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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:
New Films and Pop Records between
7.45 and 8.0
Record and cassette Russell Grant 's Zodiac Jukebox (REH/ZCR 491) from retailers


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: Russell Grant

: Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale with Geoff Hamilton and Anne Mayo
How effective are natural pesticides, herbicides and fertilisers? Organics expert David Stickland helps GEOFF HAMILTON to design the Gardeners' World organic trial. ANNE MAYO looks at plants suitable for covering a bare wall.
Executive producer JOHN KENYON Producer DENIS W. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Anne Mayo
Unknown: David Stickland
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Producer: John Kenyon
Producer: Denis W. Gartside

: Songs of Praise

from Newcastle, Co Down
0 brother man (Londonderry air); I vow to thee, my country (Flight of the Earls); The Lord's my Shepherd (Gaelic); I'm not ashamed to own my Lord (Jackson); All my hope on God is founded (Neine Hoffnung ); Let there be peace on earth; Sweet heart of Jesus; For all the saints (Sine Nomine).


Unknown: Neine Hoffnung

: Play School

Presenter Brian Jameson Guest Carol Chell
Story: Six Foolish Fishermen by BENJAMIN ELKIN
Illustrated by KATHERINE ELKIN


Presenter: Brian Jameson
Presenter: Guest Carol Chell
Unknown: Benjamin Elkin
Illustrated By: Katherine Elkin

: 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

Anna Ford talks to Dame Cicely Saunders , who founded the modern hospice movement; Ron Pickering discusses bodily abuses by sportsmen in the pursuit of excellence.
Producer PETER HERCOMBE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Dame Cicely Saunders
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Producer: Peter Hercombe

: The Flumps

A See-Saw programme by JULIE HOLDER
The Flump vegetables aren't growing, so Father Flump uses some 'right and bright' mixture on them ...
Narration GAY SOPER

: Well Woman

A series of six programmes 2: Rhythm and Blues
A look at the menstrual cycle, and how to relieve some common problems that women experience before and during their periods.


Producer: Suzanne Davies
Director: Julia Drum

: In Search of.... Alfred the Great

Written and presented by Michael Wood
Churchill called him 'the greatest Englishman'. Like Churchill, he fought a decisive rearguard action in the face of seemingly overwhelming odds. So, appropriately, the story of Alfred's decisive struggle - against the Vikings-begins deep under London in Churchill's own Cabinet War Room. From here, the strategy of Alfred's final campaign unfolds on the maps of a Dark Age western front.
Producer DEREK TOWERS BBC Manchester
A BBC Ariel Book, In Search of the Dark Ages, 13.95 from booksellers


Presented By: Michael Wood

: The Getaways

The Tall Ship
A week in the life of a novice crew on the Sail Training Association's schooner Sir Winston Churchill, when they left home comforts to face March winds and heaving decks in the English Channel.


Editor: Barrie Johnston
Producer: John Coleman

: Cartoons

: Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: Play School: It's Monday

The wind is creeping through the trees, It swirls and twirls where no one sees Presenter Chloe Ashcroft Guest Stuart Bradley
Story: Aunt Jessie's Hat by WILMA HORSBRUGH


Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Guest Stuart Bradley
Unknown: Wilma Horsbrugh

: The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse: The Great Space Chase: 1

The first move in a deadly game of cat and mouse in outer space. (Repeat)

: Jackanory

with Norman Beaton
Jet, a Gift to the Family by GEOFFREY KILNER Part 1
'Black is a gift.' That is the strange prophesy given to David's dad by the sinister Obeahmen. But what does it mean?


Unknown: Norman Beaton

: Finders Keepers

Chaired by Richard Stilgoe with teams from
Hotwells Primary School, Bristol and Bitterne Park Middle School,
And your chance to win a BBC computer.
Designer STEPHEN MELLOR Producer IAN Oliver


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

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Peter Duncan and Janet Ellis
The Great Escape
This Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of one of the greatest mass escapes of all time. Seventy-six allied POWs broke out of Stalag Luft III, using the 350-foot tunnel they'd constructed under the very noses of their guards. Sadly, all but three were caught and 50 men were murdered. But Ley Kenyon, who helped to mastermind the plot, survived and tells the true story of 'The Great Escape'..

