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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Selina Scott For timetable of regular features see Tuesday. 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

: Why Don't You...?

Your ideas, games and activities presented by the children of the Scottish Why Don't You...? gang.

: Play Chess!

Chess puzzles, an introduction to some of the greatest players in chess history, and a Girls v Boys Challenge Match.


Unknown: Bill Hartston

: Jackanory

with Bernard Cribbins
Mortimer's Portrait on Glass by JOAN AIKEN
Today: Black Feakle 's Bog


Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Joan Aiken
Unknown: Black Feakle

: Paddington

Paddington Clears the Coach

: Play School

Presenter Carol Leader Guests
Wayne Jackman , Fraser Wilson Story: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs


Leader: Carol Leader
Unknown: Wayne Jackman
Unknown: Fraser Wilson

: Cartoon

Walkie Talkie Hawky

: The Country Game

An inter-estate competition between country house owners and their respective teams.
Competitors' skills are tested in clay pigeon shooting, fly casting, gun dog tests and carriage driving. Representing Lancashire: GISBURNE PARK ESTATE Representing Yorkshire:
Presented by Susan King
Assistant producer ALAN WRIGHT Director KEITH MACKENZIE
Producer GEOFFREY WILSON. BBC Manchester


Presented By: Susan King
Producer: Alan Wright
Director: Keith MacKenzie
Producer: Geoffrey Wilson.

: Look Back with Noakes

John Noakes and Shep review the Go with Noakes series. The Guernsey Handicap
John crosses the Channel for his first sailing race.


Unknown: John Noakes

: News After Noon

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


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Pebble Mill at One

Guests include Mary Tamm who, with Ian Lavender , launches a new BBC comedy series The Hello Goodbye Man.
(The Hello Goodbye Man, tonight at 9.0 pm on BBC2)


Unknown: Mary Tamm
Unknown: Ian Lavender
Editor: Peter Hercombe

: King Rollo

A See-Saw programme

: Bric-a-Brac

with Brian Cant
Among his bric-a-brac Brian finds some beads, a bugle and a bicycle, and in the book box A Number of Bears by Dean Walley, illustrated by Francis Yanoshita.


Presenter: Brian Cant
Author (A Number of Bears): Dean Walley
Illustrator (A Number of Bears): Francis Yanoshita

: International Tennis

The Barratt World Doubles Championship from the Royal Albert Hall , London Eight of the top doubles teams in the world, including defending champions HEINZ GUNTHARDT and BALAZS TAROCZY, are assembled once again for this premiere doubles event.
The eight teams are split into two groups and play on a round-robin basis with the top four going through to Saturday's semi-finals.
Introduced by BARRY DAVIES Commentator DAN MASKELL


Unknown: Albert Hall
Introduced By: Barry Davies
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Unknown: John Barrett

: Ivor the Engine



Unknown: Oliver Postgate

: Play School: It's Thursday

Presenter Stuart McGugan Guest Floella Benjamin
Story: The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark by JILL TOMLINSON


Presenter: Stuart McGugan
Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Jill Tomlinson

: Heathcliff: Cat in the Beanstalk

A new cartoon series

: Jackanory

with Joanna David
The Ordinary Princess by M. M. KAYE
3: Second Thursdays


Unknown: Joanna David
Unknown: M. M. Kaye

: Fonz and the Happy Days Gang: King for a day

First of 12 cartoons
The magic time machine takes off with the Fonz and his gang aboard, but all they want is to find their own home town and their own time zone - the year 1957 in Milwaukee, USA. the time machine lands the gang in a prehistoric jungle.

