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: Ceefax AM

: News Headlines

followed by The Flintstones
Kleptomaniac Caper (R)

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough Sally Magnusson and Jeremy Paxman with the latest sports news and comment from Bob Wilson
National and international news and analysis on the hour and half hour.
Weather forecasts from Francis Wilson at 7.25, 7.55 and 8.25
Regional news and travel updates at 7.15, 7.45 and 8.15


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

: Watchdog

The consumer show with your interests at heart. Whatever concerns you, Lynn Faulds Wood and John Stapleton will be on hand to investigate the problems you send them. Hotline - [number removed]
Deputy editor STEVE PHELPS Editor NICK HAYES


Unknown: Lynn Faulds Wood
Unknown: John Stapleton
Editor: Nick Hayes

: 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. To take part in the studio audience of future programmes ring [number removed]


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: Advice Shop

Margo MacDonald with a few special Christmas messages.


Unknown: Margo MacDonald

: Neighbours

: Children's BBC

Phillip Schofield with programme news and your birthday greetings.

: Play School

Presenter Floella Benjamin Guest Fred Harris Story:
Grotty and the Housework by CATHERINE GAVIN


Presenter: Floella Benjamin
Presenter: Guest Fred Harris
Unknown: Catherine Gavin

: Willo the Wisp

Edna's Secret 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

: Food and Drink Christmas Special

A quiz with a difference hosted by Chris Kelly before an invited audience.
Drinks expert Jill Goolden and food writer and cookery presenter Michael Smith against
Crafty cook Michael Barry and actor and wine writer Oz Clarke


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Jill Goolden
Presenter: Michael Smith
Unknown: Michael Barry
Unknown: Oz Clarke

: Open Air

Eamonn Holmes and Pattie Coldwell with 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]including at


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

: Domesday Detectives

The second semi-final 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

: One O'Clock News

with Martyn Lewis


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Weather Michael

: Neighbours

Shane suspects
Nick Burman 's intentions. Max tangles with the police. Written by ALAN COLEMAN Directed by COLIN BUDDS


Unknown: Nick Burman
Written By: Alan Coleman
Directed By: Colin Budds

: Animal Fair

with Don Spencer
Hey Mum I've got energy to burn
Show me something I should learn


Presenter: Don Spencer
Musical Director: Jonathan Cohen
Percussion: Will Hill
Bass: Dave Rose
Executive Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Production: Barbara Roddam

: The British Film: Conspiracy of Hearts

Starring Lilli Palmer, Sylvia Syms, Yvonne Mitchell

Northern Italy 1943. Even when a POW transit camp is taken over by the Nazis, sisters of a nearby convent continue to smuggle children to safety. But the new Commandant refuses to be beaten and orders an example made...
Films: page 26


Screenplay: Robert Presnell
Producer: Betty E. Box
Director: Ralph Thomas
Mother Katharine: Lilli Palmer
Sister Mitya: Sylvia Syms
Sister Gerta: Yvonne Mitchell
Colonel Horsten: Albert Lieven
Major Spoletti: Ronald Lewis
Lt Schmidt: Peter Arne
Sister Tia: Nora Swinburne
Fr Desmaines: Michael Gooduffe
Sister Constance: Megs Jenkins
Rabbi: David Kossoff
Petrelli: George Coulouris

: Children's BBC

Phillip Schofield - starting with Scragtag and His
Tea-time Telly
Scragtag makes some new friends when he pays a Christmas visit to a hospital and is delighted to find a telly in the ward that gets TTV!
There are more funnies with The Wummies and a special festive edition of Computicals! Scragtag's assistant Marcus Kimber Anita's voice


Unknown: Marcus Kimber
Unknown: Rosella Longinotti
Music By: Michael Omer
Director: Ian Stubbs
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Odysseus the Greatest Hero of Them All

Told by Tony Robinson The Pirate Queen
On the way home Odysseus loses his clothes but finds some friends.


Told By: Tony Robinson

: Galloping Galaxies!

Created and written by Bob Block

Emotion circuits run high when Robots 35 and 20 become a galactic Romeo and Juliet, when Miss Appleby visits the Renaissance, and when Dinwiddy Snurdle activates his homing device!


Created and written by: Bob Block
Incidental Music: Jonathan Cohen
Sound Supervisor: Trevor Webster
Designer: Jonathan Taylor
Producer: Jeremy Swan
SID and Junior: Kenneth Williams
Capt Pettifer: Robert Swales
Mr Morton: Paul Wilce
Mr Elliott: James Mansfield
Murphy: Niall Buggy
Robot 7: Michael Deeks
Robot 20: Matthew Sim
Robot 35: Julie Dawn Cole
Mabel Appleby: Priscilla Morgan
Dinwiddy Snurdle: James Bree
Elsie Appleby: Josie Kidd
Leonardo da Vinci: Mario Renzullo

