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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Fern Britton
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 8.45 and 9.0


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Fern Britton
Unknown: Audrey Eyton
Unknown: Glynn Christian

: My Music

Frank Muir and John Amis challenge
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

: Play School

Presenter Brian Jameson
Guests Alison Rose and Andrew Secombe
Story: Clocks and More Clocks by Pat Hutchins


Presenter: Brian Jameson
Guest: Alison Rose
Guest: Andrew Secombe
Author (Clocks and More Clocks): Pat Hutchins
Series Producer: Anne Gobey
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Play Ideas

Presented by Chloe Ashcroft Graphics QUENTIN BLAKE Designer GWEN EVANS
Producer john M. A LANE Director DIANNE KENNY Editor CYNTHIA FELGATE


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

: Closedown

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale Weather jim BACON


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Jim Bacon

: Regional News

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

: Pebble Mill at One

Peter Seabrook will forsake the garden at Pebble Mill for the foyer to tell you how to look after the plants you may be given for Christmas.


Unknown: Peter Seabrook

: Little Misses and the Mister Men

A See-Saw programme

: The Big Time

The Rev Taffy Davies-Cartoonist Reporter Paul Heiney
THE REV TAFFY DAVIES is a curate from Southsea. Since the day he picked up a pen and drew a less than flattering Southsea. His ambition is to be a Fleet Street cartoonist. With the help of The Big Time he achieves that ambition on the Daily Mail.


Reporter: Paul Heiney
Producer: Ester Rantzen
Director: Patricia Houlhan

: Horizon

The Case of the UFOs
Astronauts saw them on the way to the moon. Television screens across the world carried dramatic pictures of them on New Year's Eve 1978.
Unidentified flying objects-UFOs undoubtedly exist. The question is: what are they?
This programme examines some of the more classic UFO cases and comes up with at least one rather startling possibility.
Horizon editor GRAHAM: MASSEY
Written and produced by JOHN GROOM


Produced By: John Groom

: Tex Avery Cartoon

Henpecked Hoboes MGM cartoons

: Play School: It's Friday

A box, a box,
A jack -in -a -box j Presenter Chloe Ashcroft f Guest Iain Lauchlan
Story: Hocus Pocus devised and illustrated by w. OPGENOORTH
Musical director CHRIS WALKER Percussion ALAN GRAHAME Photographer JOHN JEFFORD Director MARTIN FISHER


Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Iain Lauchlan
Director: Chris Walker
Director: Percussion Alan Grahame
Director: Photographer John Jefford
Director: Martin Fisher
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: The Adventures of Bullwinkle and Rocky

A cartoon serial in eight parts 8: Three
Moosketeers Bullwinkle and Rocky 'clean up' the Palace and restore the real King to his throne.


Unknown: Moosketeers Bullwinkle

: Jackanory

with Nerys Hughes
The Making of Fingers Finnigan by BERLE DOHERTY Presents
'"George plonked his parcel on Ganny's table. "Vat's this supposed to be?" she said, annoyed. "A present," George said gloomily, unwrapping it for her, "A tortoise!" Ganny swallowed hard."'


Unknown: Nerys Hughes
Unknown: Berle Doherty
Unknown: John Haysom
Designer: Gloria Clayton
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: David Bell

: Take Hart

with Tony Hart and Morph and the Tin Pots Ageing
Old wood, rusty metal, dead bark. autumn leaves, shelves that collapse, skeletons that fall to bits, strange clocks that show the passing of time and somebody wishes it wasn't their birthday.
Studio director MARTYN SUKER
Series producer Christopher pilkington Producer JANE. TARLETON


Unknown: Tony Hart

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Stu Francis with Julie Dome Brown and Sara Hollamby
Basil Brush bounces back for more fun with Stu and the team. Top groups Tears For Fears and Bucks Fizz provide the music and there's slap-stick galore with the antics of Charlie Cairoli and Company.
For the final game, the winners of the last two heats of It's in the Box are joined by two names.


Introduced By: Stu Francis
Unknown: Julie Dome Brown
Unknown: Bucks Hzz
Unknown: Charlie Cairoli
Script By: Peter Robinson
Director: David Taylor
Producer: Paul Ciani

: Sixty Minutes

The News with tonight's Weather and Regional Magazines 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


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

: Show Business

The last of the series
Presenter Mike Smith is in the studio with a round-up of news and behind-the-scenes stories.
Reporters Sally James , Anneka Rice and Richard Skinner are out and about covering show business events and meeting the celebrities, and personalities in films, television, theatre and music.
Studio director BRUCE THOMMON Producer JANE LUSH Editor HARRY BROWN


