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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

: Battle of the Planets

Ghost Ship of Planet Mir

: Look Back with Noakes

John Noakes and Shep review the adventures and travels of Go with Noakes.
Around the Cheshire Ring: John and Shep take a canal cruise in north-west England.
BBC Manchester


Unknown: John Noakes
Producer: David Brown

: Why Don't You...?

Your ideas, games and activities presented by the children of the Cardiff Why Don't You...? gang.

: Ivor the Engine

by OLIVER POSTGATE. The Trumpet Pictures by PETER FIRMIN


Unknown: Oliver Postgate.
Unknown: Peter Firmin

: Play School

Presenter Stuart McGugan Guest Carol Leader


Presenter: Stuart McGugan

: Gharbar

Coping with Bereavement
Taj Hasnain talks to Aasha Bawa - a widow and Tulsi Thrukal -a widower. Also they talk about a national organisation, Cruse, which helps widows, widowers and their children.
Asad Amanat Ali Khan and Hamid Ali Khan sing a semi-classical thumri.
BBC Pebble Mill


Producer: Bish Mehay
Executive Producer: Ashok Rampal
Singer: Hamid Ali Khan
Singer: Asad Amanat Ali Khan

: Seven Days That Changed the World

Written and presented by Tom Fleming
3: Following the violence and intimidation of the cashiers and dove sellers in the temple yesterday the authorities, lead by Joseph-Ben-Caiaphas the high priest, planned a showdown with the young Galilean. To arrest a popular folk hero in the temple with his followers everywhere was asking for trouble ... the wisest course was to ensure that this irresponsible young man tangled with the civil authorities.
When he returned to the temple the traps were set.
Production assistant LIZ RYVES BROWN Producer JIM MURRAY
★Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Presented By: Tom Fleming
Unknown: Jim Peirson
Unknown: Sound Martyn Cljft
Editor: Mike Jackson
Unknown: Liz Ryves Brown
Producer: Jim Murray

: News After Noon

with Philip Hayton and Frances Cpverdale


Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Frances Cpverdale
Unknown: Weather Ian MacCaskill

: Regional News

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

: Pebble Mill at One

In the run-up to the World Snooker Championships guests include commentator Ted Lowe. Michael Smith is in the kitchen and The Flying Pickets provide the music.
BBC Pebble Mill
Michael Smith's book, "Naughty but Nice", £1.50 from booksellers


Guest: Ted Lowe
Presenter (cookery): Michael Smith
Singers: The Flying Pickets
Editor: Peter Hercombe

: Gran

A See-Saw programme

: Stop-Go!

A See-Saw programme

: Star Movie: Elvis Presley in Frankie and Johnny

with Donna Douglas , Nancy Kovack
In the second of three films starring the inimitable Elvis, he plays Johnny, a Mississippi riverboat entertainer who is in love with his partner, Frankie. But Johnny is a compulsive gambler whose losing streak changes dramatically when Lady Luck smiles in the attractive shape of Nelly Bly.
Screenplay by ALEX GOTTUEB based on a story by NAT PERRIN . Produced by EDWARD SMALL. Directed by FREDERICK DE CORDOVA Films: page 18


Unknown: Donna Douglas
Unknown: Nancy Kovack
Unknown: Nelly Bly.
Play By: Alex Gottueb
Story By: Nat Perrin
Directed By: Frederick de Cordova
Johnny: Elvis Presley
Frankie: Donna Douglas
Cully: Henry Morgan
Mitzi: Sue Ann Langdon
Nelly Bly: Nancy Kovack
Peg: Audrey Christie
Braden: Robert Strauss
Blackie: Jerome Cowan
Dancers: Wilda Taylor,
Dancers: Larry Thomas
Dancers: Dee Jay Mattis,
Dancers: Judy Chapman

: Daffy Duck's Easter Special

In three separate adventures, Daffy Duck proves yet again that he hasn't learned any of life's lessons. He's still that dollar-loving, devious doublecrosser in search of a quick buck and an easy ride.
Executive producer HAL GEER


Producer: Hal Geer

: Play School: It's Wednesday

Presenter lain Lauchlan Guest Sarah Long
Story: Master Salt the Sailor's Son by ALLAN AHLBERG
Illustrations by ANDRÉ AMSTUTZ

: The Perils of Penelope Pitstop

The Boardwalk Booby Trap ★Subtitles on Ceefax page 170

: Rentaghost

Twelve programmes by BOB BLOCK
11: Magic mannequins model the modes for Painting-but robot Jeremy's robot parrot leads to robot wreckage. and the Pantomime Horse
Incidental music JONATHAN COHEN Producer JEREMY SWAN


Music: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: Jeremy Swan
Director: David Crichton
Timothy: Michael Staniforth
Harold Meaker: Edward Brayshaw
Ethel Meaker: Ann Emery
Hazel the McWitch: Molly Weir
Nadia Popov: Sue Nicholls
Rose Perkins: Hal Dyer
Arthur Perkins: Jeffrey Segal
Adam Painting: Christopher Biggins