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
Guest: Ley Kenyon
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 the latest investigations from the Watchdog unit, and special 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, and for tonight's cartoon fun he heads out West in the company of Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam , Droopy, and Tom and Jerry and The Terror!


Unknown: Yosemite Sam
Director: Jonathan Dent
Producer: David Platt

: Blue Thunder

The adventure series starring James Farentino as Frank Chaney , pilot of a super-helicopter geared to combat crime with the most sophisticated aerial technology, weaponry and surveillance systems available. Sky Diver
Alone in the sky, Chaney is torn between protecting a beautiful President of a Third World nation or rushing to save Bubba and Ski who are aboard an unpiloted plane about to crash.
Written by RICK KELBAUGH Directed by GUY MAGAR


Unknown: James Farentino
Unknown: Frank Chaney
Written By: Rick Kelbaugh
Directed By: Guy Magar
Wonderlove: Dana Carvey
Braddock: Sandy McPeak
Bubba: Bubba Smith
Ski: Dick Butkus
J J: Ann Cooper
Gretchen Terrell: Tracey Scoggins
Eve Parada: Jeannie Linero
Hector Dorado: Richard Yniguez

: Points of View

Barry Took with your comments in the programme you help to write.
Please send letters to: Barry Took , BBC Television Centre, London [Postcode removed]


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Barry Took

: Panorama

America's Other Election
Next weekend El Salvador goes to the polls to elect a new president, against a background of civil war which has already claimed 30,000 lives. President Reagan has declared that the stability of El Salvador is vital for American security, and is looking for eight billion dollars in economic aid. But will the election provide the result the White House needs to persuade the critics that the death squads can be curbed and that democratic rights will be upheld?
Jeremy Paxman reports


Unknown: El Salvador
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Tim Shawcross
Editor: Peter Ibbotson

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys ; Weatherman


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Stars of Today: Caboblanco

starring with Caboblanco, a small fishing village on the coast of Peru. The year is 1948 and former Nazi Gunther Beckdorff , hiding after the war, learns that a ship carrying 20 million dollars of gold looted by the Germans may lie just off the coast. Greed, passion and murder erupt in the formerly tranquil village as a desperate search for the treasure begins.
Screenplay by MILT GILMAN
Produced by LANCE HOOL and PAUL A. JOSEPH Directed by J. LEE THOMPSON


Unknown: Gunther Beckdorff
Unknown: Milt Gilman
Produced By: Lance Hool
Produced By: Paul A. Joseph
Directed By: J. Lee Thompson
Giff Hoyt: Charles Bronson
Marie: Dominique Fanda
Terredo: Fernando Rey
Gunther Beckdorff: Jason Robards
Lewis Clarkson: Simon MacCorkindale
Hira: Camilla Sparv
Horst: Dennis Miller
Lorrimer: Clifton James
John Bunce: James Booth

: Film 84

with Barry Norman
Including regular reviews of current releases and news of the latest films in production and the personalities involved.
Terms of Endearment: this drama-comedy explores the stormy relationship between Shirley MacLaine , a domineering mother, and Debra Winger as her defiant daughter. Including an interview with DEBRA WINGER, who has been nominated for an Oscar as best actress for her role in this film.
Never Cry Wolf: the true story of a young biologist whose lonely trek through the Arctic to live among the wolf-packs leads to alarming discoveries.
Producer JANE LUSH


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Shirley MacLaine
Unknown: Debra Winger
Producer: Jane Lush
Director: Bruce Thompson

: News Headlines

: Wheels of Fire

Ten films about development issues in India.
9: All in the Family

: 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.

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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