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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Debbie Greenwood Timetable:
News on the hour and half hour read by Sue Carpenter
Weather at 6.55, 7.25, 7.55,
8.25, 8.55 with Francis Wilson
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 The morning's papers reviewed at 8.37
Including this morning:
Zoe View - Breakfast Time's teenage correspondent
Zoe Brown files her latest report; Glynn Christian cooks up another early morning recipe; and Richard Smith takes your medical calls on [number removed]


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Debbie Greenwood
Read By: Sue Carpenter
Unknown: Francis Wilson
Unknown: Zoe View
Unknown: Zoe Brown
Unknown: Glynn Christian
Unknown: Richard Smith

: Play School

If things grew down, instead of up,
A dog would grow into a pup Presenter lain Lauchlan Guest Cleo Sylvestre
Story: The Magic Growing
Powder by JANET QUIN-HARKIN Illustrated by ART CUMINGS


Unknown: Cleo Sylvestre
Illustrated By: Art Cumings

: News After Noon

with Frances Coverdale and Moira Stuart
News Headlines with subtitles
12.55 Regional News


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Pebble Mill at One

with Magnus Magnusson Josephine Buchan and Paul Coia
Jill Crawshaw returns for a series on 'stay-at-home' holidays, in which she tries out some of the many activity holidays available in Britain. In the series she will visit Cornwall, Derbyshire, the Lake District and the Scottish Borders, while today she discusses the attractions of a holiday at home.


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Josephine Buchan
Unknown: Paul Coia
Unknown: Jill Crawshaw

: Hokey Cokey

A See-Saw programme
Ready to fly - up to the sky! with Chloe Ashcroft and Don Spencer
Musical director PETER GOSLING Produced by CHRISTINE HEWITT Executive producer
Songs from this series on BBC record and cassette REC/ZCM 557 from retailers


Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Don Spencer
Director: Peter Gosling
Produced By: Christine Hewitt
Unknown: Cynthia Felgate

: Regional News

: T.T.V.

Tea-time Television On T. T. V. today, Mr Hiccup makes a welcome return;
Quizzicals, as usual, keep you on your toes; and there's a story about a dad with a rather unusual hobby.
Meanwhile, Scragtag and Tim are both working on inventions - with surprising results!
Scragtag's assistant Marcus Kimber
Anna Nouncer Juliet Prague Story: The Trouble with Dad by BABETTE COLE
Read by Desmond Askew Music by MICHAEL OMER Director ALISON STEWART Produced by ROY MILAN ! Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Mr Hiccup
Unknown: Marcus Kimber
Unknown: Anna Nouncer Juliet Prague
Read By: Desmond Askew
Music By: Michael Omer
Director: Alison Stewart
Produced By: Roy Milan
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: SuperTed: SuperTed and Tex's Magic Spell

Texas Pete is foiled when he tries to put an evil spell on SuperTed's own Teddy.

: The Wind in the Willows

Told by Bernard Cribbins for Jackanory
Today: Mr Toad (R)


Unknown: Kenneth Grahame
Told By: Bernard Cribbins

: Ulysses 31: The Temple of the Lestrigones

A cartoon space adventure
The Odyssey is caught in a mysterious light-beam and Telemachus, Yumi and Ulysses are miniaturised by an evil high priest ...

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Janet Ellis and Peter Duncan

Not many gardeners tackle their weeds armed with an abseiling harness and a crash helmet! But how else can you exterminate layers of moss and seedlings from a 100-foot dam? Peter joins the clean-up team at Blackbrook Reservoir for a cliff-hanging weed - without them, the dam would bust!


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

: First Class

The Video Quiz
A video arcade game, pop videos, sports videos, news videos - they're all ingredients in First Class.
Schools from all over Britain are represented by teams of three students, and Debbie Greenwood leads them through this knockout tournament to find the First Class of 1986. Will they be from Wiltshire, Wales, Dundee or Durham?
The winning school will get a microcomputer with disc-drive and monitor.


