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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

Frank Bough and Nick Ross invite you to make an early morning date with Britain's first breakfast television programme. In the relaxed and informal atmosphere of the Breakfast Time studio Frank and Nick play host to the well known faces who are making the news today.

Debbie Rix and the BBC news team bring you the stories and the pictures that will make today's headlines.

Nationwide the BBC's regional studios will be waiting to give you the latest news, traffic and weather for your area. The national weather forecast comes from Breakfast Time's own weatherman, Francis Wilson, and the programme's sports presenter David Icke has all the latest news and pictures.

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

Getting Britain Fit between 6.45 and 7.0

Tonight's TV between 7.15 and 7.30

Review of the Papers and a look ahead to the day 7.32 and 8.32

Your Stars between 8.30 and 8.45

This is America between 7.45 and 8.0


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter: Nick Ross
Presenter: Debbie Rix
Weather Presenter: Francis Wilson
Sports Presenter: David Icke

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

10.10 Science Workshop: Twigs and Wood 'B'

10.32-10.52 Scene: The Biggest Epidemic of Our Time

11.30 Search: Wales and the Americas Patagonia: 1: The End of the World
In May 1865, the sailing vessel Mimosa left Liverpool. On board were the founder-members of the Welsh colony of Patagonia. Who were they? Why did they leave
Wales for an unknown land? Where, for that matter, is Patagonia?


Presenter ("Search"): Noreen Bray
Producer ("Search"): J Philip Davies

: Closedown

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Anne Diamond
Weather Jim Bacon

12.55-1.0 (Scotland only) The Scottish News

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


Newreader: Richard Whitmore
Newsreader: Anne Diamond
Weather Presenter: Jim Bacon

: Pebble Mill at One

With Donny MacLeod, Bob Langley, Marian Foster, Marjorie Lofthouse


Presenter: Donny MacLeod
Presenter: Bob Langley
Presenter: Marian Foster
Presenter: Marjorie Lofthouse

: Gran

A See-Saw programme

: Stop Go!

A See-Saw programme

: You and Me: The Window Cleaner

A series for 4- and 5-year-olds, and adults watching with them.
Michael Palin and Fulton Mackay join Anton Phillips and his young friends for today's story.


Presenter: Anton Phillips
[Actor]: Michael Palin
[Actor]: Fulton Mackay

: For Schools, Colleges

2.15 Music Time
2.40 Computer Club
The Computer and the Water Engineer

: Inside Story: Diver

The oil bonanza, which breathed life into the nation's economy, also spelled death to many young men who worked under the icy waters of the North Sea, constructing and maintaining the oil-rig. This toll of diving tragedy prompted the Government to set up schools training divers up to a recognised standard. One such is Fort Bovisand, Plymouth.

In this film the progress is charted of 16 would-be divers, who embark on a three-month course that will equip them for work on the rigs. One by one the 16 are eliminated.


Director: Peter Barber

: Play School

Story: Mr Ford the Butcher
Presenters Carol Chell, Andrew Secombe


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Andrew Secombe

: The Drak Pack

A cartoon series
Today: Dredful Weather We're Having

: Heidi: 5: Wintertime

A serial in 26 parts
Heidi has lived all summer in the mountains with her grandfather and now she is to try to persuade him to mend the Blind Grandmother's creaking house. But he seldom goes to the village, he knows no one likes him.

Produced by Intertel Television A.G.

English version directed by Louis Elman for Leah International Productions


English version directed by: Louis Elman
Heidi: Katia Polletin
Grandfather: Rene Deltgen
Goat Peter: Stefan Arpagaus
Brigitte: Gaby Fehling
Blind Grandmother: Lisa Helwig

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Sarah Greene and Peter Duncan

Hard, Very Severe: That's the grading of Wintaur's Leap - an escarpment of sheer limestone with a terrifying 210 ft drop that can defeat even the most experienced climber. In the expert hands of Stuart Thompson and John James, Peter had a go, and no one was more surprised than him to find their particular route had never been climbed successfully before!

Join Peter at the summit and think of a name for his amazing climb - your suggestion could be the one registered in the official log.


Presenter: Simon Groom
Presenter: Sarah Greene
Presenter: Peter Duncan
Expert: Stuart Thompson
Expert: John James

: Evening News

with Moira Stuart



Newsreader: Moira Stuart

: Regional newsmagazines

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
SUE LAWLEY, RICHARD KERSHAW and HUGH SCULLY on the news stones that matter and what they mean for the people of Britain, with films and features from around the United Kingdom. Including Speak for Yourself, the weekly feature that lets you do just that. Sue Lawley goes through your letters to find out what you think of the way Britain's most popular current affairs programme handles the news.
The Real Price of Fame
For the kids seeking fame, the annual Christmas show is the showcase for their talent. For the third of her reports, Anne Dia mond goes behind the scenes as the youngsters prepare for the big moment.
(Regional details as Tuesday)


Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: Anne Dia

: Tomorrow's World

The latest news from the world of science and technology.

