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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Mike Smith
Including this morning:
Denise Robertson opens the Junior Advice Line at 7.32, joined an hour or so later by Sally Hawkins for their regular Advice Line phone-in; Titch Pitch - join
Alan Titchmarsh in his garden; Glynn Christian cooks up some more recipe ideas.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Denise Robertson
Unknown: Sally Hawkins
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Play School

This is a rhyme,
Of pantomime time,
Where you sit for a treat, On a red tip-up seat
Presenter Stuart Bradley Guest FloeUa Benjamin Story: The Pantomime by WILMA HORSBRUGH (R)


Presenter: Stuart Bradley

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale
News Headlines with subtitles
12.55 Regional News
Weather News BILL GILES


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Pebble Mill at One

All the glitter and glamour of the Boat Show; and Jan Beaney starts another series on creative embroidery.


Unknown: Jan Beaney

: Chock-a-Block

A See-Saw programme with Carol Leader
Chock-a-Block is chock-a-block with pictures to words that rhyme. See which words ring Chock-a-Block's rhyme chime today.


Unknown: Carol Leader
Music: Peter Gosling
Director: Nick Wilson
Producer: Michael Cole

: The Goode Kitchen

The first of ten programmes Can you make a two-course meal for four for 50p?
Shirley Goode can, and she's challenging you to do better. There are prizes! Shirley approaches the mundane daily tasks of shopping and cooking with the light of battle in her eyes. Watch, and you'll discover why she has the reputation of being a magician with money.
Jenny Day is young, out of work and keen to pick up
Shirley's money-saving tips. Join Jenny in The
Goode Kitchen and find out how you can eat better for less. Director GEORGE AUCKLAND Producer ERICA GRIFFITHS Book £1.95 from booksellers
0 INFO: page 77


Unknown: Shirley Goode
Unknown: Goode Kitchen

: The Parent Programme

How to cope with, survive and enjoy your under-5s, with Francis Wilson and Miriam O'Reilly Coming Home
'I used to get up in the middle of the night just to see if he was breathing, if he was alive! I wasn't sure of anything I was doing, I was all alone....'
Parents talk about how they managed when they got home 'with their lump in their arms'.
A Helpline is open from 2.30 until
7.0 pm. Ring [number removed]or, in Scotland. [number removed]


Unknown: Francis Wilson

: Regional News

: Postman Pat: Postman Pat's Birthday

Pat thinks his birthday is a well-kept secret. But as he goes on his round Alf Thompson, The Rev Timms, Granny Dryden, Miss Hubbard, and everybody else he meets, know about it and buy him presents. How did they all find out?
Written by John Cunliffe. (R)


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

: Jimbo and the Jet Set: Trouble at Sea

Written and created by PETER MADDOCKS


Unknown: Peter Maddocks
Unknown: Voices Peter Hawkins
Unknown: Susan Sheridan

: George's Marvellous Medicine

Told by Rik Mayall for Jackanory
Today: The Cook-up


Unknown: Roald Dahl
Told By: Rik Mayall

: Bananaman: Disaster at Devils Cove

with the voices of Tim Brooke-Taylor, BILL Oddie, Graeme Garden, Jill Shilling


Voices: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Voices: Bill Oddie
Voices: Graeme Garden
Voices: Jill Shilling
Writer: Bernie Kay
Music: Dave Cooke
Producer: Trevor Bond
Director: Terry Ward

: A Day in the Life

by MIKE BEYNON starring
What's it like to be a weasel? This enchanting drama aims to put viewers into the mind of this little-known, rarely-seen wild animal. The story follows a pair of weasels from their first encounter inside a stone wall on top of the Mendip hills, through a night and day of adventures. As the animals talk to each other and voice their thoughts, the viewer gets a weasel's eye view of the most important day of the weasel's year - the day male and female meet. Filmed by SIMON KING
Produced, directed by MIKE BEYNON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Mike Beynon
Unknown: Simon King
Directed By: Mike Beynon
the voice of Niva the weasel: Hywel Bennett
the voice of Mus the weasel: Jan Francis
the voice of the owl: Philip Madoc

: Grange Hill

A series of 24 programmes
Episode 1 by BARRY PURCHESE It's the first day of the new term at Grange Hill, with lots of old friends and new faces, including the school's first Scouser! But where's the headmaster, and what's a strange statue doing in the playground?
(For cast see Friday 5.10pm)


Unknown: Barry Purchese

: Fax!

First of 16 programmes Fax! is here to save the world; settle your squabbles; satisfy your curiosity. If you have the questions, Fax! has the answers.
Bill Oddie , Wendy Leavesley and 'Mr Trivia ' Billy Butler , find the off-beat, amazing and unusual nuggets of information that you want to know.
And why not take part in the show? Faxline number [number removed]
Studio director PAUL COLBERT Producer ALAN WALSH BBC Manchester
• INFO: page 77


Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Wendy Leavesley
Unknown: Mr Trivia
Unknown: Billy Butler
Designer: Ray Langhorn
Director: Paul Colbert
Producer: Alan Walsh

: Six O'Clock News

Sue Lawley and Andrew Harvey present the latest pictures, stories and events of the day from Britain and around the world followed by Weather News


Unknown: Andrew Harvey

: Regional news magazines

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

: Holiday 86

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
The television travel show is back on a new day and at a new time.
The first major film report is from China, poised to take its place as one of the world's most intriguing holiday destinations. John Carter reports on the wall and the warriors, and the surprising new style China is adopting in order to cater for Western tourists. And a holiday to China is one of the superb prizes in the new RADIO TIMES/ Holiday competition. What did you do for
Christmas? Tom Savage joined a group of holiday-makers aboard Concorde on a day trip to take Christmas lunch in the Arctic Circle. A reindeer ride, a meeting with the real Santa Claus and a traditional Lapp lunch of more than 50 dishes made it a day to remember.
Bill Buckley makes his
Holiday debut - working in a cathedral! Scrubbing and scraping the week away may not be your idea of a relaxing holiday, but it can be wholly rewarding.
In the studio, the latest news and comment to help you make your holiday decisions. Producer TOM SAVAGE


Introduced By: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: John Carter
Producer: Tom Savage

: EastEnders

by Bev Doyle.
"Me and your dad know a lot about honesty."