Unknown: Debbie Greenwood

: Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: Regional news magazines

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

: Top of the Pops

Presenting hits from the Top 40 and videos from the Top 10.
Introduced by Mike Read and Dixie Peach.
Top 40 on Ceefax page 264


Presenter: Mike Read
Presenter: Dixie Peach
Sound: Neil Sadwick
Lighting: Alan Jeffery
Designer: Paul Joel
Production: Michael Hurll

: EastEnders

by Jane Hollowood.
'I don't care what she thinks. I'm not gonna stop riding my bike yet'.
Record or cassette: EastEnders Sing-Along, REB/ZCF 586, from retailers
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Jane Hollowood
Director: Mike Lloyd

: 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 Howard Stableford goes to New Mexico to visit what was the seashore 100 million years ago when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Producers
Books, Tomorrow's World: Medicine, hardback £8.95. paperback £5.95 Tomorrow's World: Energy, hardback £8.95. paperback £5.95, from booksellers


Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Peter MacAnn
Unknown: Maggie Philbin
Unknown: Martin Freeth.
Unknown: Cynthia Page
Unknown: Martin Mortimore.
Director: Nigel Finnis
Editor: Richard Reisz

: A Question of Sport

Bill Beaumont and Emlyn Hughes captain two teams including from tennis, the young star,
Annabel Croft ; from athletics, London and Chicago Marathon winner, Steve Jones ; the world's ranked number 3 middleweight boxer, Herol Graham ; and from soccer, the Arsenal and England full-back, Kenny Sansom. Questionmaster David Coleman Director JOHN TArr
Producer MIKE ADLEY BBC Manchester
Answers to quiz - 1: Bill Beaumont with 20. 2: Wyn Davies. 3: Sir Gordon Richards , Lester Piggott 4: Greyhound racing


Unknown: Emlyn Hughes
Unknown: Annabel Croft
Unknown: Steve Jones
Unknown: Herol Graham
Unknown: Kenny Sansom.
Unknown: David Coleman
Director: John Tarr
Producer: Mike Adley
Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: Wyn Davies.
Unknown: Sir Gordon Richards
Unknown: Lester Piggott

: Nine O'Clock News

with Julia Somerville and John Humphrys Regional News Weather News

: Blackadder II

A series of six programmes by RICHARD CURTIS and BEN ELTON 2: Head
England, 1561. Edmund finds himself in a spot of bother when he cuts off Sir Francis Drake 's head and completely ruins his weekend.


Unknown: Richard Curtis
Unknown: Ben Elton
Unknown: Sir Francis Drake
Designer: Antony Thorpe
Director: Mandie Fletcher
Producer: John Lloyd
Edmund Blackadder: Rowan Atkinson
Lord Percy: Tim McInnerny
Baldrick: Tony Robinson
Queen Elizabeth: Miranda Richardson
Lord Melchett: Stephen Fry
Nursie: Patsy Byrne
Lady Farrow: Holly de Jong
Jailer Ploppy: Bill Walus
Mrs Ploppy: Linda Polan
Earl Farrow: Patrick Duncan

: Question Time

with Sir Robin Day
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 this evening at the Greenwood Theatre in London are: Harriet Harman , mp Norman Lamont , MP Donald Trelford Des Wilson


Unknown: Harriet Harman
Unknown: Norman Lamont
Unknown: Donald Trelford
Unknown: Des Wilson
Director: Antonia Charlton
Producer: Anna Carragher
Editor: Barbara Maxwell

: Great Experiments

Six films about turning points in science, presented by Professor Heinz Wolff 2: Keepers of Light
While on honeymoon in Italy, WILLIAM HENRY FOX-TALBOT conceived the idea of making pictures draw themselves by the action of light. By 1835 he had discovered the secret that led to modern photography. Film editor CHRIS GILDERS
Directed by ROBIN MUDGE (R)


Presented By: Professor Heinz Wolff
Unknown: William Henry Fox-Talbot
Directed By: Robin Mudge

: Maestro

Tommy Farr - Boxer
In 1897 Bob Fitzsimmons won the World Heavyweight title, which no Briton has won since then, and only Thomas George Farr has come even close to winning boxing's 'blue riband'.
What a night New York's
Madison Square Garden had in 1937 as the diminutive Farr took on the 'Brown Bomber', JOE LOUIS.


Unknown: Tommy Farr
Unknown: Bob Fitzsimmons
Unknown: Thomas George Farr
Written By: Frank Keating
Producer: Jeff Goddard

: 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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