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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Selina Scott The New Top 20 with Mike Smith between 7.55 and 8.0


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Mike Smith

: Bellamy on Botany

A series of ten programmes
4:The Kingdom of Canute

: Play School

: Gharbar

Another of the occasional series Mehfil: SURINDER KOCHAR meets writer and poet KAILASH PURI; a painter from
India, SHAKUNTALA PATEL; a broadcaster and drama director MARIAM SIDDIQI and probation officer ROSHAN HORABIN. The programme ends with a ghazal from USTAD RAIS KHAN.
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill


Director: Mariam Siddiqi
Unknown: Roshan Horabin.
Unknown: Ustad Rais Khan.
Producer: Krishan Gould

: News After Noon

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


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Weather Michael

: Pebble Mill at One

Diana Thomas talks about the lives of royal children from Queen Victoria to Prince William.


Talks: Diana Thomas

: Bod

A See-Saw programme

: The Cheltenham Festival

JULIAN WILSON introduces live coverage of races over the Old Course. Today's featured race is the Queen Mother Champion Steeplechase. MICHAEL DICKINSON has won this race for the last two years with Rathgorman and Badsworth Boy respectively. They give him a very strong lead today.
2.15 The Sun Alliance Novices' Hurdle Race (2½m)
2.50 The Queen Mother Champion Steeplechase (2m)
3.30 The Coral Golden Hurdle Race Final (3m If)
(Further coverage continues on BBC2)


Introduces: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Michael Dickinson
Unknown: Badsworth Boy

: Magic Roundabout


Created by: Serge Danot

: Play School: It's Wednesday

Three thick thumping tigers, Taking toast for tea
Presenter Brian Jameson Guest Carol Chell
Story: Sixes and Sevens by JOHN YEOMAN
Illustrations by QUENTIN BLAKE


Presenter: Brian Jameson
Presenter: Guest Carol Chell
Unknown: John Yeoman
Illustrations By: Quentin Blake
Director: Sharon Miller

: Laurel and Hardy

rub the lamp up the wrong way in The Genie was a Meanie A cartoon series

: Jackanory

with Kathryn Pogson Tuck Everlasting by NATALIE BABBITT Part 3


Unknown: Kathryn Pogson

: Rentaghost

A series of 12 programmes by BOB BLOCK
6: The horse has got the hump, Harold's shirts have migrated and there's been a force ten gale in the kitchen. And none of it would have happened if Adam Painting had delivered Ethel's tumble drier! and the Pantomime Horse
Incidental music JONATHAN COHEN Designer PAUL ALLEN
Book, Rentaghost Enterprises, 91.25 from booksellers


Music: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Paul Allen
Producer: Jeremy Swan
Timothy Claypole: Michael Staniforth
Harold Meaker: Edward Brayshaw
Ethel Meaker: Ann Emery
Hazel the McWitch: Molly Weir
Nadia Popov: Sue Nicholls
Adam Painting: Christopher Biggins
PC Gamblin: Anthony Smee

: Moonfleet

by J. MEADE FALKNER dramatised in six episodes by GEORGE DAY
4: Blackbeard's diamond is hidden in a well in Carisbrooke Castle. Unfortunately the castle is full of French prisoners of war and guarded day and night by a strong garrison.
Visual effects designer TONY HARDING Film editor BILL WRIGHT
Executive producer PAUL STONE Director COLIN CANT
*Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: J. Meade Falkner
Designer: Tony Harding
Editor: Bill Wright
Designer: Stephen Brownsey
Elzevir Block: David Daker
John Trenchard: Adam Godley
Grace Maskew: Victoria Blake
Thomas: Stewart Harwood
Ned Butts: Danny Schiller

: The Wombles

: Sixty Minutes

The News with tonight's Weather and Regional Magazines
Nick Ross, Sarah Kennedy and Sally Magnusson present the issues of the hour and some stories with a smile. National and international news read by Moira Stuart.
And contributions from The Special Correspondents.
Your countdown through Sixty Minutes
5.40 The News
5.54* Weather
5.55* Regional Magazines
6.38* Closing headlines
(For regional details see Monday)


Unknown: Sarah Kennedy
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Read By: Moira Stuart.

