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: Ceefax AM

starts your day with half-an-hour of news, sport, weather and travel available to all viewers, whether or not they have teletext sets.

: Breakfast Time

Frank Bough and Selina Scott are the 'Breakfast Time hosts to people and personalities making the headlines.
News with Andrew Harvey : 6.30,
7.0, 7.30, 8.0, 8.30 with headlines on every quarter hour
Weather with Francis Wilson :
6.31, 6.57, 7.27, 7.57, 8.27
Sport with David Icke : 6.42, 7.18,
Regional News, weather and traffic:
6.45, 7.15, 7.45, 8.15
Getting Britain Fit with Diana Moran between 6.45 and 7.0
Tonight's TV between 7.15 and 7.30 Consumer Holiday Feature between 7.30 and 7.45
Review, of the Papers and a look ahead to the day: 7.32 and 8.32
Your Stars with Russell Grant between 8.30 and 8.45
Food and Cooking with Glynn Christian between 8.45 and 9.0


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Francis Wilson
Unknown: David Icke
Unknown: Diana Moran
Unknown: Russell Grant
Unknown: Glynn Christian

: Closedown

: You and Me

Introducing the numbers 3 and 5. Marine's Piano by CHRIS ABUK


Unknown: Chris Abuk
Presenter: Charubala Chokshi

: For Schools, Colleges

Music Time. Voices

: World Cup Cricket

The 1983 Prudential World Cup England v Pakistan from Lord's
India v Australia from Trent Bridge
Peter West and Tony Lewis introduce coverage of the matches at Lord's and Trent Bridge together with the latest scores from the other games: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Bristol, West Indies v Zimbabwe at Worcester


Presenter: Peter West
Presenter: Tony Lewis

: For Schools, Colleges

Merry-go-Round. Sun Savers
The sun is our largest power station. With a bit of care the sun could be the answer to many of our energy problems. Producer JILL GLINDON REED
Series producer EDWARD HAYWARD


Producer: Jill Glindon
Producer: Edward Hayward

: World Cup Cricket

Further coverage

: For Schools, Colleges

11.42 Tout compris
A la pêche; d l'unisson; a la fete du quatorze juillet
12.0 Mind Stretchers
Solution: Bridges

: World Cup Cricket

Further coverage

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Sandi Marshall Weather BILL GILES


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Sandi Marshall
Unknown: Weather Bill Giles

: The Scottish News

(Scotland only)

1.27 Regional News

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

: Chigley

A See-Saw programme. (Repeat)

: World Cup Cricket

Further coverage from Lord's and Trent Bridge

: For Schools, Colleges

Words and Pictures The Flood is Coming
' The flood is coming and we shall all be drowned,' yells the tortoise and alarms all the animals who fly for their lives. A wise lion stems the panic and establishes the true facts.


Producer: Moyra Gambleton

: World Cup Cricket

Further coverage

: Regional News

: Play School

: Space Sentinels

The Jupiter Spore

: Newsround

with Paul McDowell


Unknown: Paul McDowell

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Sarah Greene, Peter Duncan and Janet Ellis
Barbecue Special: Banana chocolate, nutty burgers, barbecue parcels and apple delight are just a few of the favourite outdoor recipes sent by Blue Peter viewers to test on the barbecue Simon and Peter built. Percy Thrower has nobly agreed to be taster-in-chief and Goldie will be standing by to mop up.


Presenter: Simon Groom
Presenter: Sarah Greene
Presenter: Peter Duncan
Presenter: Janet Ellis
Guest: Percy Thrower

: Evening News

with Moira Stuart Weatherman


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Regional news magazines

Look East with Judi Lines
Look North (Newcastle) with Mike Neville
Look North (Leeds) with Harry Gration , Mike Smartt
Judith Stamper , John Thirlwell
Look North West with Stuart Hall Midlands Today with Alan Towers and Kay Alexander
South East at Six with Sue Cook Laurie Mayer and Fran Morrison
Points West with Graham Purches Gerald Haycock and Vivien Creegor South Today with Bruce Parker and Jennl Murray
Spotlight South West with Chris Denham and Fern Britton Scene Around Six with Sean Rafferty Reporting Scotland with Mary Marquis Wales Today with Noreen Bray and Chris Morgan


Unknown: Mike Neville
Unknown: Look North
Unknown: Harry Gration
Unknown: Mike Smartt
Unknown: Judith Stamper
Unknown: Stuart Hall Midlands
Unknown: Alan Towers
Unknown: Kay Alexander
Unknown: Cook Laurie Mayer
Unknown: Graham Purches
Unknown: Gerald Haycock
Unknown: Vivien Creegor
Unknown: Bruce Parker
Unknown: Chris Denham
Unknown: Fern Britton
Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Mary Marquis Wales
Unknown: Noreen Bray
Unknown: Chris Morgan

: Nationwide

Throughout the week Sue Lawley, Richard Kershaw and Hugh Scully bring you the issues that matter and the topics that entertain with BBC studios and reporting teams around Britain.
Including Watchdog


Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Producers: Michael Hogan
Editors: Philip Harding
Editor: Roger Bolton

: Regional programmes

LONDON AND SCOTLAND Living Legends: Dick Whittington
Magnus Magnusson traces the history of the real Richard Whittington - a skilful, medieval business-man.

SOUTH WEST Our Undersea World
The Raising of Holland 1: Britain's first submarine sank off the Eddy-stone Rock 70 years ago. Sandi Marshall followed her salvage last year from the seabed to her present place of honour.

