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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Selina Scott
News on the hour and half hour read by Sue Carpenter
Weather 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 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 [number removed]


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter: Selina Scott
Newsreader: Sue Carpenter
Reporter: Zoe Brown
Expert: Glynn Christian
Expert: Richard Smith

: Play School

Mixed-up music, the best sound that's around.
Presenter, Sheelagh Gilbey
Guest, Andrew Secombe
Story: "Patrick", written and illustrated by Quentin Blake


Presenter: Sheelagh Gilbey
Guest: Andrew Secombe
Author/Ilustrator (Patrick): Quentin Blake
Musical Director: Richard Brown
Percussionist: Alan Grahame
Violinist: Steve Levine
Graphics: Joanna Isles
Director: Greg Childs
Producer: Barbara Roddam
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Moira Stuart
News Headlines with subtitles


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore
Newsreader: Moira Stuart

: Regional News

Weather News Bill Giles


Weather presenter: Bill Giles

: Pebble Mill at One

with Bob Langley, Paul Coia and Josephine Buchan
No modern office is complete without a visual display screen, but some workers have been complaining of associated health problems. Today Pebble Mill at One examines the issues and dispels a few myths.

Jill Crawshaw looks at one of the fastest-growing areas of the travel industry, activity holidays, and music is by internationally acclaimed harp player Marisa Robles.
BBC Pebble Mill


Presenter: Bob Langley
Presenter: Paul Coia
Presenter: Josephine Buchan
Guest: Jill Crawshaw Guest/Harp player: Marisa Robles.

: Hokey Cokey

A See-Saw programme with Chloe Ashcroft and Don Spencer


Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Don Spencer
Musical Director: Peter Gosling
Designer: John Asbridge
Producer: Christine Hewitt

: Regional News

: T.T.V. Tea-time Television

A new story series starts on T.T.V. called Gurgle Eek.

There are also more ups and downs for Mr Hiccup and another set of Quizzicals to solve. All this is a bit distracting for Scragtag, who is in an artistic mood and painting a portrait of Tim.

Story: "Gurgle Who?" written and illustrated by Robin Kingsland


Scragtag's Assistant: Marcus Kimber
Anna Nouncer: Juliet Prague
Author/Illustrator: Robin Kingsland
Music By: Michael Omer
Producer: Roy Milani
Executive Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: SuperTed: SuperTed and the Lumberjacks

SuperTed and his friend Spottyman are always on the alert when the evil Texas Pete is around...


Voice: Derek Griffiths
Voice: Jon Pertwee.
Voice: Victor Spinetti
Voice: Melvyn Hayes
Voice: Roy Kinnear
Voice: Sheila Steafel
Voice: Peter Hawkins
Produced By: Mike Young
Directed By: Dave Edwards

: The Railway Children: Part 4

by E. Nesbit

Told by Jane Asher for Jackanory
Part 4 (R)


Author: E. Nesbit
Storyteller: Jane Asher

: Ulysses 31: Song of Danger

Yumi learns a new tune for her flute and uses it when Ulysses is trapped by some magic music on the planet Sirena.

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Janet Ellis and Peter Duncan
Top Bosses! Today's the last day for posting your York Minster Bosses Competition entry. Six Blue Peter viewers will have their designs given pride of place in the new south transept roof. It might be your idea that's seen by visitors to the Minster in the year 2086 - don't miss this unique opportunity for a stake in the future!
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Presenter: Simon Groom
Presenter: Janet Ellis
Presenter: Peter Duncan
Assistant Editor: Lewis Bronze
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: First Class

The Video Quiz

It's quarter-final time, and tonight Hustler and Eirias schools meet head to head. Who'll win the battle of the videos? And in the arcade, clay-pigeons fly in to see who's the best marksman. Debbie Greenwood leads them through this knock-out tournament to find the First Class of 1986.
BBC Scotland


Presenter: Debbie Greenwood
Designer: Jim Longmuir
Director: Justin C. Adams
Producer: Charles Nairn

: Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell followed by Weather News


