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: Ceefax AM

starts your day with news, sports, 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: Advice Line - the panel answers your calls and your letters at 7.32 and 8.45; Titch's Pitch - join
Alan Titchmarsh in his garden for seasonal advice;
Glynn Christian cooks up some more recipe ideas; Beverley Alt talks to youngsters about the latest fashions;
Young film critics give their verdicts on the new releases.


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Debbie Greenwood
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Talks: Beverley Alt

: The Pink Panther Show

Today: Pink Tuba-Dore Dune Bug, Sink Pink (R)

: The Red Hand Gang

A four-part serial
1: The Man in the Mask
The gang is up against a jewel thief posing as a famous football star.


Frankie: Matthew Laborteaux
JR: J R Miller
Joanne: Jolie Newman
Li'l Bill: Johnny Brogna
Doc: James Bond Iii

: Hartbeat

with Tony Hart , Liza Brown and Colin Bennett as the Caretaker Material
Make pictures using hard and soft material. Tony builds up collages, and fashion designer Liza shows how to spray on, spray through, and weave odd bits of material. Mr Bennett helps fetch and carry, and ends up in Romeo and Juliet! Watch out for your work in the Gallery, and enjoy a fashion show from St Martin's School of Art. (R)


Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Liza Brown
Unknown: Colin Bennett
Unknown: Mr Bennett

: C-P and Qwikstitch

Today: Slot Machine

: Play School

Presenter Fraser Wilson Guests
Sarah Long , Lionel Morton Story (trad): King Canute (R)


Presenter: Fraser Wilson
Unknown: Sarah Long
Unknown: Lionel Morton

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Moira Stuart


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Regional News

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

: Postman Pat: Pat's Foggy Day

A See-Saw programme

There's thick fog in Greendale, and Pat has to drive very slowly. When he gets out of his van to give a letter to a figure that looks like Ted Glenn, he gets lost in the fog and can't find his van - or Jess!
Written by John Cunliffe. (R)


Narration and vocals: Ken Barrie
Writer: John Cunliffe
Music: Bryan Daly
Designed and directed by: Ivor Wood

: Regional News

: Heads and Tails

World Over
When winter's on its way, fttany birds set out on great Journeys to find warmer
Weather. The swallow flies off to Africa, where it might see elephants, giraffes, hippos and cheetahs.
Voice and music Derek Griffiths
Research ANNE DENEHY Written and produced by MICHAEL COLE (R)


Music: Derek Griffiths
Produced By: Michael Cole

: Laurel and Hardy

stand guard as stand-in guards in The Two Musketeers (R)

: The Kwicky Koala Show: The Incredible Lunk; Old Blowhard; Dirty-O and Juliet

A cartoon series in which Kwicky the clever koala bear, Crazy Claws the wild cat, and the city's own gutter-pup Dirty Dawg, each have their own adventure stories brought to you by kind Permission of the Bungle Brothers circus.

: Newsround

with Paul McDowell


Presenter: Paul McDowell

: Grandad

by BOB BLOCK starring Clive Dunn
Mr Watkins is attacked by the dog, pushed out of the window, covered in mashed Potato, shoved in a cake and drenched by a hot water bottle. Will Grandad's recipe for a gipsy cake make him feel better?
Producer JEREMY SWAN (R)


Unknown: Clive Dunn
Unknown: Mr Watkins
Producer: Jeremy Swan
Grandad: Clive Dunn
Mr Watkins: Geoffrey Russell
Bert Bamford: James Marcus
Miss Crampton: Helen Cotterill
Captain, the parrot: Beau

: Kick Start

Star riders from America, Sweden and Belgium, including the reigning Kick Start Champion,
John Lampkin of Great Britain, rev up for the first of three heats in the 1985 series for the Lombard Tricity Trophy. The competitors tackle a formidable course of natural and man-made obstacles on Lord Hesketh's estate in Northamptonshire.
Commentators Peter Purves and Jack Stites
Producer JOHN G. SMITH


Unknown: John Lampkin
Commentators: Peter Purves
Commentators: Jack Stites
Producer: John G. Smith

: The Six O'Clock News

Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell present the latest pictures, stories and events of the day followed by Weather News


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: London Plus

Jeremy Paxman and Sally Magnusson bring you tonight's headlines and tomorrow's talking points. The London Plus reporters are with the people making the news. Plus sport with MICHAEL WALE and the stars and stories from the world of entertainment.
South East editor PHILIP HARDING


