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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Selina Scott and Mike Smith
For regular features see Monday. Plus today. Pop News between 7.45 and 8.0
Slim and Shine with Audrey Eyton between 8.30 and 9.0
Food and Cooking with Glynn Christian between 8.30 and 9.0
Children in Need: Breakfast Time cameras go to Radio 2's
Terry Wogan show to find out about this year's appeal. Listeners/viewers can pledge credit card donations by phoning [number removed]after 8.0


Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Audrey Eyton
Unknown: Glynn Christian
Unknown: Terry Wogan

: My Music

Frank Muir and John Amis
Denis Norden and Ian Wallace Questions set by Steve Race
Television presentation DOUGLAS HESPE


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Douglas Hespe

: Closedown

: Play School

Presenter Fraser Wilson Guests
Floella Benjamin , Chloe Ashcroft


Presenter: Fraser Wilson
Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft

: Play Ideas

Presented by Chloe Ashcroft


Presented By: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Quentin Blake
Designer: Gwen Evans
Director: Dianne Kenny
Producer: John M. A. Lane
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale Weather IAN MCCASKILL
12.57 Regional News
(London and SE: Financial Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Pebble Mill at One

While Peter Seabrook busies himself in the garden, other guests provide an entertaining mix of music and conversation in the foyer.


Unknown: Peter Seabrook

: A Dream of Poppies

Narrated by Magnus Magnusson
For almost two decades, between 1932 and 1949, two British explorers were given free access to the mysterious and forbidden world of Tibet. Major George Sherriff and Frank Ludlow were plant collectors-the last of the great gentlemen amateurs. But they brought back more than plants - a unique film account in colour of a way of life that has now vanished forever.
Film editor JOCK CLARK Producer DAVID MARTIN


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Frank Ludlow
Producer: David Martin

: The Big Time

Trapeze Girl
Reporter Esther Rantzen
Another chance to see this programme from the award-winning series. A 17-year-old girl from a children's home, who is an amateur gymnast, trains for the high trapeze. It is the most dangerous act in the circus - many trapeze artists fall to their death. The programme follows her two months' training, meets the stars of the circus - and then waits to see if she succeeds.
Trapeze Girl put a lump in my throat at times, making me want to cheer.


Reporter: Esther Rantzen
Director: Henry Murray

: Cartoon

The Lost Chick
An MGM ' Happy Harmonies ' cartoon Directed by HUGH HARMAN and RUDOLF ISING


Directed By: Hugh Harman
Directed By: Rudolf Ising

: Play School: It's Friday

Presenter Rosalind Wilson Guests
Stuart Bradley , Andrew Secombe Story: Mrs Lather 's Laundry by ALLAN AHLBERG and illustrated by ANDRE AMSTUTZ
Musical director MICHAEL OMER Percussionist ALAN GRAHAME
Stills photographer JOHN JEFFORD


Presenter: Rosalind Wilson
Unknown: Stuart Bradley
Unknown: Andrew Secombe
Unknown: Mrs Lather
Unknown: Allan Ahlberg
Illustrated By: Andre Amstutz
Director: Michael Omer
Director: Percussionist Alan Grahame
Unknown: John Jefford
Directors: Roy Milani
Directors: Christine Hewitt
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Mighty Mouse: Sunny Italy


: Jackanory

with Jane Asher
The Railway Children by E. NESBIT. Part 5


Unknown: Jane Asher
Unknown: E. Nesbit.
Unknown: Gareth Floyd
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: Marilyn Fox

: Take Hart: 5: The Ancient World

with Tony Hart and Morph
A Romano-British villa, and its inhabitants, including two quite different dogs! Professor Morph gives a lecture, a cannon explodes unexpectedly and columns of pillars spring up all over the place.


Presenter: Tony Hart
Studio Director: Martyn Suker
Series Producer: Christopher Pilkington
Producer: Jane Tarleton

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Stu Francis with Julie Dome Brown and Sara Hollamby
Young comedy impressionist Gary Wilmot joins Stu and the team for 40 minutes of games and hilarity. Chart toppers Limahl and Chas & Dave bring their own brand of music and The Skating Willers are on hand to provide thrills on wheels. For the final game contestants are helped by champion shot putter, Geoff Capes and modern pentathlete Kathy Tayler.
Musical director NIGEL HESS Sound MIKE FELTON


Introduced By: Stu Francis
Unknown: Julie Dome Brown
Unknown: Sara Hollamby
Unknown: Gary Wilmot
Unknown: Geoff Capes
Unknown: Kathy Tayler.
Script By: Graham Deykin
Director: Nigel Hess
Unknown: Mike Felton
Unknown: Brian Clemett
Designer: Carol Golder
Director: David Taylor
Producer: Paul Ciani

: Sixty Minutes

The News with tonight's Weather and Regional Magazines
Presented by Nick Ross , Desmond Wilcox , Beverly Anderson and Sally Magnusson with news read by Jan Leeming.
Your countdown through Sixty Minutes
5.40 The News
5.53* Regional Magazines
6.15* Weather
6.38* Closing Headlines


Presented By: Nick Ross
Presented By: Desmond Wilcox
Presented By: Beverly Anderson
Presented By: Sally Magnusson
Read By: Jan Leeming.

