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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

Introduced by Frank Bough and SeUna 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
Keep 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
Your Stars between 8.30 and 8.45


Introduced By: Frank Bough

: Closedown

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Noreen Bray


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Regional News

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

: Bod

A See-Saw programme Bod's Apple
Film bgyDAviD YATES
Written and produced by MICHAEL COLE


Unknown: John Le Mesurier
Unknown: Maggie Henderson
Produced By: Michael Cole

: Rock Athlete

The last of three films by sid PEROU that trace the story of rock climbing from its simple and accessible beginnings to the exclusive world of today's dedicated rock athlete. First Ascent
Filmed, as it happened, Yorkshire-man Ron Fawcett 's first ascent of the top-rated climb in Wales.


Unknown: Ron Fawcett
Unknown: Brian Thompson
Producer: Douglas B. Smith

: Family Portrait

A series of four programmes 3: The Wedding Photograph
The Evans and Hoopers married the Boultons, Edgcumbes and Holmans. One wedding photograph joins together all the strands of this combination of families, and all the branches were full of unlikely people, and events. Narrator PETER FRANCE
Written and directed by MICHAEL CROUCHER BBC Bristol


Directed By: Michael Croucher

: Shepherd

The chronicle of a complete year's work on the slopes of Plynlimon, where JOHN OWEN and ERWYD HOWELLS look after a flock of 5,000 Welsh mountain sheep.
Narrator Donald Houston
Film editor DAVID aliband Produced by COLIN ROSE BBC Bristol


Unknown: John Owen
Unknown: Erwyd Howells
Narrator: Donald Houston
Produced By: Colin Rose

: Home on Sunday

Kitty Muggeridge talks to Cliff Michelmore


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore

: Play School

The King Who Liked to Wave by TREVOR MCCALLUM Presenters
Rosalind Wilson , Ben Thomas


Unknown: Trevor McCallum
Unknown: Rosalind Wilson
Unknown: Ben Thomas

: Mayday! Mayday!

An adventure story in two parts Episode 2
Chased by wild dogs and faced by a rattlesnake, Allison and Mark continue their dangerous journey against time to get help for their parents injured in a plane crash.
An ABC Circle film


Allison Parker: Heather McAdam
Mark Parker: Brad Savage
Lou Parker: Don Fenwick
Janice Parker: Hersha Parady
Curtis George: John Anderson

: John Craven's Newsround


: Eureka

Six programmes about the inventions of everyday objects.
Presented by Jeremy Beadle , with MADELINE SMITH , BERNARD HOLLEY MIKE SAVAGE, PASCAL KING 5: Safety First
Three aspects of safety: Jeremy finds out how safe a parachute is; the cat's-eye - still one of the most important inventions in road safety; the safety match - far from safe to begin with. Written by JEREMY BEADLE and CLIVE DOIG Film director RICHARD SIMKIN
Director and producer CLIVE DOXG


Presented By: Jeremy Beadle
Unknown: Madeline Smith
Unknown: Bernard Holley
Written By: Jeremy Beadle
Written By: Clive Doig
Director: Richard Simkin
Producer: Clive Doxg

: 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 6.25
HUGH SCULLY , RICHARD KERSHAW , FRAN MORRISON and VALERIE SINGLETON report on the news stories that matter and what they mean for the people of Britain, with films and features from the programme's team of reporters nationwide: JOHN HITCHINS , JAMES HOGG , ANDREW JENNINGS , MARSHALL LEE , JULIA SOMERVILLE, MALCOLM WILSON and NICHOLAS WOOLLEY.
(Regional details as Monday)


Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Fran Morrison
Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: John Hitchins
Unknown: James Hogg
Unknown: Andrew Jennings
Unknown: Marshall Lee
Unknown: Malcolm Wilson
Unknown: Nicholas Woolley.

