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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

Today: Farming with John Mountford between 6.30 and 7.0
The Breakfast Time Doctor between 8.30 and 9.0
Cooking with Glynn Christian between 6.45 and 9.0


Unknown: John Mountford
Unknown: Glynn Christian

: Why don't You....?

Presented by the children of the Belfast Why Don't You....? gang

: Wacky Races

Wacky Race to Ripsaw

: Play Chess!



Unknown: Bill Hartston

: Jackanory

with Andrew Burt. The Lightkeepers by ELIZABETH RENIER : 1


Unknown: Andrew Burt.
Unknown: Elizabeth Renier

: Play School

Carol Chell , Brian Jameson Story: Mog's Christmas by JUDITH KERB


Unknown: Carol Chell
Unknown: Brian Jameson

: Postman Pat: Pat Takes A Message

A See-Saw programme

: Smoke

A two-part adventure story starring
Ronny Howard as Chris Long Earl Holliman as Cal Fitch
Jacqueline Scott as Fran Long Pamela Ferdin as Susie Long
1: When Chris Long discovers a wounded German Shepherd dog he's determined to keep it a secret-especially from his stepfather Cat
A Walt Disney production
(Part 2 tomorrow at 11.20 am)


Unknown: Ronny Howard
Unknown: Chris Long
Unknown: Earl Holliman
Unknown: Cal Fitch
Unknown: Jacqueline Scott
Unknown: Fran Long
Unknown: Pamela Ferdin
Unknown: Chris Long

: Look Back with Noakes

Formula 5000
John Noakes takes the wheel in the high-speed world of motor racing.
Producer DAVID BROWN. BBC Manchester


Unknown: John Noakes
Producer: David Brown.

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore Weather IAN MCCARKILL
12.42 Regional news
(London and SE: Financial Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Weather Ian McCarkill

: Barney Bear

Polar Pest

: Yellowstone Below Zero

Narrated by David Attenborough
'A hot-water firework display in a snowbound landscape' - that's America's Yellowstone National Park in winter, where erupting geysers break the peace at temperatures well below zero.
Written and produced by CAROLINE WEAVER
Series producer PETER BALI BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Attenborough
Produced By: Caroline Weaver

: Bonanza

Lome Greene as Ben Cartwright Dan Blocker as Hoss Cartwright Michael Landon as Little Joe Cartwright Mitch Voegl as Jamie Honest John
A vagrant, given temporary shelter on the Ponderosa, deceives Jamie into believing he was a friend of his father's. While Jamie considers taking to the road with his new friend the latter has other more settled plans.


Unknown: Lome Greene
Unknown: Ben Cartwright
Unknown: Dan Blocker
Unknown: Hoss Cartwright
Unknown: Michael Landon
Unknown: Little Joe Cartwright
Unknown: Mitch Voegl
Unknown: Jamie Honest John
Written By: Arthur Heinemann
Directed By: Lewis Allen

: Brother of the Wind

starring Dick Robinson
Sam Monroe lives alone in the panoramic splendour of the Canadian Rockies among the wild animals he loves. When 'Jenny', a mother timber wolf is shot dead from a passing plane, Sam rescues the orphaned pups.
Screenplay by john mahon
Produced by DICK ROBINSON and JOHN MAHON Directed by dick robinson
(First showing on British television) Christmas Films: page 15


Unknown: Dick Robinson
Unknown: Sam Monroe
Unknown: John Mahon
Produced By: Dick Robinson
Produced By: John Mahon
Directed By: Dick Robinson

: The World of Stanley Holloway

2: Wiv a Little Bit o'Luck
'When I was a child, I was sent to school in England, and I'd seen him in the theatre and grew up loving Stanley Holloway. So when we were casting the part of the dustman in My Fair Lady, the first person I thought of was Stanley Holloway. '
(ALAN JAY LERNER. lyricist My Fair Lady) with Alan Jay Lerner Julie Andrews
Wilfrid Hyde White
Douglas Fairbanks Jr and his wife and sons
Programme narrated by Alan Jay Lerner
Film editor PIERS JESSOP
Written and produced by BRIDGET WINTER


Unknown: Stanley Holloway.
Unknown: Alan Jay Lerner.
Unknown: Alan Jay Lerner
Unknown: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Wilfrid Hyde White
Unknown: Douglas Fairbanks Jr
Unknown: Alan Jay Lerner
Editor: Piers Jessop
Produced By: Bridget Winter

: Jackanory

with Colin Jeavons , Roy Kinnear Yolande Palfrey , Simon Shepherd The 13 Clocks by JAMES THURBER : part 2


Unknown: Colin Jeavons
Unknown: Roy Kinnear
Unknown: Yolande Palfrey
Unknown: Simon Shepherd
Unknown: James Thurber

: Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends: The Origin of Iceman

Subtitles on Ceefax page 170

: Blue Peter Review of the Year

with Simon Groom, Peter Duncan and Janet Ellis
1983 was the year Blue Peter took off! Remember when Simon went spinning upside-down in a jet at 40,000 feet, Peter flew through the air on a flying trapeze, and Janet risked life and limb on her first parachute jump? The year's special guests included Pele, Bonnie Langford, Elton John, the Prime Minister through the voice of 16-year-old Linda Kemery and Torvill and Dean.


