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: Ceefax AM

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

: Breakfast Time

with Nick Ross and Debbie Greenwood
Including this morning -
Gardening advice from Alan Titchmarsh down on Titch's 's Pitch; Advice Line: the expert panel answers your calls and offers advice;
Glynn Christian has more recipe ideas; and Beverly Alt reports from the world of fashion.


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Debbie Greenwood
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Glynn Christian

: Play School

The cuckoo now on every tree Sings 'Cuckoo, cuckoo'!
Story: Mr and Mrs Potter's Window Box by Sheila Collins


Presenter: Floella Benjamin
Guest: Stuart Bradley
Author (Mr and Mrs Potter's Window Box): Sheila Collins
Director: Sharon Miller

: Interval

: Cricket: First Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v Australia from Headingley Fifth day
PETER WEST introduces coverage of this morning's play on the final day of the First Test.
BOB WILLIS , RAY ILLINGWORTH Television presentation
Executive producer NICK HUNTER


Unknown: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Jim Laker
Unknown: Bob Willis
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie.
Unknown: Mike Adley
Producer: Nick Hunter

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Regional News

: Pigeon Street

A See-Saw programme Springtime for
Hugo Hugo has to lose weight.
Dr Glossop advises him to go jogging with him. But jogging isn't the right sort of exercise for Hugo. What is? Clara comes up with the answer. with the voices of GEORGE LAYTON and JOHN TELFER Music by BENNI LEES
Written by MICHAEL COLE Designed by ALAN ROGERS Animated by PETER LANG Produced by DAVID YATES


Unknown: Hugo Hugo
Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: John Telfer
Written By: Michael Cole
Designed By: Alan Rogers
Unknown: Peter Lang
Produced By: David Yates

: Cricket: First Test and Royal Ascot

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v Australia
PETER WEST introduces coverage of this afternoon's play.
Royal Ascot
BBC Outside Broadcast cameras bring you the first day of this great racing and social occasion, with the traditional Royal Drive down the course.
2.30 The Queen Anne Stakes (lm)
The action starts with a re-match between the principals in last month's thrilling Lockinge Stakes,
Teleprompter and Prismatic.
3.5 The Prince of Wales Stakes dim)
3.45 The St James 's Palace Stakes (Old Mile)
The first-day highlight. It's been won in recent years by horses like Brigadier Gerard , Kris, To Agori Mou and Chief Singer. Introduced by JULIAN WILSON Commentators
Fashions described by JUDITH CHALMERS


Unknown: Queen Anne Stakes
Unknown: St James
Unknown: Brigadier Gerard
Unknown: Agori Mou
Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Jimmy Lindley
Unknown: John Hanmer
Unknown: Judith Chalmers
Producer: Richard Tilling

: Regional News

: Heads and Tails

Life Gets Everywhere
On rocky cliffs, at the very bottom of the sea, even in the hottest desert, there is life, if you look closely.
Music and narration Derek Griffiths
Research ANNE DENEHY Written and produced by MICHAEL COLE


Unknown: Derek Griffiths
Produced By: Michael Cole

: Lift Off!

Presented by with Bob Carolgees and Spit the dog Bernie Clifton Amanda Swift
Phil Fitzpatrick
Duncan Goodhew Jackie Willmott Sarah Hardcastle ABC and Hipsway
Today Ms Walsh is more than put out by the behaviour of Spit the dog and the Lift is invaded by a frenetic pop fan (Amanda Swift), ABC and Hipsway.
Series producer JUDY WHITFIELD


Unknown: Bob Carolgees
Unknown: Bernie Clifton
Unknown: Amanda Swift
Unknown: Phil Fitzpatrick
Unknown: Duncan Goodhew
Unknown: Jackie Willmott
Unknown: Sarah Hardcastle
Unknown: Ms Walsh
Unknown: Alan Stokes
Unknown: Derek Hobday
Designer: Carol Colder
Producer: John Smith
Producer: Judy Whitfield
Ms Walsh: Maggie Henderson
Lift boy: Greg Rogers

: Wildtrack

The latest news on our animals with Su Ingle and Michael Jordan
Cats. Not everybody's idea of a wild animal. But there are many cats living in our cities that never see the inside of a house. As Su discovers, that's because they live in their own, truly wild colonies.
And here are the numbers for the Wildtrack telephone quiz: Belfast 0[number removed]
Bradford 0[number removed]
Brighton 0[number removed]Bristol 0[number removed]
Glasgow [number removed]Ipswich 0[number removed]
Liverpool [number removed]London [number removed]
Wolverhampton 0[number removed]Producer MIKE BEYNON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Su Ingle
Unknown: Michael Jordan