Presented by Judith Hann, Peter Macann , Maggie Philbin and Kieran Prendiville


Presenter: Judith Hann
Presenter: Peter Macann
Presenter: Maggie Philbin
Presenter: Kieran Prendiville
Producer: Cynthia Page
Producer: David Dugan
Producer: Martin Mortimore
Producer: Dana Purvis
Editor: David Filkin

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by the Radio 1 DJs

Tonight Britain's longest running pop music show celebrates its 1,000th edition.
Since its first transmission on 1 January 1964 Top of the Pops has provided a weekly programme reflecting the bands and artists in the current hit parade.

Included in the programme are video clips and personalities from the past 19 years.
But the emphasis will be, as always, on the top pop records from this week's chart.

Top 40 on Ceefax page 176

For the best effect, viewers with stereo Radio 1 should turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones are an alternative.


Dance Director: Flick Colby
Lighting: Bill Millar
Designer: John Anderson
Producer: Michael Hurll

: Fame: Class Act

' You've got big dreams. You want fame. Well fame costs and right here's where you start paying ... '

Lydia lures a dashing Broadway star to the school to talk to the students but his visit causes problems - especially for Lydia who finds herself falling for him in a big way.


Writer: William Blinn
Director: Robert Scheerer
Lydia: Debbie Allen
Bruno: Lee Curreri
Coco: Erica Gimpel
Shorofsky: Albert Hague
Danny: Carlo Imperato
Sherwood: Carol Mayo Jenkins
Doris: Valerie Landsburg
Leroy: Gene Anthony Ray
Julie: Lori Singer
Reardon: Morgan Stevens
Angelo Martelli: Carmine Caridi
Ben Pettit: Glynn Turman

: Points of View

Barry Took with your comments in the programme you help to write.


Presenter: Barry Took
Producer: Yvonne Hewett

: Nine O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk ; Weatherman


Newreader: Michael Buerk

: Jury: 5: David

by Andrew Lynch
A series in 13 episodes
David's small chemicals business is in trouble. Orders are dropping and the bank is making threatening noises. Then comes the summons to jury service ...
Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Writer: Andrew Lynch
Costume Designer: William McPhail
Script Editor: Sally Head
Designer: Graham Lough
Producer: Colin Tucker
Courtroom sequences directed by: Peter Duguid
David's story directed by: Ken Hannam
In: David's story -
David Farrell: David Simeon
Marge: Barbara Borne
Penny: Sally Faulkner
Paul: Brian Pettifer
Alan: Elvis Payne
Bradshaw: Mark Farmer
Ken: Robert Putt
Gordon: Ivan Beavis
Sam Dorfman: Leon Lissek
Alf Smith: Bruce Barry
Richard Gidman: Geoffrey Drew
Malcolm Jarvis: Denis de Marne
Jarvis's secretary: Margaret Norris
Warehouseman: Royston Tickner
Mr Butcher: Iain Anders
In: the Court -
Judge: Alan Judd
Prosecution counsel: Sam Dastor
Defence counsel: Hugh Boss
Donald Fleming: Grant Cathro
Jennifer Patterson: Sian Thomas
Det Sgt Allen: Paul Newney
Chief clerk: John Abineri
Mr Justice Dutton: Brian Oulton
Usher: Ella Wilder
Clerk of the Court: Bronwen Gray
The: Jurors -
Mary Matthews: Gabrielle Lloyd
Andrew Cook: William Gaunt
Julian Spears: Charles Shaughnessy
Mick Thompson: Richard Piper
Elizabeth Robbins: Angela Morant
Steve Jackson: Steve Alder
Ann Coombes: Margaret Whiting
John Bannister: Desmond McNamara
Christine Cywinska: Debbie Farrington
Louise Barrett: Corinne Skinner-Carter
Gerald Sadler: Hugh Lloyd

: Question Time

With Sir Robin Day tonight are
The Rt Hon Michael Foot, MP
The Rt Hon Michael Heseltine, MP
Ann Leslie
The Rt Hon David Steel, MP


Chairman: Sir Robin Day
Panellist: Rt Hon Michael Foot, MP
Panellist: Rt Hon Michael Heseltine, MP
Panellist: Ann Leslie
Panellist: Rt Hon David Steel, MP
Director: Ann Morley
Producer: Liz Elton
Executive Producer: Barbara Maxwell

: News headlines

: Everyman: Abide with Me: The Power of a Well-Loved English Hymn

In a world that no longer speaks of death and resurrection, the great Victorian hymns are the warehouses of forbidden emotions: hunger for comfort, dread of dying, hope of eternity.

Change and decay in all around I see,
O thou who changest not, abide with me.

This film shares the moods of a hymn that can take us to the heart of religious emotion: images of the real world bathed in the glow of 'Heaven's morning': convictions that have not lost their power.

'Impressive and moving' (SUNDAY TIMES)
'Impossible to watch without tears' (THE GUARDLAM)


Series Producer: Daniel Wolf
Producer: William Nicholson

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.

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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