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: Ceefax AM

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough Sally Magnusson and Jeremy Paxman
With Bob Friend 's view of life across the Atlantic.


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

: Watchdog

Have you reached the end of the line with British Rail? In today's Hot Seat is
Jim O'Brien - BR's Managing Director who's ready to brave the complaints of even the angriest commuter.
Presented by John Stapleton Producer DEBORAH WITHINSAW


Unknown: Jim O'Brien
Presented By: John Stapleton
Producer: Deborah Withinsaw

: 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 self-help schemes that can ease the job of caring for a bedridden relative at home. (e)


Unknown: Margo MacDonald

: Neighbours

: Children's BBC

Phillip Schofield with programme news and your birthday greetings.

: Play School

Presenter Elizabeth Watts Guest Stuart Bradley Story: Norah's Ark by ANN CARTWRIGHT
Illustrated by REG CARTWRIGHT


Presenter: Elizabeth Watts
Presenter: Guest Stuart Bradley
Unknown: Ann Cartwright
Illustrated By: Reg Cartwright

: Ivor the Engine

Sheep Herding (R)

: Five to Eleven

with Rudolph Walker


Unknown: Rudolph Walker

: Holiday 87

: Open Air

with Pattie Coldwell Bob Wellings and Eamonn Holmes including at
12.0 News and Weather


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

: The Tom O'Connor Roadshow

Today Tom puts the people of Blackpool 'on the spot' as members of the public go on stage to perform their favourite party piece.
Debbie Greenwood goes 'out and about'.


Unknown: Debbie Greenwood

: One O'Clock News

with Martyn Lewis


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Weather Ian McCaskill

: Neighbours

Lucy sees more than she bargained for on an observation project.

: Gran

Gran's Rare Bird (R)

: Racing from Ascot

2.0 The Sapling Novices' Steeplechase (2m)
Year after year this is the most significant trial for the Arkle Challenge Trophy.

: Chock-a-Block

A See-Saw programme (R)

: HRH The Duke of York

The Introduction of HRH The Duke of York to the House of Lords
Live coverage of the ceremony in the Upper Chamber as HRH The
Duke of York takes his seat - the first royal introduction to be seen on television.
Christopher Jones describes the scene as the new duke takes his place supported by his royal cousins, HRH The Duke of Gloucester and HRH The Duke of Kent. Director KIT PLANT


Unknown: Christopher Jones
Producer: Tim Marshall

: * Racing from Ascot

3.5 The Charterhouse Steeplechase (3m)
Gold Cup and Grand National entries clash for a first prize of over £15,000.
3.40 The Reynoldstown
Novices' Steeplechase (3m) The season's top novice chasers take a final step towards Cheltenham's Sun Alliance Chase.

: Children's BBC

Phillip Schofield - starting with Stilgoe's On
Presenter Richard Stilgoe. Bill Tidy is the guest today Music by RICHARD STILGOE Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE
Producer PIPPA DYSON (R)


Presenter: Richard Stilgoe.
Music By: Richard Stilgoe
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Producer: Pippa Dyson

: The Hunter

Fancy Fencing (R)

: Gaffer Samson's Luck: Part 3

by Jill Paton Walsh
Told for Jackanory by Christopher Guard


Author: Jill Paton Walsh
Storyteller: Christopher Guard

: You Should Be So Lucky!

starring Vince Purity It's the Grand Finale!
Who will win the fabulous Vinny Award?
Competing in today's final are:
Comedian Richard Smith from JACKIE PALMER STAGE SCHOOL
Singer Natalie Powers from WALSALL ACADEMY
Impressionist Lee Broom from BETTY FOX STAGE SCHOOL Comedienne Leesa Cameron from SHANDY STAGE SCHOOL Dancer Christopher Bailey from JANET DUPONT STAGE SCHOOL
Only one can take home the ultimate in showbiz awards.
Written and devised by COUN BENNETT


Unknown: Richard Smith
Unknown: Jackie Palmer
Singer: Natalie Powers
Unknown: Lee Broom
Unknown: Betty Fox
Unknown: Leesa Cameron
Unknown: Christopher Bailey
Producer: Christopher Pilkington
Purettes .............: Donna Young
Purettes .............: Julie Newell
Purettes .............: Alex Cowens
Purettes .............: Joanna Borman
Jock: Mike McNaught
Janice: Chrissy Lee

: Treasure Houses

with Mark Curry
The last in the series
Queen Victoria's Holiday Home by DOROTHY SMITH
'A perfect little paradise' is how Queen Victoria described Osborne House - the get-away-from-it-all holiday home by the sea.
Costume designer BARRY SIMMONS Film cameraman PETER CHAPMAN Film editor LES NEWMAN Produced and directed by EDWARD BARNES