: Dr Kildare

starring with guest stars
3: Adrift in a Sea of Confusion In an ironic turn of events, the problems of the Rush family and Jerry's grieving for a lost friend give Kildare a vital clue to the source of the epidemic....
(Repeat. Part 4 Thursday at 5.35pm)


Dr James Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr Leonard Gillespie: Raymond Massey
Nurse Zoe Lawton: Lee Kurty
Dr Lou Rush: James Earl Jones
Irene Rush: Diana Sands

: 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 Today Midlands Today

: EastEnders

by Harry Duffin.
'So he was gambling. How much did he lose?'
(For cast see Thursday page 62)
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Harry Duffin

: The Time of Your Life

Noel Edmonds re-creates a special moment in the life of Hayley Mills
Featuring the sights and sounds of Easter 1959.
Comparing the prices in Noel's 1959 shopping bag.
Discovering what happened to the people who found themselves in the headlines that month.
With Sir John Mills and this week's guest reader of the news clips who was himself making news.
Music from Russ Conway Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson
Assistant producer DAVID NICOLSON Produced and directed by HENRY MURRAY


Unknown: Sir John Mills
Unknown: Russ Conway
Unknown: Pearl Carr
Unknown: Teddy Johnson
Producer: David Nicolson
Directed By: Henry Murray

: The Bob Monkhouse Show

with Bob Monkhouse This week: the cheeky warmth of Bernie Winters , and from America the hilarious ventriloquial skills of Ronn Lucas and the comic observations of Byron Allen. THE HARRY STONEHAM BAND Programme associate NEIL SHAND Script associate DENNIS BERSON Director GEOFF MILES
Produced by JOHN FISHER


Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Bernie Winters
Unknown: Ronn Lucas
Unknown: Byron Allen.
Unknown: Dennis Berson
Director: Geoff Miles
Produced By: John Fisher

: The Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys Weather News


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Miami Vice

Rites of Passage
Tubbs moves quickly to assist Valerie Gordon , a New York detective and former girlfriend, in her search for her adventurous younger sister. But Diane Gordon is not about to abandon her fast-lane lifestyle as a high-priced call girl and refuses to go back home - a decision that could prove fatal.
Written by DAVID PYNE


Unknown: Valerie Gordon
Unknown: Diane Gordon
Written By: David Pyne
Directed By: David Anspaugh
Sonny Crockett: Don Johnson
Ricardo Tubbs: Philip Michael Thomas
Lt Castillo: Edward James Olmos
Valerie Gordon: Pam Grier
Diane Gordon: Terry Ferman

: Italians

A portrait of Italy today seen through the lives of ten different Italians.
4: The Venetian Dance Master Ferruccio Berolo is a passionate enthusiast. About Venice, where he lives. And about classical dance, which he once performed and now teaches. He is frantically preparing the 95 children of his ballet school for their end-of-year show.
But in spite of the stresses of teaching, Ferruccio is a man who enjoys himself. Narrated by Michael Pennington Written by david willey
A fresh and funny film, (DAILY MAIL) A lovely film, not only of the likeable Ferruccio Berolo but of what it is like to live in Venice. (DAILY TELEGRAPH)


Unknown: Michael Pennington
Written By: David Willey
Producer: Jeremy Bennett
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff
Unknown: Ferruccio Berolo

: Film 85

with Barry Norman
Birdy believes one day he will be able to fly, but his friend, AI, cannot quite accept the dream.
Matthew Modine and Nicolas Cage star in Alan Parker 's new film about two boys growing up in Philadelphia at the time of the Vietnam war.
Mask is the true story of Rocky, a 16-year-old with 'lionitis'. Cher is Rusty, his mother, a freewheeling woman who hangs out with bikers and believes in her son's independence despite his disability.
A preview of some of the films opening during the summer, including Ridley Scott 's Legend.


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Matthew Modine
Unknown: Nicolas Cage
Unknown: Alan Parker
Unknown: Ridley Scott
Director: Jane Prowse
Producer: Judy Lindsay

: Taxi

Sugar Ray Nardo
Elaine becomes a nervous wreck when her young son, Jason, decides to give up the oboe for a more noble art - boxing? Under the tutelage of Tony ...?


Unknown: Sugar Ray Nardo
Written By: Katherine Green
Directed By: Danny Devito
Alex: Judd Hirsch
Louie: Danny Devito
Elaine: Marilu Henner
Tony: Tony Danza
Jim: Christopher Lloyd
Jason: David Mendenhall

: 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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