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: Ceefax AM

: The Flintstones

Hawaiian Escapade (R)

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough
Sally Magnusson and Jeremy Paxman with sports news from Bob Wilson


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Bob Wilson

: Package Tour

Every Saturday Air Europe
Flight AE54 from Manchester empties 130 passengers at Alicante airport in Spain. Nearly all are bound for a holiday in Benidorm, where sun, sand and sangria will weave their magic spell until Flight AE55 whisks them back to Manchester.
Executive producer ROGER MILLS Director MARK CHAPMAN


Producer: Roger Mills
Director: Mark Chapman

: Advice Shop

Margo MacDonald takes a closer look at the social security appeals system. Directed by JEREMY ORLEBAR Produced by TONY MATTHEWS
(For an Advice Shop leaflet, please send a large sae with 24p stamp to:
Advice Shop, [address removed]


Unknown: Margo MacDonald
Directed By: Jeremy Orlebar
Produced By: Tony Matthews

: Neighbours

: Phillip Schofield

with Children's BBCtv news and your birthday greetings.

: Play School

Presenter Chloe Ashcroft Guest Robin Kingsland Story: Clouds by PEGGY BLAKELEY niustrated by KAZUO NIIZAKA (R)


Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Robin Kingsland
Unknown: Peggy Blakeley
Unknown: Kazuo Niizaka

: Henry's Cat

The Ill Wind (R)

: Five to Eleven

with Alan Bennett


Unknown: Alan Bennett

: Food and Drink

: Open Air

Eamonn Holmes
Pattie Coldwell and the Open Air team bring you debate, controversy, and fun, in which you can take part by phoning, visiting your local TV studio, or talking to Denise Robertson and Mike Neville in Newcastle on the Open Air Help Line: [number removed]


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Pattie Coldwell
Unknown: Denise Robertson
Unknown: Mike Neville

: Birdweek

A celebration of birds live from Slimbridge
A crow lights matches. A great-tit outwits Bill Oddie. And Britain's brightest bird solves an eight-stage brain teaser. Tony Soper and Nick Davies show how you can discover your own birdtable mastermind in today's look at clever birdies.
12.55 Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Bill Oddie.
Unknown: Tony Soper
Unknown: Nick Davies
Director: Alastair Fothergill
Producer: Robin Hellier

: One O'Clock News

with Martyn Lewis Weather BILL GILES


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Neighbours

Maria becomes a matchmaker then decides she must have a serious talk with Max. Jim
Robinson is in for a surprise. Written by BETTY QUINN Directed by MANDY SMITH


Unknown: Max. Jim
Written By: Betty Quinn
Directed By: Mandy Smith

: Animal Fair

with Don Spencer
Stop, look and listen, that's what you must do.
Stop, look and listen, that's my advice to you.
Musical director JONATHAN COHEN PercussionWILL HILL Woodwind
Assistant producerANNE DENEHY Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Don Spencer
Director: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Will Hill
Unknown: Martin Frith
Producer: Anne Denehy
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Unknown: Barbara Roddam

: The British Film: 633 Squadron

Cliff Robertson George Chakiris with Harry Andrews Maria Perschy
Donald Houston
The tense and compelling story of an RAF squadron's attempt to destroy a seemingly bomb-proof factory on a Norwegian fjord producing the vital fuel for the German V2 rockets.
Screenplay by JAMES CLAVELL and HOWARD KOCH from the novel by FREDERICK E. SMITH
Produced by CECIL F. FORD
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Cliff Robertson
Unknown: George Chakiris
Unknown: Harry Andrews
Unknown: Maria Perschy
Unknown: Donald Houston
Unknown: James Clavell
Unknown: Howard Koch
Novel By: Frederick E. Smith
Produced By: Cecil F. Ford
Directed By: Walter E. Grauman
Wg Cdr Roy Grant: Cliff Robertson
Lt Bergman: George Chakiris
Hilde Bergman: Maria Perschy
Air Vice-Marshal Davis: Harry Andrews
Gp Capt Tom Barrett: Donald Houston
Sqn Ldr Bill Adams: Michael Goodliffe
Fit Lt Hoppy Hopkinson: Angus Lennie
Fit Lt Gillibrand: John Meillon
Fit Lt Bissel: Scot Finch
Fit Lt Scott: John Bonney
Rosie: Barbara Archer
Mary: Suzan Farmer
Kearns: Arnold Locke
Fit Lt Singh: Julian Sherrier
Fit Lt Evans: John Church

