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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

with Frank Bough and Nick Ross
Including this morning:
Zoe's View: Breakfast Time's teenage correspondent
Zoe Brown files her latest report; Glynn Christian has more hints from the kitchen; and Richard Smith takes your medical calls on his topic of the week - dial [number removed].


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Zoe Brown
Unknown: Glynn Christian
Unknown: Richard Smith

: The Pink Panther Show: Pink Punch, Unsafe and Serene, Vitamin Pink

Pink Punch, Unsafe and Serene, Vitamin Pink

: Huckleberry Finn and His Friends

9: Buried Treasure
Tom and Huck have been called as witnesses in Muff Potter 's trial. As their story unfolded, Indian Joe , guilty of the murder, leapt through the window and escaped. Muff is freed but the constable warns the boys that Indian Joe will be back to get his revenge. Director KEN JUBENVILLE Writer HERB PURDUM


Unknown: Muff Potter
Unknown: Indian Joe
Unknown: Indian Joe
Director: Ken Jubenville

: Why Don't You....

just switch off your television set and go out and do something less boring instead ? Puzzles, hobbies, games and jokes from the Belfast gang. The gang have a visitor with a windmill, and Simon and Julie-Anne go bananas!

: Play School

Keep it secret, keep it mum, Not a word to anyone....
Presenter Stuart Bradley
Guests Jane Hardy , Johnny Ball Story: MrMergle s MuddledDay by CHERRY PEARCE


Presenter: Stuart Bradley
Unknown: Jane Hardy
Unknown: Johnny Ball

: Cricket Fourth Test

The Comhill Insurance Test Series
England v Australia from Old Trafford First day
Four years ago England retained the Ashes when Ian Botham played one of his greatest Test innings, 118, only to be answered by Allan Border 's courageous 123 not-out, made with a broken finger, which at one stage threatened to deprive England of their win.
PETER WEST introduces coverage.
Commentators RICHIE BENAUD
Executive producer NICK HUNTER


Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Allan Border
Unknown: Wendy Wimbush
Commentators: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Jim Laker
Unknown: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Ray Illingworth
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie
Unknown: Mike Adley
Unknown: Alan Griffiths
Producer: Nick Hunter

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore
Weather News BILL GILES


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Regional News

: Chock-a-Block

A See-Saw programme

: Cricket Fourth Test

The Cornhill Insurance
Test Series
England v Australia from Old Trafford First day
Old Trafford has been the scene of seven England victories, including
Jim Laker 's 19 wickets, to the four wins by Australia.
PETER WEST introduces coverage of the start of this afternoon's play.


Unknown: Jim Laker

: Regional News

: Gran

Narrated by Patricia Hayes
Designed and directed by IVOR WOOD


Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Directed By: Ivor Wood

: Stop-Go!

The Fair Comes to Town Narrated by Ben Thomas Music MICHAEL OMER


Unknown: Ben Thomas
Music: Michael Omer
Editor: Roland Armstrong
Producer: Christine Hewitt

: Lassie

Cliff Lassie is involved in a mountain rescue when she explores ancient Indian cliff dwellings with a friend.


Unknown: Cliff Lassie

: We Are the Champions

An inter-school competition Heat 6- The Play-off from Shepshed High School and Hind Leys Community College, Leicestershire between England
Introduced by Ron Pickering with guests Neil Adams and Beverly Kinch
Engineering manager DICK BENTLEY Sound RAY BAILEY


Introduced By: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Neil Adams
Unknown: Dick Bentley
Unknown: Ray Bailey
Producer: Peter Charlton

: Dr Kildare

The last of the classic medical drama series with guest stars
5:Out of a Concrete TowerStung by Yvonne's suicide attempt, Orloff confronts
Noyes and, although there is a tragic outcome, a brilliant young doctor finally realises there is more to his vocation than a knowledge of medical facts.


Dr James Kildare: Starring Richard Chamberlain
Dr Leonard Gillespie: Raymond Massey
Nurse Lawton: Lee Kurty
Dr Noyes: William Shatner
Dr Orloff: Martin Balsam
Yvonne Barlow: Joanna Pettet
Jaime Angel: With Jack Nicholson

: The Six O'Clock News

with Nicholas Witchell and Andrew Harvey fallowed by Weather News


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Andrew Harvey

: Regional news magazines

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

: EastEnders

by Jane Hollowood.
"Get the top off that bubbly, Pete. Let's wet the baby's head in the proper manner".
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Jane Hollowood
Director: Antonia Bird

: Bodymatters: 2: How to Do it Standing Up

A magical mystery tour of our own flesh and blood with Dr Graeme Garden, Dr Alan Maryon Davis, Dr Gillian Rice and an audience of intrepid volunteers

Standing up is as easy as falling off a log - or is it? Toddlers struggling to get on their feet wouldn't think so. Nor would an elephant. Nor Would anyone who's strained their back. It's a remarkable ability; but it does depend on keeping the hardware in shape

(Ceefax subtitles)


