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: Ceefax AM

: News Headlines

followed by The Flintstones
The Rock Vegas Story (R)

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough Sally Magnusson and Jeremy Paxman
National and international news and analysis on the hour and half hour
With Bob Friend delving behind the headlines to report on life in the USA.
Sports news and comment from Sally Jones
Weather from Francis Wilson at 7.25, 7.55 and 8.25
Regional news and travel information at


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Bob Friend
Unknown: Francis Wilson

: Watchdog

Today Hot Seat - your chance to interrogate the people whose decisions directly affect your life - anything from telephones to travel agents.

: Day to Day

Got something to say?
Then say it on Day to Day. Join Robert Kilroy-Silk , his studio audience and guests as they discuss a topic that touches your life.


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: Advice Shop

Margo MacDonald looks at community support for people who are out of work and trying to avoid isolation. Directed by PAUL SIMONS
Produced by TONY MATTHEWS For leaflet send large 24p sae to
Advice Shop.[address removed] For information on social security benefits see Ceefax page 188


Unknown: Margo MacDonald
Directed By: Paul Simons
Produced By: Tony Matthews

: Neighbours

: Children's BBC

Phillip Schofield with programme news and your birthday greetings.

: Play School

Start a collection - what will it be?
Fir cones, stones or shells from the sea?
Presenter Floella Benjamin Guest Mike Amatt
Story: The Stone Jar by ROSALIE EISENSTEIN


Presenter: Floella Benjamin
Presenter: Guest Mike Amatt
Unknown: Rosalie Eisenstein

: Willo the Wisp

The Gnome
With the voices of Kenneth Williams Written and directed by NICK SPARGO (R)


Directed By: Nick Spargo

: Five to Eleven

with Geoffrey Wheeler


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler

: Day Out

A tour of the West Country with Angela Rippon South East Cotswolds
Angela discovers a unique set of medieval stained-glass windows, the country's best preserved Roman villa, a landmark in prison reform and a remarkable horde of Saxon jewellery.
She also visits 'the prettiest village in England', operates the water turret on an American truck, finds the inspiration for a poem by Shelley and tries out a power boat.
Film cameraman STEVE WAGSTAFF Producer PAUL SMITH


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Steve Wagstaff
Producer: Paul Smith

: Open Air

with Pattie Coldwell Bob Wellings and Eamonn Holmes Open Air help line: [number removed]including at


Unknown: Pattie Coldwell
Unknown: Bob Wellings
Unknown: Eamonn Holmes

: Domesday Detectives

The first of two semi-finals as Paul Coia asks the remaining teams to play Domesday Detectives.
All you wanted to know about Britain in the 80s is contained on two laser discs and the teams compete to win this treasure trove of information.


Unknown: Paul Coia
Producer: Philip Chilvers

: One O'Clock News

with Martyn Lewis


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Weather Michael

: Neighbours

An old school friend of Jim's turns up. Greg Arnold causes problems at the bank and Des is the scapegoat.
Written by ALAN COLEMAN Directed by COUN BUDDS
(For cast see page 47. Shown again tomorrow at 10.5 am)


Unknown: Greg Arnold
Written By: Alan Coleman
Directed By: Coun Budds

: Little Misses: Little Miss Naughty

A See-Saw programme by Roger Hargreaves
Narrated by Pauline Collins and John Alderton


Writer: Roger Hargreaves
Narrator: Pauline Collins
Narrator: John Alderton
Producer/Director: Terry Ward
Producer/Director: Trevor Bond

: Wednesday Matinee: The November Plan

Starring Wayne Rogers Diane Ladd with Dorothy Malone

Los Angeles, November 1934. At a lavish Beverly Hills party starlet Mary Kingston and her actor boyfriend, George Donaldson, inadvertently overhear an argument between columnist Alex Sebastian and newspaper owner Noel Crossman Jr. When
Donaldson is later found dead and Mary is framed for his murder, she employs private investigator Jake Axminster to clear her of the charge. His search for Sebastian - who has mysteriously vanished - uncovers evidence of a high-level plot that threatens the entire nation.
Films: page 26


Screenplay: Stephen J. Connel
Producer: Jo Swerling
Director: Don Medford
Jake Axminster: Wayne Rogers
Laura Taylor: Diane Ladd
Dawn Archer: Dorothy Malone
Mary Kingston: Meredith Baxter Birney
Noel Crossman Jr: Laurence Luckinbill
General Smedley Butler: Lloyd Nolan
General Winfield: G.D. Spradlin
Harold Delaney: Stephen Elliott
Alex Sebastian: Laurence Hugo
Marsha: Elaine Joyce
Lt Murray Quint: Clifton James
George Donaldson: Rod McCary

: Misterjaw Supershark

in Aloha, hah, hah! and Stand-in Room only

: Children's BBC

Phillip Schofield - starting with Henry's Cat
The Day of Terrible Jokes by BOB GODFREY and STAN HAYWARD
When is a sailor a piece of wood? Join Henry's Cat and his faithful servant
Chris Rabbit as they rescue damsels in distress, fight three-headed dragons and free the country of bad jokes! Narrated and directed by Bob Godfrey
Production MIKE HAYES (R)


Unknown: Bob Godfrey
Unknown: Stan Hayward
Unknown: Chris Rabbit
Directed By: Bob Godfrey
Script: Stan Hayward
Unknown: Mike Hayes

: Heathcliff and Co

A cartoon series starring that favourite alley-cat Heathcliff, the terror of the town, in Be Prepared and Cniisin 'for a Bruisin '

: Hartbeat

A different approach to the art of making pictures with Tony Hart Joanna Kirk and Margot Wilson Break Up!
There's stained-glass windows and paper mosaics, breaking down and breaking up, with some end-of-series surprises! Watch out for your work in today's gallery. Director MARTIN SUKER Assistant producer CLAIRE WINYARD


Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Joanna Kirk
Unknown: Margot Wilson
Director: Martin Suker
Producer: Christopher Pilkington

: Newsround

: The Children of Green Knowe

by LUCY M. BOSTON last of four parts dramatised by JOHN STADELMAN
Tolly is very nearly another victim of the Oldknow curse.


