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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, Thurs, 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

Shades of Autumn from Hidcote, Gloucestershire
The gardens of Hidcote Manor are often described as being a shrine to what is the best of English gardening. Graham Rose of the Sunday Times and Roy Lancaster explore its many treasures and fascinating history.
Executive producer JOHN KENYON Producer DENIS W GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Graham Rose
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Producer: John Kenyon
Producer: Denis W Gartside

: Songs of Praise

from Tewkesbury Abbey

: Play School

Presenter Ben Thomas
Guest Elizabeth Millbank


Presenter: Ben Thomas
Unknown: Guest Elizabeth Millbank

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale Weather MICHAEL FISH


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Regional News

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

: Pebble Mill at One

In the run-up to the Olympics, Ron Pickering starts a series on major sporting issues.
World-famous pianist Vladimir Ash kenazy talks about his career.


Unknown: Ron Pickering
Pianist: Vladimir Ash

: The Flumps

A See-Saw programme

: Living on the Land

A Place for a Million Birds
On the stretch of Morecambe Bay looked after by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds at its reserve just inland, about 170 species drop in each year. Two men spend their life working to keep the territory attractive to birds and they are rewarded by some of the most exciting flying displays to be seen in Britain. Narrator Deryck Guyler
Photography ARTHUR SMITH
Written and produced by DON HAWORTH BBC Manchester


Narrator: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Produced By: Don Haworth

: In Search of.... Boudicca

Another chance to view a series of seven films about Britain before the Norman Conquest , written and presented by Michael Wood.
The first programme deals with the revolt in AD60 of Queen Boudicca of the Iceni against the Roman invaders of Britain. Recent archaeological discoveries provide new and sometimes grisly evidence of the trail of terror left by Boudicca's liberation army.
Producer DEREK TOWERS BBC Manchester
A BBC Ariel book, In Search of the Dark Ages, 23.95 from booksellers


Unknown: Norman Conquest
Presented By: Michael Wood.

: Saved in the Nick of Time

As our towns and cities grow and change, old structures constantly give way to the new. But before the men with the big iron ball arrive, the doomed building may be cannibalised. This documentary film charts the progress of some of the more unusual 'transplants' saved from the apocalypse by London dealer, Nick Mead.


Unknown: Nick Mead.
Producer: Robyn Wallis

: Magic Roundabout


Created by: Serge Danot

: Play School: It's Monday

Look at the pattern, the shape and the shade
Put them together, what have they made?
They've made a picture!
Presenter Elizabeth Watts Guests
Brian Cant, Wayne Jackman
Story: A New Crown for the King by DIANA STOW


Presenter: Elizabeth Watts
Unknown: Wayne Jackman

: Laurel and Hardy

take on the job of duck's uncles in Wacky Quackers

: Jackanory

with Robert Lindsay The Kitchen Warriors by JOAN AIKEN
Part 1: Prince Coriander's Return
Prince Coriander, an elf from the china cupboard, sets off on the first of a series of adventures in a kitchen peopled by deep-freeze trolls, evil dishwasher kelpies, an infra-red dragon and the vacuum witch.


Unknown: Robert Lindsay

: Finders Keepers

with Richard Stilgoe and this week's non-hirsute mystery guest!
A computerised contest between
Burford County Combined School, Marlow and St Johns CE Middle School, Caterham
And your chance to win a BBC computer in the giant anagram competition.


Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Designer: Stephen Mellor
Producer: Ian Ouver

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Peter Duncan and Janet Ellis

A BBC video, Blue Peter Makes.... (BBCV 9007); record and cassette, BBC Children's TV Themes (REH/ZCR486) from retailers.


