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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Selina Scott Including today:
Food and Cooking with Glynn Christian between 8.30 and 9.0
Ask Alison: your phone-in to
Alison Mitchell on money matters


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Glynn Christian

: Battle of the Planets

Things with 1,000 Eyes
Zoltar unleashes his latest weapon from Spectra's hideout in deepest space - the Thing with 1,000 eyes that emits fearsome and destructive rays. Can G-Force find the Thing's weakness in time?

: Look Back with Noakes

From Port St Mary to Rathlin Island The crew of the good ship Pleiades visit the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland.
BBC Manchester


Producer: David Brown

: Mighty Mouse

Feudin' Hillbillies
Tapping feet and the sound of music bring Mighty Mouse to old Kentucky.

: Why Don't You....?

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

: Ivor the Engine



Music By: Vernon Elliott

: Play School

: Songs of Praise

from Shankill Road, Belfast

: Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale
11.55 Pages from Ceefax

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Sandi Marshall Weather BILL GILES


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Sandi Marshall
Unknown: Weather Bill Giles

: Regional News

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

: Pebble Mill at One

The first of six finalists compete for Pebble Mill's Youth Caring Award. Hilary James completes her Sew Easy dressmaking series.


Unknown: Hilary James
Editor: Peter Hercombe

: Little Misses and the Mister Men

A See-Saw programme by ROGER HARGREAVES Little Miss Magic
Narrated by ARTHUR LOWE
Produced and directed by TREVOR BOND and TERRY WARD


Programme By: Roger Hargreaves
Unknown: Pauline Collins
Unknown: John Alderton
Unknown: Mr Daydream
Unknown: Arthur Lowe
Directed By: Trevor Bond
Directed By: Terry Ward

: Animal Magic in Japan

Introduced by Johnny Morris and Terry Nutkins
Another chance to see Johnny and Terry's two-part adventure when they travel to the other side of the world to bring back two dolphins for a dolphinarium in Britain. Terry, who's in charge of the operation, says: 'These two dolphins would, unhappily, have been killed by the Japanese fishermen, if we hadn't stepped in. So you could say these animals have been reprieved.'
And Johnny meets a group of wild monkeys, feeds a herd of sacred deer, discovers the most expensive fish in the world, and sees a colony of wild animals living in Tokyo zoo.
Producer MIKE BEYNON BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Johnny Morris
Introduced By: Terry Nutkins

: Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion

Screenplay by ALAN CAILLOU from a story by ART ARTHUR and MARSHALL THOMPSON Produced by IVAN TORS and LEONARD B. KAUFMAN Directed by ANDREW MARTON Films: page 17


Unknown: Marshall Thompson
Unknown: Betsy Drake
Unknown: Cheryl Miller
Unknown: Dr Marsh Tracy
Unknown: Alan Caillou
Story By: Art Arthur
Unknown: Marshall Thompson
Produced By: Ivan Tors
Unknown: Leonard B. Kaufman
Directed By: Andrew Marton
Dr Marsh Tracy: Marshall Thompson
Julie Harper: Betsy Drake
Paula: Cheryl Miller
Rupert Rowbotham: Richard Haydn
Carter: Alan Caillou
Juma: Rockne Tarkington
Gregory: Maurice Marsac

: Play School: It's Tuesday

Old Mrs Tressider over at Winches
Is knitting a scarf of many gay inches Presenter Chloe Ashcroft Guest Wayne Jackman
Story: Mrs Grip Was Always Knitting by CHRIS CULSHAW
A video (same title) BBCV 9011 from retailers


Unknown: Mrs Tressider
Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Guest Wayne Jackman
Unknown: Chris Culshaw

: The Hunter

Haunted Hunter
The hound-dog private eye is on the tail of that master criminal, the Fox, in search for treasure.

: Professor Popper's Problems

with Charlie Drake
4: The Professor now has more problems. Will Elizabeth be able to get help and find the antidote to the shrinking pills?
Directed by GERALD O'HARA Produced by ROY SIMPSON
A Children's Film and Television Foundation production


Unknown: Charlie Drake
Directed By: Gerald O'Hara
Produced By: Roy Simpson

: Cheggers Plays Pop

starring Keith Chegwin with guests Su Ingle , Rocky
Sharpe Cheggers presents another top pop spectacular with quick quizzes and the craziest games as his twin teams the Reds and the Yellows battle it out in a feast of fun.
Executive producer PETER RIDSDALE SCOTT Producer MARTIN HUGHES BBC Manchester


Unknown: Keith Chegwin
Unknown: Su Ingle
Unknown: Sharpe Cheggers
Designer: Shirley Miller
Producer: Peter Ridsdale Scott
Producer: Martin Hughes

: Think Again

with Johnny Ball
This week Johnny discovers the fun behind the facts about doors.
See Johnny reveal the inside story of the things we go through, open, shut, lock and slam every single day of our lives. A look at a lock that's unsafe and at doors that keep you in a castle. So shut that door and watch Johnny unhinge the case on doors.
Written by JOHNNY BALL Designer JOHN BONE
Producer ALBERT BARBER BBC Bristol