Presenter: Mike Smith
Reporters: Sally James
Reporters: Anneka Rice
Reporters: Richard Skinner
Director: Bruce Thommon
Producer: Jane Lush
Editor: Harry Brown

: Match of the Day Live

Introduced by Jimmy Hill Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur
One of the season's most attractive Canon League matches in one of the game's finest arenas, Old Trafford. FA Cup holders Manchester United have already held the championship lead in 1983/4 as they challenge for their first League title since 1967, while Tottenham's away record is among the best.
Commentator JOHN MOTSON Series producer FRED VINER Editor BOB ABRAHAMS


Introduced By: Jimmy Hill
Commentator: John Motson
Producer: Fred Viner
Editor: Bob Abrahams

: Nine O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weekend Weather JIM BACON


Unknown: Sue Lawley

: Knots Landing

Reunion Victoria , an old college friend of Karen, now a famous New York fashion designer, arrives in Knots Landing. Her visit has repercussions for the Fairgates and their friends.
Written by DIANA GOULD


Unknown: Reunion Victoria
Written By: Diana Gould
Directed By: Joe Wallenstein
Karen Fairgate: Michefe Lee
Diana Fairgate: Claudia Lanow
Gary Ewing: Ted Shackleford
Valene Ewing: Joan van Ark
Richard Avery: John Pleshette
Laura Avery: Constance McCashin
Abby Colver: Donna Mills
Eric Fairgate: Steve Shaw


The Chieftain's Images of Ireland Paddy Moloney, Kevin Conneff , Matt Molloy , Sean Keane , Martin Fay and Derek Bell present traditional music. SOUTH WEST
The Gift of a Lamb.
A shepherd's tale of the first Christmas by CHARLES CAUSLEY WEST
Day Out. The Vale of Berkeley Derek Jones explores this charming and historic area. SOUTH
Southern Life. Laughter in the Garden. A contract with a major record label is the carrot that dangles over a Southampton pop group as they begin what turns out to be a year of slog and frustration. MIDLANDS
Black Christmas
'Toaster' Jacko Rankin and his guests with song, dance and poetry. EAST
Weekend. With John Mountford. NORTH WEST
A Winter's Tale: St Winifred's School Choir, Manchester Boys' Choir, Simone and the Houghton Weavers entertain. NORTH
Goodbye to the Good Old Days. With Roy Hudd , Frankie Vaughan , Les Dawson and Larry Gray son. NORTH EAST
Coast to Coast: Servants and Pilgrims. A day in the life of Durham Cathedral.
Coast to Coast. Servants and Pilgrims. A week in the life of Durham Cathedral. NORTH
Goodbye to the Good Old Days
Written and narrated by Barry Cryer with Roy Hudd , Frankie Vaughan ,
Les Dawson and Larry Grayson. After 30 years of rollickingly rumbustious revelling risibility, the renowned Good
Old Days roars into its final run. a look behind the scenes.


Unknown: Kevin Conneff
Unknown: Matt Molloy
Unknown: Sean Keane
Unknown: Martin Fay
Unknown: Derek Bell
Unknown: Jacko Rankin
Unknown: John Mountford. North West
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Frankie Vaughan
Unknown: Les Dawson
Unknown: Larry Gray
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Frankie Vaughan
Unknown: Les Dawson
Unknown: Larry Grayson.

: International Show Jumping

from Olympia
< featuring
The Cognac Courvoisier Napoleon Stakes
The serious side of this show is show jumping with around £60,000 of prize money on offer. The challenge from abroad is once again very strong and includes PAUL SCHOCKEMOHLE and GERD WILTFANG from West Germany and Austrians HUGO SIMON and THOMAS FRUHMANN.
Introduced by DAVID VINE


Unknown: Paul Schockemohle
Unknown: Gerd Wiltfang
Unknown: Hugo Simon
Unknown: Thomas Fruhmann.
Introduced By: David Vine
Commentators: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Commentatorsraymondbrooks-Ward: Stephen Hadley

: The Late Film: Rage

Starring George C. Scott, Richard Basehart, Martin Sheen.

Wyoming sheep farmer, Dan Logan, takes his 12-year-old son Chris to camp out one night on a distant part of his ranch. Next morning Dan wakes to find his sheep all dead and Chris mysteriously ill. George C. Scott's first film as a director is a powerful study of one man's attack on the forces that have destroyed his way of life.
Films: page 17


Dan Logan: George C Scott
Dr Dardwell: Richard Basehart
Major Holliford: Martin Sheen
Dr Spencer: Barnard Hughes
Chris Logan: Nicolas Beauvy
Colonel Franklin: Paul Stevens
Major Feintz: Stephen Young
Screenplay: Philip Friedman
Screenplay: Dan Logan
Produced By: Fred Weintraub
Director: George C. Scott

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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.

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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