EastEnders 1986 Calendar, £2.99 inclusive, from [address removed]. Cheques payable to BBC Enterprises
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Bev Doyle
Title Music: Simon May
Title Music: Leslie Osborne
Designer: Keith Harris
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Director: Sue Butterworth
Producer: Julia Smith
Den Watts: Leslie Grantham
Angie Watts: Anita Dobson
Sharon Watts: Letitia Dean
Det Sgt Quick: Douglas Fielding
WPC: Elaine Donnelly
Lou Beale: Anna Wing
Pete Beale: Peter Dean
Kathy: Gilllian Taylforth
Ian Beale: Adam Woodyatt
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Arthur Fowler: Bill Treacher
Michelle Fowler: Susan Tully
Mark Fowler: David Scarboro
Naima Jeffery: Shreela Ghosh
Ali Osman: Nejdet Salih
Simon Wicks: Nick Berry
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Mary Smith: Linda Davidson
Andy O'Brien: Ross Davidson
Debbie: Shirley Cheriton
Little girl: Natasha Matalon
Dr Legg: Leonard Fenton
Cassie: Delanie Forbes
Kelvin: Paul J Medford
Tony Carpenter: Oscar James

: Hold the Back Page!

A ten-part series by ANDREW NICKOLDS and STAN HEY
7:Jobs for the Girls
Ken's concentration flags during the sports-writers' golfing tournament, when his attention is suddenly diverted by Laura Fox , a professional lady golfer. There is obviously a good story here.
Studio lighting PETER CATLETT Script editor JOANNA WILLETT Designer BRYAN ELLIS


Unknown: Andrew Nickolds
Unknown: Stan Hey
Unknown: Laura Fox
Music By: Gordon Giltrap
Unknown: Peter Catlett
Editor: Joanna Willett
Designer: Bryan Ellis
Producer: Evgeny Gridneff
Director: Christopher Baker
Ken Wordsworth: David Warner
Reg: With Eric Allan
Alison: Gil Brailey
Charlie: Lee Whitlock
Russell: David Horovitch
Steve: Peter-Hugo Daly
Frank: Richard Ireson
Ruby: Tilly Vosburgh
Laura Fox: Joanne Whalley
Pip Hamilton: Michael Bray
Colin Nuttall: Frederick Hall

: Points of View

Barry Took with your comments in the programme you help to write.
Please send letters to Barry Took , Points of View, BBC Television Centre. London W12 8QT


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Barry Took

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Julia Somerville
Unknown: John Humphrys

: Cagney and Lacey

The two first ladies of the New York Police Department starring and Entrapment
The criminals play a dirty game, so why not the cops? The question hangs above a partnership when Cagney steps over the limits to ensnare an elusive drugs dealer and asks Lacey to fabricate her account of the arrest. And what price the Isbecki-Petrie team, when a chance remark hits close to home?
Written by KEVIN SULLIVAN Directed by AL WAXMAN
(Postponed from 24 December)


Written By: Kevin Sullivan
Directed By: Al Waxman
Christine Cagney: Sharon Gless
Mary: Beth Lacey
Lt Samuels: Al Waxman
Det Petrie: Carl Lumbly
Detlsbecki: Martin Kove
Sgt LaGuardia: Sidney Clute
Sgt Coleman: Harvey Atkin
Harry Lacey: John Karlen
Det Newman: Dan Shor
Mansfield: John Harkins
Claudia Petrie: Vonetta McGee
Charlie Cagney: Dick O'Neill
Judge Cole: Henry Jones

: Film 86

with Barry Norman
The programme that keeps you in touch with the world of cinema.
Best Defense - a comedy starring Dudley Moore as a hapless engineer designing military products, and Eddie Murphy as the luckless soldier who has to test them. A Chorus Line - Sir Richard Attenborough 's film version of the celebrated musical opens in London this week. Director BRUCE THOMPSON Producer JANE LUSH


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Dudley Moore
Unknown: Eddie Murphy
Unknown: Sir Richard Attenborough
Director: Bruce Thompson
Producer: Jane Lush

: Nothing But the Best

An eight-part parents' guide to secondary education 1: Choosing a School
Huge changes are taking place in secondary education - how will they affect you?
For example, you can express a preference for a school, but how do you decide which one's best?
Beverly Anderson - parent and ex-head teacher - seeks out the best practical advice on assessing schools, and some Essex parents describe their fight to get the school of their choice for their children.
For information pack - send a 9 " by 12"sae (24p) to [address removed]
0 INFO: page 77


Producer: John Brooke
Director: Barry Tomalin

: The Rock Gospel Show

with Sheila Walsh
Star guest Don Francisco joins the London Gospel Community Choir for the rousing 'So satisfied';
Eric Robinson , who has played for Little Richard and sung with Aretha Franklyn , sings the much-loved 'Heavenly Father';
Echoes of Joy sing reggae; and Lovelight sing one of their own popular songs.
Plus film from America of top gospel singers.
Series producer JIM MURRAY (R)


Unknown: Sheila Walsh
Unknown: Don Francisco
Unknown: Eric Robinson
Unknown: Little Richard
Unknown: Aretha Franklyn
Producer: Jim Murray

: 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.

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