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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
Christmas is coming and the Breakfast Time regulars present a host of special festive features. As the shopping days run out, drop into the Breakfast Gift Shop for advice on exciting gifts.
Standby too for Superdad - a competition to find Britain's most popular 'Pop'.
And more reports from beneath The Giving Tree, a chance for viewers, young and old, 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: Nick Ross
Unknown: Debbie Greenwood
Read By: Sue Carpenter
Unknown: Francis Wilson

: Play School

Red letter days - very special days
Days to remember - days you can't forget!
Presenter Jane Hardy Guest Brian Jameson
Story: Surprise for the King by MICHAEL ROSEN and ANN REAY


Presenter: Jane Hardy
Unknown: Brian Jameson
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Ann Reay

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale
News Headlines with subtitles


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Regional News



Unknown: John Kettley

: Pebble Mill at One

with Magnus Magnusson Josephine Buchan and Paul Coia
Today, in the latest film in the series on Everest, Kurt Diemberger and Julie Tullis record the expedition's final push to the summit.
Sewing expert Hilary James demonstrates how to create beautiful gift-wrapping and make simple last-minute Christmas presents. Editor PETER HERCOMBE BCC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Josephine Buchan
Unknown: Paul Coia
Editor: Peter Hercombe

: Pigeon Street

A See-Saw programme (R)

: See Hear!

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

: Songs of Praise

from Frome

: International Show Jumping

from the Grand Hall, Olympia featuring The Crosse &
Blackwell Power and Speed On the last day of the show the excitement is building towards tonight's climax, the Grand Prix. For the other four-legged animals in the show, the dogs, it's the semi-final of the Agility Stakes.
Introduced by DAVID VINE Commentators


Introduced By: David Vine
Unknown: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Unknown: Stephen Hadley
Producers: Johnnie Watherston
Producers: Alastair Scott

: Regional News

: Caterpillar Trail

What would you choose to start an aquarium? How would you call a reindeer? Join Caterpillar Trail and find out.


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

: Classic Fairy Tales

Told in pictures
The Emperor's New Clothes Sheila Hancock tells this favourite fairy story of HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN 'S
Series producer IAN MÖO-YOUNG (R)


Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen

: Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends: Spidey meets the girl from Tomorrow

Aerial, the girl from Tomorrow, arrives on earth in a spaceship. She needs Spider-Man's help: he fights the Octopus to save her life.

: Jonny Briggs

A serial in 13 episodes
Part 11 by JOAN EADINGTON Jonny has finished his kite design - but the twins and Albert have their own plans. \
Producer ANDELA BEECHING Director CHRISTINE SECOMBE (Part 12 tomorrow at 4.15 pm) Two books by Joan Eadington ,
Jonny Briggs. and The World of Jonny Briggs. £1.25 each, available from booksellers


Unknown: Joan Eadington
Producer: Andela Beeching
Director: Christine Secombe
Unknown: Joan Eadington
Unknown: Jonny Briggs.
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
Jinny: Adele Parry
Josie: Rachel Powell
Lily: Sophie Buckley
Peter: Alexander Moran
Martin: Dexter Lynch
Nadine: Abigail Fisher
Razzle: Fizzy

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Janet Ellis and Peter Duncan
Appeal Latest!

With just over a week until Christmas, discover the latest figure flashing on the Totalizer. One million parcels and envelopes of keys, coins and scrap metal will give many deaf children and babies the chance of a better start in life. You can meet some of them today.
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 Beginning the week with the third quarter-final. On
Friday, the Masterteam of 1985 will be announced.
Tonight's game is between the Telepaths of London and Warrington Sports Club, who fight it out for the third of four places in the semi-finals. (Nextprogramme tomorrow at 5. 35 pm)


Presented By: Angela Rippon

: Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas WitcheU followed by Weather News


Unknown: Nicholas Witcheu

: London Plus

Presented by Jeremy Paxman The London Plus reporters are with the people making the news. Plus sport with MICHAEL WALE.
South East editor PHILIP HARDING


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Michael Wale.
Editor: Philip Harding

: Wogan

When icicles hang by the wall and Dick the Shepherd can't get in off the Bush into the warmth of the Television
Theatre, who will be joining Terry tonight?

: Starsky and Hutch

Birds of a Feather
Mobster Tony Reuban's career looks finished when an ex-con agrees to testify against him. Luke Huntley, a veteran officer and friend of Hutch, is assigned to protect the witness who is then silenced - permanently. The finger points to Huntley ...


Written By: Amanda Green
Unknown: Rick Edelstein
Directed By: Charles Picerni
Starsky: Paul Michael Glaser
Hutch: David Soul
Huggy Bear: Antonio Fargas
Capt Dobey: Bernie Hamilton
Luke Huntley: John Ryan
Reuban: Allan Arbus

: Don't Wait Up

written by GEORGE LAYTON starring Tony Britton and Nigel Havers featuring
Simon Williams , Jane How and Dinah Sheridan Toby is excited at the prospect of seeing Angela again after her two-week cruise. He and Tom are also looking forward to giving Woodhouse back to her as they aren't allowed to have dogs in the flat. However, there are surprises all round.
Designer ERIC WALMSLEY Produced and directed by HAROLD SNOAD


Written By: George Layton
Unknown: Tony Britton
Unknown: Nigel Havers
Unknown: Simon Williams
Unknown: Jane How
Unknown: Dinah Sheridan
Designer: Eric Walmsley
Directed By: Harold Snoad
Dr Tom Latimer: Nigel Havers
Mrs Marriott: Joan Cooper
Dr Toby Latimer: Tony Britton
Young Tom: Daniel Layton
Helen Latimer: Jane How
Major Warburton: Anthony Woodruff
Mrs Warburton: Helen Lindsay
Dr Charles Cartwright: Simon Williams
Madeline Forbes: Susan Skipper
Susan Cartwright: Tricia George
Angela: Dinah Sheridan

: Nine O'Clock News

with Julia Somerville and Andrew Harvey Weather News


Unknown: Julia Somerville
Unknown: Andrew Harvey

: Panorama

Arafat: Paying the Price of Terror
Yassar Arafat and the Palestine Liberation
Organisation (PLO) are fighting for survival after the blunders and killings of the last few months. Arab backers are now telling
Arafat to give up the gun and start talking.
With the PLO in crisis Arafat admits to Panorama he now has few cards left to play.
And, with the PLO's fighters scattered across the Middle
East, Gavin Hewitt reports on how Palestinians in Israeli-occupied Gaza and the West
Bank are no longer looking to the PLO but to themselves for resistance.


Producer: Mike Dutfield
Editor: David Dickinson

: International Show Jumping

from the Grand Hall, Olympia featuring
The Crosse & Blackwell Grand Prix
Two classes tonight which typify the contrasts of the show: the riders compete for fancy dress prizes with as much enthusiasm as in the main class of the show, the Grand Prix, which has nearly E13,000 on offer.
Introduced by DAVID VINE


Introduced By: David Vine

: Kenny and Dolly: A Christmas to Remember

Another chance to see this unique celebration of the festive season with two of America's most popular musical stars -
Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
In a magical mixture of song, dance and fantasy, Kenny and Dolly recall tradition with numbers such as 'Winter wonderland', 'White Christmas' and 'Silent night', while five original compositions - including the hit single 'Christmas without you ' - bring a joyfully modern flavour to Christmas time. Produced by KEN KRAGEN and SANDY GALUN Directed by BOB GIRALDI (R)


Unknown: Kenny Rogers
Produced By: Ken Kragen
Produced By: Sandy Galun
Directed By: Bob Giraldi

: 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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