Presenter: Simon Groom
Presenter: Peter Duncan
Presenter: Janet Ellis
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Evening News

Richard Whitmore ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Regional News

London and South East only: Cartoon Alias St Nick
All other English Regions:


Unknown: St Nick

: A Question of Sport

Henry Cooper and Cliff Morgan make a nostalgic comeback as captains in this seasonal special.
Max Boyce , Georgie Fame , Lennie Bennett and Anita Harris are the , celebrity guests.
Questionmaster David Coleman


Unknown: Max Boyce
Unknown: Georgie Fame
Unknown: Lennie Bennett
Unknown: Anita Harris
Unknown: David Coleman
Director: Peter Hayward
Producer: Mike Adley

: Tomorrow's World

Presented by Peter Macann
Judith Hann , Maggie Philbin and Kieran Prendiville
1984 looms closer but things aren't quite how George Orwell predicted. Other novelists have had ideas on the future -so how close are we to their world of brave new babies and comic book space travel?.


Presented By: Peter MacAnn
Presented By: Judith Hann
Presented By: Maggie Philbin
Presented By: Kieran Prendiville
Unknown: George Orwell
Producers: David Dugan.
Director: Martin Mortimore
Editor: David Filkin

: Top of the Pops 1983: Part 2

Introduced by the Radio 1 DJs who present at our Christmas party the singers and bands who have made this year's top selling records. Featuring JoBoxers, Thompson Twins, The Cure, The Belle Stars, Assembly, Culture Club, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Style Council, Spandau Ballet.


Band: JoBoxers
Band: Thompson Twins
Band: The Cure
Band: The Belle Stars
Band: Assembly [didn't appear]
Band: Culture Club
Band: Siouxsie and the Banshees
Band: The Style Council
Band: Spandau Ballet
Production: Michael Hurll

: Rainbow Safari

Wildlife in Colour for Christmas with David Attenborough
David Bellamy and Andrew Sachs Were dinosaurs blue and yellow striped? What's the connection between Christmas decorations and the flamboyant displays of birds of paradise? Are zebras striped to stop them being run over? In this extravagance of nature's colours DAVID ATTENBOROUGH explores the secrets of animal colours, DAVID BELLAMY discovers that some cats go black in the cold and ANDREW SACHS seeks to fulfil his lifelong ambition to be David Attenborough.
Videotape editor FRANKRICHES
Producer marjon zunx


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: David Bellamy
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: David Bellamy
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: David Attenborough.
Unknown: Paul Johnson

: Main News

with John Humphrys ; Weatherman


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Coma

The feature film starring Michael Douglas, Genevieve Bujold, Richard Widmark
When Nancy Greenly suffers irreparable brain damage after a routine operation, her close friend, Dr Susan Wheeler, wants to know the cause. In an unauthorised search of hospital records, she uncovers an alarmingly high number of terminal comas. Susan finds her sanity and then her life under threat when her investigations uncover a mysterious and illegal international medical conspiracy.
Written and directed by MICHAEL CRICHTON Produced by Martine Ruchman
(First showing on British television) Christmas Films: page 15
*Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Michael Douglas
Unknown: Genevleve Bujold
Unknown: Richard Widmark
Unknown: Nancy Greenly
Unknown: Dr Susan Wheeler
Directed By: Michael Cricffton
Dr Susan Wheeler: Genevieve Bujold
Dr Mark Bellows: Michael Douglas
Mrs Emerson: Elizabeth Ashley
Dr George: Rip Torn
Dr George A Harris: Richard Widmark
Nancy Greenly: Lois Chiles
Dr Morelind: Harry Rhodes
Computer technician: Gary Barton
Kelly: Frank Downing
Jim: Richard Doyle
Dr Marcus: Alan Haufrecht
Vince: Lance Le Gault
Chief Resident: Michael MacRae
Sean Murphy: Tom Selleck

: Sergeant Bilko: Bilko's Formula 7

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko

Can Bilko have discovered the secret of rejuvenation in a mixture of apple-jack and crankcase oil?


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Men v Women

An International Golf Challenge
The third match of a series between leading American women golfers JOANNE CARNER and SANDRA HAYNIE and two of the world's leading men, Germany's BERNHARD LANGER and Australia's GREG NORMAN. The matches are played over the Duke's Course at the Woburn Golf and Country Club. Today's match is between Greg Norman and Sandra Haynie
Commentator PETER ALLISS
Assistant producer PETER ALLISS Director Richard TILLING
Executive producer HAROLD ANDERSON


Unknown: Joanne Carner
Unknown: Sandra Haynie
Unknown: Bernhard Langer
Unknown: Greg Norman.
Unknown: Greg Norman
Unknown: Sandra Haynie
Commentator: Peter Alliss
Producer: Peter Alliss
Director: Richard Tilling
Producer: Harold Anderson

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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.

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.

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