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: Ceefax AM

: News Headlines

followed by The Flintstones The Big Move

: Breakfast Time

Frank Bough and Sally Magnusson in London with Jeremy Paxman at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool and Sally Jones at the sports desk
National and international news on the hour and half hour with Bob Friend delving behind the headlines to report on life in the USA
Weather forecasts with Francis Wilson at 7.25. 7.55.
8.25 and 8.55
Regional news and travel updates at 7.15, 7.45, 8.15


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Sally Jones
Unknown: Bob Friend
Unknown: Francis Wilson

: Labour Party Conference 1986

Coverage of the morning's debate from Blackpool.

: Play School

Lots of water and surprises Presenter Ben Thomas Guest Carol Chell
Story: The Cow Who Fell in the Canal by PHYLLIS KRASILOVSKY
Illustrations by PETER SPIER


Presenter: Ben Thomas
Presenter: Guest Carol Chell
Unknown: Phyllis Krasilovsky
Illustrations By: Peter Spier

: Labour Party Conference 1986

Further coverage direct from Blackpool.

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale
News Headlines with subtitles


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Regional News

Weather News BILL GILES

: Bagpuss

Bagpuss, an old cloth cat, lives with his friends in the window of Emily's shop.... where anything can happen Music by SANDRA KERR and JOHN FAULKNER (R)


Programme By: Peter Firmin
Programme By: Oliver Postgate
Music By: Sandra Kerr
Music By: John Faulkner

: Labour Party Conference 1986

Live coverage of the afternoon session, including the speech by The Rt Hon Neil Kinnock , MP, leader of the Labour Party.


Unknown: Neil Kinnock

: Regional News

: Jimbo and the Jet Set

First Time Flyers
Written and created by PETER MADDOCKS
Directed by KEITH LEARNER (R)


Unknown: Peter Maddocks
Unknown: Voices Peter Hawkins
Unknown: Susan Sheridan
Directed By: Keith Learner

: The Chucklehounds

Deckchair Dilemma Writer JOHN SAYLE Music DAVE COOKE
Designer MARCUS NORTH Producer MARTIN HUGHES BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: John Sayle
Music: Dave Cooke
Designer: Marcus North
Producer: Martin Hughes

: Captain Caveman

Prehistoric Panic (R)

: Beat the Teacher

with Paul Jones
What do THORN. SHOUT. SEAT, and STEW have in common?
You'll need a direct answer to this. All will be revealed this afternoon.


Unknown: Paul Jones

: Rentaghost

The Meakers' car is still in the Perkins's kitchen and none of the spooks can remember the correct spell to get it out! Could things possibly get worse? Yes!
Devised by BOB BLOCK Incidental music by JONATHAN COHEN
Director DAVID CRICHTON (R) Book, Rentaghost Rules, £1.25 (paperback) from booksellers


Unknown: Bob Block
Music By: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: Jeremy Swan
Director: David Crichton
Timothy Claypole: Michael Staniforth
Harold Meaker: Edward Brayshaw
Ethel Meaker: Ann Emery
Hazel the McWitch: Molly Weir
Nadia Popov: Sue Nicholls
Susie Starlight: Aimi MacDonald
Rose Perkins: Hal Dyer
Arthur Perkins: Jeffrey Segal
Bernie St John: Vincent White
Dobbin, the: Pantomime Horse

: Butterfly Island

An adventure film series Butterfly Island for Sale? (For cast see page 83)

: The Flintstones

Swedish Visitors
Wilma's scheme for a new fur is the cause of much confusion when Fred suddenly changes his mind about a vacation.

