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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Selina Scott and Mike Smith
Including this morning:
Breakfast Time lights up The Giving Tree and invites viewers to make this a brighter Christmas for people here and in Ethiopia;
Zoe's View: Breakfast Time's teenage correspondent
Zoe Brown files her latest report; Glynn Christian cooks up some more ideas for a cracking Chistmas; and Richard Smith takes your medical calls on [number removed]


Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Zoe Brown
Unknown: Glynn Christian
Unknown: Richard Smith

: Play School

The river it is flowing, Flowing and growing
Presenter Carol Leader Guest Fred Harris
Story: Small Deer's Quest by SONYA DANN (R)


Unknown: Sonya Dann

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Moira Stuart
News headlines with subtitles


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Regional News



Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Pebble Mill at One

today deserts the familiar foyer for the fun and drama of 'The Big Apple' - New York. In this special edition
Paul Coia : talks to Mayor Ed Koch - the first to be elected for a third term; eavesdrops on Alistair Cooke recording
Letter from America; boogies at one of the world's trendiest discos - Visage; and looks round the cable music station MTV.


Talks: Paul Coia
Unknown: Ed Koch
Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Editor: Peter Hercombe

: Hokey Cokey

A See-Saw programme with Chloe Ashcroft and Don Spencer
Musical director PETER GOSLING Designer JOHN ASBRJDGE
Produced by CHRISTINE HEWITT (R) Songs from this series are on BBC record and cassette RECIZCM 557


Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Don Spencer
Director: Peter Gosling
Designer: John Asbrjdge
Produced By: Christine Hewitt

: Regional News

: T. T. V.

Tea Time Television
The weather's getting colder and the evenings are getting darker, but that won't stop Scragtag tuning into T. T. V. Join him to watch another adventure of Peregrine Piecrust, solve more
Quizzicals and sing along with Top of the Mops. Scragtag's assistant Marcus Kimber
Anna Nouncer Juliet Prague Story: Peregrine Plays Dirty by DEBORAH SAVAGE
Read by Andrew Secombe Illustrated by CHRIS FORSEY Music by MICHAEL OMER Produced by ROY MILANI Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Marcus Kimber
Unknown: Deborah Savage
Read By: Andrew Secombe
Illustrated By: Chris Forsey
Music By: Michael Omer
Produced By: Roy Milani
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Godzilla

The Time Dragons (R)

: Ulysses 31: Guardian of the Cosmic Winds

A cartoon space adventure
The King of the Winds captures the Odyssey and challenges Ulysses to a deadly game.

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Janet Ellis and Peter Duncan
North of the border lurks a mighty monster, a snorting, snarling beastie that's crawling its way through Lanarkshire. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the motorway paving train and Janet's at the controls.


Presenter: Simon Groom
Presenter: Janet Ellis
Presenter: Peter Duncan

: Masterteam

Presented by Angela Rippon Eight teams are now into the final stages to find the Masterteam. Tonight two of those gold-medal winning teams compete in the first quarter-final. Each team now has the chance of ten bonus points when they are put In a Spin twice. Additional rounds give them the chance to combine their knowledge in It's All Yours.
Director ANDREA CONWAY Programme associate ROSALIND GOLD
Producer DAVE ROSS


Presented By: Angela Rippon
Director: Andrea Conway
Producer: Dave Ross

: Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Andrew Harvey followed by Weather News


Unknown: Andrew Harvey

: Top of the Pops

Presenting hits from the Top 40 and videos from the Top 10.
Introduced by Gary Davies and Janice Long.


Presenter: Gary Davies
Presenter: Janice Long
Sound: Graham Wilkinson
Lighting: Derek Slee
Design: Paul Joel
Executive Producer: Michael Hurll
Production: Brian Whitehouse

: EastEnders

by Jane Hollowood.
'If Mum could see this now she'd have 40 fits'.
Records: EastEnders Theme Tune, RESL 160
EastEnders Sing-Along, REB/ZCF 586, from retailers
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Jane Hollowood
Director: Antonia Bird

: Tomorrow's World

with Judith Hann, Peter Macann, Maggie Philbin and Howard Stableford, bringing you the new, fascinating and bizarre in the world of science. This week Judith Hann investigates a new lock gate mechanism on the canals and the controversy which surrounds it.


Presenter: Judith Hann
Presenter: Peter Macann
Presenter: Maggie Philbin
Presenter: Howard Stableford
Producer: Cynthia Page
Producer: Martin Mortimore
Producer: Dana Purvis
Producer: Martin Freeth
Studio Director: Stuart McDonald
Editor: Richard Reisz

: A Question of Sport

Bill Beaumont and Emlyn Hughes captain two teams of sporting celebrities including from France, Grand Prix racing driver Patrick Tambay ; golfs Ryder Cup hero Ian Woosnam ; Olympic Silver Medallist Wendy Sly ; and the cricketer who topped last summer's Test batting averages Mike Gatting.
David Coleman questions their knowledge of the faces, facts, and feats, reviving memories of the greatest - and the funniest - moments in sport.
Director PETER HAYWARD Producer MIKE ADLEY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Emlyn Hughes
Unknown: Patrick Tambay
Unknown: Ian Woosnam
Unknown: Wendy Sly
Unknown: Mike Gatting.
Unknown: David Coleman
Director: Peter Hayward
Producer: Mike Adley

: Nine O'Clock News

with Julia Somerville and John Humphrys Weather News


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Crimewatch UK

The programme that asks you the viewer to turn crimefighter with Nick Ross and Sue Cook A woman led an armed gang into an exclusive London flat in September and robbed its occupants of £134,000 in jewels and furs. Two weeks later a watch, stolen in that raid, was offered to a bookie at
Brighton races. Police believe that racecourse transaction could be the key to an armed and violent robbery. You may think your recollection is unimportant, but recent calls from Crimewatch viewers have led to arrests and convictions.
Detectives and BBC researchers are waiting for your calls.
Police officers David Hatcher and Helen Phelps report from the Incident Desk.
If you can help, call
Crimewatch on [number removed]from 9.25 until midnight.


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Sue Cook
Unknown: David Hatcher
Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: Peter Salmon
Editor: Peter Chafer

: Just Good Friends

by JOHN SULLIVAN starring Paul Nicholas and Jan Francis
Dentist, doctor and dinner lead to a testing time.
Designer DAVID HITCHCOCK Produced and directed by RAY BUTT (R)


Unknown: John Sullivan
Unknown: Paul Nicholas
Unknown: Jan Francis
Designer: David Hitchcock
Directed By: Ray Butt
Vince Pinner: Paul Nicholas
Penny Warrender: Jan Francis
Daphne Warrender: Sylvia Kay
Rita Pinner: Ann Lynn
Les Pinner: Shaun Curry
Clifford Pinner: Adam French
Mrs Beecham: Elizabeth Benson
Dentist: Robert McBain
Receptionist: Rosalind Elliot

: Question Time

The weekly opportunity for the general public to pose the questions and debate the answers with those in power, those who seek it, and those who influence events.
With Sir Robin Day at the Greenwood Theatre in London are: David Astor Angela Rumbold , MP Auberon Waugh Valerie Wise


Unknown: David Astor
Unknown: Angela Rumbold
Unknown: Auberon Waugh
Unknown: Valerie Wise
Director: Ann Morley
Editor: Barbara Maxwell

: Crimewatch Update

Latest developments from the Crimewatch team.
In the 90 minutes since
Crimewatch appealed for your help, police forces across the country have been sifting the evidence - some squads may already be 'on the road' following your leads.

: 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.

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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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