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Michael Wale
Editor: Philip Harding

: EastEnders

by Gilly Fraser.
'We got the Bill and the blasted social workers round our flat like other folk got fleas.... Nobody leaves him be'.
(For cast see page 54)
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Gilly Fraser
Title Music: Simon May
Title Music: Leslie Osborne
Designer: John Stout
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Director: Stephen Butcher
Producer: Julia Smith

: Carry On Cleo

starring Sidney James Kenneth Williams Kenneth Connor Charles Hawtrey Joan Sims Jim Dale
Amanda Barrie
In ancient Britain squarewheelmaker Hengist Pod is among those captured by the Roman forces of Mark Antony and taken to Rome, where he is sold in the slave market. The Carry On team, determined not to be outdone by Elizabeth Taylor (or William Shakespeare ), present their own inimitable version of a famous episode in history.
Screenplay by TALBOT ROTHWELL Produced by PETER ROGERS Directed by GERALD THOMAS
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Charles Hawtrey
Unknown: Joan Sims
Unknown: Jim Dale
Unknown: Amanda Barrie
Unknown: Mark Antony
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Unknown: William Shakespeare
Play By: Talbot Rothwell
Produced By: Peter Rogers
Directed By: Gerald Thomas
Mark Antony: Sidney James
Julius Caesar: Kenneth Williams
Hengist Pod: Kenneth Connor
Seneca: Charles Hawtrey
Calpurnia: Joan Sims
Horsa: Jim Dale
Cleo: Amanda Barrie
Gloria: Julie Stevens
Sgt Major: Victor Maddern
Senna Pod: Sheila Hancock
BiliUS: David Davenport
Archimedes: Michael Ward
Virginia: Tanya Binning
Agrippa: Francis de Wolff
Sosages: Tom Clegg
Soothsayer: Jon Pertwee
Galley master: Peter Gilmore
BrutUS: Brian Oulton
Spencius: Warren Mitchell
Marcus: Gertan Klauber

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Social Democratic Party (Also on BBC2)

: The Nine O'Clock News

with Frances Coverdale Weather News


Unknown: Frances Coverdale

: Matt Houston

Houston is Dead
The disappearance of a young nurse from an expensive private hospital meets with police indifference. When the girl's body turns up at the morgue, Houston's only way to the killers is through the hospital computer — but has he just programmed a date with death?
Written by MCHAEL FISHER Directed by CHARLES picerni


Written By: McHael Fisher
Directed By: Charles Picerni
Matt Houston: Lee Horsley
C J Parsons: Pamela Hensley
Det Lt Hoyt: Lincoln Kilpatrick
Bill Houston: David Wayne
Dr Barnwell: Alan Fudge
Rutledge: Paul Koslo
Chisom: Lonny Chapman
Lil: Marian McKnight

: Good Time George

starring George Melly, with JOHN CHILTON 'S FEETWARMERS
John Chilton (trumpet) Collin Bates (piano) Barry Dillon (bass)
Chuck Smith (drums)
From the stage of the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds George is joined by his special guest, the stylish singer Elaine Delmar.
Musical director JOHN CHILTON Designer BARRY NEWBERRY Producer SIMON BETTS (First skown on BBC2)


Unknown: John Chilton
Unknown: John Chilton
Piano: Collin Bates
Bass: Barry Dillon
Bass: Chuck Smith
Singer: Elaine Delmar.
Director: John Chilton
Designer: Barry Newberry
Producer: Simon Betts

: O'Donnell Investigates.... Booze

Dr Michael O'DonneU concludes his inquiry into drink. In 1933 an American newsreel announced the end of 'the biggest drought in the history of mankind'. Yet prohibition has continued to cast its shadow. As alcohol abuse has risen, there has been a reluctance to accept it as a social problem; instead it has been called a 'disease'. Politicians have stood aside as the disease became an epidemic.


Unknown: Dr Michael O'Donneu
Unknown: Vicki Moore
Producer: David Cordingley

: Late Night In Concert

Ozzy Osboume
The series of rock concerts from around the world continues with a performance from the once infamous lead singer with Black Sabbath , now living in America and singing with his own band.
Anne Nightingale introduces highlights from a spectacular concert recorded at Salt Palace, Salt Lake City. Director CAROLYN RASKIN Television presentation TOM CORCORAN


Unknown: Black Sabbath
Introduces: Anne Nightingale

: 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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