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: Breakfast Time

The Queen in China
An early start to bring you the first pictures of the spectacular welcoming ceremony at the start of this historic tour.
Frank Bough is live from Peking with Sally Magnusson and Guy Michelmore in London. There will be extensive coverage from Tiananmen
Square as the Chinese people and Chinese leaders officially welcome the Queen at the start of her week-long tour.
Sue Lawley will describe the pageantry and Frank Bough will talk to leading Chinese and Western commentators about its significance. Timetable:
National and international news with Sue Carpenter
Weather with Francis Wilson at 6.55, 7.25, 8.25, 8.55
Local news and travel information at
0 FEATURE: page 3


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Guy Michelmore
Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Francis Wilson

: Play School

Presenter Sheelagh Gilbey Guest Don Spencer Story:
The Bad- Tempered Ladybird by ERIC CARLE (R)


Presenter: Sheelagh Gilbey
Presenter: Guest Don Spencer
Unknown: Eric Carle

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Sue Carpenter
News Headlines with subtitles


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Regional News

Weather News IAN mccaskill

: Bertha

A See-Saw programme by ERIC CHARLES
The Great Painting Job Narrator Roy Kinnear with Sheila Walker (R)


Narrator: Roy Kinnear
Unknown: Sheila Walker

: Cartoon Double Bill

The Bird Came C.O.D. and My Little Buckaroo

: The Clothes Show

Get smart with Selina Scott and Jeff Banks. Today, just as people are settling into autumn, the collections for spring/summer 87 are unveiled at London Fashion Week.
Jane Lomas reports from Nottingham on the High Street look and actress
Jan Harvey of Howards' Way gives us a twirl. And what did the top designers wear for an evening out with HRH the Princess of Wales?
BBC Pebble Mill
Feature: page 9


Presenter: Selina Scott
Presenter: Jeff Banks
Reporter: Jane Lomas
Guest: Jan Harvey
Director: Mark Kershaw
Director: Clare Stride
Producer: Roger Casstles

: The Life and Death of an Oak

Narrated by Robert Rietty The oak is one of the most important trees in the woodlands of Europe.
Many birds and animals depend on it for shelter, even when it dies.


Unknown: Robert Rietty
Unknown: Gerald Calderon

: Songs of Praise

from Edmonton and Tottenham

: Regional News

: Pie in the Sky

Lavender's Blue
The Pieman and Piewife have a hard job describing lavender to the ever inquisitive Piepilot.
Is it a flower, or a bud or a song?
Maybe the song pie will help explain it to him.


Devised by: Chloe Ashcroft
Devised by: Peter Gosling
Music: Peter Gosling
Graphics: Clare Beaton
Series producer: Michael Cole
Producer: Sharon Miller
Piewife: Chloe Ashcroft
Pieman: David Hargreaves
Piepilot: Ben Thomas

: Wizbit

by BARRY MURRAY starring Paul Daniels Freeze-Frame
Professor Doom freeze-frames Puzzleopolis. You won't know whether you are coming or going.
Directedby PHIL bishop


Unknown: Barry Murray
Unknown: Paul Daniels

: The Mysterious Cities of Gold

Tao has told the others that he is the last descendant of the ancient people of Hiva, who once built seven cities of gold in secret places across the world. When he leads them to a hidden temple, there's a terrible earthquake, and from under the ground a magical golden ship appears.

: Beat the Teacher

with Paul Jones
Once again Paul Jones takes the question-master's chair in the 21st round in the battle of wits between pupil and teacher.


Unknown: Paul Jones
Unknown: Paul Jones

: Blue Peter

with Janet Ellis, Peter Duncan and Mark Curry
Ride on - Rags!: Simon saddles up for his latest Countryside Special and reports from Coity in Glamorgan. Rags, Blue Peter's pony for the disabled, who has given rides to over 10,000 handicapped children and adults, leads the way on a trek to find a haunted castle.


