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: Ceefax AM

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Frank Bough Sally Magnusson and Jeremy Paxman
The latest sports news and comment from Sally Jones


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Sally Jones

: Watchdog

with Lynn Faulds Wood and John Stapleton


Unknown: Lynn Faulds Wood
Unknown: John Stapleton

: Day to Day

with Robert Kilroy-Silk


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: Advice Shop

This week's topic: Help with Housing
Margo MacDonald presents a guide to housing benefits and how to claim them, w


Unknown: Margo MacDonald

: Neighbours

: Children's BBC

Phillip Schofield with programme news and your birthday greetings.

: Play School

Continuing the animal theme Presenters
Ben Thomas , Carol Chell Story: Hercules IR)


Unknown: Ben Thomas
Unknown: Carol Chell

: The Wombles

Portrait of Great Uncle Bulgaria (R)

: Five to Eleven

with Dora Bryan


Unknown: Dora Bryan

: Bazaar

A market place of ideas
Join Judi Spiers and find out how you can save time, effort and, above all, money.
This week: how to take years off your age instantly: how to perk up your wardrobe and your vegetables; how to cope with condensation and how to refresh an old bike ready for spring.
For leaflet send large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Judi Spiers
Producer: Erica Griffiths

: Open Air

invites you to give your views on TV programmes. Open Air number: [number removed]
Deputy editor CYRIL GATES Editor PETER WEIL BBC Manchester including at

: The Tom O'Connor Roadshow

It's time to go On the Spot as Tom asks members of the great British public to perform their party pieces live on the stage of the Corn Exchange, Cambridge.

: One O'Clock News

with Martyn Lewis Weather BILL GILES


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Weather Bill Giles

: Neighbours

Maria makes an important decision about her future.
Jim is concerned about Julie. (For cast see page 46. Shown again tomorrow at 10.5 am)

: Pigeon Street

A See-Saw programme The Flood (R)

: Hollywood Star Movie: The Scalphunters

Burt Lancaster Shelley Winters Telly Savalas
Fur trader Joe Bass is not at all amused when hostile Indians forcibly remove all his stock-in-trade. leaving him a runaway negro slave 'in exchange'. The
Indians' good luck doesn't last long however - they are attacked and killed by a band of scalphunters, and the furs change hands again!
Unperturbed, Joe is still determined to recover his property - with his new, unwanted companion, who is the sort of help Joe needs like a hole in the head.
Screenplay by WILLIAM NORTON Produced by JULES LEVY
0 FILMS: page 29


Unknown: Burt Lancaster
Unknown: Joe Bass
Unknown: William Norton
Produced By: Jules Levy
Produced By: Arthur Gardiner
Directed By: Sydney Pollack
Joe Bass: Burt Lancaster
Kate: Shelley Winters
Jim Howie: Telly Savalas
Joseph Winfield Lee: Ossie Davis
Two Crows: Armando Silvestre
Jed: Dabney Coleman
Frank: Paul Picerni
Yuma: Dan Vadis
Ramon: Nick Cravat
Scalphunters .........: John Epper
Scalphunters .........: Jack Williams
Scalphunters .........: Tony Epper
Scalphunters .........: Chuck Robertson
Scalphunters .........: Agapito Roldan

: Children's BBC

Phillip Schofield - starting with Count Me In with Anthony Johns
Antony has a go at hitting highs and lows today when music is the keynote.
However, he's going to stick with what he's best at: feeling the beat with his feet!
Musical director ALLAN ROGERS Designer MICHAEL TREVOR
Produced by PIPPA DYSON (R)


Unknown: Anthony Johns
Director: Allan Rogers
Designer: Michael Trevor
Produced By: Pippa Dyson

: The Hunter

School Days Fool Days (R)

: A School Bewitched

by NAOMI LEWIS from a story by E. NESBIT
Illustrated by ERROL LE CAIN Read by Nigel Havers for Jackanory
Miss Fitzroy Robinson ran a 'select boarding establishment for the daughters of respectable monarchs'. But one family visiting day, King Fortunatus discovered that his daughter, Daisy, had disappeared.... Designer chris SEAGERS


