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: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

Join Frank Bough ,
Selina Scott and the Breakfast Time team to watch the sun rise over Albert Square and take part in the EastEnders first birthday celebrations. Stars from the series gather in the square and the 'Vic' will be opening its doors earlier than usual to get the party going with a swing.
Including this morning:
Denise Robertson opens the Junior Advice Line at 7.32, joined and hour or so later by Sally Hawkins for their regular Advice Line phone-in; Titch's Pitch -
Alan Titchmarsh in his garden; Glynn Christian cooks up some more recipe ideas.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Albert Square
Unknown: Denise Robertson
Unknown: Sally Hawkins
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Play School

Presenter Fred Harris
Guests Elizabeth Watts
Bruce Thompson
Story: The Queen's Painting by ALLEN SADLER (R)


Presenter: Fred Harris
Unknown: Elizabeth Watts
Unknown: Bruce Thompson
Unknown: Allen Sadler

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale
News Headlines with subtitles


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Regional News

Weather News BILL GILES

: Pebble Mill at One

with Magnus Magnusson
Paul Coia and Marian Foster. French author Dominique Lapierre talks about the moving story of Calcutta's 'City of Joy,' one of the poorest districts on earth.


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Paul Coia
Unknown: Marian Foster.
Talks: Dominique Lapierre

: Chock-a-Block

A See-Saw programme with Fred Harris Music PETER GOSLING


Unknown: Fred Harris
Music: Peter Gosling
Designer: Mary Penley Edwards
Producer: Michael Cole

: The Goode Kitchen

Shirley Goode reveals the secrets of her simple ways to save in the supermarket and cooks some unusual dishes with everyday ingredients. Jenny Day is young, out of work and keen to pick up
Shirley's money-saving tips. Join Jenny and find out how you can eat better for less. Director GEORGE AUCKLAND Producer ERICA GRIFFITHS Book, E1. 95 from booksellers


Unknown: Shirley Goode
Producer: Erica Griffiths

: The Parent Programme

How to cope with, survive and enjoy your under-5s. With Francis Wilson and Miriam O'Reilly The Parent's Lot....
... is not always a happy one. Babies don't seem to be welcome outside your home and people just aren't helpful on buses or in shops. But there are things parents can do to change attitudes and facilities.
Film editor TONY KOVACS Directed by STACEY ADAMS
Series producer BERNARD ADAMS
A Helpline is available from 2.30 pm until 7.0 pm on [number removed]or. in Scotland, [number removed]


Unknown: Francis Wilson
Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Editor: Tony Kovacs
Directed By: Stacey Adams
Producer: Bernard Adams

: Regional News

: Postman Pat: Pat's Difficult Day

Pat wakes up late. His alarm clock has let him down.
Narration and vocals by Ken Barrie (Repeat)


Narration and vocals: Ken Barrie
Writer: John Cunliffe
Music: Bryan Daly
Designer/Director: Ivor Wood

: Laurel and Hardy

in Hurricane Hood (R)

: The Sheep-Pig

Told by Peter Davison for Jackanory
Today: Babe the Hero (R)


Unknown: Dick King-Smith
Told By: Peter Davison

: Bananaman: Battle of the Century



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

: The Really Wild Show

with Terry Nutkins Nick Davies and Chris Packham Special feature:
Nutkins Meets the Thing starring Ron the tarantula and Stephen the chameleon.
Ron and Stephen are a couple of Secret Service agents, working in downtown
Neasden. But their lives are to change dramatically when Nutkins hits town. Producer MIKE BEYNON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Terry Nutkins
Unknown: Nick Davies
Unknown: Chris Packham

: Grange Hill

A series of 24 programmes Ep 15 by ROSEMARY MASON The amnesty on overdue library books gets
Mr Griffiths in a rage, so Gonch and Hollo play a trick on him. Grange Hill begins its new anti-smoking campaign. This week's cast:


Unknown: Rosemary Mason
Unknown: Mr Griffiths
Unknown: Grange Hill
Mrs McClusky: Gwyneth Powell
Mr Baxter: Michael Cronin
Mr King: Da Vid Straun
Mr Griffiths: George A Cooper
Mr Bronson: Michael Sheard
Miss Booth: Karen Ford
Miss Partridge: Karen Lewis
Mrs Reagan: Lucinda Curtis
Mr Kennedy: Jeffery Kissoon
Fay Lucas: Alison Bettles
Janet: Simone Nylander
Zammo: Lee MacDonald
Jackie Wright: Melissa Wilks
Steven Banks: Tim Polley
Julie Marchant: Lisa York
Roland: Erkan Mustafa
Ant Jones: Ricky Simmonds
Laura: Fiona Mogridge
Julia Glover: Sara McGlasson
Danny: Jonathan Lambeth
Louise: Alison McLaughlin
Gonch Gardner: John Holmes
Hollo: Bradley Sheppard
Ziggy Greaves: George Wilson
Robby Wright: John Alford
Calley: Simone Hyams
Ronnie Birtles: Tina Mahon
Trevor: John Drummond
Vince Savage: Steve George
Imelda Davis: Fleur Taylor
Helen Kelly: Ruth Carraway
Georgina: Samantha Lewis
Jonathan: Nicholas Grant

: Fax!

with Bill Oddie
Wendy Leavesley and 'Mr Trivia ' Billy Butler
Faxline number [number removed]Designer RAY LANGHORN
Studio director PAUL COLBERT Producer ALAN WALSH BBC Manchester


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

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell followed by Weather News


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: Regional news magazines

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


Unknown: Look East Look North

: Holiday

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
Playing at cowboys and Indians is a part of growing up, but you can play the game for real on an American dude ranch. Such holidays are well-established and popular - Holiday looks at one of these ranches near Denver, Colorado.
The Portuguese Algarve is well-known to regular viewers. Holiday travels there again to investigate the offer of low-price holidays - if you're prepared to buy five years' worth in one go. Cliff Michelmore reports from Vale do Lobo.
The Jubilee SailingTrust gives physically-handicapped and able-bodied people the chance' to work alongside each other for a week as crew on a square-rigger. Sue Carpenter went aboard the Soren Larsen.
In the studio, the latest information to help you plan your 1986 holiday. Producer TOM SAVAGE


Introduced By: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Soren Larsen.