: The Wonderful World of Disney

The Ghosts of Buxley Hall
Part 2: The battle of the sexes continues at a co-educational military academy as the ghosts of the school's founders join forces with the students to save the school. starring
A WALT DISNEY production


General Eulace C Buxley: Dick O'Neill
Sgt Major Chester B Sweet: Victor French
Bettina Buxley: Louise Latham
Colonel ' Jumpin' Joe ' Buxley: Monte Markham
Jeremy Ross: Rad Daly
Ernestine Di Gonzini: Ruta Lee
Count Sergio Luchesi Di Gonzini: Vito Scotti
Emily Wakefield: Renne Jarrett

: The Freddie Starr Showcase

starring Freddie Starr and special guests The Nolans
From the Harrogate Centre Freddie introduces the exciting new names and faces of 1983. Appearing tonight:
Sandra Lobban , David James Soft Touch , Andrew O'Connor Morrissey Mullen
Assistant producers
Produced and directed by ALAN WALSH


Unknown: Freddie Starr
Unknown: Sandra Lobban
Unknown: David James
Unknown: Soft Touch
Unknown: Andrew O'Connor
Unknown: Morrissey Mullen
Unknown: Carole Caldwell
Unknown: George R. Clarke
Unknown: John Crowther
Designer: Mel Bibby
Directed By: Alan Walsh

: Only Fools and Horses: A Losing Streak

by John Sullivan
Starring David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst
with Lennard Pearce

Del's insistence that his luck will change convinces Grandad and Rodney that he will soon land them all out on the street.


Writer: John Sullivan
Designer: Andy Dimond
Director/Producer: Ray Butt
Del: David Jason
Rodney: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Grandad: Lennard Pearce
Trigger: Roger Lloyd Pack
Boycie: John Challis
Pub customer: Michael G. Jones

: Nine O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk Weatherman


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: Trumpets and Typewriters

A History of War Reporting
For a journalist a war is the biggest of all stories. It is exciting, dangerous and, with skill and luck, it can make his career.
But it brings with it an awesome responsibility. W. H. Russell s reports for The Times of the blunders in the Crimean war so shocked the nation that they brought the government down. Everything in war, including reporting, is confusion. At times of crisis there may be many different versions of the truth: the journalist's, the General's, the politician's, the victor's, the vanquished ...
This film looks at some famous moments from the major wars of this century. Often the version of events given to the public at home bore only a passing relation to the truth as we now know it. The journalists involved talk of the pressures on them at the time and explain why sometimes they chose to censor themselves. As Tom Hopkinson , Editor of Picture Post, when Dunkirk fell, says: ' I realised at that moment that my task as an editor was not to tell the British public the truth.' Written and narrated by David Jessel
Executive producer TIM SLESSOR


Unknown: W. H. Russell
Unknown: Tom Hopkinson
Unknown: David Jessel
Producer: Tim Slessor
Producer: Adam Curtis

: The Royal International Horse Show

from The White City featuring
The Daily Mail Cup and The Godfrey Davis Eurocar Puissance
There are two major classes tonight, both of which featured thrilling finishes last year. In the first, LESLEY MCNAUGHT was the winner and in the Puissance GARY GILLESPIE won, clearing the wall at 7ft 2in. Introduced by DAVID VINE Commentators


Unknown: Godfrey Davis
Unknown: Lesley McNaught
Unknown: Gary Gillespie
Introduced By: David Vine
Unknown: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Unknown: Stephen Hadley
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: * Flamingo Road

Constance begins an affair with Julio as Fielding assumes command of the Weldon family mill and Lute-Mae becomes Michael Tyrone 's latest target....


Unknown: Michael Tyrone
Written By: Jeff Preilich
Directed By: Kim Fribdman
Sam Curtis: Starring John Beck
Skipper Weldon: Woody Brown
Elmo Tyson: Peter Donat
Titus Semple: Howard Duff
Constance Weldon Carlyle: Morgan Fairchild
Fielding Carlyle: Mark Harmon
Claude Weldon: Kevin McCarthy
Lane Ballou: Christina Raines
Eudora Weldon: Barbara Rush
Lute-Mae Sanders: Stella Stevens
Michael Tyrone: David Selby
Julio Sanchez: Fernando Allende
Alicia Sanchez: Gina Gallego
Tony: Joel Bailey

: 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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