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: Ceefax AM

starts your day with half-an-hour of news, sport, weather and travel available to all viewers, whether or not they have teletext sets.

: Breakfast Time

Selina Scott and Mike Smith are the Breakfast Time hosts to people and personalities making the headlines.
Daily timetable:
News with Fern Britton (Debbie Rix , Tues, Thur, Fri) 6.30, 7.0, 7.30,
8.0, 8.30 with headlines on every quarter hour
Weather with Francis Wilson : 6.31,
6.57, 7.27, 7.57, 8.27
Sport with David Icke and Bob Wilson : 6.40 and 7.40
Regional News, weather and traffic:
6.45, 7.15, 7.45, 8.15
TV Choice with David Wheal at 6.55 Review of the Papers: 7.18 and 8.18
Your Stars with Russell Grant : 8.33 Plus Today:
Top 20 Work Out with Diana Moran , the 'Green Goddess', at 7.25
New Films and Pop Records between
7.45 and 8.0


Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Fern Britton
Unknown: Debbie Rix
Unknown: Francis Wilson
Unknown: David Icke
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: David Wheal
Unknown: Russell Grant
Unknown: Diana Moran

: Gardeners' World

from St Leonards-on -Sea, with Geoff Hamilton and Roy Lancaster With Sonia Kinahan , whose half-acre garden, based on a heavy clay soil is filled with winter-flowering shrubs and plants.
Producer DENIS w GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: St Leonards-On
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: With Sonia Kinahan

: Songs of Praise

from Stirling
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 170

: Play School

Presenter Andrew Secombe. Guests Elizabeth Watts , Howard Lee


Presenter: Andrew Secombe.
Unknown: Elizabeth Watts
Unknown: Howard Lee

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale Weather JIM BACON


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

: Regional News

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

: Pebble Mill at One

Producer PETER HERCOMBE BBC Pebble Mill

: The Flumps

A See-Saw programme

: See Hear!

Presenting news, views, and entertainment for the deaf or hard of hearing, with sign language and subtitles.

: Dynasty

Danger signs ahead. Blake finds out how Matthew got the money he needed to stay in business and plays a game of cat and mouse with Krystle. Fallon tells Jeff the real reason she married him-with devastating results.
Directed by BURT brinckerhopf


Written By: Edward de Blasio
Directed By: Burt Brinckerhopf
Blake Carrington: John Forsythe
Fallon: Pamela Sue Martin
Matthew: Bo Hopkins
Krystle: Linda Evans
Steven: Al Corley
Claudia: Pamela Bellwood
Michael: With Wayne Northrop
Lindsay Blaisdel: Katy Kurtzman
Andrew: Peter Mark Richman
Jeff Colby: John James
Cecil Colby: And Lloyd Bochner

: The XIV Winter Olympic Games

from Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
David Coleman introduces the Ice Gala
The medal winners of the figure skating competitions perform their exhibition routines in the finale to the games. Commentator ALAN WEEKS
Highlights of the closing ceremony.


Introduces: David Coleman
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editors: Harold Anderson
Editors: John Phiups

: Magic Roundabout


Created by: Serge Danot

: Play School: It's Monday

Presenter Don Spencer
Guests Chloe Ashcroft , Howard Lee Story: The Enormous Treacle Tart by PHYLLIS PEARCE


Presenter: Don Spencer
Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Howard Lee
Unknown: Phyllis Pearce
Director: Pippa Dyson

: The Adventures of Tin Tin: Red Rackham's Treasure: Duel in the Deep

Max Bird is diving after Tin Tin when he is himself attacked.

: Jackanory

with Penelope Keith
The Prince Who Hiccupped and other stories by ANTHONY ARMSTRONG
Prince Handsome receives all the traditional christening gifts from the local fairies, along with the traditional unwanted spell from the uninvited guest. This proves annoying, time-wasting and extremely difficult to remove....
Producer ANGELA BEECHING Adapted and directed by CHRISTINE SECOMBE


Unknown: Penelope Keith
Stories By: Anthony Armstrong
Producer: Angela Beeching
Directed By: Christine Secombe

: Finders Keepers

with quizmaster Richard Stilgoe and this week's mystery guest - OU Quiz Star!
Great Missenden School u St Mary's School, Ware
Format devised by ROBERT GOULD Designer STEPHEN MELLOR Producer IAN OLIVER


Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Robert Gould
Designer: Stephen Mellor
Producer: Ian Oliver

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom
Peter Duncan and Janet Ellis
Assistant editor LEWIS BRONZE Editor BIDDY BAXTER
A BBC video, Blue Peter Makes.... (BBCV 9007), record and cassette, BBC Children's TV Themes (REH/ZCR486) from retailers


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

: Sixty Minutes

The News and tonight's Weather
Nick Ross , Sarah Kennedy and Sally Magnusson present the issues of the hour. News read by Moira Stuart
Look East with Judi Lines Look North (Newcastle) with Mike Neville
Look North (Leeds) with Ken Cooper Harry Gration , Judith Stamper John Thirlwell
Look North West with Stuart Hall Midlands Today with Alan Towers and Kay Alexander
Points West with Graham Purches Gerald Haycock , Sue
Carpenter Vivien Creegor and Chris Vacher South Today with Bruce Parker and Jenni Murray
Spotlight with Chris Denham Sue King and Craig Rich
HUGH SCULLY with Watchdog and humorous contributions from The Special Correspondents
Your Sixty Minutes countdown
5.40 The News
5.54* Weather
5.55* Regional Magazines
6.38* Closing headlines


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Sarah Kennedy
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Mike Neville
Unknown: Look North
Unknown: Ken Cooper
Unknown: Harry Gration
Unknown: Judith Stamper
Unknown: John Thirlwell
Unknown: Alan Towers
Unknown: Kay Alexander
Unknown: Graham Purches
Unknown: Gerald Haycock
Unknown: Carpenter Vivien Creegor
Unknown: Chris Vacher
Unknown: Bruce Parker
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Chris Denham
Unknown: Sue King
Unknown: Craig Rich
Unknown: Hugh Scully

: Cartoon

: Regional variations

LONDON: Rosie by Roy Clarke, starring Paul Greenwood as Rosie and Tony Haygarth as PC Wilmot: An Informer for Englebert

SOUTH WEST: Matrix: New series: Caroline Righton and John Francis with local bands, comedy, self-employment and drama....