: Friday Sportstime

The BBC's sports commentators and reporters bring you action, news, the stories behind the news, expert comment and opinion.
Introduced by Desmond Lynam


Presenter: Desmond Lynam
Producer: Jim Reside
Editor: Bob Abrahams

: Children in Need

Terry Wogan hosts the BBC's annual appeal for children: BBC TV and radio studios up and down the country remain 'on-air ' during the evening to receive your telephone donations. Over £1 million has been distributed to children since last year's appeal and tonight's programmes include reports on the wide variety of projects that were given help during 1983.

Celebrity guests include: Bonnie Langford , Jim Davidson , Andy Peebles and Kenny Everett. At the Newsdesk, Fran Morrison. And flying the flag for BBC radio, Gloria Hunniford. Telephone numbers and other information: pages 51, 83


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Bonnie Langford
Unknown: Jim Davidson
Unknown: Andy Peebles
Unknown: Kenny Everett.
Unknown: Fran Morrison
Unknown: Gloria Hunniford

: Doctor Who: The Five Doctors

A one-part special story by Terrance Dicks

A special story to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the longest-running science-fiction series in the world.
Starring Peter Davison, Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton with Richard Hurndall and Tom Baker


Writer: Terrance Dicks
Theme Music: Ron Grainer
Incidental Music: Peter Howell
Designer: Malcolm Thornton
Script Editor: Eric Saward
Producer: John Nathan-Turner
Director: Peter Moffatt
The Doctor: Peter Davison
Tegan: Janet Fielding
Turlough: Mark Strickson
The Doctor: Richard Hurndall
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart: Nicholas Courtney
Colonel Crichton: David Savile
Sergeant: Ray Float
The Doctor: Patrick Troughton
The Doctor: Jon Pertwee
Sarah Jane Smith: Elisabeth Sladen
Voice of K9: John Leeson
The Doctor: Tom Baker
Romana: Lalla Ward
Lord President Borusa: Philip Latham
Chancellor Flavia: Dinah Sheridan
The Castellan: Paul Jerricho
The Master: Anthony Ainley
Susan: Carole Ann Ford
Dalek voice: Roy Skelton
Dalek operator: John Scott Martin
Technician: Stephen Meredith
Cyber scout: William Kenton
Cyber leader: David Banks
Cyber lieutenant: Mark Hardy
Commander: Stuart Blake
Raston robot: Keith Hodiak
Guard: John Tallents
Captain Yates: Richard Franklin
Liz Shaw: Caroline John
Jamie McCrimmon: Frazer Hines
Zoe Herriot: Wendy Padbury
Rassilon: Richard Mathews

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Patrick Troughton at 100: A Television Actor 24 March 2020
Jon Pertwee at 100 5 July 2019

: Children in Need

Terry Wogan and a surprise visit from Doctor Who! But which one? Plus up-to-the-minute reports as viewers respond to the appeal.


Unknown: Terry Wogan

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys
Weekend Weather IAN MCCASKILL


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Children in Need

Terry Wogan welcomes Ronnie Barker and David Copperfield to the studio, as reports flow in from BBC radio and TV stations.


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: David Copperfield

: Knots Landing

Michele Lee as Karen Fairgate Joan Van Ark as Valene Ewing
Julie Harris as Lilimae Clements Constance McCashin as Laura Avery
Kim Lankford as Ginger Ward Three Sisters
The women of Knots Landing approach their two-day trip to a reputedly haunted house with a mixture of apprehension and amusement. Their laughter soon has a hollow ring as they find themselves caught up in a terrifying ghost story.


Unknown: Michele Lee
Unknown: Karen Fairgate
Unknown: Joan van Ark
Unknown: Valene Ewing
Unknown: Julie Harris
Unknown: Lilimae Clements
Unknown: Constance McCashin
Unknown: Laura Avery
Unknown: Kim Lankford
Written By: Daniel Jay Franklin
Directed By: Kim Friedman

: Children in Need

Terry Wogan presents on-the-spot coverage and entertainment. Celebrity guests include Ruth Madoc , Simon Cadell , Russell Grant , Joanna Lumley and Brian Matthew. Gloria Hunniford covers the appeal's progress on network radio and local radio. Fran Morrison looks at projects that were given help during the year-and introduces some of the children who need your help now. Plus Golden Moments - some of the more hilarious or unusual moments on the small screen. Throughout the evening BBC studios remain 'on-air ' to receive your pledges.


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Ruth Madoc
Unknown: Simon Cadell
Unknown: Russell Grant
Unknown: Joanna Lumley
Unknown: Brian Matthew.
Unknown: Gloria Hunniford
Unknown: Fran Morrison

: James Last

plays The Beatles from the Liverpool Empire.
Just 21 years ago The Beatles became leaders of a popular culture that influenced the world. In this concert James Last and his Orchestra nostalgically feature his new arrangements of such well-known titles as ' She loves you', ' All you need is love ', ' Michelle ' and ' Hey Jude '.
Introduced by Ray Moore
Assistant producer STEVE MORRIS Producer KEN GRILIFIN


Unknown: James Last
Introduced By: Ray Moore
Producer: Steve Morris
Producer: Ken Grilifin

: am Children in Need

Terry Wogan presides over The Last Lap as pledges pour in to BBC television and radio stations. Boy George, Russell Grant and Patrick Moore are among a host of celebrities joining in with the appeal. Plus Golden Moments from television to add to the evening's entertainment.
Gloria Hunniford and Fran Morrison bring live reports from radio and television studios throughout the United Kingdom on the events of the evening.
Applications for grants from the appeal can be made to: [address removed]


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Russell Grant
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Gloria Hunniford
Unknown: Fran Morrison

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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.

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