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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Mike Smith and Selina Scott 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's 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 his topic of the week on [number removed]


Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Selina Scott
Read By: Sue Carpenter
Unknown: Francis Wilson
Unknown: Zoe Brown
Unknown: Glynn Christian
Unknown: Richard Smith

: Play School

Presenter Elizabeth Watts
Guest Ben Thomas
Story: The Elves and the Shoemaker by the BROTHERS GRIMM


Presenter: Elizabeth Watts
Unknown: Guest Ben Thomas

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Moira Stuart
News Headlines with subtitles


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: News Headlines

: Regional News


: Pebble Mill at One

With Magnus Magnusson ,
Marian Foster and Paul Coia is travel expert Jill Crawshaw.
In the second of her series on Stay-at-Home Holidays, she visits Cornwall.


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Paul Coia
Unknown: Jill Crawshaw.

: Hokey Cokey

A See-Saw programme (R)

: Regional News

: T.T.V.

Tea-time Television
Scragtag becomes a composer and Tim makes some music of his own. So join the Back Yard Band and tune in with them to T.T.V. which provides added entertainment with a Mr Hiccup cartoon and another set of Quizzicals.
Scragtag's assistant Marcus Kimber
Anna Nouncer Juliet Prague Story: The Trouble with Mum by BABETTE COLE read by Desmond Askew Music by MICHAEL OMER Director ALISON STEWART Producer ROY MILAN1 Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Mr Hiccup
Unknown: Marcus Kimber
Unknown: Babette Cole
Read By: Desmond Askew
Music By: Michael Omer
Director: Alison Stewart
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: SuperTed: SuperTed and the Rattlesnake

Skeleton and Bulk give Tex a snake as a present...

: The Iron Man

Told by Tom Baker for Jackanory
Today: The Space Being and the Iron Man


Unknown: Ted Hughes
Told By: Tom Baker

: Ulysses 31: Trapped between Fire and Ice

Ulysses is still searching for the lost route back to Earth.

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Janet Ellis and Peter Duncan
York's Giant Jigsaw
In July 1984 a fire shattered York Minster's historic rose window into 40,000 fragments and ruined the south transept roof. Simon joins the craftsmen restoring the Minster and piecing together this gigantic medieval jigsaw.


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 knock-out 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

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 Mike Smith and Paul Jordan Sound NEIL SADWICK
Executive producer MICHAEL HURLL Production BRIAN WHITEHOUSE


Introduced By: Mike Smith
Introduced By: Paul Jordan
Unknown: Alan Jeffery
Designer: Paul Joel
Producer: Michael Hurll
Unknown: Brian Whitehouse

: EastEnders

by Michael Robartes.
'I need proof, Kelvin! I need to know the truth before I go round threatening anyone'.
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Michael Robartes
Director: Robert Gabriel
Sue Osman: Sandy Ratcliff
Ali Osman: Nejdet Salih
Debbie Wilkins: Shirley Cheriton
Andy O'Brien: Ross Davidson
Angie Watts: Anita Dobson
Den Watts: Leslie Grantham
Lofty Holloway: Tom Watt
Simon Wicks: Nick Berry
Ethel Skinner: Gretchen Franklin
Sharon Watts: Letita Dean
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Arthur Fowler: Bill Treacher
Michelle Fowler: Susan Tully
Pete Beale: Peter Dean
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Cassie: Delanie Forbes
Kelvin: Paul J Medford
Tony Carpenter: Oscar James
Det Sgt Quick: Douglas Fielding
Beresford: Winston Crooke
Vic: Peter Corey
Naima Jeffery: Shreela Ghosh

: Tomorrow's World

with Peter Macann Maggie Philbin
Howard Stableford and Judith Hann bringing you the new, fascinating and bizarre in the world of science - including the latest developments in the news This Week. Producers


Unknown: Peter MacAnn
Unknown: Maggie Philbin
Unknown: Howard Stableford
Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Dana Purvis.
Unknown: Martin Freeth
Director: Nigel Finnis
Editor: Richard Reisz

: A Question of Sport

Bill Beaumont and Emlyn Hughes captain two teams of sporting celebrities.
Among today's guests: Kent and England pace-bowler Richard Ellison ; soccer's newest scoring sensation, Frank McAvennie of West Ham and Scotland; and European three-day event champion Virginia Holgate. Questionmaster
David Coleman tests their knowledge of the faces, facts, and feats, reviving memories of the greatest - and the funniest - moments in sport. Director JOHN TAIT
Producer MIKE ADLEY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Emlyn Hughes
Unknown: Richard Ellison
Unknown: Frank McAvennie
Unknown: Virginia Holgate.
Unknown: David Coleman
Director: John Tait
Producer: Mike Adley

: 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 3: Potato
New Zealand, 1562. Edmund's two-year mission to seek out new potatoes; to boldly go where Sir Walter Raleigh has gone before ...
This is sit-com at its most thrillingly historical


Unknown: Richard Curtis
Unknown: Ben Elton
Unknown: Sir Walter Raleigh
Designer: Antony Thorpe
Director: Mandie Fletcher
Producer: John Lloyd
Edmund Blackadder: Rowan Atkinson
Lord Percy: Tim McInnerny
Baldrick: Tony Robinson
Queen Elizabeth I: Miranda Richardson
Lord Melchett: Stephen Fry
Nursie: Patsy Byrne
Captain Rum: Tom Baker
Sir Walter Raleigh: Simon Jones

: Question Time

with Sir Robin Day from the Greenwood Theatre, London
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. Director ANTONIA CHARLTON Producer ANNA CARRAGHER Editor BARBARA MAXWELL


Director: Antonia Charlton
Producer: Anna Carragher
Editor: Barbara Maxwell

: Great Experiments

Six films about turning points in science, presented by Professor Heinz Wolff
3: At the End of the Rainbow When a young man made a purple dye by accident in 1856, he little knew that this would lead to the conquest of bacterial infections. Film editor KEITH WILTON
Produced by RON BLOOMFIELD (R)


Presented By: Professor Heinz Wolff
Editor: Keith Wilton
Produced By: Ron Bloomfield

: Maestro

Fred Trueman - Cricketer He was the archetypal
Yorkshire tyke who bowled his boots off for both county and country. He was the man who sent shivers through the 'Aussie' dressing rooms in 1961, as each in turn trooped out to be returned smartly by 'Fiery Fred'.


Unknown: Fred Trueman
Written By: Frank Keating
Editor: Geoffrey Botterill

: 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.

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