Unknown: Naomi Lewis
Story By: E. Nesbit
Read By: Nigel Havers
Unknown: Miss Fitzroy Robinson

: Bananaman

Voices: Tim Brooke-Taylor Bill Oddie , Graeme Garden Jill Shilling
Harbour of Lost Ships IR)


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Jill Shilling

: The Really Wild Show

with Terry Nutkins
Nick Davies , Chris Packham Terry takes 11-year-old Ben Cole to meet 'Baby Shamu'. She's the-only baby killer whale in captivity and she lives in Florida! Nick finds out why cats have whiskers, and Chris celebrates Ron the tarantula's birthday with a special guest - the world's largest spider!
Executive producer MIKE BEYNON Producer PAUL APPLEBY BBC Bristol


Unknown: Terry Nutkins
Unknown: Nick Davies
Unknown: Chris Packham
Unknown: Ben Cole
Producer: Mike Beynon
Producer: Paul Appleby

: Grange Hill

A series of 24 programmes
Ep 13 by MARGARET SIMPSON Fred tries to get Radio
Grange Hill off the ground while Ziggy and Robbie get into a mess in the art room. (For cast see page 81)


Unknown: Margaret Simpson

: Fax

with Bill Oddie , Debbie Rix and 'Mr Trivia ' Billy Butler. You'll be much wiser and only 25 minutes older after tonight's Fax.
Faxline: [number removed]


Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Debbie Rix
Unknown: Mr Trivia
Unknown: Billy Butler.

: Six O'Clock News

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell Weather MICHAEL FISH


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Weather Michael

: Holiday 87

Introduced by Frank Bough This week beginner
Bill Buckley pits his ski-ing skills against the AUSTRIAN NATIONAL DISPLAY TEAM at St Anton but he finds it's downhill all the way.
In Barbados Anne Gregg joins a pirate trip on the Jolly Roger and discovers a hidden treasure of a hotel.
Local hero Paul Coia takes a travel pass round the glorious highlands and islands of his native Scotland.
In the studio, up to the minute news and advice to help you make your holiday decisions. Producer PATRICIA HOULIHAN


Introduced By: Frank Bough

: EastEnders

by Jane Hollowood.
Let's just say we need to chat with Big Brother urgent, that's all. So where is he, Ali?'
(For cast see page 73)
Supplement: page 9
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Jane Hollowood

: Sorry!

A comedy series by IAN DAVIDSON and PETER VINCENT starring
Ronnie Corbett with Barbara Lott and William Moore
The Primal Scene, so to Speak Tim gets tied up in a bedroom farce when he tries his hand as a writer.
Produced and directed by DAVID ASKEY (R)


Unknown: Ian Davidson
Unknown: Peter Vincent
Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Unknown: Barbara Lott
Unknown: William Moore
Unknown: Speak Tim
Directed By: David Askey
Timothy Lumsden: Ronnie Corbett
Mrs Lumsden: Barbara Lott
Mr Lumsden: William Moore
Muriel: Marguerite Hardiman
Kevin: Derek Fuke
Byron Hadlee: David Daker
Susan Hadlee: Bridget Brice
Smollett: Alan Bennion
Sandra: Pippa Page
Stephanie: Christine Garner
Old lady: Katharine Page
People at party ..: Arthur Blake
People at party ..: Susanna, Page
People at party ..: Suzanne Perry
People at party ..: Mary Kurowski
Stunt man: Stuart Fell

: Dear John

by JOHN SULLIVAN starring Ralph Bates
John, a schoolteacher, arrives home one day to find that his wife has left him.
Designer GRAHAM LOUGH Produced and directed by RAY BUTT (R)


Unknown: John Sullivan
Unknown: Ralph Bates
Directed By: Ray Butt
John: Ralph Bates
Roger: Michael Cochrane
Kirk: Peter Blake
Kate: Belinda Lang
Ralph: Peter Denyer
Louise: Rachel Bell
Clive: Ruddy L Davis
Brian: Tim Brown
Fay: Pippa Steel
Mrs Arnott: Jean Challis

: Nine O'Clock News

Nicholas Witchell and Philip Hayton present the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad Regional News Weather