: Six O'Clock News

Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell present the latest pictures, stories and events of the day 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

: Telly Addicts

Pit your television knowledge against the families trying to identify the time traveller, the engine driver, the nobleman and the sleuth - all featured in tonight's edition of Noel Edmonds 's search for the Telly Addicts champions of the year.
Producer JOHN G. SMITH
Executive producer JOHN KING BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Producer: John G. Smith

: EastEnders

by Tony McHale.
"...I work hard, I don't smoke, I don't gamble, I try my best Kath. The only thing I do is drink".
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Tony McHale
Title Music/Writer, "Something Outa Nothing"/"Every Loser Wins": Simon May
Title Music: Leslie Osborne
Writer, "Something Outa Nothing"/"Every Loser Wins": Stewart James
Writer, "Something Outa Nothing"/"Every Loser Wins": Bradley James
Series Designer: Keith Harris
Series Script Editor: Tony Holland
Producer: Julia Smith
Director: Mike Gibbon
Michelle: Susan Tully
Lofty: Tom Watt
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Lou: Anna Wing
Den: Leslie Grantham
Angle: Anita Dobson
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Simon: Nick Berry
Harry: Gareth Potter
Eddie: Simon Henderson
Kelvin: Paul J Medford
Tony: Oscar James
Hannah: Sally Sagoe
Colin: Michael Cashman
Dr Legg: Leonard Fenton
Ethel: Gretchen Franklin
Dot: June Brown
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Pete: Peter Dean
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Naima: Shreela Ghosh
Sue: Sandy Ratcliff
Ali: Nejdet Salih
Mehmet: Haluk Bilginer
Mary: Linda Davidson
Tom: Donald Tandy
The Rev Hodges: Vincent Pickering
Jan: Jane How
Show judge: Paddy Ward

: Open All Hours

by Roy Clarke
Starring Ronnie Barker and David Jason
with Lynda Baron
(R) (Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Roy Clarke
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Director/Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Arkwright: Ronnie Barker
Granville: Davld Jason
Nurse Gladys Emmanuel: Lynda Baron
Mrs Featherstone: Stephanie Cole
Milkwoman: Barbara Flynn
Cyril: Tom Mennard
Byron: Howard Lew Lewis
Executive customer: John Owens

: Help!: History in the Making

written by Joe Boyle
starring Stephen McGann as Tex, David Albany as Lenny, Jack Abraham as Davva
This week the lads struggle to avert a major disaster on the scale of Krakatoa - the closing of Annie's cafe. How could the council even think of destroying a vital part of the city's history? Some of them sandwiches are originals....
BBC Manchester


Writer: Joe Boyle
Lighting: Tommy Mottram
Designer: Mel Bibby
Producer/Director: Mike Stephens
Tex: Stephen McGann
Lenny: David Albany
Davva: Jack Abraham
Annie: Sheila Fay
Jimmy Gilbraith: Paddy Ward
Wilf Rigby: John Bird
Mr Puffin: Brian Grellis
Mr Heap: Arthur Kelly
Librarian: Glen Stuart
Porter: John Wild

: Nine O'Clock News

John Humphrys and Andrew Harvey present the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad Regional News Weather News


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Andrew Harvey

: Big Deal

The Chicken and the Egg written by GAWN GRAINGER
Robby Box will bet on anything, but it's a different matter when it comes to gambling with his own life....


Written By: Gawn Grainger
Unknown: Robby Box
Unknown: Remi Adefarasin
Editor: Peter Harris
Producer: Terence Williams
Director: Jeremy Summers
Robby Box: Ray Brooks
Jan Oliver: Sharon Duce
Debby: Lisa Geoghan
David: Paul McCarthy
Alan: Matthew Taylor
Colin: Huw Higginson
Dan: Ian Steele
Nancy: Sallie Anne Field
Joyce: Ellie Steiner
Dick: Stephen Tate
Kipper: Roger Walker
Ferret: Kenneth Waller
Vi: Pamela Cundell
Sister: Shelagh Stephenson
Ann Winter: Sally Knyvette
Tommy: James Ottaway
Gil: Frank Mills
Joan: Deirdre Costello
Auctioneer: Peter Cleall
Houseman: Hugo-James Ellis
Geordie: Andy Mulligan

: World-wide Concert: Part 2

(For details see panel)

: 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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