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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Selina Scott and Mike Smith
For regular features see Monday. Plus today: Gardening
Tips from Alan Titchmarsh between 7.30 and 7.45
Pop News between 7.45 and 8.0
Food and Cooking with Glynn Christian between 8.30 and 9.0


Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Glynn Christian

: In Deepest Britain

Stream and Hedgerow
With GORDON BENINGFIELD, wildlife artist, ROGER LOVEGROVE , ornithologist and DAVID STREETER , ecologist. Spring has come late to this valley in mid Wales. But down near the stream the banks are studded with primroses, and robins are feeding their young. Producer DILYS BREESE. BBC Bristol


Artist: Roger Lovegrove
Artist: David Streeter
Producer: Dilys Breese.

: Play School

: Play Ideas

Presented by Brian Cant
Graphics QUENTIN BLAKE. Designer
11.5 Pages from Ceefax
12.0-12.30 NORTH EAST only
North Country. Tom Kilgour visits Lindisfarne and Ian Armstrong looks at the spectacular flights ot birds on the Solway Firth


Presented By: Brian Cant
Unknown: Quentin Blake.
Unknown: Gwen Evans.
Producer: John M. A. Lane
Director: Dianne Kenny
Editor: Cynthia Felgate
Unknown: Tom Kilgour
Unknown: Ian Armstrong

: 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

: Bagpuss

A See-Saw programme

: Cartoons

: Racing from Newbury

2.30 Steel Plate and Sections Young Chasers' Qualifier Novices (2^m)
3.0 Arkell Brewery Handicap Steeplechase (2m 160yds)
3.30 Daily Mirror Conditional
Jockeys Championship Hurdle Race Round eight (3m 120yds)
Introduced by RICHARD PITMAN Commentators
Television presentation RICHARD TILUNG
3.48 Regional News (exc London)


Introduced By: Richard Pitman
Unknown: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Richard Tilung

: Magic Roundabout


Created by: Serge Danot

: Play School: It's Friday

Presenter Ben Thomas Guest Shireen Shah
Story: Steve the Steeplejack by MOLLY COX


Presenter: Ben Thomas
Presenter: Guest Shireen Shah

: Laurel and Hardy

in Sassy Sea Serpent

: Jackanory

with Pippa Guard
What Katy Did by SUSAN COOLIDGE Part 5


Unknown: Susan Coolidge

: Wildtrack

The last of nine programmes that bring the latest news on our wildlife with Su Ingle and Michael Jordan If you've been building our bird feeders-come intelligence tests, you'll know how clever our back garden birds can be. Wildtrack has been around the country filming ingenious new tests and watching how the blue tits and great tits always seem to solve them in the end. So today Mike and Su announce the winner of Wildtrack's title for Bird Brain of Britain.
Producer MIKE BEYNON. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Su Ingle
Unknown: Michael Jordan
Producer: Mike Beynon.

: Grange Hill

The last of 18 programmes. It is nearly the end of term and Grange Hill is playing host to Brookdale and Rodney Bennett at a pre-merger dance. Gluxo Remington , however, has plans for some entertainment of his own.
Lighting director GEOFF SHAW
Assistant producer PETER SOFRONIOU Director EDWARD PUGH
*Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Barry Purchese
Unknown: Grange Hill
Unknown: Rodney Bennett
Unknown: Gluxo Remington
Director: Geoff Shaw
Editor: Anthony Minghella
Producer: Peter Sofroniou
Director: Edward Pugh
Mr McGuffy: Fraser Cains
Mr Baxter: Michael Cronin
Mr Keating: Robert Hartley
Mr Smart: Simon Haywood
Mr Knowles: Chris Jury
Mr Howard: Michael Osborne
Mrs McClusky: Gwyneth Powell
Miss Gordon: Kara Wilson
Fay Lucas: Alison Bettles
Claire Scott: Paula-Ann Bland
Stewpot Stewart: Mark Burdis
Annette Firman: Nadia Chambers
Kevin Baylon: Mmoloki Chrystie
Christine Everson: Lisa East
Pogo Patterson: Peter Emmett
Nigel Flavin: Gary Hailes
Jimmy Flynn: Terry Kinsella
Precious Matthews: Dulice Liecier
Jimmy McClaren: Gary Love
Zammo McGuire: Lee MacDonald
Errol Smith: Paul McKenzie
Roland Browning: Erkan Mustafa
Janet St Clair: Simone Nylander
Gluxo Remington: David Rippey
Stewart Parker: Paul Roston
Dianne Cooney: Julie-Ann Steel
Suzanne Ross: Susan Tully
Graham Moreshead: Mel Warren
Jackie Wright: Melissa Wilks
Glenroy: Steven Woodcock
Julie Marchant: Lisa York

