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: CeefaxAM

starts your day with news, sport, weather and travel - available to all viewers.

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Selina Scott
The countdown to Christmas! Drop into the Breakfast Gift Shop for daily advice on exciting presents. Standby for Superdad - a competition to find Britain's most popular 'Pop' with the promise of Christmas in Disneyland,
USA for the winning family. And more reports from beneath the Giving Tree, a chance for viewers to help others in Britain and Ethiopia to have a happier Christmas. Timetable:
News on the hour and half hour read by Sue Carpenter
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 at 7.20 and 8.20 A review of the morning papers at 8.37


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Selina Scott
Read By: Sue Carpenter
Unknown: Francis Wilson

: Play School

Going to build a mountain, Going to build it high
Presenter Carol Leader Guest David Yip
Ming Lo Moves the Mountain by ARNOLD LOBEL (R)


Unknown: David Yip
Unknown: Arnold Lobel

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale
News Headlines with subtitles


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Pebble Mill at One

with Marian Foster
Josephine Buchan and Magnus Magnusson Continuing the dramatic account of the recent British attempt to climb the infamous North-East Ridge of Everest by film-makers Julie Tullis and Kurt Diemberger. Hilary James has more
Christmas Gift Ideas and music comes from Bonnie Langford.


Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Josephine Buchan
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Julie Tullis
Unknown: Kurt Diemberger.
Unknown: Hilary James
Unknown: Bonnie Langford.

: Pigeon Street

A See-Saw programme Hobbies
Everybody in Pigeon Street seems to be taking up a hobby - and when Gerald decides to play the saxophone, he has to find somewhere to practise. Voices George Layton and John Telfer
Produced by DAVID YATES (R)


Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: John Telfer
Produced By: David Yates

: See Hear!

A weekly magazine for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

: Songs of Praise

from Limavady
Video, Songs of Praise BBCV/BBCB 8500, from retailers

: Regional News

: Children's BBC: Caterpillar Trail

with Stuart Bradley
Join Stuart investigating rock pools in South Wales and choosing a Christmas tree in Scotland.


Presenter: Stuart Bradley
Producer: Penny Lloyd
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Classic Fairy Tales

Told in pictures
The Four Musicians
George Cole tells another story from the famous collection of fairy tales made by the BROTHERS GRIMM.
Series producer IAN MOO-YOUNG (R)


Unknown: George Cole

: Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends: The Education of a Superhero

Spidey gets trapped by the evil Games-Master inside a video game and has to fight for his life.

: Jonny Briggs

A serial in 13 episodes from a story by JOAN EADINGTION
Part 9 by VALERIE GEORGESON Jonny starts to plan his kite in earnest - with some doubtful help from Humph and Albert.
Book, Jonny Briggs by Joan Eadington , £1.25 from booksellers


Story By: Joan Eadingtion
Unknown: Valerie Georgeson
Designer: Paul Munting
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: Christine Secombe
Unknown: Jonny Briggs
Unknown: Joan Eadington
Jonny: Richard Holian
Mam: Jane Lowe
Dad: Leslie Schofield
Albert: Tommy Robinson
Humphrey: Jeremy Austin
Rita: Sue Devaney
Mavis: Debbie Norris
Miss Broom: Karen Meagher
Pam: Georgina Lane
Josie: Rachel Powell
Jinny: Adele Parry
Lily: Sophie Buckley
Peter: Alexander Moran
Nadine: Abigael Fisher
Martin: Dexter Lynch
Razzle: Fizzy

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Janet Ellis and Peter Duncan
Whiskers v Claws!
A guest appearance by TV's most famous rodent. Don't miss Roland Rat's confrontation with Jack, the elusive silver-spotted tabby.
Assistant editor LEWIS BRONZE Editor BIDDY BAXTER


Presenter: Simon Groom
Presenter: Janet Ellis
Presenter: Peter Duncan
Assistant Editor: Lewis Bronze
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Masterteam

Presented by Angela Rippon The quarter-finals start on Thursday. Who will be the eight top-scoring teams to battle it out for the title of Masterteam? Tonight, the programme begins half-way through a game with a team from Chester waiting on the sidelines to challenge the winning team. Subjects on tonight's Spotlight board include sport, television and transport.


