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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Selina Scott
For timetable of regular features see Monday. Plus today:
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

In the ninth of ten films David Bellamy continues his personal exploration of the countryside. In the glades of England he finds an evolutionary struggle in progress. The primrose threatens the oxlip, but more subtle changes may be affecting The Wars of the Primroses


Unknown: David Bellamy
Director: Mike Weatherley
Producer: David Cordingley

: Play School

Presenter Chloe Ashcroft Guest Fraser Wilson


Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Guest Fraser Wilson

: Gharbar

The aim of this magazine programme for Asian women is to provide advice and information on matters of interest to them.
It also includes demonstrations of how to make items of everyday use at home, sewing and cooking, a story for children, and an item of pop music.
Producer bish mehay
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill

: 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

Film critic Tom Hutchinson discusses the Hollywood life and times of David Niven , and Michael Smith prepares more naughty but nice recipes.
Michael Smith 's book, Naughty but Nice,
21.50 from booksellers


Unknown: Tom Hutchinson
Unknown: David Niven
Unknown: Michael Smith
Unknown: Michael Smith

: Gran

Gran the Goalie: Gran soon learns from Jim how to save goals.


Unknown: Michael Cole
Unknown: Patricia Hayes

: Stop-Go!

A See-Saw programme
Only a 'snow trac' can reach the sheep grazing high above the farm.
But will it reach one sheep in trouble? Voices LOLA YOUNG

: Droopy

MGM cartoons

: Racing from Ascot

Introduced by JULIAN WILSON
Coverage of three races from this afternoon's card.
2.30 The Mono Sagaro Stakes (2m) Carlingford Castle takes the first step towards the Gold Cup in this important trial worth over 114,000 to the winner.
3.5 The Autobar Victoria Cup (Handicap. 7f)
3.40 The White Rose Stakes (11m) Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN JIMMY LINDLEY and JOHN HANMER


Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Jimmy Lindley
Commentators: John Hanmer
Producer: Richard Tilling

: Play School: It's Wednesday

How do you do, neighbour?
Good neighbour how do you do? Very well, thank you - And how is cousin Sue Presenter Carol Chell Guest Fred Harris
Story: Pig Tale by HELEN OXENBURY


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Guest Fred Harris
Unknown: Helen Oxenbury

: The Perils of Penelope Pitstop: Carnival Calamity

Arch villain the Hooded Claw schemes to inherit the wealth of the beautiful heroine. But the Ant Hill Mob race to rescue Penelope from her direst peril.

: Take Two

Josephine Buchan presents the programme that gives you the opportunity to comment on BBCtv.
Under discussion this week: Jigsaw and Swallows and Amazons Forever! Also requests to see clips from your favourite shows and a chance to win the competition. The studio guest is Clive Doig , creator of Jigsaw. Director PHILLIPPA GILES Producer PHILIP CHILVERS
Write to Take Two, BBC Television, London [Postcode removed]


Unknown: Josephine Buchan
Unknown: Clive Doig
Director: Phillippa Giles
Producer: Philip Chilvers

: Newsround

with Paul McDowell


Unknown: Paul McDowell

: Break Point

A serial in six parts by JEREMY BURNHAM
5: After being sent home from Bisham Abbey, Barry's career in tennis looks as though it may be short-lived. Lucy still has problems at home, too.
Executive producer PAUL STONE


Unknown: Jeremy Burnham
Producer: Paul Stone
Director: Roger Singleton-Turner
Barry Grieves: Ian Barker
Frank Abbott: Jeremy Burnham
Judy Abbott: Ann Morrish
Mr Grieves: Stephen Yardley
Mrs Grieves: Christine Hargreaves
Lucy Roberts: Jane Pearson
Mrs Roberts: Karin MacCarthy
Mr Roberts: Richard Owens
Wendy Roberts: Alison Elliott
Mr Bousfield: Geoffrey Russell
Mr Bousfield's secretary: Joy Lemoine
Ken Maddox: Philip Shelley
Lucy's opponent: Alison Fitzgibbon