: Newsround

: Blue Peter

with Janet Ellis, Peter Duncan, Mark Curry and Caron Keating
Sight Saver SOS! It's still not too late to organise your own Bring and Buy Sale to help save the sight of thousands of babies, children and adults in Malawi.
Get a grown-up you know to write off today for your Bring and Buy Sale kit from:
Blue Peter Sight Saver Appeal [address removed]. Good luck and thank you!
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Presenter: Janet Ellis
Presenter: Peter Duncan
Presenter: Mark Curry
Presenter: Caron Keating

: Masterteam

Presented by Angela Rippon Tonight's nail-biting semi-final is the last chance for a team to win a place in tomorrow's final. Director PETER FITTON
Programme associate ROSALIND GOLD Producer DAVE ROSS


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

: Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell Weather JOHN KETTLEY


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Weather John Kettley

: Top of the Pops

Presenting hits and videos from the Top 40
Introduced by Mike Smith Sound MICHAEL MCCARTHY Lighting RON BRISTOW
Produced and directed by STANLEY APPEL


Introduced By: Mike Smith
Directed By: Stanley Appel

: EastEnders

by Billy Hamon.
'You're just an old romantic at heart, aren't you, Charlie?'
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Billy Hamon
Director: Tony Virgo

: Tomorrow's World Christmas Quiz

with Judith Hann, Peter Macann, Maggie Philbin, Howard Stableford and mystery guest celebrities.

It's green, seems to be designed to fit on to something, there's a metal strip at one end, a metal loop at the other. So what is it? And what's the little illuminated box? Or the shiny funnel with a lens?
Join in as our audience try to choose between conflicting explanations - and find out if truth can be stranger than fiction.

BACK PAGES: page 102


Presenter: Judith Hann
Presenter: Peter Macann
Presenter: Maggie Philbin
Presenter: Howard Stableford
Studio Director: Stuart McDonald
Producer: Cynthia Page
Editor: Richard Reisz

: A Question of Sport

Emlyn Hughes and Bill Beaumont captain two teams of sporting celebrities. Their guests this week include snooker's world No 1, Steve Davis ; the European and Commonwealth 400m gold medallist Roger Black ; the England hockey star from the recent World Cup final, striker Sean Kerly ; and the British Lions and Scotland captain Colin Deans.
David Coleman questions their knowledge of the faces, facts and feats in sport. Director JOHN TAIT
Producer MIKE ADLEY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Emlyn Hughes
Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Roger Black
Unknown: Sean Kerly
Unknown: David Coleman
Director: John Tait
Producer: Mike Adley

: Nine O'Clock News

Nicholas Witchell and Andrew Harvey present the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad. Regional News Weather


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Andrew Harvey

: Crimewatch UK

The programme which enables the viewer to solve and prevent crime.
With Nick Ross and Sue Cook Since 1984 more than 120 elderly women have been conned out of their pension books. From Colchester to Bristol to Coventry, two women have been posing as DHSS officials on doorsteps and at hospital bedsides. They have cashed over E20,000 from the stolen pensions and left their victims frightened and disturbed. Viewers from across the country might help find the pension pinchers and there's advice for all old people on how to be safe from confidence tricksters, bogus callers and doorstep thieves.
From a single haul in Tayside a spectacular Aladdin's Cave - up to a million pounds worth of property - if you've been burgled look out for your treasured heirloom.
And in the last edition of the year, a look back at the major cases which are still open but viewers might still solve. If you can help, call Crimewatch on [number removed]anytime from
9.25 until midnight.
(Crimewatch Update at 11.30 pm)


Unknown: Nick Ross
Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: Sam Organ
Editor: Peter Chafer

: Just Good Friends

by JOHN SULLIVAN starring Paul Nicholas and Jan Francis
Things start to look bright for the Warrenders as Norman's job prospects improve, but all is not running smoothly in the Pinner household.


Unknown: John Sullivan
Unknown: Paul Nicholas
Unknown: Jan Francis
Designer: David Hitchcock
Vince Pinner: Paul Nicholas
Penny Warrender: Jan Francis
Daphne: Sylvia Kay
Norman: John Ringham
Rita Pinner: Ann Lynn
Les Pinner: Shaun Curry
Georgina: Charlotte Seely
Cliff Pinner: Adam French
Juanita: Marina McConnell

: Matt Houston

Caged C.J. faces more than the loss of her reputation when a car crash leaves her with amnesia - she falls into the clutches of a police force who use the local women's prison as a front for a high-class bordello....
Written by WILLIAM T. CONWAY Directed by CUFF BOLE


Unknown: Caged C.J.
Written By: William T. Conway
Directed By: Cuff Bole
Matt: Starring Lee Horsley
C J: Pamela Hensley
Hoyt: Lincoln Kilpatrick
Roy Houston: Buddy Ebsen

: Crimewatch Update

Developments and reminders from the Crimewatch team.

: Rhoda

Last in the series starring
Together Again for the First Time
Directed by TONY MORDENTE (R)


Written By: Coleman Mitchell
Written By: Geoffrey Neigher
Directed By: Tony Mordente
Rhoda: Valerie Harper
Joe: David Groh
Brenda: Julie Kavner
Jan: Wendy Schaal
Rick: Don Chastain
Marcia: Renée Lippin
Dennis: Terry Kiser
Carlton: Lorenzo Music

: Weather

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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