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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Selina Scott
For 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

: Battle of the Planets

A cartoon series
Invasion of the Locusts

: Blue Peter Special Assignment

with Peter Purves
The second of two dramatised documentaries which re-create history in the places where it was made. Saint Therese of Lisieux
Therese Martin entered the austere Carmelite Convent at the age of 15. Ten years later she died there, unknown beyond its walls. Yet, after 30 years, she was proclaimed a saint, and millions all over the world became devoted to 'the Little Flower of Lisieux'.
Written and researched by DOROTHYSMITH Directed by SARAH HELLINGS


Directed By: Sarah Hellings
Producer: Edward Barnes

: Play School

Presenter Chloe Ashcroft Guest Howard Lee
Story: The Wild Baby's Boat Trip by BARBRO UNDGREN, EVA ERIKSON


Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Guest Howard Lee
Unknown: Eva Erikson

: Cartoons

The Captain's Christmas Peace on Earth

: Emit and the Detectives

The second of two parts
Gustav and the gang run petty thief Grundeis to earth but then the sinister master criminal known as The Baron appears on the scene and the case takes on a very different complexion. A WALT DISNEYproduction (For cast seeWednesday, page 44)

: Look Back with Noakes

John Noakes and Shep review the travels of the Go With Noakes series. The Walk Will Do You Good
Man and dog tackle the Pennine Way.


Unknown: John Noakes

: News After Noon

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


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

: Postman Pat

A See-Saw programme

: Country Lines

A Breakfast Time special
Nigel Farrell travels from the sea lochs of Scotland to the beaches of Cornwall on four of Britain's most unusual and beautiful railway lines. Graphic design MARK CRAIG
Film editor STEVE FELTON. Filmdirector PETER LOWE


Unknown: Nigel Farrell
Editor: Steve Felton.
Editor: Filmdirector Peter Lowe

: Star Movie: Bing Crosby in Birth of the Blues

with Mary Martin , Brian Donlevy This lively musical is dedicated to 'the musical pioneers of Memphis and New Orleans' and features such famous tunes as 'St Louis blues', 'Melancholy baby', 'Tiger rag' and the title song. Bing stars as the leader of the first all-white Dixieland Jazz Band.
Screenplay by HARRY TUGEND and WALTER DELEON Produced by a C DE SYLVA
Directed by victor sciiertzinger
Christmas Films: page 15


Unknown: Mary Martin
Unknown: Brian Donlevy
Unknown: Harry Tugend
Unknown: Walter Deleon
Directed By: Victor Sciiertzinger
Jeff Lambert: Bing Crosby
Betty Lou Cobb: Mary Martin
Memphis: Brian Donlevy
Aunt Phoebe: Carolyn Lee
Louey: Rochester
Pepper: Jack Teagarden
Blackie: J Carrol Naish
Limpy: Warren Hymer
Wolf: Horace MacMahon
Mr Lambert: Minor Watson

: Play School: It's Thursday

with Carol Chell , Brian Jameson Mog's Christmas by JUDITH KERR Director CHRISTINE HEWITT
(Repealed next Thursday morning)


Unknown: Carol Chell
Unknown: Brian Jameson
Unknown: Judith Kerr
Director: Christine Hewitt

: The Adventures of Bullwinkle and Rocky

3: The Last Angry Moose

: Jackanory

with Jan Francis Peter Pan.
Today: Do You Believe?


Unknown: Jan Francis
Unknown: Peter Pan.

: Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends: Pawns of Kingpin

The Kingpin, New York's crime boss, enlists the aid of Dr Faustus, an evil master of the human mind, in a scheme to acquire an experimental weapon powerful enough to destroy any superhero.

Subtitles on Ceefax page 170

: Newsround

with Paul McDoweU


Unknown: Paul McDoweu

: Blue Peter

With Simon Groom, Peter Duncan and Janet Ellis
On the last Blue Peter before Christmas catch up with the latest news of our Weather Beaters appeal, in aid of 25,000 families in five countries suffering from the effects of drought or floods.
Join in with carols around the Christmas tree with children from All Farthings School and Warlingham County Secondary School and the band of the Chalk Farm Branch of the Salvation Army.
Assistant editor LEWIS BRONZE Editor BIDDY BAXTER


Presenter: Simon Groom
Presenter: Peter Duncan
Presenter: Janet Ellis
Musicians: Band of the Chalk Farm branch of the Salvation Army
Assistant Editor: Lewis Bronze
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Sixty Minutes

The News with tonight's Weather and Regional Magazines
The Sixty Minutes team unpack their Christmas week story hamper-a lively mix of news, views and features ... of the day and of the season. Sixty Minutes countdown
5.40 The News
5.53* Regional Magazines
6.15* Weather
6.38* Closing headlines