Presented By: Angela Rippon

: Six O'Clock News

Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell present the latest stories of the day from Britain and around the world followed by Weather News


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: London Plus

Jeremy Paxman brings 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: Michael Wale
Editor: Philip Harding

: Wogan

Do not adjust your set.
There's nothing fawlty about tonight's guests, who include John Cleese , live at the Television Theatre.


Unknown: John Cleese

: Starsky and Hutch

Partners and friends - two young cops find themselves on the line in the deadly world of crime. starring and Photo Finish
Who wants to be a millionaire - and have your money squandered because your wife is in love with an artist? A high-society murder seems to come complete with a motive, but for Starsky and Hutch to be positive they must join a desperate chase for a negative ...
Written by ROBERT E. SWANSON Directed by SUTTON ROLEY (R)


Written By: Robert E. Swanson
Directed By: Sutton Roley
Starsky: Paul Michael Glaser
Hutch: David Soul
Huggy Bear: Antonio Fargas
Capt Dobey: Bernie Hamilton
Marcie: Brit Lind
Greta: Sally Kirkland
Basil Monk: Graham Jarvis
Nicole Monk: Shera Denese

: Don't Wait Up

written by GEORGE LAYTON starring Tony Britton and Nigel Havers featuring Simon Williams and Dinah Sheridan Toby should be on a reconciliation cruise with Angela but, due to a mix up, he isn't. He doesn't want everyone to know so he decides to keep a low profile. However, it isn't low enough and it gives Tom a lot of problems.
Designer ERIC WALMSLEY Produced and directed by HAROLD SNOAD


Written By: George Layton
Unknown: Tony Britton
Unknown: Nigel Havers
Unknown: Simon Williams
Unknown: Dinah Sheridan
Designer: Eric Walmsley
Directed By: Harold Snoad
Madeline Forbes: Susan Skipper
Mrs Forbes: Helen Christie
Dr Toby Latimer: Tony Britton
Dr Tom Latimer: Nigel Havers
Angela Latimer: Dinah Sheridan
Purser: Paul Chapman
Dr Charles Cartwright: Simon Williams
Susan Cartwright: Tricia George
Mrs Marriott: Joan Cooper
Milkman: James Bryce
Postman: Stuart Sherwin
Maggie: Jeanne Mockford
Helen Latimer: Jane How

: Nine O'Clock News

Julia Somerville and John Humphrys present the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad Weather News


Unknown: Julia Somerville
Unknown: John Humphrys

: Panorama

Whatever Happened to Solidarity?
Four years ago this week martial law was imposed in Poland and the short-lived free trade union movement Solidarity was suppressed. Panorama has been back to
Poland to discover that the underlying economic problems that fuelled the rise of Solidarity are as great as ever. The movement itself lives on underground, with the Church as the shield and the focus for the opposition. Robert Harris has talked to top Government ministers and to Solidarity leader
Lech Walesa who is deeply pessimistic about Poland four years on from martial law. Reporter Robert Harris Producer KATHY O'NEIL Editor DAVID DICKINSON


Unknown: Robert Harris
Leader: Lech Walesa
Reporter: Robert Harris
Producer: Kathy O'Neil
Editor: David Dickinson

: The Monday Film: The Jericho Mile

Peter Strauss
Brian Dennehy
Larry 'Rain' Murphy is a lifer in Folsom
Prison, California. He's also a loner, avoiding the rival gangs who have carved up the jail between them. His escape is running, miles at a time, around a measured circuit in the prison yard. Murphy is left to himself until one day a warden times him and offers him the chance to run outside - and bring the walls of Folsom tumbling down. This tough drama comes from
Michael Mann , creator of the hit series Miami Vice.
Produced by TIM ZINNEMANN Directed by MICHAEL MANN
(First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Peter Strauss
Unknown: Brian Dennehy
Unknown: Michael Mann
Unknown: Patrick J. Nolan
Unknown: Michael Mann
Produced By: Tim Zinnemann
Directed By: Michael Mann
Larry 'Rain' Murphy: Peter Strauss
R C Stiles: Richard Lawson
'Cotton': Roger E Mosley
'Dr D': Brian Dennehy
Dr Bill Janowski: Geoffrey Lewis
Warden Earl Gulliver: Billy Green Bush
Jerry Beloit: Ed Lauter
OAU chairman: William Prince

: 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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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