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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 , Tues, Thurs, Fri)
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 at 6.55
Review of the Papers:
7.18 and 8.18
Your Stars with Russell Grant :
Plus today:
New Films and Pop Records between 7.45 and 8.0
Ask Alison, your money phone-in with Alison Mitchell , between 8.30 and 9.0


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

: Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale with Geoff Hamilton and Anne Mayo


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Anne Mayo

: Songs of Praise

from Felixstowe

: Play School

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Sandi Marshall
1.27 Regional News
(London and SE: Financial
Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Sandi Marshall
Unknown: Weather Ian McCaskill

: Chock-a-Block

A See-Saw programme

: Writers' Houses

Jane Austen Lived Here
The distinguished biographer Lord David Cecil visits the Hampshire village of Chawton where Jane Austen wrote some of her greatest novels, Mansfield Park , Emma and Persuasion. Despite being very fully involved in family life, Jane Austen managed to create a uniquely private world of social observation and humour.
Director DAVID HEYCOCK (Repeat )


Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Lord David Cecil
Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Mansfield Park
Unknown: Jane Austen
Director: David Heycock

: Trades Union Congress 1984

This week the trades unions meet in Brighton for their 116th Congress.
This year the TUC elects a new General Secretary to take over from Len Murray , at a time when unemployment remains high, the economic recovery is under pressure, and there is a major debate about what kind of relationship the unions should have with Mrs Thatcher 's government.
Reporting team Vincent Hanna with Lord Scanlon, former President of the AUEW, and Nicholas Jones


Unknown: Len Murray
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: Vincent Hanna
Unknown: Nicholas Jones

: Regional News

: Play School: It's Monday

Presenter Sheelagh Gilbey Guest Wayne Jackmar.
Story: The Line That Got the Bumps by JUDY WHITFIELD


Presenter: Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Wayne Jackmar.

: Blue Peter Silver Jubilee

Part 1
At the end of "Blue Peter"'s Silver Jubilee year a last chance to step back in time as Valerie Singleton takes an affectionate look at the highlights and landmarks from some 50,000 minutes of television.
There are thrills and spills as a succession of intrepid "Blue Peter" presenters climb Big Ben and power station chimneys, and swing from ropes across Tower Bridge - not forgetting the unexpected disaster when the Girl Guides' campfire nearly destroys the studio!
(Ceefax Subtitles)
(A new series starts next Monday)


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Producer: John Adcock
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Newsround

with Paul McDowell


Unknown: Paul McDowell

: Blue Peter Silver Jubilee

Part 2

: Ask the Family

Once again Robert Robinson takes the chair in an exciting series of contests between families from all over the UK. Tonight THE BAYNES FAMILY from Bristol challenges THE
WARD FAMILY from Portstewart, Northern Ireland.


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Linda McCarthy

: Weatherman

: The Six O'Clock News

Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell present the first edition of The Six O'Clock News - 30 minutes of the latest pictures, stories and events of the day from Britain and the world. From around the United Kingdom, the BBC's unique network of regional news centres will combine with the reporters and specialist correspondents in London to bring the Six O'Clock audience a comprehensive account of what is happening - and what it means.
Abroad, Martin Bell and Brian Barron in America, Tim Sebastian in Moscow, Keith Graves in the Middle East, Brian Hanrahan in the Far East and Michael Buerk in Africa lead the worldwide team of BBC correspondents who'll be bringing the latest foreign news. David Coss will report on politics, David Cass on sport and special assignment reporters Michael Cole, Gavin Esler, Clive Ferguson and Laurie Mayer will investigate stories behind the headlines. The Six O'Clock will harness the latest television technology - both in the field and in the studio - to give the early evening audience the fastest, clearest news service possible.
And also today the first of our nightly reports from the TUC in Brighton.
• FEATURE: page 67


Newsreader: Sue Lawley
Newsreader: Nicholas Witchell
Reporter: Martin Bell
Reporter: Brian Barron
Reporter: Tim Sebastian
Reporter: Keith Graves
Reporter: Brian Hanrahan
Reporter: Michael Buerk
Reporter: David Coss
Reporter: David Cass
Reporter: Michael Cole
Reporter: Gavin Esler
Reporter: Clive Ferguson
Reporter: Laurie Mayer

: London Plus

A day-to-day guide to life in Britain's busiest region. Sally Magnusson ,
Guy Michelmore and Bob Wellings bring you tonight's headlines and tomorrow's talking points, as well as a look at the offbeat and the downright outrageous. The London Plus reporters are with the people making the news. Sports correspondent MICHAEL WALE has the latest action and the inside tips.
Plus the brightest stars and stories from the world of entertainment.