: EastEnders

by Julia Schofield.
'Nobody seems very happy at the moment, do they?'
EastEnders Supplement: pages 9-20
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Julia Schofield
Title music: Simon May
Title music: Leslie Osborne
Designer: Keith Harris
Script editor: Tony Holland
Producer: Julia Smith
Director: Mike Lloyd
Simon Wicks: Nick Berry
Pete Beale: Peter Dean
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Ian Beale: Adam Woodyatt
Angie Watts: Anita Dobson
Den Watts: Leslie Grantham
Jan Hammond: Jane How
Sharon Watts: Letitia Dean
John Fisher: Dave Dale
Debbie Wilkins: Shirley Cheriton
Andy O'Brien: Ross Davidson
Det Sgt Quick: Douglas Fielding
Naima Jeffrey: Shreela Ghosh
Ethel Skinner: Gretchen Franklin
Lofty Holloway: Tom Watt
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Mary Smith: Linda Davidson
Tony Carpenter: Oscar James
Kelvin: Paul J Medford
Sue Osman: Sandy Ratcliff
Ali Osman: Nejdet Salih

: One by One

A serial in 12 episodes based on the Zoo Vet books by DAVID TAYLOR
4: To Hear the Sea-Maid's
Music by JOHNNY BYRNE starring
On a trip to the south of France, Donald Turner meets an old friend and gets a new idea - his metier ...
Produced by BILL SELLARS


Unknown: David Taylor
Music By: Johnny Byrne
Unknown: Donald Turner
Produced By: Bill Sellars
Directed By: Richard Bramall
Donald Turner: Rob Heyland
Ben Bishop: Peter Gilmore
Paddy Reilly: James Ellis
Lady Ann: Catherine Schell
Ethel Ledbetter: Sonia Graham
Maggie Raymond: Heather James
Arthur Carter: John Rolfe
Magruder: Paul Maxwell
Marcus Garnet: Norman Bird
Mr Fazakerly: David Bradley
Mrs Philips: Joan Newell
Earl Haig: Vincent Marzello

: 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

with Julia Somerville and Andrew Harvey Regional News Weather News


Unknown: Julia Somerville

: Hideaway

An original series in six parts y CHARLIE HUMPHREYS starring Ken Hutchison Clare Higgins with Ron Moody
Tony Selby , Gary Whelan Harold Innocent Jimmy Jewel
3: 'We moved because we had to. Nobody asked me, oh no.
I'm nothing. I know why we moved.... because dad's a criminal.'
Fight arranger GARETH MILNE
Music composed by RICHARD HARVEY Photography ELMER COSSEY
Make-up designer JAN NETHERCOT Designer ALLAN ANSON Producer RON CRADDOCK


Unknown: Charlie Humphreys
Unknown: Ken Hutchison
Unknown: Clare Higgins
Unknown: Ron Moody
Unknown: Tony Selby
Unknown: Gareth Milne
Composed By: Richard Harvey
Composed By: Photography Elmer Cossey
Designer: Jan Nethercot
Designer: Allan Anson
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Michael E. Briant
Colin Wright: Ken Hutchison
Ann Wright: Clare Higgins
Tracy: Gabrielle Anwar
Robert Hammel: Jlmmy Jewel
Girl: Fiona Bonner
Darts player: Bernard Wrigley
Woman in bar: Sandra Gough
Tommy: Gary Whelan
Arnie: Harold Innocent
Terry Staples: Tony Selby
Neighbour: Maggie McCarthy
Farmer: Peter Martin
Jan: Peter van Dissel
Pieter: Hugo Bower
Det Sgt Albert Adams: Ron Moody
Det Con Evans: Sebastian Abineri
Jenny: Gillian de Terville
Barmaid: Laura Allan
Stripper: Monica Ramone

: Film 86

with Barry Norman
Car Trouble - Ian Charleson is married to Julie Walters. former 'Air Hostess of the Year'. But the object of his desire is an E-type jaguar - the start of all their troubles. Forbidden - Jacqueline Bisset Plays a German countess living in wartime Berlin in 1939, who meets and falls in love with a Jew, Jurgen Prochnow.


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Ian Charleson
Unknown: Julie Walters.
Unknown: Jacqueline Bisset
Unknown: Jurgen Prochnow.
Director: Bruce Thompson
Producer: Jane Lush

: Nothing But the Best

An eight-part parents' guide to secondary education. 7: To What Degree?
How to decide about higher education? What subject, what course, which college, how to present oneself? How can parents help? Beverly
Anderson seeks hints from an admissions tutor, from an employer, and from young people themselves. Producer JOHN BROOKE


Producer: John Brooke
Director: Catharine Seddon

: Late Night In Concert

Ozzy Osbourne
The once infamous lead singer with Black Sabbath is currently touring the UK with his own band and featuring in the charts.
Anne Nightingale introduces highlights from a concert recorded at Salt Lake City. Director CAROLYN RASKIN
TV presentation TOM CORCORAN (R)


Unknown: Ozzy Osbourne
Unknown: Black Sabbath
Introduces: Anne Nightingale
Unknown: Salt Lake City.
Director: Carolyn Raskin

: 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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