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Philip Hayton

: A Sort of Innocence

The last episode of a six-part serial by ALICK ROWE starring
Kenneth Cranham Cheryl Campbell Michael Byrne
Introducing Neil Jeffery
A confrontation that changes everyone's lives takes place between Mark and Eric. Nothing can ever be the same again.
Script editor JENNY SHERIDAN Producer RUTH BOSWELL Director


Unknown: Alick Rowe
Unknown: Kenneth Cranham
Unknown: Cheryl Campbell
Unknown: Michael Byrne
Unknown: Neil Jeffery
Editor: Jenny Sheridan
Producer: Ruth Boswell
Unknown: John Gorme Ceefax
Eric Palmer: Kenneth Cranham
Elizabeth Fellowes: Cheryl Campbell
MarkFellowes: Michael Byrne
Tim Palmer: Neil Jeffery
Sandy Clarke: Andree Evans
Ralph Barton: Basil Moss
Neil Carolan: Peter Howell
Richard Davison: Linus Roache
Headmaster: Mark Wing-Davey
Martin Byford: Peter Sykes
Tony Mells: James Carrington
Ian Fielding: Matthew Barrett
Verger: Alan Starkey
Hotel manager: Paul Cresswell

: Film 87

with Russell Harty
Paul Newman in a rare interview talks to Russell Harty about his latest film
The Color of Money - a sequel to The Hustler. He re-creates the role of Fast Eddie Felson , the sharp-shooting pool player, with TOM CRUISE as his protege.
Castaway - OLIVER REED and AMANDA DONAHOE make a marriage of convenience in order to become castaways on a desert island.
NICHOLAS ROEG directs this adaptation of LUCY Irvine's autobiographical book. Director TESSA GOGOL Producer JANE LUSH


Unknown: Russell Harty
Unknown: Paul Newman
Unknown: Russell Harty
Unknown: Eddie Felson
Unknown: Oliver Reed
Unknown: Amanda Donahoe
Unknown: Nicholas Roeg
Director: Tessa Gogol

: The 20th Century Remembered

by Len Murray with Geoffrey Goodman In the last of four programmes, Len Murray , former General Secretary of the TUC, talks about Mrs Thatcher 's style of government, admitting that it took the TUC two years to come to terms with the new Toryism. The issue of trade union membership at GCHQ destroyed any trust left between the government and the TUC. Finally, he talks about his last months as General Secretary - during the miners' strike. Research MONA ADAMS
Film sound JIM GREENHORN Film editor JON KENT


Unknown: Len Murray
Unknown: Geoffrey Goodman
Unknown: Len Murray
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: John Walker

: Save a Life

with Dr Alan Maryon Davis Someone choking can die within minutes. Would you know what to do? Could you save that life? With
Kate Doming , Andrew Hall , Bruce Lidington , Wanda Ventham and Stephen Yardley
Drama written by LESLIE DUXBURY Produced by JENNY ROGERS and JULIAN STENHOUSE (R) (e)
For training session details and free leaflet on emergency first aid send sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: Dr Alan Maryon Davis
Unknown: Kate Doming
Unknown: Andrew Hall
Unknown: Bruce Lidington
Unknown: Wanda Ventham
Unknown: Stephen Yardley
Written By: Leslie Duxbury
Produced By: Jenny Rogers
Produced By: Julian Stenhouse

: Questions of Defence

Six episodes in the history of NATO
3: A 16-inch Manhole Cover
NATO's Lisbon conference in 1952 decided that the alliance would need 90 divisions for the successful conventional defence of Europe. NATO governments could not see how the alliance could afford them, so there are now about 5,000 nuclear weapons on European soil.
Introduced by John Barry with Wolfgang Altenburg
Robert Bowie , Pierre Gallois Andrew Goodpaster , Denis Healey , Robert Richardson
Produced by HOWARD SMITH (R) (e)


Introduced By: John Barry
Unknown: Wolfgang Altenburg
Unknown: Robert Bowie
Unknown: Pierre Gallois
Unknown: Andrew Goodpaster
Unknown: Denis Healey
Unknown: Robert Richardson
Produced By: Howard Smith

: 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.

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.

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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.

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