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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Selina Scott 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. Dial [number removed]; and Month by Month:
Heather Couper presents 'Skywatch', a guide to the night sky in April.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Zoe Brown
Unknown: Glynn Christian
Unknown: Richard Smith
Unknown: Heather Couper

: Battle of the Planets

The Awesome Armadillo

: Agaton Sax

The Feast of Bykoping
2: The cartoon adventure of the master sleuth continues. Voices by Kenneth Williams Presented by Daphne Jones


Voices By: Kenneth Williams
Presented By: Daphne Jones

: Why Don't You...?

Out and about at the People's Palace, Glasgow Green. Alan and Ross demonstrate the art of soccer tennis and Sam and Julie discover an unusual way of eating biscuits.

: Play School

Presenter Stuart McGugan Guest Kate Copstick
Story: Douglas Doughnut Saves the Day by SHARON MILLER


Presenter: Stuart McGugan
Presenter: Guest Kate Copstick
Unknown: Sharon Miller

: Bugs Bunny

in The Wild Hare and The Heckling Hare

: Bonanza

starring with guest star
The Law and Billy Burgess
The opening of a new school in the Ponderosa poses an unexpected problem for Ben.


Unknown: Billy Burgess
Ben Cartwright: Lome Greene
Hoss Cartwright: Dan Blocker
Little Joe Cartwright: Michael Landon
Billy Burgess: David Cassidy

: Wildlife on One

Orinoco Hog Narrated by David Attenborough
The capybara lives alongside a rich variety of wild animals, in the Orinoco Llanos of South America.
Producer ADRIAN WARREN BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Attenborough
Producer: Adrian Warren

: The Gospel According to St John

with Paul Alexander
Jesus prepares his followers for his death and for their future troubles. Then, alone, he prays to his Father to look after his followers because 'all mine are Thine, and Thine are mine, and I am glorified in them'.


Unknown: Paul Alexander

: News After Noon

with Frances Coverdale and Moira Stuart
12.57 Regional News (London and SE: Financial Report and News Headlines with subtitles)


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Pebble Mill at One

Sarah Greene reports on the Gateshead Music Collective: finalists in the 1985 Youth Caring Award.
Peter Seabrook looks ahead to the Easter gardening jobs and also joins Bill Eykyn at the Pebble Mill house to consider the possibilities of the suburban garden.


Unknown: Sarah Greene
Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Unknown: Bill Eykyn

: Trumpton

A See-Saw programme.

: The Charge of the Light Brigade

Errol Flynn
Olivia de Havilland
Hollywood's spectacular view of the life with the British 27th Lancers opens in India in 1850 and follows their adventures until the heroic but disastrous 'Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimean War.
Based on an original story by MICHEL JACOBY
Produced by HAL B. WALLIS Directed by MICHAEL CURTIZ t FILMS: page 23


Unknown: Errol Flynn
Unknown: Michel Jacoby
Unknown: Rowland Leigh
Story By: Michel Jacoby
Produced By: Hal B. Wallis
Directed By: Michael Curtiz
Major Geoffrey Vickers: Errol Flynn
Elsa Campbell: Olivia De Havilland
Captain Perry Vickers: Patric Knowles
Sir Charles Macefield: Henry Stephenson
Sir Benjamin Warrenton: Nigel Bruce
Col Campbell: Donald Crisp
Captain Randall: David Niven
Surat Khan: C Henry Gordon
Maj Jowett: G P Huntley Jr
Count Igor Volonoff: Robert Barrat
Lady Octavia Warrenton: Spring Byington

: Regional News

: Mop and Smiff

A series of ten programmes, written and presented by Mike Amatt. Mop is a shaggy-haired sheep-dog, Smiff a bright-eyed tabby cat. They live in the village on the hill, where daydreams are free and wishes come true. 1: The Hang Glider
Mop wishes a friend would 'drop in', and Smiff goes chasing butterflies.
Animation SIMON AND SARA BOR Director SID WADDELL Producer DAVID BROWN BBC Manchester


Presented By: Mike Amatt.
Director: Sid Waddell
Producer: David Brown

: Ivor the Engine

The Water Tower

: Jigsaw

starring Adrian Hedley with Julia Binsted , Howard Stableford and Wilf Lunn Written by CLIVE DOIG


Unknown: Adrian Hedley
Unknown: Julia Binsted
Unknown: Howard Stableford
Unknown: Wilf Lunn
Written By: Clive Doig
Producer: Judy Whitfield
Director: Bob Blagden

: Bananaman

Mystery at the Old Mine With the voices of Tim Brooke-Taylor
Bill Oddie , Graeme Garden Jill Shilling


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Jill Shilling

: Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds

In Search of Juliet
In which the Cardinal and Count Rochefort do their best to come between
Dogtanian and his friend, the beautiful Juliet.


Produced By: Claudio Biern Boyd

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Janet Ellis and Michael Sundin
Horses on Parade!
A spectacular preview of the centenary celebrations of London's most famous
Harness Horse Parade.


