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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

With Frank Bough and Selina Scott
News at 6.30, 7.0, 7.30,
8.0, 8.30 with headlines on every 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
The Family Budget 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 coming day: 7.32,8.32 This is America between 7.45 and
8.0 with Bob Friend
Your Stars between 8.30 and 8.45


Unknown: Frank Bough

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.35 Encounter: Germany Meeting Point
9.53 Capricorn Game
A serial adventure: part 3
10.10 Sex Education. Full Circle
The last of three programmes for 8- and 9-year-olds. It deals with conception, the sexual differences between male and female bodies and the function of the sex organs. It also shows the care of babies by their parents. Introduced by RICHARD CARPENTER With MELISSA DOCKER Producer CLAIRE CROVIL
10.35 Living in a Developing-Country: Ghana
The Big Project
11.0 Watch
North American Indians: 3
11.17 Computer Club
The Computer and the Transport Planner. All aboard! How can a computer help solve the problems of conveying by sea the million or so people between the Greek main-land and the islands in the best possible way? Presenter MARI PRICHARD Producer ROBIN GWYN
11.40-11.45 Mind Stretchers
Problem: Calendars
12.3 pm Let's Go. 3: Let's Go Away ... on a day trip or holiday


Introduced By: Richard Carpenter
Unknown: Melissa Docker
Producer: Claire Crovil
Presenter: Mari Prichard
Producer: Robin Gwyn

: Closedown

: News After Noon

Richard Whitmore , Anne Diamond Weather JIM BACON
12.55-1.0 (Scotland only) The Scottish News
12.57 Regional News
(London ana SE: Financial Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Anne Diamond
Unknown: Weather Jim Bacon

: Heads and Tails

A See-Saw programme

: For Schools, Colleges

2.15 Watch with subtitles for the deaf - North American Indians -
Growing Up. LOUISE HALL-TAYLOR and JAMES EARL ADAIR make a cradleboard for a papoose and learn how to communicate with sign language and picture writing. Producer TOM STANIER


Unknown: Louise Hall-Taylor
Unknown: James Earl Adair
Producer: Tom Stanier

: Death of the Dinosaurs

One of the greatest mysteries of all time occurred 65 million years ago. There was a mass extinction of life: three-quarters of all-known species were wiped out. Perhaps the best-known of all the animals that disappeared were the dinosaurs. Scientists have long puzzled over what caused these extinctions. Recently, however, a theory has been proposed that may begin to account for them...
'Mind-boggling detective story' (Daily Mail)


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Graham Massey
Written and Produced by: John Groom

: Your Songs of Praise Choice

Subtitles on Ceefax page 170

: Regional News

: Play School

: Take Two

Introduced by Lucie Skeaping

The return of the series where you pick clips from your favourite programmes and watch them again. The programme's cameras will be back visiting schools around the country giving you a chance to become a television critic. There'll also be a competition every week and special guests popping in now and again.

Write to Take Two; BBC Television [address removed]


Presenter: Lucie Skeaping
Designer: George Kyriakides
Director: Jonathan Dent
Producer: Philip Chilvers

: Think of a Number

with Johnny Ball
A lighthearted exploration of science and number. This week
Johnny decides to Box Clever and looks into the magic of boxes. He discovers the secrets of Doctor Who's Tardis, a box that looks like one but Isn't, and a machine that makes boxes quicker than you can. Also there's a disappearing box and a box that's bigger on the inside than on the outside.
Written by JOHNNY BALL


Unknown: Johnny Ball
Written By: Johnny Ball
Producer: Albert Barber

: Evening News

with Richard Whitmore ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: 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 6.25


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

: Triangle: Episode 11

A passenger reports seeing a rabid dog and the search begins.


Writer: Ben Steed
Music composed by: Johnny Pearson
Script Editor: Ted Rhodes
Designer: Colin Blaymires
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Darrol Blake
John Anderson: Michael Craig
Sarah Hallam: Penelope Horner
Matt Taylor: Larry Lamb
Judith: Joan Greenwood
Mrs Landers: Dawn Addams
David West: George Baker

: Wildlife on One

The Return of the Sea Eagle
Narrated by David Attenborough
White-tailed sea eagles are spectacular as they plunge for fish in. Norwegian fjords, and soar to their nests in some of the most magnificent scenery in Europe. They used to breed in Scotland, but man relentlessly persecuted them to extinction. Now they're back, and if all goes well, they'll be making front-page news.
Photography HUGH MILES
Written and produced by RICHARD BROCK BBC Bristol
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Hugh Miles
Produced By: Richard Brock

