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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Nick Ross and Selina Scott For timetable of regular features
- see Monday


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Selina Scott

: Closedown

: Play School

with Carol Leader and guests Story: The Caterpillar's Story by ACHIM BROGER
Illustrated by KATRIN BRANDT


Unknown: Carol Leader
Story By: Achim Broger
Illustrated By: Katrin Brandt

: Closedown

: News After Noon

Richard Whitmore, Vivien Creegor
Weather Bill Giles


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore
Newsreader: Vivien Creegor
Weather presenter: Bill Giles

: Regional News

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

: Pebble Mill at One

It's World Children's Week and UNICEF's goodwill ambassador, Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann , talks about her experiences in famine-struck countries. There's advice for the unemployed in a special series and Don Aslett reveals how to win at housework.


Talks: Liv Ullmann
Talks: Don Aslett

: Bod

A See-Saw programme

: Liberal Party Assembly 1983

Today the annual Liberal Assembly opens in Harrogate and BBC cameras will bring live coverage of the debates. Reporting team Sir Robin Day, David Dimbleby


Unknown: David Dimbleby

: Songs of Praise

* Subtitles on Ceefax page 170

: Play School It's Tuesday

Music, rhymes and games. Spot the changes.
A new place and a new face. Presenter Ben Thomas
Guest Elizabeth Millbank
Story: We are Best Friends by ALIKI


Presenter: Ben Thomas
Unknown: Guest Elizabeth Millbank

: Puzzle Trail

What does Dino Daubi hear while painting cherubs on Mark Spreader 's ceiling? Don't forget to list all the odd ones out!
Producer Richard SIMKIN


Written By: Clive Doig
Unknown: Kirsty Miller
Unknown: Dino Daubi
Unknown: Mark Spreader
Producer: Richard Simkin

: The Roger the Dog Show

starring ventriloquists Ward Allen , Ken Wood and featuring The Chucklehounds with special guest stars on film SCOOBY AND SCRAPPY DOO
Roger the Dog bursts forth on to the screen with his co-stars Arnie Conda , Robertson the Pig, Jim the Chimp and the rest of the gang.
Executive producer PETER RIDSDALE SCOTT


Unknown: Ward Allen
Unknown: Ken Wood
Unknown: Arnie Conda
Designer: Barry Roach
Producer: Martin Hughes
Producer: Peter Ridsdale Scott

: Think Again

with Johnny Ball
This week Johnny discovers the fun behind the facts about Money. Money - from beads to bank notes, barter to bullion. How it's made, who makes it and where it goes. See if Johnny can sell you Big Ben, and watch him blow a million pounds. So if you fancy a change, Think Again about money.
Producer ALBERT BARBER. BBC Bristol
Book: Think of Number, £2.95 from booksellers


Unknown: Johnny Ball
Written By: Johnny Ball
Designer: Rod McLean
Director: Mike Seddon
Producer: Albert Barber.

: Henry's Cat



Unknown: Bob Godfrey
Unknown: Stan Hayward

: Evening News

with Moira Stuart including a report on the Liberal Party Assembly; 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
(Regional details as Monday)

: Tom and Jerry

Cartoon fun starring Tom the cat and a far from underdog mouse called Jerry.

: Angels

Chris and Tracey's wedding night isn't quite what Tracey expected, and Alison plays detective.
Script editor TONY HOLLAND Designer ROB HINDS Producer BEN REA


Unknown: Bill Lyons
Editor: Tony Holland
Designer: Rob Hinds
Tracey Carr: Julia Williams
Janet Dickins: Michelle Martin
Josh Jones: Tony Armatrading
Alison Streeter: Juliet Waley
Vicky Smith: Pauline Quirke
Dave Nowell: Neil West
Mr Cater: Terence Harvey
Chris Carr: Martin Rutledge
Dick Willoughby: Stacy Davies
Susan Willoughby: Jill Meers
Alan Duxbury: Maurice Dee
Dr Dubbs: Auriol Smith
Simon Ludlow: Jonathan Newth
Burrows: John Judd
John Willoughby: Robert Grose
Jean MacEwen: Carol Holmes
Mr Duxbury: Geoffrey Hinsliff
Mrs Duxbury: Rosalyn Elvin
Mrs Aldred: Susan Derrick

: Harty

Tuesdays and Wednesdays will never be the same again.
Russell Harty will be inviting you to meet the famous, the infamous, the amazing and the unusual.
Tonight he is joined live by John Travolta, Kenny Everett, Muffy (the dog that cheated the gunman's bullet), and a family somewhere in the North of England who will be getting a surprise knock on their front door. If it's your door, don't worry - it's only Russell asking for a cup of tea. Plus music from this week's Top 30, published today.
Make it a regular Tuesday date.