Presenter: Simon Groom
Presenter: Peter Duncan
Presenter: Janet Ellis
Assistant Editor: Lewis Bronze
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
HUGH SCULLY with latest investigations from the Watchdog unit, and 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
6.38* Closing headlines


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Sarah Kennedy
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Read By: Moira Stuart
Read By: Hugh Scully

: Rolf Harris Cartoon Time

Rolf Harris presents half-an-hour of comedy, starring Bugs Bunny
Daffy Duck
Elmer Fudd and JACK BENNY with EDWARD G. ROBINSON , PETER LORRE , HUMPHREY BOGART, LAUREN BACALL , CARMEN MIRANDA and a galaxy of Hollywood stars in support.
Producer DAVID platt


Unknown: Elmer Fudd
Unknown: Jack Benny
Unknown: Edward G. Robinson
Unknown: Peter Lorre
Unknown: Lauren Bacall
Unknown: Carmen Miranda
Director: Jonathan Dent
Producer: David Platt

: Blue Thunder

The adventure series staring pilot of a super-helicopter geared to combat crime.
Trojan Horsemen
Putting fraudster Richard Lassiter behind bars is an easy task for Blue Thunder, but keeping him inside calls on all the resources of the Apex helicopter unit when Lassiter master-minds an ingenious break-out.
Written by BRIAN ALAN LANE Directed by GUY MAGER


Unknown: Richard Lassiter
Written By: Brian Alan Lane
Frank Chaney: James Farentino
Wonderlove: Dana Carvey
Braddock: Sandy McPeak
Bubba: Bubba Smith
Ski: Dick Butkus
J J: Ann Cooper
Lassiter: Dennis Holahan
Willie: Ralph Manza
Duffy: Brian Kale
Mrs Moynihan: Elizabeth Hoffman

: Points of View

Barry Took with your comments in the programme you help to write.


Unknown: Barry Took
Producer: Carol White

: Panorama

Bitter Sweet Pill
When the birth control pill was first introduced to this country in the early 60s, scientists told us we would have to wait 20 years before we could balance the benefits and the costs. But today dramatic conflicting reports on the medical risks of the pill are still appearing. Meanwhile, the pill has become a symbol of women's liberation and the new sexual morality.
Reporter Margaret Jay and producer Sally Doganis examine what women should know about the pill today.


Reporter: Margaret Jay
Producer: Sally Doganis
Editor: Peter Harding
Editor: Peter Ibbotson

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys ; Weatherman


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Stars of Today: Hide in Plain Sight

starring James Caan
Tom Hacklin 's estranged wife, Ruth, has taken up with a small-time hood, Jack Scolese. When Scolese turns state's evidence against his Mafia bosses, he is taken into hiding by the Justice Department. But then Ruth and the children are taken away, and when Tom tries to find them he faces nothing but a stone wall of official secrecy.
Directed by JAMES CAAN. Films: page 14


Unknown: James Caan
Unknown: Tom Hacklin
Unknown: Jack Scolese.
Play By: Spencer Eastman
Produced By: Robert Christiansen
Produced By: Rick Rosenberg
Directed By: James Caan.
Thomas Hacklin Jr: James Caan
Alisa Hacklin: Jill Eikenberry
Jack Scolese: Robert Viharo
Sam Marzetta: Kenneth McMillan
Detective Reilly: David Margulies
Bobby Momisa: Thomas Hill
Pete Fiacco: Nick Corello
Matty Stanek: Joe Grifasi
Ruthie Hacklin Scolese: Barbra Rae

: Film 84

with Barry Norman
Champions: John Hurt stars as Bob Champion , the top steeplechase jockey, who at the height of his career discovered he had cancer and despite all odds overcame his illness to win the Grand National in 1981. Over the Brooklyn Bridge: Elliott Gould and Margaux Hemingway play an ill-matched couple, battling against family opposition to their romance.
On location with award-winning Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski on his new film, Success is the Best Revenge, starring Michael York.


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: John Hurt
Unknown: Bob Champion
Unknown: Elliott Gould
Unknown: Margaux Hemingway
Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Unknown: Michael York.
Director: Bruce Thompson
Producer: Jane Lush

: News Headlines

: Wheels of Fire

Ten films about development issues in India. 7: We Are so Poor, But We Are so Many

: Weatherman

About this project

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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