Presenter: Dr Graeme Garden
Presenter: Dr Alan Maryon Davis
Presenter: Dr Gillian Rice
Producer: Deborah Cadbury
Producer: Henry Campion
Studio Director: Stuart MacDonald
Programme Associate: John Junkin
Editor: David Filkln

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Mike Smith and Mike Read
Executive producer MICHAEL HURLL


Introduced By: Mike Smith
Introduced By: Mike Read
Unknown: Neil Sadwick
Unknown: Ron Bristow
Unknown: Chris Hardinge
Producer: Michael Hurll
Unknown: Stanley Appel

: The Laughter Show

starring Les Dennis and Dustin Gee
Les and Dustin impress with more characters including
Coronation Street's Vera and Mavis and Dustin's portrayal of Larry Grayson. Dustin also finds out what
Larry Grayson , who makes a special guest appearance, has to say about the impression. Comedy entertainer
Jeff Stevenson and singer/ composer Gerard Kenny are the guest artists tonight.
Script associate NEIL SHAND
Musical director ALYN AINSWORTH Choreographer BRIAN ROGERS ^signer nigel curzon produced and directed by JOHN BISHOP


Unknown: Dustin Gee
Unknown: Larry Grayson.
Unknown: Larry Grayson
Unknown: Jeff Stevenson
Unknown: Gerard Kenny
Unknown: Brian Rogers
Directed By: John Bishop

: The Nine O'Clock News

with Julia Somerville


Unknown: Julia Somerville
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: After the Bomb: Threads

Ludovic Kennedy introduces the fourth of five programmes to mark the 40th anniversary of the atomic bomb being dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Tonight: "Threads"
The story of a nuclear attack by Barry Hines.
starring Karen Meagher as Ruth Beckett and Reece Dinsdale as Jimmy Kemp
It's a normal Thursday in Sheffield. Ruth and her boyfriend, Jimmy, are in the pub. The Middle East crisis is just an item on the evening news - 3,000 miles away. This drama, based on available facts, tells the story of a nuclear strike on Britain, seen through the eyes of two Sheffield families - the Kemps and the Becketts - and their designated wartime controller, the city's Peacetime Chief Executive, Clive Sutton.
It traces the events of the four Weeks that lead up to a nuclear war, and the decade that follows. What will life be like for the survivors? In the days months and years to come can the fabric of society hold together: how strong are the threads?
Threads won four BAFTA awards including the Best Single Drama of 1984
"... an impressive achievement on a very large and chilling scale."
(The Guardian)
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Writer: Barry Hines
Designer: Chris Robilliard
Photography: Andrew Dunn
Film Editor: Jim Latham
Associate Producer: Peter Wolfes
Executive Producer: Graham Massey
Executive Producer: John Purdie
Produced and directed by: Mick Jackson
Ruth Beckett: Karen Meagher
Jimmy Kemp: Reece Dinsdale
Mrs Beckett: June Broughton
Mr Beckett: Henry Moxon
Granny Beckett: Sylvia Stoker
Mr Kemp: David Brierley
Mrs Kemp: Rita May
Michael Kemp: Nicholas Lane
Alison Kemp: Jane Hazlegrove
Jane: Victoria O'Keefe
Clive Sutton: Harry Beety
Marjorie Sutton: Ruth Holden
Chief Supt Hirst: Michael O'Hagan
Medical officer: Phil Rose
Information officer: Steve Halliwell
Transport officer: Peter Faulkner
Food officer: Anthony Collin
Accommodation officer: Brian Grellis
Scientific Adviser: Michael Ely
Manpower officer: Sharon Baylis
Works officer: David Stutt
Mr Stothard: Phil Askham
Mrs Stothard: Anna Seymour
Carol Stothard: Fiona Rook
Peace speaker: Maggie Holmes
Trade unionist: Mike Kay
Street trader: John Livesey
Mr Langley: Joe Holmes
Mr Haslam: Joe Belcher
Woman in supermarket: Christine Buckley
Boy in supermarket: David Major
Old man in graveyard: Nat Jackley
Woman in hospital: Greta Dunn
Policeman: Ted Beyer
Policeman: Dean Williamson
Soldier: Graham Hill
Soldier: Nigel Collins
Officer: Richard Albrecht
Officer: Andy Fenn-Rodgers
Looter: Jerry Ready
Looter: Dennis Conlon
Newscaster: Lesley Judd
Newscaster: Colin Ward-Lewis
Narration: Paul Vaughan

: Music from St George's

A television concert from St George 's, Bristol, featuring The Chilingirian String Quartet
Levon Chilingirian (violin) Mark Butler (violin) Csaba Erdelyi (viola)
Philip de Groote (cello) playing quartets by Schubert - the Quartettsatz in c minor, and Bartok - the Fifth
Quartet in five movements: Allegro, Adagio Molto,
Scherzo, Andante, Finale. Lighting GEOFF STAFFORD Producer TONY STAVEACRE
BBC Bristol


Unknown: St George
Violin: Levon Chilingirian
Violin: Mark Butler
Viola: Csaba Erdelyi

: 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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