Unknown: Mark Curry
Unknown: Dorothy Smith
Designer: Barry Simmons
Unknown: Peter Chapman
Editor: Les Newman
Directed By: Edward Barnes
Queen Victoria: Joannad Avro
Prince Albert: Clive Arrindell
Prince of Wales (Bertie): Robert Dyer
Prince Alfred: Patrick Dyer
Prince Arthur: Timothy Dyer
Princess Royal (Vicky): Anieka Russell
Princess Alice: Emilia Fox
Princess Helena (Lenchen): Emma Souter
Princess Louise: Louise Yeomans
Dr Becker: Paul Fields

: First Class

The Video Quiz
It's quarter-final time, and tonight REGIS SCHOOL, Wolverhampton, meet
CHRYSTON HIGH SCHOOL from Glasgow. Who will win the video battle? And who has the greatest general knowledge?
Debbie Greenwood takes them through to find out who will make it to the semi-final. Designer JIM LONGMUIR Director JUSTIN C. ADAMS Producer ANNE SOMERS
Series producer CHARLES NAIRN BBC Scotland


Unknown: Debbie Greenwood
Designer: Jim Longmuir
Director: Justin C. Adams

: Six O'Clock News

with Nicholas Witchell and Andrew Harvey


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Weather Michael

: Wogan

Join Terry and his guests for conversation and entertainment, live from the Television Theatre.
Programme associate NEIL SHAND Director JOHN BIRKIN
Series producer JOHN FISHER


Unknown: Join Terry
Unknown: Neil Shand
Director: John Birkin
Producer: John Fisher

: The Muppet Show

The Muppet Management regrets that tonight's guest star Bob Hope may only drop in for a flying visit. Owing to his busy schedule, Mr Hope is also booked to perform at two other benefits - for the Pole Vaulters and the Flying Zucchini Brothers. Producer JIM HENSON


Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Mr Hope
Producer: Jim Henson

: Dallas

Cat and Mouse
Sue Ellen's absence raises old doubts and fears but J.R. suspects the truth - and his torment grows.
Ray is caught in an emotional tangle and Cliff succumbs to the inevitable ...
Written by LEAH MARKUS


Written By: Leah Markus
Directed By: Michael Preece
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
April Stevens: Sheree J Wilson
B D Calhoun: Hunter Vonleer
Wendell: William Smithers
Dave Culver: Tom Fucello
Sen Dowling: Jim McMullen

: Points of View

Anne Robinson with your comments in the programme you help to write
Producer VICKI MARRIOTT Please send letters to:
Points of View, BBCtv Centre London W12 8QT


Unknown: Anne Robinson
Producer: Vicki Marriott

: Nine O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Andrew Harvey

: Q.E.D.

The Foolish Wise Ones
Queen Victoria died on 22 January 1901. Do you know what day of the week that was? David Kidd does - in fact he'll tell you (as fast as a mini-computer) that it was
Tuesday - like 12 March 1996 and even 1 March 2044. But ask him to add eight and seven, and the chances are he'll get it wrong. How come? Because he has an astonishingly low IQ of 65. Like David, Noel Patterson and Stephen Wiltshire are also classified as severely mentally impaired. Yet their musical talent and artistic ability respectively, impressed Antony Hopkins and Sir Hugh Casson.
Q.E.D. explores a bizarre psychological phenomenon - Idiots Savants to the 19th-century Frenchman who first identified it - in English 'the foolish wise ones'. Series editor DAVID FlLKIN Producer TONY EDWARDS


Unknown: David Kidd
Unknown: Noel Patterson
Unknown: Stephen Wiltshire
Unknown: Sir Hugh Casson.
Producer: Tony Edwards

: Sportsnight

Introduced by Steve Rider and featuring tonight: Cup Football
Highlights of tonight's first-leg match in the semi-final of the Littlewoods Cup. You can see the final live on BBC television on 5 April. Commentator BARRY DAVIES
World Indoor Bowls from Coatbridge
Tonight's five-set match should feature Roy Cutts , the England Indoor National
Champion, against Ireland's Alan McMullan or Don Peoples of Australia.
Total prize money of E52,400 makes this championship the richest bowling event in the world.
Plus action and comment from the second final of The World Series Cup played under the lights at Sydney Cricket Ground.
Television presentation:
Cricket CHANNEL 9, Australia Producer CHARLES BALCHIN Editor JOHN ROWUNSON


Introduced By: Steve Rider
Commentator: Barry Davies
Unknown: Roy Cutts
Unknown: Alan McMullan
Unknown: David Rhys Jones
Unknown: Jimmy Davidson
Producer: Charles Balchin
Editor: John Rowunson

: 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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