Presenter: Janet Ellis
Presenter: Peter Duncan
Presenter: Mark Curry
Assistant Editor: Lewis Bronze
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: London Plus

John Stapleton
Linda Mitchell and Caroline Righton bring you all tonight's headlines from London and the south-east, Plus the interviews that will make tomorrow's talking Points. The London Plus reporters are with the People making the news. Plus all the day's sport from MICHAEL WALE Editor JANE DRABBLE


Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Linda Mitchell
Unknown: Caroline Righton
Editor: Jane Drabble

: Six O'Clock News

Nicholas Witchell and Philip Hayton Present the latest
Pictures, stories and events of the day from
Britain and around the world followed by Weather News


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Philip Hayton

: The Queen in China

Recorded highlights of the historic ceremony earlier today in Peking as President Li Xiannian welcomes the first British monarch to visit China.
Sue Lawley, with BBC Peking correspondent Mark Brayne , describes the scene in the vast Square of the Gate of Heavenly Peace. There is a 21-gun salute and bouquets from children before the Queen inspects a guard of honour of the People's Liberation Army. Then, with her Chinese hosts, she walks past the welcoming lines of Chinese children and into the Great Hall of the People. It is the start of a week-long visit, the Queen's first to a major communist country.
Television presentation by cctv, Peking
Outside broadcast producer TIM MARSHALL


Unknown: Li Xiannian
Unknown: Mark Brayne
Producer: Tim Marshall

: Wogan

Esther Rantzen sits in for Terry. That's a holiday for him, but that's life for her among the usual glitterati of Shepherd's Bush Green.


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Bush Green.

: Life on Earth

A natural history in 13 parts by David Attenborough 7: Victors of the Dry Land
Reptiles were the first back-boned creatures to solve the problems of living high and dry on the land. Two innovations were vital.
The scaly waterproof skin conserved body moisture and the sealed egg protected the baby reptile inside its own 'private puddle'.
The waterproofed skin and sealed egg enabled the mighty reptiles to rule the world - as the dinosaurs did - and today enable them to survive even on roasting hot lava fields and in burning deserts. Photography


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Maurice Fisher.
Editor: Ron Martin
Producer: John Sparks

: Brush Strokes

by JOHN ESMONDE and BOB LARBEY starring Karl Howman and Gary Waldhom Elizabeth Counsell with Kim Thomson Mike Walling
Lionel is planning to extend his business but there are provisos. While Jacko's worries are two-fold, Lesley continues to pursue him and he has to find out whether Veronica's overtures are intentional.


Unknown: John Esmonde
Unknown: Karl Howman
Unknown: Gary Waldhom
Unknown: Elizabeth Counsell
Unknown: Kim Thomson
Unknown: Mike Walling
Unknown: Henry Barber
Designer: John Bristow
Produced By: Sydney Lotterby
Directed By: Mandie Fletcher
Jacko: Karl Howman
Lionel: Gary Waldhorn
Veronica: Elizabeth Counsell
Lesley: Kim Thomson
Eric: Mike Walling
Sandra: Jackie Lye
Jean: Nicky Croydon
Charles Crane: Peter Cellier
Katie: Kate Melhuish
Susie: Olivia Grant

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys and Andrew Harvey Regional News Weather News


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Panorama

A weekly window on life in Britain and around the world through the eyes of television's top reporters: Fred Emery , Gavin Hewitt Richard Lindley Tom Mangold John Penycate
Robin Deneslow and John Ware


Reporters: Fred Emery
Reporters: Gavin Hewitt
Reporters: Richard Lindley
Reporters: Tom Mangold
Unknown: John Penycate
Unknown: Robin Deneslow
Unknown: John Ware
Editor: David Dickinson

: The Monday Film: Soylent Green

Starring Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Joseph Cotten

2022. New York City's 40 million population subsists mainly on the synthetic foods made by the giant Soylent corporation. Detective Thorn is called in to investigate the killing of William Simonson - an ex-director of Soylent.
Suspecting that this is no simple murder, Thorn digs deeper and discovers the terrifying truth about Simonson's death and Soylent itself.
Charlton Heston leads a distinguished cast in this chilling tale set in a nightmare future.
In the Picture: page 26


Screenplay: Stanley R. Greenberg
Based on the novel "Make Room! Make Room!" by: Harry Harrison
Producer: Walter Seltzer.
Director: Richard Fleischer
Det Thorn: Charlton Heston
Shirl: Leigh Taylor-Young
Sol Roth: Edward G Robinson
Tab Fielding: Chuck Conners
William Simonson: Joseph Cotten
Hatcher: Brock Peters
Martha: Paula Kelly
Gilbert: Stephen Young
Kulozik: Mike Henry
Priest: Lincoln Kilpatrick
Donovan: Roy Jenson
Charles: Leonard Stone

: 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.

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