SOUTH South Sport
David Icke introduces John Ackroyd, designer of Thrust 2, and Derek Warwick , racing driver; Neil Coppendale visits Chris Carter ; Chris Law reports on sailing; Marie Thomas finds out about tug-of-war.

WEST A Fair Stint of the River
A film of last year's 100-mile raft race down the River Wye from Hay to Chepstow.

Dennis McCarthy visits a dog sanctuary at Frisby and looks at guide dog training. Joe Braddon looks at hunting dogs. Vet Don Haxby answers your questions, and Chas finally makes it.

EAST It's Your Image
The annual competition for BBC East cine awards. Judges: Malcolm Freegard and Bernard Ashby. Presented by Anne Gregg

NORTH WEST The Brass Beat
Roy Castle follows the beat and explains the background. Tonight Harry Mortimer joins Foden's OTS Band, the north west champions.

Baritone Thomas Allen tells Eric Robson of the heroes he has admired, from childhood in Seaham to fame in concerts and opera.

NORTH A Voyage Between Two Seas
Along the Ouse and Humber to the Sea: the last lap aboard a Humber keel and a pilot cutter, with Pete Morgan.

Paul Maxwell chairs a debate on the future with the Youth Advisory Group. Athens holiday winners are announced; 'stop smoking' volunteers result.
With Maeve Murphy , Mark Robson and The Blue Terrapins

WALES Make it Work
Linda Mitchell and David Parry Jones present new ideas for beating the recession biues.


Unknown: Dick Whittington
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Richard Whitting
Unknown: Sandi Marshall
Introduces: David Icke
Unknown: John Ack
Unknown: Derek Warwick
Unknown: Neil Coppendale
Unknown: Chris Carter
Unknown: Chris Law
Unknown: Marie Thomas
Unknown: Dennis McCarthy
Unknown: Joe Braddon
Unknown: Don Haxby
Unknown: Malcolm Freegard
Unknown: Bernard Ashby.
Presented By: Anne Gregg
Unknown: Roy Castle
Unknown: Harry Mortimer
Baritone: Thomas Allen
Unknown: Eric Robson
Unknown: Pete Morgan.
Unknown: Paul Maxwell
Unknown: Maeve Murphy
Unknown: Mark Robson
Unknown: Linda Mitchell
Unknown: David Parry

: Matt Houston

starring and guest starring
The Visitors
A blinding flash of light in the desert, an ear-splitting noise, a column of white smoke and a top scientist lies dead. Does Matt have to deal with extra-terrestrial visitors before he solves the mystery?


Written By: Calvin Clements
Directed By: Barbara Peters
Matt Houston: Lee Horsley
C J Parsons: Pamela Hensley
Lt Novelli: John Aprea
Mama Novelli: Penny Santon
Dr Ivar Mardosian: Robert Aida
Carl Burke: Dane Clark
Barbara Newton: Shelley Fabares
Stu Glick: David Groh

: Panorama

Presented by Richard Lindley
In the aftermath of the election campaign, Michael Cockerell goes behind the leadership contest and the arguments over policy to look at the marketing techniques which separated the winner from the losers.


Presented By: Richard Lindley
Unknown: Michael Cockerell
Editor: Andrew Clayton
Editor: George Carey

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys Weatherman


Unknown: John Humphrys

: The Gay Lord Quex

by ARTHUR WING PINERO continues the summer season of Play of the Month starring with When Sophie, the manicurist, learns that her best friend Muriel is to be married to the notorious and middle-aged Lord Quex, she determines to prevent it by exposing him for the despicable roue he is. But her plans go badly wrong. Pinero's bitter-sweet comedy, first performed in 1898, scandalised the playgoers of the day with its unblushing portrayal of marital and sexual mores.
Music composed by WILFRED JOSEPHS and conducted by MARCUS DODS Lighting JOHN SUMMERS


Unknown: Arthur Wing Pinero
Composed By: Wilfred Josephs
Conducted By: Marcus Dods
Designer: Cecilia Brereton
Editor: Stuart Griffiths
Directed By: Claude Whatham
The Marquess of Quex: Anton Rodgers
Sophie Fullgarney: Lucy Gutteridge
Sir Chichester Frayne: Julian Holloway
Mrs Eden: Rosalind Ayres
The Countess of Owbridge: Evelyn Laye
The Duchess of Strood: Hannah Gordon
Muriel Eden: Tacy Kneale
Capt Napier Bastling: Shaun Scott
'Valma': Michael Feast
Miss Moon: Seretta Wilson
Debutante: Karen Drury
MiSS Claridge: Geraldine Alexander
Man about town: Nicholas Hutchinson
Miss Limbird: Susanna Bishop
Miss Huddle: Tamara Steele
Debonair young man: Tim Faulkner
Manservant: Paul Raffield

: News Headlines

: Newseries Plague of Hearts

Investigated by Dr Michael O'Donnell
Every Three Minutes ...
Maureen, Jo and Sheila are united in grief. They were widowed by the biggest epidemic since the Black Death. MICHAEL O'DONNELL asks how we can be so complacent when one in four of us will die from heart disease. One life prolonged by a heart transplant makes news, 170,000 deaths a year go almost unremarked.
A free booklet. [address removed]


Unknown: Dr Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Editor: Peter Ringsted
Producer: David Cordingley

: Weatherman

followed by News and Weather for Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

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.

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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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