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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

with Selina Scott and Mike Smith Daily timetable:
News with Fern Britton (Debbie Rix , Tuesday
Thursday, Friday) 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 : 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


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

: Praise Be!

: Play School

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale Weather IAN MCCASKILL


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Weather Ian McCaskill

: Regional News

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

: Pebble Mill at One

Peter Ustinov and the Maharani of Jaipur are among the guests welcomed by Donny MacLeod , Marian Foster , Paul Coia and Bob Langley
(The Maharani, Gayatri Devi , is Guest of the Week on Woman's Hour, Wednesday 2.0 pm on Radio 4)


Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Paul Coia
Unknown: Bob Langley
Unknown: Gayatri Devi

: Hokey Cokey

A See-Saw programme

: Living on the Land

Three Acres at Bicker Fen
On a raw November day John Butler moved into his inheritance, a house and enough land to make a good paddock. He took a fork and started to dig. He interviewed a lady and married her. Together they made a living from the three acres, with persistent but easy-paced toil and prayer and meditation at dawn and sunset. Narrator Deryck Guyler
A criticism -defying film
A taste and texture all of its own
Written and produced by DON HAWORTH


Unknown: John Butler
Narrator: Deryck Guyler
Produced By: Don Haworth

: In Search of.... William the Conqueror

The last of seven programmes Written and presented by Michael Wood
The Norman Conquest is the most famous event in British history. It is also the most controversial.
MICHAEL WOOD concludes his personal history of the so-called Dark Ages by going in search of William the Conqueror in Normandy and England.
Producer DEREK TOWERS BBC Manchester


Presented By: Michael Wood
Unknown: Norman Conquest
Unknown: Michael Wood

: A Fair Stint on the River

The 100-mile raft race down the River Wye from Hay to Chepstow takes place every year around Whitsun. Over 750 rafters take part in this three-day marathon test of stamina and strength through some of the most beautiful scenery in the border country.
This programme tells the story of these three days of fun and comradeship, of agony and disaster. Narrator Duncan Gibbins


Narrator: Duncan Gibbins
Producer: John Clarke

: Play School: It's Monday

Presenter Carol Chell Guest Stuart Bradley
Story: Where Can an Elephant Hide? by DAVID MCPHAIL


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Guest Stuart Bradley
Unknown: David McPhail

: Lassie

Out of the Frying Pan
While out with the Forest Rangers Lassie seems to spend her day saving animals...

: Newsround

with Paul McDowell


Unknown: Paul McDowell

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom
Peter Duncan and Janet Ellis Resistance
Secret agents' equipment, hidden message compartments and two dolls made in the notorious Revensbruck concentration camp by Second World War heroine Odette Hallowes , are just a few of the items in a major exhibition that opens shortly at the Imperial War Museum. Janet tells the story of the Resistance-the bravery of thousands of ordinary men and women during the Nazi occupation of Europe.
Assistant editor LEWIS BRONZE Editor BIDDY BAXTER


Unknown: Simon Groom
Unknown: Peter Duncan
Unknown: Janet Ellis
Unknown: Odette Hallowes
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: The Wombles



Unknown: Elisabeth Beresford

: Sixty Minutes

The News and tonight's Weather with Nick Ross , Sarah Kennedy and Sally Magnusson
News Frances Coverdale
During the week: HUGH SCULLY with Watchdpg; 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
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: News Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Hugh Scully

: Rolf Harris Cartoon Time

Rolf Harris with comedy on the theme of love. Tonight: an amorous Slobovian rabbit, a love-sick love bird, an unlovable skunk and an unloved Tom.
Director JONATHAN dent
Producer DAVID platt


Director: Jonathan Dent
Producer: David Platt

: A Wing and a Prayer

The idea of flight has held a powerful fascination from earliest times, spawning a wild variety of machines. Nowadays you can own your own aeroplane for less than the price of the family car - especially if you build it yourself. In America you can actually fly a family car; or perhaps you'd prefer to take off on a powered parachute. You only need 20 minutes instruction. In Britain, where once more than 20 firms built light aircraft, now just a determined handful survive, still building new and highly original aeroplanes - from microlights to military trainers. Written and narrated by Glyn Worsnip
Producer CHRISTOPHER lewis. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Glyn Worsnip
Producer: Christopher Lewis.

: 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

The issues, people and stories that matter, reported by television's top journalists.


Presenter: Fred Emery
Presenter: Richard Lindley
Journalist: Michael Cockerell
Journalist: David Lomax
Journalist: Margaret Jay
Journalist: : Tom Mangold
Journalist: Jeremy Paxman
Journalist: Peter Taylor
Deputy editor: Philip Harding
Editor: Peter Ibbotson

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the SDP/Liberal Alliance
(Also on BBC2)

: Nine O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weatherman


Unknown: Sue Lawley

: Cops and Robbers: Lady with a Badge

Eileen Brennan , Pernell Roberts
Sara Davis and her husband, Robert, move to the small town of Crestridge in Wyoming where he is due to become the hospital administrator. Appalled by the ineptitude and corruption of the local law enforcers, Sara decides to run for sheriff. But when she wins she finds that her troubles are only just beginning ...
Screenplay by jim BYRNES Produced by ERV ZAVADA Directed by JUD TAYLOR


Unknown: Eileen Brennan
Unknown: Pernell Roberts
Unknown: Sara Davis
Unknown: Jim Byrnes
Produced By: Erv Zavada
Directed By: Jud Taylor
Sara Davis: Eileen Brennan
Mayor David Hill: Pernell Roberts
Clint Larsen: Bruce Davison
Bill McLaren: Cliff Osmond
Vicky Castillo: Maria Richwine
Robert Davis: Sandy McPeak

: Film 84

with Barry Norman including regular reviews of current releases and news of the latest films in production, and the personalities involved.
The Dead Zone: Christopher Walken plays a schoolteacher who, on awakening from a long coma, discovers he can see into the past and future in this adaptation of Stephen King 's psychological thriller.
A round-up of the May video releases including BARRY NORMAN 'S choices of the month.


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Christopher Walken
Unknown: Stephen King
Unknown: Barry Norman
Director: Bruce Thompson
Producer: Jane Lush

: News Headlines

: Tom Jones Now!

The international singing star presents top entertainment in a variety of music and comedy, with this week's guest Isaac Hayes
Songs include: 'Memphis', 'Can't turn you loose', 'The long and winding road', and 'Twist and shout'.
(Programme recorded in America)


Unknown: Isaac Hayes

: 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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