: The Pink Panther Show

Presenting the optimistic, indestructible panther and Crazylegs Crane. Today: Toro Pink Winterblunderland Pink in the Woods (R)


Unknown: Crazylegs Crane.

: Children's BBC

Phillip Schofield - starting with:

Scragtag and his Tea-time Telly
Today Scragtag finds a clue to a treasure trail which leads him all over the boatyard. Will he find the treasure? What will it be? Find out and watch T.T.V with another episode of The Wummies, more Quizzicals and pop music with 'Top of the Mops'.


Presenter (Children's BBC): Phillip Schofield
Scragtag's assistant (Scragtag and his Tea-time Telly): Marcus Kimber
Anita Voice (Scragtag and his Tea-time Telly): Rosella Longinotti
Music (Scragtag and his Tea-time Telly): Michael Omer
Producer (Scragtag and his Tea-time Telly): Roy Milani
Executive Producer (Scragtag and his Tea-time Telly): Cynthia Felgate

: Laurel and Hardy

Ghost Toum Clowns (R)

: Sebastian the Incredible Drawing Dog!

with Michael Barrymore
10: The Shyest Man in the World
Today's story is about Benny Buckle and his attempts to hide away from the world. One day he crashes into a large mirror and is rushed into hospital.


Devised and illustrated by: David Myers
Sebastian assisted by: Richard Robinson
Sebastian assisted by: Ricky Greene
Music: Mike McNaught
Designer: Janet Budden
Producer: Christopher Pilkington

: Odysseus the Greatest Hero of Them All: The Golden Slagheap

Told by Tony Robinson
Odysseus takes a tip from both his wily Grandpa and Penelope's chamber-pot. He falls in love, and the adventure begins.


Storyteller: Tony Robinson
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: David Bell

: Blue Peter

with Janet Ellis Peter Duncan and Mark Curry
The 1986 Appeal could work miracles - but your help is desperately needed to make it a success. If you missed the launch on Monday, there will be a recap today with all the vital details and an important address - so have a pencil and paper handy!
(Ceefax subtitles)


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

: Masterteam

Presented by Angela Rippon The winners from last night face an attack by the RAF, flying in from Linton-on-Ouse for a three-pronged attack. Armed with tonight's
Spotlight subjects, which include sport, television and cinema, In a Spin with those three letters, and a supply of general knowledge for a Team Challenge, they play another action-packed adventure of Masterteam.


Presented By: Angela Rippon

: Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas WitcheU Weather IAN MCCASKILL


Unknown: Nicholas Witcheu
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: 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 Mike Smith Sound GRAHAM WILKINSON Lighting RON BRISTOW


Introduced By: Mike Smith
Unknown: Graham Wilkinson
Unknown: Ron Bristow
Designer: Bruce MacAdie
Unknown: Stanley Appel

: EastEnders

by Bill Lyons.
'I'm not a criminal'.
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Bill Lyons

: Tomorrow's World

with Maggie Philbin Howard Stableford
Judith Hann and Peter Macann reporting on the latest innovations in science, technology and medicine.
Producers DANA purvis. vtv KING


Unknown: Maggie Philbin
Unknown: Howard Stableford
Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Peter MacAnn
Producers: Dana Purvis.
Unknown: Cynthia Page
Unknown: Martin Mortimore
Director: Julie Gilbert
Editor: Richard Reisz