: Tales of the Gold Monkey

Ripping yarns of intrigue and high adventure in the South Seas Last Chance Louie
Trouble is in the offing when Louie comes across fellow French-man Maurice LaBatier. Louie confides in Jake that Maurice is an old infantry mate who betrayed his unit's position to the Germans then ran off with the woman Louie loved. When Maurice is murdered, Louie is arrested and Jake has to fly to Saigon 4to save him from the guiHotine


Unknown: Maurice Labatier.
Written By: Tom Greene
Unknown: George Geiger
Directed By: Jim Fergo
Jake Cutter: Stephen Collins
Sarah White: Caitlin O'Heaney
CorkV: Jeff MacKay
Louie: Roddy McDowall
Gushie: Les Janxey
Genefe LaBatier: Faye Grant
Maurice LaBatier: Curt Lowens
Governor :: Jay Robinson
Magistrate: Henry Darrow

: Tears Before Bedtime

Written by RICHARD WARING starring _
Geraldine McEwan and Francis Matthews
Having reluctantly left their children, aged 18, 19 and 20, because they had become impossible to live with, Anne and Geoffrey have
Settled down 70 miles north of the family home. Anne has managed to find herself a job but Geoffrey hasn't been so lucky - so far! 7: Jobs for the Boy featuring Derek Waring
Elizabeth Counsell , Aubrey Morris
Signature tune and Incidental music MICK INGMANKE JEFFERIES
Studio lighting MIKE JEFFERIES
FUm cameraman WILLIAM DUDMAN Film editor MIKE JACKSON .Designer TIM GLEESON produced and directed by HAROLD SNOAD


Written By: Richard Waring
Unknown: Geraldine McEwan
Unknown: Francis Matthews
Unknown: Derek Waring
Unknown: Elizabeth Counsell
Unknown: Aubrey Morris
Unknown: Mike Jefferies
Unknown: William Dudman
Editor: Mike Jackson
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Directed By: Harold Snoad
Anne Dickens: Geraldine McEwan
Geoffrey Dickens: Francis Matthews
Mr Hathoway: Derek Waring
Publican: Peter Hughes
Lady Lavenham: Elizabeth Counsell
Mr Willoughby: Aubrey Morris
Mrs Jefferies: Hazel McBride

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys. Weatherman


Unknown: John Humphrys.

: Play for Today: A Matter of Choice for Billy

Belfast 1978: the Martin family, a year on. Norman is away in England, and his eldest son, Billy, and daughter, Lorna, are in charge of their younger sisters, Ann and Maureen.

How can Billy and Lorna square their family responsibilities with their personal lives?
An awkward relative, about whom they disagree, is about to descend on them... Ann is a handful... disturbing news arrives from Norman.
For Billy (and others) a choice has to be made.


Writer: Graham Reid
Lighting: John Summers
Designer: Diane Menaul
Producer: Chris Parr
Producer: Neil Zeiger
Director: Paul Seed
Billy Martin: Kenneth Branagh
Lorna Martin: Brid Brennan
Norman: James Ellis
Ann: Tracey Lynch
Maureen: Aine Gorman
Uncle Andy: Mark Mulholland
Pauline Magill: Julia Dearden
Ian: Colum Convey
Valerie Agnew: Anne McCartney
Shirley: Chrissie Cotterill
John Fletcher: John Hewitt
Headmaster: Nigel Anthony
June: Mary Jackson
Joan: Deirdre Morgan

: People and Power

David Dimbleby presents the weekly magazine that looks at the lighter as well as the serious side of politics, with film reports from Bill Kerr Elliott and Stephen Bradshaw, and gossip, comment and analysis from John Cole and Michael White.
Including this week:
Cruelty to Politicians?
For more than 200 years cartoonists have been lampooning British politicians. Do they mean it-and what do the victims think of the artists who make a living out of caricaturing them?
Election Fever - Clement Freud, MP, on the strange effects the rumours of a June election are having on the backbenches.
Plus an interview with The Rt Hon Denis Healey, MP, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party.


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Bill Kerr Elliott
Reporter: Stephen Bradshaw
Commentator: John Cole
Commentator: Michael White
Speaker: Clement Freud
Interviewee: Denis Healey
Director: Sue McMahon
Deputy Editor: Colin Martin
Editor: Richard Tait

: News Headlines

: Sergeant Bilko

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko
The one and only Bilko continues to con everyone in sight.

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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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