: The Wombles



Unknown: Elisabeth Beresford

: Sixty Minutes

The News with tonight's Weather and Regional Magazines
Presented by Sarah Kennedy and Beverly Anderson with 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
5.54* Weather
5.55* Regional Magazines
6.38* Closing headlines


Presented By: Sarah Kennedy
Presented By: Beverly Anderson
Read By: Jan Leeming

: Doctor Who: Planet of Fire: Part 4

The last of a four-part story by Peter Grimwade
Starring Peter Davison
(for cast see Thursday page 56)
Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Writer: Peter Grimwade
The Doctor: Peter Davison

: The Superstars

The Townsend Thoresen UK Superstars Challenge. The giant indoor arena of RAF Cosford is the venue for this 75th anniversary programme. The Superstars has travelled to America, Europe, Israel and Hong Kong; this series will end in New Zealand. Tonight many of the famous names who delighted everyone in the past join in the celebrations. But as for the competitors in this British Men's Championship, none of them have been in Superstars before.
John Lloyd, Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Champion, Eddie Kidd, stunt rider, Gary Cook, world record-holder in the 4 x 800 metres relay, Peter Elliot, UK champion at 800 metres, Ron Haslam, Grand Prix and Isle of Man TT motor-cycling champion, Colin Jones, British, Commonwealth and European welterweight champion, Robert Smith, show jumping champion, Peter Wheeler, Rugby Union international and England captain.
Commentators David Vine and Ron Pickering.
Produced in association with TRANS WORLD INTERNATIONAL and CANDID PRODUCTIONS INC. Engineering managers
Ernie Knight, John Alunson, Ron Meager. Production assistant Liz Gladwell. Assistant producer David Pickthall. TV production Peter Hylton Cleaver.


Contestant: John Lloyd
Contestant: Eddie Kidd
Contestant: Gary Cook
Contestant: Peter Elliott
Contestant: Ron Haslam
Contestant: Robert Smith
Contestant: Peter Wheeler
Presenter: David Vine
Commentator: Ron Pickering
Engineering manager: Ernie Knight
Engineering manager: John Alunson.
Production assistant: Liz Gladwell
Assistant Producer: David Pickthall
TV Production: Peter Hylton Cleaver

: Sharon and Elsie

A series of six programmes by ARLINE WHITTAKER , starring
5: When Sharon discovers that Stanley has been philandering with one of the female packers, she takes a good look at his face so that she can remember it the way it is now - because she has a feeling it might look a little different when the woman's husband has finished with it. After all, they don't call him Mad Mick the Mangier for nothing.
Film cameraman LAURIE RUSH Film editor HEFNY ZAKI Designer ALAN SPALDING
Produced and directed by ROGER RACE


Unknown: Arline Whittaker
Unknown: Laurie Rush
Editor: Hefny Zaki
Designer: Alan Spalding
Directed By: Roger Race
Elsie: Brigit Forsyth
Sharon: Janette Beverley
Stanley: John Landry
Ivy: Maggie Jones
Ike Hepworth: Gordon Rollings
Elvis: Lee Daley
Mick Wainwright: John Dair
Beryl Wainwright: Gillian Bevan
Waitress: Brenda Cowling
Dental nurse: Ursula Cann

: We Got it Made

The new American comedy series
Mickey Goes Topless
Mickey's reluctance to divulge the nature of her 'extra-curricula' activities leads David and Jay to suspect that she wants to get something off her chest!
Written by LAURA LEVINE Directed by ALAN RAFKIN


Unknown: Mickey Goes Topless
Written By: Laura Levine
Directed By: Alan Rafkin
Mickey: Starring Teri Copley
David: Matt McCoy
Jay: Tom Villard
Beth: Bonnie Urseth
Claudia: Stepfanie Kramer
Marcel: Clyde Kusatsu
Kitty St Clair: Karen Bercovici
Clarisse: Jean Kasem

: Points of View

Barry Took with your comments in the programme you help to write.
Send letters to Barry Took , Points of View, BBC Television Centre, London [Postcode removed]


Unknown: Barry Took
Producer: Carol White
Unknown: Barry Took

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys
Weekend Weather MICHAEL FISH


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Michael Fish

: Remington Steele

starring Stephanie Zimbalist and Pierce Brosnan Steele in the News
It seems that TV can seriously damage your health when a ratings-conscious station find their news team dropping like flies. Who is cancelling the anchormen and can Remington and Laura keep the news live on air?