: Harty

Join Russell Harty and his guests in London's Greenwood Theatre for TV s liveliest half-hour.
The guests include Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber , coauthors of Starlight Express, a new musical.
Director RON ISTED


Unknown: Join Russell Harty
Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Director: Ron Isted
Producer: Jon Plowman
Editor: Tom Gutteridge

: Medical Express

Presented by Jill Cochrane , Nigel Farrell , Dr Michael O'Donnell
The way we live, the food we eat, the doctors we visit all affect our health. This weekly magazine brings stories from the world of health-care to help you and your family keep fit and feel better.
Among this week's stories: how acupuncture relieves pain and the coming crisis for Britain's nurses.
Assistant producer FANNY PRIOR Studio director JULIE HARRUP Editor DICK GILLING
For further information send an s.a.e. to: Medical Express, BBC Television Centre, London [Postcode removed]


Presented By: Jill Cochrane
Presented By: Nigel Farrell
Presented By: Dr Michael O'Donnell
Producer: Hilary Henson
Director: Julie Harrup
Editor: Dick Gilling

: The Day of the Triffids

written by JOHN WYNDHAM A six-part adaptation by DOUGLAS LIVINGSTONE starring withand
2: His sight restored, Bill sees the new world of blindness and panic menaced by the triffids ...
Cast in order of appearance:


Written By: John Wyndham
Producer: David Maloney
Director: Ken Hannam
Bill Masen: John Duttine
John: Stephen Yardley
Jo: Emma Relph
Dr Soames: Jonathan Newth
Patient: Chris Gannon
Blind couple: Bonita Beach
Blind couple: Alan Helm
Jo's attacker: Max Faulkner
Tina: Caroline Fabbri
Shirley: Christina Schofield
Gang leader: Albie Woodington
Gang: Andrew Paul
Gang: Mario Renzullo
Blind girl: Susie Fenwick
Singer: Lindsey Moore
Car attacker: Elizabeth Chambers
Car attacker: Morris Barry
Car attacker: Bernie Searle

: Fame

'You've got big dreams. You want fame. Well fame costs and right here s where you start paying....', dance teacher Lydia Grant warns the students of New York's celebrated dream factory. The High School for the Performing Arts. starring
Christopher, a Golden Gloves contender before he joined the School ot Arts is forced back in the ring by a former opponent harbouring a grudge. Miss Sherwood and Leroy also have a fight on their hands trying to keep a new student Billy Hall from quitting school.
Written and directed by BILL CLAXTON


Unknown: Lydia Grant
Unknown: Billy Hall
Produced By: William Blinn
Directed By: Bill Claxton
Lydia Grant: Debbie Allen
Bruno Martelli: Lee Curreri
Holly Laird: Cynthia Gibb
Coco: Erica Gimpel
Shorofsky: Albert Hague
Christopher Donlan: Billy Hufsey
Danny Amatullo: Carlo Imperato
Sherwood: Carol Mayo Jenkins
Doris: Valerie Landsburg
Leroy: Gene Anthony Ray
Quentin Morloch: Ken Swofford
Caruso: Dave Shelley
Dwight: David Greenlee
Keach Howard: Randy Shields

: Nine O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley; Weatherman

: The Budget

The Rt Hon
Roy Hattersley , MP for the Opposition
(Also on BBC2 at 10.20)


Unknown: Roy Hattersley

: The Other Half

with John Pitman
Six love stories about six very different couples - people in the public eye and the partners who share their private lives.
5: Edwina and Ray
It's less than a year since glamorous mother-of-two Edwina Currie romped home for the Tories in Derbyshire South, but already she and her husband, Ray, are being called 'the next Margaret and Denis'.
'It's very flattering from the political angle as far as she's concerned', says Ray, 'and if I can do a quarter as well as Denis Thatcher does and put up with the public teasing, I'll be very happy.'
When he met Edwina 13 years ago he knew that she wanted to be an mp and she knew that she was going to be one. 'I vetted him very carefully', says Edwina who has already made her mark in the House and out of it. She aims to be the first woman to make the Commons shooting team and she's much wined and dined by the gossip columnists as well as the political writers.
'Ray is very good for me', she says 'At the House they say flattering things they don't always mean. Then I get home and I'm brought down with a bump with questions like where have I put his razor or why wasn't there any milk.'
Photography DAVID SOUTH Film editor JIM LATHAM


Unknown: John Pitman
Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: Denis Thatcher
Editor: Jim Latham

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Harry Carpenter International Boxing from Wembley
Britain's heavyweight hope, FRANK BRUNO , had his first fight of 1984 on last night's Levene/Duff promotion. His opponent, the Argentine JUAN FIGUEROA , has been branded a wild and difficult fighter but Bruno was still expected to add to his record of 20 'inside the distance' wins in 20 contests.
Plus a look ahead to tomorrow's Tote Cheltenham Gold Cup and, if there is an FA Cup replay this evening, Sportsnight will have highlights of the match.
Television presentation BOB DUNCAN Producer ROGER MOODY Editor JOHN ROWLINSON


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Frank Bruno
Unknown: Juan Figueroa
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Bob Duncan
Producer: Roger Moody
Editor: John Rowlinson

: News Headlines

: Night Music

A miscellany of vocals, intrumentals and music to satisfy any particular mood.
Stephanie Lawrence , just voted Variety Club Best Stage Actress, uses this - her own television musical - to evoke a few musical memories, and feature some new songs.
Special guest Phil Everly
BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Stephanie Lawrence
Producer: Tony Wolfe

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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.

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