: The Kenny Everett Television Show

written by BARRY CRYER andNEIL SHAND with Andrew Marshall David Renwick and Gary Clapperton
In tonight's show, handy hints from the potting shed with Reg Prescott.
An automatic vending machine that's not all it's cracked up to be, and even more astrological predictions from our friend Russell. Featuring Hot Gossip
Choreographer ARLENE PHILLIPS Musical director MIKE MORAN Costume designer PIP BRYCE
Make-up designer VANESSA POULTON Videotape editorMYKOLA PAWLUK Directed by KEVIN BISHOP Produced by JOHN BISHOP


Written By: Barry Cryer
Written By: Neil Shand
Unknown: Andrew Marshall
Unknown: David Renwick
Unknown: Gary Clapperton
Unknown: Reg Prescott.
Unknown: Arlene Phillips
Director: Mike Moran
Designer: Pip Bryce
Designer: Vanessa Poulton
Editor: Mykola Pawluk
Directed By: Kevin Bishop
Produced By: John Bishop

: Nine O'Clock News

John Humphrys and Frances Coverdale present the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad. Regional News Weather


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Frances Coverdale

: Just Good Friends

by JOHN SULLIVAN starring
Paul Nicholas and Jan Francis
Can the path of true love run smoothly for Penny and Vince? It seems unlikely that the ride is going to be less than bumpy even with the romantic background of Paris to set the scene ... featuring SYLVIA KAY JOHN RINGHAM


Unknown: John Sullivan
Unknown: Paul Nicholas
Unknown: Jan Francis
Unknown: Sylvia Kay
Unknown: John Ringham
Unknown: Ann Lynn
Unknown: Ed Bishop
Unknown: Adam Price
Designer: David Hitchcock
Director: Sue Bysh
Producer: Ray Butt

: Crimewatch UK

The programme which enables the viewer to solve and prevent crime with Nick Ross and Sue Cook
The hunt for the armed robber who's struck six times in the north east of England. Over two years he's left a trail of clues - he's known to steal old cars and tune them up as get-away vehicles. As he gets increasingly dangerous police need information from viewers to end his spree. And the 24-hour kidnapping of 8-year-old Jamie Thomas from Lincoln. Detectives need to know who took him by train over 50 miles to Peterborough - Jamie was unhurt, but other children may be at risk.
Nick Ross and Sue Cook along with detectives from around the country are waiting for your call to the Crimewatch studio.
Police officers David Hatcher and Helen Phelps report from the Incident Desk. If you can help, call Crimewatch on [number removed]anytime from
9.30 pm until midnight.
Details on Ceefax page 186


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

: Question Time

Among the guests with Sir Robin Day are: Donald Dewar , mp
The Rt Hon Douglas Hurd , mp The Rt Hon Roy Jenkins , mp Director ANN MORLEY


Unknown: Donald Dewar
Unknown: Douglas Hurd
Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Director: Ann Morley
Producer: Anna Carragher
Editor: Barbara Maxwell

: Crimewatch Update

Developments and reminders

: Weather

: Newsnight By-election Special

Today voters in Knowsley
North have been at the polls to elect a successor to Robert Kilroy Silk. This is one of Labour's safest seats, and observers will be watching the performance of both the Conservatives and the Alliance to see how accurate recent opinion polls have been. David Dimbleby introduces this Newsnight special, with Professor Anthony King of Essex
University. Vincent Hanna will report live from the declaration, with analysis from Peter Snow and the election computer, and first reactions from Sir Robin
Day's guests in the studio. Director CHRIS FOX Editor RICHARD TArr


Unknown: Robert Kilroy Silk.
Introduces: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Anthony King
Unknown: Vincent Hanna
Unknown: Peter Snow
Director: Chris Fox
Editor: Richard Tarr

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.

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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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