: Break Point

A serial in six parts by JEREMY BURNHAM
3: Barry and Lucy have entered a local tournament, but neither is happy with their result. Barry plays Chetwyn, well known on the circuit for his match tactics. The clash between the two is more important for Barry's career than he or Frank realises.
Executive producer PAUL STONE Director ROGER SINGLETON-TURNER icSubtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Jeremy Burnham
Producer: Paul Stone
Director: Roger Singleton-Turner
Barry Grieves: Ian Barker
Frank Abbotz: Jeremy Burnham
Judy Abbotz: Ann Morrish
Lucy Roberts: Jane Pearson
Mrs Roberts: Karin MacCarthy
Wendy Roberts: Alison Elliott
Mr Roper: Barry Stokes
Chetwyn: Dorian Ford
Mrs Summers: Diana Berriman
Pam Summers: Katherine Bromley

: Sixty Minutes

The News with tonight's Weather and Regional Magazines with Nick Ross , Sarah Kennedy and Sally Magnusson
News, views and topical features from Britain and around the world News read by Moira Stuart
And contributions from The Special Correspondents, Sixty Minutes' own team of humorists.
Your Sixty Minutes countdown
5.40 The News
5.54* Weather
5.55* Regional Magazines
6.38* Closing headlines
(For regional details see Monday)


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Sarah Kennedy
Read By: Moira Stuart

: Young Musician of the Year 1984

The Brass Semi-final
Humphrey Burton introduces trumpeters, trombonists, horn players and a lone tuba player, who compete to fill the five places in next Thursday's final. Brass players have always produced enterprising programmes, and variety has been the hallmark of this year's entry.


Introduces: Humphrey Burton
Director: Vincent Dowdall

: The Wednesday Film: The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw

Kenneth More
Jayne Mansfield
More, Mansfield and Spanish locations blend in a hilarious tale of the West - with More in his element as a non-violent gunsmith who accidentally becomes the most feared sheriff west of Tombstone.
Screenplay by ARTHUR DALES
Based on a short story by JACOB HAY Produced by DANIEL M ANGEL Directed by RAOUL WALSH Films: page 18


Unknown: Kenneth More
Unknown: Jayne Mansfield
Play By: Arthur Dales
Story By: Jacob Hay
Directed By: Raoul Walsh
Jonathan Tibbs: Kenneth More
Kate: Jayne Mansfield
Uncle Lucius: Robert Morley
Toynbee: Ronald Squire
Masters: Henry Hull
Keeno: William Campbell
Jack: Bruce Cabot
James: David Horne
Drunk: Sidney James

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weatherman


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Q.E.D.

The Quest for Mastermind's Brain with Anthony Clare
Magnus Magnusson stumps International Mastermind Chris Hughes by asking him what his brain looks like, split down the middle.
Not one to take 'Pass' for an answer, Mastermind sets off on a quest that takes him from computerised brain-waves to the discovery of Pluto and a spell inside the most extraordinary brain-camera in the world.
Series editor MICK RHODES Written and produced by LAURIE JOHN ir Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Anthony Clare
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Chris Hughes
Editor: Mick Rhodes
Produced By: Laurie John

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Harry Carpenter
News, views and personalities from the sporting world - plus highlights of a possible FA Cup Semi-final replay - and also featured tonight: Boxing
The George Wimpey ABA Semi-finals from Preston
The champions of England, Scotland and Wales compete for a place in the ABA finals to be held on 4 May. A good performance in the Guildhall this evening could also help the boxers gain a place in the British team for the Olympic Games in July. Looking for a Break
STEVE DAVIS starts the defence of his World Snooker Championship title next week, having made a fortune from the game. But for those forced to pre-qualify for the tournament, the agony has already begun.
Kieran Prendiville reports on the problems faced by the not-so-famous, as they battle for prize money and a place in the first round.
Television presentation: Boxing BOB DUNCAN


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Kieran Prendiville
Unknown: Bob Duncan
Producer: Roger Moody
Editor: John Rowunson

: Remington Steele

starring Stephanie Zimbalist and Pierce Brosnan
You're Steele the One for Me
Has Mike Ito 's brother Kenji been involved in an occidental accident or is he a victim of the oriental underworld? Remington suspects the latter and Laura goes geisha to test his theory.
Written by LEE ZLOTOFF


Unknown: Stephanie Zimbalist
Unknown: Pierce Brosnan
Unknown: Mike Ito
Written By: Lee Zlotoff
Directed By: Thomas Carter
Laura Holt: Stephanie Zimbalist
Remington Steele: Pierce Brosnan
Murphy Michaels: James Read
Bernice Fox: Janet de May
Tenaka: Keye Luke
Mike Ito: Marc Mayashi
Kenji: Sab Shimono

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.

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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