Unknown: Stephanie Zimbalist
Unknown: Pierce Brosnan
Written By: Fred Lyle
Unknown: Duncan Smith
Directed By: Burt Brinckerhoff
Laura Holt: Stephanie Zimbalist
'Remington Steele': Pierce Brosnan
Murphy Michaels: James Read
Bernice Foxe: Janet Demay
Elliot Walsh: J D Cannon
Hoop Tracy: Maggie Roswell
Russell Stewart: John Reilly
Ed Greene: Ron Frazier

: Regional programmes

LONDON The Further Adventures of Lucky Jim.
Seven programmes written by DICK CLEMENT and IAN LA FRENAIS , based on a character created by Kingsley Amis, with Enn Reitel as Jim. 6: The Ties that Bind
SOUTH WEST Country Scene
Sue King leaves her presenter's desk for a farm in south east Cornwall. Plus a wildlife photographic competition by The Devon Trust and film-maker Andrew Cooper. Tom Salmon takes a personal look at some local villages.

SOUTH Southern Life
Thanks for the Memory. Dennis Skillicorn meets the enthusiasts who keep a part of motoring history alive.

WEST Women and Waugh
Talking to Auberon Waugh are Professor Dorothy Hodgkin , Chancellor of the University of Bristol, Fellow of the Royal Society, and Nobel Prize winner and Fay Weldon , novelist and television dramatist who last year chaired the Booker Prize committee.

MIDLANDS Midlands Tonight
Presented live from Birmingham by Mike Dornan. The Government's plans to 'privatise' British industry are well advanced. Next on the agenda is the National Health Service. ANNE BROWN investigates

EAST Weekend
John Mountford presents his Friday night look at life. Put your point of view by calling Norwich [number removed] (During transmission only).

Four stories of the cotton famine by MICHAEL CHURCH with songs and poems from the time. 3: To Rust and Ruin Blended....

NORTH EAST Coast to Coast
Every week from Newcastle Eric Robinson introduces a programme which reflects the rich and varied life in the north.

NORTH Deadly Virtues
From a musical entertainment by ALAN AYCKBOURN and PAUL TODD. In the first of an occasional series, BBC North visits Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough for a taste of the company's latest revue - The Seven Deadly Virtues.

10.45 News Headlines; Weather


Written By: Dick Clement
Written By: Ian La Frenais
Unknown: Enn Reitel
Unknown: Andrew Cooper.
Unknown: Dennis Skillicorn
Unknown: Auberon Waugh
Unknown: Dorothy Hodgkin
Unknown: Fay Weldon
Unknown: Mike Dornan.
Unknown: Anne Brown
Unknown: John Mountford
Unknown: Alan Ayckbourn
Unknown: Paul Todd.
Unknown: Stephen Joseph Theatre

: The Late Film: Sweet Smell of Success

starring Burt Lancaster
Tony Curtis , Susan Harrison
In this savage version of the yellow press, Burt Lancaster stars as J. J. Hunsecker , a vicious, megalomaniac New York gossip columnist read by millions and sought after by both the famous and the infamous. When he decides to break up his sister's romance with a young jazz musician, his hatchet man is Sidney Falco, a scheming press agent hungry for success and willing to go to any extreme to get items into Hunsecker's column. Alexander Mackendrick brilliantly directed this melodramatic slice of Broadway life.
Films: page 14


Unknown: Burt Lancaster
Unknown: Tony Curtis
Unknown: Susan Harrison
Unknown: Burt Lancaster
Unknown: J. J. Hunsecker
Unknown: Alexander MacKendrick
Unknown: Clifford Odets
Unknown: Ernest Lehman
Directed By: Alexander MacKendrick
Produced By: James Hill
J J Hunsecker: Burt Lancaster
Sidney Falco: Tony Curtis
Susan Hunsecker: Susan Harrison
Steve Dallas: Marty Milner
Frank D'Angelo: Sam Levene
Rita: Barbara Nichols
Sally: Jeff Donnell
Robard: Joseph Leon
Mary: Edith Atwater
Harry Kello: Emile Meyer
Herbie Temple: Joe Frisco

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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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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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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