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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

Introduced by Frank Bough and Selina Scott , with their studio guests and features. For timetable see Monday
Today Jobs 85: the second in the series has advice for the newly-redundant and looks at the help on offer if you find a job in another part of the country.
Also Gardening: your chance to phone in to Alan Titchmarsh who has advice for the winter gardener; and Glynn Christian has another recipe idea.


Introduced By: Frank Bough
Introduced By: Selina Scott
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Glynn Christian

: 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

Music and entertainment, and The Pebble Mill House: Marian Foster invites home-improvements expert Bill Eykyn to go house-hunting for a typical 'semi' in need of renovation and repair.


Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Bill Eykyn

: Hokey Cokey

A See -Saw programme with Chloe Ashcroft and Don Spencer
Musical director PETER GOSLING Produced and directed by CHRISTINE HEWITT Executive producer


Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Don Spencer
Director: Peter Gosling
Directed By: Christine Hewitt
Unknown: Cynthia Felgate

: Can You Avoid Cancer?

Five programmes on how to reduce your risks
1: Loading the Dice
What is cancer? What causes it? Is it curable? Is it preventable? These programmes will not be depressing: the clues to the puzzle span five continents, and as Dr Michael O'Donnell follows them up and looks at the latest research, you may find that you can do more than you thought to cut your risks of getting cancer.
Film editor AL GELL


Unknown: Dr Michael O'Donnell
Producer: Anna Jackson

: Regional News

: Play School: It's Tuesday

This is a rhyme
Of pantomime time,
Where you sit for a treat On a red tip-up seat
Presenter Stuart Bradley Guest Floella Benjamin Story: The Pantomime by WILMA HORSBRUGH


Presenter: Stuart Bradley

: Dastardly and Muttley

Operation Anvil

: Farmer Giles of Ham

Read by Freddie Jones for Jackanory. Part 2


Unknown: J. R. R. Tolkien
Read By: Freddie Jones

: Wildtrack

The return of the nature magazine with the latest news on our wildlife.
Introduced by Su Ingle and Michael Jordan
Spectacular Animals in Remote Parts of Britain
Spectacular animals outside your window or even under your floorboards. That's what Wildtrack is all about. And to prove it Su and Mike have been out filming a wild fox that every night patrols round the back of the Wildtrack studio; the extraordinary feats performed by a group of Somerset garden birds as they solve every intelligence test that Su and Mike can devise for them, and the sperm whale that Wildtrack is tracking with a satellite!
Producer MIKE BEYNON. BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Su Ingle
Introduced By: Michael Jordan
Producer: Mike Beynon.

: The Record Breakers

with Roy Castle
Fiona Kennedy and Norris McWhirter
A high-kicking kick start, together with a magnificent monument to a posthumous parrot, the bear facts of a cuddly colossus, and more of the fascinating and frivolous, astonishing and strange, extraordinary and extreme.


Unknown: Roy Castle
Unknown: Fiona Kennedy
Unknown: Norris McWhirter
Designer: Paul Haines
Producer: Alan Russell

: Dr Kildare

The classic medical drama series depicting the life of a young doctor in a big city hospital starring with guest stars
A four-part story
1: Behold the Great Man A difference of medical opinion causes a running feud between Kildare and Dr Becker, a noted expert on the treatment of burns. When a critically burned man is admitted to Blair Hospital, Kildare must swallow his pride to ask for Becker's help.


Dr James Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr Leonard Gillespie: Raymond Massey
Nurse Zoe Lawton: Lee Kurty
Dr Maxwell Becker: James Mason
Chris Becker: Margaret Leighton

: Weatherman

: The Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: Regional news magazines

London Plus, Spotlight
South Today, Points West Look East, Look North North West Tonight Midlands Today

: Wildlife on One

Pterodactyls -Alive?
A wildlife detective story Narrated by David Attenborough
Do these prehistoric flying reptiles from the age of the dinosaurs exist today? In a way, yes, on a remote island in the Caribbean. And there are other living clues about these flying dragons as David Attenborough searches among reptiles, bats and birds around the world. In his investigations he finds a remarkably lifelike replica that hops and jumps, another with an 11-foot wingspan that soars over the English coast, and the largest creature ever to take to the air. Devised by KEITH SCHOLEY


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Keith Scholey
Unknown: Photography Martin Saunders
Unknown: Hugh Maynard
Music By: Elizabeth Parker
Produced By: Richard Brock

: The Tuesday Thriller: The Italian Job

starring Michael Caine
Noel Coward Benny Hill
Just out of jail Charlie Croker discovers he's inherited the brilliant plan for a four-million-dollar gold heist in Italy. Charlie persuades his ex-cellmate, the mighty Mr Bridger, to back the operation and recruits the services of an eccentric computer genius.
The scene is set for one of the most daring and spectacular crimes in movie history culminating in the famous Mini-Cooper chase across the city of Turin.
Screenplay by TROY KENNEDY MARTIN Produced by MICHAEL DEELEY Directed by PETER COLLINSON t FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Noel Coward
Unknown: Benny Hill
Unknown: Charlie Croker
Play By: Troy Kennedy
Produced By: Michael Deeley
Directed By: Peter Collinson
Charlie Croker: Michael Caine
Mr Bridger: Noel Coward
Professor Peach: Benny Hill
Altabani: Raf Vallone
Camp Freddie: Tony Beckley
Beckerman: R0ssan0 Brazzi
Lorna: Maggie Blye
Miss Peach: Irene Handl
Governor: John Le Mesurier
Birkenshaw: Fred Emney

: The Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys Weatherman


Unknown: John Humphrys

: The Last Evensong

starring and Screenplay by TREVOR BAXTER 'The old order changeth, giving way to new....' But not if Brigadier Pryce Jones and Miss Marshall have anything to do with it.


Unknown: Trevor Baxter
Unknown: Pryce Jones
Unknown: Clive Potter
Producer: Alan Shallcross
Director: Jon Amiel
Brigadier Pryce Jones: Freddie Jones
Miss Marshall: Muriel Pavlow
Vicar: Nicholas Le Prevost
Architect: Tony Robinson
Supt: Barrie Cookson
PC Dawkins: Dale Bayford
Sunil Bhatachari: Andrew Johnson

: Loose Ends

Tim Brooke-Taylor is the questionmaster in a game to test the wits of the wittiest and the general knowledge of the most generally knowledgeable. The teams:
John Junkin
Marti Webb , Paul Squire Christopher Hughes
Bonnie Langford , Bill Tidy Based on an idea by IRENE THOMAS
Director ROGER CASSTLES Producer ROY RONNIE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: John Junkin
Unknown: Marti Webb
Unknown: Paul Squire
Unknown: Christopher Hughes
Unknown: Bonnie Langford
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Director: Roger Casstles
Producer: Roy Ronnie

: Roger Whittaker in Kenya

'My land is Kenya' and 'I'm back where I belong' - international singing star
Roger Whittaker returns to the land of his birth after an absence of over 20 years and is the guide on a nostalgic and highly personal tour of the country with his own words and music. From the Great Rift Valley to the Mombasa coast and through the interior via the old railway network.
Directed by TOM INGLE


Unknown: Roger Whittaker
Directed By: Tom Ingle

: Weatherman

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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.

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