SOUTH: The Dorsetmen: Dennis Skillicorn visits Hardy's birthplace at Higher Bockhampton, looks around the County Museum and meets GERTRUDE BUGLER , who knew Hardy.

WEST: RPM: The rock magazine show. Presented by Andy Batten-Foster with Mike Jenner

Midland Sounds: New series: Denzil Dudley introduces music and musicians from the Midlands. Tonight: Keith Manifold, Willy and the Poor Boys and guitar duo Frances Griffin and Leo Turner.

EAST: Commuter Quiz: Cryptic crossword puzzles with quizmaster Geoffrey
Wheeler. Tonight: Cambridge v Bedford

NORTH WEST: YES: John Mundy , Janice Long , Mike Sweeny and Sheila McClennon with entertainment, music and advice in the show for all who feel young.

NORTH EAST: Off the Peg: New series The North's radical magazine returns with Mark Clemmitt, Hannah Kosich, Stephen Lynch and Glyn Middleton.

NORTH: Making Moves: At the Yorkshire Dance Centre: 2: From 5 to 50. Arlene Phillips from Hot Gossip works with some kids; next door are the 50-year-olds.


Unknown: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Paul Greenwood
Unknown: Tony Haygarth
Unknown: Caroline Righton
Unknown: John Francis
Unknown: Dorsetmen Dennis Skillicorn
Unknown: Gertrude Bugler
Presented By: Andy Batten-Foster
Introduces: Denzil Dudley
Unknown: Frances Griffin
Unknown: Leo Turner.
Quiz Master: Geoffrey Wheeler.
Unknown: John Mundy
Unknown: Janice Long
Unknown: Mike Sweeny
Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Mark Clemmitt
Unknown: Hannah Kosich
Unknown: Stephen Lynch
Unknown: Glyn Middleton.
Unknown: Arlene Phillips

: Blue Thunder

The adventure series starring
James Farentino as Frank Chaney , pilot of a super-helicopter geared to combat crime. Arms Race
Chaney and the Blue Thunder Unit take on a successful drug and arms dealer who uses remote-controlled killer planes in his plan to supply illegal arms to a foreign dictator.


Unknown: James Farentino
Unknown: Frank Chaney
Written By: Dan O'Bannon
Written By: Don Jakoby
Written By: Craig Buck.
Directed By: Gil Shilton
Wonderlove: Dana Carvey
Braddock: Sandy McPeak
Bubba: Bubba Smith
Ski: Dick Butkus
J J: Ann Cooper
Aggi: Darleen Carr
Longstreet: Ted Hamilton
Kelty ,: Sam Anderson
Saver: M C Gainer

: Panorama

The Television Revolution
In a few weeks half a million homes in Britain will be able to receive four brand-new TV channels by cable. And in a year 11 towns will get up to 50 more channels. Even more television will soon be beamed to us directly by satellites, British and foreign. After decades of regulated broadcasting, television could soon be as freely and as widely used as print. Mrs Thatcher wants to create 'the wired society'. But what will all the new channels carry? Will there be more real choice? And what will the effect be on existing TV?
Christopher Dunkley investigates.


Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: Christopher Dunkley
Producer: John Penycate
Editor: Peter Ibbotson

: Nine O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and the BBC's Correspondents and reporters around the world

: Robert Redford in The Candidate

The last in a trio of his films with Peter Boyle , Melvyn Douglas Bill McKay , a hard-working lawyer, is talked into running for the US Senate by California Democrats. He insists from the outset that he remain 'his own man', but as the campaign gets under way he finds he no longer recognises his opinions in the smooth platitudes of his speechmakers.
Screenplay by JEREMY LARNER Produced by WALTER COBLENZ
Directed by MICHAEL RITCHIE. Films: page 16


Unknown: Peter Boyle
Unknown: Melvyn Douglas
Unknown: Bill McKay
Unknown: Jeremy Larner
Produced By: Walter Coblenz
Directed By: Michael Ritchie.
Bill McKay: Robert Redford
Marvin Lucas: Peter Boyle
John J McKay: Melvyn Douglas
'Crocker' Jarmon: Don Porter
Howard Klein: Allen Garfield
Nancy McKay: Karen Carlson
Rich Jenkin: Quinn Redeker

: Film 84

with Barry Norman
Curse of the Pink Panther: Twenty years after the original Pink Panther, David Niven and Robert Wagner are reunited in the seventh film of the series with Ted Wass of Soap playing the bumbling New York detective in the Clouseau mould.
The Big Chill: Kevin Kline stars in this story of a group of Americans who as students formed a close circle and are brought together again by an untimely death. Kevin Kline and Lawrence Kasdan , the director, are interviewed in the studio.


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: David Niven
Unknown: Robert Wagner
Unknown: Kevin Kline
Unknown: Kevin Kline
Unknown: Lawrence Kasdan
Director: Bruce Thompson
Producer: Jane Lush

: News Headlines

: Wheels of Fire

Ten films about development issues in India. 5: If it Can Happen Here

: 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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