Presenter: Sue Lawley
Presenter: 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 and videos from the Top 40.
Introduced by Simon Bates and Paul Jordan.
Top 40 on Ceefax page 264


Presenter: Simon Bates
Presenter: Paul Jordan
Sound: Neil Sadwick
Lighting: Alan Jeffery
Designer: Paul Joel
Executive producer: Michael Hurll
Production: Brian Whitehouse

: EastEnders

by David Hopkins.
'...it's great not telling us who the father is, but when is he going to start paying his whack?'
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: David Hopkins
Director: Mike Lloyd
Simon Wicks: Nick Berry
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Sharon Watts: Letittia Dean
Angie Watts: Anita Dobson
Den Watts: Leslie Grantham
Jan Hammond: Jane How
John Fisher: Dave Dale
Ethel Skinner: Gretchen Franklin
Lofty Holloway: Tom Watt
Michelle Fowler: Susan Tully
Pauline Fowler: Wendy Richard
Arthur Fowler: Bill Treacher
Lou Beale: Anna Wing
Ali Osman: Nejdet Salih
Sue Osman: Sandy Ratcliff
Mary Smith: Linda Davidson
Dr Legg: Leonard Fenton
Kathy Beale: Gillian Taylforth
Ruthy Lyons: Judy Liebert

: Tomorrow's World

with Howard Stableford, Judith Hann, Peter Macann and Maggie Philbin.

This week: Howard Stableford goes underground in New Mexico with a device that can spot obstructions in a coalseam.


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

: A Question of Sport

Bill Beaumont and Emlyn Hughes captain two teams of sporting celebrities.
The guests this week include one of the world's all-time great athletes, Sebastian Coe; from cricket, the Nottinghamshire and England opener, Tim Robinson; from soccer, the Everton and England striker, Gary Lineker; and Scotland's Rugby Union captain, Colin Deans. David Coleman questions their knowledge of the faces, facts and feats, reviving memories of the greatest - and the funniest - moments in sport.
(Ceefax subtitles)


Team Captain: Bill Beaumont
Team Captain: Emlyn Hughes
Contestant: Sebastian Coe
Contestant: Tim Robinson
Contestant: Gary Lineker
Contestant: Colin Deans.
Presenter: David Coleman
Director: John Tatt
Producer: Mike Adley

: 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


Presenter: Julia Somerville
Presenter: John Humphrys

: Blackadder II: Money

by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton
England, 1564. Trouble in store for Edmund when the vicar drops by unexpectedly and tries to shove a red-hot Poker up his bottom.


Writer: Richard Curtis
Writer: Ben Elton
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
Bishop of Bath and Wells: Ronald Lacey
Mollie: Cassie Stuart
Mrs Pants: Lesley Nicol
Arthur, the sailor: John Pierce Jones
Mad beggar: Tony Aitken
Leonardo Acropolis: Philip Pope
Messenger: Piers Ibbotson
Mr Pants: Barry Craine

: 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.
Among the guests with Sir Robin Day this evening at the Greenwood Theatre in London are: Edwina Currie, MP, The Rt Hon William Rodgers, Tom Sawyer


Presenter: Sir Robin Day
Panellist: Edwina Currie
Panellist: William Rodgers
Panellist: Tom Sawyer
Director: Ann Morley
Producer: Anna Carragher
Editor: Barbara Maxwell

: Great Experiments: 4: Bright Sparks and Long Waves

Presented by Professor Heinz Wolff

When Heinrich Hertz produced bright blue sparks in his laboratory in 1885, he made a noise that was to encircle the world.


Presenter: Professor Heinz Wolff
Director: George Auckland
Producer: Ron Bloomfield

: Late Night In Concert: INXS

At the end of 1985 Australian band INXS 'rocked the Royals' by headlining a concert in Melbourne during the Prince and Princess of Wales's Australian Tour.
Anne Nightingale introduces highlights from that concert, including 'Listen like thieves', 'What you need' and 'This time'.


Presenter: Anne Nightingale
Musicians: INXS
Director: Karl Steinberg
Television Presentation: Tom Corcoran

: 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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