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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Selina Scott
News on the hour and half hour read by Debbie Rix
Weather with Francis Wilson at 6.55, 7.25, 7.55, 8.25, 8.55 and 9.18
Nationwide news, weather and travel at 6.57, 7.27, 7.57 and 8.27
Sports news and features with David Icke and Bob Wilson at 7.20, 7.45 and 8.20 The morning papers reviewed at 8.37
Including today: Zoe's
View -Breakfast Time's teenage correspondent
Zoe Brown files her latest report; Glynn Christian has more hints from the kitchen; Richard Smith takes your medical calls on his topic of the week; and Skywatch - Heather Cooper describes the night sky in March.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Selina Scott
Read By: Debbie Rix
Unknown: Francis Wilson
Unknown: David Icke
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Zoe Brown
Unknown: Glynn Christian
Unknown: Richard Smith
Unknown: Heather Cooper

: Play School

: News After Noon

with Moira Stuart and Frances Coverdale Weather News


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Regional News

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

: Pebble Mill at One

Today The Rev Roger Royle begins a new regular series in which he takes a positive look at solving the problems of everyday life.
Bill Eykyn continues to renovate the Pebble Mill house. Plus music from
Top 20 star, Hazell Dean.


Unknown: Roger Royle
Unknown: Bill Eykyn
Unknown: Hazell Dean.

: Bagpuss

A See-Saw programme

: The Afternoon Show

Presented by Barbara Dickson and Penny Junor
Today they look at - Cervical Cancer: the screening test that could help save 1,000 lives a year. Racial Identity: the problems of fostering or adopting children of a different colour.
NHS Prescriptions: a look at the proposed new guidelines. Plus Vernon's Postbag and People in View:
Pam Ayres , who has brought her own brand of poetry on to stage and television. Studio director JOHN ADAMS Producer MARIANNE BAIRD
Series editor GORDON MENZIES
For further information write to:
[address removed] or telephone [number removed].


Presented By: Barbara Dickson
Unknown: Pam Ayres
Director: John Adams
Producer: Marianne Baird

: Regional News

: Play School: It's Thursday

Presenter Fred Harris Guest Jane Hardy
Story: Vera, the Singing Bus Conductress by JUNE WENTLAND


Presenter: Fred Harris
Presenter: Guest Jane Hardy

: The Family-Ness

Thirsty-Ness and the Part-time Witch with the voices of SUSAN SHERIDAN and PETER HAWKINS Written and drawn by PETER MADDOCKS Music by GAVIN AND ROGER GREENAWAY


Unknown: Susan Sheridan
Unknown: Peter Hawkins
Unknown: Peter Maddocks
Unknown: Roger Greenaway

: Wilkes the Wizard

Told by Christopher Biggins for Jackanory
4: The Plot Goes Haywire


Unknown: Jackie Webb
Told By: Christopher Biggins

: Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds

The Great Getaway
Juliet escapes from Count
Rochefort and asks for help with her secret mission.


Produced By: Claudio Biern Boyd

: World Figure Skating Championships

from Tokyo featuring
The Men's Free Programme Although Canada's Olympic silver medallist BRIAN ORSER is heir apparent to the vacant world crown, two other medal contenders - European champion JOZEF SABOVCIK and former champion
ALEXANDR FADEEV - both have quadruple jumps in their repertoire, and what price the brilliant free skating of the Soviet Union's VLADIMIR KOTIN ?
ALAN WEEKS reports from rinkside at Yoyogi on the men with the medals and there's news of the Ladies' Short Programme.


Unknown: Brian Orser
Unknown: Jozef Sabovcik
Unknown: Alexandr Fadeev
Unknown: Vladimir Kotin

: The Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell
followed by Weather News


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: Regional news magazines

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

: EastEnders

by Jane Hollowood.
'Gives you the shudders to think of that poor little girl living there. In a dead man's room'.
(For cast see page 44. Omnibus edition next Sunday)
EastEnders Line: dial [number removed]
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Jane Hollowood
Director: Peter Edwards

: Top of the Pops

A live presentation
Hits from the Top 40 and videos from the Top 10.
Introduced by John Peel and Janice Long.
BBC video, BBCV/BBCB 3023 from retailers


