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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Selina Scott
For timetable of regular features see Monday.
Plus today,
The Breakfast Time Doctor between 8.30 and 9.0
Food and Cooking with Glynn Christian between 8.30 and 9.0


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Glynn Christian

: Mastermind

with Magnus Magnusson Contestants
Christopher Hughes Frederick Pegg
Nicholas Rennison Sian Thomas


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Christopher Hughes
Unknown: Frederick Pegg
Unknown: Nicholas Rennison
Unknown: Sian Thomas
Director: Laurence Vulliamy
Producer: Roger MacKay

: Closedown

: Play School

Presenter Rosalind Wilson Guests
Wayne Jackman , Will Gaines
Story: Mrs Brown 's Hat Goes On Holiday by L. F. TRUMAN
(Shown last Thursday afternoon)
The Play School theme music appears on BBC Children's TV Themes (record
RER 486, cassette ZCR 486), available from retailers


Presenter: Rosalind Wilson
Unknown: Wayne Jackman
Unknown: Will Gaines
Unknown: Mrs Brown
Unknown: L. F. Truman

: Closedown

: News After Noon

with Michael Cole and Frances Coverdale Weather IAN MCCASKILL


Unknown: Michael Cole
Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Weather Ian McCaskill

: Regional News

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

: Pebble Mill at One

An entertaining mix of personalities, music and conversation, including floral art expert
Howard Franklin with ideas for small Christmas gifts.


Unknown: Howard Franklin

: Postman Pat: Pat's Foggy Day

A See-Saw programme

There's thick fog in Greendale and Pat has to drive very slowly. When he gets out of his van to give a letter to a figure that looks like Ted Glenn, he gets lost in the fog and can't find his van - or Jess.


Writer: John Cunliffe
Narration and voices: Ken Barry
Music: Bryan Daly
Designed and directed by: Ivor Wood

: Championship Snooker

The Coral
United Kingdom
' Championship
First Semi-final from
Preston TERRY GRIFFITHS , ALEX HIGGINS , TONY KNOWLES , DAVID TAYLOR , JOHN VIRGO and DOUG MOUNTJOY are all in this section, and who will have emerged to contest this vital match after a fortnight's matchplay is probably anybody's guess, though the formbook points to a Griffiths versus Higgins clash.
DAVID VINE introduces live coverage at the start of the 17-frame match.
Commentators TED LOWE


Unknown: Preston Terry Griffiths
Unknown: Alex Higgins
Unknown: Tony Knowles
Unknown: David Taylor
Unknown: John Virgo
Unknown: Doug Mountjoy
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm
Producers: Keith Phillips
Producers: Keith MacKenzie
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Play School: It's Thursday

Come for a ride in a train - Unpack a few snacks,
Watch the sights going past.... Presenter Ben Thomas Guest Shireen Shah
Story: There's a Train Going by My Window by WENDY KESSELMAN
Illustrated by TONY CHEN


Presenter: Ben Thomas
Presenter: Guest Shireen Shah
Unknown: Wendy Kesselman
Illustrated By: Tony Chen

: Mighty Mouse: Hansel and Gretel

Mighty Mouse battles with cats on broomsticks. (Repeat)

: Jackanory

with Lesley Dunlop Travellers by Night by VIVIEN ALCOCK Today: Part 4


Unknown: Vivien Alcock

: Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends: Spidey Goes Hollywood

The ability to climb like a spider, to create ice and fire are powers which help Spider-Man, Iceman and Fire-Star to fight crime and Today Spider-Man is to star inj his own movie, unaware that Mysterio, Master of Illusion, plans his destruction.
* Subtitles on Ceejax page 170

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Peter Duncan and Janet Ellis
Cry Just a Little Bit
Hankies at the ready as Shaky joins the team! If you're a fan - and who isn't? - there's a whole lot of Shakin' goin' on and a big surprise in store for Britain's chart-topping rocker.
Assistant editor Lewis Bronze Editor Biddy Baxter
Back Page: 102


Presenter: Simon Groom
Presenter: Peter Duncan
Presenter: Janet Ellis
Assistant Editor: Lewis Bronze
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Sixty Minutes

The News with tonight's Weather and Regional Magazines
Nick Ross , Desmond Wilcox ,
Beverly Anderson and Sally Magnusson present the issues of the hour and some stories with a smile- a lively mix of news views and topical features from Britain and around the world with national and international news read by Moira Stuart.
Sixty Minutes reporters travel far and wide to bring you the people and places that are making the news, at home and abroad.
HUGH SCULLY with latest investigations from the Watchdog unit, and contributions from The Special Correspondents, Sixty Minutes' own team of humorists, with some less serious observations on the day's events.
Sixty Minutes countdown
5.40 The News
5.53* Regional Magazines
6.15* Weather
6.38* Closing headlines


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Desmond Wilcox
Unknown: Beverly Anderson
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Read By: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Hugh Scully

: Angels

Tracey follows Chris down to London to patch up their differences; a case of food poisoning hits the hospital - could it be the canteen?
Script editor SUSAN HAGAN Designer SALLY ENGELBACH Producer BEN REA


Unknown: Glenn Chandler
Editor: Susan Hagan
Designer: Sally Engelbach
Producer: Ben Rea
Director: Michael Owen Morris
Vicky Smith: Pauline Quirke
Alison Clarke: Juliet Waley
Josh Jones: Tony Armatrading
Dave Nowell: Neil West
Janet Dickens: Michelle Martin
Tracey Carr: Julia Williams

: Tomorrow's World

The latest news from the world of science and technology.
Presented by Peter Macann Judith Hann , Maggie Philbin and Kieran Prendiville
Clothed in the latest armour PETER MACANN tackles one of the world's toughest sports - American football.


