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: CeefaxAM

starts your day with news, sport, weather and travel available to all viewers whether or not they have teletext sets.

: Breakfast Time

Nick Ross and John Mountford introduce a Bank Holiday edition with the help of their studio guests.
News on the hour and half hour
Weather with Francis Wilson at 6.55, 7.25, 7.55, 8.25, 8.55 News, weather and travel from local BBC studios at
6.57, 7.27, 7.57, 8.27
Sports news and features with David Icke and Bob Wilson at 7.20, 7.45, 8.20
The morning papers: a personal view from a guest at
Including this morning - the latest pop news with Mike Smith at 7.32
Lynn Faulds Wood reports from the consumer desk at
VE Day 40 years On: a look at the people and the events from 40 years ago in the build-up to Wednesday's 'special' from around Europe.


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: John Mountford
Unknown: Francis Wilson
Unknown: David Icke
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Mike Smith

: Bonanza

Top Hand
A major cattle drive is bedevilled by the rivalry between a cocky hand and the Ponderosa's trail boss, who is reminded of a past he would sooner forget.


Written By: Arthur Heinemann
Written By: William Koenig
Directed By: William F. Claxton
Ben Cartwright: Lome Greene
Hoss: Dan Blocker
Little Joe: Michael Landon
Kelly James: Ben Johnson
Wetherby: Walter Barnes
Bert Yates: Roger Davis

: Cartoon

The Blue Danube

: Chigley: Binnie and Bessie

A See-Saw programme.
This place is in Trumptonshire and contains a factory, a pottery, a stately home and a vintage steam railway. (Repeat)


Puppets and production: Gordon Murray

: Play School

How busy rings the street
The buzz of rushing feet.... Presenter
Floella Benjamin Guest Ben Bazell
Story: Pennies for the Dog byANNTHWAITE Illustrated by MARGERY GILL


Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Guest Ben Bazell
Illustrated By: Margery Gill

: Tubby the Tuba

An animated version of the famous children's classic featuring the voices of Dick Van Dyke , Pearl Bailey , Ruth Enders Hermione Gingold
Jack Gilford , Ray Middleton Jane Powell , Cyril Ritchard David Wayne
Even though Tubby the Tuba is a member of a great orchestra, he is envious of the other instruments who can produce lilting, melodious tones. Unhappy with his monotonous
'oompah, oompah' sound, he decides to go away and search for a tuneful melody that would be his own.
Original story, lyrics and narration by PAUL TRIP. Original music by GEORGE KLEIN SINGER
Producer and directed by ALEXANDER SCHURE
(First showing on British television) 0 FILMS: page 39


Unknown: Dick van Dyke
Unknown: Pearl Bailey
Unknown: Ruth Enders
Unknown: Hermione Gingold
Unknown: Jack Gilford
Unknown: Ray Middleton
Unknown: Jane Powell
Unknown: Cyril Ritchard
Unknown: David Wayne
Singer: George Klein
Directed By: Alexander Schure

: Culture Club In Concert

Boy George , Jon Moss Mikey Craig , Roy Hay
Since bursting on to the British pop scene in 1982, CULTURE CLUB'S impact on the charts and audiences everywhere has been as dramatic as it has been colourful. In this television special recorded at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, the group paraded a string of hits, including 'Karma chameleon', 'Victims' and 'It's a miracle'.
Production JOHN G. SMITH BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Boy George
Unknown: Jon Moss
Unknown: Mikey Craig
Unknown: Roy Hay
Unknown: John G. Smith

: News Summary

and Weather News with MICHAEL FISH

: The Way Ahead

The second of three films to commemorate the 40th anniversary of VEDay starring David Niven
This story of a group of civilians who become an efficient fighting unit has been described as 'World War n's best film tribute to the British Army'. The seven characters who are conscripted into a Light
Infantry unit come from all walks of life but each is realistically portrayed as they are forced to learn a new and disagreeable routine before being thrust into the battle of North Africa.
Screenplay by ERIC AMBLER , PETER USTINOV. From a story by ERIC AMBLER Directed by CAROL REED
* FILMS: page 39


Unknown: David Niven
Unknown: Eric Ambler
Unknown: Peter Ustinov.
Story By: Eric Ambler
Directed By: Carol Reed
Lt Jim Perry: David Niven
Davenport: Raymond Huntley
Sgt Fletcher: William Hartnell
Brewer: Stanley Holloway
Lloyd: James Donald
Luke: John Laurie
Beck: Leslie Dwyer
Parsons: Hugh Burden
Stainer: Jimmy Hanley
Marjorie Gillingham: Renee Asherson
Mrs Perry: Penelope Dudley Ward
CO: Reginald Tate
Commander: Leo Genn
Mrs Gillingham: Mary Jerrold
Garage proprietor: Raymond Lovell
Rispoli: Peter Ustinov
Tessie: O'Shea Herself

: The Way to the Stars

Michael Redgrave John Mills
The last of three films to commemorate VE Day, this deeply moving portrait of the men of the RAF is one of the outstanding British movies of the War years.
In 1940, Peter Penrose , a young pilot who has just finished training, arrives at an RAF bomber station in the Midlands, where he shares a room with David Archdale.
Happiness and tragedy await both men in the days ahead.
9 FILMS: page 39


Unknown: Michael Redgrave
Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Peter Penrose
Unknown: Terence Rattigan
Unknown: Anatole de Grunwald
Produced By: Anatole de Runwald
Directed By: Anthony Asquith
David Archdale: Michael Redgrave
Peter Penrose: John Mills
Toddy Todd: Rosamund John
Johnny Hollis: Douglass Montgomery
Mr Palmer: Stanley Holloway
Iris Winterton: Renee Asherson
The Rev Charles Moss: Felix Aylmer
Tiny Williams: Basil Radford
Joe Friselli: Bonar Colleano Jr
Sqn Ldr Carter: Trevor Howard
Miss Winterton: Joyce Carey
Singer: Jean Simmons
Nobby Clarke: Bill Rowbotham
Fitter: Charles Victor
Prune Parsons: David Tomlinson
Colonel Hope: Hartley Power
Sergeant: Alf Goddard

: Final Score

A look at this afternoon's football and racing results and the stories behind them.