Presenter: John Peel
Presenter: Janice Long
Sound: Keith Gunn
Lighting: Warwick Fielding
Designer: Gary Williamson
Production: Michael Hurll

: Only Fools and Horses....: Hole in One

by John Sullivan
Starring David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst with Buster Merryfield

It becomes clear that Uncle Albert has had hidden depths.
FEATURE: page 13
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: John Sullivan
Designer: Eric Walmsley
Director: Susan Belbin
Producer: Ray Butt
Del: David Jason
Rodney: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Uncle Albert: Buster Merryfield
Solly: Colin Jeavons
Mike: Kenneth MacDonald
Judge: Dennis Ramsden
Mr Gerrard: Andrew Tourell
Mr Frazer: James Woolley
Maureen: Nula Conwell
Cockney man: Michael Roberts
Clerk of the Court: Les Rawlings

: A Question of Sport

Bill Beaumont and Emlyn Hughes captain two teams of sporting celebrities. Questionmaster
David Coleman tests their knowledge of the faces, facts and feats that revive memories of the greatest - and the funniest - moments in sport.
The fourth in a series of questions in a week by week sporting challenge for viewers.
Director PETER HAYWARD Producer MIKE ADLEY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Emlyn Hughes
Unknown: David Coleman
Director: Peter Hayward
Producer: Mike Adley

: The Nine O'Clock News

with Julia Somerville and the BBC's reporters and correspondents Weather News


Unknown: Julia Somerville

: Miss Marple: A Pocketful of Rye

by AGATHA CHRISTIE dramatised in two daily parts by T. R. BOWEN with
Stacy Doming as Adele Fortescue Selina Cadell as Mary Dove
1: The Home Counties golf and commuter belt.... late 1940s. When Rex Fortescue dies suddenly in his city office, Inspector Neele is called in to investigate. His only clue is a handful of rye in the dead man's pocket. When the poison which killed Rex is identified as deriving from yew, it is on the household and staff at Yew Tree Lodge that suspicion falls.
Music composed by KEN HOWARD and ALAN BLAIKEY Boy soprano ALED JONES
Photography JOHN WALKER Make-up designer
(Part 2 tomorrow at 9.25 pm) *CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: T. R. Bowen
Unknown: Stacy Doming
Unknown: Adele Fortescue
Unknown: Selina Cadell
Unknown: Mary Dove
Unknown: Inspector Neele
Composed By: Ken Howard
Composed By: Alan Blaikey
Soprano: Aled Jones
Soprano: Photography John Walker
Editor: Graham Walker
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: George Gallaccio
Director: Guy Slater
Miss Marple: Joan Hickson
Miss Henderson: Fabia Drake
Rex Fortescue: Timothy West
Lance Fortescue: Peter Davison
Det Insp Neel: Tom Wilkinson
Percival Fortescue: Clive Merrison
Miss Grosvenor: Susan Gilmore
Miss Griffith: Nancie Herrod
Dr French: Louis Mahoney
Det Sgt Hay: Jon Glover
Ellen: Beau Daniells
Mrs Crump: Mereuna Kendall
Mr Crump: Frank Mills
Gladys Martin: Annette Badland
Daisy: Suzie Cerys
Mrs Brogan: Rhoda Lewis
Jennifer Fortescue: Rachel Bell
Vivian Dubois: Martyn Stanbridge
Patricia Fortescue: Frances Low
Sgt Rose: Charles Pemberton
PC White: Laurin Kaski

: Question Time

The programme where the public put the questions and debate the answers.
With Donald MacCormick at the Greenwood Theatre, London:
The Rt Hon Tony Benn , MP
The Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke , MP Anne James
The Rt Hon David Steel , MP Director ANN MORLEY


Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Kenneth Clarke
Unknown: Anne James
Unknown: David Steel
Director: Ann Morley
Editor: Barbara Maxwell

: World Figure Skating Championships

from Tokyo
Highlights of the deciding free programme in the Men's Championship in which Britain was represented by 19-year-old STEPHEN PICKAVANCE from Blackpool.
ALAN WEEKS, in his 28th year of skating commentaries, describes the best of today's action at the Yoyogi stadium and looks forward to tomorrow's vital free dance routines.
Television presentation by TBS of Japan


Unknown: Stephen Pickavance

: Weather

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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.

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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