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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough and Selina Scott 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 This 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]


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

: Play School

Presenter Wayne Jackman Guest Chloe Ashcroft
Story: Mr Josh Jolly and the Prince of Pandanga by JOYCE TOMSETT (R)


Presenter: Wayne Jackman
Presenter: Guest Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Mr Josh Jolly
Unknown: Joyce Tomsett

: News After Noon

with Moira Stuart and Chris Lowe
News Headlines with subtitles
12.55 Regional News


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Pebble Mill at One

with Magnus Magnusson Paul Coia and Josephine Buchan
Jane Lomas looks at the other side of the fashion industry and finds out how the men from Swindon set out in style. A rare opportunity to see
South Korean pianist Ju Hee Suh, the youngest prize-winner in the history of the Prestigious Leeds
International Pianoforte Competition. And travel expert Jill Crawshaw is back with more suggestions for 'stay-at-home' holidays.


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

: Hokey Cokey

A See-Saw programme
Lots of things growing today - potatoes, flowers and huge turnips!
With Carol Chell and Don Spencer
Musical director PETER GOSLING Directed and produced by CHRISTINE HEWITT Executive producer


Unknown: Carol Chell
Unknown: Don Spencer
Director: Peter Gosling
Produced By: Christine Hewitt
Unknown: Cynthia Felgate

: Regional News

: T.T.V.

Tea-time Television
Scragtag's got itchy feet - or is it paws? He's making plans to travel far and wide. Before leaving, he's bound to tune in to T. T. V. for another episode of Gurgle Eek, more
Quizzicals and Top of the Mops. Watch with him and find out where he finally decides to go.
Scragtag's assistant Marcus Kimber Anna Nouncer Juliet Prague
Story: Moddlo the Moanio Written and illustrated by ROBIN KINGSLAND Music by MICHAEL OMER Producer ROY HOLANl Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: T. T. V.
Unknown: Marcus Kimber
Unknown: Anna Nouncer
Unknown: Juliet Prague
Music By: Michael Omer
Producer: Roy Holanl
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: SuperTed: SuperTed in Chinatown

Texas Pete gets more than a 'take-away' in San Francisco's Chinatown.
Produced by MIKE YOUNG
Directed by DAVE EDWARDS


Produced By: Mike Young
Directed By: Dave Edwards

: James and the Giant Peach

Told by Kenneth Williams for Jackanory
Today: The Peach and the Cloud-men


Unknown: Roald Dahl
Told By: Kenneth Williams

: Ulysses 31: Phantom from the Swamp

A cartoon space adventure.
Ulysses and Yumi find themselves fighting an army of ghosts in the muddy marshes of a strange planet.

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Janet Ellis and Peter Duncan
Full Steam Ahead!
The Blue Peter layout comes into its own today with the latest 00 gauge locos, including the Mallard, the world speed record-holder from the great days of the giants of steam. Plus some tips for making scenery.
(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 Heworth Grange and Mearns Castle 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. Designer JIM LONGMUIR Director JUSTIN C. ADAMS Producer CHARLES NAIRN BBC Scotland


Unknown: Heworth Grange
Unknown: Debbie Greenwood
Designer: Jim Longmuir
Director: Justin C. Adams

: Six O'Clock News

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


Newsreader: Nicholas Witchell
Newsreader: Andrew Harvey

: 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 Gary Davies and Steve Wright.
Top 40 on Ceefax page 264


Presenter: Gary Davies
Presenter: Steve Wright
Sound: Neil Sadwick
Lighting : Alan Jeffery
Designer: Paul Joel
Executive producer: Michael Hurll
Production: Brian Whitehouse

: EastEnders

by Charlie Humphreys.
'All I do is go around life hurting people. I don't want to hurt people'.
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Charlie Humphreys
Title Music: Simon May
Title Music: Leslie Osborne
Designer: Keith Harris
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Producer: Julia Smith
Director: Matthew Robinson
Den Watts: Leslie Grantham
Angie Watts: Anita Dobson
Jan Hammond: Jane How
Sharon Watts: Letitia Dean
Pauline Fowler: Wendy Richard
Michelle Fowler: Susan Tully
Arthur Fowler: Bill Treacher
Lou Beale: Anna Wing
Ian Beale: Adam Woodyatt
Kathy Beale: Gillian Taylforth
Sue Osman: Sandy Ratcliff
Ali Osman: Nejdet Salih
Lofty Holloway: Tom Watt
Ethel Skinner: Gretchen Franklin
Dr Legg: Leonard Fenton
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Naima Jeffrey: Shreela Ghosh
Simon Wicks: Nick Berry
Uncle: Leonard Maguire
Det Sgt Quick: Douglas Fielding
John Fisher: David Dale
Mary Smith: Linda Davidson

: 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 Maggie Philbin visits Queen Alexandra's Hospital, Portsmouth, to report on how lasers are helping people to see. Producers


Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Peter MacAnn
Unknown: Maggie Philbin
Unknown: Howard Stableford
Unknown: Maggie Philbin
Unknown: Martin Mortimore.
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.
This week the guests are:
Nigel Mansell , winner of last Year's European Grand Prix at Brands Hatch; John Rutherford of Selkirk,
Scotland's most-capped fly-half; Mike McFarlane , gold Medallist at 200m in Brisbane; and Chelsea's
Scottish international striker, David Speedie.
David Coleman questions their knowledge of the faces, facts and feats, reviving
Memories of the greatest - and the funniest - moments in sport.
Director PETER HAYWARD Producer MIKE ADLEY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Emlyn Hughes
Unknown: Nigel Mansell
Unknown: Mike McFarlane
Unknown: David Speedie.
Unknown: David Coleman
Director: Peter Hayward
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


Unknown: Julia Somerville
Unknown: John Humphrys

: Blackadder II: Beer

by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton

England, 1565. An embarrassing incident with a turnip, an ostrich feather and a fat aunt leads to a right to-do in the Blackadder household.


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
Lady Whiteadder: Miriam Margolyes
Simon Partridge: Hugh Laurie
Geoffrey Piddle: Roger Blake
Monk: William Hootkins
Lord Whiteadder: Daniel Thorndike

: 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:
Digby Anderson Lady Grimond
Ian Picton Director


Unknown: Ann Morley
Producer: Anna Carragher
Editor: Barbara Maxwell

: Great Experiments

Six films about turning points in science presented by Professor Heinz Wolff 5: Number Crunching
When Byron's daughter joined forces with a mathematician in the 1840s, they dreamed of a machine which could make millions of accurate calculations. Directed by GEORGE AUCKLAND
Produced by RON BLOOMFIELD (R)


Presented By: Professor Heinz Wolff
Directed By: George Auckland
Produced By: Ron Bloomfield

: Late Night In Concert

Ricky Skaggs
The young Kentuckian responsible for the revitalisation of Bluegrass music, Ricky and his band eschew the rhinestones and Nashville sentimentality to concentrate on traditional playing and singing.
Elvis Costello was one of the many musicians in the audience for this London concert and he joins Ricky on stage to duet on 'Don't get above your raisin". Introduced by Anne Nightingale
Directed by SAND1 FULLERTON Television presentation TOM CORCORAN (R)


Unknown: Ricky Skaggs
Unknown: Elvis Costello
Introduced By: Anne Nightingale
Unknown: Tom Corcoran

: Weather

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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