Presenter: Russell Harty
Guest: John Travolta
Guest: Kenny Everett
Director: Ron Isted
Producer: Jon Plowman
Editor: Tom Gutteridge

: Taxi

On the Job: part 2
The cabbies meet to discuss their job-hunting experiences - even Louie has had to search for a new base from which to exercise his unique management skills.


Alex: Starring Judd Hirsch
Bobby: With Jeff Conaway
Tony Banta: Tony Danza
Louie de Palma: Danny Devito
Elaine Nardo: Marilu Henncr
Latka Gravas: Andy Kaufman
Reverend Jim: Christopher Lloyd

: Bergerac

starring John Nettles in Unlucky Dip by BOB BAKER with Cecile Paoli and Terence Alexander and featuring Prunella Scales
Jack Galloway and Sean Arnold
When the hot potato from Paris slips through his grasp, Jim Bergerac is in for a roasting. But can he save someone else on the island from being mashed?
Created and produced by ROBERT BANKS STEWART
Directed by un TOYNTON


Unknown: John Nettles
Unknown: Bob Baker
Unknown: Cecile Paoli
Unknown: Terence Alexander
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Jack Galloway
Unknown: Sean Arnold
Unknown: Jim Bergerac
Produced By: Robert Banks Stewart
Directed By: Un Toynton
Jim Bergerac: John Nettles
Francine: Cecile Paoli
Hungerford: Terence Alexander
Crozier: Sean Arnold
Chief: Tony Melody
Charlotte: Annette Badland
Diamante Lil: Mela White
Gloria Gibbins: Prunella Scales
Bobby Carnegie: Jack Galloway
Raymond Dumoiter: John Rowe
Simon Gibbins: Ian Bartholomew
Stella: Catherine Hall
Sam Tirrell: Brian Hall
Eva Dumoiter: Gay Hamilton
Br Matthias: Geoffrey Rose
Nurse: Miranda Forbes
Hydrofoil captain: Jacob Witkin
Pump attendant: Doreen Andrew
Detectives: Alex Guard
Detectives: David Arlen,
Detectives: Peter Gordon
Traffic warden: Eric Schofield

: Nine O'Clock News

John Humphrys in London; Sue Lawley at the Liberal Party Assembly in Harrogate; Weatherman


Unknown: John Humphrys

: The Dark Side of the Sun

A mystery in six parts by MICHAEL j. BIRD , starring
2: A Time Out of Mind
What was the malignant power that killed photographer Don Tierney on Rhodes? As his wife Anne struggles to come to terms with his death, unknown to her the same forces are still at work....
Music composed by STAVROS XARHAKOS Studio lighting ALAN HENDERSON Studio sound RON ALLAN Designer ALEX GOURLAY


Unknown: Michael J. Bird
Unknown: Don Tierney
Composed By: Stavros Xarhakos
Unknown: Alan Henderson
Unknown: Ron Allan
Designer: Alex Gourlay
Producer: Vere Lorrimer
Director: David Askey
Raoul Lavalliere: Peter Egan
Anne Tierney: Emily Richard
: Christopher Scoular
as: David Bascombe
: And Co-Starring
Don Tierney: Patrick Mower
Harry Brennan: Godfrey James
Dr Phillimore: Trevor Baxter
Von Reitz: Michael Sheard
Nikolaidis: Steve Plytas
Seferis: Dimitri Andreas
Bodyguard Max: Mark Barratt
Bodyguard Simon: Brian Attree

: Up Pompeii

The feature film starring Frankie Howerd.
Pompeii, AD 79: Lurcio, slave to Senator Ludicrus Sextus, finds himself in trouble when he unwittingly intercepts a scroll on its way to Pompeii's Proconsul Prosperus. Frankie Howerd as Lurcio heads a star-studded cast in this outrageous and hilarious film.
Films: p 23


Screenplay: Sid Colin
Producer: Ned Sherrin
Directed By: Bob Kellett
Lurcio: Frankie Howerd
Nero: Patrick Cargill
Ludicrus: Michael Hordern
Ammonia: Barbara Murray
Bilius: Lance Percival
Prosperus: Bill Fraser
Scrubba: Adrienne Posta
Voluptua: Julie Ege
Gorgo: Bernard Bresslaw
Nausius: Royce Mills
Erotica: Madeline Smith
Cassandra: Rita Webb

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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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