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom , Peter Duncan and Janet Ellis


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
Presenters Nick Ross , Sally Magnusson and Beverly Anderson
News read by Jan Leeming
Contributions from THE SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS, Sixty Minutes' own team of humorists, with some less serious observations on the day's events. Your countdown through Sixty Minutes
5.40 The News
5.53* Regional Magazines
6.15* Weather
6.38* Closing headlines


Presenters: Nick Ross
Presenters: Sally Magnusson
Read By: Jan Leeming

: Doctor Who: Warriors of the Deep: Part 1

First of a four-part story by Johnny Byrne
Starring Peter Davison


Writer: Johnny Byrne
The Doctor: Peter Davison

: Tomorrow's World

The latest news from the world of science and technology.
Presented by Kieran Prendiville Peter Macann , Judith Hann and Maggie Philbin
Studio director PETER LEVERS Editor DAVIDFlLKIN


Presented By: Kieran Prendiville
Presented By: Peter MacAnn
Presented By: Judith Hann
Presented By: Maggie Philbin
Producers: Martin Mortimork David Dugan.

: Top of the Pops

A special live edition celebrating 20 years of Top of the Pops.
Introduced by John Peel and David Jensen.


Presenter: John Peel
Presenter: David Jensen
Sound: Bob Foley
Lighting: Bert Postlethwaite
Designer: Paul Trerise
Producer: Michael Hurll

: The Showmen

with Paul Heiney
Clem Bailey blows up his daughter at least three times a year. What has he got against her?
John Clark throws himself in front of Fred Dibnah 's steamroller. Is it because he's given up the milk-round? Why would Joan Smith rather be known as Natasha Steel , Belle of the Blades?
Michael Costello spends his summer in an exploding coffin. Could it be easier than eating light-bulbs?
The reason is they're Showmen rehearsing all winter long in suburban back gardens, performing around the country at shows and fairs in the summertime. Their passion is not for fame or fortune, but for entertaining the public. They are keeping alive a tradition of British entertainment.
PAUL HEINEY meets the showmen for whom the show must go on. Photography NIGEL MEAKIN. Arthur smith Ijj Film editor at.an lygo tr Executive producer EDWARD MIRZOEFF Producer PATRICIA HOULIHAN •FEATURE: page 11


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Clem Bailey
Unknown: John Clark
Unknown: Fred Dibnah
Unknown: Joan Smith
Unknown: Natasha Steel
Unknown: Michael Costello
Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Nigel Meakin.

: Nine O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley; Weatherman

: John Wayne in The Shootist

with Lauren Bacall
James Stewart , Ron Howard
During the 30 years from 1871 to 1901, J. B. Books has become a legend. He is feared and admired as one of the West's greatest gunfighters. He is also the target for everyone out to make a 'reputation'. When Books arrives in a small town he seeks the advice of Dr Hostetler, who diagnoses cancer. The ageing gunfighter decides that his remaining days will not be wasted. In his last film, John Wayne plays J. B. Books brilliantly, in a style which mixes the ending of his own legendary career with the dying days of the mythical gunfighter he portrays.
Screenplay by MILES HOOD SWARTHOUT and scott HALE Based on the novel by GLENSON SWARTHOUT
Produced by M. J. FRANKOVICH and WILLIAM SELF Directed by DON SIEGEL Films: page 17
(Hollywood Greats: John Wayne next Monday)


Unknown: Lauren Bacall
Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Ron Howard
Unknown: J. B. Books
Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Hood Swarthout
Unknown: Scott Hale
Novel By: Glenson Swarthout
Produced By: M. J. Frankovich
Directed By: Don Siegel
Unknown: John Wayne
J B Books: John Wayne
Bond Rogers: Lauren Bacall
Gillom Rogers: Ron Howard
Dr Hostetler: James Stewart
Sweeney: Richard Boone
Pulford: Hugh O'Brian
Cobb: Bill McKinney
Marshall Thibido: Harry Morgan
Beckum: John Carradine
Serepta: Sheree North
Dobkins: Richard Lenz
Moses: Scatman Crothers
Barber: Alfred Dennis

: International Tennis

The Barratt World Doubles Championship
Highlights of this evening's matches which give an indication of the teams likely to qualify for the semi-finals. Introduced by BARRY DAVIES


Introduced By: Barry Davies

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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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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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