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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
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; and Richard Smith takes Your medical calls on [number removed]


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Debbie Greenwood
Read By: Sue Carpenter
Unknown: Zoe Brown
Unknown: Richard Smith

: Play School

Oh, look at me, I'm dancing! Presenter Fred Harris Guest Jane Hardy
Story: Vera the Singing Bus Conductress by JUNE WENTLAND (R)


Presenter: Fred Harris
Presenter: Guest Jane Hardy

: News After Noon

with Frances Coverdale and Moira Stuart
News Headlines with subtitles


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Regional News



Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Pebble Mill at One

In the lively lunchtime magazine Bob Langley , Josephine Buchan and Marian Foster are joined by Jill Crawshaw with another of her series about holidays in Britain and Ted Wragg discussing a further aspect of education.
0 INFO: page 93


Unknown: Bob Langley
Unknown: Josephine Buchan
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Jill Crawshaw
Unknown: Ted Wragg

: Hokey Cokey

A See-Saw programme
Dancing the Hokey Cokey is the best way to keep warm in the ice and snow - or you could do the penguin strut on an iceberg!
With Chloe Ashcroft and Don Spencer
Songs from this series on BBC record and cassette RECIZCM 557 from retailers


Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Don Spencer
Director: Richard Brown
Director: Woodwind Martin Frith
Designer: Michael Trevor
Produced By: Christine Hewitt

: Regional News

: T.T.V.

Tea-time Television
Scuffle, duffle, wimple, wham! Scragtag tries out some magic words which ought to produce some surprises - will they work or not? Whatever happens,
T.T.V will be on the air again with Top of the Mops and another Gurgle Eek story. Scragtag's Assistant Marcus Kimber
Anna Nouncer Juliet Prague
Story: Gurgle Finds a Friend Written and illustrated by ROBIN KINGSLAND Music by MICHAEL OMER Director ALISON STEWART producer ROY MILAN1 Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Marcus Kimber
Unknown: Anna Nouncer Juliet Prague
Music By: Michael Omer
Director: Alison Stewart
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: SuperTed

SuperTed and the Inca Treasure
SuperTed and his friend
Spottyman are always on the alert when the evil Texas Pete is around ... produced by MIKE YOUNG
Directed by DAVE EDWARDS (R)


Produced By: Mike Young
Directed By: Dave Edwards

: The Sheep-Pig

Read by Peter Davison for Jackanory
Today: The Password (R)


Unknown: Dick King-Smith
Read By: Peter Davison

: Ulysses 31: The Magic Spells if Circe

A cartoon space adventures
The travellers on the Odyssey are getting tired and longing to find their way home when Ulysses meets the beautiful, green-eyed Circe. She offers him a map of the route back to Earth, on condition that he agrees to stay behind with her.

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Janet Ellis and Peter Duncan

Dustman Duncan !

Peter narrowly avoids the jaws of the 'mighty gobbler' as he joins the team manning dustcart 71 in Shepherd's Bush. Find out if the streets of London are cleaner as a result of Duncan's dustbin patrol!



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

: First Class

The Video Quiz: Semi-final Tonight it's the south against the north-east, AYLESBURY against HEWORTH GRANGE.
Debbie Greenwood sorts out the video victors from the vanquished in this knock-out tournament to find the First Class of 1986. Designer JIM LONGMUIR Director JUSTIN c. ADAMS Producer CHARLES NAIRN BBC Scotland


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

: Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Frances Coverdale

: 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 Paul Jordan and Steve Wright.


Presenter: Paul Jordan
Presenter: Steve Wright
Sound: Neil Sadwick
Lighting: Clive Thomas
Designer: Paul Joel
Executive producer: Michael Hurll
Producer: Brian Whitehouse

: EastEnders

by Rosemary Mason.
'Half the world loves someone who don't love them'.
(For cast see page 64)
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Rosemary Mason
Director: Mike Lloyd

: Tomorrow's World ... in Hong Kong

Judith Hann and Howard Stableford are joined by Hong Kong reporter Jane Ma as they explore the home of the gadget. But it's not all zip-on ties and personal hovercraft. Hong Kong also boasts the world's most sophisticated building, a unique blend of Western and Chinese medicine, the world's most advanced underground train system, and a solution to traffic snarl-ups that might one day come to London. Assistant producer


Unknown: Judith Hann
Reporter: Jane Ma
Unknown: Malcolm Brinkworth
Director: Stuart McDonald
Producer: Cynthia Page
Editor: Richard Reisz

: A Question of Sport

Bill Beaumont and Emlyn Hughes captain two teams of sporting celebrities. Their guests this week include the hero of Royal St George's, the 1985 Open Golf champion Sandy Lyle ; from soccer, the Manchester United and Danish
International, Jesper Olsen ; from Rugby Union,
David Pickering , the Welsh captain; and one of Britain's top athletes, Kathy Cook.
David Coleman questions 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: Sandy Lyle
Unknown: Jesper Olsen
Unknown: David Pickering
Unknown: Kathy Cook.
Unknown: David Coleman
Director: John Tait
Producer: Mike Adley

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Conservative Party (Also on BBC2 at 10.35pm)

: 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


Newsreader: Julia Somerville
Newsreader: John Humphrys

: Crimewatch UK

The programme that asks you, the viewer, to turn crimefighter, with Nick Ross and Sue Cook.
Shortly after Christmas 19-year-old Alison Day left her Essex home to visit her fiance. She never arrived. Six weeks ago frogmen recovered her body from a canal. Now Police need your help to catch her killer.
In Manchester an armed gang robbed a wages delivery van of £100,000. Detectives believe it may have been their second attack in a week - and the second time they've taken hostages at gunpoint. You may think your recollection is unimportant, but recent calls from Crimewatch viewers have led to a number of arrests and convictions. Detectives and BBC researchers are waiting for your calls.
Police officers David Hatcher and Helen Phelps report from the Incident Desk.
If you can help, call Crimewatch on [number removed] anytime from 9.35 until midnight.
Details on Ceefax page 186
(Crimewatch Update at 11.40pm)


Presenter: Nick Ross
Presenter: Sue Cook
Police officer: David Hatcher
Police officer: Helen Phelps
Studio Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: Peter Salmon
Editor: Peter Chafer

: 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. Director ANN MORLEY


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

: Can You Avoid Cancer?

Five programmes on how to reduce your risks 1: Loading the Dice
What is cancer? What causes it? Is it curable? Is it preventable?
These programmes will not be depressing: the clues to the puzzle span five continents, and as Dr Michael O'Donnell follows them up and looks at the latest research, you may find that you can do more than you thought to cut your risks of getting cancer. Film editor AL GELL
Producer ANNA JACKSON (R) Book. £2.95, from booksellers
The following related titles are also available from retailers:
Dealing with Drink, book £4.25
That's Life: Survey on Tranquillisers. book E2.95
Taking the Strain, book S. 75, record and cassette recizcm 407
So You Want to Stop Smoking, video BBC VIB 1018


Unknown: Dr Michael O'Donnell
Producer: Anna Jackson

: Crimewatch Update

Developments and reminders from the Crimewatch team

: 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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