Dramatised By: John Stadelman
Unknown: John Mason
Designer: Alan Spalding
Producer: Paul Stone
Director: Colin Cant
Mrs Oldknow: Daphne Oxenford
Tolly: Alec Christie
Taxi driver: Brian Osborne
Boggis: George Malpas
Mother Oldknow: Heather Ramsay
Toby: Graham McGrath
Alexander: James Trevelyan
Linnit: Polly Maberly
St Christopher: Peter Poll
Stone child: Mark Vella

: Masterteam

Presented by Angela Rippon By the end of tonight's show the first team to take part in Friday's Masterteam 1986 final will be decided.
Tonight's teams are put
In a Spin and play rounds of It's all Yours.
Programme associate ROSALIND GOLD Producer DAVE ROSS


Presented By: Angela Rippon
Director: Peter Fitton
Producer: Dave Ross

: Six O'Clock News

Nicholas Witchell and Philip Hayton present the latest pictures, stories and events from Britain and around the world


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: John Kettley

: Regional news magazines

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

: Wogan

When even the red biddy drinkers at the stage door are practising 'wassail wassail', can Terry imbibe the Christmas spirit live tonight from the Television Theatre? Director TONY NEWMAN Producer PETER ESTALL
Series producer FRANCES WHITAKER


Director: Tony Newman
Producer: Frances Whitaker

: The Clothes Show

Selina Scott , Jeff Banks and Jane Lomas travel to
Ulverston in Cumbria for the Clothes Show Roadshow. There's advice on style, make-up, hair and hats. The local camera club photographs a top London model and the Women's
Institute make up a designer evening dress.
Producer ROGER CASSTLES BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Jeff Banks
Unknown: Jane Lomas

: Dallas

Who's Who at the Oil Baron's Ball
Despite the concern over oil prices, Dallas's finest prepare for their glittering annual event - but a gatecrasher is determined to spoil the party ...


Written By: David Paulsen
Directed By: Leonard Katzman
Miss Ellie: Barbara Bel Geddes
Bobby: Patrick Duffy
Sue Ellen: Linda Gray
J R: Larry Hagman
Donna: Susan Howard
Ray: Steve Kanaly
Clayton: Howard Keel
Cliff: Ken Kercheval
Jenna: Priscilla Beaulieu Presley
Pam: Victoria Principal
Jack: Dack Rambo
Jamie: Jenilee Harrison
Wes Parmalee: Steve Forrest
Mandy: Deborah Shelton
April Stevens: Sheree J Wilson
B D Calhoun: Hunter Von Leer
Jeremy Wendell: William Smtthers
Charlie: Shalane McCall

: Points of View

Barry Took with your comments in the programme you help to write. Please send letters to:
Points of View, BBCtv Centre, London W12 8QT


Unknown: Barry Took

: Nine O'Clock News

Julia Somerville and Philip Hayton present the day's news Regional News Weather


Unknown: Philip Hayton

: The Visit

Last in the series of dramatic journeys in five people's lives with Desmond Wilcox Yvonne and Jim Yvonne and Jim McNally , a married couple in Belfast, have overcome disabilities beyond most people's comprehension - in order to lead their lives together. They are both victims of Thalidomide.
Yvonne, without arms, does everything with her feet. Jim, with deformed arms, has managed to qualify as a taxi driver.
More than anything they wanted a baby. The child had to be a test-tube baby. He was born on Christmas Eve; they called him Noel, and for five months they proved to the world that not only could they love him, but that they could also bring him up as well as any normal parents. Tragically, he died of a heart condition unconnected with their disabilities. But Yvonne and Jim are fighters, determined not to feel sorry for themselves and to reject any pity that others might feel for them. They plan to have another test-tube baby j and are already preparing to prove how 'normal' they are. Research CARON KEATING
Film cameraman ALEX SCOTT
Producer DESMOND WILCOX BBC Scotland


Unknown: Desmond Wilcox
Unknown: Jim Yvonne
Unknown: Jim McNally
Unknown: Alex Scott
Editor: Margaret Renwick
Director: Alex McCall
Producer: Desmond Wilcox

: Up Pompeii

Starring Frankie Howerd
with Patrick Cargill, Barbara Murray, Bill Fraser, Julie Ege, Michael Hordern, Lance Percival, Adrienne Posta
The Prologue:Pompeii, AD 79. Lurcio, slave to Senator Ludicrus Sextus, finds himself in all sorts of trouble when he unwittingly intercepts a scroll on its way to Pompeii's Proconsul Prosperus.
Frankie Howerd as Lurcio heads a star-studded cast in this outrageous and hilarious film, based on the TV series.
FILMS: page 26


Screenplay: Sid Colin
Producer: Ned Sherrin
Director: Bob Kellett
Lurcio: Frankie Howerd
Nero: Patrick Cargill
Ludicrus: Michael Hordern
Ammonia: Barbara Murray
Bilius: Lance Percival
Prosperus: Bill Fraser
Scrubba: Adrienne Posta
Voluptua: Julie Ege
Gorgo: Bernard Bresslaw
Nausius: Royce Mills
Erotica: Madeline Smith
Cassandra: Rita Webb

: 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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