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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 Pam Tibbetts : 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 and Ask Alison , your money phone-in with Alison Mitchell from 8.30 to 9.0


Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Fern Britton
Unknown: Debbie Rix
Unknown: Francis Wilson
Unknown: David Icke
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Pam Tibbetts
Unknown: Russell Grant
Unknown: Ask Alison
Unknown: Alison Mitchell

: Praise Be!

: Play School

: Asian Magazine

The Indian sub-continent has produced some well-known authors writing in English and DR MULK RAJ ANAND figures prominently among them. He became a literary force with his novels Untouchable and Coolie. In today's programme he talks to iftikhar ARIF about his life and work. Continuing our Youth series, ANITA BHALLA discusses political awareness with a group of young Asians.
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

Music and conversation from the foyer of Pebble Mill.
Producer PETER HERCOMBE BBC Pebble Mill


Producer: Peter Hercombe

: Hokey Cokey

A See-Saw programme with CAROL CHELL and DON SPENCER


Unknown: Carol Chell
Unknown: Don Spencer

: The Great Liners

First of three programmes
From the days of Brunei's first purpose-built ocean liner the Great Western to the QE2 of the present day, the Atlantic crossing has been a story of romance, disaster and big business, and of ships that were symbols of national pride. Today the jet aircraft dominates the Atlantic and the great liners are ghosts of the past.
In this programme Robert Wall tells the story of the early days; of such famous ships as the Titanic, the Lusitania and the Mauretania and of the power struggle to dominate the ocean.


Unknown: Robert Wall
Producer: John Coleman

: Star Movie: Victor Mature in Gambling House

with Terry Moore , William Bendix In the first of three Star Movies featuring Victor Mature , he plays an Italian implicated in a murder committed by a notorious gang leader. He gambles with his freedom by agreeing to stand trial-provided he is paid$50,000 for his services. When he is acquitted but faced with deportation, the money consoles him until he realises that the gang don't intend to pay up....


Unknown: Terry Moore
Unknown: William Bendix
Unknown: Victor Mature
Unknown: Marvin Browsky
Unknown: Allan Rivkjn
Producer: Warren Duff
Director: Ted Tetzlaff
Marc Fury: Victor Mature
Lynn Warren: Terry Moore
Joe Farrow: William Bendix
Willie: Zachary A Charles
Judge Ravinek: Basil Ruysdael
Lloyd Crane: Donald Randolph
Ralph Douglas: Damian O'Flynn
Sally: Cleo Moore

: Tom and Jerry

play cat and mouse in Cat's Me-ouch
An MGM cartoon

: Play School: It's Monday

Come down to the farm Have a look round Who's in the field
The yard and the barn? Presenter Liz Watts with guest Ben Thomas on the farm Story: Old Macdonald Had a Farm by TRACEY CAMPBELL PEARSON


Presenter: Liz Watts
Unknown: Ben Thomas
Unknown: Tracey Campbell Pearson

: Lassie

A Chance to Live

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom
Peter Duncan and Janet Ellis


Unknown: Simon Groom
Unknown: Peter Duncan
Unknown: Janet Ellis

: Sixty Minutes

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


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

: Rolf Harris Cartoon Time

Rolf Harris goes back to school in the company of Tom and Jerry, schoolboy RALPH PHILLIPS , Screwy Squirrel and a class full of Droopies!
Producer DAVID platt


Unknown: Ralph Phillips
Director: Jonathan Dent
Producer: David Platt

: Tommy Cooper's The Main Attraction

As a special tribute to the much-loved comedy star who died last month, here is a chance to see again the programme in which he performed his legendary Hats routine, and attempted one more time the crazy conjuring act that always seemed to go wrong. Appearing with Tommy are: Chas & Dave
The Kessler Twins, Pam Ayres
The French puppet sensation, loni and special guest star Frankie Vaughan featuring THE SUPER TROUPERS
Choreographer BRIAN ROGERS
Script associate JOHN JUNKIN. Musical director KEN JONES. Director JOHN BISHOP Produced by JOHN FISHER


Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Frankie Vaughan
Unknown: Brian Rogers
Unknown: John Junkin.
Unknown: Ken Jones.
Produced By: John Fisher

: Points of View

Barry Took with your comments.
Please send letters to Barry Took , BBC Television Centre, London [Postcode removed]


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Barry Took

: Panorama

The Bradford Experiment
The most controversial race relations experiment in Britain is taking place in Bradford, where a third of babies born today are of Asian origin. The council has introduced radical measures in local schools to meet the demands of Asian parents. But the experiment is running into trouble. Some blacks feel the council has not gone far enough, and many whites resent the changes already introduced.
David Lomax reports.


Unknown: David Lomax
Producer: Mike Dutfield
Editor: Peter Ibbotson

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys Weatherman


Unknown: John Humphrys

: International Professional Boxing

from the Wembley Arena
Introduced by Harry Carpenter Frank Bruno (GB) v
James 'Bonecrusher' Smith (USA) Frank Bruno 's unbeaten record was in considerable danger on last night's Levene/Duff promotion when he faced the 6ft 4in, 16½ stone American, who has won his last nine fights all inside the distance.
TV presentation BOB DUNCAN


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Introduced By: Frank Bruno
Unknown: Frank Bruno
Unknown: Bob Duncan

: Cops and Robbers: Across 110th Street

Anthony Quinn
Anthony Franciosa , Yaphet Kotto Disguised as policemen, three blacks rob a Harlem numbers bank and machine-gun down an assortment of criminals, civilians and policemen during their getaway. Both the Mafia and the New York police react instantly. Gang boss Don Gennaro sends his ruthless son-in-law Nick D'Salvio to reassert control over Harlem, while two bitter police rivals, black Lt Pope and white veteran Frank Mattelli , are detailed to hunt down the killers in the violent world across 110th Street....
Screenplay by LUTHER DAVIS
Based on a novel by WALLY FERRIS
Produced by RALPH SERPE and FOUAD SAID Directed by BARRY SHEAR


Unknown: Anthony Quinn
Unknown: Anthony Franciosa
Unknown: Don Gennaro
Unknown: Nick D'Salvio
Unknown: Frank Mattelli
Play By: Luther Davis
Novel By: Wally Ferris
Produced By: Ralph Serpe
Produced By: Fouad Said
Directed By: Barry Shear
Captain Mattelli: Anthony Quinn
Detective Lieutenant Pope: Yaphet Kotto
Nick D'Salvio: Anthony Franciosa
Jim Harris: Paul Benjamin
Joe Logart: Ed Bernard
Doc Johnson: Richard Ward
Henry J Jackson: Antonio Fargas
Gloria Roberts: Norma Donaldson
: Shevvy Gilbertlewis
Mrs Jackson: Marlene Warfield
Lt Reilly: Nat Polen
Lt Hartnett: Tim O'Connor
'Don' Gennaro: Frank Mascetta
Chink: Charles McGregor
Mr Jessup: Joe Attles
Mrs Jessup: Betty Haynes

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.

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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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