schneider.
Directed by BOB HENRY


Unknown: Dolly Parton
Unknown: John Schneider.
Directed By: Bob Henry
Produced By: Ernest Chambers

About this project

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.

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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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