: Angels

The last episode in the series by ANTON GILL
Difficult decisions face Vicky, Dave. Ayo and Janet. Is it the end of an era at Heath Green?
Script editor SUSAN HACAM
Designer JIM HATCHARD. Producer BENREA Director MARY RIDGE
(For full cast see Tuesday page 39)


Editor: Susan Hacam
Designer: Jim Hatchard.
Producer: Benrea Director Mary
Vicky Smith: Pauline Quirke
Alison Clarke: Juliet Waley
Josh Jones: Tony Armatrading
Dave Nowell: Neil West
Tracey Carr: Julia Williams
Ayo Ladipo: Joy Lemoine
Janet Dickens: Michelle Martin

: Tomorrow's World

Presented by Judith Hann
Maggie Philbin , Kieran Prendiville and Peter Macann
A seasonal look at science and technology, including a beetle that could save Britain's Christmas trees and a new way of stopping unwanted intruders coming down the chimney.
Studio director PETER levers. Editor DAVID FILKIN


Presented By: Judith Hann
Presented By: Maggie Philbin
Presented By: Kieran Prendiville
Presented By: Peter MacAnn
Unknown: Martin Mortimore.
Unknown: Fiona Holmes.
Editor: David Filkin

: Top of the Pops

A live edition introduced by John Peel and David Jensen.


Presenter: John Peel
Presenter: David Jensen
Sound: David Thompson
Lighting: Warwick Fielding
Designer: Paul Trerise
Production: Michael Hurll

: Wildlife on One

Last of six programmes Red River Safari
Narrated by David Attenborough
This East African river journey begins on the snowy peaks of Mount Kenya where giant heathers and scarlet sun-birds adorn the banks of Kenya's major river system.
The Tana flows through jungle, desert, bush and swamp, past rare monkeys, hippos and wildfowl, before the rich colour of this remarkable waterway finally fades into the vastness of the Indian Ocean.
Film cameramen HUGH MILES, MAURICE FISHER Filmeditorjimcryan
Written and produced by Richard BROCK
Series producer PETER BALE. BBC Bristol (Rpl)
*Subtiles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Maurice Fisher
Produced By: Richard Brock
Producer: Peter Bale.

: Only Fools and Horses: Who's a Pretty Boy?

Last of seven episodes by John Sullivan.

The Trotters embark on a decorating venture - only to find they get the bird!
Feature: page 4


Writer: John Sullivan
Designer: Bryan Ellis
Producer/Director: Ray Butt
Del: David Jason
Rodney: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Grandad: Lennard Pearce
Brendan: David Jackson
Karen, barmaid: Michele Winstanley
Denzil: Paul Barber
Corinne: Eva Mottley
Louis: Anthony Morton
Mike Fisher: Kenneth MacDonald

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys; Weatherman


Newsreader: John Humphry

: The Crazy Gang: A Celebration

Devised and compiled by DENNIS GIFFORD starring Flanagan and Allen Nervo and Knox Naughton and Gold and Monsewer Eddie Gray
For more than 30 years The Crazy Gang was Britain's best-loved comedy team. Their humour was boisterous, earthy and irreverent and no one was immune from their antics.
This appreciation is illustrated by comedy routines from their films, and hilarious recollections from those who worked with them, including:
Tommy Trinder. Charlie Chester Richard Murdoch , Arthur English Pat Kirkwood , Val Guest
Brian Johnston , Anne Hart
Assistant producer PAUL LOOSLEY Producer JOHN BUTTERY
● FEATURE: page 113


Unknown: Dennis Gifford
Unknown: Allen Nervo
Unknown: Knox Naughton
Unknown: Monsewer Eddie Gray
Unknown: Tommy Trinder.
Unknown: Charlie Chester
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Arthur English
Unknown: Pat Kirkwood
Unknown: Val Guest
Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Anne Hart
Producer: Paul Loosley
Producer: John Buttery

: Film 83

with Barry Norman
Brainstorm: Natalie Wood stars with Christopher Walken in Douglas Trumbull's science fiction thnller about a research scientist who invents a device to transmit thoughts.
Jaws 3-D: a white shark terrorises a group of young people in Florida's Sea World. Stars include Dennis Quaid and Louis Gossett Jr.
Krull: Ken Marshall plays a young prince whose quest is to rescue hie abducted bride, Lysette Anthony , in Peter Yates 's epic fantasy adventure.
Director DAVlD JEFFCOCK. Producer judy UNDSAY


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Natalie Wood
Unknown: Christopher Walken
Unknown: Dennis Quaid
Unknown: Louis Gossett Jr.
Unknown: Ken Marshall
Unknown: Lysette Anthony
Unknown: Peter Yates
Director: Davld Jeffcock.

: The Rockford Files

starring James Garner in Joey Blue Eyes


Unknown: James Garner

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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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