Unknown: Johnny Ball
Written By: Johnny Ball
Designer: John Bone
Producer: Albert Barber

: Sixty Minutes

The News and tonight's Weather with Nick Ross , Sarah Kennedy and Sally Magnusson
News read by Moira Stuart
HUGH SCULLY with Watchdog; plus The Special Correspondents.
Your Sixty Minutes countdown
5.40 The News
5.54* Weather
6.38* Closing headlines


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

: Young Musician of the Year 1984

The Piano Final
Humphrey Burton introduces the five top pianists in this year's competition from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Only one can appear in Sunday's grand final - and last year a pianist was Young Musician of the Year - so competition for the S400 first prize will be intense.
Director RON ISTED


Introduces: Humphrey Burton
Director: Ron Isted

: Wildlife on One

Narrated by David Attenborough The scorpion - a creature of myth and legend. Its poisonous sting has made it a famous astrological symbol of secrecy and death.
Judge the legend for yourself as unique film from north Africa and the Caribbean shows the private world of the scorpion, its love dances and the way it tackles its prey. Like scorpions, the film has a sting in its tail - they're closer to home than you think!
Written and produced by TONY EDWARDS Series producer PETER BALE BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Attenborough
Produced By: Tony Edwards

: A Question of Sport

Questionmaster David Coleman referees the continuing battle of knowledge between teams of sporting celebrities, led by Bill Beaumont and Emlyn Hughes.
And the six mystery personalities who've provided a weekly challenge to viewers at home finally reveal their identities-with one lucky entrant winning visits to two top sporting occasions of his choice.
Director PETER HAYWARD Producer MIKE ADLEY BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: Emlyn Hughes.
Director: Peter Hayward
Producer: Mike Adley

: Dallas

Blow Up
J.R. winds up Lucy and sets her in motion in his plan to destroy Peter. Cliff turns his own key tighter and tighter as the money runs out and the oil still isn't flowing. Pam tries to bring forward her wedding but Mark thinks he has all the time in the world. Miss Ellie is unaware of the terrible danger lurking at Southfork ...
Record or cassette, On the Air, REF/ZCD 454 from retailers
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Peter. Cliff
Written By: David Paulsen
Directed By: Patrick Duffy
Ellie Ewing: Barbara Bel Geddes
Bobby Ewing: Patrick Duffy
Sue Ellen: Linda Gray
J R: Larry Hagman
Donna Krebbs: Susan Howard
Ray: Steve Kanaly
Cliff Barnes: Ken Kercheval
Pam: Victoria Principal
Lucy: Charlene Tilton
Peter: Christopher Atkins
Clayton Farlow: Howard Keel
Mark Graison: John Beck
Katherine: Morgan Brittany
Jenna: Priscilla Beaulieu Presley
Jessica Montford: Alexis Smith

: Nine O'Clock News

Nicholas Witchell ; Weatherman


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: Death of a Centrefold

The feature film starring Jamie Lee Curtis as Dorothy Stratten
The brief career of Dorothy Stratten as a budding actress flickered only momentarily in a world of stars and superstars, but her death was a tragedy played out against the glamorous backdrop of Hollywood.
Jamie Lee Curtis, star of Halloween and winner of a British Academy Award for her role in Trading Places, plays the vulnerable teenager who was too trusting of the husband who helped propel her from obscurity to stardom.
Screenplay by DONALD STEWART Produced by PAUL pompian
(First showing on British television) Films: page 17


Unknown: Jamie Lee Curtis
Unknown: Dorothy Stratten
Unknown: Dorothy Stratten
Unknown: Donald Stewart
Produced By: Paul Pompian
Directed By: Gabrielle Beaumont
Paul Snider: Bruce Weitz
David Palmer: Robert Reed
Hugh Hefner: Mitchell Ryan
Hilda Flushing: Bibi Besch
Mindy: Tracy Reed
Billy Compton: Mark Withers
Max Halloran: Hugh Gillin
Jean: Gloria Gifford
Anna: Karlene Crockett
Sherm: Steven Hirsch

: This Wooden O

Presented by Derek Jacobi
The Shakespeare Globe project is an attempt to reconstruct a replica of the Globe Theatre on the Thames Bankside - as close as possible to the original.
This film follows the early stages - the raising of 16 million dollars, the battle for the site, the arguments over 16th century design.
The founder of the project is American actor/director Sam Wanamaker who has dreamed of rebuilding Shakespeare's Globe for 30 years. He organised an eight-city American fund-raising tour and has brought together many of the richest and most influential people in the world to help him rebuild Shakespeare's theatre. With Michael York, Nicol Williamson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Millicent Martin, Cleo Laine and Johnny Dankworth, Lisa Harrow and Sam Wanamaker.


Presenter: Derek Jacobi
Director: Sam Wanamaker
Unknown: Michael York
Unknown: Nicol Williamson
Unknown: Douglas Fairbanks Jr
Unknown: Millicent Martin
Unknown: Cleo Laine
Unknown: Johnny Dankworth
Unknown: Lisa Harrow
Unknown: Sam Wanamaker
Producer: Bernard Clark

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.

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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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