: Sixty Minutes

The News with tonight's Weather and Regional Magazines with Nick Ross , Sarah Kennedy and Sally Magnusson
News read by Richard Whitmore Your Sixty Minutes countdown
5.40 The News
5.54* Weather
5.55* Regional Magazines
6.38* Closing headlines


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Sarah Kennedy
Read By: Richard Whitmore

: The Best of Torvill and Dean

Last month in Ottawa, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean won their fourth consecutive world title with a record number of maximum six marks. Was their free dance to Ravel's 'Bolero' perfection? What spells are cast by the magic of 'Mack and Mabel' or is the innovative circus routine from 'Barnum' the people's choice? Who can remember the music that accompanied their first success in 1981? From Hartford to Helsinki and Copenhagen to Canada, few sporting success stories have evoked such spontaneous viewer response, with daily requests for another chance to see their own particular favourite.
Tonight from Nottingham Alan Weeks introduces the memorable performances which changed the face of ice dancing.


Unknown: Jayne Torvill
Unknown: Christopher Dean

: The Wednesday Film: Rio Lobo

John Wayne , Jennifer O'Neill Jack Elam , Chris Mitchum
Following a daring bullion robbery by Confederate soldiers, Col Cord McNally vows revenge. Most importantly he determines to find two traitorous northerners who were responsible for the death of his best friend and fellow cavalry officer. The search takes him to Rio Lobo and a final confrontation.
Produced and directed by HOWARD HAWKS Films: page 14


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Jennifer O'Neill
Unknown: Jack Elam
Unknown: Chris Mitchum
Play By: Burton Wohl
Unknown: Leigh Brackett
Directed By: Howard Hawks
Col Cord McNally: John Wayne
Shasta: Jennifer O'Neill
Phillips: Jack Elam
Sgt Toscarora: Chris Mitchum
Ketcham: Victor French
Deputy Riley: Jim Davis
Capt Pierre Cordona: Jorge Rivero
Maria Carmen: Susana Dosamantes
Dr Jones: David Huddleston
Sheriff Hendricks: Mike Henry
Sheriff Pat Cronin: Bill Williams
Amelita: Sherry Lansing
Bide: Dean Smith

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Conservative Party

: Nine O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley; Weatherman

: Our Henry's 50th

Introduced by Harry Carpenter
Over 600 guests from the world of sport and show business met at the London Hilton International to celebrate the birthday of one of the country's most popular sportsmen,
Henry Cooper, OBE, KSG-50 tomorrow! Among the guests paying tribute to 'Our 'Enry' are:
Tom O'Connor, The Flying Pickets, Bobby Charlton, Patti Boulaye, Stephane Grappelli, Terry Wogan, Jimmy Tarbuck, Peter Alliss, and The Ladies and Gentlemen of the Players Theartre
Orchestra conducted by Geoffrey Brawn Director Simon Betts Producer Ken Griffin
(Organised by the Variety Club of Great Britain)


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Henry Cooper
Unknown: Tom O'Connor
Unknown: Bobby Charlton
Unknown: Patti Boulaye
Unknown: Stephane Grappelli
Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Jimmy Tarbuck
Unknown: Peter Alliss
Conducted By: Geoffrey Brawn
Director: Simon Betts
Producer: Ken Griffin

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Harry Carpenter International Football
Wales v England from Wrexham
Tonight England hope to improve on their previous two performances against France and Northern Ireland-in their last home international against Wales. But Mike England, the Welsh manager, has happy memories of Wrexham-in his first match as manager in 1980 Wales beat England 4-1. Commentator Barry Davies World Snooker
The Embassy
World Professional Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
Alex Higgins and Tony Knowles, Ray Reardon and Kirk Stevens were all seeded to be completing their quarter-final matches tonight.
Los Angeles 1984 .
Sportsnight continues to bring you the latest news and views of British Olympic competitors.
Television presentation:
Football Fred Viner. Snooker Nick Hunter Producer Roger Moody Editor John Rowlinson


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: Barry Davies
Commentator: Tony Knowles
Unknown: Ray Reardon
Unknown: Kirk Stevens
Unknown: Fred Viner.
Producer: Roger Moody
Editor: John Rowlinson

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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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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