: The Evening News

with Richard Whitmore followed by Weather News


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Regional News

: Little Lord Fauntleroy

In this version of the famous Victorian novel,
Ricky Schroder plays Ceddie, an American boy who suddenly finds he has become the sole heir to an English title and fortune. Alec Guinness plays the old Earl of Dorincourt who had disowned Ceddie s father for marrying a commoner and now, succumbing to the charm ot his American grandson, learns the error of his ways....
Screenplay by BLANCHE HANALIS based on the novel by FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
Produced by NORMAN ROSEMONT Directed by JACK GOLD
(First showing on British television) * FILMS: page 39


Unknown: Ricky Schroder
Unknown: Alec Guinness
Play By: Blanche Hanalis
Novel By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Produced By: Norman Rosemont
Directed By: Jack Gold
Earl of Dorincourt: Alec Guinness
Lord Fauntleroy: Ricky Schroder
Mrs Errol: Connie Booth
Havisham: Eric Porter
Hobbs: Colin Blakely
Lady Lorradaile: Rachel Kempson
Mary: Carml McSharry
Dawson: Antonia Pemberton
Dick: Rolf Saxon
Thomas: John Cater
The Rev Muldaur: Peter Copley

: Wogan

Terry examines the ecostructure of echelons of eclectic eccentrics passing through effulgent Shepherd's Bush.

: The World's Strongest Man

for the Daf Trucks Trophy Introduced by John Craven from Mora in Sweden. In this ultimate test of explosive brute strength and endurance, can Geoff Capes retain his title by defying not only the challenge of the 'young lions', but also the cold of a Swedish winter? From the USA
Dave Waddington - 211 stone One of America's greatest-ever super-heavyweight powerlifting champions
From Holland Ab Wolders -
19 stone. Currently 'Holland's Strongest Man'
From Great Britain
Geoff Capes - 23 stone Superb athlete and the supreme strategist From Iceland
Jon-Pall Sigmarsson
- 18 stone. Charismatic, powerful and hungry From Canada
Daniel Poulin - 18 stone Arm-wrestling champion From Kenya
Pius Ochieng - 15i stone Member of the Kenyan
Olympic lifting team in LA From West Germany
Rudolf Kuster - 191 stone
Five-times German Olympic lifting champion From Sweden
Yngve Gustavsson - 201 stone Security guard, former
Nordic super-heavyweight powerlifting champion Produced in association with TRANS WORLD INTERNATIONAL


Introduced By: John Craven
Unknown: Geoff Capes
Unknown: Dave Waddington
Unknown: Rudolf Kuster
Editor: John Paroussi
Director: Dave Pickthall
Producer: Simon Betts

: Three Up, Two Down

A comedy in six parts by RICHARD OMMANNEY
4: Sam and Daphne are trying to settle down to some sort of routine. Daphne tries to improve her social life but hasn't accounted for Sam.


Unknown: Richard Ommanney
Designer: Gaby Brachacka
Producer: David Askey
Director: Mandie Fletcher
Daphne: Angela Thorne
Sam: Michael Elphick
Angie: Lysette Anthony
Nick: Ray Burdis
Nigel: Jeremy Sinden
Penelope: Marsha Fitzalan
Cabbie: Fred Beauman

: The Main News

with Richard Whitmore
Weather News


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: The Main Event

Barbra Streisand Ryan O'Neal
When her cosmetics business is ruined,
Hillary Kramer finds that she has only one asset left-a contract with the ex-boxer 'Kid Natural'
Scanlon. She insists he starts fighting-and winning-some boxing matches. Soon the battle of the sexes is on, moving towards a final knockout. This entertaining comedy reunites O'Neal and Streisand as sparring partners for the first time since their comedy hit What's up Doc?
(First showing on British television) 0 FILMS: page 39


Unknown: Barbra Streisand
Unknown: Ryan O'Neal
Unknown: Hillary Kramer
Play By: Gail Parent
Unknown: Andrew Smith.
Produced By: Jon Peters
Produced By: Barbra Streisand
Directed By: Howard Zieff
Hillary: Barbra Streisand
'Kid Natural': Ryan O'Neal
David: Paul Sand
Percy: Whitman Mayo
Donna: Pattie D'Arbanville
Luis: Chu Chu Malave
Hector Mantilla: Richard Lawson
Gough: James Gregory

: Barry Manilow - A Decade of Hits

Barry Manilow graduated from being a bar pianist in New York's Manhattan to become one of show business's most charismatic figures.
'Mandy' his first smash recording hit in 1975 triggered off an astonishing musical career that has captivated live audiences everywhere and achieved record sales running into millions.
This programme, recorded especially for BBCtv at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, reflects the Manilow magic of the past decade and catalogues his biggest hits over that period. Producer JOHN G. SMITH BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Barry Manilow
Producer: John G. Smith

: Weather

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.

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