Presenter: Sally Magnusson
Presenter: Guy Michelmore
Presenter: Bob Wellings
Sports Presenter: Michael Wale
Editor: Philip Harding

: The Pink Panther Show

Today: Pink Blueprint, Bomb
Voyage, Pink Tail Fly

: Britain's Strongest Man

Pulling more than 12 tons of canal barge, heaving ten
75-kilo sandbags into a railway truck -just two of the spectacular events in which eight of the strongest men in the land battle it out in a competition of strength, endurance and character. Introduced from the Ironbridge Gorge Museum,
Telford. Shropshire, by John Craven with expert comments from the World's Strongest Man, Geoff Capes. The competitors:
From Whitechapel, London Steve Zetolofsky - 20 stone.
The Cockney Commonwealth and British Powerlifting record holder - known as 'Talka-lotsky' ... !
From Coleraine, N Ireland Allan Crossley -21 stone.
Former British light-heavy and heavyweight Arm Wrestling Champion.
From Hamilton, Scotland Ray Nobile - 161/2 stone.
A fireman, and 1983 British heavyweight Powerlifting Champion.
From Plumstead, London Peter Tancred 171/2 stone. The former Olympic discus thrower and PE and English teacher.
From Port Talbot, Wales Mike Brown -18'/2 stone. A steel worker, former Commonwealth bronze medallist, Olympic lifter, and Neath rugby player.
From Holbeach, Lines
Simon Taylor - 18 stone.
A horticulturlist and, at 19, the Northern Junior Hammer Champion is the youngest competitor.
From Edinburgh
Jack Hynd 18 stone.
Elder statesman of the competition at an incredible 42 - last year's runner-up. From Tottenham, London Peter Welch - 20 stone. Great family man - this popular body builder and powerlifter hopes it will be 'third time lucky'.
Produced in association with TRANS WORLD INTERNATIONAL Engineering managers
Videotape editor PETER BIRD Director BOB WILD
Television presentation SIMON BETTS
• FEATURE: page 76


Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Geoff Capes.
Unknown: Allan Crossley
Unknown: Simon Taylor
Unknown: Brian Hill
Unknown: Jim Cleland
Unknown: Simon Betts

: Master of the Game

Part 2 Of SIDNEY SHELDON 'S bestseller in three parts starring
Kate McGregor is determined to run Kruger-Brent herself and to marry her one true love. David Blackwell. When tragedy strikes, she dedicates herself to grooming her son Tony to take over the vast corporation she is building. But Tony is intent on becoming an artist. Her wealth and influence can help her son achieve his ambitions. But Kate cannot put anything before the company - not even love.
Produced by NORMAN ROSEMONT Directed by KEVIN CONNOR and HARVEY HART (Continued at 9.25)


Unknown: Sidney Sheldon
Unknown: Kate McGregor
Unknown: David Blackwell.
Written By: Alvin Boretz
Produced By: Norman Rosemont
Directed By: Kevin Connor
Directed By: Harvey Hart
Kate Blackwell: Dyan Cannon
Tony Blackwell: Harry Hamlin
David Blackwell: David Birney
Brad Rogers: Cliff de Young
Margaret Van der Merwe: Cherie Lunghi
Mrs Talley: Jean Marsh
Dr Harley: Balry Morse
Banda: Johnny Sekka
Marianne: Angharad Rees
Dominique: Maryam D'Abo
D'Usseau: David Suchet
McMillan: Alan Dobie
Josephine McNeill: Annie Lambert
Tim O'Neill: Bill Bailey
Anton Marshak: David Hirsch
Maltre Cantal: Olivier Pierre
Wyatt: Glenn Kezer
Lucy Wyatt: Cynthia Tucker
Count Hoffman: Ralph Michael
Danny: David Gilliam
Moret: John Serret
South African Prime Minister: Trevor Martin
Herr Bueller: Charles Millot
Dr Mattson: Ed Bishop

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys
Including the first nightly report from the TUC in Brighton.


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Master of the Game

(Final part next Sunday evening)

: Monty Python's And Now for Something Completely Different

* starring
Graham Chapman John Cleese
Eric Idle , Terry Jones Michael Palin with Carol Cleveland Connie Booth
_ _ Thrill again to 'Hell's Grannies', 'The Upper Class Twit of the Year Race', the panel game 'Blackmail' and many more episodes as the Monty Python gang re-create and enlarge upon the highlights of their phenomenally successful Flying Circus shows. The anarchic humour, the bad taste, the parodies come thick and fast in this off-beat comedy. It also includes such classic sequences as 'Say no more, nudge, nudge', the 'Inflammatory Hungarian Phrasebook' and 'The Townswomen's Guild
Reconstruction of Pearl Harbor'.
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Graham Chapman
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Eric Idle
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Monty Python
Produced By: Patricia Casey
Directed By: Ian MacNaughton

: 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.

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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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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