Presented By: Peter MacAnn
Presented By: Judith Hann
Presented By: Maggie Philbin
Presented By: Kieran Prendiville
Unknown: Peter MacAnn
Producers: David Dugan
Producers: Cynthia Page
Unknown: Martin Mortimore
Unknown: Fiona Holmes
Editor: David Filkin

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Dave Lee Travis and Steve Wright
BBC videobook, Toyah - Good Morning Universe (BBCV 3019) from retailers Top 40 on Ceejax page 176


Introduced By: Dave Lee Travis
Introduced By: Steve Wright
Unknown: Sound David Thompson
Unknown: Bert Postlethwaite
Designer: George Kyriakides

: Championship Snooker

The Coral United Kingdom Championship
First Semi-final
TERRY GRIFFITHS , the holder, versus ALEX HIGGINS , was the scheduled match tonight, but competition has never been fiercer in snooker, and with TONY KNOWLES and ex UK champions DOUG MOUNTjoy (1978) and JOHN VIRGO (1979) in the field, anything could happen. DAVID VINE introduces an early frame from tonight's nine-frame session at the Guild Hall, Preston.


Unknown: Terry Griffiths
Unknown: Alex Higgins
Unknown: Tony Knowles
Unknown: John Virgo

: Only Fools and Horses: Yesterday Never Comes

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

Del goes into the antiques business. Can it be that he has something of value?


Writer: John Sullivan
Designer: Antony Thorpe
Producer/Director: Ray Butt
Del: David Jason
Rodney: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Grandad: Lennard Pearce
Mrs Murphy: Lucita Lijertwood
Miranda Davenport: Juliet Hammond
Harry, furniture restorer: Robert Vahey
Auctioneer: Garard Green

: Nine O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weatherman


Unknown: Sue Lawley

: Johnny Jarvis

written by NIGEL WILLIAMS Part 4: 1980-1981
Lipton and Guy become the self-appointed leaders of a band at the hostel, singing Alan's songs. Stella moves in to live with Johnny - and his mum. Then a surprising newcomer turns up at the hostel....
Music adviser JOHN ALTMAN Photography JOHN WALKER Film editor GRAHAM WALKER Designer KEN STARKEY Producer GUY SLATER Director ALAN dossor


Written By: Nigel Williams
Unknown: John Altman
Editor: Graham Walker
Designer: Ken Starkey
Producer: Guy Slater
Director: Alan Dossor
Johnny Jarvis: Mark Farmer
Alan Lipton: Ian Sears
Stella: Johanna Hargreaves
Paul Turner: Alrick Riley
Manning: Jamie Foreman
Mrs Jarvis: Catherine Harding
Mrs Lipton: Diana Davies
Mrs Turner: Nadia Cattouse
Mr Turner: Tommy Eytle
Stephen Turner: Ancel McFarlane
Jake: Maurice Colbourne
Colonel: Nick Stringer
Kenny: Jim Findley
Pauline: Sarah London
Brad: Stephen Sweeney
Mr Lowther: Sidney Livingstone
The Rev David Sales: Neil Cunningham
Guy: Gary Shail
Spud: Dorian Healy
Group: John Goodrum,
Group: Martin Phillips
Group: Lauren Hayes,
Group: Toby Arnold
Group: Nick Corfield,
Group: Kevin Allen
Sparrow: Chris Tummings
Security man: Derek Ware
Ranjit: Paul Bhattacharjee
Chipper MacKenzie: Tim Stern
Agent: David Hobbs
Pregnant woman: Syd Ralph

: Question Time

with Sir Robin Day
A programme of popular and important debate about the issues foremost in the news and public mind.
Among the guests with SIR ROBIN DAY tonight at the Greenwood Theatre, London, are John Harvey-Jones
The Rt Hon Douglas Hurd , MP Barbara Switzer
Director ANN MORLEY Producer LIZ ELTON


Unknown: John Harvey-Jones
Unknown: Douglas Hurd
Unknown: Barbara Switzer
Director: Ann Morley
Producer: Liz Elton
Editor: Barbara Maxwell

: News Headlines

: Championship Snooker

The Coral
United Kingdom Championship from the Guild Hall,
Preston DAVID VINE introduces further coverage and the result.


Introduces: Preston David Vine

: 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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