Presenter: Simon Groom
Presenter: Janet Ellis
Presenter: Michael Sundin

: Dr Kildare

7: Aftermath
Nurse Fane's personal sadness has caused her to be bitter over one of the successful candidates, but not even the deliberations of the committee could have foreseen an astonishing act of self-sacrifice ...
(Repeat. A new story next Tuesday)


Dr James Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr Leonard Gillespie: Raymond Massey
Nurse Lawton: Lee Kurty

: The Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell followed by Weather News


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: Regional news magazines

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

: EastEnders

by Valerie Georgeson.
'They make me feel guilty! As though I was somehow splittin' up their marriage'.
(For cast see Tuesday page 50)
EastEnders Line: dial [number removed]
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Valerie Georgeson
Director: Matthew Robinson

: Top of the Pops

Presenting hits from the Top 40 and videos from the Top 10.
Introduced by Simon Bates and Richard Skinner.


Presenter: Simon Bates
Presenter: Richard Skinner
Sound: Keith Gunn
Lighting: Warwick Fielding
Designer: Gary Williamson
Production: Michael Hurll

: Only Fools and Horses.....

The last of the present series by JOHN SULLIVAN starring
David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst with Buster Merryfield As One Door Closes
If the butterfly flutters by all is lost.
Designer ERIC WALMSLEY Directed by SUSAN BELBIN Produced by RAY BUTT


Unknown: John Sullivan
Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Unknown: Buster Merryfield
Designer: Eric Walmsley
Directed By: Susan Belbin
Produced By: Ray Butt
Del: David Jason
Rodney: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Uncle Albert: Buster Merryfield
Denzil: Paul Barber

: 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.
This week the draw will be made to find the winners of the Mystery Guest competition.
Director JOHN TAIT
Producer MIKE ADLEY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Emlyn Hughes
Unknown: David Coleman
Director: John Tait
Producer: Mike Adley

: The Nine O'Clock News

with Julia Somerville
Weather News

: I Woke Up One Morning

The story of four drinking men starring
Michael Angelis Peter Caffrey
Robert Gillespie Frederick Jaeger
Title music composed and performed by BILL LOVELADY and MITCH DALTON
Designers TONY SNOADEN , HELEN RAE Produced and directed by ROBIN NASH


Unknown: Michael Angelis
Unknown: Peter Caffrey
Unknown: Robert Gillespie
Unknown: Frederick Jaeger
Unknown: Bill Lovelady
Unknown: Mitch Dalton
Unknown: Designers Tony Snoaden
Unknown: Helen Rae
Directed By: Robin Nash
Danny: Peter Caffrey
Eddie: Jonathan Kydd
Zero: Robert Gillespie
Max: Michael Angelis
Derek: Frederlck Jaeger
Connie: Jeillo Edwards
Nursing Officer: Barry McCarthy
'Irrelevant': Tim Potier
Keith: Roy Spencer
Allan: Raymond Witch
Sister May: Frances White
Waitress: Jacqueline Clarke
Waiter: Jim Gibb

: Question Time

with Donald MacCormick The programme where the public puts the questions and debates the answers with those in power, those who seek it and those who influence events.
With Donald MacCormick at the Greenwood Theatre, London:
Professor Jean Miller John Prescott , MP
The Rt Hon Norman Tebbit , MP Donald Trelford Director ANN MORLEY Producer LIZ ELTON


Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Professor Jean Miller
Unknown: John Prescott
Unknown: Norman Tebbit
Unknown: Donald Trelford
Director: Ann Morley
Producer: Liz Elton
Editor: Barbara Maxwell

: Rockschool

A series of nine programmes offering hints and tips on playing to budding rock musicians.
This week, Reggae
Deirdre Cartwright (guitar) Geoff Nicholls (drums) and Henry Thomas (bass) look at 'one-drop' and 'stepper' drum patterns, bass riddims and guitar chops, and show how you can play dubwise! featuring
Black Uhuru Dennis Bovell
Sly Dunbar
Robbie Shakespeare
Produced by CHRIS LENT Book, £8.50 from booksellers


Guitar: Deirdre Cartwright
Guitar: Geoff Nicholls
Guitar: Henry Thomas
Produced By: Chris Lent

: Taxi

The Road Not Taken
Part 1
Elaine gets the offer of a job in Seattle and needs help to make a career decision. The other cabbies reminisce about the great turning points of their lives. Tony recalls his days in the ring and the time he was asked to take a 'dive'. Louie tells of the moment he first stepped inside the 'cage'. Jim's is the tale of a wealthy, studious 'Harvard man', whose friends develop a passion for 'weird brownies' and lead him astray.
Written by KEN ESTIN and SAM SIMON
Directed by JAMES BURROWS (Part 2 next Wednesday)


Written By: Ken Estin
Unknown: Sam Simon
Directed By: James Burrows
Alex: Judd Hirsch
Louie: Danny de Vito
Elaine: Marilu Henner
Tony: Tony Danza
Latka: Andy Kaufman
Jim: Christopher Lloyd

: 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.

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